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Sequins | Sugar Sprinkles

Iridescent and unique flower-shaped sequins that are absolutely stunning!  The perfect embellishment to add a bit of sparkle and shine to all of your paper crafting, scrapbooking, home decor and gift packaging projects!   Colors coordinate with our seam binding, baker’s twine and paper straws too!

Each package contains 1.5 teaspoons of 6mm cupped sequins - approximately 300.

Paper Sweeties May Inspiration Challenge #19 – ‘Cupcakes & Sprinkles’

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 April Inspiration #18 Challenge: Mynnette Kitchen!  Mynnette created not one, but TWO adorable projects to share with us in April, and they BOTH stole our hearts!

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Mynnette created this absolutely darling set using the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow and Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes stamp sets along with the Hippity Hoppity Sweet Cuts die set and Cupcake Seam Binding!

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Then, Mynnette shared these adorable peeps treats she created using the Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow stamp set!  So CA-UTE and FUN!!!  Contact me, Mynnette, 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 May Inspiration #19 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, embellishment or complimentary digital image!  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 May Inspiration #19 – ‘Cupcakes & Sprinkles’:

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We have this yummy photo and gorgeous color palette to be inspired by this month ... and here is what I created:

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I began with a base of cardstock, washi tape and patterned paper onto which I layered a selection of pretties!  I adhered a pink glittered chipboard heart and then on top of that layered a sweet cupcake stamped using the Sending Sweet Thoughts stamps set and die cut using the Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts set!  I stamped the sentiment using the So Sweet of You stamp set!

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I added some pretty pink trim, a row of fun red buttons, an aqua flourish ... then added a couple of yummy Robin Egg Sequins and a stamped row of teeny tiny cupcakes using the Sending Sweet Thoughts stamp set.

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

Amber Kroening

Annette Allen

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeanne Jachna

Kerin Sylvester

May Guest Designer:  Mynnette Kitchen

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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:  7 Kids College Fund – anything; Word Art Wednesday #130 – anything;  CASE Study #189 - hearts; Fusion - colors/layers; Really Reasonable Ribbons #94 - bright summer colors/ribbon-trim; Catered Crop - button up; Colour Me #18 - anything goes with up to 5 colors; Simon Says - anything goes

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Hello Sweeties!  How are ya'll today?  I'm popping in to share a {sweet} little something I created for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room #170 - 'Sweet as Sugar'!  Lenet is our host and she had provided this lovely photo for our inspiration:

Photo Inspiration #170... Lenet asks that we create a card or project using aqua, pint, white (or cream) and include flowers!  Easy peesy!!

Debbie TSTR #170 (2)I created a scalloped circle shaped card using the Little Patisserie file from Digital Papers by Janet Etsy - LOVE!!   The sentiment was stamped using the You Are Fabulous stamp set from Paper Sweeties ... and then I added a pretty little nosegay using Paradise Aqua Mist and Vintage Winter White seam binding, also from Paper Sweeties, and a gorgeous two-tone paper flower from The Ribbon Reel Shop!  To top off this pretty in pink card, I sugared the top of the cupcake with glitter to add sparkle and bling!

Debbie TSTR #170 (1)Please be sure to stop by and check out the beautiful projects created by the rest of the Shabby Girls this week ... and then I hope you'll have time to play along for your chance to win some delicious goodness from Janet's beautiful shop!

Challenges I was inspired by:  Fussy & Fancy #90 - bling; Cupcake Inspirations #214 - inspiration photo/sprinkles/flowers

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Paper Sweeties | June 2017 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the June 2017 *NEW* product release 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!

For today's rewind project, I'm sharing a fun card I created using some of the brand new goodies released yesterday in our shop in combination with some previously released sets to show you how seamlessly our products work together to help you create one of a kind handmade treasures!  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this bright and cheery card: Aloha, Island Time, Island Time Sweet Cuts, Surf's Up, Sugar Sprinkles Sequins.

Patterned paper from Photoplay Paper!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What fun inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else?

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!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

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?

You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $5 each month!  Each kit contains two *NEW* stamp sets along with supplies to create the two cards featured in the kit (stamp sets retail value $24, so club members are only paying $1 for the card supplies)!!  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 middle 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 some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category ... check it out and get your favorites at up to  50% 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 underway for our July release, but until then follow us to keep up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  Addicted to Stamps & More #246 - ATG; 613 Avenue Create #198 - ATG;  Simon Says - emboss it; Cupcake Inspirations #411 - colors; Fusion - sketch/colors; Curtain Call #15 - sorbet

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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series | June 2017!

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!

 You can use our versatile planner stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations, layouts, place cards, save the dates -- anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let's get to peeking at my March calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views):

I love, love, LOVE my 2017 MAMBI Create 365 Happy Life 2017 planner!

Way more user friendly than the brand I had last year ... the pages are removable which makes it very easy to stamp -- especially as the year progresses and the calendar gets filled up with lots of bumpy goodies!

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!

I stamped all the special days throughout the month using a variety of the amazing planner stamps available at Paper Sweeties!

I marked holidays and special days with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped 'challenge' 'blog' and 'new product release' dates along with my shows this month!

I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape throughout the month to decorate and add some fun color!

And, how ADORABLE is our sweet *NEW* little Madison dressed in her *NEW* summer outfit ... and I'm sneaking a *NEW* Planner stamp set too!?!?!  For tips on how to stamp and dress the dolls from Paper Sweeties, please watch Jill Norwood's videos HERE and HERE!

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!

Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique listed below:

Madison, Madison Sweet Cuts, Aloha, Planner Series: Shapes - available in our shop on June 15th!

And, I have a little bonus project ... a 3 1/2" x 5" mini calendar that I display on a wooden base and then change out the featured card each month!

Products used from the Paper Sweeties shop:  (June calendar)  Island Time, Island Time Sweet Cuts; Sugar Sprinkles Sequins.

Products used from the Paper Sweeties shop: (card created by Mackie Robertson) Jake, Jake Sweet Cuts, Surf's Up, Island Time, Island Time Sweet Cuts, Let's go to the Beach, Let's go to the Beach Sweet Cuts, At the Beach.

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties  <-- you are here!

Lilian Forsyth

Lisa Bzibziak

Nancy Salkeld

Our June 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 winner will receive a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  Share your ANYTHING GOES projects with us here in the blog link gallery and/or in our Facebook Group Challenge Album!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with everything new at Paper Sweeties and to receive subscriber only coupons, discounts and specials!  Sign up on sidebar --->

The teamies and I will be sharing projects beginning tomorrow for this month's new products release, so mark your calendars and come back for loads of ideas, inspiration and fun new goodies!

Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges: Cupcake Inspirations #411 - watercolor/colors; 613 Avenue Create #198 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties | September 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #1 of the September 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 projects, I'm sharing a couple of cards 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* Thanks stamp set to create this pretty card along with our *NEW* Thankful Sweet Cuts set to die cut the yummy burlap leaves!  We also will have a coordinating *NEW* Thanks Sweet Cuts set that will easily and quickly cut out the words 'thanks' and 'hugs' as well!  I added a rouched patterned paper ruffle, a pretty paper flower, a stick pin and a couple of Sugar Sprinkles Sequins for a little pop of sparkle!

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My second card was created using our *NEW* Thankful stamp set, coordinating Thankful Sweet Cuts die set and some pretty Cookie Dough Seam Binding for the bow!  Aren't those die cut green and white gingham leaves the sweetest??!!

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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

We’d love for you to play along with the September Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a $25 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!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

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?  Beginning this month, our card kits have been RESTRUCTURED!  Our customers asked and we listened!  Beginning September 15th, our kits will NOW INCLUDE the new stamps each month that were used to create the cards!  You'll get two *NEW* stamps along with all the pre-cut supplies you will need to create two beautiful cards each month - WOW!!

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You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $5 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 around the 15th 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 50% 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 October 2015 Release Countdown!

Welcome back crafty friends -- I'm sharing a project today for day #2 of the October *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!   I have an adorable project to share with you today created using some new goodies that will be available in the shop tomorrow —  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

Note:  I am out of the office October 14th through 18th at stamp shows in GA and TN.  All orders placed during this time will be processed and shipped on the 19th in the order they are received.

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I used the *NEW* Stand Add-on: Manger stamp set along with the Sweeties Stand, Stand Add-on: Scarecrow and Stand Add-on: Scarecrow Sweet Cuts to create this sweet, holiday-theme card!

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The pretty nosegay was created by making a pretty bow using Sugar Sprinkles Seam Binding.  I die cut a tag using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set and then stamped the word Noel onto the tag using the Stand Add-on: Manger set.  To complete this embellishment, I added a couple of Rusty Bells which I thought went along well with the rustic feel to the kraft cardstock manger!

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I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique:



Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team Contributors’ beautiful projects today:

Angel Johns

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

We’d love for you to play along with the October Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful 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!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

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 October Kit is inspired by fall!  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!  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).

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 FESTIVITIES!  Hugs – xoxo

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Welcome crafty friends to DAY #2 of the June New Product Release here at Paper Sweeties!  What did you think of yesterday's {sweet} fun in the sun themed projects???  We all have some super cute projects to share with you again today, so let's get to peeking right away ... CLICK on the photos for larger views!

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 I used the *NEW* Island Time stamp set and coordinating Island Time Sweet Cuts set to create this adorable little palm tree!  I die cut the sun using a bright yellow cardstock and then embossed it with polka dots!

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I die cut 'sand' using buttercream cardstock and the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts set - embossing with polka dots, die cut 'water' using the Let's Go to the Beach Sweet Cuts set and then stamped the sentiments using the the Let's go to the Beach stamp.
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 To finish this card, I added three yummy Sugar Sprinkles Sequins to look like coconuts in the palm tree!



Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team Contributors' beautiful projects today:

Angel Johns

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Penir

 

We'd love for you to play along with the June Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the boutique along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  What beautiful colors and fun party theme 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 subscribe to our newsletter and visit our social media galleries:

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Like our Facebook Fan Page!

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 new KITS OF THE MONTH?

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The June Kit is tea-party inspired and oh so pretty!  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 'cool' 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 - whooo hoooo!

*****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).

The Design Team and I will be back again tomorrow for our BIG RELEASE DAY PARTY -- see you then!  Hugs – xoxo

Inspired by these challenges:   613 Avenue Create #128 - ATG w/ optional twist use your flag colors; JUGS #297 - stacked dies;  Top Tip Tuesday - cut it out

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Hello Friend – Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop!

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog HopHello crafty friends!  I'm soooo excited to be popping in today to share a little something sweet and shabby I recently created for the Summer edition of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss a single minute of the fun and inspiration ... there are so many 'super sponsors' participating this time around -- it's going to be an A-MAZING event, and I'm tickled to be a part of all the creativity!

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I started with a base of Oatmeal Cookie cardstock and then layered on Sweet Berry and Bubble Gum cardstock finishing with a layer of Aqua Screen patterned paper.  I inked all the paper edges with cream paint to create a time-worn look, and then machine zig-zag stiched along the edges.  I die cut a tea pot shape from Floral Bunches patterned paper using the Tea For Two Sweet Cuts die.  I stamped a sweet heart tag on Buttercream cardstock using Cool Pool ink and then die cut the heart using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die.  Next I stamped the 'Hello Friend' sentiment with Sweet Berry ink using the Little Wishes stamp set and attached the 'tea bag tag' to the tea pot with a snipett of aqua twine.

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I added a rouched paper ruffle using text paper and then adhered a length of vintage crochet trim in a coordinating Oatmeal color.  I created a pretty nosegay of paper flowers, pearl trinket pins, pretty glitter leaves die cut using the Party Time Sweet Cuts die set and a beautiful tea-stained Frosting Seam Binding bow.

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To finish my card, I added several lovely, flower-shaped, iridescent Sugar Sprinkles Sequins for a POP of bling!  (Cardstock and ink from Fun Stampers Journey, patterned papers from Recollections by Michael's).

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Paper Sweeties is a 'Super Sponsor' for the hop and has offered a $50 gift certificate to one lucky hop participant!

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Have fun checking out all the fabulous inspiration in the hop gallery ... leave a little bloggity love along the way ... play along to share your creativity!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today -- I LOVE reading all of your sweet comments!

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Sharing my card for these challenges:  Paper Sweeties June Challenge - Party Time; 7 Kids College Fund #127 - ATG w/stitching; Creative Blooms - June colors; Sparkle & Shine - photo inspiration

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Thanks for popping by today and for all of your {sweet} comments!!  Hugs - xoxo



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You are the most WONDERFUL – CC#34

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Hello crafty friends!  I'm here to share a little something I created for the newest challenge at The Card Concept!  What a GORGEOUS inspiration board we have this time!!

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I was SO inspired by the colors, florals, theme, polka dots -- swoon!  I created this card for my mother-in-law because she IS the most wonderful MOTHER!  I hope she likes it!!

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Stamp supply list:  You are the most Wonderful

Embellishment supply list:  Sugar Sprinkles Sequins

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Please be sure to hop on over to The Card Concept challenge blog to be inspired by the other teamies' projects and then I hope you have time to play along!

Inspired by these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Paper Issues - show your style; Cupcake Inspirations #307 - spring; 613 Avenue Create - ATG; JUGS #290 - photo; Fussy & Fancy #137 - spring flowers; Fusion - photo; 7 Kids College Fund #124 - ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #250 - spring; The Challenge #32 - polka dots

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge – September 2015!

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:  Lisa Bzibziak

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I love everything about this oh-so-sweet cupcake shaped card Lisa created for our birthday celebration challenge -- especially the sparkly sequins!  Lisa created this yummy card using Emma, Emma Sweet Cuts, Jelly Bean Time and Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Contact us, Lisa, to claim your gift certificate for a $20 shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month!

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 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 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 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 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #35:

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

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I had so much FUN creating this sweet little pocket gift!  I covered a cardstock CD cover with pretty patterned papers and then had fun filling the pocket with lots of goodies!  After inserting some little baubles into the tiny paper bag and wrapping a pretty white paper doilie over the top, I sealed it with a cute little chalkboard wooden heart on a clothespin and then added a tiny washi tape ruler and a handmade report card!

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I dressed Miss Abigail up for her first day back to school - complete with her little stack of books and an apple for her teacher!  Her sweater was stamped on patterned paper, skirt on cardstock and then the outfit was paper pieced to little Abigail.  She was adhered to a library card and then added to the pocket!  I created a fun tag that was added to the bundle of pencils using baker's twine, added chipboard A, B, C's and a couple of Strawberry Sequins for pops of sparkle!

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I love everything about this fun little project and since I don't have any of my own kids going 'back to school' presently, I gave it to my bestie's daughter who is beginning her senior year in college ... I hope she likes it!!

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Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:


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

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

September Guest Designer:  Jeri Thomas

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Inspired by these challenges: Sparkle & Shine #13 - tags; Pink & Main #1 - ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #258 - ABC - 123

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