My craft room is my favorite room in the house and the place I spend the majority of my time. Today I’m up on the Echo Park Paper Blog with a page about my happy place using the Echo Park Paper I Heart Crafting collection.
I love the Coordinating Solid Paper Packs Echo Park offers with several of their collections. I always make a point to pick a set up because they are so perfect for matting photos, die cutting coordinating elements, or using them as a background like I did here on today’s page.
I gathered up the circular button die cuts from the Ephemera and Frames & Tags Ephemera packs to use in this cluster in the top right corner of the layout along with some fussy-cut flowers and a fussy-cut heart from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper.
I added another fussy-cut floral, this time from the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper, to the left of my photos along with the “This is My Happy Place” 3×4 Journaling card as the page title. I placed the cute banner sticker at the bottom, and then tucked in the adorable button jar sticker and a fussy-cut pair of scissors as accents.
Here is a closer look at the leaf stems I die cut using the Floral Border Die Set to make the floral cluster feel a bit more dimensional. So pretty! And no, not all leaves have to be green! The pink stems are the perfect pop of color here, and help to distribute the dark pink color around the page.
Next, I used the Stitched Label Nesting Die set to create a journaling block from the Pink/Green Solid paper. I added the typewriter sticker to the right of the journaling block and then accented it with another decorative floral piece at the bottom die cut from the Dark Pink/Teal Solid paper with the Floral Border Die Set.
Next time you pick up your favorite collection by Echo Park Paper, be sure to grab the Coordinating Solid Paper Pack, if there is one. You will enjoy incorporating the perfectly matched solid colors among your patterned papers and other elements.
Stitched Label Nesting Die
Scallop Border Punch
Black Journaling Pen
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you feel inspired to create a page about your crafty space! See you again soon!
My first project for for Doodlebug is up on their blog today. The Doodlebug French Kiss collection is the perfect way to document time spent together as a couple. My husband and I took a lot of selfies together on our trip celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. I used one of those selfies on this page to scrapbook my feelings about him and our getaway together.
I used lots of hearts and flowers on this page, including the shiny Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles.
I used the Cupcake Abigail Letter Stickers to create the first half of my title. I adhered the letters to white cardstock and then fussy-cut around them to create the white shadow effect.
I loved this couple die cut from the Odds & Ends because their hair color perfectly matches me and my husband. I used other die cuts from the Odds & Ends pack to create a little scene for them to hang out in. A few shiny Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles adorn the clouds. So cute! Everything is grounded on a border of the Love Always washi tape and a vellum circle embossed with a polka dot embossing folder.
I used the “SWEET” word die cut from the Chit Chat pack to complete the title, layering it right on top of my photo and accenting it with another floral die cut and the Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles.
Do you have a couples selfie shot you can use to document your feelings about your sweetheart? If not, why not snap one this week and make sure to document it using the adorable French Kiss Collection.
French Kiss – Love Always Washi Tape
Polka Dot Embossing Folder
I always look forward to January with its fresh-start-feeling and a chance to get caught up on a few projects after the holidays. What better way to do that than with sketches from PageMaps?
The January sketches are up and here is the page that I contributed this month using the Simple Stories Merry & Bright collection.
MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT
I fussy-cut this wreath from a 4x4 card of the Merry & Bright SNAP! Cards and was inspired to tuck my journaling spot into it as the circular element on this page.
I then built my title off to the right, on top of the photos, using the word “Bright” fussy-cut from one of the papers of the Merry & Bright 6×8 Pad.
Next, I added another circular element below the wreath on the left side of the page, by punching out the word JOY from one of the 3×4 cards. I then overlapped the “Ho Ho Ho” die cut from the Bits & Pieces on top of the photo to connect everything together.
I added the string of lights sticker at the bottom of this paper block and then placed the a couple more Bits & Pieces die cuts on the right side to fill in the gap and make the light strand sticker appear as though it goes all the way across the page underneath the car.
I finished off this layout by adding some texture with the stitching and the red foil dimensional dot accents on the snowflakes and touch points of the light strand.
Cardstock: Kraft, Birch, Green
Sewing Machine/Brown Thread
Have a great day!