Echo Park Paper: This is My Happy Place

My craft room is my favorite room in the house and the place I spend the majority of my time. Today I’m up on the Echo Park Paper Blog with a page about my happy place using the Echo Park Paper I Heart Crafting collection.

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I love the Coordinating Solid Paper Packs Echo Park offers with several of their collections. I always make a point to pick a set up because they are so perfect for matting photos, die cutting coordinating elements, or using them as a background like I did here on today’s page.

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I gathered up the circular button die cuts from the Ephemera and Frames & Tags Ephemera packs to use in this cluster in the top right corner of the layout along with some fussy-cut flowers and a fussy-cut heart from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper.

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I added another fussy-cut floral, this time from the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper, to the left of my photos along with the “This is My Happy Place” 3×4 Journaling card as the page title. I placed the cute banner sticker at the bottom, and then tucked in the adorable button jar sticker and a fussy-cut pair of scissors as accents.

Here is a closer look at the leaf stems I die cut using the Floral Border Die Set to make the floral cluster feel a bit more dimensional. So pretty! And no, not all leaves have to be green! The pink stems are the perfect pop of color here, and help to distribute the dark pink color around the page.

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Next, I used the Stitched Label Nesting Die set to create a journaling block from the Pink/Green Solid paper. I added the typewriter sticker to the right of the journaling block and then accented it with another decorative floral piece at the bottom die cut from the Dark Pink/Teal Solid paper with the Floral Border Die Set.

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Next time you pick up your favorite collection by Echo Park Paper, be sure to grab the Coordinating Solid Paper Pack, if there is one. You will enjoy incorporating the perfectly matched solid colors among your patterned papers and other elements.

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Stitched Label Nesting Die
Scallop Border Punch
Black Journaling Pen
Pink Pearls
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Thanks for coming by today! I hope you feel inspired to create a page about your crafty space! See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Doodlebug Design: French Kiss Layout

My first project for for Doodlebug is up on their blog today. The Doodlebug French Kiss collection is the perfect way to document time spent together as a couple. My husband and I took a lot of selfies together on our trip celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. I used one of those selfies on this page to scrapbook my feelings about him and our getaway together.

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I used lots of hearts and flowers on this page, including the shiny Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles.

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I used the Cupcake Abigail Letter Stickers to create the first half of my title. I adhered the letters to white cardstock and then fussy-cut around them to create the white shadow effect.

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I loved this couple die cut from the Odds & Ends because their hair color perfectly matches me and my husband. I used other die cuts from the Odds & Ends pack to create a little scene for them to hang out in. A few shiny Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles adorn the clouds. So cute! Everything is grounded on a border of the Love Always washi tape and a vellum circle embossed with a polka dot embossing folder.

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I used the “SWEET” word die cut from the Chit Chat pack to complete the title, layering it right on top of my photo and accenting it with another floral die cut and the Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles.

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Do you have a couples selfie shot you can use to document your feelings about your sweetheart? If not, why not snap one this week and make sure to document it using the adorable French Kiss Collection.

SUPPLY LIST:

OTHER:
French Kiss – Love Always Washi Tape
Vellum
Polka Dot Embossing Folder

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Go and Be Crafty

Almost two years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to go to a Scrap Gals Retreat right here Utah. I had the time of my life meeting Tracie Claiborne and Tiffany Lowder, the fun and entertaining hosts of The Scrap Gals podcast … as well as many other wonderful, creative people! I took several photos that weekend and have been itching to get those memories down on paper.

What better collection to scrapbook about scrapbooking than the new I Heart Crafting collection by Echo Park Paper?! Check out my page below!

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I love the mason jar from this collection with the “Crafting is my Jam” saying on it. *grin* It makes me giggle every time I read it, because crafting *IS* my jam!

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I wanted to add a circular element to this page, so I used a punch to create the journal spot from one of the 3×4 Journaling Cards.

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For the title, I used the tagline of The Scrap Gals Podcast, “Go and Be Crafty.” I used the Lily Uppercase Alphabet Dies along with a large, black, chipboard letter set by Basic Grey that has been  hanging out in my stash for several years.

I then placed the crafty girl sticker (Element Stickers) to the left of the title with other crafty goodies and capped her off with a floral swag above her head (created with the Floral Border Die Set that coordinates with this collection).

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Have you ever been to a crafting retreat? Have you scrapbooked about it?

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Echo Park Paper Lily Uppercase Die Set
Black Journaling Pen
2.75″ Circle Punch
3″ Circle Punch

JanaBold

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Close to My Heart: This is Me Layout

I hope you are having a great week! I’m back with a page using the October Craft with Heart “Homegrown” kit. (Click here to find out more information about the Craft with Heart subscription kit, or contact your Close to My Heart consultant.)

I decided to create a single page layout with my supplies to document how I transitioned when my daughter went away to college. (Butterflies always make great page accents on layouts about learning and growing … Don’t you think?!)

THIS IS ME

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I used the left page of one of the two page layouts for the base of my page. The strips criss-crossing the page were already printed on the paper, I simply added stitching using my sewing machine and black thread.

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The used the gold grid scalloped die cut to house my photo, and then added the gray 4×6 journaling card behind the yellow grid paper as an additional paper layer.

I then combined the flowers and butterflies from both of the layout kits onto this page in a diagonal line across the design.

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The title stickers for this page were “This is Us.” I ommitted the word “us” and added the word “Me” using chipboard letters from my stash (these are some oldies-but-goodies by BasicGrey).

For additional dimension, I added layered punched flowers and buttons on top of the flower die cuts.

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The page had black spray mist already printed on the background paper, but I added more mist in a light gray along the diagonal line of butterflies and flowers to tie everything together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
JanaBold

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