Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Paper Sweeties Debut...Happy Wishes

Today begins our FUN few days of festivities, specials, inspiration, give aways, creativity ... and new stamp sets released for August!! For the next two days the Paper Sweeties will have something fun to offer and share with you all, so be sure to pop over to the Paper Sweeties blog for a visit daily to check out the news and specials ... including a contest designed for YOU to create a future Sweetie stamp set!

I made today's sample using the adorable Mahalo! set. One good thing about these sets are that you can use them in conjunction with the Sweeties dolls, or you can make cards with just the sentiment's your choice! I tend to be more of a sentiment person, so here's my card based on that:

I had intended to follow a sketch on this card, but then my fingers started moving faster than my brain, so here's the outcome of that occurrence. I added the 1.5" Champagne Silky Crushed ribbon (I am in LOVE with this stuff!) and tied a sweet little bow. The gem in the middle is actually a button and I attached that to the middle. I also had every intention of exploring detail possibilities for the cut out flourish at the bottom, but the ribbon covered it so I abandoned that idea. The focal panel consists of a doily, a Scalloped Circle Nestability, a Memory Box Quinn Flourish and finally a Floral Oval Nestability. The top two designs are adorned with liquid pearls (I love that stuff, too!). I sponged and sewed the outer edges as well.
Have you seen what the other Paper Sweeties designers have come up with? 
Take a look here for some divine inspiration:

Here are some upcoming specials:

Wednesday, August 15th - FULL RELEASE - all 15 sets will be available for purchase!  Design Team will be sharing release day projects on the blog.  FREE SHIPPING with coupon code found on the bottom right side of the home page and a prize package of two stamp sets given away to one lucky Paper Sweeties fan who ‘likes’ our Paper Sweeties Fan Page.  Winner announced here on August 16th!

Thursday, August 16th - FREE SHIPPING with coupon code.  Winner of Facebook Fan Page give away announced.  Design Team post-release project shares!

​Friday, August 17th - 'Suggest a Sweetie' contest begins!  Put your thinking caps on!!!  We'll be running a contest asking for ideas for future Sweeties outfits and accessories.  You'll be provided a gallery to which you can link your suggestions posted from your blogs and then you'll have the opportunity to vote for the winning suggestion!  The winner will receive TWO FREE SWEETIES SETS!!  Mark your calendars so you can join in on the FUN!

I'd like to wish Debbie "Happy Wishes" on the launch of her new company and my hope for her is nothing but the best of luck in her new venture! She has been working so hard behind the scenes on her dream and I do believe that her company will be a success! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to design with you!

Thanks for stopping by today...I hope you're enjoying these peeks of some fun, new stamps! I'll be back tomorrow with a 'post-release' inspiration card as well!

Stamps: Mahalo! (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: Songbird Collection (Prima), Soft Suede, Kraft, Vanilla Cream
Ink: Frayed Burlap distress ink (Ranger), Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: 1.5" Champagne Silky Crushed Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), Quinn Flourish die (Memory Box), Scalloped Circle & Floral Oval Nestability (Spellbinders), button, Flowers & Flourishes border punch (EK Success), White Opal & Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), doily, sewing machine
Size:  4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Beautiful Andrea!! Love the banner and the pretty frame!

  2. Your focal medallion is stunning! Love the neutral pallet you used and the thingy on the bottom (wonderful technical term one uses when you don't know the name of an item LOL) is a great touch. Can't wait to see what you showcase at the Verve release!!

  3. Beautiful card! Gorgeous layers and trim!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the layers. Tha ribbon is to die for. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

  5. Beautiful neutrals, and such a big soft glamorous bow!

  6. Beautiful card! I love the bottom flourish, the layered sentiment, and of course the gorgeous bow.

  7. So absolutely beautiful ... love the neutral palette and the way you showcased the sentiment as the focal point!

  8. Andrea, this is oh so elegant! Love the fancy dies, doilies, and that big fat bow... YUMMY!

  9. Love, love, LOVE that gorgeous medallion, Andrea! And your delicious, embellished bow is the perfect finishing touch! Yum!

  10. Oh, that Quinn Flourish is so yummy!! Beautiful card and fabulous color combination. So graceful!!

  11. A wonderful card - made perfect - stunning !
    Greetings from Austria

  12. Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and the bow is gorgeous.


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