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MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of our wonderful Paper Sweeties family - friends, customers & retailers!   I have something really sweet to share with you today ... I hope it brings a smile to your face!

Even though there are quite a few Paper Sweeties holiday sets that are among my 'favorites', the Jingle all the way set has stolen my heart and is #1 on my list for all-time favorite holiday sets!!!

The sled, the presents, the reindeer with holly ... and not to mention with sweet, sweet sentiments ... be still my Christmas-lovin' heart!

I added some extra sparkle and shine to bling up this already adorable card -- I think I may have to frame it and keep it forever!  Recreate this little cutie pie using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

Today is the final day of the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties Designer Blog Hop!  I hope you enjoyed visiting with us each day this month.  If you missed any of the days, here is the entire month-long hop link list so you can go back and revisit all of the amazing holiday inspiration the girls and I shared during the month of December:

December 1st: *December Challenge Posts*
December 2nd: Nancy Salkeld
December 3rd: Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop
December 4th: Karen Letchworth
December 5th: Lori Turner
December 6th: Maria Patrick
December 7th: Larissa Heskett
December 8th: Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop
December 9th: Michelle Bala
December 10th: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 11th: Mackie Robertson
December 12th: Lori Turner
December 13th: *December Planner Posts*
December 14th: Maria Patrick
December 15th: Michele Henderson
December 16th: Nancy Salkeld
December 17th: Karen Letchworth
December 18th: Jinny Newlin
December 19th: Lilian Forsyth
December 20th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 21st: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 22nd: Lisa Bzibziak
December 23rd:  Karen Letchworth
December 24th:  Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th:  Debbie Marcinkiewicz  <--- you are here!

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Don't forget that our December challenge is going on until noon EST on the 31st.  This month's winner will receive a gift certificate for $100 to shop in the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Sadly, this will be our FINAL challenge -- in 2018 we will be discontinuing the monthly challenges, but rest assured that we will still be posting and sharing tons of amazing inspiration to help spark your crafty creativity!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!  Hugs - xoxo

JOY

Hello crafty friends!  Today is my day to share a project with you all to help spark your holiday creativity!

I love the untraditional colors used for this holiday/winter card - so bright, cheery and FUN!

To recreate this adorable card, use these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

We are sharing inspiration projects ALL MONTH LONG at Paper Sweeties!  Be sure to visit our talented designers throughout the month to let them help spark YOUR creativity this holiday season:

December 1st: *December Challenge Posts*  $100 PRIZE TO DECEMBER WINNER!
December 2nd: Nancy Salkeld
December 3rd: Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop
December 4th: Karen Letchworth
December 5th: Lori Turner
December 6th: Maria Patrick
December 7th: Larissa Heskett
December 8th: Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop
December 9th: Michelle Bala
December 10th: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 11th: Mackie Robertson
December 12th: Lori Turner
December 13th: *December Planner Posts*
December 14th: Maria Patrick
December 15th: Michele Henderson
December 16th: Nancy Salkeld
December 17th: Karen Letchworth
December 18th: Jinny Newlin
December 19th: Lilian Forsyth
December 20th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz  <-- you are here today!
December 21st: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 22nd: Lisa Bzibziak
December 23rd:  Karen Letchworth
December 24th:  Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th:  Debbie Marcinkiewicz

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I'll be here on the blog again to share another little something SPECIAL on December 25th, but until then, please be sure to visit Kathy, Lisa, Karen and Lisa's blogs (links above) over the next 4 days to keep the inspiration going!

Happy holidays!  Hugs - xoxox

Paper Sweeties | Plan Your Life Series: December 2017!

Welcome all of our fabulous planner, calendar and organizer friends -- today's the day we are sharing inspiration and ideas using some FUN Planner sets from Paper Sweeties!   These amazing sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

 You can use our versatile planner stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations, layouts, place cards, save the dates -- anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let's get to peeking at my March calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views):

I love, love, LOVE my 2017 MAMBI Create 365 Happy Life 2017 planner!

Way more user friendly than the brand I had last year ... the pages are removable which makes it very easy to stamp -- especially as the year progresses and the calendar gets filled up with lots of bumpy goodies!

This ... was ... SO ... MUCH ... FUN ... to ... do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages - so colorful and fun to look at again ... and again ... and again!  I keep my planner close by so I can peek at it throughout the day ... and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers!  (CLICK on the photos for close up pics!)

I stamped all the special days throughout the month using a variety of the amazing planner stamps available at Paper Sweeties!

I marked holidays and special days with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped 'challenge' 'blog' and 'new product release' dates along with my shows this month!

I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape throughout the month to decorate and add some fun color!

And, how ADORABLE is Emma dressed in her holiday outfit!  For tips on how to stamp and dress the dolls from Paper Sweeties, please watch Jill Norwood's videos HERE and HERE!

I'm addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

Recreate these planner pages using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

And, I have a BONUS PROJECT to share with you today ...

... the December page for my free-standing wooden desk top wooden calendar display!  I used the Dear Santa and Dear Santa Sweet Cuts sets, Pea Pod and Poppy ColorBox Mini Ink Pads to create this month's calendar!

Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies' projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties  <-- you are here!

Lilian Forsyth

Lisa Bzibziak

Nancy Salkeld

Our December Challenge is going on now ... click on over to grab some inspiration and then share your projects with us for a chance to win some goodies - our winner will receive a $100 SHOPPING SPREE!  Share your ANYTHING GOES projects with us here in the blog link gallery and/or in our Facebook Group Challenge Album!

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Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties + Winter 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hello crafty COFFEE fans!  It's here ... SQUEAL!  Today I'm sharing a project created especially for the WINTER COFFEE LOVERS' BLOG HOP!

I had SO MUCH FUN creating this bright and cheery, cold-weather inspired card for the hop!

Who doesn't love a cuppa something yummy - complete with a peppermint stick - with a couple of gingerbread cookies at this time of the year (or any time of the year)!?!?

What do you think ... I can hardly stand the cuteness of all those yummy gingies!!!  Recreate using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

For more holiday and winter beverage-theme inspiration, hop along with theses Paper Sweeties teamies who are sharing projects today:

Jinny Newlin

Paper Sweeties is a PROUD SPONSOR of the Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop! We are pleased to donate a $25 gift certificate for a shopping spree to one lucky person!

And, additionally we have donated a stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cuts die set of winner's choice to one lucky person as a flash prize!

 Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop

December 8th DAILY DEAL: 25% off ALL full-price products using coupon: holiday

Be sure to leave your comments as you hop along to be eligible for all the delicious prizes!

For more inspiration, prizes, giveaways, daily deals and specials, visit the Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas Designer Hop everyday December 1st through 25th!

And, join us for the 'anything goes' December Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties for a chance to win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE!!!

Thank you very much for stopping by today!  Happy holidays from Paper Sweeties!  Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  Visions of Sugarplums 2017 challenge - Christmas; Paper Sweeties #62 - ATG (photo inspiration); House of Cards - December/holiday;  Addicted to stamps & more #271 - ATG; Inspired by all the little things #75 - winter/holiday; 12 Months of Christmas #36 - ATG (cupcakes); Pile it on #137 - non-traditional holiday colors; 613 Avenue Create #204 - ATG (optional Christmas/winter); Fusion - blue/gift; Tuesday Throwdown #371 - Christmas scene

Paper Sweeties | Visions of Sugarplums #3

Hello crafty friends!  I'm super excited to be posting a few more cards I created for Lori Hairston's  annual Visions of Sugarplums event!  I've been lucky enough to participate in this much anticipated holiday event for the past several years, and I always look forward to sharing and being inspired!!!

This little snow fella just makes me smile!  Who doesn't love a shaker card ... and a snowman shaker is cute, cute, CUTE!

This card would be perfect to for the holidays and beyond ... what a cute idea for a January thank you!

What do you think?  I love the plaid, sparkly snow and the pretty seam binding bow!  Recreate this adorable card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

I have another quick card to share today ...

... created with the same plaid patterned paper, white glitter paper and black cardstock.  This one has an elegant look to it, don't you think?  (The ornament and berries are from Fun Stampers Journey).

Recreate this adorable card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

Continue to hop along with the other paper crafters that have created projects to help inspire you today:

Paper Sweeties Creative Designers:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz  <-- you are here!

Karen

Lisa

Lori's invited paper craft guests:

Lori Hairston

Bety

Debbie Dee

Greta

Mitra

Tracey

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---> Today's DAILY DEAL for the 25 Days of Christmas Designer Hop at Paper Sweeties:  50% off all in-stock seam binding!  Click on over to our holiday hop post HERE to get the coupon code! <---

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We have donated a $25 gift certificate to shop in our boutique for the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop, so be sure to leave your comments on Lori's blog,the Paper Sweeties blog (here) and all the other participant blogs to be eligible to win!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you found some inspiration to help spark your creativity!  Hugs - xoxox

Sharing with these challenges:  Visions of Sugarplums 2017 challenge - Christmas; Paper Sweeties #62 - ATG (photo inspiration); House of Cards - December/holiday; Simon says stamp - ATG;  Addicted to stamps & more #270 - photo; Inspired by all the little things #75 - winter/holiday; The card concept #82 - retro holiday; 12 Months of Christmas #36 - ATG (cupcakes); Pile it on #137 - non-traditional holiday colors; 613 Avenue Create #204 - ATG (optional Christmas/winter); Merry Monday #268 - Santa hat; Fusion - red Christmas

Paper Sweeties | Visions of Sugarplums #2

Hello crafty friends!  Today is the day that Paper Sweeties is a featured guest business and sponsor of Lori Hairston's annual Visions of Sugarplums event!  I'm super excited to be posting a 'sweet' card I created for today's hop ... I hope it helps spark your creativity!!!

I just adore gingerbread men ... and especially PINK ones!  I created a sweet little lady by using pink glitter paper, some lace trim, a satin flower with rhinestone and adorable sequin buttons!

What do you think of this little girl?  I love all embellishments added to create texture on this sweetie pie!  Recreate this adorable card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

Paper Sweeties has donated a $25 gift certificate to shop in our boutique, so be sure to leave your comments on Lori's blog, the Paper Sweeties blog (here) and on the blogs of the Paper Sweeties Designers who are hopping today also:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz  <-- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lisa Bzibziak

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Nancy Salkeld

And, continue on hopping along with the other crafters who are sharing projects today:

Lori Hairston

Bety

Mitra

DebbieDee

Greta

Tracey

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--->  In honor of the Paper Sweeties feature today, ALL HOLIDAY PRODUCTS are 30% off using coupon: sugarplum!  Sale ends 12/3 at 11:59 pm EST, cannot be combined with other offers or discounts and cannot be used on items already on sale.  ENJOY!  <---

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you found some inspiration to help spark your creativity!  Hugs - xoxox

Sharing with these challenges:  Visions of Sugarplums 2017 challenge - Christmas; Paper Sweeties #62 - ATG (photo inspiration); House of Cards - December/holiday; Dies 'R Us #86 - Christmas carols (A Gingerbread Christmas); Simon says stamp - ATG;  Addicted to stamps & more #270 - photo; Inspired by all the little things #75 - winter/holiday; The card concept #82 - retro holiday; 12 Months of Christmas #36 - ATG (cupcakes); Pile it on #137 - non-traditional holiday colors; 613 Avenue Create #204 - ATG (optional Christmas/winter)

Paper Sweeties | Visions of Sugarplums #1

Hello crafty friends!  I'm super excited to be posting a cutie patootie card I created for Lori Hairston's  annual Visions of Sugarplums event!  I've been lucky enough to participate in this much anticipated holiday event for the past several years, and I always look forward to sharing and be inspired!!!

Just in time for sending those special letters to Santa!  I created a card that will surely pull on your heartstrings and bring back memories from the past ... it was always such a magical time for me  as a little girl when I could sit down and write my wish list letter to Santa Claus!

This card would be perfect to send to any child on your holiday list ... or anyone who is a 'child at heart' too!!!

What do you think?  I love all the plaid, sparkle and addition of black - which is such an untraditional color when you think of Christmas decor!  Recreate this adorable card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

Tomorrow, Paper Sweeties is being FEATURED as one of the guest businesses and sponsors for the Visions of Sugarplums holiday event!  We have donated a $25 gift certificate to shop in our boutique, so be sure to leave your comments on Lori's blog, the Paper Sweeties blog (here) and on the blogs of the Paper Sweeties Designers who will be hopping with me tomorrow for a chance to win!

Continue the hop to be inspired by these wonderful paper craft artists:

Mitra

Tracey

Lisa

Greta

DebbieDee

Karen

Debbie  <--- you are here!

Annette

Bety

Thanks for stopping by today and hopping along with everyone!  I hope you found some inspiration to help spark your creativity!  Hugs - xoxox

Sharing with these challenges:  Visions of Sugarplums 2017 challenge - Christmas; Paper Sweeties #62 - ATG (photo inspiration); House of Cards - December/holiday; Dies 'R Us #86 - Christmas carols (Santa Claus is coming to town); Simon says stamp - ATG;  Addicted to stamps & more #270 - photo; Inspired by all the little things #75 - winter/star & 25; The card concept #82 - retro holiday; Fusion - red holiday/photo; 12 Months of Christmas #36 - ATG (cupcakes)

Paper Sweeties challenge | December 2017!

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 November challenge:  Alyson MacDonald!

Alyson used Emma, Emma Sweet Cuts, The splendor of autumn, Sweeties Wagon and Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts to create this adorable card!   Contact us, Alyson, to claim your $25 gift certificate prize ... and here's a {sweet} badge to display on your blog!

PS-Winner BadgePaper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges here on the blog and in our Facebook Group! 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!   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 the link gallery below (if using your blog, please link to your blog post not your entire blog so we can find your creation) or UPLOAD a photo of your project to our FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE ALBUM .  No blog or not on Facebook, no problem -- you can use any of our online galleries to add your project link:  Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest or Splitcoast Stampers - (keyword papersweeties).  Contact us if you have questions or need assistance!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your followers can find us too!  (Back linked posts will not be considered for the monthly prize).

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!

This month's inspiration board:

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This month's WINNER will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree at Paper Sweeties!!!  Sadly, we will be discontinuing hosting the monthly challenges in 2018, so let's make this month's challenge the BEST ever and go out with a BANG!  Share us with your crafty friends!

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HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the theme, colors and homespun stockings in this month's fun photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I took a literal approach to this month's challenge - recreating the wood texture with patterned paper and homespun stockings with pretty patterned paper, burlap cuffs and then added some glittered holly leaves and sparkly berries!!!

To recreate, use these products from Paper Sweeties boutique:

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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Be sure to join us DECEMBER 1st through DECEMBER 25th for our annual 25 Days of Christmas Designer Blog Hop where we will be showcasing special holiday projects each day to help spark your creativity for card making, scrapbooking, home decor and holiday gift giving!  Jinny (link above) is showcasing the most ADORABLE homemade apple butter gifts today on her blog that you will surely want to make for your family and friends!  BONUS: bookmark this blog and follow us daily ... there 'may be' some extra special treats and giveaways hidden in the daily blog posts especially for YOU this holiday season!!!

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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!

Sharing with these challenges: House of Cards - December/holiday; Cut it up #136 - Christmas song (Josh Grobin - Believe); Dies 'R Us #86 - Christmas carols (Josh Grobin - Believe); CAS(E) this sketch #249 - sketch; Simon says stamp - ATG;  Addicted to stamps & more #270 - photo; Inspired by all the little things #74 - merry & bright; The card concept #82 - retro holiday; Fusion - red holiday/photo; 613 Avenue Create #203 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties | November 2017 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the November 2017 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the sneak peek projects the Design Teamies and I shared!  If you missed yesterday's festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

For today's rewind project, I'm sharing a fun gift idea I created using some of the brand new goodies released yesterday in our shop in combination with some previously released sets to show you how seamlessly our products work together to help you create one of a kind handmade treasures!  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

I die cut the tag using our For You Sweet Cuts die using fun polka dot patterned paper!  Next, I die cut the beautiful holly leaves from felt using the *NEW* Meet me under the Mistletoe Sweet Cuts set, added some glitter on the edges and buttons in the center for the berries!  I stamped the 'Joy' sentiment using the *NEW* Meet me under the Mistletoe stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder!!  Can I say how ... much ... I ... LOVE the holly leaves and berries stamp & coordinating die -- one of my all-time favorites!!!

I added a button, button twine, gingham ribbon and tinsel to finish off the tag ... and then topped it on a kraft box decorated with Washi Tape and a gingham polka dot bow I got from the Dollar Store!  What do you think???  I'd like to receive anything that was packaged so colorfully in a little box like this, how about you???

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Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * November Guest Designer *

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' November Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What fun inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else? 

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?

You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $5 each month!  You'll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the middle of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you're SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you'll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

papersweeties-kitclubbutton

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category ... check it out and get your favorites at up to  50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- plans are underway for our annual 25 Days of Christmas countdown beginning on December 1st, but until then follow us to keep up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  Addicted to Stamps & More #268 - holiday; Merry Monday #265 - outdoor holiday activities; Inspired by all the little things #72 - tree; 12 Months of Christmas - star struck; 613 Avenue Create #203 - ATG; Card Concept #82 - retro Christmas; Dies 'R Us #85 - snow; Fusion - sketch

Paper Sweeties | November 2017 Release Party!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to the November 2017 *NEW* product RELEASE PARTY here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the sneak peek projects the Design Teamies and I shared!  If you missed yesterday's festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!  Before we get to my projects for today, let's meet the newest kids on the block this month ...

Meet me under the Mistletoe

Meet me under the Mistletoe Sweet Cuts

You better not pout

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And now for my RELEASE DAY inspiration projects (CLICK on photos for larger views) ...

I used the *NEW* You better not pout stamp set to create the Santa suit and letter in the center of the card -- the cute dimensional cuffs were created using white puffy paint!

The sentiment banner was created by stamping a sentiment using the *NEW* You better not pout directly onto a banner from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts die set and the card was topped with a beautiful red satin bow!

I made a tag to coordinate with the card ... using our *NEW* You better not pout stamp set PLUS our amazing For You Sweet Cuts die, Mason Jar Sweet Cuts die and Red & White Chenille Candy Canes!!!

More puffy paint, a button, gingham ribbon, tinsel, button twine and silver ribbon all add to the whimsy of this sweet tag!

I added the tag to a cute little gift bag topped with a patterned paper topper and more red satin ribbon and a glitter snowflake I got from the Dollar Store!

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * November Guest Designer *

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' November Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What fun inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else? 

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

Subscribe to our newsletter -> sign up on sidebar!

Are you SOCIAL???  CLICK on the links on the sidebar of this blog ---> to follow us!

Follow -> this blog <- to stay up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen our newest ---> KIT OF THE MONTH <---

You can purchase the kits one month at a time OR subscribe to the Kit of the Month CLUB to save $5 each month!  You'll get a fun Kit Club Member button that you can wear to all your crafty events and receive FUN mailbox inspiration shipped directly to you the middle of each month!  Hop on over to take a little peek!  If you're SPOTTED wearing a Kit Club Member button at a stamp show that we attend, you'll get a {sweet} PRIZE at the show!

papersweeties-kitclubbutton

*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some recently discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category ... check it out and get your favorites at up to  50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again tomorrow for one last day of project shares that you won't want to miss!  Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  Addicted to Stamps & More #268 - holiday; Really Reasonable Ribbon #175 - ATG; Merry Monday #265 - outdoor holiday activities; Inspired by all the little things #72 - tree; 12 Months of Christmas - star struck; 613 Avenue Create #203 - ATG; Card Concept #82 - retro Christmas; Dies 'R Us #85 - snow (white puffy paint cuffs)

Paper Sweeties | November 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #1 of the November 2017 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired  yesterday by the projects the Planner Design Teamies and I shared using our fun planner stamps!  If you missed yesterday's festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

For today's 1st sneak peek project, I am sharing a cute gift tag I created using some of the new goodies which will be live in the boutique TOMORROW  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

Using the *NEW* Meet me under the Mistletoe stamp set and coordinating Meet me under the Mistletoe Sweet Cuts die, I stamped & die cut the adorable 'word' tree and using Limon ColorBox Ink.  Next I die cut the stitched tag using the For You Sweet Cuts die and a border from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set and added the border to the bottom of the tag.  I added Bubblegum Sequins as 'ornaments' on the tree and finished the tag off with a couple stickers, a lime green button and some pretty tinsel & ribbons!

For today's 2nd project share, I created another sweet gift tag using the For You Sweet Cuts stitched tag die and a border from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set.

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper tag using Coal ColorBox Ink and the *NEW* Meet me under the Mistletoe stamp set!

I die cut the gorgeous glitter holly leaves using the *NEW* Meet me under the Mistletoe Sweet Cuts die set and added raspberry buttons for the 'berries'!  This set is sure to become one of your favorite 'go to' sets for the holidays ... and my mind is already spinning on ideas to use those beautiful leaves on projects for the rest of the year too!!  I finished this little beauty off with some Marshmallow Sequins, a pink button, tinsel and ribbon -- all on top of a Peppermint Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa packet - YUMMY!!!  I sure would love to receive a delicious gift like this for the holidays, how about you?

Please continue to hop along and visit our talented Design Team Contributors' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Jinny Newlin  * November Guest Designer *

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

We'd love for you to play along with the 'Anything Goes' November Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties - for a chance to win a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  What beautiful inspiration we have this month -- will you create a card, layout, sweet treat or something else? 

For MORE inspiration, ideas and ways to win some goodies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter,  visit our social media galleries and share us with your crafty friends:

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*****NEWS FLASH*****

GOING, GOING ... GONE!  We've added some newly discontinued products to our RETIRING SOON category ---> INCLUDING SOME HOLIDAY SETS <--- to clear our shelves and make room for new inventory ... check it out and get your favorites at up to 50% OFF before they are gone forever!  (Limited quantities ... available while supplies last).

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again tomorrow for our BIG RELEASE PARTY!  Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  Addicted to Stamps & More #268 - holiday; Really Reasonable Ribbon #175 - ATG; Merry Monday #265 - outdoor holiday activities; Inspired by all the little things #72 - tree; 12 Months of Christmas - star struck; Simon Says - Snow White; 613 Avenue Create #203 - ATG

Paper Sweeties | Plan Your Life Series: November 2017!

Welcome all of our fabulous planner, calendar and organizer friends -- today's the day we are sharing inspiration and ideas using some FUN Planner sets from Paper Sweeties!   These amazing sets will help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties this year!

 You can use our versatile planner stamps not only on planners and calendars, but on tags, cards, invitations, layouts, place cards, save the dates -- anything paper crafty!  So, without further ado, let's get to peeking at my March calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views):

I love, love, LOVE my 2017 MAMBI Create 365 Happy Life 2017 planner!

Way more user friendly than the brand I had last year ... the pages are removable which makes it very easy to stamp -- especially as the year progresses and the calendar gets filled up with lots of bumpy goodies!

This ... was ... SO ... MUCH ... FUN ... to ... do!  Love the entire month-at-a-glance pages - so colorful and fun to look at again ... and again ... and again!  I keep my planner close by so I can peek at it throughout the day ... and it makes me smile each and every time I flip it open!  I adore the mixy-matchy patterned papers!  (CLICK on the photos for close up pics!)

I stamped all the special days throughout the month using a variety of the amazing planner stamps available at Paper Sweeties!

I marked holidays and special days with glitter tape I cut into banner shapes.   I stamped 'challenge' 'blog' and 'new product release' dates along with my shows this month!

I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape throughout the month to decorate and add some fun color!

And, how ADORABLE is Jake dressed in his pilgrim outfit - complete with his pet turkey!  For tips on how to stamp and dress the dolls from Paper Sweeties, please watch Jill Norwood's videos HERE and HERE!

I'm addicted and I know you will be too when you start to plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties Planner Series goodies!

Products I used on my planner & calendar from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

And, I have a BONUS PROJECT to share with you today ...

... the November page for my free-standing wooden desk top wooden calendar display!  I used the Thankful and Thankful Sweet Cuts sets, Creamsicle Sequins and Pea Pod and Coal ColorBox Mini Ink Pads to create this month's calendar!

Hop on over to be inspired by the rest of the Planner Teamies' projects today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties  <-- you are here!

Lilian Forsyth

Lisa Bzibziak

Nancy Salkeld

Our November Challenge is going on now ... click on over to grab some inspiration and then share your projects with us for a chance to win some goodies - our winner will receive a $25 SHOPPING SPREE!  Share your ANYTHING GOES projects with us here in the blog link gallery and/or in our Facebook Group Challenge Album!

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The teamies and I will be sharing projects beginning tomorrow for this month's new products release, so mark your calendars and come back for loads of ideas, inspiration and fun new goodies!

Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  Cupcake Inspirations #431 - autumn/leaves; House of Cards - Nov/colors; Fussy & Fancy #200 - thanks; Fusion - grateful; Addicted to Stamps & More #267 - mark your mark; 613 Avenue Create #203 - ATG; Cut it Up #134 - thank you

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