New Planner, Stickers & More!

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Hello crafty friends!  Melinda here with you today! It is my turn to share and so I am sharing my August Planner page from my new Make Every Day Great Planner!

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SUPPLIES USED:  Make Everyday Great Dated Planner,  Summer Fun Planner Stickers, Kawaii Planner Stickers,  Summer Fun Puffy Clips, Embrace Today Planner Stickers, Embrace Today Labels,  Live Bold Labels, Summer Fun Rice Paper Border Stickers,

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I absolutely love all the bright colors on the cover. It is laminated and has a great weight and feel!

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Here’s a view of the August Cover – I love that it is laminated. It makes it sturdy so when you are opening it everyday it will not get tattered.

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They really put a lot of thought into the tabs. They are a variety of colors so that you can easily identify them.

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On my month at a glance page, I just went CRAZY with all the fabulous stickers!  I know there are a lot of pages out there that are perfectly coordinated…but I wanted to show how fabulous the variety of stickers works together! I have a mish mash of all types from Kawaii, to Live Bold!!!

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This is a closer look at the left page of the monthly view.

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And here’s a look at the right page of the monthly view. I just used a couple of gel pens to write in my various notes and the stickers did all the rest!!!

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This is a view of the 1st week page. That’s right the planner also has pages for you to break out each page. I also love that it is in a vertical view. That works really well for me. Plus the various stickers are sized perfectly.

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Here’s a closer look at the left side of the weekly page.

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Here’s a closer look at the right side of the weekly view. You can see on top of  all the colorful stickers with notes, I stamped a couple of flowers and then colored them in with my colored pencils. It was so much fun!

Paper House Productions Planner Idea Layout, Puffy Paper Clips

Of course last but by no means least….Some puffy clips….THAT’S RIGHT!!! THESE THINGS are the BOMB DOT COM!!!! They are big, colorful, soft and squishy!!! These are a planner girls version of a fidget cube!!! Just touch them and squeeze them and they will put you in a happy place! I used one for my month view and one for my weekly view!

Now for those of you that missed out the last time I shared a planner page, I am sharing my planner page cut file inserts here again. While I didn’t use one this time, they are a fun addition and do work perfectly in this spiral bound planner.

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I hope you have been inspired to give planning a try! It is very fun and you don’t have to follow any rules. You just do what makes you happy, what will motivate you and help you stay on task!  Don’t forget to visit back here and see what the rest of the amazing design team gals are working on. Inspiration galore! Until the next time, happy paper crafting!

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A Traveler’s Notebook Using the Travel Craft Set

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It’s Carolyn here today to show you a traveler’s notebook I made using the Travel Craft Set. I always bring a boring old notepad on my trips so I thought it would be fun to dress one up. I really like how it turned out and now I need to go on vacation so I can use it!

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Supplies for Traveler’s Notebook: Travel Craft Set.

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I began with this notebook. First I removed the coils. Then, I traced the size of the notebook on the back of one of the sticky sheets in the craft set. I stuck the sheet to the cover and wrapped it around so it began and ended on the back of the cover.

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I added the 3D embellishments that came in the kit and used the alphas for my title.

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I wrapped a cord from my stash around the cover to finish it off and then replaced the coils.

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There you have it! Easy-peasy! There is also a lot left over in the craft set so I will be using it to decorate the inside of my notebook during my travels. Thanks for checking out this post and happy travels!

Craft Set Welcome Sign

Hello! Samantha with you again. Today I’m showing you one of my favorite ways to use Paper House’s Craft Sets. Read on to find out what that is and how I made this welcome sign.

 

Paper House Supplies: Baby Boy Craft Set, Southwest Clear Stickers

Additional Supplies: Paint, Apple barrel lid

I built my welcome sign from an apple barrel lid that I picked up from my local farmers market for $5. I only bought one, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be going back for more now! I put a single coat of white paint on the lid, and then it was all set for me to embellish.

Now, on to my favorite way to use these beautiful craft sets: die cut them with an electronic cutting machine! I used a Silhouette Cameo, but you could do it just as easily with a Cricut machine.

I treated the big sticker sheets just like I would vinyl. I created my “Welcome” in my Silhouette Studio Software. Then I placed the sticker sheet on a cutting mat. Finally, I set my blade speed and depth to the same settings I use for cutting vinyl.

When you’re done cutting, weed out the unused portions of the sticker sheet. You can then transfer your cut by hand or with a transfer sheet (like the kind you use for wall vinyl) to your project.

I finished up my welcome sign with a few accent stickers from the Southwest Clear Sticker set.

Being able to cut the sticker sheets with an electronic die cutting machine opens up a whole world of possibilities for these fun craft sets. I know this craft set welcome sign is just the beginning for me! Save

Scrapbook Layout With My Sentiments Exactly Stamps

sara-circle-2 Hello Hello! I hope you have all been enjoying all the fun projects we have created using the My Sentiments Exactly stamps and pairing them with our fabulous Paper House Productions projects!

For my project I altered and played with my stamps and my Be Happy paper pad to create a 12X12 layout

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Supplies Used- 12X12 Be Happy Paper Pad  Sadness Flies Stamp Set

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I altered my butterflies to make them gold, glittery, and so pretty! They set off the gold foil and butterfly background with the perfect glittery touch!

To see all the details and how I used my stamps in some fun and unique ways, be sure to check out my You Tube video-

Have A Lovely Day!

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Patriotic Scrapbook Layout with My Sentiments Exactly Stamps

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Hi everyone! Julie with you here today sharing a layout I made using the ‘Let Freedom Ring‘ collection along with stamps from My Sentiments Exactly. I really love this collection and the stamps I used worked perfectly with my page!

 

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A few years ago, we visited the Ronald Reagan museum in Simi Valley, California.

76In the museum, they have a real Air Force One airplane that you can walk through.  It was pretty awesome walking through one!

 

I colored the butterfly stamps red and blue to match my papers and photo!

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I used stamps from My Sentiments Exactly to decorate my page further, coloring in those pretty butterflies with patriotic colors.80

Thanks for joining me today – be sure to check back tomorrow for one more project with stamps from My Sentiments Exactly!

Sometimes Sympathy…

Shannon Circle2Let’s be honest for a second, there’s a subject that memory keepers and moment documenters kind of dance around, or have a hard time sharing, and that is death. It’s a memory no one cherishes or likes to address. It’s necessary though, because it’s part of life. The point is, simple kindnesses like I’m sorry/thinking of you/sending prayers and sympathy cards can mean all the difference in a grieving person or persons day.  Shannon joining you today to share a sympathy card created combining Paper House Products and a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.

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I’m glad that companies like MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) make stamps for this purpose. MSE has clear stamps and the more traditional wood stamps, there truly is something for everyone! They created a really beautiful sentiment stamp that I used along with some Paper House Productions products to create a sympathy card.

Paper House Productions products used: Bohemian-Friends Clear Stickers, Our Wedding Clear Stickers, Feathers 12″ Acetate Paper, Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit , Hearts Project Pad, Butterflies Project Pad, Feathers Project Pad, Frames Project Pad & Nautical Flip Album

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The picture doesn’t really touch upon on all the gold, and while gold may not be a traditional mourning color, it is a celebration of someone’s life and hope for those left here to grieve. I see nothing wrong with sending “love and light” someone’s way. Smiles are what actually make the world go ’round. Here’s a better shot of all the details.

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Have a great week, thanks for letting me share with you!  ❤

Inside Design Scoop: Summer Memories Planner Collection

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Crystal Chabowski graduated with her BFA in Graphic Design from SUNY New Paltz, just a couple towns away from the Paper House office in Saugerties, New York. Seven years later, she designs new products using a signature, playful style.

Crystal’s latest collection is launching this summer, and we’ve got a sneak peek here. Crystal gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the design process and how she found inspiration to create the Summer Memories Planner Collection.


Where did you get the inspiration for this product?

I remember summers as a kid, when you’re carefree and spend the whole day playing outside. I tried to capture that feeling in the collection: the warmth, the taste of s’mores, and the smell of the grill at a cookout. Knowing that the collection would have many different uses, I also wanted to maintain a degree of sophistication.

Were you influenced by an outside design or artist?

I tried to channel bright geometric accents, colors, and fonts for a modern look rather than something more vintage. It helps keep it fresh, and this is the feeling that many of us have when we think about summer.

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A look at the Summer Memories planner collection

 

What was the design process like?

When I start working on a collection or a project, I gather images that I find interesting. There were a few other styles that I was considering for this collection, including summer nights with dark blues, purples, and pinks, as well as the kawaii style, with faces on inanimate objects. When you create an image board, you find patterns that inspire you, and I was most inspired by the colors and imagery of summer—hence the look and feel of this collection and the name: Summer Memories.

How does it feel to see someone using your creation?

I absolutely love when people use something I’ve made, because it’s such a long process to put a new collection together. It makes all the work worth it!

Is there a particular item within the collection that you’re most excited about?

I really love how the puffy stickers came out. They have a little bit of dimension, which creates an interesting effect when used on just about anything!

What’s in store for the future?

Paper House will keep evolving and adjusting its style; it makes for a more interesting line of products. For this Summer Memories collection, it’s likely that you’ll see additional coordinating accessories released in the future.

Stay tuned to the Paper House blog for more inside design scoops!

SNEAK PEEK: NEW HOLIDAY SCRAPBOOK COLLECTIONS!

Hey there, Paper House fans! Today we’re bringing you the very last sneak peek of our new scrapbook collections, Wicked Good and Christmas Joy! If you’ve been following our sneak peeks for the past month, you might recognize these themes as also being two of our new Life Organized™ collections. We wanted to extend them to have a full variety of stickers and papers that can coordinate for all of your holiday layouts, cards, treat bags, crafts, AND planner spreads!

First up is our Wicked Good Halloween collection! Featuring four double-sided papers, an acetate paper, a cardstock sticker multipack, and a 3D sticker, this set has everything you need to create all things spooky and scary with a modern and sometimes punny twist!

Of course, this collection coordinates perfectly with the brand new variety of Wicked Good planner accessories! These adorable stickers and other goodies don’t have to be limited to just planners, though… think of the possibilities when adding adorable stickers and washi tape to all of your crafting projects!

Next, we have Christmas Joy! This beautiful collection is the perfect accent for all of your holiday memories; it will make beautiful cards, and can even create craft projects to be given as Christmas gifts! With four double-sided papers (two featuring foil!), an acetate paper, a cardstock sticker multipack, and a 3D sticker, you’ll be all set for the Christmas season.

Don’t forget all of the Christmas Joy planner accessories that also coordinate perfectly with this collection! Adorable stickers, fun washi, and even cute clips are not confined to planner spreads… they can be the perfect addition to any project!

We hope you enjoyed this glimpse of our new Wicked Good and Christmas Joy scrapbook collections! Are you already excited for the projects that the holiday season will bring? Head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages to enter our giveaway to win these two scrapbook collections!

Friendship Cards with My Sentiments Exactly Stamps

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Hello paper fans! Carolyn back today with two friendship cards showcasing the beautiful Be Happy Paper Pad and My Sentiments Exactly Stamps. They were so easy to put together and now I have some cards ready to make the day of some special friends.

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Supplies for Friendship Cards: Paper House Productions Be Happy Paper Pad, CS Y220 Friendship Cards Clear Stamps by My Sentiments Exactly.

 

FriendshipcardsgoodFor this card, I folded a piece of 8.5′ x 11′ white cardstock. I cut the flowers from black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. The ovals in the large flower are the negative cuts from the small flowers! I used two different ribbons from my stash and used the flower stickers that come with the paper pad. The sentiment is stamped using white ink. There were enough sentiments in the stamp set to personalize the inside of the card.

 

friendshipcardsgood2This card is the same as the other card but this time I used fussy cutting for the flowers. I love how fancy the stamp sentiment looks on this card! I could never have written something so pretty.

I hope you will take a moment to click on the supply lists above. My Sentiments Exactly has so many stamps to choose from you can’t go wrong. The stamps stuck really well to my clear block and were very easy to clean with water. But most importantly, the stamped images were clear every time.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to say hello to a special friend today!

 

 

Baby Boy Pocket Page using My Sentiments Exactly Stamps

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Hi there crafty friends! Christine joining you today with a Baby Boy Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout using Hello Baby Boy and the Sweet Thing Stamp Set from My Sentiments Exactly!

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I love to do pocket pages to knock out a pile of pictures.  This is one I have been sitting on for awhile!  My son hadn’t started smiling yet so they aren’t quite as much fun as all those cute smiley pictures you get, but it still is part of his story and needed to be captured!

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I thought this quote from the stamp set was perfect to add on to the page.

Here’s the full process video on how this pocket page came together:

Stay tuned for more fun combinations from our team using My Sentiments Exactly!