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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties October 2019 Release Party!


Hello Sweeties!!
Welcome to RELEASE DAY at PAPER SWEETIES!

Here is my card:


 I made the background by stamping the small stamps of the new Sweater Weather stamp set all over a 4 X 51/4 piece of white card stock. I colored all of the images with some Stampin Up markers.


The large cup with flowers is from this same stamp set.
I backed it with a circle of vellum, so it wouldn't get lost against the pattern paper that I created.


Here are the new Stamps & matching Sweet Cuts:

SWEATER WEATHER






Please hop along and see what the other Design Team members have created!



Please come back tomorrow for the PAPER SWEETIES Rewind and more inspiration for these darling new products!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Monday, October 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties October 2019 Sneak Peek!

Hello Sweeties!!!
It is Day One of the 

You may have already seen this stamp set in the new 
These kits include this darling stamp set PLUS a whole lot more!!!





You can check out the new Sweet Kit HERE!

Here is my card featuring the new stamp set called 
SWEATER WEATHER and some of the pattern paper from the new Sweet Kit.



This is an interactive card. Pull the tab and it will show what's inside!


I colored the sweater with some markers and then covered the entire image with
the Darice Sparkle Glitter glue, which comes in the Sweet Kit!



Please hop along and see what the other Design Team members have created!


Please come back tomorrow for the BIG PAPER SWEETIES RELEASE and more inspiration for these darling new products!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #-Adventure Awaits


Happy Fall Y'all!
We finally stopped getting 90+ degree weather
 here in North Carolina!!!
I think Fall is now here! Thank goodness!

We are here with another challenge from

Adventure Awaits!

What a cool inspiration board!

I was inspired by the travel theme and colors.


It is the season for visits to the pumpkin patch and to grandma's house for Thanksgiving!

 I LOVE this truck die from Spellbinder's! I thought it was perfect for this challenge!

The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space



I hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.


The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, October 21 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Tailgatin' (MayMay Made It)
             Essential Sayings (Hero Arts)
Dies: Large Die Of the Month Kit Club October 2018 (Spellbinders)
         Mini flowers & leaves (Simon Says Stamps)
Other: Glossy Accents, Silver paper(Tim Holtz), Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019 Fall/Winter Paper Sweeties Sweet Kit!


Hello Sweeties!
We have GREAT news!!!

Upon popular request the 
are back!!!!
And they are even better than ever!!!



Here is a photo of our new Fall/Winter 2019 SWEET KIT!!!


Can you believe all of this is in one Sweet Kit???

There have been some changes with these new kits.
Each Sweet Kit will only be available October, January, April and July .
Plus... there will be more product in the new kits.

PLUS, if you SUBSCRIBE to the KIT CLUB, you’ll receive $5 OFF each quarterly kit and a welcome gift valued at $15 which contains a PINK Scrapbook Adhesives My-Stik tape runner, a PINK stamp shammy, a PINK Paper Sweeties ink pen and a PINK Paper Sweeties Club Member button!  When you’re a Sweet Kits Club Member, you’ll receive Frequent Shopper Rewards Stickers on your club purchase each quarter AND you’ll receive a special 10% off ANY regular price products carried in the Paper Sweeties on-line shop, the Paper Sweeties She Shed or at a stamp show (Kiwi Lane templates not included in this special discount offer)!
Give our Sweet Kit program a try … I know you’ll LOVE all these amazing products!!

HERE is a great video description about what is in this 
2019 Fall/Winter Sweet Kit!

On to one of the 5 projects that I have already made using this beautiful kit!




I made a beautiful candy holder, that would be great for friends, teachers, etc!
I am in love with the pretty frame stamp that comes in the kit. I stamped it with black Memento ink, and then colored the hat & mittens with Copic markers.  I added the Darice Sparkle glitter glue, (that comes in the kit,) all over the frame. It just sparkles like crazy.
I took some of the pretty blue glitter paper from the kit. I made a beautiful, glittery frame for the stamped image, by using the Paper Sweeties Scalloped Frame Sweet Cut. I placed that behind the stamped image! That blue glitter paper just makes that stamped image pop!
I topped it off with a big bow of the white seam binding that is also in the kit!


How to Make:

Tray:    5.25 X  2.25 card stock
             Score at .25 each of the long sides and fold up

Nugget Bands:  (5) 3.25 X 1 strips of pattern paper
                          Wrap each band around the nugget and attach the ends with a glue dot.
                           Place a strip of adhesive inside your tray and put nuggets into the tray.
                           Slide tray into a 2" Cellophane Bag

Topper:  5 X 2 card stock and score and fold at 2.50
               Fold down the top of the cellophane top to 1 inch above the tray & candy.
               Position topper on this and staple in the middle of the topper.
               You will hide the staple when you place your decorations on the topper. 
Decorate the topper. Add a hole at top and a ribbon or twine or both!

VERY EASY to MAKE!!!


Below is a photo of what I still have left in my SWEET KIT!!!
Lots of great product to use for more fun projects  and cards!


Please go to the PAPER SWEETIES Blog for more great information about the SWEET KIT CLUB subscription and some more inspiration how to use this fabulous kit!

Hop on over to see what our Sweet Kits Design Team has created to help spark your creativity:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz 

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The release design team and I will be sharing MORE projects with you on our regular posting days this month:  October 14th, 15th & 16th.  Until then, join us in our Facebook Group for daily inspirations and project shares!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge # 120- Cozy Cottage


Hello stampy friends!
It's time for a new challenge here at the Card Concept!

Our inspiration board's colors of blue & white inspired my 
Clean & Layered style card.





This card was so easy and so much fun to make.
Everything I used was from the Stamps of Life Gatefold A2 Card Die set.


Inside:

The flowers, butterflies and Happy Birthday are all included in this set.
I just had to decide which card stocks and pattern papers that I wanted to use!




I hope I have inspired you to join us here at 



The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space



We hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.


The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, October 7 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp: Build a Wreath Kit (Gina K)
Dies: Gatefold A2 Card Die (Stamps of Life)
Glossy Accents; English Mustard Nuvo Drops; Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Stampin Up Very Versailles and Fanciful Fragrance

Hello stampy friends! 
I'm just popping in to share some cards I created with two stamp sets 
from the current Stampin Up catalog. 
As soon as I saw these stamps, I had to have them!!!

Fanciful Fragrances
Very Versailles

Below are 2 cards that I made using these stamp sets as well as some other Stampin' Up products!


First, I heat embossed the perfume images from Fanciful Fragrances with white embossing powder.
I used the Melon Mambo and Soft Suede ink refills to watercolor around the embossed images. The areas that are embossed resist the watercolor. 


Next, I stamped a 3 3/4 X 5 piece of Very Vanilla card stock with various images from Fanciful Fragrances and Very Versailles in a collage type style, Then I sponged the edges of the panel lightly with Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe and Melon Mambo inks.


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder onto Soft Suede card stock and die cut the sentiment with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies.


 For embellishments, I added some Burlap ribbon and pearls.

I truly love the way these cards turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Monday, September 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties September 2019 Rewind



Welcome to REWIND DAY at PAPER SWEETIES!

We will show you how easy it is to use the NEW release 
with some of the older PAPER SWEETIES stamps and Sweet Cuts. 

Here is my card:


I  colored all of the images with Copic Markers, then
I die cut them with their matching Sweet Cuts.


I added lots of Stickles and Glossy Accents to add lots of sparkle and texture!

I think Miss Madison makes an adorable farm girl!!!


Here are the new September Paper Sweetie stamps that I used on my card:







And here are the older stamp sets that I used on this card:











As you can see, it is so easy and so much fun to mix and match the older PAPER SWEETIES stamps and Sweet Cuts together! And of course, who doesn't love playing with paper dolls!!!!

Please hop along and see what the other 
 Design Team members have created!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties September 2019 Release Party!


Hello Sweeties!



What's up chickie?


I am in love with these adorable animals!!!!
Here is my card:



I  colored all of the images with Copic Markers, then
I die cut them with their matching Sweet Cuts.



I added some fun design paper, to finish this adorable card!

That chickie cracks me up!

You must get this stamp set! 
You will have lots of fun projects to make!

Please hop along and see what the other 
 Design Team members have created!


Please come back tomorrow for our PAPER SWEETIES  REWIND for more inspiration for these darling new products and some of our older stamps and dies!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie