CHA Make and Take: Wedding Gift Bag

Posted on Jan 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Hello everyone! The Paper House crew is having a blast crafting with our new collections at the CHA Mega Show. Visit us in Booth #1661 to see all the exciting things that are going on! Want to follow along with the Make and Take projects that we are sharing with showgoers? Follow the simple directions below.

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First up is the Wedding Gift Bag, a project brought to you by Paper House. You'll fall in love with these adorable wedding gift bags! They're embellished with our amazing 3D stickers for extra dimension, taking these bags to a whole new level of fun. Use them to add a handmade touch to wedding presents or favors.

wedding gift bag

You Will Need:

• (2) Paper House Love 12" Scrapbook Paper

• Paper House Wedding Tags 12" Scrapbook Paper

• Paper House Wedding 3D Stickers

• White Satin Ribbon

Instructions:

• Score 2 sheets of Love paper at 2" on the bottom, 3" on all other sides. Your 2" side will be the top of your bag.

• On one sheet, with the 2" score at the top, cut the two bottom vertical score lines up to the first horizontal score line.

• Fold and glue the two square flaps you just made to the large center rectangle, making one half of the bag.

• Take the other scored sheet and make the same cuts, but also make a horizontal cut so you cut out both bottom squares.

• Adhere the bottom rectangle to the bottom of your first bag half. Adhere the sides to the inner sides.

• Choose a tag from the tag papers and cut out. Punch hole and string through one 12" piece of ribbon.

• Punch two holes on each side of bag and string 12" pieces of ribbon on each side; tape ends on the inside.

• Embellish with 3D stickers as desired.

Did you enjoy creating this gift bag? Check out the rest of our products at paperhouseproductions.com to put your own spin on this project and find inspiration for others! Happy crafting!

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Theme Week: Scary Packaging!

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 11:51:47 AM

Hello, Francesca here! Although Halloween is typically an American holiday, we like it very much in Italy, too. It’s another way to celebrate a carnival out of season—more gothic and scary, but also with an exotic flavor. I made two examples of packaging, perfect for holding chocolates and candies. Are they scary enough?

Scary Packaging- Francesca Biancon

Scary Packaging- Francesca Biancon

Scary Packaging- Francesca Biancon

Scary Packaging- Francesca Biancon

Scary Packaging- Francesca Biancon

Box: I built it using a Gift Box Punch Board with this great orange chevron paper. I added a black polka dot ribbon and decorated the top with a rosette and fantastic puffy stickers!

Scary Packaging- Francesca Biancon

The bag: I made it using a Gift Bag Punch Board with a paper from the Colorways Noir Collection. I added puffy stickers, sequins, and some imagination!

Scary Packaging- Francesca Biancon

Simple, isn’t it? With the help of these soft stickers, you can quickly make a lot of projects, and I love the feel of them—they are really fun!

Francesca Biancon - Paper House

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Off the Page: Birthday Gift Bag

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 9:22:22 AM

Hello everyone, Karen here. I hope you have enjoyed the Design Team's off the page projects featuring Paper House products. For my project, I transformed a plain gift bag. I repurposed a popular clothing store's shopping bag into this fun birthday gift bag. You can make a personalized gift bag for any theme, holiday, or occasion.

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Here's how I did it.

Directions:
1. The first step is to apply a strip of coordinating washi tape along the top edge of the gift bag so that it will have a neat and durable finished edge. Open the gift bag and place a small plastic box inside the bag so that you have something to press against to attach the washi tape. Start applying the washi tape on the side panel of the bag so the join is not too obvious, and allow half the width of the tape to overhang the edge of the bag. Next, clip the four corners of the washi tape up to the edge of the paper bag. Then begin to fold the washi tape over and stick it to the inside of the bag.

2. Cut out one cupcake from the Little Girl 8" Paper Pad and apply texture paint over the icing. Before the texture paint dries, sprinkle small beads over the wet paint, then gently press each bead halfway into the icing using a toothpick so that they are embedded and will be firmly attached when dry.

3. Next, cut out and attach a cherry to the top of the cupcake. Assemble the cupcake topper by mounting it on a scalloped circle and then attaching it to a bit of patterned paper, and then again to white cardstock. Lastly, embellish the bottom edge of the gift bag with a border strip and a row of Candle Puffy Stickers.

4. Finally, assemble the gift bag front by attaching the cupcake topper onto the 8x8" cupcake paper. Personalize the gift bag with a special message, or perhaps add the recipient's name using alphabet stickers.

TIP: Don't forget to decorate both sides of the gift bag and make a matching gift tag.

Products Used:

Paper House Little Girl 8" Paper Pad
Paper House Candles Puffy Stickers
Chipboard scalloped circle
Snow Writer Texture Paint
Beads
Washi tape
Alphabet stickers
Gift bag

The photo-real candle stickers have a unique look and feel, with incredible detail and multiple levels of texture which make them irresistible. Visit Paper House to see their whole fantastic range of Puffy Stickers, and don't forget to drop by for a visit at Art & Soul and say hello.

Paper House - Karen Sessions

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Gatsby Projects!

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 9:01:15 AM

Hello everyone, Christine here! The new Gatsby ColorWays line is just going to make you swoon! It is beautiful and full of great patterns and designs that just get those creative juices flowing. One of the things it works great for is a gift set, and today I am going to share with you a gift bag and card using it.

Gatsby Gift Bag- Christine Meyer

I used my electronic die-cutting machine to cut out a gift bag pattern and then folded it up. There are lots of patterns available online that you could use to cut out a bag without a machine. I added a different paper for the flap so that it would have a little contrast (and because it’s just fun to use the different patterns). The bag had a cut out area that was the perfect place for one of the great rub-ons. I also added a few pieces from the accent pack to add a little something special.

Gatsby Card- Christine Meyer

The accent pack in this line is especially great for making cards! After backing my card with patterned paper, I layered several pieces from the accent pack and made this quick and simple card. Gatsby LO- Christine Meyer

You absolutely cannot go wrong with the Gatsby collection—snatch it up as soon as you have the chance!

Paper House - Christine Meyer

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Paper Bag Card with Laura

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Paper House Cards Feature

It's our first Card Feature here on the blog, and you are going to be amazed at what the design team has created! To celebrate, we're giving you FREE SHIPPING site-wide with coupon code HOLYSHIP! *This is for retail customers only, and only continental US. Stock up now and save big! Let's take a look at design team member Laura's beautiful creation!

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Hello everyone! Have you been enjoying card week? So much fun inspiration! Today I’m sharing a birthday card with you, made from a paper bag:

Paper Bag Card- Laura Cox

Paper Bag Card- Laura Cox

I’ve recently become addicted to making these! You start with a plain small paper bag. You can use colorful bags if you’d like, but I like to just use the kraft-colored bags. Leave it folded and trim the top down a bit. The bottom of my bag measured 3", so I left the top at about 3 1/2", then used a paper punch along the top edge. Glue down only the sides of the bottom flap, and then—yes, it’s really this simple—just decorate. I’ve used the ColorWays Emerald collection and the puffy candle stickers, along with the puffy Believe word stickers.

Paper Bag Card- Laura Cox

I also wanted to include a little extra something, so I made a simple bookmark to add to the pocket on the front. You could add a gift card or note if you’d like. For the back of the bag, you could add a treat, but I chose to make a jumbo tag. I just cut cardstock and decorated using the same ColorWays papers, added a few of the rub-ons, enamel dots, and a little ribbon, and it was done. You can see I did fussy-cut a couple of corners from one of the ColorWays papers, and then slipped in a place for a gift card:

Paper Bag Card- Laura Cox

These cards are so fun to make; I really hope you’ll give it a try!

Products Used:

Paper House ColorWays Emerald Paper Pack
Paper House Believe Puffy Stickers
Paper House Candles Puffy Sticker
Paper House Today Happens Rub-On Transfers
Kraft paper bag
GP white cardstock
Recollections enamel dots, AC ribbon, Trendy Twine
Tools: MS border punch, EK Success flower punch

Thanks for stoppin’ by today! Come back soon for more inspiration!

Paper House - Laura Cox

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Noir Feather Bag by Francesca

Posted on May 20, 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!

Francesca is up today with an amazing bag using our Noir Collection. She has chosen such a great pattern combo with this bag—and the embellishments! You are going to LOVE this!

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Hello, Francesca here with a new black and white project! I love to create packaging with scrapbooking papers; the result is always special and spectacular, and without much effort! I think packaging has great importance, and scrapbookers should be proud to deliver a gift with a special package, don’t you think?

Noir Feather Bag- Francesca Biancon

Noir Feather Bag- Francesca Biancon

Noir Feather Bag- Francesca Biancon

Noir Feather Bag- Francesca Biancon

Noir Feather Bag- Francesca Biancon

I used the beautiful Noir Edgings 12" paper to make this little bag and wrap a special gift. I really like the feathers, and so I wanted to use one made with golden glitter cardstock to bring light and a touch of sparkle.

To make the bag, I used We Are Memory Keepers punch board, and in a moment, it was ready! I used the die cuts of the Noir Accent Pack using pop dots, and here it is... a lovely, special package!

Products Used:

Paper House ColorWays™ Noir Edgings Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Noir ColorWays™ Accent Pack
We Are Memory Keepers Punch Board

Thank you for stopping by!

Paper House - Francesca Biancon

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DIY Wedding Favor Boxes - Introducing DT Member Larissa Heskett

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 4:45:45 PM

We've got a really fun post for you this afternoon! We're excited introduce you to our new design team member Larissa Heskett, and show you some of her beautiful DIY Wedding Favor Boxes & Bags! Not only do we love Larissa's style and the amazing projects she creates, but we especially love her enthusiasm for our products and all things crafty! She told us about herself in her design team application:

"I have been a creative soul since birth but I started scrapbooking/stamping 4 years ago and I haven’t looked back!! I LOVE to make cards, but I also LOVE to make Mixed Media Projects for my home and special gifts!!  I even just started a monthly craft night where I teach different projects to ladies in and around our area!! I started with just my sisters and a few friends and in just a couple months with the word of mouth I now have a Basement Full of 15 ladies!! If this keeps up I’ll have to rent the gym so we have enough table room for everyone!! =)"

For our Wedding Blog Hop, Larissa decided to create these lovely bags and boxes. They're perfect for the DIY Bride to use as favor bag, or would make great containers for bridesmaid & groomsman gifts! You could really give any wedding gift in this sweet packaging, giving a handmade touch to the special couple!

DIY Wedding Favor Boxes - Larissa Heskett

Larissa used Punch Boards by We R Memory Keepers to create the bases for these projects, but they could be replicated with a diecutting machine or by hand-cutting, too. We love the way the papers in the To Have & To Hold Collection create a natural unified look for the set of bags & boxes, and the Cardstock Stickers were the perfect embellishments!

DIY Wedding Favor Boxes - Larissa Heskett

After creating the base for this bag, Larissa mounted a sentiment from the To Have & To Hold Cardstock Sticker to a matte, and used it to accentuate a piece of tulle on the top. She also embellished with some gold embossed hearts after adding the champagne glasses from the cardstock sticker.

DIY Wedding Favor Boxes - Larissa Heskett

The burlap twine Larissa added to the ends of these candy boxes is the perfect rustic accent to the modern, chalkboard look! And look how sweet the rose, ring, and "Two Become One" stickers are!

DIY Wedding Favor Boxes - Larissa Heskett

The design on the Eat, Drink & Be Married Paper really folded up so cool on this box! It's really interesting how a flat paper can take on such a different form when it converts to a 3D piece!

Make sure to stop over to Larissa's blog to see her full post and leave her a comment welcoming her to the team! 

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