Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | October 2016!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | October 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 of the September challenge:   Lori Turner!


Lori created a beautiful card for our September challenge inspired by the colors using the With Love, With Love Sweet Cuts, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, Coffee Yes Please and Coffee Yes Please Sweet Cuts sets!  Contact us, Lori, to claim your $25 gift certificate 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 BadgePaper 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 … you don’t have to use products from Paper Sweeties, but we would LOVE if you did!  (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: FacebookInstagram, Flickr, 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!

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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge | October 2016!

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month — colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the colors of green, brown and ivory in this gorgeous photo along with the neutral pumpkins!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):


This is the second gift set I created this week using these adorable mini coffee cups — you can see my previous project HERE!


Note:  Kits for this set available HERE!  Mini Paper Cups available HERE!

I created the cup holder from cardstock and then adorned it with a pretty patterned paper bow!


How ca-ute are the little cups filled with Hot Apple Cider K-cups???


I stamped a tag and strung it on the top of the cup holder fastened to the bow with a couple of our Rusty Bells!


I think I’ll add a Starbucks gift card to this set to complete the package and then give it to someone special to brighten their day!  If you’re inspired and want to give this fun project a try, you can find the goodies I used on my set here:


  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

Jill Norwood 

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

October Guest Designer:  Lori Turner

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

Sharing with these challenges:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – ATG; Addicted to Stamps & More #213 – holiday; Dies ‘R Us #58 – leaves/trees (leaves on the pumpkin/vines); JUGS #363 – leaves/fall







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  • Sharyn Polesel
    Posted at 21:51h, 01 October Reply

    Cute cards and projects. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  • Bobby
    Posted at 22:03h, 01 October Reply

    What a cute gift idea. Thanks for sharing it at Just Us Girls.

  • Kathy Schweinfurth
    Posted at 22:52h, 01 October Reply

    Debbie, those little cup holders are SO adorable!!! What a great idea to put apple juice in them, too!!!

  • Darlene Pavlick
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 October Reply

    WOW … awesome project Debbie! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘The Leaves on the Trees’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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

  • Lin Brandyberry
    Posted at 17:10h, 02 October Reply

    Love these colors, Debbie – and that little gift basket is too cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  • Carol Steedman
    Posted at 15:37h, 03 October Reply

    What a beautiful gift set! Who wouldn’t want to receive this. I particularly love your magnificent paper bow!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  • Nandini Karmarkar
    Posted at 13:52h, 04 October Reply

    Lovely idea and very useful too. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. All the best. Nandini DT

  • Michele K. Henderson
    Posted at 12:13h, 05 October Reply

    Debbie, these coffee treat surprises are amazing! I love this idea! Who wouldn’t want to receive such a beautiful gift like this! Really beautiful work!
    Take Care!

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