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.

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.

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.

Memory Keeping in a Planner!

Natalie here with you today! I’m using my new Mommy Lhey planner to memory keep with photos!

Here’s the month of July at a glance with small photos covering some days, combined with patterned paper and stickers.

I used the Summer planner sticker kit to add some festive goodness to my Independence day/week spread! I printed my photos 6×1.75ish to fit in the daily blanks.

For the days without photos, I journal or use patterned paper and stickers. This is a great way to use up those 6×6 paper pads, they’re the perfect size to slice into the daily columns.

I have started ensuring that I take photos that will easily be cropped into this size! It’s a fun, visual reminder of our everyday life that otherwise wouldn’t make it into the scrapbook.

The Mommy Lhey planner has some fabulous stickers in the back, to include months for easy tabbing.

I kept some of the spreads simple, but adding a few of the Lhey labels and stickers help add interest.

I busted into the Tropical June Sticker kit for this spread – I love some of the clear stickers!

Using stamps in the same color scheme is a good way to add subtle uniqueness to your spreads.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with my August monthly spread! I love how colorful it turned out. These planners lend so well to almost any color scheme you’d like!

Using die cuts is another way to create some unique spreads in your memory planner. I hope I’ve inspired you to use your planner in a different way today!

Make sure to use my code PH19NATALIE for 20% of your order at https://paperhouseproductions.com/ & thank you for looking today!

Journey Notebook Insert: Book of the Month

Journey Notebook Insert: Book of the MonthWhen I saw the new Journey Books, I just knew that I had to use that for a new little reading project. I just recently joined the Book of the Month club and wanted a way to record my monthly selections and my thoughts on the books that I receive. This system was the perfect way to document those book selections in a quick and easy format and I just love the result.

 Journey Notebook Insert: Book of the Month

I knew that I wanted to create a repetitive format to my notebook insert that would allow me to quickly and easily document the book selection each month. Using the Life Organized planner stickers was just the perfect way to make that happen! For each page, I printed a 3×4 photo of that month’s book cover.

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Then, I backed each one with a coordinating color of patterned paper from the 12″ Marbelous paper pad. This added a little pop of color and then I added a clear sticker from the months of the year labels sticker pack right on top of the photo for each month.

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Then, I added a star chart underneath from the Star Gazer sticker pack that I could use to easily give each book a rating. I then added a small circular sticker and quote in the bottom right corner of each page from another of the creative journaling sticker books.

I even added a little detail to the front cover of the insert and I just love how things are coming together.

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I am really looking forward to having this quick and easy format to document my upcoming monthly Book of the Month club selections and thoughts. I would love it if you leave me a comment below with your ideas on how to use these inserts too!

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Supply List:

Nashville Journey Book Set 

Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad 

Monthly Creative Journaling Stickers

Decorations Creative Journaling Stickers 

Pinterest Inspired Two Page Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. There are so many great project ideas on the Paper House Pinterest page, that it makes it the perfect place to go when you need a little creative inspiration. Today I’ve got a Pinterest inspired 2 page layout to share with you.

 

 

Supplies: The Great Outdoors Live for the Hunt, The Great Outdoors Call of the Wild, The Great Outdoors Camping Tags, The Great Outdoors Beneath the Stars, The Great Outdoors Cardstock Stickers, Hunting Adventures 3D Stickers, Outdoors Epoxy Stickers, Outdoors Planner Stickers, Outdoors Stick On Pockets, Outdoors Puffy Clips, Outdoors Puffy Stickers

I actually found inspiration for my layout from 2 different layout pins. This one by Carolyn Johnson:

and this one by Julie Tucker-Wolek:

I took the split page set up and 2 photo placement from Carolyn’s layout.

I also copied her use of stick-on pockets as a design element.

I took inspiration from Julie’s use of a big circle on her layout and her use of 3 vertical photos.

I also drew inspiration from her cluster of embellishments underneath the center photo.

I love drawing inspiration from other people! There are so many wonderful, talented paper crafters out there. So next time you get stuck or need a little crafty inspiration, check out Paper House’s Pinterest page…you might just find an idea for your next project!Save

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