Two of the newer items that I've bought recently are Allison Kreft's Today's Story 4x6" journaling cards from Echo Park, and the Boy Crazy stamps from My Mind's Eye. Today I want to share with you two projects (a card and a layout) that I made with these new supplies.
|Supplies: all paper & stickers by Echo Park; stamps by My Mind's Eye; ink by Hero Arts; punch by EK Success; tulle by Wyla.|
First up is the card, which you see pictured above. It's one of the cut-apart Today's Story cards, and I treated it somewhat like a postcard: I wrote my message on the back, then decorated the front, using MME stamps that coordinated with the printed heart in the corner of the card. Unlike a postcard, though, this card went in an envelope to be mailed.
I go a bit crazy for Allison Kreft's designs, and one thing I like about them is how well they mix and match. To make the heart that is the centerpiece for this card (pictured above), I layered punched strips from Allison's older Echo Park collection, Everyday Eclectic. These older papers match well with the new 4x6" card.
ledger & heart papers by Crate; ruler paper by Kaiser Craft; all
other papers by Echo Park; stamps by My Mind's Eye; ink by Hero Arts;
punch by EK Success; pen by Creative Memories.|
I've always admired Volkswagen Beetles, though I do not own one. At least I now own this Beetle-like stamp, from My Mind's Eye, which was a perfect accent for a page about driving to Grandma and Grandpa's house.
The final touch on this page was to use the tiny scraps generated by my border punch to form a line of confetti above the photo.
I had a lot of fun combining newer and older products on my card and layout. The colors remind me of spring, which makes me happy. Hope that you are having a happy day, too!