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!

Wedding Card Ideas

Our designers have been mixing and matching stickers and patterned papers and they have some fabulous cards to share today!

Clean and Simple Wedding Cards by Samantha Taylor using Paper House Productions

A simple combination of the Marbleous Paper Pad and Eat, Drink, Married 3D Stickers is all that Samantha needed to make these striking cards!

Make Ten Wedding Cards in just 5 Minutes using Paper House Productions Washi Tape and 3D Stickers

Christine took a similar approach using the same stickers but she went for Washi Tape instead of patterned papers!  Find out how she made all 5 of these cards QUICKLY in the video below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Sundrenched Mini Album

Mini Albums are a great way to capture all of your memories!  When you have a bunch of photos but don’t want to have to do multiple scrapbook layouts, consider a Mini Album.  Stephanie is going to show us just how simple this can be using the Sundrenched Paper Pad!  Here’s her Mini Album!

What makes this album so great is that it is really just a combination of stickers and patterned papers!  No complicated techniques or products.  Just some time to add each piece!  Stephanie is going to flip thru it with us in this video:

If you haven’t check out the Sundrenched Paper Pad – you definitely need to! Click on the thumbnails below to find it!

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How to Build a Scrapbook Layout

Whether you are new to scrapbooking or a seasoned veteran follow some simple design principles can make your project really come together.  Today we are going to focus on how to build a scrapbook layout! New Design Team Member, Wendy Antenucci, is walking us through how to build a Scrapbook Layout. Here is her Hello Summer Fun Layout:

How to build a scrapbook layout using Paper House Productions beach and summer themed products

Wendy has a process video that walks you thru step by step how she built this layout!  Let’s check it out:

Supplies Used: Sliced Beach Paper Pad, Summer Fun Puffy Stickers, Destinations Florida Stickers, Summer Fun Flake Stickers, Sundrenched Cardstock Stickers, Color Washed Paper Pad

 

 

 

Quick & Easy Cards with Sticky Pix

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Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today!  Sharing some quick and easy card ideas using the Paper House Sticky Pix Cardstock Stickers!  They are great to use on your LO’s, but also make amazing cards!

 

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These stickers are from the It Takes Two Sticky Pix Cardstock Sticker pack.  It has so many different options, and I love that it has sayings too, that work for LO’s or cards!

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The alphas included in the sticker set make it easy to add a sentiment to your cards or titles to your LO’s…..great to have that flexibility!  The foiled outlines on some of the stickers add a pretty touch, like the flowers here, and the attention to detail on these images is perfect….isn’t the two-seat bike adorable?!!

Paper House has so many amazing paper pads to choose from, and the Marbleous 12×12 paper pad is the perfect compliment to the It Takes Two Sticky Pix!  The pretty marbled papers make an awesome background and add texture to the cards with their gorgeous colors.

One of the things I love, you can layer these stickers up as I did with the bicycle card, or you can keep it super clean and simple like this I love you card:

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It uses one of the sentiments, and a few of the cute heart stickers.  Quick and simple!  Cardmaking made easy…..it doesn’t get much more simple then that!   Great to have these sticker packs on hand if you need to make a card in just a few minutes!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to give the Sticky Pix Cardstock Stickers a try!  You can find them HERE in the Paper House store!

Remember to stop back soon for more inspiration!

Supplies Used:  Paper House- It Takes Two Sticky Pix Cardstock Stickers, Marbleous 12×12 paper pad, ribbon, cardstock.

 

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