Latest & Greatest: Card Making with Echo Park Paper Co.


Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Kansas City, MO on July 21st-22nd. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with products from our Card Making workshop: Echo Park Paper Co.‘s Wedding Bliss collection.

This collection contains such a wonderful variety of products. If you take the class, you will receive a sampling of items from the collection perfect for card making, including the 6×6 Paper Pad, Ephemera, and Mini Paper Fans:


With these products, I created this card:


I just love the rosettes in the Mini Paper Fans pack, but I wanted to dress them up a bit. So, I decided to remove the die cut in the center and add my own touch to this fun embellishment.


I die cut a heart shape from paper in the 6×6 Paper Pad and an ampersand from some black cardstock. I pulled out the “Forever Forever Forever” tag and the “mr. & mrs.” label from the Ephemera pack. I cut the label in half and assembled the pieces, along with a paper flower from my stash, to create my very own card embellishment.


I finished my adding the embellishment to my card base (created by layering papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad) with some gray baker’s twine.


This collection is so soft and pretty—just perfect for wedding cards, love-themed cards, and more!


This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Echo Park Paper Co.’s Wedding Bliss collection will also be taught at our upcoming shows in Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thanksgiving Pocket Place Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a pocket place card I created using a treat bag and some adhesive.

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First, I started off with some kraft dot treat bags from Doodlebug and some Extra Strong Glue Tape from PLUS.

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With one of the treat bags, I folded the bag up 1 1/4″ from the bottom.

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I folded the top of the bag back 1 1/4″ from the first fold, creating a Z fold.

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I flipped the bag over and added adhesive to the middle panel.

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I folded the top of the bag back, adhering it to the panel with the adhesive.

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I folded the bag into a tent to create a place card.

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Then, all that was left was to do was decorate it! I used patterned paper, die cuts, and stickers from Echo Park Paper Co.‘s Fall Is in the Air collection.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tie Closure Birthday Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created with a fun tie closure.

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First, I started with an 8 1/2 x 11″ piece of cardstock, my paper trimmer, and a scoring blade.

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I scored the one end of the cardstock panel at the 3 1/2″ mark.

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I turned the panel and scored the other end at the 2″ mark.

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I then folded the ends in towards the center of the card.

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I wanted the flaps to look like tags, so I trimmed off each of the corners.roree-rumph_tie-closure_birthday_card_step5
I decorated the outside flaps with patterned paper from Echo Park Paper Co.‘s Party Time 6×6 Paper Pad and punched a hole at the end of each flap.

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I then decorated the inside of the card with more patterned paper, stickers from the Party Time Element and Alpha Sticker sheets, and a few epoxy stickers.

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I added a couple of eyelets to the punched holes, threaded them with gingham ribbon, added a tag using more stickers from the Element and Alpha Sticker sheets, and tied a bow to finish the card.

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A fun take on a standard A2-sized card, don’t you think?

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Corrugated Cardboard Die Cut Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created using corrugated cardboard and my Cricut Explore machine.

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There are only a handful of materials I have yet to figure out how get solid, clean cuts with using my Cricut. Try as I might, corrugated cardboard is one of them, so here is my work around for that.

First, I started off with a sheet of corrugated cardboard, a Cricut mat, and my Cricut Explore machine.

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I placed the corrugated cardboard upside down on the mat before inserting it into my Cricut Explore machine. I then chose a basic heart shape in Cricut Design Space and cut the heart on a light material (vinyl) setting .

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The cut went through primarily on the backside of the cardboard.

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I then trimmed the piece down to a more manageable size and fussy cut the heart with scissors.

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It was quick and easy to finish the cut and since it didn’t involve intricate cutting, it is a work around that I can live with.

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I finished by embellishing the heart and adding it to a card I created using Echo Park Paper Co.‘s The Story of Our Family collection.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Christmas Tags

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Hey friends, Becki here. We’re right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I’ve been busy getting gifts ready for friends, family, neighbors, and teachers. As I was sitting at my desk the other night surrounded by remnants of Christmas projects (and gifts) that I had been creating, I decided to use some of those left over bits and pieces that were laying on my desk and create some tags.

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I started with three plain kraft shipping tags. Next, I added some stamping using a woodgrain stamp, plaid stamp, and a Christmas sentiment stamp set, all from Echo Park Paper. Everywhere I stamped I used Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.

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I think the gold embossed images stand out perfectly against the black background.

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The gold embossing powder made the stamped images stand out. I think it was the perfect addition to these tags.

Christmas Tags by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo.comI wanted to create tags that would be very eye catching against a neutral background. I plan on attaching these tags to kraft gift bags and gifts that are wrapped in kraft wrapping paper.

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The lace, the tinsel, and the buttons were all items that I had in my stash. The canvas printed stars are all from the Pink Paislee Yuletide collection.

I love giving my gifts the extra special touch of a handmade tag. What do you do to make gifts for your loved ones extra special?