Monday, August 13, 2018

Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary Celebration!


Hello Friends,
I am blessed to be joining in the fun this month as we celebrate Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary! The celebration is going on the entire month of August with a $100.00 gift certificate up for grabs if you join in this month's challenge!!  Congratulations to Debbie on 6 wonderful years!!!!  Here is the entire line up of guests for the month:

August 1st - Planner Design Team Posts
August 2nd - Amy Tsuruta
August 10th - Annette Witherspoon
August 13th - Jill Norwood (you are here)
August 14th - Release Design Team Posts
August 15th - Release Design Team Posts
August 16th - Release Design Team Posts
August 17th - Michelle Bala

August 19th - Karen Letchworth
August 20th - Tracey McNeely
August 21st - Pattie Goldman
August 25th - Michele Henderson
August 27th - Lori Hairston
August 28th - Kathy Schweinfurth
August 29th - Lori Turner
August 30th - Nancy Salkeld

The first card I created uses the wonderful "A Friend Is" stamps and coordinating dies.

To create my card I started by die cutting the sweet oval frame from the "A Friend Is" die set from both patterned paper and white foam.  I then glued the paper frame to the white foam frame to create a dimensional frame.

I then cut the oval frame die again from white linen card stock to get a white center piece for the frame and taped it to the back of the dimensional frame.  I then took some Art-C white chalk paint in a fine tip bottle and added paint around the inside edge of the frame and sprinkled it with glitter.  I love how well the paint holds the glitter when dry!  This is also how I make frosting for my gingerbread tags at Christmas time.

I happen to know that one of Debbie's very favorite color combos is pink and green so that is what I chose to use on my card.  I love this sentiment "Friends are kisses blown to us by Angels"!  To highlight it I added a sweet satin pair of angel wings.  I embellished the wings with a flower from the "A Friend Is" die set as well as a paper cherry blossom flower from my stash.

Next I made a card using the sweet Friendship Recipe stamp from the "A Friend Is" stamp set:

I added a heart embossed white panel behind the oval recipe die cut and glittered some of the hearts with some diamond stickles for some sparkle!

I made one more card using the wonderful inspiration for this month's challenge:

I used the sweet Birthday Banners stamp set to hand cut 6 tiny cupcakes for Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary:
 I colored them with Copic markers and then I used the cake plate image from the "Happy Cake Day" stamp set to set the cupcakes on:

 A little diamond Stickles made the frosting come to life!  The sentiment was cobbled together from the Sweetie Pie stamp set. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today and taking a look at my cards!

I hope you join in the Paper Sweeties 6th Anniversary celebration and enter a card in this month's challenge so you can be eligible for the $100.00 shopping spree prize!

Happy Creating!


Stamps and Sweet Cuts Dies:  Paper Sweeties    
Designer Series Papers:  Tea Time and Dolls on Etsy    
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Simply Chartreuse, Copic Markers
Other:  Various background dies; cardstock, glitter, chalk paint, Stickles Diamond, 1/4" seam binding in pink, angel wing embellishment, flower.                         


  1. What beautiful cards you created for Paper Sweeties Anniversary! Each one is so sweet! Love the heart embossing on the second one and the handcut cupcakes on the third. Your details on each are amazing!

  2. Absolutely beautiful cards, Miss Jill - I couldn't pick a favorite! All so pretty in pink! Thank you so much for joining us for our 6th anniversary at Paper Sweeties and sharing your amazing inspiration and creativity with us!!!

  3. So nice to see you celebrating with Paper Sweeties Jill! These are all just as pretty as they can be. I like the shabby chic papers and pretty pinks yo've used. All delightful cards!

  4. Oh, my!! Such lovely creations, Jill! I so do miss your sweet sparkly cards with lovely vintage flower papers! Each one is lovely as can be! Thanks so much for joining us this month for Paper Sweeties 6th anniversary!

  5. Hi,Jill! Oh, how I miss you and your sweet cards. It's FAB having you celebrate 6 years at Paper Sweeties with us. I'd also LOVE to have you link up your post to the current challenge at Word Art Wednesday for your chance to win one of our fabulous prizes. It's always nice to have you join in and I really do miss you! Hope all is well.
    Karen Letchworth - my personal blog - my challenge blog

  6. Such a perfect card for the celebration Jill! I am glad I popped by because I have a bunch of those same cupcakes cut out ready to go, although I wasn't going to put them on the stand like you did. Such a great idea!

  7. Your cards give the feeling of soft and gentle comfort. Both celebrate the occasion and leave you happy and smiling. Beautiful.

    Hugs and Blessings

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  9. These are so pretty! Love the pink and green! I just found you through your YouTube channel so will follow your blog too! Marilyn (Oregon)

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