Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Wizard of Oz!

Today is the 71st Anniversary of the very first screening of the Wizard of Oz! To celebrate, we're sharing these great home decor canvases made with our Wizard of Oz themed scrapbooking products. We all remember watching this movie in our youth; there's something about the characters and the scenes that resonates within us all (even if you were scared to death of the flying monkeys, like I was!!)

To make these great pieces of art, you'll need:

• a 6x6" artists canvas
• 1 piece of Wizard of Oz scrapbooking paper (your choice of character)
• 1 Land of Oz cardstock sticker (STCX-0099)
• circle and scallop punches (we used Marvy's 2.5" scallop and 2" circle punches)
• some pop dots
• a strip of self-adhesive rhinestones
• a bit of yellow glitter glue (we like Ranger's Stickles)

  1. Begin by trimming a six inch square area of your Wizard of Oz paper, in the corner where the character is primarily shown. 
  2. Using a glue stick, apply glue liberally to the canvas and center your square of paper on the canvas.
  3. Trim a 1 x 6" strip from a darker area of the paper and adhere along the left edge of your canvas for contrast.
  4. From the Land of Oz cardstock sticker, peel off the Yellow Brick Road border and place onto your canvas, overlapping where the dark strip meets the main paper.
  5. At this point (if you like the distressed look) you can use sand paper or a sanding block to distress all the edges of your paper. This is the cool part, because you'll start to see the texture of the canvas come through the paper.
  6. Using punches, punch a 2.5" scallop from a darker section of your leftover paper, and punch a 2" circle from a lighter area.
  7. Adhere circles together using a glue stick, centering the smaller circle inside the larger scallop. Place one of the phrases from the cardstock sticker in the center of of your mounted circles, and glue to the canvas as shown in the image above.
  8. Using pop dots, adhere the Wizard of Oz title and the Ruby Slippers stickers from the cardstock sticker, placing as shown. The pop dots give the piece great dimensionality!
  9. Finally, place a strip of self-adhesive rhinestones below the phrase on your scalloped circles, and embellish the yellow swirls with a bit of Stickles.

These look great when displayed together, so be sure to make a few! Since we make papers for all the Wizard of Oz characters, you can pick your favorites!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Hit the links and swing away, golfers... it's your month! If you're not a golfer, but you have an amateur Woods or Nicklaus in your life, send him a note on a blank Golf Ball card from Paper House Productions wishing him a happy Golf Month. Better still, give the gift of Golf in one of our Golf Gift Bags - complete with a full size blank Golf Ball Card!

If your golfer is lucky enough to have a birthday during Golf Month, we have a Golf Ball Birthday Card, too.
Crafters, you can create beautiful pages and special gifts using our Scrapbooking products featuring a Golf theme.

You may recall I am the world's biggest sports non-fan. That is why I could only think of two pro-golfers, both male. I haven't seen any female golfers in the news, which is my sports source.

I do, however, like sports movies. Remember Caddyshack? Who can hear Journey's "Anyway You Want It?" without thinking of this classic and super funny movie?

Anyway, have a swingin' good August!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hey, Elvis!

Was Elvis the first Rock Star? My mother told me the story of when she met my dad. He, probably like so many other men at the time, wanted to be like Elvis: the 'do, the duds, the chick magnet. And it worked!

The King lives on at Paper House Productions, forever captured in licensed Cut Out Cards, Magnets, Stickers and even Scrapbooking supplies! Are you ready for Elvis Week?
Celebrate the life and times of Elvis during Elvis Week (August 10-16). Get ideas at Then scrapbook your shindig (or sightings) with Paper House Productions' 12x12 papers and Cardstock Stickers!

Were you lucky enough to see Elvis in concert? Share your stories with us!

What's your favorite Elvis song? For me, it's a tie between "In the Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds".

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