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!!

2020 Journey Book check list

Hello and Happy New Year!! Are you starting off 2020 with a bunch of resolutions and a huge “to do” list??? I know I am!! A check list is a must for me this year!! Using a decorated “to do” list is important and will ensure that you keep motivated in checking things off your list!! I decided to decorate the first page of my Blue Marble Journey Book insert to make a pretty intro page to get me motivated to keep a running check list of all the things I need to do in 2020:

Supplies Used: Blue Marble Journey Book Insert set; Productivity Sticker book; Beneath the Stars Double Sided Paper; Better When Camping Double sided paper; Baby Boy Banner Double Sided Paper; Discover USA Paper crafting kit

I used my favorite planner sticker book the Productivity Sticker Book for the gorgeous stickers you see, I just can’t get enough of them!! You can see they aren’t just for planners!! I layered them on the camping & outdoors papers for a nice rustic feel. I love using themed papers for things they weren’t originally intended for!! I placed the year on the bracket sticker from the Discover USA paper crafting kit and layered a clear floral sticker from the Productivity Sticker book on the bracket as well. To make the flower pop off the bracket I first mounted it on white card stock before I adhered it to the bracket. Here is a close up:

You can see I also used a 3/4 inch circle punch to punch a few circles to layer above the title. I think this makes it more pleasing to the eye. I also added a small heart sticker from the Productivity sticker book to give this cluster balance.

For the lower right embellishment cluster I used a lot of layering starting with a die cut circle from the Baby Boy Banner double sided paper. I then layered a square sticker from the Productivity Sticker book on top and then added this cute boot sticker on top of the square. The small heart and word strip are also from the Productivity Sticker book and I layered them to the left of the larger sticker grouping to add some balance.

Here is the inside of my “To Do” list journey book. I added a mirco flower sticker near the pre-printed title to jazz it up and I also added some matching washi tape at the bottom of the pages.

Supplies Used: Flower Micro stickers; llama washi tape set

I decided that checks are just a tad boring so to jazz it up a bit so I used the Flower Micro stickers to dot my check boxes. This indicates a finished project on my “to do ” list! Micro stickers are so great for so many of your projects!!

I hope this helps inspire you to make a list of things to get done in the upcoming new year!! To see more of my fun Paper House projects you can follow me on IG as lisantexas or visit my blog: My Creative Endeavors. Happy creating!!

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!!

Makes You Happy Foil Paper encouragement cards!

Hi Lisa here to share with you some quick and easy encouragement cards I made to keep in my purse using the Makes You Happy foiled paper from the Colorwashed collection. These cards do not open and on the back I like to add a piece of graph paper so I can hand write a personal note to the recipient. Here are my cards:

Supplies Used: Makes You Happy Foil Paper; Butterflies washi tape; Butterflies faux enamel stickers; Succulent Faux enamel stickers; Summer fun washi tape set, butterflies washi tape set; Llama washi tape set

These cut apart cards make even the novice paper crafter look like a pro!! You can go SUPER simple with these cards like I did with this one. This card was just cut apart from the larger paper sheet and then I added a strip of washi tape from the Butterflies washi tape set along the side of the card. To dress it up even more and to bring out the gold foil on the word “happy” I added an offset faux enamel butterfly sticker! This fun quote is sure to encourage someone and brighten their day!!

On my next card I stepped it up a bit and added a stamped quote on a piece of graph paper mounted on card stock. I then embellished my stamped quote by adding a doily under the top left corner of the quote. I added two faux enamel butterflies to this card of different sizes and at opposite corners to add visual interest and offset the larger doily. Nothing adds a finished look more easily then washi tape. I added two strips of washi tape from the butterflies washi tape set & the Llama washi tape set to balance out the card. This shows you how well the washi tape from different collections works so well together!!

The next card definitely took more time and was a bit more complex. For this card I layered two sizes of cards from the Makes You Happy foiled paper. I hand wrote my scripture and offset it using washi tape from the Summer fun washi tape set. I then added 2 adorable succulent faux enamel stickers to balance out my card and give it lots of sparkle and shine!

I hope these cards give you an idea of how you can make something look gorgeous with just a little bit of work. Remember many of the amazing Paper House products coordinate very well together to give your projects that stunning look of a a pro crafter who spent hours creating a special project! Why not create a few of these fun cards to keep on hand when your friends need a little pick me up??!! If you need to stock up on products to make your next project use my code PH19LISA to get 20% off your order!

Bible Journaling with Faux Enamel Stickers

Hi it’s Lisa here today to share with you one of my favorite things to use in my journaling bible…faux enamel stickers! These stickers have such shine and glam up any project! They also add dimension to your projects, but without all the bulk! This is great not only for bible journaling but for many other types of creative projects! When I was studying this verse I immediately thought of the beautiful Succulent faux enamel stickers.

Supplies Used: Succulent Faux Enamel stickers; Summer Fun washi tape; Panda 3D stickers (heart); butterflies faux enamel stickers

I tend to like to journal only in the margins provided for me so I don’t like to use any stickers that are to large. The adorable glitter heart is from the 3D panda sticker set & is the perfect size to act as a lovely accent for my cactus. I love using the thin washi tape to break up my white space and separate my handwritten notes from the title I created using letter stickers. Here is a close up of the lovely gold foiled washi tape that is from the Summer fun washi tape collection, I use this washi tape a lot!

In this picture you can also see the lovely gold faux enamel butterfly sticker. I love how most of the sticker sets have stickers of varying sizes so you are able to have extra tiny ones to add in those little white spaces that just need a bit of sparkle or shine!! The micro stickers are also perfect for these tiny accents but this faux enamel butterfly sticker kept with the faux enamel look that the succulent stickers gave my page.

I would love to have you follow me on Instagram – I’m lisantexas there! I share a lot of different paper projects using the amazing Paper House stickers and other products there! You can also use my code PH19LISA to get 20% off your next sticker order!! Happy creating!

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!