Thursday, September 22, 2011

a little Christmas cheer...

Good morning! Remember this post when I said I was going to be doing a few retail kits here and there starting in the fall? Well, that company happens to be Echo Park and I'm loving their stuff lately. Did you know they come out with a new line or two EVERY month? I had no idea! I don't know how they can crank out such cute lines so fast.

They have two new Christmas scrapbooking lines that just came out this month. One is called Season's Greetings. It's SUPER cute in person. Here are a few cards I've made with it so far. I used the 6x6" paper pad for these, along with some of the other embellishments - chipboard, brads, etc!

I wanted this one to look like a little present. I had a small piece of paper leftover on my table, so I wrapped it in twine and topped it off with some chipboard. VERY simple.

On this card, I layered a few of the 6x6" papers, then added a chipboard snowflake, sticker and chipboard star.
I tied the ribbon around the papers before adhering to the card front, then added the little "christmas cheer" chipboard piece over the ribbon.

On the "holiday traditions" card, I put my sewing machine to work and stitched some little dangles for the ornaments with a stitch that looks like little snowflakes. (My sewing machine is a Singer and this is stitch #30, in case you are wondering.)

On the "Believe" card below, I turned one of the journaling cards upside down and tied the twine around it through the hole at the bottom of the tag before adhering to the card. I cut a Damask Snowflake out of felt with a Papertrey Ink die, then added some chipboard over the top! It came together very quickly.
Don't you love these brads? Adorable.

I can't wait to play around with the stamp set too.

I just happen to have an extra set of these 12x12" Season's Greetings papers, the Decorative Brads and the Clear Stamps that match this line! Please let me know if you'd like to be entered to win this little giveaway and I'll choose a random winner soon. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hugs,

82 comments:

Penny said...

Gorgeous!! Love the layout and the colors! I'd love the chance to win such beautiful products thanks for the chance!

Caro *schoki* said...

Wow - I really love this cards!!! Wonderful papers, wonderful creations!!!!

scrappyjacky said...

You've made the most gorgeous cards with these wonderful papers.

Marmeladka said...

Amazing card!amazing paper!Thanks for the chance!

Louise said...

all your projects are amazing including your Christmas cards. It would be lovely to win such beautiful papers....thank you!

Kate said...

Gorgeous cards! Your getting me in the holiday spirit already. I love Christmas! Please include me in your giveaway! I have very few holiday supplies and would love the chance to win some.
Kate

Gisele Pasquini Cavassin said...

I love all the cards! Wonderful papers!
Hugs

Mendi M said...

I LOVE Echo Park!! Your cards were just wonderful!

Sarah Jacqueline said...

Such pretty cards! I especially love the snowflake stitching! Thank you for the chance to win!

Stephanie Muzzulin said...

As always gorgeous cards!!!Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Jill Dickerson said...

Danielle,
This paper collection is beautiful with a nice blend of traditional and a bit of whimsy! Please include me in the givaway, thanks for offering this beautiful set!
Cheers, Jill
jenni01cat@hotmail.com

cappuccino and colour said...

your cards are just stunning Dani. cool that they have 6x6 pads - i would love to be included in the giveaway. many thanks for your generosity.

Meghan said...

I love Echo Park! You definitely do the papers justice! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Hi - wow you are so lucky to be able to "play" with such fabulous paper !! your cards are gorgeous ! jane

Julia said...

What great looking projects! Love Echo Park and their products are great! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Rhonda said...

I also love Echo Park. Great cards Danielle. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Brenda Hall said...

Beautiful cards! You have such a gift of creativity and you don't let it go to waste! I would love to be included in the giveaway!
Brenda

Sheryl B. said...

I'd love to be included in your giveaway! Your creations are always so fantastic and inspiring!

Angela said...

Ack! What cute cards -- I especially love your "snowfall" of stitching...and the papers too, of course!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your cards are gorgeous - as the new line from Echo Park!

Karen said...

These are gorgeous! I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite, but I'd love to be entered to win the paper!

Heather I. said...

These cards are all amazing - the twine, as always, is a fabulous addition!!! I love the brads too - so much! I would LOVE to be entered to win ;).

Anna K. said...

These cards are so cute! I'm loving the tones of red and green in this collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

sutty said...

Beautiful cards, can't choose a favourite they are all so nice and the papers are yummy.

Rose said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards, Danielle! So inspiring to get ready for the holidays!

Anonymous said...

Great inspiration for my christmas cards! And the papers are lovely too.... Thanks for the opportunity to win some of those! Geetings from Holland, Seetje

Lea L. said...

These cards are gorgeous, Danielle! I love how you've used the fun chipboard accents, and that felt damask snowflake is awesome! I don't have these papers, so of course....I would love to win them!! :) Have a great day!

Mindy Miller said...

Congrats! Super cute new projects.

Anonymous said...

Love what you've done with these papers and embellishments. Can'wait to try it myself!

cindy pritts said...

Echo Park has the most AMAZING papers and embellishments, and you've made beautiful cards with it! I'd love to try too, and would love to win them!!

NanaBeth said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love kits and I can't wait to see yours and Echo Parks-when will they be available?
Thanks so much for a chance at this wonderful give away.Echo Park is a huge favorite of mine-their papers are fantastic.

Danielle said...

NanaBeth,

I just noticed this line is available at 2 Peas! Here is the link: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/echo-park-paper-co/119427-seasons-greetings-12x12-collection-kit/?filters=_echo+park_

Thanks so much for your nice comments,
Danielle

Yvette said...

Gorgeous papers! I love these colours together. Your cards look amazing and I'd love the chance to win this package. Thanks!

Chris Wooten said...

oh yes add me too....these projects are so beautiful....I agree Echo Park has awesome products

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Jill said...

I really love the card with the hanging ornaments... now I want to go play. I love love love this line, please pick me :0)

Holly Kean said...

I simply adore the chipboard holly leaves in the first card but ALL of these are wonderful. Echo Park makes such great stuff. I'm happy (hubby is sad) to know they release new lines constantly!

Anonymous said...

I love your projects! Thanks for sharing. Dawn F.

cynderellaj said...

OMG! I love Echo Park, but i have to admit I wasn't a big fan of thiscollection...until I saw the cards you made....god they are cute!!!! TFS.

cynderellaj said...

OMG! I love Echo Park, but I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of this collection...until I saw these cards you made. Lord they are cute. Thanks for sharing!

jen shears said...

what amazing projects!! you've really highlighted this line- thanks for the chance!! :D

Cynde said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing. The Seasons Greetings paper looks so fun! At least by the cards you made it looks really adorable! I especially like the card with the black dots and red white stripe, and Believe chipboard piece. Of course the snow flake from Die from PaperTrey ink really does finish it off! So glad I got those dies ordered too! Now I just need the paper.....LOL. Thanks for the giveaway.

rush said...

please enter me into this give-away. these papers and embellishments look wonderful.

famillemarleau said...

Love your projects you did with this line. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance. Have a nice day, Johanne L.

Donna said...

such gorgeous cards Danielle - that is really a great line. Please enter me in your giveaway!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love how you used your sewing machine to make the snowflakes. Beautiful! And the papers are beautiful too. I'd love to get this in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

chiara84 said...

Beautiful cards ! Thanks for the chance to win !

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Fun stuff - hard to believe Sept. is almost over and it's time to be thinking about crafting for Christmas! Love the stitch you used to hang your ornament and stars - thanks for the chance to play : )

Marlène said...

WOW! All is beautiful!... I hope to win....

Danielle said...

Awesome work! You are always so inspiring!! Thanks for the chance!

Marlène said...

Oh Wow!!!! All is beautiful! I hope to win...

Teresa said...

Wonderful cards, Danielle! Can't wait to see more!

Paulette Still said...

Danielle these Echo Park Christmas cards are precious. I've never used chip board pieces before, these make me want to start my Christmas crafting. LOL please enter me in your giveaway. Have a crafty day. I hope to get in the craft room today and get some ink on my fingers.

Margie said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! Thank you so much for a chance to win!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous papers and cards! Would love to win!

andie librandi. said...

all are so cute, i can't pick my favorite! thanks for the chance to win these yummy supplies! :)

Gwen said...

Beautiful cards! This is a really cool line... love the colors and patterns!

Daisymeh said...

Beautiful cards as always Danielle! Thank you for all the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing all your beautiful ideas

Annmarie said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. I'm inspired to start my Christmas cards. Would love to be entered into the giveaway!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

*gorgeous* cards (as always!!)

Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous papers!

katrynka said...

I love your "package" card!!

Thanks for the chance to win:)

LILIANA said...

Super cute! This paper is so pretty - love to have it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Crystal said...

Yes, please!! I love your creations - you always inspire me :) Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Danielle, Your cards are beautiful!! And I love your gingerbread layout in the next post, as well!

Anonymous said...

Yes...I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks much. Priya Venkat

Speanburg4 said...

I would love to be entered!! Those are amazing papers! LOVE the brads!!

Anonymous said...

I love Echo Park papers, and your cards are just too cute! Thanks for the giveaway. Val P

KarenS said...

I love this new Echo Park line :-) Thanks for the chance to win something new!

Marie/Mison said...

The line is awersome!

Anonymous said...

I love all of your cards. Heck, I love everything that your hands and your mind create !

Thanks for the chance of winning this awesome kit !

danielle.mc.cote@rogers.com

Shawninaz said...

I love the cards and layout you did with this collection. I have to agree with about the brads too, luv 'em!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love all the little details and layering on each one of them.
I would love to win, so throw my name in the hat too :)
Thanks so much!

Ruth S said...

Fun cards - they pack a punch, even if they were as easy as you make it sound!
Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

Laurel said...

Love your cards, you are amazing! I love Echo Park, thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the chance to win!
Leslie E

Lynn said...

I just love your projects with this line...it just got moved to the top of my wish list! I especially like how you made the Kraft paper gingerbread house! tfs

Renee VanEpps said...

Oh my goodness your cards are so beautiful and creative! Love the LO too, sorry to hear you missed out on it, but at least you were able to scrap the raw emotions :) I would love to be entered in your giveaway if not too late. TFS

janet said...

Danielle- such BEAUTIFUL cards. I absolutely LOVE Echo Park. It is my FAVORITE company this year so please, please enter my name. And I just adore your gingerbread house layout!

Mel said...

Beautiful cards as always...love the black touches that help ground them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy said...

I love the line of paper and would love the chance to win it! I love your style and creativity.

Cele Schaffer said...

Love the way you made the house out of Echo Park to hold the gingerbread house your daughter made! So cute and clever. Would love me some Echo Park Christmas!

Anya Lunchenko said...

Love your work and these cards look AWESOME! You actually made me think about Holidays! Being a winner will be my Best Christmas present! Thanks for the chance!