Paper Issues: Lifestyles to “Die” for Hop!


Welcome to Paper Issues Lifestyles to “Die” For hop!

You should have arrived here from JoAnn’s blog. If this is your first stop, be sure to back that browser up to Paper Issues to start at the beginning! This Issue is sponsored by Lifestyle Crafts, gotta love that! 😀  We want to see your projects using Dies or anything from your everyday life.


We girls on the hop were super lucky to receive some dies from Lifestyles to work with for our projects. I got a wide smantering of types and styles and was a little worries I wouldn’t be able to bring them together on a project as I wanted to use as many as I could. Luckily for me I just got in my latest batch of instagram pics (mine are printed from Kanvess) with pictures from my daughter’s birthday so I had the perfectly colorful subject to work around.


I used 4 dies on this very CAS style LO, the scalloped corner, the banner oval, the circle and the scalloped border. The banner oval and the scalloped corner both had holes that I decided needed to be stitched which I did with Twinery twine.

Most of the papers here are from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm, with some from my scrap box (Sassafras on the corner and Cosmo Cricket on the circle), along with Maggie Holmes’ Crate Paper for the banner oval. I NEED more of that light woodgrain paper. NEED. 

Then I have AC Thickers, MLS for the tiny letter stickers, more Dear Lizzy for the flair, BG for the wood banner, CC on the heart brad, KI Memories and Doodlebug for the washi and OA for the splatter. 


Next up on the hop is the awesome Shannon! 

There are 7 prize packs up for grabs that include some dies and Shape and Tape…one from each of our blogs and from the Paper Issues blog…that’s SEVEN chances to win! To be entered to win the prize for this Issue’s hop…

1. Like Lifestyle Crafts on Facebook {tell them we sent you}
2. Like Paper Issues on Facebook
3. Leave a comment

Thanks for hopping today!



  1. Jean Bullock says

    Lovely layout and stitching too. I agree with you about the woodgrain. Great job! Your daughter’s a real cutie!

  2. says

    Wonderful layout and great use of the dies. Love the color choices also. Your work always brings a smile to my face and love what you did here. 😉

  3. Jocelyn Turner says

    I am loving these layouts that go across the middle of the page but have a lot of empty space! Very pleasing to my eye! Love it.

  4. says

    I know how hard you worked on that cake!!! it turned out awesome…and so did this layout!!!! You did such a great job, I am totally inspired by your negative space…I am not capable of this greatness…so I am always in awe of scrappy friends who are!! <3

  5. Melissa Carlin says

    Thank you so much for sharing your work! You are a very talented young woman. THANK YOU!

  6. says

    What a fantabulous LO girl!! So happy I found your blog now too! YAY!!! Love how you used all those dies and that cake looks YUMMY!!!!

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