Quick & easy cards!

Happy July! Lisa here to show you some quick and easy cards using these adorable 3D panda stickers!! I love the dimension that 3D stickers give to my cards! And who can resist these adorable pandas? They make the best birthday cards for people of any age!! Here are the 3 cards I made:

Supplies Used: 3D panda stickers

For my first card I started by making a background using ink splatters with pink and blue ink. I then stamped my large sentiment on a die cut rectangle. I placed my 3D panda at the top right corner to appear as if he was “peeking” over the edge of the die cut. I finished embellishing by adding a cute little 3D heart to the left of my sentiment to balance the panda sticker.

For the second card I made a background using blue ink and the “Smooshing” technique and then added some ink splatters. This time I added my sentiment on a die cut heart which I outlined to give it more contrast. I then placed my 3D panda to the right of the die cut hanging off slightly to add a stronger visual effect. To balance the main focal point I added a small 3D heart and a stamped sentiment to create a visual triangle.


Last but not least I changed up the color scheme a bit to accent the bamboo stalk by this panda. Instead of ink I dry embossed my background panel. I then added repetitive stamping of my sentiment to the fun doily die cut using 2 different ink colors. My cute little panda is again “hanging” off the edge of my focal point to create visual interest.

Stickers are such an easy accent for your cards and 3D stickers provide the dimension and texture to make your cards a big hit!! Happy creating!

The Explore the World Collection~

Hi, Connie here with a couple of scrapbooking pages showcasing the Explore the World  Collection by Paper House Productions.  I attached a fun Flip Album by Paper House Productions to accommodate many photos.
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I have some step out photos to walk you through how this scrapbook page was put together.  By adding the Flip Album, to the page, I was able to get thirteen photos on the page.  Kinda cool!!
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The Flip Album comes with a stand on the back, so the album can stand alone.  I took that off, of the album, and then added a 12 x 12 cardboard to the back of the page . Then  attached the stand to the back of the scrapbook page.  Two reasons, to make the page stand alone and to support the Flip Album.  Worked great!
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The front layers were created by tearing borders on several different papers in the Explore the World Collection.  Love the look!
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The Flip Album was attached with strong adhesive.  Tags, stickers and cardstock stickers were used to decorate the page and showcase the photos.  The tags were used as the journal spot for added details of the trip.
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This is the front page of the Flip Album which has pull outs, flip ups, flip outs and pockets.
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A sample of how the album works and has so many places for photos and memorabilia.
Each section is labeled with the destination and date.  I had some really fun photos left so I created a page of just them.  Kinda of like a selfie page~
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These are photos taken at different places in Washington DC.  I used the Explore the World Collection along with Around the World Puffy Stickers.
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The tag is created by using the Explore your World Tags page from the collection.
This is such a fun collection to create travel pages from.  It is full of great travel images, on the papers, that also can be trimmed out and used as embellishments on a scrapbook page.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Journey Book

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I’m sharing a couple of pages from my Journey Book insert.  It will be perfect for memory keeping.  The Explore Your World collection from Paper House Productions was perfect for this project.  All of the papers, cut apart tags and stickers coordinate perfectly.

I created an insert pocket for tucking in keepsakes.  The pocket was embellished with stickers from the same collection.  The cut part tags were tucked into the pocket for journaling.  I popped up a few of the stickers on foam dots for added dimension.

The second page of my Journey Book insert is all about memorializing that special trip.  The travel notes tag is just the right size for adding a picture or for journaling. The tag was adorned with a vintage camera sticker.

The airplane was the perfect finishing accent.  A few enamel dots were adhered as a decorative element.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

Away We Go!

Hi all! Erika here with a travel themed layout featuring the very colorful Suitcases Double Sided Paper and Luggage Tags Double Sided Paper. We were lucky enough to visit the South a few weeks ago. After landing in New Orleans, we drove across Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and back. There was so much to see! Naturally, I had to make a double paged layout. I don’t make many double paged layouts, but the coordinating papers in this PHP collection made it so easy to coordinate!

I love the combination of the 3D and flat stickers. Although I must say, the puffy are my favorite… They are just so cute! And those little Suitcases are the pieze de résistance.

No matter your destination, Paperhouse Productions has your back with the perfect paper, embellishments, and more! Hop on over to the shop to pick some up today.

A Fishing Story~

Hi, Connie here with a bi-fold scrapbook page using The Great Outdoors Fishing Collection by Paper House Productions.  It comes complete with some really cool pattern papers and 3D Stickers.

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The front of the page looks a little deceiving, it actually folds out to a 18″ x 12″.  Another six inches was added to accommodate more photos, memorabilia, decorations and details of the day.  Let me show you~
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Photo instructions are left to right:
1. Cut a sheet of pattern paper in half, top to bottom. Creating a 6″x 12″
2. Cut a 1″ strip from a piece of coordinating paper 1″ x 12″.
3. Score at 1/2″. Creating a fold, like a hinge.
4. Add strong tape to both sides of the score lines. (top photo)
5. Place under 12″ x 12″ page and remove tape to adhere.
6. Repeat the process on the 6″ x 12″ piece of pattern paper.  By doing this you have added 6″ more to your scrapbook page but it still fits in a 12″ x 12″ page protector.
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This is a closeup of the 6″ x 12″ page that is added ~
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And here is the page opened.  I only had two photos so I decorated the added portion.
Along with tags, pockets can be added to hold extra memorabilia or photos that make it easy to keep the events of what you are scrapbooking on one page. Always a goal of mine.
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This is a fun technique to use when you need more room to tell the story, of the page you are creating.  Keep in mind you can add a 6″ x 12″page on both sides and have them fold in towards the center.  You just added 12″ more! Perfect for that big project with lots of photos and memorabilia. Kinda like two pages for one.  

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

The World is out there- Let’s Explore!

Good morning! Lisa here today to share a layout using some of the amazing travel goodies in the Explore Your World line! Here is my layout with the fun mix of patterns offered in this line! I loved both sides of all the papers so much it was hard to chose which side to use!

Supplies Used: Suitcases Double Sided Paper (Background); Explore Your World Map Double Sided Paper; Luggage Tags Double Sided Paper; Passport Stamps Double Sided Paper; Around the World 3D stickers; Let’s Explore Cardstock stickers; Around the World Puffy Stickers

I love using stickers like this one from the Let’s Explore Cardstock stickers set for my title, so easy and yet so impactful! I used foam tape to pop the quote sticker off the page to give it added dimension and make the title stand out more. Here is a close up:

I love how the puffy stickers and the 3D stickers give added dimension to my layouts, they are some of my favorite products to work with! As you can see I used a combination of 3D stickers and puffy stickers for my lower embellishment cluster and a fun cluster of puffy stickers and enamel dots in the upper right of my layout. Here is a close up of the bottom embellishment cluster:

The other great thing about the Explore Your World line is that these papers work so well with any type of travel destination! I used pictures from a trip to the Netherlands but of course I think any type of destination whether far away or close by could be documented using this line! Enjoy documenting your next trip with the fun and versatile Explore Your World line! Happy Trails!

National Best Friends Day

Today is National Best Friends Day! Time to celebrate your BFF and that amazing bond you both share! My BFF loves to read and so I thought I would wrap up a book by her favorite author and gift it to her to celebrate National Best Friends Day! While she isn’t crafty she does enjoy handmade things, so I used some washi tape and faux enamel stickers to dress up the wrapped package.

Supplies Used: Butterflies Washi Tape set; butterflies faux enamel stickers

I love to recycle plain paper bags as gift wrap. The gold glimmer of the faux enamel stickers is the perfect way to dress up this rather plain choice of gift wrap!! I started by adding a strip of the butterflies washi tape the long and short way across the middle of the package. I then added a strip of the thin turquoise washi on either sides of these strips. This washi set also has pops of gold in it, giving my package even more shine and shimmer! I then added a doily to disguise where the washi tape runs together. I added a button threaded with gold thread to accentuate the gold even more on top of the doily. As a a finishing touch I added one faux enamel butterfly sticker in the upper right and lower left corners of the package. What an easy peasy gift using your craft supplies and an old paper bag!

Here is a close up of the package:

I also used the same supplies to make a little card in which to write a note letting my BFF know how special she is to me:


I chose to make a smaller card (4 1/4 x 4 1/4). I added a strip of washi to the bottom of the embossed white cardstock panel. Then I heat embossed the sentiment in gold to accentuate those beautiful gold accents. And for a finishing touch I added another faux enamel butterfly sticker. This card is quick and easy but oh so pretty! You could easily mass produce it if you have multiple friends you wish to make a card for. The next time you need to wrap a gift or make a card make sure and consider using some of your crafty supplies to do so! Everyone loves a handmade gift, card or packaging! It makes them feel so special knowing the effort you put into making their gift extra special!

Oh So Sweet Layout

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I have a super fun layout page to share in honor of Donut Day!  The Paper House Productions Beach paper pad had the perfect chevron patterned paper for the background.  I broke up the pattern with some basic card stock and a couple of strips of Paper House Productions washi tape.

The top of my layout page was perfect for framing my donut picture.  I set up the letter board and donuts for my husband on our anniversary since it is his favorite junk food.

The donut, cupcake and coffee stickers are from Paper House Productions Sticky Pix Faux Enamels, Playhouse Vanilla Donuts and the Sticky Pix Stickers.  I layered some of the stickers on die cut circles and popped them up on foam dots for added dimension.

A few stamped sentiments were tucked into my layout page.  The small card with the sentiments will be used for a bit of journaling to memorialize our anniversary. My layout page was finished off with a sprinkling of enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Let Freedom Ring

Happy Memorial Day! Today we celebrate and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. A few years back we went on vacation in Washington, D.C. and while there visited Arlington National Cemetery. I knew when I saw the Let Freedom Ring paper pad it would be perfect for documenting that special memory of our time at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here is the layout I created:

Supplies Used: Let Freedom Ring Paper Pad

The papers in this pad were a perfect back drop for my photos, and I love that it also includes a 12 x 12 sheet of stickers for embellishing your pages. I used one of the cut apart papers to cut out this 4 x 6 flag to use as a backdrop for the larger sticker of the USA map. I then added my title directly on the map sticker placing it to the left of my photos to add balance. I tore the blue map paper to give the layout some texture and used these torn pieces as borders around my pictures. Here is a close up:

I then added my title under my pictures and embellished with a star sticker from the paper pad as well as some wood veneer stars. I finished off the bottom of the layout with two banners cut from one of the cut apart cards included in the paper pad. The pops of gold on some of the papers and the cut apart accents are divine and give your pages an elegant sparkle as shown here on the cut apart border I added over the torn map paper. Here is a close up:

I hope you have the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery at some time and get to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as it is truly a memorable experience. Enjoy your holiday and I hope you are able to spend at least a little time in your craft space today! Happy creating!

Wonder Woman Gift Bag and Card

Hi! Lisa here to share with you a fun gift bag/card set I made for a friend who was going through a rough patch using some of the fun stickers and papers from the Wonder Woman Collection. We all have those amazing strong, confident, and extraordinary women in our lives and this line is perfect for them!!


Supplies Used: Wonder Woman Cardstock Stickers; Wonder Woman Portraits Foil Paper; Wonder Woman Tags Foil Paper; Wonder Woman; Wonder Woman Amazon Princess Foil Paper; Wonder Woman Confidence & Strength Foil Paper and Wonder Woman Logos Faux Enamel Stickers

I used a plain kraft gift bag and made a front for my gift bag by mounting the portrait of Wonder Woman on some cardstock, layering it on the Confidence & Strength paper and then adding a small strip of the foil paper on the bottom. Lastly I added the Wonder Woman cardstock sticker on pop dots to give the bag some dimension and texture.

My tag was created on one of the cut apart tag on the Wonder Woman Tags Foil Paper, I then die cut a circle & scallop circle out of cardstock and mounted the cardstock Wonder Woman sticker and word “pow” on pop dots onto the circle. I stamped the phrase “I’m Her for you” in black ink. I attached red grossgrain ribbon to my tag with a hand sewn button and then then tied the tag to the bag with gold string. Here is a close up of the tag

To complete the ensemble I made a super quick and easy card. I added the Wonder Woman cardstock sticker as well as a few of the faux enamel stickers to tie in the gold on the bottom layer of the card.

I enjoyed creating with this fun line and know you will too! Happy crafting!