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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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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You Dazzle Me

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 9:00:45 AM

Hi, it’s Bev here today at Paper House, sharing a page done using the Gatsby ColorWays Collection. It is all sparkle and shine, with some amazing light and dark prints mixed into the collection—so complementary of each other. You Dazzle Me- Bev Code

Products Used:

Paper House Gatsby ColorWays Collection
Paper House Gatsby ColorWays Accent Pack
Paper House Sparkle Puffy Stickers
Cardstock: misc.
Other: bling

You Dazzle Me- Bev Code

Lots of amazing layers, shapes, and borders. Add a touch of bling, a matted diecut accent, and some great photos to finish off a fabulous page.

You Dazzle Me- Bev CodeThe puffy word stickers are the perfect touch to any page. 

You Dazzle Me- Bev Code

Lots of sections on this page; each one is clustered to share elements from the Accent Pack and stickers from the collection.

You Dazzle Me- Bev CodeAnother section boasting the amazing new Puffy Stickers. Some additional bling in this section, too. Thanks for stopping by. Visit again soon, please.

Paper House - Bev Code

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Posted on Oct 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Hello! Francesca here!

Today I want to show you my new layout! I used the papers from the new ColorWays Gatsby Collection and followed a sketch from PageMaps. This gold and yellow collection is great; it can be sophisticated and cheerful at the same time!

I like to reinterpret the sketch; I think it's an intriguing challenge, and so I used my beloved embossing paste and two stencils to create a background. Then I added some diecuts on the left side of the picture and a rub-on over the tab. It's simple, but it lets the colors speak for themselves; they really add a lot of fun!


Adventure Pagemap






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

Hello everyone, Erin here!

My husband had a formal military dinner to attend, and to me, that is just a fun night to dress up and look pretty! I decided to go out and get my hair done (which I never do), do some glam makeup (which I never wear), paint my nails, and wear high heels (which I never wear). Since I was all glammed up, I decided to take my phone outside and get some selfies, pretty much so I could make a layout about me!





The Gatsby ColorWays Collection was just perfect for my glamorous pictures. I kept with the black, white, and gold colors because the Pagemaps sketch had a lot going on already, and I did not want the page to take away from the point of the layout: the pictures.

Erin Reed

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Best Ever

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Hello everyone, Brenshevia here with another project using the fabulous ColorWays Gatsby Collection. This week we are teaming up with PageMaps to bring you some great projects! For this project, I used photos taken of me and the grandchildren this summer. I converted them to sepia because I thought it would be better with these papers. I used the orange butterfly just to give it a POP of color.

Best Ever 1

Best Ever 2

Best Ever 3

Best Ever 4

Product Used:

Paper House Gatsby Collection
Paper House Paris SnapShots™
Paper House Amazing Life Rub-On Transfers
Paper House Happy Moment Rub-On Transfers
Prima Flower
Paper House Monarch Chipboard Butterfly

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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NYC Glamour

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 10:03:14 AM

Hi everyone, Erin here! A friend of mine's daughters went to NYC for the first time to see shows, eat, and have fun. Here they are in Times Square loving that they are there!

NYC- Erin Reed

Paper House just came out with these amazing collections: the New York City Paper Crafting Kit and the ColorWays Gatsby Collection. The papers blended so well, I even added in some paper and embellishments from the ColorWays Noir Collection to finish it off. These collections are just perfect for a couple of girls in the Big Apple!

I love the feel of dimension, even though this layout is completely flat, created by adding in layers of papers with different colors or designs. Here are some close-up shots of the layout. 

NYC- Erin Reed

NYC- Erin Reed

NYC- Erin Reed

Products Used:

Paper House New York City Tags Scrapbook Paper
Paper House ColorWays Gatsby Mini Trim Cards Scrapbook Paper
Paper House ColorWays Gatsby Romance Scrapbook Paper
Paper House ColorWays Noir Crossings Scrapbook Paper
Paper House New York City 12'' Cardstock Sticker
Paper House ColorWays Noir Accent Pack
Cardstock - DCWV
Dies - Die~Namites Dies
Ink - Prima
Pen - Tombow
Adhesive - Xyron

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper House - Erin Reed

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