Posted on Aug 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM
Thanks for hopping along with us in our Goodbye Summer Blog Hop this weekend! We're so glad you're joining us, and hope you're inspired by all the amazing projects our Design Team has been creating!
If you've never done a blog hop before, we're happy you're starting with us! To begin, just visit the first designers' blog in the list below. Look at her project, leave her a little bit of love in the comments section of her post, and click on through to the next designer on the list. Each blog will have the list repeated, so you shouldn't get lost along way! After you've visited and commented on each blog, just come back here and enter our contest to win a pretty awesome prize pack!
The awesome prize for this Hop is an Endless Summer Paper Pad. If you've been waiting for the perfect paper to scrap all of your summer memories, then wait no more, this pad is it. From it's amazing color palette to the perfect images, you will love every page!
There are a few ways to enter - the first two are freebies by liking us on Facebook and signing up to receive Facebook notifications from us (we don't want you to miss any of our great project posts!). But the big entry comes from commenting on each of our designers' posts! If you do, you'll get +5 entries into our drawing! AND, you can do that once a day for a total of 20 entries! That sounds like a deal!
Goodbye Summer Blog Hop Designers
Make sure to hop through each designer down the list to be eligible for the most entries! When you're done, just hop back here and let us know, and enter the rafflecopter giveaway below! The hop will be running all weekend, so you have until Monday at 11:59pm EST to get your entries in!
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By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Aug 28, 2014 12:09:04 PM
We are soooo excited to tell you that Paper House was a feature company in Let's Get Sketchy! If you are not familiar with the great online magazine, you are missing out. They have thousands of readers and host weekly challenges based on their sketches for great prizes.
For their August edition, we sent their design team some great summer products and let them run with it! Check out our pinterest board for all of the great designs!
Follow Paper House's board Paper House & Let's Get Sketchy on Pinterest.
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Aug 27, 2014 3:13:53 PM
With Chalk week coming to a close, we didn't want you to be too sad - so we thought we would let you feast your eyes on one of the most amazing layouts we have seen to date! I could write a book about this layout and still not tell you about all of the techniques and details.
Designer Wendy Morris created this amazing layout using our London collection and we cannot wait for you to see it!
Isn't this amazing!? We know, it's a lot to look at all at once, but we have a lot of pictures to show you all the detail. Let's give you a quick run down of the products she used: London Scrapbook Paper, London 3D Sticker, London 3D Sticker Scene, and London Cardstock Stickers.
We are slightly obsessed with this tea cup... it's three dimensional and so incredably cute! This whole layout is just layers upon layers of wonder!
Wendy used a lot of distressing, ink and gesso to create the background - and to bring it all together she used those same techniques on some of the dimentional pieces as well.
Don't you love the title from the 3D stickers and that umbrella?
I think I can officially say that we have never seen anyone use a 3D scene on a traditional 12'' layout! It looks amazing! Add that to your scrapbook bucket list!
As a special treat, we have the inspiration and instructions straight from Wendy!
"I took a work trip to London a few years ago. It was high time to scrap up a bit of my photos with the amazing collections of London from PHP. PHP has the best mix of product to bring back the London experience from the Westminster Abbey to the perfect English cup of tea. There are so many elements on the sticker sheets just perfect for capturing the moment."
- Prep the background paper (London 12” Scrapbook Paper) with gesso prior to starting the project. I knew I wanted to add in several textures and layers of dry and wet mixed media to prevent warping the paper.
- You can use modeling paste, masks, and stamps to alter the background paper along with splashes of inks and paint. Make sure to allow sufficent drying time before adhering your stickers and embellishments to the page.
- Cut your photos to size to fit inside the wooden frames and resin frames.
- The large London scene sticker (London 3D Sticker) has the perfect capture of Big Ben. You can repeat the sticker of Big Ben by using the smaller sticker from London 3D Sticker. The PHP 3D stickers have the perfect height of dimenstion without too much bulk to your scrapbook page.
- Layer all the sticker and metal elements on the page as desired.
If you love this layout, be sure to stop by Wendy's blog. She has some amazing projects you just have to see!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Aug 26, 2014 9:00:00 AM
Today is our last day for our Chalk Week feature week and we know you are sad to see it go. But, no worries, just because it's not chalk week does not mean we won't have awesome projects with our chalk stickers!
Our last chalk week project come from our design team member Susie and you are going to love this bright, fun layout! Let's take a look.
Don't you just love the grouping of photos, and the chalk board stickers!? Susie used our Home Grown Paper, Gardening Cardstock Stickers, Gardening 3D Stickers, and Garden Chalkboard Stickers to create this amazing layout.
I love the adorable garden gnome! Putting him on the chalkboard sticker makes him stand out so well!
Adding pop dots to the cardstock stickers gives you just the right amount of dimention and, well, pop!
If you love this layout and have some great garden pics, here's how to grow your own:
Paper House Home Grown Paper
Paper House Gardening Cardstock Stickers
Paper House Gardening 3D Stickers
Paper House Garden Chalkboard Stickers
1. Create a photo collage in the center of the Home Grown 12” Scrapbook paper. The collage will be more interesting if you vary the size and orientation of the photos.
2. Add the gnome cardstock sticker to the “Love Grows Here” Chalkboard sticker and adhere.
3. Use white ink pen to write on additional chalkboard sticker as desired.
4. Add additional Garden themed 3D and cardstock stickers as desired.
You just have to stop by Susie's blog and see all of her great projects! Leave some seeds of love while you're there!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Aug 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM
Chalk Week continues today with a beautiful, elegant layout from our design team member Kim. Kim created this layout using our Country Girl Collection, Vintage Wedding Chalkboard Stickers and some unexpected embellishments. Let's take a look.
How beautiful is this!? From the amazing photo to the elegant pearls, this layout just screams wedding! We love that Kim used the County Floral Paper as the base, it's both perfect and unexpected! The Chalk elements make the perfect pieces for the tiltle and journaling. The pop of black gives the layout great balance.
If you love this layout and want to know how she did it, here are the directions:
Paper House County Floral Paper
Paper House Vintage Wedding Chalkboard Stickers
1 Sheet light cream Cardstock
White flower approx. 2.5” in diameter
Light Blue flower approx. 2.5” in diameter
Pink flower approx. 1.5” in diameter
12 inches of a light cream Large scalloped lace
12 inches of a white small scalloped lace
Pearl white bling flourish
Packet chipboard clocks
Pink ink pad
1. Take cream cardstock and cut the center of it out it needs to be approx. 10 inches x 8 inches do not cut the out edge as you need to make the frame for the LO out of this. Ink edges with pink ink.
2. Take the center piece you have cut and with the stencil of your choose mist it lightly with the Heidi Swapp Blush Mist.
3. Take the Country Floral Pattern 12" Scrapbook Paper and cut this to measure 11 x 11 and adhere to the cream cardstock frame.
4. Take the piece of card stock you have misted and adhere it to the center of the pattern paper approx. 2.5 inches from the top.
5. Take your photo and adhere to the misted cardstock so its approx. ½ inch from the left side and center top to bottom.
6. Take the large scalloped lace and adhere so it slight covers the bottom of your photo and the bottom edge of adhere the small scallop lace.
7. Take you black board stickers and using the you are sticker adhere it to the right hand side of the misted cardstock approx.. 3 inches from top see image of LO. Now take the heart and adhere to the bottom left hand side of the photo see image of LO.
If you want to see more of Kim's great projects, head on over to her blog! Tune in Monday for another great chalk project!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Aug 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM
After two days of cards, we're jumping back into layouts with a great one from our design team member Giorgia. Her layout ♥ Morrow Bay shows what great photos and some imagination can create! Let's take a look.
We love the clean lines grid layout Girogia created. Giorgia used our Better Together Cardstock Stickers, Endless Summer Paper Pad, California 3D Stickers, Beach Chalkboard Stickers, and Let It Snow 3D Stickers to create this beautiful layout.
We love the camera from the Better Together Cardstock Stickers. It's a great addition to the Chalkboard Sticker!
LOVE the wood accent!
Who would think to use an element from the Let It Snow 3D Sticker on a beach layout!? I have to say, it's works perfectly!
You can't get a better pairing than this picture and 3D sticker! It's gets our seal of approval!
If you want to create this great layout, here's how;
Paper House Better Together Cardstock Stickers
Paper House Endless Summer Paper Pad
Paper Hosue California 3D Stickers
Paper House Beach Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Let It Snow 3D Stickers
four rectangular pictures 3x2”
1. Add green cardstock behind pictures and glue them as shown on the background paper
2. Add chalkboard sticker in upper right
3. Apply rubons to the chalkboard sticker
4. Add stickers where shown overlapping photos
5. Add letter stickers as title above the pictures
6. Add the wooden embellishment
If you love this layout, swim on over to Giorgia's blog and let her know! Stop by tomorrow for another great chalk project!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 9:00:00 AM
It's a box, it's a card, it's a Box Card! This amazing project from our design team member Irit will have you making all of your cards boxes! Let's take a look at her TWO designs!
How stinkin' cute is this!? Irit used our Little Girl Paper Pad, Garden Chalkboard Stickers, Little Girl Chalkboard Stickers, Celebrate 3D Stickers, and Butterflies 3D Stickers to create this amazing card box.
The box folds flat for easy sharing! We love the colors and combination of products she used. They all go so well together.
How cute would this be for a 1st birthday. I know I would set this on my daughters' shelf and treasure it for years to come!
Irit also made a boy version using the Little Man Paper Pad, Little Man Chalkboard Stickers, Owls Puffy Stickers, and You're a Hoot 3D Stickers to create this version.
Once again, Irit did a great job combining elements from different lines to create a very cohesive design! We love the colors!
If you would like to create this great project to delight your little girls and boys, here's how:
Paper House Little Girl Paper Pad
Paper House Garden Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Little Girl Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Celebrate 3D Stickers
Paper House Butterflies 3D Stickers
Paper House Little Man Paper Pad
Paper House Little Man Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Owls Puffy Stickers
Paper House You're a Hoot 3D Stickers
12 x 12 Cardstock
To make this card we need a simple template shown below.
1. Use 12*12'' cardstock and cut a piece measured 12*5 3/4 '' size. Score it vertically 4 times on 3 3/4'' sections, so you will have 4 rectangles and one strip on the edge. Score it again horizontally on 2 1/2'' from the top. Now cut as shown on the template with red line. Fold all blue lines to make a box and glue it using the strip. Fold the green line as shown. The base of your cards is done.
2. Use Little girl paper pad and cut 4 rectangles sized 3 1/2'' from two dotted papers, ink the edges and glue them over the bigger rectangles of the card. Cut 8 smaller rectangles from the same paper to fit the top rectangles and glue them on the both sides of the card.
3. Make 2 strips from thick cardstock that fit the inside of the box, make folds on both sides and glue the strips inside the card. We will use those strips to adhere our stickers and other embellishments.
4. Now grab a few of you favorite Paper House sticker sets and adhere the stickers over the sides and inside the box. Make some springs with green flower wire and glue a few stickers over the wire. As the back of those stickers is sticky- and should be so- and we don't want it to stay this way- add some fine glitter on the sticky back and you are done. As this card was made for my dear granddaughter 1 st Birthday I added this IS 1 words over the front sticker (AC letters)
The Boy card was done the very same way with the same template and Little Boy paper pad.
This is the template! SOOO easy!
Your box will look like this prior to embellishments.
If you love this project as much as we do, head on over to Irit's blog and leave her some love. Then, stop back tomorrow for another great chalk projects!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM
As chalk week continues, our design team member Erin decided to use our Garden Chalkboard Stickers in a different way than our previous posts. She's made a card! How brilliant! Using chalkboard stickers for cards let you create your own sentiment in a unique and beautiful way. Let's take a look.
Erin used our Country Girl Collection and Garden Chalkboard Stickers to create this beautiful card. She cut and layered the Country Floral Pattern Paper, Giddy Up Paper, and Country Girl Tag Paper in the background then added some of the Country Girl Cardstock Stickers and finished with a Garden Chalkboard Stickers!
Don't you love the fussy cut flowers from the Country Girl Tags paper!?
Erin choose to put a cardstock sticker on top of the chalkboard, but you could just as easily write your own sentiment! That's why we love chalkboard!
If you love this project and want to see more of Erin's great work, head on over to her blog and leave her some sugar! Come back tomorrow for more great chalk projects!
By Tara Sturm