Monday, November 14, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday....and a week of "leftovers" Laura C

It never fails, every year I say I'm making my own
holiday cards....and every's Thanksgiving
before I know it.....and then December is a blur.....
and yep.....I end up sending store bought cards!

But not this time! And the difference is a "new" idea
that I've started using. These beautiful collection
packs from Echo Park are AMAZING. Not only do
you get beautiful papers, but also a sheet of journal
boxes, a sheet of border strips, and TWO sticker
sheets....with alphas, and so many great shapes
and designs to play with!

So I am going to show, this entire week, how to
take ONE paper pack, a few embellishments,
(twine, bling, buttons, ribbon, and chipboard)
and make quick and easy, beautiful cards!!
This works great for your holiday cards, but
this can work for ANY of the paper packs, for
ANY type of cards!!

The first card is this beauty:

Talk about quick and easy!! All cards are the 5&1/2"
by 4&1/4" size. I just made a kraft cardstock base,
and cut 2 of the border strips to fit (5&1/2"), cut a
strip of black cardstock, the "banner" is cut from one
of the papers in the pack, and the "Merry Christmas"
is on the border paper as well. I used the Echo Park
chipboard embellishments (the ornament and the
star "button"), pearls, a button from my stash, and
a bit of twine to finish this card off.

Next card:

Even more simple....this uses a red cardstock base,
layered with black cardstock (trimmed to see a thin
frame of red), and the poinsettia paper on that (inked
with Black Soot Distress Ink), then one of the journal
boxes, framed on the red cardstock. The "tis" is from
the alpha sheet, "The Season" is from the sticker sheet
(foam dotted) and the corners and poinsettia in the
upper left corner, are from that same chipboard sheet.

And just that easy....2 complete cards....but cards
definitely worthy of giving!!

Stay tuned all week long for more card ideas....all
made with the same Echo Park Season's Greetings
paper pack, the one Echo Park Season's Greetings
chipboard set, Doodlebug Twine, and a little bling!
We can get that task checked off of your holiday
to do list!!

Available at Cutter's Creek:
Echo Park Season's Greetings Collection
Echo Park Season's Greetings Chipboard
Doodlebug Twine
Want 2 Scrap (bling and pearls)
Black Soot Distress Ink


  1. Simple but beautiful! Great job Laura :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  2. I'm inspired to get out my Christmas paper and get started on cards today.This is my first time to this blog and your blog, and now I've got both bookmarked. Great blogs!

  3. Great cards Laura!! Love the designs!

  4. love the distress ink effect on the poinsettia. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. - blue

  5. Love the distress on the poinsettia card and the bling on the first one! Great job! Mimi

  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [16 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  7. Very pretty. I love the little details you put into these and really made them pop like the inking of the edges. Very pretty.

  8. What a great idea! I like to see what you can do with one paper pack! Your cards today look great! Love the black and white polka dot paper!


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