One Collection, Two Cards (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone

The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed.
You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012

“Deck The Halls” Card

I created the “swing card” base using this Cameo file from Lori Whitlock, but it is easy to cut by hand too. Take a look at this great online template from Beate Johns.

The green chevron print has a clean and modern style and the ultra simple decoration is all that is needed to make this card really striking. Hint –  Don’t be afraid to trim your stickers to fit your projects. Sometimes it’s nerve-wracking to do that – but de-sticky the backs with talc first and you can play around with the placement before re-gluing into your chosen position.

Using foam dots to mount small elements helps add some extra dimension to your card.

“Merry Christmas” Card

This card has the same base created from the fabulous Ultra White Felt Carta Bella Cardstock.  If you are creating card bases with your Cameo – I have to say that this cardstock cuts like a dream! It’s very thick and textured so I was skeptical as to how it would work – but it’s absolutely my number one choice for digital cutting.

This time I chose a red print as the base and then added some “busy print” papers for a richer look. Once again I have cut down some stickers to fit and added an inked wooden “25” for extra interest.

These cards are not only simple to make, they fold flat for mailing and are just different enough to stand out in a sea of festive goodness!

Post a comment with any questions
Lowri :-)
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  • Reply Karen Diebolt December 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    I hope Santa brings me a new dish washer. Mine broke, and I am washing dishes by hand.

  • Reply Anski December 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Lovely cards! I hope to get inspirational books or games this year :)

  • Reply Nynee December 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    I hope Santa leaves me anything to do with scrap booking,paper glue embellishments stamps die cuts because I've been a good girl :)

  • Reply Sheila December 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I'm hoping Santa will bring me a tablet computer.

  • Reply Nikki December 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I am hoping Santa brings me new winter jacket mine isn't that great anymore :)

  • Reply Meghan December 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    I'm hoping Santa brings me a warm holiday season spent with my wonderful little family!

  • Reply lutingobelin December 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Well, I am not hoping anything. I don't have enough space in my scrapcorner ! lol I just want to spend time with my family and eat some delicious things. ;) Your cards are so pretty, you really made a good job !

  • Reply Miriam Prantner December 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Great cards! I always love cards that have some movement to them. I am hoping for a Bind it All and/or a subscription to the Cocoa Daisy kit club this year.

  • Reply lintsi December 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    I would love to have a subscription to a nice scrapbooking kit club!

  • Reply Emily December 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    I don't really have anything on my wish list this year, but if he could send us some snow I'd be thrilled!

  • Reply Vicki December 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Have already bought my presents for me and hubby has wrapped them so anything extra under the tree that I don't know about would be fantastic. LOL. Great cards but am just trying to work out how you have made them :)

  • Reply Andrea December 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    I would Love Santa to bring me a pair of tickest to Paris !!…or some washi tape ! jaja ! joy for you ! Andrea

  • Reply Leigh Odell December 2, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Love the cards especially the red based one. I'm hoping Santa has heard my subtle (or not so subtle) hints and will leave me a die (or two) under the tree.

  • Reply Diana Fernandez December 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Wow I'm really hoping that Santa brings me a few of the dies I've had my eye on!

  • Reply sharon g December 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    What gorgeous paper!!! I love the look.
    I would love for him to bring a collection of washi tape.

  • Reply Maria December 2, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    I hope Santa brings me a big shot!!!! ^_^

  • Reply arlsmom aka Lynda December 2, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    This year I would like santa to put a a gc to the local craft store so I can shop the after christmas sales…

  • Reply Andrea Garland December 2, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    This year i want some cute shoes and cloth under the christmas tree because I'm moving to another city and it have different weather.
    Thanks for the giveaway I love EP papers.

  • Reply ~* steph :) *~ December 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    cute swing cards! i hope that santa will bring me some moolah to buy some more crafty and scrappy goodies, hee hee. thanks for the chance! love echo park! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

  • Reply Angela December 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    I hope Santa brings me some scrapping goodies!

  • Reply lisa808 December 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Your Swing Cards look so festive and fun. I already know what Santa is leaving under my tree — a Portrait!!! Thanks for the chance to win a great EP collection.

  • Reply Melinda AKA medialady December 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    I love these awesome cards! I hope Santa is leaving me a new Nikon camera under my tree!

  • Reply Beatrice Lawson December 2, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Already got my present… a whole weekend of Crop And Create in January. Expensive once you add in the classes but my wonderful hubby said I was worth it :-) I may still get a few bits and bobs of scrap stuff…

  • Reply Lisa P December 2, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    I'm hoping for an Epiphanie bag for my camera. Santa has it easy this year…no guessing.

  • Reply Tracey December 2, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Hmmmm, Santa doesn't actually leave anything under the tree for me. It's all about my daughter in this house! ;)

    Loving your cards, by the way! Gorgeous!!

  • Reply jasann December 2, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    love your cards, I hope Santa will leave me lots of Echo Park Papers!!! Wouldn't that be wonderful!!!

  • Reply Ange December 2, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Such cute cards! Fun design!!
    I hope Santa leaves me some fun scappy goodies under the tree!! Oh and maybe some kid free crafting time too. That would be one hefty gift!

  • Reply Michele Duffy December 2, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I'm hoping for some nice clothes and boots from Santa!

  • Reply sandra December 2, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    I hope Santa leaves some boots and coat under my tree. It's cold and rainy in Seattle!

    Thanks for the chance.
    sandralclark at outlook.com

  • Reply Jackie Welham December 2, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Flowers,sunshine, family and yummy food is what I would like.

  • Reply teepee December 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    I work for the Salvation Army, so I will cherish the time AFTER Christmas for time to scrap and stamp! Thanks for the opportunity to win good "stuff"!

  • Reply JeanneW December 3, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    I hope Santa brings me the new Smitten Kitchen cookbook! Thanks for sharing your cards!

  • Reply Karenladd December 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    FUN cards!!! Love that fancy flip fold!!! As for me, I am hoping for some embossing folders under the tree this year to go with my Big Shot!!

  • Reply Colleen December 3, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    I wish to have some new craft supplies but that's wishful thinking on my part now that my hubby built me a nice garden shed. I'm really not picky, I'm happy with whatever I get but this giveaway sure would be nice to win.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Reply Laura Turcotte December 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    I've been wanting a Kitchenaid stand mixer for a very long time—but it's wishful thinking, I think. I still ask tough! :)
    Great giveaways!

  • Reply Letty S December 3, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    I hope Santa brings scrapbook goodies! A Big Shot would be wonderful!! =)

  • Reply julie e December 3, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Santa is leaving me a weekend scrapbook retreat – i had to arrange a room-mate so my husband couldn't pull off the surprise. But I'm so excited.

  • Reply Carmen Nuland December 3, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    I'm hoping Santa brings us a new food processor or a new laptop for my husband.

  • Reply Sandra December 3, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    peace in the family…
    lovely card, thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

  • Reply Lisa's Creative Niche December 3, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    These are awesome! I LOVE the way these open! I am hoping for my Webster box of goodies and a Papertrey Ink GC! I hope I was a good girl this year hehehehe!

  • Reply Linh C. December 3, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    I'd love to see an iphone for me!

  • Reply Karine C December 3, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    can Santa bring me a cleaning lady?? :p

  • Reply Angel December 3, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    this card is super cool! love it!
    definitely i would love Santa to leave me a cameo please!!! *dream*!

  • Reply Cynthia B. December 3, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Fantastic cards!
    I hope that Santa brings peace within my family…we're spending Christmas with my husband's family, and several members haven't always gotten along. Here's to some true peace, love, and joy for the holidays! (Fingers crossed.)

  • Reply Ann December 3, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    I'm hoping Santa brings me a palm sander. Lots of projects piling up!

  • Reply June December 3, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    I'm hoping Santa brings me some gift careds so I can go out and have some fun spending them…Thanks for the chance to win…

  • Reply tblue December 3, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    I would love for Santa to bring me a Shilouette Cameo!!!

  • Reply Drea December 3, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    I am hoping Santa brings me a Cricut Expressions 2!!

    Fantastic give-a-way!

  • Reply Ruth G December 3, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    I need to write Santa a letter telling him I really want a Silhouette Cameo under the Christmas tree.
    I love how you used traditional colors even with the modern card! Both are really wonderful! TFS!

  • Reply CraftyRia December 3, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    I love these cards!

    I hope santa leaves me some pretty papers and supplies. Also I would love a new pair of flannel PJs. A sock monkey or two would also be nice.

  • Reply Jeniff December 3, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    I want a sizzix big shot, I need it so much and scrapbook goodies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Fiona December 3, 2012 at 2:59 AM

    I would love a Pandora Bracelet. Thanks for the chance to win and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

  • Reply Cheryl December 3, 2012 at 3:07 AM

    I'm hoping Santa will bring me new crafting goodies!

  • Reply Annette December 3, 2012 at 3:15 AM

    I am so hoping for a Cameo…

  • Reply KellyG December 3, 2012 at 3:17 AM

    Love these cards! I am hoping Santa will bring me a Gift Certificate for a massage!!

  • Reply Mary Mac December 3, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    I wish for lots of hand dyed lace and buttons.

  • Reply Jean December 3, 2012 at 3:23 AM

    I hope Santa brings me a new winter jacket and a new point and shoot camera. Any scrappy goodies would be an extra bonus!

  • Reply paperpapier December 3, 2012 at 3:35 AM

    I wish for a 6' height box fill up with all my favourite paper pads from BG, EP, CB, Prima, MME, MLS, OA, S.Stories, F.Pants, CC, Bella Blvd, PP….lol..!

  • Reply Pam December 3, 2012 at 3:42 AM

    I'm hoping there will be a gift card from my local scrapbook store under the tree.

  • Reply MB Isaac December 3, 2012 at 3:58 AM

    spectrum noir markers!

  • Reply Clarissa December 3, 2012 at 4:06 AM

    Hoping for a surprise box of scrapbook goodies…and some chocolate!

  • Reply marg0006 December 3, 2012 at 4:08 AM

    I am hoping for my bedroom to be updated and set up with a craft area. I am dying to have all my supplies organized with accessibility.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  • Reply Becca December 3, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    Awesome cards! I'm hoping for some scrapbooking stuff, I've recently got back into it properly and so inspired!

  • Reply rush December 3, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    we don't celebrate christmas, so there is no santa or tree. but, if we did, we would say that we have enough and need nothing more.

  • Reply Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder December 3, 2012 at 4:33 AM

    I'm hoping Santa will leave us the keys to our new home.

  • Reply April Clark December 3, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    I want the new Inkadoo Stamp Gear. Looks fun!

  • Reply Caryn S December 3, 2012 at 4:51 AM

    A zutter Bind It All would be delightful, but I don't know if Santa knows this is what I want!

  • Reply BethW December 3, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    Santa needs to get hubby well enough to climb back in his rig and ride!I love these cards and the link you posted made my day.Now I can give them a try!

  • Reply rhibrix2 December 3, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    Hope Santa brings me a tripod and Archivers gift cards ;-)

  • Reply fripperee December 3, 2012 at 5:54 AM

    Oh i'd like santa to bring me a little vintage typewriter! but I don't think he will so I'll settle for a set of carving tools!

  • Reply Carrie December 3, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    Warm, fuzzy slippers. My feet are always cold!

  • Reply Kimberly F December 3, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    I'm hoping for a new smartphone!

  • Reply Sandy Lewis December 3, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Wow – you certainly did show the versatility! Two beautiful cards. I'm hoping for a box full of scrappy goodies and a radio/speaker for my iPhone.

  • Reply Mailee December 3, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    I wish for the same thing every year from everyone. Gift cards to Michaels or Joann's. so I wouldn't feel guilty buying more craft stuff. Thanks

  • Reply yvette December 3, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    I will have my wish, as Santa is bringing my daughter home for christmas, can't wait to see her again.

  • Reply gypsylcm December 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    I hope Santa brings me something small!

  • Reply Sheila December 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    I hope Santa brings me a camera…

  • Reply Becky Bauer December 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    I am hoping that Santa has a new coffee maker under the tree for me.

  • Reply Carissa December 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    I hope Santa brings me a Cameo for Christmas!

  • Reply Lillian Child December 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Hoping Santa disregards his "naughty" list and leaves me a diecut machine for Christmas … LOL. I'll promise to be good NEXT year.

  • Reply Erin December 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    I hope Santa brings me a Happy, and Loving Christmas Day!Brenda Prefling

  • Reply Holly December 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Hmmm….a gift card to the Silhouette store would be just lovely. Love this paper pack too…thanks! Holy :-)

  • Reply {VICKI} December 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    I hope santa leaves me some new sparkly jewelry

  • Reply Ilda Dias December 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    I'm hoping for gift certificates to craft stores… I need to feed my addiction!

  • Reply Angel December 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    I like both the cards but my absolute favorite would be the red cheery one! :)
    All I wish for Christmas is some scrappy goodness .. That's not too much to ask for right? ;)

  • Reply M. T. December 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    I hope Santa brings me a new house which has a large chimney for him to come down every other year!

  • Reply ehbost December 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    I hope Santa leaves scrapbook organizational goodies under my tree. Nice cards.

  • Reply Mel December 3, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    I would love a gift certificate to Two Peas!

  • Reply Tonya December 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    I love the cards. So unique and beautiful.

    I hope Santa brings me lots of crafting goodies.

  • Reply Bethany Becker December 4, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    I hope santa brings me a die cutting machine

  • Reply sharon g December 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    I'm hoping for a Vagabond!! I won't get it, but I'm still hoping. It's fun.

  • Reply Nicole Doiron December 4, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    SOOO easy! I want scrapbooking goodies, but since my boyf.. uh.. SANTA wouldn't know where to start and would certainly feel really lost in my LSS, i usually make it easy for him and ask for a gift card! :)

  • Reply Katina December 4, 2012 at 3:15 AM

    Love your cards, they are so festive! I want Santa to bring me an iPad!

  • Reply Torrie December 4, 2012 at 5:51 AM

    On my wish list this year is an ipad mini.

  • Reply Izzy Anderson December 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Lowri, you always have the most fun and interesting card on your blog. I love the 3D element here. I'm hoping Santa leaves a train track for my little one. That's all I hear about these days! If baby's happy, momma's happy!

  • Reply Karen Wedding December 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    I'm hoping Santa brings me "This and That Christmas" goodies. hahaha I'm hoping for gift cards, because like Nicole, my husband pays no attention to what I do, so would have no clue as to what to get me.

  • Reply Marla December 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    I hope Santa leaves me some more new Copic markers under the tree!!!

  • Reply Tash December 5, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    I'm just hoping Santa will leave me something – of course something to do with scrapbooking would be even better

  • Reply McStamper December 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    I am hoping for anything to do with my crafting life.

  • Reply Mae December 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Hi& thank you so much for the great giveaway series… I am hoping santa puts a new pair of soft snuggly socks under the christmas tree this year. May not be big, but on cold days it's just right!

  • Reply Rhonda December 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    I hope Santa brings my children what they want (which isn't much). I need for nothing.,

  • Reply Memories by Manda December 6, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Santa can bring me anything for my scrap room but I'd love him to bring my whole family together – we have been together only once in the last 20 years as my bro lives in USA. This year my parents are spending Christmas with them.

  • Reply Стокли December 6, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    A magic wand maybe…

  • Reply Etcetorize December 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    I'm hoping that Santa knows I love to craft and will bring me some awesome supplies~

  • Reply mamatkins December 7, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    jototes bag

  • Reply marylouh December 7, 2012 at 5:05 AM

    My wish couldn't be fulfilled by Santa. My husband has been gone for over 9 years but I'd love to be able to spend one more day with him – to tell him goodbye properly and fill him in on everything that's happened over those 9 years.

    • Reply Lowri December 7, 2012 at 6:05 AM

      Hi Marylouh – I am so sorry for your loss. If I was Santa that is EXACTLY the gift I would give. Thanks for reminding me what Christmas should be about. Please email me your address – as there are some scrappy goodies coming your way :-)
      See the Contact Page for details – http://www.papervinenz.com/p/about-contact.html
      Lowri xx

    • Reply marylouh December 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      thanks so much. I'll look forward to getting the package. I miss Bob so much but I know he's still watching out for me. Take care and Happy Holidays to you.

    • Reply Lowri December 8, 2012 at 5:29 AM

      I just need your address :-) Send via the Contact Page – http://www.papervinenz.com/p/about-contact.html

  • Reply Amanda December 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Wow~that post right above mine is inspiring! Reminds me of what Christmas is all about~I can relate 2 her 2, both my hubby & my parents r gone, so our 2 little boys have no grandparents 2 share Christmas w/:( Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Kelly Sas December 7, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    GREAT post today on two very different styles with one simple design. Thanks so much!
    My other crafting passion is sewing and especially quilting so I am asking Santa for a AccuQuilt Pro.

  • Reply cassie December 8, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    I actually can't think of anything for Santa to bring.

  • Reply Cheryl Hutcherson December 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    I hope Santa will be leaving me lots of crafting supplies!

  • Reply Shona December 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I would love to have a Cameo. I'm amazed by the things you can create with it.

  • Reply scrappymo! December 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    I am praying for a cameo but will be happy with any scrappy gifts!!!

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