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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★Hello Baby Boy Cards!★

 Hope this Friday fishannonnds you well! Shannon joining you today and it’s my second post,  I think I am as excited as when I made my first post! I’m even more excited to share a new collection with you, “Hello Baby Boy” because we have a new baby boy arriving in our family this spring! My cousins Jaclyn, Bobby and Leo will be welcoming a new family member, we are all very excited! What better way to celebrate with you than to share some Hello Baby Boy inspiration?!?!

I am sharing not 1, not 2, not 3, but 6 cards with you today using the new release! I cannot tell you enough how wonderful this line is! It is so versatile, the colors are perfect, the details are just right. Take a look, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about! (Yes, I realize I have used many exclamation marks!)

These cards are in no particular order:

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There are cardstock stickers, puffy stickers and double sided patterned paper to make your baby projects thoughtful and vibrant!

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There’s nothing sweeter than babies, even sweeter?!? Baby animals! This collection has adorable animals perfect for themed showers, nurseries, decorations…you name it…it fits!

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Cute baby animals not your thing? Is the mom to be more trendy than traditional? Looking for a more general sentiment? Hello Baby Boy has got it for you!

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Check out all of the fantastic patterns in this kit…there’s grids, polka dots, stripes, plaid, and stars, basically all things boy!

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Did I mention the colors? There’s also arrows and puffy stars, and can’t forget the awesome tabs! I am telling you, the possibilities are endless with this collection!

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Here are some close ups of some of the cards. I wanted you to see the dimension and layers of the cards I created.

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I used foam dots to have the cardstock stickers pop off the card. I hope that I have inspired you create some cards!

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Baby Boy Cards Supply List:
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Thank you for letting me share another blog post with you!

Have a great weekend and check back often, there’s a lot of great designs and talent coming at you featuring all of the new collections!!

“Let Freedom Ring” Creativation Projects

While our team is busy getting ready to kick things off at the 2017 Creativation Show, we thought we’d show you some of the projects that are going to be featured in our booth! We have a beautiful new collection called “Let Freedom Ring.” We asked a couple of designers Lisa Moen and Susie Bentz to create with this collection and here’s the projects they made!

Stay tuned for my updates and more projects from our booth!

SNEAK PEEK: PAPER PADS

Hello, Paper House fans! We’ve revamped our classic paper pads and are excited to offer this new selection of designs! Each pad contains 48 single-sided papers with bright colors and beautiful patterns. Half of these sheets are also embellished with intricate foil designs that will surely add that extra special touch to any project. As a bonus, there is also an included 12×12 cardstock sticker so that everything will perfectly coordinate!

Several of our new paper pads bring our most popular collections together in a convenient way, and others are gorgeous new varieties to try out. Check out the Sliced pads that feature several sections of patterns per sheet. They’re especially perfect for cards, mini albums, and other smaller crafts.


SNEAK PEEK: 2″ Stickers

Hi everyone! Check out today’s sneak peek: our brand new variety of 2″ stickers! We’re rolling out all kinds of new designs in this classic format, from realistic watermelons to cute and cartoon-like sweet treats. There’s sure to be something that catches your eye. These stickers are perfect accents for just about any place that they will stick! Use them in your planner, on your scrapbook layout, to decorate envelopes, to jazz up your school notebooks… the possibilities are endless with these adorable little stickers!

SNEAK PEEK: Clear Stickers

Good morning, everyone! Today we’re giving you a sneak peek of our brand new line of clear stickers! Each pack contains five sheets of vibrant, richly detailed stickers with beautiful foil. The printing is surrounded by crystal-clear material so you can see through to the surface underneath. With themes spanning travel, family, and floral, there are many opportunities to add a unique touch to all of your projects!


In addition to our new clear sticker packs, we’re also introducing another new format: the Mixed Multipack. This New York-themed sticker contains one sheet of cardstock stickers, a sheet of chipboard stickers, and a sheet of clear stickers. This way, you can have a nice variety of materials on your projects that all have a coordinating look.

SNEAK PEEK: Cardstock Stickers

Good morning, Paper House fans! Today the spotlight is on our new assortment of cardstock stickers. We’ve added some new designs to our 5″ wide variety and also experimented with a new format: the Cardstock Multipack! These include five sheets of beautiful stickers that fulfill all of your embellishment needs.

Our 12″ cardstocks coordinate with all of our new collections. Each one features a ton of great stickers: alphabets, icons, decorative elements, journaling spots, and sentiments. They really let you customize your projects and make them your own!

Christmas Tree Card

Although I don’t always send a ton of handmade Christmas cards out, I do enjoy making them.  I love how the playful plaids mend perfectly together to form a Traditional Christmas feel in this layered Christmas Tree card.

Kind of makes me feel like singing “O’ Christmas Tree…”

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Supplies Used:

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Directions:

  1. Cut a 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of “red flannel” paper.  Hold the edge of the paper against the nib of the gold calligraphy marker to add a thin gold border on the edge of the paper.  Adhere the red flannel layer onto a 4 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ piece of black cardstock.
  2. Adhere the red flannel and black layers onto a 5″ x 6 1/2″ green card base.
  3. Cut the “deck the halls” paper (green plaid) using the “labels twenty two” die.  Add a thin gold border around the edge of the label like in step #1.  Adhere the green plaid label onto a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ gold metallic cardstock layer.
  4. Cut a decorative square using the “captivating square” die and a piece of green cardstock.  Adhere the green plaid label and gold metallic square onto the top of the decorative square.
  5. Adhere the green and gold layers onto the bottom portion on the red flannel layer, leaving even spacing on the bottom three sides.
  6. Assemble the pine swag  using the 3D stickers and glue onto the top of the card.  (picture below)
  7. Finish embellishing the front of the card with the 3D Christmas Tree sticker and a couple of red adhesive rhinestones.

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