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!

If you need to get your hands on some fabulous Harry Potter papers and embellishments, be sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

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.

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!!

World Cardmaking Day 2019 – Card Inspiration!

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2019! Today, at Paper House, we’ve got some card inspiration to share with you! Our Creative Team has several talented cardmakers and we can’t wait to share what they have been up to with you!

First up let’s check out some inspiration from Lisa! Lisa is a master of clean and simple with solid design principles!

Our cut apart cards within the patterned paper collections make it easy to have a sentiment and simple base for your cards!

We think our 3D Stickers are a great addition to all craft projects and they really shine on cards!
This combination from Lisa showcases both our Butterfly Washi Tape and our Faux Enamel Stickers.
You can’t go wrong with a themed card and Lisa knocks it out of the park with this Wonder Woman card!

Another one of our Creative Team Members known for her cards is Samantha. Samantha also keeps things clean and simple, making it easy to see how to replicate her beautiful cards!

Tucking a puffy clip into her card really makes this card pop!
Our 3D Stickers make a great focal point for your cards.
We’ve got you covered if you are creating for a Potterhead!

We’d love to see what cards you are making today! Share them with us over in Paper House Creates on Facebook!

Harry Potter Card and Matching Envelope

Hello! Samantha here with you. In case you didn’t know, I am a full on lover of all things Harry Potter. However, even if you’re not a crazy fan like me, you probably have someone in your life who is. Today I’m sharing a Harry Potter card and matching envelope that you can create for that HP fan in your life.

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Supplies: Harry Potter™ Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter™ Hogwarts at Night Foil Paper, Harry Potter™ Chibi Faux Enamel Stickers, Harry Potter™ Planner Stickers, Black Card Stock, Gold Card Stock, Dimensional Adhesive

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I really wanted these cute Chibi stickers to take front and center, so I framed them with the Harry Potter™ Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper and some gold card stock. It’s hard to do these awesome faux enamel stickers justice in a photo, but (as I hope you can see) these stickers are framed in gorgeous shiny gold. There are so many cute Harry Potter Chibi stickers that you could easily customize your card for the recipient by switching out the characters I chose for your recipients favorite characters.

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I used Harry Potter™ Hogwarts at Night Foil Paper for my background and layered it all on a black card stock base. I left a greeting off the outside of the card. This lends to the clean appearance and allows me to customize the greeting on the inside of the card to match the occasion. The final size of my Harry Potter card measures 6″ long by 3″ tall.

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To complete this set, I created a matching envelope for the card. You can send fun patterned paper envelopes like this through the mail as long as the address is clear. I used the Harry Potter™ Planner Stickers to create space for both send to and return address.

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This Harry Potter card and matching envelope may not be your Hogwarts letter, but it still should be a pretty fun piece of mail to receive!

If you need to get your hands on some of this fabulous Harry Potter collection, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Harry Potter: Creativation 2019 Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! We’re excited to start revealing the exciting products that will be making their debut at Creativation this month! First up, we have some AMAZING additions to our Harry Potter product line- a SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION and THREE awesome planners!!

Here at Paper House, we are HUGE Harry Potter fans, and we’re thrilled to be bringing out more extra magical products for you! These new products join our wildly popular Harry Potter release from 2018, which will be coming back into stock on our website shortly!

 

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Double-sided papers with beautiful foil accents, fun stickers of all sorts, washi tape… what fun! No matter which Hogwarts house you belong to, we’ve got the products that you can use to craft about all of your magical adventures! We can’t wait to see how you all choose to use it when it begins shipping in March!

Next up, we have three BRAND NEW planners- these 12 month, full-size, undated planners give you more options than ever for your Harry Potter planning needs! Each one also includes three fun and functional sticker sheets. Also, how amazing are these Puffy Clips, now available on their own outside of the boxed set!

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Stay tuned for more Creativation sneak peeks… we hope to see you at the show in Phoenix, Arizona from January 19-21! Come visit us in Booth #825!

 

Majken Pullin Project Recap

Majken is sticking around to do some more designing for us in 2019 BUT before we dive into the new year we wanted to take a look back at some of her creations from 2018.

Themed Layouts

Here at Paper House we have a lot to offer to those who like to create themed scrapbook layouts.  Although Majken doesn’t do those exclusively, the themed layouts she does certainly rock!  Here’s a few of those creations!

hermione by majken pullin for php

majken pullin for php - family beach day php

majken pullin birthday boy for phm

hunting adventures by majken pullin for php

happy holidays by majken pullin for php

creeping it real by majken pullin for php

Non-themed Layouts

Majken also does an extraordinary job of telling the story of life with non-themed products.  Here’s just a handful of examples!

time to shine by majken pullin for php

dream big - majken pullin for php

beautiful banff for php - majken pullin

always believe in yourself - majken pullin for php

We’re looking forward to seeing what kind of creations she has up her sleeve in this new year!

Harry Potter ATC

Hello Potterheads!  Terri here, with a fun ATC (artist trading card) that features the Harry Potter chibi washi tape.  The peek-a-boo feature is perfect for all your potter loving friends and family!  Big kids and little kids are going to love making these.  ATC cards are kind of like baseball cards; you collect them and trade them with your friends, and they’re typically sized 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
My card consists of a black base cardstock trimmed to the dimensions mentioned above, with the second, brick panel trimmed to 1/4″ less in dimension.  I found this amazing brick paper from the Delish Paper Kit that was perfect and reminded me of the secret entrance to Diagon Alley.  Paper House also has another really great brick paper, here.  The bricks look smaller, so you may have to trim out larger sections for your peek-a-boo windows.
Leave your corners square, or use a corner round punch, as I’ve done.
A craft knife is perfect for trimming random sections of the brick for your peek-a-boo scenes.  Just trim the sides and bottom of your brick so the flap can fold up.  To easily line up your washi tape, tack some tape to the ends of your strip so it will simply adhere to the back of your brick slot.  Easy!
I also used many elements from the Harry Potter planner sticker set and micro stickers.  I have them all popped up for dimension, using my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam circles.
I also used a Potter themed sentiment from my stash which is available here.  Simply stamp in a random pattern on the brick, using Colorbox Wicked Black ink and a masking technique.
You’ll find direct links to all the products I’ve used, over on my blog at Waving My Wand.  Thanks so much for stopping in!  Terri