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Go Vintage with Echo Park

Echo  Park Paper LogoI am not going to lie. There is one scrapbooking paper company that I adore, and wish I could work for so I could get all their beautiful products for free. I do not feel that way about every company, but this one definitely takes the cake for me. I write this article out of my own love for their products and nothing else. Have you heard of Echo Park?

If you haven’t, then you are missing out. Especially if you are scrapbooking your family history. They have a way of merging the past with the present to give their vintage pages a fresh, fun feel that is modern, yet eclectic. They recently announced yet another line of papers called Times and Seasons. I’m sure it will be another fantastic line that everyone will love.

But, I want to share with you three of my favorite ones that I think will be perfect for your scrapbook layouts showcasing your family history.

First, is the Happy Days collection which you can find in their catalog. Can you guess what era this one is all about? Maybe you have some great photos to scrap from the 1950s? If so, then this will be perfect! Some of their cute stickers say Happy Days, and have old 35 mm cameras on them. The colors are bright and happy, and the papers are full of pinks, blacks and whites, yellows and greens. Bottle caps, vintage flowers, and jukeboxes make you wish you were going to a drive-in diner again where the girls all wear roller skates. This line would be perfect to scrapbook some photos from when my parents were growing up.

The next one is the Victoria Garden collection. This line is full of softer colors, and vintage patterns that showcase the victorian era. Don’t have a Queen in the family to scrapbook? It doesn’t matter! These papers will inspire you to create soft, beautiful pages of your ancestors from long ago.

Last, is the For the Record collection. Some of the stickers that go along with this line include an old typewriter, hot air balloon, an old airplane reminiscent of the 1920’s, and a phonograph. They will be perfect for adding to your vintage pages about your grandparents! I love the paper that looks like a newspaper from that time period too. The colors are perfect, and the alpha stickers look like they could have come from an old typewriter. This is one of my favorites to add an old time flair to your scrapbooking pages.

Sometimes it is hard to merge those old photographs with modern papers, but Echo Park makes it easy for you to do that. They put all the thought into it for us, and we get to enjoy the result!

Meredith Ethington is the author of this blog. To learn more about Meredith, and her history with Scrapbooking and Genealogy, go here.

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