Hello! Tegan here with a romantic inspired layout just in time for Valentine’s Day! I used Blowing Kisses, and the color palette of this LOVELY collection (pun intended!) has me swooning! I love the addition of the black along with the reds and pinks. And I am in love with the hearts, doilies, and roses!
I started by trimming the solid cream paper from the collection to 8 1/2” x 11”. At the top of my layout, I simply layered strips of the solid black and red/white stripe patterned papers. And then added the round ephemera bit and a button from my supplies.
Tip: Add a little bit of vellum for a fun effect on layouts! Here I added a strip of it on the left side of the pink doily patterned paper. I love how it adds just a little something extra! I added layers of cute coordinating stickers and ephemera bits too.
I absolutely adore this couples silhouette from the sticker sheet! I used the “Love” die from the Silhouette Love Die set to cut out “Love” using vellum and added it over the couple. I think it adds a sweet touch!
The cute pink alphabet stickers are perfect for titles like the one I made here. And I seriously can’t get enough of the banner stickers. They quickly and cutely finish off the bottom of my layout!
These flower stickers are adorable too. I could have an entire garden full of them! Thanks for joining us today! I hope I have inspired you to create a layout about someone or something you love!
Blowing Kisses Collection:
Valentine Icons patterned paper
Tribal Chevron patterned paper
Valentine Bunting patterned paper
Silhouette patterned paper
Gray/Cream solid paper
Silhouette Love Die Set
manual cut machine
Hello! Shellye along today with a sweetly-dressed chipboard mailbox using the new “Blowing Kisses” Collection. Mailboxes are such a clever way to hold Valentine cards or use them as a treat box to fill with goodies!
First, I covered the top of the box with a sheet of 12X12 paper that was cut to size. If the paper doesn’t quite cover the entire box, use strips of coordinating paper to finish covering the sides. I chose to use a die from the Designer Label #5 Set to cut three black label shapes for the bottom. The shapes made a nice border and hid the area where the two papers joined.
The two ends of the box were traced onto patterned paper, cut out and set aside.
The two ends also have a raised piece (or a “lip” on the end that opens) that were covered with a strip of the solid black paper. The strips were cut ¼” wider than the actual measurement. Next, the strip was scored vertically so that it would cover the raised piece. Cuts were made into the ¼” overhang to create darts in the paper so that it could be folded to conform to the shape.
Before attaching the two end pieces of paper, a trim of red pom pom ribbon was added.
When the mailbox is open, you can see that I also added an edging of baker’s twine for extra detail.
The front was decorated with different stickers, die-cuts and fun accent embellishments.
Again, you can find cardboard, metal or wooden mailboxes of all shapes and sizes to use in a project such as this! Use it as storage for your chocolate candies or as a gift box for homemade cookies…your Valentine will love it!
3x4 Journaling Cards
Blowing Kisses Element Sticker
Blowing Kisses Alpha Sticker
Blowing Kisses 6x6 Paper Pad
Blowing Kisses Ephemera
Designer Label Set #5 Die Set
Good morning, Echo Park friends! It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing a fun little card I created with the "Blowing Kisses" collection. I just love how easy it is to create a beautiful project using the papers, along with a few stickers and pieces of ephemera from a single Echo Park collection!
This card is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" - and I just started layering, layering, layering. The base is white cardstock, but every layer after that is from Blowing Kisses! I added a bit of machine stitching, a paper doilie from my stash, a couple of buttons, brads and some fabric trim for some texture and interest.
If you enjoy making handmade cards, especially Valentine's, this collection is definitely a must-have! And guess what, you could win a collection kit for yourself - check out the details HERE on our facebook page!
Be sure to check back throughout the coming weeks for more fun ways to use this beautiful collection!
Blowing Kisses Valentine Borders
Blowing Kisses Journaling Cards
Blowing Kisses Multi Floral
Blowing Kisses Tribal Chevron
Blowing Kisses 6x6 Pad
Blowing Kisses Ephemera Pack
Cone shapes can be turned into party hats, trees, tussie mussies and more! Shellye here today to share a Valentine’s Tussie Mussie using the sweet “Blowing Kisses” Collection.
I started with a 12x12 sheet of “Tribal Chevron” paper (side B) and a cone pattern that I found online. There are many, many cone patterns available so just pick your favorite version! Next, I traced the pattern onto the paper, cut out and assembled.
To the opening of the cone, I added a trim of fringe that I made with white crepe paper streamer. ..it’s easy to make! Cut three 1 yard lengths of the crepe paper streamer and stack them together. Machine- stitch (straight stitch) down the center of the stack. Fold along the stitching and place back onto the sewing machine with the stitching to the right of the needle. Sew another straight stitch about ¼” from the first stitching. Cut slits into the streamer to create the fringe look. Glue around the inside-opening of the cone…I doubled mine to give it a nice, fluffy look.
The front of the tussie was decorated with a layering of beautiful die-cut papers and stickers!
A generous picot-edged ribbon bow was added to the bottom and the same ribbon was used for the hanger at the top.
Fill your cone with your favorite wrapped candies and have on display for family or friends who may stop by. Make smaller cones for children’s parties or for co-workers. The vibrant colors of “Blowing Kisses” will definitely create many oooh’s and ahhh’s!
Today during our digital "One Buck Wednesday" sale, download the digital Echo Park Paper "For the Record 2 Documented Paper Pack #1" kit
and the "For the Record 2 Documented Element Pack #1" kit for just $1.
All of these kits are available for just $1 until midnight EST tonight so be sure to download them before the sale ends!
And just to get your creative juices flowing, here's a beautiful layout by designer Rachael Sheedy using these $1 kits!
Hello Echo Park friends! It’s Aly Dosdall here today sharing some festive Valentine’s Day treat boxes using the gorgeous new Blowing Kisses collection. I love Valentine’s Day projects! It’s so fun creating things that help express your love for those closest to you. There’s really nothing more important than sharing your love with your family and friends.
I started by cutting out the boxes with my Silhouette. I used THIS scalloped top favor box by Lori Whitlock. I cut my boxes slightly smaller than the cut file comes to better fit the sizes of the stickers and tags I used to embellish them. I also erased the holes for tying a ribbon before cutting.
Once I had cut and assembled my boxes, I added borders around the centers. Since the boxes are wider at the top than they are at the bottom, I had to trim the borders into separate sections for each side of the boxes to keep them level.
To finish off my boxes, I added various stickers and tags from the ephemera pack. I used foam squares for extra dimension, and included some red and white striped baker’s twine as well.
I filled my boxes with some large red gumballs (I love gumballs). You can fill yours with your favorite Valentine’s Day treats, or with some small toys or prizes for party guests, neighbors, or school classmates. These cute and easy treat boxes are perfect for any love-themed occasion!
We'd like to send one of our blog readers a "Blowing Kisses" collection pack! If you'd like to enter to win, leave a comment telling us your first name, and the first name of someone you'd like to create a Valentine Treat for!
Check back HERE next Tuesday (January 26th) to see if you are the lucky winner!!
Blowing Kisses Tribal Chevron Paper
Blowing Kisses Multi Floral Paper
Blowing Kisses Valentine Bunting Paper
Blowing Kisses Large Dot Paper
Blowing Kisses Paper Doily Paper
Blowing Kisses 3x4 Journaling Cards Paper
Blowing Kisses Element Stickers
Blowing Kisses Alpha Stickers
Blowing Kisses Ephemera
3D Scalloped Top Favor Box Design ID #37570
double sided craft tape
There are many ways to stay connected with us, but did you know we add ALL of the awesome projects created by our design team members to our Pinterest boards?
If you follow us there, you'll be able to see all of the amazing layouts, cards, home decor projects, party projects, and more - everything since the beginning of our company! We're constantly updating our boards, and it's a great resource for searching and browsing projects from all of our collections, past and present! Click HERE to see all of our inspirational boards and make sure you're following us too!
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Includes 6 12x12 patterned papers in JPEG format and 30 elements in PNG format.
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Includes 6 12x12 patterned papers in JPEG format and 23 elements in PNG format.
And if you hurry over to Snap Click Supply, you can purchase these two new kits for 25% off until Sunday!!
Announcing the release of the "Stateside" collection from Echo Park. Each double-sided paper in this collection features the state name and outlineon one side and a set of cut-apart journaling cards on the opposite side. This gives you endless options for celebratingyour state’s heritage or documenting your latest travel adventures. Look for amazing designs highlighted on each statepaper including the state flag; a close-up view of the state map; and recognizable, hand-drawn landmarks from eachstate. Join us as we honor each of the 50 beautiful states in the United States. This amazing collection will begin shipping to stores in April. Click HERE to see more.