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!

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

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

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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!
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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.
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Our First Giveaway today involves our very first ever YouTube Hop!  Several of our design team members and Brand Ambassadors are hosting one!
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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:
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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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!”

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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!

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Supplies Used –

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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

Cross-stitched Family Scrapbook Layout

Hello! Thank you so much for coming to visit me today! My name is Sara (Sara Scraps on just about all social media) and you can see read more about my work at my blog HERE !

I have a scrapbook layout to share with you today using the gorgeous One Big Happy Family collection! I love this collection. It is versatile, and the colors are just beautiful! I was inspired to add some stitching to my layout to give it a homemade, warm feeling.

I also added some elements from four different 3D Sticker packs and they added the perfect touch!dsc_4670

One Big Happy Family Supply List

I have a new process video featuring this layout up on my YouTube Channel today!


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This cut apart card from the kit was just begging me to hand stitch it. So I matched up some embroidery thread to the colors on the card and cross-stitched away! It added the perfect touch and is a lovely addition to this layout!

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I hand cut banners and punched circles from some different patterned paper to create my own unique embellishments.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today! I love to create my own embellishments and add layers and unexpected details to my projects and I hope you enjoyed what I created for you today!

Sara

 

Boston Scrapbook Layout & Video Tutorial

Happy Weekend crafty friends!  Christine back with you today and I’m delighted to be sharing a layout with one of my Paper House Production’s brand new collections “Let Freedom Ring.”  I liked this collection as soon as I saw it so I knew I’d have fun creating with it.  The colors are a little out of my normal comfort zone BUT stepping out of my comfort zone often results in projects that I really love.  That is definitely true today – this is one of my favorites that I have created in months!  I am working with the Boston part of this collection.
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I have lots of details as to how this layout all came together in the process video – here it is for you!
Here’s a few close-ups of my layout.
I completely forgot to mention this in the video but I added in some baseball puffy stickers.  Our day in Boston was mostly centered around Fenway Park – so these were the perfect addition to really personalize the layout further.

I love to do string art! And although it takes a good chunk of time, I am never disappointed with the results!  I used a coordinating color with the collection and built off the star theme seen in my background paper.
The cardstock stickers in this collection have some really neat words in a script font that work great for titles or subtitles.  I used this one in my top corner to add another little accent area to the layout.
This patriotic collection is available now in the store – be sure to swing by Paper House Productions and check it out!

Let Freedom Ring 4th of July Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today.  I hope you’ve been enjoying the Let Freedom Ring projects. Today I have a Let Freedom Ring 4th of July layout to share with you.

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4th of July Layout Supply List

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I especially love the tag papers and cardstock stickers that are a part of the Let Freedom Ring collection. I combined a few of the tags with some of the card stock tickers to create an embellishment cluster that draws your eye to the photos. It also gave me a great place to journal about my photos.

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Don’t be afraid to use stickers that aren’t part of the collection if they help tell the story of your photos. Here, I used a Sticky Pix Lips sticker. Even though they’re not patriotic, they go with my photo and even help draw attention to the subject of it.

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Let Freedom Ring is a fantastic patriotic collection. It makes scrapping photos from occasions like the 4th of July super fun and easy! How will you use Let Freedom Ring?