Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Design Inspiration - Echo Park Hello Summer

Good morning crafters,
Have you seen the new Hello Summer paper collection from Echo Park yet?  It is full of fun, fresh, bright summer colours, just ready for you to create some fabulous projects.
Today I will share with you, two projects that I created with this collection.
This is an exploding box.  These are ideal gifts to give to friends or family.  You can add photos of the recipient to the individual pages and just watch the surprise on their face when they open it!  You can also give someone the box just as it is and let them add their own photos, or you can add embellishments first or you can simply use this as a gift box and place a small gift in the middle. The choices are endless.
A view from the front:

 A view from the back:

What it looks like when you remove the lid:

Do you like it?

I had some paper left over from this collection so I decided to alter an old piece of wood and turn it into this adorable plaque. Ideal for brightening up any little girls bedroom or playroom, don't you think?

This is what the wood looked like before i altered it:

And the finished project:

I hope that I have inspired you in some way today.  Go on, dig out your crafting supplies and see what you can create today.  I would love to see your finished projects. 

Take care and happy crafting!   
Paper Lane Design Team member