Monday, October 15, 2012

Great Impressions/Echo Park October Blog Hop



Welcome to the Great Impressions Stamps/Echo Park Paper Design Team October 2012 Blog Hop! Today the Echo Park Paper Design Team and Great Impressions Stamps Design Team are showcasing projects from our latest collections. Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from EACH blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing, and a set of two stickable stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.   To qualify for the kit and stamps, comments will be due by midnight EST, Sunday, October 21st to qualify for the drawing. The winner will be announced on each blog Monday, October 22nd so be sure to check back to see if you've won.



You should be arriving here from Susan at Creatively Savvy-

A complete hop  list to follow should you get lost along the way:



  To continue on-pop over to Lowri's Paper Vine blog!

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 I am so tickled to be creating with both Great Impression Stamps and the brand new Very Merry Christmas kit designed by Jessica Sprague for Echo Park.  I was so inspired by this wonderful kit, I had to make something that used almost every paper in the packet! (over 20 of them!)  I think I almost made it except for 3 or 4 papers.(and easily enough left for 3 or 4 more mini's!)



I found this great mini album pattern on YouTube a while back and fell in love with all the tricky little pages. (Designed by Angelwings 14100-see video link below!)


On the front of the mini I used the Christmas tree sticker from the kit and added Joyful Penguin, Penguin with Snowflake and a couple babies from the Playful Penguin Trio(yep, reminds me of my daughter's little Newton family).  I also cut out the sentiment Christmas (from Echo Park in the Silhouette store) .  I used two layers of  red satin ribbon with a little magnet inside for the closure and colored a white snowflake button (tied up with some May Arts green twine) with an E42 copic marker to antique it up a bit. 

Here it is open to the first page. The left side has the little page insert decorated with an EP sticker along the top and another Great Impressions Penguin. The right side is a gate fold with a magnet closure.
 closed

open
Grab the little gold Noel tab sticker to open up the page. Inside has another double sided insert for pictures.


 Flip to the next page...the page on the right flips up and there is a page underneath that flips down.  The page on the right has a Santa's Coming sticker from the kit.
 Last page fully opened up. 

These pages have stickers from the kit and a Joyful Penguin on the page insert. The string of lights is another Echo Park file from the Silhouette store. There is a page insert on the top Santa page and the bottom page (with the holly leaves) flips back up and then opens like a gate fold (held closed with magnets) Oh my---look at all the pretty papers and stickers!
On the left side of this page is another Echo Park cut file (Holiday Cake) from the Silhouette Store, the right side has a print out and another sticker.



A quick video that I made to show you how this album works-thanks to my son for helping me!



If you want to see Angelwings 14100 How to video, click HERE




Album Details:
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Stamps:
Joyful Penguin
Penguin with snowflake
Playful Penguin Trio 


Paper:
Echo Park Very Merry Christmas  
Red Bazzill for the base
Silver and misc colors from SU for lights

Copics:
E42
YG68
G43,46
R29 

Misc: 
Red Satin ribbon (SU!)
May Arts green twine amd ribbon
Mini Magnets
Dimensionals
Bazzill Basics holly paper leaf
EK Success Snowflake border punch

Silhouette files:
Echo Park Holiday Cake
Echo Park lights
Echo Park Christmas 
 



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126 comments:

smahrty said...

Wow, this little album is amazing, thank you for sharing all the pages and the papers/stamps!

Angel said...

wow!!!! you used almost all the papers? this is so so pretty! i love mini albums and this is stunning! perfect for the season.

Pammejo said...

Very Cute mini album, love all of the details that you did. Love EP and Great Impressions. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Madeline said...

What a wonderful album! Such a great Christmas project!

Barb said...

this is awesome! so pretty and perfectly constructed. Thanks for the chance to win. barbara.murphy@hotmail.ca

Margie said...

Love your mini, too cute!!

julie e said...

What a fun project

Diana Fernandez said...

Wonderful project! I just love the penguins

Shanan said...

Awesome mini! Love all the flaps! Thanks. shanan.simmons@gmail.com

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Wow....This is amazing. It just never ends with cuteness....I love this idea. You did a great job with this. Beautiful

Etcetorize said...

I love albums like this, with so many layers and surprises! I'm very inspired~

America said...

Loving that SUPER FUN and fab mini album. What a great project. Thank you for the links and videos. I got officially hooked on the awesomeness of this and now I'm running late for an appointment. heehh...LOL!

Merrick Dunphy said...

What a totally AMAZING Mini!! Love it!!!

Suz D. said...

AMAZING! I will be watching the videos. I so want to make this.

Ange said...

That's a really fun mini! Such a great line and awesome way to show it off.
angeandjohn@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

What a great mini album! I love all the detail you put in it.

Amanda said...

Geez, this is such a fun mini album!! I love all the great elements you added to it and thanks for the video too..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

Abigail Stoops said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win!

jojobeth1 said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the little penguins!

Penny L. said...

oh my stars! what an amazing mini! *insert sound of hand clapping* randplasch (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kathleen said...

I love that!! Mini albums are my absolute favourite project and I will definitely try that :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Jill McDonald said...

Sue, this is fantastic! Your video was great! I love, love, love this!!! jill@blackdogsbc.com

Andrea Garland said...

A very good idea to make a christmas mini album :)

Pam said...

Wow ! That's an awesome mini book !

KellyG said...

Awesome little album! So cute! Love all the details and those penguins are too cute!

Lisa C. said...

Such a beautiful mini album! I LOVE those cute little penguins!

MissScrapAlot said...

What an amazing album....wow!!!!! TFS!!!!

disneylisa said...

I am so copying this. Thanks for such a detailed description.

marla said...

What an amazing project and great way to use up your kit. Thanks for sharing. mghowell8@msn.com

Linda Gothard said...

I absolutely love your Christmas album. Hope you don't mind if I copy some of your ideas.

Sandra H said...

Gosh Sue, This creation is absolutely stunning x

Shanna Shands said...

I love your album. I will be watching your how to video here in a bit. Great job!!!

Shanna Shands said...

I love your album. I will be watching your how to video here in a bit. Great job!!!

Cindy said...

What a great idea and love all the little details!

marylouh said...

This is an intricate album but looks like so much fun. Your penguins are cute. thanks for giving me a boost to get going on Christmas projects.

maryr917 said...

love this album Sue with the GI stamps and EP paper it looks fabulous and even a video tutorial-how awesome

Christine said...

You completely outdid yourself. Love all the papers. Cannot believe how many you were able to include in this little treasure. Thanks for sharing!

belldoubleyou said...

What a wonderful way to show off all that pretty paper. I am particularly captivated by the ornaments one... and I love your snowflake button!

Elena said...

What a cute Christmas album, Sue!
Thank you for sharing a link to the tutorial!

Susan P. said...

Wow! What a nice project. I think I would get lost on that one.

spertierra at bellsouth dot net

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

OMWord....I've never seen anything quite like this....so many turns and twist and wow wow wow! Don't think I dare try anything like this, but yours is totally awesome. I would definitely get lost too....haha

hkstarflower said...

I love the penguins! hkstarflower-echopark@yahoo.co.uk

Tracey said...

Your mini album is awesome. The papers are great. K7181994@aol.com

Jeana said...

Amazing album! I love the vintage feel of it all! It's adorable!

Caryn S said...

What a great mini! Love all of the little surprise compartments tucked inside.

Tracey said...

What an absolutely fabulous mini album!!

Sue said...

Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful project! Love the mini album and all of those papers are wonderful. The little guys on the front are delightful. Lots of work, but so worth it. Very nice.

Hugs
Sue

cassie said...

wow - love this mini album!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a fun mini! Love how interactive it is!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is too cool!!! I LOVE all of the different ways it opens up and that paper is stunning!!!

Unikmo said...

Absolutely stunning! I lover how thus coordinates and love love love the papers!

Unikmo at gmail dot com

Unikmo said...

Love not lover! Oops

StefC said...

Ok, now that is just too stinkin' cute!!

Stefanie

Sue D said...

Very fun mini album!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

scrappin_in_AK said...

fabulous mini - love it

Kathleen said...

Love the sheet music paper! So pretty. Great album.

Tisha said...

Very Cute

Indy said...

Wow! What an amazing album!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Sue!! I just love all the papers you used and your design!! So many beautiful elements!! Perfect for Christmas!!
hugs,
Chris

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful album! Looks like a terrific kit!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Beatrice Lawson said...

A-mazing!! First - thank you for sharing the link. I am going straight to the video to learn how to make this beauty. Second, the penguin family on your cover is so adorable!! Love your project, from beginning to end.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What a great album and the papers you choose are awesome.

Hide N Keepsakes said...

What a beautiful piece of art you created! Love the penguins
And the festive colors! You did an amazing job!
Heidi Rees

juli (sweetpz) said...

Fabulous mini album!! thanks for sharing the video!

MClark said...

You are overflowing with creativity! That album is just so cute!

Lisa said...

How fabulous! I am amazed at how creative this is. thanks for sharing your talent.

Cynthia B. said...

I'm so impressed! Wonderful work using all these papers - and the stamps are great accents to your project!

Karenladd said...

Oh goodness! What a cute little mini album! LOVE all the details and fancy folds. All the papers coordinate so well!

Karenladd said...

Oh goodness! What a cute little mini album! LOVE all the details and fancy folds. All the papers coordinate so well!

cutiephinphin said...

That's one amazing mini! Love all the details including those adorable penguins. Great paper and color choice.

Lowri said...

Lovely mini - you have done an amazing job with the Echo Park Papers. I love this collection and you have really made it shine!
Lowri
PS - please don't enter me into your draw!

Zarah said...

Oh goodness, how COOL is that? I love it! :D

Donna Ellis said...

Sue, what an amazing album/project! So many gorgeously colored and printed papers, and a delightful manner in opening each new surprise section! A very nice gift for lots of different things. Thank you for an enjoyable early morning, as I browsed your blog and became you newest follower.

Joan V said...

Oh, the penguins are so adorable. What a beautiful little mini album. Wow, I think we just saw the whole paper collection in your mini. It looks like a fun collection to work with. Thanks for sharing.

PamSpradlin said...

Your mini book is fabulous. I love all of the different paper you used making it, the stamps and even the Silhouette cuts that Echo Park has. Thanks for the video. I am for sure going to make one of these. I appreciate the inspiration you showed us today.

ehbost said...

Wow!! Love all the details and all the papers. You did an amazing job! Thanks for the tutorial, too.

Anski said...

Oh, wonderful! I love the dimensions in this!
cuteandcoolcreations(at)gmail.com

OlesyaK said...

Oh I love the album! it has the flow and the christmas spirit, and the papers are so different but it all looks great together! penguins are totally adorable!

Стокли said...

This is AWESOME! thanks a lot for the video - now that I saw it I want to make one myself=)

Mary Mac said...

This has to be my favorite, so much work. This project is just beautiful

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your mini album! You put so much time and care into the design. Great use of all the papers! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercrafting addiction!

Pam Sparks said...

totally awesome Sue! thanks for the video to see it better!

Gina200 said...

This is a great mini album!! Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

Wonderful ideas! So colorful and fun.

Carla from Utah

Melissa said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Thanks for the link!

Kim H said...

I love minis and this one is beautiful. love all the papers, and how the mini opens. thanks for sharing and the link to the video too.
kimba at richhook dot com

Brittany Edwards said...

Wow! Thanks for the chance to win.

Melinda said...

Stunning mini!

Angela said...

Wow, the never-ending mini...looks maxi! I will have to check this out for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

This would make a wonderful gift! Love every bit of it Sue!

Cheryl S. said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing this awesome project.

Katy said...

Love love love this! I love the first page with the music paper and dancing penguins. Too cute-but to see you made a book! Awesome! :)

lisa808 said...

I love mini albums. tfs your great Christmas album.

Dawn said...

Wow! Your mini album is amazing!! Love all the fancy folds, flaps and tucked away tags and pages. Gorgeous papers and beautiful details. Love it to bits!

Hugs, Dawn

Stampin Lara said...

Really cute mini! Love your blog, thanks so much for sharing!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome creation, your projects are always totally stunning. Love this mini album!
hugs
glenda

Julie H said...

wow, that mini-album looks AMAZING! you have really done it justice (and great papers too!)

Nikki said...

What a fantastic mini album it's just stunning with this collection
hugs Nikki C

Mary Kruschke said...

Super idea to use magnets for securing the album. So darling and WOW!

Judy said...

Love all the flaps and pockets - so many possibilities. Am going to watch the movie now - try to learn something!

youngmi said...

wow, lovely mini-album!

Carla said...

How amazing! Love the papers and your details and design is gorgeous!

kathy said...

Oh WOW that is just so cute and the papers are perfect for the mini. Thank you for sharing the video and the link so we may all make one or 2 or 3 LOL

Apryl said...

Loving the mini album! I've gotta make one now! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Carol L said...

This is the coolest little mini album with all those compartments! I haven't made one in ages, but perhaps I should again! TFS the link!

Cindy (luv2scrap4fun) said...

Such a very cute mini album - love the video!!

Linda said...

Like everyone else said, WOW! This album opens a hundred ways! Watched the other video. too. Got to TRY this! But yours is beautiful!

Stacy said...

Really enjoyed your mini and the blog! It's really helpful or have videos, thanks!

Whimcees said...

Hello again!

This is absolutely wonderful! Perfection! You are so talented! Wishing you well! Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

sheetal said...

Wow great work...Amzing project..

the mustik said...

Beautiful project!!!!!

isabel scrap said...

Great card and lovely album. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

Fantastic job, what a treasure this little album is!

Flo said...

What an amazing flip book. Love it.

Karey said...

WOW this looks like it took forever!

Emily said...

What a cute album!

Barbara Pitts said...

I love mini-albums, espcially interactive ones. Thanks for the inspiration!!

veronica said...

love that it is so interactive. thanks for the video!

Lucy Patrick said...

Such a stunning Christmas mini album, so beautifully made. XOX Lucy

Lillian Child said...

WOW! A lot of crafty love went into this sweet sweet project! Love it! thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

120 comments - good fathers - will you ever read my comment. I love this Sue and sure do appreciate the video showing how you did this remarkable card. I am gonna make one too Sue. Hey - that's a rhyme - looks like I can make one anytime. Maybe I am a poet and just don't know it. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
Sandy

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wow!! Amazing project. TFS

Divinity said...

wow!!! this is awesome! love it! :)

Tamera said...

Terrific little mini book. So many pockets and sides. And the stamps are so cute! Really love this project.

Debi said...

What a great album and fantastic way to showcase the paper. I love using a little bit of everything. Great when it all coordinates so well.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

absolutely amazing project!!!

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