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The Echo Park paper collections make it super easy to co ordinate your card making.
They are sold through various suppliers around the world.
The collections revolve around a theme such as a season, occasion or subject. Each collection has it's own colour combination that's reflected in the patterned paper and images.
The double sided paper pads are available in 6" x 6" and 12" x 12" so ideal for scrapbooking and tags as well as cards. One side of the paper has an assortment of images while the reverse has more neutral designs that can be used for backgrounds.
Each collection has matching double sided solid 12" x 12" paper packs, cut out ephemera, stickers and frames. There are also stencils and stamp sets.
The paper packs and extras are good quality and value for money. Ideal for those occasions when you have to make multiple cards for Christmas, charity events or replenishing your card stocks.
The Queen of paper packs is Kirstie Marcotte. Her excellent videos show how to make the most of your 6" x 6"paper packs using card sketches.
Kirstie has generously shared a tutorial on how she utilises an entire 6" 6" paper pack when making cards. Do watch this especially if you are new to using paper packs.
I couldn't resist the "My dog" collection from Echo Park as I'm a doggy person and the proud owner of a 11 year old Border Terrier (or terrorist depending on your point of view!).
Knowing lots of other dog lovers this set was a must have!
I purchased and used the 6" x 6" paper pack, the 12" x 12" solids pack and the ephemera. The only additions were A2 (US) pre scored card bases, gold card from Tonic Studios and thin gold sticker strips.
For the embellishments I used a small bone and a dog paw punches with the gold mirror card.
In total I made 10 cards but have enough paper and card left over for more. The left overs are stored in a plastic wallet with the ephemera ready for the next time I need to make some dog cards.
Before starting your cards check out your card sizes and layers.
Click on any Image to see the cards in Gallery format
Have you used an Echo Park paper collection? If so, which one? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments box below....