Paper Sweeties challenge | October 2017!

Paper Sweeties challenge | October 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 September challenge:  Cherry!

We just love both of these oh-so-sweet cards Cherry created!  Abigail is dressed so adorable in her outfit from the Life is a Picnic stamp set and sentiment from the Sweetie Pie stamp set and looks to be having fun out walking on this fine fall day!   Contact us, Cherry, 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 theme, colors and patterns in this month’s yummy photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking a sentiment from one of our *new* sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of this month … you’re going to LOVE the (hint) stitched tag and awesome sentiments from the For You stamp and Sweet Cuts die sets!  I created a sweet fall theme basket and filled it with caramel candies for my first project.  The tag was created using the Little Wishes stamp and coordinating Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts set!

I used our Basket and Basket Sweet Cuts to make this adorable treat holder!  The box inside is cardstock that I cut 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and then scored at 1 1/2″ on all four sides and folded into a box shape.

I created a coordinating 3″ x 3″ card using the Thank You stamp and die SET along with the Square Scallop Framed Sweet Cuts die set, Creamsicle Sequins, Cookie Dough Sequins and Pink Grapefruit Sequins.

What an easy little card to mass produce if you need a bunch of them … and who wouldn’t want to receive a yummy little treat basket like this filled with candy, cookies, a gift card, money, etc.!  Makes GREAT TEACH APPRECIATION GIFTS for the upcoming holidays too!


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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld


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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 Ribbons #172 – ATG; House of Cards – October challenge/colors; 613 Avenue Create #202 – ATG; Inspired by all the little things #66 – flowers; Simon Says #42 – ATG; Cut it up #131 – change is good

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  • Julie Tucker
    Posted at 09:21h, 01 October Reply

    Ohhhhhhh this set is fabulous! LOVING that tag!!!!!!

  • Mackie
    Posted at 11:09h, 01 October Reply

    I am in love with this adorable basket treat holder!!! So darn creative!!!!! And the gift card is SO pretty!!!!!

  • Karen Letchworth
    Posted at 13:21h, 01 October Reply

    What a yummy little treat basket, Debbie. Filled with Paper Sweeties Fall goodness! Love it, and LOVE the sweet little card to match.

  • Evelyn
    Posted at 11:56h, 03 October Reply

    Treat baskets are so much fun to make and the recipients always appreciate the extra effort. I love the beautiful fall colors and that bow!! WOW!!

    Thanks for joining us for our Change is Good! challenge at Cut it Up!


  • Leigh Penner
    Posted at 20:51h, 03 October Reply

    Very pretty take on the inspiration photo!

  • Virginia L.
    Posted at 01:42h, 04 October Reply

    Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  • Kimberly Lackenbach
    Posted at 12:54h, 04 October Reply

    Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little Things with your cute card!

  • Robin Feicht
    Posted at 13:25h, 04 October Reply

    Such a delightful little Thank You card!

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 10:33h, 05 October Reply

    Great gift set! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  • Wanda Cullen
    Posted at 11:24h, 06 October Reply

    Love the sweet basket of posies! So happy to have you joining us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

  • Karen
    Posted at 21:18h, 01 November Reply

    Thank you for joining the House of Cards October Challenge. Thank you for entering and I hope we see you enter again this month Karen (HOC DT)

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