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December *new* stamp peeks – day two!!

The Sweeties Teamies are back again today to share a couple of sweet projects they have created for your inspiration! We're so excited to share all the new stamps with you tomorrow at our release party, but until then, we have a couple of sweet projects to share here to help get your creative juices flowing! Happy peeking!!

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Created using Little Wishes with *new* Snow Friends, Friendship Warms The Heart and Wagon Add-on 2 stamp sets! Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

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Created using *new* Warm Winter Wishes stamp set! Designed by Andrea Ewen.

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Created using *new* Friendship Warms The Heart stamp set! Designed by Char Cundy.

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Created using Sophie and Mahalo! with *new* Wagon Add On 2, Let it Snow and Friendship Warms the Heart stamp sets! Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

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Created using Sophie with *new* Wagon Add-on 2, Let It Snow and Snow Friends stamp sets! Designed by Jinny Newlin.

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Created using *new* Snow Friends and Friendship Warms The Heart stamp sets! Designed by Pattie Goldman.

Don’t forget about our December Sketch Challenge which runs until the 31st — enter for your chance to win TWO FREE stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe:

PSSI+%232 Let the December *new* stamp peeks begin!!

Additional ways to enter to win in December (contests run through 12/31):

  • Like our Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • Comment on any Paper Sweeties December blog post for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • I’ve partnered with my friend, Melissa Bove, for a month-long contest … visit her BLOG and follow the instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to our shop
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to receive special coupons and offers for news subscribers only!
  • Attend our December *new* stamp release fun and festivities Facebook Event -- daily inspiration, contests and giveaways!

The Sweeties Teamies will be back again tomorrow with some more projects to share showcasing a couple more *new* stamps that will be releasing tomorrow!!! Until then, happy stamping my friends!!

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Let the December *new* stamp peeks begin!!

Hello sweeties and welcome!!  I'm so happy you popped by today for a little visit!  Today, the Sweeties Teamies will be sharing a couple projects they have created using some of the brand *new* stamps that will be available in the shoppe beginning on the 15th!  Until then, enjoy the inspiration ... we hope these goodies get your creative juices flowing!

Created using Stand Add-on 4 and *new* Friendship Warms The Heart.  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

This gorgeous book was created using these *new* stamp sets along with Abigail:

Front cover: Friendship Warms the Heart
Page 2: Abigail, Warm Winter Wishes, Let it Snow
Page 3: Christmas in the Heart
Page 4: Let it Snow, Snow Friends

Designed by Andrea Ewen.

Created using *new* Let it Snow and Snow Friends stamp sets!  Designed by Char Cundy.

Created using Abigail, Sweeties Stand with *new* Wagon Add-on 2 stamp sets!  Designed by Jeanne Jachna.

Created using Abigail with *new* Warm Winter Wishes stamp sets!  Designed by Jinny Newlin!

Created using Abigail and *new* Let It Snow, Wagon Add-on 2 and Snow Friends stamp sets!  Designed by Pattie Goldman.

Don't forget about our December Sketch Challenge which runs until the 31st -- enter for your chance to win TWO FREE stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe:

Additional ways to enter to win in December (contests run through 12/31):

  • Like our Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • Comment on any Paper Sweeties December blog post for a chance to win (1) free stamp set
  • I've partnered with my friend, Melissa Bove, for a month-long contest ... visit her BLOG and follow the instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to our shop
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to receive special coupons and offers for news subscribers only!

The Sweeties Teamies will be back again tomorrow with some more projects to share showcasing a couple more *new* stamps that will be available to purchase on the 15th!  Until then, happy stamping my friends!!

Paper Sweeties | 25 Days of Christmas Designer Blog Hop!

It's time for the Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas inspiration blog hop beginning on December 1st and going through December 25th!  Each day during the hop, one or more of the talented designers from our team will be sharing holiday projects to help spark your creativity!  There will also be several special events along the way that we have been invited to participate in this year ... as well as some very special GIFTS for YOU!   Here is the complete, month-long blog hop list:

December 1st: *December Challenge Posts*  $100 PRIZE TO DECEMBER WINNER!

December 2nd: Nancy Salkeld

December 3rd: Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop

December 3rd DAILY DEAL: 30% off ALL HOLIDAY using coupon: sugarplum

December 4th: Karen Letchworth

December 4th DAILY DEAL: 50% off ALL SEAM BINDING using coupon: ribbon

December 5th: Lori Turner

December 5th DAILY DEAL: 50% off ALL SWEET CHIPS KITS - no coupon necessary!

December 6th: Maria Patrick

December 6th DAILY DEAL: 30% off ALL HOLIDAY using coupon: gift

December 7th: Larissa Heskett

December 7th DAILY DEAL: 30% off ALL HOLIDAY using coupon: gift

December 8th: Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop

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

December 9th: Michelle Bala

December 9th DAILY DEAL: 25% off ALL full-price products using coupon: holiday

December 10th: Kathy Schweinfurth

December 10th DAILY DEAL: 25% off ALL full-price products using coupon: holiday

December 11th: Mackie Robertson

December 11th DAILY DEAL: 50% off ALL Sweet Chips kits using coupon: holiday

December 12th: Lori Turner

December 12th DAILY DEAL: 50% off ALL Sweet Chips kits using coupon: holiday

December 13th: *December Planner Posts*

December 13th DAILY DEAL: 50% off ALL PLANNER STAMPS using coupon: holiday

December 14th: Maria Patrick

December 14th DAILY DEAL: 50% off ALL EMBELLISHMENTS using coupon: holiday

December 15th: Michele Henderson

December 16th: Nancy Salkeld

December 17th: Karen Letchworth

December 18th: Jinny Newlin

December 18th DAILY DEAL: 25% off ALL PRODUCTS using coupon: holiday

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

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We will also have some daily deals (each daily deal lasts for 24 hours and expires at 11:59 pm EST on the day of the offer), gifts and surprises that we will be posting about throughout the month, so bookmark this site, follow us on Facebook and visit us daily to keep up to date with all of our holiday cheer!

Happy Holidays from Paper Sweeties!  Hugs - xoxo

Merry Christmas from Paper Sweeties!

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Merry Christmas, crafty friends!  The teamies and I are sharing our favorite projects from 2016 with you all today!

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My youngest son got engaged last week ... so I had the perfect opportunity to make him and his new fiance a pretty card to commemorate this special occasion!

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I used the Smitten stamp set to stamp the sentiment and the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set to die cup the pretty scalloped border!

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What do you think?

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I have another quick little project to share!

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The basket was created using Basket Sweet Cuts, Red and White Chenille Candy Canes, Little Wishes, Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts, Stand Add-on: Sweet Treats and Robin Egg Seam Binding.

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The little die cut basket is the perfect size to include 4 Ghirardelli Chocolate bars!  The treat to go along with the basket of Peppermint chocolates is some handmade Peppermint Sugar Scrub!

Be sure to continue the hop to see all the favorite projects from our entire design team:

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Don't forget to share a project with us this month for our Anything Goes December Challenge ... the lucky winner will receive a $100 SHOPPING SPREE - whooo hooo!  You can share in the inLinkz gallery on our BLOG or in our new Facebook Inspiration Group Challenge Album!
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25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties!

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Every day beginning December 1st through December 25th, we will be sharing inspiration projects here on the blog and in our Facebook Inspiration Group to help spark your creativity!  We will have some specials, giveaways, sales, prizes and surprises along the way too, so mark your calendars and visit us every day this month!

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*** Please note: daily specials will expire at 11:59 pm EST each day ***

*** Specials and sales on in-stock merchandise while supplies last ***

December 1st:  Projects shared by all the Paper Sweeties Creative Designers for the 'Anything Goes' December Inspiration Challenge - this month's winner will receive a $100 SHOPPING SPREE!

12/1 Special:   Receive a coupon for 10% off your next order when you share a project with us TODAY for the December challenge!  You can share your projects with us here on the blog AND/OR in our brand *new* Facebook Group Challenge Album

December 2nd:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Beth Luetschwager

12/2 Special:  Receive 50% off Sweet Chips kits TODAY using coupon: sweetchips

December 3rd:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Mackie Robertson

12/3 Special:  Receive 50% off Sequins TODAY using coupon: sequins

December 4th:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Debbie Marcinkiewicz

12/4 Special:  Receive 50% off products used to make TODAY'S featured card HERE

December 5th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Lisa Bzibziak

12/5 Special:  Receive 50% off products used to make TODAY'S featured cards HERE

December 6th:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Nancy Salkeld

12/6 Special:  Receive 50% off products used to make TODAY'S featured garland HERE

December 7th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Julie Tucker-Wolek

12/7 Special:  Receive 50% off Seam Binding TODAY using coupon: ribbon

December 8th:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Larissa Heskett

12/8 Special:  Receive 50% off ALL embellishments TODAY using coupon: embellish

December 9th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Maria Patrick

12/9 Special:  Receive 50% off products used to make today's featured project HERE

December 10th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Jill Norwood

December 11th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Kathy Schweinfurth

December 12th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Michele Henderson

December 13th: Projects shared by the Planner Team

December 14th: Project shared by Creative Designer, Lilian Forsyth 

December 15th:  Project shared by Creative Designer, Michelle Bala

December 16th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Tracey Kelly

12/10 - 12/16 Special: Receive 35% to 50% off ALL coffee/tea/hot cocoa/beverage theme stamps, dies and embellishments -- visit our SALE category to see what is included!

December 17th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Mynn Kitchen

12/17 Special:  Receive 50% off Sweet Chips kits TODAY using coupon: sweetchips

December 18th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Lori Hairston

12/18 Special: Receive 50% off ALL Sequins TODAY using coupon: sequins

December 19th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Lisa Elton

12/19 Special:  Receive 50% off ALL embellishments TODAY using coupon: embellish

December 20th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Nancy Penir

12/20 Special:  50% off Merry and Bright Patterned Paper TODAY using coupon: paper

December 21st: Project shared by Guest Designer, Lori Turner

12/21 - 23rd Special:  50% off Merry and Bright Patterned Paper TODAY using coupon: paper

December 22nd: Project shared by Guest Designer, Jinny Newlin

December 23rd: Project shared by Guest Designer, Amy Tsuruta

December 24th: Project shared by Guest Designer, Pattie Goldman

12/24 - 26th Special: 25% off your ENTIRE FULL-PRICE order using coupon: holiday 2016

December 25th:  MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Our entire Design Team family is sharing their favorite project from 2016 with you today ... enjoy the inspiration and creativity:

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Check back again with us tomorrow to see who is sharing some inspiration and to find out what the daily deal is too!  Until next time, happy holidays from Paper Sweeties!

Hugs - xoxox

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Hot cocoa anyone?

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My drink of choice this time of year is hot cocoa -- and in particular, Ghirardelli Peppermint Hot Cocoa 🙂  (CLICK on the photos for up close views)

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I made a simple pocket out of patterned paper ...

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... wrapped a red satin ribbon around the cocoa packet and threaded it through a topper I made for the patterned paper pocket!

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I tied on a die cut tag in a present shape and stamped the 'to' and 'from'.

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The coordinating card was inspired by Jill's tag that she created for the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties!

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I used the window die cut for the background, embossed it with the cutest trees and stars, added a scalloped circle border die cut for the 'shelf' and had fun added 'whipped cream', a candy cane and gingerbread cookie to this delicious beverage!

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We made these this month at all of my card classes and the girls really enjoyed walking away with a gift to go that was quick, easy and inexpensive!

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I whipped up a couple different ones with different patterned paper pockets that I can give to family and friends during the holiday season!

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Use these goodies from Paper Sweeties to recreate these sweet gift sets:



And I thought today was the perfect day to share as it is National Hot Cocoa Day - how fun!

WinterCoffeeLoversHopI'm sharing this for the on-going 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop too - so much fabulous inspiration!  You can view my original project HERE!

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Don't forget to hop with us each day December 1st through 25th for the 25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties where we are sharing inspiration projects all 25 days, have special guest designers joining us and have DAILY DEALS for tremendous savings each and every day in December!!

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And, last but certainly NOT least, the inspiration board for our December challenge is a gorgeous one ... our challenges are anything goes and you can share with us here on the blog OR in our new Facebook Group Challenge Album!

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I hope I helped spark your holiday creativity today!  Enjoy this magical time of the year!!

Sharing with these challenges:  House of Cards – Christmas;  Simon Says Stamp  – gift;  613 Avenue Create #192 – ATG; 12 Months of Christmas #24 – north pole;  Cupcake Inspirations #388 – snow/red & white; Really Reasonable Ribbon #154 – winter/holiday w/ribbon; Merry Monday #226 – winter fun; CAS(e) This Sketch #201 – sketch (flipped); Addicted to Stamps and More #224 – CAS; Tuesday Throwdown #323 - ATG; Visions of Sugarplums - holiday; Pile it On #123 - ATG holiday

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas |

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Hello crafty friends!  I'm popping in today to share some oh-so-cute holiday gift ideas -- perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa exchanges, last-minute gifts for teachers, neighbors, hostess thank yous, package toppers and holiday decorating!  (CLICK on photos for larger up close views!)  LINKS to the products used on these projects can be found at the bottom of this post.

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These 3-D felt gingerbread people are WAY TOO MUCH FUN to make and give!  They are the perfect 'TV watching activity' ... die cut using the Sugar and Spice Sweet Cuts set and add the blanket stitch around edges while watching a yummy holiday movie on the Hallmark channel!  You'll have fun decorating them with little bits and bobs of treasures from your stash ... here my ginger lady is holding a Red & White Chenille Candy Cane and I added a couple of lengths of Licorice Baker's Twine to the back as hangers so they could be added to the tops of packages or as ornaments on the tree!

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A cute little Milk for Santa bottle was embellished using a variety of goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Dear Santa, Stitched Tags #3 Sweet Cuts, Red & White Chenille Candy Canes, Green Apple Seam Binding, Rusty Bells, Strawberry Baker's Twine, Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Strawberry Paper Straw.

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Nothing cuter than a fuzzy felt mitten embellished with lots of yummy goodies!  I hand drew a mitten shape, cut two of them out of felt, blanket stitched around the edges and then decorated with yummy bits and bobs to include: Holly Days Sweet Cuts, Red & White Chenille Candy Cane, Strawberry Baker's Twine, Vintage Holiday Postcards.  These are cute as utensil holders at your holiday dining table or sweet gift card holders!!

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And, of course, I had to make a PINK and aqua set to match my living and dining room decor!  These sweet gingies coordinate so well with the pink flocked tree I decorated for this month's December challenge at Paper Sweeties!!

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These little cutie pies were equally as much fun to whip up -- created using a variety of snipetts from my craft stash along with: Sugar and Spice Sweet Cuts, Pink & White Chenille Candy Canes, Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts, Cotton Candy Sequins.  I also added lengths of Robin Egg and Cotton Candy Baker's Twine to the backs of the gingies so they could be added to packages or ornaments on the tree!

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This 3-D aqua gingham tree is the perfect size to pair with the the sweet little gingies!  I made it 3-D by die cutting three from the Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts set, scoring them down the middle, trimming any branches that need adjustment, adding Cotton Candy Sequin ornaments and topping the tree with a die cut star from the Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts set!   FUN!!!

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Merry and Sweet!  Visit my December challenge post to see how I created the tiny ornaments on the pink tree!

Goodies used from Paper Sweeties to create these sweet projects:



I hope I inspired you to create something FUN today!  Be sure to visit the 12 Days of Christmas Designers' Blog Hop to be inspired by the rest of the Paper Sweeties Design Team Family ... and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a yummy shopping spree -- the more comments we receive, the higher the prize will go, so share about us with your craft friends too!

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Merry Christmas from Paper Sweeties!

Sharing with these challenges just for fun:  Sharing with these challenges just for funFussy & Fancy #154 – Happy Holidays; Pile it On #98 – Christmas/winter;  Fusion – Seasons Greetings (colors); Paper Sweeties #38 – holiday; Really Reasonable Ribbon #131 – shimmer/sparkle; Merry Monday #184 – baking; Simon Says Stamp – tags; (PIN)spirational #155 – holiday; The Shabby Tea Room #265 – holiday sparkle; Cupcake Inspirations #340 – winter/candy canes/ holly leaves; House of Cards – holiday; Christmas/Winter Challenge #2; 613 Avenue Create #154 - ATG w/create your own: pattern paper, shape, die cut, glitter, pearls, bling, sequins, buttons, flowers, ribbon, lace, twine, stitching!

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Ho Ho Ho – TSTR #198

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Hello sweeties!  Oh my goodness ... I can hardly believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve!  My how time flies when you're having fun ... I LOVE the holiday season!   I'm spending today cooking up a storm ... a Polish feast for my family to enjoy Christmas Eve night -- golumbkis and pierogies along with grilled salmon, macaroni salad and homemade bread!  Christmas Day I'll be cooking a pork roast with all the trimmings.  What are your plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day??

This week at The Shabby Tea Room, our challenge is called 'A Few of My Favorite Winter Things' and we are asked to create a card/project using buttons/bells, snowflakes, white and silver - YUM!

Debbie TSTR #198 (2)The Tea Room challenge is sponsored this week by The Ribbon Reel and I used these delicious goodies from Keilly's fabulous shop:  Natural Button Twine, Crochet Lace Trim, Snowflake Trim, Pink Fabric Flower, Pink & White Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, White Polka Dot Bitty Bag, Silver Jingle Bells, White Leaf Pin.

And these goodies from Paper Sweeties - Ho Ho Ho, Cake Crumbs seam binding, Vintage Winter White seam binding.

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I love making sweet little gift bags to give to family and friends all year long!  I fill them with little bits and bobs of treasures ... this one is filled with a handmade little something for a very special friend who lives across the miles.  I wanted to send her something handmade and sweet to show her just how much her friendship means to me!  At this time of year, I especially love to make handmade from the heart little treasures for my family and friends!

I hope you'll have some crafty time throughout the holiday week to join us in the Tea Room for our 'A Few of My Favorite Winter Things' challenge ... Keilly has generously donated a $10 gift certificate to her beautiful shop for this week's lucky winner!

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Inspired by these current challenges:  The Shabby Tea Room #198 – white, silver, snowflakes, buttons/bells; Paper Sweeties December challenge – inspired by ‘snow’; Paper Issues – happy place; 7 Kids College Fund #89 – anything goes; Simon Says Stamp – bling it on; Word Art Wednesday #111 – anything goes; Ribbon Carousel #88 – anything goes; City Crafter Challenge Blog #190 – jingle bells; Pile it On #48 – P is for pipe cleaners; Tuesday Throwdown #176 – meaning of Christmas; Top Tip Tuesday #116 – snowflakes; Cupcake Inspirations #241 - let it snow

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Imported from the North Pole!

Hello sweeties!  Hard to believe that Christmas is only one week away!  It was 'just' June, so I'm not sure how that happened?!?  Are you ready??

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I'm putting the finishing touches on my last minute handmade gifts and whipped up a couple of these cuties that I will fill with homemade cookies, fudge and candies!

papersweeties-debbie-dec18(2)I made this {sweet} tag by die cutting a snowflake shape and then adding a gingerbread couple stamped using the Ho Ho Ho stamp set and then die cut with the coordinating Ho Ho Ho Sweet Cuts die!  I added a sweet candy cane in between the little Mr. & Mrs. - stamped and die cut from the same two sets!

papersweeties-debbie-dec18(3)I tied the tag I made onto the top of the can using some silver ribbon and added a yummy Red & White Chenille Candy Cane and a couple of silver jingle bells!  The final touch to this {sweet} treat was the addition of a paint can opener so the recipient can dig into the goodies inside the can!I found the printable patterns for the can wrappers on line -- which came with a recipe for 'play snow' too!  What a fun gift idea -- especially for those of us that live in the south and don't get to see snow that often!papersweeties-debbie-dec18(5)But like I mentioned above, mine will be filled with homemade {sweet} treats to eat this holiday season!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Wishing you a wonderful holiday season surrounded by people you love and things you enjoy!

Hugs - xoxo

Inspired by these current challenges:  The Shabby Tea Room #197 - red/white with gingham/gingerbread; Paper Sweeties December challenge - inspired by 'snow'; Paper Issues - happy place; 7 Kids College Fund #89 - anything goes; Simon Says Stamp - bling it on; Word Art Wednesday #111 - anything goes; Ribbon Carousel #88 - anything goes; City Crafter Challenge Blog #190 - jingle bells; Pile it On #48 - P is for pipe cleaners; Catered Crop - keep is small; Cupcake Inspirations #241 - Let it Snow; CAS-ual Friday #123 - snowflakes; Pinspired #23 - photo inspiration; Tuesday Throwdown #176 - meaning of Christmas; Top Tip Tuesday #116 - snowflakes

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Sweet Treats – TKJ #151

Debbie TKJ #151 (2)For this week's 'Something New' challenge at The Kraft Journal, I tried my hand at making a little goodie treat bag to give to visitor's during the holiday season ... the 'new' twist was a chocolate covered spoon I included in my {sweet treat} bags!  I  began with a Medium Cello Bag into which I added a packet of Peppermint Hot Chocolate, a candy cane and a chocolate covered spoon which I  wrapped in cellophane and secured with Red Baker's Twine.  Next, I  added a row of Red & White Polka Dot Washi Tape onto the bottom of a Small Glassine Bag.   I die cut a snowflake shape from a piece of Brown Kraft Cardstock and then folded it over the top of the Glassine Bag and wrapped some Red Baker's Twine around the treat bag a couple of times, securing it with a bow and a tag which she stamped "Sweet Treats" on using the Little Wishes and Ho Ho Ho sets from Paper Sweeties.

Debbie TKJ #151 (3)I secured the top of my {sweet treat} gift bag with a length of Natural Hemp Cording and tied on a tag made using a Blackboard Tag and added a die cut snowflake stamped with a sentiment from the Have a Holly Jolly Holiday stamp set, a Red & White Chenille Candy Cane and a couple of fun silver jingle bells!

Debbie TKJ #151 (1)I am hosting a card class, cookie exchange and card exchange event at my house this evening and I made one of these sweet treat bags for each attendee!  I love giving handmade from the heart gifts to family and friends all year long, but especially during the holidays!

Please be sure to visit The Kraft Journal challenge blog to check out the delicious inspiration from the rest of the teamies this week, and then I hope you'll have time to place along with this week's 'Something New' challenge for a chance to win some goodness from The Kraft Outlet Shop!

Challenges I was inspired by:  7 Kids College Fund #88 - anything goes; City Crafter Challenge Blog #189 - Christmas Colors; Fusion December Challenge - Christmas;  Paper Sweeties December challenge – holiday; Paper Issues – happy place;  Ribbon Carousel #88 – anything goes; Pile it On #48 – P is for pipe cleaners; Catered Crop – keep is small; Cupcake Inspirations #241 – Let it Snow; CAS-ual Friday #123 – snowflakes;  Pinspired #23 – photo inspiration

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Have Yourself a merry Little Christmas – TSTR #197

Hi sweeties ... I'm happy you stopped by for a visit today!!

245b3f91a6f56d387c30273fb5b9b956This week at The Shabby Tea Room, we're asked to create a card or project inspired by this darling photo using RED, WHITE with GINGHAM and/or GINGERBREAD!  Fun!

Debbie TSTR #197 (2)This week's Tea Room sponsor is Creations by AR and I got to create this week using the gorgeous Holiday Wreath file!  I cut it out using my Cricut in Sage Green cardstock and adhered to the base of my card.  I added some tiny & sweet punched red hearts as 'berries' on my wreath!Debbie TSTR #197 (3)I stamped two adorable little gingerbread people using the Ho Ho Ho stamp set and then die cut them using the Ho Ho Ho Sweet Cuts die - easy peesy!  The sentiment banner was stamped using the Have a Holly Jolly Holiday set on white cardstock and then double mounted on a snipett of Sage Green cardstock.  I 'hung' the banner on a piece of red & white gingham ribbon and then finished off my card with a twill tape bow, Red & White Chenille Candy Cane and a couple of Rusty Jingle Bells!Debbie TSTR #197 (1)

Please be sure to visit the Tea Room to be inspired by the other Shabby Girls amazing creations this week ... and then I hope you'll have time to play along for a chance to win an amazing prize package from Creations by AR!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Challenges I was inspired by: 7 Kids College Fund #88 - anything goes; City Crafter Challenge Blog #189 - Christmas Colors; Fusion December Challenge - Christmas;  Paper Sweeties December challenge – inspired by ‘wreath’; Paper Issues – happy place; Ribbon Carousel #88 – anything goes;  Pile it On #48 – P is for pipe cleaners; Pinspired #23 – photo inspiration

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