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.

Thanksgiving Containers

Hello! Samantha here today with some Thanksgiving containers. These containers are perfect for gifting snack mixes or sending home leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast.

Supplies: Autumn Woods Woodland Friends, Autumn Woods Pumpkin Spice, Autumn Woods Washi, Autumn Woods Epoxy Stickers, Autumn Woods Rice Paper Border Stickers, Autumn Woods Flake Stickers, Give Thanks 3D Stickers

These little aluminum containers come in lots of different sizes. They come with a flat cardboard top. Instead of making my own tops, I cover the top in patterned paper. This keeps the tops nice and sturdy, but makes them so much cuter!

I like these smaller containers, as they are perfect for a snack mix, a piece of pie, or small portions of leftovers.

Leaving large blank spaces on the tops gives you a place to write what is in the container, instructions for re-heating, or even the recipe for what is in the container.

Any of the papers from Autumn Woods works great for covering the lids. I used a mix of embellishments from Autumn Woods and some Thanksgiving themed stickers to embellish the tops as well.

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.

Gratitude Journal with Natalie

Hey Paper House friends! Natalie here with a question – are you playing along with Paper House’s Gratitude Challenge?

If so – AWESOME! If not, it’s definitely not too late to get started. There are thoughtful prompts for every day. You can play along in whatever format you desire & there are PRIZES!

I decided to use a Gold Dots Journey Book for my Gratitude Journal. They come in a pack of two, so there’s another for another project soon!

I love using stamps in travelers notebooks! Washi is also an essential in your travelers notebook supply pouch. I used the washi as inspiration for the colors of my title page.

Day 1 prompt was Something Good about the past 24 hours. Since it was November 1, Halloween was the day before. I picked a photo of me, Mother of Dragons with my boys & talked about how we had fun on Halloween night!

Day Two – A place you have the most fun. I absolutely LOVE the Great Smokey Mountains. Cades Cove in the National Park is one of my favorite places in the world to be. I used the Great Outdoors papers to perfectly accomodate the photo & story.

Day Three was to discuss gratitude about someone in your everyday life. Who better to talk about on this page than my Ride or Die?

Day 4 is to talk about something about your personality that you are grateful for. I discussed my Rustic Sparkle style & how it shapes so much of my life!

Day 5 is the favorite thing about your family! I used this Call of the Wild paper from the Great Outdoors to talk about how my little family loves to go on outdoor adventures.

Day 6 is something Extra you Appreciate. I took it in satirical stride & posted about how my Mom made me Extra. LOL! Isn’t this paper, Autumn Woods, so gorgeous!?

I also used some stickers from the Autumn Woods Planner Stickers book and Autumn Wood Micro Stickers.

Rounding out the week with Day 7’s prompt of “a place that holds great memories.” We are in a Disney state of mind with a trip upcoming, and I cannot wait to see the castle lit up for the holidays again! My boys have such fun memories of our trips to Disney, and I’m so grateful we have a chance to make more soon! These Magical Memories stickers are so perfect for documenting those fun times!

I hope you will join us in our Gratitude Challenge! Post online using the #PHgratitude.

xoxo Natalie

Great Outdoors Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a Great Outdoors layout created with one of my all time favorite Paper House collections. We’ve had an abnormally warm September and October this year, and we’re taking every opportunity to enjoy time outside.

Supplies:Great Outdoors Hunting Paper Crafting Kit, Great Outdoors Camping Tags, Great Outdoors 3D Sticker, Great Outdoors Rice Paper Borders, Great Outdoors Puffy Stickers, Great Outdoors Epoxy Stickers, Great Outdoors Epoxy Clips

Aptly named “Great Outdoors,” this collection is one of my absolute favorite for scrapping any outdoor photos. While it’s often habit to reach for the gorgeous Autumn Woods collection, Great Outdoors is another fabulous option for scrapping any outdoor activities any time of the year.

You can get the Great Outdoors as part of a themed kit (Hunting, Fishing, or Camping), or you can get individual sheets of patterned paper. The kits come with a set of card stock stickers and a set of 3D stickers, as well. The card stock sticker sheet can only be found in the kits, while papers and 3D stickers can be purchased separately.

I started my layout by layering the patterned papers I wanted to use. Then I added the flat card stock stickers from the sheet included in the Great Outdoors kits. There are coordinating alphas on the sheet that are perfect for creating a title. After I had every flat embellishment on my layout, I added texture with rice paper borders, and epoxy and puffy stickers. As a finishing touch, I added the epoxy clip to my photo.

Whether its spring, summer, or fall outside photos look wonderful scrapped with the Great Outdoors collection.

If you need to add some of the Great Outdoors papers, stickers, or kits to your stash, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

DIY Fall Decor: Paper House Has You Covered

Written by Liv Phillips

I have been counting down the days till it was officially fall since probably January. Fall is my favorite season not only for the vibrant colors of the changing leaves but also for the cool cozy weather, which is perfect for crafting. I decided this year instead of purchasing any fall decor items I would create my own with some help from my favorite craft company; Paper House Productions.

For my first fall decor themed project I decided to create a little log cabin. I created the base of the house with a piece of styrofoam that was going to be thrown away. Reusing packaging materials is one of my favorite ways to help reduce, reuse and recycle, it also is a cost effective way to save money! The roof I created with 2 pieces of 3L Scrapbooking adhesives double sided foam board.

I then covered the house in paper from Paper House Productions. I used the following paper to create the exterior of the house:

In order to create the doors and the window frames for the house I cut popsicle sticks and stained them with an alcohol ink based marker. Cutting the popsicle sticks took me back to grade school when I created little houses for my finger puppets. I decided to use brown buttons to give the effect of logs.

I next added some vintage fabric trim and washi tape to give the illusion of green gutters on the house. I also added cotton wool coming from the chimney to make it look even more cozy.

In order to tie in the roof to the rest of the house I added 3D leaf embellishments to the house. The leaves have rhinestones and glitter on them, which makes them sparkle in the dim candle light. Currently this house sits on my mantle surrounded by candles.

I next created a Gnome in a Box. I think one of my favorite Paper House Productions products are the 2 inch gnome stickers, they are just so stinking cute.

I first decoupaged a small box with vintage book pages. I lined the bottom portion of the box with glitter tape to give a green grass look.

I then punched a small hole in the box and tied a knot at the top to allow the gnome to be able to move around in the box. I wanted to add a moving element to this project. I wanted the Gnome in a Box to have an outdoors feel so I added fake leaves, mushrooms and acorns, these materials can be found at your local craft store.

I then lined the box with micro stickers from the Paper House line to give added depth to the box. I also used 3D embellishments for the front of the box.

Not only was I able to create a keepsake I was able to save money too! I hope I can inspire you to create your own fall decor. Happy Crafting.

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Harry Potter Planner Pockets

Hey friends! Natalie here sharing a fun, Harry Potter themed project perfect for planners, journey books, scrapbook pages and more!

I decided to make my project to fit into my Mommy Lhey planner. I used a piece of Kraft paper as my base. I lined the edge with washi tape on both sides to enhance the strength.

Then, I marked dots in the line of the spirals and punched holes. I then sliced a slit from the edge into the punched hole.

I cut a couple patterned paper panels from the Harry Potter Icons Paper and trimmed them to fit atop the kraft base.

I embellished the panels a bit using some die cuts, stickers from my stash and the adorable Paper House Chibi Harry Potter stickers.

To the green deathly hallows panel, I added a wax seal (this was a souvenir from Harry Potter world in Orlando!), an owl feather, the word “Always,” and a cute outdoor sticker flake of a stag.

In order to create the pocket, I lined the edges of my decorated panel with strips of fun foam. I kept the edges meeting tightly so nothing would fall out of the cracks of the pocket.

I then stuck the foamed panel on the washi taped kraft base.

You can duplicate this project for any type of planner, no matter the binding. You can also leave out the washi strip and create the base and panel for a traveler’s notebook, bound journal or scrapbook page.

You can use the pockets to hold paper ephemera, supplies to use in your planner, hidden journaling or more.

I hope you’re inspired by my magical pockets to create your own! Any theme will work for this project.

Let me know if you have any questions! Grab your own magical supplies for a paper pocket in the Paper House store and use my code PH19NATALIE for 20% off your order!!

Happy Halloween Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a happy Halloween layout. I’m a pretty organized person, and I so love all the fun from fall through Christmas. To keep this time of year a bit more stress free, I actually use a binder that I organize at least 100 days before Christmas to plan out all of our Halloween through Christmas fun. Putting together my binder for this year got me so excited to start crafting and scrapping for Halloween that I just had to pull out a photo from last year and get documenting!

Supplies: Wicked Good Trouble is Brewing, Wicked Good Ghosts, Wicked Good Tags, Wicked Good Halloween Epoxy Stickers, Wicked Good Halloween Puffy Stickers, Wicked Good Halloween Stick On Pockets, Wicked Good Cobweb Acetate

The Wicked Good Halloween collection from Paper House is just so fun. It has all of your favorite Halloween icons like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, candy corn, skulls, and spiders, and it does a fantastic job of walking that line between not too cutesy and not too creepy. It really makes these papers and embellishments perfect for scrapping everyone from little kids to adults. My only complaint is that there are so many great embellishments that I couldn’t find a way to use them all on this layout (I didn’t even get a chance to use the fabulous Halloween Washi).

I maximized my embellishment use by placing them in groups around my photo. This way I got to use many of the embellishments, but they draw your eye to the photo instead of taking focus away from it. I also used a stick on pocket as a journaling tag. You’ll need a marker that is permanent on slick surfaces if you’d like to try this trick for yourself.

What are you working on for Halloween this year?

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

World Card Making Day – Card Sketch!

It’s time to celebrate World Card Making Day! October is always a month I look forward to for many reasons, but one of the reasons is World Card Making Day! I always enjoy taking one day to just create cards, I create all types of cards and usually this is when I get started on my Christmas cards! Today I have made a card sketch to help jump start your creativity in getting some cards made! Here is the sketch:

Here is a card I created based on this sketch:

Supplies Used: Explore Your World Tags Double Sided Paper; Discover USA tags double sided paper, navy blue cardstock; Kawaii Not? planner stickers

The yellow Explore Your World paper is so pretty and good for more then just traveled themed projects as you can see! I have used this paper for so many things, it is my favorite paper from the Explore Your World line! I cut out the middle of my tag and used some cellophane from an old package to add to the middle of my tag just to give it some visual interest. Here is a close up:

I popped up all the stickers on pop dots to give more textrue to my card. Often when I do this with thinner planner stickers I add them first to a piece of cardstock then add the pop dots to pop them up. In the case of my “hello sunshine” sticker I added it to silver cardstock and when I cut it out I left a slight edge showing to accent the silver words even more. I added a very small star circle sticker to the top of my tag in lieu of twine or ribbon since I plan on mailing this card out to one of my friends this next week! These little planner stickers are great in place of brads on projects where you don’t want the bulk!

I hope you will play along with us in honor of World Card Making Day and create a fun card using this sketch! If you do make sure and visit us at Paper House Creates and post your card there so we can see your amazing work and be inspired! I will be posting cards throughout the month of October in honor of World Card Making Day so make sure an follow me on Instagram (lisantexas) to see my latest creation!!