Friday, September 23, 2011

Echo Park Paper Blog Hop-An Echo Park Christmas with Kim

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Echo Park Paper Blog Hop! If you just came from Melissa's blog you are on the right track! If you just stopped by my blog, you can begin the hop at the Cutters Creek Design Team blog here.

Here is the the list of each blog in our hop:

Cutters Creek Blog (Chris)
Mandie's Blog
Lori's Blog
Deanna's Blog
Mindy's Blog
Laura's Blog
Melissa's Blog
Kim's Blog

Please make sure you leave comments along the way or ask any questions that you have.  At the end of our hop we will be drawing a prize winner to win a Collection Kit from Echo Park Paper Company!!  However you must complete the blog hop and leave a comment on each blog.  The papers and collections used in this hop can be purchased over at the Cutters Creek online store.  *BONUS* At the end of the hop, return to the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog and sign up for the Cutters Creek Store Newsletter (on the right side bar) and post that you did and get one more chance to win!  (We will be verifying that you signed up.)

For my project, I decided to use the new 6x6 Dots & Stripes Christmas Echo Park paper pad and the Layered Chipboard from the new Echo Park Holly Jolly Collection: 


I removed my Santa from the layered chipboard sheet and decided to "doll" him up a bit.  I added Polar White Flower Soft to the pom pom and trim on his hat.  I then used Icicle Stickles on the buttons on his coat for some sparkle.  I then removed my sentiment from the same sheet and added a dot of Icicle Stickles in the center of the poinsettia.  I set all that aside and started cutting my card pieces.  I cut a piece of striped paper from the 6x6 paper pad down a bit and adhered that down as my background.  Since I used a muted gray, I decided to add some more paper elements to give my card a little "pop" and color.  I used a green dotted paper and cut two triangles for two opposing corners on the card front.  I love using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to put cards together, as you can slide things around a bit to get them just so, before the glue grabs.  Although, please remember this adhesive only works well with cardstock so please don't try it with scrapbook paper!  Then I got my Cuttlebug and Spellbinder dies out and cut a plain circle in another dotted paper choice from the pad and a scalloped circle in silver glitter cardstock from American Crafts.  I attached the two circles together with Scor Tape (mounting items on American Crafts Glitter Cardstock needs a sticky adhesive), and now I had a perfect frame to show off my Santa!  Once my Santa was dried, I pulled off the adhesive backing on my Layered Chipboard piece and attached it to my circular frame.  Then for further dimension, I attached all this with foam squares.  Then I took off the backing and attached my sentiment.  I then thought I needed something more, like ribbon, however that just didn't seem quite right.  So I decided to grab some Flower Soft Peel Offs and put those around my card front to frame it off for my final "tada!".  This card was so simple to make and when making holiday cards, I really like simple because I make so many of them.  All it took was a 6x6 Dots & Stripes Christmas Echo Park Paper pad and one of their Layered Chipboard packs, and a few supplies from my stash.  I hope you enjoyed my project!  And please don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win.

Supplies Used & Found at Cutters Creek:

29 comments:

Vicki said...

Love your card. Very festive.

Vicki W said...

Too cute! LOVE the Santa! And that paper looks awesome.

Sheri said...

So darling! Love that little Santa Kim!!!

Janis said...

Love it! Santa looks really good with his scalloped, sparkly circle around him too. Love this idea! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions. Early Merry Christmas to you! I also love your picture on your sidebar of you and your son. Our son is Army. We are also very proud of him. Please tell your son thank you for his service. Deanna told me about the hop this weekend. Have a fun, creative weekend! :) Janis
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Angela said...

Love the different layers and the cute design! Great card!

Cheryl said...

So cute!

Jessie said...

I love love the card! Love Echo Park's new Christmas line. :) Love the Jolly Santa! :)

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KellyG said...

Super cute! Love that you shared the instructions and supplies! Great card!

Bonnie said...

Great card Kim! Loving the Echo Park projects from the Design Team. What a talented group you have assembled.

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Kelly Massman said...

Cute card! TFS!

mommakatx6 said...

Fabulous card, love the flower soft on Santa, adds just the right touch.

Kim said...

Super cute! I love Santa all dolled up!

Sharon said...

Aw! Cute Card. Love the paper choices. Oh man, its that time again isn't it.

I thought I was following your blog as I visit it, but guess not, So Im a follower now.

Thanks,
Sharon
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Paula Puckett said...

Very cool card! Lovin' Echo Park Christmas paper! Very nice! I'm a new follower as of today! TFS your "craftiness" with us. Also, please forward my sincere "thank you for your service to this country" to your son! Our servicemen and women are this country's greatest pride!

Vicki and Don said...

So cute! Love the extra "bling" you gave it! It really "makes" it! TFS! Loved the blog hop!

Laura C said...

Hi Kim! It's been awhile but I think I'm your friend on FB too and I started ordering from your store a couple years ago! Somehow I lost your blog link. I'm glad Laura posted to come join the hop. I'm a follower. First time I've seen the Christmas line in use - great job!

Vee said...

Kim, lovely card and just perfect to get me in the mood for some Christmas crafting.

Sally Cranney said...

How darling! Love how you "dolled up" you Santa! Love this!

KickNSassie said...

Love the way you dolled up santa - he looks so cute that way! Thanks for the great ideas and the blog hop idea. Can't wait to see what else you do now!

Sandi said...

I agree, simple is good when it comes to Christmas cards....I am making over 100 of them this year and started in July. This is the first I have seen of EP new Christmas collections and your card really ROCKS!! I love how you "dolled" up Santa!

splash2 said...

I am such a sucker for anything Xmas. so I just think your card is the best. I especially love the way you backed the santa.

splash2 said...

I also signed up for the newsletters from both the store and the blog. Thank you for allowing me to do so.

Maria said...

This card is just too cute!!! TFS

Kris Dietz said...

Great card Kim! I love that Santa and the flower soft on his hat. I have to get some and try this. You are getting me into so many different things. TFS.

Kris
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PinkLadyCarol said...

Kim, LOVE your Christmas card! When you combine the Echo Park paper, flower soft, peel-offs... a masterpiece is created!!!

Rachel C. said...

Kim, Great card, Love the extra details.. this will definetly be lifted ;)

Cathy said...

What a festive little card. Love EP papers, love your project and loving my first blog hop! YAY!

Team Craftwell said...

Beautiful card Kim!!! Very sweet, loving that chubby Santa!

Team Craftwell said...

Lovely card! loving that chubby Santa!

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