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We’re celebrating all month long …

Thanks for attending our 4th Birthday Party festivities in August here at Paper Sweeties!  Here are some opportunities to SCORE BIG this month (to find product categories, hover over the ‘Product Categories’ text in the upper left corner of our website and a drop-down box will appear for you to choose from):

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August challenge – entire month long with $100 PRIZE to winner!

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50% off ALL RETIRING SOON products – August 23rd through August 31st!

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50% off Seam Binding – August 22nd!

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20% off ALL Sweet Chips kits + FREE package of sequins with purchase of two kits – August 20th!

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FREE Stamp Set with $25+ purchase – August 19th!

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30% off $50+ orders – August 18th!

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50% off sequins – August 17th!

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Free Shipping on $25+ orders – August 16th!

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$25 gift certificate to the Pile It On challenge winner!
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Leave us a comment on THIS POST letting us know which of the opportunities above you have taken advantage of (or plan to participate in) and one lucky ducky will win a $15 gift certificate to shop (winner announced on September 1st on our new challenge post).
Hugs – xoxo
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Paper Sweeties | August 2016 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends — welcome to day #3 of the August 2016 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared using our *NEW* stamps and dies!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the creativity!

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For today’s rewind project, I’m sharing a cute card I created using some of the new goodies along with some previously released sets!  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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I used the *NEW* Window Sweet Cuts die to create the die cut and stitched coral background.  The balloons were stamped and die cut using the Happy Cake Day and Happy Cake Day Sweet Cuts sets.  The sentiment is from You’re Invited.  Lastly, I added Marshmallow, Robin Egg and Grape Sequins!

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the August Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE from the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What fun inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The August Kit is full of four, fun all-occasion cards!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!  You’ll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the first week of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you’re SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you’ll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added loads of products to our RETIRING SOON category … check it out and get your favorites at up to 40% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month!  Plans are already underway for the September Release — you won’t want to miss it!  Mark your calendars and see you soon!  Hugs – xoxo

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Paper Sweeties | August 2016 Release Party!

Hello crafty friends — welcome to the August 2016 *NEW* product RELEASE PARTY here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the sneak peek projects the Design Teamies and I shared!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the creativity!  Before we get to my projects for today, let’s meet the newest kids on the block this month:

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And now for my RELEASE DAY inspiration project (CLICK on photos for larger views) …

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Isn’t Emma so adorable peeking through the Window at the pretty little flower garden growing in the flower box outside her window??  I cut the window using the *NEW* Window Elements Sweet Cuts die set and then added a window treatment topper using the Sweeties Stand stamp set!  Emma was stamped and then die cut using the Emma Sweet Cuts die.  Emma is wearing her party dress from the Wishing You stamp set.

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The garden stake was stamped and die cut using the Wagon Add-on: Bloom & Grow stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cuts die set … and the glitter leaves were die cut using the Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts set!

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Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld –> GIVEAWAY <–

We’d love for you to play along with the August Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE from the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What fun inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The August Kit contains four, fun all-occasion cards!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!  You’ll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the first week of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you’re SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you’ll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added loads of products to our RETIRING SOON category … check it out and get your favorites at up to  40% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month — see you again tomorrow for one last day of project shares that you won’t want to miss!  Hugs – xoxo

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Paper Sweeties | August 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends — welcome to day #1 of the August 2016 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared using our *NEW* planner stamps and digital calendar pages!  If you missed yesterday’s festivities, click –> HERE <– to check out all the creativity!

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For today’s sneak peek project, I’m sharing a sweetie pie card I created using some of the new goodies which will be live in the boutique TOMORROW  —  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

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I used the *NEW* Window Sweet Cuts and Window Elements Sweet Cuts dies to create this sweet scene!  The puppy and bowl were stamped using the Sweeties Pets stamp set and the sentiment is from the You’re Invited stamp set!  To add a little sparkle and shine, I added a couple of Marshmallow Sequins to the ends of the ‘window treatment’ – aka hot pink pom-pom trim!! 

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

We’d love for you to play along with the August Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE from the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What fun inspiration we have this month — will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter –> sign up on sidebar!

Join our Facebook Group to share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you share your work #papersweeties!

Be inspired by videos & tutorials on our You Tube Channel!

Follow us on PinterestContact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery!

Check Out our Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery!  (Upload YOUR Paper Sweeties creations to this gallery using keyword:  papersweeties).

Visit our Flickr Gallery!

Follow –> this blog <– to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

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The August Kit is full of four, fun all-occasion cards!  You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $$ each month!  You’ll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the first week of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you’re SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you’ll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

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

GOING, GOING … GONE!  We’ve added loads of products to our RETIRING SOON category … check it out and get your favorites at up to 40% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities … available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month — see you again tomorrow for our BIG RELEASE PARTY!  Hugs – xoxo

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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series | August 2016!

Welcome all of our fabulous planner, calendar and organizer friends — today’s the day we are sharing inspiration and ideas using some FUN Planner sets from Paper Sweeties!   These amazing sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

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If you don’t have a planner or calendar for 2016 yet, we have an AWESOME calendar/planner package available for instant download –> HERE!

AugustYou can purchase the calendar pages one month at a time or save $4 by purchasing the entire 24 page package all at once!  Each month has an 8.5″ x 11″ calendar page as well as a second 8.5″ x 11″ page where you can record notes, a to-do list and keep track of upcoming birthdays!

August-notesAnd, the best news is that the planner pages are pre-marked with all the Paper Sweeties special dates throughout the year … challenge dates, blog post dates, new release dates, stamp show and class dates!  What a great way to keep track of everything in your life along with everything Paper Sweeties too!  Each month has a bright and cheery palette with whimsical images and plenty of space to record the important things in your life!  I print each month’s pages off and hang these on our refrigerator to keep my family on track with appointments, events and monthly commitments each month!

 You can use these stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations — anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let’s get to peeking at my June calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views) …

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This … was … SO … MUCH … FUN … to … do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages – so colorful and fun to look at again … and again … and again!  I keep my planner close by so I can peek at it throughout the day … and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers  – so fun!

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I started decorating at the very top of the page by adding a patterned paper ‘August’ calendar strip along with a felt watermelon sticker!

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I marked holidays and special days (hubby and my birthdays this month!) with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped ‘challenge’ ‘blog’ and ‘new product release’ dates along with the shows I am attending in NC, SC and OH this month!

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I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape strips to the special event days for Paper Sweeties – challenge, blog posts, release and classes that I am teaching this month!  Free weekends were highlighted with cute stamped cocktails and ice cream – yum!

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And, how cute is sweet little Emma dressed in her party dress and hat – ready to attend the birthday party with a sweet handful of bright and cheery presents!

I’m addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

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Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies’ projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties  <– you are here!
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Our August challenge is going on now … click on over to grab some inspiration and then share your projects with us for a chance to win some goodies – our August winner will receive a $100 SHOPPING SPREE in honor of our 4th Birthday Celebration this month!
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Our regular *NEW* Product Release Sneak Peeks begin tomorrow here on the blog … see you then!

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Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Celebration!

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Thanks for joining our party today!  We’ve been celebrating our 4th anniversary all month long in August and today we have a special treat … a DESIGNERS’ BLOG HOP featuring amazing projects created by current and past Design Team Contributors and special Guest Designers!  Without further ado, let’s get this party started …

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I created a bright and cheery card with a party theme using our soon-to-be released Window and Window Elements Sweet Cuts sets!  I did cut the banner using the Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts die set and then added glitter stickers to spell out p-a-r-t-y!

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I created a fun little window scene using the *new* window dies along with the window treatment from Sweeties Stand, the table from I’m Having a Tea Party and the cake & present from Planner Series: Celebrate!

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A little sparkle and bling was added using some Watermelon and Marshmallow Sequins!

Now, continue the hop to help spark your creativity:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lilian Forsyth

Lisa Bzibziak

Lori Hairston <— BLOG CANDY!

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Michele Henderson

Mynn Kitchen

Nancy Salkeld

Pattie Goldman

Tracey Kelly

Tracey McNeely

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If our Designers have inspired you to create something pretty today, share your work with us for our August challenge for a chance to WIN A $100 SHOPPING SPREE from Paper Sweeties!

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This month’s card kit is full of whimsy and celebration fun … check it out HERE!

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The teamies and I will be back again sharing Planner Series inspiration on the 13th.  Our regular release week festivities will begin here on the 14th and run through the 16th.  Mark your calendars to join all the fun!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs – xoxo

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | August 2016!

Hello crafty friends!  It’s that time of the month again … time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  Before we share the new inspiration board, let’s congratulate last month’s challenge winner … the votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce our latest winner:  Dawn!

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Dawn created the most beautiful patriotic theme shaker card for our July challenge!  Contact us, Dawn, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

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Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration board using ANY of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images created specifically for this challenge that you can try before you buy!  Use this month’s board as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — ANYTHING GOES!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your blog post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation.  No blog, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project: FacebookFlickr, Pinterest 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 challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

—> To celebrate our birthday this month, the August challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a fabulous SHOPPING SPREE! <—

*NEW* grab our challenge BUTTON and SHARE on your blog with your crafty friends and followers!!!


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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, cake stand and treats in this yummy photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I stamped the cake and cake stand using the Happy Cake Day stamp set and then die cut the pieces with the Happy Cake Day Sweet Cuts set.  I colored the polka dots and stripes with glitter markers and then added some extra glitter to the icing on the cake layers!  I added some Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins inspired by the flowers in the photo.  The sentiment was stamped using the Let’s Party stamp set and I added a scalloped die cut border using the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set!

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  Please visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lilian Forsyth  <— WELCOME TO THE TEAM —>

Lisa Bzibziak

August Guest Designer:  Elizabeth Hart

August Card Kit of the Month —> NOW LIVE <—

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration 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!

We cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

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Join us all month long in August for our 4th birthday FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

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Sharing with these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp – ATG; CAS{E} this Sketch #183 – sketch; Curtain Call – snow cone; Paper Players #306 – ttt/patterned paper, scene, cas;  613 Avenue Create #187 – ATG; Retro Sketches #225 – sketch; JUGS #353 – girly; Addicted to Stamps & More #204 – CAS

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Paper Sweeties | July 2016 Blast From The Past Day #3

Hello crafty friends!  This month we are taking a little vacation from our regular monthly schedule.  We will not have a new product release this month — instead we are giving our talented design team some much deserved time off to enjoy summer and vacation time with their family and friends!  Some of us will be sharing NEW projects created with previously released products, some of us will be sharing oldie but goodie FAVORITES with a blast from the past post each day and some of us will be sharing BOTH!  Today is the final day of project shares from the teamies for July, so let’s get this party started!

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I LOVE our Sweet Chips kits — they are so much fun to make and give!  Today I’m sharing some of my favorites that I’ve put together since we launched our kits last fall!  This Sweet Chips Present kit uses: Abigail, Abigail Sweet Cuts, Wishing You, Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins!

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This Sweet Chips Present kit uses: Emma, Emma Sweet Cuts, Wishing You, Robin Egg Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Frosting Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips House kit uses:  Hello Spring, Hello Spring Sweet Cuts, Raspberry Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Tree kit uses:  Bunny Hugs and Kisses, Robin Egg Sequins, Cookie Dough Sequins, Bubblegum Sequins, Watermelon Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Cupcake kit uses:  Robin Egg Sequins, Cookie Dough Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Watermelon Sequins, Frosting Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Teapot kit uses:  I’m Having a Tea Party, Little Wishes, Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts, It’s Tea Time, Robin Egg Baker’s Twine.

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This Sweet Chips Tree kit uses: Let’s Party, Let’s Party Sweet Cuts, Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts, Mistletoe Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Present kit uses: Dear Santa, Dear Santa Sweet Cuts, Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts, Marshmallow Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Snowman kit uses:  Snowflakes Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips House kit uses: Abigail, Abigail Sweet Cuts, Jake, Jake Sweet Cuts, Do You See What I See, The Reason For the Season, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts, Stand Add-on: Manger, Gold Sequins.

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This Sweet Chips Gingerbread kit uses:  Mistletoe Sequins.

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Hop along with our talented Design Team to be inspired by their amazing creativity:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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July Card Kit of the Month —> NOW LIVE <—

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration 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!

We cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

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Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

We will be back again on August 1st to share some inspiration for the August challenge and to kick off our 4th birthday month-long festivities with guest designers, prizes, challenges, giveaways and tons of inspiration … see you then!

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Paper Sweeties | July 2016 Blast From The Past Day #2

Hello crafty friends!  This month we are taking a little vacation from our regular monthly schedule.  We will not have a new product release this month — instead we are giving our talented design team some much deserved time off to enjoy summer and vacation time with their family and friends!  Some of us will be sharing NEW projects created with previously released products, some of us will be sharing oldie but goodie FAVORITES with a blast from the past post each day and some of us will be sharing BOTH!  Without further ado, let’s get today’s party started!

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I made four *new* holiday cards for this month’s Paper Sweeties Card Kit … the ‘Noel’ card uses: Joy Sweet Cuts, Holly Days Sweet Cuts and Strawberry Sequins!  TRADITIONAL!

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The ‘Ornament’ card uses:  Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts Snow Time Sweet Cuts and Snow Time!  CLASSIC!

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The ‘Snowman’ card uses:  Snow Friends Sweet Cuts, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, Make the Season Bright, Tree of Life Sweet Cuts and Mistletoe Sequins!  FUN!

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The ‘Let it Snow’ card uses:  Deck the Halls, Deck the Halls Sweet Cuts and Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts!  SWEET!

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The next two *new* cards are ones that I whipped up this week and am teaching at my local July classes!  They both are new versions of old designs created by our talented teamies!  I CASE’d the first card from one that Creative Designer Michelle Bala created for Christmas 2015.  My card uses: Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts, Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts, Joy Sweet Cuts, Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Snow Friends Sweet Cuts, Strawberry Sequins and Robin Egg Baker’s Twine!  ADORABLE!

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The last card is one I CASE’d from past Creative Designer Annette Witherspoon created for Christmas 2015.  My card uses:  Sweeties Pets, Trim the Tree and Deck the Halls!  FUN!

Hop along with our talented Design Team to be inspired by their amazing creativity:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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July Card Kit of the Month —> NOW LIVE <—

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration 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!

We cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

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Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with some more project shares for our JULY BLAST FROM THE PAST PARTY … see you then!

Sharing with these challenges:  Fussy & Fancy #168 – Christmas in July; CAS(E) this Sketch #181 – sketch; Simon Says – create a scene; Freshly Made Sketches #245 – sketch; Mojo Monday #456 – sketch; Pile it On #112 – favorite colors; 613 Avenue Create #184 – ATG w/optional bird; The 12 Months of Christmas #19 – holiday; Cut it Up #100 – ATG; Merry Monday – Christmas in summer

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Paper Sweeties | July 2016 Blast From The Past Day #1

Hello crafty friends!  This month we are taking a little vacation from our regular monthly schedule.  We will not have a new product release this month — instead we are giving our talented design team some much deserved time off to enjoy summer and vacation time with their family and friends!  Some of us will be sharing NEW projects created with previously released products, some of us will be sharing oldie but goodie FAVORITES with a blast from the past post each day and some of us will be sharing BOTH!  Without further ado, let’s get this party started!

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I recently had to make a couple of graduation cards for a very good friend who had her son and daughter both graduating from college!

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My friend’s daughter graduated undergrad from Brevard College, so I dressed Emma in her cap and gown and gave her a pretty bouquet of flowers to carry too!

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My friend’s son graduated Pharmacy School from Campbell University, so I dressed Jake in his cap and gown and he is carrying his brand new diploma!

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One of my favorite things to do in paper crafting is dress the Paper Sweeties kiddos in their adorable and fun outfits!  They are really fun to color or stamp on patterned paper, embellish and decorate!

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I made this graduation theme card last year when one of my niece’s graduated from high school!

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I made this cutie pie past year when my son graduated from grad school earning his Master’s in Bio-Medical Engineering!

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I made this little cutie for one of my son’s friends when she graduated with her teaching degree!

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I made this sweetie pie when a co-worker graduated from college!

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Switching gears … this card was SO MUCH FUN to create for my friend’s son when he got married last summer!

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And, check out Alumni Designer Jinny Newlin’s gorgeous wedding theme card!



Hop along with our talented Design Team to be inspired by their amazing creativity:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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July Card Kit of the Month —> NOW LIVE <—

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration 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!

We cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

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Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with some more project shares for our JULY BLAST FROM THE PAST PARTY … see you then!

Sharing with these challenges:  Mojo Monday #456 – sketch; Pile it On #112 – favorite colors; Retro Sketches #222 – sketch; 613 Avenue Create #184 – ATG; Cut it Up #100 – ATG;

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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series | July 2016!

Welcome all of our fabulous planner, calendar and organizer friends — today’s the day we are sharing inspiration and ideas using some FUN Planner sets from Paper Sweeties!   These amazing sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

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If you don’t have a planner or calendar for 2016 yet, we have an AWESOME calendar/planner package available for instant download –> HERE!

JulyYou can purchase the calendar pages one month at a time or save $4 by purchasing the entire 24 page package all at once!  Each month has an 8.5″ x 11″ calendar page as well as a second 8.5″ x 11″ page where you can record notes, a to-do list and keep track of upcoming birthdays!

July-notesAnd, the best news is that the planner pages are pre-marked with all the Paper Sweeties special dates throughout the year … challenge dates, blog post dates, new release dates, stamp show and class dates!  What a great way to keep track of everything in your life along with everything Paper Sweeties too!  Each month has a bright and cheery palette with whimsical images and plenty of space to record the important things in your life!  I print each month’s pages off and hang these on our refrigerator to keep my family on track with appointments, events and monthly commitments each month!

 You can use these stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations — anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let’s get to peeking at my July calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views) …

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This … was … SO … MUCH … FUN … to … do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages – so colorful and fun to look at again … and again … and again!  I keep my planner close by so I can peek at it throughout the day … and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers  – so fun!

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I started decorating at the very top of the page by adding some pretty patterned paper and punched stars.     The year is highlighted with stickers!

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I marked holidays with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped ‘challenge’ ‘blog’ and ‘new product release’ dates along with the shows I am attending in NC and DE this month!

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I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape strips to the special event days for Paper Sweeties – challenge, blog posts, release and classes that I am teaching this month!  I highlighted the 4th of July holiday by stamping a cascade of stars using the Be Happy stamp set!

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And, how cute is sweet little Jake dressed in his military uniform and carrying an American flag that I stamped and die cut using the I Love Summer sets and then attached it to a wooden toothpick!

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I’m addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

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Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies’ projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties  <– you are here!
Jeri Thomas
Our July challenge is going on now … click on over to grab some inspiration and then share your projects with us for a chance to win some goodies!
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And, if you haven’t peeked at our July Card Kit yet, click on over to see our fun Christmas in July theme this month — grab yours while supplies last!

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Did you see … Paper Sweeties is now carrying the MISTI – mini!  This little tool has been a game changer for me and I know it will be for you too!

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The teamies and I will be back again tomorrow sharing some fun inspiration projects to help spark your creativity!!!

Sharing with these challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches #245 – sketch; Tuesday Throwdown #302 – one layer; Pile it On #112 – favorite colors; 613 Avenue Create #184 – ATG; Cut it Up #100 – ATG; Dies ‘R Us #52 – outdoor fun

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | July 2016!

Hello crafty friends!  It’s that time of the month again … time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  Before we share the new inspiration board, let’s congratulate last month’s challenge winner … the votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce our latest winner:  Elizabeth H!

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Elizabeth created the sweetest Father’s Day theme card for our June challenge!  Contact us, Elizabeth, to claim your prize and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog – enjoy!

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Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration board using ANY of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images created specifically for this challenge that you can try before you buy!  Use this month’s board as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — ANYTHING GOES!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery below — please link to your blog post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation.  No blog, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project: FacebookFlickr, Pinterest 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 challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

*NEW* grab our challenge BUTTON and SHARE on your blog with your crafty friends and followers!!!


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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, patterns and treats in this yummy photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I decided to create some yummy treats inspired by this month’s beautiful inspiration board – just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend!  Nothings is better for a backyard BBQ than some fun, cool drinks – complete with decorated paper straws – and delicious, homemade snacks!

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I made a sweet little tag to hang off of a mix kit … the kit came complete with a teeny, tiny metal whisk – just TOO cute!  I love the mixy, matchy patterned papers used to stamp the mason jar pieces on!

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I adorned the tag with mason jar, pennant banner, sparkly glitter star, beautiful iridescent sequins and some stamped American flags attached to trinket pins …

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… and added some button twine, denim twill ribbon, embossed stars and half of a white paper doile to finish it off!

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I baked off some yummy lemon blueberry muffins for this 4th of July inspired treat!

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And, then I whipped up an old fashioned rootbeer float – YUM!  I decorated a pair of striped paper straws with a couple embellies from Paper Sweeties – perfect!

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A delicious summer time snack, don’t you think???  We’ll be serving these yummies up this weekend at our holiday BBQ for our family!

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Almost too good to eat … ALMOST :)

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I used these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique to make these cards:



  Please visit our talented Design Team Contributors’ blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

July Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

July Card Kit of the Month —> NOW LIVE <—

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  –> sign up on blog sidebar!

Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration 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!

We cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

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Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

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Sharing with these challenges:  Curtain Call – 7/1 Cherry Bomb; House of Cards – July/fruit, drink and/or colors; Dies R Us #52 – outdoor fun/BBQ; Simon Says Stamp #28 – ATG; Mojo Monday #454 – sketch; 613 Avenue Create #182 – ATG w/summer twist; Retro Sketches #220 – sketch; Cut it Up #99 – 3-D; CAS-ual Friday #151 – red, white & blue

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