Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop

Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Spread Joy Not Germs blog hop hosted by Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow!  You should have arrived here from Hedgehog Hollow’s blog.

Paper Sweeties is a proud sponsor of the Spread Joy Not Germs blog hop and has offered a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner!  Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the participating blogs, so the MORE you comment, the MORE CHANCES you will have to WIN!  The deadline to enter is April 24th and the winners will be announced on April 27th on both Catherine Pooler’s and Hedgehog Hollow’s blogs.

Paper Sweeties is also offering a special discount to everyone visiting our company blog today on the hop … receive 25% off any full-price, in-stock product currently in our shop using coupon: JOY.  Coupon cannot be used on sale, retiring soon, gift certificates or quarterly subscription enrollments and expires April 24th at 11:59 pm EST.


I’m tickled to be sharing a little something sweet on behalf of Paper Sweeties for today’s event … and look forward to being inspired by all the fabulous creativity that will be shared!!!

I used several products contained in our 2nd Quarter Sweet Kit along with a couple previously released sets to create this bright and cheery card!  I layered some pink cardstock onto an A2 card base, and then I layered some pretty patterned papers contained in this quarter’s kit and also from the Doodlebug Love Notes 6×6 paper pad onto the cardstock base.

I used the scalloped border die from our awesome Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set to cut the pretty scalloped border with more paper from the Love Notes pad!  Next I used one of the stamp & die Sweet Mini combo sets from this quarter’s kit called Have a happy day to stamp the sentiment onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and cut it into a simple banner shape before adhering to the card base.  I stamped and die cut the sweet little birdie from this set to use in my design …

… and then stamped and die cut a bunch of pretty blooms & leaves from the other Sweet Mini Duo set contained in this quarter’s kit called Just a Note.  Our Sweet Mini stamps & dies are designed exclusively for our quarterly kits and are made available for single purchase after each quarter’s kits have sold out — while supplies last.  These exclusive sets will NOT be restocked after inventory is gone, so get yours today before they are gone for good!  Last, I stamped and die cut our sweet truck from the Merry Christmas Y’all stamp set and coordinating Merry Christmas Y’all Sweet Cuts die set onto light pink cardstock and added all the blooms, leaves and little bluebird into the back of the truck!  Such a happy card, don’t you think???

Recreate this card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties shop:


Be sure to support these amazing businesses – especially during this difficult time we all are living through.  I started Paper Sweeties in 2012, and as the owner and illustrator I wear many hats keeping my small business running.  I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this hop to introduce you to my company and products if you have not previously heard about us.  Your valued business is the lifeline to a small business and I appreciate you more than words can say!  THANK YOU 🙂

Besides our NEW April release goodies, 2nd Quarter Sweet Kit and all the other amazing goodies in our shop, we also have a couple Sweeties Surprise Mystery Packages left up for grabs!  They are a yummy package of sweet happy mail valued at $60 and are selling for ONLY $25!  Besides being an unbelievable VALUE, they are also a great BOREDOM BUSTER!  You’ll love the variety of products that will allow you to create loads of paper crafted projects while we all continue to stay home and stay safe!!

  The next stop on the hop is Jess Francisco’s blog!  If you should get lost along the way, please go back to either Catherine’s or Hedgehog Hollow’s blogs to start over or find your place (links above).


If you’re looking for some additional inspiration from the Paper Sweeties Design Team when you’re done hopping, come back to visit the teamies’ blogs below that did not get their links in for the main hop:

Karen Letchworth
Lilian Forsyth
Maria Patrick

Thanks for visiting today!  Hugs – xoxo

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  • Sandee Lunneborg
    Posted at 02:56h, 24 April Reply

    This is the perfect springtime card! I love that cute paper!

  • Deborah Whittington
    Posted at 03:26h, 24 April Reply

    I’ve been hopping for a few days +4 hours and I really hope I didn’t miss anyone. I can tell everyone has worked so hard! Thank you for helping to put this together! I’ve found some great new people to follow and be inspired by.

    I watch you and CP each and every youtube so you two also are seriously nspiring!

    Thank you; I needed this awesome distraction ❤️😀

  • Valerija
    Posted at 03:43h, 24 April Reply

    A beautiful card, such a cute image and design.

  • Julie Pope
    Posted at 09:27h, 24 April Reply

    Such a yummy card, The sweetest elements make it adorable. Thanks for sharing!

  • tina z.
    Posted at 19:19h, 24 April Reply

    such a cute image!

  • Kim Klinkovsky
    Posted at 21:00h, 24 April Reply

    Thank you for sponsoring! Cute card and darling products. Great hop. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • Larissa Pittman
    Posted at 21:47h, 24 April Reply

    That is the sweetest card.

  • Dj
    Posted at 21:57h, 24 April Reply

    Always love cards with the truck and it doesn’t matter how long ago that was popular I still like it

  • Connie
    Posted at 21:57h, 24 April Reply

    Hi there 🙂 Your card is 100% pure sweetness!!! Love the composition, color palette and embellishments! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  • Annette Reed
    Posted at 23:40h, 24 April Reply

    Very cute card and sentiment. The paper is great.

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