Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Cup of Cheer - new Echo Park PDF

It's a free tutorial you can download complete with supply list! Check it out! :)


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thanksgiving/Harvest Party Bottle Tag

Hi Echo Park Fans!!! I just cannot say enough great things about The Story of Fall. I LOVE this collection. From the foxes to the hedgehog and the bright blue mixed in; this collection has knocked it out of the park for fall. 

I wanted to make something festive to bring to a party. I made a wine tag file for you to copy it! (see below for the link). This fits white bottles really well (with the tapered neck). It also fits reds but with a bit of an angle at the top. I resized the middle hole to 2” if you do not want the tapered look.

Then I scored the tag at 3.5”.

Next I die cut “grateful”, the fox, and the background label piece. Then I punched a hole in the corner and added a brad to the background label piece.

Then I wrapped some twine around the fox and tied a bow. I added a jewel brad to embellish it a little. Every fox needs some bling! :) 

Now just embellish. I added chipboard photo corners in the top right and bottom left corners. I added some foam dimensional tape to the back of the “FUN” ephemera and put it in the corner. Then I added some chipboard leaves around the “It’s Fall Y’all” sentiment. 

I finished it off by adding a border sticker on top of the “FUN” sentiment and finished it off with a big bow at the top. 

I added a lot of dimension on this as I knew it wasn’t going in the mail. I love dimension! Don’t be afraid to layer layer layer!

So the next time you are headed to a party and want to dress up a bottle of apple cider or even a liter soda bottle make a tag for it! :) 


Silhouette Tag File (I don't know how to load it here so feel free to email me to get it!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Candy Cane House

Hi! I'm up on the Echo Park Paper blog today with a super fun candy cane house to decorate your house with this holiday season! I cannot help it. I think it is totally darling. I hope you enjoy it too and there are so many great embellishments in this collection that make decorating this house feel like decorating a gingerbread house!

Here are all the pieces cut out according to the cut file instructions - see! It’s not that bad! 

Next I worked on the front and went a little crazy with the snow effect… but I had fun! I put it on the bottom and under the windows.

Okay… and then I added some more to the edges of the roof… and as many other places as possible. :)

After that I realized that I wanted to work some of the washi tape in and add a little extra detail to the top of the house.

Time to embellish!!! On the adhesive chipboard sheet you will find these awesome 3-d snowflakes. They felt like gumdrops to me!

I also found this awesome polar bear (and the tree on the other side) on the adhesive chipboard sheet! How cute is he!?!

Just a view from the top. :)

Okay, maybe I got a little carried away with these GORGEOUS enamel dots but I think they totally made the “details” of the project. I felt like my candy cane house became a little swiss chalet!

And here it is all completed. My little girls are VERY excited about this candy cane house. And I love the way the red looks against the blue for contrast. Very frosty! :) I hope this inspires you to create a little home decor for your house this season. This would also make a really cute teachers’ gift!