Echo Park Fresh Face Designer

Hi Everyone and if you are visiting my blog for the first time – Kia Ora from New Zealand.  
I am thrilled to be appointed Echo Park’s latest “Fresh Face Designer“. 
I look forward to showing you some exciting projects in the next few weeks – but meanwhile here are some of my projects using the fabulous Echo Park Collections.   
You can see all my blog posts using Echo Park Products here.

Travel Themed Card/Stationary Set
I thought this cardset would be fun to give to a friend who was moving house or moving away. I have made a set of cards, some gift-tags and a notebook to tuck inside this handmade folder.
This collection is so versatile – it has many different yet coordinating papers and heaps of great stickers too.

This photo of the inside shows the little cards I made on the right and the notebook and gift-tags on the left.

I LOVE these tags! I just took a pack of tags from the newsagent and added a square of paper and some decorative elements from the “Borders” and “Noteworthy” papers.  The note book was covered in some “Stamp of Approval” paper and I used a decorative strip from the Alpha sticker sheet and some rhinestones for extra sparkle.

You can see more photos on my original blog post here.

Valentines Favors
OK – I admit it – I am not a PINK person, but these papers from the Echo Park “Be Mine” Collection were so gorgeous I used them to make some fun and simple Valentines Favors.

Making these little bags of goodies really was as simple as it looks! This idea can be so easily adapted for Christmas, Halloween, Baby Showers – you get the picture! Echo Park has a wonderful range of collections to suit all these occasions and more!

To make these, all you need is some cello bags, some plain pieces of card for the background and then some lovely patterned paper such as these for decoration. I cut some shapes from the plain card using a Labels die from Spellbinders then scored through the middle, folded in half and stapled them to the top of the cello bag. I then cut a smaller shape with a smaller die, folded again and glued this paper over the top of the larger piece – covering the staples.

I have then added some simple decoration with a punched heart mounted on pop dots with some rhinestones for extra sparkle HINT: To add even more dimension to hears, butterflies etc – simply bend in the middle and angle the sides up. So easy and looks fab!

You can see more photos on my original blog post here.

Family Frame
My third project to showcase also features the fabulous “For the Record” Collection

It was easy to measure the small pieces of paper required as I just measured inside each frame and added a 1mm border around each side to ensure they were big enough.
I have handmade the embellishments using chipboard and embossing powders but I think the kite is my favorite.

You can see more photos and instructions on my original blog post here.

Mini Album

This mini album technique is one of my favorites and is an album made from one single sheet of 12×12 paper. The reason I have shown this extra project is I wanted to show how the “Noteworthy” Paper from the For the Record Collection was perfect for creating a special little notebook
I am a listmaker – so these little titles from the Element Sticker Sheet were perfect for accenting the front of the album! The elements from the Noteworthy paper fit perfectly inside the 4″x3″ size of the finished album.

Each page has a spot for a list, note or little photo

You can see more photos on my original blog post here.

Tile Coasters
Not only fun, but this first one is super cheap and definitely one that you can do with older kids too.  Take a look at these coasters – they look “designer” but in fact I reckon you could make a dozen of these for less than $20!
I was going to make a tutorial for these, but I quickly realized I could not possibly improve on the fabulous tutorial shown on the website where I originally saw this idea which was here at the Cottage Home Blog.
You can see more photos on my original blog post here.
Please leave me a comment with any questions.

Lowri 🙂

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  • Reply Audrey September 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Beautiful work! Echo Park really suits your style…what a great match! Congratulations!

  • Reply WillieburgScrapper September 5, 2011 at 5:48 AM

    Oh my gosh Lowri! This is so GREAT!!!! LOVE that mini folder- that's such a fantastic design! Can't wait to see what else you whip up for Echo Park- just got some of those "Happy" papers- will have to try to use them. 🙂

  • Reply Katie's Nesting Spot September 7, 2011 at 3:25 AM

    Congratulations, I also read the Echo Park blog and recognized your projects from seeing them here. Had to click over and make sure I told you how happy I am for you!

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