Friday, May 4, 2012

Guest Blogger at

I am so excited to be a guest blogger over at today! 
Have you been there?  Have you seen all the awesome
scrapbooking supplies you can get for super prices?
I have to admit I was beyond excited when I ripped into my package of goodies
and saw what line I was lucky enough to be working with....

I’m a HUGE Echo Park fan like so many others of you out there.  But their “Hello Summer” line is for sure in my Top 3 favorites!!! I’m a sucker for the color palette they used and all the happy and bright images that can’t help but make your projects fun!

For my main project I chose to create a fun summer banner that I cut out of ¼" wood then altered.  The sweet little banner border sticker in this set was what inspired me!  Once I cut five banners from wood using my scroll saw, I drilled the holes to thread the twine through and painted them white. Next I covered the fronts with some of the fabulous papers from “Hello Summer” and then went to work adding all the fun embellishments. Last I threaded the dark brown hemp/jute through the banners to pull it together and make it hang. This was a super fun and easy project. 

(Be sure to see bottom of this post for info on ordering your own wood banners.) 

It's no secret that I’m a BIG fan of card making too!  I couldn’t help but create a few sweet summery greetings with this line as well.  With all the cute journaling cards and fun stickers... putting together a few cards was a cinch!  Hope these make you smile!


Okay.... I thought that there might be a few of you who will want to create or alter your own wood banner so I made the sets available in my ETSY Shop.  Be sure to purchase your Echo Park Hello Summer kits from but if you want a fun wood banner to decorate CLICK HERE to purchase one. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. LOVE what you have done with this kit!

  2. LOVE your projects girl! Thanks again so much for being my guest blogger today! <3

  3. WHAT??? YOU ARE AWESOME! These are the cutest projects! And I would LOVE to make a banner someday! How fun!

  4. okay you ROCKED this line! I have this line and hope I can play with it this weekend...

  5. You are totally my hero for incorporating power tools into papercrafting! I love your projects!!

  6. Super fun projects, Shanna! You really rocked the EP. I have this collection but haven't broken into it yet. :) You've inspired me to.

  7. Yay! Congrats!! love you projects--- so fun and bright and beautiful!

  8. Ooooh so bright, colorful and fun! Love the wood banners and your adorable cards!
    Crafty Hugs,

  9. Fun banner and darling cards!!!!

  10. The banner and cards look like so much fun to make and I know exactly where I want to make them in my room from

  11. Great looking urban art. I am so glad to get a peek at it!

  12. If you look closely at our new urban art collection you'll see elements of design made popular by street art.