Marbelous Birthday Cards

Hello! Samantha here, and today I have something a little bit different for you. I have a set of 3 Marbelous birthday cards. I wanted to show you how many different options you have for card making with Paper House Stickers. All the cards use Marbelous paper as their base, they all use the same basic layout for the card, and they’re all even the same theme. However, by mixing and matching different types of stickers you get very different looks for each card.

Since I’m sharing 3 different cards today, I’ll share a photo of each individual card and list the supplies right afterwards.

Supplies: Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Birthday 3D Stickers, Kawaii Hearts Faux Enamel Stickers

This is the most elegant of the cards. I chose a to use some of the Marbelous card stock that has gold foil to match the gold in the 3D sticker and faux enamel stickers.

Supplies: Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Emoji Birthday 3D Sticker, Kawaii Not? Washi Tape, Kawaii Not? Rice Paper Borders, Kawaii Epoxy Stickers, Kawaii Cupcakes Puffy Clips

This card is a bit more fun. I created texture by using a puffy clip for my focal point and a 3D sticker for my greeting. To create the border I paired a shiny silver rice paper with some cupcake washi tape.

Supplies: Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Magical Faux Enamel Sticker,Kawaii Not? Rice Paper Borders, Kawaii Epoxy Stickers

This last card is completely whimsical, as I made it with my soon to be 5 year old niece in mind. A little rainbow rice paper is the perfect starting point for some magical stickers. This card uses mostly flat stickers (I sneaked in a small enamel heart) to make it easy to mail, but the fun faux enamel sticker adds a special touch to the card.

There you have it; a trio of Marbelus birthday cards.

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Marvelous Memory Maps

I have such great early childhood memories of going on roadtrips with my family and placing pins in maps at the roadside diner that we would stop at. I loved seeing how people from around the world had visited this one spot in search of a great breakfast. There was nothing more rewarding than pushing the pin into the map and knowing in 10-15 years that pin would still be there. These memories are what inspired my latest project. I created a cutout map using scrapbook paper from Paper House Productions.

The project was simple. Paperhouse had done all the heavy lifting for me by creating such gorgeous paper. I love that the map feels vintage and faded, which makes the map feel like an heirloom.

I decided to cut the map out as I wanted something distinctive to hang on my wall. I had to save all the scrap paper as I love the vintage license plates. It reminded me of playing the license place game on many family road trips, and something I still do.

Armed with an exacto knife and cardboard I cut out the shape of the USA. Cardboard provided an excellent backing incase I decided to put pins or tacks into the map.

After I had finished cutting out the product I decided that I wanted to use my vintage typewriter to type out the different names of places I wanted to put on the map. This is only the beginning of the project and I know this map will continue to grow as I continue to make more memories.

While I opted to create a memory map there are so many other things you can do with this map.

You could put pins of what states you have traveled to, where your relatives live, places you dream of visiting, where you have received postcards, and letters from. There is no limit to your imagination.

You can find the amazing paper here:

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Sundrenched Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. Summer is in full swing at our house. It is full of playing outside, summer sports, and the occasional over night trip to somewhere fun. Today I have a Sundrenched layout documenting a little bit of silliness on one of those overnight trips.

Summer Fun Layout

Supplies: Sundrenched Papaer Pad, Sundrenched Cardstock Multi Pack, Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack, Summer Fun Rice Paper Border Stickers

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While my husband had to work, the kids and I got to spend the day playing. We sent him this photo to tease him about that fact that we got to swim while he had to sit in meetings.

Sundrenched is a collection full of bright, saturated, summery colors. There are also lots of pops of metallic throughout the collection papers. To keep everything cohesive, I chose to make sure that I used gold metallic accents to carry the theme throughout the layout. Choosing at least one cohesive element helps keep from overwhelming the eye.

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Sundrenched has a coordinating Cardstock Multi Pack, but in addition to the the Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack also goes beautifully with this collection. The words “smile” and “love” on my layout were taken from Color Washed.

I like to use a lot of dimensional adhesive and a mix of flat stickers and 3D stickers on my layouts. This helps to keep everything from just blending and running together. Your eye picks up on the different levels to the layering and sees more separation between images, journaling, and photos.

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I’m loving how versatile Sundrenched is for summer themed scrapping! It’s going to be making many more appearances in my summer adventure layouts. If you need some Sundrenched in your life, click her for the Paper House website and use code PH19SAMANTHA when you check out for 20% off your entire order. What summer adventures are you looking forward to scrapping?

Gone Fishing: How to Make DIY Shaker Cards

Hey y’all it’s Liv here! I am so excited to share with you a fun DIY project guaranteed to make you and your recipient smile. My dad fishes all the time and I wanted to create a fun and cute card to thank him for all the fish he has caught. Recently I have become obsessed with creating shaker postcards, shaker embellished hoops and shaker planner spreads. There is something so satisfying with having a project that you can move.

In this project I created a fish themed card but don’t let that limit your creativity! Paper House Productions has so many amazing stickers, embelishments and paper, which means the sky is the limit.

The Products:

In this project I used the following products from Paper House Productions

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The Materials:

  1. Scissors
  2. Adhesive Roller
  3. A Pencil
  4. A Clear Plastic Adhesive Roller
  5. An exacto knife
  6. Card Stock
  7. Embellishments
  8. A Clear Plastic Envelope

Step 1: Select your paper and quote card and cut them out!

Paper House productions has such an amazing selection of different papers and themed quote cards it was hard to choose one for this project. I selected a fish theme to use for my dad!

Step 2: Cut Out Window on Front of Card

Trace an outline of your quote card on the front of your card. Make sure to give yourself at least a half inch border to allow you to adhere the plastic envelope to the back front of the card. I recommend using an exacto knife and a ruler to help give a precise line. Make sure you have a cutting mat as I don’t want to ruin your table.

Step 3: Cut Out you fishes

I chose the Freshwater fish 2″ Sticker to be used in this embellished shaker card. I placed the fish on cardstock and then cut them out using an exacto knife. I reused the cardstock that was provided in the sticker package.

Step 4: Adhere Clear Plastic Envelope to the card

I reuse the plastic clear envelopes that come with most craft orders. This is a great way to cut down on cost and save the environment. I recommend using a clear adhesive roller to adhere the plastic to the card.

Please excuse my dirty craft mat!

Step 5: Place fishes into plastic envelope and reseal

Plop your fishes into the clear plastic and then seal the plastic envelope using your adhesive roller. Make sure to be precise with your adhesive roller as you don’t want the fish to get caught on the edges. Let them swim freely.

Step 6: Embellish

Hands down this is my favorite step. Add whatever stickers, die cuts, and paper to your card. Make sure to share your creations on Paper House Creates.

I can’t wait to see what you create. Check out my blog @longlivelivletters