Saturday, April 30, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - May 2016

Hello Friends,
Welcome to the May 2016 Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!  Today the Sweeties Teamies have lots of beautiful cards to share using this lovely inspiration:

I love the colors of pink and green with cream or white and had fun creating a Mother's Day card to inspire you!  Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday on May 8th!

I used the "Sweet" word die from the "Sweet Cuts Happy" die set.  I die cut it three times out of a pink and green floral patterned paper and then inslaid three white die cuts.  I then used a new set of dies which will not be released until May 15th to create my stitched banner shape.  You will learn more about this new stamp and die set during our upcoming countdown starting on May 12th and running through May 16th!  The word "Mother" is from the "You are the most wonderful" stamp set.

 Here is a list of everyone participating in today's May Challenge Blog Hop:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas 
Jinny Newlin - *May Guest Designer*
May Guest Designer: Cynthia Olheiser
A special welcome to our May Guest Designers Cynthia and Jinny!  We are so glad to have them sharing inspiration with everyone this month!

Hope you join in the challenge this month and share what you are creating!  You can find all of the details about the challenge on the Paper Sweeties Blog!  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Rewind

Today is our final day sharing projects using the new April Release from Paper Sweeties!  On our release rewind day we always try to include a project that incorporates some of our existing sets with the new products just released.  If you missed the new releases that came our yesterday here is a list and links:

 I created several cards to share with you today.  The first card (shown above) is a CAS Mother's Day card which incorporates the previously released "You are the most Wonderful" stamp set.  A favorite of mine for sure!  I needed a card that I could easily mail so I created a single-layer card by stamping the sweet flower from the Happy Spring stamp set over and over again to create a border along the left side of the card.  I then just added the sweet sentiment on the right and colored three of the flowers in to lead your eye through the card.  Simple and sweet.

Next...I also want to share a couple of small 3.5" x 3.5" cards that I made using the new "Happy Spring" stamp set:
I used the same small flower stamp from "Happy Spring" on these cards.

On this card I once again stamped directly on the card base with the flower creating a border along the left corner and sides adding copic coloring to three of the flowers for a visual triangle.  Then I stamped the "Hello Spring" sentiment from the same stamp set to finish.  A sweet little card for spring to give to a friend.

This card follows the same steps except that I stamped on some pink and white gingham patterned paper and added some white dots to the flower centers.  I also stamped the sentiment on a flag and glued it to the card.  

Well that is it for me but I hope you will hop along to all of our wonderful design team member blogs to see all of their gorgeous inspiration too:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* 
Thanks for joining in the April Release with Paper Sweeties!  Don't forget to add a card to our Paper Sweeties April Challenge too! 
 It runs through the end of the month and you have a chance to win a gift certificate and a guest design spot for a future challenge. 
:) Jill

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Party!

Happy Release Day for Paper Sweeties!  


 Today the April Release products are available in the store:

My card again features the new "Happy Spring" stamps and sweet cuts dies.  I love this sweet little wreath and accessories!  It is a great stamp set for all occasions!  
I used the flower and leaf stamps and dies included in this set to decorate the wreath this time.  And I also added a felt bow using the "Stitched Tags #2 Sweet Cuts" .  It was the perfect finishing touch to this sweet floral grapevine wreath.

There is lots more inspiration to see if you are following along on our Release Day Blog Hop:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* 
And don't forget to come back tomorrow for our Release Rewind! 
 Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Paper Sweeties April 2016 Release Sneak Peeks

Hello!  It is my favorite time of the month again!  Time for Sneak Peeks for the April release at Paper Sweeties!  

This month Debbie is releasing the following sets:

My card features the new "Happy Spring" stamps and sweet cuts.  I die cut and stamped the wreath with some kraft colored ink and then added a die cut and stamped bow:
 I colored the bow in shades of blues with my Copic markers to match with my chosen patterned papers.  The sentiment "Hello" was selectively inked from the "Hello Spring" sentiment in the "Happy Spring" stamp set. 

I hope you will follow along with our "Sneak Peek" Blog Hop today:

And don't forget about the April Monthly Challenge over at the Paper Sweeties Blog: HERE.

Hope to see you back here tomorrow for our Release Party!  All of the new products will be for sale on the 15th! 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - April 2016

Happy April Fool's Day everyone!  Today is the start of the April Challenge at Paper Sweeties.  Here is the wonderful inspiration graphic:

I made two small 3.5" x 3.5" cards using some of the new coffee themed stamp sets from Paper Sweeties:

The sentiment "Sending you a hug in a mug" is from the "But First Coffee" stamp set:

The teacup is from the "Eat Cake" stamp set:
And the "steam" image and heart are from the "Coffee yes please!" stamp set:

 I hope you will link up a card or project to share with us!  We would love to see what you are making!
There is a $20.00 gift certificate up for grabs as well as a chance to be a "guest designer" if you win.

There is a whole bunch more FANTASTIC inspiration to see from the wonderful "Sweeties Teamies" and our fabulous April Guest DesignersJinny Newlin and Marsha Drain:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 
 Emily Frasier
Jeri Thomas 
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer*
April Guest Designer: Marsha Drain


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Rewind!

Hello and welcome to the Paper Sweeties Release Rewind Hop!  Today we are sharing projects using the new release products from March along with some of the wonderful existing products from the Paper Sweeties Stamps/Sweet Cuts catalog!

Here is what I have to share today:
This card combines many different sets to create a sweet scene!  Our sweet Paper Sweeties Creator Debbie has decided to stay in her pajamas today, drink coffee, and make cute stuff!  Don't we all want to do that?  I know I do!  Maybe this Saturday I will be able to?!

To create this card I first colored sweetie "Abigail" to look like our wonderful Debbie with blond hair.  She is dressed in the nightgown from the "I love You" stamp set and is holding a handmade card she is working on.  I wanted it to look like the sun was coming up in her craft room window so I used some yellow ink to create a round area on my background panel.  I then die cut a circle from my green gingham panel so the inking would show through.

 I stamped this tiny mug of coffee and added Debbie's name to it. It was very hard to write that tiny! LOL!

The mug is from the "Naughty or Nice" stamp set.  It is sitting on her craft table all ready to be sipped!  I also stamped 3 bows from this same set to decorate the curtain in the window and added some "bubblegum" sequins for sparkle. This wonderful sentiment is from the new "Coffee, yes please!" stamp set and is one of my favorites! I love how this sweet scene turned out.

My last card for this release is another small circle card:

 I love this pink and green color combo.  The stamps used on this card are from the new "Eat Cake" stamp set.  I used my leftover paper scraps from the first card to make this card!

I love this sweet mint green and rose teacup! And the teabag too!

Well that is it for me for the March Release!  But there is lots more to see from the rest of our wonderfully talented team:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood 
Thanks for joining me throughout the March Release!  I hope you will join us in celebrating the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop starting on March 18th!
 Paper Sweeties is one of the wonderful sponsors of this FABULOUS event:

You will be able to find more information at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers website:  HERE.

And don't forget to join in our Paper Sweeties Monthly Challenge for March running through the end of the month:

The winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Paper Sweeties and a chance to be a Guest Designer too!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Party

IT'S HERE!  Today is Release Day at PAPER SWEETIES!  All of the new products we have been showcasing are available today! Hooray!

And here are two more cards to inspire you:

These cards both use the sweet teacup and teabag from the "Eat Cake" stamp and sweet cuts sets. 

 On this card I added the sentiment "Feel Better Soon" from the stamp set of the same name! I stamped it in pink ink first and then in brown for a two-toned effect.

Next I had some fun with patterned paper. I stacked 5 paper-pieced teacups up nice and high on this card for a fun focal point.  The sentiment is from the new "Eat Cake" stamp set too. I used a Copic marker to add a bit of coloring to the words.  A few "bubble-gum" sequins add a finishing touch.

That is it for me today but I hope you will hop around to the rest of our wonderful "Sweeties Teamies" to see what they have created too:

 And come back tomorrow for our Release Rewind posts.  We will be mixing some of the new stamps with products from our existing catalog.

NOTE:  New stamps and sweet cuts will be linked here after March 15th release.