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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends!  Well, as they say, all good things must come to an end.  Today I’m here to share one final inspiration project created for the December *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  (Click on the photos for larger views).

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I love the homespun feeling to this card … the gingham patterned paper, machine stitching, velvet ribbon and lace trim!

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Stamp supply list: *NEW* Snow Time, Season of Love, Holly Days

Die supply list:  Holly Days Sweet Cuts

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And, if you missed any of my previous projects, here’s a recap:
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12/13/14
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12/14/14
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12/15/14
Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Play along with the December Inspiration Challenge – Happy Holidays – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page – $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new ‘likes’!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties You Tube Channel.

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – loads of creativity using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit visit the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations here!)

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Follow this blog to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Until next time, friends, happy stamping!

Thank you for allowing me to share my inspiration projects with you this year!  I wish you all a very happy holiday season!  I’m already looking forward to the January *NEW* product release, but until then, happy crafting my friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties December Inspiration challenge #25 – Happy Holidays; Simon Says – Bling it On; Tuesday Throwdown #225 –  Christmas; Top Tip Tuesday – inspiration from something in your home (Christmas wreaths on windows);  Pile it On #49 – holiday ATG; 613 Avenue Create #102 – ATG;  Fusion – Merry Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #114 – ATG;  Catered Crop – ATG; The Challenge #21 – colors; Merry Monday #139 – winter theme holiday

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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Party!

Yippiee — today’s the day we’ve all been waiting so patiently for!  The December *NEW* products are NOW LIVE in the boutique!  Let’s meet the newest kids on the block at Paper Sweeties:

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Deck The Halls

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Deck The Halls Sweet Cuts

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Snow Time

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Snow Time Sweet Cuts

And … let’s get a little peek at something I created using some of the newest goodies …

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The cute little snow globe would be equally as adorable with the center cut out, acetate added to the back and sequins added to create an interactive shaker snow globe … CUTE!!  I love this color palette – yummy!

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Stamp supply list: *NEW* Snow Time

Die supply list:  *NEW* Snow Time Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Red & White Chenille Candy Cane

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Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Play along with the December Inspiration Challenge – Happy Holidays – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page – $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new ‘likes’!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties You Tube Channel.

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – loads of creativity using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit visit the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations here!)

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Follow this blog to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Until next time, friends, happy stamping!

I’ll be back again tomorrow to share one more little something sweet for the December *NEW* product release … see you then!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties December Inspiration challenge #25 – Happy Holidays; Simon Says – Bling it On; Tuesday Throwdown #224 – family Christmas; Top Tip Tuesday – inspiration from something in your home (presents under the tree);  Pile it On #49 – holiday ATG; 613 Avenue Create #102 – ATG;  Fusion – Merry Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #114 – ATG;  Catered Crop – ATG; The Challenge #21 – sketch; Merry Monday #139 – winter theme holiday; Really Reasonable Ribbon #108 – tags & trim; Cupcake Inspirations #291 – winter wonderland; Color Throwdown #322 – color inspo; Fussy & Fancy #129 – snowflakes & ribbon

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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Countdown!

Hello sweeties!  What did you think of the sneak peeks the design teamies and I shared with you all yesterday … some really {sweet} things, huh?  Today I’m here to share another card idea created using some of the *NEW* in December goodies — available in the shop TOMORROW!!  (Click on the photos for larger views).

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I love the sparkly, iridescent sequins shining against the black cardstock … so rich and pretty!

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Stamp supply list: *NEW* Deck The Halls

Dies supply list:  *NEW* Deck The Halls Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Marshmallow Sequins, Robin Egg Baker’s Twine

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Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Play along with the December Inspiration Challenge – Happy Holidays – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page – $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new ‘likes’!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties You Tube Channel.

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – loads of creativity using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit visit the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations here!)

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Follow this blog to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Until next time, friends, happy stamping!

I’ll be back again tomorrow to share a project created for the December *NEW* product RELEASE PARTY … see you then!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties December Inspiration challenge #25 – Happy Holidays; Simon Says – Bling it On; Tuesday Throwdown #224 – family Christmas; Top Tip Tuesday – inspiration from something in your home (white glittered snowflake ornaments on my tree); City Crafter Challenge Blog #241 – glittery snowflakes;  Pile it On #49 – holiday ATG; 613 Avenue Create #102 – ATG;  Fusion – Merry Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #114 – ATG; House of Cards – photo inspiration; Catered Crop – ATG

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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello sweeties!  I can hardly believe that December is here and we’ve shared a full 12 months of inspiration with you here on the Paper Sweeties blog in 2014!  We have so many wonderful ideas for stamps and dies coming in 2015, but before then, let’s share some crafty projects made using the *new* products that will be available to purchase in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th!  (Click on the photos to see larger views).

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I love stamps that have coordinating dies … it makes crafting so easy and simple!  Each image on this card was cut using a coordinating die – SWEET!  I am smitten with this adorable little birdie decorating his house for the holidays!!  How cute is his little Santa hat??!!??

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Stamp supply list:  *NEW* Deck The Halls

Dies supply list:  *NEW* Deck The Halls Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts

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Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Play along with the December Inspiration Challenge – Happy Holidays – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!

papersweeties inspiration26 Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Sneak Peeks!

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page – $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new ‘likes’!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties You Tube Channel.

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery – loads of creativity using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit visit the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations here!)

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING … GONE!  A few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Follow this blog to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Until next time, friends, happy stamping!

I’ll be back again tomorrow to share another little something sweet for the December *NEW* product release … see you then!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties December Inspiration challenge #25 – Happy Holidays; Simon Says – Bling it On; Tuesday Throwdown #224 – family Christmas; Top Tip Tuesday – inspiration from something in your home (iceicle lights around our house); City Crafter Challenge Blog #241 – glittery snowflakes;  Pile it On #49 – holiday ATG; 613 Avenue Create #102 – ATG; Fusion – Merry Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #114 – ATG; House of Cards – photo inspiration; Catered Crop – ATG

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The Sweetest Season with Kraft Outlet!

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I LOVE making handmade from the heart gifts to give to family and friends all year long … but especially enjoy giving them out during the beautiful holiday season each year!  Today I’m sharing a little something {sweet} that I whipped up for our Secret Santa exchange at work using some goodies from the Kraft Outlet!

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Ipicked up several holiday theme mugs at the Dollar Store along with some pretty red metallic crinkle filler.  I put filler inside the mug along with a gingerbread flavor biscotti and a peppermint flavor tea bag.  I stamped and die cut images of a cuppa something hot and steamy along with a cupcake using the Homemade With Love stamp and Homemade With Love Sweet Cuts die, glued them onto Strawberry and Blueberry straws and inserted them into the mug.  Some Green Apple Seam Binding was tied around a Red & White Chenille Candy Cane and added to the mug.

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I cut a tag using a piece of Chipboard and then adhered a strip of Red & White Polka Dot Washi Tape onto the bottom.  A red, embossed heart was adhered to the base of the tag and then a sentiment image was stamped using the Home Tweet Home, Homemade With Love and Thanks Snow Much stamp sets – die cut using the Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts die.  Rusty Bells were glued onto the tag and a Tiny Colored Wooden Clothespin was added.  Last, the tag was tied onto the mug using some Red Baker’s Twine … viola!  Easy, quick and inexpensive — can be mass-produced with little effort!

I hope you have some time to give these sweet treat mugs a try — they are so fun to put together and your recipient will surely love them!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

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Sparkle & Joy – CC #25

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Welcome to my blog today, crafty friends!  I’m popping in to share a little something I created for this week’s new challenge at The Card Concept — based on this pretty inspiration photo!

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I inked the edges of a piece of Kraft cardstock with white paint and then used the new Snowflake Thinlits Die from SU! to cut the snowflakes shapes from white, silver and kraft cardstock.  I layered the snowflake shapes and then added some pretty metallic flower-shaped Silver Sequins for a pop of sparkle!

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I die cut the sentiment using the Joy Sweet Cuts die and adhered to the bottom corner of the card.  Last, I added a belly band tie using some beautiful silver metallic ribbon, a snipett of white lace trim and a jingle bell that I painted white and added glitter!

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Simple, quick and easy to mass produce!  What do you think???  Be sure to visit The Card Concept blog to be inspired by the rest of the teamies gorgeous projects!  Thanks for stopping by … hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties December Inspiration challenge #25 – Happy Holidays; Simon Says – Bling it On; Tuesday Throwdown #224 – family Christmas; Top Tip Tuesday – inspiration from something in your home; City Crafter Challenge Blog #241 – glittery snowflakes; Mojo Monday #375 – sketch; Pile it On #49 – holiday ATG; 613 Avenue Create #101 – ATG; JUGS #270 – sparkle; Fussy & Fancy #128 – happy holidays; Fusion – Merry Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #114 – ATG; House of Cards – photo inspiration; Catered Crop – ATG

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A Fond Farewell to Papercrafts and Scrapbooking Magazine!

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Hello crafty friends!  I’m so glad you popped by today for a little peek on what I’ve been up to!!  I’m sharing a card I made to help say ‘goodbye’ to the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking magazine along with all the wonderful staff that have worked tirelessly over the years to bring us one of the best publications to find inspiration and spark our creativity!  I know I’m not alone with feeling a little lost without my favorite printed craft magazines — it’s a new world we are living in these days!  (Click on photos for larger views).

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So, I set to work to create something unique, sweet, heartfelt and FUN!  I pulled out my very favorite little girl stamp from Paper Sweeties, Miss Emma!  I stamped her on vanilla cardstock and then die cut her using the Emma Sweet Cuts die.  I colored her hair with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol and then added a sparkly bow embellishment I received a while back from a my dear crafty friend, Jill!  Next I stamped a nightgown outfit onto fun gingham patterned paper using the I Love You stamp set — and then stamped Emma’s little teddy bear too!  The nightgown and teddy bear were paper pieced to little Miss Emma – super CUTE!

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I colored the little bunny slippers with a pink glitter marker and added Cotton Candy Sequins and Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine to the base of the card to carry the pink through my design!  A banner was stamped using one of the sentiments from the I Love You stamp set.  I’m sending ‘teddy bear hugs’ to all the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking staff along with all the talented designers that have graced the pages of this magazine over the years — sharing their amazing work and talents with us all!

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I was honored to have been published in the Paper Crafts magazine several time over the years … a couple of my more recent projects were as follows:

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Paper Crafts Handmade Cards – October 2013 – ‘Joy’ page 28 (using Fancy Monograms)

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Paper Crafts Holiday Cards – September 2013 – ‘Merry and Bright’ page 40 (using Sending Holiday Cheer)

For more inspiration, continue on the hop:

You’re arrived here on the hop from Joni Andaya’s blog.

Your next stop is Lisa Johnson’s blog.

If you get lost along the way or want to start at the beginning, go here:

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And so, a FOND FAREWELL to everyone who worked throughout the years to bring us this wonderful publication and to all the talented designers who shared their lovely work to help spark our creativity!  Thank goodness we still have blogland so I can continue to enjoy everyone’s pretty little paper projects!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today and allowing me to share a little piece of what I love to do with you!

Teddy bear hugs – xoxo

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Inspired by these challenges:  613 Avenue Create #100 – ATG; Just us Girls #269 – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #128 – Happy Holidays;   Catered Crop – ATG;  7 Kids College Fund #113 – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #223 – bling it on; Paper Sweeties #26 – photo inspiration (gingham)

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December Designers’ Blog Hop with House of Cards!

Hello crafty friends!  I’m super excited to share a card I created for the current challenge at House of Cards!  Look at this beautiful photo that we have to be inspired by today …

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Mynn invited the Paper Sweeties designers to join her creative team for a BIG collective blog hop – so much FUN!

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I used a handful of my favorite holiday/winter stamps and dies from paper Sweeties to create the FUN little scene on my card!

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Stamps:  Thanks Snow Much, O’ Christmas Tree, Trim The Tree

Dies:  Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Trim The Tree Sweet Cuts

Embellishments:  Silver Sequins

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Please be sure to check out what the other Paper Sweeties designers created for today’s hop … and then visit the House of Cards blog to check out the inspiration there too!

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz  <– you are here

Paper Sweeties is sponsoring this challenge at House of Cards — the lucky winner will earn a $20 shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving a comment for me and the teamies!  Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:  Pile it On #48 – sprinkle it; 613 Avenue Create #100 – ATG; Just us Girls #269 – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #128 – Happy Holidays; Festive Friday #45 – holiday inspiration; Simon Says Stamp – ATG;  {Pin}spirational #129 – holiday inspiration; Catered Crop – ATG; Fusion – sparkly Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #113 – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #223 – bling it on; The Shabby Tea Room #241 – waiting for Santa; Paper Sweeties #26 – photo inspiration

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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Inspiration Challenge #26 – ‘Happy Holidays’

Hello sweeties!! I’m so happy you stopped by the blog today!

The votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Paper Sweeties November Inspiration Challenge #25 – ‘Holiday Joy’:  Beth Johnson!

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Beth used these products from Paper Sweeties to complete this oh so beautiful holiday card: Joy and Joy Sweet CutsContact me, Beth, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties December Inspiration #26 to share with you all!!  Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges right here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration for you to play along with. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  Use this month’s graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our photo inspiration spark your creativity!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your project post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want — the more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties December Inspiration #26 – ‘Happy Holidays’:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views …

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I LOVE giving handmade from the heart gifts — especially during the holidays!  I had so much FUN creating this sweet treat with a handful of FUN products from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  I filled the kraft polka dot bag with a couple envelopes of peppermint hot chocolate mix – YUM!

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Stamps materials list:  Homemade With Love, Ho Ho Ho

Dies materials list:  Ho Ho Ho Sweet Cuts

Embellishments materials list:  Red & White Chenille Candy Canes

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I used lots of other goodies to whip up this adorable little treat including a white paper doilie, red & white striped twill tape ribbon, red jingle bells, washi tape, lace trim, a muslin bloom with a hand rolled and glittered paper bloom in the center, a kraft tag, sticker border.  I glued toothpicks to the back of the little gingerbread people and then hot glued the tooth picks under the flower … so YUMMY!  We’re doing a secret Santa at work during the month of December, so I think I’ll give this to my recipient!

We have some EXCITING NEWS … please join me in welcoming some new faces to the Paper Sweeties DESIGN TEAM!  I know you will be so inspired by these talented ladies … Julie Tucker-Wolek and Mackie Robertson!!  Also, I’m delighted to welcome back Jinny Newlin as our special guest designer this month!!  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:

Amber Kroening

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin  *special guest designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek – WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

Lisa Elton

Lysa Rohrer

Mackie Robertson – WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

Tammy Hobbs

December Guest Designer: Diane Hover

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page – $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new ‘likes’ … next prize at the 2,000 level!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations and ideas!  Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties  You Tube Channel!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges:  Kraft Journal #200 – Christmas gift tags w/kraft; Pile it On #48 – sprinkle it; 613 Avenue Create #100 – ATG; Just us Girls #269 – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #128 – Happy Holidays; Festive Friday #45 – holiday inspiration; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Top Tip Tuesday – buttons or bows; {Pin}spirational #129 – holiday inspiration; Catered Crop – ATG; Fusion – sparkly Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #113 – ATG

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25 Days of Christmas Tags!

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Hello crafty friends!  I’m SO HAPPY you stopped by my blog today — I have a special post to share with you all!  I was invited by my blog friend, Tracey McNeely, to participate in her 25 Days of Christmas Tags Designer’s Blog Hop!

And I was inspired by today’s ‘Snowman’ challenge at The Card Concept!

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SO MUCH FUN and INSPIRATION — whooo hoooo!

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I LOVE creating goodies for the holidays — Christmas is my favorite time of the year!  I especially love to create gifts for people … I adore giving handmade from the heart gifts to family and friends!

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I created a set of four tags for this event.  First off, I’m sharing this sweet little snow fella created using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Holly Days, Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Wagon Add-on: Snowballs, Strawberry Baker’s Twine, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Robin Egg Sequins, Robin Egg Seam Binding and Frosting Seam Binding.

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I attached my tag to a handmade box – embellished and decorated to coordinate with the tag!

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Aqua, red and white is one of my favorite color palettes to create with — next to aqua, pink and white & hot pink/lime green!

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The next little tag I designed is a bit more shabby — lots of fun embellishments come together to create this little sweetie!  I used these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Friendship Warms The Heart, Red & White Chenille Candy Canes, Strawberry Baker’s Twine, Licorice Seam Binding.

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Who wouldn’t want to receive a yummy package of chocolate candy stir sticks with a pretty little tag for the holidays?  Perfect hostess gift when visiting friends!

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This next tag will be attached to this fun hot chocolate, peppermint candy and marshmallow gift – YUM!  I used these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Joy Sweet Cuts, Green Apple Seam Binding.

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And, I saved my favorite for last — isn’t he the sweetest snowman you’ve ever seen?  I used these goodies to create this fun tag:  Snow Friends, Snow Friends Sweet Cuts, Strawberry Baker’s Twine, Strawberry Seam Binding.   The grungy tags are from the Kraft Outlet and the patterned papers are from October Afternoon – Making Merry.

So, what did you think of my little tags full of bits and bobs of little sweetness?  Leave me a comment on this post TODAY!  After you leave a little bit of love, you will have a chance to win a prize from ONE of these amazing sponsors of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

Paper Sweeties  *  Reverse Confetti  *  Clearly Besotted  *  CAS-ual Fridays  *  Neat and Tangled  *  Paper Smooches  *  Lawn Fawn

I will pick ONE NAME from the comments left below and send to Tracey, who will enter the names she receives from the blog hop participants into a GRAND DRAWING from the companies listed above.  I’ll announce the winners back here on this blog post on the 1st.

Thanks for leaving me some love … good luck with the contest!  Until next time my friends, happy stamping – hugs – xoxox

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‘Shop Small’ with Paper Sweeties Saturday, November 29th and save 20% off your ENTIRE ORDER using coupon code: sweet!

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Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties November Inspiration Challenge – Holiday Joy; 7 Kids College Fund #113 – ATG;  Catered Crop – ATG; Festive Friday #45 -photo inspiration; Fusion – sparkly Christmas; Merry Monday #136 – red, green, white; Color Throwdown #320 – aqua, red, white, kraft; Really Reasonable Ribbons #107 - gift packaging with ribbon; Pile it On #47 – recycle/upcycle; Top Tip Tuesday – buttons or bows

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A Sprinkle of Inspiration and a Dash of Creativity – November 2014!

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Welcome to the Designer Spotlight – November edition!  This month we are featuring the amazing and beautiful work of Paper Sweeties Designer, Mynn Kitchen!

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Mynn created this beautiful holiday card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique: Holly Days, Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Homemade With Love Sweet Cuts, Tuti-Fruiti Sequins!  Please visit Mynn’s blog for complete details on this beautiful card!

*BONUS*  a few of our stamp sets have been added to our RETIRING SOON page … check it out and get your favorites at a 40% DISCOUNT before they are gone forever!

We’ve added loads of *NEW* products to the shop recently … please visit our What’s New page to check out our {sweet}  newly released November stamps and dies!

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And don’t forget to link up your projects for the November Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique and an invitation to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!

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The SWEETEST Season – TKJ spotlight!

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Today, I am spotlighting a FUN way to use Kraft Cardstock to whip up some delicious holiday projects!

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I created a bright and cheery holiday card using Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and some Dark Green Baker’s Twine from the Kraft Outlet shop!  The images are stamped and die cut using the Homemade With Love and Homemade With Love Sweet Cuts sets, and the ‘holly berries’ are Strawberry Sequins – from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties November Inspiration Challenge – Holiday Joy; 7 Kids College Fund #113 – ATG;  Catered Crop – ATG; 613 Avenue Create #98 – ATG; Festive Friday #45 -photo inspiration; Fusion – sparkly Christmas

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