SNEAK PEEK: AUTUMN WOODS PLANNER COLLECTION

Hey everyone! We’re back today with another one of our brand new Life Organized™ planner accessory collections: Autumn Woods! Like the popular scrap collection we released last summer, this variety of accessories is inspired by the rich colors and cozy feelings of the fall season. This collection will be the perfect addition to your planner in those months of changing leaves, pumpkin picking, and sweater weather!

Beautiful copper foil accents are a perfect complement to the deep purples, pops of teal, and crisp oranges in this collection! There are so many different coordinating components to choose from; use them all together on a spread, or pick and choose them throughout the season. Let’s take a look at all of the autumn splendor:

Planner Sticker multipacks contain four sheets and a complete variety of types of stickers. There are icons, trackers, labels, sentiments, lists, sweet animals… there’s something for every planner!

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Autumn Woods also features stickers in more exciting categories: Puffy, Epoxy, and Micro! Puffy stickers add in charming low-profile dimension to your pages. Epoxy stickers sparkle with foil accents and are a gem-like way to highlight important events or add decoration. Micro stickers are simply adorable! They’re the perfect way to add in some color and foiled shine while still allowing you to focus on the written details that share their page.

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Rice paper borders, using premium Japanese material, add a unique textural element, complete with beautiful color and foil. Add in even more coordinating borders with some teal plaid or copper leaf washi tape!

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Sticker pockets are a great way to add a little bit of extra storage to your planner! Use them in page corners to save photos, notes, receipts, lists, and anything else you might want to tuck in!

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Flake stickers are fun little coordinating diecuts that add whimsy and personality anywhere they stick!

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Mark your place in your planner with either variety of our new clips! Puffy clips are dimensional with debossed details and securely hold onto pages with a gold paper clip. Epoxy clips are fun little accents to highlight pages you’d like to go back to!

We hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the Autumn Woods planner accessory collection! Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages… we’re  giving away this collection, as well as all of the other new Life Organized™ planner accessories! We’ll be back later this week with a sneak peek of our new Halloween accessories: the Wicked Good collection!

Sneak Peak: Inside Look at Candy Heart Micro Stickers

Rebecca Benedict is one of Paper House’s newest designers. She recently moved up from production artist to junior designer, and this is the first product that she’s seen through to completion. Rebecca was inspired by the Japanese “kawaii” aesthetic, combining it with Paper House’s signature photographic style for something new and different. Rebecca talks about the design process and what it’s like to wait for her product to hit the shelves.

  1. How would you describe the vibe of this product?

It’s fun and a little bit silly. It’s a combination of photographic candy hearts plus cartoony faces. They’re cute little characters that you can add to your planner, to Valentine’s Day cards, or anything else that you’re making.

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  1. Where did you get the inspiration for this product?

In the office one day, we were watching a Youtube video where someone drew in faces and expressions to make objects in the video into characters.

Paper House has a long history of photographic imagery, so we took this video inspiration and incorporated imagery from the Japanese “kawaii” style we’ve been learning more about. Several people from Paper House even visited Japan recently to do research and gather inspiration from this style and others. As part of this kawaii style, Japanese designers often add cute, cartoon-like faces to create characters and give things personality.

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  1.  Does this build on a past Paper House product? Were you influenced by an outside design or artist?

This product reflects Paper House’s specialty in photographic imagery and elements. As the same time, it’s also a nod toward our future. In fact, the stickers are part of our new Life Organized intro being released this July.   

We have so many ideas for micro stickers and we’d like to make tons of them – they’re adorable and perfect for cards, planners, and bullet journaling. It’s likely you’ll see many more from us in the near feature.

  1. What process did you go through for getting from the idea to the final version?  

I was really inspired by Crystal’s version of this style where she made candy corn into characters for a Halloween sticker. Another one of our designers, Sean, passed me some photographic candy hearts from one of his designs (things are very collaborative here!) as a starting point. I decided to leave the iconic phrases on some of the hearts, and I made some into characters by adding different faces.

I received lots of advice from my fellow Paper House designers throughout the process, which led me to play with and scale to make them smaller and more cute, and skew them more towards a Valentine’s Day aesthetic by adding in more pink and purple.

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  1. How does it feel to have finished your first product?

I’m so excited for the summer release! We come up with concepts for SO many different stickers and other products, and I’m so excited that one of mine was chosen to be mass-produced. I can’t wait to be able to use these stickers in my planner!

  1. What’s next for this product?

Microstickers are a format that we’d like to do more of, for sure. We’ve been exploring a lot of things with the kawaii style, and have lots of new things to reveal shortly! Stay tuned!

These stickers will be released as part of a new Life Organized collection this July. Follow Paper House on Facebook to make sure you hear when the collection is released!

SNEAK PEEK: GREAT OUTDOORS PLANNER COLLECTION

Calling all planner enthusiasts! Today we’re giving you a sneak peek of our next brand new Life Organized™ planner accessory collection: The Great Outdoors! Perfect for anyone who’s passionate about spending time outdoors, this collection brings lots of earth tones, pops of bright color, and imagery of all sorts of fun activities that you may be inspired to add to your planner!

Gold and green foil accent the various components of this collection so that your plans stand out! Use the accessories as a coordinated collection, or pick and choose the details that you like! There are SO many exciting components to explore… let’s go on an adventure:

Planner Sticker multipacks come with a huge variety throughout four sheets of stickers. There are icons, trackers, labels, sentiments, lists… there’s something for every planner!

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We’ve also developed some more exciting sticker categories: Puffy, Epoxy, and Micro! Puffy stickers add in charming low-profile dimension to your pages. Epoxy stickers sparkle with foil accents and are a gem-like way to highlight important events or add decoration. Micro stickers are simply adorable! They’re the perfect way to add in some color and foiled shine while still allowing one to focus on the written details that share their page.

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Rice paper borders, using premium Japanese material, add a unique textural element, complete with beautiful color and foil. We’ve also created an outdoorsy washi tape set with cute tents, campers, and green-foiled camo!

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Sticker pockets are a great way to add a little bit of extra storage to your planner! Use them in page corners to save photos, notes, receipts, lists, and anything else you might want to tuck in!

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Flake stickers are fun little coordinating diecuts that add whimsy and personality anywhere they stick!

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Mark your place in your planner with either variety of our new clips! Puffy clips are dimensional with debossed details and securely hold onto pages with a gold paper clip. Epoxy clips are fun little accents to highlight pages you’d like to go back to!

Thanks for checking out all of our new Great Outdoors planner accessories! Be sure to check in with us on Facebook and Instagram to enter our giveaway… you could win the entire Great Outdoors planner collection, as well as the other Life Organized™ collections we’re introducing! Stay tuned; Autumn Woods planner accessories are going to be revealed next week!

SNEAK PEEK: SUMMER MEMORIES PLANNER COLLECTION

Hey there, Paper House fans! It’s that time again… we’re rolling out lots of exciting new products! We’ll be giving you a sneak peek into our exciting new Summer 2017 intro over the next several weeks, all the way up until their mid-July release! We’re so excited to be expanding our Life Organized™ line with lots of new product categories and themes, so we’ll start by introducing you to our new planner collections.

Just as we’re kicking off the summer season here in New York, we’re going to kick off our sneak peeks with the Summer Memories planner collection! Filled with bright, bold, sunny colors, this planner collection is sure to add some warmth and fun to your planner spreads. Gold foil accents appear throughout to further dress up your everyday activities. Use the accessories as a coordinated collection, or pick and choose the details that you like! There are SO many exciting components… let’s take a closer look at each one:

First up are Planner Sticker multipacks. They come with four sheets of stickers that can be used for so many different planner elements: creating a weekly theme, embellishing, tracking, list making… the possibilities are endless!

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Next, we have some more exciting sticker categories: Puffy, Epoxy, and Micro! Puffy stickers add charming low-profile dimension to your pages. Epoxy stickers sparkle with foil accents and are a gem-like way to highlight important events or add decoration. Micro stickers are simply adorable! They’re the perfect way to add in some color and foiled shine while still allowing one to focus on the written details that share their page.

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Rice paper borders are made of a premium Japanese paper that adds a gorgeous layer of texture when combined with rich colors and foil.  Everyone knows and loves Washi tape, so we’ve come out with a coordinating watermelon and geometric set that you can use to deck out all of your spreads!

 

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Sticker pockets are a great way to add a little bit of extra storage to your planner! Use them in page corners to save photos, notes, receipts, lists, and anything else you might want to tuck in!

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Flake stickers are fun little coordinating diecuts that add whimsy and personality anywhere they stick!

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Lastly, we have two varieties of clips… perfect for planners and traveler’s notebooks of all sorts! Puffy clips are dimensional with debossed details and securely hold onto pages with a gold paper clip. Epoxy clips are fun little accents to mark any pages you’d like to revisit!

We hope you’re as excited to use these in your planner as we are here at Paper House! Check in with us on Facebook and Instagram to enter our giveaway… you could win the entire Summer Memories planner collection! Stay tuned; the Great Outdoors planner accessories are up next!

Journey To Create: Finding Inspiration in Japan

Last month, the Paper House team traveled all the way to Japan to see the sights, hear the sounds, and learn more about the country’s ancient culture.

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Why did we travel halfway across the world to look at paper?

We believe it’s important to always be discovering – to understand what’s useful and trending, not just from our computers and in our own space, but globally. To be inspired, as artists, by new cultures & their lifestyles; by materials, makers and processes that were developed literally hundreds of years before us. And, to bring that knowledge and creativity back with us to develop a new product line that will totally blow you away! This product line will be a perfect fusion between old and new, between us back home and our experiences here.

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Nowhere in the world have we seen such a love for all things paper than in Japan. From sublime elegance to whimsical kawaii, the culture celebrates stationery, crafting, origami and writing like no other country.

Perhaps it’s because of the intimacy that comes from living together so closely that so many Japanese choose to communicate through physical means, like stationery. As a hard-working society, paper, stickers, diaries, and planners allow them to show a playful side of their disciplined lives. The adorable characters they love are like avatars, allowing them to have fun and laugh together.

There were so many types of crafts here that we don’t often see in the US. We saw many aisles devoted to resin crafting, epoxy jewelry and decor, miniatures and even leather-crafting. We were surprised to see the difference in space devoted to paper crafting versus other types of crafts. In the states, we’re much more heavily focused on scrapbooking and paper crafts. We’re excited to see what opportunities there are for us in new and different product categories!

In one store called Loft, we even saw two customers actively shopping for Paper House stickers while we were standing right there! Seeing products we’ve designed in such a major retail space, halfway across the world from us, was incredible. It was amazingly inspiring and humbling at the same time.

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Unlike Hijemi Castle, it’s certainly difficult for paper goods to last for half a millennium (even with acid & lignin free materials!). But we hope and know that our products—especially scrapbooks—give people the tools to pass down their memories and share their legacies with their children, grandchildren and beyond. We’re not building a castle per se, but we’re so thankful to be a part of helping people build their stories.

Having shipped about fifteen pounds of assorted products back to the states from the trip, we’re definitely bringing a considerable piece of our experience and those new ideas home with us, and we can’t wait to share with all of you what we’re planning. Stay tuned!

-Shaena, Sean, Roni, and Don
Paper House Productions

One Big Happy Family – Creativation Projects

The 2017 Creativation show wrapped up last week and today we are putting a wrap on sharing our projects from the booth.  We have two beautiful layouts to show you that highlight our “One Big Happy Family” Collection.

First up we have one from Erin Reed:
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Erin is also showing us how she made this layout with a process video!

Lisa Moen also worked with this collection and here’s her beautiful layout!
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We hope you’ve enjoyed all these peeks into the new collections – our new design team will be starting projects with them in the next few days so be sure to stop back by!

 

Homefront Girl – Creativation Projects

We released Homefront Girl last spring with one color scheme and this winter we released it in a second color scheme – options are awesome!   This collection is perfect for those who love to celebrate the ones who serve us in the military!  We asked Erin Reed to create with this collection and here’s one of her beautiful projects!

Erin also created a video showing her unboxing her CHA supplies and we thought you’d enjoy checking it out!

Tomorrow we will be sharing the last of our booth projects – be sure to stop by!

 

“Let Freedom Ring” Creativation Projects

While our team is busy getting ready to kick things off at the 2017 Creativation Show, we thought we’d show you some of the projects that are going to be featured in our booth! We have a beautiful new collection called “Let Freedom Ring.” We asked a couple of designers Lisa Moen and Susie Bentz to create with this collection and here’s the projects they made!

Stay tuned for my updates and more projects from our booth!

SNEAK PEEK: PLANNER STICKERS

Good morning, everyone! We hope you enjoyed last week’s introduction to our Life Organized planners! This week, we’re continuing on with our sneak peek of the Life Organized line and showing off our new planner stickers! Each pack contains 4 sticker sheets that are full of everything you could possibly want to put in your planner! There are foil-embellished reminder icons, arrows, banners, flags, checklists, little labels, and imagery that goes along with each theme.

Our planner stickers fit perfectly with whichever planner system you choose to use. Pick the stickers that coordinate with your Paper House planner theme, or mix and match to your heart’s desire! With content that covers everything from weddings to vacations and birthdays to everyday errands, our planner sticker selection contains everything you need to get your life in order!

In addition to the six themes that match the new planners we’re introducing, we came up with four more areas of your life that might need specific stickers… sports, school, and budget. With the same great theme-specific planner content, you can add in all of your games, matches, days off from school, and paydays! We hope you can imagine all of the possibilities for decorating your planner with Paper House planner stickers!

SNEAK PEEK: LIFE ORGANIZED DAY 3

Happy Friday, Paper House fans! Today we’re showing off our last two Life Organized planners, “Everyday Moments” and “Always and Forever.” Just like the others, these are 18-month planners that are undated so you can start them at any time. Each cover features foil, there are 18 beautiful tabbed dividers throughout, and three perfectly coordinating sticker sheets are included.

The “Everyday Moments” planner can be your place to write down all of the little things that make up your daily life. Record busy schedules, special events, and to-do lists alongside the planner’s fun florals and eclectic patterns. Gold foil accented stickers will add a special touch to whatever you write, whether it’s day-to-day information or memory planning.

Today’s second planner is “Always and Forever.” Planning a wedding is a major undertaking, and this planner will help keep all of the details organized. Wedding-specific stickers are included both as decorative elements and to help with the planning process by calling out events and milestones. There are even countdown stickers so you can remind yourself exactly how much time there is until the big day!

This concludes our Life Organized planner sneak peeks. We hope you’ve seen a design that will inspire you to plan! Next week, we’ll reveal all of our new planner stickers and labels. There are designs that coordinate with our planner themes, as well as some fun extras! Stay tuned!