Latest & Greatest Card Making with Echo Park Paper

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a card with you that I created with fun products from Echo Park Paper that were featured in our Latest & Greatest Card making classes. I love creating wedding cards and having them on hand for when the occasion arises. This is one of those cards. I don’t have a wedding to attend in the near future but now, I do have a wedding card ready to go for the next time I need one. The pink and black color scheme in the Echo Park Paper Wedding Bliss collection is so pretty. I used a few die cuts, some patterned paper and some black and white ribbon to create this card. The patterned paper in 6×6 paper pads is perfect for card making. I love the smaller scaled patterns and smaller pieces of paper for creating cards. One of my favorite ways to add texture and a homemade look to my cards is with machine stitching and ribbon. Those two elements make cards have a much more “finished” look to them. I’d love to know, do you create cards ahead of time or do you create a card when the need arises? Let me know in the comment section below, I’d love to chat about card making with you. Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I’ll see you again here next Thursday. Have a great week!

Saturday’s Inspiration: Valentine’s Day projects, a lovely wedding layout, and a yummy treat!

From The Heart


Good morning crafters, and a very happy Saturday to you all! Today I hope you will enjoy some projects that I found to be inspiring to me and hope they will be to you as well.

Cherish by Gabrielle Pollocco

Gabrielle Pollocco is one of my most favorite designers for a beautiful, vintage look. She has so many wonderful projects at Such A Pretty Mess and I know you will truly be inspired by visiting her blog. This stunning layout has some really fun techniques along with gorgeous embellishments. And an extra bonus from Gabrielle – learn how to make your own texture paste with her step-by-step instructions.


From The Heart by Melissa Phillips 

I just love Valentine’s Day! It is such a fun time to make and hand out cards to those you love. This darling card was created by an amazing designer, Melissa Phillips. You can always feel the love that she puts into her projects. See more adorable cards made by Melissa on her blog LilyBean Paperie. You are sure to have endless inspiration for your week.

From The Heart

Paper Rose Framed Art Work by Lia Griffith

It is the time of year I like to bring spring and some color into my home décor. This beautiful design is one that will look fabulous in any room of your home. Believe it or not, these gorgeous flowers were made using metallic text weight paper. Are you inspired and want to get started? Click here for the step by step tutorial from Lia Griffith on how to create your paper roses. Lia has so many wonderful home projects, so be sure to visit her blog Handcraft Your Life  I hope this will inspire you to create a beautiful masterpiece for your own home décor, or share the love by giving this to someone special.

Paper Rose Framed Artwork

Paper Rose Framed Art Work

 Textured Tag by Hels Sheridan

This lovely tag is all about texture. Let your imagination run wild just by using some stamps, texture paste, paint, gesso, and inks, along with some fun embossing folders. Adhere this to a package, a card, scrapbook page, or just set it out on a small easel to enjoy. Be sure to pop on over to the Ink On My Fingers blog to see instructions on how to create your lovely tag.

More Than A Feeling

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake

I would like to share one more item with you, and that is Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting. These are so yummy they will just melt in your mouth. (I bet you can’t just eat one, lol!) So simple to make and very impressive to serve. Stop by and see Lizzy at Your Cup Of Cake. You will find the Ingredients and directions, along with enjoying more of her wonderful recipes.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

I have really enjoyed sharing these projects today and hope they have been inspiring for you. Thank you for taking your time to stop by. Looking for additional inspiration? Visit Weekly Scrapper every day, and make sure to pop back here next Saturday; I promise I will have more inspiring projects! Enjoy your weekend!

Elegant Wedding Card: Together Forever

Today’s inspiration is a truly beautiful white tri-fold wedding card.  his lovely wedding card has a pocket inside that is the perfect place for a gift card or check for the bride and groom. This is such a great way to give that special couple a little something for their new home, or whatever they may need to get started.

Together Forever

First, cut flowers from the Anenome Flower Tops from Spellbinders. For the middle border piece, cut out one A2 Bracket Borders Two die.  Most of the card is done in white cardstock. You can add just a touch of the elegant grey dot along the bottom of the card and the band.  For the center flowers, add a few roses in their wedding colors. For the final touch, add the sentiment “Together Forever” in black ink and emboss it so that it will stand out.

Together Forever

The new bride and groom will be thrilled when they see this elegant card.  We’d like to thank Teresa Horner, who designs for Quietfire, for sharing this lovely creation. Be sure to pop on over to their site for even more inspiration.

Thank you for your visit, and I wish you a very creative and prosperous day!





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Supplies (Used Not Shown)

  • Roses
  • Black Ink
  • White Cardstock
  • Grey Dotted Cardstock

Pretty Petit Fours

Are you planning a summer wedding or maybe even a bridal shower?  These beautiful Petits Fours will make your table look so elegant and beautiful.  They are so yummy too!

Petit Fours

Here are the Ingredients and Directions on how to make these wonderful desserts.



  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 3 Eggs Whites


  • 2 Pounds Confectioners Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Orange Extract


  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Shortening
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons Milk
  • Gel, Liquid or paste food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.,  Beat in vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition,  In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gently fold into batter.
  2. Pour into a greased 9 inch square baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20- 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minute before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Cut a thin slice off each side of cake.  Cut cake into 1 – 1/4 inch squares.  Place 1/2 inch apart on a rack in a 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan.
  4. In a large bowl, combine glaze ingredients.  Beat on low speed just until blended; beat on high until smooth.  Apply glaze evenly over tops and side of cake squares, allowing excess to drip off.  Let dry.  Repeat if necessary to thoroughly coat squares.  Let dry completely.
  5. For frosting, in a small bowl, cream the butter, shortening and vanilla.  Beat in confectioner’s sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.  Place 1/2 cup each in two bowls; tint one light turquoise and one dark turquoise.
  6. Last you will create your designs, roses, and bows.

Makes approximately 30 Petit Fours

The Best Is Yet To Be

Marriage is such a precious gift, and this adorable card is sure to bring a smile to the Bride on her special Bridal Shower day.  I just love the soft elegant colors, along with the sweet sentiment.  I found this darling card on the Design by Jenny blog.  This was created by Jenny Hodges who is a very talented lady.  Be sure to hop on over to her blog for more wonderful inspiration.

The Best is Yet To Be

Jenny stamped her white cardstock with the stamp Emily and Ryan under the Umbrella .  She colored the image with her copics.  She place her image over beautiful elegant papers from Authentique.  She cut out a banner and added her sweet sentiment and pearls.

The Best Is Yet To Be

Jenny added some flowers to add to the corners of her card matching the coloring in her image.  She then added a pearl border along with some pearls on the upper left and corner of her card.

The Best Is Yet To Be

Don’t you just love how she matched the paper and flowers to her colored image?  Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this adorable and personalized card for a bridal shower.  A big Thank You to Jenny for sharing this with us today.

Creativity invovles in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.





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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • Copics
  • White Cardstock
  • Flowers
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Pearls

Best Wishes

Today I want to share with you a wonderful inspiration from Gloria Stengel. This is one of those beautiful cards that you can adapt to fit any occasion.  Gloria created a wedding card for her niece using her wedding colors.  What a treasure for her to cherish and reminisce about her beautiful day.

Best Wishes

For the base Gloria created a 5 x 5 inch card and decorated it with yellow and green papers.

Best Wishes

Adding a few touches of purple to her card, Gloria cut flowers using purple paper and a bit of lavender ribbon.  She cut the flowers using the Spellbinders die templates

Best Wishes

The inside of this card is wonderful.  Lots of room to write that special message.

Best Wishes

The inside of the card was decorated with one of the Secret Garden cutouts.  Using the calendar on this image is a great way to circle the month and date of her special day.

Best Wishes

The wedding greeting is stamped on the inside leaving enough space for a gift card or a special message. A special thank you to Gloria for sharing this beautiful card.  Be sure to visit Graphic 45 blog for more inspiring projects.



Graphic 45 Secret Garden Paper Pad   Graphic45 Sunkissed Pape   Graphic45 Leafy Treetops Paper

Graphic 45 Pretty Primrose Paper     Graphic45 May Flowers Paper


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Spellbinders PaperArts Bitty Blossoms Die      Spellbinders Little Leaf Set Dies        Spellbinders Ribbon Banner Die Set

Product Used (Not Shown):

Spring Formal Dress Form

Today I want to share with you loads of inspiration from Jen Arkfeld from Stamped Silly.  This stunning card is simply gorgeous for a Bridal Shower, Wedding or even a Birthday. How fun would this card be to receive?   Dress Forms are everywhere and I think this one is especially done to perfection.

Dress Form

The Die Cuts along with the floral rosettes really compliment each other well.  The possibilities are endless what you can do with a simple dress form.  I hope this has inspired you today.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

Have a beautiful day!



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