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Paper Sweeties | August 2018 New Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the August 2018 *NEW* product release here at Paper Sweeties!  I hope you were inspired by the projects the Design Teamies and I shared yesterday!  If you missed the festivities, click --> HERE <-- to check out all the creativity!

For today's rewind project, I am sharing a calendar page I created using our *NEW* Congrats Sweet Cuts die and some previously released sets ... you can find the links to the products in the gallery below  --  (Click on the photos for larger views!)

It's not only Paper Sweeties' 6th Birthday this month, but both mine and my husband's birthdays too!

Love the bright and cheery colors!!!

I'm spending a couple days this month at my BFF's new beach house - LOVE!!!

How FUN is the die cut 'congrats' in all those yummy ice cream colors (I die cut the word eight times in different cardstock colors and then paper pieced it together alternating colors!)

And I'm looking forward to hosting our August Day Crop on the 25th at the B&B ... one lucky attendee will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE in the Paper Sweeties 'She Shed'!!!

Recreate using these goodies from our shop:

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

Karen Letchworth

Nancy Salkeld


Have you shared a little something sweet for our 6th Birthday Celebration Challenge yet?  There is a $100 SHOPPING SPREE up for grabs to the lucky winner!  Upload as many birthday theme projects as you want and then cast your vote for your favorites!  The submission with the most votes will win ... ready, set, GO!

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 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).

If you're in or near Carthage, NC, stop by to visit the Paper Sweeties 'she shed' located on the property of The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast for some fun retail therapy!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- see you again soon for more inspiration!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | Plan Your Life Series: August 2018!

Scroll down to bottom to see special news about our 6th birthday celebration!

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 July calendar and planner pages (CLICK on photos for larger views):

I love, love, LOVE my 2018 MAMBI Create 365 Happy Life planner!  The pages are removable which makes it very easy to stamp and embellish -- 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 stamped 'blog post' dates along with my special events, appointments, birthdays, etc. for this month!

I added adorable mixy-matchy Washi tape throughout the month to decorate and add some fun color!  And, how ADORABLE is that Miss Emma dressed in her birthday party best dress?!?  For tips on how to stamp and dress the dolls from Paper Sweeties, please watch Jill Norwood's videos HERE and HERE!

And, here is a close up of two EXTRA SPECIAL days in the month of July ... they are the days of the July Day Crop at our new Bed and Breakfast - The Carriage House B&B - in Carthage, NC!

And, we have some VERY SPECIAL NEWS to share with you!  Paper Sweeties turns 6 years old this month!  It is so hard for me to believe that it was August of 2012 when I first launched my stamp line.  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine all the places I would travel to introduce these fun and unique stamps to such fabulous people from all over the country!  Through these travels, I've met some wonderful people and made life-long friends!  It's been an amazing experience and I feel very blessed for all of your valued support!  I have some exciting things planned to share with you all month long in August, so please bookmark our blog, follow us, sign up for our newsletter and join our Facebook Group (all links on sidebar --->) to keep up to date with the latest news, specials and giveaways!

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:


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

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

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Hugs - xoxo

Sharing with these challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches #348 - I have lots of squares with sentiments under; House of Cards August Challenge - patterned papers

Thank You | VIP set free with purchase!


In honor of our 5th birthday, we are giving all of our valued customers the opportunity to earn SPECIAL GIFTS in August - whooo hooo!  Everyone who places a $25 order through our website (before tax, shipping and discounts) will receive a complimentary VIP 'Thank You' stamp set!  Everyone who places a $50 order through our website (before tax, shipping and discounts) will receive a complimentary VIP 'Thank You' stamp set AND coordinating Sweet Cuts die!

This card was so quick and easy to design and assemble ... I made several so I have some on hand for when I need to give a 'thank you' to someone special!  I die cut the largest die from the Square Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts set twice with white cardstock and then from patterned paper (Photoplay Paper) and adhered to base of card.  I die cut the stitched banner from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set, stamped the sentiment and then trimmed the edges to fit inside the square frame.  Using the Thank You stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cuts die, I stamped the basket of flowers and note, die cut, colored and then adhered to base of card.  To finish this little gem off, I added a couple of Marshmallow Sequins for a pop of sparkle!

Not ordering $25 - $50 of products from our website in August ... no problem!  You can purchase the LIMITED EDITION VIP Thank You stamp and die set for the special price of $14!

We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' August 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:

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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!  The August 2017 kit contains the *NEW* A friend is & Hugs and Kisses stamp sets along with supplies to create the two cards featured in the kit!!  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!


*****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).





A masculine celebration …

Hello crafty friends!  Do you ever struggle with masculine cards & gifts?  I sure do ... pink, ruffly and glittery comes so easy to me, but masculine always give me a run for my money!

papersweeties-debbie-11-9-13(5)A good friend of ours is turning 50 next week, so I decided to sit down the put my little thinking cap on to come up with a card for him that would help him celebrate his big day!

papersweeties-debbie-11-9-13(4)I used some delicious black and cream striped pattern paper from SU!, a ledger card die from PTI and the Homespun Holidays and So Sweet of You stamp sets along with the Homespun Holidays Sweet Cuts die to create my card.  What do ya' think??

11-9-13newproducts*NEW* holiday stamps, sets and embellishments live in the shop today!

I was inspired by these wonderful challenge:  Seize the Sketch #7 - sketch;  Ribbon Girl November Challenge – stripes; Word Art Wednesday #105 – anything goes; There She Goes #232 – dots & stripes; Ribbon Carousel #87 – holidays/celebrations; Simon Says Stamp - CAS; Runway Inspired #47 – stripes/white


Friday Featured Fan!

Hello sweeties!!  I’m popping in today to share about today’s:

Friday Featured Fan

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Each week I will be perusing the internet looking for projects created by all of YOU using anything from the Paper Sweeties shop!  Feel free to send me a link and/or picture of your projects too, so I don’t miss a single peek-a-boo at any crafty goodness you create!  On Fridays I’ll pop by here and showcase one designer’s project that caught my eye!  Fun, right??!!

So, without further ado, please take a peek at this absolutely darling card designed by Jill Norwood using the Abigail and Christmas Blessings stamp sets!


I am completely smitten with this absolutely adorable card Jill created with sweet little Abigail!  Jill shared that she designed this card to help us celebrate our FIRST BIRTHDAY here at Paper Sweeties -- that was just TOO SWEET!  Thank you, Jill, for all of your lovely comments and amazing support over the past year!!  Please feel free to grab the ‘Friday Featured Fan’ badge to display on your blog, Jill!

And, check out the fun video Jill created explaining all about her Paper Sweeties card!  WOW!!!

Who will be next week’s Friday Featured Fan … maybe you?  Send me links to your projects … I cannot wait to see what you’ll create this week icon smile Friday Featured Fan!

And … don’t forget to play along with the August Paper Sweeties Sketch Challenge for your chance to win some goodness from the shop!  The project you submit may be spotted and showcased here!


Debbie Signature 150x150 Friday Featured Fan!

It’s a Party – Day 3!

Hello crafty friends!  I’m so happy that you stopped by again today for a little peek-a-boo at today's projects for day three of the Birthday Designer's Hop to celebrate 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!!  These stamps are a dream come true for me and are a combination of a lot of time spent learning and a ton of perseverance and sheer willpower to make them come to fruition, but SO worth every single second!!  My heart flutters when I see the fantastic things you all create with your Paper Sweeties stamps!

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!


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!  Friday, Saturday and today, we've had 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!


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 couple more surprises!  I’ll share pics of this exciting and fun weekend here on the blog after I return!!!

Okay, lets get to peekin’ at my projects for today!  I created an entire birthday set for the three-day hop.  Today I’m sharing some sweet treats that you can make as party favors and take away gifts!

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papersweeties-birthday(15)First up, we have a pretty little striped milkshake paper cup that I found at Home Goods.

papersweeties-birthday(16)I stamped a frame and sentiment using the Beautiful stamp set and adhered it to the front of the cup - tying a pretty aqua twill ribbon around the middle of the cup.

papersweeties-birthday(17)Next, I created some yummy treat bags - one is filled with pink and white peanut butter M&M's and I used the Little Wishes stamp set and Paradise Aqua Mist seam binding to create the tag.  The second one is filled with Raspberry tea cookies and I used the Occasions stamp set to create the banner tag.  The topper was made with the same hot pink and polka dotted cupcake liners I used on Friday's banner and Saturday's cupcakes with toppers!

papersweeties-birthday(18)To finish off the treats, I added a couple of Raspberry Lemonade drink mixes, some adorable hot pink and white striped paper straws and some hot pink paper crinkle!

papersweeties-birthday(20)The next favor idea I'm sharing is a sweet little gift box that I covered with hot pink polka dotted pattern paper and then adhered some aqua pom-pom trim around the top.  I created a soft baby pink tissue paper flower and added some sparkly aqua chipboard leaves.  The tag was created using the Banner Wishes and You're Invited stamp sets!

papersweeties-birthday(19)Inside, I added some aqua crinkle paper and a sweet little treat bag containing Raspberry tea cookies!  The tag was stamped using the Little Wishes stamp set and tied on with some Pink Bubblegum seam binding!

papersweeties-birthday(21)A sweet treat for sure, don't you think?!?

papersweeties-birthday(22)And my last little gift idea is a package of hot pink polka dotted napkins that match my party decor ... I wrapped them with aqua twill ribbon and adhered a white paper doilie, a delicious hot pink bloom with aqua glittery chipboard leaves!

papersweeties-birthday(23)I stamped the tag on this gift using the Home Tweet Home and Occasions stamp sets!

papersweeties-birthday(24)And here is my complete party set: banner, cupcakes with toppers, milkshake treat cup, tiny box party favor, polka dotted napkin take away gift and beverage glass charms!

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}

Nina Yang

Tina Milbourn

Andrea Ewen

Teresa Kline

Maria Patrick

Kristi Schurr

Karen Letchworth

Lori Ulrich

Rebecca Deeprose

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:


Thank you for hopping along with me and the girls the past three days ... we hope you were inspired to go and create something fun!  I hope you fell in love with some of the Paper Sweeties stamps you saw along the hop!  I look forward to filling your orders so you can get crafty ... I can't wait to see what you'll create with your new goodies!!

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m entering these projects for the following challenges:  Moxie Fab World - birthday ensemble challenge; Paper Issues – chipboard; City Crafter Challenge Blog #170 – summertime (my birthday/August 18th); Tuesday Throwdown #158 – birthday party; Simon Says Stamp – anything



Hello crafty friends!  We have a momentous occasion coming up next weekend in my family -- my oldest son will be graduating from NCSU for Materials Science Engineering!  I am such a proud mama ... my how these past four years have flown by!

May 2013 (9)Since Brandon was instrumental in teaching me how to use Adobe Illustrator and my electronic drawing table in order to illustrate the Paper Sweeties images, I thought it fitting to make him a card using Paper Sweeties stamps to celebrate his big day!

May 2013 (10)Here I dressed Jake in a cap and gown - complete with tiny diploma and tassle too!  For Jake's pants, I used the You're My Hero set, for the gown I used the Christmas Blessings set ...

May 2013 (11)and all the sentiments were stamped using the You're My Hero and So Proud of You stamp sets -- perfect for any graduation ... pre-school, kindergarten, middle school, high school or college -- my son is 22 years old!

May 2013 (8)And here is his complete gift -- the box was made using the Tiny Tucker Tab cut file and Round Off set from My Time Made easy and I stamped the 'Celebrate' using the Beautiful stamp set.

His 'real' cap and gown are ironed and hanging in the dining room awaiting the official ceremony next weekend -- what a special day!  Thanks for letting me share a little bit of this proud mama moment with you all!

Challenges I found inspiration from:  CASE Study #139 - inspired by red/white/black; Simon Says Stamp - happy mail