Paper Sweeties January 2016 Inspiration Challenge

Happy New Year - 2016!

It's going to be an awesome year!

I have a secret to reveal finally ---



I've been a fan of Paper Sweeties for a couple years now, ever since I met Debbie online through card challenges and we discovered we live only 20 miles apart in North Carolina.  Whether you've met Debbie online or in person, she is just the sweetest gal, and so wonderfully talented! She invited me to her card classes, I fell in love with Paper Sweeties stamps and dies, and now, I'm part of her team!  I still can't believe it! 

So, let's get on to the challenge ---

Paper Sweeties challenges run for the entire month, so you have until January 31st to play along, as many times as you like, but with different, newly created projects.  You don't have to use Paper Sweeties, but if you have them, we love to see them, AND you also get an extra vote if you use Paper Sweeties products on your projects.

Here is my project --

I used the Sweet Chips Snow Globe and made a birthday shaker card.  I stamped the birthday cake from Happy Cake Day on the back layer inside, colored it and added some glitter to the frosting.  I added some stamped and glittered snowflakes from Snow Friends around the cake.  I covered the top layer with patterned paper from my stash.  I cut out a white cardstock piece for the globe base and embossed it for a more textured feel.

On the top, I layered balloons stamped and cut from the same Happy Cake Day set. I used the snowman from Snow Friends, cutting his scarf from patterned paper like the balloons and added a little pom pom for his hat.  I tied Blueberry Seam Binding around the base and glued a snowflake button/brad with a pearl dot on top to the bow. 

I filled the inside of the shaker Snowflake Sequins and Sugar Sprinkles, adhered it all together and voila!--a 3D winter birthday shaker card!

Don't forget to hop along below and check out all of the design team's inspirational projects.  Leave them some blog love because DT members love visits and comments too!  

Paper Sweeties DT Team:

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is adorable! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

artful-notions said...

Welcome Nance! Your debut card is wonderful! What a perfectly adorable winter bd card!

Maria said...

Oh, my goodness! Your Sweet Chips project is absolutely amazing...LOVE IT! Welcome to the team, Nancy!!!

Michelle said...

Absolutley gorgeous!!!! Welcome to the team Nancy!!! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

FABULOUS shaker card -- so beautiful! So glad to have you on the DT, Nance! Looking forward to working with you!

Jeri said...

Welcome to the team. Your first creation is totally gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Woot! Congratulations on your DT spot! You're a wonderful addition to the team! Love that shaker card! I am going to make shaker cards this year. I am, I am. Hope you had a great Christmas and that the new year will be full of abundant blessings. We'll get together soon.

Debbie said...

Absolutely AMAZING, Nancy! First off, welcome to the team! We are so excited to have you sharing your amazing talents with all of the Paper Sweeties fans! Second, you've hit a HOMERUN with your first official project for PS! I LOVE everything about this darling Sweet Chips shaker! The colors, the mix of stamps, dies and embellishments, the theme -- WOW! One of my all-time favorite projects! So happy to have you on the team :)

Mynn Kitchen said...

Welcome, Nance! This is an absolutely FABULOUS debut--the wintry colors and fun images look amazing! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Mynn xx

Michele Henderson said...

Welcome! Gorgeous and fun card! LOVE shakers of all kinds and yours is just gorgeous! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
Take care!

Cheryl said...

Wow! what an awesome shaker card! I love the chocolate frosting and the fun shaker bits. Welcome to the team, Nance!