Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Countdown With Paper Sweeties

Yikes!  We're only TWO DAYS from Christmas!  Can you believe it?  I hope you've been hopping along with us at Paper Sweeties to see all of the fabulous projects shared each day as we count down to Christmas.  However, if you've missed any of the excitement, you can find all the links here on the Paper Sweeties Blog.  There are special sale promotions, lots of inspiration, and of course...fabulous shopping in the Paper Sweeties Shoppe.  New stamps and dies, older stamps and dies, seam binding, embellishments, and more.....I've combined some of each to create this sweet Christmas card.
I used some Crate Paper products from an older line called Peppermint including the patterned papers and stickers.  First, I laid out my card base and then I cut the largest square from the Square Scalloped Frames Sweet Cuts to create my focal point.  At the bottom of my square, I stamped Meet Me Under The Mistletoe from our new stamp set.  At the top right, I stamped the adorable holly leaves and berries also found in the Meet Me Under The Mistletoe stamp set, and I cut that using the coordinating Meet Me Under The Mistletoe Sweet Cut.  Paper Sweeties carries high-quality clear stamps and dies, and I love that you can always count on having crisp, clearly-stamped images every time, and that you can use the Sweet Cuts on paper, wool felt, burlap, or just about anything.  They're truly AWESOME!
Well, I couldn't stop I went a little crazy.  Please forgive me.  I stamped a few snowflakes on the background using the Snow Friends Stamp Set, and then I stamped the cupcake and candy stick from the Homemade With Love Stamp Set.  I topped the cupcake with some Strawberry Sequins, and also place some more of the Strawberry Sequins with some Green Apple Sequins on my card.  There's also a nice big bow tied with Frosting Seam Binding and I tucked in a small piece of a Strawberry Paper Straw.  Can you tell that I really LOVE Paper Sweeties products?   It's true....and sometimes I get a little carried away piling them on to my cards.
To finish off the 25 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, tomorrow my talented friend Lisa Bzibziak will be sharing a special project, and on Christmas Day, Debbie Marcinkiewicz will wrap things up with something extra sweet. won't want to miss out on all the store discounts and inspiration along the way.  All of us at Paper Sweeties want to wish you a happy and blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  And once you've opened all your gifts and realize that, once again, you've gotten a new toaster, slippers, and a robe; then stop on by Paper Sweeties to pick up something special for yourself.  You're sure to love it!

Christmas blessings to you,

Southern Girls Challenge - All That Glitters - I used lots of red glitter on my candy stick to make it look extra yummy!

CropStop Challenge #35 - I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Towbow Adhesive on my card.

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Winter Holiday Card - I couldn't resist "Meet Me Under The Mistletoe" for the Winter holidays!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Party Time - Nothing says Christmas party to  me quite like meeting my sweetie under the Mistletoe!!  Well, that and a cupcake, and it's really my kind of party!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #372 - Anything Goes


  1. Your card is so sweet, Karen! Love all the details, the ribbon, paper piecing and that sentiment font all go perfectly together! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

  2. Oh its so very nice!
    Merry Christmas !🎄🎅⛄

    hugs , Fiki

  3. What a sweet card! So happy you linked up to Cropstop! Merry Christmas!!

  4. Love the cute papers you used! Adorable card! The cupcake and holly are so fun in the printed papers!

  5. Karen, this is just beautiful! Love all the yummy papers you used and vintage feel of the card. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. What a sweet card Karen!
    Christmas blessings to you and yours

  7. Looks fabulous and festive. Merry Christmas!

  8. I love the glittery candy stick and the colours are brilliant! Merry Christmas!

  9. I absolutely love this card!!! All the embellishments and dimension are wonderful :) Hugs...Janie

  10. I always enjoy seeing your Paper Sweeties cards, Karen. You do such a nice job designing with them. This one is so pretty with a lot of great colors, and great use of those wonderful new stamps.

  11. That’s a wonderful card !