Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Headed in One Direction

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with the layout I created for our current Issue:  Admit One.
I used my daughter's ticket stub from a recent One Direction concert as an embellishment.. along with the fun Everyday Circus collection from our sponsor, Fancy Pants to create my fun layout!

Would you like to win the entire Everyday Circus Collection??  Make sure to link up your project to the current issue (here) and you could win the whole collection (be sure to link back to Paper Issues to be eligible!)  Also, make sure to stop by the Paper Issues Store to see what other fun Fancy Pants Goodies we have!

Use code KATHYS and receive 20% off your whole order! 

That's all for me today...thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Please help us Welcome Christine Newman AKA List Girl to the Paper Issues Team!

My name is Christine Newman and I'm known in the scrapbooking world mainly as "listgirl".  I've been scrapbooking since 2008.  I love to tell my life stories with photos and pretty papers.  I love scrapbooking because looking back on my memories with the people I love make me so happy and thankful! It’s also such a great artistic outlet for me, combining my favorite hobbies of photography, scrapbooking, computers, internet, and writing. I live in Southern California with my husband Todd and our cat Noodle.  I work full-time as a financial analyst for a high-tech company.  I love to eat, which means I try to workout as often as possible to offset my intake.  I also love to read, knit/crochet, make cards, stamp, sew, and get my hands into anything crafty!  I'm so excited to be a part of the Paper Issues team!
Christine has a love for Pocket Pages and takes some incredible photos for her spreads!  Stop by her Blog or Instagram to see more of these awesome projects.  

Winner: Mix Tape

Our Mix Tape linky party has ended so it's time to find out who won the goodie bag of Hazel & Ruby products. Many thanks to Hazel & Ruby for sponsoring the Paper Issues team and for providing such a wonderful prize!
Congratulations to Diana Poirier! Thanks for mixing things up and joining in on the fun AND for giving Paper Issues such an enthusiastic shout out when you blogged about your layout!

Diana linked up this fun layout using a variety of washi tapes. Love how she layered them up!

Diana, please send your full name and mailing address to and we will get your prize right out to you.

A new link up started yesterday, called Admit One. Come find out what it's all about. Link up your projects AND link back to Paper Issues, for another chance to win. This time around we're being sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs. They've given us their Everyday Circus collection to give away. Come take a look and see what it's all about!

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Issue: Admit One with Fancy Pants

Row 1: BeckiCorriSherri
Row 2: KathyAlexAmy

Hi everyone! Get your tickets out and get ready for a whole load of fun. Today marks the start of a brand new linky party called Admit One, sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs. Fancy Pants sent the wonderful Everyday Circus collection for the Paper Issues team to work with (see above). Note: clicking on each design team members' name will take you to their blog where you can see their project in more detail.

One lucky person will win the Everyday Circus collection (more on this a bit later).

The design team members' projects have given you some wonderful ideas of what to link up, but here are even more suggestions of what we'd love to see:
  • Use ticket stubs or other event memorabilia.
  • Tell us about your favorite movie or the last movie you saw. Maybe even use a quote from a movie.
  • Have you gone to the circus? Maybe your day-to-day life and routine could be described as a crazy circus (we all have "those" kinds of days, right?)
  • What's your favorite thing to do at a carnival, fair or amusement park? Is it the rides, the games, the food?
  • What was the last concert you went to?
  • Tell us about a winning achievement (ribbon, prize, award, diploma, etc.)
  • Use the number one on your project.
  • Use "Admit One" or "That's the Ticket" as a title.
  • Use Fancy Pants products.
Link up your projects AND link back to Paper Issues between now and August 31st for a chance to win the Everyday Circus collection from Fancy Pants. You don't have to create something new for this link up (although you are certainly welcome to). We love when you share work you've already done too. :)

***Be sure to link back to Paper Issues to be eligible for the prize.***

Your project may even be featured on the Paper Issues Facebook pageInstagramPinterest and/or right here on the Paper Issues blog.

You'll find plenty of Fancy Pants products in the Paper Issues store so be sure to check out all of the wonderful collections.

Here are the links to Fancy Pants' product and social media sites. Please be sure to visit and tell them Paper Issues sent you.

Product Spotlight - Doodlebug Vellum

If you're anything like me, you tend to go a little overboard when you fall in love with a newly released embellishment, or product line.  I'm usually pretty good about only purchasing small quantities of product, but every once in awhile I let loose and "get it all".

The Doodlebug Sprinkles vellum was one such purchase.  The rainbow of colours was simply too tempting to resist.  They looked so pretty all stacked up together, that I actually had a hard time cutting into the first sheet for quite some time.  I've been using it rather sparingly until this layout. I finally had the nerve to use most of a sheet at one time, and designed my layout around a cut file I created.
The vellum is quite thick, but cuts like buttah.  I placed my blade on a depth of 5 and a speed of 5 to get a nice clean cut.

I also used a couple of punches to create a few shapes in coordinating colours.

Now, what to do with all the scraps?  
I used a lot of scraps to create this patchwork background.
This one was pretty fun for this Type A personality.  I punched several 2" squares out of random scraps (and some non-scraps), I then went to town putting them on the background willy-nilly, and not overly concerned about what colours were next to one another.  Doing it this way allowed me to get the background cut apart, and stuck down in only 20 minutes.  The sewing of them took about another 20 minutes (I'll be honest - a little tedious, but a really fun look), again I was not at all concerned with which pieces were sewn which way, I just kind of went for it.

I used a scrap of regular vellum for the butterfly, which I cut with my Silhouette.

Simple, and fun, and a great way to use up some of those gorgeous colour and styles of vellum that I'm pretty sure many of you ordered, but have been hoarding since you purchased them.  Go ahead pull them out, and get creating.

Items used and available in the Paper Issues shop:
Elle's Studio - Bits & Pieces
Doodlebug Vellum 
Enamel Dots

Use my code at check out, and save yourself 20% on all your paper crafting needs.

Don't forget to come back at noon to check out our brand new Issue, and see who our gracious sponsor is.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

all you need is love

HI!  It's Orange Gearle here with a layout that I linked up with the current issue, Mix Tape!

You have until midnight tonight to link up.  Don't forget, to be eligible for the totally awesome prize from Hazel & Ruby, link back to Paper Issues in some way! There are many ways to interpret this issue. I chose to go with a "mix" of collections, and use a song and use some washi "tape"!  I used Echo Park, (don't you just LOVE that "all you need is love??), Studio Calico, Pink Paislee, some older stuff from my stash, and some new stuff from the shop.  

Speaking of the shop, I just put all kinds of pretty new papers (and other bits and pieces) in my cart at the Paper Issues Store, including this awesome paper from Studio Calico's Brighton Pier collection.  Yep, we have it!  Guess what?  If you use my code orangegearle, you'll get 20% off  your order!  Isn't that super rad?  

See you again, soon!

:-) dona
AKA orange gearle

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hello, Toni here and I am super excited for my first blog post at Paper Issues! Today I have a layout to share with you that is linked up to our current Mix Tape Issue.

For my interpretation of this Issue, I used products from a variety of Heidi Swapp, Pink Paislee, and Studio Calico collections.

One of my favorites is all of the awesomeness from the Heidi Swapp collections, especially this amazing 6x6 paper pad. You can find that in the shop HERE.

Remember, you still have until midnight tomorrow to link up to the "Mixed Tape" Issue, and be eligible to win a great prize pack from Hazel and Ruby.

Until next time,



Friday, August 15, 2014

Love this card!

I have to admit, I am not a huge washi tape user.  Don't get me wrong, I buy PLENTY of it, because there are just so many fabulous patterns out there, but when it comes to using it….

When I saw this card by Kathy, I thought hmmmmm, that's something I could totally copy! I just love how she used the die cut and backed it with washi! Very clever, and so cute.

Have you linked up a project yet?  Even if you're not a washi user, there are plenty other ideas you could link up to win.  Who doesn't want to win some free goodies from Hazel and Ruby??!

There are some seriously fabulous washi tapes in the store as well, so you should hop on over and take a look.  There's also some new goodies, like Brighton Pier in…

You can use my code 20withamy to get 20% off whatever you'd like! 

Have a happy Friday!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kitty Feet Layout by Leslie

Today I am sharing a page that Leslie linked up for our current "Mix Tape" issue!
for her interpretation she used a mix of dies from a variety of companies to create embellishments and a title for her page. Thanks so much for linking up with us, Leslie! Love the mix of colors on your page as well!

Our sponsor this time around as you know is Hazel & Ruby, and they are sharing a goodie bag of product for this issue's prize.

For my project I used this tape by Hazel & Ruby...
and this tape...
to create the following layout...
I chose to mount strips of tape on cardstock and hand cut pieces out to embellish the right side of my music themed page.
You can find those tapes in the Paper Issues store *Here*!
And feel free to use code MARYJO to get 20% off your purchase in the store today!

There are still a few days to link up your old or new projects.
Just visit this blog link and to share!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Keep on rockin'

Check out this fabulous card that Design Team member Kristy linked up to our Mix Tape Issue!  I just love the way she layered the scalloped washi from our sponsor Hazel and Ruby

You still have time to link up!  You could win goodie bag of Hazel and Ruby product!

Brighton Pier from Studio Calico is now in the shop!  Click here to check out all the latest goodies! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Feature - Mixed manufacturers

Hi everyone, Danielle here today! I'm sharing a layout that Erica linked up for our current issue. I love how she used a mix of My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants and Chic Tags on this layout and how it all works out perfectly. Thank you for linking up, Erica!

Have you linked up your projects yet? Show us what you can do with tapes or how you mix up collections and you might be the lucky winner of the Hazel & Ruby goodie bag!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

The new school year is upon us

and I LOVE how Diana showcased her son's first day of school photos with washi tape as her background.

Thank you for sharing your work with us, Diana!

If you are a tape hoarder like me, you might want to stop by the Paper Issues Store and check out what's in stock. But don't buy up the last of this tape because it's on my list.

Its teal, its chevrons and its made by Hazel and Ruby!
Use the code MANDYKAY to save yourself a bit of change on your next order.

And if you haven't already, stop by the linky party and link us up to your latest project!

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