Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Paper Sweeties July Release Rewind!!!!

Hi there!

Well, today is the wrap up of Paper Sweeties July release!  And, I would like to share with you a project I made for a friend's birthday.  I've used many stamps on the cover of this notepad holder.  But, oh what fun I had making this little summer scene!Here is a photo of the inside with the notepad...

I began with paper piecing and coloring sweet little Abigail  Her dress is from the stamp set You are Special.  The sandals are from the Live Love Grow stamp set.  I attached the sentiment to the limb with the sweet little bird on it.  The adorable birds are from the set Happy Summer.  And, the sentiment is from Summer Fun set.  The flowers are from the set Make Today Beautiful.  I also used a stamped flower for added interest underneath the sun.  The sun was made using a McGill punch.  And, the clouds were made using the Rainbows and Roses stamp set.  I used an MFT die for the grass and popped it up for dimension.  The final touch was adding yellow buttons to the flowers and sun.  Ok, friends that's all for now.  Please make a visit over to Paper Sweeties to see what the rest of the design team created!  Have fun with your projects, hugs!


Paper:  Crate Paper, MFT
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Abigail
                                           You are Special-dress(Boutique)
                                            Live Love Grow(Boutique)
                                            Summer Fun-sentiment
                                            Make Today Beautiful-flower
                                            Happy Summer-birds(Accessories)
                                            Rainbows and Roses-clouds(Sentiments)
Ink:  SU(Soft Suede, Pool Party)
Ribbon:  SU
Punch:  McGill(sun)
              EK(small circle)
              SU(1 3/8 circle)
Dies:  MFT(grass)
Twine:  American Crafts
Copics:  E00, E11, E33, E35, E37, R20
Emboss Folder:  SU(Polka Dots
Buttons:  Stickopotamus
Misc.:  Colored pencils


  1. What a cute and clever project, Maria!

  2. Maria, your notepad holder is so cute. I love the sun and those birds flying in toward the branch is just so creative and adorable. Your friend is sure to love this very useful gift.

  3. So simply {sweet}, Maria!! I love the little scene you created with all those fun Paper Sweeties stamps! Thank you for your amazing creativity this month for the July release!!

  4. This is so sweet! Love your to-do list!

  5. The design is spot on ra summer theme; love the combo of that cute girl and the bright colors. Such a fun way to keep a to-do list!

  6. Oh so cute, Maria. Love your choice of colours, so cheerful. Thanks for sharing.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  7. Very cool notebook cover! I love the cheeriness of it and the colors are fantastic.


  8. What a sweet notepad holder Maria!! LOVE the scene!

  9. This is so, so creative, Maria, and SO pretty! Love the notepad holder idea for a gift and LOVE how you've decorated this. Such a fun summer scene! The sun made with the stamps and punch is totally fabulous!

  10. Super SWEET, Maria! LOVE the scene you created and the flowers with buttons! FAB!

  11. All your cards and projects are so pretty Maria....Love the new stamps and what you have created with them!

  12. Maria, I love the way you dressed up Abigail! The yellow buttons are the perfect centers to the flowers and sun!