May 9, 2015

Paper Issue and Tombow Blog Hop

Today, Paper Issues is teaming up with Tombow USA to bring you a fantastic Blog Hop.  Six members from the PI team and six from the Tombow team are swapping product and sharing the results with you through a hop!  You probably arrived here through 
Jennifer Priest's blog.  If your a bit lost, head over to the Paper Issues blog to start from the beginning.

Both companies are offering giveaways!  You can win prizes by making your way through the blog hop list, leaving comments.    Then, pop over to the Paper Issues Face Book Page and tell what your favorite project.

Here is a list of blogs you need to make your way to:

<<<Mary-Ann Maldonado>>> You Are HERE!

Here is what I created using products from Paper Issues and adhesives from Tombow USA.
I used the Confetti line from Maggie Holmes Crate Paper (all purchased in the Paper Issues Store) to document my 32, no 33, no 42nd birthday!  Below I will share with you which adhesives I used for which product and why.

Take a look at this glorious adhesive.  Tombow USA has been my go-to adhesive for like, ever!  This is what the Paper Issues DT is playing with.  

The Tombow USA team is creating with the March edition of Paper Issues' popular Swag Bag.

Sometimes I find that the chipboard shapes are a bit to chunky.  With my fingernail, I peel off quite a bit of the back, making it thinner, less bulky for my scrapbooking albums.  Once I do that, the adhesive has usually been removed.  To adhere this, I used the Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, because it has such a strong hold.    To adhere paper to paper, I use the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.  Perfect for spreading adhesive to larger areas with the broad end of the tube.  I added the flair using the Adhesive Dots.

I use a text box through my Word program to add my journaling to a smaller item.  I print it first on a piece of paper, then run that same paper back through attaching my tag with the Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  This glue can be used as a permanent glue or a temporary adhesive if you let it dry first.  Once I ran my tag through, I just rubbed the adhesive off of the back and inserted my tag into the hidden pocket.  

Head to the next blog.  Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win prizes!  Paper Issues is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate to the store.  Tombow USA will be giving away the adhesives that mentioned above!

Your next stop on the blog list is:

Oh, and if there is anything you need from the Paper Issues store,  be sure to used 
Code:  Mary-Ann for 20% your entire order:o)


  1. Beautiful page, Mary-Ann! So fresh and pretty. :)

  2. Wow, just wow! This is absolutely fabulous Mary Ann!!!

  3. Wonderful layout with a super fun story! Great idea for dealing with bulky chipboard! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. You're a rock star!! Love your sense of humor and the fun things you scrap about.

  5. Omg. I love this page! So cute. That cupcake looks delish!

  6. This is awesome! I love all the papers and the embellishments.

  7. This is so pretty! I love your journaling too! So funny! Thanks for sharing!

  8. ha ha ha ha ha! love the "i lied" title and this page is full of awesome! i do the same thing with chipboard pieces (especially alphas that don't like to stick anyway). great tip, and here's to 42! :)

  9. Wow, this is so pretty! I love everything about your layout! The papers are so pretty and love all the fun embellishments and details! Great job on this!
    Sherrie K

  10. This layout is perfect. I love the little " I Lied" title... charming!!

  11. Chipboard shapes are a bit to chunky, in some layout I agree good idea to peel away the unwanted. Great Job by adding journal-ling to a smaller items. Thank you for sharing...

  12. Gorgeous page! I love all of the elements and layers from this Crate Paper collection!

  13. This page is phenomenal. I love that title. It mage me laugh. :-)

  14. You're so much fun! Love the layout you did for your birthday! Great tip for using chipboard on scrapbook page. Thank you!

  15. Ohhh!!! Love your layout!! I'm feeling a scrap lift!!

  16. This layout is absolutely gorgeous! And, I love that you journaled about being caught in your creative math :)

  17. Beautiful layout and love
    the number 33 on the cake
    part! And I'm turning double
    nickles this year!!
    Carla from Utah

  18. What a wonderful LO!! Love the pretty colors and that little bird and the balloons!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. AWESOME layout, love everything about it! Great idea to peel some of the chipboard away to make it flatter!