Product Review: Echo Park Playground Collection

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Article Courtesy by Sheredian Vickers


Product Name:  Echo Park Playground Collection

The entire Playground Collection can be purchased for only $13.99. Individual double-sided patterned papers are available for $0.89, solids are $0.79, and sticker sheets are $2.99.

Product Description:

The Echo Park Playground Collection is a fun spring/summer collection based on a playground theme, as the name suggests.  The collection uses shades of red, teal, navy, green, orange, and yellow. The papers are double-sided and heavy-weight.  There are embellishments as well, including a sticker sheet which contains large alphabet letters in various colors that coordinate with the papers, as well as smaller alphabet stickers in two colors.  The reverse side of one of the sheets contains journaling tags which makes the collection an all-in-one kit.  There is such a wide variety of coordinating papers in the collection, which makes designing with the products quite enjoyable.  It literally challenges creativity while making projects visually appealing and fun.

In Use:
The papers and stickers in the Echo Park Playground Collection are perfect for scrapping spring or summertime fun.  The papers contain images of playground toys like slides, merry-go-rounds, and swings.  Other papers are stripes, dots and patterned solid colors that make excellent backgrounds.

Tips & Techniques:

  • A single collection kit can yield a dozen layouts, which means you get a lot of bang for your buck.
  • The papers would make an excellent choice for scrapping a birthday party.
  • The journaling tags make great embellishments for cards, or you can embellish with ribbon to make tags.
  • Use the alpha letters for title design.
  • Combine several papers to make a layout, as they coordinate perfectly.

Project Ideas & Examples:

I used the Playground Collection to scrap the boys playing together on a summer day.  The colors reflect a bright, sunny day and the red slide on the papers matched the red slide in the backyard.  An ordinary play day was made special with this extraordinary paper collection.

See sample layouts using Echo Park Playground Collection here.


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