A Card-In-A-Box

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Chalk Week

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!

Card Box- Irit Shalom

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.

Card Box- Irit Shalom'

The box folds flat for easy sharing! We love the colors and combination of products she used. They all go so well together.

Card Box- Irit Shalom

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!

Card Box- Irit Shalom

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.

Card Box- Irit Shalom

Once again, Irit did a great job combining elements from different lines to create a very cohesive design! We love the colors!

Card Box- Irit Shalom

If you would like to create this great project to delight your little girls and boys, here's how:

Products Used:

Girl Version:

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

Boy Version:

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
Adhesive 

Directions:

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.

Card Box- Irit Shalom

This is the template! SOOO easy!

Card Box- Irit Shalom

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!

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Sweet as Sugar

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Chalk Week

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.

Sweet as Sugar Card- Erin

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!

Sweet as Sugar Card- Erin

Don't you love the fussy cut flowers from the Country Girl Tags paper!?

Sweet as Sugar Card- Erin

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!

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Class of 2025

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 10:06:21 AM

Chalk Week

It's day two of Chalk Week and we have the most adorable layout to share with you! Our design team member Christine created this layout for her daughter's first day of school! We cannot think of a better (or cuter!) way to use our Star Student Chalkboard Stickers!

Class of 2025- Christine Meyer

Don't you just love the vertical line of photos! Christine used our Star Student Chalkboard Stickers, Little Girl Paper Pad, Hipster Paper Pad, Who's the Cutest Paper, You're a Hoot 3D Stickers, and Owls Puffy Stickers to create this star layout.

If you have a little on on the way to their first day of school and want to create this adorable layout, here's how:

Products Used:

Paper House Star Student Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Little Girl Paper Pad
Paper House Hipster Paper Pad
Paper House Who's the Cutest Paper
Paper House You're a Hoot 3D Stickers
Paper House Owls Puffy Stickers
Solid Cardstock
Pen
Adhesive 

Directions:

1. Using paper from the Little Girl Stack and Hipster Pad create a layer of horizontal layer of patterned papers across your cardstock base.
2. Create a tall vertical row of pictures.
3. Write on three different chalkboard stickers to personalize your layout.
4. Use both puffy and 3D Owl stickers to add to the school theme of the layout.
5. Add some doodling of your own to up the chalkboard feel.
 
If you love Christine's layout and want to see more of her fabulous designs, head on over to her blog! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for some more great chalkboard projects!
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It's Chalk Week (not to be confused with Shark Week!)

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Chalk Week Feature

This term, we've decided to do something super fun with our design team. Each month we asked them to create a project based around a feature product. This month's product is our amazing Chalkboard Stickers!

So, to kick off the week, we have an amazing layout from our design team member Bev. The star of her layout is the great photo and of course, the beautiful Family Chalkboard Sticker. Let's take a look!

Laugh Often Family- Bev Code

Bev used our My Best Friend Paper, Live Well 3D Stickers, and Family Chalkboard Stickers to create this beautiful layout.

Laugh Often Family- Bev Code

Don't you just love the mixed media in the background!?

Laugh Often Family- Bev Code

The Chalkboard Stickers are great for journaling!

Laugh Often Family- Bev Code

The Live Well 3D Stickers adds just the right amount of bling and glitter!

So, of you love this layout and want to see more of Bev's projects, head on over to her blog. Be sure to come back Monday for a new project featuring Chalkboard Stickers!

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Discover the Bahamas

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We have seen a lot of travel layouts and projects here on the blog, but there is something about this layout by our design team member Susie that has me looking for a plane ticket! Maybe it's her wonderful photos or how she laid them out. I'm not sure, but who's in!? Let's all take a trip!

Bahamas- Susie Bentz

Don't you just love the yellow and all those beautiful photos! She picked the perfect embellishments too! Susie used our Aquarium Paper, Tropical Paradise Cardstock Stickers, and Beach Chalkboard Stickers to create this bright, super fun layout!

Bahamas- Susie Bentz

We are slightly obsessed with this yellow guy! Talk about perfect placement!

Bahamas- Susie Bentz

This is a great display

Bahamas- Susie Bentz

If you have some amazing trip photos and want to create this great layout, here's how;

Products Used:

Paper House Aquarium Paper
Paper House Tropical Paradise Cardstock Stickers
Paper House Beach Chalkboard Stickers
Want2Scrap: Bahamas Overlay and Fancy Chipboard Word
Yellow cardstock, dimensional foam adhesive

Directions:

1. Add yellow cardstock behind overlay, cutting out the center window.

2. Add the Aquarium paper for the background, positioning it so the fish appear in the bottom right. Cut away the excess paper.

3. Create a photo collage in the center of the window, cascading photos from upper right to bottom left.

4. Add chipboard word in upper left.

5. From the Tropical Paradise Cardstock stickers, add fish stickers around title and overlapping photos and overlay edge using pop dots for dimension.

6. Add beach chair sticker in bottom left.

7. Add dimensional sea shell stickers from the Beach Chalkboard Sticker pack.

So, pack your bags and take some great photos. And, if you love this layout, head on over to Susie's blog to see her other great projects!

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Family Memories

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We've been posting a lot of layouts lately and wanted to break things up with this amazing gift trio from our design team member Larissa. She created a beautiful card, box, and gift bow that any mother would love! Let's take a look.

Gift Trio- Larissa Heskett

Gift Trio- Larissa Heskett

Larissa created this envelope with a standard white envelope, some tags and our Family Chalkboard Stickers! How easy!

Gift Trio- Larissa Heskett

This card was made with our Dreams Come True Paper and Family Chalkboard Stickers.

Gift Trio- Larissa Heskett

Larissa created a Fun Party Box out of our Eat, Drink & Be Married Paper. She used a We R Memory Keepers Punch Board to create the box!! She adhered some twine to the ends of the Box and Create an Over Sized Felt Bow. Then she added a Family Chalkboard Sticker to the center of the Bow and added it to the Gift Box.

If you love these great gifts, head on over to Larissa's blog and let her know.

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Little Monster, Big Attitude

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 10:47:05 AM

If you are a parent to a child, the phrase "little monster, big attitude" may at times be your daily mantra! That being said, they sure are cute monsters! Our design team member Kim created a perfect layout with our Lil' Monster Collection. Let's take a look.Little Monster- Kim Kendell

Don't you love how she fussy cut the paper and added pop dots!? Her pictures are just perfect for the layout and we love their placement and layers. Kim used the Monster Stack Paper, Monster Bunch Paper, Monster Madness Cardstock Stickers, and Family Chalkboard Stickers to create this monsterific layout.

Little Monster- Kim Kendell

The chalkboard stickers are perfect for journaling!

Little Monster- Kim Kendell

If you have a little monster at home and want to create this great layout, here's how;

Products Used:

2 x Sheets Paper House Monster Stack Paper
Paper House Monster Bunch Paper
Paper House Monster Madness Cardstock Stickers 
Paper House Family Chalkboard Stickers 
1 x sheet of Cardstock to mount photos on

Directions:

1. Take cardstock and mount your main photo with a ¼ inch mat, take your second photo and cut down to be 5 x 4 and also mount that photo with a ¼ inch mat.

2. Take a sheet of the Monster Stack Pattern 12" Scrapbook Paper and cut all the circles and the Monsters adhere 3D foam to back of all these now mount these over the top of the 2nd sheet so they give off a 3D effect. See image of LO.

3. Adhere your photos and with your main photo also mounted on 3D foam see image for position and angles.

4. Take the Monster Bunch paper and cut the image of the monster that is above the 2nd photo.

5. Take the sticker sheet and adhere stickers as per image of LO.

6. Take your chalkboard stickers and use as per image of LO.

7. Add your sticker title on 3D foam as per image of LO.

Don't be scared to stop by Kim's blog and leave her some love!

 

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It's National Bowling Day!

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 9:30:00 AM

We know you've been gearing up for this day for a while, and now it's finally here! It's National Bowling Day! So strap on those fashion-forward rented shoes and put on your button-up bowling shirt with your name on the pocket (we know you have one!), and head out to the lanes! But first - you might want to make this amazing trophy from designer Linda Auclair! I mean, someone is going to win... they might as well take home this amazing keepsake. Let's take a look!

Bowling Trophy- Linda Auclair

How cute is this!? Linda made this using our Bowling Collection and a lot of creativity.

Bowling Trophy- Linda Auclair

Bowling Trophy- Linda Auclair

Here's how to create this great project:

Products Used:

white poster board
Paper House Let the Good Times Roll Paper
Paper House Bowling Lanes Paper
Paper House Let's Go Bowling Cardstock Stickers
red glitter paper
black glitter glue
two small boxes
adhesive
foam tape

Instructions: 

1. Cut out several identical bowling pin shapes from white chipboard. Stack poster board layers using foam tape between each to create the top of the trophy.

2. Cut two glitter paper stripes and adhere to bowling pin. Outline bowling pin with glitter glue and allow to dry.

3. Decorate bowling pin with “Let’s Go Bowling” stickers.

4. Wrap the two small boxes with the Bowling patterned paper and decorate with the “Let’s Go Bowling” stickers. Stack the two boxes and adhere in place. Slice a small slit in the top box and slide the bowling pin base into the slit and adhere in place.

We set them up, now you go knock them down! Happy National Bowling Day everyone!

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