Posted on Nov 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM
We have a super treat for you today! We were lucky enough to link up with Plaid for a cross promotion, and we cannot wait to show you what our designers came up with!
Our AMAZING friends over at Plaid sent us (a lot of) goodie boxes filled to the brim with their amazing products. We're talking Mod Podge and Sparkly Mod Podge (insert girly squeal!), folk art paint, amazing Mod Podge tools, and these awesome Mod Podge Mod Melts. The Mod Melts are these glue-stick-like, well sticks, with all these amazing molds. You simply use your glue gun, heat up the sticks and fill the molds. What you end up with are 3D shapes you can paint and add to SOOO many projects!
So, enough talk, let's get to the GOOD STUFF!
We'll start with design team member Bev and some great home decor projects.
For both of these projects, Bev used the Folk Art paint on the inside of the glass jars to create some beautiful effects. She did a great job matching the colors to our beautiful 3D stickers! Head on over to her blog for full details!
Next up is Christine with a super cute layout!
How adorable is this!? The tiny white hearts and the letters in LUCY are those Mod Melts we were telling you about. They have a whole alphabet mold! Think of all the titles you can make with no wasted letters! Christine has all the details on her blog - skip on over!
Design team member Giorgia Rossini also created a LIttle Girl layout with products from Paper House & Plaid! This "Little Princess" layout is just so sweet - we love how the open background and layering under the photo really let you focus on the subject of the page, and the stickers give the perfect title. Giorgia also used the Mod Melts to add the white heart & swirl accents. We just love the dimension those Mod Melts add!
To get you in the holiday spirit, next we have come gift tags from design team member Erin.
Aren't these beautiful!? Erin used a lot of embellishments and techniques to make these great tags. How amazing would they look under your tree this year!? Sled on over to Erin's blog so you can make a bunch today!
And to keep going: we have a beautiful wall art project from Irit.
Irit used a combimation of the Folk Art Paint and the Mod Melts to create this work of art! See that globe, plane and Eiffel Tower? Yup, those are Mod Melts! Irit has all the details on how she made this amazing project on her blog.
Here's an awesome idea for a home decor piece by Susie. This decorated tissue box holder would be absolutely perfect in a beach house (we can dream, right?!) or in any room with that "relax-on-the-shore decor". We just love how Susie used our 3D stickers to transform an everyday object into a work of art! And did you notice the Mod Melts Starfish and Seahorse details - sooo adorable! Plaid products just work so well with Paper House themes!
And last but not least, we have this gorgeous wedding frame, created by Kim. Kim used the Extreme Glitter Mod Podge on the inner matte and inner part of the frame - isn't it just sparkle-y and amazing? She also enhanced the molded accents of the frame with grey Folk Art paint, which brings out the details so nicely. And we love the fussy cut flowers from our Romance Paper Pad!
As an added bonus for our Plaid cross promotion, our design team member Erin has a great tutorial for making foam paint! This paint will give your projects a matte, slightly dimensional feel! So cool! Here are some pics.
For the full tutorial, head on over to Erin's blog.
Now for the fun part - Plaid was so generous in what they sent us for our designers to play with, we had a little extra to use for giveaways! Today, we'll be giving away this fun gift pack that includes lots of Folk Art Paints, a tool set, a 4.5" brayer, Extreme Glitter Mod Podge, and a Brush Applicator. We'd love to mail this out to one of our lovely fans - all you have to do is enter via the widget below! Giveaway ends Sunday, 11/23 at 11:59PM so make sure to get in on the action this weekend! Good luck!
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Stop by again on December 6th for another day of great co-promotional projects from Paper House and Plaid! If you want to get your hands on some of those awesome Mod Melts, you'll have to come back then for your chance at that giveaway ;-D
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Nov 20, 2014 7:46:46 PM
We're rockin' a little US travel today on the blog. Design team member Giorgia did a worldwind tour of the US for her honeymoon and we're lucky enough to see some of her trip! Today's destination: Chi-town (or Chicago for those of you unfamiliar with the slang :-)). Pack your bags, here we go!
Not to toot our own horn, but our Chicago 3D Stickers really make you feel like you are IN Chicago! Pair them with Giorgia's amazing photos and Want to Scrap's overlay and bling, and you have a winning combination! We love the black and white overlay and how it just POPS the photos and embellishments.
To make this great layout, Giorgia used our Hipster Paper Pad, Chicago 3D Stickers and Bee my Valentine 3D Stickers. She also used Want 2 Scrap's Baby Bump Second Page Overlay and Frilly Flourish Swirl in White Pearl.
We love the center circle with the title and swirls! I know we said it before, but that black background is just so amazing with those pearls!
If you love this layout and want to see more of Giorgia's projects, head on over to her blog. If you haven't gone over to Want 2 Scrap's site after all of these great projects, do yourself a favor and go - now!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Nov 20, 2014 9:11:57 AM
We have two treats for you today! Are you excited!? We are! Design team member Irit has a beautiful home decor project to share with you AND an amazing faux wood pallet tutorial, too! She decided to make her own wood because she does not have access to pallets but loves the look.
I would LOVE this hanging in my house! That wood is so beautiful! It really is simple to make, and Irit only used one pack of our Live Well 3D Stickers to make it!
The detail shots really show you all the detail in that wood. Want to know how to make it? Okay, let's take a look!
1. Take an old tooth brush and cut every second row with scissors. Add gesso over Kraft cardstock using your new, low-cost crafty tool.
2. Add a thick layer of clear embossing powder over the wet gesso and heat emboss it completely.
3. Add strokes of brown Gelato or any other watercolor brown paint and wipe it with a baby wipe.
4. Add a mix of brown colors with distress ink and copper mists over the first colored layer from step 3. Add as much as you want to make your " wood" darker or lighter. As all colors are not water resistant, you can wipe some paint if it's too dark, as I did with my final project.
5. Using the simple metal ruler make black lines with black Gelato or any other black marker you have.
You wooden piece is done. Cut it to strips to make a pallet as I did for my final project.
If you love this project, Irit has a lot more great projects, tips and trick on her blog. Stop by and see her!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Nov 19, 2014 9:18:32 AM
We just know you are going to fall in love with our layout today! Design team member Erin has created a masterpiece of autumn color. Let's take a look.
How amazing is this!? You just have to see the detail shots to get the full effect of all of the detail and layers. This is one of those projects that you can look at for a long time and keep seeng new things!
Erin used our Autumn Leaves 3D Stickers, Pumpkin Patch 3D Stickers, Fall Into Autumn 3D Stickers, Generations Paper Pad, and Live By Faith Paper Pad to create this beautiful project.
Don't you just love this title grouping. Look at all those layers of stickers, paper and flowers, amazing!
We LOVE the tiny rulers behind her journaling here. Stop by our Plaid co-hop November 22nd & December 6 to see how Erin created foam paint which she used on the rulers. It's pretty awesome!
If you've fallen for this layout and want to see more of Erin's amazing projects, stop by her blog!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Nov 17, 2014 9:27:11 PM
Out of all the great sports teams there ever were, they all have at least one thing in common: an Amazing Coach. Design team member Christine pays tribute to her daughters' amazing coach in today's layout featuring our 3D stickers. Go TEAM!
Don't you just love this!? We love Christine's clean lines and amazing use of space on this layout. The stars and epoxy dots are a great addition to our 3D stickers. Combining flat and 3D stickers adds so much to your layout - try it!
If you have a special coach and want to create this great layout, here's how:
Paper House Game Day Paper Pad
Paper House Coach 3D Stickers
1. Use the 8 X 8 Sports Pad and attach a grass paper to the bottom of an 8 1⁄2 X 11 white cardstock.
2. Cut a 3 inch strip from the soccer ball paper and attach that at the top of the white cardstock.
3. Create a line of 3D Stickers that includes your title and other appropriate embellishments as the border between the two papers.
4. Add cardstock underneath your picture and embellish with chevron shapes.
5. Create a cluster of cardstock and 3D Stickers at the bottom right hand corner of your picture, middle left side of your picture, and above your title.
6. Add journaling mine is hidden on the back because I had my little girl right about dad being coach and thought that was a sweet but private moment between them!
If you love this layout and want to see more of Christine's layouts and projects, head on over to her blog! Just imagine that being yelled through a megaphone, HUSTLE! :-)
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Nov 15, 2014 8:55:26 PM
We’re on the search for our next group of great designers to become our 2015 Paper House Design Team!
Paper House is a leading manufacturer of scrapbooking and crafting products. We're looking for talented and committed contributors to join our design team and create high quality projects featuring our products.
What you give:
• Create and post 2+ Paper House projects each month to the PH blog and onto your personal blog, including a description of your project, instructional write ups and photos / videos.
• Actively use & promote Paper House products whenever possible, including social media participation and cross-promotions.
• Feature the Paper House design team badge on your personal blog or website.
What you get:
• Lots of Free Product! Multiple shipments of goody boxes, filled with our latest and greatest products, including plenty of themes and extras to play with.
• Exposure from being featured on our blog, website, Facebook and Pinterest.
• Private Design Team forum to interact with other PH designers and receive help, support, networking & critique.
• The opportunity to have your projects purchased to be showcased at trade shows and in national retailers.
How to apply:
• Email your bio and social media links (blog, Facebook, etc) by Friday, December 19th to email@example.com
• Include images of or links to at least two recent projects that show off your style. They don't have to feature Paper House products, but flattery never hurts.
• Write an explanation of why you would be excited to join our design team. Also include your interests and inspirations so we can get to know you better.
• List design team memberships both current and past.
• Always wanted your 15 minutes of fame? We’re actively looking to see more video tutorials showing off Paper House products in the year 2015, so dust off your webcams and send us your YouTube links so we can see what you can do!
• Design Team term lasts one-year (2015) and prior experience is helpful, but not a requirement.
Good luck to everyone who applies, and feel free to share this announcement with all your crafty friends. Stay tuned: we'll be announcing our new Design Team members on Thursday, January 1st, 2015!
By Shaena Twitty
Posted on Nov 14, 2014 7:50:56 AM
This week, we've seen a lot of bling and albums from Want 2 Scrap, but did you know they do a lot of sports overlays and titles, too? Our design team member Bev has two great layouts to show you how well they work with our products. Let's take a look!
First up is soccer! Don't you just love the double mattes on the pictures? And the yellow and black are such great accent colors! Bev used our Soccer Ball Paper, Distressed Grass Paper, and Soccer 3D Stickers to make this great layout. She also used Want 2 Scrap's Are You Ready For Some Soccer Ttle.
Isn't this title great?! If you don't have the ability to cut your own titles, Want 2 Scrap has a huge selection of titles that add so much to your layouts!
We love this hockey layout! I mean, as if little kids playing hockey aren't cute enough, then you add them to this layout - It's a win / win! The colors, layout and accents are all amazing! Bev used our Star Player Paper and Ice Hockey 3D Stickers to create this great layout. She also used a Want 2 Scrap Hockey Title.
We juts LOVE that she put the player number on the puck and added the stitched details!
Another great title from Want 2 Scrap!
If you love these projects, head on over to Bev's blog and let her know! If you love the Want 2 Scrap titles, head over to their shop and get yourself some!
By Tara Sturm
Posted on Nov 13, 2014 9:18:48 AM
As our team-up with Want 2 Scrap continues, design team member Susie used one of their great albums to create a mini album. Her theme is Baby Shower, and every page is more adorable than the last!
Isn't this just adorable? And it's only the first page!
Susie uses a great combination of baby shower and girly for all of these pages. We love that our Baby Shower Collection is so versatile!
Don't you just love those fairy tale banners with the glitter castle!?
We LOVE the strips of rhinestones from Want 2 Scrap!
To make this amazing album Susie used;
Paper House Birthday Banners 12'' Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Baby Blocks 12'' Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Baby Shower 3D Stickers
Paper House Little Princess 3D Stickers
Paper House Gardening 3D Stickers
Paper House 1st Birthday Girl 3D Stickers
Want 2 Scrap 6x6 Chipboard Album with Rounded Corners
Want 2 Scrap Nestabling Heart Circle Pink Pearls
Want 2 Scrap Sleek Strips 6'' Silver Rhinestones
Want 2 Scrap Baby Bling Pearls White
Want 2 Scrap Swirls Finesse - White Pearls
Want 2 Scrap Fancy Chipboard Word- Baby, large
If you love this project and want to learn more, head on over to Susie's blog!
By Tara Sturm