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announce 2016

Welcome to day #1 of the annual holiday Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop hosted by Lori Hairston!  I’m thrilled that Lori invited me to share some projects again this year and hope my creations will help spark your creativity this holiday season!  CLICK on the photos to see larger views!


I created a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ card using Sweet Emma!  I love making smaller sized, square cards … and the extra cardstock that is cut off the end of a full sheet of paper is perfect for little bits and bobs and great for paper piecing smaller things onto larger images – like Emma’s outfit!  First I stamped Emma onto vanilla cardstock and then die cut her using the Emma Sweet Cuts die.  To dress her for taking a walk outside in the blustery snow, I used the Let it Snow stamp set!


  First I stamped the hat, coat and boots onto white cardstock.  Next I stamped the hat, coat and leggins on patterned paper.  I cut out all the outfit images and then had fun dressing Emma – aka paper piecing the images onto the Emma body base!  Paper piecing is the most FUN thing to do … as a little girl, I used to play with paper dolls for hours and hours, and now that I’m a grown up girl, I still love to play dress up!  I die cut the snow drift with white glitter paper using the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts set, stamped the sentiment using Thanks Snow Much and then added some sparkly snowflakes using Winter Mix Sequins!

2016 sponsors

There are some amazing projects being shared over the next three days from some very talented crafters — be sure to stop by Lori’s blog FIRST and leave a comment to be eligible to win some of the FAB-U-LOUS prizes donated by the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop sponsors – including Paper Sweeties!


To be inspired by the beautiful projects that Lori and her guests are sharing with you, please BEGIN the hop from Lori’s blog!  There is also a holiday challenge that goes along with this event, so if you have some time, go ahead and share a little goodie for another chance to win!

challenge 2016

For another chance to win some goodness, share a project with us this month for the Paper Sweeties December ‘anything goes’ challenge – we have a yummy inspiration board to help jump start your creativity!  This month’s lucky winner will receive a $100 shopping spree – WOW!  You can share your projects with us on the blog and/or in our Facebook Inspiration Group Album!


And, last but not least, be sure to continue to visit Paper Sweeties throughout the month of December — our entire design team along with some very special surprise guest designers (including Lori) are sharing projects all month long for the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties to help you create the sweetest cards, gifts, party decorations and MORE this season!  There are also ‘daily deals’ being offered, so mark your calendars and check back each day to cash in on the super savings!

Today’s DAILY DEAL:  50% off all products used to make today’s featured card: Emma, Emma Sweet Cuts, Thanks Snow Much, Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts, Let it Snow and Winter Mix Sequins … NO COUPON NEEDED, discount will automatically be applied at check out!


See you again tomorrow for another sweet project share!  Hugs – xoxo

sweetSharing with these challenges:  Fusion – Christmas/snowflakes; House of Cards – Christmas; Dies ‘R Us #62 – Christmas; Simon Says Stamp #33 – ATG; Card Concept #63 – holiday/winter;  613 Avenue Create #192 – ATG; 12 Months of Christmas #24 – north pole; Curtain Call – sweet; Pile it On #122 – two patterns; Cupcake Inspirations #387 – snow/red & white; Freshly Made Sketches #265 – sketch; Stamplorations – Dec/sketch











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  1. Aw, such a cute little winter scene! She is adorable! Happy hopping and I will be back again to see you tomorrow!

  2. Abigail is just too CUTE in her polka coat and striped leggings, Debbie!! Love those pretty snowflakes and sequins, too!!

  3. Emma is so sweet in her green polka dots and candy cane tights! Adorable Christmas card. So glad you’re sharing your creations (and sponsoring – thank you) for Visions of Sugarplums!

  4. Darling! Great paper piecing! So glad you were inspired by this week’s snow globe challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  5. What a sweet card Debbie. Love the paper pieced outfit… the sparkly hills and the snowflakes look so pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  6. She is adorable! I love how you paper pieced her clothes!! Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations!

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