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*NOTE*  All of the *NEW* in December products are NOW LIVE in the Paper Sweeties boutique.  Visit our What's New page to check out all of the holiday and winter inspired stamps, dies and sequins!  Beginning 12/2 and running through 12/13, the Design Team Contributors will be hosting a TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Blog Hop sharing projects using all of the new goodies!  Mark your calendars and join the party -- there will loads of inspiration and creativity + some extra special surprises too!

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:   Nance Salkeld!

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We love everything about Nance's wonderful card and the sweet scene she created! Nance used Sweeties Wagon, Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts, Stand Add-on: Scarecrow, Stand Add-on: Scarecrow Sweet Cuts, Home Tweet Home and Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts from Paper SweetiesContact us, Nance, to claim your gift certificate for a $20 shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month ... and here's a {sweet} badge to display on your blog - enjoy!

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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 online gallery 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 #38:

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the theme, shape, ornament, bells, holly leaves and sentiment in this beautiful holiday photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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I created sweet little ornaments by turning the Snow Globe from the  Snow Time Sweet Cuts set upside down and die cutting it eight times using a variety of different patterned papers!  The 'JOY' sentiment was die cut using the Joy Sweet Cuts set!

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I enjoyed creating eight different ornaments with coordinating papers and embellishments!

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This cutie pie is dotted with aqua Stickles!

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The holly leaves were created using the Holly Days Sweet Cuts set!

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I had just the perfect mini pink flocked tree to decorate with all of these adorable and sweet handmade ornaments!

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Bells and baubles ... sequins and glitter ... ribbons and flowers!

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Here I added a couple of the delicious Snowflake Sequins - I love the white on white!

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And then I created a pretty tree topper with aqua tulle, a pink & white chenille candy cane and some more fun baubles!

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I LOVE how this tree turned out ... what do you think??

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And, I put a little snow globe I created several years ago under the tree ...

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I used the Little Wishes and Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts to create the tiny tag!

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The snow globe is a tiny canning jar and I put a glittered pine cone and some glitter snow inside, then decorated the top with pretty bits and bobs of treasures from my craft baskets!

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

Jeri Thomas *WELCOME TO THE TEAM*

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

December Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

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I cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month’s challenge!

Sharing with these challenges:  House of Cards - December; Really Reasonable Ribbons #130 - silver/gold; Dies 'R Us #38 - Christmas;  613 Avenue Create #152 - ATG; Cupcake Inspirations #338 - cupcake ornament; JUGS #321 - photo inspiration/ornaments/pink; Fussy & Fancy #153 - words; Cut it Up #85 - make it sparkle with dies & sequins; Fusion - blue Christmas; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - ATG; The Shabby Tea Room #264 - O' Christmas Tree; Pink & Main #4 – Christmas

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20 comments on “Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | December 2015!

  1. Can I say great minds think alike? I turned the snow globe upside down for my design, too. Your little tree is just so incredibly sweet. I love the pink, especially combined with the soft aqua.

  2. Oh, be still my heart, Debbie!!! Look at that pink tree with the gorgeous mitten ornaments!!! And, love your little snow globe jar with all the lovely trims!!!

  3. These ornaments are SO darling, Debbie! I LOVE how each is unique--what a gorgeous finished product, too! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  4. This is so adorable! I love the colors, textures, sparkle….well, everything! This adds a lot of sparkle to our challenge over at Cut It Up! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Love your gorgeous mittens and enjoyed every one of them. Very festive and beautiful on the Christmas tree. Just fun! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous mittens with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next creative project with us on our next challenge. Nancy Hill, Design Team

  6. These are incredible Debbie! I love each and everyone of them! SUPER job with our challenge and thanks for taking the time to join us at Just Us Girls this week, I am thrilled that you did or I might have missed these!

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