Hi Everyone. Lisa here. Have you heard about Centre Stage here at Artfull Crafts? Well if you haven't, then check out this post! Lots of fun, competitions, with a huge focus on Echo Park. I'm loving this as Echo Park is one of my very favourite manufacturer's. Today I am using a range called 'Happy Days' it is a really fun, colourful range.
I have made a cute little set that consists of a standard sized card, small square card & a sweet little milk carton that I decorated.
Here is a closeup of my first card. I used a standard card base, then added two co-ordinating patterned papers. I then added a simple clean white border that I gave a decorative edge by using my Martha Stewart Doily lace punch. I have had some bottle caps in my stash for a while & have finally decided to have a play with them. 'Happy Days is such a fun & funky range - I think they suit the range. I put the bottle caps through my cuttlebug to flatten them, punch out a circle of patterned paper, glue it in place then coat it with dimensional magic. How cute? Then a piece of twine to brighten it all up & your done. A really quick & easy simple but stylish card.
My next card I decided to make a small square card (measuring 4x4 inches), mostly because I think there cute...lol and I also like to mount with squares of patterned paper. So I used two different patterned papers taking advantage of the trendy yet vintage news print paper. A simple banner across the card hand cut & inked then mounted on foam tape. I then added a mini paper doily and another bottle cap. I love the look of the pretty floral cap with the other patterned papers, bringing the reds & blues out.
Ive had a template saved on file to make one of these cute little milk cartons. You can find free templates online just search for 'Free printable milk carton template' I printed mine straight on to patterned paper from the range. A simple graph style print. Very easy to construct. I decorated mine with bits & pieces from the sticker sheet. Kept it fairly simple by adding another bottle cap, inked edged & twine. I used a brad than can be opened with ease. Dare I say it these little cartons will be perfect to fill with Easter eggs!
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today, be sure to join in Centre Stage & our Challenges!
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