Harry Potter Card and Matching Envelope

Hello! Samantha here with you. In case you didn’t know, I am a full on lover of all things Harry Potter. However, even if you’re not a crazy fan like me, you probably have someone in your life who is. Today I’m sharing a Harry Potter card and matching envelope that you can create for that HP fan in your life.

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Supplies: Harry Potter™ Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter™ Hogwarts at Night Foil Paper, Harry Potter™ Chibi Faux Enamel Stickers, Harry Potter™ Planner Stickers, Black Card Stock, Gold Card Stock, Dimensional Adhesive

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I really wanted these cute Chibi stickers to take front and center, so I framed them with the Harry Potter™ Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper and some gold card stock. It’s hard to do these awesome faux enamel stickers justice in a photo, but (as I hope you can see) these stickers are framed in gorgeous shiny gold. There are so many cute Harry Potter Chibi stickers that you could easily customize your card for the recipient by switching out the characters I chose for your recipients favorite characters.

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I used Harry Potter™ Hogwarts at Night Foil Paper for my background and layered it all on a black card stock base. I left a greeting off the outside of the card. This lends to the clean appearance and allows me to customize the greeting on the inside of the card to match the occasion. The final size of my Harry Potter card measures 6″ long by 3″ tall.

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To complete this set, I created a matching envelope for the card. You can send fun patterned paper envelopes like this through the mail as long as the address is clear. I used the Harry Potter™ Planner Stickers to create space for both send to and return address.

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This Harry Potter card and matching envelope may not be your Hogwarts letter, but it still should be a pretty fun piece of mail to receive!

If you need to get your hands on some of this fabulous Harry Potter collection, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Puppy Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. We got a new puppy this summer, and he’s just so darn cute that I can’t help but take his picture…and now I’ve got to scrap those photos. Whether your K9 friend is a new puppy or just a puppy at heart, I hope my puppy layout makes you want to scrap your dog too!

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Supplies: You Had Me at Woof 3D Sticker, Dog Micro Sticker, Great Outdoors Into the woods Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Better When Camping Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Tags Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Hunting Tags Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Washi Tape Set, Halloween Washi Tape Set

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Since Paper House doesn’t have a specific pet collection, I started with some fun dog themed stickers. I wanted a mix of textures and sizes, so I chose the You Had Me at Woof 3D Stickers and the Life Organized Dog Micro Stickers. I print my photos at home, so I printed 3 1/2″ x 5″ photos on 4″ x 6″ photo paper. I trimmed the photos down to give them a bit of a “Polaroid” look. Then, I used the Dog Micro Stickers to create a fun detail under the photos on the white border.

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After I had my puppy stickers picked out, I raided my stash of Paper House collections for paper that matched. I decided that paper from the Great Outdoors collection coordinated with the stickers. I wanted a few more embellishments, so I reached for my Washi. Of course, I used the camo Washi from the Great Outdoors Washi Tape Set, but I also found that the orange and white Washi from Halloween Washi Tape Set was a great match, too! I also love that both Washi tapes have a metallic detail to them.

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This puppy layout is the first of many, many dog layouts in my future. I can’t wait to see how else I can use Paper House to capture these memories.

Need to pick up some supplies to scrap your puppy? Make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Marbelous Birthday Cards

Hello! Samantha here, and today I have something a little bit different for you. I have a set of 3 Marbelous birthday cards. I wanted to show you how many different options you have for card making with Paper House Stickers. All the cards use Marbelous paper as their base, they all use the same basic layout for the card, and they’re all even the same theme. However, by mixing and matching different types of stickers you get very different looks for each card.

Since I’m sharing 3 different cards today, I’ll share a photo of each individual card and list the supplies right afterwards.

Supplies: Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Birthday 3D Stickers, Kawaii Hearts Faux Enamel Stickers

This is the most elegant of the cards. I chose a to use some of the Marbelous card stock that has gold foil to match the gold in the 3D sticker and faux enamel stickers.

Supplies: Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Emoji Birthday 3D Sticker, Kawaii Not? Washi Tape, Kawaii Not? Rice Paper Borders, Kawaii Epoxy Stickers, Kawaii Cupcakes Puffy Clips

This card is a bit more fun. I created texture by using a puffy clip for my focal point and a 3D sticker for my greeting. To create the border I paired a shiny silver rice paper with some cupcake washi tape.

Supplies: Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Magical Faux Enamel Sticker,Kawaii Not? Rice Paper Borders, Kawaii Epoxy Stickers

This last card is completely whimsical, as I made it with my soon to be 5 year old niece in mind. A little rainbow rice paper is the perfect starting point for some magical stickers. This card uses mostly flat stickers (I sneaked in a small enamel heart) to make it easy to mail, but the fun faux enamel sticker adds a special touch to the card.

There you have it; a trio of Marbelus birthday cards.

Remember to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off all your card making supplies at Paper House.

Sundrenched Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. Summer is in full swing at our house. It is full of playing outside, summer sports, and the occasional over night trip to somewhere fun. Today I have a Sundrenched layout documenting a little bit of silliness on one of those overnight trips.

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Supplies: Sundrenched Papaer Pad, Sundrenched Cardstock Multi Pack, Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack, Summer Fun Rice Paper Border Stickers

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While my husband had to work, the kids and I got to spend the day playing. We sent him this photo to tease him about that fact that we got to swim while he had to sit in meetings.

Sundrenched is a collection full of bright, saturated, summery colors. There are also lots of pops of metallic throughout the collection papers. To keep everything cohesive, I chose to make sure that I used gold metallic accents to carry the theme throughout the layout. Choosing at least one cohesive element helps keep from overwhelming the eye.

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Sundrenched has a coordinating Cardstock Multi Pack, but in addition to the the Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack also goes beautifully with this collection. The words “smile” and “love” on my layout were taken from Color Washed.

I like to use a lot of dimensional adhesive and a mix of flat stickers and 3D stickers on my layouts. This helps to keep everything from just blending and running together. Your eye picks up on the different levels to the layering and sees more separation between images, journaling, and photos.

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I’m loving how versatile Sundrenched is for summer themed scrapping! It’s going to be making many more appearances in my summer adventure layouts. If you need some Sundrenched in your life, click her for the Paper House website and use code PH19SAMANTHA when you check out for 20% off your entire order. What summer adventures are you looking forward to scrapping?

Scrapping Night Photos With Stargazer

Hello! Samantha here with you. When we travel, we love checking out the different cities at night, so I have quite a few night photos. Today I wanted to show how easy it is to scrap night photos with Stargazer.

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Supplies: Stargazer Night Sky Foil Paper, Stargazer Foil Paper, Stargazer Shine Bright Foil Paper, Stargazer Ultra Violet Foil Paper, Stargazer Dream Big Cardstock Stickers, Enjoy Puffy Sticker

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This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to use the Stargazer papers, and they are just so beautiful. There are gold foil accents on all of the papers that make this collection extra special. The deep, moody colors and night sky theme of Stargazer lend themselves perfectly to scrapping night photos.

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My oldest and I took a nighttime selfie together on a pedestrian bridge when we were on a recent weekend trip to Omaha. The bridge lights up at night and adds just the right amount of back light for a photo. This bridge is always one of our favorite stops, and is that much better at night!

Because night photos tend to be a bit dark, I built my layout around a piece of Stargazer paper that had a lot of white to it to keep the whole layout from looking really dark. I framed my picture with a Stargazer paper that had more purple/indigo tones than blue tones since our night photo happened to have blue back light. Coordinating without matching helps the photo pop on the layout instead of fading into the background.

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I finished up my layout by adding a few dimensional stickers, Stargazer cardstock stickers, and Stargazer journaling tags.

If you have some photos you think would coordinate perfectly with Stargazer, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Personalizing a Travel Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. We recently returned from a trip to Germany, so today I want to share a little about personalizing a travel layout.

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Supplies: Explore Your World Passport Stamps, Explore Your World Luggage Tags, Explore Your World Map, Explore Your World Tags, Around the World Puffy Stickers, Germany 3-D Stickers, Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit (white alphas), Color Washed Cardstock Multi Pack

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Explore Your World is everything I want in a travel collection: fun patterns, all-inclusive travel themes, beautiful words, and a gorgeous color palette. I prefer generic themed travel collections so that I can use it over a lot of photos on multiple layuots from a trip of any kind. I then customize my layout with more location specific stickers and embellishments.

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Since Paper House has so many great stickers (seriously my favorite thing about Paper House is the amazing variety of stickers), you’ll never have a hard time finding just what you need to customize your layout. I used alphabet stickers to add the name of the town. Because the town has two names, I used two different styles of stickers to add to the fun. Next, I used a Germany 3-D sticker to tie it all together. The mix of card stock stickers and 3D stickers adds texture to the layout as well. Our trip was overseas travel, so I stuck with Geo tag, map, and airplane themes for the rest of my embellishments. If you’re scrapping a beach trip you could use embellishments from collections like Sundrenched for a different kind of personalization.

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Explore Your World is the perfect base for creating all your travel layouts. If you need some Explore Your World in your life, click her for the Paper House website and use code PH19SAMANTHA when you check out for 20% off your entire order. What trip will you be scrapping next?

Pinterest Inspired Two Page Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. There are so many great project ideas on the Paper House Pinterest page, that it makes it the perfect place to go when you need a little creative inspiration. Today I’ve got a Pinterest inspired 2 page layout to share with you.

 

 

Supplies: The Great Outdoors Live for the Hunt, The Great Outdoors Call of the Wild, The Great Outdoors Camping Tags, The Great Outdoors Beneath the Stars, The Great Outdoors Cardstock Stickers, Hunting Adventures 3D Stickers, Outdoors Epoxy Stickers, Outdoors Planner Stickers, Outdoors Stick On Pockets, Outdoors Puffy Clips, Outdoors Puffy Stickers

I actually found inspiration for my layout from 2 different layout pins. This one by Carolyn Johnson:

and this one by Julie Tucker-Wolek:

I took the split page set up and 2 photo placement from Carolyn’s layout.

I also copied her use of stick-on pockets as a design element.

I took inspiration from Julie’s use of a big circle on her layout and her use of 3 vertical photos.

I also drew inspiration from her cluster of embellishments underneath the center photo.

I love drawing inspiration from other people! There are so many wonderful, talented paper crafters out there. So next time you get stuck or need a little crafty inspiration, check out Paper House’s Pinterest page…you might just find an idea for your next project!Save

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December Pocket Album Pages

Happy December! Samantha here with you. Every December I create a pocket style mini album that I use to document all the fun we have during December. I love having all our memories in one place, and truthfully, if I didn’t do a quick pocket style album for December, it might never get scrapped. I love Christmas and pack in a lot of fun! Today I have the first few pages from my December pocket album. It’s not too late to start your own!

Supplies: Christmas Joy Tags, Christmas Joy Peace Joy and Love, Merry and Bright 3D Sticker, Christmas Magic Cardstock Multipack, Christmas Puffy Stickers

I like to keep my designs simple. Cut apart tags are a great way to fill empty space and add a pretty design element. Add a sticker or two right on top of your photos for an extra touch of personalization.

The best part of scrapping an album like this is that you can come back to add more if you’re creating a page about an activity that takes place throughout the season. For example, we watch Christmas movies and have special treats all December long. I still have space to add one more photo, and it’s really easy to pull out my journaling tag to add to the list of movies we watched and coordinating treats that we had.

You can even mix and match the sizes of your photos. I mix 4 x 6 pages in with my standard 6 x 8 photos. There are no rules here. The more you mix the textures of your embellishments and sizes of your photos, the more you’ll love your album.

How do you document your December?

 

 

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Christmas Card with Gift Card Holder

Happy Holidays! Samantha here with you. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I LOVE this time of year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re like me, you love adding a hand made touch to your gifts, especially if you giving something like a gift card. Today I have a handmade Christmas card with gift card holder to share with you.

Supplies: Christmas Joy Tags, Christmas Joy Gold Dot, Christmas Joy Merry & Bright 3D Sticker, Christmas Joy Rice Paper Border Sticker, Christmas Joy Stick On Pockets, Christmas Joy Flake Stickers, Christmas Joy Epoxy Stickers

As always, Christmas Joy has so many fantastic coordinating embellishments that I had a hard time choosing just a few to use. I love adding embellishments in a collage style cluster. It’s a great way to get lots of embellishments on the card without it feeling cluttered.

For a simple yet pretty way to hold a gift card add a coordinating Stick on Pocket on the inside of the card.

How do you like to ad hand made touches to your holiday gifting?

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Project Pad Cards

Hello! Samantha here with you. Paper House’s Project Pads are super versatile and easy to work with.  I’m sharing two project pad cards with you today to showcase how pretty these pads are. At the end of this post there is also a link to a bonus home decor project using a project pad.

Supplies: Hearts ProjectColor Washed Paper Pad, Bohemian Friends Clear Stickers, Family Planner Stickers

There are multiple sizes of hearts in the Heart Project pad. To create a simple focal point for a card, just layer up a few different sizes and colors of heart. Using dimensional adhesive helps take the card from “ok” to “wow” and gives it a more finished look. You can also mail cards using dimensional adhesive without having to pay any extra postage! Finish your card by adding sentiment stickers. I used some planner stickers on this card to make it a birthday card.

If you like using patterned paper, you can start your card with a pretty piece of patterned paper. Then choose some hearts from the project pad that coordinate with your patterned paper. Too keep everything from getting too busy, I used hearts that were very similar on this card. Group them together in the center of the card for a fun focal point. Add a clear sticker at the bottom for a seamless sentiment.

Want to see more of what you can do with Paper House’s Project Pads? Head on over to my blog today where I have this simple home decor piece featuring the Feathers Project Pad.

What will you be making with Paper House’s Project Pads?
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