ColorWays Wrestling Layout by Susie

Posted on May 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

ColorWays Feature

Welcome to our ColorWays feature! We have almost two weeks packed with ColorWays projects, giveaways, huge discounts, and super secret sneak peeks! So follow us on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win a full collection of ColorWays in your choice of three colors! As a special treat, we're giving you 40% off your ColorWays order of $25 or more on the website! Stock up now!

Susie is up today, and she combined two themes we would have never thought to put together: Noir and Wrestling! We are kind of sad we didn't think of it, because this layout is just perfect!

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I absolutely love the new ColorWays Collections! The papers and embellishments are so versatile, they can be used for just about any theme. Today I am sharing a grungy wrestling layout I created by combining elements from the Noir and Sapphire lines with an easy mixed media technique.

ColorWays Wrestling Layout- Susie Bentz

Probably my favorite piece from the Noir Collection is the Stencil Grit Paper. The distressed numbers are just so cool! I wanted to use it as the background for this sports page, but I thought there was too much contrast. By simply watering down some gesso and dry brushing it over the paper, I was able to mute the design and create a softer background. Here you can see the difference:

ColorWays Wrestling Layout- Susie Bentz

I adore the rub-on transfers from the ColorWays lines! Rub-ons are very popular in mixed media, and the sets from Paper House contain a nice selection of graphics, words, and phrases. I used my primary photo as the background and added a mix of rub-ons to create a wonderful graphic element on the layout.

ColorWays Wrestling Layout- Susie Bentz

Paper House has a wonderful set of 3D Wrestling Stickers. I chose some pieces from the ColorWays Sapphire Collection to coordinate with the blue on the stickers. They were slipped behind the photos as photo mattes. I also added another rub-on to the photo below—the white on white adds subtle visual interest!

ColorWays Wrestling Layout- Susie Bentz

The Noir Accent Pack is a collection of 42 eclectic pieces to mix and match. Many of the pieces have metallic foil, like the card I used below (any day of wrestling is a pretty good day!). I also used a few pieces of washi from my stash, and the four white diamonds are more rub-ons!

ColorWays Wrestling Layout- Susie Bentz

Finally, here's a banner detail created with a piece from the 3D Wrestling Stickers and some chevrons trimmed out of paper from the Sapphire Collection.

ColorWays Wrestling Layout- Susie Bentz

Products Used:

Paper House Noir Stencil Grit 12" ColorWays
Paper House Noir Accent Pack
Paper House Sapphire Trim Cards 12" ColorWays
Paper House Be Happy Rub-On Transfers
Paper House Today Happens Rub-On Transfers
Paper House Wrestling 3D Stickers
Other:  Washi tape, cardstock, gesso, tag, ink, twine

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find some time to play today! 

~ Susie

 Paper House - Susie Bentz

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Noir Home Decor by Laura

Posted on May 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

ColorWays Feature

Welcome to our ColorWays feature! We have almost two weeks packed with ColorWays projects, giveaways, huge discounts, and super secret sneak peeks! So follow us on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win a full collection of ColorWays in your choice of three colors! As a special treat, we're giving you 40% off your ColorWays order of $25 or more on the website! Stock up now!

Laura is up next, and she shows us that ColorWays is not just for scrapbooking! These curated color collections are perfect for creating one-of-a-kind home décor projects in a snap!

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Are you enjoying ColorWays week? So much inspiration with these amazing collections! One of my favorite things about ColorWays is all of the coordinating embellishments—yep, love having so many options when creating! I’ve used them all to create this home décor piece:

Noir Home Decor- Laura Cox

It all started with a dollar store frame and a blank piece of white cardstock, and the ColorWays Noir Collection was the creative inspiration!

I started with the “no dream is ever too big” quote from the Happy Moment Rub-On Transfers as the centerpiece of the project:

Noir Home Decor- Laura Cox

These rub-ons are super simple to work with—they glide on easy and really look great! There are a lot to choose from in the entire collection. This quote was framed using a piece from the Noir Accent Pack. These frames are two-sided for even more options!

Speaking of the Accent Packs—so many great pieces in these packs! All the stars, arrows, frames, feathers, and more make great accents. Here, I used them with some splashes of ink to remind me to reach for the stars:

Noir Home Decor- Laura Cox

I used the Believe Puffy Stickers for pretty little accents, too; you can see the word "believe" and the white chevrons in the above pic, and I also used the silver chevrons and a word banner:

Noir Home Decor- Laura Cox

The different patterns and textures in the ColorWays line are so fun to play with, and they all coordinate perfectly.

Products Used:

Paper House ColorWays Noir Paper Pack
Paper House ColorWays Noir Accent Pack
Paper House Believe Puffy Sticker
Paper House Happy Moment Rub-On Transfers
Bazzill Cardstock: white, black
Ink: Dylusions Black Licorice Ink

Thanks for stoppin’ by today and joining us for ColorWays week! If you missed anything, make sure to check out all the other great inspiration from this week. There's more to come, so stop back soon!

Paper House - Laura Cox

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Be as Happy as Possible by Karyn

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

ColorWays Feature

Welcome to our ColorWays feature! We have almost two weeks packed with ColorWays projects, giveaways, huge discounts, and super secret sneak peeks! So follow us on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win a full collection of ColorWays in your choice of three colors! As a special treat, we're giving you 40% off your ColorWays order of $25 or more on the website! Stock up now!

Karyn is up today with a beautiful layout, feauturing her daughter, the Noir Collection, and the Emerald Collection. We love this color combo, and the pictures are just great!

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Hello, Paper House lovelies!

It's Karyn here, and today I'd like to share with you a scrapbook page with photos of Rachael—the selfie queen in our family!

I've used lots of goodies from Paper House, specifically items from the ColorWays Collection and SnapShots™ Collection.

Be as Happy as Possible- Karyn ScultzAfter deciding on the basic layout of the page, I made my own background using watercolors. I've used greens and yellow in this background.

The papers I have used are from the ColorWays Noir Paper Pack. Isn't this zebra print stunning?! I've also used a strip of teal chevron paper for contrast.

Be as Happy as Possible- Karyn ScultzIn the top corner of the photos, I've added a flair (made myself using paper from the ColorWays Emerald Paper Pack), a punched circle of black and white chevron paper (from the ColorWays Noir Paper Pack), and two leaves from the ColorWays Emerald Accent Pack. 

Be as Happy as Possible- Karyn ScultzIn the bottom corner of the photos, I've added a "Be Wild" sticker from the Nature SnapShots™ Stickers, as well as heart, chevron, and "smile" stickers from the Explore Puffy Stickers.

Be as Happy as Possible- Karyn ScultzAt the bottom of my page, I've added a rub-on from the Be Happy Rub-On Transfers, an "explore" sticker from the Nature SnapShots™ Stickers, and an "enjoy" sticker from the Explore Puffy Stickers.

Be as Happy as Possible- Karyn Scultz

Products Used:

Paper House Noir ColorWays Paper Pack
Paper House Teal Chevrons Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Emerald ColorWays Paper Pack
Paper House Emerald Accent Pack
Paper House Nature SnapShots™ Stickers
Paper House Explore Puffy Stickers
Paper House Be Happy Rub-On Transfers

Happy crafting!

Karyn xx

Paper House - Karyn Scultz

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Welcome Baby by Karen

Posted on May 26, 2015 9:18:56 AM

ColorWays Feature

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Karen is up today with an enchanting layout. Her use of the Sapphire ColorWays™ with this Welcome Baby layout is a perfect example of the diversity of this line!

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The ColorWays™ scrapbook paper comes in an amazing selection of patterns. I was inspired to use a modest diagonal stripe with a subtle and delicate flourished edge to feature my sister's forthcoming bundle of joy. By using black and white photos with only a pop of color, I was able to focus the layout on the photos. The ColorWays™ Sapphire Accent Pack perfectly complements the new blossoming family, and they even have silver foil highlights.

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Welcome Baby- Karen Sessions

Products Used:

Paper House ColorWays™ Sapphire Dahlia 12x12 Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Sapphire Accent Pack
Paper House Today Happens Rub-On Transfers
Paper House Happy Moment Rub-On Transfers
Paper House Seek Beauty Rub-On Transfers
Paper House Explore Puffy Sticker
Paper House Enjoy Puffy Sticker
Paper House Believe Puffy Sticker
Paper House Vintage Romance SnapShots™ Sticker
Crochet doily, 4"
Flair
Gems
Ribbon
Transparency
Paper doily
Buttons & brads

Directions:

1. Select the Sapphire Dahlia 12x12 scrapbook paper for the background, 3 photos, and one 3x4 accent card.

2. Cut a matte for two of the photos in coordinating blue cardstock. Double matte the main photo with vellum. Next, arrange the photos. Save any large bits of paper that will be covered by photos.
(TIP: If a large area of pretty background paper is covered by a photo, mark where the 4 corners of the photo are with a pencil. Use a craft knife and carefully cut out this space 1/4 of an inch smaller than what you marked. Rescue this bit of pretty paper and put it back in your stash for another project.)

3. Next, assemble an embellishment cluster and attach it to a crochet doily. Create a similar style mini-cluster for the lower right corner using half a paper doily.

4. Finally, embellish the layout with a puffy word accent sticker, flair, stars, gems, ribbon, transparency, paper doily, rub-on transfers, buttons, and brads.

Visit Paper House to see their whole range of wonderful ColorWays™ products.

Checkout the Sapphire Blue ColorWays™ Collection from Paper House!

Drop by for a visit at Art & Soul and say hello.

Paper House - Karen Sessions

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Memorial Day 2015

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

Memorial Day usually conjures up images of backyard parties, beaches, and BBQs, but it has been around for over 40 years, and its aim is remembering those who serve and have served in the armed forces.

We here at Paper House thank all those men and women who serve and have served!

These are just a few of the amazing projects that our designers have made in celebration of our armed forces.

Military Album- Wendy Morris

Unsung Discoveries by Wendy Morris.

Army Baby- Erin Reed

Army Baby by Erin Reed.

Air Force Stocking- Larissa Hesket

Air Force Stocking by Larissa Heskett.

Bronze Star- Susie Bentz

Our Hero by Susie Bentz.

Make you sure you click on the links to see the full projects and original blog posts! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Memorial Day!

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ColorWays with Guest Designer Wendy Morris!

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

ColorWays Feature

Welcome to our ColorWays™ feature! We have almost two weeks packed with ColorWays™ projects, giveaways, huge discounts, and super secret sneak peeks! So follow us on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win a full collection of ColorWays™ in your choice of three colors! As a special treat, we're giving you 40% off your ColorWays™ order of $25 or more on the website! Stock up now!

As a special treat, we've brought back Wendy Morris as a guest designer! We LOVE her work, and she loves ColorWays™! She makes amazing things with this line, and today we have two of her projects!

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I fell in love with the repetition of circles and stars in this layout sketch. Many times, we crop our photos in squares and rectangles, and it’s a different mix to step out of the box with photos cropped to the circle shape, which was my favorite part of the sketch. I decided to repeat the same photo instead of using three different photos in the trio. Also, I edited my photos to black and white to draw emphasis and uniformity to the circle shape and add ease of eye flow when looking at the layout.

Lucky, Lucky Life- Wendy MorrisI used a circle stencil to mist behind the larger photo. I used a mini pie chart stencil for another circular graphic behind another photo. I mixed up textures on the star pattern—stamped stars, wood veneer stars, Puffy Sticker stars, stars from the ColorWays™ Accent Pack, and even a hand-stitched star. The twist on texture adds dimension and depth, yet also simplicity to the layout. The gold accents in the words on the banner shape, Rub-On Transfers, and Accent Pack add a touch of sheen that pops perfectly off of the emerald green in the ColorWays™ Emerald Collection. I added some fun to the mini pie chart by showcasing several pattern papers in the ColorWays™ Emerald Collection, as well as some fun doodling in one of the "slices" from the pie chart.

Lucky, Lucky Life- Wendy Morris

Lucky, Lucky Life- Wendy Morris

Lucky, Lucky Life- Wendy Morris

Products Used:

Paper House ColorWays™ Emerald Paper Pack
Paper House ColorWays™ Emerald Accent Pack
Paper House Believe Puffy Sticker
Paper House Enjoy Puffy Sticker
Paper House Explore Puffy Sticker
Paper House Amazing Life Rub-On Transfers
Other: Wood letters, wood veneer stars, circle cutter, mini pie chart stencil, spray mist, circle
graph stencil, stamps, thread, tiny stapler, mini pearls, pop dots, archival ink, journaling pen.

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This tag is the perfect opportunity to use up your paper scraps! I used paper scraps from a previous project using the Colorways™ Emerald Collection to cut freehand as banner shapes for my tag. I layered the paper scraps on top of each other and behind the resin picture frame. I enjoyed adding handmade touches of sewing with my sewing machine.

Time After Time Tag- Wendy Morris

I layered flowers on the tag and added paper leaves from the ColorWays™ Emerald Accent Pack. I also used Puffy Sticker leaves and floral sprigs on the tag. I used quite a few mixed media techniques on the tag, with heavy gesso, modeling paste, mica powders, spray mist, and heat embossing.

Time After Time Tag- Wendy Morris

Time After Time Tag- Wendy Morris

Time After Time Tag- Wendy Morris

Products Used:

Paper House ColorWays™ Emerald Paper Pack
Paper House ColorWays™ Emerald Accent Pack
Paper House Enjoy Puffy Sticker
Other: Manila tag, heavy gesso (black, white), modeling paste, soft matte gel, mica powder, stencils, spray mist, stamps, archival ink, embossing powder (white), rub-ons, wood veneer banner shape, chalkboard paint, glass beads, micro beads, flowers, canvas ribbon, tissue tape, pearl chain, alpha metal charm, metal photo corner, journaling pen, thread, sewing machine, distresser tool, heat embossing tool.

Thanks for stopping by! Head on over to my blog for more projects and inspiration!

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Dream Love by Irit

Posted on May 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

ColorWays Feature

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Irit is up today with a beautiful example of how you can combine ColorWays™ with your themed stickers for beautiful results! Nothing says classic romance like a black and white wedding!

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Project Life-sized cards are really a blessing for those who make Project Life pages. If you don't happen to do this kind of scrapping, but have a great cardstock paper all printed with appropriately sized cards, you can still make a classic scrapbooking page. Just cut the cards out and make your own unique grid background by arranging them near and on top of each other. And if those cards are in these black and white colors (and if you add some trendy gold), you can make gorgeous wedding pages in no time.

Dream Love- Irit Shalom

Dream Love- Irit Shalom

Dream Love- Irit Shalom

Products Used:

Paper House ColorWays™ Noir Mini Trim Cards Scrapbook Paper
Paper House ColorWays™ Noir Crossings Scrapbook Paper
Paper House ColorWays™ Noir Vieux Rose Scrapbook Paper
Paper House ColorWays™ Noir Accent Pack
Paper House Just Married 3D Stickers
Paper House Enjoy Puffy Stickers
Paper House Explore Puffy Stickers
Paper House Amazing Life Rub-On Transfers
Solid Cardstock: Black by American Crafts
Pearls: Flourish with a Bling
Ink: Turquoise by Clearsnap

Directions:

1. Cut a 2'' strip of roses from the Vieux Rose cardstock, ink the edges, and adhere it on the left side over black cardstock. Cut a diagonal strip from the Crossings cardstock, ink the edges, and glue it diagonally from the lower left corner as shown.

2. Cut all trim cards, ink the edges, and arrange them in a free style with a bit of overlapping. Glue down the wedding photo.

3. Add the "Today Was the Best Day" and "Love Is All You Need" cards from the Accent Pack, with their edges inked. Rub two big sayings over the upper right and lower right cards, and rub some diamonds and arrows over the diagonal strip.

4. Glue two die cut frames down as shown. Add the "Dream" and "Love" Puffy Stickers, puffy arrows, and a couple of puffy feathers in the lower right corner. Ink two die cut roses and arrange the flower cluster with 3D Sticker flowers. Add gold and white puffy leaves under the flowers. Adhere the 3D Sticker rings over the corner of the lower frame. Add random gold and blue pearls over the page.

I also created a bonus card using the Emerald Collection!

Emerald Card- Irit Shalom

Emerald Card- Irit Shalom

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper House - Irit Shalom

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Noir New York by Giorgia!

Posted on May 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Giorgia is up next with a beautiful layout using all three colors of ColorWays™! She uses all three Accent Packs to highlight her trip to New York!

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Hello, Paper House lovers, Giorgia here.

This week is dedicated to ColorWays™. They are monochromatic collections, now available in three colors, and you can use them individually or all together to achieve great results, like I did in this layout:

ColorWays New York- Giorgia Rossini

I used a New York 3D Sticker embellished with ColorWays™ Puffy Stickers as a title, and I created several layers under my black and white picture using all three ColorWays™ colors to make it pop.

ColorWays New York- Giorgia Rossini

As you can see, I love to add texture by distressing papers—I do it on almost all my LOs! 

ColorWays New York- Giorgia Rossini

I used a lot of die cuts from the ColorWays™ Accent Packs to create spots of color: 

ColorWays New York- Giorgia Rossini

ColorWays New York- Giorgia Rossini

Products Used:

Paper House Noir Paper Pack
Paper House Sapphire Paper Pack
Paper House Emerald Paper Pack
Paper House Emerald Accent Pack
Paper House Noir Accent Pack
Paper House Sapphire Accent Pack
Paper House Enjoy Puffy Stickers
Paper House New York 3D Stickers
Other: Prima Pebbles

Directions:

1. Cut a 12" x 6" strip from the “arrow” paper from the Noir Paper Pack, distress it, and glue it down on the “bokeh” Noir paper.

2. Create layers under your picture using Emerald and Sapphire papers, distress them, and adhere everything to the background using 3D foam tape.

3. Create two columns of die cuts, adhering them as shown.

4. Embellish the picture with Puffy Stickers, Pebbles, and the cute die cut camera.

5. Add the New York 3D Sticker and embellish it with Puffy Stickers as shown.

6. The layout is ready!

Thank you for stopping by!

Paper House - Giorgia Rossini

 

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