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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 of the November challenge:  Dawn!


Dawn created a beautiful card for our November challenge inspired by the colors using some yummy sequins from the Paper Sweeties boutique!   Contact us, Dawn, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize 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!

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 our inLinkz 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).

3. LINK back to this blog post so your followers can find us too!

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!

*** The December challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree in our boutique!  Enter as often as you wish to better your chances on a win! ***

DECEMBER 1ST SPECIAL OF THE DAY:  Share a project with us TODAY either here on the blog OR in our new Facebook Challenge Album (link above), contact us to let us know you shared and receive a special coupon to receive 10% off your next order of regular AND sale products in the shop!

Grab our challenge button and share on your blog with your crafty friends:

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge – December 2016
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge – December 2016!
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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo along with the tree shape and theme in this month’s gorgeous photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):


This was a FUN card to make and it came together in a snap … a great card to make if you’re mass producing a bunch of cards, invitations or thank you notes!


I stamped the images on the white cardstock layer and then added sequins and bow!  Products used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Merry Little Christmas and Gold Sequins!


I also have a layout to share that I created inspired by this month’s board!


This LO literally took me 5 minutes to make – easy peesy!  I added my photos to look like the shape of a tree.  The trunk is a piece of scrap brown cardstock.  I punched a gold glitter star and then added some Gold Sequins, a die cut Joy word and several presents under the tree die cut using Stitched Tags #3 Sweet Cuts & Merry and Bright Patterned Paper!


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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

December Guest Designer:  Karen Letchworth

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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!


Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to check out our lineup of design team projects, special guest designers, specials, giveaways, sales, prizes and MORE for this year’s 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties – 2016!

Sharing with these challenges:  Fusion – Christmas; House of Cards – Christmas; Dies ‘R Us #62 – Christmas; Simon Says Stamp #33 – ATG; Freshly Made Sketches #265 – sketch; Card Concept #63 – holiday; Merry Monday Christmas #224 – masculine Christmas; Addicted to Stamps #222 – make your mark; JUGS #371 – photo/tree; 613 Avenue Create #191 – ATG









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  1. Love how you’ve made your Christmas message shaped like a tree, Debbie! The pretty red bow and gold sequins add color and sparkle! Great job on the layout too! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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