Monday, March 5, 2012

Lisa with some Echo Park Projects...

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 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!
If you haven't used Echo Park paper make sure you check out our fantastic range of products.

Have a great day, Lisa.


  1. Gorgeous work Lisa ... love the milk carton in particular! Made these years ago - such fun!

  2. Thanks - I must get one of those templates!!

  3. Fab cards Lisa - they look great! Love the milk carton!

  4. Really nice. Can't wait to have a go at the milk carton.