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Hey there! It's Devra here today sharing one of my July weeks in my  52 Friday favorites book. 

This is my absolute favorite challenge we've ever had at Paper Issues. Why? Well, first of all, what a great excuse to go out there and make some memories! Better yet, combine it with one of the monthly I Spy photo challenges and we've given you all the ideas too!  But seriously, sometimes I use this challenge as a reminder that there are weeks you aren't able to do anything really special, but you can always find something special in every week. 

Anyway. Let me share my secret weapon in getting these done in 30 minutes or less. Yep. that's right. 30 minutes or less! It's the Swag Bags ! I get one every month and use them specifically for this project. This month's bag was filled with patriotic, and summery pieces that coordinate together perfectly. I worked with a few of the patriotic pieces of paper and embellishments this week to document our super low key day celebrating the 4th of July.  It was so easy!


Each month I make my own Traveler's Notebook insert . Here is my book for July.


It's never too late to start your 52 Friday favorites project too. you can find all the details for this and all of our challenges in the July Challenges album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook Group. Remember to get your Swag Bag and all your favorite products in the Paper Issues shop for 20% off using DEVRA at checkout.  See you next time!






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Hi everyone!  Kat here today to share my take on this month's Pinspire Me challenge.  Here is the board:

I really love this board, but when I saw it I knew I didn't want to make anything Independence Day related.  I was sort of over scrapping in red, white and blue. Haha.  So, instead, I focused on the star banners and the butterflies and used those elements as my jumping off point.

I also knew I wanted my layout to be happy and colorful, so I broke out the pretty Cocoa Vanilla Studio products I've been hoarding.

Here's what I whipped up:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you can play along with us...and don't forget all the design team members have a code that you can use to get 20% off your store order.  My code is KAT20!

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Good Morning to all of my crafty friends!
MandaJane with you here on the blog.
Today I am bringing you another patriotic layout.


This time I am playing along with the scrapbook challenge called This or That.
Here is the list of items we had to choose from:


For my page I chose:
The Color Silver
2 photos
Flag
Rectangles
Ephemera
Red/White/Blue
Stars
Staples
Photo Mats
Stamp


And here are some close ups of two of my kiddos in their 4th of July attire.
Y'all already know I'm one of those mamas that dresses the kids up in matching outfits for every single holiday occasion.  It makes scrapbooking my photos so easy!  LOL.


 If you are like me, then you are looking for new papers and ephemera so you can scrapbook this year's batch of Fourth of July pics.  Check out all of the 4th of July supplies in the Paper Issues store. While you are there, be sure to use the code 
MANDAJANE to save 20% off your total order.


As always, I hope that you find a little bit of time every single day to do something crafty.
Thanks for reading!
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Hey PI friends! It’s Olivia and I’m so glad to be back with you! Today I’m sharing the July challenge Stars and Stripes


I love the vintage, old west vibe of this Pink Paislee collection. Lots of layers and pieces tucked here and there. 



Head over to the PIFF FB Group to see what others are making and share what you’ve created. We love sharing ideas and celebrating the awesome projects! Each new entry is entered into a drawing for a PI Gift Certificate. Then head to the PI Store to check out all the new stuff 😍 The code below will save money, never expires, and can be used without limit. Happy scrapping!


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Paper Issues by Anna Ekman - 4d ago
When someone ask me what I want to do during summer, my answer is that I want to sit on my porch with a cup of coffee and a book. You can add a Gin & Tonic to that, and then I'm totally satisfied.

What is summer to you? Pleas share with us in the Sunny Summer Time thread in the Facebook group.

I have used the lovely Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness for this layout.




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Paper Issues by Courtney - 5d ago
Hey y’all it’s Courtney here and today is my last post as a design team member. I’m forever grateful for the time I have gotten to share my work with all of you, but never fear! I’ll still be around sharing what I create! 

For today’s layout I am doing Scraplift Sunday, and we are lifting the amazing Kelly. 

Here’s a look at my finished layout 
Here’s Kelly’s original that we are lifting. 

I used the Sunny Days collection by Crate Paper with a picture of my kiddos from our recent beach trip. 


I really love how this layout came together, The colors are so perfect! 

My title is a combination of the 6x12 sticker sheet and the Thickers and I think the title says it all. I went with the half circle shape like Kelly, but I made mine a little wider because of the title. Each cluster is a combination of a phrase, an icon, a piece of glitter washi, and a heart. 


The paper cluster behind my photos is just some scraps from some of the 12x12 sheets. I did use some fun foam to add some dimension to a few different pieces throughout the layout. 

Well I hope you love mine and Kelly’s original layout, and you feel inspired to lift them! I can’t wait to see what you create! 


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Paper Issues by Sindi Jeffers - 6d ago
Hi everyone. I'm just stopping by to share my layout for the Pinspire Me challenge. Here's the mood board:


I really loved the colors in and patterns here. The stars immediately jumped out at me, so that's what I ran with.



I don't use cut files, but I love to hand cut shapes into my layouts. I decided to cut some stars and pop the page up on cardboard to add dimension. The colors in the board were beautiful, so I pulled out the black, red and light blue to use on my foundation page and behind the stars.



I added some twine, paint splatters, and sequins because I love all those things. I used mainly scraps of leftover paper for this layout. It didn't really require much paper at all to back the stars. I accidentally put the first scrap down and realized I didn't cover the star entirely. That made me realize it was really cute with only half of the star covered, so I did most of them that way. I love happy accidents!

I hope you'll play along with this challenge! Don’t forget to join in the fun in the Paper Issues Facebook group! And, of course, when you're shopping in the store, don’t forget to use my discount code for 20% off!


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Paper Issues by Jennifer Mcmurtrey - 1w ago
Hello friends! 

It's McJen today with a fun layout using the Amy Tangerine Sunshine and Good Vibes collection with one of the hundreds of FREE Paper Issues' cut files that are available in the shop. 

You can find the Rainbow Clouds file here.


One thing I love about cut files is having the ability to use all or just some of the file depending on the project. Here, I isolated the pieces of the rainbow and cut two of each color, stitched one on top of another, and distressed the edges of the top layer to achieve the effect I was after. 


This cut file does have a title over the top of the rainbow; however, I chose to use gold Thickers instead.


I love the glittery gold with the bright rainbow. 


The photos were backed with clouds from that were cut with transparency paper from the same collection.


 The embellishments were kept pretty simple -  I used the Love clip on one photo along with puffy stickers adhered to the rainbow. I added journaling along the bottom of the page, doodled a border, and used pale gold Nuvo drops for more texture. 


I love how this turned out and love the girls in the photos, who happen to be some of my students that graduated in June.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the PI Friends and Fans Facebook group for information on all of the monthly challenges. Remember each new entry puts you in the running for one of two gift cards. Yay!

In the mood to shop? Stop by Paper Issues anytime, use code MCJEN at checkout, and receive 20% off of your entire order.


Have a great day!
- McJen
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Paper Issues by Wteagon - 1w ago
Hi, everyone! It's Wendy sharing a layout based off an Ad. This is the Ad-spiration challenge! We're hoping you're inspired by this advertisement as much as we are! Grab some inspiration from the colors, the design, the subject and create something! 

Here it is...

I love the paint chip strips! I love how askew they are and that they make a cheeseburger. I also love the solid colors. So naturally my layout is comprised of strips of papers, a picture of food, and I tried to stick to a color palette similar to this.
The St. Louis Cardinals hosted 4-H day earlier this year and we were all about going... and enjoying some nachos. I wanted my title to include a green 4-H so I used green puffy alphas from PinkFresh Studio paired with the new Florence alphas from Bella Blvd. The majority of my paper strips are from Bella Blvd as are the baseball stickers. I also added some bits and pieces from Elle's Studio and hand stitched a baseball stitching border.


Now it's your turn! I hope you are feeling inspired to scrap along with this fun challenge, and all the other challenges. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Remember to upload your new creations in the July album of the Paper Issues Friends and Fan Facebook group. For each new project you enter, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Paper Issues gift card! You could be a winner so start scrapping! Also share your projects on Instagram. Tag @paperissues and use #paperissues so we can see your projects and maybe share them, too. 
 
Are you in need of supplies before you start creating? If so, you should check out ALL THE NEW THINGS that are in the store. Don't forget to look at and download all of the FREE FILES the store has to offer. New designs are always being added. If you don't have a Silhouette Cameo that is okay. There is a helpful tutorial on how to convert our files and you may view that here. Also, when you spend $75 you will receive free domestic shipping. Don't forget that you will save 20% off your entire purchase when you use the code: Wendy. There is no minimum and the code can be used as often as you like. Thanks for stopping by and looking!
 
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Paper Issues by Jennifer - 1w ago
Hello -

I am so excited to be sharing my layout for the Ring Tone monthly challenge. I decided to focus on the type writer element and wanted to write a letter to my boys. I found a paper with some typewriters on it and fussy cut them and some flowers out as embellishments.


I also busted out my Silhouette and cut 3 large circles from the background paper and some smaller circles from patterned paper. Things is nature and art always look better in odd numbers so I made groupings of 5- five circles and five typewriters. I used the little typewriters as an opportunity to add positive words for my boys as well as the letter. 



I added a few little enamel hearts from the Pink Paislee Indigo and Ivy embellishment pack as well as the Indigo alphas from the collection for my title. This project was fun to put together so thanks for joining us here. If you are not already on the Paper Issues Facebook Group please join us there to play along with our monthly challenges. 


You can save in the shop using code Jennifer. Here is the link for all your papercrafting needs.    Paper Issues Shop


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