Project Pad Camping Decor

Hello! Samantha with you today to share a little inspiration using one of Paper House’s Punch Out Project Pads. These fun pads a full of hearts, feathers, butterflies, or frames in a variety of patterns and sizes that you just punch out and use. So simple and fun! My piece today is a little Project Pad camping decor.

Supplies: DIY Punch Out Frames Project Pad, Relax Sculpted Sticker

 

My favorite thing about these little punch out frames is how easy it is to create seasonal decor with them. They go together really quickly and are super easy to group together since the colors and patterns coordinate with each other.

There are 2 types of frames in the Project Pad; raised frames and recessed frames. I used a flat die cut of a camper (we love camping with our camper during the summer!) in the recessed frame and some sculpted stickers on the raised frame. The raised texture of the sculpted stickers allowed me to keep my frames clean and simple, but still add a lot of interest by adding texture to the frames.

The frames in the project pad are a great size for grouping together as part of a design element in your home decor. They’re light weight enough that they can stand on their own, or be attached to the wall with a temporary scrapbook adhesive or poster adhesive. So many fun possibilities!

The fun doesn’t stop with the Frames Project Pad. There are 3 more Punch Out Project Pads, and they are all so much fun! In fact, I couldn’t decide on just one project to make for today, so I have a bonus Project Pad project over on my blog today. Head on over there to see how I used the Hearts Project Pad to create this layout.

The World is Wide Home Decor

Hello! Samantha with you to share a piece of wall art I created with Paper House’s Travel Craft Set and a PenBlade. We love to travel, so this The World is Wide home decor piece is perfect for my living room wall.

 

Supplies: Travel Craft Set, #15 PenBlade

I started my project by printing out my saying on regular computer paper. Then I used a bit of temporary adhesive to help hold my printed words to my sticker sheet. The sticker sheet I picked is one of 3 different printed full sheet stickers that come in the Travel Craft Set. I used my PenBlade to cut out my words. I used the #15 PenBlade because it is super sharp and very thin, which makes it perfect for precision cuts.

I used a bit of transfer tape (like you’d use on decorative vinyl) to transfer my letters to a piece of wood that I stained. You don’t need to uses transfer tape for this step, it just made it a bit faster and easier for me to line ever thing up.

I used some of the 3-d and enamel stickers that come in the Travel Craft Set to decorate my piece. It’s so nice that all the coordinating bits come in one box! Adding dimensional stickers to a flat piece of home decor really helps it pop.

All completed, this The World is Wide home decor piece is a fun way to add a personal touch to your walls. Do you like to travel far and wide? Save

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Xyron and Paper House “We Are Family” Blog Hop – Day Five

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Day five is here of our team up with Xyron! We’re thrilled to be teaming up to share beautiful family themed projects 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!  Samantha Taylor is wrapping up our week of projects with a mini album – let’s check it out!


I am excited to be wrapping up our week of family themed projects with Paper House and Xyron. My family is spread across the US. Now that my niece is 2, I love to find ways to let her know we love her so, even though we don’t get to see her often. I used paper from Paper House’s One Big Happy Family and Hello Baby Girl  to create a mini album of photos of us with my niece. The journaling in the book tells her how much we love her. To keep it durable, I used lots of flat Planner Stickers and Clear Stickers to decorate the album, as well as plenty of Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker adhesive. I made the album especially kid friendly by laminating it with the Xyron 5″ Creative Station.  This is a book that she can flip through, look at, and read. You can find all the details for making this We Love You book on my blog, Taylor Stamped.

It’s the last day to enter our giveaway, so be sure to get your entries in!
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The winner will receive a Xyron Mega Runner, The One Big Happy Family Collection, and the Click Flipalbum!  You can enter using the Rafflecopter Link below.

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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 Seven – Giveaway

Hour Seven: 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 Samantha!
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Happy NSD!  Samantha with you to share some tips for a technique I use on almost every layout; mixing and matching patterned papers.  But before we dive into that, I get to share a little about myself and my crafty habits!

What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? I really love creating mini albums! I make them in any size out of just about anything.
Where do you go for inspiration? I like to look at home decor and interior decorator sites (especially on Pinterest) for color combo inspiration. I’ve found the fashion industry is also a great place to find current trends in colors and textures.
Where do you do your crafting? I am truly thankful to have a room dedicated to my crafting. It’s stuffed full of lots of re-purposed and second hand storage options.
What are your favorite crafting tools? All of them! I am a tool junkie. I love trying out new tools as well as using lots of old tried and true ones.
What are your favorite Paper House products? The Puffy Stickers. These are not the puffy stickers of your childhood! They are whimsical and rich looking, and just so fun!
What are your favorite colors to work with? I tend to gravitate towards blues and greens.
How would you describe your crafting style? My style tends to be clean and simple. I also like to watch current trends and blend them into my style.
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? I love to have Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon on in the background. Have any good series suggestions for me?
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I tend not to snack when I craft, but I do love coffee anytime.

Just like any technique, some people are pros at it without ever thinking about how they do it, some people love it after some practice, and some people will decide it’s just not for them. No matter what your experience level is with mixing and matching patterned papers, I’d love to hear about (and see!) your experiences with this technique.

Supplies: ONe Big Happy Family 12″ Paper PadOne Big Happy Family Mixed Card PackEveryday Moments LabelsFamily Planner Stickers

If you’re new to mixing and matching patterned papers, the best thing to do is stick to one paper collection (like I did here by using One Big Happy Family). As you get more comfortable working with lots of patterned papers at once, you can pull papers from multiple collections.

The second thing to look for is a patterned “neutral”. Here my patterned neutral is the woodgrain paper. It’s manly one color, with no big bold patterns on it. A patterned neutral  will help ground your layout and keep things from looking too busy.

The third thing I always try to find is a patterned paper that has all of the colors of the other papers and embellishments you plan to use in it. It will help tie everything together and will make your layout look cohesive instead of disjointed. On this layout, the blue patterned paper is the paper that serves in that capacity.

Play around with the order of your layers. I pull out all the papers I’m thinking about using and I start to layer them up in different piles. I pull out or add papers based on how I think they look together. For example, on this layout I tried the blue patterned paper on top, and I tried the red patterned paper on top. For whatever reason, the red paper looked wrong on top, but fantastic underneath the blue paper.

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Finally, don’t be afraid to use your embellishments to tie all your patterns together even more. I used label stickers from Everyday Moments Labels to pull more pinks and reds into the layout, which in turn helped the red patterned paper layer pop a bit more.


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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.

Thanks for joining me for mixing and matching patterned papers for NSD!

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Layered Mother’s Day Card

Hello! Samantha with you to share some Mother’s Day card inspiration. I’m a clean and simple girl when it comes to card making, so today I have a simple, layered Mother’s Day card.

 

Supplies: Mom 3D StickersOne Big Happy Family 12″ Paper Pad

I wanted to use Paper House’s Mom 3D Stickers (they have so much dimension, that I knew they’d make a gorgeous focal point for any card). I found quit a few different paper collections that matched well with the Mom 3D Stickers but ended up using the One Big Happy Family 12 x 12 Paper Pad for the patterned papers on my card. I love the touches of metallic papers throughout the paper pad and thought they would blend nicely with the glitter on the mom sticker. I also love that gorgeous wood grain paper! I used the “you are so loved” from one of the cut apart tag sheets in the One Big Happy Family collection as a greeting on the card and to add that metallic touch. Adding a layer of light pink card stock behind the patterned paper layers helps pull everything together.

Since I tend to scrap boys, I always enjoy getting to use ribbon a pretty floral prints when I create cards. This layered Mother’s Day card was the perfect time to use ribbon, florals, lots of pink, and glittered embellishments! What’s your favorite part about creating Mother’s Day cards?

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Road Trip Adventure Flip Album

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Hello! Samantha here today with another mini album. This time I have one of Paper House’s new Flip Albums to share. These small, free standing mini albums are a really fun way to scrap a small event or trip. I’m scrapping a weekend trip to Omaha with the Adventure Flip Album.

 

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Not all adventures take you far and wide. The adventure I used this Flip Album to scrap is one of our favorite summer road trips. We head out about 2 1/2 hours away from our house to Omaha, NE to spend a few days exploring. Omaha has the best zoo, and lots of other fun things to do, too.

The Flip Albums come with an album, a set of matching stickers, and a set of matching photo corners. The photo corners are great used traditionally, but you can also use them as page embellishments. The silver triangles on the top of the page in the photo above are actually the photo corners.

I found that the cardstock stickers from Southwest Adventure went really well with the colors in the Adventure Flip Album, and some of the stickers like “epic” were perfect for the theme of my album. You can also add the clear stickers included with the album to the pre-pre printed sayings on the pages to add touches of  your own style.

Besides lots of room for photos, there’s also some dedicated space for journaling. Since we take this trip almost every summer, it was more than enough space for me to tell my story!

I love that I now have these memories scrapped in this fun road trip Adventure Flip Album. What adventure will you scrap with one of Paper House’s Flip Albums?

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Instax Paradise Found Mini Album

Hello! Samantha here with you today to share one of my favorite things to create : Mini albums! Today I have an album I created with photos of a trip my husband and I took together. I decided to create an Instax album with paper and embellishments from the Paradise Found Collection.

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I started with a leather Instax album. It’s like a mini version of a regular scrapbook album with page protector inserts and everything. Instax photos print out at about 2″ x 3 1/4″, so even if you don’t have an Instax camera or Instax Photo Printer, you can still print out photos at this size.

Small photo albums this size are perfect for using lots of stickers as embellishments. Since we spent most of our time relaxing in the same place, there wasn’t a lot of journaling needed. Stickers are the perfect way to brighten up the album and add extra color to the story.

When I do need to add journaling to tiny pages, I like to take journaling tags from Paradise Found, and just trim them down. You can see in the photo above how I took a 4×6 journaling tag, cut it down to 2 x 3 1/4″, and journaled on a partial journaling tag instead.

Flat cardstock stickers (like the hello sunshine sticker above) can be added directly to a photo and slipped inside the page protector. 3D stickers (like the coastal life sticker above) are added to the outside of the page protector instead.

I also layered up some Paradise found papers and stickers to created interesting pages and custom journaling tags for my album.

Don’t forget to customize the inside and outside of your covers with paper and stickers, too! Have you ever made an Instax album?

 

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Wedding Day Flipbook

samantha-taylor-hs-medium-size Hello! Samantha with you today to share a Wedding Day Flipbook. I love creating mini albums, and Paper House’s Flipbooks are right up my alley. They are interactive, have lots of space for chunky, 3D embellishments, and you can fit a ton of photos in them! I used the Wedding Day Flipbook to scrap photos that our friends and family took at our wedding.  These photos are really special to me, as a lot of these photos were taken on actual film. I got married long enough ago that there were no cell phone cameras and only some people had digital cameras.

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While the pages in the album are already made from patterned paper, I knew I would want to add my own pops of color and bits of patterned paper to frame photos. The colors and patterns in One Big Happy Family coordinated really well with the colors and patterns that were already a part of the Wedding Day Flipbook.

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One Big Happy Family has the bonus of having themes of love and family running throughout it, which makes it perfect for embellishing wedding photos!

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I couldn’t scrap all of these photos without some 3D stickers for dimension, too. Using both the Groom 3D stickers, and Reception 3D stickers were an easy choice. They’re wedding themed and pretty neutral in color, so they blended seamlessly with both the Flipbook and One Big Happy Family.

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The pockets and flipable pages not only add lots of space for photos, journaling, and memorabilia, but they make these albums super fun to look through, too!

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To give you a really good feel for the interactive element of this album, I made a video. Check it out below to see all the details of this Wedding Day Flipbook.

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Discover USA Birthday Card

samantha-taylor-hs-medium-sizeHello! Samantha here with you today to showcase the new Discover USA collection. This might be the most versatile collection I have ever worked with. I knew I was going to like this collection (the colors and patterns are right up my alley), but I didn’t realize how much I would fall in love with it. I had so many ideas, I had a hard time deciding what project to start with, my nephew has a birthday coming up so I decided to start with a  birthday card.

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Everything you need for this project can be found in the Discover USA Paper Crafting kit, but here’s the individual supply list as well:

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I really love the puffy stickers from Paper House. They add dimension, a bit of texture, and a whole lot of fun while managing not to look childish or cheap. These are not the puffy stickers of your childhood. They are durable and high quality.

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This fun tractor sticker is from the Discover USA cardstock sticker sheet. It’s a flat sticker that I used a bit of foam adhesive to pop up. The mix of puffy and cardstock stickers gives this card a lot of texture, which makes it the perfect card for a 5 year old!

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Discover USA is fast becoming a staple in my craft room, and I know you’re going to fall in love with it too. Like I said, I had a hard time deciding where to start, so as soon as I finished this card, I started a layout. Here’s a sneak peek of it.

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You can check out another of the many sides of this collection and find the whole layout here.

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Let Freedom Ring 4th of July Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today.  I hope you’ve been enjoying the Let Freedom Ring projects. Today I have a Let Freedom Ring 4th of July layout to share with you.

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4th of July Layout Supply List

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I especially love the tag papers and cardstock stickers that are a part of the Let Freedom Ring collection. I combined a few of the tags with some of the card stock tickers to create an embellishment cluster that draws your eye to the photos. It also gave me a great place to journal about my photos.

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Don’t be afraid to use stickers that aren’t part of the collection if they help tell the story of your photos. Here, I used a Sticky Pix Lips sticker. Even though they’re not patriotic, they go with my photo and even help draw attention to the subject of it.

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Let Freedom Ring is a fantastic patriotic collection. It makes scrapping photos from occasions like the 4th of July super fun and easy! How will you use Let Freedom Ring?