Christmas Elves

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 9:06:44 AM

Hello Paper House Lovelies!

Welcome to ColorWays week!

It's Karyn here today sharing a scrapbook page I made using lots of goodies from the ColorWays Gatsby collection. I love the glitz and sparkle from this collection - just perfect for Christmas projects! 

This photo was taken on Christmas Eve last year with our two elves :)


I started my page by using a star stencil and some gold paste. Once this had properly dried (overnight is best) I backed this with a sheet of paper from the Gatsby Paper Pack.  


In the top corner I added a punched paper piece (also from the Gatsby Paper Pack) a circle accent from the Gatsby Accent Pack and puffy stickers from the Merry and Bright Sculpted sticker pack, as well as some gold alphas (from my stash) for the title. 


Under the photo I layered some paper from the Gatsby Paper Pack and elements from the Gatsby Accent Pack. I love the "glitter sparkle shine" element!! The wire, flowers and reindeer angel are from my stash.


I also added some white star puffy stickers from the Merry and Bright Sculpted sticker - I love this shape!

Then I finished it off with some handwritten journaling about our elves!


I've loved using these ColorWays Gatsby products, perfect for Christmas! 

Happy Crafting

Karyn xx

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Blue Christmas

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 4:58:50 PM

Francesca here, bringing you a creative gift-wrapping project. I like to think about Christmas in unusual colors. Yes, we all think about classic red and green, but blue brings me to icy and fine worlds, and I like to present gifts with these shades. I used a paper from the Sapphire ColorWays Collection on my gift for a beautiful friend.


I made the box with a Gift Box Punch Board and decorated the top with a sentiment and snowflakes.



Finally, I added the vellum leaves and small hearts.


On the front of the box, I used the beautiful Merry and Bright Sculpted™ Stickers. I love them because they have a very sophisticated and elegant font that perfectly completed my packaging!


Merry blue Christmas, everyone!

Product Used:

Paper House ColorWays Sapphire Collection
Paper House Merry and Bright Sculpted™ Stickers

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Winter Wine Bottles

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 9:15:30 AM

Hello everyone, it's Erin. I love the look of decorated wine bottles, and when I saw these beautiful blue colored ones, I knew I had to create something with them. The blue reminded me of the cold, and I wanted some form of a decoration in my house post- Christmas for the winter days before Valentine's Day hits, so winter-themed bottles it is!

decobottlesI will admit my wine choosing as of late has been determined by the color and shape of the bottle, but luckily, the wine in these bottles was pretty good... such a hard job! Hahaha!  

Click here to see a video tutorial of how I made these beautiful bottles.

Here is a close-up of each bottle.






decobottle3aI used some of the most amazing products to create these snow lovelies. The Paper House stickers and diecuts of all the wonderful snowflakes you see on the bottles are what brought these pretty winter bottles to life.

We do not get much snow here in Texas, so this is my way of bringing it home!

Product Used:

Paper House Winter Wonderland Diecut Sticker Pack
Paper House Baby It's Cold Outside Puffy Stickers
Paper House Let it Snow 3D Stickers
Paper House Christmas Costumes Puffy Stickers

Ribbons - May Arts
Flowers - Prima
Pearl swirls - Prima
"Snow" - DecoArt
Adhesive - Xyron

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Just Chillin'

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 11:00:14 AM

Hello all, it's Laura! I’ve got a cool little trio of cards to share with you today! These sweet little penguins could brighten anyone’s day:


What a cutie, right? These Paper House Just Chillin’ 3D Stickers are super cute for everyday cards. 


A few rhinestones add a little bling, but notice those rub-ons... the "hi" and the large snowflake are from the Colorways Orchid Collection rub-ons.

Here’s another card with a diecut center and a pretty Paper House snowflake paper peeking out:


I added some fussy cut snowflakes from the paper, foam taped them around the frame, and added some Stickles to give them a little extra sparkle.


For this last card, I used almost all 3D Stickers from the Just Chillin’ set.


The penguin’s snowy little hill is just a couple of pieces of cardstock, torn and foam taped, and again, a little Stickles for sparkle.waddlin2

Love that the 3D Stickers are so versatile... they aren’t just for scrapping!

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

Product Used:

Paper House Reindeer 12" Double Sided Paper
Paper House Just Chillin' 3D Stickers
Paper House ColorWays Orchid Rub-Ons

Tools/other: AC white/aqua/blue cardstock, cut cardstock, pearl cardstock, AC ribbon, Stickles, Want 2 Scrap rhinestones, Spellbinders pinking edge dies, snowflake card die, foam tape

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Gorgeous Gift Tags

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 8:56:02 AM

Hi there, Karen here today to share some little tag-shaped cards. Actually, they are the perfect size to be used as a gift card holder. The ColorWays line coordinates so easily that when you are using a sketch, they come together in no time at all. Keep this gem of an idea in your back pocket just in case you need that last minute holiday gift.

1. Follow the tag sketch by Scrapbook Generation in CREATE Magazine (Debbie Sanders - September 2015)


2. Cut a piece of cardstock for the tag base and select two coordinating papers for the circle and bunting shape.

3. Next, arrange the sentiment and embellish the tag with puffy stickers, diecut shapes, gems, etc.

4. Finally, punch a hole through the center of the top of the tag. Add a bow or tie a piece of ribbon through the hole. 

TIP: Use design sketches for inspiration, but don't feel restricted to follow them exactly. For the black tag, I reversed the sketch. My placement of embellishments was also different from the sketch because the sentiment took up more space. Some elements of the design you may choose to completely leave off. Use the sketch as a guide but let your creativity flow to make it your own creation.

Title: Hello Hearts



hello_2Product Used:

Paper House ColorWays Noir Birchwood 12" Scrapbook Paper
Paper House ColorWays Noir Accent Pack
Paper House Explore Puffy Sticker

black cardstock, organza ribbon, black gems, hole punch, gold bead, needle and thread

Title: You Make Every Day Happy



happy3Product Used:

Paper House ColorWays Sapphire Accent Pack
Paper House ColorWays Sapphire Trim Cards 12" Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Explore Puffy Sticker
Paper House Enjoy Puffy Sticker

navy blue cardstock, hole punch, blue ribbon

Visit Paper House to see their whole beautiful range of coordinating papers and embellishments, and stop by my blog, Art & Soul, to see more of my inspiring creations.

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Stylish Gift-Giving

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 9:16:10 AM

Hello, it's Irit bringing you some stylish handmade gift card holders. They are made with paper and recycled chipboard. They are easy-to-make, fancy gift holders. I made a small tutorial to show you how you can make this project.

Dreams and Wishes Gift Card Holder


Product Used:

Patterned Paper: Paper House
Stickers: Paper House
Diecuts: Paper House
Chipboards: FabScraps
Stamps: Rubber Dance
Ink: Clearsnap, Tsukineko
Embossing powders: Wow! Embossing Powders
Other: chipboard, bead handle, photo corners

Step by Step Instructions: 

1. Fold the 15" x 8'' bare chipboard piece into a purse shape with folds at 3" and 12", so we have this 8" x 6'' finished shape with 3'' flap. Cover the entire piece with Paper House patterned paper inside and out (you'll need two 12" x 12'' pieces).

2. Ink the chipboard front with VersaMark and heat emboss with a mix of blue powders. Ink the entire piece's edges with one of these inks, too. Adhere the window shape on the front and add the title on top of it. Add two snowflake glitter Paper House stickers.

3. Add a gift card sized Paper House diecut inside the holder and add four white photo corners to insert the gift card later. Adhere a few more diecut shapes on the top half on the inside.

4. Stamp sentiments on the lower right corner of the lower page with VersaMark and the same light blue heat embossing. Add a couple of metal charms.

5. Add a string of plastic beads as your handle and adhere a round Velcro piece to make the closure.




Book-shaped Gift Card Holder


Product Used:

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Paper House
Stickers: Paper House
Resin cast: Environmental Technology Ink Easy Cast Resin
Molds: Plaid, Wow! Embossing Powders
Chipboard: FabScraps
Inks: Ranger
Glitter: Ranger
Bling: Paper Studio
Other: Book board

Step by Step Instructions:

1. Wrap two book board pieces with Paper House patterned paper and add the inside patterned paper to cover the bare boards.

2. Fold three sheets of plain paper accordion style and make the folded frame inside the book cover. Cover the paper with a frame made from the same patterned outside paper. Add four photo corners to keep the future gift card inside.

3. Embellish the inside cover with 3D stickers and make the 3D snowman by cutting the same paper twice and using 3D foam glue.

4. Heat emboss the title with silver and blue glitter powders and adhere it over the outside cover. Add a strip of rhinestones and some more random blue stones over the cover.

5. Cast three snowflakes and two circles with ETI Easy Cast Resin and some blue glitter in the mold, and after 24 hours, glue them over the cover as shown.




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Christmas Costumes

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 4:13:47 PM

Hello all, Erin joining you today! Last December, right before Christmas, my family attended the wedding of a former student and family member. At the wedding, they had a cute little photo booth set up with props to wear, including Christmas-themed ones. You got to keep one of the sets of pictures that printed, and then you gave one to the new bride and groom. My kids had a blast with it, and in this set of pictures, I had my son, Morgan, daughter, Catherine, and myself dressed up in Santa hats, fake mustaches, pipes, top hats, and more. We were giggling the entire time!

I saw the Paper House Christmas Costumes Puffy Stickers, and I knew I had to use them with these pictures... they just fit perfectly! Now, how would I get them to fit on the page and look like dressed-up items, but not cover up the pictures? Banners to the rescue! Add some Paper House Christmas paper and All I Want for Christmas 3D stickers, and you have a cool layout!

xmas cheer

1) Start with a white cardstock. Mine had lines on it, and I cut it to 11.75" x 11.75" and glued it to a red and green dot paper.
2) Add some distressed embossing powder to glue around the edge and heat set it for a cool piping effect.
3) Splatter various colors of red and green mist on the page.
4) Cut strips from the Paper House Christmas Pad and other similar papers and layer into vertical strips (use different sizes to see them all) down the left side of the page. Ink all paper in light brown.
5) Cut two triangles of different sizes from the Paper House Christmas Pad, add to the vertical layers, then add the film strip on top. Add the Santa face sticker below.
6) Cut out five triangles for the banner from the Paper House Christmas Pad and layer them across the top of the page, then add the stickers to make them look like faces. Add a couple extra ones for the ends of the banner.
7) Cut three additional strips (various sizes for layering) of paper for the right side cluster and add title sticker.
8) Add journaling below title sticker.

Here are some close-ups of the layout.

xmas cheer 1

xmas cheer 2

xmas cheer 3

Layouts can be fun and silly like your pictures, and with these great stickers, it works perfectly! Enjoy!

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A Lot Like Christmas

Posted on Dec 2, 2015 8:54:09 AM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Good morning all, Brenshevia here with another Paper House reveal! It’s my favorite time of the year. I just love Christmas time! This is the only time of the year I get to pull out my holiday papers and photos, so let’s have at it!

Merry Christmas

For this project, I decided to use some stock papers from the Paper House Christmas line. I used a sketch from the Let’s Get Sketchy Blog, added a photo from a couple of years ago of all my grandchildren, and the result is what you see here. No, there is not a lot of glam and glitz to this one, but sometimes clean and simple is where it’s at!

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Product Used:

Paper House Christmas Cheer Tags 12" Double Sided Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Deck the Halls 12" Double Sided Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Red Flannel 12" Double Sided Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Winter Wonderland 3D Sticker
Miscellaneous flower

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next time, and I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

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