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Hello crafty friends!  My how time flies when you're having fun ... today is the final day of design team project shares here on the blog for the January release ... what did you think of the bakery theme this month?

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I love receiving feedback and requests from our lovely fans and customers ... and a bakery theme release was overdue!  Many of you had voiced your opinion about adding some bakery items to the Paper Sweeties line up ... I'm so glad you did ... I LOVE this month's new stamps and dies!

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For today's project, I created a winter theme birthday card for my sister-in-law who celebrates her birthday in January!  I stamped the birthday sentiment onto a die cut snowflake using the Sweetie Pie stamp set and added a row of yummy candy pink dots!

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I stamped snowflakes from the Thanks Snow Much stamp set onto Slate cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Iridescent Ice powder ... the gorgeous sparkly effect does not show up well in the photos, but in person they are beautiful!  I added some pretty little white sequins to the middle of each snow flake for a little pop of fun!  Next I stamped the adorable little branch from this set, die cut it using the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts die, colored it with a glitter marker and adhered it to the base of my card.  Snow drifts were die cut from white glitter chipboard using the Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts die and double mounted to the base of the card to create dimension.

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I thought a cute little snow person was in order for this January birthday greeting, so I stamped Ms. Frosty from the Snow Friends stamp set, cut her out and added her to the snow drift on my card!  I paper pieced a sweet little hat for my snow lady using the Jelly Bean Time set, patterned paper and colored the brim and flowers with Prismacolor Pencils.

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My little snow lady is delivering a yummy cake to the birthday girl, so I stamped the cupcake and strawberry images from the Cupcakes & Sprinkles set, colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and glitter markers, cut them out and adhered to the top of my snow lady.  A yellow taffeta ribbon scarf was tied around the little snow lady's neck to complete this {sweet} winter birthday card!

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It just wouldn't be a party without cupcakes, right?!?  So I whipped up a batch of almond cupcakes and iced them with buttercream frosting.  I created cupcake toppers using adorable hot pink stripped paper straws onto which I layered a die cut white glitter chipboard snowflake, a chipboard star, acordian folded crepe paper, tinsel, a piece of flair and sentiments tags stamped using the Banner Wishes, Sending Sweet Thoughts and Stand Add-on 6 stamp sets!

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And then created some name place tags to coordinate with my birthday party set using the Sending Sweet Thoughts and Fancy Monograms stamp sets along with the Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts die!

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My brother and sister-in-law are planning a visit here next month, so I will save these party pretties and plan an 'in-person' party when they are here!  All these polka dots, cupcakes and bright, cheery colors are making me smile!

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But until the in-person visit, the little snow lady birthday card is going in the mail to bring my sister-in-law some warm winter birthday wishes!

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For more yummy inspiration,  continue on the hop so you don’t miss a single minute of today’s creativity and fun from the Sweeties Teamies:

Kerin Sylvester

Lesley Croghan

Lisa Elton

Maria Patrick

Michelle Bala

Nancy Penir

Before I wrap things up with this post, I have a little bit more of FUN NEWS!  There are a couple HINTS in this blog post about some upcoming BRAND NEW PRODUCTS that will be added to the Paper Sweeties boutique over the course of the next couple of weeks!  We will be debuting the new products at the next show we attend in February - the Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show in Columbia, SC!  Until then, stay tuned for the new little goodies to be loaded to the shop ... can you guess what the new additions may be???  How about a little contest ... contact me with your guess and I'll give the first three people who contact me with the correct answer a gift certificate to pick up a few of the new goodies as soon as they are loaded to the shop!  Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you thought about the January release and which new product was your favorite and even if you don't submit the correct guess on the new products, I'll choose one person from the comments on this post to win a gift certificate to shop too!

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Don't forget that the January inspiration challenge is live and you have this fun board to draw inspiration from ... what catches your eye -- some of the colors, the theme, the shapes?  Play along for a chance to win a shopping spree at Paper Sweeties along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the March challenge!  Some complimentary digital images have been added to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!   Ready ... set ... GO!

JANUARY RELEASE RECAP:

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Release Party 1/15

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Release Countdown 1/14

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Sneak Peeks 1/13

Thanks for allowing me to share my projects and products with you all this month!

Inspired by these challenges:  Word Art Wednesday #115 – anything; Colour Me #3 - pink, yellow, slate;  Pile it On #2 – celebrations; Cupcake Inspirations #243 – sparkle;  Tuesday Throwdown #178 – stripes; JUGS #223 – paper piecing; Case Study #174 - muse/sequins; Paper Sweeties #15 - inspiration photo; 7 Kids College Fund #91 - anything

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17 comments on “Paper Sweeties January Release Rewind!

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your Paper Sweeties lovelies with us in our challenge, Debbie. It's such a blessing to have your talents shared, and I appreciate it more than words can adequately express. You are such a crafty gal!
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. There's a fun blog hop going on now. You can check out my blog, or http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.blogspot.com to get started. Fun prizes along the way, and nice blog candy prizes! (including a give-away on my blog Sunday).

  2. A pretty little snow lady holding a yummy looking cake.....what a fun winter birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. WOW...you have quite a adorable project here! Very impressive...love the way you put the sentiment in the snowflake! Also, like the pretty cupcakes with the party favors coming out of them! Thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls.

  4. Such a cute little snowman and wonderfully coloured. Darling use of the buttons on the snowflakes too. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  5. I just love the way you used gray for the background, it makes those snowflakes so sweet, that stitched edge is awesome. You make just 3 colors look like a lot more with all your lovely details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Colour Me...!

  6. Love your striped straw in the cupcake. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  7. The colors work very well with this layout and all you sweet little bits are super. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
    I pray that Bountiful Blessings come your way Debbie,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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