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Paper Sweeties | October 2017 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the October 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 used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this bright and cheery card:

Patterned paper from Photoplay Paper!

A gift box like this can be used all year round -- fill with candy, cookies, a gift card, money, craft supplies ...

... or like I did with gourmet doggie treats!!!

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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  * October Guest Designer *

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' October 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 November release, but until then follow us to keep up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Hugs - xoxo

Paper Sweeties | October 2017 Release Party!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to the October 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 ...

Home is where your story begins

Home is where your story begins Sweet Cuts

For You

For You Sweet Cuts

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

I used the Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts die set to make the frame from aqua and black cardstock, and the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts die set to create the banner with white cardstock.  I  stamped the images and sentiment using the *NEW* Home is where your story begins stamp set onto the white cardstock.  I die cut all the stamped images using the Home is where your story begins Sweet Cuts set, colored them and adhered to the inside of the scallop circle!  I stamped the sentiment onto the banner.

I covered a kraft CD cover with some Mad 4 Plaid patterned paper, made a burlap topper and hot glued some muslin trim to it and then secured the topper to the CD cover with a pretty Licorice Seam Binding bow!  I adhered all the stamped and die cut images onto the front of the CD cover by adding double sided taped to the seam binding wrapped around the middle and adhering the images on top of it.  I used a dab of hot glue to adhere the sentiment banner onto the seam binding.  This way, the recipient can slip the entire bow, topper and images off from the CD cover without tearing or destroying all the pretty packaging!  This project feels so homespun to me -- perfect for a new home or holiday gift!

I made a card to coordinate with the gift ... using all of the products listed above!

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  * October Guest Designer *

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

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

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Paper Sweeties | October 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #1 of the October 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 sneak peek project, I am sharing a cute gift 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* For You stamp set and coordinating For You Sweet Cuts die, I die cut the stitched tag (which is PERFECT to make all kinds of goodies for the upcoming holiday season) and using Coal ColorBox Ink, stamped the sentiment onto the top of the tag.  Next I stamped the adorable little puppy from the Sweeties Pets stamp set and colored him using Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol.  I added a bit of puppy paw washi tape and come yummy Latte Coffee Sequins for a pop of sparkle!  The tag was tied onto the kraft bag using some delicious Strawberry Seam Binding, and I decorated the bag with more puppy theme washi and a border from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts set!

I created a quick little gift card holder to slip inside the gift bag using a kraft gift card sleeve that I wrapped with some patterned paper around the middle.  I hand cut a bone from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment using the For You stamp set and Coal ColorBox Ink.  My next door neighbor recently pet sat with our little Bailey a couple times when Mommy was away, so I wanted to give her a little thank you to show our appreciation for taking such good care of our baby when I was gone!  This little gift idea is perfect all year long to give to someone special on your gift-giving list, but how cute would this be to give to all the pet lovers on your list this holiday season -- change the colors to add a festive holiday theme!!

*NOTE* all patterned papers are from Photoplay Paper!

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  * October Guest Designer *

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

We'd love for you to play along with the 'Anything Goes' October 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:

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!

*****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

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Paper Sweeties | Plan Your Life Series: October 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 Miss Abigail dressed in her Halloween 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!

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

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

... the October page for my free-standing wooden desk top wooden calendar display!  I used the Thankful and Thankful Sweet Cuts sets along with the Pea Pod and Mud Pie 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 October 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!

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

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with everything new at Paper Sweeties and to receive subscriber only coupons, discounts and specials!  Sign up on sidebar --->

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

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Paper Sweeties challenge | October 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 September challenge:  Cherry!

We just love both of these oh-so-sweet cards Cherry created!  Abigail is dressed so adorable in her outfit from the Life is a Picnic stamp set and sentiment from the Sweetie Pie stamp set and looks to be having fun out walking on this fine fall day!   Contact us, Cherry, 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:

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

I am sneaking a sentiment from one of our *new* sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of this month ... you're going to LOVE the (hint) stitched tag and awesome sentiments from the For You stamp and Sweet Cuts die sets!  I created a sweet fall theme basket and filled it with caramel candies for my first project.  The tag was created using the Little Wishes stamp and coordinating Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts set!

I used our Basket and Basket Sweet Cuts to make this adorable treat holder!  The box inside is cardstock that I cut 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" and then scored at 1 1/2" on all four sides and folded into a box shape.

I created a coordinating 3" x 3" card using the Thank You stamp and die SET along with the Square Scallop Framed Sweet Cuts die set, Creamsicle Sequins, Cookie Dough Sequins and Pink Grapefruit Sequins.

What an easy little card to mass produce if you need a bunch of them ... and who wouldn't want to receive a yummy little treat basket like this filled with candy, cookies, a gift card, money, etc.!  Makes GREAT TEACH APPRECIATION GIFTS for the upcoming holidays too!

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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  * October Guest Designer *

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

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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 Ribbons #172 - ATG; House of Cards - October challenge/colors; 613 Avenue Create #202 - ATG; Inspired by all the little things #66 - flowers; Simon Says #42 - ATG; Cut it up #131 - change is good

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Paper Sweeties | September 2017 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the September 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 card 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 used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this bright and cheery card:

Patterned paper from Photoplay Paper!

*****

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!

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

We'd love for you to play along with the 'anything goes' September 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 October release, but until then follow us to keep up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Hugs - xoxo

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Paper Sweeties | September 2017 Release Party!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to the September 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 ...

Sent from my heart

Sent from my heart Sweet Cuts

Happy mail

Happy mail Sweet Cuts

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

I used the Square Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts die to make the frame from patterned paper and white cardstock and then stamped the images and sentiment using the *NEW* Sent from my heart stamp set onto the white cardstock.  I die cut all the stamped piece using the Sent from my heart Sweet Cuts set, colored them and adhered to the inside of the scallop square!  I just love that adorable puppy!!

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!

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

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

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Paper Sweeties | September 2017 Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #1 of the September 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 sneak peek projects, I am sharing a cute card 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* Happy Mail stamp and coordinating Happy Mail Sweet Cuts die, I stamped the snail and stamp and then die cut them.  I die cut the tag using our Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts set and then stamp the 'snail mail' sentiment.  Last, I added some Raspberry Sequins for a pop of sparkle!

*NOTE* all patterned papers are from Photoplay Paper!

For my second card today, I used both of our *NEW* sets this month: Happy Mail stamp and coordinating Happy Mail Sweet Cuts and Sent from my heart stamp set along with With Love Sweet Cuts, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts and Marshmallow Sequins!!!

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!

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

We'd love for you to play along with the 'Anything Goes' September 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:

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!

*****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).

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

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Paper Sweeties | Plan Your Life Series: September 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 are Abigail and Jake dressed in their bride and groom outfits ... in honor of my son's WEDDING on September 10th!!!  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 used from the Paper Sweeties boutique listed below:

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

... my August and September pages for my free-standing wooden desk top wooden calendar display!  August uses: Happy Spring, Happy Spring Sweet Cuts, I Love Summer, I Love Summer Sweet Cuts and Peppermint Sequins.  September uses: Homegrown, Homegrown Sweet Cuts, Marshmallow Sequins, Strawberry Sequins.

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 September 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!

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

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with everything new at Paper Sweeties and to receive subscriber only coupons, discounts and specials!  Sign up on sidebar --->

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

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Paper Sweeties challenge | September 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 August challenge:  Tricia!

We just love this oh-so-pretty-in-pink birthday card Tricia created!   Contact us, Tricia, 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:

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

I am sneaking a sentiment from one of our *new* sets that will be releasing in the Paper Sweeties boutique on the 15th of this month ... you're going to LOVE the oh-so-cute Sent from my heart stamp and die set!  Additionally, I also used some delicious Strawberry Sequins, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, Homegrown, Homegrown Sweet Cuts and Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts to create this delicious little card!

And, I have an extra project to share that was inspired by this month's challenge board and CASE'd from our very talented Mackie Robertson:

I used these goodies from Paper Sweeties to create this FUN card:  So proud of you, Sweeties Stand, Stand Add-on: Cottage Elements, Tree of life Sweet Cuts, Planner Series: Shapes, Homegrown, Homegrown Sweet Cuts, You add color to my life, You add color to my life Sweet Cuts and *NEW* Happy mail, Sent from my heart Sweet Cuts.

I would have never thought to use the curtains from the Stand Add-on: Cottage Elements set as a copula on top of the house - I adore being inspired by our talented Design Team Contributors!!!  I am sending this card as a thank you to a friend who is a school teacher ... perfect, right!?!?

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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!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

Nancy Salkeld

September guest designer: Gail Scott

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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: Simon Says Stamp - ATG; Really Reasonable Ribbon #171 - ATG; CAS(E) this Sketch #237 - sketch; Fusion - sketch; Addicted to stamps & more #257 - make your mark; Cupcake Inspirations #420 - back to school; Cut it Up #129 - fruit; 613 Avenue Create #200 - ATG

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Thank You | VIP set free with purchase!

---> SPECIAL 5th ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT <---

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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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!  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!

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*****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).

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Paper Sweeties | August 2017 Release Rewind!

Hello crafty friends -- welcome to day #3 of the August 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 card 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 used these products from the Paper Sweeties boutique to create this bright and cheery card (flower and hearts were die cut from felt):

Patterned paper from Photoplay Paper!

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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!

Karen Letchworth

Kathy Schweinfurth

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:

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!  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!

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).

---> SPECIAL 5th ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT <---

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!

Thank you for allowing the Design Team Contributors and I to help spark your creativity this month -- plans are underway for our August release, but until then follow us to keep up to date with everything new and exciting from Paper Sweeties!  Hugs - xoxo

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