CHA Make and Take: Beach Layout

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Welcome! 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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This afternoon, we are joined by our 2015 Design Team member Susie, who is sharing her beautiful beach layout with the Anaheim crowd. This tranquil layout will make you long for a trip to the beach. Our beach collection coordinates perfectly, letting you mix and match to create just the right feel. 

beach layout

You Will Need:

• Paper House Sand Dunes 12" Scrapbook Paper

• Paper House Beach Tags 12" Scrapbook Paper

• Paper House Lighthouse 12" Scrapbook Paper

• White Cardstock

• Natural Colored Twine


• Cut Beach Tags as indicated in diagram. Retain bar code edge strip for later use.

beach template

• Flip over the Beach Time/Starfish/Lighthouse Journal Tag element so that the side with the off-white boards is facing up. Ink the edges.

• Distress and ink the edges of the Sailboat Tag.

• Distress and ink the edges of the cards that are cut into strips.

• Place Lighthouse paper in front of you so that the sand side faces up, fence shadow on the right side, creating the background for the scrapbook page.

• Position Sand Dune paper so that boards run horizontally. Cut 3.5" x 12" strip. Line up and adhere along left edge of background paper.

• Overlap the "rope" strip to create an element that is 9.5" long. Position on layout as shown.

• Overlap the seashell strip to create an element that is 8.75" long. Position on layout as shown.

• Position the Relax & Unwind strip and the off-white board element on the layout.

• Cut the small Happiness element from the bar code edge strip. Distress and ink the edges, and tuck under the top edge of the central collage.

• Adhere Sun & Sand word strip approximately 4.75" from the bottom so that it slightly overlaps the above strip and is about 0.75" from the left edge.

• Add Sailboat Journal Tag.

• Add photos and place SnapShots™ sticker as desired.

• Ink tag, tie twine, and tuck under the bottom edge of central collage.

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

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By Tara Sturm

Relax and Escape

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 9:01:00 AM

Hello, it's Bev, bringing you a fun beach layout using Die Cut Stickers, among other products. OMG there are so many to choose from, but I am creating this fun beach page using the Serene Beach die cut pack. What amazing fun and Die Cut Stickers are a perfect accent to any project!


I started with some fun stenciled background using modeling paste which dries so fast when working with it. I added a small piece of punchinella for a pop of shimmer in blue, adding depth with layers and texture and some great accents too.


I added some 3D sticker beach accents and also a canvas sticker beach accent. All these mixed together were a perfect match for the fun beach page.


This section showcases a fun arrow used to form a clustered "relax and escape" type treatment, using small alpha stickers along with the newest 3D puffy words.


In this section you can see where I joined 3 different patterned papers to give me the background I was looking for. The main sheet was sand with beach grass. I fussy cut the water cresting at the shore for the bottom and then I added the worded border sticker to base the page. 

It also shows pieces from the die cut sticker pack.. the starfish,  the lighthouse and a great "life's better at the beach" piece. All are amazing. 

Product Used:

Paper House Beaches of the World Paper Pad
Paper House At the Beach 3D Stickers

Paper House Serene Beach Diecut Stickers

Paper House At the Beach Cardstock Stickers

Paper House Nautical 2" Stickers

Paper House Beach Canvas Art Stickers

Paper House Explore Puffy Stickers


Modeling Paste: Liquitex
Stencil: The Work Crafters

Thanks for stopping by ... see you again soon.

Bev Signature

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By Tara Sturm