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About Erica Houghton

Erica HoughtonHi!! My name is Erica Houghton. My husband, Ben and I live outside of Washington DC. When I’m not working or sitting in traffic you can find me in my studio creating, curled up with a good book, headed out the door for a run, or sightseeing and traveling.

My papercrafting style is shabby-chic – I love glitter, rhinestones, and anything else that has glitz, glamour and a lot of sparkle. I’m totally addicted to patterned paper so I’ve resorted to using lots of layers in order to use all of the wonderful papers that come in each collection. I never feel my pages are complete until I’ve added flowers, ribbon and machine stitching. I enjoy creating a variety of projects including layouts, cards, tags, off the page projects and a mini album every now and then.

In addition to creating for various design teams I also enjoy teaching classes at LSS’s because I love sharing my passion for papercrafting with others. To see all of my creations please visit me at: Erica Houghton Designs

Tea Time Tags with Keepsake Envelopes

Hi! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a set of tags using the Keepsake Envelopes Mix and Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″. I started by tracing a small ivory tag onto three sheets of pattern paper, I then cut the tags out. I rounded the … Continue reading

Sips & Sweets ATC Book Box with 3D Foam Cupcake

Hi! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing an altered ATC Book Box using a 3D Foam Cupcake, Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2″ and Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″.   I started with an ivory Graphic 45 ATC book box and removed the paper … Continue reading

‘Forever Yours’ Valentine with Keepsake Envelopes Mix

Hi! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a valentine I created using the Keepsake Envelopes Mix. I started by tracing around a tag and then cut out the cardstock tag (I like to save my tags and use them as templates). Next, I adhered the … Continue reading

‘Beautiful’ Layout with E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser

Merry Christmas! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a layout I created using the E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser and E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. The E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser is a strong, clear, double-sided vellum adhesive. It’s exactly what I needed to adhere my … Continue reading

Two Tips on How to Complete Holiday To-Do List Projects

It’s December 5th, and Christmas is just 20 days away (eeekkk!).  Got a LONG to-do list of holiday projects to finish? Two big projects to do this past weekend were co-worker gifts and Christmas cards, using a combination of Premium Double-Sided … Continue reading

‘Silent Night’ Tag with Thin 3D Foam Squares

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are taking advantage of the long weekend to get crafty! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a tag I created using Thin 3D Foam Squares. I  started by stamping the entire doll image … Continue reading

Tag with Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini

Happy Saturday! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a tag I created using Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini and Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2″. I used Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2″ to adhere the “lovely” piece of pattern paper to my tag base. I then adhered the … Continue reading

‘Remember This Day’ Layout with DODZ Adhesive Dots Mini

Hi there! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a layout using DODZ Adhesive Dots Mini. Our DODZ Adhesive Dots Mini are the ideal size for adhering those smaller embellishments. I used them to adhere the sequins and arrows on my layout. These … Continue reading

‘Enjoy’ Layout with 3D Foam Creative Sheets

Hi there! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a layout using 3D Foam Creative Sheets. What I love about our 3D Foam Creative Sheets is: they give the perfect amount of dimension to a project. Meaning, the dimension makes my photograph the focal point … Continue reading

Pocket Cards with Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″

It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a set of school-themed pocket cards I created using our strongest tape – Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/4″. For many of us school starts tomorrow which means first day of school pictures to scrapbook. And if … Continue reading