Friday, November 30, 2012

A Trio of Echo Park Happy Holiday Cards

Hi there!

I'm popping over to share some cards that are up on Lori Whitlock's blog today.  For these cards I turned to her super cute Happy Holidays Mini Themed paper kit that she designed for Echo Park and several fun Christmas card files.

For this set of cards I wanted to focus on a few of Lori's many fabulous interactive card files she has available. These cards may look ordinary on the outside, but they have a nice surprise inside for the lucky recipent who opens it. I thought they would be perfect for occasions when you're wanting an extra special card for a teacher, a minister, a best friend... The list could go on and on.  :)

For this card, I switched it up and paired the cutout opening of the card with one of Lori's super cute ornament shapes.  I cut one ornament & scalloped circle out of the patterned paper and another ornament and card base from cardstock.  By cutting doubles I was able to sandwich baker's twine between them for a suspended ornament effect.

I then was able to lightly trace that ornament onto my card inside for perfect stamp placement of a hidden sentiment (sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink's  Holiday Lights set).  Then after I was done I just erased my pencil lines.  ;)

For this card I paired Lori's pop-up present card with one of her fun holiday titles (for extra pop I added a shadow).  I love how this paper collection had a present themed patterned paper to carry out the gift theme.  :)  I kept the inside pretty starightfoward--I really liked the impact of her clean and simple design!  

For this card, I used one of Lori's earlier reindeers for the cover to matching the inside of her latest reindeer pop-up card.  I wanted to soften the look of the patterned paper which seemed a bit distracting in the background so I layered it with a piece of vellum which I stamped my sentiment on with Stazon ink (sentiment stamp is part of Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites #8 stamp set). 

At first I just had the reindeer inside, but it felt unfinished so I added a mat for a handwritten note and a few stickers from the collection's sticker sheet.  It was just the extra something I was looking for.
Phew!  Are you still with me?  That was a long post today.  I hope I've inspired you to try your hand at some of the many 3D cards out there.  ;)

For these cards I used the following shapes which are available to purchase through Lori's Shop:

Reindeer Pop Up Card
Circle Flower Card Kit
Christmas Present Pop Up Card
4 Holiday Titles
Winter Icons Set 2

Reindeer (Silhouette Store)
Christmas Ornaments-Simple (Silhouette Store)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)


  1. That is awesomely darling Mendi! Now if only I had a cutting machine :-)

    1. You would totally love it! Best gift I ever bought myself! I wrapped it and put the original Silhouette under the tree for myself several years ago and it's definitely paid itself off. :)

  2. These are so cute! My favorite is Rudolph---you can send me that one! ;-)

  3. So adorable! All of them!!! LOVE! :)

  4. Oh my goodness these are all so amazing...absolutely love them all...I can't even choose a favorite:)

  5. You are so awesome! Each of these cards made me SMILE :) Love the colors and whimsy!


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