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My Favorite Moments – Featuring Echo Park Simple Life Collection

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Hi all,

Happy Monday! Today was a fabulous day of warm weather and a nice spring breeze. After such a rainy week last week I was ready to get back into the swing of things in the craft room and create a new card for you.

Today’s card was created using papers and dies from the Simple Life Collection by Echo Park. I love the quality and colors of this collection. I wanted to create this type of card to show that card making and crafting doesn’t mean you need to have a TON of products, sometimes, things can come together quite easily if you find little collections or packs of paper that already coordinate for you. I found this pack at my local Tuesday Morning! I love that store!

For this card I used 2 sheets of 12×12 paper and a die-cut sticker.


For some added interest I included a strip of green paisley washi tape across the back and tied some gold cord on top.


Thanks for stopping by and see you again tomorrow for another idea on using collection packs to create cards!

Distress Ink & Paper Piecing Bridal Card

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Hi all,

Welcome back! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer.

For today’s card I wanted to try using an alphabet stamp set to create my sentiment. I’m one that almost always chooses to use a sentiment that’s ready to go. I don’t mess around with my stamps by splitting them apart, I like things already assembled and ready to go for me. So as you may guess, this card in particular took quite some time to conceptualize. However, once I had an idea of what I wanted, it came together pretty quickly. I knew I wanted to use the scooter element in a whimsical way, and the rest of the card just fell into place immediately after I had the element figured out.

Here’s the how-to on the card:

Here’s a look at the finished card.



Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm & Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition Collection

Die-Cuts: Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition collection

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo

Watercolor Paper: Ranger Watercolor

Stamps: American Crafts Ginger

Stamp Ink: Versafine Onyx Black