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.
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
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!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes