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: Memory Box

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 10:20:35 AM

Hello everyone, Brenshevia here, bringing you my very first off the page project. This week the design team will be sharing wonderful off the page projects with you to show you just how versatile Paper House products are! Memory Box- Brenshevia Baker

For this project, I started off with a wooden box book purchased from Michaels. I thought this would be a great way to keep up with some of the keepsakes and memorabilia the hubby and I collect. When I started this process, I had a totally different vision in mind, but as I started putting it all together, it kind of took on a mind of its own! Regardless, I love the outcome! 

Memory Box- Brenshevia Baker

Memory Box- Brenshevia Baker

Memory Box- Brenshevia Baker

Products Used:

Wooden box book from Michaels
Paper House To Have & To Hold Paper Pad
Paper House Romance Paper Pad
Recollections flowers
K & G miscellaneous embellishments
Artful Mind wooden title
Hobby Lobby - lace
Lock & key - K & G
Bling

I also created a video about this project and how to make it! Check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next time!

Paper House - Brenshevia Baker

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Pretty Tissue Box

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 9:48:26 AM

Hello everyone, Erin here! I just got over a cold and was using tissues multiple times a day. Staring at the same boring tissue box every day did not help my morale when sick, so one of my first creative ventures post-sickness was to liven up my tissue box. The best part about it is that I can just pull the tissues out of a new box and fill up my pretty one when it is empty!

Tissue Box- Erin Reed

Tissue Box- Erin Reed

Tissue Box- Erin Reed

Tissue Box- Erin Reed

Tissue Box- Erin Reed

Products Used:

Paper House All Things Are Possible 12'' Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Pink Peony 12'' Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Live, Laugh, Love Cork'd™ Stickers

Thank for stopping by!

Paper House - Erin Reed

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Thank You, Teacher!

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 1:54:17 PM

We all know how much teachers do to enrich the lives of our students - they selflessly give their all to shape the minds of today's youths, and rarely do they get the thanks they deserve. So why not send in a little treat to surprise your favorite teacher? Larissa created these adorable boxes  as a colorful and unique to say "Thanks!"

Teacher Thank You Box - Larissa Heskett

Teacher Thank You Box - Larissa Heskett

Larissa used the bright and sunny patterns from our Beach 8" Paper Pad on the bases of these treat boxes, and then embellished the fronts with our School Days 3D Stickers. We think they're the perfect combination, and what a great way to get more use out of a themed pad!

Teacher Thank You Box - Larissa Heskett

Teacher Thank You Box - Larissa Heskett

Isn't the school bus on the front just adorable? The layered stickers add so much dimension and interest! We love the pocket Larissa added to the front of the treat box too - it's the perfect size to tuck in a gift card for that special teacher, if you're feeling extra generous ;-)

If you loved this idea, make sure to head on over to Larissa's blog - we just know she'll teach you a thing or two!

Beach 8" Paper Pad   School Days 3D Stickers

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Canvas Dream Shadow Box

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 9:38:40 AM

Canvas Week

Today's canvas week project comes from our design team member Irit. I should say projects because Irit created two very different projects to showcase our Camvas Art Stickers.

Her first project is an out-of-the-box, well, box! She created an amazing shadow box!

Dream Box- Irit Shalom

How beautiful is this!? Can't you just see it hanging on a wall in your house right now? We love the colors and Irit did such a great job picking elements that coordinate perfectly. She used our Blossom Paper Pad, Butterflies Canvas Art Stickers, All Things Beautiful 3D Sticker and Butterfly Puffy Stickers to make this amazing project.

Dream Box- Irit Shalom

The pearl accents and the puffy stickers are THE perfect accent to this layout. And the fabric flowers are just beautiful.

Dream Box- Irit Shalom

This sentiment from the All Things Beautiful 3D Sticker says it all, this is a WONDERFUL project!

If you would like to create this project for your home, here's how;

Products Used:

Paper House Blossom Paper Pad
Paper House Butterflies Canvas Art Stickers
Paper House Butterfly Puffy Stickers
Paper House All Things Beautiful 3D Sticker
Box- 7 Gypsies
Bling, pearls, flowers: FWAB

Directions:

1. Use one piece of 6 x 6'' Blossom paper as your background paper and glue it on the back of a wooden insert.

2. Add all canvas stickers inside the holes of the insert as shown. Glue the corner sentiment 3d sticker on the lower right corner as shown.

3. Make a cluster of bling and flowers and glue them on the left top corner. Add some butterfly stickers over the upper cluster and over some of the small canvas stickers. Embellish some of the canvas butterflies with pink pearls.

Paper House Blossom Paper Pad Paper House Butterflies Canvas Art StickersPaper House All Things Beautiful 3D StickersPaper House Puffy Butterflies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irits second canvas project is a beautiful tag! Let's take a look.

Canvas Tag- Irit Shalom

Any art lover would LOVE this tag attached to a thoughtful gift or just as a gift! We love the vine and how she layered it with the canvas stickers. Irit used our Artist Paper Pad and Impressions Canvas Art Stickers to make this great tag.

If you would like to create this amazing tag, here's how:

Products Used:

Paper House Artist Paper Pad
Paper House Impressions Canvas Art Stickers
Ink: Clearsnap
Mesh ribbon- May arts
Bling, plastic leaves: FWAB
Twine

Directions:

1. Make a tag from Artist paper; distress and ink the edges. Make a hole for the ribbon on the top.

2. Tie a piece of thin natural twine over the top third of the tag. Adhere 4 small canvas stickers making a square in the middle of your tag. Tie a piece of mesh under the stickers. Adhere rectangle sentiment sticker under the mesh.

3. Adhere a small piece of plastic leaves under the sentiment sticker and a big piece of leaves over the other 4 stickers. Add some pearls as shown and tie a bow on the top of your tag.

If you love these projects and want to see more of Irit's projects and layouts, stop by her blog! Don't forget, all of the Canvas Art Stickers are 20% off in the Store! Stock up now before the sale is over!

 Paper House Artist Paper PadPaper House Impressions Canvas Art Stickers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Card-In-A-Box

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Chalk Week

It's a box, it's a card, it's a Box Card! This amazing project from our design team member Irit will have you making all of your cards boxes! Let's take a look at her TWO designs!

Card Box- Irit Shalom

How stinkin' cute is this!? Irit used our Little Girl Paper Pad, Garden Chalkboard Stickers, Little Girl Chalkboard Stickers, Celebrate 3D Stickers, and Butterflies 3D Stickers to create this amazing card box.

Card Box- Irit Shalom'

The box folds flat for easy sharing! We love the colors and combination of products she used. They all go so well together.

Card Box- Irit Shalom

How cute would this be for a 1st birthday. I know I would set this on my daughters' shelf and treasure it for years to come!

Card Box- Irit Shalom

Irit also made a boy version using the Little Man Paper Pad, Little Man Chalkboard Stickers, Owls Puffy Stickers, and You're a Hoot 3D Stickers to create this version.

Card Box- Irit Shalom

Once again, Irit did a great job combining elements from different lines to create a very cohesive design! We love the colors!

Card Box- Irit Shalom

If you would like to create this great project to delight your little girls and boys, here's how:

Products Used:

Girl Version:

Paper House Little Girl Paper Pad
Paper House Garden Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Little Girl Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Celebrate 3D Stickers
Paper House Butterflies 3D Stickers

Boy Version:

Paper House Little Man Paper Pad
Paper House Little Man Chalkboard Stickers
Paper House Owls Puffy Stickers
Paper House You're a Hoot 3D Stickers

12 x 12 Cardstock
Adhesive 

Directions:

To make this card we need a simple template shown below.

1. Use 12*12'' cardstock and cut a piece measured 12*5 3/4 '' size. Score it vertically 4 times on 3 3/4'' sections, so you will have 4 rectangles and one strip on the edge. Score it again horizontally on 2 1/2'' from the top. Now cut as shown on the template with red line. Fold all blue lines to make a box and glue it using the strip. Fold the green line as shown. The base of your cards is done.

2. Use Little girl paper pad and cut 4 rectangles sized 3 1/2'' from two dotted papers, ink the edges and glue them over the bigger rectangles of the card. Cut 8 smaller rectangles from the same paper to fit the top rectangles and glue them on the both sides of the card.

3. Make 2 strips from thick cardstock that fit the inside of the box, make folds on both sides and glue the strips inside the card. We will use those strips to adhere our stickers and other embellishments.

4. Now grab a few of you favorite Paper House sticker sets and adhere the stickers over the sides and inside the box. Make some springs with green flower wire and glue a few stickers over the wire. As the back of those stickers is sticky- and should be so- and we don't want it to stay this way- add some fine glitter on the sticky back and you are done. As this card was made for my dear granddaughter 1 st Birthday I added this IS 1 words over the front sticker (AC letters)

The Boy card was done the very same way with the same template and Little Boy paper pad.

Card Box- Irit Shalom

This is the template! SOOO easy!

Card Box- Irit Shalom

Your box will look like this prior to embellishments.

If you love this project as much as we do, head on over to Irit's blog and leave her some love. Then, stop back tomorrow for another great chalk projects!

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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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Dreams Come True! Introducing DT Member Erin Reed

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 4:52:18 PM

A big thanks to everyone who joined us for our Wedding Blog Hop over the weekend! It was a lot of fun, and in case you missed it - check out the recap here

We wanted to showcase of a few of our designers who didn't get an introduction on our blog before the hop began, so over the next few days we'll be showing you an in-depth look at their projects and telling you a little bit about them! Today, we're introducing Erin Reed and the stunning Wedding Box she created for the hop! A bit about Erin:

"My first love is my family, they mean everything to me.  My second love is crafting, especially scrapbooking. I feel that I even dream of page layouts and techniques in my sleep, and when I wake up I can’t wait to try them out!! I love to create layouts, but I also create cards and mixed media. I love to work with others and to learn from others around me. I bring a fun, romantic, and sometimes funky feel to my crafts, and I want to share my techniques and knowledge with all those around me."

We were truly impressed with Erin's work, and this 3D Box she created for our wedding challenge is no exception! 

Wedding Box - Erin Reed

We love all the details Erin added to this piece - the glittery silver washi tape, the layered diecut borders, and those beautiful dimensional flowers! She even added some additional dots of stickles along the edges for a bit of added sparkle!

Erin Reed - Wedding Box

The tags from our Dreams Come True Tag Paper fit the sides of the box perfectly, and allowed Erin to put a beautiful sentiment on every side. She even used the title from our To Have & To Hold Cardstock Sticker on one side!

Erin Reed - Wedding Box

Erin Reed - Wedding Box

Erin shares the template she used as the base of the box over on her blog, so make sure you stop by to get the full scoop on how to make one for yourself! 

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