Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | July 2016!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | July 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:  Elizabeth H!


Elizabeth created the sweetest Father’s Day theme card for our June challenge!  Contact us, Elizabeth, to claim your 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 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 created specifically for this challenge that you can 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.  No blog, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project: FacebookFlickr, Pinterest 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!

*NEW* grab our challenge BUTTON and SHARE on your blog with your crafty friends and followers!!!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | July 2016!

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors, patterns and treats in this yummy photo (CLICK on the photos for close up views):


I decided to create some yummy treats inspired by this month’s beautiful inspiration board – just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend!  Nothings is better for a backyard BBQ than some fun, cool drinks – complete with decorated paper straws – and delicious, homemade snacks!


I made a sweet little tag to hang off of a mix kit … the kit came complete with a teeny, tiny metal whisk – just TOO cute!  I love the mixy, matchy patterned papers used to stamp the mason jar pieces on!


I adorned the tag with mason jar, pennant banner, sparkly glitter star, beautiful iridescent sequins and some stamped American flags attached to trinket pins …


… and added some button twine, denim twill ribbon, embossed stars and half of a white paper doile to finish it off!


I baked off some yummy lemon blueberry muffins for this 4th of July inspired treat!


And, then I whipped up an old fashioned rootbeer float – YUM!  I decorated a pair of striped paper straws with a couple embellies from Paper Sweeties – perfect!


A delicious summer time snack, don’t you think???  We’ll be serving these yummies up this weekend at our holiday BBQ for our family!


Almost too good to eat … ALMOST 🙂


I used these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique to make these cards:

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

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

July Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

July Card Kit of the Month —> NOW LIVE <—

papersweeties-july 2016 kit(1)

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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!


Mark your calendars for August 1st and join us all month long for the FUN and FESTIVITIES!!!

cherry bomb

Sharing with these challenges:  Curtain Call – 7/1 Cherry Bomb; House of Cards – July/fruit, drink and/or colors; Dies R Us #52 – outdoor fun/BBQ; Simon Says Stamp #28 – ATG; Mojo Monday #454 – sketch; 613 Avenue Create #182 – ATG w/summer twist; Retro Sketches #220 – sketch; Cut it Up #99 – 3-D; CAS-ual Friday #151 – red, white & blue










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  • Michelle Bala
    Posted at 07:08h, 01 July Reply

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I am blown away, Debbie!!!! I LOVE your decorative straws and mason jar treats!!! Have a safe and happy 4th!

  • Michele K. Henderson
    Posted at 08:08h, 01 July Reply

    Gorgeous summer fun projects, Debbie! I just love all your ideas! Your creativity always inspires me!
    take care!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 08:25h, 01 July Reply

    Loveeeeeeee your tag and the straws!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Bzibziak
    Posted at 08:45h, 01 July Reply

    Yay Elizabeth! And oh my that is an awesome gift set!!! (especially the muffins… mmmm)… so beautiful! (Well… the muffins and the gift set…lol!)

  • Maria
    Posted at 10:31h, 01 July Reply

    Awesome 4th of July celebration treats…so yummy, Debbie!!! Fab tag and those straws are so fun!!!

  • Leigh Penner
    Posted at 10:54h, 01 July Reply

    Oh, what fun projects!

  • Mackie
    Posted at 14:58h, 01 July Reply

    I wish I was your family or friend to get some of the adorable treats that you are always making!!!
    I am in love with that gorgeous tag!!!

  • Susie Moore
    Posted at 15:37h, 01 July Reply

    What a terrific project! I love the way you think!!

  • Sheri Gilson
    Posted at 17:27h, 01 July Reply

    Very fun projects! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Curtain Call & Retro Sketches this week!

  • Virginia L.
    Posted at 22:22h, 01 July Reply

    Scrumptious post and design! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Super work!

  • Mynn xx
    Posted at 01:51h, 02 July Reply

    These are lovely, Debbie! The red, white, and blue are perfectly patriotic, and I adore the fun patterns you used, too! Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  • Barbara
    Posted at 05:48h, 02 July Reply

    Stunning creation, Debbie! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  • Tracey
    Posted at 08:57h, 02 July Reply

    Super cute projects Debbie…….Those muffins look delicious, YUM!
    ps. thank you for having me as a GD Hugs.

  • Darlene Pavlick
    Posted at 08:57h, 02 July Reply

    WOW such clever and creative BBQ fun creations! Happy 4th of July weekend! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘OUTDOOR FUN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  • Evelyn
    Posted at 08:40h, 03 July Reply

    My goodness, what a great project! Looks like you had a blast creating.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our 3D challenge!


  • Gerda
    Posted at 13:29h, 03 July Reply

    What a fabulous projects!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

  • Monika/buzsy
    Posted at 11:20h, 04 July Reply

    Such a sweet tag Debbie. Love the patriotic colors and theme. That jar looks awesome! Happy 4th of July. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  • Jane Knudsen
    Posted at 21:23h, 14 July Reply

    Very fun and creative! And all of that food in your pictures makes me hungry! LOL! Thanks for playing along with us at House of Cards!

  • Leslie Turner
    Posted at 19:19h, 28 July Reply

    Love this! Such an awesome design! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the House of Cards “Fruit/Drink Image and/or Colors” challenge!
    Leslie, HOC DT

  • Ruza Rebel
    Posted at 23:04h, 30 July Reply

    Such a sweet treat bag! Thank you for joining our Challenge at the House of Cards.Ruza, HOC-Designer
    Ruza’s Craft Corner

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