Sunday, October 22, 2017

Happy In Hawaii

It's Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues!  Stop by the blog and play along!  It's a fun way to incorporate multiple patterns and photos. Michelle created a fabulous design to lift.

I used Shimelle's Glitter Girl collection for my photos of Brooklyn
 having so much fun this past summer in Hawaii.  
Snorkeling with sea turtles for the first time and
 poolside with a flamingo floatie is what summer is all about.
I am crushing on these colors together. 
Teal, red, and pinks are so much fun paired with the ever so fave of mine- woodgrain! 
Glitter girl pattern papers worked so easily together--
I love when things just work out with your photos! 
I used the solid pink triangle from the one side of Make a Statement 
and the hexagons from the other side!  
The Embrace Chaos text paper is a great neutral to build a layout off of!

And so you ask, "Why should I glitter?"  Hello. Bokeh photos!!  
Seriously though.  Get that sparkle on.  Boys need some sparkle in their 
lives, too, think outside of the box and grab all of the sparkle included in this collection!
Grab all of the Shimelle Thickers teal words and woodgrain gold alpha.  
I also added the two tone red-pink Thicker alphas from the Valentine collections.

Here's a quick close up of my fave parts of this lift.  
The stitched seams and the enamel dots lining the paper edges. I also had to sneak in some tropical bliss, so I added Pebbles Sunshiny Day puffy stickers. 
 See those adorable hearts with gold edges?  
Those are new Valentine's Day collection from Crate Paper Main Squeeze.

This was such a fun lift.  Cut your papers at an angle and get playing along!  I hope you are inspired to mix it up and try some new products or actually cut into things you were hoarding like I was!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Free File Friday: Boo! It's Halloween!

It's time for a Free File Friday at Paper Issues.  
It's all about the Boo factor!  
Show us your Halloween designs and projects or a festive fall page
using a Paper Issues free file.
Here's my take using new Fancy Pants Designs Spellbound and the web background cut file.

I love the scripty ephemera titles included in Spellbound and how the thin black lines mimic the lines on the spider web cut file background. I love the pops of orange in the pumpkins and in the polka dots which coordinate with the bricks.  The bats and Doodlebug Booville spiders are the perfect spooktacular little bits to add to the design.

The webs background cut file was cut in black cardstock are stuck down in just a few spots to give it dimension.

Join us online on the Facebook Paper Issues Friends and Fans group. Share your projects using free cut files, especially Halloween or Fall projects!  This month your challenge is to use leaf cut files or Halloween or Fall designs.
Save 20% using code: Stacie on all things in stock at Paper Issues.  As always, cut files are all in stock and FREE.  Download one, a few, or ten! Hope you are inspired to play along!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Sweet Spidey

Boo! Happy Halloween! It's all about Halloween products today at Paper Issues.  
I used American Crafts Bootiful Night for my Sweet Spidey layout. 
 Ryan was Spider Man last year and it was so comical 
how his hand was always in our candy bowl waiting for
 trick or treaters to come to the door. 
He couldn't wait to answer the door for more "customers!"

Grab the holographic spider web from the Paper Issues store 
and have fun documenting Halloween with a fun shimmer.
It comes with a sheet of black cardstock in addition to the web. 

 I added the mixed media black India ink splatters to the background first and then popped up the web with foam dots.  The ephemera and Thickers were layered on top of the web. More foam adhesive pieces to add height to letters that fell between the web.

We hope you enjoy the Halloween sale (50%)
that is exclusive to this week and only on Halloween items
 in the Paper Issues store. Use code: Halloween to save 50%
on all Halloween items.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pick of the Patch: Scrap Soup Challenge

It's another fun challenge up on the Paper Issues blog. Go check out the "recipe" for October's Scrap Soup and play along.
Here's my take on the recipe.

I used American Crafts Bootiful Night for the paper piecing with the Paper Issues cut files.

The gold Thickers with black foam were the perfect touch of shine for the title.  I love the black twine that was included in the tags from Fancy Pants Designs Spellbound Halloween collection.

Hope you'll join us and play along with scrap soup!  
It's the perfect time to pull out those fall photos and get documenting this season of pumpkins!
Don't forget to cut out some fun free cut file pumpkins to go with your photos!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Meeting Kariel: Mermaids Have More Fun

It's such a fun day! It's Try it Tuesday hosted by Amanda-Jayne.  
She's got a great challenge for October.  
Get your mixed media on your paper and then punch it out, 
cut it out, or use your scissors to create your page elements. 
Go check out the Paper Issues blog for all of the details.  
For my take, I used Shimmerz paints on cardstock and after it dried I ran the paper through the Silhouette with a free PI cut file for my mermaid scallops background.

Here are a few more views:

Don't be afraid to paint, splatter, and get messy on your paper and then use a cutting machine when it's dry!  You may want to flatten the paper overnight before cutting it. Machine stitching or foam adhesive behind the cut file make it easier to deal with warping or uneven surfaces.
We hope you'll play along!