Fall paper collections always put me in the mood for homebaked treats and connecting with neighbors. Today I am up on the Echo Park Paper blog with an apple barrel basket, created with the new Celebrate Autumn collection
, that would be perfect for taking to a dear friend. Inside I have tucked a couple of dishtowels, a set of ceramic measuring spoons, a paper acorn box filled with treats, and a jar of honey.
I painted the brown cardstock flower centers with THIS gold glitter water brush pen by Art-C
to make them shimmer and sparkle. (I couldn’t quite capture these on camera … I sooo wish you could see them in person! They are AWESOME!)
A peek inside the basket beckons the recipient to investigate!
Inside they will find the cutest acorn-shaped box filled with chocolates! (If you’d like to make your own acorn shaped box you can find the file HERE
. It is from the Acorn Autumn SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
A coordinating card is the perfect place to write a greeting! Be sure to tell your loved one how thankful you are for them in your life!
Can you think of someone in your life who deserves to know how grateful you are for all that they do for you? They would love this basket of goodies!
Apple Barrel Basket Cut File: Fall Harvest by SVGCuts.com
Acorn Box Cut File: Acorn Autumn by SVGCuts.com
Sunflower Cut File: Sunflowers & Bumble Bees by MyScrapChick.com
This is about the time during Summer that I feel it slipping between my fingers. There’s a sudden panic to fit in one more road trip, or to make sure we have checked off all of our summer bucket list items as we start making the shift to thinking about Back to School.
The great thing is that Summer can last all year long in the scrapbook world! Just pull out some bright papers and spend some time working on a summer memory or two.
Today I am sharing a page using the Carta Bella Paper Beach Day collection with a few fish making an appearance from the Echo Park Paper Under the Sea collection. I’ve mixed these items together with a few sticker sets that have been hanging around in my stash.
My fish are flying out of the ocean waves with the help of a few yellow toothpicks that I grabbed from my kitchen.
I created a little scene on this circle punched from the Cool Cruising paper using the Beach Day Element Stickers, a puffy sun sticker by Mambi, and a dimensional umbrella sticker from an older Recollections sticker sheet.
The “F-U-N” pennant stickers were also from the Recollections sticker sheet and look so cute here with the blue Momenta letter stickers. (It’s not often you find bright blue letter stickers … they are usually aqua or teal … so I snag this color up whenever I see it somewhere!)
More stickers and a punched photograph adorn the circular elements at the bottom of the page.
I love printing my photos in smaller sizes so I have room to play with design elements on a page, and this one was a lot of fun to do!
Thanks so much for coming by!
Do you know someone who loves trail mix? I happen to know several people who would be delighted to get a large jar of trail mix as a gift, … it is their favorite treat! (And one of mine, too!)
For today’s project I decorated a large jar of this peanut-ty treat using the Carta Bella Paper Gone Camping collection
. Your outdoorsman would be delighted to receive this as he is heading out for a day of fishing. I mean, who wouldn’t love having a delicious snack to take along?!
The first thing I did was wrap the jar with a strip of the striped Campout paper
. I then added a band of the the fishing lure patterned Fly Fishing paper
on top of the striped paper. The top of the jar is decorated with a circle cut from the plaid paper in the 6×6 paper pad
Next, I fussy-cut three wood slices from the Travel Patches paper
and grouped them together on the front of the jar to anchor the rest of the decorative elements. The main piece is the Fishing Tackle Die Cut from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack
. I added the fisherman sticker on top of the die cut along with a few trees and the “Fishing Hole” sign stickers
for a bit of scenery. A few die cut pine branches (Be Merry Branch Die Set
) are tucked behind the left side.
I tucked in a few more branches cut from the Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock
on the right side of the label, and then added a group of fish “caught” … I mean CUT … from the Fish Facts Paper
. A bit of jute tied around the neck of the jar finishes everything off!
Circle Cutter, Trimmer, Scissors
Manual Die Cutting Machine
White Crochet Twine, Jute Twine
Adhesive, Foam Squares
Brown Distressing Ink
Jar of Trail Mix from Target