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Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer Love with Echo Park and GlueArts!!

Summer lovin'

All week long we've shared with you summery ideas for using the Echo Park Paper Splash Collection.

The Splash kit is filled with fun summer prints, stickers, diecuts and more!

Today's projects hold special summer keepsakes. Those special memories of days at the beach, trips to the local snow cone stand, playing outdoors and much more!

Both Lisa and Grace found unique and special ways to preserve those memories with GlueArts Adhesives and Echo Park's Splash Collection!





Summer 2011 Mini Album
GlueArts Designer: Lisa Day

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Supplies:
Echo Park Splash collection
Glue Arts PermaTac adhesive and Glue Glider Pro
Glue Arts Raisen's
Glue Arts U-Cut it Foam
2" Binder Rings
2 hold paper punch
Chipboard

Instructions:
Step 1: Cut a variety of Echo Park papers into 4x6 pieces, plus 2 4x6 pieces of chipboard. Using a 2 hole paper punch, punch holes into the side of your paper.


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Step 2: Adhere a 4x6 piece of paper to the front of one piece of the chipboard, using PermaTac. Then add some U-Cut It foam to the back of some stickers to add to the cover.

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Step 3: Adhere your foam stickers to the cover. Add a title and eyelets in the holes.

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Note: I planned on adding a bunch of pictures and journaling to the inside of my mini to highlight our summer memories, but my photo printer broke last night. I'll have to add those later.

Step 4: Print off your journaling tags and adhere to the inside right page of your mini. On this first page I cut out some fish and adhered them to the bottom of the journaling page with Glue Arts Raisens.

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Step 5: I added some U-Cut It Foam to the back of these stickers and adhered them to the journaling tags.

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Summer Memories Box and Mini
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman
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Sometimes we just need a memory box to preserve our wonderful summer memories. Today I want to share with you an easy altered recycled box that will hold your precious memories of the season. I also added a mini to the project so that the memories will be preserved in words as well. 


Supplies:
Glue Arts Perma Tac
Glue Arts U Cut it Foam
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Cardstock- The Paper Studio
Pattern papers and stickers- Splash, Echo Park
Border punch- Fiskars
Baker’s twine- Papertreats.etsy.com
Raindonts- Cloud 9 Design
Box- recycled chocolate box
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Instructions:
1. Gather your supplies.
2. Measure the box (top and sides) and cut your paper ½” bigger than the measurements. 

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3. Score the extra ¼” on each sides of your cut paper. This will make the paper go over the edges which will give it a much finished look at the end. 
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4. For the sides, add a punched border on one edge before adhering to the box. 
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5. Cover the sides of the inside box with pattern paper. Cut a piece of paper that will go on the bottom inside of the box and adhere. 
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6. Decorate the front of the box with paper and stickers. 
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7. I wanted to raise my itty bitty letter stickers but didn’t want to go through the hassle of adding foam adhesive on each one, so I placed the edges of the sticker on my flexible ruler and then added a long strip of sticker enough to cover the back of all the letters then adhered that to my project. 
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8. I also cut out some small fishes in one of the pattern paper, added foam adhesive to the backs of them and added them as embellishment to my title block. 
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9. I punched a hole on the sides of the box and threaded some baker’s twine through it a couple of times and tied in the front. 



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10. To add texture to the swirl pattern on my paper, I added some rain dots. 
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11. To make the mini, I started with cutting cardstock into a strip sizes 4” x 12” and then folded them every 3” to make the accordion folds. I made two of these. 
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12. Next, I put them together with some Perma Tac Adhesive. 
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13. I then cut out some journaling blocks and more pattern paper that will cover my cardstocks and adhered them with some more perma tac. 
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14. I tied the whole mini with some more baker’s twine. 
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Now you're ready to craft aren't you? This has been an amazing week filled with inspiration AND ideas! But we're not done yet! We still have one more day to share with you a few ideas!

Today we invite you to post a comment...what's is your favorite Echo Park Paper collection? We'd love to hear and to thank you for posting, we'll enter you to win the Echo Park Splash Collection Kit...


It's filled with summery fun prints, alphabet stickers and more! And to help you recreate today's projects we're also going to include our Glue Glider Pro and our Extreme Adhesive Squares. But wait...you know it's Friday and well we're feeling a bit generous and thankful to all of you...so let's add in our MUST HAVE GlueArts 3D Combo Pac! We know you'll love it!


Post a comment here and we'll announce the winner on Monday! See you back here tomorrow for our final day of Echo Park Paper's Splash Collection!!


62 comments:

  1. Great tutorials. YOu guys are so good at giving us the "how-tos"!

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  2. I have loved every project this week! Thanks for so much great inspiration:)

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  3. Great tutorials! It's hard to pick a favorite Echo Park collection... I guess I'll go with "Wintertime" as it was the one I used all the sheets and saved all the scraps :)

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  4. These are both brilliant.. all the projects this week have been so fun! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win.. HUGS

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  5. That's easy... my favorite Echo Park collection is Splash! I'd love to win it.

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  6. thanks for the chance! loving the projects!

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  7. Wow! That left me inspired! Such great tutorials for great projects!

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  8. Picking a FAVORITE Echo Park collection? Totally difficult! It might be A Walk in the Park.. but it could also be Victoria Gardens, Little Girl, Little boy... They're all great!!!

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  9. Right now my favorite EP collection actually is Splash! I LOOOVE the fun bright colors in it =)

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  10. Great projects all wee, love them all. My favorite Echo Park collection...hmmmm...so hard to pick since I love most of them. I can narrow it down to four: For the Record, Splash, Apothecary and Seasons Greetings (can't wait to get that one).

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  11. So incredibly cute!! A favorite is hard to pick. I love A Walk in the Park but I also love Summer Days. I love it all.

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  12. Cute minis!!! I really think I like the Splash collection the best!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for all the great projects showcased this week! Splash really is my favorite EP collection. Love the colors of this line!

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  14. wow what a great week. Loads of lovely projects to look at and some fantastic prizes. My favorite EP like right now would be Splash.
    Thanks for a fun week.

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  15. I have really loved all of Echo Park's collections - right now I just saw a new one - Victoria Gardens that I'm liking. Any of the summer collections are great too!

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  16. These are great! A FAVORITE Echo Park collections - well, it's a toss up between Little Boy and For the Record in ones I've gotten my hands on, but I think Happy Days looks absolutely lovely too (as do all their collections!!)

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  17. Fun, fun, fun! My fave: For the Record! TFS!

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  18. At the top of my seasonal cardmaking list is Seasons Greetings ... these EP papers are just perfect for holiday creativity!

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  19. What amazing projects! My favorite all time EP is Sweet Summertime! Wish it was still available!

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  20. love the great projects. Seems like summer is fading fast. Fun to see the bright colors. :)

    Anne

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  21. I really love all their collections, I think they are all fabulous, but if I had to choose, I think that Dots & Stripes are the best idea ever!

    Very cute projects for remembering summer!

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  22. Fabulous projects and tutorisla!!

    My favorite collection is "Happy Days" especially the "Ads" paper.

    Silvia

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  23. Love these ideas! Thanks for the step by step instructions! Super cute projects!

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  24. I especially like the Summer Memories box and little book. Those are more my type of colors.

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  25. I am a HUGE Echo Park fan and this is a wonderful collection! I enjoyed seeeing the creativity and would LOVE to win!

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  26. Cute projects! I think I lean more towards the Echo Park splash collection. Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  27. These projects are so bright and energetic! My fav line this year is apothrocracy emporium

    Lynda paredes

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  28. Oh man, so hard to choose just one favorite. I love so many of their early kits, but if forced I would have to say Little Girl.

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  29. Love summer and love summer projects. These two are great. TFS

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  30. love the projects from 2day! My fave Echo Park collections r Dots & Stripes & Playground! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

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  31. Every time I decide an Echo Park collection is my all time favorite, a new line comes out and I have to change my mind! I like Splash a lot because I like summer/beach themes!

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  32. You bet I love it! And I love all the great projects. Echo Park's Splash collection is my fav right now. I am in summer mode!

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  33. What great projects! I love ALL Echo Park's collections, but my favorite is Country Drive! So many cute colorful prints. <3

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  34. Wow !! Love the mini album i love echo too my favorite collection has to be happy days althougth all echo park collections are awsome!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas...

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  35. Great projects to preserve summertime memories. My favorite Echo Park Collection is Country Drive.

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  36. I really love the Victoria Gardens collection! Love these projects!

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  37. OHH! I love EVERYTHING shared on the blog this week! SUPER FAB job everyone! I just love ALLLLLLL EP papers--I LOVE LOVE LOVE their Dots/Stripes line. SUPER FUN!
    THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  38. Fun mini! I'm madly in love with the Glider Pro and I must admit I really like the Country Drive collection!!! Splash collection looks like a lot of fun too!:)

    ~Vanessa W

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  39. It's been fun looking at all the summer themed projects this week. Love the patterns in this collection, and the shapes. Today's projects are so cheerful.

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  40. Great project - I love the idea of a summer memories box. This is the perfect paper for it too. I like this line but I love Happy Days and Wintertime.

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  41. Great summer project.

    Having mini album for summer is a must.
    Thanks for sharing this project.

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  42. I love Glue Arts and Echo park. What a wonderful union.

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  43. Love love love the mini-book...it's so nice! Thanks for this inspiration.

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  44. What a great idea! I love EP papers and of course, my glue glider pro. Thanks for the chance :)

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  45. I love this collection Splash. It screams summer to me. Love summer too. Thanks for a fun week. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  46. Splash is such a fun versatile collection. Thanks for all the creative inspiration this week. You have the best DT!

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  47. Great tutorial and fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Love the projects...all week long...the entire Splash collection is so darn cute....thank you for the inspiration!

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  49. Love the mini book! Would love to create with some Echo Park and Glue Arts products too. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  50. Ive loved using Walk in the Park, and would love to try Splash!

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  51. Great projects here this week (as usual)!

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  52. Right now my favorite is the Splash because I have a whole package of pictures to scrapbook of our beach vacation!

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  53. Wow...beautiful projects...love to win some Echo Park and Glue Arts...have ideas in mind already..thank you for the opportunity

    MLongberry17@aol.com

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  54. Beautiful projects - these minis really capture the most fun parts of summer!
    My favorite EP collection is probably A Walk in the Park. That's the one that started it my love for EP, anyway. Thanks for showing off how well Glue Arts and Echo Park work together!

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  55. Cute! This may sound like a cop-out but honestly, the Splash collection is probably my favorite. I have a lot of Halloween and Christmas papers but very little summery paper and I LOVE the colors and patterns in this collection.

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  56. Great projects! It's hard to choose just one EP collection but I think my favorite is For the Record.

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  58. Wowzers!!!
    Simply Awesome Project!
    Love Love Love it!
    The Details are
    A M A Z I N G!
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    My FAV
    I love ECHO PARK SLASH COLLECTION!!!
    Thank you for sharing :)

    Blessings,
    KimberlyRae

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