Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cards with Echo Park Paper - and a Giveaway from Lori

If you're new here and visiting from Saving My, welcome! I'd love it if you'd take a look around at some of our other projects while you're here.  But be sure to read to the bottom of this post for giveaway details.

I have been extremely lucky, and got my hands on both the 12x12 and 6x6 Country Drive from Echo Park Paper.  I immediately had a project in mind, and used some product to make three thank you cards for some very special people!  These and some other Echo Park items are due to be in stock on August 19th, but you can place your pre-order any time.

All three 6x6 cards were made with papers from the 6x6 pad, some embellishments from the 12x12 collection and a few items from my stash.  I love being able to buy both, as the smaller size prints are perfect for cards, and I like to use the Stickers and Journaling Cards on both layouts and cards. Here are the details on each card:

This first card is a recessed window card.  Rather than the typical square window, I sized it to fit one of the rectangular journaling cards in the 12x12 collection.  The sentiment and mini flowers are Sticker Elements, also from the 12x12 collection.  I popped the sentiment up on some dimensional adhesive.  Cardstock and mini brads are from my stash.

To cover the back of the recessed window (inside of card), I just used the portion I cut out of the center for the front of the card.  I also wrapped the edge of the recessed window with some narrow ribbon from my stash, adhered using Scor Tape.

This is a fun easel card, one of my favorite kinds to make.  I used my Cricut for the circle, and a Sizzix die for the scalloped circle, but you could use a Cricut or Spellbinders Nestabilities for both shapes.  I sponged the edges lightly with some coordinating ink.  I turned my Sticker Element into a pennant using a beaded pin, and placed some dimensional adhesive under the center to make it appear to be waving.  I also used the dimensional adhesive to pop up the birds. 

To hold up the card, I created a border strip using cardstock and Sticker Elements, popping up a sticker strip with dimensional adhesive.  My sentiment is another Sticker Element matted on cardstock.

Finally, I created a shaker box card.  I used a round one I had on hand, but the oval Flower Soft globes make great shakers as well!  The design in the box is another Sticker Element, and I added some heart confetti I had in my stash.  To easily hide the edges of the shaker, I cut a circle opening the right size, then cut the scalloped circle around it.

The sentiment is again a matted Sticker Element, and I used some tiny circles from the alphabet sticker sheet as faux brads.

The following items used in this project are available at Cutters Creek:
I also have a giveaway for you today!  While at CHA, the nice folks over at Northridge Publishing let us have complimentary copies of some of their beautiful publications.  Kim at Cutters Creek will be carrying several titles, so to celebrate I am giving away BOTH the August issue of Scrapbook Trends (Kim has September available for preorder) AND a copy of Cricut Cards (which Kim also has available for preorder).  In order to win, you need to leave a comment both here and on today's post over at my blog. All comments posted by Midnight Central Time this Friday August 12, will be eligible to win.  US and Canada entries only please, due to the cost of postage!  Of course, we would love it if you would also follow or subscribe to both blogs as well!


  1. Great cards! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  2. Absoutely lovely cards! I'm a new follower. I can't wait to see what's next!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  3. Lovely cards. Thanks for the chance to win.


  4. Very nice cards!! I am a new follower, thanks for the chance to win
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  5. beautiful cards. I love echo park papers!!

  6. What great cards Lori. I am really liking the Echo Park paper.

  7. That is amazing how you did them. I love the paper.

  8. Very nice cards, beautiful colors and patterns. Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Love the cards. Lots of great ideas here!

  10. Lori your cards are so awesome. I love the papers and all the different sytles. Hugs, Fran


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