Stargazer Castle Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a Stargazer castle layout. It’s no secret that one of my favorite things about Paper House is the wide variety of stickers. I love that I can combine a set of stickers (today I’ll be using 3D stickers) with any paper collection to create themed layout that matches my photos.

Supplies: Stargazer Night Sky Foil Paper, Stargazer Galaxy Foil Paper, Stargazer Shine Bright Foil Paper, Stargazer Dream Big Cardstock Stickers, Magical Memories 3D Stickers

I’ve been to Disney a few times in the past 5 years, and I’ve gotten around to scrapping very few of the photos, so when I saw the Magical Memories 3D stickers I knew they’d be a great way to get me started scrapping some of those photos.

These photos on this layout were also taken during the Christmas season, so the castle was decked out in Christmas lights and looked like an ice castle. I felt like the 3D castle sticker, with its pretty white glitter, coordinated perfectly with the icy feel of the castle in my photos.

I used the brighter blue of Stargazer Shine Bright to help lighten up my layout. Since my photos were taken at night, they quite dark as is much of the other Stargazer paper I chose to use. Framing the entire layout with a border of Galaxy paper also helps to brighten up the layout.

In addition to the 3D stickers I used some flat card stock stickers to add some additional texture and dimension to the layout.

Paper House stickers can turn any collection into a themed collection to fit your needs!

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King’s Cross Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. One of the most iconic places in the Harry Potter stories is King’s Cross and Platform 9 3/4. Today I’m using Paper House’s Harry Potter collection to scrap a few photos from King’s Cross in Orlando.

Supplies: Harry Potter Hogwarts at Night Foil Paper, Harry Potter Hufflepuff Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Planner Stickers, Harry Potter Icons Washi Tape

I think my absolute favorite thing about this collection (besides that it’s Harry Potter) is all of the gold foil. You will find it everywhere in the collection; from the papers to the washi to the stickers. The pops of gold help tie everything together and make the layout look cohesive.

Since I had one photo that was horizontal and one that was vertical, I decided to set my layout up in a bit of a grid shape. I primarily chose embellishments that were rectangles.

When I got my photos and embellishments laid out, it felt like something was still missing. I grabbed some washi tape and added strips to the top, middle and bottom of the layout. This really grounded the elements of the layout and gave it a finished feel. When in doubt, washi tape is almost always the right answer!

Quite a few years ago, my friend and I took a quick trip to Orlando to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (yes, I am that much of a geek). We had so much fun, and I have so many photos just sitting on my computer. I am so thrilled to be using Paper House’s Harry Potter collection to slowly work my way through those photos. It was such a fun trip and it deserves to be scrapped!

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December Album

Hello! Samantha here with you. Today I’d like to share a little bit about how I memory keep (aka scrapbook) for the busy month of December and show you a few of my pages in progress.

Supplies: Christmas Joy Craft Set, Christmas Joy Puffy Sticker, Peace Love Home Double Sided Paper, Home for Christmas Tags Double Sided Paper

I put everything that happens into December into a mini pocket page style album. If you’re a flat scrapbooker, journey or travelers notebooks work well, but if you’re like me and like to use lots of 3D stickers and lumpy bumpy embellishments, a thicker binder style book works better.

I always start by creating my cover. This year I’m feeling a bit sentimental, and the glittery house on the Home for Christmas Tags Double Sided Paper had me feeling all warm and fuzzy, so I built my cover around that .

Everything that happens in December, all the pictures I take, go into the December album for that year. Sometimes the photos are festive and Christmas themed and sometimes they are just regular life things.

Because December is so busy and filled with fun events and memories, this style of printing photos, adding a journaling tag, and popping on a few fun stickers works really well for me. It’s fast, utilizes a lot of the fun Christmas stickers and embellishments that Paper House has to offer, and helps me get my memories down on paper while they’re still fresh in my mind.

All of these mini December albums get put on a shelf in the living room when we put out our Christmas decor. It’s so fun to look through them throughout the month and see all of our holiday memories and traditions.

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Christmas Decor

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I love creating Christmas decor for my house every year. Sometimes I create something intricate and fussy and sometimes I keep it clean and simple, but it’s always a lot of to add something hand made to my Christmas decor.

Supplies: Christmas Joy Craft Set OR Christmas Magic Cardstock Multipack, Peace Joy and Love Double Sided Paper, and Christmas Joy Double Sided Foil Scrapbook Paper

As you can see, this time I decided to go with a clean and simple decor piece with a simple phrase.

One of my favorite things to do is to take what is currently popular or trendy and incorporate it into my own style. Farmhouse style decor is everywhere right now. For this sign I was inspired by the wood framed white word signs with black lettering that you see in almost every store (and lots of homes). I copied the words in two coordinating fonts on an almost solid colored background.

I decided to use the phrase “A thrill of hope”, but phrases like “Deck the Halls”, “Mistletoe & Co.”, “Joy to the World” or “Silent Night” would work really well, too.

I used 2 different patterned papers that are in contrasting colors, but have the same all over snowflake pattern. The cream letters on the red background have a similar feel to the black letters on a white background. The subtle snowflake pattern on the paper adds a little bit of dimension and interest to the sign (and mixing patterned papers is a nod to my style).

I finished up by dotting my “i” with a snowflake sticker and adding a few gold star stickers.

My finished sign is about 10″ x 12″.

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Basketball Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today. Football season ended, and less than a week later basketball season started. I love every minute of watching my kids grow, challenge themselves, and learn through sports. I also love trying to capture some of those moments in this basketball layout.

Supplies: All Star Sports Paper Pad, Basketball Essentials Sticker, Basketball Washi Tape Set

The All Star Sports paper pad has a mix of sports papers in it and one card stock sticker sheet. I think my favorite paper in the whole pad might just be the paper with all the hexagons. Not only is it a really fun piece of patterned paper, but the outline of all the hexagons is a metallic silver that just add so much to the layout. There’s the added bonus that it coordinates with every other piece of paper in the collection!

In my world, no layout is complete without some of Paper House’s fabulous 3D Stickers. I used one of the larger ones for my basketball title and to add a bit of dimension to the center of my photos with the 3D basketball.

I needed something to ground the layout at the bottom, so I added some basketball washi tape. The basketball washi tape comes as a set. You get both the die cut basketballs and the black and metallic silver striped washi tape. You might be noticing that I love the metallic silver touches that run all through this collection and the coordinating embellishments.

I completed the layout with some card stock stickers (7th Grade) clustered up with a few more 3D stickers.

No matter what sports season you’re in right now Paper House has just the sticker for that!

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Password Book

Hello! Samantha here with you. Today I have a functional project to share: A Password Book. Password books are a great way to keep your usernames and passwords organized in one place.

Supplies: Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Pocket Notes, Harry Potter Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Hufflepuff Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Ravenclaw Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Slythering Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter Micro Stickers

I chose a Harry Potter themed Pocket Notes book for my password book (because who better than wizards to keep my passwords safe), but if you’re not a huge Potter geek like, you can find lots of Pocket Note books here.

Start by choosing how you’re going to organize your book. I played around with the idea of organizing it into categories (like social media, shopping, entertainment, etc), but in the end I decided to organize it alphabetically. Organize your book any way that makes the most sense to you.

I created tabs from coordinating Harry Potter patterned paper.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the book, and how I’ll be organizing my information. I used a pen for the permanent information and will be writing things like my username and password in pencil. If you’re not comfortable writing your passwords in the book you can write a password hint instead.

Finally, to add a little extra fun to my password book, I sprinkled Harry Potter Micro Stickers throughout the book.

Setting up a password book takes a little bit of time, but once you have one, you’ll be so happy you can find all those random passwords whenever you need them.

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Thanksgiving Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a Thanksgiving layout. I love this time of year. From fall through Christmas, I just can’t get enough of all of the festive fun. To keep everything enjoyable and not stressful, I plan a lot in advance. This year I figured I could even try planning my Thanksgiving layout in advance.

Supplies: Autumn Woods Autumn Air, Autumn Woods, Autumn Woods Pumpkin Spice, Autumn Woods Washi, Autumn Woods Puffy Stickers, Autumn Woods Cardstock Stickers, Give Thanks 3D Stickers, Kraft Card Stock

Since this is going to be a Thanksgiving layout, I wanted to build my layout around the Give Thanks 3D Stickers. They pair beautifully with the Autumn Woods collection, which is full of deep purples, rich browns, soft teal, and pumpkin orange with pops of white, yellow, and green.

Once I had a rough idea of what paper and stickers I wanted to use, I had to decide how many photos I wanted to take and use on my layout. We host Thanksgiving. I love it, but it’s busy, and I’d rather spend time with my family than fuss over photos. With that in mind, I decided two pictures will be enough. I plan on taking one picture of everyone gathered and one picture of the food.

To give myself an idea of what the finished layout will look like with photos on it, I cut photo mats to use as placeholders for the photos. I plan on using a 4″ x 6″ photo and a 4″ x 4″ photo, so I cut photo mats in 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″.

With this naked layout finished, all I will have to do is print out my two photos and attach them to my page after thanksgiving. Prepping this page ahead of time is an easy way to keep my holidays documented without feeling overwhelmed.

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Thanksgiving Containers

Hello! Samantha here today with some Thanksgiving containers. These containers are perfect for gifting snack mixes or sending home leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast.

Supplies: Autumn Woods Woodland Friends, Autumn Woods Pumpkin Spice, Autumn Woods Washi, Autumn Woods Epoxy Stickers, Autumn Woods Rice Paper Border Stickers, Autumn Woods Flake Stickers, Give Thanks 3D Stickers

These little aluminum containers come in lots of different sizes. They come with a flat cardboard top. Instead of making my own tops, I cover the top in patterned paper. This keeps the tops nice and sturdy, but makes them so much cuter!

I like these smaller containers, as they are perfect for a snack mix, a piece of pie, or small portions of leftovers.

Leaving large blank spaces on the tops gives you a place to write what is in the container, instructions for re-heating, or even the recipe for what is in the container.

Any of the papers from Autumn Woods works great for covering the lids. I used a mix of embellishments from Autumn Woods and some Thanksgiving themed stickers to embellish the tops as well.

If you need to add some fall or Thanksging papers and stickers to your stash, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Great Outdoors Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a Great Outdoors layout created with one of my all time favorite Paper House collections. We’ve had an abnormally warm September and October this year, and we’re taking every opportunity to enjoy time outside.

Supplies:Great Outdoors Hunting Paper Crafting Kit, Great Outdoors Camping Tags, Great Outdoors 3D Sticker, Great Outdoors Rice Paper Borders, Great Outdoors Puffy Stickers, Great Outdoors Epoxy Stickers, Great Outdoors Epoxy Clips

Aptly named “Great Outdoors,” this collection is one of my absolute favorite for scrapping any outdoor photos. While it’s often habit to reach for the gorgeous Autumn Woods collection, Great Outdoors is another fabulous option for scrapping any outdoor activities any time of the year.

You can get the Great Outdoors as part of a themed kit (Hunting, Fishing, or Camping), or you can get individual sheets of patterned paper. The kits come with a set of card stock stickers and a set of 3D stickers, as well. The card stock sticker sheet can only be found in the kits, while papers and 3D stickers can be purchased separately.

I started my layout by layering the patterned papers I wanted to use. Then I added the flat card stock stickers from the sheet included in the Great Outdoors kits. There are coordinating alphas on the sheet that are perfect for creating a title. After I had every flat embellishment on my layout, I added texture with rice paper borders, and epoxy and puffy stickers. As a finishing touch, I added the epoxy clip to my photo.

Whether its spring, summer, or fall outside photos look wonderful scrapped with the Great Outdoors collection.

If you need to add some of the Great Outdoors papers, stickers, or kits to your stash, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Happy Halloween Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a happy Halloween layout. I’m a pretty organized person, and I so love all the fun from fall through Christmas. To keep this time of year a bit more stress free, I actually use a binder that I organize at least 100 days before Christmas to plan out all of our Halloween through Christmas fun. Putting together my binder for this year got me so excited to start crafting and scrapping for Halloween that I just had to pull out a photo from last year and get documenting!

Supplies: Wicked Good Trouble is Brewing, Wicked Good Ghosts, Wicked Good Tags, Wicked Good Halloween Epoxy Stickers, Wicked Good Halloween Puffy Stickers, Wicked Good Halloween Stick On Pockets, Wicked Good Cobweb Acetate

The Wicked Good Halloween collection from Paper House is just so fun. It has all of your favorite Halloween icons like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, candy corn, skulls, and spiders, and it does a fantastic job of walking that line between not too cutesy and not too creepy. It really makes these papers and embellishments perfect for scrapping everyone from little kids to adults. My only complaint is that there are so many great embellishments that I couldn’t find a way to use them all on this layout (I didn’t even get a chance to use the fabulous Halloween Washi).

I maximized my embellishment use by placing them in groups around my photo. This way I got to use many of the embellishments, but they draw your eye to the photo instead of taking focus away from it. I also used a stick on pocket as a journaling tag. You’ll need a marker that is permanent on slick surfaces if you’d like to try this trick for yourself.

What are you working on for Halloween this year?

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