I have spent the early part of this week in my scrapbook room playing with all of the Halloween collections in my stash. It’s been so much fun! I’m catching up on a lot of pages and getting pumped up for my favorite holiday at the same time. I’ll be sharing these pages with you over the next week or so.
The first one feature the adorable Echo Park Paper Bewitched collection. I thought the florals in this collection were the perfect accent for this page of my daughter and her friend dressed as gypsies last Halloween!
I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine and a cut file by Echo Park (Design #214711) for the title. I replaced the letter “a” with the owl sticker and added a witch hat sticker to the letter “b.”
I love when journaling cards have interesting shapes on them to cut out and use as layers. Here, I used one of the cards from the Journaling Cards paper to the left of the photos. It was the perfect spot to anchor the potion bottle, candy, jar and butterfly stickers, too!
I cut the floral/stripe border from the Border Strips paper to use at the bottom, and cut a large circle from the Phantom Pumpkins paper to highlight the main photo. A couple of cute pumpkins and other stickers accent the photos along the bottom.
The purple damask paper is the B side of the Trick or Treat paper and was the perfect pattern to bring everything together on the gray cardstock background.
I hope you’re having a great week!
Hello, friends! I’m back today to share an idea for wrapping up those holiday treats this Christmas. I used the Carta Bella Paper Santa’s Workshop to create this roomy gable box, perfect for a batch of cookies, loaf of bread, rolls, or whatever goodie you would like to take to a neighbor or friend!
Anytime I give a gift, I like to write a short note to go with it, so I created this small, coordinating enclosure card using the scraps I had left on my desk. I used the Merry Christmas Decorative Tape
adhered to a scrap of white cardstock as a quick-and-easy sentiment. (On a sidenote, wouldn’t this tape be GREAT to make sentiments for all of your Christmas cards this year?! Just sayin’ … *wink*)
Christmas is a few months away, and that means you have the time NOW to think about how you would like to package up those holiday treats. Don’t rush and do something last minute, … make them look special with this adorable Santa’s Workshop Gable Gift Box
Carta Bella Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock
Carta Bella Gold Shimmer Designer Cardstock
Santa’s Workshop Sticker Sheet
“Poinsettia” Cut File by Echo Park Paper (Design #96543 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Large Tote 3D Box for Print Panels” by Snapdragon Snippets (Design #274274 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Yellow Flatback Pearls
Flower Punch for Flower Center (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Blue/White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Today I am looking ahead to Christmas (Ack! I know!) and sharing a set of Christmas House Gift Boxes on the Echo Park Paper blog
using the NEW Merry & Bright collection
. These would be perfect for filling with treats and trinkets this coming holiday!
I used my Silhouette Cameo
to cut out these boxes using the Cotton Tail Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
. Even though this set was meant for Spring/Easter … the house is fun to decorate for other holidays! (It would be cute as a Haunted House for Halloween, too, don’t you think?!) Just change up the paper and embellishments, and waaalaaa!
On this house, I stitched together three die cut trees (Merry Christmas Tree Die Set
) to create a dimensional tree to add to the front of the house. Simply bend up the layers with your fingers after stitching together. A Chipboard Santa
is waving a friendly “Hello!”
In addition to the stickers and chipboard pieces, I used green and red baker’s twine wrapped around the wreath and an enamel dot
for the doorknob to add additional texture. There are even glittering gems (purchased from the Dollar Tree) lining the roofline! These are the kind of details that make projects like this so much fun to create!
Do you enjoy creating holiday gift boxes? Or what types of Christmas projects do YOU like to create?
If there is one thing that gets me excited for Christmas each year, it is seeing the new Christmas collections by Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella Paper! The Carta Bella Paper Christmas collection
was the perfect match for this photo of my kids sporting their Christmas jammies last Christmas Eve.
I used the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper
for the background of this page. I LOVE this pattern! I wanted it to fade out a little bit around the page elements, so I used my finger to smudge white gesso
around the paper layers, but left the outer edges uncovered.
(Sidenote: The packaging for the Santa Stocking Die Set doesn’t show a piece to create the cuff of the stocking, but it does actually come with one … so three dies total … just in case you were wondering! 🙂 )
Are you already counting down the days until Christmas?
“Merry Word” Cut File by Echo Park Paper (Design #218232 in the Silhouette Design Store)