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!!

World Cardmaking Day 2019 – Card Inspiration!

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2019! Today, at Paper House, we’ve got some card inspiration to share with you! Our Creative Team has several talented cardmakers and we can’t wait to share what they have been up to with you!

First up let’s check out some inspiration from Lisa! Lisa is a master of clean and simple with solid design principles!

Our cut apart cards within the patterned paper collections make it easy to have a sentiment and simple base for your cards!

We think our 3D Stickers are a great addition to all craft projects and they really shine on cards!
This combination from Lisa showcases both our Butterfly Washi Tape and our Faux Enamel Stickers.
You can’t go wrong with a themed card and Lisa knocks it out of the park with this Wonder Woman card!

Another one of our Creative Team Members known for her cards is Samantha. Samantha also keeps things clean and simple, making it easy to see how to replicate her beautiful cards!

Tucking a puffy clip into her card really makes this card pop!
Our 3D Stickers make a great focal point for your cards.
We’ve got you covered if you are creating for a Potterhead!

We’d love to see what cards you are making today! Share them with us over in Paper House Creates on Facebook!

Stargazer Wedding Card

Hello! Samantha here today with a Stargazer wedding card. While Stargazer might not be your first thought when you go to create a wedding card, I’ve found that it can make for a really stunning one. The rich colors and starry motifs can make the perfect background for an elegant wedding card.

Supplies: Stargazer Night Sky Foil Paper, Stargazer Ultra Violet Foil Paper, Eat, Drink, and be Married 3D Stickers, To Have & To Hold Cardstock Multi Pack, White Card Stock, Black Card Stock, Dimensional Adhesive

My cousin is getting married in October, so I needed to make a wedding card. I found out that their wedding color is purple, so I set out to create a purple wedding card. I love the deep shades of purple in Stargazer, so I thought that it just might work.

I chose a mix of both lighter colored sheets of Stargazer and darker ones, but I made sure to crop the paper to really focus on the purple swirls. I used both white and black card stock as a base for the card since Stargazer has both white and black and dark and light elements to it.

To make this card a wedding card (instead of just a really pretty Stargazer card) I added 3D stickers from Eat, Drink, and Be Married. I also used flat stickers from the To Have & To Hold Cardstock Multi Pack.

I love the silver foil accents on the stickers. They add an extra touch that’s just perfect for a special occasion like a wedding.

Have you used Stargazer for any different themed cards or layouts?

If you love Stargazer as much as I do, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.