Friday, October 7, 2016

Echo Park/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop - Summer Card

I'm taking a little break from the Fall cards for this blog hop with Echo Park and Imagine Crafts. Actually we're still hovering around 80 degrees F here in North Carolina! (I'm not complaining!) These summer themed Echo Park papers are from Lori Whitlock; she created a fun 12x12 pack called I Love Sunshine. A full list of products is listed under Supplies, further in the post.

The Hop

Be sure to comment along the way for a chance to win some holiday prizes (more information on the Echo Park Paper and Imagine Crafts sites).

Echo Park Paper
Katharina Frei 
Jana Eubank
Mary Prasad   <- You are here!
Terre Fry
Kimberly Crawford
Alison Heikkila

Jennifer Vanderbeek
Wendy Sue Anderson

Roni Johnson
Nadine Carlier

Anya Lunchenko

Mark Melnick
Neva Cole
Becki Adams

Monica Edwards
Jowilna Nolte
Imagine Crafts

Making the Card

1. Cut light blue cardstock 7 x 10 inches; fold in half to form a 5 x 7 inch card base.

2. Cut blue cardstock 4 5/8 x 6 inches. Cut striped cardstock 4 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches. Adhere together. Adhere to card base.

3. Stamp Glasses background on white cardstock (about 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) using Camellia VersaColor Ink. Add Ganache StazOn Studio Glaze to some of the lenses as shown, as well as to the glasses sticker. Let dry fully.

4. Cut blue cardstock 4 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches. Trim Glasses background to 4 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches. Adhere to blue piece. Adhere to card where shown.

5. Cut out sunny scene panel (sun, cloud, ocean, umbrella, and flip flops) from page. Cut the panel in two pieces, just under sun so that the rest will fit in the Polaroid frame sticker Catching Rays. Adhere the umbrella/flip flops part of panel behind frame. Adhere sun/cloud to card where shown using dimensional tape. Adhere frame with scene using dimensional tape.

6. Adhere sunglasses with dimensional tape where shown. Use irRESISTible Pico Embellishers as shown - on flowers at the corners of the glasses, in the top right corner of the card, and on the top right corner of the frame with scene. Adhere drink sticker as shown.

  • Ink: VersaColor - 101 Camellia
  • Paper: Echo Park - I Love Sunshine #ILS86016
  • Background Stamp: Echo Park Glasses #EPSTAMP 51
  • StazOn Studio Glaze: Ganache
  • irRESISTible Pico Embellishers: Dandelion, Neon Electric Blue, Angel Pink
  • Cardstock: White, Light Blue, Blue
  • Dimensional Tape
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Next on the hop is Terre Fry!


  1. Love the card, I am wanting to get more into making my own cards. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I Love Sunshine is the perfect paper pack to use for an 80 degree day. Your layout is so cute!

  3. What a pretty card. I'm not real inventive myself, so I really enjoy being inspired by seeing what crafters like yourself are doing.

  4. I would love the hot weather year long. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love this card, keeping summer alive. ��

  6. Cute - I haven't made any cards lately and this is inspiration to start it up again.

  7. Fun card - love the sunglasses paper! :-)

  8. I love the rainbow of happy colors and the cute summer embellishments!

  9. Love the bright colors!! I live in SC so I always use bright colors! We get alot of sunshine so this would be a perfect card to use as a hello or thinking of you card.

  10. Love the colors, patterns, and details you've shared. So fun and summery.

  11. Love Lori Whitlock paper and love your colorful card.

  12. Great card! Thank you for the great instructions!

  13. Very cute summery card! Love the layering!

  14. I love this colorful and happy card! I live in NC too and I'm glad that the temperatures are on the way down! But I still love the beach and this card takes me there!

  15. Super card, love the bright colors!

  16. How cute is that card!! Love the summery theme and colors. Such a fun paper stack to work with. My favourite part about the card is the oh so cute goggles! They are adorable. Thanks for the detailed tutorial :)

  17. Love the glasses background, very clever!

  18. what a fun summer design.
    it's getting cool now and it's a
    good reminder of the warmth of
    thanks for sharing.

  19. Really fantastic design, I love all of the bright, happy colours!

  20. This design would make agreat layout as well. So fun!

  21. Great colors. It brings back summer.

  22. Keeping the summer spirit alive! ;) Thanks for sharing!

  23. LOVE the happy looking card design and bright summery colors!

  24. Oh, what a fun card. Always love Lori's paper designs.

  25. Love the papers!! <3 I miss summer already :'(

  26. Love this card! I am really wanting to try card making!

  27. What a sunny card! Hugs Anneke

  28. What a lovely reminder of summer!

  29. Thank you so much for the inspiration and the giveaway!!
    Wish it were still that warm here in Ohio!

  30. So bright and cheerful! Love it!

  31. So pretty and happy! I can almost feel the sunshine!

  32. Love these colors. I know what you mean about taking a break from fall colors and fall cards. It's nice to do something bright. TFS!


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