Thursday, March 25, 2010

And the Award Goes to.....Hopefully Us!!!

The Greeting Card Association has annouced the finalists for the best greeting card and stationery products of the past year. Out of the thousands of cards and invitations published each year, 168 made it to the final round of the 22nd Annual International Greeting Card Awards competition, better known as the "LOUIEs". Paper House has four - count 'em - FOUR nominations:

Row of Butterflies Blank Card

Peace Sign - Wreath Christmas Greeted Card

Easter Egg Chicks Greeted Card

Chicken Soup Get Well Card

The awards are named after German lithographer Louis Prang, who is credited with the birth of the U.S. card industry in the 1870's.

Winners will be revealed during this year's LOUIE celebration on Monday, May 17th, 2010 in New York City. (Basically the Oscars for the card industry, without the gowns!) This coincides with the National Stationery show being held May 16th - May 19th at the Jacob Javits Center also in New York City.

Paper House has won several LOUIE Awards, most recently in 2007 for our insanely cute Row of Bunnies Card!
So cross your fingers and toes for us! And make sure to keep coming back to check out more exciting news, projects and annoucements.

Friday, March 19, 2010

We're Baaack!!!!

Winter is over! Paper House's Blog has been in hibernation, just like bears and other cute and furry animals.

Now we are back and will be updating our blog regularly for all of our Paper House devotees with product ideas, news, new product intros and anything else we can think of!

Since the Easter Bunny will be making his rounds soon, we would like to revisit a great project idea from last year by one of our creative crafters in the field, Sue Higgins of Indiana. Sue created this adorable (and functional) Easter decoration by covering a Cardboard Egg in our Easter paper and added grass and mini cut-outs to make a one of a kind Easter Basket. Most importantly, there is plenty of room in there for candy - Sue made sure of that! You can follow along with the instructions below to make this cute project.


P-0398E Easter Bunny Paper
DCM-0422 Duckling Mini Cut-Out
DCM-0421 Bunny Mini Cut-Out

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.

Thanks again Sue for this original way of using Paper House's scrapbook products. We hope to see more "crafty" ideas from you!

Speaking of our creative crafters in the field, we would like to put a shout out to everyone who loves to scrap and craft to show us your layouts and fun projects you've made with Paper House's Products. If we use your project on the blog, you'll get FREE STUFF - yes that's right - FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click on this link for instructions on how to enter your ideas.

We know there are tons of talented people out there so why not show the world your fabulousness? Oh and of course - FREE STUFF IS GOOD!!!

So stay tuned for more exciting news from "The House". It's great to be back and we hope to hear from a lot of our fans. Remember to check out all of Paper House's products go to If you need help in finding a retailer who carries Paper House, email us at and we will be happy to find a store close to you.