Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fun die cut ornaments!

Hello1 Today I am sharing a fun die cut ornament I made using the Echo Park Paper I Love Christmas collection! This cute collection is perfect for me because it is so festive and well, I really do love Christmas! I also used one of my favorite Echo Park Paper die sets, the  Scalloped Circle Die Set, to create this fun three-dimensional ornament. I can’t wait to make an entire set of them for my Christmas tree. Here’s how you too can make your own ornaments!

Use the larger scalloped circle die to cut a plain circle out of the plaid Christmas Joy patterned paper. Embellish it with a small piece of the scalloped border sticker and banner piece cut from the woodgrain patterned paper. Adhere the Santa sticker with foam adhesive for added dimension. Add enamel dots and a brown bow made from twine.

Use the larger die again to cut out four scalloped circles from the green side of the Border Stripes patterned paper.

Bend each scalloped circle in half and start gluing the four quadrants together.

Make sure the scallops line up pretty well.
Once the four quadrants are glued together, place a little bit of liquid adhesive on the middle piece of your ornament. I used Zip Dry and then just held the Santa piece in place for a short bit while it dried. Once dry, you can also add a little more Zip Dry on the back to make the bond stronger. Add red twine to the top of the ornament so it can be hung on the tree.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you all to get creative with your dies. And I hope everyone has a happy holiday season!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fall is in the Air Mini Album!

The Echo Park Fall is in the Air collection is great for documenting all of your fall activities! I began this mini album by first die cutting all of the pages out of different patterned papers using a Carta Bella pumpkin cut file from the Silhouette Design store. I adhered the backs together to form thicker pages. I then cut out two smaller pumpkin bottoms from coordinating patterned paper and solid paper to layer on my cover. I finished the cover by layering the ephemera pieces, stickers, chipboard stickers, and enamel dots. I punched holes in the side of the album and bound it with a 1 inch binder ring. Super easy!

The mix of patterns is this collection is fabulous! I am in love with the checks, stripes, and plaids! And how cute is that little bird sticker perched atop my photo?

The entire collection coordinates so perfectly with fall photos, putting this album together was a breeze! The ephemera pieces make great page fillers. And the little bear sticker in this collection is beyond adorable!

I adhered 1.5” thick strips of coordinating solid paper across the middle of each page to give the album a cohesive look. And then I had fun then designing all of the different album pages! On some pages, I left off photos and just focused on the cute embellishments!

Thanks for letting me share my mini album and my pumpkin patch adventure with you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Card for Giving Thanks!

I love this time of year! I love the fall colors, the sweater weather, and the season of gratitude.   The Autumn collection is a great collection for making cards to show my loved ones I appreciate them! I am in love with the teal and rust mixed in with the pumpkin orange and brown. This collection just screams fall and I love it!

I embellished the corner of my card with this sweet little birdie brad from the I Love Family collection. This is a great compliment to the Autumn collection and the two can easily be mixed and matched!

The “Attitude of Gratitude” sticker is the perfect sentiment for my card. I layered it over the tiny sunflower print from the Autumn 6 x 6 pad so that it would stand out. I love the tiny prints in the little paper pads- the smaller prints are super cute and great for small projects!

I can’t get enough of the little die cut leaves like the aqua one here! This leaf is just one of the three adorable leaves that can be die cut from the Autumn Leaves Die Set. I love that these leaves are the perfect size for all kinds of projects. They would be great on cards, layouts, home décor projects, gift wrap, or even used as table scatter for Thanksgiving!

I finished my card off with a cute red polka dot leaf sticker. I adhered it in place using foam adhesive to add dimension. I love that this card includes two of my favorite fall things- leaves and sunflowers!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to show your gratitude with a handcrafted card!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christmas Card using Echo Park's Deck the Halls!

Hello! Christmas is right around the corner and the Echo Park Deck the Halls collection is a great solution for holiday cardmaking! I am in love with the navy and aqua mixed in with the traditional red and green. And the addition of gold accents makes this collection a new favorite of mine! Scroll down to see how I created my fun multicolor woodgrain background too!

I first adhered the Carta Bella Woodgrain #2 stencil to the Carta Bella Ultra White Felt cardstock using washi or repositionable tape . I made sure to tape off a larger area than I thought I needed.
I then used an ink blending tool to gently cover random parts of the stencil with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger. I made sure to leave some areas uncovered.
I then used an ink blending tool to gently add in Peeled Paint Distress Ink from Ranger. I also made sure to overlap parts of the Vintage Photo to make my multicolor background. You can also press a little harder in some spots to make those areas a darker green. So easy, but oh-so-cool! 
After trimming the cardstock down to the right size, I added it to my card base. I love that this background looks so complicated and multicolored, but really it only took a couple minutes and 2 colors of ink to create! The Christmas tree and “Merry” stickers are gorgeous accents for this woodland-inspired background.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to get creative with your favorite Carta Bella or Echo Park Paper stencil. Happy crafting friends!
Tegan :)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Free Online Holiday Idea Book!

The brand new Echo Park Paper FREE online Holiday idea book was just released and you will definitely want to check it out. All of the projects are so fun!

This fab idea book contains Halloween, Thanksgiving, AND Christmas projects!

Click the link below to go to the download page!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fun with Pumpkins!

Happy fall y'all! Today I am sharing a fun trio of paper pumpkins just in time for cool weather! The Echo Park Paper I Love Family collection is great for not just documenting family outings, but for home décor projects as well. These cute little pumpkins could also be used as gift boxes too! I just love the warm and inviting feeling of this cozy collection. And I am sure you will love it too!

I started out by using the 3D Pumpkin Box Short from the Silhouette online store to cut out the first box. I cut out the bottom using the blue floral paper. And the orange polka dot was the perfect accent to finish off my pumpkin top. The green swirly paper in the collection makes great pumpkin leaves too!

I then cut out my second pumpkin using the 3D Pumpkin Box Medium cut file. I used the multi floral pattern for the base of my pumpkin. I then embellished the little gourd with a floral sticker, chipboard piece, decorative brads, and some seam binding I had on hand.
I used the 3D Pumpkin Box Tall cut file to cut out my last box. I absolutely love the woodgrain patterned paper and the orange polka dot patterned paper top. I added more seam binding and a decorative brad sentiment. I finished off the pumpkin by adhering the bird nest sticker on the top. How cute, right?
Here are the links to these adorable 3D pumpkin cut files from Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette online store!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Magical Adventure!

Hello! I am so excited to share my fun banner I made for my niece using the amazing Echo Park Paper Magical Adventure collection. My family loves going to Disney World, so it was no wonder I squealed with delight when I saw this collection! It is just perfect for documenting trips to see America’s favorite mouse. It was also great for creating this countdown banner calendar for when we go to see him again! Don’t have plans to go back? Simply just switch out the countdown on the middle banner with another favorite photo!

I started by cutting out the banner pieces using the papers from the two 6x6 paper pads in this collection. I used the 6x6 Magical Adventure Dots & Stripes pad and the 6x6 Magical Adventure patterned paper pad. I used the Echo Park Pennant Banner cut file from the Silhouette store to cut out 3 pennant banner shapes and 2 triangle banner shapes. I enlarged the shapes so that each banner piece was 5 ¾” tall. I cut out extras too and trimmed the sides off of them to use as layering pieces.

The coordinating Ephemera Pack made putting this adorable banner together a breeze! I simply layered the “once upon a time” ephemera piece over a small banner ephemera piece and then added a few Glittered Enamel Dots. So easy and so cute!

For the middle pennant, I added a countdown using the numbers and alphabet stickers from the Alpha Sticker Sheet. I first dusted the backs of the numbers with baby powder to cover the permanent adhesive, and then adhered them to the banner using repositionable adhesive. That way I can easily reuse the numbers and change the countdown!

Again, I can’t say enough about these fun ephemera pieces. How cute are they, right?! They would also be perfect on cards, gifts, and layouts too!

I quickly finished off this colorful banner with more ephemera pieces, a couple buttons, and glittered enamel dots!

Thanks for joining me. I hope I have inspired you to create your own Magical Adventure banner for any past or future trips to see Mickey!