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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: Tracey Kelly!

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Tracey created a gorgeous tea-theme card for our May challenge using the Tea For Two Sweet Cuts, Celebrate, Little Wishes and Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts sets!  Contact us, Tracey, to claim your $25 gift certificate 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 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #44:

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

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I love the beautiful rose and leaves from the Party Time stamp and die sets!  I stamped the rose onto the card base a couple times using different colors and a masking technique, then stamped and die cut a blue flower and yellow flower and added them on top of the previously stamped flowers.

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I used the Sweet Borders die set to create the colorful scalloped borders and added some pretty sequins for a pop of sparkle!  The sentiment was stamped using the You Are Fab stamp set!

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I had some fabric flowers that matched this color palette, so I decided to make a second card ...

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... so pretty!

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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 ---> WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jinny Newlin - *June Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

June Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

Be sure to check out this month's CARD KIT OF THE MONTH -- this month we are CELEBRATING THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OUR KIT CLUB - whooo hooo!  It wouldn't be a party without gifts, so every current kit club member will be receiving a special surprise in their kits this month!  In addition, EVERYONE who orders a kit (either a single kit or subscribes to the kit club) will receive $5 off their June Kit!  *NEW* subscribers in June will ALSO receive a special surprise in their first kit!  THANK YOU for your amazing support of Paper Sweeties and our card kits!

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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:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - mask it; Card Concept #56 - flowers; House of Cards - summer; Sugar Pea Designs #1 - photo inspiration; Tuesday Throwdown #296 - proud of you; Cupcake Inspirations #362 - flowers; 613 Avenue Create #178 - ATG; JUGS #345 - colors; Fussy & Fancy #164 - dies/punches; Fusion - something blue; Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG; CASology #200 - CAS

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24 comments on “Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | June 2016!

  1. These are both SUPER darling, Debbie! I LOVE the layered borders--and the fabric flowers are amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  2. What an adorable card and layout! I especially like the scalloped border colors and the pretty flowers. Thank you so much for sharing your card at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!

  3. Hi Debbie! I sure haven't been here in a long time! Beautiful card as usual! Love those flowers! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  4. Both cards are so feminine and pretty!!! The scallopped borders look fabulous!!! I love, love, love the new Sweet Borders stamps and dies!!! My new favorite!

  5. Both of your cards are so lovely! I love the layered scallop borders, and those fabric flowers are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

  6. Love these cards! The colors are so happy and vibrant and those flowers are so pretty!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us for our 200th challenge over at CASology! 🙂

  7. Fabulous project with many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the House of Cards "End of Term Blog Hop" with Photo Inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, HOC DT

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