This year, Urban Scrapbook is going to create monthly kits with paper collections that correlate with a calendar theme.  So, January’s kit is featuring the cutest collection from Echo Park called “Winter Wishes.”

To get my scrappy brain in gear after our 2-week Christmas break, I turned to a PageMap sketch, from November 2012.

I was also inspired by Tracey Gregory’s layout from this month’s ScrapThat! kit club that has cut out circles in the design.  You can click HERE to visit Tracey’s blog and see her wonderful layout.

Here is what I came up with…

There are a couple of ski hills right here in our city, and we sometimes go to the smallest one for some serious sledding action.  I took this photo of BabyOfTheFamily during on of our trips to the hill.  Sad to say, most of my sledding pics did not turn out great that day.

The kit includes this awesome sticker sheet, along with patterned papers, Bazzill card stock, ribbons, bling, glitter paper, vellum snowflakes….


A close up of the vellum snowflakes, cut with the new Tim Holtz die…

Here is a closer look at the cut-out circle windows…

I designed a winter scene with the stickers to create a title element…

I thought I’d share how I designed those circle windows..

My ‘old school’ Coluzzle….to cut out the circles.


Scrapbook Adhesives 3L ‘Crafty Foam Tape’ works really well to lift the entire piece.
Square pieces of Winter Wishes patterned paper.
The white paper with circles is placed on top.
A closer look at the circle windows
Then I just took my sticker sheet and went crazy adding sticker elements to each circle.
Prima Crystals are also in the kit…which I added to each circle window scene.

This January kit is now on sale at The Urban Scrapbook, so drop in or shop online to pick one up.

You can click HERE to visit the Urban blog where all the staff January layouts are on display.

15 Comments on Winter Wishes from Echo Park

  1. Charlotte Brochu
    January 15, 2013 at 11:37 am (11 years ago)

    Super cute layout Kelly! I love the idea with the circles and they look great! I like the little snow scene too!

  2. Lynn
    January 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm (11 years ago)

    You’ve done it again…another amazing layout! I love the circles and all the elements you added!!!

  3. Sandra D
    January 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm (11 years ago)

    Another great layout Kelly! The 3-D effect caused by popping up the cardstock with the foam tape is brilliant!

  4. Cindy Gay
    January 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm (11 years ago)

    Sledding pictures are hard but you got a great “cool” picture of your daughter. Neat design too!

  5. Michelle
    January 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm (11 years ago)

    That circle technique is awesome Kelly! What a great idea to pop it up!You are such a smarty pants ! 🙂 and if someone loved me she’d send me some of those awesome vellum snowflakes! hint hint LOL

  6. cherylane
    January 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh the patience you must have 😉 It’s worth it, though, the page is gorgeous.

  7. Miae
    January 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Ooo so so cool! I love those cut out circles and so true, nothing like a sketch (or challenge) to jump kick a page! Cheers Kelly:)

  8. Deidre Clarke
    January 16, 2013 at 5:47 am (11 years ago)

    Lovely! This is a fantastic way to use up all those items left over on that sticker sheet, cause there are always leftovers!!

  9. Sharon Fritchey
    January 17, 2013 at 10:55 am (11 years ago)

    Oh Kelly! I absolute love you wintry page! The photo is simply awesome, and you scrapped it beautifully! I love those circles! I may have yo borrow this idea!!! Thanks!!

  10. ingrid
    January 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm (11 years ago)

    awesome winter page Kelly! xxx

  11. WillieburgScrapper
    January 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm (11 years ago)

    The old school tools are the best really. I have three different brand circle cutters right now and they are all too complicated to use when I’m in a hurry- I just have my husband cut circles out with his protractor and kraft knife skills- not even kidding. I swung by when I saw your blog on the WeR Memory Keepers post- good luck- I think you’d be a great feature! LOVE this page- the circles with layered details make for a fantastic page.

  12. Izzy Anderson
    January 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm (11 years ago)

    Truly, I could not love this more. This grid design is right up my alley. LOVE the negative punches, decorated so adorably, and your cool vellum snowflakes. Your winter scene is perfect. Sweet pic of BabyOfTheFamily. And, hey, she even smiled for you!

  13. carlies
    January 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm (11 years ago)

    So gorgeous love the design with cicles

  14. WhiteRacoon
    January 27, 2013 at 5:05 am (11 years ago)

    awesome idea with circes! love each of them! great dimension and very interesting look of the different backgrounds.
    very cute!


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