Thursday, December 3, 2015

Paper Sweeties December 2015 Release-The Twelve Days of Christmas!

Welcome to Day #2 of the Paper Sweeties 12 Days of Christmas Designers’ Blog Hop!  Debbie and the teammates thought this would be a fun way to share ideas and inspiration with you over the next 12 days – showcasing our brand new stamp and die sets released on December 1st – early this month to accommodate for the holiday!  Each of the next 12 days one designer from the team will be sharing several projects to help spark your creativity!  Before we get started, let’s meet the newest products NOW AVAILABLE in the boutique:




Each day you will be inspired with lots of creativity by
the talented designers!  Please be sure to visit each one!  You
won't be disappointed...have fun!
December 3rd:  Maria Patrick--that's me
December 4th:  Nancy Penir
December 5th:  Kathy Schweinfurth
December 6th:  Mackie Robertson
December 7th:  Jill Norwood
December 8th:  Michelle Bala
December 9th:  Michele Henderson
December 10th:  Larissa Heskett
December 11th:  Jeri Thomas
December 12th:  Angel Johns
December 13th:  Mynnette Kitchen

The hustle and bustle of the season has begun!   The new December products are now available in the shop!  Debbie has designed a gorgeous tree with all the trimmings and a sweet adorable gingerbread as seen above!  And, below you will see what projects I created! And, here is my first project...
For my shaker card, I used the *new*  Sweet Cuts-Sugar and Spice for the gingerbread, which include all the pieces for the gingerbread and chevron border.  The sentiment is from the *new* Sugar and Spice.  The little gingerbread men are from the set Have a Holly Jolly Holiday.  The *new* sequin mix is Mistletoe.

My second project is a sparkle and shine card...

For my card I used the *new* Merry and Bright stamp set for the tree, which also includes the lights, garland, and sentiment.  The tree and bulbs were die cut using Sweet Cuts-Merry and Bright.  The bow is from the stamp set Holly Days and die cut using  Sweet Cuts-Holly Days,  The snowflakes are from the set Homemade with Love and die cut using Sweet Cuts-Homemade with Love.  The gift are from the set Trim the Tree.  And the snow was made using the die cut Sweet Cuts-Thanks Snow Much.  It's difficult to see but I placed a sequin- Snowflakes over the die cut snowflakes.  I made a French knot and then applied glitter for dimension.

My third project is using the *new* gingerbread again.  Mr. Ginger was my first project.  Well, he has been quite busy and has since gotten married.  And, Mr. and Mrs. Ginger now have twins...hehehe!

For my card, I used the *new* Sugar and Spice stamp set for the large gingerbreads and die cut them using Sweet Cuts-Sugar and Spice.  The small gingerbreads are from the set Ho Ho Ho.  The twine(Green Apple) is also from Paper Sweeties.

I have one final project to show you, which used the *new* gingerbread and tree along with many previously released sets.  And, here it is...

I used a memory tray for my Christmas project.  Lots of Paper Sweeties goodies!  A list of the products can be seen below.  A couple more views of the tray...

The clothes pin on the small gingerbread will be used to place on the numbered day of the Christmas countdown.  Lots of work for the memory tray, but it has lots of my favorite Paper Sweeties goodies on it! :-)

Ok, friends, thanks so much for dropping by!  Your next stop is tomorrow on December 4th with Nancy Penir(Artful Notions).  Please make a visit to her blog and view her awesome creations!  And, please continue to check out my teammates each day to see their wonderful projects!  Take care... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!

Supplies for Memory Tray:

Paper Sweeties:  (Stamps)1.  Days Until(numbers, sentiment)
                                          2.  Snow Friends(snowman)
                                          3.  Merry and Bright(tree)
                                          4.  Holly Days-Bows
                                          5. Holly Days -bulb, snowflake
                                          6.  Have a Holly Jolly Holiday-small gingerbread
                                          7.  Sophie
                                          8.  Christmas Blessings-angel outfit
                                          9.  Abigail
                                        10.  Let It Snow(Abigail's outfit)
                                        11.  Jake
                                        12.  Santa Claus(Jake's Santa outfit)
                                        13.  Homespun Holidays(rocking horse)

                             (Dies)   1.  Sweet Cuts-Joy(Joy, Noel, Believe)
                                          2.  Sweet Cuts-Snow Friends(snowman)
                                          3.  Sweet Cuts-Homespun Holidays(bell,heart,star,bulb)
                                          4.  Sweet Cuts-Days Until(squares)
                                          5.  Sweet Cuts-Sugar and Spice(gingerbread, chevron)
                                          6.  Sweet Cuts-Holly Days(bow, bulb, snowflake)
                                          7.  Sweet Cuts-Sophie
                                          8.  Sweet Cuts-Abigail
                                          9.  Sweet Cuts-Jake
                                         10.  Sweet Cuts-Thanks Snow Much-snow
                                   11.  Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags#3-stocking/present
                                         12.  Sweet Cuts-Homespun Holidays(rocking horse)

                     (Ribbon) Frosting
                        (Rusty Bells)Rusty Jingle Bells




  1. Holy cow!!!!! Where do I begin...I am loving the cutest gingerbread shaker!!!! Your white Christmas tree is just beautiful!!!! I am crazy over the gingerbread family!!!!! Adorable!!!
    Maria...your countdown project is over the top Amazing!!!! Genius!!!

  2. Wow Maria! What amazing projects - they are all stunning :-) I especially love your wonderful tray - which is superb, and your gingerbread shaker card! You've been a very busy lady!

  3. Maria, these are wonderful! So excited to see your creations. The tray is amazing! All those Christmas images together took my breath away! Have to take a closer look, but wanted to tell you, love your projects.

  4. Oh ... my ... lordy ... be! Beautiful projects, Maria, but I am swooning over the Memory Box! It is one of the most AMAZING handmade projects I've ever seen! The amount of work and attention to detail is out of this world! What a treasured heirloom keepsake this will be for you and your family!

  5. Omword!! Maria!! I don't even know where to begin..... you are blowing me away here, Girlfriend! What uhhhhhdorable projects! I am crazy about your gingers and your sparkly tree card! And that altered tray is just amazing! Bravo!

  6. Beautiful projects! Love the Memory Tray. Looks like it was a lot of fun to make.

  7. Everything is fabulous, Maria! That memory box is unbelievable! I know you put lots of love into this project!!!!

  8. So many cute projects....I love them all :) Hugs...Janie

  9. You're amazing, Maria! The Christmas tray is so creative & fun! Wonderful cards, too!

  10. Oh my! Maria, you have been a busy little crafter! All of your projects are fabulous! The gingerbread sweethearts warm my heart and the tree is just so darling! Elegance and whimsy fill everything you create... and I am over-the-moon in love with your memory tray. A labor of love that was worth every moment. Thank you for always filling my heart happiness.. I am so grateful for you and your crafty gift. :o) I will be back asap to leave you more love... I am once again in catch-up mode and require a couple of days to see all I missed the last few days! Hustle and bustle indeed. How is it three weeks until Christmas?!

    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Your projects are magnificent! Alas I have a thing about gingerbread men ... They really give me the heebie jeebies!

  12. These projects are all so AMAZING! I just love that holiday display board--so many fabulous details! I love all the fun and festive color!
    Take care!

  13. Love the way the gingerbread shaker is cut. So cute.
    the printer's tray is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing so many great designs.

  14. WWOOWOWOWOWOWOOW!! Just AWESOME!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of your Designs!! SO FUN and CREATIVE!! =) Yo've been BUSY!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  15. Such WONDERFUL projects, Maria! You are so creative!

  16. You're projects are amazing. I love them all but the memory box is my favorite. TFS

  17. That holiday tray is AMAZING! Wow!

  18. WOW, Maria! Your cards are all amazing, but that Christams sheet is just STUNNING! Beautiful, friend! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  19. Maria, everything is so festive. I must say .. I love that tray that you created

  20. Awesome projects, Maria! I adore that Christmas countdown frame with all the Paper Sweeties goodies.

  21. Love that cute snowman and gingerbread fam!