Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #31 – ‘Celebrate Mom’

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #31 – ‘Celebrate Mom’

Hello sweeties!!  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 winner … the votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30 – ‘Hoppy Easter’:  Karen O.

Bunny  and Lamb April 2015

We loved everything about Karen’s oh-so-sweet card … the soft, pastel color palette, the amazing coloring, the theme and those absolutely darling images!   Contact us, Karen, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Edited for NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY – May 2, 2015:


**SALE EXTENDED** NSD2015 coupon expires 3-3-15 at 11:59 pm EST.

Comment contest runs for the ENTIRE MONTH and will close on May 31st at 12 pm EST: $100 SHOPPING SPREE up for grabs — share a project for our May challenge for another chance to WIN!


  • I’m so glad I found this blog/challenge! I can’t wait to see all the projects and inspiration :) Hugs…Janie

  • I forgot to say something IMPORTANT!!! I absolutely LOVE your card!!! It is beautiful and creative and I love the colors :) Hugs…Janie


Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!

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 — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 our link gallery below — please link to your project post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!

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 new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #31 – ‘Celebrate Mom’


HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, sweet treats??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views …


The little tea pot from the Tea For Two set is one of my favorite goodies to create with.  For today’s card, I die cut the tea pot using pink & white gingham patterned paper and then die cut a heart in the center of the pot to create a fun shaker card!  Shaker cards are so fun and trendy right now — the pretty flower-shaped, iridescent sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique are perfect to add to a shaker card or on any project where you want to add a little sparkle and bling!


Stamp supply list:  You are the most Wonderful

Die supply list:  Tea For Two Sweet Cuts, Be Happy Sweet Cuts

Embellishment supply list:  Frosting Sequins, Raspberry Sequins, Cotton Candy Sequins, Frosting Seam Binding


  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team projects today … and a happy Paper Sweeties WELCOME to our newest Design Team Contributor, Angel Johns:

Angel Johns  *welcome to the team*

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

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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!

I cannot wait to see how you will be inspired by this month’s challenge!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Paper Issues – show your style; Cupcake Inspirations #307 – spring; 613 Avenue Create – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #138 – lots of  flowers; Fusion – photo; 7 Kids College Fund #124 – ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #250 – spring; Really Reasonable Ribbons #117 – photo; The Card Concept #34 – photo; {PIN}spirational #139 – photo; The Challenge #32 – polka dots


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  • Cheryl Lea
    Posted at 00:16h, 01 May Reply

    Debbie, this card is so pretty! I love the heart cut inside the tea pot for a shaker, and the little cake die cut and doily peeking out the bottom is perfect for a tea party! Hugs!

  • Larissa Heskett
    Posted at 01:00h, 01 May Reply

    OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Heart Window you created in the Tea Pot!! =) What a REFECT Idea!! LOVE the Cake and the Flowers too!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =) P.S I was named a Twinkler on the New Sparkle & Shine Challenge Blog with a Card I made using Paper Sweeties Products!! =) YEAH!!

  • Jill Norwood
    Posted at 01:20h, 01 May Reply

    Oh my that teapot shaker is adorable!!! Love it so much!

  • D~DesignsbyDragonfly
    Posted at 04:38h, 01 May Reply

    Debbie your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for having me as your Guest Designer this month.
    Crafty hugs,

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 08:01h, 01 May Reply

    Love love love love this! LOVING how you turned that teapot into a SHAKER! I loveeeeeeeeeee that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maria
    Posted at 09:13h, 01 May Reply

    Wow! Gorgeous card, Debbie! Love the tea pot shaker, cake, and cluster of flowers! What a beauty…love it!:-)

  • Nathalie
    Posted at 12:39h, 01 May Reply

    So sweet card for Mom. I love papers ans colors. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  • Karen Letchworth
    Posted at 14:39h, 01 May Reply

    What a sweet little tea pot with all the sequins brewing inside it. Just darling! Thanks for sharing with us in our Photo Inspiration Challenge.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  • Mackie
    Posted at 16:36h, 01 May Reply

    Love the pretty teapot shaker! Such a sweet , feminine creation! Love it!

  • Amy
    Posted at 17:09h, 01 May Reply

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT Sweetie

  • Mynn xx
    Posted at 08:36h, 02 May Reply

    This is darling, Debbie! I LOVE the fun shaker teapot and I adore the polka dotted cake! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  • vanessab
    Posted at 12:13h, 02 May Reply

    oh my goodness, that card is AMAZING!

  • Susie G.
    Posted at 12:42h, 02 May Reply

    love the tea pot and the shaker heart is awesome!

  • Indy
    Posted at 14:50h, 02 May Reply

    What fun projects! I am totally loving that very relaxed bunny! So glad you were inspired to join our Spring Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  • chark
    Posted at 23:07h, 02 May Reply

    omgoodness, love this project! beautiful! Happy NSD!

  • Mary Demmons
    Posted at 10:50h, 04 May Reply

    Gorgeous card! I love the teapot and the flowers are gorgeous!!!

  • Deanne at Three Trees
    Posted at 10:54h, 05 May Reply

    SOOOO pretty – I love everything about your card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion.

    Deanne 🙂

  • maria f.
    Posted at 10:51h, 06 May Reply

    Such a cute scene, Debbie. Happy to see you in the Card Concept gallery!

  • Caryn Davies
    Posted at 11:43h, 06 May Reply

    Absolutely stunning, I absolutely love this whole design.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp this week.
    Caryn xxx

  • Jo
    Posted at 13:30h, 06 May Reply

    Lovely. Thank you for playing in our challenge at

  • Janie R.
    Posted at 18:12h, 06 May Reply

    I’m so glad I found this blog/challenge! I can’t wait to see all the projects and inspiration 🙂 Hugs…Janie

  • Janie R.
    Posted at 18:21h, 06 May Reply

    I forgot to say something IMPORTANT!!! I absolutely LOVE your card!!! It is beautiful and creative and I love the colors 🙂 Hugs…Janie

  • Maike von Maikreations
    Posted at 03:51h, 07 May Reply

    Absolutely love the soft colour palette on your card and the fact that you added the shaker element ;o) Thank you for playing along with us over at {PIN}spirational Challenge.

  • KT Fit Kitty
    Posted at 12:19h, 13 May Reply

    The card is so beautiful! These are great colours! Congrats to Dawn as your May guest designer!

  • Brandi R
    Posted at 10:41h, 15 May Reply

    What a gorgeous shaker card! Love the whole design ♥

  • chark
    Posted at 01:54h, 16 May Reply

    love the inspiration photo and the card is just lovely!

  • ~DEANNE~
    Posted at 19:12h, 25 May Reply

    So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O’ Paper

  • Sandie Lobbezoo
    Posted at 21:25h, 27 May Reply

    Love this month’s challenge with the tea cups and light pastels…so delicate! Love your tea pot with the shaker/window! Adorable!!

  • msmajesticmom
    Posted at 23:07h, 27 May Reply

    I love the different shades of pink used together and the teapot shaker is wonderful. What a great idea! Your roses are beautiful and I wish I could make them like that. Love the card! Thanks!!!

  • marylouh
    Posted at 09:52h, 28 May Reply

    the card is darling. Love the bunny enjoying the softness of the sheep’s back.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Lin
    Posted at 17:36h, 31 May Reply

    What a beautiful inspiration for your challenge this month! These lovely soft colors make me smile! They are perfect to celebrate Mother’s Day!

  • Janie R.
    Posted at 21:05h, 01 June Reply

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! You have no idea how excited I am….going shopping….lol 🙂 Hugs….Janie

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