Carta Bella Design Team

Happy middle-of-the-week, everyone!
I have a bit of fun news to share....
It has been quite some time since I have applied for a "DT Call", but I just
couldn't pass up this opportunity to try out for one of my very favorite
papercrafting companies!  
I look forward to creating cute things with their cute products and designing
alongside my newest team-mates!  I'll be sharing more with you soon :)

Gift Card Holder

I have a really easy tutorial for a gift card holder using 
new "B-Side" collection and embellishments.

  This only takes a few minutes to whip together, so make several to have on-hand!

 First, cut your favorite pattern of “B Side” paper to 4 1/8” X 12”. 
 Place the paper horizontally onto a scoring board.  
Score at 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5 and 9.5 inches.

 Fold along the lines in the above fashion.

 Turn the paper over so that inside pattern is facing down.  Place a high tack adhesive tape along both sides of the 4.5” score line.  Tape each piece to the opposite side.

 Turn the paper back over so that the inside pattern is facing up. 
Place a small piece of high tack adhesive tape along the two edges of the
 tabs as shown above.  You now have a secure slot/pocket for any standard gift card!

If you would like to add a tab closure to the front: 
Use a 1” round die and tape it to the top of a piece of ship board so that only
 HALF of the die is exposed to the paper.  Secure to the bottom edge of the
 flap with washi tape and die-cut. 

Corner round the edges of the front flap if you wish.  Decorate with various
 embellishments from the collection and it’s ready for giving!

B Side Collection- BSE-4913 So Anyway Paper; BSE-4925 Title Stickers;
 BSE-4927 Resin Flower Buttons; BSE-4928 Chip Shapes
Basics- BAS-4341
Candy Buttons – Aqua & Pink

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2015 is ticking down and 2016 is quickly approaching!
I crafted this very cute desktop calendar with the "So Fancy" Collection from

I started with a set of six kraft tags that measure 3.75" X 5.5", the "So Fancy" SN@P Cards, various patterned papers and embellishments from the collection and a free printable calendar that I found here.

To begin, I cut the patterned paper down to 3.5" X 4.5" and corner rounded them at the bottom so that they matched the kraft tags.  Next, one of the 3X4 SN@P cards were added with foam adhesive tape.  The calendar was cut down to size, glued in place and then each month was embellished with various pretties!

The backs of the tags include a continuation of the calendar months, July through December:

The calendar is sturdy enough to stand up for display, or add it to an easel.  With holiday gift-making right around the corner, this would make a quick and fun gift for friends on your list!

So Fancy-
6407 Besties

Wild Life Garland

Use a collection of “The Wild Life” Designer Dies and Stamps by
to create a custom garland for a themed party or to glam up a camper!

 I started with patterned papers and the “Into the Woods” and “Canoe” Die Sets
 and “Happy Camper” Die Set & Stamp Combo.  I used the “sign” die as a
 background for the tree motif.

 After die-cutting the canoe and paddle, I stamped the “At the lake” image
 using a Aegean Blue and Garden Grass Chalk Inks.  The top portion was inked 
green and then the blue was added and blended into the green before stamping onto
 one of the Neutrals papers.  The image was then die-cut and the canoe glued to the front.

 Each piece was then punched at the edges with a small hole punch and kraft 
twine was threaded through to tie the pieces together. 

You can add as many pieces as you’d like to create whatever length works 
best for your project.

Looks darling strung across a cabinet or window!

See more great projects on the blog at Echo Park Paper!

Juniper Berry Barn Star Freebie!

Enjoy this FREE printable from
of the barn star ornament that I made with the "Juniper Berry" Collection!

Click on the photo or try --here-- to download your project sheet :)
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