Removable Sticky Note Dashboard with Xyron

Katie King CircleHello Everyone! Like most people who have planners, I love sticky notes! To be honest, I have always loved sticky notes and have used them in my planners for years. However, until recently, I had never heard of a sticky note dashboard (crazy, I know). Since my planner has a spine that can’t be opened, adding a ‘’pre-made’’ sticky dashboard is sort-of out of the question. So, I decided to make my own and that is what I will be showing you today!

Today, I am going to show you how to make a Removable Sticky Note Dashboard using Xyron! If you are unfamiliar with Xyron they are a company that creates products to enhance and protect your handmade creations. Some of the products that they are best known for are their sticker makers, creative stations, and tape runners. In today’s project, I will be using their tape runner.

This particular sticky note dashboard that I am creating, was designed to go into my Paper House Productions 18-Month Stargazer Planner. Like every Paper House planner, the 18-Month Stargazer Planner is beautifully put together and includes a variety of things. For example, quotes, pockets, several different places to take notes, stickers, etc. Also, if are not a fan of the ”galaxy look”, Paper House has a bunch of planner options ranging from florals to Wonder Women!

Removable Sticky Note Dashboard with Xyron

To create your own Removable Sticky Note Dashboard, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1: Cut a piece of scrapbooking paper that fits on the inside of your planner. If you are using the 18-Month Stargazer Planner you will want to cut a piece of paper that is 6 ½ inches wide by 9 inches tall. The paper I used for my planner came from the Color Washed 12’’ Paper Pad.

Step 2

Step 2: Grab all of your sticky note pads and lay them out onto your piece of scrapbooking paper. Once you are happy with the layout, flip each sticky note pad over and apply some adhesive to the back using your Xyron Tape Runner. Then press your sticky note pads into place.

Note: If you are wanting to use a big sticky note pad (like the blue pad in the corner) you will want to remove half of the sticky notes from the pad, so the sticky note dashboard doesn’t add more bulk to your planner.

Step 3

Step 3: Lay your sticky note dashboard onto a planner page that you don’t mind covering up. Then grab a piece of washi tape (I’m using the wide tape from the Stargazer Washi Tape Set) and apply half of it the top of the sticky note dashboard, then fold over the half of the washi tape onto your planner page.

To further decorate your sticky note dashboard, you can apply more washi tape around your sticky notes. For my sticky note dashboard, I used the thin gold tape from the Wine Washi Tape Set to outline my sticky notes.

Once you are happy with how your sticky note dashboard looks, you are ready to start using it!

Removable Sticky Note Dashboard with Xyron 1

Removable Sticky Note Dashboard with Xyron 2

I love how this removable sticky note dashboard turned out! Using the Xyron Tape Runner really made the whole process go by very quickly. In terms of time, I had this dashboard created within 30 minutes. It probably should have taken me less time than that, but I kept changing the layout of my sticky notes!

Speaking of sticky notes, you may have noticed that I decorated my sticky notes. To do this I used the Stargazer Faux Enamel Sticker and Stargazer Life Organized Micro Stickers, which match back to the 18-Month Stargazer Planner. This is totally optional, but I thought it made the sticky notes look a little cuter.

Removable Sticky Note Dashbaord Supply List: Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad, Xyron Tape Runner,  Stargazer Washi Tape Set, Wine Washi Tape Set, Stargazer Faux Enamel Sticker,

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

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Happy Crafting!
Katie

Washi Tape Coasters & Giveaway Winner

Katie King CircleHi everyone! Two things that I can’t get enough of is washi tape and coasters! Washi tape is just one of those craft supplies that you can always use more of and making your own coasters, is just so much fun. On my own blog, I have made coaster sets from clay, wood, calendars, sequins, and more. However, I never thought of combining my love of washi tape with making coasters, until today!

Today, I am going to show you how to make your set of Washi Tape Coasters featuring the Stargazer Washi Tape Set! These washi tape coasters are so easy to make and are the perfect project to create if you are a beginning crafter. This is because the washi tape coasters can be made in 3 steps and only require a few craft supplies.

To make the coasters, I used Paper House Production washi tape! The great thing about using Paper House’s washi tape sets, is that you get both a wide and thin washi tape. Also, Paper House has a variety of washi tape that you can easily mix and match with each other. For this project, I chose to mix and match the Stargazer Washi Tape Set with the Wine Washi Tape Set, to get a galaxy look!

Washi Tape Coasters

To create your own Washi Tape Coasters featutring the Stargazer Washi Tape Set, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1:  Tear off pieces of washi tape and apply them to your coaster in the pattern that you desire. For my coasters, I used the wide purple tape in the Stargazer Washi Tape Set and the thin gold tape in the Wine Washi Tape Set.

Once you have covered your coaster, trim around the edges to remove the extra washi tape.

Step 2

Step 2: Grab a paint pen that matches your washi tape (I used gold) and paint the edges of your coasters. Once the edges of your coasters have been painted, set them aside to dry.

Step 3

Step 3: When your coasters’ edges have dried, grab some Mod Podge (I used Glossy) and paint a layer over each of your coasters. Adding a layer of Mod Podge will seal in the washi tape and add a protective top coat to your coasters.

Once your coasters have dried, you are now ready to use them!

Washi Tape Coasters (1)

 

Washi Tape Coasters 2

I loved the galaxy look of these coasters!

One thing I wanted to mention, is that if you don’t want to use Mod Podge to seal in your coasters, you could also use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I have used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on coasters before and love the final look. The only reason why I didn’t use it on this project, was because I wanted to create a super simple DIY that didn’t involve too much drying time. If you do use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, you will have to wait 24-hours for your coasters to dry.

Washi Tape Coaster Supply List: Stargazer Washi Tape Set, Wine Washi Tape Set

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

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Happy Crafting!
Katie

GIVEAWAY WINNER

Congrats to Carla Hundley!  You are the winner of our ColorWashed and Marbleous Collections from our hop last week with SpiegelMom Scraps!  Please send us an email at paperhousedesignteam@gmail.com to claim your prize!

 

 

Mini Canvas Clock Featuring Enamel Stickers

Katie King CircleHi everyone! As many of you already know, I love making home décor projects that don’t require a billion different supplies and that are easy to create. On my own blog, one home décor project that I tend to make over and over is clocks. I love making my own clocks because 1) they are easy to make and 2) they are a great way to show off your favorite craft supplies,  Since Paper House Productions has recently come out with a bunch of cute new products, I thought it be fun to show you how easy it is to make your own clock!

Today, I am going to show you how to make your own Mini Canvas Clock! This clock was created using a couple of differnt Paper House products, but the star of the show is definitely Paper House’s Enamel Stickers. If you are not familiar with the Enamel Stickers, they are brand new to Paper House and are just so adorable! Each Enamel Sticker pack has a specific theme and contains about 10 to 13 stickers which are very vibrant in color. For today’s project, as you can probably guess, I chose to use the Llamas Faux Enamel Stickers!

Mini Canvas Clock Featuring Enamel Stickers

To create your own Mini Canvas Clock featuring Enamel Stickers, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1: Grab your 5-inch by 5-inch canvas and make a mark in the center of your canvas (this center would be at 2 ½ inches). Then take your awl and poke a hole where you made your mark in the center of your canvas. When poking the hole, you will want to make it big enough, so your main clock piece can go through.

Note- I decided to use an awl because we are essentially poking a hole through some thin canvas and cardboard. However, if you didn’t want to use an awl, you could also use a drill for this step instead.

Step 2

Step 2: Grab some scrapbooking paper (from the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad) that will match your stickers and cut out a 5-inch by 5-inch piece. Then glue that piece to your canvas (using your favorite adhesive) and re-poke the hole in the middle. Finally, add some washi tape around the edges of the canvas, to give it a more finished look. The washi tape that I used in this project was the thin gold washi tape from the Wine Washi Tape Set.

Step 3

Step 3: Now grab your enamel stickers (I’m using the Llamas Faux Enamel Stickers) and decide which four stickers you want to use. Then place your chosen four stickers where 12, 3, 6 and 9 would be on your canvas.

Once you are done decorating your canvas, add in your clock kit and you are now ready to display your new clock!

Mini Canvas Clock Featuring Enamel Stickers 1

Mini Canvas Clock Featuring Enamel Stickers 2

The nice thing about this project is that you can customize the whole thing from beginning to end. For example, besides changing the paper/stickers, you could also change the size of the canvas to create a bigger clock. Also, since most of the Enamel Sticker packs come with 12 stickers, you could easily use all 12 stickers (instead of 4) to create your clock.

Finally, when displaying your clock, think about including it as part of a gallery wall, displaying it in your office or simply displaying it on a bookshelf.

Mini Canvas Clock Supply List: Llamas Faux Enamel Sticker, Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad, Wine Washi Tape Set

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

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Happy Crafting!
Katie

Beachy Bookmarks Featuring The Sun Drenched Paper Pad

Katie King CircleHi everyone! I don’t know about you, but I am tired of cold weather! I live in Ohio and the weather here cannot seem to make up its mind. One day it’s freezing cold, one day it’s snowing and then we have those days where we get a glimmer of hope that warm weather actually exists. It’s during this roller coaster of weather changes, that I wish I was on a warm beach somewhere. Now, even though I don’t see a warm beach in my future anytime soon, I can still do my favorite beach activity which is reading!

To bring a little beachy warmth into my life and into yours, today we are making Beachy Bookmarks! These bookmarks were created using a new paper pad by Paper House which is the Sun Drenched 12’’ Paper Pad. This paper pad contains 48 colorful sheets of paper and is packed full of different ”beach themes”.  Also, the nice thing about this paper pad is that it comes with a full sticker sheet which includes individual letters, phrases, and decorative stickers.

When you combine this paper pad with a lamination machine, you get the perfect ”water-proof” bookmarks which are perfect for a day at the beach!

Beachy Bookmarks Featuring The Sun Drenched Paper Pad

To create your own Beachy Bookmarks featuring the Sun Drenched Paper Pad, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1: Go through the Sun Drenched paper pad and pick out your favorite pieces of scrapbooking paper. Once you have chosen your favorite pieces, cut out rectangles which are 6 inches by 1 1/2 inches. Finally, using your hole punch, punch a hole at the top of your rectangle.

Before we move on to step 2, I do want to mention a couple of things that you might want to keep in mind while you are cutting out your bookmarks.

1. If you are someone who likes bookmarks with rounded corners, now would be time to round the corners before you laminate your bookmarks.

2. While cutting out your bookmarks, look for ways in which you can incorporate the design of the scrapbooking paper into your bookmark. For example, many of the pages in the Sun Drenched paper pad have words written on them. These pages make the best bookmarks (like my Beachy Keen or Sunkissed bookmark) because they already look like ”store-bought” bookmarks.

3. Don’t forget to use the stickers that come with the paper pad! Adding a simple sticker to a decorative piece of paper (like my Seahorse bookmark) is all you need to create a cute bookmark.

Step 2

Step 2: When you are done decorating/cutting out your bookmarks, laminate each of them using your favorite type of lamination method (I used Xyron). Once your bookmarks have been lamented, trim the excess laminate and re-punch the hole at the top.

Step 3

Step 3: Now grab your yarn or ribbon and feed it through the hole in your bookmark. While doing this step, you can also add extra embellishments (like a button) to your yarn or ribbon before you tie it off.

Once you are done decorating, you are now ready to use your bookmarks!

Beachy Bookmarks Featuring The Sun Drenched Paper Pad 1

Beachy Bookmarks Featuring The Sun Drenched Paper Pad 2

I might have made too many bookmarks, but a reader should have some options!

One thing that I didn’t show in the tutorial, that you could totally do, is scrapbook or journal a past beach adventure onto your bookmark. For example, you could cut out your paper for your bookmark and then use it as a mini scrapbooking page. Then once you are happy with how your bookmark looks, you could then continue with the rest of the steps. By doing this, you would truly have a customized bookmark which gives you all those beachy vibes!

Bookmark Supply List: Sun Drenched 12” Paper Pad

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

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Happy Crafting!

Katie

Candy Dish Featuring The Sweetheart Candies Puffy Stickers

Katie King CircleHi everyone! Valentine’s Day is almost here which means you are probably seeing bags of candy every time you turn around. If you have a sweet tooth like me, then you may be tempted to buy one or three bags of candy (on sale of course). Now, if you happen to have some candy on hand, you may be looking for a cute way to display it during the holiday season. If this is you, then you will love today’s project!

In today’s project post, I am going to show you how to make a Candy Dish featuring the Sweetheart Candies Puffy Stickers! The cool thing about this project is that we are recycling an old candle jar to use as our candy dish. You may be wondering why I would use a candle jar and not a normal plastic or glass jar. Well, if you think about the past fall or winter season, you probably have several nice size candles laying around. I bet some of those candles were expensive, so why not give them new life as candy dishes.

The stickers I chose to use in this project was the Sweetheart Candies Puffy Stickers. I chose to use them in this project because 1) they look like the perfect conversation heart and 2) add great dimension to the candy dish, since they are puffy stickers!

Candy Dish featuring the Sweetheart Candies Puffy Stickers

To create your own Candy Dish featuring the Sweetheart Candies Puffy Sticker, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1: Clean out your candle jar. Now, depending on the size and the amount of wax in your candle jar will most likely affect how you remove the wax from your jar. For my candle jar, I let my candle sit in a warm place (to soften the wax) and then carefully removed the wax with a plastic knife. After the wax was removed, I then cleaned out the candle jar using soap, water, and Goo Gone (which is perfect for removing any waxy residue).

Step 2

Step 2: Once your candle jar has been cleaned out, its now time for the fun part, decorating!

Grab your Sweetheart Candies Puffy Stickers and begin playing around with how you want them to look on your candle jar. When applying your puffy stickers, think about all the different ways they could look on your candle jar. For example, you could apply the puffy stickers in a random pattern, you could just have them lining the bottom portion of the jar or apply them in rows.

As you can see in the photo above, I decided to cover my entire candle jar by applying the puffy stickers in small (vertical) rows of 4.

When you have added your stickers, and are happy with how your candle jar looks, you are now ready to fill it up with some delicious candy!

Candy Dish featuring the Sweetheart Candies Puffy Stickers 1

Candy Dish featuring the Sweetheart Candies Puffy Stickers 2

Candy Dish featuring the Sweetheart Candies Puffy Stickers 3

There is nothing better than a project that is super easy to make and is basically foolproof when recreating it! I think, besides making these candy dishes for yourself, they would make such cute gifts for your friends or co-workers.

One final thing I wanted to mention was the size of the candle jar. In the last photo, I wanted to show you how this project looked on a smaller scale and with different stickers. For that candy dish, I used the Flowers Micro Stickers and apply the stickers only to ¾ of the jar. This particular style, I think would be perfect if you are considering making these for your friends this Valentine’s Day season.

Candy Dish Supply List: Sweetheart Candies Puffy Sticker, Flowers Micro Sticker

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

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Happy Crafting!

Katie

Hidden Souvenir Storage Featuring The Travel-France 2D Destinations Stickers

Katie King CircleHi everyone! Whether you are an avid traveler or only travel every so often, one thing is for sure, everybody loves collecting souvenirs. Now, we can probably all agree that souvenirs, though fun to collect and share, do take up a good amount of space. If you are someone who travels, all of those postcards and little replicas of monuments, can add up fairly quickly. So, to solve this storage dilemma I came up with a fun way to store your items while also displaying your travels.

In today’s project post, I am going to show you how to make some Hidden Souvenir Storage featuring the Travel-France 2D Destinations Stickers! If you are not familiar with the Destinations Stickers, they are basically a group of stickers that have a certain destinations theme. For example, today I will be showcasing the Travel-France 2D Stickers which features cathedrals, museums, and vineyards in the sticker packet. I will be using these stickers to decorate a paper mache box which can be used as hidden storage for your souvenirs items, while also acting as a decorative home décor piece.

Hidden Souvenir Storage Featuring The Travel-France 2D Destinations Stickers

To create your own Hidden Souvenir Storage, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1: Paint your paper mache box and set it aside to dry.

Step 2

Step 2: Cut a piece of scrapbooking paper from the Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad that is a bit smaller than the lid of your box. Once your piece of scrapbooking paper has been cut out, glue it down to the lid of your box.

Now, grab a mini clothespin and glue it down to the spot where you would like to display a photo or postcard from your trip. Then gather up your Travel-France 2D Stickers and begin playing around with how you want them to look on the lid of your box. When you are happy with the placement of the stickers, press them down firmly into place.

Step 3

Step 3: Take your lid and lay it flat on your work surface. You will want the back of the lid to be facing you, like in the photo. Then grab the body of your box and apply some strong adhesive to one of its sides. Then take the body of your box and press it into the lid.

Refer to the above photo to get a better idea of how it should look.

When your pieces are put together, you are now ready to fill up your box and add it to your bookshelf!

Hidden Souvenir Storage Featuring The Travel-France 2D Destinations Stickers Photo 1

Hidden Souvenir Storage Featuring The Travel-France 2D Destinations Stickers Photo 2

For my hidden storage box that is about France, you can see that I displayed a postcard from Paris on the front of the box and used the storage part in the back to hide some souvenirs/mini photo albums. I think this storage method is a great way to not only display photos from your trips but it helps to keep all your souvenirs (from one particular trip) in one place.

Hidden Souvenir Storage Supply List: Travel-France 2D Sticker (Destinations), Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

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Happy Crafting!

Katie

Shadow Box House featuring the Marbleous Paper Pad

Katie King CircleHi everyone! My name is Katie King and I am one of the newest members of the Paper House Productions Design Team! To explain a little bit more about myself, I am a DIY blogger, who believes that crafting should be simple, fun and unique. The name of my blog is Running with a Glue Gun and the types of crafts/DIYs that I tend to make on my blog are home décor.

Since this is my first project for Paper House Productions, I thought it would be fun to show you how to decorate a shadow box house in only 3 steps! In this project, I am using the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad and Life Organized Embrace Today Puffy Stickers. This may seem like an odd combination, but the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad contains 48 sheets of gorgeous marbled paper and the Embrace Today Puffy Stickers are the perfect size for the individual sections of a shadow box.

Shadow Box House featuring the Marbleous 12 Paper Pad

To create your own shadow box house, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1: Paint your wooden shadow box white and set it aside to dry.

Step 2

Step 2: Measure the inside sections of your shadow box. Then grab your Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad and cut pieces of scrapbooking paper that fit those measurements. For my shadow box, I used 2 different pieces of scrapbooking paper from the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad. The first piece of scrapbooking paper had four different marble patterns on it and the second piece had a collage of different phrases.

Once you have cut your pieces of paper out, begin decorating each piece using your Embrace Today Puffy Stickers. Now, these stickers were originally designed for planners, but they are the perfect size for the inside of a shadow box. Also, since they were originally designed for planners, the arrows and little phrases help to make your items (in the shadow box) stand out even more.

Step 3

Step 3: When all your paper pieces have been decorated, use your favorite adhesive to glue each paper piece into each section of the shadow box.

After all of the paper pieces have dried, you are now ready to fill up your shadow box and display it!

Shadow Box House featuring the Marbleous 12 Paper Pad Close Up 1

Shadow Box House featuring the Marbleous 12 Paper Pad Close Up 2

By painting the house white and using the brighter colors of the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad, it really helps to make your items in the shadow box stand out. Also, the Embrace Today Puffy Stickers help to ”frame” your items and add a bit more detail to each section. For example, I like the look of the ”love” sticker above my miniature dog figurine.

Shadow Box House Supply List: Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad, Embrace Today Puffy Sticker (Life Organized)

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my very first project post for Paper House Productions! I’m so happy to be on the design team and I can’t wait to make more projects for you guys.

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Happy Crafting!
Katie