Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - February 2017

Hello everyone! Today is a very exciting day - for 2 reasons....I get to announce that I am now a part of the amazing Paper Sweeties Design Team! EEEEK! Thank you, Debbie, for this opportunity to share your phenomenal PS products and work (play) with this amazing Design Team...I am so honored! 

And secondly, today marks the beginning of another month-long challenge where you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop. Be sure to stop by Paper Sweeties to get some inspiration on their wonderful blog and in their gallery, do some shopping, and then come play along with us in this month's challenge.  Here is February's wonderful inspiration photo:

The challenges over at Paper Sweeties are always ANYTHING GOES with the inspiration photo as your jump-off point. So you can use the colors, shapes, or theme to help you create your project. Here's the card I made using the "love" theme, and I pulled reds out of the picture too:

I used the striped pattern out of the Merry and Bright pattern paper as my background then used the With Love and Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts dies to create my card. I stamped the banner from the Hello Friend stamp set in black then added the 'Love you Much' sentiment in red and fussy cut that out and popped it up with some foam squares for some dimension....added some yummy seam binding and strawberry sequins and wa-laa! A super cute Valentine's card! All products used are linked at the bottom of this post :)

Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you - sooo much amazing talent - then be sure to come play with us!


Entering my card into the following challenges:

Dies R Us - Hearts
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Ribbon or Lace
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
House of Cards - Love theme and/or colors

Thank you so much for stopping in today! Happy crafting!


  1. So much fun to have you on the team Lori! Don't you just love that hello Friend sentiment set?? Love this! And so cool that you used the Christmas paper! The colors are perfect! Awesome!

  2. Welcome to the team!! I loveeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the layered hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love, love, LOVE this AMAZING card! The two-tone die cut heart looks amazing against our patterned paper, and adore the addition of the sentiment banner and sweet seam binding bow! WELCOME to the team!!!!!!!

  4. Beautifully created with all your pretty details!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT

  5. Lori welcome to the team!!!! So happy you are a sweeties teamie!!!! Love your beautiful valentine!!!! The pretty heart and banner are so sweet! And I love the patterned paper and that beautiful bow!!!!

  6. Congrats on the new DT Lori! Your card is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  7. Hi Lori, and welcome to the team!! Your card is lovely, and I can't wait to see what else you've prepared for the Release this month. Have a blessed week.

  8. Ohhh love this card. . . very beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  9. This is absolutely lovely! These colors together are quite striking! The layout and patterns are spot on! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  10. I am so happy that you are part of the PS team now!!! Your Valentine is so pretty! Love the striped background ad the gorgeous bow!

  11. Wonderful paper, layers and use of die cuts. Thanks for sharing them with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you share more with us in future challenges.
    DRU DT

  12. Looks amazing! I sure do like that scalloped edge around the heart. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  13. Fantastic job friend, love that ribbon/bow, another hit with the heart dies...super awesome!

  14. Beautiful Valentines Day card!!!! I'm Lovin' this color combo!
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  15. This is gorgeous, I love your color combo - one of my favs!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Diva's.

  16. This is so pretty! That bit of blue goes great with this design!

  17. Oh so adorable and cute, my friend! YAY! HOORAY for your debut with Paper Sweeties Design Team! So glad you're here!

  18. Beautiful design and color palette! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the House of Cards "Love Theme and/or Colors" challenge!
    Leslie, House of Cards DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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