Saturday, July 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties July 2017 Challenge

Welcome by today, everyone!  Today is the first of the month, and time for a brand new and SUPER FUN challenge over at Paper Sweeties.  There are so many fabulous new stamp sets and dies (Sweet Cuts) in the Paper Sweeties Shop to enjoy, and this month again...we will release more sweetness by way of another new stamp set, and another new sweet set of coordinating Sweet Cuts.  Be sure to stop back July 14-16 for the Release Party.  But for now....let's get to this fun new challenge.
You can use this inspiration photo to inspire you in any way you can possibly imagine.  In fact, your card doesn't necessarily have to use Paper Sweeties products or even be patriotic for that matter.  Let the colors, textures, and emotion guide you to create something for the challenge.  Oh, and PLEASE don't forget to do some window shopping.  You will be DELIGHTED with what you find!
The inspiration photo excited and challenged me to create this card using some Paper Sweeties goodies.  You see, I don't actually own any "patriotic" Paper Sweeties products yet, so I had to get really creative on this one.  I used two Red and White Striped Chanille Candy Canes that I cut and topped with some cut silver baker's twine, and a few "explosions" cut from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts in silver, white and navy papers.  The make-shift firecrackers are sitting on a vellum strip that is also cut using a sweet journalling strip from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, and I inked all the paper edges with red ink.
The sentiment (Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!) is from the Rah-Rah Stamp Set, and I stamped it three times in a row onto a vellum sentiment flag cut from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, and again inked with red ink.  I stamped it three times because, after all.....CHEERS to the USA!  Here's the complete list of all my creative friends who are sharing some Paper Sweeties inspiration today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Thanks for stopping by today.  We hope that you'll play along in this FUN CHALLENGE starting today on the Paper Sweeties Blog, and that you'll be back for our big RELEASE Party July 14-16, and of course...don't forget to check out all the FABULOUS products available at Paper Sweeties.  SO much fun and inspiration awaits you.  We hope you will become a Paper Sweetie, too!


P.S.  I'm linking up to play along here:
Cut It Up Challenge #125 - Red, White and Blue - I used several Paper Sweeties die-cuts on my card, and lots of red, white and blue!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Challenge Stars & Stripes


  1. What a fun and fabulous card Karen - love your 'fireworks'!!

  2. Loveeeeeeee this! LOVING what you did with those pipe cleaners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. So creative!!! Your firecrackers are awesome! Love it!

  4. What fun that you used the pipe cleaners as fireworks. Great card!

  5. Love this! Such cool fireworks!! Very awesome card my teamie!

  6. Karen, that is a fun card to look like firecrackers. You are so creative.

  7. How creative! I love when people can "see" totally different things when looking at their supplies. Very clever. :)

    Thanks for joining us for our Patriotic challenge at Cut it Up!


  8. Very creative and fun. Perfect for the 4th of July.

  9. hello karen! super cute design, luv your use of the tinsel...super cute firecrackers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  10. I was anxious to see where your creativity took you on this months challenge and you didn't disappoint! Such a cute idea - to create fireworks!! Fun card!

  11. This is wonderful Karen - thank you so much for inviting me to Paper Sweeties monthly challenge - I have it on my list and entered 2 creations - have a blessed week - Gail

  12. Super fun card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  13. Love how creative you were on this fun card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x