Theme Week: Spooky Home Decor

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

Hello everyone, Laura here! It’s theme week here at Paper House, and I chose a holiday theme: my favorite, Halloween! The new Halloween collection from Paper House is truly spooktacular! This home décor project was easy using this fun collection!

Spooky Home Decor- Laura Cox

The papers are a perfectly spooky background for the Scary Sculpted™ Stickers:

Spooky Home Decor- Laura Cox

The words and accents from the puffy stickers are so detailed and give great dimension to a project:

Spooky Home Decor- Laura Cox

So many places carry blank wooden pieces—grab a blank canvas, and you can create your own spooky décor using Paper House Halloween goodies!

Products Used:

Paper House Bats 12" Scrapbook Paper
Paper House The Raven 12" Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Scary Sculpted™ Stickers
Paper House Bats Puffy Stickers
AC black cardstock
Recollections enamel dots
Wooden blocks

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper House - Laura Cox

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Off the Page: Spooktacular Wall Hanging

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

Hi everyone! Laura here with a little off the page inspiration! If there is Christmas in July, I figured why not Halloween in August? It’s always good to think ahead when you’re wanting to create home décor for the holidays, so here’s a little Spooktacular Wall Hanging to get you inspired to create your own décor: Spooktacular Wall Hanging- Laura Cox

The Spooktacular 3D Stickers add fun dimension, and the Halloween Diecut Sticker Pack has so many images to choose from; they go perfectly together and make creating easy!

Spooktacular Wall Hanging- Laura Cox

Spooktacular Wall Hanging- Laura Cox

Spooktacular Wall Hanging- Laura Cox

Thanks for stoppin’ by! Hope you are enjoying all of the off the page inspiration this week!

Supplies Used:

Paper House Boo! Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Trick or Treat Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Spooktacular Cardstock Sticker
Paper House Spooktacular 3D Stickers
AC cardstock
Ribbon
Binder rings

Embellishments: Paper House - Halloween Diecut Sticker Pack; Recollections - enamel dots, May Arts and AC ribbon

Other: wooden plaque

Paper House - Laura Cox

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Off the Page: Explore NY Home Decor

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 9:34:23 AM

Hello, crafty friends, Giorgia here.

It's Off the Page Week on the Paper House blog! We'll be giving you a lot of inspiration to create home decor and other pretty stuff with Paper House's amazing products! I made a modern and cool chipboard plaque for my home using New York themed products. Did you see the new collection?! Just stunning!

NY Home Decor- Giorgia Rossini

I tore paper to create texture. I simply LOVE this glittered New York paper.

NY Home Decor- Giorgia Rossini

In my projects, I love to use a combination of several different sticker varieties: puffy, 3D, cardstock, and SnapShots™. They add a ton of texture, shape, and dimension to capture the eye!

NY Home Decor- Giorgia Rossini

NY Home Decor- Giorgia Rossini

NY Home Decor- Giorgia Rossini

Paper House photographic papers are just amazing. I also used some ColorWays Noir products to give a modern and urban feeling to my home decor:

NY Home Decor- Giorgia Rossini

Products Used:

Paper House New York City Map Scrapbook Paper
Paper House ColorWays Noir Trim Cards Paper
Paper House ColorWays Noir Crossings Paper
Paper House ColorWays Noir Accent Pack
Paper House Urban SnapShots™ stickers
Paper House Explore SnapShots™ stickers
Paper House Our Big Adventure Cardstock Stickers
Paper House New York 3D stickers
Paper House Family Portrait 3D stickers
Paper House Enjoy Puffy Stickers
Paper House Explore Puffy Stickers
Paper House Believe Puffy Stickers
Paper House Mini Mixed Cars Puffy Stickers

Other: heavy chipboard support, gesso, faceted gems

Directions:

1. Cover the support with gesso.
2. Glue down the background paper (ColorWays Noir Crossings paper).
3. With your finger, apply some gesso on the paper corners.
4. Tear the New York City map paper and apply it as shown. Use “New York” as a title and the traffic sign as a layer for your picture.
5. Cut out the number tag from the ColorWays Noir Trim Cards paper, distress it with scissors, and use it to layer your picture as shown.
6. Adhere picture with foam tape as shown.
7. Cut the “hello” diecut from the ColorWays Noir Accent Pack and glue it where shown.
8. Now add all the stickers and the faceted gems.
9. Using foam tape, attach the star diecut from the ColorWays Noir Accent Pack.
10. Your home decor is ready!

Paper House - Giorgia Rossini

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Off the Page: Home Decor

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

Good morning everyone, Francesca here! Today I want to share with you a really easy home decor project! I used an embroidery hoop; I separated it and cut two paper circles with the help of the cutter.

Home Sweet Home Wall Hanging- Francesca Biancon

The circle of black cardstock is only to close the embroidery hoop at the bottom, while the patterned paper must be glued on. The paper from the In the Wild collection is fantastic; it looks like real wood!

Home Sweet Home Wall Hanging- Francesca Biancon

Home Sweet Home Wall Hanging- Francesca Biancon

Then, as you can see, I got on the imagination freeway. I glued on a resin frame and flowers, added Cork'd™ stickers and a SnapShots™ sticker... I let my creativity run wild! I glued glitter foam letters in the center. And here it is!

Home Sweet Home Wall Hanging- Francesca Biancon

Home Sweet Home Wall Hanging- Francesca Biancon

Home Sweet Home Wall Hanging- Francesca Biancon

Home Sweet Home Wall Hanging- Francesca Biancon

Products Used:

Paper House Into the Wild Paper Pad
Paper House Vintage Romance SnapShots™ Stickers
Paper House Meant to Be Cork'd™ Stickers
Paper House Butterflies Cork'd™ Stickers
Paper House Birds Cork'd™ Stickers
Paper House Enjoy Puffy Stickers
Embroidery Hoop
Small Flowers
Metal Keys

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper House - Francesca Biancon

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At the Lake Decor

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Hi everyone, Laura here! Do you love to create home décor with all your paper crafting supplies? I love creating layouts and cards, but one of my favorite things to create is home décor projects. Today I’ve got a great, easy summertime project to share with you!

Beach Candles- Laura Cox

These will look great on the patio this summer and were so simple to make! I picked up some inexpensive dollar store glasses, then brought out the gorgeous ColorWays Sapphire Collection. I cut the papers about 1" longer than the circumference of the glass. I kept it simple by using the swiss dot paper, then a band of white cardstock (3/4" wide) with the striped paper (1/2" wide). The center picture is one of those super cute Lakeshore SnapShots™! I matted them on the ColorWays paper and then white cardstock. Here are all the pieces ready to go:

Beach Candles- Laura Cox

I used strong double-stick tape to adhere to the glass and added a small square of straw mesh behind the SnapShots™ square:

Beach Candles- Laura Cox

I filled the glass with some marbles, and now it’s ready for a small candle for our evenings on the deck.

Beach Candles- Laura Cox

These would even make a gorgeous table decoration for a wedding using the Vintage Romance SnapShots™, or for a flower club luncheon using the Floral SnapShots™. I love the options!

Products Used:

Paper House ColorWays™ Sapphire Paper Pack
Paper House Lakeshore SnapShots™ Stickers
White cardstock
Straw mesh ribbon
Small glasses

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

Paper House - Laura Cox

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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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Love is Knocking!

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

There is no better way to invite love into your home this Valentine season than with handmade home decor! Today's project will have love lining up at your door! It even has it's own cupid's arrow so you will be ready for his arrival! Let's take a look!

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

How adorable is this!? It looks impressive but it's super easy to make and customize. We used our Country Girl 6'' Paper Pad and Meant To Be Cork'd Stickers to make this great project. We're doing a step by step so follow along!

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

First, you'll want to paint your banner with 5-6 coats of the glitter paint. If we had it to do all over again, we would have given it a goldish color basecoat and then the glitter. It will save you some work! You can paint your letters in any coordinating color to the paper you will put on top. You only need to to 1-2 coats on the letters.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Let them dry!

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Next, trace your letters onto Country Girl 6'' Paper Pad paper and cut them about 1/4 inch in from your line.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

We used the matte Mod Podge to attach the paper to the letters and loved the results. There is also a glossy if you prefer that look.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

When they are dry, arrange the letters on the banner and glue down. This was a bit tricky with the size letters we used. We actually had to put a few pop dots behind the L to give the one side some stability.

Now for the arrow!

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

You'll need half a 12'' x 12'' scrapbook page cut on the diagonol, glue and some gold washi tape.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Start at the small corner and start rolling the paper, keeping it as tight as you can. You may have to roll and un-roll the paper several times to get it tight.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

When you're happy with the size, run some glue on the closing edge and continue rolling until you have your arrow base.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

One end will probably be thicker than the other. From the thicker end cut some off to the size you want your arrow to be.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Now, start with your washi tape at a diagonal and wrap the whole thing.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

This is the finished base!

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Cut two arrow-like shapes from some cardstock.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Glue them together around one end of your base.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Make small cuts on a diagonol on both sides and cut out the back shape as above.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Cut two triangles and glue them together around the other end of your base.

Love Door Hanger - Paper House

Your arrow is done!

Now you can attach the arrow with ribbon to your wooden banner. Then take your Meant To Be Cork'd Stickers and embellish!

We hope you LOVED this project and that you will make one for your home! Don't forget, all Love and Valentne's Day products are 20% off through Valentine's day! Stock up now!

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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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