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!

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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!

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