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!

Beautiful Paper Hydrangeas

Do you share a love of flowers, Hydrangeas in particular? Then you are going to love today’s inspiration piece. This is one of those projects that might take a bit of patience but as you can see the end result is well worth it. I’d like to send out a huge thanks to Lia Griffith for sharing her gorgeous design with us.

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Lia came up with the idea of a floral wire structure of 30 strands each to make the bloom. After you have this ready, the rest is easy! Hoping that you have a die cut & machine or you will be hand cutting 60-90 little flowers for each hydrangea head. but it really is worth it. The thing I love about hydrangeas, real or paper, is that each lush head takes a lot of space, both physically and visually. So just a few of these intricate flowers make a real statement.

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For the blooms Lia used a metallic paper from paper-papers.com, Ice Silver on which she painted the pale green centers and Opal to give a pale yellow background to the blue wash. For the leaves she chose the dark green of Botanic. On the smaller blooms 60 petals were used , which is two sheets of paper and for the larger Lia used 90 petals, which were cut from three sheets of paper. Each flower has three leaves glued under the base of the dome. You can add more leaves on separate stems of wire if you would like extra greenery in your bouquet. For the stems Lia used a 12 inch floral wire that is 18 gage though 20 or 22 are fine to use too. You can find these wires in your craft store floral section. You will need 30 stems of wire for both sizes of bloom. You can use just about any coloring medium to add a hint of color to your paper petals. 

If you are feeling brave and want to give this fun project a try & I hope you do,  I recommend stopping by Lia’s blog where she has a great easy to follow tutorial with photos taking you step by step through the entire flower.

Thanks for the visit & I hope you have a very creative  day.

Supplies

Amber-Sheets     icesilver     Opal-Sheets

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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Green Floral Wire
  • Pot for Flowers

Paper Purse

Wow!  Check this out!!!  What a fun way to use your Spellbinder Dies. How clever to make a paper purse, and coordinating card that fits inside.  To top it off, what a special way to give a gift card!  I think this is the most amazing paper crafting ever.   These make such great gifts.

This fun flower is a Spellbinders Rose Creation with a crystal center and the decorative crystal design is from Recollections.

The pink ribbon for the handle you can use from your very own stash of ribbon.  Velcro dots are used to close the purse.

Using smaller Spellbinder Dies, you can create a card that mimics the purse.  Fun to have your own sentiments and message tucked away inside of the purse.

To create your adorable little purse and card visit A Mermaids Crafts and see a wonderful tutorial on purse making with Spellbinders.  The purse above is from different Spellbinder Dies, but once you understand the basics of the purse, it is easy to adjust the measurements to fit any die cuts that you have available.

Have a wonderful time creating your darling purse and card.

Supplies Used:

Paper:

 Spring Fling Paper Stack (First Edition 6×6 $6.29)

Stamps:

  • Southern Sayings (K. Andrew Designs Art Stamps Discontinued)

Accessories:

         

          

Ribbon, rhinestones, ink use from your own stash.