More Summer Beads - Different Colors! (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone 

You might have seen my first beads tutorial post here - but I have another post on the Echo Park Blog today using a different Paper Collection - So Happy Together.


This collection had some really wonderful color combinations, making it perfect for a fun summer project for you and/or the kids.


You can see my complete tutorial and lots more pictures of the beads using Paradise Beach Collection on the blog here.


Please post a comment with any questions - Lowri :-)
I am linking this project up to these websites here. 

"Sweet Day" Ice-Cream Album (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone

I have another project available for FREE download on the Echo Park website here.

This Ice Cream Album using the Sweet Day Collection is a perfect Summer Holiday Keepsake. There are some lovely pictures of the inside on the download - as well as a link to a tutorial showing exactly how to make it. You won't believe how easy it is!


To see more pictures as well as the step-by-step instructions you will need to go to the Echo Park e-commerce site here. This project (and many others) are FREE to download - though you will have to register first - but that only takes a sec.


Click here to be taken to the download site.

Please post a comment with any questions - Lowri :-)
I am linking up this post to these websites here.


Echo Park Hop Winner & CHA Releases

Hi Everyone

Some gorgeous new collections coming from Echo Park over the next couple of months so I thought I would share them in one spot for you all too see. Make sure to check if you won the Collection Kit from last week's blog-hop too.

For the Record 2 - Documented
See the full collection including embellishments here.

For the Record 2 - Tailored
See the full collection including embellishments here.

This and That Christmas
See the full collection including embellishments here.

New Mini Themes
See the full collection here.

See the full collection here.

Echo Park Winner
Last week you had the chance to win an Echo Park Collection Pack by commenting on my Echo Park Blog Hop Post

Make sure to become a follower of my Facebook Page so you can find out when the next one is!

The winner of the Echo Park Collection Kit of their choosing is JoJobeth1:

JoJobeth1 - please email me here to find out how you can claim your prize.

Please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)

"So Happy Together" Album (Echo Park)

Please note that the Blog Hop and competitions previously detailed on this post have now closed. You can see who won the Echo Park giveaways on their blog here. You can see who won my giveaway here. I encourage you to visit all the fabulous blogs that were on the hop - there is a list at the end of this post!

"So Happy Together" Album
This fun and bright and collection was perfect for decorating this barn shaped album. All papers and stickers are from the So Happy Together Collection from Echo Park Paper.


I covered each face of the album in patterned paper and then set to work decorating them!


The album follows our life as we have lived on a couple of different continents!


Here is a list of blogs that were on the hop:
Echo Park Paper: http://www.echoparkpaper.typepad.com/
Kandis Smith: http://www.mycreativetreasury.blogspot.com/
 

Please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)
I am linking this project up to these websites
here.

Hello Summer Card & Paper Issues Winner!

Hi Everyone

I have another project available for FREE download on the Echo Park website here. A card using the gorgeously bright Paradise Beach Collection.


To see more pictures as well as step-by-step instructions you will need to go to the Echo Park e-commerce site here

This project (and many others) are FREE to download - you will have to register first - but that only takes a sec.

Paper Issues Winner
Kate Blue - come on down!


Kate - please email me here with all your contact info and I will send your prize on its way. 

Sorry if you didn't win - I have a whole WEEK of Echo Park giveaways coming up - so please stay tuned for another chance!

Please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)  

I am linking this project up to these websites here.




Paper Bead Tutorial - SUMMER FUN!

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Here is a fun activity for a Summertime Camp, party or sleepover - a necklace made from paper beads. I created this post for Design Dazzle - so hop on over there and see what other fun things they have in store for you at their Summer Camp!


First, using a sharp knife or scissors, cut your paper to the shapes shown below. I like to cut a template from an old cereal box and then draw multiple images by tracing onto scrapbook paper lightly with a pencil. Then use a knife or scissors to cut out (your kids may be able to do this depending on age - but you DO need to be reasonably accurate).


Using a cocktail stick, wrap the wide end of each strip around tightly and secure using a tiny spot of glue (I used Tombow liquid glue which holds and dries in a couple of seconds).


Keep on rolling using the occasional spot of glue until  you reach the end - and you are done! You can see below several examples of each bead - you don't have to worry at all about them all looking identical - they won't!

 


I then gave my beads coat of Glossy Mod Podge for extra shine and protection - but even without that the beads are pretty solid. Remember - they ARE paper though - and won't really tolerate getting wet!

You can then thread them onto string or elastic - they look really great with some plain acrylic beads separating them - especially in these bright colors. I have used the Paradise Beach Collection from Echo Park Paper to make these - available here at amazon.com or any scrapbook store.


Carta Bella Winner
The winner of my Carta Bella Collection Kit giveaway was Miriam Prantner. 


Please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)
I am linking this project up to these websites here.

Check-In Travel Album (Kaisercraft)

Hi Everyone

Please note that the Blog Hop and competitions previously detailed on this post have now closed. You can see who won my giveaway here. I encourage you to visit all the fabulous blogs that were on the hop - there is a list at the end of this post.

Be sure to also visit the Paper Issues shop to and enter LOWRI for a 20% discount on some amazing scrappy goodness!

Travel Album


This album was created using the Kaisercraft Camera Album and their June Check-In Collection.


The pages of the album are blank all ready for the recipient to add some pictures and journaling notes from their trip


This collection has a lot of really cool embellishments and you can see the complete Collection on the Kaisercraft website here.


Now onto the really cool parts of this collection - the acetate sheet and acetate shapes.


In the picture above I have layered a cut circle of acetate over the same size circle of paper for added dimension


In this picture (above) I used one of the small acetate pieces over the paper to form a frame for the stickers. They make a great, easy to use alternative to stamps too!

Here is the list of blogs that were on the "I can See Clearly" Paper Issues hop!
Leah 
Jodi 

Hope you have enjoyed these - please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)
I am linking these projects up to these websites here.

Beautiful Moments - Carta Bella Projects

Hi Everyone

Please note that the contest previously detailed on this post has now closed. You can see who won the contest here.
 
Keep up with all the news on the Carta Bella website here, Facebook Page here or blog here!

Special Wedding Anniversary Card
I made this card for an elderly gentleman I have known for a couple of years. He and his wife just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and they have a wonderful story.


I created the "swing" style card using a file from Lori Whitlock and I just love how these papers are so complimentary.


This card looks great from the front and when pulled apart reveals a much larger sentiment.


The stickers are textured just like the paper and match perfectly


The wooden accent was cut from a wooden flourish from Kaisercraft. I painted it white and then embossed with a woodgrain stamp and white embossing powder.

Easy Notebook
To create this notebook I cut some copier paper into 10" x 8" strips and folded them in half to create pages 5" x 4"  
 

I then wrapped the patterned paper round the folded sheets, punched holes in the center and using a thick needle, threaded some bakers twine for a super simple binding.


Simple Card
This card was also cut using my Cameo from this file and really could not be simpler. The sentiment says is all and cards like this are great to make before you pack away a collection so you can always have one on hand.



Hope you have enjoyed these - please leave a comment or email me with any questions
Lowri :-)
I am linking these projects up to these websites here.