Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties February Challenge 2017

Hello and welcome by, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by today as we start a brand new and SUPER FUN challenge at Paper Sweeties.  Here is the inspiration photo for this month's challenge:
You don't have to use Paper Sweeties products in order to play along, but if you have any (and I really hope you've treated yourself to some by now), we always enjoy seeing your creativity in using Paper Sweeties' wonderful products on your art.  For today's challenge inspiration project, I created two similar cards using the adorable With Love Sweet Cuts to cut my frame from kraft tissue paper, and the middle of the heart with pink gingham paper on my first card.  I stamped the sentiment "Have a Sweet Day" from the  Sweetie Pie Stamp Set, and Abigail is wearing an outfit from the Jelly Bean Time Stamp Set as she peeks through the With Love Sweet Cuts frame.
You will also see that I used some Bubble Gum Seam Binding to tie two bows to which I attached a small chipboard button tied with jute.  At the top of my card, I tied a strip of Torn Cotton Canvas Ribbon.  From the bottom of Abigail's dress, there's a bunch of cascading hearts which is from the sweet Somewhere Over The Rainbow Sweet Cuts.  There's also a sweet little Cotton Candy Sequin on the heart.  I just LOVE Paper Sweeties precious little cupped sequins......they're SO cute!
For my second card, I again used the adorable With Love Sweet Cuts to cut my frame from black card stock, and the middle of the heart with the kraft tissue paper.  I stamped the sentiment "Hugs & Kisses" from the  Sweetie Pie Stamp Set, and Abigail is wearing an outfit from the Jelly Bean Time Stamp Set as she peeks through the With Love Sweet Cuts frame. I accented the heart with a Black Cherry Sequin and my sentiment (Sending Sunshine) is from January's new Somewhere Over The Rainbow stamp set.
I tied a bow using some  Black Licorice Seam Binding, gold twine, and tucked in a small snippet (piece) of a sweet Strawberry Paper Straw as an accent.  Isn't that cute?  Paper Sweeties carries several cute colors of Paper Straws that can be used in SO many different and creative ways such as this, and they're a bargain a one dollar per package.  They are such a cute and versatile item.
Here's the complete list of everyone on the Paper Sweeties Team sharing projects with you today, and we all hope that you will stop by to see each of our inspiring projects, do a little bit of shopping at Paper Sweeties, and then come play along in this fun and sweet new challenge.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Nancy Salkeld
February Guest Designer,  Kristina Song

Happy crafting,


P.S.  I'm linking up here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - The Color of Love

Joy Clair February Challenge - Shades of Red (Red and Pink)/Valentines


  1. Love love love love these!! GORGEOUS colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Oh wow, Karen! Both of your cards are gorgeous - but I especially LOVE the black/red one! Such wow factor! I am so thrilled to be playing along side you here at Paper Sweeties! Hugs xoxoxo

  3. Two AMAZING cards, Karen! I love how you have Abigail peeking out from inside the heart frames! These beauties are filled with so much FUN!

  4. Oh, such gorgeous cards highlighting the lace heart and Abigail, Karen!! Lovely pink gingham and how sweet is Abigail peeking up in the heart! Your second card is just as lovely with the striking black, gorgeous rose, and trail of gold hearts!!

  5. Both cards are so beautiful, Karen! Love how she is peeking from the heart! Great coloring...fabulous heart die and ribbon!


  6. Karen these are the sweetest valentines!!! Love the pretty scenes you created and the lovely bows and ties! Such wonderful textures! Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. These are both so beautiful! Love the colors and love the sweet design!

  8. Oh, my, Karen! Your cards are just precious! I love the sweetness of the pink gingham against the kraft heart and accented by the burlap tie. You were so clever to set the checks on the bias when you cut the heart. The heart-shaped doily is going on my crafting wish list. Thanks so much for sharing these cute cards!

  9. Such a sweet collection of cards. Love the sparkly heart cluster on the black card! Thanks for playing along in the Joy Clair February Challenge! Kerry JCDT.

  10. Oh what amazing cards Karen - I love the rich colours, dimension and drama in the second card in particular.

  11. Great card, thank you for playing in the Joy Clair Challenge... LeeAnn JCDT

  12. Karen, both of these are just so sweet.

  13. Both of your cards are so adorable! I love the lacy doilies! Thanks for playing along with us in the Joy Clair Challenge ~ Lori JCDT

  14. Gorgeous cards Karen! They are super cute & so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  15. These cards are adorable! I love the different color combinations that give it two completely different moods! Beautiful!

  16. Beautiful cards! It's like she is peaking out from a heart window...
    The Leaf Studio


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