Echo Park Collections, News & Blog Hop Winners!

Hi Everyone

A super quick post to show you some more fabulous new collections coming soon from Echo Park PLUS I am announcing the two winners from the blog hop last week.

New Collections - Coming Soon

A Perfect Summer (April), Bundle of Joy - Girl (March), Bundle of Joy - Boy (March), Photo Freedom -Happy Go Lucky (April)

So many fabulous products to look forward to!

This is sadly also my last month with the Echo Park Design Team. It has been the most wonderful year - and I am looking forward to seeing what the team creates with all these wonderful releases coming soon!

Blog Hop Winners

Winner of the Echo Park Collection Kit of their choosing is:

The TWO New Zealand winners of the "About A Boy" goodies are:


Please email me here to claim your prizes :-)


Scoot Mini Album (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone

Please note that the Giveaway previously detailed her has now closed. Winners to be announced Feb 27th.

Scoot Mini Album

This album is great as a gift for someone who does not scrapbook but would still like a memory or keepsake. All the decoration is done and all they need to do is add a few photos and journalling notes.

I created the base of this album using the Spellbinders Square Swatches Dies and the technique shown below.
To create the 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 a small metal coil to bind it with my Zutter Bind-It-All.

AS you can see below - this technique forms an album that is solid - but not too bulky - think easy for Grandma to slip in her handbag!!

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

Scoot Card & Tag (Echo Park) & Giveaway Winner

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A quick card and tag-set to share today with the latest "Scoot" Collection from Echo Park Paper. You can see the full Collection on-line here, and it is fresh, fun and perfect for little boys projects! 

Scoot Card

This card was created by simply cutting a piece of 12x12 paper into a 12" x 2.5" x 6" piece as shown below, and folding in three. It's such an easy base with lots of immediate interest as the reverse of your paper shows in the middle section.

Card Base

After creating the base I used elements from the sticker sheet to create the decoration. Using foam dots is a great way to add dimension with stickers. You can de-sticky the sticker with talc first - one of my favorite tips!

Scoot Tag

This tag was really an experiment with my Silhouette Cameo. I downloaded the helicopter shape here and welded the pieces together to form the base. I then cut the individual pieces and laid them on top so they fit perfectly. The trick with this I found (after some trial and error!) is to make sure you re-size all the pieces at the same time.  

These fun colors and neat stickers make it really simple to put together a unique set.

Giveaway Winner
Last week you had the chance to WIN this Scoot Collection by commenting on this post here.

There were 68 comments and the winner is:

Congratulations and please email me here to claim your prize.

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

Amazing Cards by Guest Designer - Sandy Ang

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I am thrilled to announce another Guest Designer for the PaperVine blog today. Sandy Ang has been one of my favorite papercrafters for several years. I love her elegant and perfectly balanced style and she makes fabulous use of all her embellishments.

Please note that the Giveaway previously listed here has now closed.
Winner will be announced February 12th.

Sandy has created three gorgeous cards to share today and here she tells us a little about how she created them:
"These three cards are created using American Crafts products - mainly Amy Tangerine's collections with little bits and pieces from Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Soho Garden and Chaps. They all share a common colour palette of blues, greens and browns. Each card consists of layers of pattern papers and a couple of textural elements, such as ribbons, rhinestones, chipboards and buttons, on top"

Congrats Card

Family Card

Lovely Card

Please post a comment with any questions.
Lowri :-)

Valentine Bookmark Tutorial and FREE Template

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Welcome to my Valentine's Bookmark tutorial.  I have provided step-by step instructions below on how to create the project plus a free download svg cut file for those of you who like to use digital die-cut machinesThere are also a couple of hints for Cameo users who may be new to using files not purchased in the Silhouette Store, and if you wish to hand-cut the bookmark there is also a pdf download.

Note: Please see below as to why you will need the Designer Edition of Studio to use this file and why I cannot provide it in a .studio format.

Valentines Bookmark Tutorial
SVG download - click here
PDF download - click here

  1. Cut 3 "flower" shapes plus two full hearts for front and back cover
  2. Score all hearts as shown. The solid line represents a score on the reverse side you will not see, and the dotted line represents a score on the front side.
    Define all fold lines well and your heart will begin to take shape.
    Here is a detailed shot of the score lines needed:

  3. Push the heart together, ensuring that the front side score lines touch each other in the middle.
    This is hard to explain - you just need to grab some scrap paper and give it a go!
  4. To form the book - glue the solid heart faces of the pages together back to back.
  5. Repeat for all your pages. The 2 complete hearts are then glued to the front and back face for additional strength.
Tips and Tricks
When you go to the link - here is where you can download the file.

Save it to your hard-drive and then open in Studio - remember to change the drop-down box to svg file type and the images will be imported into Studio.

The images are sized all ready to go at bookmark size but you can enlarge them to create a mini-album. Depending on your version of the software - you may need to go to the Cut Style Box and define the cut lines

REMEMBER - If you want to re-size - YOU MUST RE-SIZE ALL THE PIECES at the same time to keep the proportion correct.

I would love to hear about how this works out (or doesn't work out!) for you - please email me here and I will try and incorporate all feedback into creating a better tutorial. I have tried and tested all the files - and they definitely work  - but please understand I am not able to offer you individual support on how to use your Cameo machine!

Note: Due to Silhouette's very restrictive licensing policy, I am not allowed to offer this as a .studio format download - I am sorry. It is my understanding you will need the Designer Edition of Studio to use .svg files, however - please email me if you have any questions :-)

Post a comment with any questions
Lowri :-)

I am linking up this post to these websites here.
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