Monday, December 17, 2018

Paper Sweeties 2018-The 25 Days of Christmas!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Twenty-five Days of Christmas!  We have a 
month long hop filled with talented designers to spark your inspiration
for Christmas!
December 1st: planner team posts
December 2nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- are="" here="" p="" you="">
December 3rd: Lilian Forsyth
December 4th: Amy Tsuruta  ---> Santa Savings Coupon: embellish
December 5th: Lisa Bzibziak
December 6th: Michelle Bala ---> Santa Savings Coupon: paper
December 7th: Mackie Robertson
December 8th: Karen Letchworth
December 9th: Maria Patrick
December 10th: Lisa Golzbein
December 11th: Nancy Salkeld
December 12: Mackie Robertson
December 13th: Jinny Newlin
December 14th: Larissa Heskett
December 15: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 16th: Taylor Golzbein
December 17th: Maria Patrick
December 18th: Nancy Salkeld
December 19th: Jinny Newlin
December 20th: Lisa Golzbein
December 21st: Larissa Heskett
December 22nd: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- are="" here="" p="" you="">
December 23rd: Karen Letchworth
December 24: Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz <-- are="" here="" p="" you="">

We also have a new stamp set with a truck and tree image!  
Oh, how fun it would be to create with the old fashioned truck!  And,
so many possibilities to tuck an image in the back of the truck!  It's
time for tree decorating and fun festivities!  When we were first married,
we bought real trees.  The smell of a pine tree was so wonderful!  We
didn't haul it in the back of a truck.  We had a red Chevette!  Oh, such
memories with that first car!

Here is my first project using the new stamp set/die

For my Christmas card, I started with a red card base and paired it with stripe paper from Carta Bella.  The background was water colored using the tree from the set.  I made a stencil and water colored with zig markers.  The truck was water colored, also, and popped up for dimension.  Nuvo glitter drops were applied for interest.  Twine to finish the card.

Next up, Christmas tags...

I used the same set as I used for the card.  The trees were water colored using zig markers.  The embossed Christmas bulbs are from the set Planner Series:  Happy Holidays.  Nuvo red glitter drops for interest on the trees.  Green apple ribbon from Paper Sweeties, twine, and bells to finish the tags.

A peek at the inside of the tags...

Project Supplies:

Thanks so much for dropping by and viewing my projects for the hop!  Please continue to enjoy visiting the talented designers on the list for more inspiration!  May you all have a wonderful blessed Christmas!  Take care!



  1. They're lovely!! I like how you water coloured to give everything such a bold and arty look... Have a wonderful week Maria!

  2. Isn't it wonderful to have those fun memories. I love how you decorated your trees and your tags are so pretty.

  3. What a wonderful whimsical card and tag set, Maria!

  4. Fun card with the truck, Maria! I loved cutting down our tree, but those days are gone--haha! Last year I finally gave in & got an artificial tree & now I can't believe it took me so long! Love not dealing with water & needles dropping. Your tags are so special with all the elements at the top!

  5. YOU were on a roll! LOVE them all and your coloring and shading is FANTASTIC!