Designer Day Sunday – Mini Albums

Are you a mini-album creator?  Or would you like to be? Our design team has several talented crafters who work in this area and they are ready to show you what they have been up to!

Great Outdoors Mini Albums

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Stephanie created this mini album combining patterned papers, cardstock stickers, and 3D Stickers from the Great Outdoors Collection.  Head over to Instagram for a close-up video look at her album:

Lee-Anne also was inspired to create a Mini Album with this collection!

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Although they both went for the green plaid paper – isn’t neat how different their covers are?  Perfect for telling THEIR story!

Baby Boy Album

August 2018 Project 1

Lee-Anne is a proud new Grandma to a little boy!  This Hello Baby Boy tag style brag book is going to be full of handsome pictures before you know it!

Marbleous Exploding Box Album

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This Mini Album by Stephanie showcases our Marbleous Paper Pad and comes in a box!  And then, wait for it….

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You open it up to unfold all that amazing color and FUN!

Weren’t those just brilliant!  Share your Mini Albums that you are creating with us over at Paper House Crafts on Facebook!

August Sketch

Sketches are a great way to get a jump on a layout and create something fabulous!  Samantha is joining us today to share the August sketch as well as her take on it!

August Sketch

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We love how this is packed with some fun angles but is still simple enough for anyone from a beginner to an advanced scrapper to use!  Let’s check out how Samantha used it for her Back to School Layout!

Back to School Layout using August Sketch for Paper House Productions

Clean, simple, and keeps those eyes on that handsome fourth grader! She combined stickers from our School Mixed Sticker Pack with the Great Outdoors Collection to create this colorful layout.

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Now we want to see what you can do with the sketch!  Share your take on it with us over at Paper House Crafts on Facebook so we can be inspired too!

Back to School Craft Ideas

If you haven’t already started back to school then you are probably getting ready to.  Today we have a whole slew of projects to showcase that will help you get ready OR dive into that new school year!  Let’s hop on the bus for some fun!

Craft Ideas

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What kiddo wouldn’t be thrilled to open their lunchbox or backpack and find these little notes of encouragement?!? Yvette combined our Enamel Stickers, 3D Stickers, and even Cardstock Stickers to create these!

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Grab some supplies from your local Dollar Store and then jazz them up using Washi Tape and Enamel StickersChristine went with a Galaxy/Fantasy theme for hers!  Check out this video for more details:

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Washi can really cover a lot of bases for you when it comes to decorating.  Stephanie showcases our Wonder Woman Washi on this simple notebook and pencil!

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Don’t forget about those boring composition books!  Bring some life to them like Majken did using Color Washed and Enamel Stickers!

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Help keep the kids (or teachers) excited about reading by creating one of a kind bookmarks! Stephanie combined Color Washed with our Enamel Stickers to create these beautiful ones.

Scrapbook Layouts

We’ve all seen the Back to School layouts perfectly themed and jam packed with primary colors.  Today, we don’t have those.  Today, our designers thought out of the box and captured those memories with some of our colorful (but not school themed) collections!

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By adding the perfect cut file, Yvette was able to take patterned paper from Color Washed and turn it into a Back to School layout.  Combining it with encouraging stickers made it even more perfect!

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Majken also turned to her cut files and created a beautiful and encouraging layout.  The colors from Color Washed are a perfect match to the background!

 

Great Outdoors Scrapbook Layout

We’re kicking off a week long feature of The Great Outdoors Collection.  Today we are joined by Nicole with an 8 1/2 X 11 Layout!

Here’s Nicole

A few weeks ago, I snapped these photos of Edward canoeing in the Severn. His friends were nice enough to let him borrow their canoe and Edward had a blast. He watched them do it and then he was off, exploring on his own and he learned how to stop and turn all by himself. He’s one smart cookie.

For this layout, I used Paper House’s The Great Outdoors collection. The papers, stickers and dimensional stickers went perfectly with the photos! I love when that happens!

I added the “Great Outdoors” dimensional sticker at the top of the photo to help frame the photo. Then I used a few foam squares on the canoe sticker and mounted it onto the sticker. And just for fun, I tucked the tent sticker, slightly behind the title.

I used the frame sticker to frame the photo then added the word banner using foam squares. I used the tree as well to make the frame pop. For the bottom, I tore a piece of brown polka dot paper and tucked it beneath the photos then a used a piece of graph paper to journal my story and tucked it below the other photo.

I cut the banner journaling block in half then tucked it behind the photo on both sides for a fun design.

Thanks for visiting today!

 

Beach Themed Scrapbook Layouts

If you’ve been to the beach this summer and have scrapbooking to get cranking on, then today, we have you covered!  Our designers have been hard at work creating gorgeous Beach Themed Scrapbook Layouts using several of our beach collections and paper pads.

First Up is our Paradise Found Collection

A sunny day, turquoise water, a sandy beach, this must be paradise. If it was ever lost, we surely have found it, and are happy to celebrate it in this paper crafting kit. Drizzly days not included. Just sunshine and relaxation.

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Yvette combined the Paradise Found Collection with 3D Stickers, Washi Tape, and Stickers from our Sundrenched Collection to make this Multi-photo layout!

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Carolyn combined fussy cutting with a scenic background paper to make her sandcastle pictures pop right off the page!

Now let’s check out the Sun Drenched Collection

It’s amazing how certain colors can call to mind a host of memories. Take this Paper Pad, for example. We can almost feel the boardwalk beneath our sandals, hear the lapping of the waves on the shore, smell the fresh, salty sea breeze, all because of the vivid pinks and yellows and blues in this Sun Drenched paper pad.

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Nicole showcases all the layers you can make with this Paper Pad!  Sun Drenched is available in both a Paper Pad and in individual sheets and stickers.

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Both Nicole and Sara are showcasing layouts that are 8 1/2 X 11 in size.  It’s a smaller format that they have both found they like better.  Sara used a tearing technique to mimic the look of waves on her layout.

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Majken is kicking off her term with this colorful and detailed 12 X 12 layout.  Take a close look at all the added details she gave to this including the beach scene along the bottom and machine stitching on her sunshine.

Finally we’re featuring the Sliced Beach Paper Pad

There are so many things to love about the beach, and they’re all featured in this Paper Pad. The bright colors evoke a sunny day lounging in the sand, with the sound of the surf and the cry of the gulls for background ambience. Go ahead. Get your feet wet.

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Yvette created this layout and as you can see it features some rich colors.

Wanna check out some of our beach stickers?  You can find them all right here!

Memory Keeping in a Traveler’s Notebook – Part 2

Have you tried out Memory Keeping in a Traveler’s Notebook Yet?  We have a whole line of Journey Books that you will just love!  Wendy is going to walk us thru the next installment in her book about her 16 year old!  Here’s her fabulous spread!

Memory Keeping Ideas in a Traveler's Notebook

Take a look at all the details in this gorgeous dance spread in Wendy’s video below:

Keep an eye out for the third installment in this amazing series!

Wedding Card Ideas

Our designers have been mixing and matching stickers and patterned papers and they have some fabulous cards to share today!

Clean and Simple Wedding Cards by Samantha Taylor using Paper House Productions

A simple combination of the Marbleous Paper Pad and Eat, Drink, Married 3D Stickers is all that Samantha needed to make these striking cards!

Make Ten Wedding Cards in just 5 Minutes using Paper House Productions Washi Tape and 3D Stickers

Christine took a similar approach using the same stickers but she went for Washi Tape instead of patterned papers!  Find out how she made all 5 of these cards QUICKLY in the video below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Keeping in Traveler’s Notebook – Part 1

Have you tried out Memory Keeping in a Traveler’s Notebook Yet?  We have a whole line of Journey Books that you will just love!  Wendy is going to be introducing us to how to keep memories in a Journey Book every Tuesday for the next four weeks!  Here’s her first two spreads:

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Her notebook will be all about her 16 year old daughter and kicks off with this cover page.

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Not only is sharing her spreads but you can catch her whole process and the details of what she is using in the video below:

Next week Wendy will be back with more ideas for your Journey Books!

 

Sundrenched Mini Album

Mini Albums are a great way to capture all of your memories!  When you have a bunch of photos but don’t want to have to do multiple scrapbook layouts, consider a Mini Album.  Stephanie is going to show us just how simple this can be using the Sundrenched Paper Pad!  Here’s her Mini Album!

What makes this album so great is that it is really just a combination of stickers and patterned papers!  No complicated techniques or products.  Just some time to add each piece!  Stephanie is going to flip thru it with us in this video:

If you haven’t check out the Sundrenched Paper Pad – you definitely need to! Click on the thumbnails below to find it!

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Sun Drenched 12" Paper Pad

Sundrenched Cardstock Stickers
Sundrenched Cardstock Multi Pack

 

How to Build a Scrapbook Layout

Whether you are new to scrapbooking or a seasoned veteran follow some simple design principles can make your project really come together.  Today we are going to focus on how to build a scrapbook layout! New Design Team Member, Wendy Antenucci, is walking us through how to build a Scrapbook Layout. Here is her Hello Summer Fun Layout:

How to build a scrapbook layout using Paper House Productions beach and summer themed products

Wendy has a process video that walks you thru step by step how she built this layout!  Let’s check it out:

Supplies Used: Sliced Beach Paper Pad, Summer Fun Puffy Stickers, Destinations Florida Stickers, Summer Fun Flake Stickers, Sundrenched Cardstock Stickers, Color Washed Paper Pad