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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 February challenge:  Leanne!

  Contact us, Leanne, 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:

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

I am sneaking a couple new stamp and die sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month!  The coffee cup, steam and coordinating dies are from the *new* Keep calm and drink coffee sets and the sentiment inside the banner die is from the *new* Planner Series: Coffee set!

I created the coffee cup by stamping on black cardstock using Versamark ink and then embossing with white powder.  The steam is die cut using white glitter cardstock.  Here are the other goodies I used 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

Kathy Schweinfurth

March Guest Designer:  Jinny Newlin

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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:  Freshly Made Sketches #277 – sketch; Addicted to Stamps & More #251 – ATG; Dies ‘R Us #68 – something new (new stamp & die sets); Inspired by all the little things #45 – coffee; 613 Avenue Create #194 – ATG


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  1. Stunning card with the embossed coffee cup, Debbie!! Love the polka dots and pretty flower, too!! Such a wonderful fun release for March, thank you!!!

  2. Debbie do you know when the stamp set Hoppy Easter will be back in. Can’t wait to get it. I love, love, love that stamp set. Thaanks for all the great inspiration you give me. Pam

  3. Hey Debbie – I really like the worded coffee cup you chose to use, the glittered steam and your coice of sentiments! Very fun indeed! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  4. SUPER cute card, Deb. Every month Paper Sweeties offers the most lovely new sets. These coffee sets are SO adorable, and I hope everyone who sees them falls in love and orders them. Your creativity always inspires me.

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