Breathe in the Ocean: Bullet Journal Scrapbooking

To put it simply I am the happiest at the Oregon Coast. The smell of salty air, the sound of crashing waves, and eating fish and chips made with freshly caught fish from the Pacific Ocean soothes my soul like nothing else. At recent trip to the Oregon coast I decided to immortalize the trip in a recent bullet journal scrapbook spread.

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Just like any trip I picked up as many souvenirs as I could. But instead of purchasing anything I relied on finding things that would be perfect for my bullet journal spread. I simply fell in love with with the coasters at the restraunt we had dinner at.

The restaurant was a recently renovated fish cannery that sat on the boardwalk. It had windows in the floors to see the majestic sea lions. While I enjoyed a salmon burger and a cup of chowder I saw myself staring off to the sea. Fishing boats and cargo ships slowly moved past. Shore birds fluttered around fighting against the ocean winds.

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After we ate a early dinner we drove around the historic town of Astoria, Oregon. It has beautiful victorian architecture as it was once a boom town in the 1880s. Wandering along the streets we saw beautifully preserved architecture that had somehow survived through the two great fires which burnt Astoria to the ground.

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Astoria is where the Lewis and Clark expedition ended. It is where the first post office west of the rockies was built. It is where wheat and corn is shipped off to far away lands.

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I picked up a couple of stickers from different businesses about entangled whales and how to make MAYDAY calls. After a long drive home I decided to create a journaling spread of my trip. Armed with Paper House Production paper and stickers, I created this spread. I loved how all the Paper House products worked so well together and helped me remember such a glorious day.

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I can’t wait to create more bullet journal scrapbooking spreads.

If you want to replicate this spread or create something similar here is a list of the Paper House Productions products that I used. Remember to use my code PHP19LIV to receive 20% off your order!

Feel free to check out my blog: https://longlivelivletters.blogspot.com/ or my instagram https://www.instagram.com/longliveliv/ for more crafty inspiration.

Stargazer Layout ~ Footprints on the Moon

Hello crafty friends!! Last week the creative team members were challenged to use a quote on a project. That immediately brought to mind a memory of my son when he was younger and a quote I would share with him, so I decided to create a layout documenting this quote. Since my son was a toddler he has loved space and astronauts and his dream has been to either become an astronaut or work for NASA. I knew exactly what picture I was going to use, one that embodied my quote perfectly but more importantly I knew the Stargazer line was PERFECT for the layout I had in mind.

Supplies Used: Stargazer Foil Paper; Ultra Violet Paper; Dream Big Cardstock Stickers; Stargazer Faux enamel sticker

The minute I saw the Stargazer foil paper it was love at first sight! I knew this paper was destined for a special layout and a special photo, so I hoarded it as most paper crafters do with a favorite paper. It wasn’t until I was challenged to create a project with a quote that the idea came to me to use this photo and my “special” paper from the Stargazer collection. The foil accents on this beautiful paper are so much lovelier in person!! The faux enamel stickers were the perfect accents to give that gold shimmer more impact. I also added some gold sequins to provide even more glimmer and shine! The cardstock sticker “follow your dreams” was popped up and added to the left of my photo as an embellishment, but I wanted the title work and the beautiful paper to shine and take center stage so I chose to keep my embellishments to a minimum. Here is a close up of the beautiful paper with the faux enamel stickers.

For my title work, I combined a bunch of different fonts of alphabet stickers and used the gold letters to accent the word footprints as I wanted the emphasis to be on this word. I also wanted to highlight the word sky so I used my die cut machine to cut the letters out of some leftover Ultra Violet Foil Paper. Here is a close up:

I hope you have been inspired to use a quote on your layout or project this week!! Remember the August subscription box contains the Stargazer line so make sure and hurry on over to sign up, you won’t regret it!! You can even take 20% off your order using my code PH19LISA. Feel free to follow me on Instagram (lisantexas), you can see more of my work using the amazing Paper House products. Happy creating!

September Sketch Challenge

It’s a new month and that means Samantha is back with us for a new sketch to help get those creative juices flowing!  Here’s what the sketch looks like:

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With six spots for photos you can make quick work of an event!  Samantha used it to create a birthday themed layout.

September Sketch Layout featuring faux enamels

Instead of using 6 pictures she was able to use one of the open spots for her title!  Her combination of 3D Birthday Stickers and the Birthday Faux Enamel Stickers is perfect!

Adventure Scrapbook Layout Featuring A Hand-Cut Title

Adventure Scrapbook Layout Featuring A Hand-Cut TitleHi everyone! Khristina here with another super fun project using those amazing new 12×12 paper pads. Today, I decided to combine elements from the Sun Drenched paper pad along with the Color Washed paper pad to create a unique oversized title element. The bright, bold colors in these two collections really worked perfectly with a black cardstock background and really created a fun look!

Adventure Scrapbook Layout Featuring A Hand-Cut Title

For this layout, I used some older chipboard letters as templates to trace around and create the letters from some of the amazing, bold patterns in the Sun Drenched and Color Washed paper pads. I wanted to emphasis the green, yellow, and blue colors from my two photos and there were so many perfect choices to work with! Adventure Scrapbook Layout Featuring A Hand-Cut Title

I added a few embellishments from my stash as well as one of the sticker borders from the Sun Drenched paper pad to add some dimension and little details to my photos and hand-cut banners.

Adventure Scrapbook Layout Featuring A Hand-Cut Title

I really had a blast playing with these bold colors and I hope that you will stop by and check out my video for even more details into how this page came together! I would love to see what you create and challenge you to use a dark-colored background to help bold colors pop off the page!

Supply List: Adventure Scrapbook Layout Featuring A Hand-Cut Title

Sun Drenched 12″ Paper Pad

Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad 

 

 

Hidden Souvenir Storage Featuring The Travel-France 2D Destinations Stickers

Katie King CircleHi everyone! Whether you are an avid traveler or only travel every so often, one thing is for sure, everybody loves collecting souvenirs. Now, we can probably all agree that souvenirs, though fun to collect and share, do take up a good amount of space. If you are someone who travels, all of those postcards and little replicas of monuments, can add up fairly quickly. So, to solve this storage dilemma I came up with a fun way to store your items while also displaying your travels.

In today’s project post, I am going to show you how to make some Hidden Souvenir Storage featuring the Travel-France 2D Destinations Stickers! If you are not familiar with the Destinations Stickers, they are basically a group of stickers that have a certain destinations theme. For example, today I will be showcasing the Travel-France 2D Stickers which features cathedrals, museums, and vineyards in the sticker packet. I will be using these stickers to decorate a paper mache box which can be used as hidden storage for your souvenirs items, while also acting as a decorative home décor piece.

Hidden Souvenir Storage Featuring The Travel-France 2D Destinations Stickers

To create your own Hidden Souvenir Storage, you would do the following:

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Step 1: Paint your paper mache box and set it aside to dry.

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Step 2: Cut a piece of scrapbooking paper from the Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad that is a bit smaller than the lid of your box. Once your piece of scrapbooking paper has been cut out, glue it down to the lid of your box.

Now, grab a mini clothespin and glue it down to the spot where you would like to display a photo or postcard from your trip. Then gather up your Travel-France 2D Stickers and begin playing around with how you want them to look on the lid of your box. When you are happy with the placement of the stickers, press them down firmly into place.

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Step 3: Take your lid and lay it flat on your work surface. You will want the back of the lid to be facing you, like in the photo. Then grab the body of your box and apply some strong adhesive to one of its sides. Then take the body of your box and press it into the lid.

Refer to the above photo to get a better idea of how it should look.

When your pieces are put together, you are now ready to fill up your box and add it to your bookshelf!

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For my hidden storage box that is about France, you can see that I displayed a postcard from Paris on the front of the box and used the storage part in the back to hide some souvenirs/mini photo albums. I think this storage method is a great way to not only display photos from your trips but it helps to keep all your souvenirs (from one particular trip) in one place.

Hidden Souvenir Storage Supply List: Travel-France 2D Sticker (Destinations), Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my project post for Paper House Productions!

To follow along with all the fun stuff at Paper House Productions, don’t forget to like them on Facebook and to follow their Pinterest page for more project inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

Katie

Shadow Box House featuring the Marbleous Paper Pad

Katie King CircleHi everyone! My name is Katie King and I am one of the newest members of the Paper House Productions Design Team! To explain a little bit more about myself, I am a DIY blogger, who believes that crafting should be simple, fun and unique. The name of my blog is Running with a Glue Gun and the types of crafts/DIYs that I tend to make on my blog are home décor.

Since this is my first project for Paper House Productions, I thought it would be fun to show you how to decorate a shadow box house in only 3 steps! In this project, I am using the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad and Life Organized Embrace Today Puffy Stickers. This may seem like an odd combination, but the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad contains 48 sheets of gorgeous marbled paper and the Embrace Today Puffy Stickers are the perfect size for the individual sections of a shadow box.

Shadow Box House featuring the Marbleous 12 Paper Pad

To create your own shadow box house, you would do the following:

Step 1

Step 1: Paint your wooden shadow box white and set it aside to dry.

Step 2

Step 2: Measure the inside sections of your shadow box. Then grab your Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad and cut pieces of scrapbooking paper that fit those measurements. For my shadow box, I used 2 different pieces of scrapbooking paper from the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad. The first piece of scrapbooking paper had four different marble patterns on it and the second piece had a collage of different phrases.

Once you have cut your pieces of paper out, begin decorating each piece using your Embrace Today Puffy Stickers. Now, these stickers were originally designed for planners, but they are the perfect size for the inside of a shadow box. Also, since they were originally designed for planners, the arrows and little phrases help to make your items (in the shadow box) stand out even more.

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Step 3: When all your paper pieces have been decorated, use your favorite adhesive to glue each paper piece into each section of the shadow box.

After all of the paper pieces have dried, you are now ready to fill up your shadow box and display it!

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By painting the house white and using the brighter colors of the Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad, it really helps to make your items in the shadow box stand out. Also, the Embrace Today Puffy Stickers help to ”frame” your items and add a bit more detail to each section. For example, I like the look of the ”love” sticker above my miniature dog figurine.

Shadow Box House Supply List: Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad, Embrace Today Puffy Sticker (Life Organized)

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my very first project post for Paper House Productions! I’m so happy to be on the design team and I can’t wait to make more projects for you guys.

To follow along with all the fun stuff at Paper House Productions, don’t forget to like them on Facebook and to follow their Pinterest page for more project inspiration.

Happy Crafting!
Katie

10 Christmas Cards Video Tutorial

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Hi there Paper House fans! Are you like me and just running around checking things off your list!?! Today I have 10 easy Christmas Cards that you can make with supplies from the Christmas Joy Collection!

 

10 Christmas cards

Supply List: 

Here’s a full video walk thru of how to make all ten cards!

I’ve also got a few close-ups of my favorite cards from the set!

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I love how this one showcases what you can do with just a cut-apart page and a 3D Sticker!

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This one nicely highlights the epoxy stickers in the collection!

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And this one is a combo of the 3D Stickers, Epoxy Stickers, and the Cut-Apart Page!  Simple but still beautiful!

Thanks for joining us today!

Christine

Christmas Joy = Christmas cards!

Julie Tucker-Wolek Circle 2Hi everyone! Julie with you here today, and I wanted to share some Christmas cards I made for my daughter’s teachers! Every year, we give them each a Starbucks gift card for Christmas, and I made these cards to put them in.

I am absolutely IN LOVE with the ‘Christmas Joy’ collection, and believe it or not I used only TWO sheets of paper to make these EIGHT cards! Paper House Productions tag paper was perfect for my cards, because there was just the right number to work on my cards!

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The journal tags were also perfect to add just a touch of stickers to my cards!

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I also wanted to make sure each card said ‘Merry Christmas’ on them, so I added a strip of washi tape to the bottom of each one!

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Products used Christmas Washi Tape SetChristmas Joy Tags 12×12 paper Christmas Puffy StickersChristmas Flake StickersChristmas Magic Cardstock Stickers

Thanks for joining me today!

 

Mixing and Matching Collections – Autumn Scrapbook Layout

Julie Tucker-Wolek Circle 2Hi everyone! Julie here with you today sharing a layout I made! One of the things that I LOVE about Paper House Productions is how versatile their products are! I love mixing and matching their collections, because they work so well together!  Here’s how they came together for an Autumn Scrapbook Layout.

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For my layout today, I mixed papers from ‘The Great Outdoors’ collection with embellishments from the ‘Autumn Woods’ collection! They work perfectly together!

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The little critters in the ‘Autumn Woods’ collection are just ADORABLE!

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Products used — Great Outdoors 12×12 paper , Into the Woods 12×12 paper Autumn Woods cardstock stickersAutumn Woods epoxy stickersAutumn Woods Rice Paper Border StickersAutumn Woods Puffy StickersAutumn Woods Planner StickersAutumn Air 12×12 paper 

 

Mixed Media with a Twist

Christine Circle 2Happy Halloween Eve – who’s ready to get spooking?  Our house is packed with excitement, but before I could take more pictures, I had to capture this memory from a couple years back!  As I sat looking at the Acetate Paper from the Wicked Good Collection, an idea came to my mind.  Join me as I show you how I incorporated it to do some Mixed Media with a Twist!

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Supplies Used:  Cobwebs Acetate Paper, Halloween Flake Stickers, Trouble is Brewing Patterned Paper, Ghosts Patterned Paper

Wanna know more about what this Mixed Media with a Twist is?  Check out this video where I walk you thru creating this spooktacular layout!

This picture shows you close-up some of the details of this layout.
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The bootiful Acetate Paper made the perfect canvas for adding mixed media to my layout and I will definitely be incorporating this technique in the future.  How about those green foil eyes on the spider?!? Too Much Fun!  And of course that fussy cut ghost – those really helped pull the whole layout together.

Happy Haunting Friends!