Monday, October 15, 2012

Echo Park Paper/Great Impressions Stamps "2012 October" Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Great Impressions Stamps/Echo Park Paper Design Team Blog Hop! 

Today the Echo Park Paper Design Team and Great Impressions Stamps Design Team are showcasing projects from our latest collections. Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from EACH blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing, and a set of two stickable stamps from 

Great Impressions Stamps.   To qualify for the kit and stamps, comments will be due by midnight EST, Sunday, October 21st to qualify for the drawing. The winner will be announced on each blog Monday, October 22nd so be sure to check back to see if you've won.

Check out the 2 cute stamps that I chose to play with! You have to love the little skating mouse. These are nice foam backed stickable stamps that you use with any acrylic block. 
 I thought I would make a couple of cards using both stamps but with two very different Echo Park Paper Holiday Collections. One of the best things about working with stamps is that you can customize them to your favorite paper collections. :) 

First, let me share a card using Echo Park's "This and That Christmas" Collection, May Arts burlap ribbon,  and Carta Bella Natural White Linen cardstock. I stamped the greeting stamp and cut it apart to use as word strips on the card. Next I stamped the mousy image, watercolored him to match the collection, and cut him out. I went with a sort of classic warm Christmas look using an accordion folded circle over the gorgeous burlap ribbon. 




I thought that turned out super cute and I could have just created a stack of those to send to everyone but I am one of those people who can not stand to make the same thing over and over! So here is another version with those same stamps. I used Echo Park's "Happy Holiday's" Mini Theme collection and Ultra White Felt cardstock by Carta Bella. This one is totally different so the mouse was stamped in black again, but I just watercolored him differently and attached him in the lower right, then decorated the card with crisp flags and clean white cardstock ruffles. The greeting is stamped inside with a couple of the little flags.  



123 comments:

smahrty said...

Cute cards! I love the banner with the doilies.

Amanda said...

Adorable cards! I love the burlap ribbon on the first and the banner on the inside of the second is so cute!

Angel said...

omg. i loved how you used one stamp to make two entirely different cards, with 2 amazing paper collections. Love how versatile it is!

Pammejo said...

Very Cute Card, love how you did the inside of the card also, most forget the inside and envelop. Love EP and Great Impressions. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Madeline said...

OMGosh, that little mouse stamp is adorable! and what great looks you got...so completely different!

Tracey said...

That little mouse is too cute!! Fabulous cards!

Barb said...

These are so sweet. Love the pennant/doily banner and that image is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win. barbara.murphy@hotmail.ca

julie e said...

Love your mix of papers and trim!

Margie said...

I love your cards!! That mouse stamp is ADORABLE!

Diana Fernandez said...

Wonderful work! I love the mouse!

Shanan said...

Cute Cards! Thanks for the hop. shanan.simmons@gmail.com

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Adorable. I love the layering you did. Wonderful job.

greggers said...

Absolutely love your cards!

Suz D. said...

Beautiful! I love your style.

Ange said...

Cute cards!

angeandjohn@yahoo.com

Merrick Dunphy said...

These are so cute! That little mouse is just adorable!

Amanda said...

Oh my, both of your card are absolutely darling!! I just love that sweet mouse image..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

Abigail Stoops said...

Thanks for sharing your creations!

Kathleen said...

Cute cards!

jojobeth1 said...

I love how you used one stamp on two cards. Both are sooo cute!

Penny L. said...

well done! love how you turned the stamped and colored image into a "rosette" of sorts, and the sentiment is perfect for the holiday. randplasch (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jill McDonald said...

Love the sewing on the cards and the layered banner is wonderful! I also love that Ribbon with the papers, it's perfect! Very inspiring!! jill@blackdogsbc.com

Andrea Garland said...

Well the two cards are amazing! and so different even though you're using the same stamps. Love the banner with doiilies and the stiching circle.

I'm sgoing to pinned them :)

Pam said...

Both adorable cards. Love that little mouse. I"m like you I don't like making the same card over and over.

blupixy said...

These cards are amazing! Love the layers and banners!

KellyG said...

OMG those cards are adorable! Love the dimension on both of them!

Lisa C. said...

LOVE that sweet little mouse! Cute cute card!

MissScrapAlot said...

Oh my the stitching is adorable and the double banners is just to cute!!!!!!!

disneylisa said...

Fabulous job on both. And a special thanks for an idea of how to spruce up the inside of my cards.

Connie said...

These are so cute. Where do all your ideas come from?!

Connie said...

So adorable and so intricate!

marla said...

Love your cards and that skating mouse is so adorable. Thanks for sharing. mghowell8@msn.com

Cheri Wenger said...

Awesome cards, Suz! You always razzle dazzle us with your talents.

Carolyn said...

Love these cards! Super cute banner!

Shanna Shands said...

Great cards. I love the little mouse. I just got him. Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration.

Cindy said...

Really like the unique mix of ruffle and flags. So cute that you carried detail to the inside of the card, too.

Cindy said...

Really like the unique combination of ruffle and flags and that you carried detail to the inside of the card.

marylouh said...

Hope Ms Mouse doesn't get too close to the cat. I have some of these stamps with the mouse. Have to get them out and use them. thanks for the nudge to get going.

maryr917 said...

two super cute cards-I love how using the same stamp can achieve such a different look with patterned paper

Christine said...

Adorable! Love the stamp & how you used it on the first card with the burlap. Thanks for sharing!

belldoubleyou said...

The tale of two mice -- warm and cozy brown mouse and clean simple grey mouse. I am glad you chose to show of the versatility of using a stamp!

Susan P. said...

It's fun to see all the card ideas in the blog hop. What cute cards! You did a great job with the watercolored stamped mouse.

spertierra at bellsouth dot net

hkstarflower said...

Great ideas - am going to have a go at something similar to your flags and ruffles on the second card.
hkstarflower-echopark@yahoo.co.uk

Tracey said...

Adorable cards. The mouse is so cute and the accordian circle on the first card makes it pop. K7181994@aol.com

Jeana said...

Fantastic cards!

Jeana said...

Terrific cards, they are both amazing!

Caryn S said...

OK new favorite stamp: the little skating mouse! so darling! Beautiful cards.

cassie said...

very cute cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable image! love how you paired the ribbon/paper on the first card and the layerd banners on the second!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love that watercolored meece! Super creation! Loved hopping with you in October!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a sweet image and I love the stitching in a circle on your first card.

StefanieC said...

Love your cards!!
super-cute

Stefanie

Unikmo said...

Wow so cute! Thank you for showing how versatile they are! I love that little mouse.

Unikmo at gmail dot com

Kathleen said...

Great layering on the banner card! Love it!

Sue D said...

Both cards are adorable with these cute stamps and wonderful paper. I like all the banners.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

scrappin_in_AK said...

pretty cards - I really love the one with the banners and edged CS

Jenny said...

Your cards are so creative - love them all!

Tisha said...

So Cute

Indy said...

What delightful creations! Loving that darling mouse!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet cards! Darling stamps and I love that banner!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love both mousey cards, but the second one id awesome!! Great doily banner...

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Ohhh I love rosettes.. great card.

Hide N Keepsakes said...

On the first card, I really like the different patterned paper you used and the different textures from the paper to the burlap and the thread. The second card I love how the use of so much white really draws your attention to the mouse and banner. It's beautiful!
Heidi Rees

Hide N Keepsakes said...

The love the different textures you used in the first card. The second card is so beautiful with all the white, it draws your attention to the mouse and the banner! Love it,
Heidi Rees

juli (sweetpz) said...

cute cute!! love the skating mouse =)

MClark said...

Both of your cards are cute, but I love the simplicity of the white one. Very nice work!

Lisa said...

I love the little mouse. Too cute. Love the burlap on your first card. The banner on the second is super cute.

Cynthia B. said...

That little mouse is the cutest! Love how you've highlighted him on both your cards with your banner and pennant accents. Gorgeous cards!

Karenladd said...

What a sweet little mouse stamp! Love how you used it in such different ways with the EP papers! Love that banner!

cutiephinphin said...

Super cute cards! Love that mouse. Love that you created different scenes using the same stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Lowri said...

Lovely cards Susan! Love the banner too
Lowri :-0

Zarah said...

Ooooh! Great cards - I especvially LOOOOVE the second one! It is deeelish! :D

Joan V said...

Wow, how adorable. First, this is the first I have seen the stick able stamps from GI. Second, loved how you made two adorable cards using the two stamps. And the papers is fantastic, too. Thanks for sharing both cards.

PamSpradlin said...

How different the mouse looks by coloring him different. He is an adorable stamp. Love the cards and how different they look even with using the same stamp. And I can't believe that you already have a stack of Christmas cards ready to mail...it makes me feel so behind.

mspradlin@cox.net

ehbost said...

Both cards are well done. Love the papers, and the little mouse. These are so light and cheery. Also love your stitching.

Anski said...

Oh, these are such cute cards!
cuteandcoolcreations(at)gmail.com

OlesyaK said...

Both cards are awesomely cute!! love your watercoloring!

Scrapycandy said...

I am a sucker for mice. So adorable! And the cards are spot on trendy. thanks so much!

Стокли said...

The combination of flags and doilies is fabulous=)

Mary Mac said...

Love all the layering of the first card and how simple the second card is. How fun if the stamp said Happy Christmouse.

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your cards! I really love the layering of the ribbons! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercrafting addiction!

Gina200 said...

How adorable that little mouse is!

Carla said...

Both are so adorable! Thanks for showing different ways to use the same stamps.

Carla from Utah

Melissa said...

Pretty cards!

Kim H said...

great cards, love the rosette and layering with the stitch detail on the first. the second, really like the layering of the banners and the white dot accents on the bottom left. thanks for sharing.
kimba at richhook dot com

Brittany Edwards said...

How cute is that mouse!! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some awesome product :)

Melinda said...

How adorable! Love the mouse stamp and that banner is way too stinkin' cute!

Angela said...

Super cute mouse stamp!

Jenny said...

EeK!! These are all so pretty - love to find them in my mailbox :)

Cheryl S. said...

Love, love, love these cards, especially the layering of banners.

Katy said...

Love both of your cards! I love it that you showed how versatile that cute mouse is!

lisa808 said...

Cute cards. The first one is especially darling.

Stampin Lara said...

Really cute cards! Love your blog, thanks so much for sharing!!

Tanya S said...

I love love love both your cards, so different but both so gorgeous!

Julie H said...

I love how the same stamps can look so different depending on what you team them up with! Am loving that burlap ribbon, too.

Nikki said...

These are just to darn cute love the way you've done the 1st card with that adorable little mouse :) thanks for the chance

Mary Kruschke said...

Oh, Susan, you have so much charming texture going on with that little mouse! Oodles of lovely!

Judy said...

Like all your stitching and the flag banner and lace mixed together.

youngmi said...

ah! that little mouse is so cute!

Carla said...

ohh the little mousey is just adorable! Love your cards!

kathy said...

Such detail in your cards Love the stitching,thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Sweet little mouse! I want him!! Love your card.

Stacy said...

Your mice are so adorable and I love how you got two such different looks with the same stamp! Great idea to carry the flags inside the card!

sheetal said...

Nice creations...Thanks for giving chance to win !!

the mustik said...

Yes; really cute stamps, and beautiful cards.

isabel said...

Thanks for the chance! Lovely card.

Renee said...

Wow, both are amazing cards!! I love the look of the sentiment on the inside!

Flo said...

I love your rosette and pennant rows. That mouse is too cute.

Karey said...

Cute card. But I hate mice.....LOL

Kristie Shreffler said...

Thanks for the great card ideas!

Emily said...

So cute! I love the layered banners on the first one.

Barbara Pitts said...

Loved the banners and pennants! Could that mouse be any cuter?

veronica t. said...

the layered pennants and trim are awesome! And love your scrapbook pages...that is where I need the inspiration. THANKS

Kellie said...

2 amazingly super cute cards with amazing inspiration.

Lucy Patrick said...

That little mouse is adorable and I love how intricate and fancy your banner is, that looks so beautiful, makes for a really clean crisp card. XOX Lucy

Lillian Child said...

That skating mouse is just too dang cute! Great card creations!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

That mouse is too cute. Great projects. TFS

Divinity said...

yes they did turn out cute! love those stamps! :)

Tatiana Ortega said...

Great cards, I like banners! Thanks for the chance
taorni at hotmail dot com

Tamera said...

That is one cute little skating mouse! How fun that you put the flags on the inside of the card too. I really like the bright one with the burlap, but I LOVE the white car that makes the little mouse look like he is skating in the middle of a white winter wonderland.

Debi said...

I love that cute little mouse, and your cards are awesome too. I like how you sewed the banner on the card with edging in between.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

your cards are wonderful!

jordanbev5 said...

Gosh, I just love your cards!! Such an adorable image and beautifully done cards!