Saturday, March 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge #17 - 'Polka Dot Love'

Happy March 1st friends! Every start to the month, the Paper Sweeties invite you to play along in an inspirational color challenge...and it's a bonus if you use Paper Sweeties stamps! I made a CAS card today; I gleaned this design from a fellow crafter, Jenny Grotherus. She made me the most beautiful 'thank you' card and this is my take on her design using the colors pictured below:

Using Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics, I cut the middle strip of paper, border punched the top and bottom, then adhered a strip of the rose patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment in the middle and added two strips of white pearls. Easy!

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges on their blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration for you to play along with. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a card or project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies! You’ll get an extra vote if you use ANYTHING from the Paper Sweeties Shop!! Use the graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our photo inspiration spark your creativity!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in their Inlinkz gallery — please use the URL to your actual project post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any online gallery such as Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers (keyword papersweeties)! You can pin your Paper Sweeties creations directly to our Friends of Paper Sweeties Pinterest Boardcontact Debbie for an invitation to contribute!

3. LINK back to the blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish — the more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge will be announced on the 1st of each new month, will win a $20 gift certificate to the boutique and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!

Here's the hopper list for today:
  March Guest Designer: Diane Hover

Stamps: You Make Me Smile (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Summer Basics (Maja Design), Natural White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Doily Lace border punch (Martha Stewart), White pearl lines (Zva Creative)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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  1. So gorgeous! Love the pretty rows of pearls!!!

  2. Gorgeous those papers!!!

  3. Beautiful! LOVE that Maja Design paper!

  4. Pretty papers Andrea, this is lovely!

  5. Very sweet with simplicity and beauty! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Very pretty card with lovely paper, borders, and pearls!

  7. So pretty!!! I really LOVE that paper, so cute !!

  8. Soft, sweet, delicious ... beautiful!!!

  9. Oh, thanks Andrea. :) I'm glad you liked it.


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