Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Creative Team Call

Do you love to make cards or layouts?
Do you love to glue paper to anything that stays still long enough?
We want you to be a part of our Creative Team!
What we expect from you: Have fun!  We are a very laid back, fun group.
No drama here.  
You will need a Facebook account, we have a group there for discussion.  
You will need to visit blogs and leave nice comments.
We pick themes for challenges and if you have something to add, great!  If you don't, that's ok too.  
There are no required projects. 
Paper Issues is about showcasing your talents.  You get out of it what you put into it.  
What you'll get from us: undying affection, fame, a cool button for your blog and a discount.  
A big, honkin' discount on all the products you love, forever.
Send an email with your name, blog address and a few tidbits about you and your awesomeness to paperissues@gmail.com.
You don't need to attach projects, we want to visit your blog and see what magic lurks there. 
We will close this call on February 13 and announce the new team members on February 14.
Your term will be for 6 months.  February 14-August 14.
You have paper issues.  Share them with the world.
If you have any questions, email us at paperissues@gmail.com

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Colors from The Twinery

All 4 colors are in the Paper Shop!
We have a sampler pack for just $4.
You get 4 yards of each color...and they come on cute li'l wood spools.
Cantaloupe, Shore, Orchid and Flax

Be My Vintage Valentine

Shellye has the most amazing style!
This color combo is one my absolute favorites.
She made this little hanging treat holder for her Etsy shop.
It's amazing.
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You and Me Card

Susan just found Paper Issues and we are thrilled!
She has some amazing cards.
This ca-ute one here with birds on a banner...OMG!
Love it!
Check out her blog for more great cards.
Thanks, Susan!
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Love Banner

This super cute heart banner is from Nathalie!
She used a Maya Road chipboard heart base and Pink Paislee papers.
Love it!
Thanks, Nathalie!
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Hoo Loves You Frame

How much do you LOVE this rosette frame from Holly?
She made this for the challenge at the Paper Variety.
There is still time to play along!
Go fold some paper!
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love Story

We have Love Story from Fancy Pants in 6x6 paper pads!
There are 36 single-sided sheets.
Love this line!
Use this code to save an additional 20% off your whole order: HEART20

Book for Your Valentine

Thienly just joined the Paper Issues team and we could not be happier!
She is amazing.
She made this cute little book using SVG Cuts.
It's fab-u-lous!
Those roses are awesome!
Check out her blog for more on this project and stay a while to check out her other gorgeous creations!
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Love Card

I am totally in love with this card from Jill!
Love the white background, Love the denim pocket, love the twine.
What a great gift...you could tuck something in the pocket if you secured the edge.
Thanks, Jill!
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My Heart Layout

This is such a sweet page from Melissa.
She used Paper Heart from Crate.
Don't you love the way the black Thickers pop off the page?!
Love this layout, Melissa!
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Monday, January 23, 2012

I Wished On A Star Banner

How much do you LOVE this amazing banner from Leah?
Don't you LOVE the stars?
She used some awesome Jenni Bowlin goodies.
Check out her blog for close-ups of the gorgeous-ness!
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Framed Love

Patti makes a huge statement with this fabulous project.
The simplicity of the pink LOVE letters against the black and white background is fantastic!
She used the Love Story line from Fancy Pants.
I totally want to try this!
Thanks for the inspiration, Patti
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Valentine Treat Basket Tutorial

Check out this amazing treat basket that Melisa made!
She used Spellbinders dies AND she shares a tutorial!
I can't wait to make one!
Thanks, Melisa!
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You Make Me Smile Card

Don't you LOVE the big polka dots on Kelly's birds?
That grey background is a perfect color.
This card is just fantastic!
She used Be Mine from Echo Park...great colors!
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Let's Spoon

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite times of the year.
Every room should be decorated...even the kitchen!
I love the idea of decorating with utensils.
There are so many great projects out there.
This spoon was made with October Afternoon paper and tied with Twine!
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28 Months Layout

Michelle used plenty of Crate Paper Heart for this awesome layout!
Love all those layers!
How cute are those butterfly pins?!
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Daddy Love

This is such a fun layout from Anazelia!
Look at all that Sassafras Goodness!
The corrugated heart is a nice touch of texture.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine Wreath

If you change your wreath as often as you change the month on your calendar this is for you!
Take a look at this amazing project from Mandy Kay!
How much do you love that teal color?!
She added some Maya Road bits too.
Absolute perfection.
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Love Canvas

Jodi made this gorgeous canvas using Cheery Lynn dies.
Aren't those doilies fantastic?
She shares techniques here!
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Buckets of Love

How much do you love this cute bucket?
You could fill it with so many things!
I want to make one...or 5, how about you?
Jenn from Clean and Scentsible shows you how!
p.s. There is Twine involved!  I am so there!
Thanks, Jenn!
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

9 Reasons Layout

Gretchen made this entire layout using Pebbles products!
Those little hearts on sticks are adorable!
The idea for this layout is sweet, too.
I think I will lift this one soon!
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Sudoku Card

This Sudoku card from Sabrina is so clever!
Love that Crate Paper goodness!
The butterfly is a perfect touch!
Who wouldn't love to receive this in the mail!
You rock!
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It's a Cow AND a Calendar!

I am totally in love with this cute little calendar from Becki!
She gives instructions on her blog so you can make one too.
She used graphics from Lettering Delights...check them out!
There are free fonts AND you can get this calendar download for $1 until Thursday!
Run to Becki's blog!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Frosted Designs

Paper Issues is the sponsor for the new sketch up at Frosted Designs!
How much fun is that!?
You have until Sunday, January 24 to link up!
That is plenty of time!  Go play!
Wanna know what you can win?
Pink Paislee Snow Day goodness with some Twinery thrown in for good measure!  Oh yeah!

Crate Paper Heart

Are you ready for Valentine's Day?
We are!
We have Crate Paper Heart 6x6 paper pads back in stock!
We also have a super cute mini embellishment kit with twine from the Twinery!
You can save an extra 20% right now with this code: HEART20

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pirate Birthday Hat

It amazes me that something so fun can come from a flat piece of cardstock.
Birthday hats are so easy to make, just paper rolled up.
This is a hat for a 2 year old...I think I need to make one for a 30(cough) year old.
More Pirate Party pictures and projects can be found on her blog.
This was made with Echo Park and Canvas Corp. scrappy goodness.
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Round Layout

I have put a circle on a square layout but never made a circle layout.
This is fun!
Irene made this beautiful layout using Fancy Pants.
Love it!  I can't wait to try.
Thanks, Irene!
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Celebrate Numbers Layout

I really love this layout from Michelle.
The time stamp idea is fab!
You can't go wrong with Punchinella!
She used some from Gauche Alchemy kit.
Lift it with me!
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Friday, January 6, 2012

It's Birthday Time!

Could Tamara be any more amazing?
How awesome is this Birthday set!!
She used some super cute Doodlebug papers and SVG Cuts.
Her blog is a must read.
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Cracker Boxes

Check out these way cool boxes from Becki.
She made them for New Years but they could be made for classroom treats for Valentine's Day.
If you make them now, you can link them up for the next theme on Jan.14th!
Thanks, Becki!
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The Craft Map

We're on The Craft Map.
Are you?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vintage Birthday Card

How gorgeous is this card from Lori!
Don't you love the colors?
That little doily is the perfect touch tucked under that October Afternoon paper.
Just when you thought it couldn't get cuter...she adds twine!
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

All Aboard the Train Album

Jodi used a Maya Road train album for the base of this amazing mini album.
Her papers are from MME-Lime Twist.
This is adorable, Jodi!
She has more pictures on her blog of the pages.
Check them out here!
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You Rock Layout

Carrie made this amazing layout!
Don't you love her mix of straight lines and circles?
She shares more awesome layouts in her post.
Thanks for sharing, Carrie!
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Closet Dividers

This is a brilliant idea from Sarah.
How cute would these be as a gift!
I can't wait to make some for my mommy-to-be friends.
You can customize these in so many ways!
Thank you for sharing, Sarah!
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Ephemera Calendar

Amy makes the most amazing calendars!
This has so many bits of scrappy awesomeness, you can get lost in it!
I am thinking this will be on the top of my To Do list for 2012!
She used My Mind's Eye for the base then Pink Paislee, Jenni Bowlin and Maya Road for the embellies.
Love it.
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Smashing Idea

Sometimes Smash books are hard to find.
Sometimes you just don't want to pay for something you can make yourself.
Lizzie wants to help you make your own.  Your way!
Check out her tutorial here and make yourself some smashing goodness!
Thanks, Lizzie!!
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Irresistible Look Layout

This layout from Dana is called Irresistible Look #43.
I don't know what the first 42 look like, but I would give that baby anything!
He is too cute!!
The layers here are fantastic and I love all the texture!
Thanks for sharing, Dana, this is liftable for sure!
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