Hi there Echo Park fans - It’s Tya here up on the blog today. I am sharing a gift set I made using the Tartan No. 2 collection. I love plaids so these were such fun and festive papers to work with.
Both of these boxes were made using cut files that I cut out on my Silhouette. I thought it would be fun to do a little snowman themed gift set with a top hat and a mitten box. These are just the right sized to hold a little treat. I used the Red Buffalo tartan paper on the mittens and the band on the top hat. The snowflake is also a cut file cut from some white cardstock. Here are some close ups of the boxes:
I added some green cardstock floral boughs cut from the Jolly Branch Trio die set. I added a black jewel brad in the center and then added a sticker tag from the Christmas Sticker sheet for the sentiment.
This was a quick and easy project to whip up and would make really fun neighbor, co worker or friend gifts. Thanks a bunch for stopping by today - and make sure you grab these adorable Tartan papers for all of your holiday and winter paper craft projects! The colors and pattern are very on trend and would wow anyone! Happy Crafting!
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Hello, papercrafters! It's Jana Eubank. The first thing my kids dig through on Christmas morning is their stockings. Sure, they love the treats and candy ... but their FAVORITE part of opening their stocking is opening the small gifts they discover inside. This year I am going to use the Carta Bella Holiday Gold Foil Cardstock collections to create small stocking-stuffer-sized gift boxes to hold their treasures!
Hello paper crafting friends! Anya here today and I am so excited to share another holiday project with you. These gift boxes were made using the “Christmas” collection by Carta Bella, a few dies, as well as a cut file for the box shape itself.
First, I digitally cut my boxes and then decorated them with bits and pieces. The smaller box was kept pretty simple, but to the larger one I decided to add a window shaker. It gives the box an extra whimsical feel!
Both boxes were wrapped with red ribbon and decorated with die cut leaves. I love layering on my projects, so I always try to find a piece or two I can add with pop dots, or at least add some pop dots between the tags or banners for dimension.
Hope I’ve inspired you to pull out some Christmas paper and create a few special gift boxes you could use during the busy Holiday Season.
Products used to create these boxes:
4x4 Journaling Cards patterned paper
White Nuvo Drops
Good morning everyone! The most wonderful time is approaching and holiday projects are some of my favorite ones to create. Anya here today and I would like to share a layout I made using the gorgeous “Merry & Bright” collection.
As many of you probably do, I always get hundreds of pictures from Christmas, therefore I’m always looking for ways to include more photos on layouts. Here, I created two 4x6 photo collages, with four pictures on each and adhered them both on a piece of white cardstock, creating one 6x8 photo collage.
To bring the whole page together, I wrapped it into a white “paper bow” which I hand sketched on a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut it. To the center of the bow I added a chipboard piece, a few greenery stems and a bunch of banners.
To create this page I used the following products:
Good morning Echo Park friends! Have you started making handmade Christmas cards yet? This thought may be overwhelming to some people, but today I want to share with you some tips on how you can create six cards in one hour! When I am working on Christmas cards, I try to keep in mind three things: keep it simple, use 3x4 cards, and repeat the design. Anya here today and I am happy to share with you six cards I created using the “O Holy Night” collection.
For all of my cards today I used the 3x4 journaling cards from this collection. This particular set has two sheets of each. As we all know, it is always faster to create two identical cards than two different ones, therefore I made three sets of twin cards.
For my first card set I used the dark blue 3x4 card from the 3x4 Journaling Cards patterned paper with the beautiful calligraphy sentiment. I added two more pieces of paper underneath the card for a layered effect, slightly offsetting them, and finished the card with some little details like a die cut piece, enamel dot, sticker, and faux stitched lines. All of this was arranged on a piece of All Is Calm patterned paper.
The next two cards I kept pretty light and used the journaling card with an Angel. To emphasize the golden shades on this card I used a piece of Gold Shimmer Cardstock by Carta Bella to add as one of the layers, as well as die cut a pretty decorative label from it. I based the card on a piece of the Christ is Born paper, finishing it off with another die cut piece and a golden enamel dot.
The last two cards feature the Silent Night 3x4 journaling cards. Again, I followed the same “recipe” for the card adding two pieces of paper as layers, two die cut pieces and a few tiny details like enamel dots, tiny white dots, and a double line of faux stitching.
All of my cards measure 4.25x6.25” which lets me use a 4x6” piece for the background and one to cover the back panel. For the back panels, I cut up the Border Strips patterned paper into six 4x6” pieces and used them for all of the cards.
I hope I’ve inspired you to take this approach next time you’ll need to create a bunch of Christmas cards. Can you imagine how many cards you can get from just one collection? Thanks for joining me today and happy card-making!
Products used to create these cards:
White pen, enamel dots, adhesives
Hello there Echo Park fans! Tya here and I am up on the blog today sharing a layout I made using the adorable Santa's Workshop line by Carta Bella. Nothing says Christmas more than a cute collection featuring the Jolly Old Elf himself! I love how whimsical this line is!
I had to use these cute photos of my nephew sitting on Santa's lap on my layout. The red and green are paired with the pretty aqua blue and all the papers in this collection are stunning! Here are a few close ups of my embellishments:
The banner and title are stickers from the Element Sticker sheet and I added some green twine behind the banners and tied some bows on the end.
Up in the right corner I added an embellishment cluster made from some stickers and chipboard pieces.
In the bottom left corner is another cluster made from more stickers and chipboard. I love that cute reindeer - isn't his face the sweetest?
Finally I typed out my journaling on some white cardstock strips and added them underneath my large photo.
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I had so much fun making this layout and I hope I have inspired you to pick up this collection and use it for some of your Christmas photos! Happy Crafting!
Hello everyone! Anya here today and I would like to share a card I created with one of my favorite releases this year - Santa’s Workshop. I absolutely love the patterns and cute images in this line! I’m sure there will be many more cards for me from this collection.
I love making winter shaker cards and for this card I created a large window, filled it with very fine iridescent sequins that imitate snow and decorated the top of the window with chipboard. Since I didn’t have much space left, I used a small sticker for the sentiment.
To create this card I used the following products:
Hello - its Tya here and I am up today sharing with you some fun Christmas Ornaments that I made using the lovely Oh Holy Night collection. It is such a beautiful collection full of color, and the sentiments are perfect for the holiday season.
I purchased a few round chipboard type ornaments from my local craft store as the base of these ornaments. I used circle die cut and some stickers, stamps and die cuts to make these ornaments. Here are a few close ups of each one:
For the background of this ornament, I used a piece of the B side of the Border Strip paper. I thought the angels were so pretty so I used 2 angel stickers from the sticker sheet and a few small snowflake and star round stickers as well as a floral sprig sticker. The sentiment is stamped on a circle cut from some cream cardstock. This circle is mounted on a piece of Gold Shimmer cardstock . I used my Silhouette machine to cut a scallop circle and then mounted the cream circle on top. I tied a ribbon to the top of each ornament for a finishing touch.
This ornament has a background of the All is Calm paper and then again used stickers and stamps to decorate.
On this final ornament I used a piece of the blue side of the All is Bright paper. The Nativity is the Nativity Silhouette Die cut that I cut from the burgundy side of the All is Bright paper.
These ornaments came together so quickly and I loved the stamps that are in this collection. These would make great gifts or to keep for yourself and add these stunning ornaments to your own tree. Thank you for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!
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