Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Kid Craft: DIY 3D Flowers

Are you loving the look of handmade, paper flowers? Oh I am SO loving them. Something about the texture of paper, just gets me all happy and excited. So I was super happy when Echo Park Paper recently released new 3D Flower Dies. I thought it would be fun to show you how easy it is to create 3d Flowers with your kids using these amazing dies. Be sure to pin your favorite images to inspire you later!

3D Paper Flowers from Jen Gallacher www.jengallacher.com. #paperflower #diecutting #kidscraft #jengallacher

3D Flower Instructions


Step 1: Use the dies to cut out the petals for the flowers. A small flower will use only the smallest petal and will need 5-6 petals cut. A medium flower will need both the smallest and medium petals die cut (cut 5-6 petals). And a large flower will need all three petals cut (cut 5-6 petals).

3D Paper Flowers from Jen Gallacher www.jengallacher.com. #paperflower #diecutting #kidscraft #jengallacher

Step 2: Use a pencil to gently bend the petals back.

3D Paper Flowers from Jen Gallacher www.jengallacher.com. #paperflower #diecutting #kidscraft #jengallacher

Step 3: Use liquid glue or glue dots to gently overlap the bottom flap of each petal over one another.

3D Paper Flowers from Jen Gallacher www.jengallacher.com. #paperflower #diecutting #kidscraft #jengallacher

Step 4: Begin adhering petals on top of each other, slightly overlapping as you go.

3D Paper Flowers from Jen Gallacher www.jengallacher.com. #paperflower #diecutting #kidscraft #jengallacher

Step 5: Use the die cut circle included in the die cut packaging to die cut a flower center.


3D Paper Flowers from Jen Gallacher www.jengallacher.com. #paperflower #diecutting #kidscraft #jengallacher

Step 6: To add more petals, follow the same steps and mount them on the BACK of the first row of petals.

3D Paper Flowers from Jen Gallacher www.jengallacher.com. #paperflower #diecutting #kidscraft #jengallacher

Before you go check out all the other summer fun posts that are joining the series today. As always you can find lots of summer fun inspiration and ideas on Life Sew Savory.

kids crafts and activities from Life Sew Savory Summer fun series

365 Days of Crafts - Shared a cute Button Bracelet Project.

Cutesy Crafts - Shared fun DIY bookmark project for kids

Simple Practical Beautiful - Has a post about making friendship bracelets... FUN!

Niki's Homemade Crafts - Fun tic tac toe game, even good for travel!

Jen Gallacher - Made gorgeous flowers. How fun to try this!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Happy Day" Embossed and Stamped Card

For this week's "Jen's Cards," I'm sharing an ultra-modern design using both a palm leaf stamp and a confetti or polka dot embossing folder. I love how masculine and cool this card feels. Have you checked out all of this month's cards? I share a new card each Wednesday. You'll want to check them all out as each one has a new design using white embossed card backgrounds.

"Happy Day" Embossed and stamped card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #jengallacher #jenscards #embossingfolder #stamping #diecutting #echoparkpaper

To create this card, I used the palm leaf stamp to stamp dark aqua/teal ink onto a sheet of cardstock. This forms the top of my card. I added a few thin palm leaves in kraft to the card and then embossed the word "HAPPY" white white embossing powder on the top of a black, die cut circle. The word "DAY" is cut from gold, shimmer paper. The bottom is a bunch of triangle pieces. This creates a peek-a-boo effect for the white embossed cardstock.

Here's a closer look at the card. Don't forget to pin your favorite images for inspiration later!

"Happy Day" Embossed and stamped card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #jengallacher #jenscards #embossingfolder #stamping #diecutting #echoparkpaper

"Happy Day" Embossed and stamped card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #jengallacher #jenscards #embossingfolder #stamping #diecutting #echoparkpaper

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Friday, June 16, 2017

10 Amazing 3D Dies You MUST Have from Echo Park Paper

Once again I'm back to share some of my favorite dies from Echo Park Paper. Since I work for Echo Park, I get to play with these dies ALL THE TIME. So I'm more than a wee bit attached to these fabulous products. In fact, I begged for some of these shapes to be made. So you can see why I'm so happy and why I think you might like them too. Make sure to pin your favorite 3D Dies to add to your projects later.

10 Amazing 3D Dies from Echo Park Paper by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #diecutting #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

3d Die Projects Ideas


Tassel Banner:


10 Amazing 3D Dies from Echo Park Paper by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #diecutting #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

Pinwheels:

10 Amazing 3D Dies from Echo Park Paper by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #diecutting #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

Flowers:

10 Amazing 3D Dies from Echo Park Paper by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #diecutting #jengallacher #echoparkpaper


Bows:

10 Amazing 3D Dies from Echo Park Paper by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #diecutting #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Be Amazing" Flower Pocket Card

For this week's card, I wanted to share both how a white, embossed background can be a really stunning starting point. Plus I am showing how by cutting two of the rectangle dies, you can create a card pocket. All this month in my "Jen's Cards" series, you can find inspiration for white, embossed background cards. I hope you'll join me each Wednesday for a new card. I've included all the supplies for this card below. Keep reading for more photos and details of today's card.

"Be Amazing" Flower Pocket Card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #jengallacher #jenscards #cardmaker #echoparkpaper #diecutting #stamping #embossing


To create this card, I started with a star pattern. Then I cut two of the rectangle dies from a coral cardstock. I used the side with texture facing up for the inside of the pocket. I stamped on the second rectangle's smooth side and cut it at a diagonal to create the pocket. And finally I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of the pocket. I placed a die cut tag in a slightly lighter color than the coral inside the pocket and added some gold accents in the scallop and tag reinforcer. All of the products are listed below.

Here's a closer look at the card. Be sure to pin your favorite images!

"Be Amazing" Flower Pocket Card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #jengallacher #jenscards #cardmaker #echoparkpaper #diecutting #stamping #embossing

"Be Amazing" Flower Pocket Card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #jengallacher #jenscards #cardmaker #echoparkpaper #diecutting #stamping #embossing

"Be Amazing" Flower Pocket Card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #jengallacher #jenscards #cardmaker #echoparkpaper #diecutting #stamping #embossing

"Be Amazing" Flower Pocket Card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #jengallacher #jenscards #cardmaker #echoparkpaper #diecutting #stamping #embossing


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