Hello everyone! Have you ever challenged yourself to make as many projects from one collection as possible? Anya here today and I want to share with you the challenge I set for myself to create fifteen projects from one collection! I had so much fun making all of these and by the end I still had enough bits and pieces to make something else. Today I would like to share the first five out of fifteen I made from the “Back to School” line by Echo Park.
- School Themed Layout
For my layout I used a few papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad, one Journaling card, a few Ephemera pieces, stickers and lots of banners. I based everything on an 8.5x11” piece of Carta Bella white cardstock and covered the background (about two inches from all four edges) with white die cut alphabet letters. I like the dimension and texture it added with this tone on the design technique.
For the letters I used the Tomorrowland Alphabet Die Set by Echo Park and a glue pen to adhere them to the page.
I absolutely love the special touch that stamping adds to scrapbooking pages. I used two stamps to stamp right above the journaling and added an “A+” and stars stamps to the journaling card and a tag. Stamps can always go a long way in scrapbooking, cardmaking and other forms of memory keeping.
- School Rocks card
This card measures about 4.25x6” folded and is designed on a white card base that was created from the Carta Bella white cardstock.
To create this card I started with a piece of blue patterned paper to which I added a piece of white cardstock that was dry embossed with the Autumn Leaves Embossing folder. After stitching around the white embossed piece, I adhered it to the card base and added the rest of the layers, popping some of them up with dimensional adhesive. As always, a few enamel dots is a great way to dress up any project.
You can create three bookmarks from one piece of 6x6” patterned paper in no time! I used the Border Strips patterned from the 6x6 Paper Pad, cut it into three thin strips, added a die cut tag from the Holiday Tag Die Set to the top and bottom of this strip and adhered everything to a piece of white cardstock. Each bookmark was finished with a piece of crochet twine. You may decorate these as little or as much as you like, but I decided to keep them pretty simple and flat.
- Notebook cover
Check out how easy it is to create one-of-a-kind notebooks just in time for the back to school. I have made similar a few times before and my kids always loved their personalized notebooks!
To make that special cover, I trimmed a piece of Chalkboard Cursive patterned paper slightly larger than the front of the notebook, added a few layers of other patterned paper, stitching, brads, stickers and a few fussy cut pieces from patterned papers in the collection. The finished design I adhered to the front of the notebook with strong adhesive and trimmed off the excess.
- “Pencil box” for a teacher
I remember a few years ago as one of the scrapbooking designers shared some ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day. Amongst the suggestions was a handmade box full of simple handmade cards. Here is my example of that idea.
I created a pencil box full of pencil shaped cards. To create the box, I used a digital cutting machine to cut the box shape and decorated it with banners, fall leaves, fussy cut elements and enamel dots. Check out the School House Fun, and the back of the 4x6 Journaling Cards paper – you can get endless amount of fussy cut embellishments for your projects!
Inside the box I added six pencil shaped cards that I created form from the Coordinating solids and a hand drawn template. I used a scoring board to add a little bit of texture to the main part of the pencil and a tiny circle punch to create the reverse scallop edge. As a finishing tough I added a little bit of stamping and really like how it just brought the cards to life.
Hope you will join me tomorrow for the next five projects in this challenge!
To create all fifteen projects I used following products:
Carta Bella White cardstock
Brads and Enamel Dots from other Echo Park collections.