September Papertrey...
September Papertrey Part 2 + Echo Park Winner

Echo Park Guest + a Giveaway!

Hello there!  Some fun stuff today!  I am Echo Park's guest today on their blog (thanks Echo!).  And that means I've got some projects for you along with a giveaway!  So read on!  

First up today are some dreadful and delightfully spooky Halloween treats using their Apothecary Emporium collection.  


To make these treat pockets, I used a coordinating digital diecut from along with my SCAL software and my Cricut.  I used this label and broke apart the image using SCAL so that I just had the background label.  I jumbo-sized it and cut two for each treat, and stitched them together to form a pocket.  I also cut a smaller label to use as a mat on the front of each pocket.  That's the great thing about digital can make them any size!  These measure about 6 1/4 x 4 1/4" and are large enough to hold a cookie or some candy.  Before tucking the cookies in the pockets, I slipped them in glassine bags.


A little more info on the idiecut site --  They are a fairly new site and offer lots of diecuts that coordinate with all of Echo Park's collections, along with some other great things.  Right now they are offering 25% off all of their designs as a grand opening celebration.  Just enter the code WELCOME25 at checkout.  The code is good now through September 30th.  


Ok, next project!  Here I used the Victoria Garden collection to create a set of notecards and coordinating gift box.  


The notecards are 3 1/2" x 5".  I will show you some step-by-steps for creating the gift box if you'd like to make one for yourself.  


The box has a lid that lifts up and a pretty band to hold it all together.  


A simple little tip for dressing up stickers like I did here is to coat them with a clear adhesive (you can use liquid like I did here, or run it through a Xyron if you have one) and then sprinkle with glitter.  Yummy.  :-)


Now for some step-by-steps on the box. 

This box will hold several 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" cards and envelopes. 

Start with a 6" x 7 1/2" piece of cardstock and score 1" from each edge.  Snip the ends on the scorelines up to the intersecting score lines as shown here...


Put some double-sided tape or other adhesive of choice on the four corners...


Fold to create a box like this...


Now for the base/lid portion.  Cut a 9 1/2" x 6" piece of cardstock and score at 4 1/4" and 5 1/4" as shown in the photo.


Fold on the score lines...


Adhere the box portion to the bottom of this cardstock piece...


Now you can embellish your box however you please.  I covered mine with patterned paper and created a band that slips on to hold the lid closed.  These would make easy, inexpensive gifts.


One last quick project for you today...just a fun scrapbook page using the Happy Days collection.  This collection is so bright and fun with all of the foodie images.  I pulled out some photos from our vacation to D.C. last summer when we ate lunch at Union Station.  I think the heat must have been getting to the kids that day or something.  :-)  


I created some popped-up accents by layering the bottlecap stickers over the patterned paper with pop dots and topping them off with some glitter brads. 


One of the things I really like about these Echo Park collection packs is all of the different alphabet stickers.  There are lots of different styles and sizes all on one sheet.



That's all for projects today, but since you made it all the way to the end of this post, I think you deserve a giveaway.  Echo Park is offering up one Victoria Garden Collection Pack!  Leave a comment here before midnight on Friday night, Sept 23rd and I'll choose one winner to take home the collection.  

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Thanks for stopping by today and a BIG thanks to Echo Park for having me as your guest!

If you'd like to purchase any of the Echo Park collections I used today, you can find them by clicking on the thumbnail links below.