Noir Off The Page

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 8:53:33 AM

We don't know about you, but we LOVE to see our products used in unique ways! So, today is a special treat because we have two projects from our guest designer Wendy M. Saponaro that are both amazing! Yesterday we saw two of her on-the-page projects; now let's jump off-the-page!

For Wendy's first project, she created an A-MAZ-ING necklace. Yes, we said necklace!

Wendy M. Saponaro - Soulful Necklace

How amazingly amazing is this!? Taking scrapbook paper and making a necklace - who would have thought!? We LOVE this and how it opens the door for a whole wardrobe worth of color-coordinating jewlery!

"I have a strong love for mixed media art and jewelry.  So, in this project I blended my two loves together in creating an altered jewelry necklace using the new ColorWays ‘Noir’ collection.  Also, this is the perfect project to use all your bits of scraps to create a beautiful and unique piece of wearable art."

Wendy M. Saponaro - Soulful Necklace

Wendy always does a great job of adding unexpected elements. How fun are those glasses?

Wendy M. Saponaro - Soulful Necklace

Wendy M. Saponaro - Soulful Necklace

Wendy's second off-the-page project takes 'found object' art to a whole new level. Time is ticking... take a look!

Wendy M. Saponaro - Clock

For such a small object, this clock has so much to look at! The New York theme and outer distressing make for a world of eye candy!

"I created an urban New York themed altered project inspired by the patterns and typography in the ColorWays ‘Noir' collection.  The ‘Noir' collection is pure city urban vibe - love it!  Lately, I’ve been on repeat with Taylor Swift’s new album, ‘1989’ and the song ‘Welcome to New York’ which also inspired this altered clock project.  I chose to alter a Tim Holtz clock that was all shiny and brand new and used this as my blank canvas to alter up with lots of ColorWays ‘Noir’."

Wendy M. Saponaro - Clock

Wendy M. Saponaro - Clock

Wendy M. Saponaro - Clock

We are loving that disco ball! If you love these projects, head on over to Wendy's blog for some more inspiration. Be prepared to be amazed - she is super talented!

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Noir On The Page

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 11:14:07 AM

We have a special treat today on the blog! Our guest designer Wendy M. Saponaro created some great layouts for us, using the ColorWays Noir Collection that we brought to CHA. Now we get to share her amazing photos and inspiration! Let take a look!

Wendy M. Saponaro - Connect

Wendy has decided to jump on the pocket scrapbooking trend and used the ColorWays Collection for these pages! The right hand pocket page was inspired by the Trim Cards paper in the Noir Collection. We've designed our papers for crafters of all types, from the traditional layouts to the pocket scrappers.

"This is a project inspired for Project Life™….capturing the moments to share the story.  The smaller 2”x 2” squares on the paper Trim Cards (P-3016) also inspired my layout to use the 2”x 2” squares page protector.  I used additional scraps of paper from the ‘Noir’ collection and cut to 2”x 2” squares from the paper Trimmings (P-3022) and paper Stencil Grit (P-3024) to fill in the rest of the page protector squares.  I paired the 2”x 2” squares page protector page with a solid 6”x 8” page.  I wanted to keep the design clean and simplistic.  So, once again, the ‘Noir’ collection of neutral tones truly made the layout effortless along with black and white photos.  This 6”x 8” layout spread was not time consuming and came together in under 1 hour."

Wendy M. Saponaro - Connect

We love pairing a traditional layouts with you pocket pages and this one is just beautiful! We know that life is not always black and white, but Wendy's layout makes us wish it was!

Wendy M. Saponaro - Connect

Wendy's second layout is a traditional 12 x 12 layout. Her style is just so memorable and enchanting. Be prepared to be inspired!

Wendy M. Saponaro - Heart

We LOVE the use of the gold accents on this layout. It really brings the black and white to life. She used so many techniques from sewing to ink, and that zipper from our paper looks so realistic - we could just die!

"Black and white photos have my heart and I used a fav photo of my mother and husband to capture the clean and magical mood to my layout, ‘Heart These Two’.  The ColorWays ‘Noir’ collection made this layout effortless as the neutral tones of black and white just paved the way for my layout to take shape.  Plus, how amazing you can make this layout with just one sheet of paper! Yep, I used solely the paper Trimmings (P-3022) as there are TONS of borders/trimmings on the one 12x12 sheet to add LOTS of fun elements to my project."

Wendy M. Saponaro - Heart

Wendy M. Saponaro - Heart

Wendy M. Saponaro - Heart

The Noir Collections will be shipping in March and we will be sure to let you know the DAY you can buy it. Stop back again tommow for some off the page projects from Wendy! And stop by her blog to see more of her fabulous projects!

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New Collections Available NOW!

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 10:11:15 AM

The products are in, the inspiration is vast, you are going to LOVE these new collections! The best part is: they're all ready to ship to your door! We know we've shown you all the new collections, but we wanted to show you a few of the amazing things you can make with them! Get ready to be inspired...

Family Vacation Project- Linda Auclair

This suitcase project, by designer Linda Auclair, is made with the Family Vacation Collection and it is totes adorbs! The fun colors and great images will fit all your vacation photos!

At The Lake Project- Linda Auclair

Linda also made this great At The Lake Collection Wall Hanging. We love how it's based on that trendy, pallet art - how perfect would this look on the wall of your lake house!?

Dad Project - Linda Auclair

Linda created this Dad Collection layout for us as well. We love how she mixed the tags with the papers and stickers!

Dad Project- Paper House

Don't you just love this card!? It's perfect for father's day or just because! It's made with only elements from our Dad Collection and was made here at Paper House.

Mom Project- Paper House

And last but not least, we have our Mom Collection. WIth it's beautiful florals and soft colors, this collection is perfect for your mom projects or any time you need that feminine touch!

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CHA Day Three ColorWays™ Make & Take - Emerald

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It's day three here at the CHA Mega Show and we are so glad you joined us! Our Make & Takes have been a huge hit and we have more! Colorways™ is so easy to use, you are going to want to try each of the projects in all three colors!

Paper House ColorWays

Today's Make & Take will have your friends and family green with envy! Our new Colorways™ Emerald Collection is perfect for card making and we have the perfect design for you to try!

 Paper House ColorWays Emerald Card

Not only is this card beautiful, it's super easy to make, so make a whole collection!

Here's how to make your own (you can also make blue and black variations with the Saphire and Noir Collections!):

Products Used:

ColorWays™ Emerald Papers
Paper House Emerald Rub-Ons (RUB-0302)
White Cardstock
Xyron Creative Station & Xyron Glue Sticks (or your favorite adhesive)
Paper Trimmer

Directions:

1. Trim and fold white cardstock into a 5x7” card.

2. Using a light pattern from the ColorWays™ Emerald collection (we used the pattern side of P-3028 Aloe), trim a base of 4.75 x 6.75” and adhere, centered, to front of card.

3. Trim six 2” squares from various patterns in the ColorWays™ Emerald collection. The small squares on P-3027 - Trim Cards paper work great for this, but any patterns can be used! Adhere the six square to front of card in a grid-like pattern, with approx. 1/4” spacing.

4. Rub down your favorite sentiment from the ColorWays™ rub-ons onto white cardstock. Trim into a banner shape and adhere to front of card.

**** Click HERE to download these instructions****

Paper House ColorWays Emerald Collection

This collection opens the door for millions of possibilities! We hope you love each one as much as we do!

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CHA Day Two ColorWays™ Make & Take - Sapphire

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It's day two here at the CHA Mega Show and we are EX-CIT-ED! There are so many great booths and the people are full of anticipation and, well, excitement! It's super contageous and we are happy to be along for the ride!

Paper House ColorWays

Today's Make & Take will have you running out to the Home Improvement store, like now! Our new Colorways™ Sapphire Collection is the perfect color accent. After today, your drinks will never look the same!

Paper House ColorWays Sapphire Coasters

Aren't these just beautiful! You will be the envy of all your friends when you have them set their drinks on these beauties. AND, with a little help from out friends at Plaid™, they are also super easy to make.

Here's how to make your own (you can also make green and black variations with the Emerald and Noir Collections!);

Products Used:

ColorWays™ Sapphire Papers
4 1/4" Ceramic Wall Tiles (from Home Improvement Store)
Mod Podge Furniture - Satin
Foam Brush
Brayer / Burnisher

Directions:

1. Trim desired patterns of ColorWays™ Sapphire Paper to 4" square.

2. Coat tile liberally with Mod Podge Furniture adhesive and center ColorWays™ paper on tile. Press down firmly and remove any air bubbles by using a burnisher or brayer.

3. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge Furniture to top of paper, covering paper entirely and sealing edges.

4. Let dry thoroughly before using.

**** Click HERE to download these instructions****

Paper House ColorWays Sapphire Collection

Stop by tomorrow for another great Make & Take project with ColorWays™!

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CHA Day One ColorWays™ Make & Take - Noir

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 10:31:43 AM

WELCOME! Today is day one for the CHA Mega Show and we are beyond excited! The place is a buzz with industry experts and we are so proud of what we have to offer this year. On the top of that list is our new ColorWays™ Collections: Noir, Emerald, and Sapphire. These collections explore color in a new and amazing way - they'll bring your scrapping and crafting to a whole new level! We have three days of Make & Takes centered around these collections, and every day we're going to share with you here on the blog!

Paper House ColorWays

Today's Make & Take really shows off the versatility and beauty of these papers. Our new Colorways™ Noir Collection will match any decor, and today's project is going to look great in your house! Make a few dozen - Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

ColorWays Noir Roses

1. Cut out three flowers using the template.  Of course you can also use a die-cutting machine to cut your flowers.  Fold them along the petal lines as shown.

Paper House ColowWays Noir Roses

ColorWays Noir Roses

2. On the first flower, cut a slit down the side of one petal to the center (do not cut off any petals on this one). On the second flower, cut off one petals, and on the third one cut off two petals.

ColorWays Noir Roses

3. Fold the flowers into a cone shape and snip off the bottom point so that your flowers won’t be so bulky.

ColorWays Noir Roses

4. Put a little glue onto one of the petals of each of the three flowers and glue one petal over the other as shown.

ColorWays Noir Roses

5. Now you will have the first three outside layers of your rose.

ColorWays Noir Roses

6. Using a pen, curl the edges of the petals back. For a tighter curl, you can use a paintbrush.

ColorWays Noir Roses

7. Your layers should look like this:

ColorWays Noir Roses

8. Stack the three layers in order of size with the biggest one on the bottom, and adhere the layers to each other with glue. Now you are ready to make two inside petal layers.

ColorWays Noir Roses

9. For the second-to-the-last layer, take your 2-petal piece and curl the petals back with the pen like you did with the big petals. Wrap it around itself in the shape of an ice cream cone. Leave it somewhat loose because you are going to be inserting the final petal in the middle. Cut off the bottom point.

ColorWays Noir Roses

10. For the final inside petal, take the one petal piece and curl back the edge, then wrap it around itself tightly.

ColorWays Noir Roses

11. Snip off the edge, and insert it into the 2-petal piece you just completed. Add these final pieces to the center of your rose, adhering them in place with a dab of glue.And there you go . . . a beautiful rose!!!

ColorWays Noir Roses

12. Now, you can add leaves using the Emerald ColorWays™ collection. Cut your leaves and attach them to floral wire wrapped in floral tape to the base of the rose.

**** Click HERE to download these instructions****

Paper House ColorWays Noir Collection

Stop by tomorrow for another great Make & Take project with ColorWays™!

Paper House ColorWays Sapphire CollectionPaper House ColorWays Emerald Collection

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Announcing our 2015 Design Team

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We are SO excited to announce our brand new design team today!

Before we unveil our new team members, we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied. It was such a difficult decision to choose just ten members from all the terrific applications we received. We can't believe all the talent and love for our products that was sent to us over the past few weeks - it is certainly amazing to see everyone's projects and read their stories! If we could've given everyone a place on our team, we definitely would have! This will be a revolving team so if you didn't make it this time, we would love for you to apply again for the next team!

And without further ado, please welcome these ten wonderful ladies to our newest design team. We're lucky enough to be welcoming five brand new members to our team, and holding on to five Paper House DT alumni! Stop by their blogs, check out their amazing work, and leave them some love! And most certainly make sure to keep visiting the Paper House blog  to see what kind of crafty goodies our team is cooking up!

Paper House Design Team 2015

Brenshevia Baker - Scrapping Everyday Life
http://scrappingeverydaylife.blogspot.com/

Karyn Schultz - Karyn's Crafting Obsession
http://karynscraftingobsession.blogspot.com.au

Francesca Biancon - Scrapbooking Peanuts
http://scrapbookingpeanuts.blogspot.it/
 

Laura Cox - Scrap Addict 4 Life
http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/

Karen Sessions - Art & Soul
http://www.karensessionsartandsoul.blogspot.co.uk/

Irit Shalom - Irit Shalom Designs
http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/

Giorgia Rossini - Jó in Wonderland Creations
http://joyblonde.blogspot.com/

Bev Code - Bee Cee Creativity
http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/

Susie Bentz - My Time to Play
http://mytime2play.blogspot.com/

Christine Meyer - Scrapping with Christine
http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com/


We're looking for another great year with our team, and can't wait for you to be a part of it too! Wishing everyone a successful and Happy New Year!

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CHA 2015 Sneak Peek - ColorWays: Noir

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 3:57:49 PM

Hi there! Today is the day - the day that we're ready to show off our last and final pieces of our new ColorWays™ line - the Noir Collection. We can't wait to share all the details of what's in this gorgeous set!

Paper House 2015 Sneak Peeks - ColorWays™ Noir

Like we mentioned yesterday, the Noir Collection reminds us of the city... urban & sophisticated, with a little bit of grittiness. Noir embodies both the hustle and bustle of the day and the feel of lavish nightlife. We just love the photographs & patterns on the 12 double-sided papers included in this collection - the gorgeous macro of a white rose, the classic architecture of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the intricate ironworks of a metal gate. Papers like these are what makes our ColorWays™ collection stand out from the typical paper crafting collection.

Paper House 2015 Sneak Peek - ColorWays™: Noir

Paper House 2015 Sneak Peek - ColorWays™: Noir

If you've hopped on the 'gold train' this year in your projects and layouts, you'll love that the metallic accent for the Noir Collection is gold. As one of the colors of the 2 Rub Ons designs, and as a metallic accent on the Puffy Sticker and on the accent pack - the gold really stands out on these embellys! And it works great with the sentiments on all of the stickers and accents! Even the handwritten fonts on these pieces have that gritty (but classy) urban feel!Paper House 2015 Sneak Peeks - ColorWays™ NoirThe Noir Accent Pack is full of stylish cards, frames and accents that look great when used with the papers and other embellishments of the collection. 42 pieces in each pack really make these sets a great value, and just look at all the gold on those diecuts, too!Paper House 2015 Sneak Peeks - ColorWays™ Noir

The ColorWays™ papers make great wall decór hung up just as is! You can trim them into different sizes for a variety in scale, which makes any room really visually interesting. Or you could even frame the papers for a gallery-style look!

Paper House 2015 Sneak Peeks - ColorWays™ Noir

If you'll be at CHA, stop by our booth (#2701) to see us and to experience the whole ColorWays™ line in person!