Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge-August 2017!

Hi, Friends!

It's time once again for the Paper Sweeties Monthly Challenge!   And, this month it's our 5th anniversary celebration!!!  To start off the festivities beginning August 1st with the challenge, there will be a free gift with purchase!  Customers will receive the stamp set(seen below) free with a $50 purchase and will receive the stamp and coordinating die free with a $75 purchase!  Please join us for the fun! You can make a project and be inspired by anything in the photo...anything goes! 

Here is the wonderful stamp set with
a beautiful scripty font and lovely
basket of flowers...

I believe this stamp/die set would be
perfect for most any card!
I made a few thank you cards for my stash.
 And here they are...

The inside of the card with die cuts hearts from the set With Love and sentiments from the 5th celebration stamp set!

This is my second post for today, so please scroll down to see my card made for Dies R Us Challenge!  And, here is my first project for Paper Sweeties for the Inspiration Challenge...

For my project, I was inspired by the party hats in the inspiration photo!  I downloaded a free template and cut the festive party hat paper.  I merely folded it and glued it in the back.  The frame is from the new stamp set (A friend is).  And, the sentiment and cupcakes are from the new stamp set (Hugs and Kisses), which will be available on 8-15-17.  Five cupcakes to celebrate five years for Paper Sweeties!  Trim and flower to finish the fun party hat!

I'm going to give this party hat to my adorable great niece, Taylor.  She loves playing dress up.  Here is a photo of her before going to her Grandma's to swim.  She just had to put her Cinderella shoes on before going outside, lol!  Such a cutie!

Her Mom, Stacey, calls her the "Little Diva"!

Next up is my birthday shaker card filled with more party hats! 

 I first die cut the pink panel with Sweet Cuts-Happy Cake Day.  I wanted to soften the panel a bit, so I applied Nuvo(ivory seashell) and made squigglies.  More squigglies were made in blue by using  Sweet Cuts-Sweet Borders.  The scalloped borders in white at the top and bottom are from the same set.  The party banner with the hats and gifts was stamped and die cut using Birthday Banners and Sweet Cuts-Birthday Banners.  The banner with sentiment was stamped and die cut using Be Happy and Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.  The stars and circles were made using a punch.  And, the sequins used are (Green Apple)(Cotton Candy)(Blue Raspberry)(Cookie Dough)(Marshmallow), and (Creamsicle).

My final project is a wrapped box with the most fitting sentiment that I just LOVE!  I have several friends that I hold dear to my heart that this little wrapped gift box would be perfect to give to!  And, here is the gift box...

The frame was stamped and die cut using the new A friend is and Sweet Cuts-A friend is.  The balloons and gift are from the new Hugs and Kisses and Sweet Cuts-Hugs and Kisses. The frame and sentiment is from A friend is and Sweet Cuts-A friend is.   Ribbon(Strawberry) to finish the gift box!

Project Supplies:  

Please hop along and see what my
Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Hope to see 
your project over at the challenge...happy crafting!



  1. You always make such fun, festive cards, Maria--beautiful elements used perfectly! I really love the thank you cards--such beautiful blooms! That is one adorable little girl--love her Cinderella slippers!

  2. Love love love loveeeeeeeeeee it all!!!! That hat is so FUN!!! And SHE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Wow Maria! I just love all of your fantastic projects - they are all gorgeous!

  4. Wow, Maria! What a busy girl you are! Wonderful projects--always good to have a pretty set of thank you cards on hand. Love that shaker card! The party hat is adorable as well as your niece. The gift box is so cute and and sweet, too.

  5. Oh my goodness Maria! All of your projects are amazing! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that hat! The thank you cards are so sweet - I might case those for some quick notes! xoxooxo

  6. Maria you have been on a roll and it looks great! I love that of three but the shaker card is my favorite. Abd your niece is stinkin'cute!!

  7. You've been really busy and what stunning creations!! Your little niece is so cute too!

  8. Awww, what a fabulous post, Maria! So many adorable projects! My heart is melting over the mental picture of your adorable niece wearing that cutie pie party hat!

  9. Oh my goodness! Such fabulous projects!!! I love them all! Your little niece is a doll baby!