Baby Card Inspiration using Hello Baby!

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Good morning! Shannon here and I’m wrapping up the Pen Blade week with a set of four cards! The  Pen Blade works great! It is so versatile and can cut in a straight line effortlessly, or make super fussy cuts seem so easy! Take a look at the cards!

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The cards in this set of 4 are perfect for a baby girl to be, or a baby girl making her debut! Here’s a close up:
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Card number 2 shows the precision of the Pen Blade! I used it to cut out the “X’s & O’s”:

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Card number 3:

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….and last but not least, card number 4:

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Thanks for letting me share! Hope I could inspire you to create something this weekend!!

 

Hello Baby Picture Frame Using Pen Blades

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Hello everyone! Carolyn here today with a simple and fun picture frame that can be given as a new baby gift or a project for a special picture. The new Craft Sets from Paper House pair perfectly with the penblades!

Baby frame PH1Supply List: Hello Baby Girl Craft Set,  Hello Baby Girl Paper Crafting Kit, Pen Blades.

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I began with this old wood frame that is meant for crafting. I painted it a long time ago and never liked it. I decided to use the craft set and Pen Blades to bring it back to life. This image shows the decal paper that comes in the kit, the layered stickers, alphas and Pen Blades.

Baby Frame PH5I wrapped the craft paper around the frame while folding down the corners. I used the #11 Pen Blade to cut the window out of the frame. It was so sharp and so easy to control.

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I pushed the sticky paper into the corners and used the Pen Blade to cut off the excess.

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I finished it off with lots of embellishments. I made the accordion flower by scoring a  strip of paper in intervals and then folding them into a flower shape. I’m so happy to be enjoying this frame again and that you could join me today.

Have a wonderful day!

Carolyn Johnson

SNEAK PEEK: WICKED GOOD PLANNER COLLECTION

Are you already counting down the days to Halloween? Have you decided on your costume? What about decorations for your planner spreads in the month of October? We’ve got you covered there! Today we’re introducing you to our Halloween-themed Life Organized™ planner accessory collection: Wicked Good! Equal parts spooky and sweet, this adorable collection contains all sorts of fun colors and imagery to highlight all of your Halloween plans!

All of the Wicked Good accessories, decked out with orange and green foil, coordinate to look hauntingly beautiful in any planner. Use them all together, or choose your favorites to appear throughout the Halloween season. Here’s a look at the collection’s components:

Planner Sticker multipacks come with four sheets that are chock-full of all kinds of different stickers. There’s something for every planner in this mix of functional and decorative pieces: icons, trackers, labels, sentiments, and lists!

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Imagine all of these spooktacular stickers accenting your October plans! Puffy stickers add in charming low-profile dimension to your pages. Epoxy stickers sparkle with foil accents and are a gem-like way to highlight important events or add decoration. Micro stickers are simply adorable! They’re the perfect way to add in some color and foiled shine while still allowing you to focus on the written details that share their page.

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Rice paper borders, using premium Japanese material, add a unique textural element, complete with beautiful color and foil. There is also a set of washi tape that features foiled candy corn stripes and spider webs!

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Sticker pockets are a great way to add a little bit of extra storage to your planner! Use them in page corners to save photos, notes, receipts, lists, and anything else you might want to tuck in!

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Flake stickers are fun little coordinating diecuts that add whimsy and personality anywhere they stick!

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Mark your place in your planner with either variety of our new clips! Puffy clips are dimensional with debossed details and securely hold onto pages with a gold paper clip. Epoxy clips are fun little accents to highlight pages you’d like to go back to!

We hope that you’re already looking forward to using these Wicked Good planner accessories! Enter our giveaways on Facebook and Instagram… you could win the entire Wicked Good planner accessory collection, as well as the other Life Organized™ collections we’re introducing! Stay tuned… we’re moving through the calendar and will reveal our Christmas Joy planner accessories next week!

SNEAK PEEK: AUTUMN WOODS PLANNER COLLECTION

Hey everyone! We’re back today with another one of our brand new Life Organized™ planner accessory collections: Autumn Woods! Like the popular scrap collection we released last summer, this variety of accessories is inspired by the rich colors and cozy feelings of the fall season. This collection will be the perfect addition to your planner in those months of changing leaves, pumpkin picking, and sweater weather!

Beautiful copper foil accents are a perfect complement to the deep purples, pops of teal, and crisp oranges in this collection! There are so many different coordinating components to choose from; use them all together on a spread, or pick and choose them throughout the season. Let’s take a look at all of the autumn splendor:

Planner Sticker multipacks contain four sheets and a complete variety of types of stickers. There are icons, trackers, labels, sentiments, lists, sweet animals… there’s something for every planner!

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Autumn Woods also features stickers in more exciting categories: Puffy, Epoxy, and Micro! Puffy stickers add in charming low-profile dimension to your pages. Epoxy stickers sparkle with foil accents and are a gem-like way to highlight important events or add decoration. Micro stickers are simply adorable! They’re the perfect way to add in some color and foiled shine while still allowing you to focus on the written details that share their page.

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Rice paper borders, using premium Japanese material, add a unique textural element, complete with beautiful color and foil. Add in even more coordinating borders with some teal plaid or copper leaf washi tape!

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Sticker pockets are a great way to add a little bit of extra storage to your planner! Use them in page corners to save photos, notes, receipts, lists, and anything else you might want to tuck in!

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Flake stickers are fun little coordinating diecuts that add whimsy and personality anywhere they stick!

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Mark your place in your planner with either variety of our new clips! Puffy clips are dimensional with debossed details and securely hold onto pages with a gold paper clip. Epoxy clips are fun little accents to highlight pages you’d like to go back to!

We hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the Autumn Woods planner accessory collection! Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages… we’re  giving away this collection, as well as all of the other new Life Organized™ planner accessories! We’ll be back later this week with a sneak peek of our new Halloween accessories: the Wicked Good collection!

Brothers Scrapbook Layout

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Hello friends! Katty here to share a fun scrapbook layout with you all. I am working with the awesome PenBlades and the Discover USA Collection. Even though the Discover USA Collection is a travel themed collection I used it for everyday photos. I am scrapbooking two photos of my boys a few years ago.

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Brothers Supply List: PenBlades, Discover USA Papercrafting Kit, One Big Happy Family 12″ Cardstock Stickers

I began with several patterned papers from the Discover USA Collection, for my background I used a dark woodgrain paper. I used a large strip of a green patterned paper down the center.

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I used the Penblade to cut out triangles from a red checkered patterned paper and used that as a frame behind my photos. I added white cardstock behind the triangles and traced them with a navy blue pen.

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I used some of the cutaparts behind my photo.I also used some above and below the photo. I used a few stickers from the One Big Happy Family Sticker sheet as well. I finished it off with some white ink splatters.

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I love how it turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by today. XOXO -Katty

Sneak Peak: Inside Look at Candy Heart Micro Stickers

Rebecca Benedict is one of Paper House’s newest designers. She recently moved up from production artist to junior designer, and this is the first product that she’s seen through to completion. Rebecca was inspired by the Japanese “kawaii” aesthetic, combining it with Paper House’s signature photographic style for something new and different. Rebecca talks about the design process and what it’s like to wait for her product to hit the shelves.

  1. How would you describe the vibe of this product?

It’s fun and a little bit silly. It’s a combination of photographic candy hearts plus cartoony faces. They’re cute little characters that you can add to your planner, to Valentine’s Day cards, or anything else that you’re making.

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  1. Where did you get the inspiration for this product?

In the office one day, we were watching a Youtube video where someone drew in faces and expressions to make objects in the video into characters.

Paper House has a long history of photographic imagery, so we took this video inspiration and incorporated imagery from the Japanese “kawaii” style we’ve been learning more about. Several people from Paper House even visited Japan recently to do research and gather inspiration from this style and others. As part of this kawaii style, Japanese designers often add cute, cartoon-like faces to create characters and give things personality.

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  1.  Does this build on a past Paper House product? Were you influenced by an outside design or artist?

This product reflects Paper House’s specialty in photographic imagery and elements. As the same time, it’s also a nod toward our future. In fact, the stickers are part of our new Life Organized intro being released this July.   

We have so many ideas for micro stickers and we’d like to make tons of them – they’re adorable and perfect for cards, planners, and bullet journaling. It’s likely you’ll see many more from us in the near feature.

  1. What process did you go through for getting from the idea to the final version?  

I was really inspired by Crystal’s version of this style where she made candy corn into characters for a Halloween sticker. Another one of our designers, Sean, passed me some photographic candy hearts from one of his designs (things are very collaborative here!) as a starting point. I decided to leave the iconic phrases on some of the hearts, and I made some into characters by adding different faces.

I received lots of advice from my fellow Paper House designers throughout the process, which led me to play with and scale to make them smaller and more cute, and skew them more towards a Valentine’s Day aesthetic by adding in more pink and purple.

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  1. How does it feel to have finished your first product?

I’m so excited for the summer release! We come up with concepts for SO many different stickers and other products, and I’m so excited that one of mine was chosen to be mass-produced. I can’t wait to be able to use these stickers in my planner!

  1. What’s next for this product?

Microstickers are a format that we’d like to do more of, for sure. We’ve been exploring a lot of things with the kawaii style, and have lots of new things to reveal shortly! Stay tuned!

These stickers will be released as part of a new Life Organized collection this July. Follow Paper House on Facebook to make sure you hear when the collection is released!

Fussy Cutting With Pen Blades

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Hello and happy June! I love June..it might be my favorite month…not tooo hot yet, no school…kids arent bored yet….all the good things of summer.

 

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Supplies used- Baby Girl Paper Crafting Collection , the stickers from the Little Things Flip Album, and Pen Blades

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This month, we got to play along with a really, really fun and great product! I loved these Pen Blades…really! They are really great craft knives..in fact, I even found my husband checking them out while I was working, and since I had three he asked if he could have one! I used my Pen Blades to fussy cut some elements from the Baby Girl collection pack and I ended up creating not one, not two, but three 8X8 pocket pages for my neice’s baby album Im making for her.

The Pen Blades were a fabulous tool for fussy cutting the intricate flowers and banners to create 4X4 cards for my pocket pages.

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Thank you so much for joining me today!

I have video to share as well showing how all these pages came together!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

SNEAK PEEK: GREAT OUTDOORS PLANNER COLLECTION

Calling all planner enthusiasts! Today we’re giving you a sneak peek of our next brand new Life Organized™ planner accessory collection: The Great Outdoors! Perfect for anyone who’s passionate about spending time outdoors, this collection brings lots of earth tones, pops of bright color, and imagery of all sorts of fun activities that you may be inspired to add to your planner!

Gold and green foil accent the various components of this collection so that your plans stand out! Use the accessories as a coordinated collection, or pick and choose the details that you like! There are SO many exciting components to explore… let’s go on an adventure:

Planner Sticker multipacks come with a huge variety throughout four sheets of stickers. There are icons, trackers, labels, sentiments, lists… there’s something for every planner!

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We’ve also developed some more exciting sticker categories: Puffy, Epoxy, and Micro! Puffy stickers add in charming low-profile dimension to your pages. Epoxy stickers sparkle with foil accents and are a gem-like way to highlight important events or add decoration. Micro stickers are simply adorable! They’re the perfect way to add in some color and foiled shine while still allowing one to focus on the written details that share their page.

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Rice paper borders, using premium Japanese material, add a unique textural element, complete with beautiful color and foil. We’ve also created an outdoorsy washi tape set with cute tents, campers, and green-foiled camo!

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Sticker pockets are a great way to add a little bit of extra storage to your planner! Use them in page corners to save photos, notes, receipts, lists, and anything else you might want to tuck in!

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Flake stickers are fun little coordinating diecuts that add whimsy and personality anywhere they stick!

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Mark your place in your planner with either variety of our new clips! Puffy clips are dimensional with debossed details and securely hold onto pages with a gold paper clip. Epoxy clips are fun little accents to highlight pages you’d like to go back to!

Thanks for checking out all of our new Great Outdoors planner accessories! Be sure to check in with us on Facebook and Instagram to enter our giveaway… you could win the entire Great Outdoors planner collection, as well as the other Life Organized™ collections we’re introducing! Stay tuned; Autumn Woods planner accessories are going to be revealed next week!

Dad Scrapbook Layout

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Hi everyone! Julie here today, and I am sharing a layout I made using the ‘One Big Happy Family’ collection! Since it is the month celebrating Dad’s, I wanted to make a layout showcasing my hubby and our daughter!

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Supplies used: PenBlades, One Big Happy Family collection,  Dad 3D Sticker

And with my layout, I used the fabulous PenBlade! I used the #15 PenBlade!28

I had these strips leftover from another project, and used the #15 PenBlade to shape them down for this page! They are so easy to use!27

 

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Here’s a close look at all those fun dad phrases that come in the cut-apart pages in the collection!24

Isn’t that frame fun? It kind of looks like they are holding it!

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3D Stickers are such a great way to add dimension to your layouts!  These dad ones did the trick perfectly!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Oh So Happy Scrapbook Layout

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Hi there Paper House Fans!  Christine joining you today with a scrapbook layout combining the beautiful Be Happy Paper Pad and PenBlades!  This paper pad was perfect to do some detail cutting with a PenBlade!

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Oh So Happy Supply List: Be Happy Paper Pad, PenBlades

I primarily used my PenBlade Knife to cut petals on flowers so that I could pop and curl them up.
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I’ve got a quick process video to share that goes along with this layout and shows how I got from the beginning to the end.


Thanks for joining me today – be sure to check back in the rest of the week for continued previews of new products and more PenBlade projects too!