Thursday, October 30, 2008

More Tags - American Heroes!

As promised, here is the American Heroes tag set Sondra made last week. These are a beautiful way to honor the men and women who serve our country, unselfishly, every day. The tags would make a wonderful accent to your scrapbook page with a Hero theme, or attached to a gift for one of these great people! See our website to get a look at our full Military Theme, including the branches of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, and Police, Firefighter, and EMT products!

P-0211E Freedom Flag Paper
STCX-0046E Firefighter Cardstock Sticker
STCX-0078 Police Cardstock Sticker
DCCB-0005 Military Chipboard

Manilla Tags
Ribbon Scraps

The chipboard pieces Sondra used on theses tags really add height and three-dimension, while the cardstock stickers allow an easy and smooth decoration on the tags. We're definitely planning more tag ideas and instructables coming up for all of your holiday giving, so check back! Don't miss any of the great ideas we love bringing to you every week on our blog!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

School Days Tags

We're so lucky to have such talented people here at Paper House! Sondra, of our awesome sales team, made these fabulous tags this week and was nice enough to share them! These would be perfect attached to a lunch box or tucked into a backpack to remind your star student how much they're loved! We love how she added dimension using PhotoGems and pop dots under some of the Cardstock stickers! The ribbon at the top makes a great fancy accent, and you could even use glitter and rhinestones to bling these tags up even more!

P-0172E Chalk Board Paper
STCX-0075E School Days Cardstock Sticker
STCX-0040E Graduation Cardstock Sticker
STRS-0017E Music Photo Gems

Manilla Tags
Ribbon Scraps

Sondra also made a ton of tags last week, and an American Hero set that is just amazing! Be sure to check back tomorrow to see those. And to see our entire School Days scrapbooking theme, stop by our website!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Impressions Papers

We're excited to announce that we have just reduced the price on our line of Impressions Papers. These papers bring the exquisite artistry of the Masters to your scrapbooking pages and craft projects. Featuring the timeless works of Monet, Renior, Cezanne, Cassatt, Seurat, and Van Gogh, our line of impressions products are sure to help you to create your own works of art!

These papers are printed on a heavier, glossier stock than our regular papers while still being archival and acid & lignin free, and are now the same price as the rest of our paper line! Because of their heavier weight, they're easy to tear and distress or use in their beauty as-is! See the entire collection of products in the Impressions Theme section of our website and start making an impression on your customers today!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2008

Just an update: Sunday, October 19th 2008, the Paper House team participated in their Third Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Albany NY. It was really cold out that day but the team trooped on! Thanks to contributions from our friends, families, and associates, we raised a total of over $1500.00 that Paper House has generously offered to match! This is our largest total yet, and we're so happy to be able to generate awareness and funds for such a great cause!

If you would like to make a donation to the American Cancer Society or find out what you can do to help, visit their website here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

All Occasion "Discover" Card

If you're not quite sure how to use our travel products besides on themed pages or projects, well then here's a card for you! We've combined our great Explore paper with Canvas Quotes and Chipboard to create this neutral all-occasion card that proclaims, "Enjoy the Journey." Distressing and inks work great to give this card an aged and nostalgic feeling!

P-0269 Explore Paper
STFT-0011E Travel Adventure Canvas Quotes
DCCB-0010E Paris Chipboard

Black Cardstock
Gold Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger (Tea Dye, Old Paper, and Black Soot)
Ranger's Gold Embossing Powder, Inkssentials Black Embossing Pen, and Heat Gun
Ranger's Diamond Stickle's Glitter

  1. Trim black cardstock to 6.5 x 10" and fold in half to make card base (5 x 6.5" card).
  2. Cut a piece of the Explore Paper just smaller than the front of the card. We used the lower left corner to include the word "Discover."
  3. Distress the edges of the Explore piece and then tear in half horizontally at a slight angle. Ink all sides of both pieces using Tea Dye and Old Paper Distress Inks. Use the Black Soot ink only on the outside edges.
  4. Adhere both pieces of your distressed Explore Paper to the front of your card, positioning so that both pieces overlap just slightly and you can see the torn edge clearly. You should have a slight black border around the card.
  5. Ink the long travel Quote sticker from the Canvas Quotes and distress the edges. Mount to a scrap of black cardstock, trim around so there is a border, and adhere to the bottom center of the card, about 1/4" from the bottom.
  6. Using the black Inkssentials embossing pen, color in the word "Discover" on the Explore Paper, pour on gold embossing powder and shake off excess. Heat with heat gun until powder melts and becomes shiny.
  7. Ink the "Enjoy the Journey" sticker from the Travel Adventures canvas quotes and place in the upper right, between the corner and the swirly "D" of Discover.
  8. Glue the Chipboard pieces in place, positioning the Eiffel Tower piece between the two twill stickers and using the Fleur-De-Lis' as accents. Use a bit of Ranger's Diamond Stickles on the lower Fleur-De-Lis if desired.
  9. Tie a length of shimmery gold ribbon along the top hinge of the card, sit back, and admire! :)

Our travel line doesn't have to be used just for your vacation photos! Check back soon to see other fun, everyday projects that can be made using our travel papers, stickers, mini cut-outs and more! To see our full line of travel products, just visit the Travel Theme section of our website!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Simple Swimming Layout

Now that schools in session and the kids have started their sports (and you've had a chance to take a bunch of photos!), put your pictures to use with an easy way to preserve those memories! Roni, the fantastic and creative manager of Paper House's Art Department, made this layout of her daughter's favorite sport! For those of you who don't like or aren't comfortable journaling, the words on our Cardstock stickers can provide a great alternative. To make this layout, Roni used:

P-0325 Swimming Paper
P-0213 Cool Water Paper
STCX-0089 Swimming Cardstock Sticker
Ranger's Orange Peel Stickles Glitter

To see our full line of sports papers to keep you busy scrapping this school year, check out our website's Sports Themes section. We've got everything from the popular Soccer & Football themes to the less-found Field Hockey and Equestrian! Stop by and see everything we have to offer today!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Valentine's Day & Easter Cards are Here!

We just finished up creating our new line of Valentine's Day and Easter cards, available for pre-order now! The eight new greeted valentines feature hearts of roses, "lucky in love" dice, and the classic box of chocolates for your sweatheart. The easter greetings boast adorable baby lambs and ducklings and beautiful spring flowers to brighten your holiday. Each with a pleasant greeting and cute little full-color image inside, they'll be sure to fly off your rack in 2009!

To see the full line of Paper House's newest greeted seasonal cards, visit We're so happy to share these great cards with you, and will be making many more soon! For now, we're on to Scrapbooking! (psst: New Cardstock Stickers, New Chipboard, New Papers, New ::shhhh, it's a secret:: GLITTER Rub-Ons!!) Check back soon for more sneak peeks!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another Spooky Halloween Card... Boo!

As promised, here's another fun and quick Halloween card to make! The contrasting textures of the Twill Stickers and the Chipboard pieces give this card lots of dimension. Perfect to send a little spook to your friends or family this season!

P-0179 Bats Paper
STFT-0018 Halloween Canvas Quotes
ST-2180EZ Pumpkins 2" StickyPix
STCX-0098 Trick or Treat Cardstock Sticker
RUB-0402 Cracked Up Rob-Ons - 1/2" - White

Black Cardstock
Orange Ribbon
Chipboard Brackets
(we used our extra purple brackets from DCCB-0010 Paris Chipboard)

  1. Trim black cardstock to 5.5 x 11" and fold in half to make card base (5.5" square).
  2. Cut a 5.5" square piece of the Bats Paper and mount the front of the card.
  3. Remove the large, square pumpkins sticker from the Canvas Quotes sheet and fray the edges slightly with scissors or a craft knife. Adhere to the upper left of the card at a slight angle.
  4. Adhere the long black cats sticker from the Canvas Quotes along the bottom of the card, about 1/4" from the bottom and centered.
  5. Place the skull sticker from the Trick or Treat cardstock at the bottom right corner of the pumpkins twill.
  6. Adhere chipboard brackets to either side of the black cats twill sticker, lining up the bottom of the chipboard piece to the bottom of the twill sticker.
  7. Spell out BOOoo! with Cracked Up rub-ons to title your card, and add a Jack O' Lanterns sticker to the upper right corner of the card as an accent. Finish off by tying orange ribbon around the hinge of the card, tying extra bits of ribbon around the knot for a spooky touch!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trick or Treat Card

We've got some fun projects coming up for you in the near future, and to start, here's a great fun Halloween card we made using just some cardstock and Paper House paper, stickers & mini cut-outs.

P-0176 Spider Shadow Paper
STCX-0098 Trick or Treat Cardstock Sticker
ST-2180EZ Pumpkins 2" StickyPix Sticker
DCM-0008 Jack O' Lantern Mini Cut-Out
DCM-0007 Witch's Hat Mini Cut-Out

1 Sheet of White Cardstock
Orange and Black Ribbon

  1. Trim white cardstock to 6.5 x 10" and fold in half to make card base (5 x 6.5").
  2. Mount a piece of the Spider Shadow paper to the front of the card (we used the bottom right corner to include the spider). Trim off excess.
  3. Place the Ghost sticker from the cardstock in the middle of the card.
  4. Glue the Witch's Hat mini cut-out to the top of the Jack O' Lantern mini cut-out. Adhere to left side of card with pop dots, overlapping the ghost slightly and letting a bit of the cut-outs hang over the edge of the card.
  5. Mount the Trick or Treat title of the cardstock sticker onto orange cardstock and trim around the shape of the sticker with scissors or a craft knife. Adhere to the card above above the ghost sticker with pop dots, placing at a slight diagonal.
  6. Stick the candy corn border of the cardstock sticker at a diagonal along the upper right corner of the card.
  7. Create a row of Jack O' Lanterns across the bottom of the card using the Pumpkins 2" sticker.
  8. Tie an orange ribbon around the card toward the bottom, running it underneath the Jack O' Lantern mini cut-out. Tie extra orange and black ribbon scraps around the knot to finish.
To see all of our fun Halloween scrapbooking products, check out our website! And be sure to check back for more fun cards and layouts (and giveaways!) coming up soon!

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Spooky Halloween & Festive Thanksgiving Cards

If you haven't seen our brand new line of greeted Halloween & Thanksgiving cut-out cards yet, you're missing out! And if you didn't even know Paper House makes greeting cards, well then, you're really missing out!!

From ghastly ghouls and gravestones to your favorite fall turkey, we've got them all (along with plenty of other cards to suit anyone's fancy!). And there's still time to get them in your store before the season passes. Our fast & friendly customer service team can help you place your order right away, and with fast-shipping and display racks available, there's no reason to wait!

3rd Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Here at Paper House, we love to give back to the community. And what better way than raising funds to support Breast Cancer Research? This is our 3rd annual walk for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, hosted by the American Cancer society. Four members of the PHP family, along with their family and friends will be walking on the Paper House Team this sunday in Albany, NY. We're busy working to raise donations for this great cause, and Paper House has generously offered to match all the funds we raise!

If you'd like to get involved in your community, visit the American Cancer Society's site for a list of opportunities.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Getting Things Up & Running

Hi All! We're starting to get this internal Paper House blog off the ground! Please be patient as we go through the ups and downs of creating something fresh (you all know how that is!) We're excited to be able to keep you up to date with all the happenings at Paper House, from projects and CHA sneak peeks to new introductions in both our scrapbooking AND stationery lines! So stop by often; we're planning some great give-aways this fall and plenty of previews and projects to keep you scrappin' happy!