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5.30.2011

Echo Park Paper Co.- Summer Days














{Reported by Liz Hicks}



So this week officially was the start of summer for our family. The kids are now officially out of school and are already planning their summer adventures. With this inspiration circulating through our home, I thought it fun to share some fun projects using the new Summer Days collection by Echo Park Paper Co. Now I normally am not attracted to theme types of paper collections, but this one kind of caught my eye, the bright colors were screaming my name.

The collection itself is perfect for all things summer and fun, especially if you have little kids around. Myself, I like to try and use things for themes other than intended, so I used the papers for a few inspirational canvases for around the house. I love products that give you these opportunities just in case you really are not a theme crafter.

This product collection offers a variety of paper sizes and selections as well as stickers,chip board elements, brads and rub-ons. The intimate collection is nice as it makes it cost effective if you want to purchase the whole line. It also makes it easier to craft with as all of the elements go nicely together and can be used for a variety of themes.

What I Liked:
-I LOVE the bright colors of this collection.
-I also LOVE the options of patterns in bright bold rainbow of colors. I love the versatility of this collection and all the uses it offers.
-I also LOVE the sticker sheets. I am not normally a sticker kind of girl, but these stickers are not only cute, they are very functional in design as well the letter sticker sheets are an amazing deal with having 3 alphabets and sentiment quotes. Makes it very nice to have a few different coordinating options for titles and journals. The entire collection left me with so many ideas and could keep me busy for hours.

What I didn't like:
-The only thing that is not really for me is the style of the images. I generally craft with basic backgrounds and don't find myself utilizing playful or cute designs, but that is just my aesthetic. I actually still found myself ogling over some of the "cute" aspects of the designs, but I probably wouldn't use all of them... which is important to me. This is just something minor, and probably wouldn't keep me from purchasing more of these products.

Here are a few of the projects I created using just the Paper and sticker sheets for this collection.

DREAMS Canvas







Dreams Canvas- Paper and stickers: Echo Park Paper Co.; Adhesive: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L; Thread: Sulky (Metallic); Canvas: Unknown


LOVE Canvas












LOVE Canvas- Paper and stickers: Echo Park Paper Co.; Adhesives: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L; Paint: Plaid (Folk Art)

Where & How Much:
ProductEcho Park Paper Co.- Summer Days Collection
Manufacturer:  Echo Park Paper Co.
MSRP: $ .80-13.99
Available at: Scrapbook Doodle, A Cherry on Top, and Scrapbook.com

Overall, I would use this collection again in a heartbeat. I am normally not drawn to animated style paper collections, but I found so many new cute ways to use this product. I really loved it and look forward to see what Echo Park does in the future.

What do you think? What are your thoughts on this collection from Echo Park? How do you feel about the variety of products and themes they offer?  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win an Echo Park Paper Co. prize!  We would love to hear from you!



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51 comments:

Arjanne said...

I love this line. But I love almost everything Echo Park, so that is nothing new!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love the bright colors of this new collection! Their collections are always great to work with and the quality of the product is wonderful!

Lisa said...

I adore everything EP! I haven't seen a single item I don't like! I would love to work with this collection.

PamS said...

I like the bright colors in this line. And I have never been disappointed by Echo Park products.

Ellie A. said...

This collection is just so much fun & so bright & happy love it!

Kelly Massman said...

I love these!!!! And, I like the unique projects with the collection! :-)

isa dona said...

beautiful colors ! Love Echo Park.

Vitoria B said...

This is just beautiful, love this collection !

GLOANN said...

Because I have several grandchildren 6 and under, I find lots of uses for Echo Park collections. I certainly could use this one, too!

Linh C. said...

I haven't seen an Echo Park collection that I haven't liked. What I like about Echo Park are the clean designs, bright colors, and cute themes. Thanks for showing how this collection can be used for something other than scrapbook layouts.

LouAnn said...

I love Echo Park and this line is no exception. I love the bright colors and the coordinating stickers and alphas.

AngMomof3 said...

I just recently used my first Echo Park products and just LOVED how the elements came together for me! I'd love another chance to play with their stuff.

June Houck said...

I have recently become a HUGE fan of Echo Park. They may be my favorite! I do not own Summer Days, but I used almost every sheet of "a walk in the Park." I just started playing with "For the Record" and I just received "Life is Good." I hope you choose me for this collection; I appreciate the opportunity to win.

Irit Shalom said...

Maybe it is too cute- but I still love the colors and so much hopw to win..

Fifi said...

I love the bright happy colours in this collection

Danielle said...

love this line, and everything else Echo Park Designs!!! Fab colours, and images!!!

Diana said...

I love this collection. It is right up my street with the bright colours. I am a big fan of EP in general.

Simy said...

There is nothing I don't love from Echo Park, the colors, the patterns...always the best!

Ann Cicilie said...

Aaaawwww-gorgeous! Love both the collection and the projects!

Thanks for the chance to win, and have a wonderful week :)

Donmarie said...

I am a huge fan of anything Echo Park. They just make me smile which is perfect :)

Erica Hettwer said...

I love what you made, Liz! I really love their more sophisticated lines but I do like their more playful stuff as well. :)

TerrieF said...

I've been really impressed with this new company! Love the brightness of this line.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such a beautiful paper pack. I love it!

Patchi said...

I love Echo Park. I don't have this collection yet, but I'm working my way through "Playground" at the moment. What I love most about their collections is the bright color combinations!

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely projects, Liz! I esp. like the way you used the patterns on the umbrella.
This EP line looks so fun! I can understand what you mean about the "cute" aspect of this line, but I do enjoy that in my crafting. A couple of their lines - For the Record, for example - aren't cutesy, so I do think Echo Park has a wide variety of offerings for everyone. I for one am a big fan!! Thanks for the chance to win!

scrapalajen said...

Love love the bright colours of Echo Park! They always come out with the best of the best collections!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVE EP!! Love these colors and patterns! Your first creation is SUPER fun!!

Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Great projects! This is such a cute line!

Veronica said...

Looks like a fun collection. I just love Echo Park!

Karen F said...

I love this line! But then of course I love echo park. Love that they make it so easy to scrap and that the prices are really reasonable.

Darla said...

Beautiful papers, but then again I LOVE Echo Park!

Hee Jin R. said...

It's hot just like summer! Love the bright colors and theme

Joan V said...

I love this collection. The papers are bright and fun. I would use as much as I could in my scrapbooking of my summer photo's and the rest I would make some FUN cards. I love paper, so any paper is usable for cards. It is ART! Thanks for highlighting this collection.

Natalie said...

Wow! So much cuteness! I totally love this line and the canvases you made are just ADORABLE!!! Great review! :)

Paulo Marques said...

this is a beautiful line, thanks for the chance.

isabel scrap said...

Great creations ! so bright!

MaryBeth said...

I love everything Echo Park!!!! The colors are amazing and perfect for summer and kids. I'd love to win this product and make some summer memories with Echo Park!

Melissa Kaye said...

L-O-V-E Echo Park. My favorite company out there right now. They keep releasing gorgeous papers that make it fun to scrap!

Victoria S. said...

Love Echo Park ans love summer days - such fun colors.

smahrty said...

I have liked almost everything E.P. has put out and this line is pretty cute. I am mostly a card maker and can see many fun bright projects in my future with these papers.

Scrapamum said...

I LOVE Echo Park!!! Their fun vibrant colours and themes are fabulous to play with and you did a fabulous job showcasing them!!!

Paper Heart said...

Oh! Nice! I would love to win! Love EP!

Aimee said...

I agree 100% with you liz, I love the bright colors,but don't normally scrap with such bold background

Vicky said...

It looks bright and fun! Love the ferris wheel!

Steffanie said...

Echo Park never fails to deliver fantastic colors and designs! Love your LOVE canvas---super cute!

Lisa C. said...

Echo Park has become one of my favorites!! I love all the variety they keep coming out with.

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love EP!! I already have a few of their lines, and this would make my collection even more fun!

Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

just LOVE this line-such happy bright colors, and it works well with Echo Park's other lines!

Anke said...

I love these happy and bright colours. I should like to work with these papers.

naomi said...

I love this collection with all the bright colours :)

Hollyk said...

Love Echo Park, their lines are always great!!