Carta Bella Paper: Yacht Club Banner

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 2

Warmer days are ahead of us and that has me in the mood to head to the beach! Until I can get there I am going to bring the beach to me by adorning my home with this nautical banner that I’m sharing on the Carta Bella Paper blog today!

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 1

I cut the banner from various papers from the Carta Bella Paper Yacht Club 6×6 paper pad using my Cricut Expression machine and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the banner shapes. I cut the same shapes again from the Carta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, and then adhered the two matching layers together to give each panel a little more weight to support the embellishments I wanted to add to it and to help it hang correctly.

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 2

The first panel was embossed using the Yacht Club Anchors embossing folder. I love the texture an embossing folder adds to a project! Next, I added a couple of vertical layered strips and then decorated the pennant with  the darling ephemera, chipboard accents, decorative brads, and enamel dots from the collection.
The second panel is decorated with a boat sticker and a tag, topped with a sparkling decorative brad.

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 3

I love the “Seas the Day” die cut on the third panel. The play on words just makes me smile! I wanted to add a little woodgrain tape to the top of the die cut; it was a little too wide, so I simply cut it in half lengthwise. Finally, I added the flag die cuts along the top.

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I had fun creating scenes on the last two panels.
For the fourth panel, I cut a dolphin from the red polka dot paper using the Sea Life Animals #2 Die Set. I love how he looks like he is going to jump right off of the banner!
On the last panel, I created a little scene with the boat chipboard. The boat almost seems to be sailing along the banner sticker, and greets you with a friendly “Ahoy!” The enamel dots feel like bubbles or water droplets splashing up from the ocean! As a final touch, I added the Anchors Decorative Tape across the top.

Jana Eubank Yacht Club Banner Photo 5

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to don my boat shoes and go for a sail. I had so much fun playing with Yacht Club!

SUPPLIES: Yacht Club Collection6×6 Paper PadElement StickersChipboard AccentsEphemera PackDecorative BradsEnamel DotsAnchors Decorative TapeWoodgrain Decorative TapeAnchors Embossing FolderSea Life Animals Set #2 Die SetCarta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, Cricut Expression Die Cutting Machine, Birthday Bash Cartridge (Banner Shapes)

“Sea” you next week! *wink*

JanaBold

 

Diamond Press WINNER! and Easter Decor

Jana Eubank Wooden Easter Eggs Photo 2

Sending out a big THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to take the Diamond Press Survey last week! It’s time to announce the WINNER of the Diamond Press machine!

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MELISSA K. … you are the WINNER! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will be contacting you on the email you left with your comment to get your shipping information. Woot! Woot!

For any of you who did not get a chance to take the survey and would still like to for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Diamond Press, you can find the link to the survey HERE on the Diamond Press Facebook page. Or the direct link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LR3BGVV

Also, tomorrow (March 16th) Diamond Press will be back on HSN as part of their all-day craft event. Show times will be posted on the Diamond Press Facebook page.

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I have a new Echo Park Paper project using the Easter collection to share with you today!

Jana Eubank Wooden Easter Eggs Photo 1

As I started pulling out my holiday decorations this Spring I decided that my Easter collection was looking a little sad. Time to spruce things up! Like a breath of fresh air, the Easter collection came to my rescue and I used it to create these adorable altered Wood Easter Shapes that I found at Michael’s. This set was so much fun to create with the happy colors and patterns of this collection! I love the way they came together!

 Jana Eubank Wooden Easter Eggs Photo 2
I hand cut the stripes for the large Easter egg shape, and then used an Echo Park Flower Silhouette Shape to create the dimensional flowers as an accent. A few decorative brads add the perfect hint of shine.
Jana Eubank Wooden Easter Eggs Photo 4
For the smaller Easter egg, I decided to create a Springtime scene. I handcut the grass from the Spring Blue/Green Distressed Solid paper and then added the sun and cloud with the Under the Weather Die Set. The tree is from the Easter Element Sticker sheet. Next, I added the bunny from the Peter Cottontail Die Set. Isn’t he cute?!! He’s looks so content holding his carrot.
Jana Eubank Wooden Easter Eggs Photo 3
I wanted the wood bird shape to have a little more dimension, so I decided to give her a layered wing. I cut the wing shape from this Echo Park Bird Silhouette cut file. I cut the same shape three times and then layered them together using foam squares. A pink bow around her neck and a yellow button adorning her wing finish her off!
Jana Eubank Wooden Easter Eggs Photo 5

 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspired to create your own Easter decor! See you again soon!

JanaBold

Echo Park Paper: Easter Basket

Jana Eubank Die Cut Easter Basket Photo 4
Happy Spring! The sun has come out here in Utah and the snow is melting away. That means that the bunny will be hopping his way to our homes in just a few weeks!  I thought it would be fun to welcome his arrival by creating a sweet, little Easter basket using the darling Echo Park Easter collection. It’s also featured on the Echo Park Paper Blog today.
Jana Eubank Die Cut Easter Basket Photo 1
The star of this project is the famous bunny himself! I used the Peter Cottontail Die Set and the Spring Pink/Brown Distressed Solid paper to create my pink bunny. He has such a big job to do every year, that I thought he could use a little support from our little chick friend in the Easter Basket. They make such a cute pair!
Jana Eubank Die Cut Easter Basket Photo 3
The basket is filled with eggs and a Carrot Treat Box that I cut using this Echo Park Silhouette Carrot Box Shape. I decorated the top of the carrot with one of the Easter tags from the Ephemera Pack along with a sheer bow and a button tied with twine. This little box came together so quickly! I can’t wait to create a basket full of them to give to my nieces for our Easter dinner this year!
Jana Eubank Die Cut Easter Basket Photo 5
I made the basket feel even more special by accenting the edge with a polka dot paper ruffle strip that I zig zag stitched on my sewing machine before adhering it. Won’t it be pretty sitting out on my table this year? I love it!
Jana Eubank Die Cut Easter Basket Photo 4
Happy Easter, Everyone!
JanaBold

Echo Park Paper: Spring Tussie Mussies

Jana Eubank Spring Tussie Mussie Photo 5

Growing up my mom would tell me stories about how she and her friends would use wallpaper to make May Day cones each year to leave on the doorsteps or doorknobs of their neighborhood friends on May 1st. They would fill them with treats or little flowers they picked from their yards or the fields … just to brighten someone’s day. Doesn’t that sound like an absolutely charming, friendly thing to do?! Ever since hearing her stories, I have always wanted to make my own … but I’m thinking we shouldn’t have to wait until May 1st to spread a little sunshine … it could be something really fun to do ANY time this Spring!

Jana Eubank Spring Tussie Mussie Photo 1

I created my Spring Tussie Mussies using the Spring collection by Echo Park Paper and they are featured on the Echo Park Paper blog today. I selected the tone-on-tone patterns to create the base of the cone and then added more colorful patterned accent panels to the sides. It was so much fun picking and choosing the different paper combinations from the adorable Spring papers!
Jana Eubank Spring Tussie Mussie Photo 2
I wanted each cone to have it’s own personality and had fun picking and coordinating the Spring Ephemera and Spring Element Stickers to decorate each one.
For the green Tussie Mussie, I created a rosette for the front panel from the Sparkling Stripe patterned paper.
I decorated mine by adding Spring die cut ephemera, manually die cut flowers and leaves (using Echo Park metal dies), and decorative brads. The top of the box is finished off with a pink ribbon bow and ephemera tag.
Jana Eubank Spring Tussie Mussie Photo 3
The front of the yellow Tussie Mussie features a layered award ribbon shape inspired and created from the Echo Park Award Ribbon Silhouette shape. I added the hot air balloon ephemera die cut circle and a sticker sentiment to the front. The balloon looks like it is floating in the sky among the die cut clouds created with the Under the Weather die.
Jana Eubank Spring Tussie Mussie Photo 4
I matted an element sticker with the Echo Park Stamp Silhouette shape for the front panel of the pink Tussie Mussie. I tied a bit of twine around the block and then added die cut flowers (Spring Flowers Die) and leaves (Fall Branch Die Set) as accents. The top is finished with a die cut bow created from the blue word paper from the collection.
Jana Eubank Spring Tussie Mussie Photo 5
I can’t wait to surprise my kids with these fun springtime treats! I think I will hang them on their bedroom doorknobs to discover one of these mornings!!
Have a great week!
JanaBold