Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | March 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | March 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  Marsha!


What a darling card Marsha created with this sweet little doll baby!  Contact us, Marsha, 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.  No blog, no problem — you can use any of our online galleries 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 #41:


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 chilly day than a warm cuppa something delicious!  My drink of choice is always COFFEE, but I do also enjoy hot spiced cider, tea and hot cocoa – peppermint please!


I LOVE everything about this card … and it was SO SIMPLE to make!  I stamped the two sentiments in red on white cardstock, stamped the adorable coffee mug on polka dotted patterned paper and die cut with the coordinating Sweet Cuts die set and then stamped the steam on white cardstock, die cut it and embellished with Stickles for a little pop of sparkle and shine!  To finish this little cutie pie off, I added a die cut heart to the middle of the cup and then added some faux stitching around the black cardstock to look like chalkboard!


I am not linking to any of the products I used from the Paper Sweeties shop because this card was made with ALL NEW IN MARCH goodies which will be released and live in the boutique on March 15th!  Today is a little SNEAK PEEK of the fun that is COMING SOON!  I’m so excited about this month’s release — loads of amazing coffee, tea, cocoa and hot beverage stamps along with coordinating dies!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jen Shears —> March Special Guest Designer

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

March Guest Designer:  Jennifer Scull


Have you checked out our 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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Join our Facebook Inspiration Group – Share your work 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!

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


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  • ~amy~
    Posted at 07:30h, 01 March Reply

    Congrats to Marsha and oooooohhh…lovin’ your card Debbie and the sneaks of the new release!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    Posted at 07:45h, 01 March Reply

    Love love love this! That sentiment is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jennifer Scull
    Posted at 08:31h, 01 March Reply

    I so love your card! and the new stamp set looks fabulous! add one to my wish list, please! 😉

    thanks so much for having me as a guest this month! such an honor! 🙂

  • KT Fit Kitty
    Posted at 09:39h, 01 March Reply

    Congrats to Marsha on the win!! I can see why her card was chosen! What a wonderful interpretation of last month’s theme/colours!

    Thanks for a new challenge! Love the coffee theme!

  • jen shears
    Posted at 11:25h, 01 March Reply

    I LOVE your creation! What a fun peek!! Congrats to Marsha! Thank you for having me as a guest designer this month- so exciting!

  • Jeri
    Posted at 12:39h, 01 March Reply

    That is just the best sentiment, EVER! If only…..

  • Maria
    Posted at 13:08h, 01 March Reply

    Love the polka dots and touch of red, Debbie!! What a fab card! Your coffee stamps/dies this month are awesome, thank you!!!

  • Kathy Schweinfurth
    Posted at 20:03h, 01 March Reply

    Such a wonderful design, Debbie! This month’s release is SOOOO awesome — so glad to share some sneak peeks 🙂

  • Michelle Bala
    Posted at 20:20h, 02 March Reply

    My favorite release by far!!!! Love this card Debbie!!!

  • Jill Norwood
    Posted at 11:26h, 03 March Reply

    Fabulous card Debbie! I love that sentiment! This is such an incredible release!!!!!

  • Cynthia O.
    Posted at 22:49h, 20 March Reply

    Thanks for the fun challenge!

  • Gail Scott
    Posted at 19:02h, 25 March Reply

    Thank you for sponsoring the Spring Coffee Blog Hop – and for the lovely win I received! I am so excited and ready to use it soon in a challenge – I will hop over and check out the challenge and free digitals and create to enter this one – have a blessed week!

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