Setting Up and Decorating My Traveler’s Journal with Xyron

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Hello Paper House Productions fans! I hope you are all having a great week so far.  It’s Maria back on the blog today to show you how I set up and decorated my Traveler’s Notebooks, showcasing the new Unicorn Journey Book Set, Weekly Creative Journaling Stickers, Kawaii Stick-On Pockets, the Xyron Tape runner and a bunch of other supplies.  Since I am traveling to Dubai and Athens the week that this blog post will go live, I thought this is the perfect opportunity to set-up my traveler’s notebooks so I can take it to the trip with me.

The Unicorn traveler’s journal will be set-up for my daily journaling.  The white traveler’s journal will be set-up to write inspirational quotes that I like.  I have a YouTube process video for you today so I will keep this blog post short.  Here are some photos

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Here’s what it looks like inside:

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I used my Xyron tape runner to adhere embellishments on my pages which is why I also bring it with me when I travel.

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The photo on the left side is my daily journal, and the photo on the right is where I wrote my favorite quotes.

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Here’s my process video:

I hope I have inspired you today to set-up your own traveler’s journal.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked.  Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES:  Unicorn Journey Book Set, Kawaii Stick-On Pockets, Kawaii Cupcakes Puffy Clips, Weekly Creative Journaling Stickers, Travel Planner Stickers, Xyron Tape Runner

 

 

 

Pinterest Inspired Christmas Joy Scrapbook Layout

CarolynCircle2I’m so excited for Christmas but also sad that this is my last post as part of the 2017 Design Team. This has been such an amazing experience for me – thank-you Paper House Productions! Now for my final layout. Our theme this week is to be inspired by a layout from the Paper House Productions Pinterest page. I chose a layout by our fabulous team leader – Christine Meyer.

Here is my layout:

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Here is Christine’s layout:

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Supplies for Christmas Joy Layout: Christmas Stick On Pockets, Christmas Puffy Sticker, Merry & Bright 3D Stickers, Christmas Memories 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Better When Camping 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Christmas Joy Tags 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Christmas Joy 12″ Acetate Paper, Christmas Magic Cardstock Multi Pack, Gold Dots 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper.

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I thought putting paint behind an acetate paper was a brilliant idea. It was so much fun. I splattered and smooshed it with plastic packaging on a piece of white cardstock. The plaid paper is from the Great Outdoors collection and the remainder is from the Christmas Joy collection.

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I cut the stars from the stick on pockets. This was a great way to stretch my supplies. I’ve made so many layouts and cards with this collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the Pinterest page for lots of inspiration for your Paper House goodies! Happy Holidays!

Fishing Scrapbook Layout with the Great Outdoors

CarolynCircle2It’s Carolyn here today with a fishy layout for you. Did you get to enjoy the great outdoors this summer? I got to spend lots of time at the lake so I have lots of memories to document. I’m so in love with the new Great Outdoors Collection. There is a camping set, a hunting set and a fishing set. I used the fishing set to document my daughter’s attempt to make a catch. She didn’t have any luck but it was a beautiful day and lots of fun. I’m going to show you how I put this layout together.

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Supplies for Fishing Layout: The Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit, Outdoors Puffy Stickers, Outdoors Flake Stickers

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I began by choosing three photos of our fishing trip. Since two of them were similar, I decided I would separate the page into two sections. I love how the top picture fits the boat. I played around with paper options and decided on these three as my background.

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I used a piece of white cardstock as my base. I trimmed my papers using the cardstock as a size guide.

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I pondered matting my photos with the orange paper but decided it would be too much. So I trimmed the sides off the layout and added orange down the sides.

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I added my photos and the cardstock frame sticker. The sentiment is a cut apart card trimmed to fit the frame. There were three cards that fit but I finally settled on this one because the green color balanced the layout.

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I added some blue paper behind the frame to finish the background.

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Now the fun part – embellishing! I used many of the 3D stickers that come in the kit and some Great Outdoors puffy stickers. I tried to draw the eye from right to left diagonally across the top half of the page then left to right across the bottom. I made sure to use the “one that got away” sticker since my daughter didn’t catch anything. And how cool is that fishing rod? I used some flake fish stickers on the end. The final touch was to add some journaling at the top along with the date.

There you have it! I just love the bright colors in this collection and the pretty patterns. I already have ideas for the rest of my kit. Thanks for following along the tutorial and have a great day.

Back to School Scrapbook Layout

Hello! Samantha with you today. School is just around the corner for my kiddos, so I thought it would be fun to get in the mood with some school scrapping.

 

Supplies: Color Washed Paper Pad, School Mixed Sticker Pack, School Planner Stickers, Beach Cardstock Stickers Multi Pack

First off, I have to say that the color washed paper pad is just gorgeous. It’s also extremely versatile. When you first look at it, it has a really feminine elegant feel, with pops of gold foil everywhere. However, as you can see from my layout, it can easily be used for layouts that have a little more masculine, streamlined feel. The mix of colors and textures in this paper pad really allow you to make it anything you want.

I love to create focal points on my layouts by clustering embellishments. I used stickers from the School Mixed Sticker Pack and the School Planner Stickers to get a mix of textures. There are cardstock stickers, chipboard stickers, clear stickers, and even foiled stickers all mixed into this little cluster of embellishments.

I used alphabet stickers from the Beach Cardstock Stickers Multi Pack for my title. I just really loved the way the navy blue alphas popped against the white and aqua blue.

Don’t forget to get your camera all charged up so you’ll be ready to take some fun back to school photos! Then, while your kids are heading back to school, you can create a school layout or two, too.  When is back to school for you and yours?
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