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6.03.2013

Echo Park Paper's Here & Now collection & some giveaways!

















{Reported by Paula Gilarde}


Here and Now is a new collection from Echo Park Paper. It's full of bright colors, word bubbles, chalkboard and trendy elements. The collection consists of twelve 12x12 inch sheets of double-sided paper, one 12 x 12 Element sticker and one 12 x 12 Alpha sticker (it has two alphas and more element stickers). The stickers playful with every-day memories themes. There's lots of graphic and trendy elements - feathers, arrows, banners etc. It also includes a nod to Project Life with a sheet each of 4x6 and 3x4 journaling cards.


What I liked:
The color palette was bring and fun, I'm drawn to bright colors, maybe because I have a tween in the house, but it felt perfect for her!
Awesome b-sides, if I didn't like one side then I definitely liked the other - good graphic, tone-on-tone patterns that can be used for any kind of layout.
I really liked the slight distressing - I used to find Echo Park products a little too clean for my taste - the tiny bit of distressing really makes a big difference. 

What I disliked:
It's hard to complain about this one - if I didn't like one side of paper, I did like the other. There's lot of variety of patters. Two different alphas are included (one small and one not-so-small) - I could maybe  have done with a slightly bigger alpha. Maybe. 

What I made:
I liked the generic stickers which meant that I could use them on cards. I really liked the different styles of pennants, and layered some of the stickers for my sentiment:

Supplies: Echo Park Here & Now Stickers, Core'dinations cardstock


I used the "Project Life" journaling cards on another card and added some dimension with stickers and foam adhesive.
Supplies: Echo Park papers and stickers, Bazzill cardstock
I decorated a frame with strips of patterned paper to create a patchwork effect. I framed some patterned paper and added the TO DO stickers. The result: a fun desk-sized dry erase board!
Suppliers: Echo Park papers and stickers, wooden frame.


Where and How Much:
Product Name: Here and Now Collection
Manufacturer: Echo Park Paper Company
MSRP: $13.99
Available at: Two Peas in a Bucket, Scrapbook.com, Paper Delight Boutique*

What do you think?
Are you drawn to this color scheme. Could you see yourself using these papers and elements? Leave a comment here by midnight EST on Wednesday to be entered to win a fab Echo Park Paper Here & Now kit!   US residents only and please leave a way to be contacted! 

30 comments:

BethW said...

I totally agree with you.One of the things I really love about Echo Park is their "B" side papers.I can always use everything in a collection.

Julie Steed said...
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Julie Steed said...

I'm a fan of Echo Park as well. Looks like a great summery line.

♥⊱p a t t i ⊰♥ said...
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♥⊱p a t t i ⊰♥ said...

Great projects!! Such cute cards & love the frame!
I love the line...bright & cheery and wonderful color palette. Thumbs up for me!

Torrie said...

You can't go wrong with Echo Park paper by Lori. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Gabrielle said...

Echo Park has done it again! I am in love with nearly all of their lines. I really think this is a fun line for boys and girls, all ages!

Thanks for the share!
Gabrielle from Denton, TX

sharon g said...

I like the colors, especially the limey one. I can see me using these for summery projects. They look great. I like the sunglasses, etc., too.

thejonesgang6 said...
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thejonesgang6 said...

I love the colors, as they give so much versatility--I am alreayd thinking of many ways to use this!
Courtney
(thejonesgang6@verizon.net)

Jean said...

Love everything from EP. Their lines make it easy to complete a layout or even an album with minimal effort.

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Love the dry erase board! Looks like a fun collection!

Amie Lamm-Griffin said...

I love this!

Houses Built of Cards said...

I always love Echo Park's products - but I have to say that I especially LOVE this one! LOVE how the patterns and colors match so perfectly together!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Funky Finds said...

these colors are right up my alley! i love bright fun combos!!! jessica d. - info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

Robin B. said...

I love the variety and color combination in this collection.

PamSpradlin said...

fI have liked everything I have ever gotten from Echo Park. I especially like their use of pink and turquoise together. And I also agree with you that if you don't like one side of their paper, you will like the other side.

Pam Spradlin
mspradlin@cox.net

Suz D. said...

The colors drew me in, too. I'm glad you did some projects with it so I can "see it in action". I definitely want this kit!

Cynthia B. said...

Echo Park always puts out great collections! Love the camera and chevron patterns, plus chalkboard images here. And yes, bright colors draw me in too. Neon is especially popular with my kids' clothing choices lately, so I can totally see myself crafting with this fun line.

Erica Hettwer said...

Echo Park does a really good job of having very usable products!

Linh C. said...

Love this EP collection too!

Homespuncropper said...

I love the fresh color palette. Great for summer fun!

lynda said...

I like the color palette for the summer months. It looks very trendy with all the little icons.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Echo Park has always been at the top of my favorite paper companies!!
melinda at sbmsystems dot com

Kim M said...

I love the color scheme. I have girls and am a sucker for anything that has pink in it.

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scrapper al said...

I see cameras! I'm a sucker for anything photography related.

Shirley said...

I like how colorful this collection is!

Kelly Massman said...

I love it!!!!

Natasha G.P. said...

The colors are great, especially the butter yellow. I would definitely use these--I like to use the paper as a jumping off point, and these are really great. I'd like to make a mini album with them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. I really enjoyed seeing your projects.
I have many pictures to scrap of my grad and many would be perfect for this line.
secretsisterjudi@hotmail.com