This Is Us Sticky Note Holders

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I don’t know why, but I just really love sticky notes. I especially love the new ones from Mommy Lhey that are part of the This Is Us line. I thought it might be fun to have them more readily available (in my purse, on my desk, sitting on my kitchen counter), so I made some cute This Is Us sticky note holders.

Supplies: This Is Us Just Be You Sticky Notes, This Is Us Just Be You Weekly Kit, This Is Us Be the Change Embellished Sticker, This Is Us Our Family Mini Sticker Book, Color Washed Paper Pad

These little sticky note holders were really easy and super fun to make. They’re also a great way to use up some of your paper odds and ends. I started by cutting each sticky note pad out. I left the pads connected to the cardboard backing that they come on and just trimmed around each notepad. Leaving the cardboard backing makes the pads a little more durable.

There are a lot of Paper House papers that will coordinate with the sticky notes. I used all Color Washed paper for this project, but collections like Marbelous, Sundrenched, and Flamingo would all work really well, too.

Once I had my paper picked out, I trimmed it down to the size of the specific sticky note pad I was going to use it with. I scored about a 3/16″ wide edge to create a book edge for the pad. You can make these sticky note holders so they are top or side opening. I did a mix of both.

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Finally, I used stickers from the This Is Us line to embellish the outside of my books. I used a mix of flat stickers and 3D stickers, but kept the outsides simple. I will be using these, and they will get a bit beat up in the process, so I didn’t want to get too fancy.

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.

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.

If you need to get your hands on supplies to scrap all your festive December activities, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

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″.

If you need to get your hands on supplies to make your own Christmas decor, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

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!

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.

If you need to get your hands on supplies to make your own password book, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

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.

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

DIY Fall Decor: Paper House Has You Covered

Written by Liv Phillips

I have been counting down the days till it was officially fall since probably January. Fall is my favorite season not only for the vibrant colors of the changing leaves but also for the cool cozy weather, which is perfect for crafting. I decided this year instead of purchasing any fall decor items I would create my own with some help from my favorite craft company; Paper House Productions.

For my first fall decor themed project I decided to create a little log cabin. I created the base of the house with a piece of styrofoam that was going to be thrown away. Reusing packaging materials is one of my favorite ways to help reduce, reuse and recycle, it also is a cost effective way to save money! The roof I created with 2 pieces of 3L Scrapbooking adhesives double sided foam board.

I then covered the house in paper from Paper House Productions. I used the following paper to create the exterior of the house:

In order to create the doors and the window frames for the house I cut popsicle sticks and stained them with an alcohol ink based marker. Cutting the popsicle sticks took me back to grade school when I created little houses for my finger puppets. I decided to use brown buttons to give the effect of logs.

I next added some vintage fabric trim and washi tape to give the illusion of green gutters on the house. I also added cotton wool coming from the chimney to make it look even more cozy.

In order to tie in the roof to the rest of the house I added 3D leaf embellishments to the house. The leaves have rhinestones and glitter on them, which makes them sparkle in the dim candle light. Currently this house sits on my mantle surrounded by candles.

I next created a Gnome in a Box. I think one of my favorite Paper House Productions products are the 2 inch gnome stickers, they are just so stinking cute.

I first decoupaged a small box with vintage book pages. I lined the bottom portion of the box with glitter tape to give a green grass look.

I then punched a small hole in the box and tied a knot at the top to allow the gnome to be able to move around in the box. I wanted to add a moving element to this project. I wanted the Gnome in a Box to have an outdoors feel so I added fake leaves, mushrooms and acorns, these materials can be found at your local craft store.

I then lined the box with micro stickers from the Paper House line to give added depth to the box. I also used 3D embellishments for the front of the box.

Not only was I able to create a keepsake I was able to save money too! I hope I can inspire you to create your own fall decor. Happy Crafting.

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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!