This week we are sharing advent calendar ideas on the Echo Park Paper blogv. I chose to create mine out of one of my very favorite Carta Bella products … the designer cardstock! It’s usually a part of every project I do here for the blog, but this time I wanted to make it the focus!
I found this darling cut file in the Silhouette design store and knew that the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock
would make the perfect base for this tree. It’s hard to capture just how beautiful the sheen is on these papers with a camera, but trust me! They are the perfect choice for all of your holiday projects.
In addition to having a beautiful shimmery surface, this cardstock
boasts a 111 lb. weight! It’s very sturdy and makes a great base for dimensional projects like this one … cardmakers will swoon over it’s weight, too!
Let’s take a closer look at this project, shall we! In addition to the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock
, I also used the Gold Shimmer
and Ruby Red Shimmer
to create ornaments and a star for the tree. For each day in December, add an ornament to the tree. There is a spot for exactly 25 ornaments.
If you look closer at the star and jingle bells you can see that I added dimensional details with yellow pearl paint.
I also used the gold and ruby red cardstocks
to create gifts for under the tree. The red gift bag holds all of the ornaments until they are ready to be placed on the branches. When the big day finally arrives, you or your child can open the small gift as one of your Christmas presents! The bow on this gift was created using the Mini 3D Bow die
This sweet, little tree measures 16″ tall. It’s the perfect size to place on a desk, dresser, or adorning an empty corner on a counter. You are sure to feel the holiday spirit as you decorate it each day!
Carta Bella Evergreen Shimmer Cardstock
Carta Bella Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Carta Bella Ruby Red Shimmer Cardstock
Mini 3D Bow Die
Poinsettia Die Set
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine
Red, Green, Navy Baker’s Twine
I love a good quote … especially the ones that pull at your heartstrings … and the Our Family collection by Carta Bella Paper is full of them! I especially love this one about mothers.
I used a 5×7 black frame and added the green patterned paper for a background (Beautiful Afternoon Paper). I then added the 4×6 cut apart card from the 4×6 Journaling Cards Paper, wrapping it first a few times with a length of black twine.
I used the Stitched Circle Nesting Die to create the patterned paper frame for my photo (Family Memories Paper), and then accented it with a cluster of floral stickers.
The three butterfly stickers flying up the left side of the frame add the perfect finishing touch!
If you’d like to see me put this project together, check out Echo Park Paper’s instagram feed from about a week ago.
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Happy Fall, friends! The minute the weather turns cool my family and I start craving pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. We always make several batches; some of the batches are for us to eat, but then we also like to make additional batches to take to our friends in the neighborhood.
This year I used the A Perfect Autumn collection by Echo Park Paper
to create a darling tote to package up our muffins. The tote fits 9 muffins stacked in three rows inside a cellophane bag perfectly, and is sooo much cuter than a zip-top bag!
I created a tag for this bag by trimming one of the 3×4 Journaling Cards
to a smaller size. I then notched the top two corners to create a tag shape.
I varied each bag a bit by using different tags and elements to accent the die cut pumpkins and leaves. On the polka dotted bag, I fussy-cut the word “FALL” from one of the 3×4 cut apart Journaling Cards
Next, I added the squirrel and leaf sticker from the Element Stickers
. I used a small chipboard circle with an acorn to accent the squirrel and added a sprinkling of brads
above his head for some dimension.
Don’t those muffins look delicious peeking out!
I needed a quick gift to take to several people as a THANK YOU for helping me out with a church event. I purchased some beautiful, pumpkin-scented candles and then decorated them with a brown, satin ribbon bow and a beautiful, die-cut flower.
I used two shades of orange cardstock and the Spellbinders Textured Flowers dies the Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine to create the flowers. The leaves are cut from Carta Bella Classic Green Shimmer Cardstock.
These dies are GORGEOUS!!! I love that the petals and leaves have elegant line details … so different than just a plain die! Love that!
I love when I can use my craft supplies to dress up an everyday object. Try adding a handmade flower to the next gift you give to kick it up a notch! It definitely adds that special, custom touch!
Brown satin ribbon
Two Shades of Orange Cardstock
Classic Green Shimmer Cardstock by Carta Bella Paper
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