Saturday, August 3, 2013

Paper Sweeties Birthday Celebration - day 3

Alas, all good and fun things must come to an end...

Today is day 3 and the final hop celebrating Paper Sweeties 1st birthday. I'm sad to see the celebration end...what fun I've had!!

Paper Sweeties be giving away the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE to one lucky person in August
-- there will be five sets released = $50 retail value!

Here are the details to be eligible:
  • #1 – FOLLOW the Paper Sweeties blog (Bloglovin’ link on sidebar)
    #2 – LIKE and SHARE about us on our Facebook Fan Page
    #3 – COMMENT on any August blog post - let us know you follow our Blog and Fan Page
    #4 – POST our Paper Sweeties birthday graphic (above) on your blog and share about our party with your crafty friends
    #5 – VISIT all of the designer’s blogs linked here each day and leave a little love for them too! Go back to Paper Sweeties and leave us a comment telling us which of today’s projects was your favorite and why! Do you have more than one favorite — leave each of your choices in a separate comment for ADDITIONAL chances to win!

To finish off this fun birthday celebration I decided a "gift" was in order....

I started off with a plain white gift bag from a big box store. I added some kraft and yummy chevron paper (ya'll know how I feel about polka dots and chevrons, lol!) then I made a little hand stamped pattern paper to match. To make my hand stamped paper, I started out with white cardstock and stamped the DeNami Design polka dot background stamp in a light pink then randomly stamped the little rose from the Paper Sweeties Sending Springtime set in grey and colored them in. I added a bit of lace and a polda dot flag then stamped the sentiment from the Paper Sweeties So Sweet Of You set and another little rose inside of the DeNami Design elegant oval frame to finish it all off. Easy Peasy and how cute to give someone with a little matching card??

I hope all of you have had a great time following the hops all three days and I'd like to thank you for helping us celebrate! I am so honored to be able to have gotten to know the owner and creator of Paper Sweeties, Debbie Marcinkiewicz, on a personal level and to be able to call her my friend. She is an amazing and talented woman. 

Don't forget that Paper Sweeties is attending the CKC show in Charlotte, NC August 15th - 17th...hope you can attend and see all the new goodies and I've heard tell that there will be CKC show exclusives!!

Heres the full list of todays participants:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz <>

Nina Yang <>

Tina Milbourn <------------ you are here

Andrea Ewen <>

Teresa Kline <>

Maria Patrick <>

Kristi Schurr <>

Karen Letchworth <>

Lori Ulrich <>

Rebecca Deeprose <>


  1. Oh my word ... this is just too sweet, Tina! I adore the chevrons and polka dots! The sweet pastel color palette is so pretty ... and you've showcased your Paper Sweeties stamps beautifully! Anyone would be lucky to receive this lovely gift bag -- the bag is a gift itself! Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us to celebrate Paper Sweeties' 1st Birthday :)

  2. That gift bag is not plain anymore w/ wonderful paper & decor added. Like the patterns.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. I love making plain things beautiful, great job decorating a plain white bag!

  4. this is a super cute bag, sweet!

    enjoy *~*

  5. This is just darling! What a perfect gift bag, and you've used the Paper Sweets so delightfully this weekend.

  6. Love this gift bag. I'm a chevron lover too, so nice to see them also in a package such as yours.

  7. Very lovely gift bag, Tina! Love those chevrons and polka dots! So feminine and pretty...great job!

  8. Very sweet Tina, too cute to open!

  9. What a cute gift bag. A Paper Sweeties delight.


  10. How cute! Looks Great!