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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:  Lin B.


 Lin took inspiration from the polka dots, colors and flowers from last month’s inspiration board and we absolutely adore her beautiful card!  Lin used Cookie Dough, Bubblegum, Cotton Candy and Creamsicle Sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Contact us, Lin, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog! 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 — 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 winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #32 – ‘Party Time’


HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes??  Here is how I was inspired to create this month (CLICK on the photos for close up views):


Who doesn’t love a pretty paper pinwheel … and polka dots, a paper straw, aqua and hot pink make it twice as fun!  I stamped a cascade of hearts and circles from the Be Happy stamp set on the white background base using Cool Pool ink and added iridescent pink glitter to the centers of the stamped hearts.  Next I created a double-sided paper pinwheel from two fun patterned papers, adhered the pinwheel to a Robin Egg Straw and then attached the pinwheel to the base of my card.


I stamped the sentiment using Watermelon Fusion ink, added a Watermelon Fusion scalloped cardstock border and then tied a length a yellow grosgrain ribbon around the card base.  I die cut a heart shape from the aqua patterned paper using the Be Happy Sweet Cuts set and adhered on top of the ribbon band.


To finish my card, I added Raspberry, Cookie Dough and Robin Egg Sequins to add a pop of SPARKLE and BLING!  I love, love, LOVE the Paper Sweeties flower-shaped, iridescent sequins!  (Sweet Berry cardstock and ink, Cool Pool ink – Fun Stampers Journey).

Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

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

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

June Guest Designer:  Karen Oliver

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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!

Inspired by these challenges: 613 Avenue Create #126 – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #140 – fun in the sun; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #246 – ATG; 7 Kids Challenge Blog #126 – ATG; Creative Blooms – June color challenge


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  1. What a festive card–love those bright colors! The pretty pinwheel, and stamped hearts trailing down to the die cut heart are fun design features.

  2. I stumbled on your website (after a sale just ended too) and I’ve been checking out the blogs for different ways the sets have been used. I like how you added the pictures of the supplies you used on this months card. It makes it so much easier to find and see the items, so thank you!

  3. Debbie I love your sweet pinwheel! It looks like it is spreading love as it spins with the hearts flowing out of it! Such a sweet design! Love your thumb-link list too! 🙂

  4. Great card…lovely soft colours and I love the pinwheel. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Pat K x

  5. What an absolutely adorable fun card!!! I love the pinwheel and the use of the sequins 🙂 Hugs…Janie

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