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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pebble's Warm & Cozy + Discount Code

Hello!  Paper Issues is spotlighting Pebbles' Jen Hadfield's Warm & Cozy collection on the blog and their Facebook group today.  I have a layout from from that collection, using a cut file made by our design team member Alex.  I used the Warm and Cozy gold rub-ons (I love rub-ons!) along with the ephemera leaves along the lines of the cut file, and added a rub-on at the top and the bottom.  I love those papers, too, and sewed three of them together.  

Download the free Silhouette file HERE.

Check out what's new in the shop!  Use code Melissa to save 20% off your total purchase.  New in the Shop

Here are some highlights from the Warm & Cozy collection:

These chipboard leaves in wood finishes are amazing!

gold/copper rub-ons

Stop by the Blog to check out more inspiration by the Design Team.  Check out our private group, the Friends and Fans Facebook Community where you will be able to chat, participate in the challenges, see the Design Team work and get updates on the shop from Cassie and be able to share your work as well!  See you there!


Monday, October 17, 2016

New Issue at Paper Issues!

Hi!  We have a new issue that's live on the blog today with lots of inspiration for you!  Here is a link for you:  New Issue.

I used Pebble's Woodland Forest collection.  I used my Silhouette to cut all the fall leaves in the different patterns and leaf shapes.  Love the pattern mix!  Here is a link to it in the store:  Pebble's Woodland Forest.  Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase.

Here is a link to the new things in the store!  New at Paper Issues!  Use code "Melissa" for 20% off your total purchase.

Hope you enjoy the new issue and join in to show us what you do!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New Collection-Cocoa Vanilla Make A Wish! + Discount Code

They have all the beautiful papers and ephemera you can see up above.  There is a package of little doo-dads with tassels, bows, tiny hearts, sequins and more that coordinate.  The letter stickers are so pretty!

Hello!  There is a new collection in at Paper Issues' Store by Cocoa Vanilla called Make a Wish!  It's part birthday, part just beautiful!  I ordered a bunch of it because it's versatile to use for every day.  I love the colors.  I don't have a lot of birthday pictures, but you can use it for non-birthday pictures as well, and that's mostly what I will be using it for!

Use code "Melissa" and save 20% off your total purchase!  

Have a great day!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Pawsitively Pets!

Hello!  I'm on Paper Issues' Blog today with tons of inspiration from lots of design team members showing off their pet layouts and using different fonts in their titles!  Please stop by and check it out!  Hope you can join in the challenge!

Use code Melissa to save 20% off your total purchase as well!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hey Lovely!

Hello!  At today, we are featuring layouts using Paige Taylor Evans' collection, Take Me Away.  I used the collection with a picture of Sara and her dog she rescued recently, Morty :)  I'm so glad she picked him.  He's a sweetie!  I die cut a few leaf branches on the Silhouette and added some glitter to the edges since the transparency I used has gold trim on it.  Love this collection!

See all the design members contributions for inspiration here on the blog:  PTE Take Me Away Inspiration.

Carta Bella's new collection Christmas Delivery is in the store.  Use code Melissa for 20% off your total purchase!  Here is a link to what's New in the Store.

Our design team member Alex designed this fall cut file that is free for download in the store.  It's lovely!  

Well, that's it for now!  Head over to the blog for more inspiration using the Take Me Away collection!  Don't forget your 20% discount code using code "Melissa"!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cocoa Vanilla Spotlight + Discount Code

Hello!  Today we are doing a product spotlight featuring Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Love Always collection on the Paper Issues Blog!  Here's my layout featuring Cocoa Vanilla cut files.  You can find their cut files here:  Cocoa Vanilla Cut Files.  Here are a couple of close-ups...

 Loved this pretty label...

You can see the Cocoa Vanilla line in the store here:  Cocoa Vanilla at Paper Issues.  See all that's new in the store here:  All The New Things!  

Save 20% off of your total purchase when you use code 'Melissa' at check-out!  That's good every time you shop!  

Here are a few of my favorites from their Love Always collection in the store:

See the rest of the line in the link above in the store.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hello Fall by Simple Stories is in!


Just a quick blog post to let you know that Simple Stories Hello Fall is in at Paper Issues!  It's super cute.  Use code Melissa to save 20% off your total purchase.  Here's the link to what's new in the store:  New in the Store

The last image is a new free fall cut file in the store for you as well!  I love it and can't wait to use it.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Layout and New Product!

Hello!  I have a new layout where I played along with Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday!  Our talented Elodielle created our layout we are scraplifting and this is my interpretation.  Come over to the Facebook Group and play along - you have until next Sunday!  

There's lots of new product in the store!  Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa, Simple Stories Posh, Doodlebug Flea Market and Halloween.  See all the new things here:  New Things!

Use code "Melissa" to save 20% off of your total purchase :)  

Until next time!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pawsitively Pets!

Hello!  I'm on the Paper Issues blog today and excited to let you know I'll be hosting a new challenge monthly at Paper Issues called Pawsitively Pets where we will scrap our pets along with a bit of a challenge each month for the chance to win a gift certificate to the store :)  

This first month is easy - scrap your pet or an animal page using something new to you and something you've been hoarding.  See the Paper Issues Blog for info on where to upload your layout and see 10 more pet layouts by our fabulous design team! 

As always, use code "Melissa" to save 20% off your total purchase in the store!  Here's what's new: New in the Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Unbeleafable! New Issue at Paper Issues!

 Hello!  Lisa and the girls have been working to bring you another issue filled with inspiration on the Paper Issues Blog!  Lots of new layouts to see.

Here is mine where I "watercolored" with Dylusions mists and sewed on Silhouette-cut leaves.  As you probably know, Dylusions are bright and vibrant and I just love them!  I like to spray them out onto a plate and use them with my water brush, or with pieces of plastic to do the packaging technique.

I sprayed some mist onto a plate - for this layout, I used orange, red and green on the leaves.  I wet the leaves first with water from the water brush, then dabbed on some mist here and there with one color.  I rinsed the plate and went onto the next color, repeating until I was done using all three colors.

If the line where the colors join looks too harsh, blend it in with a touch of water from the water brush along the line where the colors meet.  

That's it!  Easy.  I sewed them after I attached them all to the layout because I wasn't thinking :)  It would have been easier to sew on them before attaching them to the layout, I think, but no big deal either way.

I used the new Pebbles Warm & Cozy in the store.  It has lots of pretty embellishments and papers. Lots of new things in the store here:  New Stuff.   Use Code 'Melissa' for 20% off your total purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!