Friday, April 26, 2019

I Love Summer Card and Pineapple Box - Echo Park Paper

Hello friends! Tya here today sharing a fun gift set featuring the adorable I Love Summer collection! And boy do I LOVE Summer! It's such a fun and relaxing time and we do lots of swimming and traveling and taking full advantage of those carefree lazy days! I fell in love with all the fun colors of this collection and knew I wanted to make something pineapple themed so I came up with this gift box and handmade card set.

To create the card I started with a base of Kraft cardstock and then added a few different pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I used a few ephemera pieces, stickers and chipboard pieces to decorate the card front. I finished the card off with a few enamel dots and some white crochet thread.

To create the pineapple box, I used a cut file from the Silhouette Shop (Shape # 258284- Pineapple Box by Lori Whitlock) cut from a 12x12 piece of the Hello Summer yellow dot paper. The green pineapple leaves are cut from the green side of the Swimsuits paper. This would be a really fun box to add a little tropical treat too. You could even fit a cupcake in there as well.
To make the decor on the front of the I used some Chipboard, stickers, and Ephemera. I also added some enamel dots to the flower centers and tied some white crochet thread to the tag. When I create gift sets like this, I like to keep the embellishments the same in all the projects. It just ties the projects together to make them more cohesive.
I really had so much fun creating this project and I hope I have inspired you to pick up this sweet Summer themed collection and make a few projects like this one! I know whoever gets this will love the bright, summery colors and icons! Happy Crafting!

-4 x 5 1/4 inch Pineapple I Love Summer 6x6 paper
-3 x 4 1/2 inch Blue Wave I Love Summer 6x6 paper
-2 x 5 1/2 inch Pink Geometric I Love Summer 6x6 paper
-I Love Summer Chipboard Phrases
-I Love Summer Element Sticker
-I Love Summer Frames and Tags Ephemera
-I Love Summer Enamel Dots
-I Love Summer Hello Summer 12x12 Paper
-I Love Summer Swimsuits 12x12 Paper
-Carta Bella Kraft Cardstock
-Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies
-Silhouette Cut file # 258284 (Pineapple Box) 
-Silhouette Cameo
-White Crochet Thread
-Big Shot Manual Die Cut Machine

Monday, April 8, 2019

Animal Safari Card - Echo Park Paper

Hey there Echo Park fans! It's Tya up on the blog today. As an avid animal lover, I fell head over heels in love with the fun Animal Safari collection! Anytime we travel I love to visit zoos or aquariums or anything that has to do with animals. I may have even planned a few family vacations around animals lol! Anyway- I am sharing a card I made featuring the Animal Safari collection today.

To make this card I used a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of white cardstock as my base. The blue, zebra and yellow pattern papers are from the 6x6 paper pad. I love using the smaller scale of the 6x6 paper pads for card making!
 I decided to do a little watercolor painting on this card. I cut a piece of watercolor paper to 3 1/2 x 5 inches. I ripped the edges of the paper for some added texture. I added some yellow, orange and tan paint and splatters to the watercolor paper.  I really liked the pop of color it added to the card.
 To decorate the card, I added the Zooventure label sticker to the card with foam tape. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out 3 leaf shapes (found here) out of some Green Coordinating Solid paper. I glued them back behind the label sticker. I also added a small butterfly and "happy" word sticker from the Element Sticker sheet.
 I loved this beautiful macaw bird that I fussy cut from the Birds of Paradise paper. I added the bird to the top right of the sticker label. I also added a few loops of brown twine behind the label sticker as well for some texture.
This card was so much fun to make and had me wanting to take another animal-themed adventure soon. I hope I have inspired you to make a few cards with this stunning collection. It has so many possibilities! Happy Crafting! 

-Watercolor paper and paint
-brown twine
-foam tape
-Silhouette Cameo Digital Cutting Machine

Sunday, April 7, 2019

HOPPY EASTER cards | with Tya

Hi there! Is anyone else so excited for Easter? After making a few handmade cards featuring the Hoppy Easter collection- I  am so ready for all things bunnies, chickies, and jellybeans! 

I just love the shapes of the Create-a-Cards! I chose a few of my favorites and made some big and mini cards, I used lots of products like Doodlepops, stickers from the This and That sheet, die cuts from the Odds and Ends, washi tape, sprinkles, buttons and twine to decorate my cards. I love that I have so many different options when making cards. Doodlebug has some of the best embellishments on the market and I  love using lots of different kinds on my projects! Here are a few close-ups of the cards:

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create some handmade cards of your own using the adorable Hoppy Easter collection! You can make some like mine and oodles more! Happy Crafting!

Hoppy Easter 6x6 paper pad
Hoppy Easter Sunday Dress Paper (3x4 Cards)
Hoppy Easter Baby Bunny Doodlpop
Hoppy Easter This and That Sticker Sheet
Hoppy Easter Flower Basket Doodlepop
Hoppy Easter Bow-tique Washi Tape
Hoppy Easter Glitter Sprinkles
Hoppy Easter Odds and Ends
Create-a-Card Swimming Pool A2 Polka Dot Card
Create-a-Card Cupcake Square Baroque Card
Create-a-Card Bubblegum Square Grid Card
Create-a-Card Swimming Pool Mini Scallop Card
Create-a-Card Mini Lily White Mini Scallop Card
Limeade Boutique Button
Lily White Doodletwine