Saturday, December 31, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - January, 2017

Welcome by today, everyone!  I'm so glad you're here because today is an exciting day for me as it's my first (official) day as a Design Team Member for Paper Sweeties, and it's also the first day of a sweet new challenge where YOU could win a $25 gift certificate to this perfectly sweet shoppe.  If you've never visited Paper Sweeties, you're in for a real treat!  Be sure to stop by to get some inspiration on their wonderful blog and in their gallery, do some shopping, and then come play along with us in this month's challenge.  Just look at this adorably fun inspiration photo.
Paper Sweeties' challenges are always Anything Goes; just let the photo speak to you however it may - whether it's the colors, the snow, the snowmen, the buttons, the trees, whatever.....we just want to see what you create.  Here's the card I created for the challenge:
I used several different patterned papers to help me incorporate all the different colors.  Next, I did some machine stitching, added some pom-pom trim at the bottom (to create a snow effect), placed a small vellum envelope on the left, and tucked a tag inside it.  The tag is stamped with snowflakes from the adorable Snow Friends Stamp Set and this sweet set is the perfect stamp set to help you "build a snowman".  I used the snowman (body), the top hat, the scarf, the holly and ivy (on his hat), and the snowflakes (on the tag) from the Snow Friends Stamp Set to create my card.  Just like with all of Paper Sweeties stamp sets, there's also a matching die-cut set for this set called Snow Friends Sweet Cuts.  The Sweet Cuts (dies) make crafting SO easy and fun.
To the tag, I also added a bow tied with Cotton Candy Seam Binding and topped it with a chipboard star and a Cotton Candy Sequin in the center.  Paper Sweeties' Sequins are not like any other sequins.  They are precious!  Each one is a tiny little "cup" like a flower almost.  I like placing a tiny accent sticker in their centers.  They're truly thee cutest sequins EVER!
Here's the list of Paper Sweeties Designers sharing inspiration for the new challenge, and you won't want to miss a thing.  Each designer on our team makes such adorable cards and projects so you're sure to be inspired along the way.  


I sure am glad you've stopped by today, and I look forward to seeing everyone's entries in the new Paper Sweeties Challenge.

Wishing you all a sweet day!
Karen
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

21 comments:

  1. Love love love this! LOVING the glitter on the scarf!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is just gorgeous!! I love the layers on your card and the pom pom trim on the bottom is just amazing!! Wow, so much inspiration!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. your card is lovely. happy new year

    ReplyDelete
  4. Karen, be still my heart with all of the PINK and GLITTER on this amazing card! What a labor of love -- all the beautiful embellishments and bling you added to this creation are simply wonderful! So happy to have you sharing your talent with our friends at Paper Sweeties ... welcome to the team - xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is just beautiful.. I just love all of the "stuff" on this... love all the colors and patterns .. all the extras and yup... that snowman is on my list now... ordering that today! Welcome to the team! Love your beautiful creation!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congrats on the new DT position -- I can't think of anyone who'd do a better job! Your projects are always so lovely and this one is no exception! So many wonderful details!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the detail on your sweet snowman, Karen!! Beautiful tag, trim, and pretty colors!! Love your style!! Welcome to the team, Karen!! And, Happy New Year to you and family!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your card is absolutely adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is adorable, Karen. You are a perfect fit for this Design Team. I love their stamps and stuff. Great job, and congratulations.
    Sierra

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yay for your first official post! And a gorgeous card it is my dear! Love all the pretty layers and details and of course that adorable snowman! Sweet as can be! A beautiful card!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a beautiful card! Love the vellum envelope and all the extra "pretties" !! Welcome to the Paper Sweeties team! Happy 2017!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Karen, have ablessed New Year. How fun to be on a design. Reviewing your art creations you are a perfect pick. I love your designs. I am hoping I have more time to folliw the wonderful designers and crafters foynd on tnis blig. Thank you for the fabulous give away. ~blessings, Louise

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your bright and colorful snowman card, Karen! Just beautiful! I'm sending you warm wishes for an amazing 2017!
    Love in 2017!
    Michele

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a SWEET Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such a beautiful card, it makes me smile :) Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind and uplifting comment. At your suggestion I've joined in the Word Art Wednesday challenge and now, I'm going to take a peek at Paper Sweeties too. Thank you for the inspiration, and a happy new year to you.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Gorgeous card Karen, the snowman is adorable and I love the papers and layout, a great take on the inspiration pic too, cuteness overload :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Happy New Year! 🍾
    Luv
    Lols x x x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Welcome to the team, Karen! I love your beautiful and colorful snowman! Beautiful design! Sending you wishes for a warm and wonderful 2017!
    Michele

    ReplyDelete
  18. So very cute, Karen ... the texture and dimension in all the detailing is fabulous! Thanks so much for coming by ... and for your sweet words! Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh what a sweet card! I love the colors and all the wonderful elements!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for your lovely comments and it's great to be with you all this month. You are all a talented bunch. I love your snowman, he is super cute and your card is just so pretty. I so agree with you about the sequins they are so lovely.

    ReplyDelete