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!


  • kathryn young says:

    Love your layout!

  • Kathy Skou says:

    This layout is just fabulous Kristy…love the pops of bright colors!

  • Lisa Swift says:

    So pretty, Kristy! Wonderful color combo!

  • Shannon says:

    This LO is A-ma-zing. I’m so bad at layering so your my new hero!

  • Denise Bryant says:

    What a fun page! You made great use of the dies to embellish the layout. Sweet pics!

  • Corri Garza says:

    Your layout is simply perfect!

  • Alex says:

    Great layout! Love all the fun little details 🙂

  • Holly Gagnon says:

    Love the colors and details! Holly 🙂

  • Amy Coose says:

    What a great page, love how you used the dies!

  • KellyG says:

    So cute, love it!

  • Jean Bullock says:

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

  • karenladd says:

    Wow, what an awesome layout!! LOVE the way you used the dies

  • Stephanie DiSabato says:

    I just love your scallop touches! Great use of the dies.

  • says:

    I love this LO, I love simple but perfect pages!

  • Billie A 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. 😉

  • 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.

  • Shannon 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

  • shartl says:

    This layout is so cute and so fun. The dies add just the perfect touch to this adorable page.

  • Monique Liedtke says:

    What an awesome, colorful and happy layout! Love it! and what a great way to use all those dies in one page!

  • Tina Mayo says:

    loving the white space!!great layout!!

  • Tammy says:

    Nice layout. I like the dies you used and they were used in a good way. TY

  • Sarah M says:

    Love Love Love this layout!!! Thanks for the chance to win too!

  • Suzanne Spokus says:

    WOAH!! That cake ROCKS my SOCKS! Great layout too 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Sharon Gullikson says:

    How cute. I like the whole layout.

  • Lesley Croghan says:

    The stitching is cool Kristy, love the long layout and the awesome button.

  • Ann Kristin says:

    Lovin your layout, and your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lucy Martin del Campo says:

    Sweet lo!!!

  • Julene Matthews says:

    Lovely layout. Everything goes together so well.

  • Melissa Carlin says:

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

  • Michelle Leaf says:

    Cute page, love the scalloped die.

  • Laura G.Turcotte says:

    What a great layout!!!!

  • ~amy~ says:

    Super the rainbow cake:)

  • Celeste B. says:

    Great job getting using so many dies on your cute layout.

  • Linda F says:

    Stunning layout, love the CAS design. I can understand your need when it comes to that gorgeous wood grain paper.

  • Wendi R says:

    K LOVE LOVE all the fun color on the page!!! super happy

  • Jeannie (blue) says:

    I’m not sure which is more impressive, the cake or the LO.

  • Ashley N Newell says:

    Super cute! I looove this and the rainbow cake is amazing!

  • Sara Schumann says:

    Awesome layout Kristy and I love how the cake came out!

  • Christi Steinbeck says:

    Love the Layout! Great inspiration! Thank you!

  • Beth F says:

    Great LO! I love it!

  • Ashley Horton says:

    Awesome page Kristy, and her cake turned out so cute!!

  • Heather - housesbuiltofcards says:

    WOW! BEAUTIFUL layout! LOVE the perfect use of white space!!!

  • heathergw says:

    so totally in LOVE with your layout… all the layering is yummy!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  • Tiffany says:

    What a great layout! Thank you!

  • Scrapkuben/Johanna says:

    What an inspiration!

  • Pam Bray says:

    Fabulous layout, love all the details. TFS

  • JuliaG says:

    Fabulous page! Love the layering!!

  • by belle says:

    Great LO and that cake!!! Looks amazing!

  • Scarlett 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!!!!

  • Mary Jo says:

    Love your design on this page!!!

  • Brigit says:

    What a nice layout!

  • Amy O says:

    Fab as always, Kristy! I love the stitching – you’re full of great ideas.

  • Annette Abrahamson says:

    great layout…flows well!! and layering, nice!

  • Leslie Kiley says:

    Beautiful LO!I am all about the white space!

  • Jessica Navarro says:

    Such a fun layout! Love the colors and the flair.

  • Sandy Lewis says:

    Sweet and fun layout! Great job using all of the dies!

  • Corinne says:

    Your scrapbooking is just as stellar as your card-making skills, mama!!! Love the layering!! So full of wonderful colors, too!

  • Carol (ScrapMomOf2) says:

    CUTE layout! I love it!

  • Tami McDaniel says:

    Great LO. One to treasure. I love the sparkle paper used for the celebration. tfs Tami tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

  • Lynda says:

    Your layout rocks!

  • Patty Chalas says:

    your layout is just awesome love the combination used!!

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