Hi Echo Park Paper Fan! Holly here from Ribbons & Glue sharing a cute Fall Chipmunk Card I made with my Silhouette and the The Story of Fall kit.I love the colors of Fall and I especially love creating projects for one of my favorite Seasons. Fall means to be Thankful,so a great way to show how Thankful you are to someone is to make them a handmade card.
To make this Chipmunk card, I used my Silhouette to cut out an Echo Park Paper Chipmunk cut file. To turn it in to a card, I cut the file out twice, once with patterned paper and once with brown cardstock
After I adhered the two Chipmunks pieces together at the base of the tail, I embellished the card with The Story of Fall Alpha Sticker, Decorative Brads and raffia.
Inside of the card, I adhered an Element Sticker sentiment.
Echo Park Paper has a variety of creative shapes in the Silhouette Store to choose from that coordinate with The Story of Fall kit which are prefect to make cards with out use for any Fall Decor .
Hi Echo Park Fans!!! Courtney Lee from Court’s Crafts here! 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! :)
TSF93008 The Story of Fall Pumpkins
TSF93023 The Story of Fall 6x6 Paper Pad
TSF93014 The Story of Fall Element Stickers
TSF93024 The Story of Fall Ephemera
TSF93022 The Story of Fall Chipboard Accents
TSF93040 The Story of Fall Thankful Die Set
TSF93036 The Story of Fall Fox Die Set
TSC94039 The Story of Christmas Designer Label #5 Die Set
TSF93020 The Story of Fall Decorative Brads
Wine Tag Digital Cut File
AND THE WINNER IS: LAURA WATSON!! Laura, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping information! Thanks to everyone for commenting - we hope you enjoyed World Card Making Day!!
Hello Echo Park friends! We are happy to join all of our fellow paper crafters and card makers in celebrating World Card Making Day today! We thought it would be fun to re-share some of our favorite cards from the past. Some are from the recent past, others are from several years ago. This is just a sampling of some of the fun cards that have been created with our collections. Enjoy this little peek at some of our favorites (feel free to click on the image to visit the original blog post), and be sure to check out the giveaway following the projects!
We hope you found some fun ideas and inspiration here - and if you'd like to see even more awesome cards, just go to the search bar and type in "card" and you'll find yourself in card idea heaven!
Now the fun part - we know that card makers are always looking for fun ways to add sentiments to their beautiful cards, and we have just the thing! This awesome stamp set is ideal for almost any card-giving occasion, and we want to give one to one of our readers!
Just leave a comment on this post telling us which of these sentiment stamps you'd put to use first!
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Sometime today they will be giving away this fun Echo Park prize package:
Introducing a collection that's absolutely "purr-fect" for your beloved pet. The "Meow" collection celebrates your feline friend with playfully illustrated cats, toys, treats, and more. Cuddle up with this collection that's full of pretty kitties. If you're crazy about your cat, then this is the release for you. Home is where the cat is, and "paws down" this is the most charming collection to document all your memories together.
This paper pack includes 14 digital papers in png format.
The element pack includes 65 decorative elements in png format.
Paws down this is the sweetest canine collection around! Introducing "Bark," a release dedicated to man's best friend. Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks with this "paws-itvely" sweet and modern collection that highlights everything from playtime, to outdoor adventures. You'll be wagging your tail as you creatively craft memories with your beloved friend and companion. It's a "ruff" life, but somebody's got to live it. Why not your perfect pet?
This paper pack includes 14 digital papers in jpg format.
And the coordinating element pack contains 66 decorative elements!
Hey there crafty friends! Aly here again, and I’m really excited to share a thankful card I made featuring the lovely new The Story Of Fall collection. This is one of my all-time favorite fall collections with its rich colors and darling woodland creatures!
The embellishments that coordinate with this collection are the perfect solution for quick and easy cards. I used some of the beautiful Ephemera Pieces, Chipboard Accents, and Enamel Shapes to help this card come together in minutes.
I love the woodgrain instaframe included in the Ephemera pack and definitely wanted to include it on my card, but the text at the bottom didn’t quite fit my fall theme.
So I covered up the unwanted text with some rustic ribbon, and placed a glue dot underneath the bow to keep it from shifting and revealing the wrong text.
Now I still get to include the frame that I absolutely love, and stick to the theme I decided on as well. Best of both worlds! This is a great tip for working with any embellishment that doesn’t quite fit your theme.
Since the ribbon I added creates some bulk on the back of the card background, I adhered it to my card base with some foam squares to leave room for the bulky ribbon on the back of the card background.
Thanks for letting me stop by today and share my card. I hope these tips have helped you learn how to better take advantage of the gorgeous embellishments this collection offers. Happy fall crafting!
The Story Of Fall 6x6 Paper Pad
The Story Of Fall Ephemera
The Story Of Fall Chipboard Accents
The Story Of Fall Enamel Dots
Carta Bella Natural White Linen Cardstock
woven twine ribbon
Good day everyone! Tegan here and today I am showing off the gorgeous The Story of Our Family collection! I love this collection for it's rich color palette and cozy feeling. I also love that this collection can be used for lots of different family activities! I can see it being used to document a special family trip or just hanging out on the couch watching football. Today I am sharing the mini album I made using The Story of Our Family to hold my favorite family snapshots! And the coordinating embellishments- brads, chipboard stickers, decorative tape, enamel dots, and ephemera- really help make this mini album extra special!
First of all, I LOVE the dimension that the brads and chipboard accents add to the cover! And as soon as I saw the "Family is Forever" ephemera piece, I knew I wanted it to be on the cover- even before I had decided what size and shape my mini album would be. And then it hit me- How fun would it be to make my entire mini album in a similar fun label shape?!? And wouldn't you know, Echo Park offers a perfectly coordinating Label Die Set in the Silhouette store! I first used the middle label die shape to cut my 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" base pages from Carta Bella cardstock. I then cut pages from patterned paper and stitched solid 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" paper squares in the middle of these. I then adhered my patterned paper pages onto the cardstock ones to make sturdier pages.
The chipboard accents pack includes some great sentiment stickers and cute images like this house! And how can you not love that decorative owl tape?! My favorite chipboard accent piece is definitely the multi-color arrow! The ephemera pieces are great for decorating and using as page embellishments. The number of great pieces in the ephemera pack made it easy to quickly decorate my album. I love the dimension that the brads add as well!
The brads pack includes a great combination of brads- like this super cute phone! And one can never have too many enamel dots. They are the perfect subtle accent piece! And since this collection has so many fabulous colors in it, I was able
to leave most of my photos in color.
I easily finished off my last two pages with more chipboard accents, fun large brads, and an ephemera piece. How cool is that teal chipboard tree! Creating this mini album with all of these coordinating embellishments wasn't only easy, it was lots of fun!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to have fun with embellishments on your next mini album or project!
The Story of Our Family Collection:
Word Art Patterned Paper
Family Arrows Patterned Paper
Houses Patterned Paper
Receipts Patterned Paper
3 x 4Journaling Cards Patterned Paper
4 x 6 Journaling Cards Patterned Paper
Floral Patterned Paper
Other: Silhouette Die Cut Machine, Sewing Machine (optional)
Hello, sweet friends! It’s Tania back with you again today to share a tutorial for putting together a layout featuring The Story of Family Collection. I absolutely adore the deep hues of this collection and all the elements that come together to help document the rich, meaningful family connections. Don’t you just love the wide variety of elements in this collection? There are so many elements from the chipboard sheet, to the ephemera pack, to the decorative brads…..this stuff practically puts itself together! I love when creating feels effortless, don’t you!?
Let’s get started on this simple, yet layered-up layout:
Our base begins with a sheet of the Navy Solid Cardstock. In the upper left corner we are going to repeat the phrase ‘Love You’, vertically, three times. To do so, you’re going to have to sacrifice some of the ‘Q’s in your alphabet by cutting off the extra piece to turn them into an ‘O’. Sneaky, yes?
Then, in the lower right corner, adhere 6 hearts with foam dimensional tape, die-cut from the navy polka-dotted patterned paper pulled from the 6x6 paper pad and die-cut using the heart in the Family is Key Designer Die Set.
Finally, add enamel dots in groups of three: below the ‘Love You’, beside the hearts and a third set in the lower left to form a visual triangle.
Next, add the ‘Family is Forever’ journaling card to the immediately right of the ‘Love You’ phrasing with a piece of Decorative Tape across the top. Add the ‘Laugh’ Bingo Card from the Ephemera Pack just below the ‘Love You’ phrasing. Finally, add the photo, matted on white cardstock, just above the row of hearts.
Cut, three pieces from the ‘Receipts’ patterned paper as follows: 1. Notes 2. Important Message 3. Family Fun Center. Layer these together in a fanned out manner and adhere to the immediate left of the photo. Then, layer the chipboard typewriter on top. Next, add the circle with the mason jar of flowers form the ephemera pack in the space between the two journaling cards near the ‘Love You’ phrasing.
Next, add the ‘You Are Amazing’ rectangle from the ephemera pack to the lower center, with the chipboard ‘Arrow’ just above it. Then, add the ‘mason jar of flowers’ sticker using foam dimensional adhesive to the left of the ‘chipboard typewriter’. Embellish the heart on the Mason jar with a small enamel dot. Add the ‘Crazy about You’ piece from the ephemera pack over the ‘Family is Forever’ journaling card using foam dimensional adhesive.
To embellish the ‘Laugh Bingo Card’ cluster together some leaves die-cut using a die from the Fall Branch Designer Die Set and papers from the 6x6 paper pad. Add the ‘yellow berry twig’ sticker from the Element Stickers sheet with the ‘coral flower’ from the Decorative Brads and the ‘navy flower’ from the Chipboard Sheet. Then, add the small ‘coral flower’ from the Chipboard Sheet to the Mason jar circle die-cut piece between the Bingo Card and the Journaling card.
Embellish the lower corner of the photo with another leave die-cut using the same die, along with a sticker from the Element sticker sheet and a chipboard flower.
And one more peek at some detail and you have a completed layout!
Navy/Mint Solid Cardstock (The Story of Family Collection)
Alpha Sticker Sheet (The Story of Family Collection)
Element Sticker Sheet (The Story of Family Collection)
3x4 Journaling Cards Patterned Paper (The Story of Family Collection)
Receipts Patterned Paper (The Story of Family Collection)
6x6 Paper Pad (The Story of Family Collection)
Decorative Tape – Floral (The Story of Family Collection)
Enamel Dots (The Story of Family Collection)
Family is Key Designer Die Set
Fall Branch Designer Die Set
Cuttlebug Manual Die-cut Machine
Foam Dimensional Tape
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