Hello Summer Hybrid Album (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone 
Today I am sharing a “hybrid” mini-album I created using both the paper and digital Hello Summer Collections from Echo Park Paper
To create the album 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 twine for binding.
There are a few ways I like to incorporate the digital elements into projects like this. Once you have downloaded the digital files, you can easily print and cut out elements of the collection. I really liked this orange sentiment sticker below, and it’s easy to enlarge any of the elements to make them great page embellishments.
I tend to print the elements onto photo paper to give them a look very similar to the sticker sheets in the paper collections. If you are good with a pair of scissors you can cut around them, or if you have a Cameo you can import the downloaded digital files into the software and use the trace function to cut out the more complex shapes like this sun on the front cover. 
The “Ray of Sunshine” cover page was created by printing a large sentiment and attaching it behind the Chipboard frame found in the coordinating chipboard set.

I hope this gives you a few ideas for working with both paper and digital collections – you can see all of Echo Park’s digital products here.

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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  • Reply Debra May 29, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    That is really cute! I love the hybrid idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Sabr May 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Bee-utiful little mini! SHe is such a sweetie!

  • Reply OnePerfectDay May 29, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Exactly what the title promises!

  • Reply lisa808 May 30, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Your sweet album is a ray of sunshine.

  • Reply lutingobelin May 30, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    wow this album is bright with all those colours, and I love the binding with baker twine !

  • Reply Sarah May 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    I love this line! I also didn't know you could import the shapes into the Cameo- I have to try that! Great little book, Lowri!

  • Reply Becky May 31, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    SOOOO cute! I just saw this collection at my LSS. I think I will have to go back and get some!

  • Reply Trina June 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    This is adorable!

  • Reply Magaly Luis August 15, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Qué lindooo!!!! realmente está súper chévere TO_DO!

  • Reply khurrum haleem September 3, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Lovely. It looks beautiful. Do you know where can I buy the die from?

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