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.

Autumn Cards

Hello! Samantha here with you. Fall is officially here, the temperatures are dropping (and so are the leaves), pumpkins are showing up everywhere, and combines are working overtime in my part of the world, so today I thought it would be the perfect time to share a pair of autumn cards.

Supplies: Autumn Woods Pumpkin Spice Double Sided Paper, Autumn Woods Woodland Friends Double Sided Paper, Autumn Woods Epoxy Stickers, Fall Leaves 3D Sticker, Birthday Faux Enamel Sticker

I wanted to create a set of autumn cards that featured Paper House’s gorgeous Fall Leaves 3D Stickers. The autumnal colors and gold foil accents make them the perfect focal point or accent for any fall themed card. I mixed the 3D Leaves Stickers with paper and embellishments from Paper House’s quintessential fall collection; Autumn Woods.

I made one card into a thank you card, primarily because I can never have (or send) enough thank you cards. The “so very grateful” greeting is a strip of paper directly from the Autumn Woods Woodland Friends double sided paper. I turned the second card into a birthday card with some help from a birthday faux enamel sticker. The gold foil of the enamel sticker pairs perfectly with the gold foiled 3D leaves. I layered the birthday greeting over a pumpkin that I cut from the same Autumn Woods Woodland Friends double sided paper that I cut the “so very grateful” greeting from. I happen to have a family member with an autumn birthday, so I already have plans for this fall themed birthday card.

Fall weather and cozy autumn cards are a perfect pair, and these cards are a fun way to send a personalized, handmade greetings.

Use code PH20SAMANTHA at checkout to get 20% off Autumn Woods and anything else you love at Paper House.

Harry Potter Washi Cards

Hello! Samantha here with you. Today I have a trio of Harry Potter washi cards to share. While I’m focusing on Harry Potter today (because I love all things Harry Potter), you could easily recreate these cards with any of Paper House’s amazing washi tapes.

Supplies: Harry Potter Chibi Scenes Washi Tape Set, Harry Patter Chibi Washi Tape Set, Harry Potter House Crests Washi Tape Set, Harry Potter Quidditch Washi Tape Set, Harry Potter House Crests Faux Enamel Stickers, Harry Potter Cardstock Stickers, Harry Potter Chibi 3D Sticker

If you’ve ever looked at a set of washi tape and wished it could be patterned paper, this is your chance! The house crest card was the first card I thought of with the Harry Potter Washi. Paired with the House Crest Faux Enamel stickers, you have quite a stunning card. The best part about this card is that you can customize it to the recipient’s Hogwarts House. I made this one for a Ravenclaw. I also added a little sorting hat detail in the upper left hand corner.

For this second card, I also striped the washi tape at a diagonal, but instead of two different washi tapes (like the house crest card) I used four. Honestly, I couldn’t decide whether I should use the Harry Potter Chibi Scenes Washi Tape Set or the Harry Patter Chibi Washi Tape Set, so I decided to just use both. I love the final result. For the embellishment on this card, I used a cardstock sticker.

For this last card, I used the Harry Potter Quidditch washi tape set to create a horizontal stripe pattern. Photos don’t do this card justice. The gold foil on the black quidditch washi really pops in person. For the embellishment on this card I used a Harry Potter Chibi 3D sticker.

I chose a variety of different types of embellishments so you could see that everything from cardstock stickers, to faux enamels, to 3D stickers will all work on washi tape cards.

I can’t wait to mail these out to some Harry Potter loving friends!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Boat Layout

Hello! Samantha here with a layout using some of the new tropical papers from Paper House. They are perfect for scrapping tropical fun, summer getaways, memories made in the sunshine, or in my case a summer boat layout.

Supplies: Love this Life Double Sided Paper, Tropical Beach Double Sided Paper, Flamingo Tags Double Sided Paper, Colorwashed Cardstock Multi Pack, Neon Tropical Faux Enamel Stickers, Embrace Today Stick On Pockets

When I scrap, I usually have a photo and then pick paper to match. This layout though…I fell in love with the Love This Life paper. It’s just so pretty and I knew I had to use it right away. I dug through my unscrapped photos and found this fun one that I thought would work beautifully with Love This Life. The photo is of my sons and their cousin in a boat on the lake.

I wanted to use the words already printed on the paper as my title. To make sure the words stood out on the page, I added some stickers around the title to help draw your eye to it.

What I love so much about these new release papers is that they coordinate so well with a bunch of embellishments from Paper House that I already have. There are cardstock stickers, faux enamel stickers, 3D stickers, and even washi that match with these new collections.

For my layout today, I chose some faux enamel stickers, card stock stickers (from the Colorwashed collection), and some stick on pockets.

I layered patterned papers and embellishments around the photo to help it stand out from the pattern printed on the piece of Love This Life paper. I also used some foam adhesive under my photo do give the layout a bit more dimension.

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.

Pool Fun Layout

Hello! Samantha here with a new layout today. I am so excited about Paper House’s new paper collections. I can never resist a pretty patterned paper, and this new release is full of them. Today’s Pool Fun Layout uses some of the new beachy, tropical feeling papers.

Supplies: Flamingos Double Sided Paper, Flamingo Tags Double Sided Paper, Tropical Beach Double Sided Paper, The Beach 3D Stickers, Sundrenched Cardstock Multi Pack

While these photos weren’t taken at a tropical location, they are taken at one of our favorite getaways. My husband goes to Omaha, NE for business quite often, and at least once a year we tag along. One of the hotels has a really fun pool with a slide and a bunch of water features. I took these photos on our most recent trip with him. While not in the tropics, there’s always a tropical feel to indoor water parks!

I have to take a minute to talk about the gorgeous colors in this collection. While they’re definitely bright, they’re also a bit more saturated than your typical tropical print. It makes them feel new and fresh, and honestly they are just so lovely to look at.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match these bold prints. I started my layout with the flamingo print and then layered on some green and yellow papers in a more subtle print to keep it from getting too busy.

The best part about this collection is that Paper House already has a ton of stickers that match perfectly. I chose some beach 3D stickers for some dimension and added in some card stock stickers from Sundrenched as well.

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous new papers, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Mix and Match Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with another layout using some of the newly released papers. I wanted to showcase how easy it is to mix and match these papers and how beautifully they coordinate across collections.

Supplies: Costal Waves Tags Double Sided Paper, Beloved Double Sided Paper, Cherish Double Sided Paper, Greenery Double Sided Paper, Dad Mixed Sticker Pack

At first glance, a lot of these papers are perfect for scrapping things like weddings, but what really stands out to me about these new papers is how versatile thy are. Their soft colors and botanical feel makes them wonderful for family histories, vintage photos, baby photos….the list goes on. For this layout I mixed and matched the papers to scrap a celebration.

This past year my husband was honored as the alumnus of the year at his college. He is not one who likes to have a big fuss made about him, so it was a unique bit of fun to be able to celebrate him and his accomplishments in his field. I’d been waiting for the right papers to scrap some of the photos from the event.

I layered up multiple pieces of patterned paper and created a journaling tag from a square of Coastal Waves Tags paper. The subtle blue wood grain makes the perfect space for journaling.

To customize the the layout I used some stickers from the Dad Mixed Sticker Pack. The mixed sticker packs are really fun because they use a mix of clear stickers, chipboard stickers, and card stock stickers. They help with the theme of the layout and add a lot of texture and dimension.

If you need to get your hands on some of these gorgeous new papers, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.