Thursday, July 27, 2017

Echo Park Paper Events: Take a Class!

Did you know that Echo Park Paper now offers classes? We'll travel to your store or crop and provide you with amazing hands-on scrapbooking and card workshops with an experienced teacher. Be sure to request an Event at your local store or upcoming crop. You can learn more HERE on the Echo Park website.



This season we're offering some NEW classes including the following:

- Travel Mini Album
- Wedding Mini Album
- Christmas Countdown Mini Album
- A Perfect Christmas Mini Album
- Magcial Memories (4 layouts)
- Christmas Card Set

Here is a sneak peek at the classes. You can download the Event PDF HERE for more information.



I had so much fun designing these classes. I hope you get the opportunity to take some of them.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Thank You" Stenciled Background Card

Welcome back to the final card in this month's "Jen's Cards" series. This week I'm sharing a modern, masculine card that combines a cloud stencil and repetitive phrase stamping to create a card any guy (or cool gal) will like. Be sure to check out all this month's cards by searching the side bar on my blog or by visiting here each Wednesday.

"Thank You" Stenciled Background card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #card #jenscards #jengallacher #stencil #stamping #diecutting


To create this card, I used an ink blending tool to add darker teal ink to teal cardstock. This formed the base of my card. Then I used gold ink to stamp the phrase "Thank You" several times on black cardstock. It's very subtle, but it shines under the light. The "thank you" phrase is cut from gold, shimmer paper. Glitter enamel dots add some additional sparkle and shine. Make the card really modern, but cutting paper into triangles and layering them on top of each other.

Want a closer look at the card? Here are few more photos. Be sure to pin your favorites for inspiration later or follow my Jen's Cards Pinterest board HERE.


"Thank You" Stenciled Background card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #card #jenscards #jengallacher #stencil #stamping #diecutting

"Thank You" Stenciled Background card by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #card #jenscards #jengallacher #stencil #stamping #diecutting

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Scrapbooking Mystery Boxes for Sale!

Looking for some new paper crafting products to jumpstart your creativity? Each year I go through my scrapbook studio and pull out items that I think other crafters will enjoy. I create several boxes of goodies that I then place on sale.

Today I'm sharing 10 "Mystery Boxes" that I'm selling:


Each of these boxes contains loads of scrapbooking papers, collection kits, stamps, stencils and embellishments I think you might enjoy. These boxes are filled with goodies and are sure to please. Papers range in color, theme, and style ensuring you'll get something you love.

To purchase: I will accept the $45 payment through Paypal. Please contact me via email to request one of the Mystery Boxes. Boxes will be sold on a First-Come, First-Serve basis. You have 24 hours to make your payment and then the box will be placed on sale again. I will send you a Paypal invoice or my Paypal information when you're ready to purchase.

Box #1: Available
Box #2: Available
Box #3: Available
Box #4: Available
Box #5: Available
Box #6: Available
Box #7: Available
Box #8: Available
Box #9: Available
Box #10: Available

Shipping: All boxes are shipping in a US Priority Mail Flat Rate box to save on shipping. Shipping charges are included in the $45 price. Invoices will come from Paypal and should be paid within 24 hours or the order will be cancelled. Boxes will be shipped a few days after your payment has cleared. Currently I'm shipping to the US only. Please make sure your Paypal address is up-to-date. If you want to make arrangements for International shipping, please contact me FIRST as the shipping charges will be an additional cost.

Additional questions: You can add them here or email me directly at js_gallacher@hotmail.com
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens

My kids love to eat home lunch, but sometimes after a while they get tired of my boring, brown lunch bags. So for this back-to-school craft, I wanted to show you how you can dress up lunch bags to create something beautiful, sophisticated, and uplifting. Here's a look at the lunch bags we are going to create today:

Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #lunchbag #lunchsack #stamping #stencil

Stamped and Stenciled Lunch Bag:

1. For this project, we'll be using white lunch bags. You can find them on Amazon HERE. We'll also be using stencils, gold and black stamping inks, a few stamps, and an acrylic block to stamp on each bag. You can find all the products listed in the products section below.

2. Place a stencil on the bottom of the bag. Using an ink dauber, ink the dauber on the gold stamping ink pad. Repeatedly daub the ink through the stencil onto the lunch bag. For the first design I only inked a diagonal line of pattern through the stencil.

Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #lunchbag #lunchsack #stamping #stencil

You can also create your own pattern like stripes by using Washi Tape to tape off part of the bag. Apply ink with the dauber to the open design and then remove the tape to reveal the striped pattern.

Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #lunchbag #lunchsack #stamping #stencil

3. For the sentiment use either alphabet stamps or sentiment stamps to stamp a word, message, or the child's name on the front of the bag. Try adding inspirational quotes for something that's sure to make your child smile.

Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #lunchbag #lunchsack #stamping #stencil


4. When the lunch sack is filled, you can add a tassel to the top of the bag with a gold clothespin.

Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #lunchbag #lunchsack #stamping #stencil


Lunch Bags for Teens

Here is a closer look at each bag. Try mixing up colors to make it more masculine, or try a different stencil style to create a new look. You could also use brown lunch bags for an entirely new design. There's no reason a lunch bag needs to be boring. Make yours a bit more magical with these quick and easy steps.


Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #lunchbag #lunchsack #stamping #stencil
 (Randomly stenciled confetti dot design.)

Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #lunchbag #lunchsack #stamping #stencil
 (Diagonal stenciled design.)

Stenciled and Stamped Lunch Bags for Teens by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #lunchbag #lunchsack #stamping #stencil
(Taped off stripe design.)

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Lunch Bags for Teens
 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"For You" Stenciled Background Card

Are you enjoying these weekly card ideas? I hope you're feeling inspired and are trying some of the techniques I'm sharing with you. All this month, I'm sharing how a stencil can really dress up your cards. This week's "Jen's Card" is a "For You" card with a gold, misted background that really makes the card shine. Echo Park Paper generously donated many of the products shown today, and I want to give them a shout out for the amazing goodies!

"For You" Stenciled Card Background by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #stencil #jengallacher #card #embossingfolder #diecutting #echoparkpaper


To create this card, I taped the stencil on top of the light coral cardstock and then used Heidi Swapp gold mist to mist the stencil. I let it drive overnight (I really wanted it dry). Then I added a layer of darker coral cardstock to the bottom of the card. This strip was embossed with an embossing folder from Echo Park. I layered some white branches, green palm leaves, and black stems to create some visual impact on my card. The "For You" die cut phrase is layered on a gold die cut circle. There is a LOT of drama in card, and I think one of my girl friends would really love this card.

Take a closer look at this card and pin your favorite images for inspiration later!

"For You" Stenciled Card Background by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #stencil #jengallacher #card #embossingfolder #diecutting #echoparkpaper

"For You" Stenciled Card Background by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com. #stencil #jengallacher #card #embossingfolder #diecutting #echoparkpaper


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