Hi Everyone It’s Father’s Day this weekend here in New Zealand so I thought I would share a couple of ideas using the Echo Park “Family Man” Mini Theme. You can also see the winner of the August Echo Park Blog-Hop at the end of this post. Mini AlbumThis project is available as a free Echo Park download here. Register with your e-mail address and have instant access to this and heaps of other free project downloads! Man-VitationThis double sided keep-sake invite would be great for a special birthday, stag party or any occasion that you don’t want dad to forget! This was a real hybrid project with paper, digital and die-cut elements all included. 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 Christine: Christine – please email me here to find out how you can claim your prize. Please leave a comment or email me with any questions Lowri 🙂 […]
Hi Everyone Please note that the blog-hop and giveaway previously detailed here has now closed. The winner can be seen here. I ABSOLUTELY recommend you take a look at the first Paperhaus Magazine. It’s online, free and FABULOUS! Everyday Eclectic Gift Set This fun little set was made with my Cameo and the fabulous Everyday Eclectic Collection from Echo Park Paper. The hexagon gift bag uses this file from A Little Hut and the card file can be found here. I have used a piece of acetate behind the birds to add a little bit of dimension. I created these tiny tags from some of the stickers from the collection. These little stickers can be tough to use but you can attach them to some paper and group them for great gift tags! Please leave a comment or email me with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking this project up to these websites here.
Hi Everyone Some pretty pinwheels to share today and don’t forget to check out and see if you won last week’s awesome giveaway! These make fabulous decorations, party / shower invitations or you could make a bunch just to brighten up a room. These are all made with papers from the Sweet Day Collection from Echo Park Paper. I cut these pinwheels using my Cameo, but you can certainly hand cut them or search online for free printables and templates too. Here is the link to the Cameo file – 3d flower pinwheel. Now there are some instructions on the Silhouette website as to how you can assemble your pinwheel to make it fully functional – but I decided to make it purely decorative – which was much easier. Once you have cut your shape (with your machine or by hand) create the pinwheel shape by folding the petals over one at a time and threading the holes onto a pin, cocktail or upside down brad (which is what I used). After a couple you will figure out the best technique for you – but I definitely suggest using a brad to secure all the petals together. I then used […]
Hi Everyone A little gift set to share today using one of my all time favorite manufacturers – Cosmo Cricket! Please note that the competition previously detailed here has now closed – you can see who won here. The colors in this gorgeous collection make it so versatile – and this little set was sent to accompany a handmade gift I created so the recipient can add their own message when they give the gift. This card is a “swing” card. I used this file and my Cameo to create it – but there are heaps of great online templates too – try this fabulous one here from Beate Johns. This (above) is what you see when you open the card – plenty of room for you to hand write your message along with this fabulous sticker from the Tiny Text, Together stickers. This tag is so simple and I love the look of the bold, black sentiment. To create this shape – cut a rectangle of paper and use a circle punch to snip off the corners and create a tag shape on the two top corners. Punch a small hole in the top and add some bakers twine […]
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 […]
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! Toy Box Project I have used the Toy Box Mini Theme to make this pop-up card. I used this file from the Silhouette store for the card base, and modified it to add the “B” letter – which I then backed with the “Jump” paper (reverse) paper for extra definition. You could of course easily create your own base with a sharp knife and some good measuring skills! Here you can see the simple strip cut to create the “pop-up” part. I attached all the stickers together with mini glue-dots so I could mount them easily as one piece onto the pop-up strip. Remember to de-sticky them with talc too so they do not all stick to your card when it is closed. The card closes completely flat for easy mailing. Here is a list of blogs that […]
Hi Everyone I have another post over on the A Little Hut blog today. Please head here for all the details. I am using Patricia’s fabulous cutting files and the Paradise Beach Collection from Echo Park. Please leave a comment or email me with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking this project up to these websites here.
Hi Everyone Yesterday I had a post on the Teresa Collins blog as part of a blog swap with Artfull Crafts. My DT colleague and amazing papercrafter Sandy Ang also had some fabulous cards featured. Journal Album The colors in this Everyday Moments collection are fabulous and the papers are very versatile. I have created this blank journal album using a combination of plain white cardstock and papers from the collection. The bright colors really stand out against the plain card and each page has some journaling prompts for the recipient to start writing. I have bound the book cover with an eyelet and bakers twine which wraps around a brad to keep the book closed. Card and Matching Envelope The base of this card was cut using my Cameo and this file, and I have kept the additional decoration quite simple. To create the bird I brushed some white ink over the wooden piece and then stamped over the top with a clock-face stamp. The stamp and acetate clock face were both from Kaisercraft’s last Halloween Collection! The matching envelope was also die-cut using this file here, and I used two of the Everyday Moments Brads and some bakers […]
Hi Everyone I have this post up on the Echo Park Blog today. These paper fruits are perfect for hiding sweeties inside, or you could make a bowlful for some colorful Spring decoration. They are simple to make and I have made them using both a paper template and an electronic die-cutting machine – the only difference is that with the machine they are quicker to cut out! There are a few patterns available online – try this one here which you can print onto plain cardstock for a template or if you have an electronic die-cutter – you can purchase the cutting file here. With either method it is easy to shrink or enlarge to create the size strawberries you want. I tucked some treats inside before using strong paper threaded through all the holes in the petals to close. Don’t worry about how it looks as you are going to be covering the top with the leaves of the strawberry. These fabulous papers from the This and That Graceful Collection were perfect for this project and I used the Kiwi green paper (kind of appropriate for me living in New Zealand!) from the Dots and Stripes Soda Fountain […]
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! These note holders are perfect for leaving a “Note to Self”! I created them using one of the FABULOUS files from Patricia at A Little Hut. I just bought a Silhouette Cameo and this was my first project. Patricia even has videos available to show you how to put your project together – perfect for a Cameo novice like me. I made one for my husband and then I liked it so much I made one for myself too. These stickers from the Alpha Stickers sheet I used for the note dividers are my most favorite Echo Park stickers ever. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to attach them to some blank index cards. I had been hoarding these days of the week stickers from the This and That Sticker Sheet. The ones you can see are […]