Echo Park Paper: Down on the Farm Barn Gift Box

Hello! I had so much fun creating this Barn Gift Box using the Echo Park Paper Down On the Farm collection I’m sharing with you today. Let me tell you how I created it!

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I found this adorable cut file online and was inspired to recreate a similar look using cut files that I already owned. (Check the bottom of this post for the list of cut files that I used.)

First, I cut out the Barn Box using Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock for the roof and the gingham check Barn Yard Friends paper.

I wanted the roof to have shingles like the inspiration photo, so I simply cut 1” strips of the Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock using my paper trimmer and then cut notches into the strips using a pair of scissors. I layered them together along the roof, finishing it off with a wider strip scored down the middle and notched on both sides to lay across the top of the roofline. To help the shingles pop a bit more, I brushed the edges with light gray distressing ink.

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I used detail scissors to fussy-cut the farmer from one of the stickers on the Element Sticker sheet. I added him along with the cow sticker to the front of the barn using foam squares. I created a few corn stalks to go on either side of the barn door using the leaf sprig from the Flowers Bloom Die Set.

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Next, I used the Carta Bella Paper Tree Die Set to add die cut trees and additional corn stalks to the sides of the box.

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The barn is placed on top of an octagonal shaped box that I cut using Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock. I added green “grass” to the top of the box using Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock. Before adhering the grass panel into place, I embossed it using a letter-sized polka dot embossing folder from my stash. I also die cut a long fence shape from Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock using the “Echo Park Fence” cut file (Design #39988) and adhered it along the edges of the panel. I welded the fence sections together in the design program to make a longer border, then scored the bottom of each post, which allowed me to adhere it to the grass panel.

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The rim of the box is decorated with the chicken border cut from the Journaling Cards paper. I also added panels to the base of the box cut from the Farm Trucks paper.

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The front of the box is decorated with the “Farm Living” die cut from the Ephemera Pack, a dog sticker (Element Stickers), more die cut corn stalks (Flowers Bloom Die Set), and a pair of cowboy boots created with the Carta Bella Boot & Horseshoe Die Set.

I cut the boots from Kraft Designer Cardstock, Chestnut Brown Linen Designer Cardstock, and silver foil cardstock from my stash. I stamped a design on the side of the boot with brown ink using the leaf stamp from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set.

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I love the way this project turned out and think it will be so much fun to fill with goodies for someone!

SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock
Carta Bella Tree Die Set

CUT FILES:
“Echo Park Fence” by Echo Park Paper
(Design #39988 in the Silhouette Design Store)

“3D Barn” by Snapdragon Snippets
(Design #51051 in the Silhouette Design Store)

“Bride 3D Box Eight Sided” by Snapdragon Snippets
(Design #260594 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Thanks for joining me today! See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Gingerbread House Cartons

Do you have a stash of brown cardstock that needs a little love? Why not make some gingerbread house cartons and fill them with treats as gifts this season? I think these would be so fun for co-workers, or to give to your little friends in the neighborhood. You could even add a loop to the top and use them as Christmas tree ornaments!

I mostly use dark chocolate brown cardstock in my scrapping, but have a lot of this lighter, gingerbread brown hanging out in my stash. I thought I would put it to good use by creating these gingerbread house milk cartons for Christmas.

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I cut out a milk carton using the “Milk Carton Favor Box with Handle” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #138116 in the Silhouette Design Store) using brown cardstock. I then used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to add texture to the side panels. To give them a frosted look I rubbed the edges with white ink.

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Next, I created a tiled roof by cutting strips of brown cardstock with large scalloped scissors. I fluffed up scallops to give them more dimension, covered them with glue, and then “frosted” them with white glitter.

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The windows and doors come from another Lori Whitlock cut file called “3-D Gingerbread House (2 of 3)” (Design #22480). They are part of a larger gingerbread house cut file. I simply resized them to fit my milk carton and I was ready to go!

Last, but not least, I added dimensional foam snowflake stickers  to the roof(bought at Dollar Tree several years ago … but each year they offer them, the ones this year are just a different style of snowflake), a candy cane sticker next to the door, a few foiled domes from my stash, and topped it off with a spray of ribbon and a button tied with twine. They turned out so CUTE!

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Fill them with treats for your child’s friends, your co-workers, or girlfriends!

Thanks for joining me today!
JanaBold

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Carta Bella: Birthday Wish Process Video

I am head-over-heels for the NEW Carta Bella Paper Circus collection and knew I had to use it for one of my son’s birthday memories.

BIRTHDAY WISH
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I had three photos for this page and I knew that I wanted to line them up in a row. I put the largest photo in the center and then the two smaller, supporting photos on either side.
I cut a large circle from the Multi Journaling Cards paper and matted it with a wavy circle that I cut from the Navy Felt Designer Cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. The large red starburst pattern from this paper really draws your attention to the photos and makes them “center-stage.”
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Nothing says “party” like a banner! I used a banner punch and the Three Ring Circus patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad to create a mini banner out of the different characters on the cards. The striped triangle pennant pieces were also punched from the 6×6 paper pad. I adhered the banner pieces in a row to my background and then used my sewing machine to stitch across the top so they appear to be strung together.
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I used my scissors to cut out a few rows of tickets from the Admission Tickets paper. I used them as a border for the row of photos and the second word of my title to “sit” on. To the left of the title I build a fun little embellishment cluster using the Chipboard Ringmaster and Marching Band Mouse along with a couple of fun pieces from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack. (Nothing says “Birthday” like a clown!)
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I scattered a few stars around the page to tie things together, and also used them to dot the letter “i” in each word of my title. I love adding little details like that!
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What will YOU scrapbook with the Carta Bella Paper Circus collection?
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SUPPLIES:
Cut File Information:
“Badge Label Set” by Sophie Gallo (Design #32375 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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Simple Stories: Forever Fall Layout

Today I am up on the Simple Stories Blog sharing a scrapbook page using my favorite Forever Fall Collection.
I love the name of this collection, because if there is one season I would want to last forever, it would definitely be Fall! I love everything about it, the rich colors, the coziness, everything! I wanted to embody that feeling on this next page about my daughter.
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First of all, the Be Grateful paper with it’s denim pattern … SWOON! I could use this paper for every layout this season! I cut out the heart from the 4×4 Elements paper and paired it with the chipboard fox to use as a large accent next to my die cut title.
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Next, I wanted to do something special around this cute photo of my daughter. I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out several large leaves and then backed them with the Gather Together, Changing Leaves, and Pumpkin Everything papers.
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I then used my sewing machine to stitch around the outer edges and veins of the leaves, giving them lots of cozy texture!
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Finally, I fussy-cut the large floral element from the 4×6 Horizontal Elements paper and gathered several other floral die cuts and stickers to tuck in among the leaves. The result is a fun way to show off a favorite photo!
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Try using a mixture of oversized fall leaves and florals on your next fall layout. It’s a lot of fun to do!
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Happy Fall!

JanaBold

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