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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Card Concept #58-Sweet & Sour

Welcome my crafty friends to another challenge here at


I was inspired by the fun colors and the shapes of the inspiration photo!

I immediately thought of a stamp set I have called  Lemonade2Drink from Stamps of Life.



I stamped the images with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 
Each image was watercolored with Distress Inks.


After they were dry, I added Frosted Lace Stickles around all the edges!

And here is the inside!


I think this turned out to be such a fun card!!!!!

I hope I have inspired you to join us here at 
We LOVE seeing your creations! 





Remember...the team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making OR work in your comfort zone! It is totally up to you!
The styles are explained HERE.

Please visit my awesome teammates for some great inspiration!

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Jennifer Timko
Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant
Mackie Robertson
Mixed Media
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mackie 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

MFT Super Star Contest


Hello! I wanted to share the card I made with my new MFT goodies!

Bold Blooms stamps
Bold Bloom Die-namics
Diagonal Sentence Strip Cover Plate
Big Hello Die-namics


And since, this card was made with the new stamps and die cuts, I decided to enter it into the 




I don't know how super this card is...
But I think it turned out pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Friday, September 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Rewind!



Hello my stampy friends!!!
It's time to show you how easy it is to mix the newest Paper Sweeties Stamps and Sweet Cuts with older releases to make all kinds of cards and projects!




To create this card I stamped all the images from the  new September Release-THANKFUL-all over a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor card stock with Black Archival ink.  I watercolored all the images with my Gansai Tambi watercolors.



I cut a 1 3/4 X 5 inches strip of vellum. I stamped THANKSGIVING-from the older HAPPY EVERYTHING stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
Next I diecut the older HAPPY Sweet Cut 4 times with black card stock. I layered and glued these together to give the word some depth. All I had to do was put the card together! I am going to send this card to my sister at Thanksgiving!!


I hope you have enjoyed seeing the different ways you can use these new September stamps and Sweet cuts! Especially the THANKS Sweet Cuts! It will be one I will grab lots of times!!!




Please join our Paper Sweeties September Inspirational Challenge!
You could be the lucky winner of a $20 Paper Sweeties gift card!
  
You can join HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and please visit my amazing
PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES!



Thanks for stopping by!





Thursday, September 15, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Party!


Hello my stampy friends!
It is RELEASE DAY here at PAPER SWEETIES!
And they are FABULOUS!!!! 





I began my card by stamping pumpkins and sunflowers from the new THANKFUL stamp set onto Bristol smooth paper with black Archival ink. I watercolored the images with Distress inks. I set them aside to dry, while I stamped several leaves with green ink and fussy cut them out. There is a matching Sweet Cut for the leaves, but I think it is easier to just fussy cut when you have several little images like these leaves. When the pumpkins and sunflowers were dry, I used their matching Sweet Cuts and cut them out!


I softly sponged the background with Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron Distress inks. Next, I stamped the background with the wreath from the older Paper Sweeties  Hello Spring stamp set a couple of times in a SU Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment is from the new THANKS Sweet Cuts. I die cut the sentiment 4 times and glued them together to give them some depth.
And finally, I put all the images together! I hope you like the final outcome!

LOOK what you could get if you join the Paper Sweeties Kit of the Month Club!!!
 Both September stamp sets plus everything you will need to create these pretty cards!!!!




Please join our Paper Sweeties September Inspirational Challenge!
You could be the lucky winner of a $20 Paper Sweeties gift card

You can join HERE!

Don't forget to visit my
PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES
for some fabulous inspiration!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Paper Sweeties September 2016 Release Sneak Peek!



Hello my stampy friends!!!
It is September 14th and that means it is time for SNEAK PEEKS of the newest stamps and dies to be released here at PAPER SWEETIES ! 




I created the background by stamping the sentiments from the new September Release-THANKFUL- over and over again on to kraft card stock with Versamark ink. I then sprinkled the entire stamped panel with clear embossing powder and heat set it. 




I stamped the flowers from the same stamp set onto some Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I colored the flowers with Distress inks and water. Next, I dried them thoroughly with my heat gun and die cut them with their matching Sweet Cuts! The last thing I did to the flowers was add some black Flower Soft to their centers. This added great texture to the card!



I stamped lots of leaves with SU Pear Pizazz and fussy cut them out.
The brown squiggles are die cut with the older SWEET BORDERS Sweet Cut! (One of my most favorite Sweet Cuts sets!!!)
And then I put everything together!

Please come back tomorrow for another look at how to use these new September Releases!

Please join our Paper Sweeties September Inspirational Challenge!
You could be the lucky winner of a $20 Paper Sweeties gift card

You can join HERE!


And of course don't forget to visit my very talented
PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES!