Today I wanted to share a special collaborative album which features the Echo Park Paper Rectangle chipboard album and the Carta Bella Paper "It's a Celebration!" collection. This fun collection comes from our sister company and is printed on textured patterned paper.
Download the FREE instructions HERE!
You can download the instructions to create your own layout. See how the album looks and how to add photos in the video shown HERE on the Echo Park Paper Youtube channel or you can watch below:
If you don't have access to our chipboard album, simply use the instructions to create your own version of this album.
We're excited to announce the release of two fabulous summer mini theme collections in digital format. The "Summer Adventure Mini Theme" includes all of the sunny, satured papers and elements from this collection:
While the "Independence Day Mini Theme" collection includes all of the papers and elements from this 4th of July themed collection:
Both collections are now on sale through Sunday evening at 25% off so be sure to download them TODAY before the savings ends!! You can find all of our digital kits HERE in the Jessica Sprague store. Look what designer Rachael Sheedy created with the "Summer Adventure Mini Theme" collection? Make your own layout today!
Today we asked two of our amazing designers to take the "Summer Adventure" Mini Theme collection and create a project with it. This is a fun way to see how other designers are inspired by certain elements, love certain papers, and approach their design.
The first card is from designer Aly Dosdall:
I love the Summer Adventure Mini Theme because it’s the perfect collection for our family vacations to the beach. But this collection also inspires me to think of sunshine, hope, and happiness. When I saw the “here comes the sun” journaling card on the Beach Journaling paper, I immediately thought it would make a great get well card.
The second designer that worked with this collection is Tania Willis. Here's her project and what she had to say about the collection:
The phrase on the journaling card in this collection was the thing that inspired me and sent my creative juices flowing. When I read “Here comes the Sun” on the card it immediately made me think of the sun rising to greet me for the day and I instantly knew that I wanted to create a sunrise scene on my card. All that took was some adhesive-backed orange mini rhinestones added to the journaling card to mimic the rays of the sun. A simple embellishment that packs a very powerful visual punch!
Today during our digital "One Buck Wednesday" sale, download the digital Echo Park Paper "Scoot Paper Pack #2" kit for just $1.
Then download the Echo Park Paper "Scoot Element Pack #2" kit for 50% off.
Both of these kits are available at these discounted prices until midnight EDT tonight so be sure to download them before the sale ends! You can find all of our amazing digital kits HERE in our online Jessica Sprague store.
Hello, friends! It’s Tania here with you today to show you to how make a simple overstated pinwheel embellishment to add whimsical touch to your next layout. Once you see how simple it really is, you’ll be adjusting the size of your beginning square to make them smaller or larger to suit your embellishing needs. While, I love the look of this oversized pinwheel, the mini ones really capture my heart.
To get started, you’ll need to start with a square of patterned paper measuring 4” x 4”. Then, use a pencil to place a small dot in the middle of your square. Next, use a pair of scissors to cut from each point of your square in toward the middle dot, but stopping approximately ¼” from the dot. I eyeball the path of my cut, but if you want a perfectly straight cut you can use a ruler to draw faint lines from corner to opposing corner as a guideline prior to cutting.
Then, take the same point on all four sides and fold it in toward the center and adhere the point to the center pencil dot. I always fold in the left corner, rotate my square 90 degrees, fold in the left corner, rotate my square, etc. Glue dots are best for holding these in place.
Lastly, embellish the center of your pinwheel with a brad, rhinestone or stack of buttons. If you want to take it even a step further for a more finished look, you can use a bamboo skewer, or paper straw for larger pinwheels and toothpicks for smaller ones to help anchor it to your project.
White Cardstock (Carta Bella)
Turquiose Cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper)
SS61014 Splendid Sunshine Element Stickers (Echo Park Paper)
SS61009 Pretty Pinwheels (Echo Park Paper)
SS61012 Flitter Flutter
SS61008 Terrific Triangles
SS61013 Cheerful Cherries
Medium & XL Cloud Punches (Fiskars)
Silver Mini Brads
Baker’s Twine (The Twinery)
You can find a similar tutorial inside our new FREE Idea book, which you can download HERE!
Hi everyone! Corri here today with a pretty gift set that I made with the new “Splendid Sunshine” Collection and some of the coordinating Echo Park die cuts from the Silhouette Store.
I love Spring and was inspired by the garden theme of the paper collection. I used a die cut watering can that I found in the Silhouette Store as the base for my 3d project. You could also use a paper mache watering can from your local craft store as a base.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut is beautiful flower bunch file, the enjoy life banner and this butterfly. I inked up the edges of the layers before gluing these together and attached the flower bunch and banner to the front of the can with foam dots. I applied a glue dot the center of the butterfly so that the wings could be lifted up.
Everyone loves shaped cards and nothing says Spring like butterflies. Follow along with the instructions below to make this quick butterfly card.
Open the butterfly file and resize to 4.5”h making sure that the keep aspect ratio box is checked.
Next, select the butterfly and click on the offset icon along the top to create a shadow layer of your shape.
You can now drag the inner butterfly shape off your mat. Move the offset to the lower left corner of your mat. Click on the replicate window along the top and select “mirror above”.
Click on the top butterfly shape to select it and use your arrow keys on the keyboard to move it down just a little. Select both butterfly shapes and click on the modify button and select weld.
Now you are ready to cut your card base. I cut the base, the 4.5”w butterfly layer and one smaller butterfly at 2.65”w and embellished the card with a sticker from the collection and some pearls.
You can use this technique to create a shaped card out of any simple shape. Check out all the fabulous Echo Park shapes in the Silhouette Store HERE to make shaped card for any occasion.
This weekend, we're releasing two of our popular Mini Themes as Digital Kits. The "Goal" Mini Theme includes all the papers and elements from this soccer-themed collection:
While the "A Day at the Zoo Mini Theme" includes all the papers and images from the zoo collection you've come to love:
Both of these kits are 25% off through Sunday night. Be sure to download them while the savings ends. You can find all of our digital kits HERE in our online digital kit store. Below is a sample of how Designer Rachael Sheedy used the "Goal" kit to create a layout:
Thank you to all those who participated in our Top Dog Dies and Echo Park Paper blog hop. Be sure to check each individual blog on the list to see if YOU won a prize. We picked one winner from the comments on our blog:
Loly, lease email Jody at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and the collection kit that you'd like to receive; and we'll get that sent right out to you.