Tiny Greetings with Natalie

Hey friends! Natalie here with some tiny holiday greeting cards that are so cute & easy to whip out in the very few days we have left before Christmas!

I created these tiny cards & envelopes for tins of baked goods we are giving our friends.

I think the envelopes are a great way to add a wow factor to a homemade greeting card. The smaller, the more impact because who doesn’t love a tiny envelope?

I used the Christmas Joy Craft Set to create these cards. I created the envelopes with a little tool and used Paper House patterned paper for that as well. Then I used the cardstock stickers and some 3d elements to embellish.

Another way to add a wow factor to your small greeting cards is to add sewing. It is a quick step to add texture, and non-crafty recipients will be wowed!

I love to layer my embellishments to add dimension. I added cardstock stickers or glitter die cuts, and then added a second layer of 3d embellishmetns or another cardstock sticker. I also used the Christmas Joy puffy stickers!

These tiny cards came together so quickly, they’d be a fast project you can complete before the big day on Wednesday. They’d also be great translated into Valentine’s cards!

I wish you all a very merry Christmas & a happy New Year! I cannot wait to see what all Paper House has in store for us in 2020!

Gratitude Journal with Natalie

Hey Paper House friends! Natalie here with a question – are you playing along with Paper House’s Gratitude Challenge?

If so – AWESOME! If not, it’s definitely not too late to get started. There are thoughtful prompts for every day. You can play along in whatever format you desire & there are PRIZES!

I decided to use a Gold Dots Journey Book for my Gratitude Journal. They come in a pack of two, so there’s another for another project soon!

I love using stamps in travelers notebooks! Washi is also an essential in your travelers notebook supply pouch. I used the washi as inspiration for the colors of my title page.

Day 1 prompt was Something Good about the past 24 hours. Since it was November 1, Halloween was the day before. I picked a photo of me, Mother of Dragons with my boys & talked about how we had fun on Halloween night!

Day Two – A place you have the most fun. I absolutely LOVE the Great Smokey Mountains. Cades Cove in the National Park is one of my favorite places in the world to be. I used the Great Outdoors papers to perfectly accomodate the photo & story.

Day Three was to discuss gratitude about someone in your everyday life. Who better to talk about on this page than my Ride or Die?

Day 4 is to talk about something about your personality that you are grateful for. I discussed my Rustic Sparkle style & how it shapes so much of my life!

Day 5 is the favorite thing about your family! I used this Call of the Wild paper from the Great Outdoors to talk about how my little family loves to go on outdoor adventures.

Day 6 is something Extra you Appreciate. I took it in satirical stride & posted about how my Mom made me Extra. LOL! Isn’t this paper, Autumn Woods, so gorgeous!?

I also used some stickers from the Autumn Woods Planner Stickers book and Autumn Wood Micro Stickers.

Rounding out the week with Day 7’s prompt of “a place that holds great memories.” We are in a Disney state of mind with a trip upcoming, and I cannot wait to see the castle lit up for the holidays again! My boys have such fun memories of our trips to Disney, and I’m so grateful we have a chance to make more soon! These Magical Memories stickers are so perfect for documenting those fun times!

I hope you will join us in our Gratitude Challenge! Post online using the #PHgratitude.

xoxo Natalie

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!!

Camping Nights in Pockets

Hi crafty friends! Natalie here with you on this last day of September sharing my favorite way to include numerous photos on a scrapbook page. I love to use pocket pages. They can house so many pictures without any hassle of figuring out how the layout will look.

I used the Camping Tags Double Sided paper as some of my pocket cards. I backed my smaller photos with papers from the travel paper collections.

Those adorable Great Outdoors Epoxy Stickers are the perfect tiny embellishment for a 3×4 pocket.

Using this Discover USA paper dictated the colors in my layout . I printed these 2×3 tiny photos 4 to a 4×6 photo collage & they work great for pocket pages.

My rules for pocket pages are typically to keep from putting two full 3×4 photos right next to one another, as well as break up the pattern paper with some solids.

I usually fit all of my journaling onto a specific journaling card, but sometimes I will add extra snippets with small photos on a tiny die cut tag.

Repeating this fun patterned Passport Stamps double sided page in another 3×4 pocket, along with the stripes of the same colors in the 4×6 pocket, helps tie in the rows.

I love how well these Great Outdoors Puffy Stickers are the best size for a 3×4 pocket!

I hope you’ve been inspired to create a pocket page – they’re such a great, easy, quick way to document some of your memories. I love to combine them with a 12×12 traditional layout!

You can find your own pocket page embellishments and cut apart sheets on the Paper House Productions website and use my code PH19NATALIE for 20% off your order!

Falling into Halloween Scrapbooking



Natalie here today to share a Halloween scrapbook page with you! I know it’s not October, but it’s officially fall, so I was ready for some Halloween scrapbooking!

I grabbed this awesomely festive pumpkin paper from PHP called Wicked good & used it to back the word RAWR! My boys were a tiger and a dino – so roaring was in order all night.

How cute are these Halloween puffy stickers?!

I could use them on 100 projects!

This double sided paper is very thick & holds up well on your paper projects. And this ghost is the cutest!

I used the small puffy stickers to hold in my journaling on this portion of the layout – a fun way to frame text!

A subtitle of puffy stickers is always a good idea.

You can find more fun Halloween goodies in the Paper House Productions store & get 20% off your order using the code PH19NATALIE. Grab some now for an entire month of holiday crafting!



Memory Keeping in a Planner!

Natalie here with you today! I’m using my new Mommy Lhey planner to memory keep with photos!

Here’s the month of July at a glance with small photos covering some days, combined with patterned paper and stickers.

I used the Summer planner sticker kit to add some festive goodness to my Independence day/week spread! I printed my photos 6×1.75ish to fit in the daily blanks.

For the days without photos, I journal or use patterned paper and stickers. This is a great way to use up those 6×6 paper pads, they’re the perfect size to slice into the daily columns.

I have started ensuring that I take photos that will easily be cropped into this size! It’s a fun, visual reminder of our everyday life that otherwise wouldn’t make it into the scrapbook.

The Mommy Lhey planner has some fabulous stickers in the back, to include months for easy tabbing.

I kept some of the spreads simple, but adding a few of the Lhey labels and stickers help add interest.

I busted into the Tropical June Sticker kit for this spread – I love some of the clear stickers!

Using stamps in the same color scheme is a good way to add subtle uniqueness to your spreads.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with my August monthly spread! I love how colorful it turned out. These planners lend so well to almost any color scheme you’d like!

Using die cuts is another way to create some unique spreads in your memory planner. I hope I’ve inspired you to use your planner in a different way today!

Make sure to use my code PH19NATALIE for 20% of your order at https://paperhouseproductions.com/ & thank you for looking today!