Perfectly Spring Cork'd Cards

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cork'd Week

Hello everyone, Laura here! So excited to share my first post here at Paper House, and what better way to kick things off than Cork'd™ week?

Are you ready for Spring?! Today I’ve got a few cards to share with you using Butterflies Cork'd™ and our new Mom collection. These will give you a little sunny burst of springtime!

Thank you Cork'd Card- Laura CoxThe cork stickers add fun texture and make a great thank you card. Here’s a close up of the great texture of those Cork'd™ stickers!
Thank you Cork'd Card- Laura CoxThis next card is soft as spring time, and a good "thinking of you" card. I love the sentiments on these Cork'd™ stickers, too!
Bless Your Heart Cork'd Card- Laura CoxHere's my third card! It's not too early to think about Mother’s Day; it will be here before we know it! This collection is so soft and pretty, and the Cork'd™ stickers add just the right touch.
Mother's Day Cork'd Card- Laura Cox

I added a few pearls to these Cork'd™ stickers for an extra little touch:
Mother's Day Cork'd Card- Laura CoxI hope you are enjoying Cork'd™ week as much as I am! These fun, trendy embellishments are great for any project! 

As a special treat during Cork'd™ week, Paper House is giving away a full set of Cork'd™ stickers. That's right, one of each of ALL 12 designs! For your chance to win, just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and make sure to tell your friends, too!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with with your Cork’d™ stickers! Keep checking in here as the rest of the design team shares their Cork’d™ projects over the next week!

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Thanks for stoppin' by, and check back soon for more inspiration!

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Picture Perfect

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cork'd Week

Hello, Paper House lovelies!

It's Karyn here, and I'm so excited to be sharing my first project as part of the awesome Paper House Productions design team! 

I've made a scrapbook page using a paper pad from their extensive range and some Cork'd™ embellishments. 

I started my page by choosing the photos I wanted to use. These photos are of my youngest daughter Jessica (6 years old) posing for the camera when she received a medal for her reading at school. I usually only use 1 or 2 photos on a page, but these 4 just had to be kept together. Picture Perfect- Karyn Schultz

I then selected some coordinating papers to use (Green Thumb paper pad), and these Cork'd™ embellishments (Picture Perfect cork stickers) were perfect!

After deciding on the basic layout of the page, I made my own background using watercolors. I love to do this on most of my projects, and it is an easy way to coordinate and personalise any paper. I've used yellow, orange, and a light blue in this background.  

Sometimes I will gesso my page first (using either white or clear gesso), but this time I have not and just used water sparingly; this makes the colors more vibrant. :)  

Picture Perfect- Karyn Schultz

I love to journal directly on my page. I don't really like my handwriting, but I do love the personalised look. 

The strip along the bottom of my page was made by cutting a 1" strip from one of the pages of the paper pad, tearing it in half lengthwise, then attaching it. You can't even see the join in the center (it was a 6x6 pad). 

Picture Perfect- Karyn Schultz

The word Cork'd™ stickers were perfect to use as a title. I also made my own flair using some of the patterned paper from the pad. 

Picture Perfect- Karyn Schultz

I love to use a roller date stamp to add the date to my layouts.

Picture Perfect- Karyn Schultz

I cut the paper into strips to make my layout; it's a great way to use paper economically or to use up all those bits of leftover papers.

Picture Perfect- Karyn Schultz

As a special treat during Cork'd™ week, Paper House is giving away a full set of Cork'd™ stickers. That's right, one of each of ALL 12 designs! For your chance to win, just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and make sure to tell your friends, too!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with with your Cork’d™ stickers! Keep checking in here as the rest of the design team shares their Cork’d™ projects over the next week!

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Happy Crafting!

Karyn xx

Paper House - Karyn Schultz

 

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Away We Go to Parenthood!

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cork'd Week

Hi everyone, Karen here! The Away We Go 12x12 paper with a sunset sky is the perfect background paper to compliment the photos celebrating my sister-in-law's baby bump!

Away We Go- Karen Sessions

Since she is having a boy, I didn't want the layout to be too feminine. Instead of matting the photos, I used a sander to distress the photos, giving them a hazy edge.

Away We Go- Karen Sessions

I used arrows and saying embellishments from the new line of Cork’d™ Stickers to finish off the layout.

Away We Go- Karen Sessions

Cork is naturally beautiful, but PH's new sets feature embellished cork cut-outs with cute sayings. There are many gender-neutral and more masculine embellishments, which were perfect for the expecting parents layout.

Away We Go- Karen Sessions

Away We Go- Karen Sessions

Away We Go- Karen Sessions

Products Used:

Paper House Hey You Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Good Life Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Away We Go
12x12 Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Little Man 8x8 Paper Pad
Paper House Summer Fun Snapshot Stickers

Directions:
1. Use the PH 12x12 Away We Go paper as the background. Tie a cord or ribbon along the bottom edge of the central photo.

2. Cut a matte for the central photo with a 1" border, then tear and ink the edges. Distress the edges of the additional photos with a sanding tool. Arrange your photos.

3. Next, add washi tape or strips of paper peeking out vertically from behind the photos in the lower 1/3 of the layout.

4. Finally, embellish the layout with Cork’d™ Sticker embellishments and add a scattering of star-shaped brads.

If you are looking for some extra pizzazz for your layouts that add texture and dimension, visit Paper House to see their whole range of Cork’d™ Stickers.

As a special treat during Cork'd™ week, Paper House is giving away a full set of Cork'd™ stickers. That's right, one of each of ALL 12 designs! For your chance to win, just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and make sure to tell your friends, too!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with with your Cork’d™ stickers! Keep checking in here as the rest of the design team shares their Cork’d™ projects over the next week!

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Stop by my blog to see more amazing creations!

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Cruise Adventures

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cork'd Week

Hello, my dear crafty friends, Irit here, and welcome to Paper House Productions Cork'd Week!

Cork’d™ stickers are the latest and greatest new PH products, and our DT girls make magic with those lovely, trendy stickers.

Usually scrapbookers keep memories of other people and rarely scrapbook themselves. The main reason is most probably being the main "camera man (woman?)," and as such, we mostly photograph others and not ourselves. So when we finally have nice photos of ourselves, this is the time to scrap it. For me, the only photos of myself that are good to be scrapped are some from our vacations, and this cruise photo is one such occasion. With a good photo and the perfect Cruise collection from PH, scrapbooking is easy and fun, and I really love the results.

Cruise Adventure- Irit Shalom

Add the Beach paper pad and the fantastic Cruise 3D stickers with those new cork beauties, and you get a layout to be proud of. I also added some themed stamps and die cuts, as they were a great fit to my layout. I used the patterned paper to die cut and stamped on it just to make sure that I stayed in the same, almost monochromatic color scheme.

Cruise Adventure- Irit Shalom

Cruise Adventure- Irit Shalom

Cruise Adventure- Irit Shalom

Cruise Adventure- Irit Shalom

Product Used:
Paper House Beach Paper Pad
Paper House Cruise 3D Stickers
Paper House Nautical Cork'd Stickers
Stamps, dies: Die-Versions
Inks: Ranger
Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Other: lace, ribbon, buttons
Sketch: SG Create

Directions:
1. Use paper with birds as your layout base. Cut the beach paper to 8"x8'' square, and adhere it over the base paper as shown.

2. Cut a strip of a wood-like paper from the same pad, and punch it with a circle punch. Adhere the punched strip vertically as shown. Add a strip of blue lace tape and a piece of blue ribbon near the punched strip.

3. Glue the main photo. Make a tag from another photo and mat it with the light blue paper left over from the strip cut.

4. Stamp the sayings and make handmade tickets from them. Adhere all three tickets as shown. Glue the 3D title over the photos.

5. Make 2 embellishment clusters with stamped and die cut sea images. Add cork stickers over both clusters.

6. Stamp birds around the page with blue ink and doodle inside the stamped birds with white pen. Add random blue mists around the page. Glue a few buttons as shown.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with with your Cork’d™ stickers! Keep checking in here as the rest of the design team shares their Cork’d™ projects over the next week!

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Thank you!

Paper House - Irit Shalom

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Don't Worry, Be Hoppy

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cork'd Week

Hi everyone, Giorgia here! This week at the Paper House blog we are showcasing Cork'd™ stickers; I used tons of them for this masculine layout about one of our urban explorations in abandoned places. The rustic feeling of the picture perfectly matches with the Cork'd™ texture.

QNILLO layout - Giorgia Rossini

I went for this paper from the Old World paper pad because it is very masculine and effective combined with the pop of color from the Cork'd™ stickers.

QNILLO layout - Giorgia Rossini

In our urban exploration we wear a bunny mask, and the bunny sticker is the perfect match; I always try to combine elements in my layout with the picture.

QNILLO layout - Giorgia Rossini

This moustache paper from the Hipster Paper Pad and Cork'd™ stickers add color to the page. I tore and distressed paper to create a vintage decay effect, matching the picture.

QNILLO layout - Giorgia Rossini

Products Used:

Paper House Travel Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Woodland Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Hey You Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Good Life Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Picture Perfect Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Hipster Paper Pad
Paper House Old World Paper Pad
Cardstock
Foam Alpha Stickers (Thickers)
Adhesive

Directions:

1. Distress cardstock and apply and remove tape to take away some color from the paper

2. Adhere it to the Old World paper as shown

3. Distress moustache paper with scissors to create texture and adhere it as shown

4. Tear pictures to show the paper texture and adhere as shown

5. Adhere the Thickers for the title

6. Now embellish your layout with stickers, and it is ready!

As a special treat during Cork'd™ week, Paper House is giving away a full set of Cork'd™ stickers. That's right, one of each of ALL 12 designs! For your chance to win, just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and make sure to tell your friends, too!

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Thank you!

Paper House - Giorgia Rossini

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Cork'd Envelope & Card from Francesca!

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cork'd Week

Hello to all. Francesca here!

I'm very excited because this is my first post, and it's really a great honor to be part of this fantastic Design Team!

Today I want to show you how I used the fantastic Cork'd™ stickers... I made a card and its envelope.

Cork'd Cards - Francesca

Let's see how I made the envelope! Cork'd Cards - Francesca

To make the envelope, cut as follows: trim base to 15 cm (6 in), and height to 28 cm (11 in). Fold 1 cm (0.4 in) on each side, and fold in half to 14 cm (5.5 in). Angle the edges as shown and paste.

Cork'd Cards - Francesca

Cut the Paper House patterned paper, distress the edges with scissors and paste. Cork'd Cards - Francesca

Cut out this piece, round three corners, and roll the last one with a pencil.

Cork'd Cards - Francesca

Under the raised corner, add the curly cork stickers and flowers. On the right side, stick a Snapshot. I love them! Cork'd Cards - Francesca

Add two small banners on the left side, a flower on the corner, and small embellishments, just like in the picture!

Cork'd Cards - Francesca

Cork'd Cards - FrancescaCork'd Cards - Francesca

Then I made the card by simply pasting patterned paper and adding cork embellishments!

Cork'd Cards - Francesca

Thank you! I hope you have fun. Make your own and show us your result!

Products Used:

Paper House Blossom Paper Pad
Paper House Butterflies Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Live, Laugh, Love Cork'd Stickers
Paper House Garden Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Floral Snapshot Stickers
Sequins
Cardstock

As a special treat during Cork'd™ week, Paper House is giving away a full set of Cork'd™ stickers. That's right, one of each of ALL 12 designs! For your chance to win, just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and make sure to tell your friends, too!

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See you soon!

Paper House - Francesca Biancon

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Cork'd Owl Layout - Whoo's the Cutest?

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cork'd Week

Hi! Erin here. This past summer, we went to visit my mother, and she gave my daughter her first tea set and a cute little costume of fairy wings, a tutu, and a flower headband. On went the costume in two seconds, and she ripped open the tea set in one second; she was super excited. We set her up outside on a little table, and Catherine promptly went in the house to get her "baby" and set her up to have tea at the table. We used the pool water as the "tea," and she poured everyone a cup, added "milk," and was the cutest little hostess ever. Even her older brother Brandon started to play, pretending to sip the “tea," fetching more "tea" from the pool, and just pretending right along with her. It was such a cute little moment, I had to capture it. Owls Cork - Erin Reed

I used the wonderful paper and stickers from Paper House to create this layout. They are just too cute and sweet, perfect for this little moment. I played with the theme of the owl from the 12x12 paper, pulled all the owl stickers from various collections (Cork'd™, Puffy, 3D, and Diecut) and then used the 8x8 Little Girl paper pad for the layers to create this sweet layout.

Check out my step by step video below about how I created this cute little layout. 

Below are some close up shots of my layout to see how wonderful these stickers and papers from Paper House are. Owls Cork - Erin Reed

Don't you just love the shine and dimension on these stickers? It is so fun to mix and match these sets; they work so well together!

Owls Cork - Erin Reed

To paint the chipboard, I used the wonderful paints, glazes, and glitters in white from Tattered Angels. They give the chipboard such a shimmer and shine, it adds to the feel of the layout. Owls Cork - Erin Reed

Products Used:

Paper - Paper House
Stickers - Paper House
Cork - Paper House
Paints - Tattered Angels
Chipboard - Blue Fern Studios
Rhinestones - Kaisercraft
Sequins - Prima
Ink - Prima

As a special treat during Cork'd™ week, Paper House is giving away a full set of Cork'd™ stickers. That's right, one of each of ALL 12 designs! For your chance to win, just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and make sure to tell your friends, too!

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Paper House - Erin Reed

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Sunny Side Up

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cork'd Week

Hi, Paper House fans - Christine joining you today with another Cork’d™ project! Aren’t you just loving all these projects?! Have you started keeping an eye out for where you can get your hands on some Cork’d™ stickers for yourself?! Today I am going to share with you a layout that I created from a beach trip a couple of years ago! I used the following Cork’d™ Stickers: Nautical, Owl, Travel, Picture Perfect, and Sunshine. I know that sounds like a lot, but you’ll see I didn’t use complete sheets - I used bits and pieces, so there was plenty left for additional projects!
Sun Cork - Christine Meyer

I have to admit that my collage design was totally inspired by some projects I have seen from the talented Melinda Spinks. After seeing her do several projects with that technique I knew that I wanted to try it, but with my own Christine and Paper House spin to it! It looks a little complicated, but honestly, the whole layout came together in about an hour!

Sun Cork - Christine Meyer

First, I lightly traced an 8½ inch circle onto the center of my paper. I then laid out where my picture would go. From there, I started with putting in my biggest cork pieces so there was some strategic design placement to them.
Sun Cork - Christine Meyer

I then filled in around it with smaller Cork’d™ stickers. One tip I have is to try to have parts of stickers touching around a lot of the edge of the circle, so that it keeps clear that it is a circle.

Sun Cork - Christine Meyer

I used my die cut machine to cut out a cardstock sunshine border and title. I kept those bright to match up with the theme of the layout and made the title spread out so it would have that whimsical feeling to it!

As a special treat during Cork'd™ week, Paper House is giving away a full set of Cork'd™ stickers. That's right, one of each of ALL 12 designs! For your chance to win, just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and make sure to tell your friends, too!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with with your Cork’d™ stickers! Keep checking in here as the rest of the design team shares their Cork’d™ projects over the next week!

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Paper House - Christine Meyer

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