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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 January challenge:  Theresa!

  Contact us, Theresa, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize … and here’s a {sweet} badge to display on your blog!

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).  Contact us if you have questions or need assistance!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your followers can find us too!  (Back linked posts will not be considered for the monthly prize).

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!

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

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge – February 2017!

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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 gingham heart in this month’s beautiful photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

This was a super quick and simple card to create!  I know it looks a little fussy, but trust me – easy peesy!

I layered red cardstock onto the vanilla card base and then added a layer of text pattern paper.  I die cut the heart twice – once for the gingham center and once for the vanilla lacey border.  I die cut the sentiment banner and stamped the sentiment.  I die cut the ‘hugs’ sentiment and the two polka dotted leaves.  Adhere everything down (I used hot glue for the flower, leaves and lacey heart) and finish off with some BLING!

I used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this card:

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

February Guest Designer:  Kristina Song

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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!

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

Sharing with these challenges: Dies R Us #66 – hearts; House of Cards – love theme and/or colors; Simon Says – color of love; Curtain Call – xoxo; Card Concept #66 – love & romance; Tuesday Throwdown #328 – love notes; Cupcake Inspirations #392 – plaid;  613 Ave Create #193 – ATG; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #50 – ATG; Die Cuttin’ Divas #302 – ATG











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  1. Love the plaid with the heart! Super cute Valentine’s card! So glad you were inspired by this week’s plaid challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you will join us again for our new challenge starting tomorrow!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  2. That gingham heart just pops on the gallery. Fabulous design. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you share more with us in future challenges.
    DRU DT

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