Paper Issues: July Free File Friday #2

Hi Creatives!

Welcome back for more Paper Issues awesomeness with round 2 of

This round is all about documenting your travels, road trips, & staycations from Summer, 
with a Paper Issues Free File or 2!

Here's what I came up with....

"I Heart Summer Vacation" 

Isn't this FUN?!!!
My boy just adores Summer at the beach and 
there's a sweet story on the back of this layout for him at a later date ;) 

I have used the Summer Days Cut File, which has tons of designs in it!

So cool! 

I ungrouped mine, and rearranged the I heart Summer Vacation into a triangle design. 
Love how it turned out!!!
You can grab this FREE file here

Here's a few close ups for you....

The colours in Echo Park Summer FUN are just so bright and cheery! 
Perfect for documenting our happy Summer memories with!
All the embellishments you see are also from this playful line!

Super cool Summer vibes!!!

How cute is that chipboard car?! Love it!
Love it all!
Paper Issues rock the Cut Files!

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Thanks so much for visiting today!
til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Paper Issues: July Swag Bag

Hi Lovelies!

It's time for the July edition of Paper Issues 

It's no secret that I LOVE me a Swag Bag or three! 
Here's what the awesome June kit looks like.....

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Pretty awesome, huh?! 
I had quite a few left over pieces with the May Swag Bag, 
so I decided to combine the two to create a very girly and feminne page!

Here's what I created, 
"Love You To The Moon & Back"

Isn't this the sweetest?!!
Who would have thought that such a masculine looking Swag Bag could be so pretty and delicate?!!
Just divine!

The 12 x 12 papers & the doily are from my stash, 
(Pink Paislee's Fancy Free & Dear Lizzy: Saturday collections by memory), 
the acetate moon title and layered 3 x 4 card are from the May Swag Bag, 
& everything else you see is from the June Swag Bag!
I know, so much pretty!!!

Here's a closer look.....

Love that die cut and floral tag!!!

It's a lil hard to see, but check out the clear glass star pin behind my photo! 
Such a delicate embellishment!

And there you have it!
My take on this month's Swag Bag share! 
I can't wait to see what you create with your Swag Bag!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Paper Issues: July Notable Quotable

Hi Creative Friends!

Welcome back for more Paper Issues awesomeness with the July edition of'

I love this challenge! 
Here's the super fun quote we're being inspired by.......

So much fun!

I was totally inspired by the whole notion of Ocean life - here's what I created.....


Isn't this the softest, most delicate and divine ocean layout ever?!!
La la love this!!!
Apart from that super sweet photo, 
I have used the stunning Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection - so gorgeous!

Here's a few close ups for you....

The soft mint with peach and grey is just the prettiest colour combination! 
There's also a few holographic accents in this divine collection - 
so very cool and SO on trend right now!

Just look at those pretty layers!!!

Love it all!

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Looking for more Notable Quotable inspiration?
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Paper Issues: July Working Title!

Hi Happy Arty Days Friends & Fans!

Welcome back for the July edition of Working Title!

Let me start by saying that last month's tiny one word title projects were ALL stunning!
I feel so inspired by you all! 
Thanks so much for playing along!

This month the challenge is to feature an icon in (or on) your title! 
Icons may include hearts, stars, emojis, watermelons, toys etc - basically an image or shape within your title! 
I have chosen to use my icon as a letter replacement....

"Love This"

Love this, indeed! Doesn't it just scream Summer Fun?!!
With so many watermelons in the Echo Park Summer Dreams & Summer Fun collections, I just had to make a feature of them! 
I even added my own watercolor melon for added interest to my layout. 
But today we're all about the titles, so here's a closer look at mine.....

How fabulous is that watermelon chipboard sticker as a 'v' ?!! So cool!
Loving this super sweet Summer page!

SO much watermelon goodness! Love it all!
Hope my layout has inspired you to get creating!

Now it's your turn! 
Create a new project, layout, card, pocket page or even off the page item that features an icon in or on the title
& go in the draw to win a Paper Issues gift card! YAY!!!

I can't wait to see what you create!

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Looking for more iconic inspiration? 
See what the rest of our talented team has created here

Thanks so much for visiting today!
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Endless Summer: Best Ever!

Hi Happy Arty Days Friends & Fans!

Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout for the Endless Summer theme week over at 
Cocoa Vanilla Studio!
This collection has such a soft pastel colour palette, and it truly creates the prettiest of Summer layouts!
I am always in awe of the fabulous pattern paper designs that Cocoa Vanilla Studio create, and the woodgrain papers are always a firm favourite of mine! They always add warmth to all the cool, pastel designs!
Here's what I've created with the Endless Summer collection today....

"Best Ever"

Oh isn't he the cutest?!
 He absolutely loves Summer days spent at the beach, and the Endless Summer collection is just perfect for documenting it all! 
And yes, you'll spy woodgrain paper, CV-ES001 SWEET TREATS (reverse side) here to compliment and accent that fabulous clouds paper, CV-ES002 BLUE SKIES  And don't they look fabulous together?!! I have mounted Blue Skies onto white cardstock, 
and lightly distressed the edges because, it is after all, a boy page! In the layer beneath my super cute photo, you'll also spy that cool green pattern paper, CV-ES006 SUNBLEACHED - just awesome!

The rest of my layout is simply layered embellishing with all the fabulous bits n pieces you'll find in the Endless Summer collection! 
Let's take a closer look at them.......

The WOOD VENEER are always incredible, and I couldn't resist using the script words, Best Ever, for my title!
 Again, I have used woodgrain (DIE CUT EPHEMERA)  & VENEER to add warmth and balance to my layout. They also provide a touch of masculinity to this somewhat pretty page! 
The clouds are really fun, and playful!

 ACCESSORY STICKERS surround my large central photo, and add to the layering and colours in my scrapbook layout design! 
I should add that the doily and cotton floss are from my stash, but everything else in this layout is from the Endless Summer collection.

And how about those FLAIR!!! Good Life for sure!!!

The FLAIR BUTTON featuring the clouds design is just the cutest! I love how it coordinates perfectly with the Blue Skies paper! Really making a prominent feature of clouds on this beachy page!
You'll spy more pretty DIE CUT EPHEMERA throughout my design, with many of the pieces layered togethered....

Oh Yeah! This kid has definitely got sunshine on a cloudy day!!! 
So happy and joyful!
Loving the high gloss, fun design WOODIES in this embellishment cluster, as well as the ENAMEL SHAPES!  
Endless Summer - It's just too much fun!!!

Hope my Summer theme layout has inspired you!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
 Amanda xo 

Paper Issues: Product Spotlight on Summer Collections

Hi Creatives!

Welcome back for another fabulous Product Spotlight with Paper Issues!
Today we're shining the light on any Summer themed collections,
 I chose Pink Paislee's Summer Lights for mine!

Here's what I created with it,

"Light It UP"

How bright n fun is this?!! Love the sunset, pastel & holographic colours in this line!
Nothing says sweet Summer vibes more than neon brights!
You'll spy patterned paper #4, as well as a few awesome embellishments - 
I've added a little zig zag stitching and watercolours for added texture & interest too!

Here's a couple close ups for you.....

Ok, so photographing the holographic accents is going to take a lil! But I can assure you that they look incredible in real life!

Such a happy moment! 
Summer Lights is definitely a new fave collection for me!

Loving it too?!
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Looking for more Summer inspiration?
See what the rest of our talented team has created on the Paper Issues blog here
I can't wait to see your Summer layouts soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Paper Issues: July Try It Tuesday!

Hi Happy Arty Days Friends!
Welcome back for another super fun edition of Paper Issues Try It Tuesday!

This month we're going to get a lil messy with paint, & try the scraping technique! Yay! 

This technique is really easy, super fun and creates the coolest backgrounds! 
Here's a quick step by step of what I am meaning.....

1. Apply a few spots of acrylic paint to your layout. 
Ensure that you use colors that will blend well together 

2. Take a palette knife, old store card or even a piece of cardboard, apply mild pressure & literally, scrape the paint.

3. Scrape paint repeatedly until you're happy with the results!

I felt mine was a lil lacking in the pink color, so I added a few paint splatters.....

Such an awesome fun background!

Here's what I created with my paint scrape background....


Oh W.O.W!!! 
Doesn't this just scream Summer Fun?!!!
I've used Echo Park Summer Dreams collection & had a ton of  FUN embellishing this!
You'll notice that my background has become more subtle now, 
and really just highlights my layout - perfect!
Here's a few close ups for you.... 

Lots of layers, chipboard stickers, element stickers and die cuts - so cool!
Here's another view of that awesome paint...

So fabulous! Sweet on Summer indeed!
I really hope that my layout has inspired you!
I love to get messy, and even if you don't, 
I hope you'll Try It for Tuesday ;)

I can't wait to see what you all create for this fun challenge!
Be sure to upload all your new projects into the Paper Issues Friends & Fans group now through August 1st! 
Please tag Paper Issues on your social media posts too, 
as we really love seeing what you've created!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time,