This Is Us Sticky Note Holders

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I don’t know why, but I just really love sticky notes. I especially love the new ones from Mommy Lhey that are part of the This Is Us line. I thought it might be fun to have them more readily available (in my purse, on my desk, sitting on my kitchen counter), so I made some cute This Is Us sticky note holders.

Supplies: This Is Us Just Be You Sticky Notes, This Is Us Just Be You Weekly Kit, This Is Us Be the Change Embellished Sticker, This Is Us Our Family Mini Sticker Book, Color Washed Paper Pad

These little sticky note holders were really easy and super fun to make. They’re also a great way to use up some of your paper odds and ends. I started by cutting each sticky note pad out. I left the pads connected to the cardboard backing that they come on and just trimmed around each notepad. Leaving the cardboard backing makes the pads a little more durable.

There are a lot of Paper House papers that will coordinate with the sticky notes. I used all Color Washed paper for this project, but collections like Marbelous, Sundrenched, and Flamingo would all work really well, too.

Once I had my paper picked out, I trimmed it down to the size of the specific sticky note pad I was going to use it with. I scored about a 3/16″ wide edge to create a book edge for the pad. You can make these sticky note holders so they are top or side opening. I did a mix of both.

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Finally, I used stickers from the This Is Us line to embellish the outside of my books. I used a mix of flat stickers and 3D stickers, but kept the outsides simple. I will be using these, and they will get a bit beat up in the process, so I didn’t want to get too fancy.

You can use code PH20SAMANTHA at Paper House’s regular website and the This Is Us website for 20% off your entire order at either (or both) sites.

Harry Potter Birthday Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I’m back at it with more Harry Potter scrapbooking. It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a Potter fanatic, so I love finding new ways to combine papers and stickers from the Harry Potter collection to create something magical like this Harry Potter birthday layout.

Supplies: Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Harry Potter Icons Foil Paper, Harry Patter Chibi Washi Tape Set, Harry Potter Chibi 3D Sticker, Harry Potter Chibi Faux Enamel Stickers, Birthday 3D Stickers

Every year my husband and I make my kids’ birthday cakes. We’re by no means professional, but we always have a fun time trying to make something to fit the theme they request. For my oldest son’s 11th birthday, he requested a Harry Potter cake. Of course, I was super excited about the request! I usually make the cake and whip up the frosting, and my husband does the detail/drawing work. I loved how this Harry Potter cake turned out, and so did our son!

I like to mix, match, and layer multiple patterned papers when creating a layout. I loved the Chibi themed Harry Potter Icon paper for this layout. The Chibis just seem to fit a kid’s birthday theme. For more patterned paper to layer with the Chibi paper, I reached for my Marbelous paper pad. The greens, blues, and golds in Marbelous pair beautifully with the Harry Potter collection.

I had lots of Harry Potter embellishments to chose from. My new favorites are the Chibi 3D stickers. They have foil, and glitter, and are just so stinking cute. I also used some Chibi faux enamels, washi tape, and a birthday themed 3D stickers.

If you love Harry Potter as much I do, make sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA at checkout to get 20% off Harry Potter and anything else you love at Paper House.

Harry Potter Washi Cards

Hello! Samantha here with you. Today I have a trio of Harry Potter washi cards to share. While I’m focusing on Harry Potter today (because I love all things Harry Potter), you could easily recreate these cards with any of Paper House’s amazing washi tapes.

Supplies: Harry Potter Chibi Scenes Washi Tape Set, Harry Patter Chibi Washi Tape Set, Harry Potter House Crests Washi Tape Set, Harry Potter Quidditch Washi Tape Set, Harry Potter House Crests Faux Enamel Stickers, Harry Potter Cardstock Stickers, Harry Potter Chibi 3D Sticker

If you’ve ever looked at a set of washi tape and wished it could be patterned paper, this is your chance! The house crest card was the first card I thought of with the Harry Potter Washi. Paired with the House Crest Faux Enamel stickers, you have quite a stunning card. The best part about this card is that you can customize it to the recipient’s Hogwarts House. I made this one for a Ravenclaw. I also added a little sorting hat detail in the upper left hand corner.

For this second card, I also striped the washi tape at a diagonal, but instead of two different washi tapes (like the house crest card) I used four. Honestly, I couldn’t decide whether I should use the Harry Potter Chibi Scenes Washi Tape Set or the Harry Patter Chibi Washi Tape Set, so I decided to just use both. I love the final result. For the embellishment on this card, I used a cardstock sticker.

For this last card, I used the Harry Potter Quidditch washi tape set to create a horizontal stripe pattern. Photos don’t do this card justice. The gold foil on the black quidditch washi really pops in person. For the embellishment on this card I used a Harry Potter Chibi 3D sticker.

I chose a variety of different types of embellishments so you could see that everything from cardstock stickers, to faux enamels, to 3D stickers will all work on washi tape cards.

I can’t wait to mail these out to some Harry Potter loving friends!

If you love Harry Potter as much I do, make sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA at checkout to get 20% off Harry Potter and anything else you love at Paper House.

This Is Us Cards

Hello! Samantha here with something new. Today I’m combining some pretty patterned paper and stickers to create a pair of encouragement cards using the new This Is Us line.

Supplies: Sundrenched A Day at the Beach Foil Paper, This Is Us Bright Self Care Embellished Sticker, Be the Change Embellished Sticker, Just Be You Washi Tape Set, White Card Stock

There are lots of Paper House paper collections that match with a wide variety of the This Is Us collection (Marbellous, Colorwashed, and Stargazer are just a few of them), so the first step was choosing which paper and sticker combo I wanted. I decided on an encouragement theme, and since it’s summer right now, I wanted some bright and cheery encouragment cards. I noticed that papers from Sundrenched fit the bill; they matched the stickers and were bright and cheery.

There are a lot of different types of stickers as part of This Is Us, but I’ve found that 3D stickers make wonderful focal points for cards. Not only do they stand out because they’re 3D, but they often have glitter or foiling (or both) that really draws the eye to them.

I felt like both cards needed just a little something more, so I added a strip of washi tape for a pop of contrasting color and texture.

These are the first cards I created with This Is Us, but since there are so many great choices, I know they won’t be the last!

You can use code PH20SAMANTHA at Paper House’s regular website and the This Is Us website for 20% off your entire order at either (or both) sites.

Family Swim Layout

Hello! Samantha here with a summery layout. Today I’m combining some of the newer tropical print papers with stickers from the brand new and super popular This is Us collection for a fun family swim layout.

Supplies: Flamingos Double Sided Paper, Flamingo Tags Double Sided Paper, Tropical Beach Double Sided Paper, Sundrenched Cardstock Multi Pack, Neon Tropical Faux Enamel Stickers, Mommy Lhey Blush Washi Tape Set, Just Be You Mini Sticker Book, Just Be You Weekly Kit

My youngest kiddo has always wanted a pool in the backyard. I’ve always said no, because they kill the grass and are a lot of work, and we have plenty of other places to swim. Well, this year with the extra long summer break, I was the one asking for the pool. We love having it and have spent lots of family time in it already!

I love the bright tropical prints in the Flamingo collection. The saturated pinks with the teal-y blue makes me happy just looking at it. I’ve found these prints really easy to mix, match, and layer too!

For embellishments, I started with some word stickers from the new This Is Us line. There are so many great stickers in this collection with lots of different color families and style “feels” that you’re bound to find something that matches your layout and your personality. While these stickers are super popular for planners, there are so many additional ways to use the This Is Us line! I also added a bit of Mommy Lhey washi tape and some gorgeous faux enamel stickers. The gold on the faux enamel stickers always adds something special to any layout.

You can use code PH20SAMANTHA at Paper House’s regular website and the This Is Us website for 20% off your entire order at either (or both) sites.

Better With You Bloom Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I’m feeling all the pink and flowers, so I’ve got a bloom layout to share featuring my adorable niece’s school photo.

Supplies: Love Always Double Sided Paper, Full Bloom Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Tags Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Double Sided Paper, Narwhal Faux Enamel Sticker, Paris Faux Enamel Sticker, Mommy Lhey Blush Washi Tape Set

First, I’ve got to say that I love that this is my niece’s school photo. I wish my kids’ school photos looked this good. I’m lucky if they don’t look like they’re being tortured, and all they use is the standard blue backdrop. This photo was too fun not to scrap.

Paper House Bloom papers are the perfect fit for this photo. The floral patterns and multiple shades of pink and coral create a soft and cheerful background for this photo.

I’m not sure if you can see it, but my niece is wearing shoes with unicorns on them in the picture. I had to make sure I used some unicorn embellishments to go with her shoes. The unicorn sticker and the flowers from the Narwhal Faux Enamel Sticker sheet matched perfectly with the Bloom papers and the photo!

To tie in a bit of the gray from the photo, I added some Mommy Lhey Blush washi tape. The washi tape also has gold foil on it, which is a nice way to pull all the embellishments together since the faux enamel stickers are also gold foiled.

For the title, I just used the year that the photo was taken. In place of journaling, I used a journaling card from the Rose Garden Tags patterned paper. This is one pretty school photo!

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous bloom papers, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Gone Fishing Layout

Happy Saturday!! Our family has been spending a lot more time outside lately. How about yours? Today I am sharing a layout I created using some of the fun outdoor stickers and papers you can find at Paper House! Here is my layout:

Supplies Used: I’d Rather Be Fishing 3D stickers, Gone Fishing cardstock stickers, Great Outdoors Planner stickers, Better when camping double sided paper, Call of the Wild double sided paper, Into the Woods double sided paper, Beneath the Stars double sided paper, Discover USA map double sided paper

I love using woodgrain paper as a background instead of cardstock on my outdoor layouts! To give even more texture to my layout I added a piece of torn paper (orange Discover USA map double sided paper) at the bottom of my layout. I used the fishing lures from the I’d Rather Be Fishing 3D stickers and Gone Fishing cardstock stickers to balance out the title and embellishment cluster at the bottom of my layout. All the lures were popped up on pop dots except for the 3D sticker to give my layout some dimension. One thing I love about many of the Paper House sticker sets is that there are several stickers that you can easily use as the title on your layout! For my layout I used the “Gone Fishing” sticker from the Gone Fishing cardstock stickers.

To balance out the layout I created another embellishment cluster on the lower left of my layout using one planner sticker (anchor) and two of the cardstock stickers and some enamel dots from my stash.

One technique I enjoy using when making embellishment clusters is to layer stickers on top of each other. Here I have placed the hat on top of the Fish Stories sign. I almost always use an odd number of embellishments as well to give a more pleasing visual look to my embellishment cluster. Once again I have used pop dots under my stickers to give a bit more dimension to my layout. Make sure and head over to the Paper House website to check out all the amazing outdoor themed papers and stickers for your next project! Happy creating!!

Basketball Cards

Hello! Samantha here today with a set of sports themed basketball cards. This group of 4 cards is a great way to have some sports themed cards in your stash for when you need them, or (if you’re like me) catch up on a few belated thank yous.

Supplies: All Star 12″ Paper Pad, Basketball Essentials Sticker, Basketall Washi Tape Set, Sports Planner Stickers, Sentiment stamps or stickers

I needed some thank you cards for my sons’ basketball coaches, but these cards could easily be made into birthday or just because cards by swapping out the sentiment.

The All Star Paper Pad is my go to for all of my sports needs; scrapping sports, sports themed cards, and sport themed party decorations. I stuck to a basketball theme for these cards, but you’ll also find baseball, soccer, and football in the paper pad.

Paper House has such a large offering of stickers and embellishments that it’s easy to grab the paper pad (which also includes a card stock sticker sheet) and a few matching embellishments to create a fabulous card.

For these cards, I went for some 3d stickers, a bit of washi tape, and some planner stickers as embellishments. The best part is that the planner stickers are in the new Great Deals section on the website. If you haven’t checked out the Great Deals section, make sure to head over there. It’s full of discounts, sales, grab boxes, specials, and more. On top of that, you can use any of the creative team member’s codes (you can find mine at the end of this post) at checkout and get an additional 20% off an already awesome deal.

This set of basketball thank you cards is all set and ready for the mail!

If you need to get your hands on some card making supplies, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Mother’s Day Cards

Hello! Samantha here today. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so I created a couple of Mother’s Day cards to share and hopefully inspire you.

Supplies: Full Bloom Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Tags Double Sided Paper, Narhwal Faux Enamel Sticker, Mommy Lhey Blush Washi Tape Set, Carole Shiber Hand-Painted Honeybees Washi Tape Set, Inspirational Sticker Book

I’m loving these new Bloom papers. They are so very pretty with lovely floral outlines, and also extremely versatile. I love looking through Paper House’s other offerings of stickers, planner accessories, and washi tapes to find ways to embellish this collection. Depending on what you choose to use, the papers can take on a completely different feel. For example, in the card above I used black and gold washi tape. The addition of black on the card changes the whole mood of the card and makes it a bit more sophisticated.

For the card above, I focused on gold foil accents. I used some floral faux enamel stickers. I am a huge fan of the faux enamel stickers. They always add a special touch to any project, and they are flat enough to be used as an embellishment on a card and still be able to be mailed with standard postage. I also added some washi tape that has gold foil accents on it. The floral print washi from the Mommy Lhey Blush washi set has some gorgeous pops of gold throughout. Choosing floral embellishments to accent this card gives it a softer feel than the previous card.

I love creating handmade cards for Mother’s Day. Nothing sends love quite like a card you took the time to create with that specific person in mind. Whether your celebrating someone or being celebrated this Mother’s Day, I hope you have a wonderful one!

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous bloom papers, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Not Paris Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with something a little different. Usually we scrap the joys, the milestones, and the happy memories we make. Today, however, I have a not Paris layout that’s about a disappointment and memories that didn’t get made.

Supplies: Love Always Double Sided Paper, Full Bloom Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Tags Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Double Sided Paper, Paris Keepsake Frame, Paris Faux Enamel Stickers

First, let me give you the backstory on this page. My niece is a high school senior. Her mom wanted to take her on a trip before she goes off to college. Her older brother picked a fishing trip in Canada, my niece decided she really wanted to go to Europe. My sister-in-law figured out how they could go to Paris and London over spring break. I was super excited for them, and even more excited when they invited me to come along. We spent a lot of time planning…and then COVID-19 canceled our trip (and the 4th quarter of my niece’s senior year). We are thankful to be healthy, but needless to say, we are disappointed. To ease a little of our disappointment we got together on the day we were supposed to leave for Paris and had wine and macarons to mark the day (we are not under a stay at home order in our state and live just houses away from each other).

Life is often messy and beautiful at the same time. I thought the gorgeous colors and flowers of Paper House Bloom papers would be perfect for my photo and journaling. I had already picked up that super fun Paris Keepsake Frame and the Paris Faux Enamel stickers in anticipation of our trip. I loved being able to use them anyway. The faux enamel macaron stickers couldn’t be more perfect.

If you haven’t used any of Paper House’s Keepsake Frames, add one to your next order! They are a fun mix of textures (the Paris one I used has glitter, foil, and rhinestones) and make the perfect focal point for your layout. They make a layout come together so quickly, too! Just grab a frame, a few coordinating papers and maybe an extra sticker or two.

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous bloom papers, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.