Paper Sweeties challenge | August 2017!

Paper Sweeties challenge | August 2017!

Hello crafty friends!  It’s that time of the month again … time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  We’re CELEBRATING our 5th ANNIVERSARY at Paper Sweeties this month, so be sure to read the entire post for some FUN news!  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 July challenge:  Gail Scott!

We just love the adorable little sail boat Gail cut from an SVG file!   Contact us, Gail, to claim your $25 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 the link 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).  Contact us if you have questions or need assistance!

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!

This month’s inspiration board in honor of our 5th ANNIVERSARY:

HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the theme, colors & tulle/ribbon in this month’s beautiful photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking some *new* sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month … you’re going to LOVE our amazing A Friend is & Hugs and Kisses stamp and die sets!  Additionally, I also used some delicious Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

August guest designer: Tasha RJ



In honor of our 5th birthday, we are giving all of our valued customers the opportunity to earn SPECIAL GIFTS in August – whooo hooo!  Everyone who places a $25 order through our website (before tax, shipping and discounts) will receive a complimentary VIP ‘Thank You’ stamp set!  Everyone who places a $50 order through our website (before tax, shipping and discounts) will receive a complimentary VIP ‘Thank You’ stamp set AND coordinating Sweet Cuts die!

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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!

Sharing with these challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbon #168 – ATG; Dies ‘R Us #78 – summer fun (5th b’day/August); JUGS #404 – old/new; Cut it Up #127 – friendship; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Pile it On #132 – something w/’s’; 613 Avenue Create #199 – ATG

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  • Gail Scott
    Posted at 07:42h, 01 August Reply

    Oh Happy Dance – thank you for selecting my card as the winner – I am honored – I will send an email shortly – have a blessed week- and thanks for the August challenge

    • Tricia Ann
      Posted at 18:51h, 02 August Reply

      Congratulations to Gail! I’m glad you won. 🙂

  • Julie Tucker
    Posted at 08:16h, 01 August Reply

    Gorgeous! LOVING those fun colors!!!!!!!!

  • Lori Turner
    Posted at 09:08h, 01 August Reply

    Wahooo! Happy Birthday Paper Sweeties! Gorgeous card, Debbie – love the plaid! xoxoxo

  • Darlene Pavlick
    Posted at 10:32h, 01 August Reply

    Oh Deb … what a fun creation! Sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Summertime Fun’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  • Maria Patrick
    Posted at 17:02h, 01 August Reply

    Gorgeous sweet card with the polka dots and plaid, Debbie!!! Happy 5th Birthday to Paper Sweeties!!! Love the new stamps/dies…thanks so much!!!

  • Kathy/NorthCarolina
    Posted at 05:12h, 02 August Reply

    That netting bow is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the RRR Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim Challenge!

  • Tracy
    Posted at 05:51h, 02 August Reply

    Such a sweet card, the colours and plaid are just perfect.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge xxx

  • Evelyn
    Posted at 08:25h, 02 August Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary! And thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Friendship challenge. Your pretty card is perfect to send to a friend! I love the fun, bright colors and the fringe at the bottom of the card!


  • Sheila H
    Posted at 07:27h, 03 August Reply

    The bright colors and pretty plaid make for a sweet card. Thanks for joining our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

  • Natalie
    Posted at 16:07h, 04 August Reply

    sweet projects!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  • Larelyn
    Posted at 15:52h, 09 August Reply

    I love the fabulous colors you’ve used – such a happy card. Thanks so much for joining our Cut It Up Challenge.

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