Friday, January 30, 2009

CHA 2009 Raffle Winners

We made it back from CHA safe & sound, and had so much fun meeting and greeting all of our customers while we were there! We'll be posting more about the show soon, but first we wanted to announce the winners of our show raffle! These lucky customers won 50% off their entire show order! Congratulations to the following winners of our daily drawings:

Sunday - Scrap n Such, Wichita Falls TX
Monday - Pizazz, El Paso TX
Tuesday - Scrap-a-Latte, McMinnville OR
Wednesday - Stampadoodle / Paper Cafe, Bellingham WA

Our fabulous customer service team will be contacting you shortly! Congratulations!

For all of you who didn't win, not to worry. We hold the raffle at every show, so there's always next time! And as an added special, just comment on this post by Feb 15, 2009 telling us what your favorite new CHA Paper House introduction is, and we'll pick one lucky winner to receive a package full of goodies from our latest releases. Good luck and don't forget to comment!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Live from Anaheim... it's CHA!

We're so happy to be here in sunny Anaheim, California for the 2009 CHA Winter Convention! After a smooth booth set-up (including the construction of an 11" tall Paper House!), we've spent the past two days meeting our wonderful customers, showing off our latest and greatest creations, and sharing the cutest little make n' take! We're having a great time, and wanted to share the experience with you all!

To celebrate the Chinese New Year (which began today: the year of the Ox), we've been crafting Favor Boxes out of take-out containers, complete with a fortune cookie inside. And best of all, your fortune could reveal a prize of up to 10% off your entire order!

Shaena, a Paper House designer, and the fabulously fun Robyn Weatherspoon have been keeping busy at the make n' take tables every day! So if you haven't had a chance to play yet, stop by and see us at Booth 1351: we'll be making them until they're gone! In the photo above, Shaena shows off her Favor Box with the wonderful girls from Chino Scrapbook Company. We'll be posting more detailed pics of our make n' take project later, along with a template and instructions for those of you who weren't able to stay and play with us!

And just remember, even if you're not able to share in the fun & the sun with us in Anaheim, our show specials are still available! Just mention code CHAW09 when you call or fax in your order, or place it in the special instructions area when you order online.

Show Specials

Place an order for $300.00 or more and receive free shipping!
Place an order for $700.00 or more and receive free shipping and a 5% discount!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

For all of you in Hudson Valley, we're sure you heard about the showing of Wizard of Oz on the big screen at the Ulster County Performing Arts Center. On Friday night, the Paper House crew could be found in the lobby of UPAC, selling all of our great OZ products to the fantastic fans of the classic that attended the show! Along with meeting a lot of great people (including the great-niece of Ray Bolger a.k.a. the Scarecrow!!) and entertaining the excited children that came, we were proud to offer our locally designed greeting cards, magnets, stickers, bookmarks and much more to the local crowd!

We're so glad to have the support of our community behind us in the products we make. It's always a pleasure to get out and interact with customers at a local level, and the Wizard of Oz show was such a great way to do it! A special Thank You to UPAC for letting us come and enjoy!

If you haven't seen our fun and family friendly Wizard of OZ products, be sure to check out our extensive collections on our website or in our catalogs. To find out how to carry our stationery or scrapbooking lines of the Wizard of Oz in your retail or online store, just contact our friendly customer service team!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CHA Winter 2009

We can't wait to see you at CHA Winter 2009, in sunny Anaheim, California! It's freezing here in New York today, but we're keeping warm by getting all our last minute things wrapped up for the show!

The show runs from January 25-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Make sure to stop by our booth #1351 to see all the fantastic new products we're introducing in 2009! You won't be able to miss us with our signature 11 foot tall Paper House, and we've got a super-fun make and take planned to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

If you can't make the show, don't worry! You can still see all the great, new products on our website under the What's New section. And our show specials are available in person or online; just mention code CHAW09, or enter it in the special instructions area of your online order.

Show Specials:
Place an order for $300.00 or more and receive free shipping!
Place an order for $700.00 or more and receive free shipping and a 5% discount!

Also, we're so pleased to announce the unveiling of our easy, one-click Collections ordering system. All your favorite products, from Papers to Cardstock Stickers and Mini Cut-Outs, can be ordered as easily as adding a collection to your cart! And with Collection ordering at the show, you'll get all your favorite products with the ease of one item number!

We're creating lots of new projects to show off all of our cool new product, so be sure to stop back by the blog to see it all!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday, and are ringing in the new year with cheer! In honor of the classic & iconic New Year's Baby, we've decided to show you a quick and easy card that you can make using just a few products. Keeping a few extra baby projects on hand can be great when you find out the stork just delivered a bundle of joy!

Products used:

1 piece of brown cardstock
1 piece of white ribbon

  1. Trim brown cardstock to 4 x 11" and fold in half to yield a 4 x 5.5" card
  2. Using the border on the Baby Boy Cardstock sticker, wrap it around the card about a 1/2" from the bottom and trim off excess.
  3. Punch out the Sweet Baby Boy tag, the blue star, and the swirls from the baby boy chipboard. Centering the tag over the sticker border, adhere with your favorite adhesive. Glue the blue chipboard star onto the top left corner of the chipboard tag.
  4. Place the onesie sticker in the upper center of the card. Using pop dots on the back of the baby bottle sticker, adhere to the front of the onesie as an embellishment.
  5. Glue the chipboard swirls on either side of the onesie, facing in.
  6. Finish of by tying a length of white ribbon around the fold of the card, and add glitter or bling if desired!
We love the modern look of the baby blue on the brown cardstock, but any coordinating color cardstock would work perfectly as a base. You could even make several different variations with different color bases, and save them away in your emergency card stash!