Thursday, November 5, 2015

DIY embellishments with Echo Park Designer Dies!

Hello!  Tegan here today sharing my latest layout I designed using the cool (pun intended!) new Hello Winter Collection.  I am in love with the color palette- the mix of light blues, aqua, navy, and gray is perfect for winter projects. This whimsical collection is great for documenting playing in the snow! And the coordinating die sets helped me create this fun layout rather quickly. I used pieces from my two favorite die sets of this release which are the Hello Winter Die Set and the Winter Animals Die Set. First I used the pine tree from the Hello Winter Die Set to create a set of fun embellishments for my page.
1. Trim three 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" rectangles from grey polka dot patterned paper.
2. Die cut pine trees from middle of all three rectangles. I adhered the die to the back of rectangles using decorative tape to hold it in place while cutting.
3. Draw borders onto rectangles using thin black marker.
4. Back die cut rectangles with dark gray and navy patterned papers using foam adhesive. Thread small aqua buttons with embroidery floss and adhere to top of trees. So easy and so cute!
I used the Winter Animals Die Set to make this little penguin guy. He seriously has to be the cutest little thing ever! I used foam adhesive to adhere the cream layer onto the black layer to give him a three dimensional effect. I can see this little cutie on everything! He's going to be on my winter mini album, my Christmas gift tags, and some cards! And I used the swirling steam die from the Hello Winter Die Set to make the wind swirls behind Mr. Penguin. I love dies that can be used as multiple things!
Thanks for joining us today! I hope I have inspired you to use lots of die cuts on your next layout or project!

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