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Winner ~ June colour challenge

We so loved seeing all the bright coloured layouts being entered into this months colour challenge. 

Congrats to Sophie who is this months winner. Her background on her layout is just fab! 

 

Thanks to everyone else for playing along! We love all the different ways you were inspired! Look how great they are! 

Yvonne Yam 

 

JayTeeZeHang  

 

 

Melissa Vining  

 

 

jò in wonderland 

 

 

Make sure you check out our June inspired by challenge and play along for a chance to win a great prize.  Sophie please email us at info@meilipaperie.com to let us know where we can send your prize. 

By Jen Ritchie
on August 28, 2017
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June Inspired by... challenge

It's time for our second inspired by... challenge! We love all the entries that came in for our first one, it was so fun to see all the different ways you were inspired. In case you missed it before,  this challenge we will post things that can inspire you in many ways, could be an image, a song, a video clip... whatever we think might be inspirational.  You can take what you want from it and get creative! 

Here is the inspiration piece... I have had this one pinned for a while keeping it as inspiration for myself but have yet to use it.. so lets see how you use it. 

 

 

Our guest designer Sharmaine found inspiration in the different patterns and scribbles around the photo. She created this fun layout. 

 

So shows us how this inspired you! Link your layout here by June 30th and you could win a Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquet prize pack including this awesome gold heart brag book!
Here is how to play along: 

- You can submit ANY kind of project that you were inspired to create such as layouts, cards, project life fillers

- The winner of the prize will be randomly drawn and our 3 favourite layouts be featured on the blog. 

- Our challenge will run until June 30th at 11:55pm Hong Kong time. 

- Link your creation below by entering a link to your blog post or online gallery sharing your work. PPS our InLinkz now has the ability to link your project from Instagram! so you can just snap a photo of your project and link while you share it on instagram.. so cool! 

- Please no back-linking.  This is for newly created projects only.  Any back-links will be be disqualified. 

- If you don't have a blog or online gallery, alternatively you can post a photo of your work on our facebook page. Please make sure you include " Mei Li June Inspired by Challenge" somewhere in the post. 

By Jen Ritchie
on August 28, 2017
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Tutorial ~ Think outside your box, use your stash...

 

Do you look at all your supplies and wish you could customize it to fit your work?
Do you look at all your stash and wonder how you will ever use it all?
Today I am going to share a couple of things that, I hope, will help you use those things up!
First thing is to pull out your circle punch.
I used my punch to change some die cuts and stickers, so they would better suit my purpose.

 

  

 

I punched square tags and cut stickers and I even pulled out my smaller circle punch and put it to use.

 

 

 

I also love incorporating packaging into my layouts, so the little card from Mei Li Paperie even had a turn with my circle punch!

 

 

 

So hands up who has an overabundance of journal cards or the likes?? Layering is a great way to use up your excess. I pull out the ones I want to use and start putting them all together. Again, don't forget to include the packaging!

 

 

 

 

A little tip for making sure things are straight.., Lay everything down on a lined craft mat. Once I was happy with my layers I used some double sided tape to stick things down

 

 

 

I add a staple to the middle, this will be hidden by my photo later. The staple just keeps everything together.

 

 

 

After adhering all of this to my page I then stuck down the punched circles and die cuts. Some of these I inked around the edge, some I “popped” with foam tape.

 

 

The next step was to add my title, embellishments and journal strips.

 

 

 

A few other tips?Cut your die cuts and journaling tags, then you'll stretch your stash even further. Using thread and splashes of ink adds some more interest to your page.

 

 

Don’t be too worried about how many layers you create. Giving new life to your older stash means you can now add new things to your supplies!

 

 

It also means you end up with another scrap page completed. And you have to be happy with that!

Happy creating everyone
Sharmaine

 

Materials Sharmaine Used: 

BasicGrey Highline Title Stickers

Chic Tags Cloud 9 Mini Icons

Chic Tags Cloud 9 Squares

Chic Tags Cloud 9 "Sequins" Wood Veneer

Freckled Fawn Favorite Wood Frame Set

Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Puffy Alpha Stickers

Maggie Holmes Styleboard Triangle Studs

Maggie Holmes Styleboard Journaling Cards

Maggie Holmes Mini Album Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Mei Li Team
on August 28, 2017
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We have a winner! ~ May Inspired by challenge...

Just a quick post to announce the winner of our May Inspired by challenge and show you the top 3 picks.

Congrats to the prize winner Glenys who was inspired to make an awesome mini album.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone else for playing along! We love all the different ways you were inspired! Look how great they are! 

 

Qin

 

Jo

 

 

Jay

 

 

Make sure you check out our June colour challenge and play along for a chance to win a great prize.  Glenys please email us at info@meilipaperie.com to let us know where we can send your prize. 

 

 

By Jen Ritchie
on August 28, 2017
With 2 comments

June Colour Challenge

We are just coming out of a hot and sunny long weekend here celebrating the dragon boat festival. There were activities all over Hong Kong and the world. Did any of you celebrate?
Its time for our next colour challenge, but first we want to say thanks to those who played along with our first one. We loved to see what you all created and can't wait to see how this bright one inspires you.
We asked our guest designer Sharmaine Kruijver to give it a go to help you get started. Here is what she created.
What an awesome layout. The story really makes me laugh as I believe my mom has a similar one about me and a certain hottie from New Kids on the Block. I love how she used black ink to mimic the feel of the colour palettes background. So shows us how this inspired you! Link your layout here by June 17th and you could win a Chic Tags Cloud 9 prize pack!
Here is how to play along: 

- You can submit ANY kind of project that you were inspired to create such as layouts, cards, project life fillers

- The winner of the prize will be randomly drawn and our 3 favourite layouts be featured on the blog. 

- Our challenge will run until June 17th at 11:55pm Hong Kong time. 

- Link your creation below by entering a link to your blog post or online gallery sharing your work.

- Please no back-linking.  This is for newly created projects only.  Any back-links will be be disqualified. 

- If you don't have a blog or online gallery, alternatively you can post a photo of your work on our facebook page. Please make sure you include " Mei Li June colour Challenge" somewhere in the post. 

 

Materials Sharmaine used for this layout:

By Jen Ritchie
on August 28, 2017
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Introducing our June Guest Designer!

Wow its June already and with that comes scorching heat here in Hong Kong. We also see loads of you posting about upcoming summer events that look exciting... and are jealous of our Aussie and Kiwi friends and their coming winter with cool temps! What's also exciting about June is we have the lovely and talented Sharmaine Kruijver joining us as our June guest designer. So here she is.. please welcome Sharmaine!

 

Hello everyone, it’s so lovely to be here guesting with Mei Li Paperie. I’m Sharmaine from Tasmania, Australia. I am married to wonderful Dave and we have 4 daughters, aged 9,11,13 and 15. At least 2 days a week you’ll find me at school working with as a Teacher’s Aide. I enjoy a cup of coffee, being taken out for dinner and spending time with people. I have a playlist made up of all types of music genres and my pinterest boards are just as diverse as my music playlist.  I have always had a love affair with paper and in 2005 a friend showed me how to make my first scrapbook page. I was hooked! I love being able to create art by telling a story. Right now my favourite products are water colour paint, die cuts and my old favourite, journal strips created with my typewriter. I love pattern paper and colour and am beyond thrilled to be able to share some creations with you here, thank you Mei Li Paperie!

 

 

 

 

We love Sharmaines work and are so excited that she will be with us all month to inspire.You can also check out her blog to see more of her work. Make sure you check back on June 3rd for our next colour challenge with Sharmaine where we will be giving away a great prize!

 

 

By Jen Ritchie
on August 28, 2017
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Introducing our wonderful July guest designer!

Happy Hong Kong day to our local friends and Happy Canada day to our Canadian friends! Its a public holiday here today to celebrate Hong Kong's national day... added bonus that it happens to be the same day as Canada day and so ends up being a very fun day for me as I am Canadian. So before I run out the door decked head to toe in red and white (also conveniently Hong Kongs colours!) I wanted to welcome our wonderful July guest designer Eunyoung Lee! 

 

 

Hi, Mei li Paperie's fans~ I’m Eunyoung Lee.( Eyoung Lee is used in online gallerys.)   

I live in Seoul , South Korea. I’m a single lady who loves to take photos and have a time with a cup of coffee… .   

Oh, a cup of coffee with big crema is 'a sweet present’ to me.  : ) 

My scrapbookings almost are about single ladys' life(with friends).  

When I was in Taiwan, I met sweet craft materials in a bookstore.

That’s the first time to know ‘card making'. It was a new fantastic world opening.  

Then my teacher had a birthday, I had plan to send my photos to her.   

So I made a custom tumbler with photos of my classmates.  (That I don't know what is scrapbooking.)

She was very happy to see the tumbler. I think that this tumbler was my first scrapbooking…!!! 

I hope that you enjoy my works & are inspired by them.... : ) 

 

You can find out more about Eunyong at her blog in English here or in Korean here she also has a fantastic instagram feed.. find her @emeraldradio

 

Eunyong Lee ~ featured on meilipaperie.com

 

Eunyong Lee ~ featured on meilipaperie.com

 

Eunyong Lee ~ featured on meilipaperie.com

By Jen Ritchie
on August 28, 2017
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Find a bargain!

Have you checked out our clearance section lately? Space is precious in Hong Kong so we are having a massive inventory clear out to make room for all the new goodies coming in this summer.  Have a look and grab these great bargains while you can. 

By Jen Ritchie
on August 28, 2017
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Thanks Sharmaine & Josie!!

Hey everyone, Jen here! 

I just wanted to pop on and say a huge thanks to Josie Teh and Sharmaine Kruijver for joining us as our guest designers over May and June. 

They have created amazing and inspiring projects, and we love that we could share them here with our readers. 

If you don't already make sure you follow Josie and Sharmaine on their blog or instagram to keep seeing their amazing work. 

You can find Josie on her blog Hearts & art and Instagram @josieteh

Follow Sharmine on her blog 4 squirts & a dallop of cream or on Instagram @4quirts

 

We have another fab designer guesting here starting July 1st... here is a hint.. any guesses who it will be? 

 

By Jen Ritchie
on August 28, 2017
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