Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Little Dude

Hi PI fans, Amy here to share one of my latest layouts. I used the June Swag Bag, along with the cool painting technique Amanda introduced us to for Try it Tuesday. It's now one of my go-to techniques for adding color to my background. Here's my layout.

When I saw this embellishment in the Swag Bag, I knew it'd be perfect for a layout of my littlest.

Another embellishment that was made for my boy.

Thanks for visiting the blog today, make sure you head over to our Friends and Fans page to play along with all our fabulous challenges. There are plenty of new goodies coming soon, so keep your eye on the shop, too!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Swag Bag Spotlight

Good morning!  Are you unsure about a paper collection and just want a little taste of it?  
Then you want one of our Swag Bags.  Paper Issues puts together a little bag of bits and pieces to give you a sampling of our newest goodies.  No two bags are exactly the same.  They are fun to receive each month.  Kinda like Christmas all year or your birthday every month!  

Go HERE in the store to sign up for a Swag Bag subscription.  It is only $9.99 a month and an additional 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.
Here is this months bag.... Fruit Cup!

Here is how I played along.....I used a modge podge of all my older Swag Bags.  I dug out my hexagon punch and went to town.  You can enter the challenge with any month or a mixture of months.


Lisa Swift created this adorable card with our June Swag Bag. 
 Oh my, any little 4 year old would love this!!!

Anna Uhras used product from the May Swag bag to created this darling card.  What a perfect welcome to your new home kinda card!  

Amanda Baldwin combined the May and June bags to achieve this soft and delicate look on her beautiful project.  

Stacie Dietz went with a patriotic, beachy colored layout with the June Swag Bag and it works perfectly!

Just remember, our Swag Bags sell out pretty quick.  You can order monthly,  but you can also reserve yours each month by signing up for the 6 month subscription.  

If you create something new with any of our Swag Bags, enter in this album HERE, under Swag Bag, for a chance to win a prize to the Paper Issues store.  You can combine any bags you have.  There are no rules except it must be new and mostly from our Swag Bags.

Now, get shopping and use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off everything!  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Notable Quotable

Hey everyone, Michelle here with a new quote challenge!  I think this may be my favorite yet!  I love summer and all the photo opportunities it brings.  I had to do a beach quote!

Here is my LO inspired by this quote using the new Pink Paislee Summer Vibes:

Let's see what the team came up with!

Mary-Ann made this beauty of a LO.  I love the big title and all the little embellishments!

Amanda made this soft and pretty LO.  I love how the pastel colors remind me of the beach!

Rachel made this super fun LO using free cut files from the store.  Perfection!

Anna made this beautiful bright LO. That background is just amazing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Issue: Let's Taco 'bout It Round 2

Are you ready for round 2 of our July issue, Let's Taco 'bout It?

In addition to our monthly issue, we have plenty of other challenges to inspire you. You'll find them in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. Each challenge has its own album. You can get a look at the July challenge album right here. Please post your issue projects in the New Issue album.

The deadline for sharing your projects is August 1st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

Before we get to what this issue is about, let's take a look at these fantastic projects from the team:

Clockwise from top L: Cat, Stacie, Rachel, Devra

Note: Clicking on a design team member's name will take you to their blog or Instagram page so you can see their project in more detail.
What is Let's Taco 'bout It about? These ideas will give you an idea of what the theme is about, but feel free to think outside of the box.
  • Use speech bubbles or phrase stickers.
  • Make a page about funny things kids say.
  • Show us your 4th of July/patriotic projects.
  • Share your favorite part of Taco Tuesday or food in general.
  • Use the PI taco card.

We're super chatty and love to make new friends, so please stop by and say hi! You'll find us all over the Web:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Scraplift Sunday 7/16

Hey Hey! Let's get this Sunday started off right with a little scrap lifting shall we? Today's Scraplift Sunday layout is brought to you by, well, umm, me. 

I love a good grid design. It is so easy to adapt. You can change the amount of photos, the size  and even the shape of the squares. The possibilities really are endless. Let's see some of the beautiful layouts from the team.

I love the partial page border that Rachel used around her fresh and fun page. The larger photo at the top is a great way to change top this grid design. Elle's Studio springy florals really made theses photos shine.

Cassie really knows how to work a banner on a page. Her inspiration was the 3 photos. What a truly unique and whimsical way too matte photos! I super love all the color and hearts floating everywhere! 

I see what Janet did here and its pretty cool!  She also used the 3 photo idea, but I love the vertical pop of color under the large photo!  Wow,  these Amy Tangerine On a Whim papers are just perfect here!

I spy more Amy Tangerine On a Whim. The 3x3 cut apart cards are so easy to use in a grid design as Amanda's has done here! The bright colors in this collection really contrast with her black & white photos. Such a happy feeling page.

Loom how Anna changed her design with different shaped photos in her grid! Those floating balloons and clouds make this page so airy and light. Fancy Pants Dream Big  really is fabulous here.

That's all for today, but you can look forward to another Scraplift Sunday next week! So, now, go make something inspired by today's layouts. Share them with us in our July Challenge album in our Facebook group for a chance to win monthly prizes. Feel the need to shop for what you see here? Use my code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Working Title Gets The Iconic Treatment!

Hi Paper Issues Friends & Fans!

Welcome back for the July edition of Working Title!
Let me start by saying that last month's tiny one word title projects were ALL stunning!
I feel so inspired by you all! 
Thanks so much for playing along!

This month the challenge is to feature an icon in (or on) your title! 
Icons may include hearts, stars, emojis, watermelons, toys etc - basically an image or shape within your title! 
I have chosen to use my icon as a letter replacement....

"Love This"

Love this, indeed! Doesn't it just scream Summer Fun?!!
With so many watermelons in the Echo Park Summer Dreams & Summer Fun collections, I just had to make a feature of them! 
I even added my own watercolor melon for added interest to my layout. 
But today we're all about the titles, so here's a closer look at mine.....

How fabulous is that watermelon chipboard sticker as a 'v' ?!! So cool!
Loving this super sweet Summer page!

SO much watermelon goodness! Love it all!

Hope my layout has inspired you to get creating!
 But before you get started, here's more inspiration from our amazing team.......

*Remember: clicking on a designer's name will take you to their blog/instagram for more pics and details about their project*

First up is Lisa, with this gorgeous layout! 
She has used Pink Paislee's Summer Lights line, with an emoji & heart icon on her title. I love how she embellishes her layouts, isn't this just beautiful?! 

Next up is Rachel with this super sweet page! 
She has use Simple Stories Emoji Love, and made a real feature of those happy emojis! So cute! And how about that incredible Paper Issues background cut file?! Awesome!

Anna has created a super sweet girly page too! 
She's used Pink Paislee's Summer Lights collection, and her heart icon is part of a FREE Paper Issues cut file called I Whaley Love You! Love this!

Kristie is our resident Pocket Page Queen, and you can see why! 
She has used Crate Paper Oasis collection for her spread, and the cutest cameras for her icons. I just love her daily documenting! 

Super cute!

And last, but by no means least, 
Cat shares this wonderful page of her recent travels! 
She has also used cute camera on her title, as well as mix of Pink Paislee and Crate Paper lines for her pretty page! SO pretty!

So many gorgeous creations to inspire you!
Now it's your turn! 
Create a new project, layout, card, pocket page or even off the page item that features an icon in or on the title
& go in the draw to win a Paper Issues gift card! YAY!!!

I can't wait to see what you create!

Need supplies before you start? 
Visit the store here
& REMEMBER: Use my code AMANDA & you'll save 20% off your total spend!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
til next time, 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fan Feature Friday: Let's Taco 'bout It #1

It's Friday so that means it's time to shine the spotlight on some of the projects posted for our current issue, Let's Taco 'bout It. If you'd like to have your projects featured, be sure to share them in the New Issue album in our {Friends & Fans} Facebook group.

1. Julie's fun page uses word bubbles (and some of the wonderful Paper Issues houndstooth packaging) to tell the story about how her husband proposed to her in the same spot they met 10 years earlier.

2. Heather used word bubble patterned paper and word bubble embellishments on her great boy page!

3. Cherrie shared a cute Fourth of July page about her granddaughter, paying tribute to the traditional red, white and blue.

4. Julie created this fabulous and fun patriotic page as a start to her daughter's senior album.

 Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab the "featured by" button below to showcase on your blog.

See you in two weeks with another edition of Fan Feature Friday!