Wednesday, June 22, 2011

i {heart} echo park paper co.

Over the past year I've had the pleasure of creating with some of the delicious Echo Park Paper Co. collections.  They are truly one of my favorite manufacturers out there right now.  I love their clean, colorful, playful designs.  They just make me smile.  So, I thought I would share some of the projects I've created with their collections as well as some tutorials on how to create some of the projects.  Enjoy!

1) This altered notebook was one of my first Echo Park projects:


I used patterned papers, journaling cards, borders, alphas, and cardstock stickers from their Life Is Good line.  For full instructions on how to create this CLICK HERE.


2) Recently I shared this layout about my daughter's accomplishments this year:


I used the patterned paper, journaling cards, and borders from their Little Boy collection.  You don't always have to use boy products for boy pages!  For instructions on how to create the funky flowers on this layout, CLICK HERE.


3) And lastly, I created this baby boy gift set for my husband's niece who is expecting her second boy:

The gift is a baby sling and I just created an 8.5x12 inch paper band to go around it with a 4x4 card to match.  Again I used the papers, journaling cards, and borders from the Little Boy collection.  Below are how-to's for creating the dimensional flower on the card, and the paper bow on the gift:

  
To create the dimensional flowers, punch out two flowers and curl the petals of one of them toward the flower's center.  Layer the two flowers with a brad or button in the center.


To create the paper bow, cut thirteen paper strips: eight 0.5 x 3.5 inch strips, four 0.5 x 3 inch strips, and one 0.5 x 2.5 inch strip.  Loop them and adhere the ends with permanent glue dots as seen in the photo.  The smallest strip is the one looped in a full circle.  Adhere the ends of four of the largest strips together, repeat that step, and then adhere the ends of the four medium sized strips together.  Stack them on top of each other using pop dots with the two groups of the largest strips on the bottom, the group of medium ones in the middle, and the smallest single circle loop on top.

Enjoy, and link me up if you're inspired by any of these projects!  Happy scrapping!

5 comments:

beckyjune said...

You sure do amazing things with EP, Aly! Love the flowers!

Amy Sorensen said...

I love EP too. Mostly I love them for their alphabets, which are always just perfect. Great projects!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Monique said...

Just love reading your blog!! All your blog posts are a pleasure to read and look at!! Thanks for the tutorial and I love your EP projects!!!
Btw the CK Creative Spaces arrived safely on my doorstep and I've enjoyed it tremendously sofar!!!! Thanks again!!