National Scrapbook Day – Hour Seven – Giveaway

Hour Seven: 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 Samantha!
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Happy NSD!  Samantha with you to share some tips for a technique I use on almost every layout; mixing and matching patterned papers.  But before we dive into that, I get to share a little about myself and my crafty habits!

What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? I really love creating mini albums! I make them in any size out of just about anything.
Where do you go for inspiration? I like to look at home decor and interior decorator sites (especially on Pinterest) for color combo inspiration. I’ve found the fashion industry is also a great place to find current trends in colors and textures.
Where do you do your crafting? I am truly thankful to have a room dedicated to my crafting. It’s stuffed full of lots of re-purposed and second hand storage options.
What are your favorite crafting tools? All of them! I am a tool junkie. I love trying out new tools as well as using lots of old tried and true ones.
What are your favorite Paper House products? The Puffy Stickers. These are not the puffy stickers of your childhood! They are whimsical and rich looking, and just so fun!
What are your favorite colors to work with? I tend to gravitate towards blues and greens.
How would you describe your crafting style? My style tends to be clean and simple. I also like to watch current trends and blend them into my style.
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? I love to have Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon on in the background. Have any good series suggestions for me?
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I tend not to snack when I craft, but I do love coffee anytime.

Just like any technique, some people are pros at it without ever thinking about how they do it, some people love it after some practice, and some people will decide it’s just not for them. No matter what your experience level is with mixing and matching patterned papers, I’d love to hear about (and see!) your experiences with this technique.

Supplies: ONe Big Happy Family 12″ Paper PadOne Big Happy Family Mixed Card PackEveryday Moments LabelsFamily Planner Stickers

If you’re new to mixing and matching patterned papers, the best thing to do is stick to one paper collection (like I did here by using One Big Happy Family). As you get more comfortable working with lots of patterned papers at once, you can pull papers from multiple collections.

The second thing to look for is a patterned “neutral”. Here my patterned neutral is the woodgrain paper. It’s manly one color, with no big bold patterns on it. A patterned neutral  will help ground your layout and keep things from looking too busy.

The third thing I always try to find is a patterned paper that has all of the colors of the other papers and embellishments you plan to use in it. It will help tie everything together and will make your layout look cohesive instead of disjointed. On this layout, the blue patterned paper is the paper that serves in that capacity.

Play around with the order of your layers. I pull out all the papers I’m thinking about using and I start to layer them up in different piles. I pull out or add papers based on how I think they look together. For example, on this layout I tried the blue patterned paper on top, and I tried the red patterned paper on top. For whatever reason, the red paper looked wrong on top, but fantastic underneath the blue paper.

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Finally, don’t be afraid to use your embellishments to tie all your patterns together even more. I used label stickers from Everyday Moments Labels to pull more pinks and reds into the layout, which in turn helped the red patterned paper layer pop a bit more.


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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:
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 joining me for mixing and matching patterned papers for NSD!

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Dimensional Mother’s Day Card

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Hello crafty friends! Melinda here with you and today I get to share a super easy and pretty card I created for Mother’s Day! Here’s my card.

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

Mother’s Day Card With Dimensional Stickers Supplies: Paper House Sliced-Love Paper PadMom 3D Sticker

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

Here is a closer look at the pretty 3D butterfly stickers. So pretty and already dressed up with some glitter.

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

The sticker package also includes this pretty one of a kind mom sticker. I also created a matching SVG outline for it.

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

Here’s a closer look at the pretty flower stickers. Love the realistic look of them. I added a pretty die cut frame and some pearl stickers.

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

I added an extra layer of some pretty satin ribbon.

 

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day 3D Sticker Card

Here is another look at my completed card. Quick, easy and super pretty!

Paper House Sliced Mother's Day Card Gift Card Holder Set

Here’s a view of a matching gift card holder I created with my Pazzles. You can get all the details on the Pazzles blog: HERE!

Please be sure to stop back by and see what the rest of the design team has been up to! Until the next time,

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Layered Mother’s Day Card

Hello! Samantha with you to share some Mother’s Day card inspiration. I’m a clean and simple girl when it comes to card making, so today I have a simple, layered Mother’s Day card.

 

Supplies: Mom 3D StickersOne Big Happy Family 12″ Paper Pad

I wanted to use Paper House’s Mom 3D Stickers (they have so much dimension, that I knew they’d make a gorgeous focal point for any card). I found quit a few different paper collections that matched well with the Mom 3D Stickers but ended up using the One Big Happy Family 12 x 12 Paper Pad for the patterned papers on my card. I love the touches of metallic papers throughout the paper pad and thought they would blend nicely with the glitter on the mom sticker. I also love that gorgeous wood grain paper! I used the “you are so loved” from one of the cut apart tag sheets in the One Big Happy Family collection as a greeting on the card and to add that metallic touch. Adding a layer of light pink card stock behind the patterned paper layers helps pull everything together.

Since I tend to scrap boys, I always enjoy getting to use ribbon a pretty floral prints when I create cards. This layered Mother’s Day card was the perfect time to use ribbon, florals, lots of pink, and glittered embellishments! What’s your favorite part about creating Mother’s Day cards?

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Hi everyone! Julie with you here today sharing some little Mother’s Day gifts I made for some co-workers! I used the Be Happy collection, Family Planner Stickers and Butterfly project pad from Paper House Productions!

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I wanted to include some little candy bars in each little gift I made, but I didn’t have any bags, so I made some using some of the papers in the collection!  I cut papers in 4×4 inch squares and then sewed them together to make my ‘bags’!

17I then made some tags for the front of the ‘bags’ to wish each woman on my team a Happy Mother’s Day! After adding the candy bars to the bags, I tied a tag to the front of each bag! I hope my co-workers like them!

 

 

A Punny Mother’s Day Card!

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching, but there’s still time to get those handmade cards and gifts ready! I’m sharing a really bright and fun Mother’s Day Card with you with a pun intended!  Paper House Productions has so many beautiful papers and stickers to choose from for creating pretty much anything and everything for your projects and paper crafting needs.

This card is perfect for that Mom, Grandma, Aunt or anyone who is a mom that loves the beach and all things tropical! I especially love that I could add a flamingo to this card!PHP MDCARD, Shannon Morgan

In this close up, you can see all of the colorful layers and details of the Paradise Found collections!

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Supplies Used:
Paradise Found Cruise Paper Crafting Kit
Paradise Found Florida Paper Crafting Kit,
Paradse Found Paper Crafting Kit
Embrace Today Planner Stickers

Hope you’re having a great day and thank you for letting me share with you!