Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Website Reorganization

So, since CHA we've been busy reorganizing our website. Everything is now much easier to find! We've overhauled the Themes section so that every little thing is in the perfect place, from family & fun to feminine floral! If you've never explored our scrapbooking side by theme, this is the perfect time to do it. Here you'll find all of your favorite Paper House products categorized exactly and intuitively. 

Take a minute to check it out and see which Paper House Themes you haven't yet explored! Our extensive Travel section is neatly alphabetized and we've combined all of your favorite family activities into a Family & Fun section. Also new is the Celebrations category (which covers milestones like baby, birthday, and graduation) and the Outdoor Life category, that combines all of our products related to outdoor activities!

We truly hope this reorganization has made navigating our website easier and more intuitive! Please feel free to give us any feedback, and enjoy!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

CHA Summer - New Papers!

Look at the new toy we just found: Slide lets us put all of our images in one nifty slideshow for you to view, right here on the Paper House Blog. So, check out all of our newest papers, just introduced at CHA Summer and available to order today!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Summer CHA

Hi All! We're home from Summer CHA and getting back into the swing of things! We had a great show and loved seeing all of our retailers and friends there. Yes, it was *HOT* (no air-conditioning during set-up!?) but of course, it was well worth it. We introduced some great new Papers, Cardstock Stickers, and Glitter Rub-Ons, so check out our web site to see them all! Or just stay posted for some detailed blog posts highlighting the great new collections we came out with this summer.

Following tradition, we constructed our tradeshow booth entirely from reusable and recyclable materials. If you've ever seen our "Green Booth" in person, it's hard to believe it's completely made out of earth-friendly cardboard and reusable fixtures! Check out the pictures below to see for yourself!

We were also super-excited to premier our Card & Gift Programs to our scrapbooking & paper crafting customers. Paper House started out over 25 years ago as a greeting card company, and today we make an such enormous selection of cards, gifts, and scrapbooking products!

Hope you are all enjoying a great summer, and getting everything ready for the upcoming back-to-school season. We've got some great specials going on this month to kick off the back-to-school season, so retailers: contact our great customer service team to find out how you can stock up and save!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fishing Fun

Summer is the perfect time for Fishing Fun, and you'll have everything you need to scrapbook your family memories with Paper House's ever-popular Fishing Collection! Complete with 12 x 12" Papers, Cardstock Stickers, and Mini Cut-Outs, it'll be hard to let a single moment be the "one that got away!"

In the full page layout above, we mounted two of our favorite summer photos onto moss green cardstock before arranging them onto the Gone Fishin' Collage Paper (P-0403E). The title from the Gone Fishin' Cardstock Sticker, along with fish & sign stickers, gave us the perfect accents for this page, while the fishing pole border from the Cardstock fit great along the side of the page. We topped it all off with a few Mini Cut-Outs from the Collection for a quick and easy project that will help us remember this family fun forever!

Since it's introduction at CHA Winter 2009, Paper House's Fishing Collection has been one of our top selling scrapbooking collections, and is a perfect theme to keep in your store this summer! To see all of our complete collections, just check out our website today!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

National Stationery Show • 2009

We just wrapped up National Stationery Show in New York City and wow, was it great!! Along with meeting a lot of fantastic customers and spending time with our reps, we were glad to be there to showcase our new products and display programs.

As you may have seen, this year our big focus was to increase our Green Initiative by creating a booth that was constructed entirely of reusable and recyclable materials... and that's just what we did! All of the fixtures and the features in our booth were created with cardboard boxes and panels, put together with precision and care. Although we've been creating environmentally friendly booths at the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Trade Shows over the past two years, this was our first entirely Green Exhibit at the National Stationery Show.

If you're wondering how we came up with the idea and plans to make a booth from cardboard, it all starts with a small scale model on Art Director Tim Murray's desk. The model is discussed, reviewed and finalized before plans get underway for the real thing.

It's amazing to see how much the model ends up looking like the real booth! Check out the photos below to see what we mean!

Peggable fixtures were created by drilling holes in the cardboard panels and inserting display pegs. We were able to hang a great selection of magnets and stickers this way!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Freebie - Wizard Of Oz Giveaway

Stop by our friend Adrienne's blog and just leave a comment this week to win a great little set of our famous Wizard of Oz scrapbooking products!

Adrienne says:

"these papers and stickers are from Paper House Productions!

i have to admit that i didn't want to let them go! they are WAY cute!!"

We were really excited to be able to hang out with Adrienne from My Sentiments Exactly again at the Sue Gilman Wholesale Show in March. She gave us some awesome stamps for our own giveaway (coming up soon!) so make sure to check back regularly for that and other great giveaways and contests!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Summer Outdoor Living

Looking for a fun adventure this summer? Or wondering what items your customers will be begging you to keep in stock? Think outdoor living! This summer, people are looking for ways to have fun but still stick within their budgets. Campgrounds and parks offer low fees, cutting out hotel costs for family vacations. Visitors are treated to great scenery and can often find a camping site nearby favorite tourist attractions.

Paper House's Camping and Outdoor Adventure Collections fit just about any camping or recreation trip, and our extensive line of U.S. Travel Destinations are the perfect accompaniment to family vacation scrapbooks!

The easy scrapbook layout shown above was made by layering our Outdoor Adventure Collage Paper (P-0372) and our Take A Hike Paper (P-0297) with a moss green cardstock and Pine Porch Paper. Simple photo mattes were made by inking the edges of cream cardstock and square of the leftover collage paper. The pictures were then secured using metallic eyelets on each corner.

We created a border across the middle of the page by gluing a section of Fallen Leaves Hand-Dyed Ribbon to a strip of brown cardstock. The trail marker and compass stickers from our Outdoor Adventure Cardstock Sticker made easy embellishments, and lifting them from the background using pop-dots created depth on the layout. Finally, the tree trunk border of the Cardstock Sticker eased the transition between the contrasting papers at the bottom, and the Outdoor Adventure Sign sticker provided a quick and easy title at the top!

Be sure to check out our website to see all of our great outdoor-themed products, and enjoy outdoor living all summer long! Just be sure to take lots of pictures and you'll have plenty to scrap come fall! 

Also if you haven't signed up for our new eNewsletter, you're missing out on a fabulous promo! Sign up today and get 20% off your next order placed before May 31st! You'll also receive product updates, sneak peeks and great specials, all right to your inbox. 

Monday, April 27, 2009

The 3/50 Project

Supporting our independent retailers is really important to us. That's why we'd like to encourage everyone to practice the 3/50 rule. Just spend $50 a month at your favorite local independent retailers; they rely on your business to stay in business!

To all our independent stores: feel free to contact us for help in promoting your Paper House products! From new display signage to updated programs & products, we're happy to help you draw customers in! Just e-mail our fantastic customer service team at or call Sondra, Paige, or Guy at (800) 255-7316.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Soccer Scores!

Creating Keepsakes Magazine has chosen Paper House's Soccer-themed Scrapbooking products to highlight in its "Sports All Around" feature in the June 2009 issue Soccer is one of the shining stars in our Sports line, and we designed a new Soccer Cardstock Sticker (STCX-0112E) this year to compliment the existing collection of Papers, Chipboard, Rub Ons, Mini Cut Outs and other embellishments.

If you haven't already, check out our Soccer Collection, and our entire line of Scrapbooking Collections for Sports, Travel, Wizard of Oz, Pets and more, on our website,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, we're proud to unveil the plans for our booth at the upcoming National Stationery Show in New York City, May 17-20. We'll be debuting the Paper Booth - a green exhibit constructed entirely from recyclable and reusable materials. 

Building a whole booth out of earth-friendly materials isn't easy. We'll be using recyclable corrugated cardboard to create our features and fixtures - making the entire construction of the booth "green."

At Paper House, we're very aware of the environmental impact tradeshows generate, from the booth structures to promotional materials. The launch of our new eNewsletter has further helped us reduce our reliance on printed materials. If you haven't already, please do your part to help save the world and sign up at today. You'll get all the latest product news and updates, plus exclusive specials & discounts, all in an earth-friendly way!

If you're planning on attending the National Stationery Show, stop by and see all our great new products and take advantage of our show specials! We'll be keeping it green at booth 2762.

Let the Good Times Roll!

We promise you'll have a ball with our new Bowling Collage Paper! The perfect addition to our fun Bowling collection, this brand-new 12 x 12" scrapbook paper is sure be right up your alley! 

Besides making silly bowling pins... or um, puns, we've been busy here at Paper House. Last weekend, several of us struck up a team and participated in the "Bowl for Kids Sake" event at our local alley. The event raises funds for Big Brothers, Big Sisters agencies, and this is our 3rd annual year participating! Overall, our team raised a substantial amount for the organization and had a ton of fun!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

new eNewsletter

Sign up for our fancy new email list (we like to call it HTMaiL) to get all of the latest product news, updates, sneak peeks, and exclusive specials & discounts.

And as if that weren't enough, we'll give you 20% off on your next wholesale order placed before May 31, 2009.

That's what we'd call a win/win situation!

Just click the button below to get the details and sign up.

And don't worry: even if you're not a retailer, you can still sign up for our super cool consumer eNewsletter. It's packed with information about our products and easy project to make at home!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere!

Raise your glass for this great 12" layout, celebrating the "Perfect Brew." Made from our new Beer line, which debuted at CHA Winter and has been a big hit, this project is perfectly toast-worthy! The Beer Collage Paper (P-0374) makes a perfect, warm background and adds visual interest with all the different elements and blocks. 

The beer bottles and glasses from the Cardstock Sticker (STCX-0109) were lined up along the bottom of the page, while the 12" bottle cap border creates a great separation between the photos and title. And the detail of the diecutting is amazing!

All the photos and the title were matted on deep brown, stout-colored cardstock, which were then distressed with sand paper. We also inked the edges to give the different elements an aged looked. So here's to a great, simple layout using just a few great Paper House products!

To see the full Beer Collection, check out our website.
Make sure to browse through if you haven't seen all of the other new introductions!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy, Hippity, Hoppity Easter!

It's almost that time again... Egg hunts, baby chicks, fuzzy rabbits: All the great things about Easter! And to help you celebrate the holiday, Paper House has a brand new Easter Theme! Complete with Papers, Cardstock Stickers, and Mini Cut-Outs, this spring colored collection will coordinate perfectly with your photos! And it's perfect for scrapbook pages, cards, or themed projects!

This week, we're sharing a darling Easter card we made using our Easter papers and embellished with the Cardstock Stickers. The Happy Easter greeting and the adorable chicks were stamped from the My Sentiment's Exactly! Happy Easter set (Y202). We also applied Ranger's Star Dust Stickles glitter over a few stickers and added some rhinestones to give it pizzazz. 

We're also super lucky to be sharing this awesome project made by Sue Higgins of Indiana. Sue's been sending us some of her great crafts she made using Paper House products, and they're fantastic! For this adorable Easter decoration, Sue covered a Cardboard Egg in our paper and added grass and mini cut-outs to make the cutest-ever Easter Basket! You can follow along with the instructions below to make this great project just in time for the holiday!


Cardboard Egg
Popsicle Sticks
Modge Podge

  1. Trace cardboard shape (front, sides, and top) onto the Easter Bunny Paper. Trim out and adhere to cardboard shape.
  2. Generously apply one coat of Modge Podge to seal. Allow to dry.
  3. Glue the Bunny & Duckling Mini Cut-Outs to popsicle sticks. 
  4. Fill as desired (you could include Easter grass, eggs, candy, etc), nesting the Mini Cut-Out sticks among the Easter Basket fill.
This is a great decorative project, perfect for the spring season. Thanks so much for sharing it, Sue! Be sure to check out our projects tag on the side for more great make-ables!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Butterfly Make & Take Card

If you're looking for a quick and easy, any occasion card that's perfect for spring, this Butterfly Card we did at the Sue Gilman Show Make & Take Frenzy is it! Made from our new, dreamy butterfly line, you could use this card as a thank you note, birthday greeting, or just an inspired hello! Just follow along with the instructions below!


1 piece of white cardstock
1 piece of pastel ribbon (green, pink, blue, yellow or cream work well)
6 rhinestones
pop dots

  1. Trim white cardstock to 6.5 x 10" and fold in half to yeild a 5 x 6.5" card.
  2. Trace the folded card onto the Butterfly Dream paper along the right hand side, so the word Hope will appear in the upper left hand corner when trimmed. Cut out and adhere to front of card.
  3. Peel the 12" border from the Butterflies cardstock sticker and place along the left side of card. Trim off excess.
  4. Attach the butterflies from the cardstock sticker by folding the wings upward along either side of the body. Stick the butterfly's body to the card and make sure it sticks well. Adjust the curl of the wings to your liking. Make sure to put a bit of baby powder on the back of each wing after the butterfly is stuck to the card to prevent the wings from sticking back down. Arrange five butterflies fluttering upward toward the top of the card.

  5. Coat the back of the "Dream" title sticker from the cardstock with Baby Powder. Adhere to the bottom right corner of the card using pop-dots for a dimensional effect.
  6. Add the tiny yellow cardstock butterfly to the end of the word "Dream."
  7. Embellish the center of each butterfly with a clear rhinestone.

  8. To finish, accent the card with a pastel ribbon tied around the hinge, knotted at the top.
Isn't it just perfect for spring!!

While we were at the show, our friend Adrienne from My Sentiments Exactly hooked us up with some of her awesome stamps! We especially love the True Friends set (YT575) that features beautiful monarch butterflies that we can't wait to use with our new Butterfly Theme! Adrienne also gave us an awesome set for a blog give-away coming up in the near future... Be sure to check back often for the chance to win!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sue Gilman Show Recap

We had SUCH a great time at the Sue Gilman wholesale show in Boston last weekend. A big thank you to all of you who helped to make it such a great time!

The make & take frenzy (as always) was a blast! It's so great to meet all of you one on one and a have a chance to communally craft! We'll be posting photos and instructions of the Butterfly card we made shortly, in case you didn't have a chance to stop by.

Remember, our show specials are good for one week after the show (until April 4th), so make sure to take advantage of the great deals!
  • Free freight on all domestic orders
  • 5% off on orders over $500
  • use promo code SGB09
And if you don't have our latest catalog, make sure to download it from our website. You can also browse all of our products and place your order online too!

Thanks again for a great show!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Louie Awards Cards Nominated:

In our excitement at being announced finalists for this year's LOUIE Awards, we'd like to share with you our cut-out cards that were nominated! Shown above, our greeted Snowman card is a finalist in the Christmas / Holiday ($3 & below category). 

Our beautiful Spring Potted Flowers greeted card has been nominated for the Easter ($3 & below) category, and Lucky In Love was chosen as a finalist for the Valentine's Day ($3 & below) category.
These are just a few of our famous, photographic cut-out cards that started our company in 1983. More than 25 years later we're still at, producing high quality greeting cards, magnets, stickers and more! To see our full line of stationery and scrapbooking products, visit our website today!

Louie Awards Finalists!

The Greeting Card Association just released the list of finalists for the 21st Annual LOUIE Awards! We are SO excited to announce that Paper House is nominated for 3 awards, in the following categories:

Christmas / Holiday / Seasonal ($3 & below)
Easter ($3 & below)
Valentine's Day ($3 & below)

According to the Greeting Card Associations' website:
"The LOUIE Awards represent the greeting card industry's highest honor for creative and publishing excellence.
Officially known as the International Greeting Card Awards Competition, the LOUIEs are named after Louis Prang, the German-born Boston lithographer credited with the birth of the U.S. Christmas card in the 1870s.
The  prestigious LOUIE awards recognize the most outstanding cards marketed in the U.S. during the previous calendar year. Sponsored by the Greeting Card Association, the competition is open to all domestic and foreign greeting card publishers.
The LOUIE award winners are announced each May at gala in New York City."
Last year, Paper House was announced as the LOUIE Award winner of the Easter ($3.00 & under) category for their cut-out greeting card "Bunnies." 

Wish us luck this year for the awards ceremony during the National Stationery Show!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Launch of Paper House Facebook Page!

We're super-excited to announce the launch of our new Facebook page! Join today and be the first to get sneak peeks, product updates, promos, specials, and Facebook-Only discounts! We've created albums to feature all our great projects using Paper House products and will be updating our feed regularly!

The great thing about facebook is the real sense of "community" it enables. We'll be creating some albums for users and fans to post photos of their projects in, and feel free to share with us via the wall! Can't wait to hear from you!

Click the badge at the right to become a fan today, or visit our page directly by clicking here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Get Ready to Rock!

Add a little glimmer & glam to your pages with our new Rock Star Theme. One of our best sellers since it's introduction at CHA Winter '09, our Rock Star line features 3 colorful Papers, Cardstock Stickers, Glitter Rub-Ons, and Mini Cut-Outs. Everything you need to immortalize the star performer in your life! Whether you've got photos of the kids rockin' out to Guitar Hero or friends taking the stage at late night karaoke, we've got it all.

Cardstock stickers mounted to plain black cardstock add a stunning dimensional effect when lifted with pop dots. Ranger's Black Diamond Stickles subtly accentuate the title and give a bit of sparkle.

Stay tuned for a great mini album project we've got coming up featuring the Rock Star line as well! To see all of our great Rock Star products, just check out our website!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

e - i - e - i - o

Spring is ahead, and there's no better way to celebrate the planting season than with Paper House's On the Farm collection! These papers, stickers, and mini cut-outs are perfect for capturing both spring and fall days outdoors. It would be great for a time-lapsed layout of planting and then picking later in the season!

Above is a single page layout showing the joys of country life and nature's abundance. The full photographic Field of Hay Paper (P-0401E) provides a beautiful background for this series of pictures. And the 12" border from the Cardstock Sticker (STCX-0094E) works perfectly to separate the page horizontally! We accented  the page with other stickers from the cardstock (there's 17 in all; what a value!) and used the title to enhance the journaling.

Click here to see our full On the Farm collection, or browse through our extensive lines of family & fun and outdoor scrapbooking products on our website. And don't forget, with one-click collection ordering, it's super easy to stock up on all your favorite Paper House products!