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Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Bit of Paradise with Echo Park and GlueArts

Paradise!

For some of us...Paradise is defined as a beautiful day, on the beach, ocean in front and yes a drink in the hand.

For others it's a trip to the water park, or canoeing on a favorite lake, hiking in a park, going camping with friends and family or even just a day off of work.

Paradise has many meanings!

Today Designer Ania Lexander celebrates Paradise with a handmade mini book of her family at a water park. Notice how she used her park ticket for her cover. What a great way to utilize a memento and make it apart of your keepsake!

Designer Lesley Langdon captures our eye with a bright, colorful, fun summer layout. Our Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro makes it a breeze to put together this page!

And our Guest Designer Mandy Starner has a fun pool party invite that would be welcomed by everyone who received it. We just want to know...where's the party?!!

Sand & Water Layout
GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon


Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Echo Park Splash Collection (patterned paper, letters, stickers)
Bazzill White Textured Cardstock
Black Sharpie Pen

Instructions:
1. Cut different sizes of squares and rectangles of Echo Park's SPLASH papers.                                      2. Mat onto darker paper and layer onto layout using Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive.





3. Use Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam to add dimension to certain blocks. 

4. Once you have achieved the look you want by BLOCKING with different papers, adhere photo, journaling, sticker embellishments, and title.






Summer Memories Mini Book
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander
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We haven't been able to do much this Summer as a family but this one trip to a water park - so when I got the Splash-papers I knew it would be oh so perfect for a mini documenting some of the highlights from this trip!

GlueArts Supplies:
Glue Glider Pro - Extreme Tac
Glue Arts UCutit-foam

Other:
Echo Park Splash
Bazzill cardstock
7gypsies gaffertape
Niki Sivils brads
Bakers twine
Ephemera


Instructions:
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Gather your papers..

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I'm a wing it kinda gal, so I just decided my mini would be slightly larger than the minicards seen here (plus, I can't find my metal ruler, hrmf!).

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Cut a 12" long strip of paper and score it approx like this. Again. Wing it.

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I decided to use cardstock as base for my inner pages. Just make sure they're slightly smaller than the cover, as seen here.

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According to my papercutter, the inner pages are 9.5" long (non-folded) =)

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Fold..

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I used a mix of 3d foam (UCutitfoam) and extreme tac adhesive for the inner pages.

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What I like with the glue glider pro is that you can "shape" the adhesive and follow round edges..

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The base of the inner pages were sewn onto the cover.

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And the stitches on the spine were covered with gaffer tape.

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As for closure I decided to use two brads side by side on each flap.

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The pages were premade before adhering them onto the mini itself.

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As for the cover I chose to use the ticket for the waterpark. 

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Pool Party Card
GlueArts Guest Designer: Mandy Starner

Supplies: 
Glue Arts- Raise n's
U Cut It foam
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac cartridge

Echo Park Splash Paper-
Fish
Big Waves
Diagonal Stripes
Borders
Mini Stripes
Journaling

Stickers-
Element Stickers
Alpha Stickers
Instructions: 
1. Cut: mini stripes paper to 8.5"x 6.25" and set aside, pink paper(Journaling) to 4"x6", water paper(Diagonal Stripes) to 4"x6", Pool Party border from Border paper, and the banner from the Journaling sheet. Adhere all the layers together using your Glue Glider Pro with the Perma Tac cartridge. 


2. A little tip: If you need just a little dimension and the U Cut It foam is a bit too thick, and the Raise n's are just a bit too large, try stacking several of the Extreme Tac Minis together, like I did for the banner. 

3. Use your Raise n's on the back of the "SWIM" sticker to make it pop off the card. 


4. Another little tip: Use the plastic sheets from your Raise n's to keep them from sticking where you don't want them too. I like to move my embellishments around before making a commitment. 


5. Cut some U Cut It foam to fit under your cardstock sticker and adhere it to the border, above your sentiment. 


6. Adhere everything to your card base using your Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac. 


7. Finish your card off with a couple cardstock stickers and you're' done!



So tell us...what is YOUR idea of Paradise? We'd love to hear and for leaving us a comment today we'll enter you to win the Echo Park Paper Splash Collection Kit!

Along with our must have Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro and our Extreme Adhesive Squares! We know you'll love them! We'll pick one random winner next Monday so be sure to comment!! 

48 comments:

  1. Great projects! Paradise for me is a sailboat anchored in a peaceful harbor with white sandy beaches but not too much heat :)

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  2. My paradise would be relaxing on a shady deck on a warm day, umbrella drink in hand.

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  3. The Echo Park papers so are cheerful and fun. Love the mini book idea.

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  4. WHat a great little book! Love mini albums!

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  5. Love the projects today...so much fun!..My idea of paradise is to sit under an umbrella at a secluded beach with a good book.

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  6. Maui, on the patio with an ocean view and fruity drink (with a slice of pineapple and umbrella embellishing it!).

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  7. lots of neat projects here .... I am such a homebody, my idea of paradise is being at home (when it is clean) with my family .... can not get any better!
    Sandra ltb

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  8. Love all the projects especially the mini album!

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  9. Love this mini album with it's extra nooks and cranies. Paradise for me is laying in the hammock at the lake.

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  10. Great projects! Love the mini album! Paradise for me would be hanging out by the water, lake, ocean, whatever, in the shade, warm but breezy day, with a good book and drink. Not that I've thought about this before obviously! ;)

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  11. love the projects! Paradise is having no pain. :)

    Anne

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  12. OH! I just love that idea of two brads side by side for closure--it baffled me at first, but I LOVE it! CLEVER idea:)

    As for paradise--I just got back from The Keys and I thought that was paradise. I only live four hours from there--so I guess my home is paradise too (FL in general is paradise!). LOL!

    Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  13. Great projects!! I love that you guys always have tutorials to go with the projects...wonderful!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow ... great works ! Thanks for another nice inspiration with the Echo Park Splash Papers !

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  15. Wow, what a fabulous mini album, so bright and cheerful!
    My idea of paradise is a deserted beach in Donegal with the sun and a blue sky ... fingers crossed anyway, I'm off there in a couple of weeks (but I'll be bringing my riancoat just in case LOL!)

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  16. Paradise would be.. rainy Paris in the fall with my husband and no responsibilities - just eating our way through their farmer's markets and laughing at ourselves. :)

    Or the Maldives or Bora Bora. :) ... just in case we got tired of the rain. :)

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  17. I've been to paradise... white sandy beaches on the island of Antigua. Hope to go back someday!

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  18. My idea of paradise, a nice cold drink, laying in a hammock along a body of clear water!! Sounds great, wish I was there now! Great projects!!

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  19. Love the mini album and layout! Paradise for me would be relaxing on a beautiful beach with my family with a nice cold drink in my hand and the sun shining down on my face!

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  20. These creations are all adorable.. I love how everyone used the same products in different ways.. :) so fun..
    Paradise.. for me.. is spending time with my family.. :) vacation's are always nice.. :) HUGS

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  21. Great projects. Paradise would be going on a nice vacation - sun and cool breezes and an awesome setting.

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  22. I LOVE this collection ! And I LOVE mini albums ! These are wonderful projects !
    Paradise? Just having a day off would be paradise ! Going away with my husband ! We haven't had a holiday in 8 years...that's including a day off from chores on our dairy farm !

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  23. great projects, for me its: A nice sunny day at the beach- when the tide goes out and the sun warms up the sand, bare feet in the warm ocean puddles, watching the minnows hide in the seaweed with my jeans rolled up around my knees and the kids playing with buckets full of shells.

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  24. Just found your site! Wow Love your site and projects! will be back

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  25. love your mini book, you def put alot of luv in it.

    my perfect paradise: sitting on the porch of a beautiful log cabin in the mountains over looking a huge grassy area w/woods in the backround along w/mountains. with an occasional deer crossing the grass. A breeze blowing and me in a comfy chair w/a light blanket journaling till the sun sets. Ahh me time =serenity!

    Priceless!

    sunlite705(at)aol(.com)

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  26. These papers look like so much fun. Paradise for me would be to have a nap in a hammock overlooking the ocean.

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  27. Paradise would be being with my family at our favorite vacation place.

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  28. Paradise is sitting on the beach near the ocean....love it!!!

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  29. My paradise is Tybee ISland in the spring. Weather is perfect after a long cold snowy winter in the midwest.

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  30. My idea of paradise is going to the Caribbean and doing nothing! Love this collection. Thanks for the chance. Of course, I love my glue glider pro :)

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  31. When we lived in California on the coast I loved taking a book down to the beach to sit and relax. My idea of paradise would to be able to live by a beach and have the waves put me to sleep every night.

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  32. I love these projects! As the designer of the Splash Collection for Echo Park, it's so awesome to see what scrapbookers create with it! Thanks for sharing! And, I already have plenty of Splash, so there's no need for me to win : ) Have a lovely day!

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  33. Great projects. Love how this paper line screams summer. It is so cute. Thanks for a chance to win Echo Park and Glue Arts products. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  34. I love sitting on the beach reading a good book and watching my son playing in the water
    (and as the song says....my only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair)

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  35. My idea of paradise? A place I can have fun creating, eat good food and rest well =)

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  36. A place where there are no problems of any kind. I don't care where that would be, it's the lack of problems that is the paradise part.

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  37. Cute projects. My paradise would be in the mountains with a stream close by or swimming with the fishes in Hawaii.

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  38. love the projects~so cute! especially the mini! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

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  39. I love this project. Love the idea of using the ticket for a mini book cover. Very creative.

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  40. I'm enjoying all the wonderful projects! Paradise to me is sitting on a Hawaiian beach with a cool drink, a good book, and family...wait, I did this last summer! Aaahhh, that was paradise!

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  41. Loveee the mini book project! My idea of Paradise was the time I spent on Disney's Castaway Cay in the Bahamas this past February! Surrounded by turquoise water, white sand, palm trees, and a cool breeze it really was paradise! :)

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  42. To me, paradise is anywhere my family is!

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  43. love this!

    Great use of Gaffer tape.

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  44. Wonderful projects!!! And so colorful - love it!

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  45. Paradise right now would be on a cruise ship going to Alaska where it is hopefully cooler!

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  46. Paradise to me would be time off, cool breezes, a refreshing drink by my side, and being with my healthy and happy family!
    Thanks for sharing these fun fun summery projects!

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