This Is Us Cards

Hello! Samantha here with something new. Today I’m combining some pretty patterned paper and stickers to create a pair of encouragement cards using the new This Is Us line.

Supplies: Sundrenched A Day at the Beach Foil Paper, This Is Us Bright Self Care Embellished Sticker, Be the Change Embellished Sticker, Just Be You Washi Tape Set, White Card Stock

There are lots of Paper House paper collections that match with a wide variety of the This Is Us collection (Marbellous, Colorwashed, and Stargazer are just a few of them), so the first step was choosing which paper and sticker combo I wanted. I decided on an encouragement theme, and since it’s summer right now, I wanted some bright and cheery encouragment cards. I noticed that papers from Sundrenched fit the bill; they matched the stickers and were bright and cheery.

There are a lot of different types of stickers as part of This Is Us, but I’ve found that 3D stickers make wonderful focal points for cards. Not only do they stand out because they’re 3D, but they often have glitter or foiling (or both) that really draws the eye to them.

I felt like both cards needed just a little something more, so I added a strip of washi tape for a pop of contrasting color and texture.

These are the first cards I created with This Is Us, but since there are so many great choices, I know they won’t be the last!

You can use code PH20SAMANTHA at Paper House’s regular website and the This Is Us website for 20% off your entire order at either (or both) sites.

Family Swim Layout

Hello! Samantha here with a summery layout. Today I’m combining some of the newer tropical print papers with stickers from the brand new and super popular This is Us collection for a fun family swim layout.

Supplies: Flamingos Double Sided Paper, Flamingo Tags Double Sided Paper, Tropical Beach Double Sided Paper, Sundrenched Cardstock Multi Pack, Neon Tropical Faux Enamel Stickers, Mommy Lhey Blush Washi Tape Set, Just Be You Mini Sticker Book, Just Be You Weekly Kit

My youngest kiddo has always wanted a pool in the backyard. I’ve always said no, because they kill the grass and are a lot of work, and we have plenty of other places to swim. Well, this year with the extra long summer break, I was the one asking for the pool. We love having it and have spent lots of family time in it already!

I love the bright tropical prints in the Flamingo collection. The saturated pinks with the teal-y blue makes me happy just looking at it. I’ve found these prints really easy to mix, match, and layer too!

For embellishments, I started with some word stickers from the new This Is Us line. There are so many great stickers in this collection with lots of different color families and style “feels” that you’re bound to find something that matches your layout and your personality. While these stickers are super popular for planners, there are so many additional ways to use the This Is Us line! I also added a bit of Mommy Lhey washi tape and some gorgeous faux enamel stickers. The gold on the faux enamel stickers always adds something special to any layout.

You can use code PH20SAMANTHA at Paper House’s regular website and the This Is Us website for 20% off your entire order at either (or both) sites.

Better With You Bloom Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I’m feeling all the pink and flowers, so I’ve got a bloom layout to share featuring my adorable niece’s school photo.

Supplies: Love Always Double Sided Paper, Full Bloom Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Tags Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Double Sided Paper, Narwhal Faux Enamel Sticker, Paris Faux Enamel Sticker, Mommy Lhey Blush Washi Tape Set

First, I’ve got to say that I love that this is my niece’s school photo. I wish my kids’ school photos looked this good. I’m lucky if they don’t look like they’re being tortured, and all they use is the standard blue backdrop. This photo was too fun not to scrap.

Paper House Bloom papers are the perfect fit for this photo. The floral patterns and multiple shades of pink and coral create a soft and cheerful background for this photo.

I’m not sure if you can see it, but my niece is wearing shoes with unicorns on them in the picture. I had to make sure I used some unicorn embellishments to go with her shoes. The unicorn sticker and the flowers from the Narwhal Faux Enamel Sticker sheet matched perfectly with the Bloom papers and the photo!

To tie in a bit of the gray from the photo, I added some Mommy Lhey Blush washi tape. The washi tape also has gold foil on it, which is a nice way to pull all the embellishments together since the faux enamel stickers are also gold foiled.

For the title, I just used the year that the photo was taken. In place of journaling, I used a journaling card from the Rose Garden Tags patterned paper. This is one pretty school photo!

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous bloom papers, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Basketball Cards

Hello! Samantha here today with a set of sports themed basketball cards. This group of 4 cards is a great way to have some sports themed cards in your stash for when you need them, or (if you’re like me) catch up on a few belated thank yous.

Supplies: All Star 12″ Paper Pad, Basketball Essentials Sticker, Basketall Washi Tape Set, Sports Planner Stickers, Sentiment stamps or stickers

I needed some thank you cards for my sons’ basketball coaches, but these cards could easily be made into birthday or just because cards by swapping out the sentiment.

The All Star Paper Pad is my go to for all of my sports needs; scrapping sports, sports themed cards, and sport themed party decorations. I stuck to a basketball theme for these cards, but you’ll also find baseball, soccer, and football in the paper pad.

Paper House has such a large offering of stickers and embellishments that it’s easy to grab the paper pad (which also includes a card stock sticker sheet) and a few matching embellishments to create a fabulous card.

For these cards, I went for some 3d stickers, a bit of washi tape, and some planner stickers as embellishments. The best part is that the planner stickers are in the new Great Deals section on the website. If you haven’t checked out the Great Deals section, make sure to head over there. It’s full of discounts, sales, grab boxes, specials, and more. On top of that, you can use any of the creative team member’s codes (you can find mine at the end of this post) at checkout and get an additional 20% off an already awesome deal.

This set of basketball thank you cards is all set and ready for the mail!

If you need to get your hands on some card making supplies, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Mother’s Day Cards

Hello! Samantha here today. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so I created a couple of Mother’s Day cards to share and hopefully inspire you.

Supplies: Full Bloom Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Tags Double Sided Paper, Narhwal Faux Enamel Sticker, Mommy Lhey Blush Washi Tape Set, Carole Shiber Hand-Painted Honeybees Washi Tape Set, Inspirational Sticker Book

I’m loving these new Bloom papers. They are so very pretty with lovely floral outlines, and also extremely versatile. I love looking through Paper House’s other offerings of stickers, planner accessories, and washi tapes to find ways to embellish this collection. Depending on what you choose to use, the papers can take on a completely different feel. For example, in the card above I used black and gold washi tape. The addition of black on the card changes the whole mood of the card and makes it a bit more sophisticated.

For the card above, I focused on gold foil accents. I used some floral faux enamel stickers. I am a huge fan of the faux enamel stickers. They always add a special touch to any project, and they are flat enough to be used as an embellishment on a card and still be able to be mailed with standard postage. I also added some washi tape that has gold foil accents on it. The floral print washi from the Mommy Lhey Blush washi set has some gorgeous pops of gold throughout. Choosing floral embellishments to accent this card gives it a softer feel than the previous card.

I love creating handmade cards for Mother’s Day. Nothing sends love quite like a card you took the time to create with that specific person in mind. Whether your celebrating someone or being celebrated this Mother’s Day, I hope you have a wonderful one!

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous bloom papers, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Not Paris Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with something a little different. Usually we scrap the joys, the milestones, and the happy memories we make. Today, however, I have a not Paris layout that’s about a disappointment and memories that didn’t get made.

Supplies: Love Always Double Sided Paper, Full Bloom Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Tags Double Sided Paper, Rose Garden Double Sided Paper, Paris Keepsake Frame, Paris Faux Enamel Stickers

First, let me give you the backstory on this page. My niece is a high school senior. Her mom wanted to take her on a trip before she goes off to college. Her older brother picked a fishing trip in Canada, my niece decided she really wanted to go to Europe. My sister-in-law figured out how they could go to Paris and London over spring break. I was super excited for them, and even more excited when they invited me to come along. We spent a lot of time planning…and then COVID-19 canceled our trip (and the 4th quarter of my niece’s senior year). We are thankful to be healthy, but needless to say, we are disappointed. To ease a little of our disappointment we got together on the day we were supposed to leave for Paris and had wine and macarons to mark the day (we are not under a stay at home order in our state and live just houses away from each other).

Life is often messy and beautiful at the same time. I thought the gorgeous colors and flowers of Paper House Bloom papers would be perfect for my photo and journaling. I had already picked up that super fun Paris Keepsake Frame and the Paris Faux Enamel stickers in anticipation of our trip. I loved being able to use them anyway. The faux enamel macaron stickers couldn’t be more perfect.

If you haven’t used any of Paper House’s Keepsake Frames, add one to your next order! They are a fun mix of textures (the Paris one I used has glitter, foil, and rhinestones) and make the perfect focal point for your layout. They make a layout come together so quickly, too! Just grab a frame, a few coordinating papers and maybe an extra sticker or two.

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous bloom papers, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Magical Menagerie Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. Any time I need a little extra magic in my life I reach for Paper House’s Harry Potter collection. Today I’m sharing a 2 page Magical Menagerie layout using lots of fun products from the Harry Potter collection.

Supplies: Harry Potter Sticker Folio, Harry Potter Icons Foil Paper, Harry Potter Chibi Scenes Washi Tape Set, Harry Patter Chibi Washi Tape Set, Color Washed Card Stock Multi Pack, Navy Card Stock, Aqua Card Stock, White Gel or Paint Pen

One of my favorite Harry Potter products is the Harry Potter Sticker Folio. The illustrations are adorable, and there are so many characters and images that you don’t find elsewhere. I also love that you get at least two of every sticker in the folio, so you don’t have to worry about saving your favorites in case you want to use them later…and you get over 400 stickers for just $7.99. It’s such a great value!

When I saw all the fun magical creature stickers in the folio, I knew I wanted to build a layout around them. I had photos of the Magical Menagerie from a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that worked so well with the magical creatures theme.

I didn’t want to take the focus of the magical creature stickers, so I used a pop of Chibi patterned paper and some coordinating Harry Potter washi tape to frame the layout.

For my title, I grabbed some alphabet stickers from the Colorwashed Cardstock Multipack.

It’s no secret I love everything about the Harry Potter collection. There are so many fun products like papers, stickers, washi, puzzles, cards, planners, and journals. Finding new ways to use them always brings a smile to my face.

If you love Harry Potter as much I do, make sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA at checkout to get 20% off Harry Potter and anything else you love at Paper House.

Botanical Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a botanical layout using some of the new greenery papers. If you haven’t fallen in love with these papers yet, just take a peek at these gorgeous prints!

Supplies: Cherish Double Sided Paper, Greenery Double Sided Paper, Adventure at Heart 3D Stickers, Drinks Faux Enamel Stickers, Cameras Puffy Sticker, Paper House ColorWays Stickers

I am so ready for spring and everything that feels like spring. These greenery papers are so pretty and right on trend with their lovely botanical prints and soft floral themes. I feel like these patterns are so versatile, too. I have plans to make some wedding cards with it, they’re great for spring photos, and my layout today showcases them as a travel layout.

My photos are from a brew house that my husband and I visited while on vacation in Germany. The weather was gorgeous so we enjoyed our beer and dessert outside. The soft blues and green botanical prints seemed like the perfect background for highlighting these spring, outdoor photos.

I never seem to have enough journaling cards. One way to make cards that fit the theme of your layout is to add stickers to a piece of grid paper or plain card stock. For this journaling card I used one of Paper House’s faux enamel stickers. Faux enamel stickers are one of my very favorite embellishments. They pack a lot of bang for your buck. The gold foil on these stickers make them look especially rich and make any project look fancy.

For a bit more texture, I added some 3D stickers and some puffy stickers to the layout. The 3D stickers have some gold foiling that matches the faux enamel stickers and a bit of glitter for some extra sparkle.

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous greenery papers, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

St. Patrick’s Day Card

Hello! Samantha here today. One of my favorite holidays is coming up: St. Patrick’s Day. We have Irish ancestors and are very proud of it. I always send my Irish grandparents a card to celebrate, so today I have my St. Patrick’s Day card and matching envelope to share with you.

Supplies: Marbelous 12 x 12 Paper Pad, St. Patrick’s – March Sticker Kit, Mommy Lhey – Wild and Free Sticker Kit, Heart Punch (or die), Envelope Maker

I wanted to show a few things when making this St. Patrick’s Day card. First, I wanted to show that you don’t need a St. Paddy’s themed paper collection to create a card for the holiday. I knew Marbelous had a fantastic green as part of the collection, plus I love the white and gold paper that’s part of that collection. I forgot about the orange paper that’s also perfect for a St. Paddy’s card.

I also used a piece of the green Marbelous paper to create a matching envelop, because every card looks even better with a matching envelope.

The second thing I wanted to share is how easy it is to make a shamrock with a heart punch or die. Four quick punches with a heart punch and you’ve got the 4 leaves of your 4 leaf clover. I used some foam adhesive to pop them up in the middle of the card.

The last thing I wanted to share was a reminder that Paper House planner stickers aren’t just for planners. They make great embellishments for layouts and cards!

Paper House has a planner sticker for just about every holiday or occasion, so the possibilities are endless. Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

If you need to get your hands on some card making supplies, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Travel Food Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a travel food layout. My husband and I aren’t foodies by any means, but we are adventurous eaters. Whenever we travel we like to try any and every new food we can. It’s the only time I take lots and lots of photos of what we eat and drink!

Supplies: Explore Your World Passport Stamps, Explore Your World Map, Explore Your World Tags, Around the World Puffy Stickers, World Travel and Big Adventure Sticker Value Pack, Travel Planner Stickers

These photos are from Germany. While doner kebab is Turkish, not German, it’s super popular in Germany. My husband came back to the hotel one night with this yummy doner kebab in a box.

Paper House has released some of its stickers as 2 pack card stock sticker value packs. I grabbed more than a few of them, because they really are a fantastic value. I used the World Travel and Big Adventure sticker pack on this layout.

For my papers, I chose to use Explore Your World. This collection is the perfect travel collection. It’s full of rich colors and fun travel prints. The multi color flag style print of the Explore Your World Passport Stamps paper is one of my favorite papers. I love the multiple shades of blue and the pops of yellow and orange. It’s a great piece for tying everything together.

Since the card stock stickers are flat, I added some dimension with puffy stickers and silver foiled card stock stickers.

I finished up the layout with a bit of journaling. I made the journaling card from part of the Explore Your World Tags paper.

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous new papers, be sure to use code PH20SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.