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

Family Vacation

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 9:30:49 AM

Hello everyone, it’s Susie! I am going to wrap up Diecut Sticker Week by sharing a layout featuring one of my favorite sets, the Time for a Selfie 3D Stickers! I love the bright colors, glitter accents, and eye-catching icons and elements! 


I combined the stickers with elements from the Family Vacation Collection and bits of washi tape.


Doesn’t it seem like absolutely everybody takes selfies these days?! Perfect sticker right here!


Love this camera sticker from the pack! I also want to point out that I used a craft knife to cut along the edges of the arrows on this tag so that I could layer it over the photo.


The sticker pack has some cute arrows. Take a closer look at the lime arrows at the top of this pic—I actually "unlayered" one of the 3D stickers and created 2 separate elements! Also be sure to check out the small circle sticker at the bottom: a Polaroid icon with a shimmery heart inside. Sweet!


The "Capture the Moment" sticker has glitter AND varnish elements for a lot of *wow* factor!


I hope you have enjoyed the Design Team’s exploration of just a few of the many diecut sticker sets available from Paper House! There is something available for just about any theme or event! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find some time to play today! 

Product Used:

Paper House Time for a Selfie 3D Stickers
Paper House Family Vacation Tags 12" Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Teal Chevrons 12" Scrapbook Paper

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Theme Week: Family Vacation

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Hello everyone, Christine here! Creating a grid layout is an easy way to include a lot of pictures in a layout. Adding some simple embellishments can help you take it to the next level. Here's a layout I created using pieces from the Family Vacation collection!

Family Vacation Layout-Christine Meyer

The SnapShots™ stickers are perfect for a grid layout, and the Nature ones were just what I needed to add something extra! As a base for my grid, I used the Sapphire Delft ColorWays Paper.

Family Vacation Layout-Christine Meyer

Simply adding some punched stars to the pieces, along with some cardstock stickers, helps create a personal touch. I like to try to overlap these from one square to the next to help tie the whole thing together.

Family Vacation Layout-Christine Meyer

Sometimes you have a lot to say with your journaling and might want to use a whole box; other times, you can simply add it around a pattern or sticker as I did here!

Family Vacation Layout-Christine Meyer

As you work on a grid project, keep in mind that they don’t all have to be the same size; as long as you keep some similar margins, it will all come together. I kept mine all the same except for the center title!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper House - Christine Meyer

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Our Big Adventure

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

Hi there, Laura here! Do you take a lot of photos on vacation? Silly question for a scrapbooker, right?! Coordinating paper and photos can be tough, but the new Family Vacation Collection from Paper House goes with anything, from a water park to visiting DC, like the LO I’m sharing with you today:

Our Big Adventure- Laura Cox

LOVE that there are great coordinating embellishments for this collection, too, like the Travel Cork’d™ Stickers and Our Big Adventure cardstock stickers. I’m a huge fan of having a lot of embellishment options! Here, I layered them up:

Our Big Adventure- Laura Cox

The camera in the above pic is one of the journal tags from the Family Vacation Collection tag paper, cut in half. Here you can see the top half and more of the fun Cork’d™ goodies:

Our Big Adventure- Laura Cox

The journal tags, along with the cardstock stickers, add a great focal point to call attention to the photo, and of course, give me a place to tell the story!

Our Big Adventure- Laura Cox

Products Used:

Paper House Away We Go Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Family Vacation Tags Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Teal Chevron Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Our Big Adventure Cardstock Stickers
Paper House Travel Cork'd™ Stickers

Thanks for stoppin’ by today! It’s a great time to get those vacation photos scrapped or get ready for summer photo ops!

Paper House - Laura Cox

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