Stargazer Castle Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a Stargazer castle layout. It’s no secret that one of my favorite things about Paper House is the wide variety of stickers. I love that I can combine a set of stickers (today I’ll be using 3D stickers) with any paper collection to create themed layout that matches my photos.

Supplies: Stargazer Night Sky Foil Paper, Stargazer Galaxy Foil Paper, Stargazer Shine Bright Foil Paper, Stargazer Dream Big Cardstock Stickers, Magical Memories 3D Stickers

I’ve been to Disney a few times in the past 5 years, and I’ve gotten around to scrapping very few of the photos, so when I saw the Magical Memories 3D stickers I knew they’d be a great way to get me started scrapping some of those photos.

These photos on this layout were also taken during the Christmas season, so the castle was decked out in Christmas lights and looked like an ice castle. I felt like the 3D castle sticker, with its pretty white glitter, coordinated perfectly with the icy feel of the castle in my photos.

I used the brighter blue of Stargazer Shine Bright to help lighten up my layout. Since my photos were taken at night, they quite dark as is much of the other Stargazer paper I chose to use. Framing the entire layout with a border of Galaxy paper also helps to brighten up the layout.

In addition to the 3D stickers I used some flat card stock stickers to add some additional texture and dimension to the layout.

Paper House stickers can turn any collection into a themed collection to fit your needs!

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2020 Journey Book check list

Hello and Happy New Year!! Are you starting off 2020 with a bunch of resolutions and a huge “to do” list??? I know I am!! A check list is a must for me this year!! Using a decorated “to do” list is important and will ensure that you keep motivated in checking things off your list!! I decided to decorate the first page of my Blue Marble Journey Book insert to make a pretty intro page to get me motivated to keep a running check list of all the things I need to do in 2020:

Supplies Used: Blue Marble Journey Book Insert set; Productivity Sticker book; Beneath the Stars Double Sided Paper; Better When Camping Double sided paper; Baby Boy Banner Double Sided Paper; Discover USA Paper crafting kit

I used my favorite planner sticker book the Productivity Sticker Book for the gorgeous stickers you see, I just can’t get enough of them!! You can see they aren’t just for planners!! I layered them on the camping & outdoors papers for a nice rustic feel. I love using themed papers for things they weren’t originally intended for!! I placed the year on the bracket sticker from the Discover USA paper crafting kit and layered a clear floral sticker from the Productivity Sticker book on the bracket as well. To make the flower pop off the bracket I first mounted it on white card stock before I adhered it to the bracket. Here is a close up:

You can see I also used a 3/4 inch circle punch to punch a few circles to layer above the title. I think this makes it more pleasing to the eye. I also added a small heart sticker from the Productivity sticker book to give this cluster balance.

For the lower right embellishment cluster I used a lot of layering starting with a die cut circle from the Baby Boy Banner double sided paper. I then layered a square sticker from the Productivity Sticker book on top and then added this cute boot sticker on top of the square. The small heart and word strip are also from the Productivity Sticker book and I layered them to the left of the larger sticker grouping to add some balance.

Here is the inside of my “To Do” list journey book. I added a mirco flower sticker near the pre-printed title to jazz it up and I also added some matching washi tape at the bottom of the pages.

Supplies Used: Flower Micro stickers; llama washi tape set

I decided that checks are just a tad boring so to jazz it up a bit so I used the Flower Micro stickers to dot my check boxes. This indicates a finished project on my “to do ” list! Micro stickers are so great for so many of your projects!!

I hope this helps inspire you to make a list of things to get done in the upcoming new year!! To see more of my fun Paper House projects you can follow me on IG as lisantexas or visit my blog: My Creative Endeavors. Happy creating!!

King’s Cross Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. One of the most iconic places in the Harry Potter stories is King’s Cross and Platform 9 3/4. Today I’m using Paper House’s Harry Potter collection to scrap a few photos from King’s Cross in Orlando.

Supplies: Harry Potter Hogwarts at Night Foil Paper, Harry Potter Hufflepuff Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Planner Stickers, Harry Potter Icons Washi Tape

I think my absolute favorite thing about this collection (besides that it’s Harry Potter) is all of the gold foil. You will find it everywhere in the collection; from the papers to the washi to the stickers. The pops of gold help tie everything together and make the layout look cohesive.

Since I had one photo that was horizontal and one that was vertical, I decided to set my layout up in a bit of a grid shape. I primarily chose embellishments that were rectangles.

When I got my photos and embellishments laid out, it felt like something was still missing. I grabbed some washi tape and added strips to the top, middle and bottom of the layout. This really grounded the elements of the layout and gave it a finished feel. When in doubt, washi tape is almost always the right answer!

Quite a few years ago, my friend and I took a quick trip to Orlando to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (yes, I am that much of a geek). We had so much fun, and I have so many photos just sitting on my computer. I am so thrilled to be using Paper House’s Harry Potter collection to slowly work my way through those photos. It was such a fun trip and it deserves to be scrapped!

If you need to get your hands on some fabulous Harry Potter papers and embellishments, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

December Album

Hello! Samantha here with you. Today I’d like to share a little bit about how I memory keep (aka scrapbook) for the busy month of December and show you a few of my pages in progress.

Supplies: Christmas Joy Craft Set, Christmas Joy Puffy Sticker, Peace Love Home Double Sided Paper, Home for Christmas Tags Double Sided Paper

I put everything that happens into December into a mini pocket page style album. If you’re a flat scrapbooker, journey or travelers notebooks work well, but if you’re like me and like to use lots of 3D stickers and lumpy bumpy embellishments, a thicker binder style book works better.

I always start by creating my cover. This year I’m feeling a bit sentimental, and the glittery house on the Home for Christmas Tags Double Sided Paper had me feeling all warm and fuzzy, so I built my cover around that .

Everything that happens in December, all the pictures I take, go into the December album for that year. Sometimes the photos are festive and Christmas themed and sometimes they are just regular life things.

Because December is so busy and filled with fun events and memories, this style of printing photos, adding a journaling tag, and popping on a few fun stickers works really well for me. It’s fast, utilizes a lot of the fun Christmas stickers and embellishments that Paper House has to offer, and helps me get my memories down on paper while they’re still fresh in my mind.

All of these mini December albums get put on a shelf in the living room when we put out our Christmas decor. It’s so fun to look through them throughout the month and see all of our holiday memories and traditions.

If you need to get your hands on supplies to scrap all your festive December activities, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Christmas Decor

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I love creating Christmas decor for my house every year. Sometimes I create something intricate and fussy and sometimes I keep it clean and simple, but it’s always a lot of to add something hand made to my Christmas decor.

Supplies: Christmas Joy Craft Set OR Christmas Magic Cardstock Multipack, Peace Joy and Love Double Sided Paper, and Christmas Joy Double Sided Foil Scrapbook Paper

As you can see, this time I decided to go with a clean and simple decor piece with a simple phrase.

One of my favorite things to do is to take what is currently popular or trendy and incorporate it into my own style. Farmhouse style decor is everywhere right now. For this sign I was inspired by the wood framed white word signs with black lettering that you see in almost every store (and lots of homes). I copied the words in two coordinating fonts on an almost solid colored background.

I decided to use the phrase “A thrill of hope”, but phrases like “Deck the Halls”, “Mistletoe & Co.”, “Joy to the World” or “Silent Night” would work really well, too.

I used 2 different patterned papers that are in contrasting colors, but have the same all over snowflake pattern. The cream letters on the red background have a similar feel to the black letters on a white background. The subtle snowflake pattern on the paper adds a little bit of dimension and interest to the sign (and mixing patterned papers is a nod to my style).

I finished up by dotting my “i” with a snowflake sticker and adding a few gold star stickers.

My finished sign is about 10″ x 12″.

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Basketball Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today. Football season ended, and less than a week later basketball season started. I love every minute of watching my kids grow, challenge themselves, and learn through sports. I also love trying to capture some of those moments in this basketball layout.

Supplies: All Star Sports Paper Pad, Basketball Essentials Sticker, Basketball Washi Tape Set

The All Star Sports paper pad has a mix of sports papers in it and one card stock sticker sheet. I think my favorite paper in the whole pad might just be the paper with all the hexagons. Not only is it a really fun piece of patterned paper, but the outline of all the hexagons is a metallic silver that just add so much to the layout. There’s the added bonus that it coordinates with every other piece of paper in the collection!

In my world, no layout is complete without some of Paper House’s fabulous 3D Stickers. I used one of the larger ones for my basketball title and to add a bit of dimension to the center of my photos with the 3D basketball.

I needed something to ground the layout at the bottom, so I added some basketball washi tape. The basketball washi tape comes as a set. You get both the die cut basketballs and the black and metallic silver striped washi tape. You might be noticing that I love the metallic silver touches that run all through this collection and the coordinating embellishments.

I completed the layout with some card stock stickers (7th Grade) clustered up with a few more 3D stickers.

No matter what sports season you’re in right now Paper House has just the sticker for that!

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Tiny Greetings with Natalie

Hey friends! Natalie here with some tiny holiday greeting cards that are so cute & easy to whip out in the very few days we have left before Christmas!

I created these tiny cards & envelopes for tins of baked goods we are giving our friends.

I think the envelopes are a great way to add a wow factor to a homemade greeting card. The smaller, the more impact because who doesn’t love a tiny envelope?

I used the Christmas Joy Craft Set to create these cards. I created the envelopes with a little tool and used Paper House patterned paper for that as well. Then I used the cardstock stickers and some 3d elements to embellish.

Another way to add a wow factor to your small greeting cards is to add sewing. It is a quick step to add texture, and non-crafty recipients will be wowed!

I love to layer my embellishments to add dimension. I added cardstock stickers or glitter die cuts, and then added a second layer of 3d embellishmetns or another cardstock sticker. I also used the Christmas Joy puffy stickers!

These tiny cards came together so quickly, they’d be a fast project you can complete before the big day on Wednesday. They’d also be great translated into Valentine’s cards!

I wish you all a very merry Christmas & a happy New Year! I cannot wait to see what all Paper House has in store for us in 2020!

Password Book

Hello! Samantha here with you. Today I have a functional project to share: A Password Book. Password books are a great way to keep your usernames and passwords organized in one place.

Supplies: Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Pocket Notes, Harry Potter Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Hufflepuff Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Ravenclaw Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Slythering Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Micro Stickers

I chose a Harry Potter themed Pocket Notes book for my password book (because who better than wizards to keep my passwords safe), but if you’re not a huge Potter geek like, you can find lots of Pocket Note books here.

Start by choosing how you’re going to organize your book. I played around with the idea of organizing it into categories (like social media, shopping, entertainment, etc), but in the end I decided to organize it alphabetically. Organize your book any way that makes the most sense to you.

I created tabs from coordinating Harry Potter patterned paper.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the book, and how I’ll be organizing my information. I used a pen for the permanent information and will be writing things like my username and password in pencil. If you’re not comfortable writing your passwords in the book you can write a password hint instead.

Finally, to add a little extra fun to my password book, I sprinkled Harry Potter Micro Stickers throughout the book.

Setting up a password book takes a little bit of time, but once you have one, you’ll be so happy you can find all those random passwords whenever you need them.

If you need to get your hands on supplies to make your own password book, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Spruce up your Snail Mail with 3D Embellishments!

By Liv Phillips

I have been avidly writing letter since 2012. Currently, I write to over 200 people across the world and have sent over 2,000 letters. In this time I have learned a few things or to about the do’s and don’ts of sending mail! The first thing that I have learned is that you can be very creative and experimental on what you can send through the mail. I have sent pouches, clear goodie bags, giant postcards and small boxes through the mail and all have reached their destination.

While I usually keep my mail art fairly flat sometimes I like to step out of my own comfort zone and add 3D textured Elements to what I create. I found that the Paper House Productions line of 3D stickers stay on the snailmail that I send. They don’t come off in the postal machines nor do get battered when being sent thousands of miles to their new destination.

This piece of mail I sent to Boston from Portland, Oregon. The embellishments did not come off. My recipient loved the 3D nature of the mail and of course the glittered accents.

Sometimes I do have to modify the 3D stickers if the peices are too bulky or if the stickers need more adhesive added to them. For this I simply pull the foam stickers of from the back of the stickers or use an exacto knife. I then use a craft bond adhesive to make sure that the sticker will stay on.

For this particular piece I decided that the Discover London sticker would be too bulky to reach its destination in Norway. I peeled off the backing of the sticker and then used a craft bond glue stick to adhere it to the envelope. Before I send any mail out I always wiggle any 3D element stickers or puffy stickers to make sure they will stay on. If your fingers can move them add an extra layer of glue!

When sending extra bulky mail always make sure that you use proper postage. I usually add postage for an additional ounce and for mail that is non-machinable. Make sure you check with your local post office to make sure you get the proper rates, but most importantly have fun creating fun 3D Mail Art!

Paper House Products used to create these pieces:

Feel free to check out my blog to get more snailmail tips. Also, be sure to use my code PHP19LIV to receive 20% off your order!

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Thanksgiving Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a Thanksgiving layout. I love this time of year. From fall through Christmas, I just can’t get enough of all of the festive fun. To keep everything enjoyable and not stressful, I plan a lot in advance. This year I figured I could even try planning my Thanksgiving layout in advance.

Supplies: Autumn Woods Autumn Air, Autumn Woods, Autumn Woods Pumpkin Spice, Autumn Woods Washi, Autumn Woods Puffy Stickers, Autumn Woods Cardstock Stickers, Give Thanks 3D Stickers, Kraft Card Stock

Since this is going to be a Thanksgiving layout, I wanted to build my layout around the Give Thanks 3D Stickers. They pair beautifully with the Autumn Woods collection, which is full of deep purples, rich browns, soft teal, and pumpkin orange with pops of white, yellow, and green.

Once I had a rough idea of what paper and stickers I wanted to use, I had to decide how many photos I wanted to take and use on my layout. We host Thanksgiving. I love it, but it’s busy, and I’d rather spend time with my family than fuss over photos. With that in mind, I decided two pictures will be enough. I plan on taking one picture of everyone gathered and one picture of the food.

To give myself an idea of what the finished layout will look like with photos on it, I cut photo mats to use as placeholders for the photos. I plan on using a 4″ x 6″ photo and a 4″ x 4″ photo, so I cut photo mats in 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″.

With this naked layout finished, all I will have to do is print out my two photos and attach them to my page after thanksgiving. Prepping this page ahead of time is an easy way to keep my holidays documented without feeling overwhelmed.

If you need to add some fall or Thanksging papers and stickers to your stash, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.