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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!


WOW – what a stunner Tracey created for our April challenge!  The watercolor doilies are beautiful and we love the sentiment banner created using our Hello Friend and Be Happy 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!

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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #43:


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


I am sneak peekin’ a little something *NEW* coming May 15th for this month’s release … we will have a darling border and stitched tag stamp and die set added to our lineup — I’m smitten with those sweet scallops!


Besides the *NEW* Sweet Borders die set I used on this card, additionally I also used these goodies:

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin – *May Guest Designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

May Guest Designer:  Cynthia Olheiser


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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!


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  1. So beautiful!! Love the colors for this one. Makes me wish I had all of my inks and papers in the hotel room while the boy still sleeps. Lol! Your tea set is just gorgeous! And yay Tracey!!

  2. Super Sweet card Debbie……the Tea Pot is one of my favorite Paper Sweeties 🙂
    And so excited to win Aprils Challenge…..thank you so very much!

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