Stargazer Layout ~ Footprints on the Moon

Hello crafty friends!! Last week the creative team members were challenged to use a quote on a project. That immediately brought to mind a memory of my son when he was younger and a quote I would share with him, so I decided to create a layout documenting this quote. Since my son was a toddler he has loved space and astronauts and his dream has been to either become an astronaut or work for NASA. I knew exactly what picture I was going to use, one that embodied my quote perfectly but more importantly I knew the Stargazer line was PERFECT for the layout I had in mind.

Supplies Used: Stargazer Foil Paper; Ultra Violet Paper; Dream Big Cardstock Stickers; Stargazer Faux enamel sticker

The minute I saw the Stargazer foil paper it was love at first sight! I knew this paper was destined for a special layout and a special photo, so I hoarded it as most paper crafters do with a favorite paper. It wasn’t until I was challenged to create a project with a quote that the idea came to me to use this photo and my “special” paper from the Stargazer collection. The foil accents on this beautiful paper are so much lovelier in person!! The faux enamel stickers were the perfect accents to give that gold shimmer more impact. I also added some gold sequins to provide even more glimmer and shine! The cardstock sticker “follow your dreams” was popped up and added to the left of my photo as an embellishment, but I wanted the title work and the beautiful paper to shine and take center stage so I chose to keep my embellishments to a minimum. Here is a close up of the beautiful paper with the faux enamel stickers.

For my title work, I combined a bunch of different fonts of alphabet stickers and used the gold letters to accent the word footprints as I wanted the emphasis to be on this word. I also wanted to highlight the word sky so I used my die cut machine to cut the letters out of some leftover Ultra Violet Foil Paper. Here is a close up:

I hope you have been inspired to use a quote on your layout or project this week!! Remember the August subscription box contains the Stargazer line so make sure and hurry on over to sign up, you won’t regret it!! You can even take 20% off your order using my code PH19LISA. Feel free to follow me on Instagram (lisantexas), you can see more of my work using the amazing Paper House products. Happy creating!

Quick & easy cards!

Happy July! Lisa here to show you some quick and easy cards using these adorable 3D panda stickers!! I love the dimension that 3D stickers give to my cards! And who can resist these adorable pandas? They make the best birthday cards for people of any age!! Here are the 3 cards I made:

Supplies Used: 3D panda stickers

For my first card I started by making a background using ink splatters with pink and blue ink. I then stamped my large sentiment on a die cut rectangle. I placed my 3D panda at the top right corner to appear as if he was “peeking” over the edge of the die cut. I finished embellishing by adding a cute little 3D heart to the left of my sentiment to balance the panda sticker.

For the second card I made a background using blue ink and the “Smooshing” technique and then added some ink splatters. This time I added my sentiment on a die cut heart which I outlined to give it more contrast. I then placed my 3D panda to the right of the die cut hanging off slightly to add a stronger visual effect. To balance the main focal point I added a small 3D heart and a stamped sentiment to create a visual triangle.


Last but not least I changed up the color scheme a bit to accent the bamboo stalk by this panda. Instead of ink I dry embossed my background panel. I then added repetitive stamping of my sentiment to the fun doily die cut using 2 different ink colors. My cute little panda is again “hanging” off the edge of my focal point to create visual interest.

Stickers are such an easy accent for your cards and 3D stickers provide the dimension and texture to make your cards a big hit!! Happy creating!

The World is out there- Let’s Explore!

Good morning! Lisa here today to share a layout using some of the amazing travel goodies in the Explore Your World line! Here is my layout with the fun mix of patterns offered in this line! I loved both sides of all the papers so much it was hard to chose which side to use!

Supplies Used: Suitcases Double Sided Paper (Background); Explore Your World Map Double Sided Paper; Luggage Tags Double Sided Paper; Passport Stamps Double Sided Paper; Around the World 3D stickers; Let’s Explore Cardstock stickers; Around the World Puffy Stickers

I love using stickers like this one from the Let’s Explore Cardstock stickers set for my title, so easy and yet so impactful! I used foam tape to pop the quote sticker off the page to give it added dimension and make the title stand out more. Here is a close up:

I love how the puffy stickers and the 3D stickers give added dimension to my layouts, they are some of my favorite products to work with! As you can see I used a combination of 3D stickers and puffy stickers for my lower embellishment cluster and a fun cluster of puffy stickers and enamel dots in the upper right of my layout. Here is a close up of the bottom embellishment cluster:

The other great thing about the Explore Your World line is that these papers work so well with any type of travel destination! I used pictures from a trip to the Netherlands but of course I think any type of destination whether far away or close by could be documented using this line! Enjoy documenting your next trip with the fun and versatile Explore Your World line! Happy Trails!

National Best Friends Day

Today is National Best Friends Day! Time to celebrate your BFF and that amazing bond you both share! My BFF loves to read and so I thought I would wrap up a book by her favorite author and gift it to her to celebrate National Best Friends Day! While she isn’t crafty she does enjoy handmade things, so I used some washi tape and faux enamel stickers to dress up the wrapped package.

Supplies Used: Butterflies Washi Tape set; butterflies faux enamel stickers

I love to recycle plain paper bags as gift wrap. The gold glimmer of the faux enamel stickers is the perfect way to dress up this rather plain choice of gift wrap!! I started by adding a strip of the butterflies washi tape the long and short way across the middle of the package. I then added a strip of the thin turquoise washi on either sides of these strips. This washi set also has pops of gold in it, giving my package even more shine and shimmer! I then added a doily to disguise where the washi tape runs together. I added a button threaded with gold thread to accentuate the gold even more on top of the doily. As a a finishing touch I added one faux enamel butterfly sticker in the upper right and lower left corners of the package. What an easy peasy gift using your craft supplies and an old paper bag!

Here is a close up of the package:

I also used the same supplies to make a little card in which to write a note letting my BFF know how special she is to me:


I chose to make a smaller card (4 1/4 x 4 1/4). I added a strip of washi to the bottom of the embossed white cardstock panel. Then I heat embossed the sentiment in gold to accentuate those beautiful gold accents. And for a finishing touch I added another faux enamel butterfly sticker. This card is quick and easy but oh so pretty! You could easily mass produce it if you have multiple friends you wish to make a card for. The next time you need to wrap a gift or make a card make sure and consider using some of your crafty supplies to do so! Everyone loves a handmade gift, card or packaging! It makes them feel so special knowing the effort you put into making their gift extra special!

Let Freedom Ring

Happy Memorial Day! Today we celebrate and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. A few years back we went on vacation in Washington, D.C. and while there visited Arlington National Cemetery. I knew when I saw the Let Freedom Ring paper pad it would be perfect for documenting that special memory of our time at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here is the layout I created:

Supplies Used: Let Freedom Ring Paper Pad

The papers in this pad were a perfect back drop for my photos, and I love that it also includes a 12 x 12 sheet of stickers for embellishing your pages. I used one of the cut apart papers to cut out this 4 x 6 flag to use as a backdrop for the larger sticker of the USA map. I then added my title directly on the map sticker placing it to the left of my photos to add balance. I tore the blue map paper to give the layout some texture and used these torn pieces as borders around my pictures. Here is a close up:

I then added my title under my pictures and embellished with a star sticker from the paper pad as well as some wood veneer stars. I finished off the bottom of the layout with two banners cut from one of the cut apart cards included in the paper pad. The pops of gold on some of the papers and the cut apart accents are divine and give your pages an elegant sparkle as shown here on the cut apart border I added over the torn map paper. Here is a close up:

I hope you have the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery at some time and get to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as it is truly a memorable experience. Enjoy your holiday and I hope you are able to spend at least a little time in your craft space today! Happy creating!

Wonder Woman Gift Bag and Card

Hi! Lisa here to share with you a fun gift bag/card set I made for a friend who was going through a rough patch using some of the fun stickers and papers from the Wonder Woman Collection. We all have those amazing strong, confident, and extraordinary women in our lives and this line is perfect for them!!


Supplies Used: Wonder Woman Cardstock Stickers; Wonder Woman Portraits Foil Paper; Wonder Woman Tags Foil Paper; Wonder Woman; Wonder Woman Amazon Princess Foil Paper; Wonder Woman Confidence & Strength Foil Paper and Wonder Woman Logos Faux Enamel Stickers

I used a plain kraft gift bag and made a front for my gift bag by mounting the portrait of Wonder Woman on some cardstock, layering it on the Confidence & Strength paper and then adding a small strip of the foil paper on the bottom. Lastly I added the Wonder Woman cardstock sticker on pop dots to give the bag some dimension and texture.

My tag was created on one of the cut apart tag on the Wonder Woman Tags Foil Paper, I then die cut a circle & scallop circle out of cardstock and mounted the cardstock Wonder Woman sticker and word “pow” on pop dots onto the circle. I stamped the phrase “I’m Her for you” in black ink. I attached red grossgrain ribbon to my tag with a hand sewn button and then then tied the tag to the bag with gold string. Here is a close up of the tag

To complete the ensemble I made a super quick and easy card. I added the Wonder Woman cardstock sticker as well as a few of the faux enamel stickers to tie in the gold on the bottom layer of the card.

I enjoyed creating with this fun line and know you will too! Happy crafting!

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!

Good morning & Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet day! What a fun day to celebrate as I know many of you have adopted a shelter pet at some point in your lives. We all love our fur babies and using our Journey Book inserts is a great way to to document the fun, happy, and silly times with your sweet pet or pets! Today I am sharing the story of how I met the neighborhood cat in the small town neighborhood my brother lives in.

Supplies Used: Color washed Journey Book insert; Explore Your World Tags Paper; Blush Washi Tape Set; Best friends Sculpted stickers; Cats Illustrated 2″ stickers; Cat Faces Puffy Stickers & Cat Faces To Go stickers.

I used one of the cut apart cards from the Explore your World Tags paper to make a pocket to hold my journaling. I did my journaling on 2 tags and used my computer to do the journaling as this story was a bit long as it covered 3 years! I stamped directly on the cut apart card so the date was front and center to remind me of the first time I met Buddy! Here is a close up of the journaling tags

The journaling chronicles how I first met Buddy the cat back in the Fall of 2016. While on my yearly visit to my brother’s home and while on a walk with my little nephew we saw a cat sunning on the front porch of a home. I found out the next day from the home owner of the home where he was sunning himself that he was actually the neighborhood cat. He was super friendly and instead of taking him to the shelter all the neighbors in this small community care for Buddy so all his needs are met! For the past 3 years I have visited my brother every Fall & my nephew and I always walk in the neighborhood and go visit Buddy. If we don’t see him we call for him by name and he will come running to us! This past Spring when I heard of severe flooding in my brother’s town I immediately became worried for not only the townspeople but Buddy! I was so glad to learn after the flooding was over Buddy was safe and sound and his neighborhood family as usual was giving him the best care and watching out for him!

I think the Best Friends sculpted stickers, Cat Faces sticker to go, Cat faces puffy stickers & the Illustrated cat stickers were the perfect embellishments for my story! I love how puffy stickers give your spread some texture without all the bulk, especially when using a smaller format to document your memories!

We would love to hear more about your pets or see how you have documented your pet memories!! Feel free to share with us, we love seeing what you create using Paper House products!

Shine Like the Stars

Happy Monday! Have you tried memory keeping using a smaller format? I’ve been a traditional 12 x 12 scrapper for years but as I started seeing some of the smaller format notebooks I became interested in trying them out. The Journey notebooks are spectacular for this purpose! I love the amazing array of inserts and covers to chose from, it’s hard to pick just one! Today I am using our Color Washed Journey book insert and the Stargazer collection of stickers, paper and washi tape on my project.

Supplies Used: Color washed Journey notebook insert; Stargazer Night Sky & Galaxy Foil Paper; Stargazer Shine Bright & Dream Big cardstock Stickers; Stargazer washi tape set; Celestial & Stargazer Faux enamel stickers.

I had 3 photos I wanted to use on this layout chosen because my friend, her daughter, her daughter’s friend and myself participated in a 5K walk last month and the girls’ shirts perfectly matched the Stargazer collection! I loved all of the Stargazer stickers so much I wanted to use the second page as just a fun mix of stickers and my title so I ended up making a fold out flap to “hide” and “house” my other 2 photos. Here is a close up of this:

I took a 6.25 inch x 2.5 inch piece of Stargazer Galaxy Foil paper and folded it in half so that I could mount two pictures inside and one picture on the front. I added some of the narrow washi tape to the inside edges to jazz it up and then added a faux enamel sticker to the top right corner of the third picture. I used one of the faux enamel stickers from the Stargazer collection as my little “handle” so I can open and close the flap. I backed that sticker where it was still showing with white cardstock so it wouldn’t be sticky and stick to my project! Here is a close up of my “handle”:

I hope this inspires you to try memory keeping on a smaller format! I know once you try it you will love it as much as I do! Happy creating!