Sundrenched Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. Summer is in full swing at our house. It is full of playing outside, summer sports, and the occasional over night trip to somewhere fun. Today I have a Sundrenched layout documenting a little bit of silliness on one of those overnight trips.

Summer Fun Layout

Supplies: Sundrenched Papaer Pad, Sundrenched Cardstock Multi Pack, Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack, Summer Fun Rice Paper Border Stickers

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While my husband had to work, the kids and I got to spend the day playing. We sent him this photo to tease him about that fact that we got to swim while he had to sit in meetings.

Sundrenched is a collection full of bright, saturated, summery colors. There are also lots of pops of metallic throughout the collection papers. To keep everything cohesive, I chose to make sure that I used gold metallic accents to carry the theme throughout the layout. Choosing at least one cohesive element helps keep from overwhelming the eye.

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Sundrenched has a coordinating Cardstock Multi Pack, but in addition to the the Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack also goes beautifully with this collection. The words “smile” and “love” on my layout were taken from Color Washed.

I like to use a lot of dimensional adhesive and a mix of flat stickers and 3D stickers on my layouts. This helps to keep everything from just blending and running together. Your eye picks up on the different levels to the layering and sees more separation between images, journaling, and photos.

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I’m loving how versatile Sundrenched is for summer themed scrapping! It’s going to be making many more appearances in my summer adventure layouts. If you need some Sundrenched in your life, click her for the Paper House website and use code PH19SAMANTHA when you check out for 20% off your entire order. What summer adventures are you looking forward to scrapping?

Scrapping Night Photos With Stargazer

Hello! Samantha here with you. When we travel, we love checking out the different cities at night, so I have quite a few night photos. Today I wanted to show how easy it is to scrap night photos with Stargazer.

Scrapping Night Photos with Stargazer

Supplies: Stargazer Night Sky Foil Paper, Stargazer Foil Paper, Stargazer Shine Bright Foil Paper, Stargazer Ultra Violet Foil Paper, Stargazer Dream Big Cardstock Stickers, Enjoy Puffy Sticker

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This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to use the Stargazer papers, and they are just so beautiful. There are gold foil accents on all of the papers that make this collection extra special. The deep, moody colors and night sky theme of Stargazer lend themselves perfectly to scrapping night photos.

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My oldest and I took a nighttime selfie together on a pedestrian bridge when we were on a recent weekend trip to Omaha. The bridge lights up at night and adds just the right amount of back light for a photo. This bridge is always one of our favorite stops, and is that much better at night!

Because night photos tend to be a bit dark, I built my layout around a piece of Stargazer paper that had a lot of white to it to keep the whole layout from looking really dark. I framed my picture with a Stargazer paper that had more purple/indigo tones than blue tones since our night photo happened to have blue back light. Coordinating without matching helps the photo pop on the layout instead of fading into the background.

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I finished up my layout by adding a few dimensional stickers, Stargazer cardstock stickers, and Stargazer journaling tags.

If you have some photos you think would coordinate perfectly with Stargazer, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Personalizing a Travel Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. We recently returned from a trip to Germany, so today I want to share a little about personalizing a travel layout.

Travel Layout

Supplies: Explore Your World Passport Stamps, Explore Your World Luggage Tags, Explore Your World Map, Explore Your World Tags, Around the World Puffy Stickers, Germany 3-D Stickers, Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit (white alphas), Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack

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Explore Your World is everything I want in a travel collection: fun patterns, all-inclusive travel themes, beautiful words, and a gorgeous color palette. I prefer generic themed travel collections so that I can use it over a lot of photos on multiple layuots from a trip of any kind. I then customize my layout with more location specific stickers and embellishments.

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Since Paper House has so many great stickers (seriously my favorite thing about Paper House is the amazing variety of stickers), you’ll never have a hard time finding just what you need to customize your layout. I used alphabet stickers to add the name of the town. Because the town has two names, I used two different styles of stickers to add to the fun. Next, I used a Germany 3-D sticker to tie it all together. The mix of card stock stickers and 3D stickers adds texture to the layout as well. Our trip was overseas travel, so I stuck with Geo tag, map, and airplane themes for the rest of my embellishments. If you’re scrapping a beach trip you could use embellishments from collections like Sundrenched for a different kind of personalization.

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Explore Your World is the perfect base for creating all your travel layouts. If you need some Explore Your World in your life, click her for the Paper House website and use code PH19SAMANTHA when you check out for 20% off your entire order. What trip will you be scrapping next?

Stargazer Layout ~ Footprints on the Moon

Hello crafty friends!! Last week the creative team members were challenged to use a quote on a project. That immediately brought to mind a memory of my son when he was younger and a quote I would share with him, so I decided to create a layout documenting this quote. Since my son was a toddler he has loved space and astronauts and his dream has been to either become an astronaut or work for NASA. I knew exactly what picture I was going to use, one that embodied my quote perfectly but more importantly I knew the Stargazer line was PERFECT for the layout I had in mind.

Supplies Used: Stargazer Foil Paper; Ultra Violet Paper; Dream Big Cardstock Stickers; Stargazer Faux enamel sticker

The minute I saw the Stargazer foil paper it was love at first sight! I knew this paper was destined for a special layout and a special photo, so I hoarded it as most paper crafters do with a favorite paper. It wasn’t until I was challenged to create a project with a quote that the idea came to me to use this photo and my “special” paper from the Stargazer collection. The foil accents on this beautiful paper are so much lovelier in person!! The faux enamel stickers were the perfect accents to give that gold shimmer more impact. I also added some gold sequins to provide even more glimmer and shine! The cardstock sticker “follow your dreams” was popped up and added to the left of my photo as an embellishment, but I wanted the title work and the beautiful paper to shine and take center stage so I chose to keep my embellishments to a minimum. Here is a close up of the beautiful paper with the faux enamel stickers.

For my title work, I combined a bunch of different fonts of alphabet stickers and used the gold letters to accent the word footprints as I wanted the emphasis to be on this word. I also wanted to highlight the word sky so I used my die cut machine to cut the letters out of some leftover Ultra Violet Foil Paper. Here is a close up:

I hope you have been inspired to use a quote on your layout or project this week!! Remember the August subscription box contains the Stargazer line so make sure and hurry on over to sign up, you won’t regret it!! You can even take 20% off your order using my code PH19LISA. Feel free to follow me on Instagram (lisantexas), you can see more of my work using the amazing Paper House products. Happy creating!

The Explore the World Collection~

Hi, Connie here with a couple of scrapbooking pages showcasing the Explore the World  Collection by Paper House Productions.  I attached a fun Flip Album by Paper House Productions to accommodate many photos.
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I have some step out photos to walk you through how this scrapbook page was put together.  By adding the Flip Album, to the page, I was able to get thirteen photos on the page.  Kinda cool!!
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The Flip Album comes with a stand on the back, so the album can stand alone.  I took that off, of the album, and then added a 12 x 12 cardboard to the back of the page . Then  attached the stand to the back of the scrapbook page.  Two reasons, to make the page stand alone and to support the Flip Album.  Worked great!
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The front layers were created by tearing borders on several different papers in the Explore the World Collection.  Love the look!
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The Flip Album was attached with strong adhesive.  Tags, stickers and cardstock stickers were used to decorate the page and showcase the photos.  The tags were used as the journal spot for added details of the trip.
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This is the front page of the Flip Album which has pull outs, flip ups, flip outs and pockets.
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A sample of how the album works and has so many places for photos and memorabilia.
Each section is labeled with the destination and date.  I had some really fun photos left so I created a page of just them.  Kinda of like a selfie page~
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These are photos taken at different places in Washington DC.  I used the Explore the World Collection along with Around the World Puffy Stickers.
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The tag is created by using the Explore your World Tags page from the collection.
This is such a fun collection to create travel pages from.  It is full of great travel images, on the papers, that also can be trimmed out and used as embellishments on a scrapbook page.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

All He Needs is Her~Wonder Woman

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page showcasing the Wonder Woman Collection by Paper House Productions.  This page has a fun spin to it.  My grandson has many hero figures but not Wonder Woman, so the theme for the page is “her” Wonder Woman.

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Showcasing “her” Wonder Woman on this pattern paper by Paper House Productions.  The tags/foil paper has really cool patterns and tags that can be used in different ways on a scrapbook page.  The stars are cut from the tags/foil papers with a steel die.

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The stars are randomly placed, on the scrapbook page, to bring in more of the red color. Foam adhesive squares were used to adhere the paper stars to the page.  Love the dimension it gives the stars and how they add texture to the scrapbook page. One of the tags/foil paper is used at the bottom of “her” Wonder Woman to showcase the star of the show “her”.  The gold arrow is cut from the tags/foil paper.  The big gold “W” was trimmed down to create the arrow used in this cluster about “her” Wonder Woman.

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The faux enamel stickers were placed under the “her” cluster.  The gold color, on the sticker,  brings your eye to the gold foil paper border used under the photo strip. Paper is an amazing creative tool.  If you can think it up, you can make pretty embellishments for a scrapbook page or journal book.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
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She Is Our Wonder Woman~

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Wonder Woman Collection by Paper House Productions.  I was really stumped on this paper choice, I was asked to create with, but then I remembered I had the perfect photo.  All you need is photo that shows strength and this one does!!!
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I used two different coordinating papers from the Wonder Woman Collection and layered them with one of the border papers, from the collection. The tag/ foil
paper made a cute cover for a private journal space.
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A white tag is attached to the tag/foil paper, from the Wonder Woman Collection and the story is written and then clipped to the tag. It can be easily removed, to read the story,  but still private.
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The Wonder Woman cardstock stickers make great embellishments, to enhance and showcase a special photo or space, on the scrapbook page.  I used them both ways on this page.  The date tag/white tag is stamped to document this amazing day!!!
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Bits and pieces, of stickers and paper, work great for a small embellishment cluster in a corner of the scrapbook page, you are creating.  This collection is great for that hero in your life.  It comes with many products that can be included on your scrapbook page or a journal page.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Did you know today is actually a minor holiday in Mexico? It’s ironic, since many people think it’s Mexican Independence Day. But the truth is, it’s the day when Mexican forces bested the French at the Battle of Puebla. And how better to celebrate than with margaritas and Mexican food, right? I’m up on the Paperhouse Productions blog with another quick layout featuring Explore Your World Map Double Sided Paper, Explore Your World Tags Double Sided Paper, Passport Stamps Double Sided Paper, and Mexico Destinations Stickers.

My favorite part about this collection is that the coordinated papers make it so easy to mix and match. Once I cropped my layering elements, I created a film strip-esque for my photos.

I love the look of stitching on paper, and constantly try to incorporate stitches outside of the typical straight lines. I picked this stitch pattern because it reminded me of a Mayan pyramid.

To break up the straight lines, I spackle a think layer of white gesso for a journaling background, as well as a little bit to help my alpha stand out. Is it weird this it made me think of sour cream?

Aaanyways, the finishing touches were the Mexico stickers. These little cuties were the… Sour cream on the Taco – _- (Yes, I HAD to).

And I’m in love! Be sure to hop on the shop to check out all these must-have supplies!

What a Gem!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the, very cool, Stargazer Collection by Paper House Productions.  I love the rich colors in this collection.  The purple tones are strikingly beautiful.  Pretty close to a real Gemstone!!!

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I used these photos, of my granddaughter experiencing the Indiana Page Program first hand.  She is a gem, our gem!!!  The inspiration, for this page, is the word gem.
The design is using two different papers from the Stargazer Collection, cutting one down the middle.  It is adhered, on the gemstone paper, along with border paper and washi tape, to create the center focal for the scrapbook page.  A small banner was created using papers and stickers from the Stargazer Collection.  I love how it showcases the focal photo. It screams special!!!

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A journal pocket was created for the details of the day.   I used this spot also, to journal my thoughts, on this experience, for her and how proud we are of her.  I created another information pocket for the back of the scrapbook page.  I printed off information about the program, so others could read and learn about this opportunity.

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I covered a vintage library card holder, with the Stargazer papers and cardstock stickers, to create this easily constructed pocket, to hold information, tickets or extra photos.  So easy and looks so cute!!
This is such a gem of a collection and can be used to showcase all the stars in your life. Check it out~

I have one more scrapbook page to share.  This one was created using up left over scraps from the Stargazer Collection.  I love what you can create with a few cardstock stickers and paper.
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Pieces of paper make for an easy little banner for the corner of the page.

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So don’t throw away those bits and pieces!!  It doesn’t take much to create “cute”!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
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Shine like the stars~

Hi, Connie here with my first project for Paper House Productions.   I had the opportunity to create with the Stargazer Collection.   I had some perfect pictures that would showcase this paper collection well.  The pictures are from a night under the stars and constructing smore’s.  Yum!!!!!

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The center photos are grouped together, showing our evening under the stars.  The film strip, on the side of the grouping of photos, was created using the die cuts from the Stargazer Collection along with a film strip stamp.

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The cluster, at the top, was fun to create.   It consists of washi tape, cardstock stickers and the film strip border.  Star enamel stickers were added to bring it all together.   I used the area between the top cluster and the bottom border as my journal spot.  The words were typed  in Word, printed out on white cardstock and cut in strips.  A favorite thing I like to do, using this type of  journaling,  when adhering the strips down to the scrapbook page, adhere every other strip with foam squares.  I love the dimension it gives the text.

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The pattern borders come in the Stargazer Collection.  Makes it so easy to add contrasting colors, that work perfect, to your project.  All the work is done for you.  Everything in this collection works together.  Hope you check out this amazing Stargazer Collection!!

Thanks for stopping by~

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