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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Card Concept #44

Hello everybody!
It is time for another inspiration challenge here at

Here is our beautiful inspiration photo:




I was inspired by the green, red and gold in the photo, as well as the poinsettias.




I began this card by stamping the poinsettia onto vellum paper and heat setting it with gold embossing powder. I then colored it with my Zig watercolor pens. Next I used the matching die and cut a gold glittery poinsettia. It made the perfect shadow around the stamped poinsettia!


I once again wanted to honor our Guest Designer for this month Julee Tillman, owner and creator of Verve stamps! The beautiful sentiment is a Verve stamp called  Unto Us.  And the die is also by Verve. It is called Classy Label. I think this looks so elegant!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
And please go visit my team mates
 for some fabulous creation!
Our team is divided into 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.


Clean & Simple
Sandie Munro
Debbie Petersen

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage

Classy & Elegant
Vicki Burdick
                  Mackie <You are here


Mixed Media
*Julie Gearinger
Lilian Forsyth




Stamps: Poinsettia (Sassy Stamps); Unto Us(Verve)
Dies: Poinsettia (Sassy Stamp); Classy Label( Verve); Tattered Pinecone (Tim Holtz)
Other: Versamark ink; Gold Embossing Powder; Vellum; Gold twine



Monday, November 16, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Rewind

Hello everybody!
It is REWIND Day here at Paper Sweeties
We want 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!




And here is my card:

I stamped the beautiful filigree borders from the new Days Until stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder. Aren't they beautiful?



Next, I die cut the word with an older Paper Sweeties Sweet Cut called Believe
And for the perfect embellishments, I added some of the new iridescent Snow Flake sequins that are now available in the Paper Sweeties Shoppe! These are so beautiful IRL!!!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you will go visit my
PAPER SWEETIES TEAMIES!
Angel Johns
Cheryl Lea
                              Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Emily Frasier
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                            Mackie Robertson< You are here

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Release Party!

It's Release Day for the November Stamps and 
Sweet Cuts here at Paper Sweeties!!! 
SO EXCITING!!!!



I made this card with the new Dear Santa  
and Fire Place stamp sets that are being released today!


I stamped the images with black Memento ink and colored them with Copic Markers.


There are matching Dear Santa Sweet Cuts, but I decided to fussy cut the stockings.
I added some white glitter to the cuffs to give everything a festive feel!

Hope you have enjoyed seeing the sneak peeks of the 
November Paper Sweeties Release!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Now go visit my 
PAPER SWEETIES TEAMIES
and see some gorgeous creations!
Angel Johns
Cheryl Lea
                          Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Emily Frasier
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                        Mackie Robertson < you are here



What's New 
is NOW available for purchase!


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Countdown

Welcome back to Day Two of the November
Paper Sweeties Releases!




And here is a card I made with one of this month's new releases:



I just LOVE this fun stamp set! It comes with that little checkmark so you can choose naughty or nice! Well...you see what I chose! And that little gift tag is part of the new  Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #3 set that is part of this month's release.
Swoon!!!! I made several tags!




And then I decided to put one of the tags on a card!
I think it turned out really cute with all these festive papers!
The glittery stars are an older Sweet Cuts set called Be Happy!


Come back tomorrow for the
the November Paper Sweeties Releases!
You are going to love them!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Please go visit my 
PAPER SWEETIES TEAMIES
for some more fabulous inspiration!

Angel Johns
Cheryl Lea
                           Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Emily Frasier
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                  Mackie Robertson <You are here




Friday, November 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties November Sneak Peeks

Hi everybody! 
It is the thirteenth of the month, so that means...
NEW releases here at Paper Sweeties !!!


And they are full of Holiday Cheer!!! 


I decided to make a Count Down calendar. I don't usually make projects like this, but I thought I would give it a try!

I bought a pack of 1" wooden blocks and a  pack 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 " wooden pieces at Hobby Lobby. I painted everything with Gesso first.  I glued 4 of the bigger wood pieces together with wood glue to make a stand for the little blocks. I glued another piece to the back of stand after it dried.

 I cut out 12 one inch squares of different design papers. I sponged each edge with Vintage Photo Distress  ink.  I then glued a square to each of the blocks with Modge Podge.



Next, I stamped each number from the new Days Until stamp set onto cream card stock as follows
Block One: 1, 2, 3, 0, 4, 8
Block Two: 1, 2, 6, 0, 7, 5

 I punched each number out with a 1" punch. I did not have a 1" scallop punch, but I found a die that worked perfectly for the red and green scallops behind the numbers. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink, also.  I Mod Podged each layer to the 1" blocks.



I colored some wood veneer trees that I had in my stash with Twisted Citron and Forest Moss Distress inks. I attached them with Multi-Medium Matte liquid glue.


And now I have this cute, little rustic Countdown calendar!
I just love it! It was so much fun to make!

Please come tomorrow for some more SNEAK peeks of the November Paper Sweeties Releases!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
And don't forget to visit my
PAPER SWEETIE TEAMIES
for some more sneak peeks!

Angel Johns
Cheryl Lea
                          Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Emily Frasier
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                 Mackie Robertson <You are here





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Monday, November 9, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello my stampy friends!


We are so excited here at Paper Sweeties
to be a sponsor for the
25 Days of Christmas Tags Blog Hop!


 My tag features several different Paper Sweeties stamps. 



First I stamped lots of different snowflakes and dots from different Paper Sweeties stamps (listed below) with Versamark ink and heat embossed them in silver and white. I also embossed all of the edges of the tag with Versamark ink and silver embossing powder.


The pretty mitten was made with the Paper Sweeties Stitched Tags #2 Sweet Cuts and some blue snowflake design paper.



The sentiment is silver glittery paper that was die cut with the Paper Sweeties Joy Sweet Cuts!


 I added more sparkle with some pretty Paper Sweeties sequins!
I think this tag turned out so pretty!

Now please visit my
Paper Sweeties Teamies
for more Christmas Tag Inspiration!
          Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
   Emily Frasier
Jill Norwood 
Larissa Heskett
                          Mackie Robertson <You Are Here
You can join in the
25 Days of Christmas Tags  
HERE !

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie