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25 Days of Christmas with Paper Sweeties | 2018!

We're sharing holiday inspiration projects for 25 days here at Paper Sweeties from December 1st through the 25th!  We began on December 1st by sharing some fun ideas to help you plan your life in style with Paper Sweeties.  Click here to check out what our talented design teamies created to help spark your creativity!  ---> SALE ALERT <--- be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find our SANTA SAVINGS coupons!!!

I shared these projects on December 2nd - click HERE to see how they were created and to grab the materials list!

I shared these projects on December 6th - click HERE to see how they were created and to grab the materials list!

I shared these projects on December 7th - click HERE to see how they were created and to grab the materials list!

For today's project share, I have used our FUN Treat Box die and turned it into a Santa belly!

His beard was created using our Scallop Circle die and then I added some chunky glitter.  I punched 3 circles and cut a strip from black cardstock to create the buttons and belt.  The buckle was made using an old punch from my stash.

I added a fun nosegay using one of our chenille candy canes and a tag which I stamped using a sentiment from our Merry set and then embossed it with red glitter embossing powder!

Recreate this fun treat box using these products from Paper Sweeties:

Scroll down to get today's Santa Savings deal and coupon!

We have 3 more days of project shares and specials, so bookmark our site and follow us on social media (links on right sidebar) to keep up to date with everything new from Paper Sweeties!

We're hopping all month long, so be sure to come back each day to see a new project by one of our talented designers and invited special guest designers:

December 1st: planner team posts

December 2nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- you are here!

December 3rd: Lilian Forsyth

December 4th: Amy Tsuruta  ---> Santa Savings Coupon: embellish


December 5th: Lisa Bzibziak

December 6th: Michelle Bala ---> Santa Savings Coupon: paper


December 7th: Mackie Robertson

December 8th: Karen Letchworth  ---> Santa Savings Coupon: stamps 


December 9th: Maria Patrick

December 10th: Lisa Golzbein

December 11th: Nancy Salkeld

December 12: Mackie Robertson

December 13th: Jinny Newlin

December 14th: Larissa Heskett

December 15: Kathy Schweinfurth

December 16th: Taylor Golzbein

December 17th: Maria Patrick

December 18th: Nancy Salkeld

December 19th: Jinny Newlin

December 20th: Lisa Golzbein

December 21st: Larissa Heskett

December 22nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- you are here!

---> Santa Savings Coupon: stamps 

25% off ALL IN-STOCK STAMP SETS 12/22/18 ONLY!

December 23rd: Karen Letchworth

December 24: Lisa Bzibziak

December 25th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- you are here!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all!

Hugs - xoxox

I'm sharing this sweet treat box with my friend Lori Hairston for her 2018 Choux Choux - Home for the Holidays challenge!

Paper Sweeties challenge | August 2017!

Hello crafty friends!  It's that time of the month again ... time for a NEW challenge at Paper Sweeties!  We're CELEBRATING our 5th ANNIVERSARY at Paper Sweeties this month, so be sure to read the entire post for some FUN news!  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 July challenge:  Gail Scott!

We just love the adorable little sail boat Gail cut from an SVG file!   Contact us, Gail, 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 in honor of our 5th ANNIVERSARY:

HOW will YOU be inspired this month -- colors, theme, shapes, patterns?  I was inspired by the theme, colors & tulle/ribbon in this month's beautiful photo!  (CLICK on the photos for close up views):

I am sneaking some *new* sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of the month ... you're going to LOVE our amazing A Friend is & Hugs and Kisses stamp and die sets!  Additionally, I also used some delicious Cupcake Sprinkles Sequins!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties <- you are here!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

August guest designer: Tasha RJ



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!

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with everything new and exciting at Paper Sweeties  -> sign up on blog sidebar!

Join our Facebook Inspiration Group - Share your Paper Sweeties projects with us!

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!

We cannot wait to see how YOU will be inspired by this month's challenge!

Sharing with these challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbon #168 - ATG; Dies 'R Us #78 - summer fun (5th b'day/August); JUGS #404 - old/new; Cut it Up #127 - friendship; Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Pile it On #132 - something w/'s'; 613 Avenue Create #199 - ATG

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Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Celebration!


Thanks for joining our party today!  We've been celebrating our 4th anniversary all month long in August and today we have a special treat ... a DESIGNERS' BLOG HOP featuring amazing projects created by current and past Design Team Contributors and special Guest Designers!  Without further ado, let's get this party started ...


I created a bright and cheery card with a party theme using our soon-to-be released Window and Window Elements Sweet Cuts sets!  I did cut the banner using the Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts die set and then added glitter stickers to spell out p-a-r-t-y!


I created a fun little window scene using the *new* window dies along with the window treatment from Sweeties Stand, the table from I'm Having a Tea Party and the cake & present from Planner Series: Celebrate!


A little sparkle and bling was added using some Watermelon and Marshmallow Sequins!

Now, continue the hop to help spark your creativity:

Beth Luetschwager

Debbie - Paper Sweeties <-- you are here!

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lilian Forsyth

Lisa Bzibziak

Lori Hairston <--- BLOG CANDY!

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Michele Henderson

Mynn Kitchen

Nancy Salkeld

Pattie Goldman

Tracey Kelly

Tracey McNeely



If our Designers have inspired you to create something pretty today, share your work with us for our August challenge for a chance to WIN A $100 SHOPPING SPREE from Paper Sweeties!


This month's card kit is full of whimsy and celebration fun ... check it out HERE!

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The teamies and I will be back again sharing Planner Series inspiration on the 13th.  Our regular release week festivities will begin here on the 14th and run through the 16th.  Mark your calendars to join all the fun!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs - xoxo









Friday Featured Fan!

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

Friday Featured Fan

FridayFeaturedFanbadge Friday Featured Fan!

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 Beth Fiscus using the Make Today Beautiful stamp set …


… what an absolutely darling card Beth has created!  Those yummy polka dots and the way Beth stamped the handwritten cursive sentiment onto a banner are so pretty and fun!   Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us ... please feel free to grab the ‘Friday Featured Fan’ badge to display on your blog, Beth!

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!

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


Until next time, happy stamping my friends!  Hugs!

Debbie Signature 150x150 Friday Featured Fan!

Inspiration from friends …

Hopping around town and wanted to share these A-MAZING projects created by some of our friends and fans ...

Tracey Kelly created this adorable card using Abigail!

Rebecca Deeprose created this beautiful card using Banner Wishes!

Rebekah Faries created this precious tea gift using I'm Having a Tea Party!

Starr Timmons created this sweet card using You Are Amazing!

Lenet Mos created this yummy set using I'm Having a Tea Party!

Rebekah Faries created this yummy cupcake shaped card using Join Me For Tea!

Starr Timmons created this bright and cheery card using I'm Having a Tea Party!

Tracey Kelly created this adorable tea pot shaped card using Tea For Two!

Starr Timmons created this stunning gift box using I'm having a Tea Party!

Tracey Kelly created this gorgeous gift box using You Are Amazing!

Starr Timmons created this beautiful card using You Are Amazing!

Tracey Kelly created this gorgeous vintage card using Banner Wishes!

Kristi Schurr created this stunning card using You Make Me Smile!

They are all gorgeous!  We'd love to hear which one (or more) is your favorite and why!  Leave us a comment to share your thoughts with us!!


Pin to Win Contest – WINNER Announced!

PS-Web-pin-buttonCongratulations to TINA MILBOURN for winning our recent PIN TO WIN contest!

"I think I did it right, lol…well, I hope I did anyways :) Then I went and made me out a whole wishlist, I couldn’t resist!!!  I’m so happy that Paulina Nakamura from Pretty Pink Posh introduced your site to me!"

Contact me, Tina, to claim your $30 gift certificate to the shop!

papersweeties-sketch#7Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #7 challenge is now live ... play along for your chance to win some goodness from the shop!  Click on the link to check out the inspiration projects created by the Sweeties Teamies!


Springy inspiration projects …

Popping in to share a couple projects created using stamps and seam binding from the Paper Sweeties shoppe:

Created using Pennant Party, Little Wishes and Fancy Monograms stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.
Created using Fancy Monograms stamp sets!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Created using Occasions stamp set!  Designed by Lenet Mos.

Created using Some Bunny Loves You stamp set!  Designed by Rebecca Deeprose.

Created using So Sweet of You stamp set!  Designed by Rebekah Faries.

Created using You Make Me Smile stamp set!  Designed by Starr Timmons.

Created using Pennant Party stamp set!  Designed by Tracey Kelly.

Created using So Sweet of You and You're Invited stamp sets ...

with the Join Me For Tea stamp set!  Designed by Debbie Marcinkiewicz.

Pretty projects, right???  Which was your favorite ...