11/08/2011

Echo Park Fresh Face Designer - Post # 2

Hello! It's time for my second post as Fresh Face Designer for Echo Park Paper! More ideas for christmas and more tutorials for you. The first project for today is a home décor item. Cute Mr. Frosty from the Season's Greetings sticker sheet needed a nice home. Here is what I made for him:




He is just the cutest little snowman! 




I filled the shadowbox with glittery mica snowflakes to make him feel at home. Would you like to see how I made this sticker stand in the box? Here comes a little tutorial:


 First, use some kind of powder to remove the stickiness from the back of the stickers. I like to use this small anti-static bag that prepares surfaces for heat embossing. But you can use baby powder as well. 
 Then I adhered the trees to my background. The green one is adhered with foam squares for more dimension.
Next, I created a small triangle from a strip of cardstock. (I added the black one for you to better see it) 
And then I adhered the triangle to the back of Mr. Frosty. Easy, isn't it?






















Here is a closer look at the bow on top of the shadowbox:




My second project is a giftbag that I made quickly using my scoreboard. Here it is:




This is something I like to do a lot. Some pretty paper, some scores, some cuts and a thoughtful gift packaging is done. 




Here is how I made the giftbag:


Trim a sheet of patterned paper to 9,5 '' x 12 '' 
From the 12'' side, score at 2,75'' - 5,5'' - 8,25'' - 11'', turn and score at 2,75'' from the 9,5'' side
 Cut at the bottom scores to the 2,75'' score
Adhere a strip of patterned paper to the top 
Fold and assemble your bag






















Tomorrow I will share how I made this rosette. It is not made from a strip of patterned paper and can be made from smaller sized papers, too. 


Thank you for visiting and have a beautiful day!


Hugs and Love,
Vanessa

3 comments:

Barb said...

Vanessa, you are so creative! I ADORE that shadowbox! It turned out so cute, and your gift box is beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorials too! Hugs! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOW! I love both of these projects--I LOOOOOVE that tutorial for the gift box! You make it seem so easy! LOVE:) And that shadowbox---WOWZA! Great job:)

Dawn said...

Wonderful projects Vanessa. your tutorial is great. Can't wait to see your one for the rosette.