I’d Cross the Ocean for You…

When ever I see a Lighthouse, I think of my sweet Mom. Mom loved all things Lighthouses: Knick knack’s, postcards, t-shirts, sweatshirts, you name it.

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For this card I used the Nautical Collection:

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My Mom… she’d cross the ocean for you.  She was that kind of Mom.

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My Mom was also a card maker and loved using stamps and stickers to make her cards.  Isn’t it great that the supplies we use as Scrapbookers are perfect for creating Quick and Simple cards!?!

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One tip that Mom and I learned at a Mrs. Grossman’s class (back in the 90’s) was…to make a sticker non-sticky, apply baby powder on the back of the sticker with a paintbrush. My favorite tip for making dimensional cards.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our two weeks of card inpiration!  We’ll be back next week with a fresh round of inspiration with some of our newest products!

Breathe

Do you have a friend headed out on a vacation?  Here’s a beach card for you to send their way.  I love the dreamy mood created in the beautiful photo from the new Mixed Card Pack by Paper House, and decided to use it as my focal point,and inspiration.

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To make this I sprayed my dry watercolors with water, scribbled on some water soluble oil pastels on my craft mat, and made little puddles of paint of the blues, greens, and purples that I planned on using. I misted about half the paper, and applied a small amount of paint.  I misted again, and tilted the page in different directions to let the paint run, then again to soften any hard edges. I used a heat gun to dry it, then put on more layers in different colors. I also used metallic watercolors and watercolor pencils.  I took small amounts of teal liquid pearls and brushed them on all the edges of the paper, flowers, and on random spots on the glitter.

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You can see I flicked on paint all around. To create more texture I used glass glitter in clear and champagne,shells, bling, and sequins. The page got too busy, so I brushed on some white watercolor,and white acrylic paint. I rubbed on pearl mica power all over the card.

 The little girl is from a greeting card I cut up, and the great egret is from a photo I took locally. The flowers are watercolors over dry gesso, followed by clear glass glitter and pearl mica powder.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Love Is All You Need

Hey there Paper House Fans!

Lisa here today to share a fun wedding card I created using the Noir ColorWays Collection. I love the black and white with the pops of gold in this collection. It is so elegant!

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I used a few of the cards from the Accent Pack along with black and white cardstock to create the layers for the base of my card. Then I added some gold ribbon and topped that off with some of the heart die cuts from the Accent Pack and some of the gold puffy stickers. Finally I added a key from the Accent Pack on foam tape.

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I added a small banner, also from the Accent Pack and stitched that in place and added a puffy gold heart.

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This line is perfect for wedding cards, wedding photos or pretty much anything!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Faith Hope Joy Card

 

Hello friends! It’s Lee-Anne here and today I am sharing a simple card over at Paper House Productions.  I worked with the Atlantis Colorways Collection.  The colors in this collection are gorgeous!

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For this card I chose the striped side of the Atlantis Trim Cards 12″ Colorways Scrapbook Paper  and with my sewing machine I stitched around the edge with some white thread and adhered it to the white cardstock.

Using the other side of the Atlantis Trim Cards 12″ Colorways Scrapbook Paper, I took some scissors and cut out the small square designs and traced them with a die cut shape that I had from a cut file (Quilted Background) from Just Nick Digital Cut Files. Once they were traced, I cut the squares out with scissors.

I adhered the square designs onto the striped paper and then added the words “Faith, Hope, and Joy”.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Be sure and check out all the beautiful products at Paper House Productions.

Happy creating!

 

Going Away Card

I have lots of young people in my life who are heading off to college soon so I thought I’d mess around with some of the newest Paper House Productions products and make a card for one of them!

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The new Mixed Card Packs are full of a variety of textures and styles  in 4 X 4 squares that are perfect for all your paper crafting needs.  On this card I used a die cut piece (with the quote), along with a transparency, and a solid patterned card.  These combined to make a great base for the card.  I then just had to add a few more pieces to complete it!

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Puffy stickers are always a great addition to cards as they add great dimension!  A new feature in the SnapShots Stickers is clear stickers that coordinate with the SnapShots.  I got my “Go” from that and used it as part of my quote.

Keep checking in with us over the next two weeks for more card inspiration combining our newest and older products!

 

 

Joyful Card

What is there not be joyful for? Sometimes you just need that one sweet little pick me up . I have decided to make this joyful card to send to that special someone.

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I wanted to use multiple papers so I made flower petals and layered them as shown in the photo.

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To finish off the flower I added a rose sticker from the Flamingo Colorways collection cardstock sticker sheet. I also used the word Joyful at the bottom corner of the card.I am hopeful this card will be a joy to someone.

Pool Party Layout

 

A few weeks ago, on Father’s Day, I invited everyone over for a BBQ Pool Party. There were 30 of us in all. It was fun, loud and a little bit crazy.  (Just like this layout.) Thanks to the week before being warm and sunny, the pool was perfect for swimming.  No chattering teeth or blue lips this year! Here’s my layout documenting that fun day!

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These Pool Party 3D Stickers are a brand new release and are perfect for capturing your summer fun!

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Next week we’ll begin a two week feature of Paper House cards!  You don’t want to miss all the beautiful and clever cards from our team! We’ll see you on Monday!

Believe

 Hi everyone! Melissa here with an art journal page for you.  I love the detail and intense colors of Paper House products, so I made a stunning pink dahlia image the center of the project from one of their patterned papers.

Supplies Used:

I used a page of a  9 x 12 watercolor book to support all the media I wanted to use. I prepped the page with white gesso, followed by texture paste applied through some paper die cuts.  I used pink shimmery watercolor, and water soluble oil pastels. I didn’t have  sprays in the colors I wanted to use, so I mixed what I had with water, and brushed a lot on the diamond texture. I tipped the page in different directions, let the color run all over, misted it with water to soften and blend it, and used a heat gun to dry it. I used the same process for the green. I glued the beautiful flower image onto a piece of paper and put it on the page. To add more texture I added glass glitter, micro beads, seed beads, and threads that I pulled from a piece of gauze. I lightly brushed the pink pastel crayon over the diamond texture along the outer edges of the page, and misted it. I added green watercolor randomly in between the diamonds.  If any of the  colors ran together I blotted them off with a paper towel. I flicked on green and pink paint in random places.

To add more visual interest I put on butterfly and rose stickers, rub-ons, flowers, bling, stamps, a cut up black and white vintage photo, and die cuts.

The page looked too busy, so I brushed white gesso over some areas.I lightly brushed white gesso over the surface of the diamonds to accent the texture.

I don’t really like a mat white look, so I brushed pearl mica powder over all the areas I’d used gesso.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Batter Up!

Hey there Scrappy Friends!

Lisa  here today to share a sports layout I created. I take so many sports photos, have scrapped some and still have a ton left to scrap! So during baseball season this year, I had to stop myself from grabbing the camera to take to every game. Am I the only one like that? Or do you do it as well? I also decided to try and use a series of photos on my sports pages.

I used a series of 3 photos from my son batting during one game and came up with this fun page:

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I used white cardstock for my background and added some watercolor to it. I also added some black mist spatters.

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I layered my photos side by side and added layers behind them with the fun sports themed papers. I also added some stitching. I fussy cut “Let’s Play Ball” from one of the Baseball Tags and popped it up using foam tape:

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I used the “Batter Up!” sticker and popped that up with foam tape as well. The baseball under it is also from the sticker sheet as well as the baseball border:

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So dig out those photos that you have a lot of and scrap a series of 3 on your page!
Thanks for sharing your day with us at Paper House!

Go See Do

 

Hello everyone! It’s Lee-Anne here today with a travel layout of my son and daughter in law. They recently travelled to Europe for the first time. I think I will live vicariously through them.

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For my layout I thought the Discover The World paper was perfect for world travel.  I added some machine stitching and some puffy stickers and card stock stickers to the layout.

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I cut out the large title on some white cardstock with my electronic die cutting machine and took my sewing machine and stitched it down to the background paper.

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Finally I added some alphabet stickers to finish off the layout and some ink splatters and flair buttons for good measure.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!