Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oh, so pretty!

Yes, I'm calling my own creations "oh, so pretty" for all our blog readers to see! You know when your creativity is blocked and you're just not feeling it? Well, this is what happened when the block got cracked open a bit recently.

I have a pantry closet full of paper of nearly all sizes and colors, so I put a few pieces to good use. The texture and color of the base cardstock reminds me of linen. I used scraps of white cardstock to stamp the butterfly/floral collage stamp ("Gentle Thoughts of You" by Stampin' Up!). I backed those with a scrap of pink cs on one card and yellow on the other. Then I embellished the butterfly in the stamp with Paper House Productions' Butterfly-Dream Glitter Rub Ons (RUBGL-0013E). The lovely accent on the side of the cards is one of the rubons on the Butterfly-Dream sheet, too! I think it makes a beautiful border accent!

I purposely left off any tag/greeting so that I could use these for any occasion. One of them went to my mom for her birthday - she has been expecting handmade cards from me on every occasion since I first started handcrafting them 20-something years ago!

Made With Love for Mother's Day!

Our friend Duane, down in Wappingers Falls, NY, made this lovely card for Mother's Day using Paper House's Butterfly Dream 12x12 Paper and our glamorously glittered Butterflies 3 and Daisy-Peace Glitter Rub Ons. The daisies just jump out at you - nice touch, Duane!

Here is how Duane worked her magic:
Materials needed:

1 sheet 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock - white
1 sheet Paper House Butterfly Dream 12x12 Paper (P-0376E)
Daisy-Peace Glitter Rub Ons (RUBGL-0011E)
Butterflies 3 Glitter Rub Ons (RUBGL-1002E)
Gold thread
Cut the 12x12 paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and glue over white cardstock.
Embellish over flowers on the paper with Daisy rub ons.
Embellish over large butterfly on the paper with large butterfly glitter rub on.
Print (or stamp) message and cut to tag-size. Punch a hole in the end of the tag and thread with the gold thread; tie off in a loop and attach to the large butterfly, and glue down the tag.

Many thanks, Duane, for sending this in! Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

New from Paper House: Boxed Christmas Cards!

Look what the creative people here at Paper House have come up with for Christmas!

The boxes are eco-friendly, just like our cards! There are 27 images to choose from, and each box contains 10 cards.

Our boxed Christmas Cards are included in our incredibly special April Christmas Special! If you haven't subscribed to our newsletter to receive our exclusive specials yet, what are you waiting for? Christmas?? Go to http://www.paperhouseproductions.com/ today and subscribe!