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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | December 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 of the November challenge:  Dawn!

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Dawn created a beautiful card for our November challenge inspired by the colors using some yummy sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique!   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!

PS-Winner BadgePaper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog and in our Facebook Group! 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 ... you don't have to use products from Paper Sweeties, but we would LOVE if you did!   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 inLinkz gallery below (if using your blog, please link to your blog post not your entire blog so we can find your creation) or UPLOAD a photo of your project to our FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE ALBUM .  No blog or not on Facebook, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries to add your project link:  Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest or Splitcoast Stampers - (keyword papersweeties).

3. LINK back to this blog post so your followers can find us too!

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!

*** The December challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree in our boutique!  Enter as often as you wish to better your chances on a win! ***

DECEMBER 1ST SPECIAL OF THE DAY:  Share a project with us TODAY either here on the blog OR in our new Facebook Challenge Album (link above), contact us to let us know you shared and receive a special coupon to receive 10% off your next order of regular AND sale products in the shop!

Grab our challenge button and share on your blog with your crafty friends:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo along with the tree shape and theme in this month's gorgeous photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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This was a FUN card to make and it came together in a snap ... a great card to make if you're mass producing a bunch of cards, invitations or thank you notes!

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I stamped the images on the white cardstock layer and then added sequins and bow!  Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Merry Little Christmas and Gold Sequins!

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I also have a layout to share that I created inspired by this month's board!

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This LO literally took me 5 minutes to make - easy peesy!  I added my photos to look like the shape of a tree.  The trunk is a piece of scrap brown cardstock.  I punched a gold glitter star and then added some Gold Sequins, a die cut Joy word and several presents under the tree die cut using Stitched Tags #3 Sweet Cuts & Merry and Bright Patterned Paper!

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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!

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

December Guest Designer:  Karen Letchworth

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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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Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to check out our lineup of design team projects, special guest designers, specials, giveaways, sales, prizes and MORE for this year's 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties - 2016!

Sharing with these challenges:  Fusion - Christmas; House of Cards - Christmas; Dies 'R Us #62 - Christmas; Simon Says Stamp #33 - ATG; Freshly Made Sketches #265 - sketch; Card Concept #63 - holiday; Merry Monday Christmas #224 - masculine Christmas; Addicted to Stamps #222 - make your mark; JUGS #371 - photo/tree; 613 Avenue Create #191 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | December 2015!

*NOTE*  All of the *NEW* in December products are NOW LIVE in the Paper Sweeties boutique.  Visit our What's New page to check out all of the holiday and winter inspired stamps, dies and sequins!  Beginning 12/2 and running through 12/13, the Design Team Contributors will be hosting a TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Blog Hop sharing projects using all of the new goodies!  Mark your calendars and join the party -- there will loads of inspiration and creativity + some extra special surprises too!

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:   Nance Salkeld!

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We love everything about Nance's wonderful card and the sweet scene she created! Nance used Sweeties Wagon, Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts, Stand Add-on: Scarecrow, Stand Add-on: Scarecrow Sweet Cuts, Home Tweet Home and Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts from Paper SweetiesContact us, Nance, 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 ... 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 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 online gallery 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!

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the theme, shape, ornament, bells, holly leaves and sentiment in this beautiful holiday photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I created sweet little ornaments by turning the Snow Globe from the  Snow Time Sweet Cuts set upside down and die cutting it eight times using a variety of different patterned papers!  The 'JOY' sentiment was die cut using the Joy Sweet Cuts set!

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I enjoyed creating eight different ornaments with coordinating papers and embellishments!

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This cutie pie is dotted with aqua Stickles!

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The holly leaves were created using the Holly Days Sweet Cuts set!

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I had just the perfect mini pink flocked tree to decorate with all of these adorable and sweet handmade ornaments!

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Bells and baubles ... sequins and glitter ... ribbons and flowers!

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Here I added a couple of the delicious Snowflake Sequins - I love the white on white!

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And then I created a pretty tree topper with aqua tulle, a pink & white chenille candy cane and some more fun baubles!

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I LOVE how this tree turned out ... what do you think??

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And, I put a little snow globe I created several years ago under the tree ...

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I used the Little Wishes and Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts to create the tiny tag!

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The snow globe is a tiny canning jar and I put a glittered pine cone and some glitter snow inside, then decorated the top with pretty bits and bobs of treasures from my craft baskets!

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  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

Jeri Thomas *WELCOME TO THE TEAM*

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

December Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

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

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

Sharing with these challenges:  House of Cards - December; Really Reasonable Ribbons #130 - silver/gold; Dies 'R Us #38 - Christmas;  613 Avenue Create #152 - ATG; Cupcake Inspirations #338 - cupcake ornament; JUGS #321 - photo inspiration/ornaments/pink; Fussy & Fancy #153 - words; Cut it Up #85 - make it sparkle with dies & sequins; Fusion - blue Christmas; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #264 - O' Christmas Tree; Pink & Main #4 – Christmas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stamps materials list:  Homemade With Love, Ho Ho Ho

Dies materials list:  Ho Ho Ho Sweet Cuts

Embellishments materials list:  Red & White Chenille Candy Canes

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

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

Amber Kroening

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin  *special guest designer*

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

Lisa Elton

Lysa Rohrer

Mackie Robertson - WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

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December Guest Designer: Diane Hover

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

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

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

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

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | January 2017!

Hello crafty friends - HAPPY NEW YEAR!  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 of the December challenge:  Kristina from Crafty Paws with these TWO amazing cards:

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Kristina created these adorable cards for our December challenge inspired by the colors and winter theme using the Sweeties Pets stamp set from the Paper Sweeties boutique!   Contact us, Kristina, to claim your $100 gift certificate prize ... and here's a {sweet} badge to display on your blog!

PS-Winner BadgePaper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog and in our Facebook Group! 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 ... you don't have to use products from Paper Sweeties, but we would LOVE if you did!   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 inLinkz gallery below (if using your blog, please link to your blog post not your entire blog so we can find your creation) or UPLOAD a photo of your project to our FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE ALBUM .  No blog or not on Facebook, no problem -- you can use any of our online galleries to add your project link:  Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest or Splitcoast Stampers - (keyword papersweeties).

3. LINK back to this blog post so your followers can find us too!  (Back linked posts will not be considered for the monthly prize).

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!

Grab our challenge button and share on your blog with your crafty friends:


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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo along with the trees, snowmen and winter theme in this month's FUN photo!  The snowmen were created back in 2014 by Kristen Swain - you can get the directions for the sock snowmen HERE!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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This was a FUN card to make - I love the mixy matchy colors inspired by this month's board!

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These sweet snow people dressed in their brightly colored hats and scarves make me giggle!

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I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this card:

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

*** Karen Letchworth *** WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Kathy Schweinfurth

January Guest Designer: Dawn Barwick

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!

Sharing with these challenges:  Dies 'R Us #64 - ATG; 613 Avenue Create #193 - ATG/technical; Cut it Up #112 - old/new (stamps/dies = old; Winter Mix Sequins = new); Simon Says Stamp - ATG

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Paper Sweeties: Plan Your Life Series | December 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!

 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 December 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!

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I started decorating at the very top of the page by adding a patterned paper 'December' calendar strip along with pretty patterned papers on the blank spots!

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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 show 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!

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And, how cute is sweet little Emma dressed in her holiday outfit?!?

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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 December 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 $100 SHOPPING SPREE!
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Paper Sweeties December Release | The 12 Days of Christmas!

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Welcome to Day #1 of the Paper Sweeties 12 Days of Christmas Designers' Blog Hop!  The teamies and I thought this would be a fun way to share ideas and inspiration with you over the next 12 days - showcasing our brand new stamp and die sets released on December 1st - early this month to accommodate for the holiday!  Each of the next 12 days one designer from the team will be sharing several projects to help spark your creativity!  Before we get started, let's meet the newest products NOW AVAILABLE in the boutique:

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Adorable, right???  The tree was created by popular demand ... I got many, many requests for a Paper Sweeties tree!  This set can be used year round - super cute decorated for spring, Easter, birthday, Halloween and more!  And ... who doesn't love a gingerbread man (or lady)???  Okay, without further ado, let's get onto my project shares for today!  Grab a cup of something yummy, sit back and enjoy!!!

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Instead of showing you ways to use our new sets on cards, I decided to focus my projects on gifts you can make and give this holiday season!

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I L-O-V-E giving handmade from the heart treasures to my family and friends all year long, but especially during the holidays!

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This sweet shaker gingerbread lady is so cute - a little shabby with lots of added baubles and bling!  Our Sweet Chips kits have been an INCREDIBLE HIT -- the first two shipments sold out almost immediately -- our third shipment arrived today, so ALL six kits are NOW BACK IN STOCK --  grab some before they sell out again!  Recreate using these goodies from the paper Sweeties boutique:


Next, I have another gingerbread-themed gift set to share!  

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  I purchased a pack of gold glitter foam shapes from the Dollar Store and used them to die cut the gingerbread man from our Sugar and Spice Sweet Cuts set!  There were 10 shapes in one pack for $1 - what a deal!  

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I die cut his eyes from black cardstock, tied a red ribbon around his neck, added a gingham ribbon bow, a Rusty Bell and put a Chenille Candy Cane in his little hand!  He is adorning a package of Ghirardelli Peppermint Hot Cocoa - YUM!  

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  To go along with the hot cocoa, I created a gift bag to hold some Pepperidge Farm Gingerman Cookies!  

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I stamped the gingerbread man onto a muslin bag using the Sugar and Spice stamp set, added some washi tape on the bottom and embellished with a stamped lollipop from the Let's Party stamp set along with bits and bobs of little treasures!  

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  I added the cookies inside a glassine bag and folded the flap over securing with more washi tape.  Two sweet Paper Straws were included for sipping the hot cocoa - wrapped with polka dot ribbon and topped off with a 'sweet' sentiment tag stamped using the Sugar and Spice set!  

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These would make perfect teacher, hostess, secret santa/co-worker gifts and wonderful stocking stuffers!  I'm going to make a bunch to give to my friends this holiday season!  Recreate using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  

     

Next, I have a homespun little charmer to share created using the Sweet Chips - Tree!

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I created a shaker card -- embossed the kraft cardstock back layer and added Strawberry Sequins inside!

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I created garlands to decorate my tree using kraft cardstock and the Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts die set!

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The presents were created using the Let's Party stamp and coordinating Sweet Cuts die sets - some were colored with glitter markers and some were paper pieced with papers!

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I added a crocheted doilie to the bottom for the tree skirt and a snipett of twill tape ribbon to the top so that this adorable shaker tree could be hung -- cute on a door knob or even hung on the tree!  Recreate using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:


The next projects I am sharing are oh-so-sweet!  I recently saw a version of them shared on Facebook and knew immediately I wanted to give these little cuties a try!

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These are so quick and easy ... another project that you can make ahead and share with family and friends during the holiday season!  

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  All you need is some cute cupcake liners, a package of white glass ornaments, some white puffy paint, glitter, baubles to decorate your 'cupcakes' and any stamps and dies you'd like to use to embellish!  

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The most difficult part of this project is waiting for the puffy paint to dry -- it takes a long time!  I let mine dry for several hours, and then while it was still tacky, I sprinkled glitter onto the paint for some sparkle and shine!  

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  I used the Merry and Bright & Sugar and Spice stamp sets to stamp the sentiment tags.  The leaves were die cut using the Holly Days Sweet Cuts set.  The 'berries' are glass beads used for jewelry making.   papersweeties-debbie-12-2-15(18)

  I will be adding these adorable little handmade cupcakes to my white candy theme tree - perfect!  Again, these make wonderful gifts for the holidays - great for teachers, co-workers, friends, hostess gifts ... wouldn't these looks adorable as table favors at a holiday tea party???  Note to self!!!  

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  Recreate using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:


The final project I created to share today is another Sweet Chips kit turned into a shaker - LOVE!

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The Sweet Chips - Snow Globe is so much FUN to decorate!  I turned my project into a shaker by adding some Snowflake Sequins!

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I love the little scene created with the snowman, tree ... and how cute are those tiny felt mittens (old Stampin' Up! from my stash)!

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The Sweet Chips kits are quite addictive ... I've decorated all six we currently carry and can't wait to make some more!  You could turn the globe upside down and make it a fish bowl!  Or leave 'as is' and turn it into a gumball machine!  So many possibilities and so much fun to create with!  Recreate using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

Thanks for stopping by today to have a peek at my gift ideas!  I hope I inspired you to make one or two or more of these sweet projects -- a couple for gifts and maybe one or two for YOU!

Speaking of gifts, how about some for all of our fabulous followers?  Leave me a comment on this blog post letting me know which of the projects I shared was your favorite!  At the end of our 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, I'll choose one winner from all the comments to win a shopping spree at Paper Sweeties!  The more comments, the larger the prize ... I'll add $10 to the gift certificate prize for each 10 comments, so if we get 100 comments, someone will win a $100 shopping spree!  ONE comment per person, please!  SHARE this blog post with your crafty friends ... the more comments we receive, the larger the prize will be!

Edited:  and the WINNER is: 

So many inspiring projects and all so cute and adorable. I think my favorite is the gingerbread hot cocoa gift.

Karen, contact us to claim the $40 gift certificate for your shopping spree!!

Be sure to come back tomorrow to continue on the blog hop ... you won't want to miss a single second of the fun and festivities!  There 'may be' MORE prizes along the way, so be sure to bookmark and follow our blog to keep up to date with all the exciting things we have planned for the 12 Days of Christmas Designers' Blog Hop at Paper Sweeties!

December 3rd:  Maria Patrick

Day #3:  December 4th:  Nancy Penir

Day #4:  December 5th:  Kathy Schweinfurth

Day #5:  December 6th:  Mackie Robertson

Day #6:  December 7th:  Jill Norwood

Day #7:  December 8th:  Michelle Bala

Day #8:  December 9th:  Michele Henderson

Day #9:  December 10th:  Larissa Heskett

Day #10:  December 11th:  Jeri Thomas

Day #11:  December 12th:  Angel Johns

Day #12:  December 13th:  Mynnette Kitchen

Sharing with these challenges:  House of Cards – December; Really Reasonable Ribbons #130 – silver/gold; Dies ‘R Us #38 – Christmas;  613 Avenue Create #152 – ATG; Cupcake Inspirations #338 – cupcake ornament; JUGS #321 – photo inspiration/ornaments/pink; Fussy & Fancy #153 – words; Cut it Up #85 – make it sparkle with dies & sequins; Fusion – blue Christmas; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Let it Snow; The Shabby Tea Room #264 – O’ Christmas Tree; The Card Concept #45 - Let it Snow; Pink & Main #4 - Christmas

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge # 27 – ‘Winter Wishes’

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 December Inspiration Challenge #26 - 'Happy Holidays':  Sierra Winters!

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Sierra's adorably sweet mitten with homespun patterned papers, burlap, lace, chipboard and embellies captured our hearts this month!  Contact me, Sierra, 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 January Inspiration #27 - Winter Wishes 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!

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

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I LOVE sweet little snowmen!  I don't enjoy winter because I don't like the cold, but I sure do love cute snow people!!  This one is no exception with his matching damask hat and scarf ... and his adorable little birdie friend sitting on the fence beside him!

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Stamps materials list:  Snow Friends, Deck The Halls, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow

Dies materials list:  Snow Friends, Deck The Halls, Wagon Add-on: bloom & grow, Thanks Snow Much, Home Tweet Home

We have some EXCITING NEWS ... please join me in welcoming a new face to the Paper Sweeties DESIGN TEAM: Jill Norwood!  I know you will be so inspired by these Jill's talent!  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jill Norwood - WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

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January Guest Designer: Beth Johnson

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

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $10 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,000 level!

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

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

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

Inspired by these challenges:  House of Cards: January/use glitter; Cupcake Inspirations #291 - winter wonderland; 7 Kids College Fund #116 - ATG; Colour Me #52 - use past color board (3: subtle w/neutrals); Kraft Journal #204 - Happy New Year; 613 Avenue Create # 104 - ATG; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Pile it On #49 - ATG Christmas Holiday; Paper Issues - make it merry

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

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Welcome to the Designer Spotlight - December edition!  This month we are featuring the amazing and beautiful work of Paper Sweeties Designer, Char Cundy!

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Char created this gorgeous, shabby chic holiday card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique: Deck The Halls, Make The Season Bright and Deck The Halls Sweet Cuts!  Please visit Char's blog for complete details on this beautiful card!

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

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

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

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Lastly, thank you to the lovely ladies at the Fusion Challenge Blog for picking my card as one of the honorable mentions for last week's holiday challenge!!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to one and all!  Hugs - xoxo

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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Rewind!

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

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

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

Die supply list:  Holly Days Sweet Cuts

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And, if you missed any of my previous projects, here's a recap:
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Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:
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Play along with the December Inspiration Challenge – Happy Holidays – for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Edited: use coupon code MERRY to save 25% off your entire FULL PRICE order through December 31st!

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

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

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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Party!

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

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

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

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Stamp supply list: *NEW* Snow Time

Die supply list:  *NEW* Snow Time Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Red & White Chenille Candy Cane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

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

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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Countdown!

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

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

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Stamp supply list: *NEW* Deck The Halls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

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

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Paper Sweeties December 2014 Release Sneak Peeks!

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

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

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Stamp supply list:  *NEW* Deck The Halls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxo

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

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