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Friend to Friend – TKJ spotlight

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This week, I am featuring some of the amazing packaging options available at the Kraft Outlet shop!  These pretty packing options in combination with the wide variety of embellishments you can find at the Kraft Outlet will help you to create handmade treasures from the heart!

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I began with a Small Kraft Pillow Box onto which I adhered strips of Blue and White Polka Dot Washi Tape.   I hand cut two leaves using some Burlap and glued them to the box.  Next I added an Office Chipboard Button and a pretty muslin flower.  I stamped a sentiment onto a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag using the Banner Wishes stamp set from Paper Sweeties and then tied a snipett of Dove Grey Hand-Stained Bias Tape onto the tag.  Last, I attached the tag to the box using a Vintage Memories Wooden Clothespin.  This little gift set is for my sweet friend, Suzi, who attends all the Paper Sweeties shows with me.  We are in Lewisville, NC this weekend doing a trunk show and card class at Enchanted Cottage!  Without her amazing help, I couldn’t do these shows so seamlessly!  THANK YOU, Suzi!

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Grateful For You – CC-17

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Today I am sharing a little something I created for the newest challenge at the card Concept!

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I was inspired by the off-center floral pattern, the color palette and the dots (mine are in the form of the lacey dotted pattern of the white paper doilie and the dots left behind by the machine zig-zag stitching).

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I used the Party Time and Hello Friend stamp sets along with the Party Time Sweet Cuts die from Paper Sweeties to create my card!

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Paper Sweeties August Release REWIND!

Hello peeps!   What a fast couple of days … it’s hard to believe we are wrapping things up for the  August *new* product release festivities already!  I have one more little goodie to share using something new in combination with some previously released goodies …

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I created this {sweet} little card using the *new* Hello Friend and Party Time stamps sets, the Party Time Sweet Cuts die along with Emma, Thanks Berry Much, Emma Sweet Cuts, Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts and Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts!

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I had so much fun paper piecing Emma’s cute little outfit and then placing her walking through the garden with her pretty, polka dotted balloon!

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And a recap of my release projects:

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August 13th

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August 14th

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August 15th

For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Larissa Heskett

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Play along with the August inspiration challenge 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!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!

AUGUST is Paper Sweeties SECOND BIRTHDAY, so we have some extra inspiration from some sweet friends who have joined along this month for an extended designers’ blog hop, along with some FABBY PRIZES donated by some very sweet friends!  Be sure to play along for a chance to WIN BIG!

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Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program???  Learn how you can earn FREE STAMPS just by ordering goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!  (Share your Paper Sweeties projects on our Fan Page wall — we LOVE seeing your creations!)

PIN‘ projects that inspire you from our Pinterest Boards … so much crafty goodness all in one convenient location!  (Contact me for an invitation to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects directly to our customer gallery page!)

‘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).

‘BE INSPIRED’ when you peruse the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery!)

*****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).

Plans are underway for the September new product release, but until then, be sure to follow this blog and follow us on our social media sites to keep up to date with all the latest news and inspiration from Paper Sweeties!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

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Paper Sweeties August Release PARTY!

HIP, HIP, HOORAY … today’s the day!!   Paper Sweeties ‘officially’ turns TWO today and the August *new* products are now all LIVE in the shop!  First up, let’s meet the newest additions to the line up:

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Party Time

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Party Time Sweet Cuts

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Be Happy

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Be Happy Sweet Cuts

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Hello Friend

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You Are Fab

For today’s project, I created this super sweet and pretty in pink party set using the *new* Hello Friendstamp set, the Party Time Sweet Cuts die set, Banner Wishes, You’re Invited, Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine & a couple of Raspberry and Robin Egg Sequins!

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I baked some vanilla bean cupcakes, topped them with pink sprinkles and then added an adorable little decoration I made by die cutting a balloon shape using the Party Time Sweet Cuts set and adhering it to a toothpick!

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I created a coordinating party invitation using the You’re Invited stamp set along with a couple of Robin Egg Sequins!

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Next I created a couple of party favor bags!  The tags were created by die cutting balloons using the Party Time Sweet Cuts set and then created sentiment banners using the Banner Wishes and Hello Friend stamp sets!  I added a couple of yummy Raspberry Sequins for a pop of sparkle!

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The tags were tied onto a rock candy stick using some Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine and then the tag and candy were tied onto the treat bags using some pretty tulle!

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I made some pink lemonade and poured it into a vintage glass bottle and then added a couple of sweet Raspberry Paper Straws!

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I don’t know about you, but I’d LOVE to be invited to this fun and pretty in PINK party!

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The pink and white polka dotted pattern paper and favor bags just make me smile … and I love the pink striped washi tape to pieces!

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These would be so much fun for a children’s party … or a big girl’s tea party!

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Who doesn’t love pink, polka dots, candy …

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balloons and …

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cupcakes??!!??

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For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Larissa Heskett

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Play along with the August inspiration challenge 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!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!

AUGUST is Paper Sweeties SECOND BIRTHDAY, so we have some extra inspiration from some sweet friends who have joined along this month for an extended designers’ blog hop, along with some FABBY PRIZES donated by some very sweet friends!  Be sure to play along for a chance to WIN BIG!

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Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program???  Learn how you can earn FREE STAMPS just by ordering goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!  (Share your Paper Sweeties projects on our Fan Page wall — we LOVE seeing your creations!)

PIN‘ projects that inspire you from our Pinterest Boards … so much crafty goodness all in one convenient location!  (Contact me for an invitation to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects directly to our customer gallery page!)

‘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).

‘BE INSPIRED’ when you peruse the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery!)

*****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).

I’ll be back again tomorrow along with the Sweeties Teamies and we each will be sharing one more project created for the August *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties  … come on back for some more FUN inspiration!  See you soon!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

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Paper Sweeties August Release COUNTDOWN!

So … what did you think of yesterday’s SNEAK PEEKS from the Design Team?  Beautiful projects shared by all, wouldn’t you say?  Today we are sharing some MORE inspiration for the August *new* product release — ALL of the *NEW* goodies will be available in the boutique on the 15th!  Until we get to the main event tomorrow, let’s share some sneak peeks of the goodies COMING SOON:

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For today’s project, I created this bright and cheery celebration card using the *new* You Are Fab and Party Time stamp sets, the Party Time Sweet Cuts die set, Banner Wishes, Cotton Candy Seam Binding and a couple of Robin Egg Sequins!

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I stamped the cake, flowers and leaves using the *new* Party Time stamp set and then die cut the shapes using the coordinating Party Time Sweet Cuts die set!  I tied a length of Cotton Candy Seam Binding around the middle of the card, and then adhered the cake and flowers to the base of the card.  A bit of glitter was added to the flowers and then added a couple of Robin Egg Sequins were added to the colored flowers on the cake for a little pop of SPARKLE!!  To finish things off, I die cut three balloon shapes from patterned papers using the Party Time Sweet Cuts die set and then added a sentiment banner I created using the *new* You Are Fab stamp set and Banner Wishes.  So sweet!

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For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Larissa Heskett

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Play along with the August inspiration challenge 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!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!

AUGUST is Paper Sweeties SECOND BIRTHDAY, so we have some extra inspiration from some sweet friends who have joined along this month for an extended designers’ blog hop, along with some FABBY PRIZES donated by some very sweet friends!  Be sure to play along for a chance to WIN BIG!

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Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program???  Learn how you can earn FREE STAMPS just by ordering goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!  (Share your Paper Sweeties projects on our Fan Page wall — we LOVE seeing your creations!)

PIN‘ projects that inspire you from our Pinterest Boards … so much crafty goodness all in one convenient location!  (Contact me for an invitation to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects directly to our customer gallery page!)

‘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).

‘BE INSPIRED’ when you peruse the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery!)

*****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).

I’ll be back again tomorrow along with the Sweeties Teamies and we will be sharing some more adorable projects for the BIG August Release PARTY … come on back for some more FUN inspiration!  See you soon!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

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Paper Sweeties August Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends — thanks for stopping by today!   We are kicking off the August *new* product release festivities with some inspiration from the design team girls using all of the yummy goodies that will be available in the boutique on the 15th!  Until we get to the main event on Friday, let’s share some sneak peeks of the goodies COMING SOON …

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I created this yummy celebration card using the *new* Be Happy and Hello Friend stamp sets, the Be Happy Sweet Cuts die set and a couple of Cotton Candy Sequins!

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I stamped the shapes and words using the *new* Be Happy stamp set and then die cut them with the coordinating Be Happy Sweet Cuts die set.  I stamped the banner using the *new* Hello Friend stamp set and then used one of the dies from the Be Happy Sweet Cuts die set to cut the banner out.  I die cut the tiny hearts using the *new* Be Happy Sweet Cuts die set and then added a couple of Cotton Candy Sequins for a little pop of SPARKLE!!

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For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Larissa Heskett

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Mynnette Kitchen

Nancy Penir

Play along with the August inspiration challenge 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!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!

AUGUST is Paper Sweeties SECOND BIRTHDAY, so we have some extra inspiration from some sweet friends who have joined along this month for an extended designers’ blog hop, along with some FABBY PRIZES donated by some very sweet friends!  Be sure to play along for a chance to WIN BIG!

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Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program???  Learn how you can earn FREE STAMPS just by ordering goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

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‘LIKE’ us on our Facebook Fan Page … we LOVE making new friends!  (Share your Paper Sweeties projects on our Fan Page wall — we LOVE seeing your creations!)

PIN‘ projects that inspire you from our Pinterest Boards … so much crafty goodness all in one convenient location!  (Contact me for an invitation to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects directly to our customer gallery page!)

‘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).

‘BE INSPIRED’ when you peruse the pages of our Paper Sweeties Flickr Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery!)

*****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).

I’ll be back again tomorrow along with the Sweeties Teamies and we will be sharing some more adorable projects for the upcoming August Release … come on back for some more FUN inspiration!  See you soon!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

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You Are – TKJ designer feature

Debbie TKJ 8 8 142 300x225 You Are   TKJ designer featureFor today’s spotlight feature, I am showcasing one of the pretty packaging options offered at Kraft Outlet!  I wrapped a length of Pink & White Polka Dot Washi Tape around the bottom of a 3x3x2 Kraft Box and then added a white paper doilie at the top of the box.

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I secured the box closed by tying a length of Natural Burlap Ribbon around the box, typing in a knot and adhering a pink butterfly on top of the knot.  I added a pink paper bloom and a couple of leaves handcut from Specialty Patterned Paper.  A Trinket Pin was attached to the top of the Burlap Ribbon sleeve.

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To finish things off, a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag was stamped with a sentiment using the You Are The Most Wonderful and Live Laugh Love stamp sets from Paper Sweeties and then three sweet Bubblegum Sequins were added for a pop of sparkle!

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Please be sure to visit The Kraft Journal blog to be inspired … you can find the prettiest ‘krafty’ goodies in The Kraft Outlet shop — including delicious tea-stained bias tape!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

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Dress up – TSTR #230

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Hello crafty friends!  I’m popping in today to share a little something {sweet} I recently created for this week’s challenge at The Shabby Tea Room – ‘Rainbows & Raindrops’ — we are to be inspired by anything in the photo and I took inspiration from all the yummy colors!

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When I saw this paper recently at Enchanted Cottage while attending the SSAT show in Winston-Salem, NC, I just knew I wanted to use this adorable photo of my friend’s daughter and string a clothesline of cute, paper pieced clothes to match the printed ones!

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Here is my materials list from this week’s sponsor, Paper SweetiesSweeties Pets, Dream a Little Dream, Thanks Berry Much, Some Bunny Loves You, Have a Holly Jolly Holiday, Robin Egg Sequins, Raspberry Straws. 

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Please be sure to hop on over to check out the a-mazing inspiration projects from this week’s guests and the rest of the Shabby Girls … and then I hope you’ll have time to play along for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties boutique!

Thanks for stopping by today!   Hugs – xoxo

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Inspired by these challenges:  Paper Sweeties #22 – inspiration photo; Simon Says Stamp – anything; Color Throwdown #303 – blue, green, poppy, lime; JUGS #252 – ribbon; Fussy & Fancy #119 – words; 7 Kids College Fund #105 – anything + words; Word Art Wednesday #143 – anything; Tuesday Throwdown #206 – other than a card/tag; City Crafter Challenge Blog #202 – animals; {Pin}spirational #118 – photo inspiration/colors

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Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #22 – ‘Let’s Celebrate’

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 July Inspiration #21 Challenge:  Jill Norwood!

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Jill used the Home Sweet Home stamp set to create this darling ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ card — full of whimsy and homespun charm – I am smitten with the gingham patterned papers!  Contact me, Jill, 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 August Inspiration #22 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 June Inspiration #22 – ‘Let’s Celebrate’:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month??

We have an EXTRA SPECIAL CELEBRATION going on this month … in August Paper Sweeties turns TWO!  To help kick off our month-long celebration, we have a HUGE DESIGNER’S BLOG hop to treat you with today — several of our sweet and crafty friends have joined the Design Teamies to share some inspiration projects using goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  I hope their fantastic projects will help spark your creativity and you’ll play along with our ‘Let’s Celebrate’ challenge this month!

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Today I’m sharing an advertising poster I recently designed for the upcoming Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, August 8th – 9th.  I am teaching a class at the show and was asked to create an ad board that they can display in the main hall of the convention center.  My class is called:  Paper Piecing With Paper Sweeties <- click to view the CKC class registration page!

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I was inspired by the banners and soft pastel colors from the inspiration photo when creating my board (click on the photos to view larger versions of the pictures).

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I stamped and die cut all the little parts and pieces that make up the card to show how you can use the Paper Sweeties stamps and coordinating Sweet Cuts dies to create fun cards, layouts and projects!

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Materials list:  Emma, Jelly Bean Time, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow, Thanks Snow Much, Banner Wishes, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, Sending Sweet ThoughtsHome Tweet Home Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts, Raspberry Paper Straws

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And a close up of the card:

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Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ AND special guest designers’ projects today:

Amber Kroening

Annette Allen

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeanne Jachna

Kerin Sylvester

ANNOUNCING THE August Guest Designer AND NEWEST DESIGN TEAM CONTRIBUTOR … please help me give a warm welcome to the talented:  Larissa Heskett!

And here is some more FAB-U-LOUS inspiration from our SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNERS:

Pattie Goldman

Teresa Kline

Lori Hairston

Colleen Dietrich

Lysa Rohrer

Miriam Prantner

Jill Norwood

Gail Lass

Mackie Robertson

Aneta Matuszewska

Tina Milbourn

Lori Ulrich

Diane Hover

Rebekah Faries

Amy Linkletter (1)

Amy Linkletter (2)

Amy Linkletter (3)

Amy Linkletter (4)

AND … it wouldn’t be a PARTY without a couple of PRESENTS!  Thank you to these WONDERFUL businesses for donating prizes for our participants this month!  Please LEAVE A COMMENT on this post to be eligible to win a goodie – winner announced September 1st!  If you share us on Facebook or Pinterest, leave us another comment for a second chance to WIN BIG!!  Contest runs for the entire month of August!!

Paper Sweeties = $100 gift certificate

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Kraft Outlet = $25 prize package

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Creations by AR = $20 gift certificate

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The Cutting Cafe = 3 files

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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 1,800 level!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspirations and ideas!

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:  The Cutting Edge #6 – photo inspiration; Simon Says Stamp – anything goes; 7 Kids College Fund #105 – anything goes; City Crafter Challenge #202 – animals

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Thankful … TSTR #229

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This week, The Shabby Tea Room is looking for ROUND cards with green & pink, flowers and some bling!

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We’re sponsored in the Tea Room this week by Digital Papers by Janet Etsy and I designed by card using Janet’s beautiful Circles Stamp
digital file along with these goodies from Paper Sweeties – Beautiful, Cotton Candy Sequins, Cotton Candy Seam Binding!

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I hope you’ll have time this week to play along for a chance to win some goodness from Janet’s gorgeous shop!  Happy stamping, my friends!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:  Cupcake Inspirations #271 – colors & ribbon; The Cutting Edge #5 – flowers; JUGS #251 - photo inspiration; CASE Study #201 – sentiment inspiration

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Showering You With … TKJ designer spotlight

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Today I am sharing a baby boy card I created using some fun products from The Kraft Outlet shop!  To begin, I embossed a piece of Buff Ivory Cardstock with polka dots, adhered it to a layer of blue cardstock and then adhered to a white cardstock base.  Next, I added some Blue and White Polka Dot Washi Tape to the bottom of a Mini Notebook Merchandise Bag.  I stamped a sentiment at the top of the Mini Notebook Merchandise Bag using the Splish Splash stamp set.  Next, I die cut an umbrella shape using the Showering You With Love Sweet Cuts die and then embossed it with polka dots.  Last, I tied a bow created using Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape onto the umbrella handle.

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The pull out tag was created using a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag.  I stamped the sentiment, sweet birds and branch using the Splish Splash stamp set.  I colored the images with glitter markers for a pop of sparkle!  Next, I stamped the little egg using the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow stamp set, cut it out and then added to a ‘nest’ of Spanish Moss.  To finish off the tag, I added a row Blue and White Polka Dot Washi Tape to coordinate with the envelope on the front of the card and then tied a length of Pastel Hemp Cord around the top of the tag!

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Inspired by these challenges:   Fusion – French Cupcakes photo inspiration – flowers/blue;  Pile it On #29 – summer fun;  Word Art Wednesday #142 – anything; 7 Kids College Fund #104 – anything; Simon Says Challenge – emboss it; Fussy and Fancy #119 – words; CASE Study #201 – photo inspiration/blue; House of Cards – July/add a bow; {PIN}spirational #117 – birds; Retrosketches #124 – sketch (flipped)

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