Paper Sweeties Challenge | March 2017!

Paper Sweeties Challenge | March 2017!

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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  • Larissa Heskett =)
    Posted at 02:11h, 01 March Reply

    SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your SWEET Card and SO EXCITED about the New March Release!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  • Julie Tucker
    Posted at 07:40h, 01 March Reply

    Love love love love this! LOVING those colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maria
    Posted at 10:21h, 01 March Reply

    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!!!

  • Michele K. Henderson
    Posted at 11:15h, 01 March Reply

    This is really gorgeous! I love the pretty color combination and that coffee mug is perfect!

  • pamer10
    Posted at 11:28h, 01 March Reply

    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

    • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
      Posted at 12:03h, 01 March Reply

      Pam, the Basket Add-on: Hoppy Easter set is back in stock … happy shopping 🙂

  • Laurie
    Posted at 13:46h, 01 March Reply

    So cute! I love the color combo and fun patterned mug. Thanks for joining us at Dies R us!

  • Susie Moore
    Posted at 13:54h, 01 March Reply

    I just love your card. The colors are awesome!

  • Darlene Pavlick
    Posted at 14:11h, 01 March Reply

    This is awesome Debbie! My niece works in a coffee bar and would LOVE this card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something New’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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

  • ~ginny
    Posted at 14:44h, 01 March Reply

    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 (

  • Karen Letchworth
    Posted at 15:20h, 01 March Reply

    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.

  • Nora
    Posted at 17:25h, 01 March Reply

    This is so pretty!! I love the colors you chose to use!!

  • Lisa Bzibziak
    Posted at 22:56h, 01 March Reply

    Just love that cup and especially love it in black embossed in white… this is a beautiful card!

  • Lilian Yeh
    Posted at 00:16h, 02 March Reply

    Beautiful! Love the colors!!!
    The Leaf Studio

  • MIchelle Bala
    Posted at 06:07h, 02 March Reply

    Yummy card, Debbie!!! Color combo is beautiful!! LOVE this coffee set!!

  • Tracey McNeely
    Posted at 10:45h, 02 March Reply

    Debbie that coffee cup is amazing, nothing like it I have seen before! A really fun card design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inspired By this week!

  • Marybeth Lopez
    Posted at 11:37h, 02 March Reply

    Adorable card and darling coffee cup Debbie! I so love the polka dots too!

  • Leigh Penner
    Posted at 19:43h, 02 March Reply

    I love your fun coffee card!

  • Kim
    Posted at 12:12h, 03 March Reply

    oh, your card is precious! Thank you for joining Inspired by all the little Things!

  • Valentyna Komisarenko
    Posted at 14:02h, 03 March Reply

    Such sweet card! The embossed card is lovely! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!

  • Kim Heggins
    Posted at 16:54h, 05 March Reply

    Adorable card….just so sweet!

  • Karren
    Posted at 01:18h, 06 March Reply

    Gorgeous card! The text cup is such a fun look. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  • Beverly Jordan
    Posted at 00:12h, 17 March Reply

    Love your sweet coffee card!

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