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We’re celebrating all month long …

Thanks for attending our 4th Birthday Party festivities in August here at Paper Sweeties!  Here are some opportunities to SCORE BIG this month (to find product categories, hover over the 'Product Categories' text in the upper left corner of our website and a drop-down box will appear for you to choose from):

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August challenge - entire month long with $100 PRIZE to winner!

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50% off ALL RETIRING SOON products - August 23rd through August 31st!

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50% off Seam Binding - August 22nd!

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20% off ALL Sweet Chips kits + FREE package of sequins with purchase of two kits - August 20th!

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FREE Stamp Set with $25+ purchase - August 19th!

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30% off $50+ orders - August 18th!

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50% off sequins - August 17th!

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Free Shipping on $25+ orders - August 16th!

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$25 gift certificate to the Pile It On challenge winner!
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Leave us a comment on THIS POST letting us know which of the opportunities above you have taken advantage of (or plan to participate in) and one lucky ducky will win a $15 gift certificate to shop (winner announced on September 1st on our new challenge post).
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Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #34 – Happy Birthday!

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:  Jeri Thomas

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I am completely SMITTEN with Jeri's adorable, patriotic card she created for her son who is serving overseas in the military!  I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jeri in June at the Stampfest Show in Lakeland, FL and she is sweet as can be!  Jeri created this beautiful and heartfelt card using Jake, Jake Sweet Cuts and You're My Hero from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  Contact us, Jeri, to claim your gift certificate for a $20 shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot with Paper Sweeties next month!

Paper 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 — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use something from Paper Sweeties such as a stamp, die or embellishment!  If you don't have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try out!  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 project post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any of our online galleries to upload your project:  Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook 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!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #34 - 'Happy Birthday'

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We're SUPER EXCITED to be celebrating our THIRD BIRTHDAY this month here at Paper Sweeties!  My how time flies when you're HAVING FUN!  We have some EXTRA SPECIAL INSPIRATION this month --   several of our very talented Alumni Designers are joining us for this month's blog hop!  We have also PARTNERED with some of our very favorite companies who have generously donated some FABULOUS PRIZES for you all this month!  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post to find out how you can be eligible to win one of the EXTRA SPECIAL PRIZES offered this month!

HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the polka dots, cupcakes, birthday candles, stars and birthday theme to create this oh-so-fun set (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

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Pop-up box (instructions HERE):

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How fun are the pop up glitter stars, heart, balloon and cupcake?

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A cute banner was created for the back of the box by hanging a die cut star, pennant and heart on a length of Cookie Dough Baker's Twine!

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Cupcake toppers:

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Pinwheel card:

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Love these delicious colors and pretty patterns all mixy-matchy!

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Favor/treat bag:

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Fill treat bags with candy or a little thank you gift!  I tied a yummy rock candy lollipop onto my treat bag topper and tag!

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Supplies used from the Paper Sweeties boutique:

 



  Please visit our talented Design Team Contributors' and Special Guest Alumni Designers' blogs to be inspired by their AMAZING projects:

Angel Johns

Annette Witherspoon

Cheryl Lea

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Emily Frasier

Jill Norwood

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

July Guest Designer:  Jen Carter

Special Guest Alumni Designers: 

Annette Allen

Jinny Newlin

Kristi Schurr

Lisa Elton

Lori Hairston 

Patti Goldman

Please join me in thanking our VERY SPECIAL partner companies that have generously donated wonderful prizes to help make this month's birthday celebration extra FUN:

 bossyflair$20 Gift Certificate = Bossy Joscie

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Crafty Secrets -$20 CG prize

$20 Gift Certificate for digital prize = Crafty Secrets

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FOUR $25 Gift Certificates = Enchanted Cottage  **They carry the entire Paper Sweeties line**

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Fun Stampers JourneyFSJ PrizeHandmade 'Love' Canvas, Welcome Baby stamp set, Master Frame stamp set = Margaret Green, Journey Coach

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Great ImpressionsBirthday stamp set prize package = Great Impressions

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Iralamijashop EtsyShabby Butterflies digital paper file = Iralamija Etsy Shop

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$20 Gift Certificate = Paper Temptress

20 sheets of Cryogen White Cardstock = Paper Temptress

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Pink & MainPink & Main prizeHappy Birthday stamp set = Pink & Main

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The Cutting CafeThree cutting file sets = The Cutting Cafe

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$100 Gift Certificate = Paper Sweeties

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How to be eligible to win one of these AWESOME PRIZES:

(1) Leave us a sweet comment on this blog post for one chance!

(2) Share your creations for the August challenge - you'll earn one chance for EACH project you add to our inLinkz gallery!

(3) Share our birthday graphic and/or challenge graphic on your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties) and/or Instagram and TAG US!  Leave us a comment here to let us know how many times you shared - you'll earn an EXTRA chance for each time you SHARE us!

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Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties!

Like our Facebook Fan Page - $20 gift certificate given out to one lucky fan each time we reach 100 new 'likes' ... next prize at the 2,300 level!

Follow us on Pinterest for loads of inspiration and ideas!

Contact us to pin YOUR Paper Sweeties projects to our Customer Gallery Board!

Be inspired by videos and tutorials on our Paper Sweeties You Tube Channel!

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

Sharing with these current challenges:  Seize the Birthday - ATG; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Paper Issues - chip off the old BLOCK; The House that Stamps Built - ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #255 - summer fun; Cupcake Inspirations #320 - cupcakes & hearts; 613 Avenue Create #134 - ATG; {PIN}spirational #145 - colors; Top Tip Tuesday - bingo: sparkle/sentiment/ribbon or twine; The Shabby Tea Room #256 - summer picnic

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And the PARTY continues!

Hello crafty friends!  Did you enjoy hopping along for our recent 1st Birthday Designer's Hop?  There was some AMAZING projects created by the talented ladies who participated in our hop, don't you think??!!??  If you haven't hopped yet, there is still time ... visit the THREE birthday posts and leave us comments here on our blog to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE -- winner announced August 18th!

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1stBirthdayWell, the party is continuing today!  I have some very special crafty friends that graciously agreed to donate some of their delicious products from their shops to help celebrate Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday!  I would love if you visited each of their shops to check out their yummy goodies!  Same rules as our Designer's Hop ... leave us a COMMENT on this blog post to be eligible to win one of these fabulous prize packages; LIKE our Facebook Fan Page, SHARE us with your friends -- winners announced September 1st!

$25 gift certificate donated by Paper Temptress

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$20 gift certificate donated by Bossy Joscie

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$20 Gift Certificate donated by Creations by AR

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THANK YOU to our fabulous sponsors for helping us celebrate our very first birthday!  Leave us a comment ... GOOD LUCK with the contest!

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It’s a Party – Day #2!

Welcome back again crafty friends!  I’m tickled that you stopped by today for another little peek-a-boo!  This is the second day of our fabulous Designer's Birthday Hop to celebrate  the Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday!   I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your sweet comments and e-mails telling me how much you like your Paper Sweeties stamps.  We LOVE our customers — new and old!!

To help us celebrate our BIG first birthday, we are planning fun little things all month long for you to enjoy and be inspired by!  We hope some of the ideas that you see here will spark your creativity and inspire you to create something fun out of stamps, paper and glue!

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow, we have TWENTY FIVE amazing designer’s who will be sharing sweet treats, cards, layouts, gifts, party favors, home decor and birthday-themed projects — created using a variety of stamps from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  FUN, right?!?

Well, we can’t have a birthday party celebration without gifts, right!  I‘ll be giving away the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE to one lucky person — there will be five sets released = $50 retail value!  So, here’s what you need to do to be eligible to win some yummy candy from this three-day hop:

#1 – FOLLOW the Paper Sweeties blog (Bloglovin’ link on sidebar)

#2 – LIKE and SHARE about us on our Facebook Fan Page

#3 – COMMENT on any August blog post - let us know you follow our Blog and Fan Page

#4 – POST our Paper Sweeties birthday graphic (above) on your blog and share about our party with your crafty friends

#5 – VISIT all of the designer’s blogs linked here each day and leave a little love for them too!  Come back here and leave us a comment telling us which of today’s projects was your favorite and why!  Do you have more than one favorite — leave each of your choices in a separate comment for ADDITIONAL chances to win!

The winner of the AUGUST RELEASE will be announced on August 18th (my birthday) and will be chosen from ALL comments left on this blog from August 1st through August 17th!

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We’ll be attending the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC August 15th – 17th … I hope to see many of our local crafty friends there!  Leave us a comment to let us know if you’re attending!  We’ll be releasing a ‘show exclusive’ stamp set AT THE SHOW ... and a few more surprises too!  I’ll share pics of this exciting and fun weekend here on the blog after I return!!!

Okay, lets get to peekin’ at my project for today!  I created an entire birthday set for the three-day hop.  Today I’m sharing some sweet treats that you can use as party favors or take away gifts -- perfect for little girls' (or big girls too!) birthday parties, tea parties ... any special occasion where you need a little something sweet and yummy!

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papersweeties-birthday(8)I created some cupcake toppers and lined my chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and sprinkles with the same hot pink polka dotted liners that I used on yesterday's banner!papersweeties-birthday(9)I used sweet chipboard stars and these stamp sets to create the cupcake toppers and tags: Banner Wishes and You’re Invited!

papersweeties-birthday(10)I used some yummy tea-stained seam binding to create the shabby little bows –Strawberry Shortcake!

papersweeties-birthday(11)And next, I created some little glass charms that I personalized with names of the party attendees!papersweeties-birthday(12)I used the Little Wishes, Alphas Upper and Alphas Lower stamp sets to create the glass charm tags!papersweeties-birthday(13)Unlike the charms you can purchase in home goods stores, these personalized glass charm tags will easily help everyone keep track of their own drinks without any mixups!  After the party, just cut off the tags and dispose of ... or save for another party!

papersweeties-birthday(14)So, there you have it ... fun ways to share some yummy treats and refreshing beverages at your next party!

Please be sure to visit my crafty friends’ blogs — oh my goodness, you won’t want to miss a single stop on the hop — so much eye candy, inspiration and ideas … these ladies are simply amazing!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz {you are here}

Paulina Nakamura

Teresa Kline

Tina Milbourn

Jeanne Jachna

Miriam Prantner

Char Cundy

Lenet Mos

Karen Letchworth

Lori Ulrich

Tracey Kelly

Don’t forget to like & share about us on Facebook and leave us a little bloggity love to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!

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See you back here again tomorrow with many more yummy birthday celebration ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Thanks for stopping by!

I was inspired by these fun challenges:  Moxie Fab World - Bags & Tags challenge;  Paper Issues – chipboard; City Crafter Challenge Blog #170 – summertime (my birthday/August 18th); Tuesday Throwdown #158 – birthday party; Simon Says Stamp – anything

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It’s a Party – Day #1!

Hello crafty friends!  I'm so happy that you stopped by today for a little peek-a-boo!  I have some very fun and exciting news to share ... August is the one-year birthday for the Paper Sweeties stamps and shop!  We opened our shop with a 'soft launch' on August 1, 2012 and released all of our August 2012 stamps by the 15th of the month!  Time sure does fly when you're having FUN!  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your sweet comments and e-mails telling me how much you like your Paper Sweeties stamps.  We LOVE our customers -- new and old!!

To help us celebrate our BIG first birthday, we are planning fun little things all month long for you to enjoy and be inspired by!  We hope some of the ideas that you see here will spark your creativity and inspire you to create something fun out of stamps, paper and glue 🙂

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So, without further ado, let me share what the first fun event is that we have planned for this month ... I invited a bunch of my very talented crafty friends to join me for a DESIGNER'S BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!  Over the next three days, we have TWENTY FIVE amazing designer's who will be sharing sweet treats, cards, layouts, gifts, party favors, home decor and birthday-themed projects -- created using a variety of stamps from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  FUN, right?!?

Well, we can't have a birthday party celebration without gifts, right!  I'll be giving away the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE to one lucky person -- there will be five sets released = $50 retail value!  So, here's what you need to do to be eligible to win some yummy candy from this three-day hop: 

#1 - FOLLOW the Paper Sweeties blog (Bloglovin' link on sidebar)

#2 - LIKE and SHARE about us on our Facebook Fan Page 

#3 - COMMENT on any August blog post - let us know you follow our Blog and Fan Page

#4 - POST our Paper Sweeties birthday graphic (above) on your blog and share about our party with your crafty friends

#5 - VISIT all of the designer's blogs linked here each day and leave a little love for them too!  Come back here and leave us a comment telling us which of today's projects was your favorite and why!  Do you have more than one favorite -- leave each of your choices in a separate comment for ADDITIONAL chances to win!

The winner of the AUGUST RELEASE will be announced on August 18th (my birthday) and will be chosen from ALL comments left on this blog from August 1st through August 17th 🙂

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We'll be attending the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC August 15th - 17th ... I hope to see many of our local crafty friends there!  Leave us a comment to let us know if you're attending!  We'll be releasing a 'show exclusive' stamp set AT THE SHOW!  I'll share pics of this exciting and fun weekend here on the blog after I return!!!

Okay, lets get to peekin' at my project for today!  I created an entire birthday set for the three-day hop.  Today I'm sharing a sweet little party banner I designed -- perfect for any sort of party -- birthday, tea, anniversary, engagement ... and so on!

papersweeties-birthday(1)I used these stamp sets to create the sentiment banners on each alphabet of the banner:  You Make Me Smile, You're Invited, You Are Fabulous and Occasions!

papersweeties-birthday(2)I used some yummy tea-stained seam binding to create the shabby little bows - Strawberry Shortcake and Pink Bubblegum!

papersweeties-birthday(3)The hot pink and white polka dotted 'papers' are cupcake liners that I flatted and then adhered pretty white paper doilies on top of them before building my little alphas!

papersweeties-birthday(4) I added lots of bits and bobs of treasures from my crafty baskets until I was happy with each little alpha!  When complete, I strung all the letters together using some yummy aqua tulle!

papersweeties-birthday(6)And then I hung the party banner on a pretty soft pink tufted bulletin board I picked up at AC Moore a couple of weeks ago on their clearance rack!!

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Please be sure to visit my crafty friends' blogs -- oh my goodness, you won't want to miss a single stop on the hop -- so much eye candy, inspiration and ideas ... these ladies are simply amazing!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz {you are here}

Jinny Newlin

Amy Tsuruta

Pattie Goldman

Tina Milbourn

Kathy Montgomery

Michelle Bala

Jessica Kephart

Karen Letchworth

Lori Ulrich

Teresa Kline

Don't forget to like & share about us on Facebook and leave us a little bloggity love to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!

Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration Challenge #10:

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See you back here again tomorrow with many more yummy birthday celebration ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this banner with celebration sentiment tags for the Moxie Fab World Bags & Tags challenge and also these fun challenges: Paper Issues - chipboard; City Crafter Challenge Blog #170 - summertime (my birthday/August 18th); Tuesday Throwdown #158 - birthday party; Simon Says Stamp - anything

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Fan Page ‘Tag You’re It’ CONTEST!

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 TAG ... you're it!  Hop on over to Facebook to read all about the current Paper Sweeties TAG contest -- by playing along, you and a friend that you tag will earn a double chance to win this soon-to-be-released stamp set!  It is part of our regular *new* stamp release line up in August, but is a CKC-Charlotte show exclusive, so although it's part of the August release on the 15th, it won't be available in the boutique until the 18th -- after we return from the show!  Play along with our contest to win your set for FREE!!!
 LIKE our Fan Page and SHARE us to be eligible to win a $20 gift certificate on 8/1 to kick off our month-long 1st birthday festivities!!
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