Anniversary Layout

Hello! Samantha here with an anniversary layout. My husband and I just celebrated 16 years of marriage. Like many people right now, this year’s celebration was pretty low key. That doesn’t mean we still shouldn’t take photos and document the occasion.

Supplies: Greenery Double Sided Paper, Beloved Double Sided Paper, Cherish Double Sided Paper, Our Anniversary 3D Sticker, This Is Us Our Family Mini Sticker Book, This Is Us Planner Girl Mini Sticker Book

Every year we take at least one photo on our anniversary. I scrap that photo, and those anniversary photos get their own book. I love the idea of being able to look back a us year by year. This year we got take out from a new taco place, I made a chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake, and we watched a movie with the dogs. The puppy was my anniversary present who we got just 6 days before our anniversary.

I built the entire layout around the Anniversary 3D stickers. I fell in love with them the first time I saw them and their beautiful pops of silver and gold foil. I decided that the subtle colors in Greenery would be the perfect paper to go with the Anniversary 3D stickers. I’ve been trying to get a bit creative with my journaling, so for this layout I journaled directly onto the layout and used 3D stickers to build a frame around the journaling. It was a simple but effective way to set off the journaling from the rest of the layout.

For some finishing touches, I added a few stickers from the This Is Us collection. I used stickers from both the Family Mini Sticker Book and Planner Girl Mini Sticker Book. I love how seamlessly the This Is Us line works with everything else Paper House has to offer.

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.

Washi Tape Layout

Hello! Samantha with you today. I while back I posted some washi tape Harry Potter cards that used washi to create the look of a patterned paper background. Now I want to show that you can just as easily make a washi tape layout to show off some of your favorite Paper House washi.

Supplies: Butterflies Washi Tape Set, Carole Shiber Hand-Painted Sunflowers Washi Tape Set, Butterflies Faux Enamel Sticker, This Is Us Family Life Weekly Kit, This is Us Family Life Mini Sticker Book, This Is Us Our Family Mini Sticker Book, White Card Stock

Whether you just really like the pattern on a roll of washi tape or you nabbed a washi tape grab bag and have lots of washi tape to use up, creating your own patterned paper from washi tape is a fun and easy way to use your washi.

Since my photo was quite large, I could use a busier washi tape and not draw too much attention from the photo. I striped 3 different rolls of washi, 2 smaller and one larger, to created a striped background on 3/4 of my piece of white card stock. Remember that most washi tape is translucent, so even if you plan on covering your entire piece of card stock with washi tape, make sure to use a neutral color like white.

Since the butterfly washi tape has gold foiling, I decided to mirror that gold in many of my embellishments. I used gold foiled faux enamel butterfly stickers and gold foiled stickers from the This Is Us collection.

Since my photo is so large, I added some of my embellishments directly on top of my photo.

While I used horizontal stripes for my layout, you could just as easily create diagonal or vertical stripes for another stunning washi tape layout background.

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.

Outdoor Adventure Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with an outdoor adventure layout. With so many of us taking outdoor vacations far away from others this summer, I thought it would be the perfect time to showcase one of my all time favorite collections: Great Outdoors.

Supplies: Great Outdoors Happy Camper Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Tags Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors Beneath the Stars Double Sided Paper, Great Outdoors 12″ Cardstock Stickers, Great Outdoors Planner Stickers, Great Outdoors Epoxy Stickers, Great Outdoors Puffy Stickers

If you hunt, fish, camp, climb, hike, or spend anytime getting dirty in the great outdoors, this collection is for you! We spent a long weekend getting dirty riding 4-wheelers on a cattle ranch, so I’ll be using Great Outdoors to scrap photos from that trip. As you can see, some of us got very dirty in the great outdoors that weekend.

One of my favorite things about this collection is how many great embellishments there are. There are puffy stickers, enamel stickers, flake stickers, clips, planner stickers, washi tape, 3D stickers, and card stock stickers all as part of this one collection. I love using planner stickers for journaling tags. Adding some additional puffy and enamel stickers to the journaling sticker turns it from just journaling into a focal point of the layout. I also used some of the planner stickers as decorative strips under my photo. On the top side of the photo I created another embellishment cluster from card stock stickers and enamel stickers.

Finally, I balanced out the layout by adding a card stock sticker and puffy sticker embellishment cluster to the upper right hand corner.

Whether you went to the woods or the mountains, any outdoor adventures look fantastic when scrapped with the Great Outdoors collection!

If you need to replenish your Great Outdoors stash, you can use code PH20SAMANTHA at Paper House to get 20% off your entire order.

The Adventure Begins Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a different kind of adventure layout. I love to scrap the big and the small moments in life. This Adventure Begins Layout celebrates one of life’s super fun rights of passage: getting your driver’s license.

Supplies: Explore Your World Tags Double Sided Paper, Explore Your World Map Double Sided Paper, Explore Your World Passport Stamps Double Sided Paper, Discover USA 3D Stickers, Cameras Puffy Stickers, Travel Planner Stickers

My oldest recently turned 14. Where we live, at 14 you can get a moped license and you can get your learner’s permit. We live in a small town where you can get just about anywhere you want to go via moped, so they are very popular with the kids under 16. Getting a license is such a fun part of growing up. I wanted to capture a bit of the joy I feel watching all of this in a layout.

Even though Explore Your World is geared more towards world travel and big trips, it still translates over nicely to a layout about getting your license. Plus, I love the mix of blues, orange, and yellow in this collection. Those colors are perfect for guy layouts and are just a great color combo to work with.

To pull my whole theme together, I added some adventure themed tags from the Explore Your World Tag Double Sided Paper. I used embellishments from a number of different sources. Mixing planner stickers, puffy stickers, and 3D stickers add a lot of texture and dimension to a layout. The planner stickers also have silver foil, which really makes them pop.

What fun milestones do you have you been waiting to scrap?

If you need to replenish your Explore Your World stash, you can use code PH20SAMANTHA at Paper House to get 20% off your entire order.

Stargazer and This Is Us

Hello! Samantha here with a layout that combines Stargazer and This Is Us. As if I didn’t love Stargazer enough already, using embellishments from This Is Us opens up even more possibilities for scrapping with Stargazer!

Supplies: Stargazer Foil Paper, Galaxy Foil Paper, Stargazer Micro Stickers, This Is Us Empowerment Weekly Kit

When I saw the This Is Us Empowerment Weekly sticker book, I immediately thought of Stargazer. They both use the same beautiful deep blues and purples and have fun pops of gold throughout.

I had some photos from a recent trip to an indoor adventure park (trampolines, zip lines, foam pits, ropes course, go carts, climbing walls), and thought the colors from some of the photos would pair well with Stargazer as well. Usually I find it a bit hard to scrap these darker photos, but Stargazer always makes the perfect background for this type of photo.

I like to pair a darker print from Stargazer with a print that has a bit more white and gold. So for this layout, I used Galaxy foil paper as a lighter frame for the darker Stargazer foil paper. I mirrored this light and dark by matting my dark colored photos with a brighter frame.

I used stickers from the This Is Us Empowerment Weekly Kit to add journaling, to frame photos, and to add some dimension with layers of coordinating stickers.

I felt like the space between my photos needed a little something more, so I added some coordinating star and heart stickers from the Stargazer microstickers. I tried to keep the placement of microstickers random to have them match the free form galaxy feel of the paper.

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.

Harry Potter Birthday Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you today. I’m back at it with more Harry Potter scrapbooking. It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a Potter fanatic, so I love finding new ways to combine papers and stickers from the Harry Potter collection to create something magical like this Harry Potter birthday layout.

Supplies: Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Harry Potter Icons Foil Paper, Harry Patter Chibi Washi Tape Set, Harry Potter Chibi 3D Sticker, Harry Potter Chibi Faux Enamel Stickers, Birthday 3D Stickers

Every year my husband and I make my kids’ birthday cakes. We’re by no means professional, but we always have a fun time trying to make something to fit the theme they request. For my oldest son’s 11th birthday, he requested a Harry Potter cake. Of course, I was super excited about the request! I usually make the cake and whip up the frosting, and my husband does the detail/drawing work. I loved how this Harry Potter cake turned out, and so did our son!

I like to mix, match, and layer multiple patterned papers when creating a layout. I loved the Chibi themed Harry Potter Icon paper for this layout. The Chibis just seem to fit a kid’s birthday theme. For more patterned paper to layer with the Chibi paper, I reached for my Marbelous paper pad. The greens, blues, and golds in Marbelous pair beautifully with the Harry Potter collection.

I had lots of Harry Potter embellishments to chose from. My new favorites are the Chibi 3D stickers. They have foil, and glitter, and are just so stinking cute. I also used some Chibi faux enamels, washi tape, and a birthday themed 3D stickers.

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.

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.

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.