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!

Monday, March 9, 2009

When life gives you Spilled Paint . . .

. . . make a lake! Okay, not quite the old "When life gives you lemons adage," but we thought it appropriate for this recent creation in the world of Paper House!

One day (and we won't name names) the creator of "Lake Jo Ann" had been painting and had forgotten to close the gallon. The result: A light blue puddle across the middle of a dark grey rug. Well, try as they might, the stain would not come out... So the creative people here at Paper House came up with another ingenious solution. Why not turn this misfortune into a creative endeavor?

And thus was the beginning of Lake Jo Ann.

The people of Paper House rejoiced, and soon began decorating the newly found body of water with a variety of readily available desktop items. First a duck appeared. And then a few rocks and a pony.... And now, you see it as it lives today. A fully inhabited diorama, complete with a glass display case in the middle of the floor of the office.
So next time, when life gives you lemons we say, "Get Creative!" Break out of the box and try something new. Sometimes the little accidents are simply a way of testing your imagination and challenging your mind!

Friday, March 6, 2009

2009 Card & Gift Catalog

Our brand new 2009 Card & Gift catalog is headed your way! In this index-style catalog, you can browse all the great cards, magnets, stickers, bookmarks, gifts and more Paper House has to offer! As always, you can view the catalog as a whole, or in individual sections to suit your fancy. Just click on the links below:

You can also browse and shop all of our fantastic stationery items online at www.PaperHouseProductions.com! And of course, if you'd like to receive a paper version of our catalog or be added to our mailing list, just email us at info@paperhouseproductions.com. We'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Oh No! Pirates!

Ahoy Mateys! If you haven't seen our new Pirate scrapbooking line, you're in for a real treat! A huge hit at CHA this year, our Pirate themed papers, cardstock stickers, mini cut-outs, and StickyPix are perfect for capturing your favorite swashbuckler! These fun products "arrgh" great for making boys' pages & projects (we all know how hard it is to scrap for boys!)

We love the "burnt-treasure map" look of the border & word stickers on the Cardstock. And these papers work great with color or black & white photos, making them the perfect background for all your pictures of your favorite lads. 

Yo, ho, ho! Check out our entire Pirate collection here, or browse through the Paper House website to see all of our great products and themes!