Echo Park: Island Ukelele Box

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Hi guys! As I was anticipating our family vacation to Hawaii last month, I was just ITCHING to have a little bit of tropical fun in my life! You know … coconuts, palm trees swaying in a warm ocean breeze, the sound of Hawaiian music and ocean waves in your ears?! Good thing I had the Island Paradise Mini Collection by Echo Park Paper to play with!

I created this fun Ukelele gift box with the filled with Swedish Fish candies.
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I created the box using cardstock. This cute guitar box is a cut file created by the ever-amazing Mary Rudakas over at SVGCuts.com. You can find it in the Vintage Valentines collection here.
Once the box was assembled I added the Island Paradise patterned paper to give it some tropical flair. I think the Fun in the Sun paper was perfect for this! Even the stripes of the Aloha paper created the perfect frets for the neck of the ukelele.
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I cut the flower and “Aloha!” sentiment from the Journaling Card paper. A few jewels add a bit of sparkle.
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I layered together a few stickers and patterned papers for a quick enclosure card.
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The top lifts off to reveal the colorful treat! Yum!
Check out more fun summer-inspired projects on the Echo Park Paper blog here.
SUPPLIES: Echo Park Paper Island Paradise Mini Theme:Carta Bella Kraft Designer , CardstockJournaling Cards PaperAloha PaperFun In the Sun PaperParadise Sticker, Dark Brown Cardstock, Jute String, Gems, Silhouette Cameo Machine, Cut File (Guitar from the Vintage Valentines SVG Set by SVGCuts.com)

Is someone in your life needing a 5-minute Tropical Getaway? Create this fun little treat for them! I’m sure they will love it!

See you again soon!

JanaBold

A Couple More Cricut Party Items!

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Hello Friends! Last time I shared with you a party set I created with the Cricut “Something to Celebrate” cartridge. Today I have a couple items for you using the Cuttlebug Chrysanthemum Quilling Kit. It doesn’t look like this product is available anymore on their website, but maybe you can find it by searching around the web if you’re interested.

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Another option would be to create your own fringed paper strips using fringe scissors or something like that, if you’d like to recreate these projects.

CLOWN BIRTHDAY CARD

I know that a lot of people are afraid of clowns, but I think this one found on the Wrap It Up cartridge is actually quite sweet. I used the fringed quilling die to create the pom pom for his hat and the collar to his costume. I also used it to create the flower accent.

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The birthday candle number can be found on the Sweet Treats cartridge.

For the tone-on-tone background I used an embossing folder backwards, choosing to allow the folder to DEBOSS the images into the paper, rather than emboss them.

PARTY POPPER FAVOR BOX

Tuck a treat inside this bright favor box adorned with more quilled flowers and then hand it to your guests as they are going home. Box created with the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 cartridge.

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Hope you have enjoyed seeing these birthday projects! I’ll be back Wednesday with another scrapbook page using the Noel Mignon Summer Lovin’ kit.

Have a creative week!

JanaBold

Cricut “Something to Celebrate” Party

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I was recently going through my digital files cleaning out things that I no longer needed to keep and stumbled across a birthday party set that I created for Cricut back in 2012. They never used it, and so I figured, why not share it with all of you here on my blog?

This set uses one of my favorite cartridges by Cricut, Something to Celebrate. It is full of sweet images that make my creative heart happy! The paper collection used for this set is an oldie (but goodie) by Carta Bella Paper called Alphabet Junction.

First, set the mood for your party and get everyone excited for the occasion by sending out a fun invitation. I know, I know … a lot of people are texting or emailing party information these days, but I think it’s so much fun to receive something tangible. Even if you just drop the invitation by their home, instead of mailing it. My kids love receiving invitations! They carry them around the house for days in anticipation of getting to go and spend time with their friends!

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Next, make some fun decorations for the party space. Even a banner draped across the mantle or hung over a window will make the day feel “different” than any other day.

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Make the guest of honor really feel loved by giving her a fun crown to wear! I cut out a crown image and then simply hot glued it to a headband. Add a little trim and wah-la! Your birthday princess is ready to shine!

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Kick those cupcakes up a notch by poking a cupcake topper into each one. Keep it simple with printables found online, or get more elaborate if you would like. Either way, it will help your table feel more festive!

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Finally, one of my favorite elements of a good party … the favor bags! Let each guest know that you appreciate them coming to your party by sending them home with a specially wrapped treat. I always label them with the guest’s name and hand them out as they are going home so they have something fun to look forward to as they are leaving.

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Do you love to throw a party? What are your best birthday planning tips?

See you again soon!

JanaBold

Echo Park Paper: USA Letters

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Happy Weekend, Friends! While I was shopping the Target Dollar spot one day, I came across some USA letters … my home was in need of a little bit more red, white, and blue, so I brought them home to liven up the place. I decided to spruce them up even more by decorating them with the Echo Park Paper Sweet Liberty Mini collection.

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My favorite little icon from this collection is the paper boat sticker! How cute is that little guy?! I placed him on the letter “S” front and center! It also inspired me to die cut a little paper boat shelf-sitter to go next to my letters.

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I found the paper boat in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #59900 by Sweet Afton). I used the stickers and cut-aparts from the collection to make the little flags. The pole in the center of the boat was created using a wooden caramel apple stick (found at the grocery store or in the food crafts section of craft stores).

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I wanted the letters to have a bit more interest and dimension to them, so I cut strips of the red/white striped “Sweet Fireworks” paper and “Journaling Cards” paper to create rosettes for each one. I layered them up with various circle and pinked/scalloped circles from my stash and the darling stickers from this set.

I love these letters! They were the perfect project to brighten up our decor for the holiday.

For more details about this project and a few more instructions, please visit the Echo Park Paper Blog.

SUPPLIES: Echo Park Paper Sweet Liberty Mini Theme: Journaling Cards Paper, Sweet Fireworks Paper, Sweet Liberty Sticker, Wood Letters from Target Dollar Spot, Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks, Adhesive, Scissors, Trimmer, Foam Squares, Scoring Tool, Buttons, White twine, Caramel Apple Wood Stick, Various Circle/Scalloped Circle/Pinked Circle Punches, Silhouette Cameo, Boat Cut File by Sweet Afton (Design #59900)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Happy Birthday, America!

JanaBold