Paper House & Pen Blade Patriotic Scrapbook Layout

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Hello crafty friends, Melinda here with you today! I am sharing a fun layout I created with the Paper House Let Freedom Ring Paper Crafting Kit and some fun PenBlades!  For the next couple weeks we’ll be pairing our Paper House products with PenBlades so be sure to check out all the fun!

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Supplies For Let Freedom Ring Scrapbook Layout: Let Freedom Ring-Philadelphia Paper Crafting Kit and Pen Blades.

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I designed my template and cut it out of Kraft Cardstock. Once that was cut out, I used my pencil to draw on the opposite side of the paper the pattern.

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I then used my pen blade to cut out the layer. The pen blade worked like  a charm. I used a self-healing mat underneath and it glided right along with no trouble.

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I then used my Xyron Adhesive to adhere the paper to the back side of the template.

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Here is a closer view of the template I cut out of Kraft Cardstock. You can see the various layers of the patterned paper I used to follow along the bottom side of the template.

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I used several of the cardstock stickers from the collection to adorn this banner.

fourth of July Scrapbook Layout Paper House, summer scrapbook la I combined a couple of the cardstock stickers for some more visual interest.

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This terrific cardstock sticker of the USA was also part of the collection. I used some of the alphabet stickers to write my nephew and nieces names.

FREE Scrapbook Layout Template

Here is the FREE template I created that I am sharing with everyone. It is sized at approximately 8.25 x 8.25 so it can be printed on a regular printer and then used with the pen blades. I am sharing the PDF and JPG files!

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Be sure to stop back by each day as the rest of the designers showcase some amazing projects they have created with their Pen Blades and Paper House Products!

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Gatefold Father’s Day Card using 3D Stickers

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Hello Crafty friends, Melinda here and today I am sharing this fun Father’s Day Card I created with Paper House products! I created a gatefold card with decorations on the inside and outside!

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Supplies For Father’s Day Card: Dad 3D Sticker Set, Chicago 3D Sticker Set and Let Freedom Ring Philadelphia Paper Crafting Kit.

Here’s a view of my completed card. It is a Double Gate Fold Card. This is a picture of it open and the picture in the upper right corner is the card closed.

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This is the card closed. It has a belly band to help keep it closed. I created the card cut file and then used a piece of Blue cardstock and cut out the base with my Pazzles Die Cut Machine. The patterned paper is from the Let Freedom Ring Collection.

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This close up shows some of the marvelous 3D stickers from the Dad Sticker set. They are the perfect combination.

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Have a closer look at the DAD sticker. I like that it has a metallic backing for just a little pizzazz. The coffee cup is perfect!

Dads Day Fathers Day Card Paper House 3D Stickers

This is the other side of stickers. All of the stickers are a part of the 3D Dad sticker set with the exception of the pizza. That is part of the Chicago 3D sticker set. I had to add it as my hubby is a huge pizza fan!

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As I mentioned earlier I added belly band. I used a strip of patterned paper from the Let Freedom Ring Philadelphia set and layered it over a strip of blue cardstock. I added the sticker Father knows best for the perfect decorative touch.

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I added the tie and the little heart to a white mat. My kids and I will share our sentiments on there.  Be sure to stop back by and check out the other amazing projects by the talented ladies on the design team. Feel free to also come by my blog and visit me! Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Xyron & Paper House “We Are Family” Blog Hop – Day One

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Welcome to the Paper House Productions Blog!  We’re thrilled to be teaming up with the talented team at Xyron this week! Both teams will be creating some beautiful family themed projects and sharing them here, on facebook, and all our social media outlets! We can’t have a fun Co-Hop and not give away a fabulous prize – be sure to check out all the details at the bottom of this post!  Now let’s get to Melinda and her creation:Xyron Paper House Productions Blog Hop Layout

Hello crafty friends!  Melinda here with you today. I am super excited to share the layout I created using the One Big Happy Family Collection!Here’s a look at my completed layout. I used papers from the One Big Happy Family Collection as well as adhesives from our friends at Xyron.

Layout Supplies: One Big Happy Family Collection,  Xyron Tape Runner, Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker, Xyron 1.5″ Sticker Maker

Here’s a closer look at the box pleat frame as well as the medallion. I used the Xyron 1.5″ Sticker maker and ran all of the strips through. This made pleating a cinch!

Here’s a closer look at the curtain pleat. I created it and then resized it so it would fit on my picture. I added a sticker flower from the cardstock sticker sheet that is included with the paper crafting kit. I used the Xyron 3″ sticker maker for the curtain pleat. Once again, running the paper through the sticker maker allows you to pleat the paper and have it hold perfectly!

Here’s a closer look at the fancy border frame. I created a wavy box pleat for this one. I also added some pearl stickers for a little extra accent.  The letters are also cardstock stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet included with the paper crafting kit. I love that it all coordinates perfectly!  I cut the pleats out of my Pazzles and then pre-folded them. Once I folded them, I flattened them back out and put them through the Sticker Maker.  I simply fed one after the other so as not to waste any of my sticker maker!

I am sharing the box pleat border cut file as a thank you for stopping by and joining in our hop! Be sure to pick it up while available!

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As promised, we have a fabulous prize package to give away this week!

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Be sure to visit the Xyron Facebook Page all week long to check out what their team is creating and get in on their giveaway too!

National Scrapbook Day – Hour Six – Giveaway

Hour Six: Happy National Scrapbook Day!  Today we are celebrating all things Scrapbooking related!  Each hour we will be sharing a new post with some inspiration combining Paper House products and our designer’s favorite techniques!

Of course we can’t have a celebration without a giveaway or two!  Stay tuned at the end of the post to find out what we’re giving away!  Now let’s hear from Melinda!
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Hello crafty friends, Melinda here and I am thrilled to be sharing my scrapbook layout with you today. My favorite technique that I am sharing with you is creating paper flowers. I have been enjoying reading about the other designers – how about you?  Here’s how I answered these fun questions!


What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? 
For me, it is a toss up between scrapbooking layouts and cards. I really enjoy both!
Where do you go for inspiration? I find my inspiration often times when driving to work. Of course, I love to look at Design Seeds color swatches!
Where do you do your crafting? About 95% of my crafting is done in my home studio.
What are your favorite crafting tools? I would have to say my favorite tool is my die cutting machine.
What are your favorite Paper House products? This is a tough one…I think it is a toss up between their 3D stickers and of course the paper.
What are your favorite colors to work with? Pink, Teal and Black…Love them…they make me happy!
How would you describe your crafting style? Classic. I love all genres though. I enjoy seeing all the different types. I am amazed at how well executed a clean and simple card can be as well as a rich layout dripping with multi-media elements!
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? When crafting, I usually have music and or watch something on Netflix!
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I’m a southern girl now…originally from Michigan, but LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my tea! That and almost any type of snack food!

Paper House Sliced Life Floral Scrapbook Layout

Scrapbook Layout Supplies: Paper House Sliced-Love Paper Pad

These gorgeous papers are from the Paper House Sliced Paper Pad. I am a Paper Pad Junky!  I love that the professionals have taken the time to coordinate the papers in the pad for us already! This makes doing our layouts so much easier! We were asked to show what we love doing and for me, it’s creating the paper flowers.

Paper House Sliced Life Floral Scrapbook Layout

This sentiment was perfect for this layout. It is part of the paper pad. I simply cut it out and inked the edges with a little brown ink.

Paper House Sliced Life Floral Scrapbook Layout

I fussy cut this pretty gold foiled banner out of one of the pieces of paper from the paper pad.

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I cut this pretty decorative die cut element out of some plain white cardstock. I trimmed it along the edge o the base paper. I added that perfect little sicker embellishment to the center. It came just like that. I only added a foam square underneath to give it a little extra dimension.

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Here’s a closer look at one of the butterfly die cuts. Again, I cut these out of plain white cardstock. I then sponged some gold paint onto them and when they were almost dry I shaped the wings to give them a little dimension. I used some glue dots along the bottom of the center only so they would be strongly adhered to the paper but allow me to shape and lift the wings.

Paper House Sliced Floral Scrapbook Layout

Now for one of my FAVORITE THINGS to do when crafting and creating….making FLOWERS!  Yep, I love creating paper flowers. I have said many, many times on other blog posts, that I am not a green thumb by any stretch and the only flowers I seem to be able to grow well are paper flowers!!!!

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Here’s a closer look at the flowers. I designed the SVG die cut file for these flowers. I then cut out a total of 7 layers in graduated sizes. I then layer them together and stagger each layer slightly. I then inked the edges just slightly with a red ink. Then I shaped the petals.

For the little white flowers, I cut them out of plain white cardstock and then lightly inked the edges with some light blue ink. I finished off my flowers with some blue gems for the white flowers and some brown gems for the red ones.

As a small token I would love to share the Flower File I created that I used to make my flowers!

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Our First Giveaway today involves our very first ever YouTube Hop!  Several of our design team members and Brand Ambassadors are hosting one!
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Here’s how to enter:
All you have to do is subscribe to her channel and ours. Then leave a comment on hers. You will be eligible to win a $25 gift card to our online store!  AND you can get multiple entries for subscribing to all the designer’s channels, so be sure to check them all out! The YouTube giveaway is open thru Tuesday, May 9th! Head over to Katty’s video to get started.

Here’s links to all the channels:
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Our Second Giveaway is happening right here!  It’s also for a $25 Gift Card to our online store. All you have to do is leave a comment on a post to be entered.  And with 9 new posts today you can enter each hour – so comment often and get all those entries!  This giveaway closes at the end of the day on Sunday, the 7th.  We will announce a winner on Monday.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing NSD with us!

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Dimensional Mother’s Day Card

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Hello crafty friends! Melinda here with you and today I get to share a super easy and pretty card I created for Mother’s Day! Here’s my card.

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

Mother’s Day Card With Dimensional Stickers Supplies: Paper House Sliced-Love Paper PadMom 3D Sticker

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

Here is a closer look at the pretty 3D butterfly stickers. So pretty and already dressed up with some glitter.

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

The sticker package also includes this pretty one of a kind mom sticker. I also created a matching SVG outline for it.

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

Here’s a closer look at the pretty flower stickers. Love the realistic look of them. I added a pretty die cut frame and some pearl stickers.

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

I added an extra layer of some pretty satin ribbon.

 

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

Here is another look at my completed card. Quick, easy and super pretty!

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day Card Gift Card Holder Set

Here’s a view of a matching gift card holder I created with my Pazzles. You can get all the details on the Pazzles blog: HERE!

Please be sure to stop back by and see what the rest of the design team has been up to! Until the next time,

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Wedding Flip Album

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Hello crafty friends!

Melinda here with you today. The design team has been sharing these fantastic flip albums by Paper House Productions. I got to work with the Wedding Flip Album!

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Here’s what it looks like closed. I love the layers and the printed papers. It also comes with a sheet of stickers and some gold foil photo corners. Makes it all very elegant and SUPER EASY to put together.Some of the papers include foil accents already, so this was really a “no brainer” to coordinate the included photo corners and stickers.

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Here it is with the first section lifted up. I added some little white cardstock flowers and leaves. I chose to mat my photos on white cardstock to make them pop a little more.

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Here is the next layer up. I kept the pages really simple. I added some gold photo corners.

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This next section has a pocket. It has a pre-printed base that pulls out. Perfect for adding some more photos.

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This section opens up and has a spot for you to journal. I left it blank so my niece can add her thoughts there.

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Here is another shot where you can see I added some of the stickers and one of the sticker sentiments.

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Here is the bottom layer and the base layer.  I cannot tell you how easily this came together! This is the perfect set to get some great photos together quickly and easily! I know my niece is going to love this as a sweet little gift!

Be sure to head over to the Paper House Productions shop and check out the entire collection of flip albums! They are a fantastic price point and really easy to put together!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to come back often and see all the other great projects the design team is working on! Until the next time,

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Southwest Adventure Scrapbook Layout, Card & Free Cut Files

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Hello crafty friends, Melinda here with you today to share a scrapbook layout and a card I created with the fun Southwest Adventure paper crafting kit.  This wasn’t the first collection that caught my eye in all of Paper House’s new ones but alas I am here with my second set of projects using it because I like it so much!

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Here’s my finished layout. I used papers and elements from the Southwest Adventure paper crafting kit. The papers and elements were the perfect compliment to pictures of my beautiful niece Taylor.

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The papers in the kit also include journaling cards of various sizes and with a variety of sentiments.

the paper crafting kit also includes a sheet of fantastic cardstock stickers. Here is one that I added a couple of flat back metallic pearls.

Paper House Productions Southwestern Paper Crafting Kit Layout A

Paper House Productions Southwestern Paper Crafting Kit Layout A

Here is a closer look at some thick twine and some brads I used to wrap one of the patterned paper layers.

Paper House Productions Southwestern Paper Crafting Kit Layout A

Paper House Productions Southwestern Paper Crafting Kit Layout A

Here is another cardstock sticker. I used some dimensional tape underneath it to give it some extra lift.

Now for my card

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Paper House Productions Southwest Adventure Card

Here’s a look at my completed card. I once again used the Southwest Adventure paper crafting kit to create my card. All of the papers with the exception of the Kraft & peacock cardstock are from the collection. I love that the papers are double-sided and all coordinate perfectly! Takes the guess work out of it.

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Here is a side view to show you the various layers. I used some foam tape to give them some lift.

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Here’s a closer look at the sentiment. It was created with stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet included in the kit.

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Here is another view to show all the fun dimension and elements.

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I created the cut file I used for the card and would like to share it with those of you that use and have electronic die cut machines (i.e. Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore, Pazzles, etc.).

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Be sure to head over to the Paper House Productions shop and pick up this amazing kit and many of the other new collections now available. You can also check out the other scrapbook layout I created with this same kit! CLICK HERE…..Talk about mileage!

As always, thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me. Feel free to stop by my blog for more fun projects.  Until the next time have a wonderfully crafty day.

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Live Bold Planner Spread & FREE Cut File

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Hello crafty friends. Melinda here with you today. I am so excited to share this post. I got a chance to play with one of the new fantastic planners from Paper House Productions. I got to play with the Live Bold Planner.

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Here’s a look at the cover. Such a beautiful scene. I love the various borders and especially like the gold foil arrows. I feel like it goes along with my One Little Word for the year: FORWARD

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Here’s a couple of pictures to show some of the sticker sheets and the monthly covers. I love the bright bold colors. This is an 18 month planner and was built to last with super sturdy cover and back and nice ring binding.

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One of the great things about this planner is that it has the monthly view and also the weekly view. So you can get a quick overview o your month and then get down to the details with your weekly views.

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Here’s a closer view of one of my month view pages. I decided to make my planner about my crafty life and my walk with the Lord.

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Here’s a shot of the weekly view. I love the ample space for each day.

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Here’s a closer look at the left side. I decided to create some numbers and punch them out with a circle punch.

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Here’s a picture of the other side. I really liked the extra space at the bottom for writing notes, goals, lists, etc.  I used a stamp and several of the cute stickers from the planner set. I also used those sweet cupcake stickers form the Sweet Treats Sticker set, the pink hearts from the Pandas Sticker set and also  a potted cactus from the Succulents Sticker Set.

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Here’s a closer look at one of the pages. I used a mix of the fun stickers included with the planner. I used some of my sharpie markers to add color. I also used a couple of stamps and some paper from the Baby Girl Banner Paper.

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Here’s a closer look at the cut file insert I created. I wanted a tab at the top that would take me right to my current week. So I used my trusty Pazzles Inspiration Electronic Die Cut Machine and created the insert so that it would pop right into my planner quickly and easily.Paper House Productions March Planner Cut File

Here’s a look when it is popped out o f my planner. I decided to hand letter this sentiment to myself. I used my black pen to outline and color in the letters. I then used some colored pencils, glitter pen and some silk luster for the drops.Paper House Productions March Planner

Here’s what it looks like when closed. I like that I can go right to my current week view.

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I also created a couple of other inserts. A heart shaped insert and a circle shaped insert.

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Be sure to stop by the Paper House Productions store and check out all of the wonderful new planners and start having some fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by. For subsequent planner posts, be sure to stop by my blog. Until the next time, Have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Southwest Adventure Awaits Scrapbook Layout

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Hello crafty friends!  Melinda Beltran here with you today. Sharing my second post for Paper House Productions. I got the opportunity to work with the fantastic Southwest Adventure Awaits Paper Crafting Kit.  I decided to create scrapbook layout.  It showcases my beautiful niece. Here is what I came up with.

Paper House Productions Southwestern Paper Crafting Kit Layout A

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Here’s a closer look at the pretty Mosaic Butterfly stickers. I adhered them to some Kraft cardstock. I fussy cut them out of the Kraft cardstock and then used some foam tape to give them some lift. I sprinkled a few sequins around them for a little extra touch.

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Here are the feathers I created and cut out. I dipped the tips in some gold glitter. I added one of the colored feathers from the cardstock sticker set included in the kit.

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Here’s a closer look at one of the cardstock sticker sayings. I love all the different stickers and sentiments on the sheet.

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I used one of the journal cards that is on one side of printed paper. I cut the sentiment out and used some foam tape to give it a little lift.

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Here’s a closer look at one of the journaling cardstock stickers. I left it blank so my niece could write her thoughts.

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One last look at the completed layout. This layout features a picture of my beautiful niece Taylor. She is such a free spirit and marches to the beat of her own drum. This kit was the perfect choice to compliment her picture. Be sure to head over to the Paper House Productions shop and pick up this new kit and many of the other new collections now available.

As always, thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time have a wonderfully crafty day.

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Baby Girl Scrapbook Layout

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Hello crafty friends, My name is Melinda Beltran and I am so excited to share my first post with you here on the Paper House Productions blog!  Today I am sharing a layout I created with the Baby Girl Paper Crafting Kit. This kit is perfect for creating sweet, colorful layouts for your most precious memories.
Here’s a look at my Scrapbook Layout.

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Hello Baby Girl Scrapbook Layout

Hello Baby Girl Scrapbook Layout Supply List
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GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a closer look at another one of the puffy stickers. I chose to use it as a center to my little cut file flowers.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a look at the little half circle I put in the corner. I combined a couple of the cardstock stickers to create the cute layers.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a closer look at one of the sweet cardstock stickers. The weight of these stickers is perfect.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s one last look at my completed layout.

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Be sure to stop by the Paper House Productions store and check out all of the wonderful new collections and pick up this one too!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until the next time, Have a wonderfully crafty day!
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