The Great Outdoors Scrapbook Layout

sara-circle-2 Hello Hello! I’m so happy to have you joining me today! I have a fun scrapbook layout to share with you using The Great Outdoors Collection! I love the rich colors in this collection and the ease with which I could mix and match the traditional scrapbook products with the Life Organized products to create a fun grid style layout.

IMG_3392

Supplies Used- Outdoors Rice Paper Border Stickers , Great Outdoors Tags 12 In. Paper , Great Outdoors Cardstock Stickers , The Great Outdoors 3D Stickers , Into The Woods Paper , Call of The Wild Paper , Outdoors Flake Stickers

IMG_3389

This big 3D sticker made the perfect title! Easy, and super cute!

I have a process video for you showing my process and how I created the paint splatters and the the grid design!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Turning a Single Page Sketch Into a Double Page Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. Today I’d like to walk you through turning a single page sketch into a double page layout. This is a really useful trick for when you have a sketch you really like, but have too many photos for a single page layout.

Supplies: The Great Outdoors Beneath the Stars, The Great Outdoors Into the Woods, The Great Outdoors Happy Camper, The Great Outdoors 3D Stickers, The Great Outdoors Cardstock Stickers, The Great Outdoors Planner Stickers, The Great Outdoors Hunting Adventures 3D Stickers, The Great Outdoors Epoxy Clips

Here’s the sketch I’ll be using today:

The first thing I like to do when working with a sketch is to pull my photos.

This is the point where I decided that I have enough photos that I need a 2 page layout instead of a single page layout. I laid my photos out into a left page and a right page. Since I am one photo short (on the right hand page), I’ll use the last photo space to ad a journaling tag instead.

 

For the left had page, I’ll follow the sketch, butiInstead of taking a single page and just creating it twice for a double page layout, I like to take the sketch and mirror it for the right hand page of the two page layout. Normally, I just do this in my head, but for the sake of this step-out I flipped the sketch so you can see what I mean in the photo above. I’ll be using the mirrored version on the right hand side of the layout.

Now that you know the basics of how your sketch will look on both the left and right hand sides, you can start building the base from your patterned paper. Again, you can see how the right hand page mirrors the sketch instead of being an exact replica.

Finish up the layout by adding your photos and embellishments.

Here you can see where I substituted a journaling sticker in place of a photo. You can also see that instead of putting a second title on my mirrored right hand page, I added a small cluster of embellishments. This keeps the feel of the layout cohesive without the clutter of 2 titles on one layout.

Turning a single page sketch into a double page layout is a great way to add flexibility to any sketch!
Save

Save

Baby Boy Pocket Page using My Sentiments Exactly Stamps

Christine Circle 2

Hi there crafty friends! Christine joining you today with a Baby Boy Pocket Page Scrapbook Layout using Hello Baby Boy and the Sweet Thing Stamp Set from My Sentiments Exactly!

Baby Pocket Page PHP

I love to do pocket pages to knock out a pile of pictures.  This is one I have been sitting on for awhile!  My son hadn’t started smiling yet so they aren’t quite as much fun as all those cute smiley pictures you get, but it still is part of his story and needed to be captured!

Baby Pocket Page CU1

I thought this quote from the stamp set was perfect to add on to the page.

Here’s the full process video on how this pocket page came together:

Stay tuned for more fun combinations from our team using My Sentiments Exactly!

 

Just Because Cards With 3D Stickers

Sara Circle 2 Hello Hello! Sara with you today! When I received my box of goodies from Paper House Productions, one of the standout products I really wanted to play with were the 3D stickers, specifically the Discover Paris and the Southern Charm ones- cause they are too gorgeous! But…I’ve never been to Paris and I don’t live in the Southern part of the US soooo….cards it is!

IMG_4481

Cards Supply List: Southern Charm Tags 3D StickersDiscover Paris 3D StickersBe Happy Paper Pad

IMG_4479

These stickers were the perfect glittery, fun, dimensional elements to add to a set of “just because” cards!

IMG_4480

So the next time you come across a product that you LOVe but maybe don’t have photos for, I suggest trying your hand at a few easy to create cards!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

National Scrapbook Day – Hour Five – Giveaway

Hour Five: 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 Carolyn!
———————————————————————————————————CarolynCircle2

I’m super excited to share this layout with you for National Scrapbooking Day! We are highlighting our favorite techniques today and mine is fussy cutting! But first, you’ve been following along with getting to know our other designers, now it’s my turn to share:


What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? 
12 x 12 scrapbook layouts
Where do you go for inspiration? Instagram and Pinterest
Where do you do your crafting? I have my own desk in our family office where I can look out the window and create.
What are your favorite crafting tools? My paper trimmer and Silhouette Cameo.
What are your favorite Paper House products? All the puffy stickers! I need to show restraint on my layouts because I love them all.
What are your favorite colors to work with? Pink and more pink
How would you describe your crafting style? Eclectic, sometimes clean and simple, sometimes mixed media but always colorful.
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? For years I enjoyed the quiet but I’ve been listening to music or watching tv lately. The tv is definitely distracting and takes me twice as long to finish a project!
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I always drink soft drinks (so bad!).

There is something so relaxing about fussy cutting. I decided to use the Paradise Found Collection as a starting point. The colors are so beautiful I just had to cut the flowers out and cluster them.BeachBabyPH1Beach Baby Layout Supply List: Paradise Found Florida Paper Crafting KitThe Beach 3D StickerIsland Life 3D StickerOcean Breeze 12″ Double Sided Paper

beach-baby-ph2.jpgI began by building a background. I placed a layer of gesso and then placed some wet distress ink on a piece of plastic and rubbed it on top. I also splattered some paint and colored some texture paste and used a stencil to make waves. I used the same technique to make the path.

This is the Ocean Breeze paper that I cut apart. It is almost too pretty to cut apart but the kit has two pieces so that makes it easier knowing that I have another one to hoard. I used foam squares behind the picture and some of the flowers to add dimension. Then I added some journaling and stickers to finish it off.
———————————————————————————
Our First Giveaway today involves our very first ever YouTube Hop!  Several of our design team members and Brand Ambassadors are hosting one!
IMG_7327
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:
Katty
Christine
TinaGale
Erin
Sara

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 taking a look at my post! I hope you find some time to scrap today and feel free to stop by my blog. Cheers!

18194180_10154298652411205_4835686933057229777_n

In Case You Missed It: The Best Travel-Themed Creations from Our Design Team

At Paper House, we’ve been working with great designers making incredible work for over thirty years. Recently, we’ve had the joys of travel on our minds after our trip to Japan (read about it here!), and we’ve rounded up some of the best travel-themed crafting projects to help inspire your next project. In case you missed it, here’s some of our favorites from the last couple of months.

fdfe0-watermarked2blet2bfreedom2bring

First up, we’ve got Christine Meyer’s rustic commemoration of her trip to Boston. Christine was inspired by the color palette of the Let Freedom Ring Boston paper crafting kit. Be sure to see how she took her project to the next level with her creative use of string art in her tutorial video

discoverpph

Renee Timmerman has been crafting amazing projects with Paper House products for years! Renee used a variety of different kits to create a lasting tribute to her time on the road, including the Discover USA kit, the Road Is Life scrapbook paper kit, and the Road Trip Mixed card pack. Visit her blog for more of her amazing work!

Paper House Productions Southwest Adventure Card

Melinda Beltran’s epic birthday card was made with the Southwest Adventure paper crafting kit. Melinda used foam tape to give some dimension for multiple layers to form something really special. View a couple more of her Southwest-inspired creations here.

instax-paradise-found-album

Finally, Samantha Taylor captured her trip with her husband in one of her favorite formats: mini-albums. Like Renee, Samantha combined a variety of different Paper House products to help realize her vision. She combines the Cruise and Paradise Found double-sided scrapbook paper kits with the Discover The World and Island Life 3D sticker packs. As Samantha describes her approach, “small photo albums this size are perfect for using lots of stickers as embellishments!”

instax-paradise-found-album-002

Be Happy Scrapbook Layout and Process Video

sara-1 Hello Hello! Thank you so much for joining me today! I have a 12X12 scrapbook layout and coordinating process video to share with you today using my favorite 12X12 paper pad, the Be Happy paper pad. I just love the colors, sentiments, and the icons in this paper pad. Perfect for lots of projects! I used this paper pad almost exclusively on my layout and had fun fussy-cutting and piecing together the cut apart sheets to create my layout!

IMG_20170325_104338

Supplies Used –

20170324_133446 20170324_13345520170324_133503

If you would like to see my whole process and how my layout came together, as well as a flip through of what is all included in this super cute paper pad, be sure to pop over to my You Tube channel for the process video!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Paradise Found Layout & Video Tutorial

my-bio-picHello friends! Katty here. I am back today working with the beautiful Paradise Found Cruise Paper Crafting Kit. I love that there are several versions of the Paradise found Collection. I chose to work with the Cruise Version. I love the fun, tropical feel of this collection. Just looking through the papers and embellishments makes me wish I were sitting on a beach,  with a fruity drink in my hand, soaking up the sun.Nevertheless, I will settle for using this beautiful kit to document previous tropical memories.

Today I am scrapbooking a photo on my two boys and myself relaxing on a hammock on the Disney Cruise Private Island, Castaway Cay. This was our very first cruise and we had a fantastic time.

a-fullsizerenderParadise Found Layout Supply List:

I immediately knew I wanted to incorporate the beautiful blues and pinks from this collection. I also knew I wanted to use the beautiful gold foil acetate sheet that coordinates with this collection. I decided  to cut out some of the sea stars in several different sizes from the acetate sheet. I also traced the stars on white cardstock and used my Shimmerz Paints to color them in coordinating colors. I used these as flowers. I scattered those around the page as well.a-fullsizerender

For my background, I chose to use one of the sheets of patterned paper which reminded me of sand and has a faint white script on it.

a-fullsizerender

I created several layers behind my photo using the cut apart sheets. I even used one of the larger stickers in my layers. I love this mix of colors. One of the cards had a large oval in the center. I cut out the oval center and used that card over my photo.

11fullsizerender

I decided to place my photo on the top left and I created a cluster on the bottom right. I used one of the cut apart cards which has a sentiment that I love.

111fullsizerender

I added some of the adorable puffy stickers from the collection. I also used the 3D stickers from the Island Life and The Beach sticker sets. I love the texture and dimention that these stickers add to the layout.

There is a video tutorial on my YouTube channel of you’d like to watch.

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

Paradise Found Beach Layout

photo-of-carolyn

Who can’t wait for the snow to go and for the beach to open? Me (Carolyn)! No winter vacation for me, so I’ll just wait patiently for summer. In the mean time, I made this sand castle building layout with the Paradise Found collection. There is a basic one, a beach one and a cruise one. I mostly used the cruise one even though my picture has nothing to do with a cruise – that’s how versatile it is!

beach1ph

Paradise Found Beach Layout Supply List

I began with the sand paper and ripped strips out of the water paper to layer on top. I love how these waves turned out! The back of the water paper had some darker blue so I ripped those strips for the sky. I cut a section out of the shell acetate paper and tucked it under the edge of my waves. I tried to hide the edge of the acetate with the title stickers that come in the kit. The anchor is from the Discover USA 3D sticker set.

SAMSUNG CSC

Next, I framed my photo with some paper strips and a cut apart card. The flowers are fussy cut and embellished with 3D stickers and puffy stickers. These stickers are so cool – you really have to see them in person to get the full effect of their dimensions and sparkle. Here’s a look at the dimension of the Beach title sticker.

SAMSUNG CSC

Thanks for checking out my layout. I can’t wait to see beachy layouts made with this collection popping up on social media.

Baby Boy Scrapbook Layout.

Hello Everyone!! I’m so excited to show you my first work in this post with Paper House Productions! I’m Renee Timmerman and to start out my time with Paper House, I’m working with the Baby Boy collection!!  Isn’t it just precious??

I thought this collection would be perfect for my best friend’s new baby!! What a great way to document all his first moments for her.

babyelipphFor this layout- I think there isn’t anything from this collection I didn’t touch! I love manipulating everything – making use out of every piece I can!!

Baby Boy Layout Supply LIst:

peek1

For this layout, like I said I utilized literally every piece I could.  I love cut apart sheets for multiple purpose uses besides the common pocket scrapbooking! They are perfect  for layering behind the photo! I’m a bit of a layering fanatic, you’ll come to see.  I also love them as some “premade” journaling, as well as base for clusters of embellishments.

peek2

Did I mention that I love cut aparts also to fussy cut out the designs to make as my own embellishments? Granted I can’t cut completely smooth, but that’s what makes it look more homemade, tee hee ;). I couldn’t get enough of the cute puffy stickers as well as cardstock stickers! I think I used 75% of them on this layout- excuses to buy more right?

For this layout, I tried to have a look of embellishments that went diagonal along the page so neither side was too heavy. Cluster in the upper right and end toward the lower left. The sweet baby boy’s photo is the center piece in the middle.

I hope you enjoyed this page, and I can’t wait to show you more of what you can do with Paper House’s new collections!!  If you want to hear more about this layout as well as more work I do, check out my blog!

xo. Renee