Saturday, September 22, 2018

Echo Park Celebrate Christmas Paper Crates

Hello everyone- Tya here, and I am up on the blog today sharing my project featuring the charming Celebrate Christmas collection. I love making little treat holders for people during the holidays! These cute little paper crates were a breeze to whip up and took no time at all for me to decorate and  fill. I plan on keeping a few of these on hand during the busy holiday season for all of those last minute gifts that seem to happen.
To make these holders I used my trusty Silhouette to cut these out. I  used this file to make the crates. I wanted them to be really sturdy so I  first cut them out using some Kraft cardstock and then I cut them out again using the Holly Jolly paper. I trimmed off the front, back and side panels and glued the pattern paper to the kraft paper.  I had a lot of fun decorating the fronts of the crates with various embellishments. Here are a few close ups of the crates:

I appreciate you all stopping by today! I hope these fun little holders get you in the festive mood ready for the gift giving season.  These would be great for teacher, friend or  co-worker gifts. Stop by and check out this entire collection! It's amazing! Happy Crafting!

Products Used:
Silhouette Cameo
Black Doily
Pop dots and Foam Tape
Black and White Ribbon
Treat bag and candy

Deck the Halls card | Carta Bella Christmas collection

Hello everyone - it's Tya up on the blog today sharing a holiday card that I made using the stunning "Christmas" collection by Carta Bella. This line is so lovely and is totally my type of line. I  love all the rustic elements in this collection. It made making this card so fun.
I used a few different products to make my card. I loved the Jolly Snowflakes embossing folder so  I made sure that I used it on one of my background papers. (photo 3)
I like to add a few different embellishment clusters on my cards so I used some chipboard, ephemera and stickers to decorate my card front. I also added some extra texture with a sprig of pine needles that are from the Jolly Branch Trio die set.
 I added a bow made from some tan jute to the  top of my tag. I  also added a few enamel dots  in the corners. I love how the dots add a little shine and variety to my card.

I appreciate you all stopping by today. This Christmas line makes me want to make many more handmade cards to give out to my loved ones during the holidays. The collection is chock full of so many wonderful elements I am excited to use! Thanks and Happy Crafting! 

Foam tape/ Dots

Merry and Bright Layout | Echo Park

Hello there! It's Tya up on the blog today with a fun and festive layout featuring the Merry and  Bright collection.

How pretty is this collection? I love the soft blue they added and some of the pieces have some  beautiful gold foil on them as well. Such a stunning collection!
 I like to add pattern paper to my layouts in new and interesting ways so for this layout I decided to add pieces of Holiday Plaid paper cut on angles and placed on the 2 corners of the layout. I like how it frames the photos in the center and draws your eyes there.
I used lots of chipboard and ephemera on this layout. I like dimension and these are fun to layer on the layout with foam tape and dots. Here are a few more close ups of the layout:

I really enjoyed working with this layout and look forward to making  a few cards, tags and other paper crafts with this collection. It is both whimiscal and classic looking at the same time and I love collections that offer that look. Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Holiday crafting!

Foam tape/Dots

Monday, August 27, 2018

Echo Park Bewtiched Layout

 Hi there Echo Park fans!  I am happy to be sharing with you a scrapbook layout featuring the fantastic Bewitched line! I simply love Halloween and this collection is perfect for creating pages showcasing your little witches!

I have always loved these photos of my youngest daughter when she was dressed up as this sassy little witch in her purple striped socks and feathery witch hat. I loved the purple in this collection! I adore the Wicked Witches paper so I  used that as my background. I cut out a funky star wreath from some black cardstock using my Silhouette and then backed the wreath with some white cardstock and started building my layout from there.  Here are some close ups of the page:
I like to make embellishment clusters when I decorate my pages and so I chose some flowers, a candy jar, a  jack o lantern and a small piece of candy and  layered them with foam tape. 
The 3x4 cards are some of my favorite items to use and this card fit in so great with the theme of the page.  I some foam tape behind a cauldron sticker and popped it up on the card. I mounted the card on some black cardstock. I also used the purple side of the Trick or Treat paper and cut the Happy Halloween title out from the Happy Halloween die set.
I like continuity on my pages so I copied the same sticker layering technique over on the right side of the page as well.
All around the black star wreath I added some star stickers for little pops of color. I really like how it added  a little touch of something extra to the wreath so I stands out a little more from the background paper.

Thanks a bunch for  stopping by the blog today. I was such a treat to work with this collection and I know you will just love every bit of it as well. Happy Crafting!

-Silhouette Cutting Machine
-Foam tape

Treat Bags - Echo Park Hocus Pocus Collection

Hey there Echo Park fans!  I am sharing some quick and easy treat holders featuring the adorable Hocus Pocus line! These sincerely came together so quickly. I can't wait to share with you how to make them!
To make these fun packages, I started with a piece of Ebony Black Felt Cardstock that measures 3 x 8 1/2. I scored the papers on the 8 1/2 inch side at 3/4, 4 1/2  and 5 inches. I took a small stapler and stapled the bottom edge right toward bottom to make sure the fold stayed in place. I then decorated each holder with various papers and stickers from the collection and then added a little snack size bag of treats to the inside. Treats that can lay flat like shown below work best for this project.

Here are some close ups:

Can you imagine how fun these would be for co-workers or classroom treats? They are easy enough even your little ones can help put these together! I hope I have inspired you to make a batch of these with this cute collection. The colors and icons are so, so fun! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Products used:
-Carta Bella Ebony Black Felt Cardstock
-Hocus Pocus Collection Kit
-Black and White Bakers Twine
-Scoring Tool and  Bone Folder
-Foam  Tape
-Mini Stapler
-Snack Size Candy

Fall Break Card | Carta Bella

Hello there - I'm on the blog today sharing a handmade card with you all today. I really loved working with the beautiful Fall Break line by Carta Bella. It is classic and the icons are so stunning! This line definitely had me longing for cooler temperatures and big cozy sweaters! I love Fall!
The orange plaid paper from the Fall Break 6x6 paper pad was the perfect background to build my card on. I LOVED the cute scarecrow that is found on the Journaling Card paper and wanted him to take center stage on my card. I layered him on a leaf paper from the 6x6 pad and mounted that to the card base.
I built up a little fall scene along the bottom edge of the card using some die cut leaves, stickers and chipboard pieces. I  added foam tape between the layers for some added dimension. I wrapped a piece of jute around the bottom edge and tied a small bow on the left side of the card.
On the top of the card I added a tab die cut from the Ephemera pack and then some enamel dots for shine. 
It was a lot of fun making this card using all of the fall themed products. I hope I have inspired you  to make a few cards of  your own with the Fall Break line! A card made with it will surely make any one's Fall day! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Fall Break 6x6 pad
Foam tape

Friday, August 3, 2018

Echo Park Bewitched Card

Hello everyone! It's Tya, and  it's my turn up on the blog today to share with a handmade card with you featuring the wonderful Bewitched line. This is such a fun and feminine collection! I loved all the pretty pops of purple in this line. This card came together so quickly and I kind of love it!

To start with ,  I made a 5x5 inch card base from some Ebony Black Cardstock. I cut a piece of the polka dot side of the Hocus Pocus Potions paper and layered that on the card base. I cut the witch in the moon card from the 4x4 Journaling Card paper. I  backed the card with a slightly larger piece of Trouble Brewing paper. Here are a few close ups of the elements of the card:
I love this little black kitty in a pumpkin! Isn't he so cute? I added him along with a floral sticker to the bottom left of the card.

This adorable witch from the Sticker Sheet was just my favorite so I added her on a piece of Phantom Pumpkins paper that I cut out from one of the circles in the Nesting Stitched Circles Die cut. I added some foam tape behind the circle and added her to the center of the card. I then added the "It's Witching Hour" banner sticker to the bottom of the circle
On the left side I added another little sticker cluster. I used a potion bottle, a stack of books and another one of the floral stickers. These are tucked underneath the stitched circles die cut.

Thank you for taking a peek at my card today. I love Halloween and can't wait to use more of the Bewitched collection on more projects.  Happy Crafting!

-Bewitched Hocus Pocus Potions
-Bewitched Trouble Brewing
-Bewitched 4x4 Journaling Cards
-Bewitched Phantom Pumpkins
-Bewitched Sticker Sheet
-Carta Bella Ebony Black Felt Cardstock
-Stitched Circle Nesting Die Set
-Manual Die Cutting Machine
-Enamel Dots
-Foam tape