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!