Monday, September 1, 2014

New Issue: Tell Me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies with Jillibean Soup

Welcome to our brand new issue, Tell Me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies, sponsored by Jillibean Soup! Let's take a look at what members of the Paper Issues design team cooked up with product sent to them by Jillibean Soup.

Row 2: SherriToniMandy Kay

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

What sorts of projects fit the Tell Me Dies theme? Here are a few ideas...
  • Show us your mad fussy cutting skills.
  • Use scissors or sewing notions as embellishments, maybe even sewing-themed paper.
  • Use die cuts of all kinds — pre-made, from a manual die cut machine and/or an electronic machine. Be sure to check out the wonderful Jillibean Soup cut files in the Silhouette store.
  • Put the focus on your journaling.
  • Share a family story that's been passed down from generation-to-generation.
  • Are bedtime stories part of the nighttime routine in your house (as in "tell me a story")? Is there a favorite, one you read over and over and over?
  • Show us memorial pages about loved ones who are no longer with us.
  • Create a layout that's all about you (as in "all about me")
  • Use Jillibean Soup products.
***Link up and link back to Paper Issues between now and September 14th to be eligible to win a goodie bag of Jillibean Soup products. Feel free to link up as many times as you'd like. Maybe you'll be inspired to create something new, but you are welcome to share older creations as well.

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

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

Sweet & Simple

It's that time of year when all the new releases we say revealed at Summer CHA are now shipping, and showing up in our favourite shops everywhere.  While I wait for my new goodies to arrive I've dug into the archives and rediscovered some collections I had yet to play with.  Today, I want to share with you a couple of sweet & simple layouts using the Penelope collection by Elle's Studio.  As a scrapper who likes to add a lot of layers and embellishments to my layouts, I found that there was really not much that needed to be added with these layouts as the papers are already so detailed. They made for a couple of quick and easy layouts featuring some of my favourite kids.
There are so many sweet saying on this piece of background paper that I really wanted to showcase it on this layout.  Adding a bit of the graph paper helped to ground my photo and journaling, so as not to lose any of their details.

I hand cut these hearts from one of the sheets and added some 3D foam dots to make them pop.

One of my favourite things about Elle's papers is the printed tear strips, they make for fun extra elements to add to your page.  Both the star and scalloped strips here, are just extra little tear strip pieces.

Next up, I wanted to use this pre-printed background sheet. I added a piece of patterned paper from the collection to the inside of a glassine bag to tone down it's boldness and get it to work with my chosen colours, and design.
Meet our little neighbour girl. She has 2 brothers and on this particular play date she snuggled up to Eden and exclaimed to her mother that she wished she lived with us so she could have sisters.  Little sweetie.

I thought I needed just a touch of pink on this layout, and the packaging from the little polaroid frames provided just the touch I needed. 

Once again the tear strip from the bottom of this sheet made for the perfect touch on my layout.  Add a couple of buttons and baubles, and done.

I hope this encourages you to dig into your stash and revive an older collection while you wait too.  If you're all caught up and ready to get your hands on some new product, hop over to the shop, where you'll find all sorts of new goodies waiting for you including Lawn Fawn dies, and papers Kelley Purkey's Second City Collection, and Crate Paper Notes & Things, with more arriving all this week. And don't forget to pop back here at noon to check out a brand new Issue and find out how you can link up to win.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

One Last Admit One Feature!

Hi Everyone...It's Kathy today with one last feature from our Admit One Issue!!  Check out this beauty by Merwyn D!  I love how she used the Fancy Pants Everyday Circus on a baby-themed layout!!!

Isn't this adorable???  There are just a couple of hours left to link up to the Admit One Issue!!  Act fast and you could be the winner of our prize for this Issue, the Everyday Circus Collection from Fancy Pants Designs!
And make sure to stop by the Paper Issues Store...there are a ton of new goodies coming in like these AWESOME Chipboard frames!!!!
Use code KATHYS for a 20% discount!
That's it for me!  Make sure to stop by the blog later today to get a peek at our newest Issue!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

..:: colorful fun with gelatos and a swag bag ::..

Hi!  Orange Gearle here with a layout and a card created using the August Swag Bag!

Don't you just love all the little wood veneer star bits?  They are in the bag! All those layers of papers. In the bag.
 See that chevron stamp?  Yep!  It's in the bag, too!  A stamp. Serious awesomeness.

Fellow Creative Team member Corri also had some fun with the August SWAG bag.  She made this card with some of the blue and gold yumminess from the kit.

Look at all that shine!  Love it!

You can get your Swag Bag here in the Paper Issues Store!  Limited quantities -- so grab one while you can!

While you are there, we have a ton of new stuff in the shop.  I can't wait to get creative with Shimelle's new collection!  Check out our new stuff here. Use my code orangegearle and save 20%!

See you again, soon!
:-) dona
AKA orange gearle

Friday, August 29, 2014

❤{Smiles Documented}❤

It's no mistake that I am going to shamelessly pimp the August Swag Bag because it is amazing!

While we watch last minute link ups to the Current Issue & wait for the super new Issue to drop (you are going to love it!), I'm sharing this layout with you. 

It's featuring the Swag Bag that you can get in the Paper Issues Store, I know you will use every last scrap. 

Here's some close ups of the things you will find in your Swag Bag!

Don't forget to link up to the CURRENT ISSUE! 
You still have time and a chance to win some wonderful Fancy Pants stuff just by linking your projects! 

Also make sure if you do buy anything in the awesome Paper Issues store...that you use my code to save some moola!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Life is Good

Hey there, Jess here today with a page for the Admit One issue that comes straight from Fancy Pants Designs. You could say they're my people!

I used bits of the Me-ology and As You Wish collections on this page, plus a bunch of gold foil and glitter goodness. You can get yourself some awesome Fancy Pants Designs products right here in the Paper Issues store.  Don't forget to snag a discount!

And you still have until Sunday to link up for a chance to win the Everyday Circus Collection!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You are Amazing!

Hi everyone!  Corri here today sharing a fun card that my made with my Silhouette Cameo for our current issues.   Our sponsor this week is Fancy Pants Designs.  This fabulous pattern paper is from their Burlap and Blossoms Collection  .  You can find it in the Paper Issues shop.

You have until Sunday to link up for a chance to win the Everyday Circus Collection.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Walt Disney World Mini Album

One of my favorite places that you need a ticket for, is Walt Disney World in Florida. This little mini on that very place that Nirupama linked up is perfect for our current "Admit One" issue!
And since my family is just back from a recent trip there as well, I really enjoyed looking through her mini for inspiration. You can see more pages *Here*. 
Thanks so much for linking up with us!
Just want to also mention that we have that little mini in the store in Coral and Black right now, too.
Feel free to use code MARYJO to receive 20% off your order today!

Also, don't forget you still have a few days left to link up any new or old projects that fit our "Admit One" issue. The link up blog post is *here*.
Our sponsor is the fantastic Fancy Pants and you have a chance to win the...

Everyday Circus Collection which is so fun!
Can't wait to see what you link up!

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Fancy Pants page for our Admit One issue!

Morning, crafty friends with issues!  Leah l'Orange here, and it's Monday, and I thought I'd make the best of it and put something together for our current issue...

Our theme?  "ADMIT ONE"...  Fancy Pants Designs is our current sponsor, and they are giving away an awesome Everyday Circus collection to one lucky winner, and I used a bit of that, plus a mish-mosh of other Fancy Pants products on my page...

Seriously, TONS of Fancy Pants stuff on this page, from the buttons and chipboard stars to the arrow to the papers to the scalloped trim strip...  I loved mixing and matching their lines and using up some random bits that have been in my stash.  I swear everything I had coordinated perfectly!

And HEY!  My favorite piece from the August Swag Bag (this little gold clip). 

You TOTALLY want to link up, folks!  The Everyday Circus collection is full of fun and quirky and the colors are amazing!  Lots of bright stuff and STARS (oh my gosh, I LOVE STARS), plus the full page of alphas is PERFECT for journaling, card sentiments or page details and dates and such.  Here's the collection you could win (yes, ALL of it!):

Thank you to Fancy Pants Designs for sponsoring this issue, and to everyone who's linked up already!  There's still plenty of time, because this Link Party closes on August 31st...  Remember, you can link old or new projects that fit the theme, but to be eligible to win this awesome prize, you must link back to the Paper Issues blog.  Easy as pie, right?  Show us whatcha got!

And be sure to check out the BAZILLION new products that are arriving nearly every day in the Paper Issues shop!  You can use this code to save yourself a sweet 20% off everything...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Crate Paper, Pebbles & Shimelle!

Hi there and happy Sunday to you! Jen here and today I am sharing a layout with some of the newer goodies that are available in the Paper Issues Store. I used a piece of paper from the Shimelle 6x6 pad - new by American Crafts.

There are a ton of great papers in this pad - I especially love the black and white polka dots and map paper too.

The black and white chevron piece is a paper from the new Pebbles Homemade collection 6x6 pad - I wish I had 20 sheets of this! Also you can see the butterflies from Crate Paper's new Notes & Things standout layered stickers.

This is one of my favorites! Hands down. I love embellies. Can't get enough.

You can also see a clipboard peeking out - that is from the Notes & Things ephemera pack. There is even wood veneer in there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a great weekend. If you'd like to get your hands on any of these new items, use code JENCHAPIN in the store to get 20% off your entire order. Happy shopping!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Admit One to Universal Studios

Kristy here with you today bringing you a really fun layout that perfectly showcases our current issue, Admit One, sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs.

Danielle's layout about her trip to Universal Studios (don't you LOVE how she did that title?) is a great example and the round elements draw the eye. Hop over to her blog to see the close ups!

Do you have anything new or not so new that fits our theme? GO LINK UP! You could win the Everyday Circus Collection from Fancy Pants! Make sure to link back to be eligible.

Thanks for stopping by!

Admit One feature - let's go to the beach!

Hey there, fellow crafty friends with ISSUES!  Leah l'Orange here, bringing you a sweet little mini-project that one of our blog readers linked up for our current issue, Admit One, sponsored by the fabulous Fancy Pants Designs.

I saw this project linked up and thought it was SUCH a fun way of using creative packaging, and it's a gorgeous little album to document the highlights of a summer!  Check out how Linsey incorporated tickets and events into her project:

And another page:

Isn't it gorgeous?  What a great way to incorporate our theme into an album to savor those memories!  I hope summer of 2012 was fabulous, Linsey!  Check out the rest of the album on her blog here.

So.  You want to join in the fun?  "Admit One" can be interpreted in so many ways!  Movies, concerts, events, prizes, admitting a secret, sharing a guilty pleasure, the number 1, use tickets or any Fancy Pants products on your project.  Remember, you can link up old or new creations, but to be eligible to win THIS awesome prize... must link back to us in your post.  Pretty sweet, right?  Check out the Paper Issues shop to see what's new from Fancy Pants Designs (grab yourself an August Swag Bag while you're at it!), and use this code to save on your entire order!