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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 June Inspiration #20 Challenge: Larissa Heskett!


Larissa created this super sweet card using these goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique:  Emma, Hippity Hoppity, Sweetie Pie, Beautiful, Sending Sweet Thoughts and Emma Sweet Cuts!  L-O-V-E!

Contact me, Larissa, 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 July Inspiration #21 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 June Inspiration #21 – ‘Patriotic Prints’:


We have this yummy photo and gorgeous color palette to be inspired by this month … and here is what I created:


I punched a scalloped square and then punched the middle out.  I added a snipett of acetate sheet, some foam tape on the inside edges of the scalloped square and then filled the ‘shaker’ with Apple Pie Sequins!


I stamped the frame and sentiment using the Beautiful stamp set and then die cut it using the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set.  To finish things off, I added strips of various patterned red and white Washi Tape and then adhered the stamped frame using some dimensionals to pop it up off the base of the card.


Oh-so patriotic … and so easy peesy using Paper Sweeties stamps and dies!

I have a bit of HAPPY NEWS to share … we are SO pleased to welcome the very talented Mynnette Kitchen to the Paper Sweeties Design Team family!  Mynn has played along with several of the Paper Sweeties challenges and I know you will agree that she has a special way of working magic with all the products available in the Paper Sweeties boutique – visit her blog and leave her a little LOVE to welcome her to the team!

Please be sure to continue to hop along and be inspired by the rest of the Sweeties teamies’ projects today:

Amber Kroening

Annette Allen

Annette Witherspoon

Char Cundy

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!

Jeanne Jachna

Kerin Sylvester

July Guest Designer:  Bethie Johnson

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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:  colourQ #248 – red, white, blue; Paper Issues – in the Navy; Tuesday Throwdown #202 – anything; Pile it On #26 – outdoor fun; Cupcake Inspirations #267 – red, white, blue, celebration; Catered Crop – summer lovin’; Fussy & Fancy #117 – summertime; Top Tip Tuesday – two or more ribbon/twine (washi)


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  1. WOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE that Shaker Card And SO EXCITED to see I’m the LUCKY Winner!! =)
    What an AWESOME way to start of my week!! THANKS and have a FABULOUS 4th of July Weekend!! =)

  2. What a super fun flag card! This is perfect for this week’s Celebrate challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Love this card, Debbie! So creative! Great idea using the sequins in the star square of the flag. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you had a great 4th! Hugs! Nance, DT Sweetie

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