Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | February 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | February 2016

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:  Jennifer Scull!

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Jen’s adorable snowman theme shaped card melted our hearts this past month!  Contact us, Jen, to claim your specially selected $25 prize package 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 Badge

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 a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try before you buy!  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 blog 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 #40:


HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the pink and white colors as well as the cold winter theme in this sweet photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):


There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than a cup of steamy hot chocolate!  I created a Valentine gift of cocoa complete with a chocolate dipped marshmallow topped with peppermint crunch!


I die cut the lacey heart twice – once with white cardstock and a second time with pink shimmer cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment and added sequins!  I die cut the leaves using green glitter paper and then adhered all the pretty pieces onto the hot cocoa using a snipett of white satin ribbon as a belly band.


I created a coordinating shaker card using the lacey heart, sentiment stamps and leaf die again!  Love the striped Washi tape added to the bottom of the white cardstock layer!


Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

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

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

February Guest Designer:  Carrie Sheridan



Have you checked out our *NEW* Planner Series of stamps and the sweetest digital calendar ever?  The calendar comes as an instant download and is already loaded with all the important Paper Sweeties dates for 2016 – shows, challenges, new releases, blog hops … and MORE!  It’s so {sweet}!


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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!

59Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  The Challenge #59 – sketch; Really Reasonable Ribbons #133 – show me the pink; Dies ‘R Us #42 – love; 613 Avenue Create #161 – ATG w/use stash; JUGS #328 – wild card/ribbon, stamps, sequins; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Card Concept #47 – floral elegance; Tuesday Throwdown – ATG; Cut it Up #88 – love is in the air; Paper Issues – showered with love


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  • Sara Emily Barker
    Posted at 06:19h, 01 February Reply

    Sweet inspiration!

  • Mynn xx
    Posted at 12:28h, 01 February Reply

    This set is super darling, Debbie! I adore the beautiful embellishments you used, and that shaker is super fun! Sending HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  • Hetty
    Posted at 13:18h, 01 February Reply

    What a yummy gift and a beautiful shaker card.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Sheri Gilson
    Posted at 15:49h, 01 February Reply

    Super sweet inspiration!

  • Jeri
    Posted at 16:35h, 01 February Reply

    What a cute little set, Debbie! The hot cocoa treat looks yummy with that great marshmallow and I love the shaker card.

  • Vicki R.
    Posted at 16:56h, 01 February Reply

    This is a darling shaker card and gift bag set, Debbie! So fun! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us February, “Love” Challenge.

  • Evelyn
    Posted at 18:30h, 01 February Reply

    Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Love is in the Air challenge!


  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 21:07h, 01 February Reply

    Loveeeeeeee these! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gerda
    Posted at 13:26h, 02 February Reply

    What a gorgeous project!!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

  • Nancy Leppek
    Posted at 15:50h, 02 February Reply

    Really love your Valentine gift and matching shaker card! Whoever the lucky recipient is they are going to love it! Thanks for joining us for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!

  • Jingle
    Posted at 21:29h, 02 February Reply

    This is very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  • cherry
    Posted at 22:24h, 02 February Reply

    Soooooo adorable thanks for joining us at RRR

  • Darlene Pavlick
    Posted at 10:38h, 03 February Reply

    WOW what fabulous creations! I’m so glad you’ve come to share them with us!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘LOVE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  • Jennifer Scull
    Posted at 11:27h, 03 February Reply

    Thank you so very much for choosing my card as your winner! so very exciting!

    and I love all of the projects you have shared! they are adorable! 🙂

  • Dee Armstead
    Posted at 15:31h, 03 February Reply

    This is a submission to your February 2016 Color Inspiration Challenge. I have not idea if I put this in the right place.

  • Dee Armstead
    Posted at 15:33h, 03 February Reply

    Here is my entry to the February Color Inspiration Challenge. I hope I did this correctly.

  • Dee Armstead
    Posted at 15:34h, 03 February Reply

    Here is another view of my project for the February Color Inspiration Challenge. I don’t know if I did this correctly.

  • Ina
    Posted at 18:39h, 03 February Reply

    Beautiful project yiu have created here. So glad you shared with us at Just Us Girls this week. Thanks.

  • carol gill
    Posted at 18:35h, 05 February Reply

    Great shaker projects love the hearts and gorgeous bow—Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  • Rachel Bergfeld
    Posted at 10:40h, 06 February Reply

    Love all the sparkle in your shaker. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  • Jinny Newlin
    Posted at 00:32h, 09 February Reply

    So festive and absolutely gorgeous, Debbie! Great textures, and I love the shaker! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

  • Nina
    Posted at 19:15h, 14 February Reply

    Beautiful! Thank you for playing along with The Challenge.

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