Paper Sweeties: Peek

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I cannot tell you all how excited I am to finally get to share that Debbie Marcinkiewicz has invited me to be part of the inaugural team for her new Paper Sweeties Stamp Company!  Woohoo!  What an honor!  I'm just thrilled that she thought enough of my work to ask me to gather in cahoots with herself and four other extremely talented ladies to show you all what has been years in the making!  Thank you, Debbie!
So, what does this company have in store for you?  Well, it boasts a plethora of sweet, little dolls; hundreds of clothing options and accessories; all the sentiments you could ever ask for; and lots of fun, little builders in between.  How about I just show you?
I started this card by piecing together the purple argyle and pink, lace, patterned papers; framing them with a piece of Oatmeal cardstock; machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around their edges and between their connection...
and stamping the "Celebrate Your Day" sentiment, in Basic Black ink, in the prepped piece's bottom center.
I then wrapped the kraft, cardstock, card face with a length of pink, sheer ribbon and thread it through a small slit in the patterned, paper piece, before anchoring the latter with foam tape; tying the ribbon, in a bow, near the top of the card face; and embellishing it with an ivory button, laced with hemp twine bows.
A pink, polka dot, flower die cut was then ink distressed; adhered, with foam tape, tucked under the edge of that embellished bow; and used to anchor Sophie, who was backed with a banner, created from two pennants being stamped, in Pretty in Pink ink, on Oatmeal cardstock, hand cut out, and ink distressed, as well as a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on vellum and hand cut heart.  I actually masked off the text that comes in the center of the heart and filled it in with my own stamped, in Jet Black ink, "With Love".
Sophie was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on white cardstock; colored with colored pencils and mineral spirits; hand cut out; and dressed with a blouse and shoes, created in the same way as above, as well as a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a floral, patterned paper and hand cut skirt.  A row of button gemstones and a couple of pearl earrings preps her for the card face to which she was adhered with foam tape.
A stamped, in Basic Black ink, near the bottom edge of the back of the card face, "Created by:" completes the look.
That gets us started, y'all!  Over the next three days, Debbie will be releasing three new sets each day, for a total of nine sets released by the 3rd of the month, during our Pre-Launch.  Then, we'd just love to you all come on back, for three days of fun and creativity, during our August Release, beginning August 14, 2012, and ending August 16, 2012.  Until then, please be sure to stop by the rest of the team's blogs to introduce yourselves and see what they've cooked up, just for your viewing pleasure, as well as to have a look around not only the Paper Sweeties Online Store, but also the Paper Sweeties Blog.  We just couldn't be more thrilled to have you join the Paper Sweeties family!  Happy stamping, y'all!


{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sophie, Enjoy Your Day - clothing, You Make Me Smile - sentiments, Banner Wishes - pennant, & Hand Stamped by: - heart, & "Created by:" (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Oatmeal, White, & Kraft (Wplus9); pink lace (SU); purple argyle (Nikki Sivils); floral (Crate Paper) Ink: Pretty in Pink & Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); flower die cut (Jenni Bowlin); pearls (Zva Creative); gemstones (Paper Studio); pink sheer ribbon (Hobby Lobby); ivory button (SU); hemp twine (May Arts); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); colored pencils (Prismacolor)

15 comments:

Pattie said...

So very pretty - I just love all the sweet details! Glad to be working with you too!

Charlene said...

So cute Jinny!!! Happy to be creating with such a sweet talented lady :-)

Tracey Sabella said...

How exciting is this?? Congratulations! Such a fun and lovely card!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific new Jinny!! And I can't think of anyone better to showcase these goodies ... Many congrats!

Lynn said...

Woohoo! so happy for you Jinny! And such an adorable card for your debut!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats!!! That's AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the colors and *i spy* some Nikki Sivils!!!!! :)

Annette said...

aww congratulations...how exciting...totally love your card and that fun cute image..

Sylvia said...

Congratulations, Jinny, these are such sweet images, I know you will make them all shine! Good luck and have fun with your new DT gig!

Miriam Prantner said...

ADORABLE! I just knew that there was going to be something new coming down the pipe for you! LOVE her outfit and I love how you did the bow. So fun!

Jeanne J said...

Jinny - Sweet - and wow! So many fab details - The earrings BRILLIANT!! Love the stitching, the row of rhinestone buttons and all the fussy cutting going on here - great debut - absolutely adorable!

Lisa said...

HUGE CONGRATS Jinny...well deserved!! Love this first project, sweet colors and a fun design ~as always ;) Can't wait to see what's to come!!

Tracy said...

Congrats Jinny! Your card is super sweet and you'll be a wonderful asset to Debbie's team. :-)

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness ... this little Sweetie couldn't be any cuter! I adore her sparkly buttons and earrings ... so clever! I'm honored to have you designing for Paper Sweeties!! Thanks for your time and talents :)

Andrea Ewen said...

What an absolutely sweet card, Jinny...you always know exactly the right details to add to make any card look stunning! So happy to be working with you again!

Amy said...

Jinny, lots of congrats your way! This looks like a very fun and talented team of gals! What an adorable card and looks like this new line is just your style! Wahoo!