Designer Day Sunday – Mini Albums

Are you a mini-album creator?  Or would you like to be? Our design team has several talented crafters who work in this area and they are ready to show you what they have been up to!

Great Outdoors Mini Albums

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Stephanie created this mini album combining patterned papers, cardstock stickers, and 3D Stickers from the Great Outdoors Collection.  Head over to Instagram for a close-up video look at her album:

Lee-Anne also was inspired to create a Mini Album with this collection!

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Although they both went for the green plaid paper – isn’t neat how different their covers are?  Perfect for telling THEIR story!

Baby Boy Album

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Lee-Anne is a proud new Grandma to a little boy!  This Hello Baby Boy tag style brag book is going to be full of handsome pictures before you know it!

Marbleous Exploding Box Album

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This Mini Album by Stephanie showcases our Marbleous Paper Pad and comes in a box!  And then, wait for it….

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You open it up to unfold all that amazing color and FUN!

Weren’t those just brilliant!  Share your Mini Albums that you are creating with us over at Paper House Crafts on Facebook!

August Sketch

Sketches are a great way to get a jump on a layout and create something fabulous!  Samantha is joining us today to share the August sketch as well as her take on it!

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We love how this is packed with some fun angles but is still simple enough for anyone from a beginner to an advanced scrapper to use!  Let’s check out how Samantha used it for her Back to School Layout!

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Clean, simple, and keeps those eyes on that handsome fourth grader! She combined stickers from our School Mixed Sticker Pack with the Great Outdoors Collection to create this colorful layout.

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Now we want to see what you can do with the sketch!  Share your take on it with us over at Paper House Crafts on Facebook so we can be inspired too!

Back to School Craft Ideas

If you haven’t already started back to school then you are probably getting ready to.  Today we have a whole slew of projects to showcase that will help you get ready OR dive into that new school year!  Let’s hop on the bus for some fun!

Craft Ideas

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What kiddo wouldn’t be thrilled to open their lunchbox or backpack and find these little notes of encouragement?!? Yvette combined our Enamel Stickers, 3D Stickers, and even Cardstock Stickers to create these!

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Grab some supplies from your local Dollar Store and then jazz them up using Washi Tape and Enamel StickersChristine went with a Galaxy/Fantasy theme for hers!  Check out this video for more details:

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Washi can really cover a lot of bases for you when it comes to decorating.  Stephanie showcases our Wonder Woman Washi on this simple notebook and pencil!

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Don’t forget about those boring composition books!  Bring some life to them like Majken did using Color Washed and Enamel Stickers!

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Help keep the kids (or teachers) excited about reading by creating one of a kind bookmarks! Stephanie combined Color Washed with our Enamel Stickers to create these beautiful ones.

Scrapbook Layouts

We’ve all seen the Back to School layouts perfectly themed and jam packed with primary colors.  Today, we don’t have those.  Today, our designers thought out of the box and captured those memories with some of our colorful (but not school themed) collections!

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By adding the perfect cut file, Yvette was able to take patterned paper from Color Washed and turn it into a Back to School layout.  Combining it with encouraging stickers made it even more perfect!

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Majken also turned to her cut files and created a beautiful and encouraging layout.  The colors from Color Washed are a perfect match to the background!

 

Great Outdoors Scrapbook Layout

We’re kicking off a week long feature of The Great Outdoors Collection.  Today we are joined by Nicole with an 8 1/2 X 11 Layout!

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A few weeks ago, I snapped these photos of Edward canoeing in the Severn. His friends were nice enough to let him borrow their canoe and Edward had a blast. He watched them do it and then he was off, exploring on his own and he learned how to stop and turn all by himself. He’s one smart cookie.

For this layout, I used Paper House’s The Great Outdoors collection. The papers, stickers and dimensional stickers went perfectly with the photos! I love when that happens!

I added the “Great Outdoors” dimensional sticker at the top of the photo to help frame the photo. Then I used a few foam squares on the canoe sticker and mounted it onto the sticker. And just for fun, I tucked the tent sticker, slightly behind the title.

I used the frame sticker to frame the photo then added the word banner using foam squares. I used the tree as well to make the frame pop. For the bottom, I tore a piece of brown polka dot paper and tucked it beneath the photos then a used a piece of graph paper to journal my story and tucked it below the other photo.

I cut the banner journaling block in half then tucked it behind the photo on both sides for a fun design.

Thanks for visiting today!

 

Beach Themed Scrapbook Layouts

If you’ve been to the beach this summer and have scrapbooking to get cranking on, then today, we have you covered!  Our designers have been hard at work creating gorgeous Beach Themed Scrapbook Layouts using several of our beach collections and paper pads.

First Up is our Paradise Found Collection

A sunny day, turquoise water, a sandy beach, this must be paradise. If it was ever lost, we surely have found it, and are happy to celebrate it in this paper crafting kit. Drizzly days not included. Just sunshine and relaxation.

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Yvette combined the Paradise Found Collection with 3D Stickers, Washi Tape, and Stickers from our Sundrenched Collection to make this Multi-photo layout!

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Carolyn combined fussy cutting with a scenic background paper to make her sandcastle pictures pop right off the page!

Now let’s check out the Sun Drenched Collection

It’s amazing how certain colors can call to mind a host of memories. Take this Paper Pad, for example. We can almost feel the boardwalk beneath our sandals, hear the lapping of the waves on the shore, smell the fresh, salty sea breeze, all because of the vivid pinks and yellows and blues in this Sun Drenched paper pad.

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Nicole showcases all the layers you can make with this Paper Pad!  Sun Drenched is available in both a Paper Pad and in individual sheets and stickers.

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Both Nicole and Sara are showcasing layouts that are 8 1/2 X 11 in size.  It’s a smaller format that they have both found they like better.  Sara used a tearing technique to mimic the look of waves on her layout.

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Majken is kicking off her term with this colorful and detailed 12 X 12 layout.  Take a close look at all the added details she gave to this including the beach scene along the bottom and machine stitching on her sunshine.

Finally we’re featuring the Sliced Beach Paper Pad

There are so many things to love about the beach, and they’re all featured in this Paper Pad. The bright colors evoke a sunny day lounging in the sand, with the sound of the surf and the cry of the gulls for background ambience. Go ahead. Get your feet wet.

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Yvette created this layout and as you can see it features some rich colors.

Wanna check out some of our beach stickers?  You can find them all right here!

Memory Keeping in a Traveler’s Notebook – Part 2

Have you tried out Memory Keeping in a Traveler’s Notebook Yet?  We have a whole line of Journey Books that you will just love!  Wendy is going to walk us thru the next installment in her book about her 16 year old!  Here’s her fabulous spread!

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Take a look at all the details in this gorgeous dance spread in Wendy’s video below:

Keep an eye out for the third installment in this amazing series!

Memory Keeping in Traveler’s Notebook – Part 1

Have you tried out Memory Keeping in a Traveler’s Notebook Yet?  We have a whole line of Journey Books that you will just love!  Wendy is going to be introducing us to how to keep memories in a Journey Book every Tuesday for the next four weeks!  Here’s her first two spreads:

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Her notebook will be all about her 16 year old daughter and kicks off with this cover page.

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Not only is sharing her spreads but you can catch her whole process and the details of what she is using in the video below:

Next week Wendy will be back with more ideas for your Journey Books!

 

Enjoy the Ride Card

Maria Russell CircleHello everyone, Maria here on the blog today.  I cannot believe that time flew by so fast and I am sad to say that this is my last blog post for Paper House Productions.  I have been so FORTUNATE to be able to work with the AMAZING products by PHP, the talented design team and of course, everyone at Paper House Productions.  It has been a great journey to be a part of this design team which is why I chose “Enjoy the Ride” theme for my project today.

For our final project, we were asked to pick out our FAVORITE product from the Paper House Productions.  Mind you, this wasn’t an easy task!   I LOVE the paper pads, the stickers, washi tape, traveler’s notebook, etc.   However if there’s one thing that I’ve been loving (and buying) the most even before I got on this design team, it’s always been the stickers!   Sometimes when I want to create a beautiful card without stamping or doing a lot of fancy stuff, I always make cards with stickers.  I also love adding stickers to my scrapbook layouts and planners.

To start, I stamped an A2 size card stock with my background stamp with a mint green ink and die-cut the same with my Stitched Wonky Die.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock to create the frame.

I have been dying to use this Stickypix “It Takes Two Cardstock Multi-Pack” stickers because I absolutely love everything in this pack.  It has all of my favorite color combination – Mint Green, Light Blue, Red, Pink and Gold.  I picked the bicycle, stars and flowers on this pack.

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This card took about less than 10 minutes to make and can be easily mass-produced.   Here’s my card:

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I just love the gold-foil details on the bicycle and the flowers.

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I also simply adore the little stars in the sticker pack.  I added a couple of them on my card.

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It has been a great pleasure working with The Paper House Productions and the talented Design Team for Winter/Spring Term.  Thank you everyone for this amazing journey.  It really has been a great ride!

SUPPLIES:  Sticker Pix It Takes Two Cardstock Multi-Pack Stickers

Glam Fishing Featuring The Great Outdoors Fishing Kit

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Hi everyone! I’m here with my last layout for my term as a design team member here at Paper House Productions!  I had so much fun working with this amazing group!  I have a layout featuring The Great Outdoors Gone Fishing Paper Kit.  When I originally received this in my DT package I went through and printed out a bunch of fishing photos.  Today’s is one of my favorites!IMG_4680

I started this layout thinking that I was going to use the beautiful ombré blue paper with fish hooks as my background.  That’s one of my favorite papers in this collection.  But as I pulled in some of the cut aparts I soon found that I needed a white cardstock barrier to allow the other elements of the page to stand out.

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I chose 2 cut aparts that are 4×4 size to stand on either side of my photo.  I then pulled the colors I wanted to use out of the Catch of the Day card.  I used some of the rice paper border stickers to adhere the cards to the page.  This pulled in more of that color.  I used the sticker sheet from the Paper Kit to add part of my title “GLAM” in the woodgrain alpha on the sheet.  I used another cut apart card and fussy cut the “fishing” part of the title.

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Then I decided to go nuts with the 3D stickers that come in the kit.  I added them to both of the cards.  Then I decided that I needed a little more interest around my design.  So I pulled in the Life Organized Sports Fan Micro Stickers.  The colors of these stickers match perfectly with the colors I was using.  I chose to use all star stickers and just put them around the main part of my layout to create a sort of border.  Then I added some of the puffy stickers to finish it off.  I absolutely love how this came out!

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Remember you can use my code PH18DAISIE for 15% off your next purchase at Paper House.  Also head over to Youtube and check out the process video for this!

Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon!

Daisie

 

 

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Color-Washed Quilted Hearts Cut File Layout

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Hey everybody! Khristina here with my final project for this design team term with Paper House Productions. I have absolutely ADORED being part of this team and working with these gorgeous projects. Make sure to check out my channel in the upcoming months because I have lots of goodies left that I want to keep on using. We were given the task to work with our favorite product this round and for me, that’s the gorgeous paper pads. Today, I am playing with backing a cut file using the gorgeous Color Washed Paper Pad and created some quilted heart details with little scraps of colorful paper.

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I started off by cutting a 12×12 cut file down so that I only had the diagonal designs left. Then, I went ahead and backed all of them except two with patterned paper leftovers from the Color Washed paper pad.

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For the remaining two largest hearts, I created a quilted effect. This is a super easy way to use up scraps and create an impactful look. You just start at the outside edges layering tiny pieces of paper around the edges until you have filled in the entire shape. Easy peasy!

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I used the packaging technique to add just a touch of mixed media in coordinating colors to my background yardstick and then added just a couple of foam thicker for a title element. Last, but definitely not least, I grabbed the Color Washed cardstock multi-pack and pulled out all of the butterflies. I added some dimensional adhesive to their wings and it was the perfect finishing touch.

I would love it if you stopped by my channel and checked out the process video that goes along with this layout. Once again, I have absolutely loved every project and every part of the design team experience here and appreciate all of you so very much!

xoxo,

Khristina

Supply List:

Color Washed Paper Pad 

Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack