Announcing Our 2016 Design Team!

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 3:00:00 PM

We are SO excited to announce our brand new design team today!

Before we unveil our new team members, we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied. It was such a difficult decision to choose just six members from all the terrific applications we received. We can't believe all the talent and love for our products that was sent to us over the past few weeks—it is certainly amazing to see everyone's projects and read their stories! If we could've given everyone a place on our team, we definitely would have! This will be a revolving team, so if you didn't make it this time, we would love for you to apply again for the next team!

And without further ado, please welcome these six wonderful ladies to our newest design team. Stop by their blogs, check out their amazing work, and leave them some love! And most certainly make sure to keep visiting the Paper House blog to see what kind of crafty goodies our team is cooking up!

Paper House 2016 Design Team

Angel Rodrigue

Melissa Larson

Sue Eldred

Lee-Anne Thornton

Masami Tsuji

Lisa Moen

We're looking forward to another great year with our team, and we can't wait for you to be a part of it, too! We wish everyone a successful and happy new year!

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Baby It's Cold Outside!

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 9:16:46 AM

Hello everyone, it’s Susie

I sometimes cruise the internet for inspiration and lately I have seen a lot of layouts with a grid design.  Here is my take on that style:


I wanted the background to be light in color with no distracting patterns.  This paper is from the Handmade Paper Pad and the cable knit design adds just enough texture to make it interesting.


I created the grid with thin strips of black patterned washi tape, then accented with strips in red.  To give you a little perspective, the squares are approximately 3”x3” so you can see that the photos are pretty small! 


I combined large snowflakes from the Winter Wonderland Diecut Sticker Pack with a variety of snow-themed Puffy Stickers.  I love the look of the white on white with bright pops of color!


I added winter themed words that I die cut from black card stock and sprinkled in rhinestone bling to embellish some of the Puffy Sticker snowflakes and the backgrounds.  I cut mini mats out of coordinating paper to visually “lift” some of the pictures off of the background.  Every square in the grid has something, but the white details on white background really give this layout a fresh and uncluttered feel.


I love the way this grid layout turned out!  The cute and colorful Snowman Puffy Stickers are perfect for this wintery, snow much fun layout!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

Product Used:

Paper House Winter Wonderland Diecut Sticker Pack
Paper House Handmade Paper Pad

Paper House Christmas Cheer Tags 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper

Paper House Baby It’s Cold Puffy Sticker

Paper House Snowman Puffy Sticker

Paper House Savor Sculpted Sticker

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Sparkle and Shine

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 8:48:38 AM

Hello everyone, Laura here! Welcome to more inspiration for Colorways week!!  I’ve got a fun fold card to share with you today using the gorgeous Paper House Gatsby collection:


This card was created using this template I’ve drawn up:


When you undo the Velcro closure, here is the inside:


I’ve used one of the Colorways Orchid collection rub-ons as the sentiment.  Love the way these go on so smoothly….even over textured cardstock!

There is a secret pocket in this card:


It holds this tag/bookmark made with one of the Gatsby journal cards, and puffy stickers:


This tag could also hold a gift card if you choose.

I've made a instructional video too! Check it out here!

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

Product Used:

Paper House Colorways Gatsby "Art Deco," "Mini Trim Cards," "Edgings," "Trim Cards"

Paper House Colorways Gatsby Accent Pack

Paper House Colorways Orchid Rub-On Transfers

Paper House Sparkle Puffy Stickers

Paper House Peace Puffy Stickers

Gold Tulle

AC black cardstock

AC POW glitter paper

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Up Up & Away

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Hi there, Karen here today to share a "super hero" themed layout.  When you think you have seen every type of "super hero" imaginable, I hope my layout brings you a pleasant surprise. My little nephew had the most adorable hiccups (regularly) when he was a newborn and I made this page to honor his cuteness.






1. Select two sheets of cloudy sky paper for the background.  Matte the central photo on blue cardstock and then arrange the photos on yellow cardstock.

2. Cut frames for three small photos using red and blue cardstock.  Next, fussy cut three comic style exclamations from the hero paper and arrange around the layout. 

3. Create a city skyline by making a row of sky scrapers along the lower edge.  Adhere clouds and sun to the upper portion of the layout.  Incorporate the journaling into the layout by adding it to one of the clouds.  When adhering the buildings and clouds, mount some of them on foam tape to create depth. 

4. Finally, embellish the layout with an eye-catching scattering of arrows and stars across the two pages.  Use a star shaped paper punch to make star embellishments from coordinating paper.  Lastly, embellish the layout with additional items like puffy stickers, die cut shapes, and rub on transfers.

Product Used:

Paper House ColorWays Celestial 12" Scrapbook Paper

Paper House Birthday Boy 12" Scrapbook Paper

Paper House Baked With Love 12" Scrapbook Paper

Paper House Sapphire Accent Pack

Paper House Be Happy Rub On Transfers

Paper House Explore Puffy Stickers

City buildings paper (Fido #1739 - GCD Studios)

chipboard star, mini star paper punch, charm, black permanent pen

TIP: I especially enjoy using arrows as embellishments as they add a sense of movement and direction to the layout.  Having an embellishment extend through both pages, helps to link them and systematically lead the viewer's eye around the layout.

Visit Paper House to see their whole range of coordinating papers & embellishments.

Stop by my blog, Art & Soul to see more of my clever creations.

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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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Wedding Memories

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Hello all, Irit here! Lately, the only layouts I make are my dear daughter's wedding ones. I just made six of them... the photos are great and need to be scrapped. So today, I am going to share two more layouts made with those wedding photos and ColorWays' new colors. The first one was made with the Orchid Collection, and I made the mixed media background over the patterned paper with some stamps, stencils, and homemade mists.


First, I made the arrows with white Gelato and then made pink and blue homemade mists using Gelatos and FC tools (mist bottles). Then, I made stamped circles, added some Love words inside, and colored them with Gelatos again.



This is a fine example of making a mixed media background over a patterned dark paper. As you can see, the results can be unusual and pretty.

Product Used:

Paper House Orchid ColorWays "Lanterns"

Paper House Orchid ColorWays "Dark Bokeh"

Paper House Orchid ColorWays Accent Pack

Paper House Adore Puffy Stickers

Stencils - ArtPlorations

Paints - Gelatos from FC DMC

Stamps - StampPlorations

Ink - Clearsnap

Embossing powder - Clearsnap

The second wedding layout is made with the Gatsby Collection, and, again, I decided to "remake" the background by adding some stenciled circles using clear molding paste with glitter all over it. I used one big color photo and three more black and white wedding photos to make the photo cluster, and I made a big embellishment with a title cluster on the top of the page.





I think this ColorWays Collection is just perfect for wedding photos! I will add more of those to my daughter's wedding album in the near future.

Product Used:

Paper House Gatsby ColorWays "Gilded Door"

Paper House Gatsby ColorWays "Glamour"

Paper House Believe Puffy Stickers

Paper House Gatsby ColorWays Accent Pack

Stencils - ARTplorations



Black cardstock - American Crafts

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Posted on Dec 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Hello, crafty friends, Giorgia here.

Some of the Paper House products that I love the most are the ColorWays Collections: stunning monochromatic papers, all double-sided and on a heavyweight stock. Each sheet is a perfect combination of beautiful photography and an artfully designed pattern on the reverse. There are also great accents and embellishments: rub-ons, puffy stickers, and an accent pack.

They are the perfect choice when you need monochromatic papers but don’t want to use regular cardstock.

I love to combine ColorWays Collections, as I did in this layout; I used Gatsby and Sapphire to scrap this funny San Diego picture—it was so much fun taking it, and we also received a round of applause for it!


Here you can see how I used the amazing puffy and Sculpted™ stickers:



I love to mix up different stickers; what I love most about Paper House products is that you can easily combine all of them! Here I used canvas, cardstock, and Sculpted™ stickers. 


distressed all the papers to add texture to my LO and added a cardstock sticker with a quote that was just perfect for my picture:


Paper House Product Used:

Nautical Paper Crafting Kit
Delish Cardstock Stickers
Lake Life Cardstock Stickers
Nautical Cardstock Stickers
ColorWays Sapphire Dahlia Paper
New York City Cardstock Stickers
Celestial Canvas Art Stickers
ColorWays Gatsby Edgings Paper
Savor Sculpted™ Stickers
Discover Sculpted™ Stickers
Love Sculpted™ Stickers
Explore Puffy Stickers
Enjoy Puffy Stickers

I hope you liked my project and that you will take a look at the amazing ColorWays!

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make this project:

- The background is the ColorWays Sapphire Dahlia paper.

- Create layers. Take a paper from the Nautical kit and the Gatsby Edgings paper, cut some rectangles, distress them, and glue them as shown in the center of the background paper.

- Add the quote sticker. It was too long, so I cut it to the right size to fit my layers. I cut it into a banner shape.

- Embellish the layout with stickers. I created a cluster in the bottom left corner... I love to create clusters of stickers!

- Add the Love puffy sticker overlapping a little bit of the picture.

- Your layout is ready!

These are other layouts I made combining different ColorWays; as you can see, you have endless possibilities when using them!




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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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