The style essentials paper packs from Echo Park Paper started showing up on store shelves a little over a month ago, and I’m not sure how they flew under my radar, nor why I’ve not heard more about them. These days, less is more in my paper choices, and the simple patterns and useful colors in these packs are most welcome - especially with the holidays now over and my desire for over-the-top at an all time low.
I like the colors used, that the papers are double sided, and that I can easily take them and match them with any number of other brands or product lines. These Style Essentials are classic patterns, yet patterns that are also very trendy right now in paper crafting. I love that about them – and for that reason I am featuring them in New & Noteworthy. Here is a layout that I created using three of the papers from the “Upscale” paper pack. I really like the colors in the “Runway” as well, but I think the Upscale pack is the one that I will reach for more often, and use in more of my projects. Supplies:
Also: American Crafts Nightfall Thickers (Elm – Black).
I really like how these papers are monochromatic and that many of them can be altered beautifully wtih ink, paint, and other mediums. I used a blue ink on my background paper, and rubbed it all around to create a unique look. The papers work as well with each other within the pack as they do separately or with other brands and lines. That versatility is fabulous!
These are papers that will be useful for a long time to come, that won’t become quickly dated, that can be used for any subject or theme, and that are in colors that will be complementary to my photos. For all these reasons I’m very excited about the Style Essentials paper packs. I hope to see more designs and colors offered in the future in this line.
These papers are now available in local stores and on-line at SimonSaysStamp.com and both in pack and individual sheets at scrapbook.com.
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