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!

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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.

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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

Little Things Family Flip Album

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Hello everyone! Have you picked up some flip albums? They are so fun to make I just had to put one together as a gift for a family member. The albums come with several spaces to place photos and journaling as well as clear stickers and gold photo corners.

 

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These albums are perfect to display and fun to flip through. This is the image that is visible when someone flips up the cover of my album. We had our family pictures taken in the fall which made a consistent theme for the album.

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Below the previous picture is this pocket with a slide out card. I decorated the pocket with stickers and pasted a sentiment on the slide out from the One Big Happy Family kit.

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When the pocket is flipped up, this is visible underneath. I used another sentiment from the One Big Happy Family kit.

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The third layer looks like this. I used heart stickers from the Panda 2″ Sticker Sheets.

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This layer opens to show a spot for journaling.

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The back of the third layer has enough room for two pictures. How cute are these kiddos?!

Thanks so much for taking a look here and feel free to stop by my personal blog here: Carolyn Johnson. Have a great day!

National Scrapbook Day – Hour Five – Giveaway

Hour Five: 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 Carolyn!
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I’m super excited to share this layout with you for National Scrapbooking Day! We are highlighting our favorite techniques today and mine is fussy cutting! But first, you’ve been following along with getting to know our other designers, now it’s my turn to share:


What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? 
12 x 12 scrapbook layouts
Where do you go for inspiration? Instagram and Pinterest
Where do you do your crafting? I have my own desk in our family office where I can look out the window and create.
What are your favorite crafting tools? My paper trimmer and Silhouette Cameo.
What are your favorite Paper House products? All the puffy stickers! I need to show restraint on my layouts because I love them all.
What are your favorite colors to work with? Pink and more pink
How would you describe your crafting style? Eclectic, sometimes clean and simple, sometimes mixed media but always colorful.
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? For years I enjoyed the quiet but I’ve been listening to music or watching tv lately. The tv is definitely distracting and takes me twice as long to finish a project!
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I always drink soft drinks (so bad!).

There is something so relaxing about fussy cutting. I decided to use the Paradise Found Collection as a starting point. The colors are so beautiful I just had to cut the flowers out and cluster them.BeachBabyPH1Beach Baby Layout Supply List: Paradise Found Florida Paper Crafting KitThe Beach 3D StickerIsland Life 3D StickerOcean Breeze 12″ Double Sided Paper

beach-baby-ph2.jpgI began by building a background. I placed a layer of gesso and then placed some wet distress ink on a piece of plastic and rubbed it on top. I also splattered some paint and colored some texture paste and used a stencil to make waves. I used the same technique to make the path.

This is the Ocean Breeze paper that I cut apart. It is almost too pretty to cut apart but the kit has two pieces so that makes it easier knowing that I have another one to hoard. I used foam squares behind the picture and some of the flowers to add dimension. Then I added some journaling and stickers to finish it off.
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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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Christine
TinaGale
Erin
Sara

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.

Thanks for taking a look at my post! I hope you find some time to scrap today and feel free to stop by my blog. Cheers!

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Embrace Today Flip Album

photo-of-carolynIt’s Carolyn joining you today to show you a tropical themed flip album. These albums are so easy to make and come in a variety of themes. Check out all the blog posts from last week to see examples of all the different themes. I chose a tropical theme so I could display pictures from our recent trip to California.

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Embrace Today Flip Album Supply List

The flip albums have a stand on the back so they can be easily displayed. I plan on placing mine on an end table so I made sure there was a nice picture, title, date and journaling so people would be more likely to stop and flip through it.

I used 3D stickers, puffy stickers and cardstock stickers for decorations. The photocorners and transparent stickers come with the flip album.

How gorgeoEmToday2PHus is the sunset off the Santa Monica Pier? As you can see, square Instagram photos work really well in this album. They hold 9 photos comfortably. Sometimes I used the photo corners, sometimes I made the photos flush with the borders.

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If you flip the top photo up, there is this space for a picture or two underneath. My daughter loved using the map.

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This yellow section is actually a pocket. There is a paper that slides in and out where I attached a picture on each side. I used a planner sticker to make my checklist.

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I used some of the transparent stickers to decorate the pocket and cardstock stickers to decorate the sliding card.

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I used a planner label for the journal background. I like how it makes the journaling stand-out on this part of the paper which is visible when the album is closed.

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TheEmToday9PHre is even a nice space for journaling inside the album.

Here is the last page where I placed some transparent stickers and photo corners. I just love how quick and easy it was to make this and now I have a colorful and fun display for my home.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hello Baby Boy and Girl Cards

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Carolyn back today with two baby cards. I’m so lucky to have a new boy and girl join the extended family last month. Of course I needed to make cards with the Hello Baby collections. The cards are 6″ x 6″ which I found easy to work with since I almost always make 12″ x 12″ layouts.

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Hello Baby Boy and Girl Cards Supply List

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For the boy card, I cut out a rattle handle using my Silhouette Cameo. I made a circle in the grid paper and put a cut apart card behind it. I spelled the baby’s name with the cardstock stickers. Then I fused a plastic pouch of sequins and slid it behind the open circle. Some flags and  embroidery thread finished it off.

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Here is the inside of the card. I like opening a card and seeing something beyond the writing so I cut several circles from the paper in the kit and added a sticker.

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Here is the girl card. I used my Silhouette to cut the star out of the stripped paper and slid a plastic shaker of star sequins behind it. I wanted it to pop off the page more so I outlined it in black. I cut the words out of a cut apart card in the kit and used puffy and cardstock stickers to embellish.

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I continued the sentiment from the front of the card on the inside. And I made use of that star I cut out! A few more stickers and it is done.

Thanks for checking out this post and have a great day!

Hello Baby Boy Flipbook Mini Album

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Carolyn here today. If you ever need a gift for a newborn, look no further than the Paper House Flipbooks. These photo albums are so easy to create and so much fun to use. There are pages that fold out, pockets to fill and even a CD pouch. They are also decorated so you can embellish as much or as little as you like.

I am so lucky to have a new nephew. I wanted to make an album for him so I asked my sister-in-law for photos, and boy, she didn’t disappoint. She is a fabulous photographer. I began by selecting which pictures to place in each spot and then embellished the album one page at a time. I’ve selected a few pages to highlight but to look at the full album, be sure to check out the attached video.

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Hello Baby Boy Flipbook Supply List

I began by layering papers and stickers on the inside of the front cover. I didn’t let one inch of space go to waste!

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Here is one of my favorite pages. Who can resist a sweet little burrito and puffy stickers?

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I love the look of this fussy cut banner with the giraffe.

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I played around with the manufacturer’s strips in the paper kit to make flags and embellishments. The page on the right is a CD pocket.

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Here is one last spread with a quote and a kiss sticker.

There are a few more pages to check out in the attached video. The video gives a much better idea of how the Flipbook works and hopefully you will see just how fun it is!

Happy flipping!

Paradise Found Beach Layout

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Who can’t wait for the snow to go and for the beach to open? Me (Carolyn)! No winter vacation for me, so I’ll just wait patiently for summer. In the mean time, I made this sand castle building layout with the Paradise Found collection. There is a basic one, a beach one and a cruise one. I mostly used the cruise one even though my picture has nothing to do with a cruise – that’s how versatile it is!

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Paradise Found Beach Layout Supply List

I began with the sand paper and ripped strips out of the water paper to layer on top. I love how these waves turned out! The back of the water paper had some darker blue so I ripped those strips for the sky. I cut a section out of the shell acetate paper and tucked it under the edge of my waves. I tried to hide the edge of the acetate with the title stickers that come in the kit. The anchor is from the Discover USA 3D sticker set.

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Next, I framed my photo with some paper strips and a cut apart card. The flowers are fussy cut and embellished with 3D stickers and puffy stickers. These stickers are so cool – you really have to see them in person to get the full effect of their dimensions and sparkle. Here’s a look at the dimension of the Beach title sticker.

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Thanks for checking out my layout. I can’t wait to see beachy layouts made with this collection popping up on social media.

Hello Baby Girl Scrapbook Layout

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Hello everyone! Carolyn here today to share my first layout with the Paper House team. Have you seen the new collections on the blog and in the store? There are so many fun products including the Hello Baby Girl collection. This was the perfect set to scrap a couple of my remaining baby pictures of my daughter.

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I wanted my photos to stand out and realized they fit really well in these frames (which are actually cut apart cards with the centers cut out).  I used a stencil to trace and cut borders from the striped paper.

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The bursts are made from the manufacturer’s strips at the bottom of each paper. The title is made from alpha stickers which are conveniently hiding a title on the card that doesn’t match my theme.

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The best part of this kit is the puffy stickers! They are so cute it was hard not to use them all.

Thanks for checking out this layout! It was a fun trip down memory lane. I’ll be back again soon – probably with lots of puffy stickers! Have a great day.