Monday, August 31, 2015

New Issue: You Rule the School with Paper Issues

Welcome to our new issue, You Rule the School! Link your project(s) and link back to Paper Issues by September 13th for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

Before we get to the details of this issue, let's take a look at what the Paper Issues team created with products available in the Paper Issues store.

Row 1: AlexMandy KayDanielle
Note: If you click on a design team member's name, it will take you to their blog where you can see their project in more detail.

So what is You Rule the School all about? Here are a few ideas to get you started (use one or use them all). Feel free to use any product you'd like.
  • Share projects about school supply shopping, the first day of school or school portraits.
  • Use ruler and/or book patterned paper or embellishments.
  • Tell us about school-related awards or achievements.
  • Use "You Rule the School" as a title.
  • Download The Beach is Calling or Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner free printables from the Paper Issues store and use one or more of the cards on your project.
***Please review 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 Paper Issues' product and social media sites. Please stop by and say hi!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Printable Perfection


Hello! It's Becky here today showing off the FREE Paper Issues Printables again this month! For the month of August the 80's were speaking to us with this fun pop culture inspired printable that you can download HERE!

This month I used the "List all the Things," printable for this photo of my niece decorating cupcakes. She is so dang proud of her masterpiece! I just love this little face. I also used the April Swag Bag here + the "on the menu," wood embellishment and some enamel heart stickers from my stash!  


Playing along with me this month are Alex and Danielle!

Alex created this bright & fun layout using the Shimelle True Stories line! I love how Alex cut up the "like, totally," printable to use it differently than intended! Alex's creativity just goes to show you how many uses you can get out of the Paper Issues FREE files!

Danielle broke out the new Pinkfresh Studio Happy Things line for this layout of Danielle being Danielle! I really hope there's vodka in that cup :)! I love how Danielle combined multiple patterned papers on this layout without any cardstock-- so awesome!

Jen B created this adorable layout of her little one upping her cool factor with those black shades! How adorable is this??? Jen used two different Printables here, cutting out the sunglasses and coloring them to use as an extra embellishment. Perfection! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking a look! Don't forget to link up your projects featuring the Paper Issues Printables in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group for a chance to win!

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Hi everyone! McJen here today sharing a layout created with the new Pinkfresh Studio Happy Things collection. As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to use my favorite photo of me and my bestie, Andrea.
I absolutely love the playful vibe of this collection and the fun, colorful graphics. For this project, I decided to print my photo in B&W so it wouldn't clash with the papers and embellishments. I love the effect!
For the background, I used several colors of paint to give it some dimension. Next, I cut out each of the squares that surround the photo from a 6x6 patterned paper and added triangles to two of the corners.
Last, I added the puffy sticker word sentiment and heart to my photo, threw in some wood elements, and framed the layout and photo with hand-drawn borders.
Everything used to make this layout is available in the Paper Issues store (here)! Remember to use code McJennifer for 20% off your entire order - anytime, anywhere!
I am so glad you stopped by today! Now, go get crafty!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fan Feature Friday: Pocket-Book #2

This week's Fan Feature Friday showcases projects from the second week of Pocket-Book, sponsored by Paper Issues. Every Friday, we showcase projects linked to our current issue, so be sure to share your projects for a chance to be featured.

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

1. Karen created this beautiful birthday card with Crate Paper Confetti from the Paper Issues store. She added in a glassine bag to hold a gift card.

2. Allison created this sweet pocket page using Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy ephemera die cuts. The colors are so festive and perfect for a birthday page.

3. Sierra added a canvas pocket to this pretty anniversary card for her cousin, pairing it with Crate Paper Craft Market. The canvas pocket holds a gift for the couple.

4. Sarah shared this funny page in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. It's about her cat getting in the way of the book she was reading. LOL!

5. Another Sarah, also a member of our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group shared this fresh and pretty pocket page during our Show Me Saturday feature.

6. Lucy recently became a fan of pocket pages after taking a class at an expo. She still plans to make plenty of layouts, but will create pocket pages to "fill the gaps".

Thank you all so much for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "my project was featured" button from the sidebar to showcase on your blog.

We'll have a new issue for you on Monday so be sure to check back to see what it is.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Off the Page Feature

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm featuring a mini album that was linked up by Kelly Feldman to my August Off The Page Challenge.  She created this adorable album for her niece showcasing pictures from a recent vacation... take a peek...



I love the Simple Stories Summer Vibes goodies Kelly used throughout her album!  It's the perfect collection to scrap your summer and vacation photos! You still have time to play along with the challenge!  Create a mini album featuring pictures you took from the #ISpyWithPI challenge, or your favorite summer, or vacation pictures and post a picture in the comments here to be entered to win a $20 gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  You have until September 13th to play along!  I can't wait to see what you create!