Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Easter Wishes Layout - Echo Park Paper

Easter is such a fun time of year! Especially when you get to document all of the fun activities that take place during that time of year.  I loved watching my kiddos when they were younger hunt for their Easter eggs out in the yard. I knew when I saw the darling Easter Wishes collection, I knew I had to create a scrapbook layout showcasing all of the cute Easter goodness!

I started out with the super sweet yellow floral paper from the Hiding Eggs pattern paper as my background. I then used a sheet of Ultra White Felt Cardstock as my base. To mimic the bright colorful dye used to color eggs, I splattered some bright watercolor paints to the background. I then used a piece of pink coordinating solid paper, a square of the blue floral Easter Flowers paper and a strip of the yellow plaid side of the 4x4 Journaling Cards paper.
 To decorate the page I added some banners here and there on the page. I used the 6x6 paper pad because I liked the smaller scale of the pattern for the banners. I glued them to some brown twine. The Happy Easter title is from the Happy Easter Egg Die set cut from brown cardstock. I also used some stickers from the Element sticker sheet and chipboard shapes as well.
 The top part of the layout is decorated with more stickers and a label from the Ephemera pack.
 I typed my journaling up on the computer and mounted it on a piece of green solid cardstock. Mr. Bunny peeking out at the bottom is a chipboard accent.
This collection had oodles of super cute icons and papers perfect for all of your Easter pics. I am so excited to make more! Thank you for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

-Carta Bella Ultra White Felt Cardstock
-Easter Wishes Easter Flowers Paper
-Easter Wishes 4x4 Journaling Cards Paper
-Easter Wishes  Hiding Eggs Paper
-Easter Wishes Light Pink Coordinating Solid Paper
-Easter Wishes Green Coordinating Solid Paper
-Easter Wishes 6x6 Paper Pad
-Easter Wishes Element Sticker Sheet
-Easter Wishes Chipboard Accents
-Easter Wishes Ephemera
-Easter Wishes Happy Easter Eggs Die Set
-Easter Wishes Enamel Dots
-Brown Twine
-Watercolor Paint
-Foam tape/dots

Magical Adventures 2 Party favors| Echo Park Paper

Hi there!  As an avid Disney fan, I love anytime I get to create projects with this fun theme! I have a few younger nieces and nephews who are obsessed with all things Mickey Mouse and they are wanting a Mickey themed birthday party. I thought I'd make up a batch of some party favors with a magical theme for them to use for their party! Echo Park has some absolutely adorable new Designer Dies that make whipping up these little cuties fast, quick and affordable. The great thing about these dies is you can use them over and over again! I love them!
 This first favor uses the Square Gable Box 3-D Die. Isn't it so cute and tiny? This would be fun to add a few chocolates or other candies inside. I added a strip of the aqua check paper from the 6x6 paper pad around some Hershey Nuggets to match the box. I cut the box out from a piece of Yellow Coordinating Solid paper. I decorated the front of the box with some chipboard and stickers. The stars are die cut using the Creating Memories Die set. I tied the box with a piece of bakers twine to complete the look.
 This favor was made using the Scallop Treat Box Die. It makes the perfect popcorn holder! The box is cut from a piece of  Ebony Black Felt cardstock.   I decorated the from with some plaid paper and yellow check paper from the 6x6 paper pad.  I die cut the balloon and confetti from the Creating Memories Die Set. I added more chipboard, stickers and the firework label is from the Ephemera
 This last favor is cut from the Take Out Box die.  I love how it looks like a little mini Chinese food takeout box! It fits a mini cupcake perfectly too! The box was decorated with more stickers, die cuts and chipboard. The box itself is cut from some Classic Red Linen Cardstock.
I had such a fun time making these! This collection is filled to the brim with so many cute icons and patterns -  you can make so many projects using it! I hope I have inspired you to pick up a few of our new die cuts and make some party favors of your own! Happy Crafting! 

-Black and White Bakers Twine

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mermaid Dreams - Echo Park Paper Card

Hello, Echo Park fans! It's Tya up on the blog today sharing with you handmade card featuring the lovely Mermaid Dreams collection. It has such beautiful colors! I am so loving purple right now so I included a few of my favorite purple papers on my card. 

I created this card by using a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of white cardstock for the card base. I find myself always reaching for the 6x6 paper pads when I make cards. The small scale is just right for card making so I chose some pattern papers from there to decorate my card front. I used a piece of dark blue paper and glued it to the card base. I cut a piece of coral and light teal paper from the 6x6 paper pad. I cut a scalloped edge on the coral paper with a border punch. 

 I then cut a slightly smaller piece of light purple bubble paper out. I ran this paper through my manual die cutting machine and used the Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder to add some dimension to this paper. I then located the small multicolor bubbles paper from the 6x6 paper pad and cut this paper into a banner shape. I decorated the card with a few different stickers from the Element sticker sheet. The sentiment, shell, seahorse, and mermaid are all stickers that I mounted to the card with some foam tape. I added 2 small rhinestone jewels to the bottom corner.

 I really liked this starfish and wanted to use it as a decorative element. I found this on one of the 4x4 Journaling Cards and fussy cut it out. I cut 2 small strips of purple stripe paper from the 6x6 paper pad and notched the ends to make 2 banner shapes. I glued these to the back of the starfish. I  added a blue twine bow and a rhinestone brad from the Decorative Brads to further embellish the starfish. I add this to the card front with some foam tape.

 Here is another look at the card all put together.

I had so much fun with this collection. I have always loved anything mermaid themed and this collection did not disappoint! I hope I have inspired you to make a few handmade cards of your own with this beautiful collection. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Mermaid Dreams 4x4 Journaling Cards
Mermaid Dreams 6x6 Paper Pad
Mermaid Dreams Element Sticker Sheet
Mermaid Dreams Decorative Brads
Mermaid Dreams Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 White Cardstock (for card base)
Scallop Border Punch
Rhinestone Jewels
Blue Twine
Foam Tape
Manual Die Cut Machine (for embossing)

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