Saturday, May 30, 2015

Die Cutting Saturday Spotlight

Happy Saturday everyone! Today we are sharing a project made with this month's free cut file.

Ruth linked up this adorable card made with the 'be awesome' card. We love to see different ways our cut files are being used! These cards go with any kind of project: layouts, pocket pages, cards, planners etc.

You still have two more weeks to link up your project made with this month's cut file and you might be our lucky winner of a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store. So what are you waiting for? Download the cut file overhere for FREE and link up your project overhere

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fan Feature Friday: Hooray for the Red, White and Blue #1

This week's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from the first week of Hooray for the Red, White and Blue, a product swap with Therm O Web. Every Friday, we showcase projects linked to our current issue, so be sure to share your projects for a chance to be featured and to win an assortment of Therm O Web products.

Let's take a look at the projects that caught our eye this week...

1. Banners + stitching + circles filled with papers and embellishments? Yes, please! This is exactly what you'll find on Stacie's beautifully designed red, white and blue page.

2. Connie celebrates the 4th of July in style with this stunning card created with vintage music paper. Old buttons are a creative stand in for the stars on the flag.

3. The sentiment on Sandi's card will make you chuckle and the nautical design will wow you.

4. Carla created a fun patriotic banner, complete with tassels, doilies and whimsical embellishments.

5. Wendy used Therm O Web's foam squares to add dimension to this fresh and pretty card.

6. Janice rocked the red, white and blue on this page that documents a childhood memory about singing You're a Grand Old Flag at a family picnic.

Thank you all for sharing your beautiful work with us! Be sure to grab the "my project was featured" button from the sidebar to showcase on your blog.

See you next week with another installment of Fan Feature Friday. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Right now

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO for Paper Issues.  For those of you who have boys, you know how hard it is to find a really good boy collection, especially if your boy is older.  Well the new Jack and Jill collection from Echo Park is just gorgeous.  The colors and designs are just perfect!

My son is 13 and he's at the age where he doesn't want to get his picture taken.  I snapped this photo on the day he got his braces put in and I actually got a real smile out of him!

I love the sticker embellishments in this collection.  Orange and blue is one of my favorite color combos!

I just wanted to add a little texture to my LO so I stapled on some leftover bits from a border punch.

There is still some of this beautiful collection in the Paper Issues store, hurry before it's all gone! 

Remember to use the code michelle and get 20% off your order! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Product Spotlight *Fancy Pants Designs - Office Suite*

Have you seen the new Office Suite Collection by Fancy Pants Designs?  It was the perfect Spring collection.  Pastels and muted tones with fun and funk designs.
Who says those patterns are only good for girlie photos?  This photo of our family poodle Wilson was just far too cute to not use on this layout.

The coordinating package of patterned alphabets & numbers is great for titling your pages, here I saved myself a little space by using 3D adhesive to pop every second letter up off the page, allowing me to tuck the edges of the letter on each side under just a bit.  
I added a little more definition to my letters by hand tracing them with a black sharpie.  Easy peasy!

 If you know me at all, you know I am a sucker for a cute piece of flair and this set of flair buttons from the collection is awesome, and comes in 6 coordinating designs.

The package of labels from the collection is jam packed with all sorts of bits and pieces to tuck and layer to your heart's content.
You can see I like to layer mine in clusters.  I love that there are so many shapes and sizes included in one package.

I have also been playing with the Flutter Collection, the second CHA Winter release.  It is full of rich, but bright tones, like pinks, and yellows, and cream, and navy.

You can see all of the Fancy Pants in-stock goodies right here in the Paper Issues Store.

Note: That long arrow clip I used to hold the 2 journal cards together is by Freckled Fawn, and you can still get an assortment package of them here in the store.

I have a 30% off code for you, should you be in a shopping kind of mood.  Use code: SHERRI at check out, and save off everything in your cart.

Happy crafting friends!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Winner: Let's Get This Party Star-ted and Par-ty Heart-y

Our Let's Get This Party Star-ted and Par-ty Heart-y linky party has ended so let's find out who won the $15 gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs Boutique.

Congratulations to Ruth G. for linking up a fun and festive birthday card. Ruth used watercolor paper along with distress inks and dyes to create the papers for this card.

Thank you so much sharing your project with us, Ruth! Please send your full name and mailing address to within the next 48 hours and we will get your prize right out to you. If we don't hear from you, unfortunately we'll have to choose another winner. Don't miss out! :)

new issue started yesterday, called Hooray for the Red, White and BlueLink your projects AND link back to Paper Issues, for a chance to win an assortment of product from our sponsor, Therm O Web.

A Golden Anniversary

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a card I created for the current issue, Hooray for the Red, White and Blue, sponsored by Therm O Web!  The folks at Therm O Web sent us lots of their Deco Foil products to work with, so I just had to make more than one project!  I created this card for my parents' upcoming 50th Golden Anniversary!  The Gold Deco Foil was the perfect addition!  Take a peek:
In addition to the gold Deco Foil, I used papers and embellishments from the Fancy Pants Office Suite collection and a Doily & Sequins from Doodlebug Design.  I can't wait to give them their card!  Make sure to link up your projects to the Current Issue... for details and link up,  see the original post here!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 25, 2015

New Issue: Hooray for the Red, White and Blue with Therm O Web

Welcome to our new issue Hooray for the Red, White and Blue, a product swap with Therm O Web. The Paper Issues team had a chance to try out Therm O Web's Deco Foils and the Therm O Web team worked with Paper Issues' April Swag Bags. Be sure to stop by the Therm O Web blog (link below) to see their Swag Bag projects!

By linking up AND linking back to the Paper Issues blog, you're playing along for a chance to win an assortment of Therm O Web products.

Before we get to the details of this issue, let's take a look at what our design team created with product sent to them by Therm O Web.

Row 2: Meaghen, KathyChristine

Note: Clicking on each design team members' name will take you to their blog where you can see their project in more detail.

Are you wondering what YOU could link up? Here are some ideas to get you started. Take them in any direction you'd like. Thinking outside of the box is always welcome.
  • Show us your patriotic projects.
  • Create a layout or card using red, white and/or blue papers or cardstock.
  • Have you created pages about Memorial Day? A memorial album?
  • Pay tribute to our military heroes.
  • Everyone loves a parade so share your Memorial Day or July 4th parade photos.
  • Use nautical embellishments.
  • Share your love for the American flag.
  • Do you collect Americana? Let's see what you've got!
  • Download May's free printable, My Peeps/Obsessed or June's free printable, List All the Things, from the Paper Issues store and use one or more of the cards on your project.
  • Use Therm O Web products.
***Please see the New Issue Monday Link and Win FAQ post for information on what you need to do to be eligible for the prize.***

Here are the links to Therm O Web's product and social media sites. Please stop by and say hi and tell them Paper Issues sent you.