Friday, September 23, 2011

Cutters Creek Echo Park Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog Hop! Today's hop features one of our favorite paper companies, Echo Park Paper! Each member of the Cutters Creek Design Team has created special projects using some of our favorite collections from Echo Park! When you are done checking out Chris' beautiful project here you will hop on over to Mandie's Blog and there you will find the link to the next blog in the chain!

Do one Layout, Get 1 (almost) Free by Chris


Looking at the Echo Park paper and knowing I needed to do a new baby LO, I chose two sheets, one from the Country Drive collection kit and one from the Victoria Gardens collection kit. I wanted a split background so I cut both sheets four inches from the top. I flipped one sheet and lined the two up again. Now using my Scor Tape and cream seam tape I glued the two pieces back together. Flipping the paper over, I repeated the process using a piece of red ribbon. Now, to decorate.



I used SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot software) to create a looped mat using some borders and corners shared online. The inside of the mat is approximately 5x7 inches and fits my photo perfectly. Before adhering the photo with Scor Tape, I raided my mom’s sewing stash and glued the lace trim along the bottom. Finally, I took a Tim Holtz Memo Pin and an Adage Ticket and pushed it into the top left corner, spray glued the back of the mat and adhered the mat to the background.

I used my printer to print the text on cream CS and used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten set to cut both out. Both got inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I saw this button trim on a card online and decided to “lift it” for this LO. So I trimmed off the top of the smaller label and carefully marked where it would line up with the larger background one. I then glued down some buttons with Glossy Accents, punched the holes with my Tim Holtz Craft Pick and used embroidery floss to sew the buttons on. After gluing this down, I put some pop up dots under the smaller label and lined it up to the buttons and the end of the larger label. To finish off the journaling box I added three pearls to the top loops.




For the bottom of the picture I again cut another Labels Ten and added three small homemade roses, but you certainly could use the Cutters Creek Brand Flowers and color them any color you wish. To finish the page I again took my Glossy Accents and made some dewdrops on the handmade roses and the printed roses in the corner.

Now, of course I have a blank canvas on the other side—well, not so blank any more. Here’s the LO for that side. The EP paper is the background and the Title is a sticker from Victoria Gardens. Everything else is from my stash and I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals and Scalloped Ovals for the title. I must admit I am an avid scanner of page sketches and PageMaps these days. It helps me pull everything together so quickly.

Make sure you are a follower of our blog and leave a quick comment before you hop on over to Mandie's Blog to qualify to win one of the Echo Park Collection Kits! If you also sign up for the Cutters Creek Newsletter (in the sidebar at the top) you can leave a second comment here for an extra entry into the drawing!

Here's the Hop Line-Up:

Cutters Creek Blog (Chris)
Mandie's Blog
Lori's Blog
Deanna's Blog
Mindy's Blog
Laura's Blog
Melissa's Blog
Kim's Blog

49 comments:

  1. Your layout is absolutely adorable. All the details are so special for a precious little one. TFS. I'm a follower.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  2. I signed up for your newsletter.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  3. Love the layouts. So clever how you did the split backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  5. That frame is just beautiful Chris! Love the layouts...so sweet!

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  6. These layouts are beautiful! I love the pretty papers you chose and all the butterflies. Very beautiful. I have recently discovered Echo Park Paper and love it. Deanna sent me over. Glad to have heard about your hop. Have a fun, creative weekend! :) Janis
    http://PauseDreamEnjoy.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love the border around that baby picture! Just perfect for it!

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  8. I love the layouts! Country Drive is my fave echo park collection, I love seeing layouts with it! :)

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  9. I just signed up for your newsletter! Thanks!

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  10. A M A Z I N G layouts All dressed up in my Fav papers--->ECHO PARK! Thank you for sharing and offering such a generous gift.
    Blessings,
    KimberlyRae

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  11. WooT! I'm all signed up for
    your NEWSLETTER...
    can't wait to get all
    he updates!
    Now off to check out your
    shop, too :)
    Blessings,
    KimberlyRae
    kreationsbykimberlyrae@hotmail.com
    kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog

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  12. Checked out the entire hop and now I'm back to the beginning. :D I just signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    sylviasushi27@gmail.com

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  13. Love your layouts...I am now a follower...

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  14. I have signed up for your newsletter...

    mommakatx6@yahoo.com

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  15. Just signed up for the newsletter!

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  16. You are so creative! I love your layout, both sides!

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  17. Sweet layouts! I'm already following!!! TFS!

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  18. Beautiful baby and beautiful layout. Love the paper choice. Im already a follower of this blog.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  19. I subscribed to the DT newsletter.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  20. What beautiful LOs! I love how you got two for one!

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  21. I also signed up for your newsletter! :)

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  22. What great layouts! And isn't that baby a cutie! TFS

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  23. BTW, I'm a new follower too! Looking forward to stopping by again!

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  24. So fun to have found you from Laura C!!... I became a follower... LOVE that cute layout and ALWAYS a fan of Echo Park!!!

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  25. Singed up for the newsletter too... (second entry)!! Excited to get involved here!!

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  26. Great layouts! I love the little "extras" you do! TFS!

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  27. I'm signed up for the newsletter! Love getting news first hand from Cutter's Creek!

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  28. I'm a follower and such a cute set of layouts!

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  29. I subscribed. I didn't know Cutter Creek had a newsletter!

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  30. Great job Chris. I like the soft look of this paper.

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  31. Very fun hop! Love what you created...so versatile! Thanks for this chance to be inspired!

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  32. Oh cool...didn't even notice about the newsletter. I've signed up as well as following. Thanks!

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  33. I love how you used both sides of the paper and didn't waste any...what a great idea! This intrigues me. So, I was here - and I signed up for the newsletter and to follow the blog - can't wait to see what else you do!

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  34. What beautiful projects!!The butterflies and pearls are the perfect embellishment for girl pages!

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  35. I am a subscriber to your newletter.

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  36. I really love the layouts and you have inspired me to get back into scrapping. So thank you.

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  37. Just signed up for the Cutters Creek newsletter.

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  38. Very nice layouts. I love all the details. Beautiful! TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  39. Such a cute layout -- I love the way you combined the patterned papers and the detail you added. Echo Park has such wonderful paper!

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  40. Great ideas! Echo Park is such fun paper!

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  41. Love the layout! My new niece will be here next week and this is a perfect way to start her first scrapbook!!

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  42. Sined up for the news letter. Found this blog through Mandie and I am SOOOO loving the hop!

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