Friday, October 20, 2017

Free File Friday with Paper Issues: Honeycrisp


Paper Issues offers an amazing selection of FREE cut files! If you don't have a Silhouette, there are directions on the blog to help you convert the files.

This month's challenge is to use a Paper Issues cut file on a fall or Halloween project. You can see more inspiration on the Paper Issues blog today.

I used the apple from the Take Note of Today cut file and enlarged it to create a wreath-style frame. I embellished the wreath with all sorts of fall embellishments from Carta Bella, Echo Park, Simple Stories and Feed Your Craft.



Add your finished project to the Free File Friday album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by November 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Product Spotlight with Paper Issues: Scary


Paper Issues is putting the spotlight on Halloween this month. I didn't have any Halloween collections on hand (gasp!) so I turned to my stash and pieces from various Paper Issues Swag Bags to create this card.


You can play along too, in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. Post your project by November 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Add it Up with Paper Issues: Jingle All the Way (Simple Stories Very Merry)


Hi everyone! Are you ready for October's Add It Up challenge at Paper Issues?

There's a chart (see below) of items you can use on your project. Each item has its own point value. If you use multiples of an item, then you can add in even more points! For example, if you use two (2) photos, you'd get 10 points. If you use five (5) patterned papers, you'd get 25 points. Every month your completed project has to reach a certain point value. This month, you have to have 50 points or less. I'm sure you can guess there's no way I would have been able to do this on a layout, so I created a card. :)

Here's the chart and point values:



I hope you'll give it a try and play along! Link your finished project to the Add It Up album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by November 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Pinspire Me with Paper Issues: Autumn Days (Carta Bella Hello Fall)



It's time for October's Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. I used Carta Bella's new Hello Fall collection to create my card.

Here's a look at this month's spook-tacular mood board. I was inspired by the sunflower and fall colors.



Create something based on this piece and post it in the Pinspire Me album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by November 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store. If you share your project on Instagram, be sure to use #paperissuespinspireme so we can leave you some love. :)


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Friday, October 6, 2017

Free File Friday with Paper Issues: Autumn Blessings (Carta Bella Hello Fall)


Did you know that Paper Issues offers awesome FREE cut files? If you don't have a Silhouette, you'll find directions on the blog to help you convert the files.

This month's Free File Friday challenge is all about leaves. Use a leaf cut file on your project. Use one leaf, many leaves, florals with leaves or a leaf background.

I used the Autumn Blessings cut file for the sentiment and Seek the Mountain Peak for the leaves.



Add your finished project to the Free File Friday album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by November 5th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Notable Quotable with Paper Issues: Unbeleafable Shot (Carta Bella Hello Fall)


October's Notable Quotable challenge has been revealed at Paper Issues. Each month we work with a different quote and make a project based on it, whether it's inspired by the whole quote, just a word, the design, the colors, etc.


Here's this month's inspiration
piece:



You can play along too! Link your finished project to the Notable Quotable Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by November 5th to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

This month I was inspired by the leaves, colors and seasonal design. How will you be inspired?
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Working Title with Paper Issues: You Are My Purr-son (My Mind's Eye Meow)


It's time for October's Font-astic Fun Working Title challenge at Paper Issues. This month the challenge is to use multiple fonts in your title. Such a great way to use up some of your stash, right? I used some old alpha stickers paired with letters cut with my Silhouette to create my title.


We'd love to see your projects too! Link your finished project to the Working Title Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by November 5th to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Take 5 with Paper Issues: Locked & Loaded (Elle's Studio Family Fun)


Every month I really look forward to playing along with the Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues. It's fun, easy and there are so many ways to interpret it. You can play along too for a chance to win a gift certificate to the
Paper Issues store.

I put my layout together with Elle's Studio new Family Fun collection. I'm loving the primary colors — so perfect for a school page (and more)!

Here's how Take 5 works. Pick 5 items from the chart below and create a paper project (card, layout, off the page, pocket page, etc.) You can add other items, but you must use at least 5 items from the list.


Link your finished project to the Take 5 Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by November 5th.
 

In case you're wondering, I used more than five this month (and that's okay): #1 orange, #2 blue, #3 white, #5 polka dots, #6 sticker, #7 something gold, #8 cardstock, #14 stars and #15 bows.


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Monday, September 25, 2017

Swag Bag Spotlight with Paper Issues: Wild Child


Welcome to this month's Paper Issues Swag Bag Feature! This month I used the June Swag Bag with a mix of other Swag Bags and a few items from my stash.

What is a Swag Bag? It's a fun monthly kit that comes with a little of this and a little of that (each one is slightly different). It's filled with 3x4 papers so you can try out various collections along with a selection of awesome embellishments. It's a whole lot of fun for $9.99 (although you can get it for 20% off when you use the code LISA20) plus there's the option to subscribe for six months (always a great gift idea).

The September Swag Bag, So Magical, is shown below:


Be sure to grab one real quick because they sell out fast, fast, fast. In the meantime, you can check out what my fellow design team members made for this feature (and see which Swag Bag they worked with), right here. :)
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Free File Friday with Paper Issues: Be Wild (Fancy Pants Dream Big)


Did you know that Paper Issues offers awesome FREE cut files? If you don't have a Silhouette, you'll find directions on the blog to help you convert the files.

This month's challenge Free File Friday challenge is about sports and activities. You could document a sporting event, fine arts activity, your child playing, etc. As you can see, I scrapped photos of Alexa practicing her archery skills (or channeling her inner Katniss, LOL!)

I used the Today Be You Hexagons cut file, using photos in place of some of the word hexagons.



Share your project(s) using any of Paper Issues' free cut files, then link your finished project to the Free File Friday album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by October 1st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Scrap Soup with Paper Issues: Road Ready (Fancy Pants Dream Big)


It's time for September's Scrap Soup challenge at Paper Issues. This is such a fun challenge! You can play along too for a chance to win a gift certificate to the
Paper Issues store.

How does this challenge work? Each month there's a list of items to use as the base of your soup (project). You're welcome to add in anything else you'd like (including more of what's listed), but you have to have at least the minimum ingredients in the recipe.


Link your finished project to the Scrap Soup Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by October 1st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Pinspire Me with Paper Issues: On My Desk (Echo Park Teacher's Pet)



It's time for September's Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. I really stash busted in order to create this teacher thank you card, using scraps from Echo Park's Teacher's Pet collection and other little bits.

Here's a look at this month's back to school themed mood board. I was inspired by the apple, the quote and all of the great colors.


Create something based on this piece and post it in the Pinspire Me album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by October 1st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store. If you share your project on Instagram, be sure to use #paperissuespinspireme so we can leave you some love. :)


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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Add it Up with Paper Issues: I Scream 4 Ice Cream (Pink Paislee Summer Lights)


Hi everyone! It's time for the September Add It Up challenge at Paper Issues. The math is super easy, so don't worry.

There's a chart (see below) of items you can use on your project. Each item has its own point value. If you use multiples of an item, then you can add in even more points! For example, if you use two (2) photos, you'd get 10 points. If you use five (5) patterned papers, you'd get 25 points. Every month your completed project has to reach a certain point value. This month, you have to get at least 175 points. I ended up at 183.

Here's the chart and point values:



I hope you'll give it a try and play along! Link your finished project to the Add It Up album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by October 1st to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Free File Friday with Paper Issues: Greatest Gift (Pebbles Girl Squad)



Have you seen the latest FREE cut files at Paper Issues? Be sure to check them out. There's something for everyone. Don't have a Silhouette? You'll find directions on the blog that will walk you through converting the files.

This month's challenge is all about school. Document back to school/end of school, graduations, anything school themed or a school activity using a free cut file of your choosing. I scrapped a photo of Alexa from her first day of school using the Puffy Solid Alphas for my title. You can have a look at other projects from the team, and see other cut files in use, on the blog today.




Share your project(s) using any of Paper Issues' free cut files, then link your finished project to the Free File Friday album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by October 1st for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Notable Quotable with Paper Issues: Greatest Gift (Pebbles Inc. Girl Squad)


September's Notable Quotable challenge has been revealed at Paper Issues. Each month we work with a different quote and make a project based on it, whether it's inspired by the whole quote, just a word, the design, the colors, etc.


Here's this month's inspiration
piece:



You can play along too! Link your finished project to the Notable Quotable Challenge album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group by October 1st to be in the running for a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.

In case you're wondering, I was inspired by the colors. How will you be inspired?

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