Sunday, February 10, 2019

Let's Party Layout - Echo Park Paper

Hi friends- it's Tya up on the blog today and I am happy to share with you a layout I created using the "Let's Party" collection. What a fun collection this is! It was just what I needed to highlight a couple of fun pictures from my daughter's 18th birthday celebration. I really had fun with it!

I love the color combo of pink, yellow and aqua so I mainly stuck to those colors for my layout. The Hooray Words paper is used as a background and then I added a few strips of the Make a Wish and the pink side of the 3x4 Journaling cards papers. I also used a scallop edge punch and punched out a paper border from the Yellow Coordinating Solid paper on the left edge.

I started decorating the layout with some stickers and ephemera. If you look close, you'll notice I added a few paint splatters on my white cardstock paper for some splashes of color. This kind of mimics confetti and I like how the colors stand out on the white paper. I journaled on a bracket shape ephemera piece and then layered a few stickers on the top right corner.
To decorate the bottom left corner, I added more stickers and ephemera. I love layering stickers and added dimension to my sticker clusters by using a few pop dots on some of the stickers. I loved the "I'm So Glad You Were Born" ephemera and stuck that right below the lower photo. The sticker paper chain adds a fun touch too.

That's all there is to it! I hope I have inspired you to make a birthday themed layout of your own using this adorable collection. I loved the colors and the icons are super fun. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

-Let's Party Hooray Words paper
-Let's Party 3x4 Journaling Cards paper
-Let's Party Make a Wish paper
-Let's Party Orange/Yellow Coordinating paper
-Let's Party Element Sticker Sheet
-Let's Party Ephemera
-Let's Party Frames and Tags
-Carta Bella Ultra White Felt cardstock
-Watercolor Paint
-Foam tape and Dots
-Black pen for journaling

Sunday, January 6, 2019

I Heart Crating Card - Echo Park

Hello everyone! It's Tya and I am so excited to share my project with you today! I love, love, love fun fold cards and I have been wanting to try one of these types of cards for a long time.  I am using the adorable I Heart Crafting line for my card and I wanted to add a craft store gift card to the card for some added fun for the recipient! They get a cute card and a gift - Bonus!

I used this tutorial to make the base of my card: Diagonal Double Pocket Card. It was very easy to follow and make. I loved the idea of putting  2 tags in the pockets, with one holding a gift card in it like shown below:

The collection has some really lovely patterned papers in them. It's best to use one that doesn't have a pattern on it that needs to face a certain direction. I chose the Fancy Floral paper for my base. The edges of the pockets are just some strips of the Yellow/Orange Coordinating Solid papers that I punched out with a scallop border punch and glued to the edges. I decorated the tags a little bit, but not too much as I wanted them to be able to slide in and out of the pockets easily.

The inside of the card can be left blank, but I chose to add a couple more stickers in the corners and also include a place to write a little note to the recipient.

That's all there is to this fun project. I hope I have inspired you to pick up this amazing collection and make up a bunch of these cards for your crafty friends! No need to think of a gift when you already have one done! Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting! 

Foam tape