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Vintage / Modern Travel Drawers (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone I recently taught this project as a class at SENZ. It uses one of the recent collections from Echo Park which have a more vintage feel, however the prints are also very “clean” allowing you to alter the way you use it to a more modern or antiqued style. The drawers are a design we have made exclusively for use here in New Zealand and being laser cut they are the exact same size – every single time. It makes for an easy project as you are able to pre-cut the papers and attach them to the drawers as opposed to having to glue the paper and then cut round with a knife.

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“Homemade” Box (Echo Park) and PaperHaus Winner!

Hi Everyone I have another project available for FREE download on the Echo Park website here. I have also announced the winner of the PaperHaus Launch Giveaway – check to see if YOU won the big prize! Homemade Treat Box This treat-box using the Homemade Collection is a perfect way to give a homemade gift. Fill it with fudge or baked cookies – great for a housewarming or hostess gift! To see the 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. PaperHaus Winner The winner of the Paperhaus prize shown below is… HawaiianLibrarian – please email me here to claim your prize. Be sure to check all of the other blogs you may have commented on too – there is a list here and I see some familiar names! Please post a comment with any questions – Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this post to these websites here.

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Ideas for Dad and Echo Park Blog Hop Winner!

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 🙂 […]

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Everyday Eclectic Gift Set & PaperHaus Magazine!

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.

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Everyday Eclectic Mini Album (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone Please note that the Blog Hop and competitions previously detailed on this post have now closed. You can see who won the Echo Park giveaway 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! Everyday Mini Album This mini album was really fun to make. It uses pages from the journaling cards paper as its base, and the design of the elements is so great – most of the work is done for you!   Like my previous File Folder Album using this collection, the photos in the album were all taken by my husband on his phone on a dull and rainy day. The photos are never going to win any photography prizes – but they capture the fun of the day perfectly and I wouldn’t have it any other way! The photos are never going to win any photography prizes – but they capture the fun of the day perfectly and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I have cropped the photos heavily and added a retro […]

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Summer Pinwheels & Cosmo Cricket Winner

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 […]

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Simple Summer Ideas, *NEW* Magazine and Winners!

Hi Everyone A couple of super quick and easy ideas today – great for using up scraps or when you want a quick idea to brighten up your fridge or filing cabinet. Polaroid Style Fridge Magnet Frames These were really easy to make. I cut out some Polaroid style frames from layers of cardstock and glued 2 together for extra thickness. I used some paper, stickers and chipboard from the Hello Summer Collection from Echo Park to decorate the frames and added an adhesive magnetic strip to the back. These make awesome gifts for grandparents who get tons of pics via email – but don’t print many out! Fridge Magnets I picked these photo fridge magnets up at the dollar store and used some spare stickers to decorate them. They have been brightening up my fridge all winter here in NZ! New Magazine There is a new online magazine on the way – jam packed with fabulous projects, tutorials and great papercrafting inspiration. They will be looking for submissions too for the first 2013 issue, so check out the Facebook page here and the website here – which leads to my… Competition OK – you guys were SO AWESOME in […]

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Folder Mini Album w/ Everyday Eclectic (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone I have this project on the Echo Park Paper blog today – and I have been waiting impatiently to share this one!  This little album is a great slimline alternative to a traditional mini album, is much smaller than a layout and you can display it like a card! To form the cover I cut a rectangle shape measuring 10” x 12”’ from 2 pieces of paper and secured them together with lots of double sided adhesive tape. This gives the album a sturdy structure – not to mention you can choose what paper you want on the inside too. I then folded this in half to give a 5” x 6” cover. I decorated the front with an inked chipboard balloon, carefully backed with an acetate print to give it more dimension. The “Notes” clip I made from chipboard and it has a magnet on each surface inside – these Basic Grey magnetic snapsare super slim and super strong! The folder opens out like a card and has both journaling and photo features. As always – the fabulous selection of Echo Park stickers make decoration a breeze! This collection was so “on-trend” that I had heaps of […]

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Back to School Teacher Treat Box (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone I have a post on the Echo Park blog today showing an idea for using the School Days Mini Theme to create a Teacher’s Gift Box. This would be a perfect gift to get ready now for when the kids go back to school! This mini theme is so much fun with its bright images and great combination of papers. To create the basic box I used this file from A Little Hut.  I did have to do some editing in the Silhouette software in order to make such a large box – but it was my first time and really wasn’t too hard. I simply used the knife tool to “cut up” the file and then enlarged all the pieces at the same time to keep them in proportion. I then had to add a couple of simple straight lines back in where I had separated the pieces – but it was pretty straightforward. The box cleverly forms an apple shape on top – which I decorated using some of the stickers from the collection. That lovely red chevron paper was actually from the Homemade Mini-Theme and matched perfectly! To create the little pennant I wrapped and […]

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Summer Ideas with Echo Park

Hi Everyone Please note that the giveaway previously detailed on this post has now closed. The winner was announced here. Echo Park have a new fantastic Summer Idea Book available for FREE download. This has 35 pages of stunning ideas using all the latest Echo Park Collections. I have SIX projects in the book and given I can only choose ONE to show you a preview of – how about this for a fun Summer Memory Idea – a back-pack album using the Great Outdoors Mini Theme! To see more pictures as well as great pictures of the inside of the album 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.

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