American Crafts: Summer Beach Tote for Teacher

I used to work in the office of a junior high school back when I was in college, and if there is one thing I learned, it is that teacher’s are counting down the last few days of school until summer just like the kids are.
Today I have a fun thank you gift for your child’s teacher with a summer theme.
I’m pretty sure teachers are tired of seeing pencils, crayons, and notebook paper by the time May rolls around … and so for my teacher gift idea, I decided to create a Happy Summer Beach Tote using the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times collection.
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I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out the pattern for the tote using the Flutter By paper for the body of the bag and the Let’s Hug paper for the blue accents.
Inside the bag, I am going to tuck a cute pair of flip flops, a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of sunscreen, and a gift card to a bookstore, so that my child’s favorite teacher can kick back at the pool with a good book or magazine. A cute beach towel would be a fun addition, too!
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The Sunshine & Good Times tassel looks so CUTE hanging from the handle! I added the banana Inflated Ephemera for a tropical vibe. I will also add this cute “Have a Great Summer” tag I created using the 6×6 paper pad, washi tape, and gold glittered Thickers.
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My daughter is writing a note of thanks to her teacher using this cute “Thank You” card from the Sunshine & Good Times Card Kit. We added a few Mini Icon Puffy Stickers to the front and then used the included confetti acetate sheet behind the sentiment window. I love that even the envelopes are cute complete with decorative seals!
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There you have it! An adorable gift that any teacher is sure to love. Who’s ready to go to the pool?! I know I am!
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Echo Park Paper: Just Married Vintage Car

Hello, Friends! Last week I shared a fun wedding decor project on the Echo Park Paper Blog using the Just Married collection.
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I spotted this cut file for a Vintage Car by Cre8tiveCutz.com awhile ago and thought it would make the cutest centerpiece for a wedding celebration! I couldn’t wait to cut it out using the papers from the Just Married collection.
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The label stickers from the Element Sticker sheet make perfect license plates!
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The side of the car is decked out with lots of flowers, a banner, a beautiful wedding cake, and a sign for the Bride and Groom. Some of the flowers get a bit of added dimension with Enamel Dot flower centers. A few sprigs of greenery created with the Spring Greenery Die Set are tucked behind each flower cluster.
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The swag sticker is the perfect accent for the back of the car.
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The happy couple who receives this are sure to live happily ever after!
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Wedding season is here! What will you create with the Just Married collection?
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Echo Park Paper: Hello Easter Paper Sugar Egg

As a child I was always fascinated by the details captured inside of sugar eggs and have always thought it would be fun to create one out of paper. I couldn’t wait to give it a try with the new Hello Easter collection by Echo Park Paper!
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I used my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine and a cut file by My Scrap Chick to cut out the pieces for the egg (If you don’t own an electronic cutting machine, the purchase of the file also includes a PDF template).
The base of the egg is constructed using the beautifully, sturdy Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock (my FAVORITE white cardstock!). I then cut the inner decorative panels from the pink bunny patterned paper (4×4 Journaling Cards paper), and the outer decorative panels using the Hoppy Easter paper.
Next, I placed a foam block and bright green Easter grass inside the egg. I then used the cute elements from the Chipboard Accents to create the scene inside. The pieces are attached to skinny, flat craft sticks that I stuck into the foam. The bunny and chick look like they are having so much fun searching for their Easter eggs!
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I even added a banner sticker (Element Sticker sheet) going across the top of the inside of the egg for a party feel! You can catch a glimpse of it here in this photo.
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I cut the frame pieces to go around the opening of the egg from Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock and the Yellow/Green Solid paper from the Hello Easter Solids Kit. I used a small flower punch to add another layer of flowers on top of the floral border included with the cut file fore more dimension. I then finished off each flower with a pink gem center.
At the bottom of the sugar egg opening, I placed the “Hello Easter” die cut (Ephemera) matted with Lt. Pink/Dk. Pink Solid paper (Hello Easter Solids Kit). I tucked the floral chipboard piece to the left, and a few flower and carrot stickers (Element Sticker Sheet) to the right).
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For the top of the egg, I used the Lt. Pink/Dk. Pink Solid paper again to create a bow from 0.5″ x 12″ paper strips. I simply looped a variety of lengths together to form the bow and then secured them together with a brad. The tails of the bow are curled the same way you would curl curling ribbon … by using the edge of a flat tool (like a bone folder) instead of a pair of scissors.
I adorned the center of the bow with a die cut flower created with the Flower Die Set #4. The center of the flower sparkles and shines with a bright blue, sparkly gem brad from the Sweet Baby Boy Decorative Brads.
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I can’t wait to add this paper sugar egg to my Easter decor!
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Echo Park Paper: Hello Spring Rainboot

I’m getting so excited for Spring and all that comes with it … rain showers, sprouting grass, birds chirping, and colorful flowers! Ahhhh! I can feel the warm sunshine on my arms now!

Today I have a fun 3D project to share with you … a Rainboot filled with adorable paper flowers and pinwheels!
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I used the Echo Park Paper Hello Spring collection along with the Hello Easter Solids Kit to create this cheerful wellie boot. The butterfly patterned paper (4×4 Journaling Cards paper) was perfect for the main body of the boot. I then added patterned accents with the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper and the Spring Flowers paper.
I created a tag using the Fancy Tags Die Set to hang from the strap of the rainboot. I added a sticker from the Hello Spring Element Sticker sheet and then adorned it with a butterfly created with the Bloom Into Spring Die Set.
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Next, it was time to fill up my boot! I used paper straws and dies to create the pinwheels and flower using more papers from the Hello Spring collection. The pinwheel was created with the Sunny Pinwheel Die Set, and the flower was created with the Flower Set #1 Die Set. I also added flowers and leaves to the center of each pinwheel, complete with sparkling, gem brads from the Sweet Baby Boy Decorative Brads.
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This project is so versatile! It’s the perfect home decor piece to brighten a window sill … or fill the boot with a treat and brighten up a friend’s day!
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Are you excited for Spring? See you next time!

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