Echo Park Paper: Down on the Farm Barn Gift Box

Hello! I had so much fun creating this Barn Gift Box using the Echo Park Paper Down On the Farm collection I’m sharing with you today. Let me tell you how I created it!

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I found this adorable cut file online and was inspired to recreate a similar look using cut files that I already owned. (Check the bottom of this post for the list of cut files that I used.)

First, I cut out the Barn Box using Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock for the roof and the gingham check Barn Yard Friends paper.

I wanted the roof to have shingles like the inspiration photo, so I simply cut 1” strips of the Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock using my paper trimmer and then cut notches into the strips using a pair of scissors. I layered them together along the roof, finishing it off with a wider strip scored down the middle and notched on both sides to lay across the top of the roofline. To help the shingles pop a bit more, I brushed the edges with light gray distressing ink.

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I used detail scissors to fussy-cut the farmer from one of the stickers on the Element Sticker sheet. I added him along with the cow sticker to the front of the barn using foam squares. I created a few corn stalks to go on either side of the barn door using the leaf sprig from the Flowers Bloom Die Set.

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Next, I used the Carta Bella Paper Tree Die Set to add die cut trees and additional corn stalks to the sides of the box.

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The barn is placed on top of an octagonal shaped box that I cut using Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock. I added green “grass” to the top of the box using Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock. Before adhering the grass panel into place, I embossed it using a letter-sized polka dot embossing folder from my stash. I also die cut a long fence shape from Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock using the “Echo Park Fence” cut file (Design #39988) and adhered it along the edges of the panel. I welded the fence sections together in the design program to make a longer border, then scored the bottom of each post, which allowed me to adhere it to the grass panel.

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The rim of the box is decorated with the chicken border cut from the Journaling Cards paper. I also added panels to the base of the box cut from the Farm Trucks paper.

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The front of the box is decorated with the “Farm Living” die cut from the Ephemera Pack, a dog sticker (Element Stickers), more die cut corn stalks (Flowers Bloom Die Set), and a pair of cowboy boots created with the Carta Bella Boot & Horseshoe Die Set.

I cut the boots from Kraft Designer Cardstock, Chestnut Brown Linen Designer Cardstock, and silver foil cardstock from my stash. I stamped a design on the side of the boot with brown ink using the leaf stamp from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set.

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I love the way this project turned out and think it will be so much fun to fill with goodies for someone!

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock
Carta Bella Tree Die Set

CUT FILES:
“Echo Park Fence” by Echo Park Paper
(Design #39988 in the Silhouette Design Store)

“3D Barn” by Snapdragon Snippets
(Design #51051 in the Silhouette Design Store)

“Bride 3D Box Eight Sided” by Snapdragon Snippets
(Design #260594 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Thanks for joining me today! See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Gingerbread House Cartons

Do you have a stash of brown cardstock that needs a little love? Why not make some gingerbread house cartons and fill them with treats as gifts this season? I think these would be so fun for co-workers, or to give to your little friends in the neighborhood. You could even add a loop to the top and use them as Christmas tree ornaments!

I mostly use dark chocolate brown cardstock in my scrapping, but have a lot of this lighter, gingerbread brown hanging out in my stash. I thought I would put it to good use by creating these gingerbread house milk cartons for Christmas.

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I cut out a milk carton using the “Milk Carton Favor Box with Handle” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #138116 in the Silhouette Design Store) using brown cardstock. I then used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to add texture to the side panels. To give them a frosted look I rubbed the edges with white ink.

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Next, I created a tiled roof by cutting strips of brown cardstock with large scalloped scissors. I fluffed up scallops to give them more dimension, covered them with glue, and then “frosted” them with white glitter.

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The windows and doors come from another Lori Whitlock cut file called “3-D Gingerbread House (2 of 3)” (Design #22480). They are part of a larger gingerbread house cut file. I simply resized them to fit my milk carton and I was ready to go!

Last, but not least, I added dimensional foam snowflake stickers  to the roof(bought at Dollar Tree several years ago … but each year they offer them, the ones this year are just a different style of snowflake), a candy cane sticker next to the door, a few foiled domes from my stash, and topped it off with a spray of ribbon and a button tied with twine. They turned out so CUTE!

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Fill them with treats for your child’s friends, your co-workers, or girlfriends!

Thanks for joining me today!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Forever Fall Layout

Today I am up on the Simple Stories Blog sharing a scrapbook page using my favorite Forever Fall Collection.
I love the name of this collection, because if there is one season I would want to last forever, it would definitely be Fall! I love everything about it, the rich colors, the coziness, everything! I wanted to embody that feeling on this next page about my daughter.
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First of all, the Be Grateful paper with it’s denim pattern … SWOON! I could use this paper for every layout this season! I cut out the heart from the 4×4 Elements paper and paired it with the chipboard fox to use as a large accent next to my die cut title.
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Next, I wanted to do something special around this cute photo of my daughter. I used an electronic die cutting machine to cut out several large leaves and then backed them with the Gather Together, Changing Leaves, and Pumpkin Everything papers.
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I then used my sewing machine to stitch around the outer edges and veins of the leaves, giving them lots of cozy texture!
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Finally, I fussy-cut the large floral element from the 4×6 Horizontal Elements paper and gathered several other floral die cuts and stickers to tuck in among the leaves. The result is a fun way to show off a favorite photo!
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Try using a mixture of oversized fall leaves and florals on your next fall layout. It’s a lot of fun to do!
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Happy Fall!

JanaBold

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Two-Page Layout: Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

I’ve loved playing with the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection this year. Today I have a two-page layout featuring family photos from our Thanksgiving dinner last year.

GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE

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DESIGN TIP:  Look to bring in additional patterns by taking a cue from the elements in the collection you are working with. Some of the leaves and pumpkins in this collection had a newsprint pattern, so I decided to pull in a text patterned paper from my stash. I used it to die cut my title words and the leaves across the top of the page.

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I used the Gobble, Gobble, Gobble cut file by Loni Stevens found in the Silhouette Design Store (#22530) to create the title block behind my family photo. It was fun to add little accents of chipboard and die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack in the openings of the letters.

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DESIGN TIP: Try looking for pattern cues in your photos. My dad was wearing a plaid shirt on this day, so I decided to mat these photos with the plaid Pumpkin Everything paper. It subtly ties the left side of the layout together with the pattern of my dad’s shirt on the right side of the layout.

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I also used the plaid heart sticker on the journal block above the photo of my parents to bring in a bit of that plaid again.

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Finally, here is a closer look of the leaf border across the top of both pages. I simply used some metal leaf dies from my stash, adhering them lightly with liquid glue to keep them in place while I stitched through them with my sewing machine.

After stitching through them, I fluffed up the edges of the leaves for a bit more texture.

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Don’t forget to take family photos this year at your Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the perfect time to grab a shot of your family for your annual Christmas card!

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It’s been awhile since I have used dictionary/text style paper on a project. It was a lot of fun! Will you give it a try on your next project?

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