Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Party!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Celebration and blog hop!

As an Alumni Designer for Paper Sweeties, Debbie (Owner and Illustrator) asked me to join the celebration of her company's 4th Birthday...and I, of course, said YES!!!!  So today I have some sweet cards to share with you all.......

First a very special card dedicated to Debbie to get this 4th Birthday Party started!!!

 I wanted to create a card to commemorate Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday and I had this idea to use cupcakes to count off each of the years that Debbie has been in business.  That idea sparked this sweet card.

 These sweet little cupcakes are from the Paper Sweeties "Birthday Banners" stamp set.  This set comes with coordinating dies to cut some beautiful birthday or celebration themed banners but I stamped and then hand cut the tiny cupcakes out of the cupcake banner stamp to use them on this card. 
 I used a pink and green color combo because I know it is one of Debbie's favorites. I colored the cupcakes with my Copic markers and then I added some Viva 3D Glitter Liner to the cupcakes for that sparkly frosting!

 I created the personalized sentiment on my computer and die cut it out with a circle die.  I love how this card turned out!

Next another celebration card or even a card for any special day....

I used the lovely "Eat Cake" stamp set to create this sweet cake stand with its yummy dessert!

 The sentiment "Have a SWEET Day" is from the "Sweetie Pie Stamp Set".  So cute!

 I added a border of crochet trim and tied a sweet bow with the same trim which I hot-glued in place.

Some heart embossing, gingham papers and a few "Sugar Sprinkles" sequins and clear bling finish the card off nicely!

I have a little bonus card to share today too:
This card uses one of Paper Sweeties Planner stamp sets called "Planner Series Checklist". 
I just love the little boy and girl in this set!! They are super easy to color and they each carry a sign that you can add sentiments to.  I arranged them standing on each other to cheer my friend on as she works to get better soon!  Love how this turned out!  I got the idea from one of my wonderful Paper Sweeties team members though I cannot remember which one as it was several months ago now.  Thanks to whomever it was that had this great idea! :)

 I added the sentiment "Feel Better Soon" from the "Feel Better Soon" stamp set.
I love how perfectly the words fit into the boxes!  :)

 The heart borders are from the "Sweet Borders" sweet cuts.  Love the detail this added to the card and the way it matches up with the small heart embossing that I did on the blue panel.  I had to add an extra heart to the yellow gingham panel because of a blotch on my card....can you tell where I added it on the first picture above?  Remember there are no mistakes in card making just opportunities! LOL!

There are lots of wonderful participants in today's blog hop!  If any of my links below are not correct you can see a complete list of participant links by going to the Paper Sweeties Blog:  HERE 


Debbie - Paper Sweeties

Jeri Thomas

Jill Norwood

Jinny Newlin

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Kathy Schweinfurth

Larissa Heskett

Lilian Forsyth

Lisa Bzibziak

Lori Hairston

Mackie Robertson

Maria Patrick

Michele Henderson

Mynn Kitchen

Nancy Salkeld

Pattie Goldman

Tracey Kelly

Tracey McNeely

Every year on Paper Sweeties anniversary Debbie gives away a $100.00 gift certificate to her store via the  monthly Paper Sweeties Challenge:

Here is this month's wonderful inspiration graphic:

All you need to do is link up a card or project using this wonderful inspiration and you will be eligible to win BIG!  You can find all of the details on the monthly challenge post at the Paper Sweeties blog:  HERE

I hope you will join the Paper Sweeties Design Team from August 14 - 16th as they showcase the new products being released this month too!  Lots of fun going on at Paper Sweeties for the entire month!

Thanks for taking a look at my cards today and joining in the Paper Sweeties Birthday Blog Hop!  I feel so blessed to be part of all the fun this month!  Happy 4th Birthday Paper Sweeties! And may you have many more wonderful years in business Debbie!


  1. These are all so sweet and beautiful! I think it was Jeri that used those little cuties on a card and she made me buy that set!...lol! Love what you did with them! So happy you are back!

  2. Super Sweet cards....how cute is the card using stamps from the planner set! I can see my shopping list getting longer!

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhh these are all just gorgeous! LOVING the cupcakes on the first one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. FABULOUS cards, Jill!! So glad to have you back :)

  5. Oh, my!!! What a wonderful collection of cards, Jill! So good to see you back creating with us again! Your cupcake and cake cards are the sweetest! And, just LOVE your last card...so creative!!!

  6. Awesome creations, Jill! Love your idea of counting off the years with the cupcakes.

  7. Oh my gosh, Jill! AMAZING ... all of them just beautiful! Yes, you know me SO WELL - the way to my heart is with pink, green, aqua and glitter!! I love how creative the 4th birthday card is with those yummy cupcakes and the get well card is just perfect for your friend! WELCOME BACK - we missed you loads and loads :)

  8. These are all as sweet as can be Jill and executed perfectly!! Love each and every one of them!!

  9. So many adorable cards! My favourite is the cupcakes! Super cute! I've been wanting to make a cupcake birthday card - thank you for the inspiration!

  10. Awww, so happy you were able to join in on the fun celebration at Paper Sweeties, Jill! Your projects are awesome, and they just make me smile from ear to ear! I think your idea to countdown the years with cupcakes is brilliant. And what a super fun way to use those planner stamps. Love!

  11. Wonderful cards and
    the birthday cupcakes
    design is so fun!
    Carla from Utah

  12. Super cute cards Jill! The cupcakes look scrumptious! Love how you added the frosting! What fun images and die cuts! You sure worked magic!

  13. Oh what darling cards - love that bonus card too! I agree with Mona, that frosting is awesome xoxoxo

  14. It's so good seeing your Paper Sweetie creations again!!! So glad you are feeling better! You are just so darn creative!!!! All of the cards are just so sweet and beautiful!

  15. Oh, my gracious, Jill, you've totally outdone yourself! Such beautiful projects, and so many fabulous details and layers to boot! Happy birthday, Paper Sweeties!

  16. Absolutely darling creations, Jill! Each one is amazing and sweet as can be! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  17. Hi, Jill! All your cards are wonderful and darling! Love them all!

  18. DARLING creations. So Sweet and sugary and yummy!!!!

  19. It is always fun to stop by and see the "sweet" creations you come up with. Great craft work.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings,


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: ) Jill