Friday, December 17, 2010

Ho-Ho-Holiday Layouts

Just in time for Christmas! Our friend Veronica sent in these double layouts using Paper House's new Christmas papers and Glitter Rubons.

The holidays look so HAPPY at Veronica's! I love the details she used on these pages, from the Paper House embellishments and papers to the little pennants she used on the pages below.
Thanks for sharing your family's fun with us, Veronica!

Have the merriest Christmas, everyone! And remember that Paper House's Christmas Collection will be here to help you scrapbook your family's Christmas festivities!
Check out all the products Paper House Productions has to offer for year-round scrapbooking and crafting projects at

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hey, we all sneeze sometime...

Paper House Productions recently introduced a line of Pocket Tissues! No more boring tissues... each tissue is printed with adorable pet images and cute sayings.
I'm told people even wipe their pets' noses, so these are perfect for pet owners to keep on hand!

Check with your local pet and gift retailers for our pretty and practical Pocket Tissues - just in time to stuff those holiday stockings!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chicago, Chicago! It's my kind of town...

One of the perks of working for Paper House Productions is that I get to attend trade shows around the country (and now Canada!). During the Summer 2010 show circuit, I helped our reps at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, only this time I took a day to do some sightseeing. And, why not scrap my wanderings using our very own 12x12 papers and cardstock stickers in our Chicago Collection?

I cut out part of each 12x12 paper (Chicago Map P-0280E, Chicago Collage P-0281E), leaving a top edge of 1" and trimmed about 1/4" off the bottom to allow for the top edge of the cardstock to show. Each photo is mounted on cardstock (Recollections). Stickles glitter glue adds the bling to the two "Chicago" cardstock stickers (STCX-0068E). Two Millennium Park images from our cardstock stickers fill in the center portion on the right-side page, and various chipboard banners and frames used for photo captions add an interesting touch (thanks, Shaena!).

Something I like to do with projects from my travels is to add pieces of brochures, maps, and other souvenirs that I collect on my trips. On these pages, I made a pocket from the same cardstock used to mount my photos. I decorated the pocket with a portion of the guide book map on which the hotel's concierge marked his recommended sights, then stuck my ticket stubs in the pocket. The Art Institute of Chicago's logo from their brochure cover, mounted on black cardstock, not only adds color and interest but covers up a part of the photo I didn't want to show!

Where to next....?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sticks and...

Veronica down Arlington (NY) way sent us this double layout featuring her son's Lacrosse team. I love that she took time to cut around the top stick on the Lacrosse paper so it would show in front of the photo. That, along with the use of pop dots for the letters and assorted cardstock stickers, really adds a great 3-D effect.

Products used:

P0219E Lacrosse Paper
P0264 Soccer Collage
P0300E Distressed Grass
STCX-0007E Lacrosse Stickers
Bazzill cardstock - 12 X 12
PSX ink stamps
Pebbles Inc. Mackavilli alpha stamps
Fiskars Deckle Paper Edgers

Left Page

Used the Lacrosse paper for the background.
Used a 5 x 7 picture of the team and cut it to 7 X 4 1/2 and matted it on a 9 X 5 1/2 partial piece of paper from the Soccer Collage
I cut around the lacrosse sticks so all of the stick could be viewed and layered it partially over the picture.
I added the cones and words SCOOP, CRADLE and THROW from the cardstock stickers on left side of picture.
I had taken a picture of my grandson's shirt (front & back) and cut out the designs and placed them on the corners of the picture.

Right Page

Used the Distressed Grass paper for the background.
I matted all pictures on card stock and inked the edges with brown ink.
I used alpha stamps for the word UNDEFEATED and used scissors to cut around edges
I raised every other letter with foam dots.
Placed quote, helmet, sticks and shoes (raised w/3-D foam dots) on corner

Thanks, Veronica!

Friday, October 1, 2010

And the Winners are....

September is over, and our Card & Gift and Scrapbooking retailers have waited long enough to find out if they won our promotion. Without further ado, the winners are (drum roll, please!):

Dogologie in Fredericksburg, TX

Pinestreet Papery in Sausalito, CA

Flowers Forty-One in Chicago, IL

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps in Santa Fe, NM

Strand Bookstore in NYC

Congratulations! Thank you for your continued support of Paper House Productions!

If you're near one of these winning shops, stop in to congratulate them and check out their line of fun and fabulous Paper House Productions items!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Team Spirit

Susanne in MA sent us a couple of page layouts featuring her son's team from this summer. I forgot to ask her if they won a lot of their games...
What a tribe, uh, team! Using Paper House Productions' Baseball 12x12 Paper and Baseball Chipboard pieces, Susanne shows off her son's team in sporting style!

Susanne showcases her son's team and the spirit of Baseball on this page, featuring Paper House Productions' Baseball Diamond 12x12 Paper and Baseball Chipboard pieces.

Trimming the 12x12 papers and layering cardstock (Bazzill) helped to create a very attractive border effect on each page.

Susanne also accented with printed and colored Tribe Team logos and a printed "Fresh Paint" sign framed with a squiggly border and enhanced with Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Tea Dye" color and a sponge dauber to coordinate with the sand on the field. On the second page, she captioned a photo with the "Play Ball" cardstock sticker from one of Paper House's Baseball Cardstock Sticker sheets. The sun on the first page was made with punches (EKSuccess; Sun, Circles)

See our complete Baseball Collection, featuring the Papers, Cardstock Stickers and Chipboard that Susanne used on these two winning page layouts, plus a whole lot more!

Thanks, Susanne!

We love to see what crafty people create with Paper House's products. Send us an image or the finished project. If we blog it, you'll get free stuff!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Wizard of Oz!

Today is the 71st Anniversary of the very first screening of the Wizard of Oz! To celebrate, we're sharing these great home decor canvases made with our Wizard of Oz themed scrapbooking products. We all remember watching this movie in our youth; there's something about the characters and the scenes that resonates within us all (even if you were scared to death of the flying monkeys, like I was!!)

To make these great pieces of art, you'll need:

• a 6x6" artists canvas
• 1 piece of Wizard of Oz scrapbooking paper (your choice of character)
• 1 Land of Oz cardstock sticker (STCX-0099)
• circle and scallop punches (we used Marvy's 2.5" scallop and 2" circle punches)
• some pop dots
• a strip of self-adhesive rhinestones
• a bit of yellow glitter glue (we like Ranger's Stickles)

  1. Begin by trimming a six inch square area of your Wizard of Oz paper, in the corner where the character is primarily shown. 
  2. Using a glue stick, apply glue liberally to the canvas and center your square of paper on the canvas.
  3. Trim a 1 x 6" strip from a darker area of the paper and adhere along the left edge of your canvas for contrast.
  4. From the Land of Oz cardstock sticker, peel off the Yellow Brick Road border and place onto your canvas, overlapping where the dark strip meets the main paper.
  5. At this point (if you like the distressed look) you can use sand paper or a sanding block to distress all the edges of your paper. This is the cool part, because you'll start to see the texture of the canvas come through the paper.
  6. Using punches, punch a 2.5" scallop from a darker section of your leftover paper, and punch a 2" circle from a lighter area.
  7. Adhere circles together using a glue stick, centering the smaller circle inside the larger scallop. Place one of the phrases from the cardstock sticker in the center of of your mounted circles, and glue to the canvas as shown in the image above.
  8. Using pop dots, adhere the Wizard of Oz title and the Ruby Slippers stickers from the cardstock sticker, placing as shown. The pop dots give the piece great dimensionality!
  9. Finally, place a strip of self-adhesive rhinestones below the phrase on your scalloped circles, and embellish the yellow swirls with a bit of Stickles.

These look great when displayed together, so be sure to make a few! Since we make papers for all the Wizard of Oz characters, you can pick your favorites!