Paper Sweeties challenge | September 2017!

Paper Sweeties challenge | September 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 August challenge:  Tricia!

We just love this oh-so-pretty-in-pink birthday card Tricia created!   Contact us, Tricia, 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, patterns and cherries 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 oh-so-cute Sent from my heart stamp and die set!  Additionally, I also used some delicious Strawberry Sequins, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, Homegrown, Homegrown Sweet Cuts and Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts to create this delicious little card!

And, I have an extra project to share that was inspired by this month’s challenge board and CASE’d from our very talented Mackie Robertson:

I used these goodies from Paper Sweeties to create this FUN card:  So proud of you, Sweeties Stand, Stand Add-on: Cottage Elements, Tree of life Sweet Cuts, Planner Series: Shapes, Homegrown, Homegrown Sweet Cuts, You add color to my life, You add color to my life Sweet Cuts and *NEW* Happy mail, Sent from my heart Sweet Cuts.

I would have never thought to use the curtains from the Stand Add-on: Cottage Elements set as a copula on top of the house – I adore being inspired by our talented Design Team Contributors!!!  I am sending this card as a thank you to a friend who is a school teacher … perfect, right!?!?


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

September guest designer: Gail Scott


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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: Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Really Reasonable Ribbon #171 – ATG; CAS(E) this Sketch #237 – sketch; Fusion – sketch; Addicted to stamps & more #257 – make your mark; Cupcake Inspirations #420 – back to school; Cut it Up #129 – fruit; 613 Avenue Create #200 – ATG

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  • Julie Tucker
    Posted at 08:15h, 01 September Reply

    These are so FABULOUS! I loveeeeee them! And CONGRATS to Tricia!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Letchworth
    Posted at 20:40h, 01 September Reply

    Your card is as sweet as can be, Debbie. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I hope you’ll play along with us again soon. You know I always LOVE seeing your cards again and again.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  • S
    Posted at 21:19h, 01 September Reply

    Adorable Back to School card! Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    -Sandy, DT

  • Evelyn
    Posted at 07:27h, 02 September Reply

    Very *sweet* cards, Debbie! I love all the traditional school symbols on that teacher card. She’ll love it, too!

    Thanks for joining us for our Fox and the Grapes challenge at Cut it Up!


  • Leigh Penner
    Posted at 09:17h, 02 September Reply

    Very fun cards!

  • Mackie
    Posted at 10:57h, 02 September Reply

    Love the sweet cherry card! The papers are beautiful and I love those shiny cherries! Thanks for giving me a shout out with the school card that you cased!!! I am so flattered that you liked my design!

  • Nandini Karmarkar
    Posted at 14:33h, 06 September Reply

    Very sweet and cute! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. All the very best. Hope you join in again soon. Nandini, DT

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