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.