Sunday, April 1, 2012

*New* Challenge!!

Good morning friends!! 
We have a fabulous new challenge, sponsor AND facebook winner - NO foolin ;) Are you our friend on Facebook? Every month we have a drawing for people that "like" us and share us with their crafty friends. Our March winner will receive this new Bella Blvd spring collection:

And our winner is:   Brenshevia Lloyd Baker :)

Congratulations, Brenshevia! 
Please email us at with your snail mail address.

Now.. onto our latest challenge! 
It's a card challenge, with a twist:

Keep in mind that your matching envelope must have 2 different elements to qualify for our prize. And it's an awesome one! 
Sponsored by..

Paper and Such is an online store that opened in May of 2011.  Shortly after opening, we decided to begin our own stamp line, and it's been nothing short of exciting.  Our stamps are clear photopolymer, and are made right here in the USA!  Our HOT SHOT line is a line of chicken stamps - if you haven't seen them, be sure to check them out.   We are constantly adding to our stamp line, and love to hear what our customers want.  We also love to see what you make with our stamps!  We are trying to carry a variety of stamps and supplies to suit everyone's style, and we are constantly adding to our inventory with different manufacturers. You can check out the Paper and Such store: right here.

We are so excited to have some of the Paper and Such designers share their take on our card and envelope challenge:

Here’s a card and envelope ensemble using one of the new Paper and Such April release sets called Patriots and Friends.  On the envelope I used two more coordinating stamps from the same set as the card and I embossed both on the front so any kind of rainy weather won’t smear the ink.  The little butterflies indicate the placement of the address and the return address.  You can read more details about this set on my blog:

My card is a sneak peek of  a new Giggle Bunch kids set called Tenderhearted being released on April 9th at Paper and Such. You can see more details on Janice's blog:

I'm not fooling when I say that this set is absolutely a MUST for all animal lovers!  Patriot and Friends is a new set from Paper and Such!  I used the Lab puppy for my card along with a butterfly punch and rhinestones.  For the envelope, I used the tiny butterfly from the set and some rhinestone accents. You can see more details on Mindi's blog: 

Wow - what great inspiration from the Paper and Such designers!! Thanks ladies!

Paper and Such most generously provided stamps for all of the TPV design team to use on their cards/envies! We'll be posting those in the coming days! 
Thank you, Paper and Such!!!

Tomorrow, we welcome our latest Paper Variety guest designer, Doris Widder!!

You have until April 13th to enter our card challenge with a twist RIGHT HERE for a chance to win the Paper and Such prize :)

Have a great week!


  1. Oh I Love this challenge! Fabulous inspiration!

  2. What a great challenge! I will DEFINITELY be entering this one!

  3. Congratulations Brenshevia! What a great prize! And I love to receive a card with an embellshed envelope! :)

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  4. Thanks everyone, I am so stoked!

  5. Always nice to make a coordinating envelope. Martha Stewart scoring board is a great tool for making envelopes.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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