Saturday, November 24, 2012

Echo Park Seasons Greetings card, gift card wallet and mini tutorial

Good morning all,

I hope this post finds you all in good health. With Christmas just around the corner for some, I would like to share a couple of little projects I made using the beautiful Echo Park ‘Seasons Greetings’ collection.

First of all, I made a mini Christmas card and a matching Gift Card holder.   If you do not celebrate Christmas, you can use a different paper collection and use this inspiration for any other celebration.  These mini projects are  handy for all celebrations.  I love the cute shape of this mini card and I have made a mini tutorial at the end of this post so you can try making them too.  You can easily make a little set of these mini cards and by using different paper, you will achieve some eye catching designs.  Give it a try today.  

Using the same Echo Park ‘Season’s Greetings’ collection, I made a scrapbook layout.  The embellishments (except for the snowflakes) are element stickers from the same collection.  The snowflakes were made using a Martha Stewart punch (available from Paper Lane). I cut the snowflakes from the designer paper , distressed the edges, and added Ranger Tinsel to give them some sparkle and i layered them for depth.  Buttons were added to finish the look.

That is all from me today.  I will leave you with the tutorial for the mini card.  I hope you have fun creating them. 
Until next time, take care.
Best wishes, Jill
Design Team member for Paper Lane

Mini Tutorial for Mini Card

Step 1. Cut a piece of designer paper measuring 3’’ x 6’’.

Step 2. Turn the designer paper vertically.  Measure ½’’ in from right hand edge and cut vertically from ½’’ to 3 ½’’.

Step 3. Repeat step 2 on the left hand side.  So, if you hold the paper vertically you should have two cuts, one ½’’ in from the left, one ½’’ from the right and both cuts should go vertically from ½’’ down to 3 ½’’.

Step 4. Turn the paper horizontally and score (from the cute edges out) at ½’’, 1’’ and 3 ½’’.

Step 5.  Keeping the paper horizontal, score at 3’’ across the middle (between the cut edges).

Step 6. Fold into shape and decorate as desired.