Today I am sharing a “hybrid” mini-album I created using both the paper and digital Hello Summer Collections from Echo Park Paper.
To create the album pages I used a metal die to cut a “sandwich” of thin card (I used cereal boxes) double sided adhesive paper and patterned paper. Simply use the double sided adhesive to attach the paper to the card and run through your manual cutting machine. If you do not have a machine, just use the same method to cut rectangles with your paper trimmer.
Cut another single layer of paper with the same die and glue to the back so you have a double sided album page with both sides covered in paper. I then punched holes and used twine for binding.
There are a few ways I like to incorporate the digital elements into projects like this. Once you have downloaded the digital files, you can easily print and cut out elements of the collection. I really liked this orange sentiment sticker below, and it’s easy to enlarge any of the elements to make them great page embellishments.
I tend to print the elements onto photo paper to give them a look very similar to the sticker sheets in the paper collections. If you are good with a pair of scissors you can cut around them, or if you have a Cameo you can import the downloaded digital files into the software and use the trace function to cut out the more complex shapes like this sun on the front cover.
The “Ray of Sunshine” cover page was created by printing a large sentiment and attaching it behind the Chipboard frame found in the coordinating chipboard set.
I hope this gives you a few ideas for working with both paper and digital collections – you can see all of Echo Park’s digital products here.