Tuesday, September 30, 2014

You're SEW Cute, Puppy!

Kristy here with you today sharing a project linked up to the latest Issue, sponsored by May ArtsYou're Sew Cute, You Keep Me In Stitches.

This adorable puppy card by Corri Garza just fits the bill (or bone) perfectly! He's so stinkin cute! Hop over to Corri's blog to see more of this project.

Now go link up! We want to see any new or not so new projects that fit our theme. Make sure to link back to Paper Issues to be eligible to win the May Arts prize.

If you are in need of some goodies to make your sew cute project, hop over to the Paper Issues shop and check out all the new goodies constantly coming in!

Winner: Anything Goes

Our popular Anything Goes linky party has ended so it's time to find out who won the selection of products from Whisker Graphics. Many thanks to Whisker Graphics for sponsoring the Paper Issues team and for providing such a wonderful prize!

Congratulations to Sandy Ross! Sandy linked up this wonderful two-pager. I don't do many two-pagers so I really enjoyed the inspiration and ideas I got from her page. I'm loving how she worked the various clips onto the pages.

Sandy, please send your full name and mailing address to paperissues@gmail.com and we will get your prize right out to you.

A new link up started yesterday, called You're Sew Cute, You Keep Me in Stitches. 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 May Arts Ribbon. They've given us four rolls of fabulous ribbon to give away. Come see what it's all about!

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Issue: You're Sew Cute, You Keep Me In Stitches with May Arts Ribbon

Welcome to our new linky party, You're Sew Cute, You Keep Me In Stitches, sponsored by May Arts Ribbon. Don't go getting all tangled up in your ribbon and twine stash, because you'll need your hands free so you can link up to this issue (see below for ideas). But first, let's take a look at the wonderful altered projects the design team created with the ribbon sent to them by May Arts.

Row 1: KathyJen ChesnickLisa
Row 2: ShannonKellyJess

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

Ribbon and other fibers may be in the spotlight, but as always we have other ideas to get you thinking about what to link up. :)
  • Show us your mad sewing skills. Put the pedal to the metal and break out your sewing machine or stitch by hand.
  • Add floss, thread, twine or ribbon to your project. You can tie it in a knot, you can tie it in a bow or you can use it in some other creative way.
  • Go through your stash of fabrics and use a scrap or two...
  • Kids are notorious for telling funny jokes and saying cute things. Document the funny things kids say.
  • What says "cute" to you? Is it baby animals? Sweet! Babies? Awwww! Whatever it is, we'd love to see! Maybe you have some cute woodland animal stickers you could use as embellishments.
  • Use a couple of buttons on your project.
  • Tell us what keeps you in stitches and makes you laugh. Is it a funny movie, a comedy show or favorite comedian?
  • Use May Arts ribbon.
***Link up and LINK BACK to Paper Issues between now and October 12th to be eligible to win four (4) rolls of May Arts ribbon. Feel free to link up as many times as you'd like. If you're inspired to create something new, that's great, but older creations are welcome too!

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 May Arts' product and social media sites. Please be sure to visit and tell them Paper Issues sent you.

Product Spotlight *Bella Blvd*

When it comes to colourful and cute, it's my opinion that one manufacture in particular has the market cornered.  Bella Blvd has such fun designs that they leave virtually no hard thinking left to do when putting a page together.

A handful of papers, and one sheet of sticker embellishments and this page was completed in well under 45 minutes.

These cardstock stickers made it super quick to embellish my page, and little 3D foam adhesive, a few gems, and enamel dots and done.

I loved boarder stickers, so fast and convenient.  Here I've used 2 and simply reversed the bottom  scallop for a fun design.

There are 4 brand new Bella Blvd collections currently on the market.

Here is a snapshot of all the cuteness available.

Each of these collections and a ton of new goodies are currently available in the Paper Issues shop.  Use my code to save yourself 20% off your entire purchase.  And remember all orders over $60 before coupon receive free shipping in the US.  Happy shopping friends!
Be sure to pop back here at noon for the reveal of our brand new Issue.  The PI girls did an amazing job with this one, you're going to love what they have in store for you.  See you back here soon.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

..:: anything goes : new library book ::..

Hi friends!  Orange Gearle here with a last minute link up for our Current Issue : Anything Goes!

My daughter brought home a brand new library book -- she was the first to check it out.  She made us all smell it -- and I knew I needed to document her appreciation for that new book smell!

As soon as I saw this fox flair from Fancy Pants, I knew I had to use this collection for this layout!  And look at all that orange! ;-)

A little hidden journaling (mostly to save space).

Have you had a chance to check out all the new stuff in the shop??  It seems like there's something new almost every day!  I LOVE IT!

Here all the lovely Fancy Pants : True Friend goodies that helped me out with this layout.

Don't forget to use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off!

Until next time!
:-) dona (AKA orange gearle)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Oh, you know, just me and this here clown...

Hey there fellow friends with Issues!

Leah l'Orange joining you today with a reminder that you can STILL squeak in some projects for our current "Anything Goes" issue, sponsored by Whisker Graphics!  There's a fun grab bag prize to be won, and all YOU have to do is link, well, ANY paper crafting project.  New or old.  We want to see it all!  Just remember to link BACK to the Paper Issues blog to be eligible to win...  This issue closes tomorrow night, so CLICK HERE to check out the issue and add your stuff!

I busted out this hoarded piece of Woodland Whimsy paper from Studio Calico (can you believe there are STILL some pieces of the Print Shop line left in the store?!)...


Rather than stress out over the bazillion different types of embellishments that could have gone with this paper, I opted to cut a few pieces from scrap paper to mimic the pattern, doodled with my Sharpie to frame the pieces I cut out, added a couple of bits from Swag Bags, a little misting, my title (have you noticed that I love my Dymo label maker?), and HELLOOOOO Uncle Bob! 

Here's a zoom:

And another, for good measure:

Link up to the "Anything Goes" issue before it's gone!  And come check out our new and ridiculously fun Facebook group where the Paper Issues Creative Team and all of our friends are chatting up a storm about everything under the sun; some of it is even craft-related!  ;)

There is so much HOT stuff in the Paper Issues shop right now, I just can't take it!  This is my favourite new line, and I almost can't bear to bust into it...

You'll see it in the All New section, but oh my gosh, there's just so much new stuff, you have to look for yourself.  And use code ORANGE to take 20% off EVERYTHING in your shopping cart.  Anytime!  Happy shopping!
(for the record, I hate clowns)

Friday, September 26, 2014

*{Issues of the Current Kind}*

Lucky you, there's an awesome issue going on right now....called....Anything Goes...and it's sponsored by Whiskers Graphics!

Even luckier....there's still time for you to link up!

I created this layout using some Paper Issues Swag Bag goodness:

Here's some close ups:

You have until September 28th to be eligible to win a great prize from Whisker Graphics! Get those last minute links up! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Anything Goes with Melissa

Hi! Mary Jo here doing my very last post as a design team member for Paper Issues.
Today I want to feature Melissa for our Anything Goes issue.
She linked up this pretty page and I was so drawn to the colors and layered paper strips for her photo and title mat. Thanks for linking up with us, Melissa!
If you haven't had a chance yet, there are still six days left to share your old or new projects with us Here  for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor Whisker Graphics!

And as I mentioned at the beginning of my post, I will be leaving the design team as of September 28th.
I have loved being on this team so much! I have been able to create some fun pages and meet some amazing women. It's always a hard decision to leave a team. And it's been extra hard to make this choice, but I know the time is right.
I do plan to keep linking up pages when I can and hopefully see everyone in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group as well.
Thanks so much to Cassie and Kelly for the opportunity to be a PI girl!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Hooray for Fall!  I'm so excited for cooler weather.  Corri here today sharing a fun Fall card that I linked up to our current issue.  You just have a few more days to link up for chance to win some goodies from our sponsor Whiskar Graphics.

Be sure to stop by the Paper Issues Shop to see all the new goodies.  I can't wait to get True Friend Collection from Fancy Pants.

 Use the code "CORRI" to save 20%.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Anything Goes: Lookin' Foxy!

'Morning, Paper Issues fans! You can imagine that I am serenading you with my rendition of "Anything Goes" because that's all I hear whenever I read about our latest issue!

A what an issue it is shaping up to be.  I love when we have a creative free-for-all like this and there are just a plethora of cool projects to peruse. 

Take a look at this cute little foxy fall notebook I created with Fancy Pants Designs' True Friend collection:

Foxy Notebook cover_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants DesignsFoxy Mini page2_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs
Foxy Mini page1 close_Jess Mutty_Fancy Pants Designs

I love this collection!  It's so perfect for fall and yet it's different from other seasonal lines. And you can get loads of True Friend goodness right here in the Paper Issues shop.

Don't forget to get 20% off with code SCRAPGOO!

Have you linked up yet?? Be sure to link up your projects according to the simple rules here and enter to win a prize from our sponsor, Whisker Graphics!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Anything Goes: Pocket Pages

Happy Monday Y'all! I have a pocket page style layout to share with you today using some of my favorite bits and pieces from the Crate Paper Notes and Things collection. I have linked this layout up over at our current link party. Our sponsor is Whiskers Graphics and they have generously donated a prize for our winner. The current link is "Anything Goes," and yes you guessed correctly, you can link up anything that includes pretty paper.

I am loving this line and all of the fun pops of lavender, greens, yellows, and grays. Such a fun line to work with and one that I keep reaching for again and again. I incorporated the Gold Foil Thickers from Shimelle's line and the gold scalloped glitter tape from Pebbles. I really am loving how these three lines play off of one another. I mean you can't go wrong with gold, am I right?

I really enjoyed working with these goodies, especially the journaling cards from Crate Paper Notes and Things. They include kraft, colors, gold foil, and even some hand-stitched elements (like the stitched butterfly card above.)

If you are looking for some fun gold bits and pieces or anything else paper related. Don't forget to use the code "TONI" in the shop and save 20% off your entire order.

If you need to do some shopping for your next pocket page, or another other paper crafting project, be sure to use the code "TONI" to save 20% off your entire order.



Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Purrfect Card!

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a cute little card for our Anything Goes Issue!  I realize it might be a little early for Halloween, but I couldn't resist playing with my new Lawn Fawn goodies and as the name implies...Anything Goes!

Have you linked up to our current issue??  Make sure to stop by and link up your favorite projects and you could win a prize pack from our sponsor, Whisker Graphics!  Also, make sure to stop by the Paper Issues Store to check out all of the new goodies that are pouring in, like the Lawn Fawn Spooktacular stamps I used on my card.
Use Code KATHYS to get 20% off of your entire order!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!