Thursday, January 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties January 2016 Release Party

Happy Release Day!  Today is the day that all of the new stamps and sweet cuts are available for purchase at Paper Sweeties!

Here are links to the brand new sets:

With Love
With Love Sweet Cuts
Sweet Treats
Sweet Treats Sweet Cuts

I have two cards and a banner to share with you today.  My first card uses the "With Love" dies for a very traditional Valentine's Day card in red and white:

The small heart in red micro-gingham is from the "Stitched Tags #1" die set.  It coordinates so perfectly with the new "With Love" stamps  and sweet cuts.  The "Have a SWEET Day" sentiment is from the "Sweetie Pie" stamp set.  I cut the front edge of the card base off and hung this beautiful heart die cut over the edge of the card flap.  To open the card you just lift the heart up. 
NOTE:  This sweet Valentine is smaller than a normal A2 card and measures 3 3/4" x 5 1/4".  It is sized to fit into a glasine bag with some Valentine's candy!  Yum!

Okay now it is BANNER TIME!  I die cut a bunch of these pretty new "With Love" heart dies and played around with them to come up with a Valentine's Day banner to hang in my kitchen...

I started with some pretty Strawberry Seam Binding and strung the smaller heart die cuts in a row.  The center die cut is made of wool felt the rest are paper.  I learned that you can use your hole punch through wool felt and it works GREAT!

I then glued the gorgeous filigree heart die-cuts from the "With Love" sweet cuts behind the solid hearts in three places across the length of my banner.  Next, I added some heart tags from the "Stitched Tags #1" die set  on the two end hearts and the center heart. 
 Some crocheted flowers and hearts as well as a rose brad and some velvet leaves add the finishing touches. 
 And here it is hanging in my kitchen window above my sink:

 Looking at this sweet banner will brighten the rainiest of Seattle days! And boy has it been rainy here! 

 I have one last project to share.  I created a sweet card to use up some of the scraps and supplies I had leftover from creating the banner.  I love the very old-fashioned or "home-spun" feel to it:

I had this pretty piece of patterned paper with a heart die cut window in it leftover from creating the banner.  I added the left-over rose felt filigree heart die cut to the opening and placed it over a cream card stock panel die cut with a scalloped edge.
   (I just noticed that my patterned paper panel is not centered correctly!  Ugh!  I will have to see if I can fix it!  Does anyone else catch mistakes after they take their photos?  A picture always has a story to tell!  )  

Ok!!!!  Much better!  Next I stamped the sentiment "So happy you're my friend" onto the cream background.  This sentiment is from the "I Love You" stamp set which has lots of wonderful sentiments perfect for Valentine's Day or any day!
 I embellished the heart with a velvet flower from my craft stash and some pieces of lace and crochet trim.  You can also see what looks like some pink leaves - this is actually the bow from the "Stitched Tags #2" die set.  I die cut it from pink felt and then snipped the tails off of the bow.  I folded the remaining part in half and added a dot of hot glue to hold it together.  This created some tiny leaves or bow loops to "garnish" my flower. The bottom of the card received some pom-pom trim as a border. 

That is it for me today.  I hope you are enjoying today's Release Party Blog Hop.  Here are the links to Debbie's post at Paper Sweeties Blog as well as all of the Design Team in case you get lost along the way...

 Your next stop is the lovely Kathy Schweinfurth's blog! Enjoy all of the wonderful inspiration from our amazing team!

And don't forget about all of the new planner stamp sets in the Paper Sweeties shop too!  So many fun new products to check out! 

I hope to see you back here tomorrow for our release rewind!  Happy Shopping!

:) Jill


  1. Gorgeous cards, Jill! I LOVE how you created that fun border edge with the lace of the heart! Beautiful!
    Take care!

  2. Amazing projects, Jill!!! Your cards are so pretty with the hearts!! And, what a creative banner!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  3. A totally AMAZING array of creations, Jill! Your heart banner is making me feel like I need to make one, too! Gorgeous work! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. OMG! What amazing projects!!! Just so gorgeous and creative!

  5. Wow, Jill! Wow, wow, WOW! Amazing job with this month's new release! I adore your Valentine heart projects!! To pieces!

  6. Beautiful projects, Jill! I especially love your heart banner and surely feel the need to create one similar to decorate a little for Valentine's Day.

  7. You've been creatively busy, Jill! Love all of them! Love that banner! I may have to case that and add it to my floating hearts across my mantle! Have a great weekend!

  8. Such pretty heart themed projects Jill! Your banner looks so sweet in the window!

  9. Wonderful uses for the hearts.....the cards and banners are just beautiful :) Hugs...Janie

  10. Beautiful cards and that banner is lovely. Love the hearts.

  11. Jill, I'm loving this banner. Can I ask where you found that color felt for the heart! I'm crushing on the rose brad and velvet leaves to. I so want to make a banner like this for my bay window. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.,

  12. Love all you sweet projects...your hearts are just fabulous.

  13. Love the banner and the card with stash is so PRETTY! So many FAB details on both!

  14. Jill, I love your projects and that window display is adorable! That banner is just perfect!!


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