Friday, June 15, 2012

Projects using Echo Park's "Take Note"

Hello all!

Hope you all had a great week! The weekend is here! 

I'll be sharing a couple of of LO and a couple of altered items using the "Take Note" paper collection by Echo Park. Now, this is not my style of paper really...so I thought! LoL...but I did LOVE this particular one. It's got a wonderful color palette and some awesome designs, especially the view finder sheet!

These projects are my assignment #5 for Craft Warehouse! They are carrying some "Echo Park" papers...this collection among others and they have tons of alterable items...there's like 2 whole isles at my local store! I get stuff all the time to alter, one of my favorite things to do is alter a wooden piece, so much fun! Our DT kit for this assignment also came with some vinyl images...a cute little pack of 3 images, and a stencil pack by "Crafter's Workshop" that is 6x6 with a Houndstooth design.

My First LO is a 12x12 that had to be pattern paper heavy to showcase the paper collection. It also was supposed to use the viewfinder paper in a unique way and have some of the Studio Calico wooden veneer shapes!


I cut the center 9 viewfinders to leave a border frame. I cut slits in the inner corners of the corner ones to slip the blue polka dotted paper in, like how the corners of a gift card have the corners tucked in on a gift card holder...?..like that! I though that was cool looking:) See the backside....
I made a cute bulletin board with the cork board paper and did some  fussy cutting of the collection, like the clipboard with the "notes" that paper pad is from a boarder strip I cut chipboard, adhered some cork board paper, then a sticker tag, then the "Note Pad" . On ledger paper I wrote in kids writing, "I love you mom" and pinned it with a mini clothespin. I also pinned little "Note to self" clippings from several papers description strip!
I created a "thought bubble" above my picture, the bubble with the sentiment has tons of circles punched so I can layer the sentiment in the center! The wood veneers are the stars and I placed them on the 2 bubbles and used a house wood shape on the lower left side.
On the bottom right corner is my picture with scraps of paper layered in the corner. I made labels to flag out on the side of my picture that describes me! ("Mom", "Wife", Girl") hehe...
The 2nd LO is of my sweet Charley! I used my cute new mini camera, the "Instax mini 25" by Fujifilm! It takes these cute Poloroids the size of business cards! Love it!!! So I snapped a pic of my Charley sitting at the window like a kitty like she does for at least 4 hours for her morning nap! I bugged her to look up and she wasn't very happy that I woke her....but oh well, I got my pic!  oh...so this was a Designer's choice layout, so I could do whatever I want on this one! It's not my fav but I like it!!
I think if I would have used a less busy 12x12 for the base and used like a very subtle design or solid color card stock it would have rocked better...but I do like it! I did more layering behind the photo where one of the titles were. I added a brown scallop border sticker on the bottom left side where I tucked in 3 flags and journaled in the middle one since I used a ledger design from the collection. There is a wood veneer camera piece here that I poured some glossy accents into the holes to create a "lens"....I thought that was cute!:)
I received 2 alterable items made from recycled material, a journal with handles and a cute box with lid that had a stack of kraft colored note paper to jot down notes and stuff!.....and I really didn't know which one I wanted to keep so I did them both, then I'll decide:) I had fun with both of them! 

So there are my 2 LO! Now...altering.....

Here is the journal! My assignment was to use paper or elements, and stickers from the collection and I must use one wood veneer piece! Sounds easy enough:) But I also added a pocket on the inside and some clips with paper for spots to mark in my journal!
The blue zigzag border is a sticker, I only wanted to add paper to the cover but still exposing the Kraft of the cover, like with the handles and edges. Then embellish. The wood veneer is a house and that's right above the sentiment! I used twine for the 2 tags, the red strip was scrap paper...for the pop of color!:) The original sentiment said "These are the Days", I covered the "the" with "MY" from the sticker alpha sheet, then a flower sticker on the top right corner of the book! A little softness I think is the black ribbon on the spiral. Here's an up close side view.....
I wanted to create something interactive....here's the fun part of this project for me!
I created a workable pocket, I added a journaling card from the collection in the pocket:)
then I made.... pointing finger markers!
I fussy cut a few of the pointing hand and tied a string around the finger, then hot glued them to a large black paper clip to keep my spot! :) These were fun to make! I also made a bookmark clip with a scrap paper.
Now what's left is the stencil and the vinyl that I was supposed to use on at least 1 project! Here those are:)
I used a distress ink that I thought best matched the color of the paper except Brown.....so I used "Scattered Straw" Distress Ink, lightly rubbing so the image slightly shows up! So...you can see it in the top right corner of the book...just a little color and a little texture!

The Vinyl images were a bicycle, a crown and a key and I couldn't see that they matched the collection too well.....in my opinion, then I thought, the book is to be about me.....my dad used to call me "Mi Princessa", his princess.....so, I went with the crown.....
...the top picture you can see that the pen has a little home strapped into the book! I applied the vinyl piece just like a rub-on and viola! I also added jute at the top of the pen and a strip of music paper from the collection at the bottom of it!

oh...I did say I altered my box too right....here that is, the lid top....
The inside has a lid with a pocket and another hand clip, I added a little pencil I had...
I'm gonna keep the box.....only because I have tons of journals already! LoL!!

So, I did record the process:) I know I mentioned a lot, but if you'de like to see how...you can, ok!




Thanks so much for popping in to peek, if you're in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, you may have a "Craft Warehouse" near you...please visit get some alterables, then go get yourself the "Note to Self" paper collection to create some very cool projects!! You can get pretty much all you need to create these projects for yourself!

For other projects and layouts made with this collection, you gotta see the other DT members project pics at the Craft Warehouse website!!! Here's the link!

Have a great weekend you guys!


xo, Jules:)

6 comments:

  1. Love this collection and what you did with it was inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Laurie! Thank you sweetie for commenting:) xoxoxoxo

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  2. Wow! Love all of the projects! Absolutely amazing

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  3. Wow, so much to look at, I am going to have to take a few more looks :)
    I love your layouts.
    I think the shape of your altered book is so cool. I really like your hand/finger paperclips and that you tied a reminder string on them, to fun.

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    1. I know it's a little busy....and a lot of projects....It was fun though! Thanks Ms Tracy! xo

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