Friday, 29 January 2016

Blood! Real blood! Am I going to die?!

Look! Blood! Real blood! Am I going to die?!

A real life work related injury! 'Have you had an accident at work that wasn't your fault?...Oh, Wait! It totally was my fault!'

I still didn't do it cutting!! I was opening a pack of blades! This leads me to remind you all of blade safety. Those little rascals are SHARP! PLEASE be ever so careful when you need to change your blades.

Use this handy blade removal box to remove your old blade -

Open the new packet carefully - For Example; Don't use your teeth ;)

Use some pliers or other grips to place the new blade into your handle. - Keep the on the opposite edge of the cutting edge, so you don't dull the fresh cutting surface with your scratchy grips!
Luckily it didn't get on the finished papercut, which you can see here - with my cheery smiling chops!

Friday, 22 January 2016

ACEO madness!

SO this week I'm going to talk about the wonderful world of ACEOs.

So what are ACEOs?
ACEO is an acronym that stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. You probably have also heard the ONLY rule is the size, which is 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.4 x 8.9 cms)
Once you have your ACEO cards ready to go its all about putting anything you like on them :) For PP that has been some of Mr P's incredible art! They have been released in sets each month for most of 2015. They have proved to be one of PP's most popular product! (Shhhh don't tell him I said this but he is a little bit amazing)

More recently I have created some ACEOs of my own, featuring the woodland friends and some wonderful sayings and quotes. If you keep an eye on the Paper Panda facebook page they will be popping up quite regularly, AND if you like what you see, we are popping an ACEO in all orders that are posted from PPHQ :D so you get the chance to grab one of these ACEOs absolutely free.

Info about the new Woodland Friends aceos....
They will never be for sale in the PP shop.
There will always be one of two designs that go into every single order that we physically post (unless we're suddenly taken ill/printer dies/you all get sick of them) that comes from PPHQ (to clarify, that's paper, blades, magnets, cards, mirrors, knives, mats, kits, keyrings, books, frames... Most things - if you're unsure just ask admin).
No minimum order amount.
If it's forgotten then blame Nanny P for falling asleep at the desk again and ask for another extra in your next order.
The two designs will be changed for a fresh two every couple of weeks.
You won't be notified of the change.
You can sell, swop or keep them, it's up to you!
Once a design is gone then it's gone.
You'll see then pop up on the page first, unless I hate it then it'll be an aceo at some point.
They are all prints but are hand signed.
They only started going into every order from yesterday (6th).
Um, I hope you like them!

Friday, 15 January 2016

Make Your Own Keyrings!

We have some spiffy new heart shaped keyrings to display papercuts in, and I thought it would be nice to actually design some templates for them 8 designs for just £1, they're bargain-tastic! I'm good to you ;)

For just £1 you get 8 little templates -
Blank heart

'Wedding Bunnies'
Home is where the heart is
Key to my heart
I love you
I love my cat

You can use these however you like, they don't have to be keyrings!
They also have a commercial licence option so you can sell your creations if you wish.

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Friday, 8 January 2016

Blue Cross Burford Rehoming Centre.

We popped a 'little' event up to help raise as much money as possible for the Blue Cross for Pets in lieu of Christmas gifts for me. To help the animals have a good Christmas and more is all the presents I need! Well... along with a few little fund raising pots throughout the year We raised almost £4000 for the Blue Cross Burford Rehoming Centre thanks to you super generous people!

You can still donate to the lovely guys if you wish, they do lots of fabulous work and a few of my furbabies are from there too! Perfect!

Friday, 1 January 2016

Heading into 2016

So WOW, another year over! Again how fast has that last year gone? Nuts! We acheived so much this last year, and rode the rollercoaster of life to some amazing highs and some awful lows, but we have come through together and that is all that matters! But enough of thinking about the past, let's look ahead to the future :D Thinking about the year ahead,  I have to say I'm a little excited to see what it may have instore not just for me, but PP as a whole :) We're going to make 2016 bigger and better than ever, new ideas, new products and new giveaways! Eek! I really don't think I could be more excited!!! Can't wait to get started on PP's best year yet!!

I only made one New Years resolution this year and it is to stop using exclamation marks. (It is really REALLY hard) I have probably written this 4 times and still wrote about fifty haha, but this last blog doesn't count :P So seen as though mine already isn't going so well here are a few of the other members of PP's resolutions:
Vicky - 'Mine is the usual, try to be healthier! And get more tattoos!'
Julie - 'My only resolution is to stop resolving to lose weight year on year, and to embrace the extra fat and enjoy my curry.'
Emily - 'My plan is to save more money and move my ass more.'
Sonia - 'Mine would be to take the same care for myself as I do for my family, and take a course or two on Play Therapy so I can improve the quallity of my Lego based therapy group.'
Dan - 'Mine is to let go and relax more, worry less about the little things and to spend more time with my kids.'

So here I am going to finish with a huge thank you to each and every one of you! Thank you for the support through the tough times, your love through the good times and for being there for me and PP!! Wishing you all an incredible 2016! Let's see what it brings :D xxxx