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! 

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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 info@paperhouseproductions.com 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, www.PaperHouseProductions.com

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 www.PaperHouseSignUp.com 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

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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!