Xyron & Paper House “We Are Family” Blog Hop – Day One


Welcome to the Paper House Productions Blog!  We’re thrilled to be teaming up with the talented team at Xyron this week! Both teams will be creating some beautiful family themed projects and sharing them here, on facebook, and all our social media outlets! We can’t have a fun Co-Hop and not give away a fabulous prize – be sure to check out all the details at the bottom of this post!  Now let’s get to Melinda and her creation:Xyron Paper House Productions Blog Hop Layout

Hello crafty friends!  Melinda here with you today. I am super excited to share the layout I created using the One Big Happy Family Collection!Here’s a look at my completed layout. I used papers from the One Big Happy Family Collection as well as adhesives from our friends at Xyron.

Layout Supplies: One Big Happy Family Collection,  Xyron Tape Runner, Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker, Xyron 1.5″ Sticker Maker

Here’s a closer look at the box pleat frame as well as the medallion. I used the Xyron 1.5″ Sticker maker and ran all of the strips through. This made pleating a cinch!

Here’s a closer look at the curtain pleat. I created it and then resized it so it would fit on my picture. I added a sticker flower from the cardstock sticker sheet that is included with the paper crafting kit. I used the Xyron 3″ sticker maker for the curtain pleat. Once again, running the paper through the sticker maker allows you to pleat the paper and have it hold perfectly!

Here’s a closer look at the fancy border frame. I created a wavy box pleat for this one. I also added some pearl stickers for a little extra accent.  The letters are also cardstock stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet included with the paper crafting kit. I love that it all coordinates perfectly!  I cut the pleats out of my Pazzles and then pre-folded them. Once I folded them, I flattened them back out and put them through the Sticker Maker.  I simply fed one after the other so as not to waste any of my sticker maker!

I am sharing the box pleat border cut file as a thank you for stopping by and joining in our hop! Be sure to pick it up while available!

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As promised, we have a fabulous prize package to give away this week!

18622133_10155312016726639_8628348618891482347_nThe winner will receive a Xyron Mega Runner, The One Big Happy Family Collection, and the Click Flipalbum!  You can enter using the Rafflecopter Link below.

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Be sure to visit the Xyron Facebook Page all week long to check out what their team is creating and get in on their giveaway too!

Summer Planner Spread

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My family is ready to dive in and start planning summer fun!  Christine joining you today with a planner spread in my Live Bold Planner that uses both stickers and pieces from the new Project Pads.

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Summer Planner Spread Supplies: Live Bold Planner, Hearts Project Pad, Live Bold Labels, Travel Planner Stickers, Live Bold Planner Stickers, Family Planner Stickers


I used a wide variety of the planner stickers throughout this spread – three different sets as well as adding in some label stickers!

I worked some Live Bold Labels into my border between the dates and my plans.

I used lots of flower stickers from the Live Bold Planner Stickers to create a border between my date and plans.  I also incorporated some hearts from the Hearts Project Pad here.

The Travel Planner Stickers totally got the job done for me this week…just what I needed for a week with lots of travel!

Wanna see a little more into my planning and check out the stickers up close – here’s a video walk thru for you!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Be sure to grab those fabulous planner products while you can!

Just Because Cards With 3D Stickers

Sara Circle 2 Hello Hello! Sara with you today! When I received my box of goodies from Paper House Productions, one of the standout products I really wanted to play with were the 3D stickers, specifically the Discover Paris and the Southern Charm ones- cause they are too gorgeous! But…I’ve never been to Paris and I don’t live in the Southern part of the US soooo….cards it is!


Cards Supply List: Southern Charm Tags 3D StickersDiscover Paris 3D StickersBe Happy Paper Pad


These stickers were the perfect glittery, fun, dimensional elements to add to a set of “just because” cards!


So the next time you come across a product that you LOVe but maybe don’t have photos for, I suggest trying your hand at a few easy to create cards!

Have A Lovely Day!


Little Things Family Flip Album


Hello everyone! Have you picked up some flip albums? They are so fun to make I just had to put one together as a gift for a family member. The albums come with several spaces to place photos and journaling as well as clear stickers and gold photo corners.


flip1PHLittle Things Family Flip Album Supply List:  Little Things Flip AlbumFeathers 2″ StickersPandas 2″ StickersOne Big Happy Family Paper Crafting Kit


These albums are perfect to display and fun to flip through. This is the image that is visible when someone flips up the cover of my album. We had our family pictures taken in the fall which made a consistent theme for the album.


Below the previous picture is this pocket with a slide out card. I decorated the pocket with stickers and pasted a sentiment on the slide out from the One Big Happy Family kit.


When the pocket is flipped up, this is visible underneath. I used another sentiment from the One Big Happy Family kit.


The third layer looks like this. I used heart stickers from the Panda 2″ Sticker Sheets.


This layer opens to show a spot for journaling.


The back of the third layer has enough room for two pictures. How cute are these kiddos?!

Thanks so much for taking a look here and feel free to stop by my personal blog here: Carolyn Johnson. Have a great day!

Here We Go Layout- Let Freedom Ring DC

KattyCircle2Hello friends, Katty here. Today I am sharing a layout using the Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Kit. I am scrapping a few photos from a trip I took with a good friend of mine to Washington DC in 2011. This was our first time visiting DC. The pictures I am using were taken on the airplane as we were arriving. We had such a great weekend exploring the city and all of the museums.

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I chose a large globe cut file from the Silhouette Studio and cut it out using one of the burgundy patterned papers from the kit. I backed the cut file with a chevron navy patterned paper. I placed it to the left of the page and used dimensional foam to raise it.

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For my background, I used a mustard yellow patterned paper with a star pattern on it. I layered my three photos to the right of the globe, I printed them in black and white.

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I added a few embellishments from the sticker sheet around my photos. I also scattered some of the stars around the page.

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For my tittle, I used letter stickers from the sticker sheet as well. As a finishing touch I added some faux stitching around the cut file with a white jelly roll pen.

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This was a fun page to create. This collection is perfect for capturing those DC memories.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! XOXO -Katty

Niagara Falls Vacation Flip Album

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Are you looking for an easy but creative way to document those vacation memories? How about one of our Flip Albums?  Christine joining you today with the Adventure Flip Album that I turned into an album about our vacation to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls Adventure Flip Album Supplies Used: Adventure Flip Album, Family Vacation 3D Sticker, Let Freedom Ring Cardstock Stickers

Do you have tons of photos from a vacation that will never make it onto a scrapbook layout – this is an area where I think the Flip Albums are super handy!  I was never going to make enough layouts to use all the pictures I liked from this vacation, but I was able to get enough into the Flip Album that I covered it well!  I changed up the cover of my Flip Album to personalize it!

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Rather than show you a whole slew of pictures of the album I put together a quick video walk thru of it!

Now quick, run out and grab one of these fun albums to play with and decorate!

Paradise in a Bottle Scrapbook Layout

Renee Timmerman Circle2Hey Everyone! Renee back again with a great page using the new Paradise Found Collection! There’s a few variations of this collection and I kind of meshed them all up to develop this page!  You’d think in the middle of Iowa, I wouldn’t have any use for these collections really. I’m landlocked and with no plans for a great paradise vacation but I thought of something fun which I hope you enjoy!


Paradise in a Bottle Layout Supplies: Paradise Found Florida Collection12×12 Cardstock Stickers, Paradise Found Puffy StickersEmbrace Today Planner Stickers

I recently tried a new Pineapple Shandy beer from Traveler called “Aloha”  and it’s so delightfully tasty! Reminds me of summer in a bottle! I took a picture of this treat and it occurred to me that I could totally use the new Paradise Found collection to capture this moment.


I fussy cut the cute flowers out of one of the papers to create some festive embellishments. I also enjoyed having so many stickers to use with this collection. The kit comes with 12×12 of stickers as well as a set of puffy stickers. I had to throw as many fun ones on as I could. I also used the cut aparts to place my title as well as layering.


I loved being able to make a summer/paradise page out of something simple like my beer that I enjoy and makes me feel all about summer! Sometimes you have to look outside the box instead of just what pictures you’d assume go with the collection catergory at hand!  I hope you enjoyed the page!! If you want to find out more about this page or check out more of my work, visit my blog.

xo. Renee

Paper House “Went Wild” at the 2017 Go Wild Planner Conference

We just got back from Nashville for the 2017 Go Wild Planners Conference and it was, in a word, AMAZING! This was the planning event’s second year, and it is quickly becoming one of the largest gathering of planning enthusiasts in the country. This year, Opryland hosted over 700 attendees.

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While it’s always great to see what people are making and get inspiration for our own projects, the event was so much more than that. It demonstrates the strong community of planner enthusiasts, and it’s a chance for them to come together and celebrate their work. In just three short years, their Facebook group already has over 39,000 members (and counting!). This year, tickets for the conference sold out in all of three minutes. We made tons of new friends, and it was reaffirming to see the support of the community.

That’s not to mention all the awesome swag. Michael’s donated a huge bag of some of the great products they carry, including a Fiskar’s punch and an Instax camera, and don’t even get us started on all the great stickers and washi!

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Using planners is more than just keeping track of your to-do list. They help us engage with our lives, and break down our aspirations into manageable tasks and actions so we can make them happen. We were most inspired by Michelle Carter, an Olympic gold medalist and conference keynote. During her empowering talk, she spoke about how planners have helped her to overcome life’s setbacks, to organize her goals, and to focus on the daily actions she needed to take to reach those goals.

The power of planners comes from writing down your goals and dreams and creating actionability. We were so inspired by this year’s conference, and we hope to see you at the next one!

-Shaena and Gretchen

Ready to get started? Here are a few Paper House planners we recommend.

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Always and forever

Live bold

National Scrapbook Day – Hour Nine – Giveaway!

Hour Nine:  Happy National Scrapbook Day!  This is the very last post for today! Today we are celebrating all things Scrapbooking related!  Each hour we will be sharing a new post with some inspiration combining Paper House products and our designer’s favorite techniques!

Of course we can’t have a celebration without a giveaway or two!  Stay tuned at the end of the post to find out what we’re giving away!  Now let’s hear from Renee!

Renee Timmerman Circle2Hi Everyone!! Renee here, I am so excited about National Scrapbooking Day!I wanted to show you guys one of , well- two of- my favorite techniques which of course- are layering and clustering embellishments. I’m not even sure what I love about it, maybe it’s that I can use so much of my stuff and don’t have to pick when making a page! Or also the fact I can be creative and make anything in to an embellishment. I am the last one who gets to share a little about my crafty habits today – here you go!

What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? My favorite type of paper crafting is simply doing 12×12 pages. I just love all the space and different ways I can take it with creativity!
Where do you go for inspiration? I usually go to Instagram for inspiration. There’s so many creative people out there and I love being inspired by their work in a million different ways. I also am often inspired by a collection in general- reminds me of pictures I haven’t thought of in a while.
Where do you do your crafting?  I craft often just in bed. I bring my rolly carts on over, turn on the T.V. and get comfy with my blankets; then go to town.
What are your favorite crafting tools? My favorite crafting tools are probably Scrapbook Adhesive, various products as well as my Silhouette Cameo. 

What are your favorite Paper House products? I love the Paper House Collection Cut Apart Sheets- I use them as embellishments or in my pocket scrapbooking page. There’s so many ways to utilize them!
What are your favorite colors to work with? I am drawn to anything bright and colorful! Makes me happy!
How would you describe your crafting style? A hot mess. That’s how I would describe it, I seem to just like to use as much as I can while still trying to feature the picture/item on the page. 
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? I am always watching TV even though, I have to rewind it often to actually pay attention. It’s how I get through my DVR list and get my work done at the same time.
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I don’t think I have a particular go-to; give me all the foods. 


For this layout I used the Paper House line, One Big Happy Family to document this early picture of my sister’s family. I love this picture so much and the fact it was already in sepia tones- made it easy to work with this line.  I layered behind the photo with different cut aparts along with forming clusters with stickers and fussy cutting of some of the papers.  On the bottom of the page, I cut the border from the cut apart sheet along with a little of another page layered them together to place behind a paper I fussy ripped on the top. I couldn’t stop with my little clusters so I added some on both sides of the bottom segment of the page.  I just can’t get enough!! I love utilizing as much as I can of my supplies and this is the best way I know how!

Supplies Used: One Big Happy Family Collection KitOur Wedding Clear Sticks

Our First Giveaway today involves our very first ever YouTube Hop!  Several of our design team members and Brand Ambassadors are hosting one!
Here’s how to enter:
All you have to do is subscribe to her channel and ours. Then leave a comment on hers. You will be eligible to win a $25 gift card to our online store!  AND you can get multiple entries for subscribing to all the designer’s channels, so be sure to check them all out! The YouTube giveaway is open thru Tuesday, May 9th! Head over to Katty’s video to get started.

Here’s links to all the channels:

Our Second Giveaway is happening right here!  It’s also for a $25 Gift Card to our online store. All you have to do is leave a comment on a post to be entered.  And with 9 new posts today you can enter each hour – so comment often and get all those entries!  This giveaway closes at the end of the day on Sunday, the 7th.  We will announce a winner on Monday.

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and can’t wait to see all your creative projects for National Scrapbooking Day! If you want to see more about this page, or more of my work- check out http://milesnmemories.blogspot.com