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Hello sweeties!! I’m so happy you stopped by the blog today!

The votes are in and I’m thrilled to announce the winner of the Paper Sweeties November Inspiration Challenge #25 – ‘Holiday Joy’:  Beth Johnson!


Beth used these products from Paper Sweeties to complete this oh so beautiful holiday card: Joy and Joy Sweet CutsContact me, Beth, to claim your gift certificate for a shopping spree and get the challenge details for your Guest Designer spot next month!

Now, we have Paper Sweeties December Inspiration #26 to share with you all!!  Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges right here on the blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration for you to play along with. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration graphic 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 graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our photo inspiration spark your creativity!

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 more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties December Inspiration #26 – ‘Happy Holidays’:


HOW will YOU be inspired this month??  CLICK on the photos for enlarged views …


I LOVE giving handmade from the heart gifts — especially during the holidays!  I had so much FUN creating this sweet treat with a handful of FUN products from the Paper Sweeties boutique!  I filled the kraft polka dot bag with a couple envelopes of peppermint hot chocolate mix – YUM!


Stamps materials list:  Homemade With Love, Ho Ho Ho

Dies materials list:  Ho Ho Ho Sweet Cuts

Embellishments materials list:  Red & White Chenille Candy Canes


I used lots of other goodies to whip up this adorable little treat including a white paper doilie, red & white striped twill tape ribbon, red jingle bells, washi tape, lace trim, a muslin bloom with a hand rolled and glittered paper bloom in the center, a kraft tag, sticker border.  I glued toothpicks to the back of the little gingerbread people and then hot glued the tooth picks under the flower … so YUMMY!  We’re doing a secret Santa at work during the month of December, so I think I’ll give this to my recipient!

We have some EXCITING NEWS … please join me in welcoming some new faces to the Paper Sweeties DESIGN TEAM!  I know you will be so inspired by these talented ladies … Julie Tucker-Wolek and Mackie Robertson!!  Also, I’m delighted to welcome back Jinny Newlin as our special guest designer this month!!  Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:

Amber Kroening

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jinny Newlin  *special guest designer*

Julie Tucker-Wolek – WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

Lisa Elton

Lysa Rohrer

Mackie Robertson – WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

Tammy Hobbs

December Guest Designer: Diane Hover

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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!  GOOD LUCK to all those that enter!

Inspired by these challenges:  Kraft Journal #200 – Christmas gift tags w/kraft; Pile it On #48 – sprinkle it; 613 Avenue Create #100 – ATG; Just us Girls #269 – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #128 – Happy Holidays; Festive Friday #45 – holiday inspiration; Simon Says Stamp – ATG; Top Tip Tuesday – buttons or bows; {Pin}spirational #129 – holiday inspiration; Catered Crop – ATG; Fusion – sparkly Christmas; 7 Kids College Fund #113 – ATG


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  1. Simply fabulous little gift to receive. Love all the different elements you used here and that ribbon is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls this week.

  2. Such a clever treat bag you have created…and your card is wonderful too. Your work is amazing Debbie!!! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I at JUGS this week, we sure do appreciate it!

  3. This is an absolutely stunning project! I love all the details that work so well together to make for a traditional fun gift! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! See you in 2015!

  4. How sweet with the gingerbread people and the beautiful flower. Thanks for entering it in the Kraft Journal Challenge.

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