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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

Baseball Layout with E-Z Runner Grand

It’s spring time and one of my favorite things about spring is baseball! It’s opening week so today I’m sharing a baseball themed layout using the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. I started by cutting a piece of brown pattern … Continue reading

Wedding Layout with E-Z Runner Grand

Happy Saturday! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a wedding themed layout using the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser and Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini. I started with a 12 x 12″ sheet of pattern paper. I then cut another sheet of patter … Continue reading

‘These are the Moments…’ Card with Dodz Adhesive Dots

Hi! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a card using the E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips and Adhesive Dots Mini. I started by cutting a 4.25″ x 5.25″ rectangle from pattern paper and adhered it using the E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips to my card … Continue reading

‘Lucky’ Layout with Dodz Adhesive Dots

Hi! It’s Erica and today I’m sharing a layout using the E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser, DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D and DODZ Adhesive Dots Mini. I started with a 12″ x 12″ base sheet and cut a second layer to 11.5″ x 12″. I adhered … Continue reading

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