Paper Pad Projects

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Say that 3 times fast! Happy Wednesday, Shannon here sharing a set of cards with you!  Yes, more cards. 🙂 The wow factor on these cards? They literally and figuratively pop off the page! How did I do this you ask? Well let’s check them out!

I created two cards, I really wanted to highlight the Project Pads:


There are two different ways you can use the Frames Project Pad, there’s a RAISED frame or a RECESSED frame, I created one of each for you to see. The card below features the raised frame, and a kind and caring sentiment! Take a look at all of the colors and textures:


Here’s a close up so you can see the dimension of these cards, you can create a dimensional envelope or simply tuck inside a gift or basket!


The second card features the recessed frame, there are great sentiments pre-cut, ready for you to add inside these frames if you aren’t using a picture, you really can’t lose with the patterns and fonts in this project pad! Take a look at card number two:


I am sharing another close up so you can see how cool the layers are on this card, these project pads really are versatile and fun!


Supply List: Paradise Found Cruise Paper Crafting Kit, Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit, Frames Project Pad, Hearts Project Pad, Butterflies Project Pad, Feathers Project Pad, Feathers 12″ Acetate Paper

Thanks for letting me share with you! Have a great day!

Inside Design Scoop: The Southwest Adventure Collection

Sean McManus has been a graphic designer at Paper House for almost 5 years. He went to school in Rochester before joining the company in the beautiful Hudson Valley. When it came time for his latest collection, he drew inspiration from the iconography and imagery of the Southwest. Sean has always had a love for the natural tones of the sprawling desert and the way they contrast with the vivid blues of the sky and the turquoises of Native American art and patterns.

As every artist and designer knows, there’s always a little more to the creation process than first meets the eye. Sean explains how the Southwest Adventure Collection came to life.

How did you come up with the concept for the Southwest Adventure Collection?

It was something I had wanted to do for a while. I was inspired by the area and wanted to create a really epic feel with saturated colors and an inspirational aspect. I was particularly influenced by Native American patterns and the natural beauty of the Southwest.

I’ve always had a love for the scenery of the region. Traditional Hopi and Navajo patterns and art from the area made a big impact on the final look of the collection.


Sean’s inspiration for the Southwest Collection

Does this build on a past Paper House product? Were you influenced by an outside design or artist?

We’ve had a few Grand Canyon and National Park items in the past, but this is a new product for Paper House.

What was the process like to go from an idea to the final product?

I built an inspiration folder and included patterns and photos that I liked. I looked at what other people were doing with Southwest scrapbooking supplies and knew I wanted to go in a different direction.

We have a great team here that really knows their stuff, and with everyone’s input, we made something that really clicked in the end.

What’s it like to see something you created being used by others for their projects?

It’s always really satisfying to see your product out in the world; to go from something you’ve made digitally to seeing it exist as a physical thing. I was really happy with this one. It felt very accurate to my vision and captured the richness of the Southwest.

I’ve seen a lot of creative and beautiful uses of the products, especially from our design team. One of my favorites is a photo album using the collection that has a really unique and innovative construction.

A look inside the Southwest Collection

What’s next for the Southwest Adventure Collection?

We may have a planner for the collection in the future, and hopefully there will be more stickers down the road. This is one of my favorite products I’ve done, and I’d really like to see the collection fleshed out more.

Are you inspired? You can find the Southwest Collection here.

Baby Card Inspiration using Hello Baby!

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Good morning! Shannon here and I’m wrapping up the Pen Blade week with a set of four cards! The  Pen Blade works great! It is so versatile and can cut in a straight line effortlessly, or make super fussy cuts seem so easy! Take a look at the cards!

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The cards in this set of 4 are perfect for a baby girl to be, or a baby girl making her debut! Here’s a close up:

Card number 2 shows the precision of the Pen Blade! I used it to cut out the “X’s & O’s”:


Card number 3:

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….and last but not least, card number 4:


Thanks for letting me share! Hope I could inspire you to create something this weekend!!


Brothers Scrapbook Layout


Hello friends! Katty here to share a fun scrapbook layout with you all. I am working with the awesome PenBlades and the Discover USA Collection. Even though the Discover USA Collection is a travel themed collection I used it for everyday photos. I am scrapbooking two photos of my boys a few years ago.

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Brothers Supply List: PenBlades, Discover USA Papercrafting Kit, One Big Happy Family 12″ Cardstock Stickers

I began with several patterned papers from the Discover USA Collection, for my background I used a dark woodgrain paper. I used a large strip of a green patterned paper down the center.

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I used the Penblade to cut out triangles from a red checkered patterned paper and used that as a frame behind my photos. I added white cardstock behind the triangles and traced them with a navy blue pen.

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I used some of the cutaparts behind my photo.I also used some above and below the photo. I used a few stickers from the One Big Happy Family Sticker sheet as well. I finished it off with some white ink splatters.

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I love how it turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by today. XOXO -Katty

Fussy Cutting With Pen Blades

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Hello and happy June! I love might be my favorite month…not tooo hot yet, no school…kids arent bored yet….all the good things of summer.



Supplies used- Baby Girl Paper Crafting Collection , the stickers from the Little Things Flip Album, and Pen Blades


This month, we got to play along with a really, really fun and great product! I loved these Pen Blades…really! They are really great craft fact, I even found my husband checking them out while I was working, and since I had three he asked if he could have one! I used my Pen Blades to fussy cut some elements from the Baby Girl collection pack and I ended up creating not one, not two, but three 8X8 pocket pages for my neice’s baby album Im making for her.

The Pen Blades were a fabulous tool for fussy cutting the intricate flowers and banners to create 4X4 cards for my pocket pages.


Thank you so much for joining me today!

I have video to share as well showing how all these pages came together!

Have A Lovely Day!


Dad Scrapbook Layout

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Hi everyone! Julie here today, and I am sharing a layout I made using the ‘One Big Happy Family’ collection! Since it is the month celebrating Dad’s, I wanted to make a layout showcasing my hubby and our daughter!


Supplies used: PenBlades, One Big Happy Family collection,  Dad 3D Sticker

And with my layout, I used the fabulous PenBlade! I used the #15 PenBlade!28

I had these strips leftover from another project, and used the #15 PenBlade to shape them down for this page! They are so easy to use!27


Here’s a close look at all those fun dad phrases that come in the cut-apart pages in the collection!24

Isn’t that frame fun? It kind of looks like they are holding it!


3D Stickers are such a great way to add dimension to your layouts!  These dad ones did the trick perfectly!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Oh So Happy Scrapbook Layout

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Hi there Paper House Fans!  Christine joining you today with a scrapbook layout combining the beautiful Be Happy Paper Pad and PenBlades!  This paper pad was perfect to do some detail cutting with a PenBlade!

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Oh So Happy Supply List: Be Happy Paper Pad, PenBlades

I primarily used my PenBlade Knife to cut petals on flowers so that I could pop and curl them up.

I’ve got a quick process video to share that goes along with this layout and shows how I got from the beginning to the end.

Thanks for joining me today – be sure to check back in the rest of the week for continued previews of new products and more PenBlade projects too!


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!


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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Paper House Around the Web

We always love seeing what our fans are up to and this month we have seen so many fun projects that caught our eye!  Here’s just a taste of some of our faves!


We love this fun card by Latisha Yoast and how she put together various elements from the Discover USA Collection – she shared this one over on this blog post from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


For a creative twist, Michele Kovack turned the Discover USA Collection into a mini camper and featured it over at the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog as well!


Look at all those Flip Albums! We found these on Seragirl’s Facebook Page!

We don’t see too many two page layouts but this one really caught our eye! This comes from the gallery and is by Phellewell! She used the All Star Paper Pad to create this great spread!

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


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!

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!