Posted on Apr 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM
Thanks for hopping along with us in our “Hop, Skip & Jump” Kids Blog Hop this weekend! We're so glad you're joining us, and hope you're inspired by all the amazing projects our Spring 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!
This Kids Prize Pack features goodies like our Little Man and Little Girl Paper Pads, our favorite kid-themed 3D Stickers, Cardstock Stickers, and even our fun & tactile Puffy Stickers (and more – it's a $60 value!) This prize pack is not only perfect for making scrapbook pages of your little Monsters and Princesses, but it's also great for crafting up kid-friendly cards and Pinterest-worthy projects!
And to take the fun up another level, we're also giving away Little Man or Little Girl Paper Pads to (5) Runners-Up! That's right – 6 winners for one contest! We like those odds!
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 +10 entries into our drawing! That sounds like a deal!
Kids' 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! The hop will be running all weekend, so you have until Sunday at 11:59pm EST to get your entries in!
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By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Apr 17, 2014 5:12:15 PM
These lovely wedding cards that design team member Larissa created are sure to make your dreams come true! She made an entire suite of cards, and makes it look incredibly easy too!
The Dreams Come True Paper in our To Have & To Hold Collection has plenty of tags that are formatted for your pocket page album, but they also make great fronts for small cards. And wedding season is right around the corner, so take time to make yourself a set and be prepared for all the showers and events you'll have coming up!
Larissa added scalloped borders in pink to the bottoms of some of her cards, which give a great accent color. This could be customized to the bride's wedding colors, or done in silver or gold for a neutral look.
Larissa also made some lovely boxes to hold her sets of cards. Wouldn't this make a nice gift for a bride-to-be at her shower?
Ribbons, pearls, and glitter add the finishing touches to this set! Make sure to stop by Larissa's blog and tell her how much you LOVE her project.
And don't forget to stop by tomorrow to join us for our "Hop, Skip & Jump" Kids' Blog Hop. The design team has been hard at work making amazing and inspiring projects, and there are some great prizes to win!
By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Apr 16, 2014 4:33:34 PM
When you think of Impressionist Art, Las Vegas is not often the first (or second) thing that comes to mind. Our design team member Jó In Wonderland took a gamble (pun intended) when she combined paper from our Impressions paper pad and our 3D Las Vegas stickers into this colorful layout. We think she hit the jackpot.
The colors and textures from the Impressions paper make the perfect backdrop for the lights and over-the-top glitz that Vegas is known for.
We love how she used a double image and layered them; just like our 3D stickers!
If you ever bought a label maker for organization and never quite used it, labels are making a huge comeback in the crafting world.
If you'd like to throw your dice in and try this great layout, here's how:
Las Vegas Wedding Layout
Designed by: Jó in Wonderland
Paper House Impressions Paper Pad
Paper House Las Vegas 3D Stickers
old book pages
pink pearl acrylic
vertical picture 4 x 6
2 version with different colors of the same vertical picture 4 x 6
glue or double sided tape
1. With a cutter, fussy cut the golden design in the right lower corner.
2. Create borders with old book pages with a border punch.
3. Create texture with gesso and a mask where you will place the pictures.
4. After gesso dry, spray yellow mist.
5. Cover the chipboard with gesso, then paint it with acrylic pearl pink.
6. Create cluster with the double pictures: with foam tape adhere them together as shown in picture.
7. Create pictures layers: with glue or double sided tape attach previously bordered book pages where shown.
8. Attach pictures: put the bottom one with corner under the fussy cutted golden border to create dimension on layout.
9. Glue chipboard where shown.
10. Create your title with labeler and adhere it on the chipboard.
11. Now decorate the layout: take your amazing stickers and attach them where shown. Decorate the chipboard with golden sequins as shown.
If you love this layout, double down and stop by her blog to see all of her great work!
By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Apr 14, 2014 2:36:06 PM
In one of our previous posts, we taught you how to speak a little Italian, how about a short Spanish lesson? A la Buena Vida translates to “the good life.” We've never been to Spain, but if this layout by Irit is any indication, they truly do live a la buena vida!Irit used a combination of our Spain papers, cardstock stickers, and 3D stickers all from our new Spain Collection to create this fun multi-picture layout. We love how she put all of the pictures on an angle- it really pulls your eye across the page.The top right corner is a wonderful little conglomeration of cardstock stickers which balance the 3D stickers on the bottom right. Irit is great at playing with layers and knows exactly where to add just the right amount of dimension.If you are in love with Irit's layout and want to try it for yourself, here are the instruction;
Paper House Spain collection: Buena Vida paper, Spanish Allure
Paper House Spain cardstock stickers
Paper House Spain 3D stickers
Chipboards: frame, love title, fence
Chit Chat word stickers
6 4x6 photos
1. Cut Buena Vida paper to 12x10. Arrange all 6 photos a bit diagonally over this paper piece, leaving a la Buena Vida words on the bottom visible. Cut the overlapping photo edges to fit the paper from left to right. Adhere the whole photo cluster over the basic Spanish Allure paper.
2. Glue one half of chipboard gate on the top of the page under the photo cluster paper as shown. Make a small embellishment cluster with a piece of leftover blue paper from Buena Vida and add 4 cardstock stickers as shown. Add "our soulful voyage" sticker's words, or just print them on your computer. Glue the stickers cluster over the chipboard gate on the right top of your page.
3. Add a bare small chipboard Polaroid frame over the lower left photo using 3d foam glue. Adhere 3 stickers from 3D set. Adhere the SPAIN 3D sticker between two photo lines and then add a piece of cardstock border to the left over the same line. Adhere the other part of the same border sticker on the bottom of the left photos.
4. Add 2 square bubble stickers on the end of border stickers as shown.
5. Make a title with 2 word stickers, one chipboard word and 3d sticker Barcelona.
I know we can't all just jump on a plane to Spain, but seeing layouts like this really make us wish we could! If you would like to see more of Irit's layouts, head on over to her blog and leave her some love!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Apr 9, 2014 4:47:51 PM
When we think of “traditional scrapbooking” and what most people use scrapbook paper for, we think of 12x12 layouts with stickers, papers, photos and other embellishments. This project from our design team member Erin falls into a whole new category of scrapbook art. The fact that she started with an 8x10 art canvas just builds on the idea of scrapbooking as art. I don't know about you, but I would hang this my house in a second!
Using a painted canvas as her base, Erin took our 100% Country paper pad, flowers, paint, cardstock stickers from our Generations line, and our puffy butterfly stickers to create this one of a kind keepsake.
We love how she used our family canvas sticker as her title!
We are amazed by her creativity. She was able to get so much depth, dimension and emotion into a 8x10 package!
If you would like to see more of Erin's projects, stop by her blog and let her know how amazing this projects is!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Apr 9, 2014 12:40:23 PM
Everyone has an inner Rock Star just waiting to get out! Singing in the shower and playing air guitar in the mirror all count! So, take a few pictures at your next concert and try this great layout by Kim.Kim's claim to fame and the origin of the picture in her layout is that her brother's band opened for Guns & Roses! She used a combination of our paper, cardstock stickers, and our 3D stickers to create this bold, fun design.
We just love the effect she got with the cut out wings and the guitar picks from the 3D stickers.
And my favorite part, the cardstock sticker lights across the top of the page. Nothing says rock star like being in the hot stage lights!
To channel your inner rock God, just follow these easy steps:
2 sheets of the 12 x 12 PGL-0024 Rock On! paper
3D Rock Star stickers
Rock Star cardstock stickers
1. Take your 2 12 x 12 pages and ink the edges of one. With the other cut the wings out as well as the flower in the center of the wings ink edges.
2. Using foam tape mount the wings and the flower over the top of the ones on the 12 x 12 sheet.
3. Take the 12 inch strip of lights on the cardstock stickers and adhere to the top of your page
4. Add your photo as per image of LO
5. Using the 3D stickers embellish as per image of LO.
Head on over to Kim's blog to get more information and to see more of her great layouts and crafting goodies!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Apr 8, 2014 3:25:12 PM
We here at Paper House got a real “hoot” out of Bev's new Owl layout. Using our Owl - Hoot Collection, Bev Code was able to create a sense of whimsy and an overall cuteness overload! The background uses our Lovable Owls 12" Scrapbook Paper and is embellished with our 3D stickers, puffy stickers, along with glitter and other embellishments.
Not only did Bev use our Lovable Owls paper as the background, but she used a second sheet to cut out some of the owls and pop-dot them to give them extra emphasis and dimension. Her use of sparkle on the edges of the wings and behind the photo really bring the whole layout together. The greatest part about our collections is that they work seamlessly together! The 3D stickers tuck in right next to puffy stickers which match the paper! Is this an easy way to coordinate or what?!
To see more of Bev's layouts and crafts, visit her blog. While you're there, tell her you got a “hoot” out of her work!
By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Apr 7, 2014 10:23:47 AM
With all the March madness that's been going around, we thought there was no better way to celebrate than with a great Basketball layout from Christine. Her creativity is just amazing. Look how she used our basketball patterned paper and cut it as a basketball for the background!
Christine created the title using our 3D stickers and finished off the background with another one of our basketball themed papers. The player silhouettes are from our new line of diecut sticker packs and are embellished with foil with an adhesive back, making them super easy to just stick and go! The diecuts will be available on the website May 1st, but if you would like a sneak peak, head on over to this blog post!
Here are the directions for this great layout;
-Cut a 4x12 inch strip of white paper and adhere to the left side of the blue patterned paper
-Cut out an 8 inch circle from the basketball paper and adhere that to the left side of the paper - overlapping the outside edge a little.
-Add a white cardstock banner to the top right corner
-Add your pictures so that they overlap both the basketball and the blue paper.
-Choose three foil player die cuts and put them on in a diagonal route...from bottom left up to the banner
-Attach the Cardstock border sticker to the top of your banner and the 3D Basketball sticker just below it.
-Pick out an appropriate phrase from the foil die cuts...I went with slam dunk. Attach that to the bottom corner between the picture and the star.
- Finish it off by adding journaling, numbers for the year (or perhaps a team name), and some stars
If basketball is not your thing but you love the layout, Christine made a generic sketch you can use with any theme!
If you would like to learn more about this layout and see more of Christine's other projects, check out her blog and leave her some love while you're there!
By Tara Sturm