Unicorn Scrapbook Layout

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Hello everyone!  Daisie here with my first layout and YouTube video for Paper House Productions!  I chose to use the Marbleous paper pack to create a fun and colorful layout.  Add in the stickers from this collection and we have a beautiful unicorn and who doesn’t love a unicorn?

Paper House Productions Design Team Unicorn Scrapbook Layout Featuring the Marbleous Collection

Unicorn Layout Supply List:  Marbleous collection paper pack with foil accents and stickers

I used some silver mixed media and a cut file to create the unicorn.  I used the same medium to create the starry background.  The star stickers from this collection spread the color around the page nicely.  My title also came from the sticker sheet.  The repetitive colors in this layout pull your eye around the page.  To finish off the title I used a silver alpha from my stash.  For more detailed information please check out the video for this layout.

Paper House Productions Design Team Unicorn Scrapbook Layout Featuring the Marbleous Collection

Thank you so much for visiting! I will see you again soon!

Daisie Hanson

Mixed Media with a Twist

Christine Circle 2Happy Halloween Eve – who’s ready to get spooking?  Our house is packed with excitement, but before I could take more pictures, I had to capture this memory from a couple years back!  As I sat looking at the Acetate Paper from the Wicked Good Collection, an idea came to my mind.  Join me as I show you how I incorporated it to do some Mixed Media with a Twist!

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Supplies Used:  Cobwebs Acetate Paper, Halloween Flake Stickers, Trouble is Brewing Patterned Paper, Ghosts Patterned Paper

Wanna know more about what this Mixed Media with a Twist is?  Check out this video where I walk you thru creating this spooktacular layout!

This picture shows you close-up some of the details of this layout.
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The bootiful Acetate Paper made the perfect canvas for adding mixed media to my layout and I will definitely be incorporating this technique in the future.  How about those green foil eyes on the spider?!? Too Much Fun!  And of course that fussy cut ghost – those really helped pull the whole layout together.

Happy Haunting Friends!

National Scrapbook Day – Hour Five – Giveaway

Hour Five: Happy National Scrapbook Day!  Today we are celebrating all things Scrapbooking related!  Each hour we will be sharing a new post with some inspiration combining Paper House products and our designer’s favorite techniques!

Of course we can’t have a celebration without a giveaway or two!  Stay tuned at the end of the post to find out what we’re giving away!  Now let’s hear from Carolyn!
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I’m super excited to share this layout with you for National Scrapbooking Day! We are highlighting our favorite techniques today and mine is fussy cutting! But first, you’ve been following along with getting to know our other designers, now it’s my turn to share:


What’s your favorite type of paper crafting? 
12 x 12 scrapbook layouts
Where do you go for inspiration? Instagram and Pinterest
Where do you do your crafting? I have my own desk in our family office where I can look out the window and create.
What are your favorite crafting tools? My paper trimmer and Silhouette Cameo.
What are your favorite Paper House products? All the puffy stickers! I need to show restraint on my layouts because I love them all.
What are your favorite colors to work with? Pink and more pink
How would you describe your crafting style? Eclectic, sometimes clean and simple, sometimes mixed media but always colorful.
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? For years I enjoyed the quiet but I’ve been listening to music or watching tv lately. The tv is definitely distracting and takes me twice as long to finish a project!
What’s your go to snack/drink while you craft? I always drink soft drinks (so bad!).

There is something so relaxing about fussy cutting. I decided to use the Paradise Found Collection as a starting point. The colors are so beautiful I just had to cut the flowers out and cluster them.BeachBabyPH1Beach Baby Layout Supply List: Paradise Found Florida Paper Crafting KitThe Beach 3D StickerIsland Life 3D StickerOcean Breeze 12″ Double Sided Paper

beach-baby-ph2.jpgI began by building a background. I placed a layer of gesso and then placed some wet distress ink on a piece of plastic and rubbed it on top. I also splattered some paint and colored some texture paste and used a stencil to make waves. I used the same technique to make the path.

This is the Ocean Breeze paper that I cut apart. It is almost too pretty to cut apart but the kit has two pieces so that makes it easier knowing that I have another one to hoard. I used foam squares behind the picture and some of the flowers to add dimension. Then I added some journaling and stickers to finish it off.
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Our First Giveaway today involves our very first ever YouTube Hop!  Several of our design team members and Brand Ambassadors are hosting one!
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Here’s how to enter:
All you have to do is subscribe to her channel and ours. Then leave a comment on hers. You will be eligible to win a $25 gift card to our online store!  AND you can get multiple entries for subscribing to all the designer’s channels, so be sure to check them all out! The YouTube giveaway is open thru Tuesday, May 9th! Head over to Katty’s video to get started.

Here’s links to all the channels:
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Christine
TinaGale
Erin
Sara

Our Second Giveaway is happening right here!  It’s also for a $25 Gift Card to our online store. All you have to do is leave a comment on a post to be entered.  And with 9 new posts today you can enter each hour – so comment often and get all those entries!  This giveaway closes at the end of the day on Sunday, the 7th.  We will announce a winner on Monday.

Thanks for taking a look at my post! I hope you find some time to scrap today and feel free to stop by my blog. Cheers!

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Creepy

Hi Paper House Fans! Melissa joining you today with a Halloween page I made with some very fun and cool products from Paper House. I love the rich colors and details of the papers, especially the contrast of the blue and beige.

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Supplies Used:

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To make this page I put some foam core board between the layers under the photo. I placed the flowers, owl, and other stickers where I wanted them, then applied texture paste with a stencil. I mixed gold mica powder and water and painted the sunbursts. I also went over some flowers with gesso.   I finished by putting on the rest of the embellishments, which include metal chain, mica flakes, bling, seed beads, and rub-ons. I drew lines around some items with a dark brown watercolor pencil.

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I also stamped a few areas,  glued on small pieces of gauze, and glued on microbeads.

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I love the detail on the owl.

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Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

 

 

 

Thoughtful

Hi Paper House fans! Melissa joining you today with a project highlighting our puffy stickers! These bird and flower puffy stickers would be beautiful additions to many types of projects. The flowers are so realistic and fresh, and the the birds are wonderfully cute.  I’ve used a photo of my son’s girlfriend,and surrounded her with nature’s beauty.

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Supplies Used:

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To make this page I used 12 x 12 watercolor paper, I wanted a very neutral background so that the stickers would be the focus of the page.  I cut up another piece of the same type of paper, and to create dimension, arranged it with foam core board in between some of the layers.

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I took a stencil and applied some texture paste.

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I put pressed flowers under most of the birds.

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I added a variety of things to add texture, including gauze, microbeads, sequins, feathers, mica flakes, glass glitter, and rhinestones.  I used a paintbrush to apply watercolors, and gesso as well.

Thank you so much for looking today and have a wonderful week!

 

Breathe

Do you have a friend headed out on a vacation?  Here’s a beach card for you to send their way.  I love the dreamy mood created in the beautiful photo from the new Mixed Card Pack by Paper House, and decided to use it as my focal point,and inspiration.

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Supplies Used:

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To make this I sprayed my dry watercolors with water, scribbled on some water soluble oil pastels on my craft mat, and made little puddles of paint of the blues, greens, and purples that I planned on using. I misted about half the paper, and applied a small amount of paint.  I misted again, and tilted the page in different directions to let the paint run, then again to soften any hard edges. I used a heat gun to dry it, then put on more layers in different colors. I also used metallic watercolors and watercolor pencils.  I took small amounts of teal liquid pearls and brushed them on all the edges of the paper, flowers, and on random spots on the glitter.

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You can see I flicked on paint all around. To create more texture I used glass glitter in clear and champagne,shells, bling, and sequins. The page got too busy, so I brushed on some white watercolor,and white acrylic paint. I rubbed on pearl mica power all over the card.

 The little girl is from a greeting card I cut up, and the great egret is from a photo I took locally. The flowers are watercolors over dry gesso, followed by clear glass glitter and pearl mica powder.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Oh Snap!

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a mixed media card for Paper House. I enjoyed using the 3D stickers a lot because they’re so fun, beautiful, and colorful! They add a lot of dimension and visual interest to the page.

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Supplies Used:

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To make this card I cut a sheet of 12 x 12 watercolor paper in half, and folded it. I covered the front with gesso. While it was wet I applied narrow ripped up strips of paper,put more gesso on top,then dried it with a heat gun. I applied some texture paste with a stencil. I took my  water soluble oil pastels, and scribbled black around the margin, and different areas all over the card. I sprayed it with water and brushed the areas where the lines were, to soften them. I held the card upright and let the colors run all over.  The color settling into the edges around the strips is how the black lines got there. I dried the card after each color. I did the same with some scribbled on brown.  I painted on some of a sap green and brown  watercolor. You can put on as much color as you want, just avoid painting the paper strips because they will rip.

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The butterfly is a die cut made with white card stock. I painted it, then added some gesso, followed by yellow watercolors, I inked the edges with brown ink, and outlined the indented areas with a brown watercolor pencil. I softened the lines by brushing them with water.

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I used a yellow watercolor pencil on the right margin, and left them as is. I painted scattered areas with yellow watercolor paint. I decided the stickers needed some white around them. I dabbed on some gesso, dried it, then applied the stickers. I rubbed on some gold mica powder in different spots. Using both the pad and my fingers, I dabbed on some transference ink on the butterfly and the card.

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Thank you so much for looking, and I hope you find some scrappy time this week!