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11.06.2009

Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend & 2 GIVEAWAYS!








{reported by Annie Hafermann}




Above is only a sampling, entire range can be seen on the Cosmo Cricket website.

Who doesn't love Cosmo Cricket? I am sure not a one of you raised your hand in answer to that question! Cosmo Cricket is one of the best loved manufacturers around. I have a MAJOR love affair going on with all things Cosmo. Each time they come out with a new range, I think "this is the best one yet"......that is, until they come out with another range, at which time I think "this is the best one yet." (and so on and so forth) The Boyfriend collection is definitely my new favorite. It has a very retro and hip feel. It's the kind of paper a boy would look at and say "cool man", while still being the kind of paper a mom would look at and say "wow, love it!"

What I liked:
1.) I LOVE that the papers are double sided (but it does mean needing to buy two of each because both side are so GREAT!)
2.) I LOVE the elements "paper". There is so much versatility in that one 12X12 page...journaling spots, title blocks, accents, even pages for a mini book.
3.) I'm also pretty CRAZY about the diversity in the range....everything from a space age feel, to old school cassette tapes to sweet clothes on a laundry line.

What I didn't like:
There wasn't a thing in the paper and sticker range I did not like. I did not, however try out the rubons or the chipboard.

What I made:

Marvelous Mini:
I maxed out the all the different patterns in this sweet little book for my nephew Ben. I left it blank so his momma can add stories and cute photos. LOVE how the journaling blocks from the "elements" sheet acts as a little page all on it's own.

(Cosmo Cricket + Bazzill Cardstock + Misc. Ribbon)

Go Vikings Layout:
I think the Cosmo family must be Minnesota Vikings fans....it can't just be a coincidence that this purple and gold layout came together so harmoniously!

(Cosmo Cricket + Bazzill cardstock + Creative Memories Stickers + Making Memories chipboard star)

Notebook:
This hip little notebook is for my little man to practice his weekly spelling words in.....he loves it so much I could barely get it away from him long enough to photograph it :)

(Cosmo Cricket + notebook paper + chipboard)

Where and How Much:
Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Collection
MSRP: .79-.99 for 12X12 papers, boarders and elements
Avaliable at: Cosmo Cricket, Two Peas in a Bucket, Scrapbook.Com

What do you think? Have you created anything with the Boyfriend Range? What do you think about the funky fresh line? Leave your comment here by noon EST on Saturday and one lucky person will win a Jolly By Golly Crafting Kit and another lucky person will win an Earth Love Paper Crafting Kit. FUN HUH!?

131 comments:

Theresa said...

I love Cosmo Cricket, and this new Boyfriend line is as good or better than all its' predecessors. Love the examples you made - awesome! I have a little nephew for whom I have been planning to make a mini-book - the Boyfriend line would be perfect!

lisa g. said...

I've always been a fan of CC, and they didn't disappoint once again! Lovin' their new stuff :0

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Would be lucky to win either. Thanks for the chance.

Brooke said...

haven't used the boyfriend line yet, but it is perfect for making pages and goodies for my little man, going to have to get my hands on it soon. Loved your projects.

Jenny McGee said...

I love Cosmo Cricket too. Both sets look like a lot of fun to use too. I can't wait to try it out, if I win. LOL, Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I have just the layout in mind. My grandmother hanging up clothes in the backyard. Brings my memories of when this was what we did every Monday during the summer.
Love the paper. Growing up in the sixties, having very few pictures to scrap, these layouts mean alot
to me and I put more thought into them. I have looked for years for the right paper.

Skeletor's Mommy said...

I've seen Cosmo Cricket ALL OVER lately: online, in kit clubs and everywhere else. I'm not usually one to go out and spend a lot to get the latest and greatest, but I'd definitely make an exception for Cosmo Cricket.

ArlaMo said...

LOVE CC!! The Boyfriend line is fabulous. Almost (but not quite) takes first place away from my all time favorite Early Bird.

Rebecca G said...

I left my comment on the wrong post. Oh well. I love this line! I got some through a kit club and used it up immediately. Its perfect for little boy layouts.

Vanessa said...

I haven't used the Boyfriend line..but I would love to...great colors/patterns..would be some fabulous mixing and matching going on there!!

Maya said...

Great line! It is hard to find cute and nice looking products for boy pages.

Vel said...

I love this line! And I gotta say, I've used the rubons and they don't get much better. :)

alwayscharlie said...

I love CC and am as pleased with the Boyfriend line as I have been with all the previous ones. The projects you made for us to see were terrific too. TFS

Heather said...

Without question Cosmo Cricket is my favorite paper company and The Boyfriend line is amazing.

I've used this line to do several layouts of my kids class pictures. With 5 kids ranging from 5 to 16 I have just tons of these often awkward to scrap photos. BoyFriend with it's very school orientated patterns and subdued but not washed out colors really fits the bill.

I also have plans to use this for several layouts of my teen boys.

One thing I have been disappointed in is finding these lines in my LSS. I was able to pick up a papercrafting kit at one and a few sheets of Boyfriend at another but the comment was made that it's too specialized to carry much of. What??? Papers great for school and teen themed projects are too specialized. I'm not sure about anyone else but I'm always looking for these sorts of papers. IMO Cosmo Cricket really has a hit with this line and with all their new stuff. They seem to be able to both with the current trends and truly unique at the same time. Not an easy task but one of the reasons I just LOVE them. :)

Christie said...

I love Cosmo Cricket. I haven't had a chance to play with the new lines yet, but I know I will soon!

Deb said...

So many different ways to use these, and I am a sucker for anything retro inspired. Thanks for showcasing these great lines and the opportunity to win!

Jessica said...

i am so in love with every one of their patterned papers! Gorgeous stuff and so easy to mix and match. My head is exploding with ideas everytime I see a new kit. I love Cosmo Cricket.

Jill said...

Add me to the in love w/ Cosmo group. I have a small amount of the boyfriend, but have honestly only used a teensy strip so far. I was inspired to do my 1st ME page, however, because I work in a testing department. . .tubesocks and homework were obviously created just for me :)

Mabel said...

The boyfriend is one of my favorite collections, loooooooooove the chipboards elements and the colors, really great stuff

thanks for the chance!!=)

Amy said...

Awesome stuff, as usual! Congrats on your success with the spelling book :-)

Beedubya said...

Pick me! Picke MEEEE! I love Cosmo. It's one of my faves. Your mini album rocks it, sistah!!!

Hugs,
Brandi

Jodee said...

I have a few pieces of this line but I haven't used them yet. Not sure what I want to include them on. I do like the looks of that EArth Love. Would love to see it in person!

Charmi said...

I love cosmo cricket !! I've used their snorkel line to scrap many summer/beach photos this year !! & loved what you've done with the boyfriend line. I loved their girlfriend line too..just perfect to scrap my dauhter's photos!!
Though their stuff is hard to come by where i stay :(..my LSS doesnt normally order much of their stuff..so normally if i really like something i order it from online !!

Vanessa said...

the boyfriend line is one of my all time favorite paper lines! there is nothing I dont totally love about it!

Holly said...

Cosmo cricket is one of my faves ... it's the paper I love to use but hate to use because then I have to buy more!!

mustangkayla said...

Oh, I just LOVE Cosmo Cricket. I think I am one of their biggest fans! Their products are fabulous, the blog is a ton of fun and the people are just fantastic! What more could you ask for?

marla said...

I love Cosmo Cricket paper and the gorgeous patterns. I would LOVE a chance to win some!!

Scrapycandy said...

The Boyfriend collection has great colors and makes me feel happy. I like the Earth Love too...it is so appropriate for this day and age. And I do a lot of outdoorsy layouts...I hope Cosmo keeps up the good work!

Jingle said...

Hi, My name is Jingle and I am a Cosmo Cricket Addict.

Yes. I am. Yes, I have used Boyfriend and I LOVE IT! I am so excited about the Jolly By Golly line, too!

justyolie said...

Ooh I love Cosmo! Great giveaways!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Dixie Supler said...

My heart beats rapidly and my brain gets dizzy looking at the Cosmo Cricket lines of paper. They make me want to scrapbook immediately!!!!

Sheila said...

Love Love Love CC color tone... while i am usually a fan of the uber brights... i like the "polaroid" feel of their tone..

Arjanne said...

I really like Cosmo Cricket. I adore the Snorkel line: fresh colors and cute figures. From the new lines I like Earth love best.

Joni Parker said...

Always love CC. I snatched up that Boyfriend line as soon as it came out. It's a fave...it's packed in my car right now for croppin' after work tonight. Would love to have one of the other 2 sets...yummy goodness!!

Andrea said...

I love this line and I think it works great not only for the boys but the MEN in your life as well. It is also a little funky with the atari controller as one of the icons. I especially loved the scantron patterned paper! I heart Cosmo Cricket!!!

carriegel said...

I love Cosmo Cricket too. I would be happy to win anything by them. Thanks for the chance!

Jackie said...

I haven't got to use the boyfriend line yet but would love to!It is so cute...thanks for the chance to win :)

Rhayne said...

wow! Who doesn't love these lines :o) Love the mini-album you made!

Sara said...

I love these papers and have a stack right next to me waiting for inspiration. Thanks for the post and give aways.

Ms. Cheryl said...

Cosmo Cricket can do NO WRONG. I'm excited about the Jolly By Golly line. Thanks, ms.cheryl

Scrapamum said...

I love Cosmo Cricket! I just made a mini album with Early Bird and it is so cute. I am patiently waiting for my LSS to get their newest addition... Nutmeg.

SMK said...

i haven't used that specific line, but i really love CC stacks with all the coordinating embellishments! :)

Little GTO said...

Your mini is fab! The Cosmo Cricket is well done. They have a winner with this paper pack. And your projects showed then off well.
Sharon L

moonlightgrrl said...

i am so in love with Cosmo Cricket right now! love the review... the BF line is so awesome! thanks for the chance at the giveaway :-)

Kim said...

Cosmo Cricket is a definite fave!

Jen said...

i LOVE the new cosmo cricket lines!! i'm trying so hard to stop myself from them all...maybe just one!!:)

lisa808 said...

I love Cosmo Cricket paper. Thanks for a chance to win a give-a-way.

Jenn said...

the boyfriend line is truly my favorite! love love love it.

Your book is amazing btw!

{Sarah} said...

I haven't made anything YET, but I definitely have my eye on ALL of these new Cosmo Cricket lines!! LOVE THEM!!

Moe said...

Wow, what luck this is my new favorite paper company. I just bought the Halloween pack a few weeks ago and I was impressed. i hope I win!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

I love Cosmo Cricket - I have to travel a bit to buy it and when I get any of the Cosmo line, I only use it on the very best layouts and cards that I create. Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

I love this set. It would be perfect to do an album for my teenager son. Love the giveaways too
thnx for sharing
Lynda in calif

Gayle215 said...

I love "Boyfriend" almost as much as "Girl Friday"! Boyfriend has been really hard to find.

lenore said...

Love that mini album!!!

Rhonda said...

I love everything Cosmo Criket. I just got the Christmas line.

Veronica said...

I haven't met a "Cosmo" I didn't like!! :-] I mean, to me, the "Vintagey" looks get to me!!

lockylady said...

I love Cosmo Cricket's paperpacks. They always include such a wonderful asssortment of doublesided papers and great embellishments. I have yet to be disappointed with their patterns. I have not had the chance to play with any of the papers that you have used/mentioned...would love the chance to.

Christa said...

I always love Cosmo Cricket!! Such fun papers and embellishments!

Danielle Holsapple said...

Oh my golly!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE CC! I *almost* bought that Jolly by Golly for my December daily but was gonna go back next time with my coupon! I would LOVE to win it!!!!

Wendy said...

I love these crafting kit, they have everything you need and all the colors and designs make it easy to complete a project and a many layouts!

Thanks for the review!

bumblesnbees said...

I too {heart} Cosmo Cricket!!! Thnaks so much for the chance!

Karen said...

I love CC, but I ADORE your projects! Simply great.

stinker said...

Love me some Cosmo and this line is fabulous!

I really love the spelling book you made, such a clever idea!

jill marie barrett said...

i love cosmo cricket!! it is my all time fav brand. i have alot of girl friday and some of earth love. i love the colors in the jolly paper!

jennie said...

I always feel like CC is the leader of big trends, and The Boyfriend is a perfect example!

Donna S. said...

I am a big fan of Cosmo Cricket. I love the pages with the elements. The boyfriend line is great, especially the pages with the clothes on the line and the paper airplanes. I have used some of the Jolly by Golly and have plans to try to make something with Earth Love.
Thanks for the great review.

Etta said...

I L-O-V-E The Boyfriend. I actually won the entire Boyfriend Line on another blog, so it would be absolute kismet if I won this too!!! I love Cosmo Cricket!

Jen said...

I love everything about this line! It's near perfect for me. I love the colours, the patterns...everything!

Rebecca said...

I'm like you...with Cosmo Cricket, each new line is my ALL time favorite!! But I REALLY do love boyfriend. I havent gotten my hands on a lot of the two you are giving away so thanks for the chance to win!

Erika M. said...

Love Cosmo Cricket - can't get enough. I've used the boyfriend line in several small projects for my dear hubby!

SmartandSassy said...

I have already picked up quite a bit of Cosmo Cricket's Boyfriend line to do several projects, including a "Things I Remember" layout of all my childhood favorites (that are in many of the elements/die cuts). I have the other two lines in my sights next! I love the colors in the Jolly by Golly pack, bringing pink into winter is pure genius and the Earth Love birds are so adorable!
~Erica T. in Ohio

Linda G said...

I am a Cosmoie freak, I love everything they have !!!!

PamS said...

love, love, love Cosmo Cricket. And sure like the chance to win some!

debg said...

I've loced CC since WANTED! great colors, and elements. Gimme some free CC!!

Abby said...

I have to say I love pretty much anything from Cosmo Cricket lately. Love the projects I've seen so far with the boyfriend line and can't wait to create something with it.

mayinkzoo94 said...

love, love LOVE IT! Cosmo Cricket rocks the world! Fun colors, patterns everything. And in a world mostly girly in scrapbooking , it is so nice to funny products that go both ways!

nina said...

Love that mini-album! Great way to use those journaling blocks. I love the Cosmo Cricket stuff - I've only recently gotten my hands on one and I love it!

mollyvh said...

I love this line too, it is great for little boys and teen boys of which there is not a lot of product for.
My favorite from the line is the cassette tape paper- just love that- it will be great for some of my own high school snapshots.
CC never disappoints!

Anonymous said...

Ooh Love both items and the projects that you did were great. EJ

Lovin' Life said...

As always, they totally nailed it! Another gorgeous, must have line!!!!! Thanks for the awesome review!

Anonymous said...

I have already used the JOLLY BY GOLLY line and I love it...like I do all the Cosmo Cricket lines. Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize!

Grandma Shelley

Joli said...

Ever since Mr. Campy I have been a huge fan of Cosmo Cricket!! My favorite paper from the boy line was the pencils, I lots of fun with that one for back to school. I love the details that Cosmo adds to the papers, especially the phrases on the cut-off strip, I try to save all my scraps!

I can't wait to get some of the new Jolly By Golly!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I bought this kit just a couple weeks ago. I super love it! So much fun. I do not have either of the giveaway kits though so I sure hope I win!!

Sam said...

I have used Cosmo Cricket's Boyfriend paper line in a number of ways and simply love the fresh, retro look. It's so much F-U-N!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love the projects that you did with this kit!!!

serena said...

It's nice to see a masculine line with some flair. I'll have to go check out the whole line :)

6p00e00997d1308833 said...

I love all things Cosmo, but have not tried the Boyfriend line yet. Your projects with it are too cute!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

I haven't yet had a chance to snag boyfriend, but I definitely want to. Really like the looks of the other new papers.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Carly said...

I just love Cosmo Cricket! Haven't tried their boyfriend line but love what you did.

Carol said...

I love Cosmo Criket's lines!! My local scrapbook shop sells out of them quickly, so I haven't yet made anything with "boyfriend" - I haven't been able to get my hands on it!! (I try to shop local vs. online) I'll have to pester them about the holiday line!! Love the samples!!

joni said...

Cute lines from CC!! I can see myself using both these lines in a variety of ways! Cosmo Cricket has always been one of my favs! I haven't used these lines yet...but I will soon... hopefully!

Sandra said...

I love all of it! And I love your site!
Sandra

kim a. said...

I have a couple pieces of the Boyfriend line from Cosmo Cricket and haven't had the heart to cut into them yet- thanks for giving me some great ideas on how to use them!

Linda Peterson said...

I have not used Cosmo Cricket before. Where have I been? It is beautiful.

Cynthia B. said...

I just love the Boyfriend line - the scantron side is my fave (ironic, since I always hated those kinds of tests!!). Really, though, I enjoy all the Cosmo stuff! Really creative lines.
Thanks for the chance to win!

julie.schellin said...

I am a big CC fan, but haven't used the Boyfriend line yet. It's such a great boy line!

Jewel said...

Love your projects - you rocked it with the Boyfriend! I am a big fan of CC too. Hmmmm, will have to see if I can make a Packer layout with it (wink) lol.

Julie Batta said...

I love Cosmo Cricket, but surprisingly I don't have the Boyfriend collection yet. I have tried their rubons and chipboard with other lines though and they are great. Rubons are smooth as butter and the black chipboard is the best. I always feel you can never go wrong with Cosmo Cricket.

Cyndi said...

Very nice of you to make that album for your nephew. The boyfriend papers are a much needed line for doing guy pages! I am head over heels in love with the earth papers. Cosmo Cricket can do no wrong!

NanaBeth said...

I too love Cosmo Cricket. How can you not-they never fai to bring a smile to my day.

Carla Cavellucci Landi said...

O love Cosmo for their vintage and at the same time modern appeal. The boyfriend line is so perfect because is not too serious, yet "boyish". Love the crafters kit they put togheter, I'd love to have everything they create!!!

Lisa said...

I just love Cosmo Cricket. The designs are amazing and I love their earth friendly practices.

Erica Hettwer said...

I have some of the Boyfriend but haven't used it yet. Love it though!!! :D

Rebecca S. said...

Cosmo Cricket is my favorite line...The Jolly be Golly is so adorable...They never disappoint fabulous lines...

PattiM said...

Love Cosmo and the boyfriend line is perfect for boys. I haven't been able to get any of the new lines but would love to have this one to scrap school pictures of my DGS.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

smahrty said...

CC rocks! Love the BF line and have used it for several things. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

klasickewpie said...

I have a few papers from the Earth Love line and made a couple of cards. Thanks for the chance to win either one of these fabulous kits.

Jen said...

love CC, especially the Earth Love line. Thanks for the chance to win!

Paula... said...

I'm with you, I can't find a single piece I do not like in this collection. I also absolutely love the album you created with it - so inspirational :)

Karrie said...

I don't think anyone would not love Cosmo Cricket. They have such great color combinations and trendy graphics. It's fun to read their blog too, they are such great people. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a SWEET day!!

topkatnz said...

Sooooo in love with the CC cricket ranges at the moment - the are fast becoming my tip top favourites - love the weight and the double-sided patterns - well, just about everything!!LOL

Stephanie said...

Cosmo Cricket is one of my "go-to" companies. We sell lots of it at the lss where I teach. The journaling cards/title blocks page is my fav as well as the ledger style papers. They are great for so many different projects as mentioned in your review. (Cute projects, btw!)

cbk said...

Cosmo Cricket has been a favorite line since I took a class from their rep at a local scrap show. Their paper is great quality and their patterns are simply the cutest around. I have made so many gift albums with their lines and they never fail to be received well. Love Jolly by Golly and Earth Love - and The Boyfriend Line is just adorable too!

cupcakesforchloe said...

I was lucky enough to first experience Cosmo Cricket papers in a big paper lot I bought one time and I fell in LOVE! They are so adorable and coordinate with other collections/brands so well! I really really love the Jolly By Golly line! That is an awesome Christmas line. The other two, Earth Love and the Boyfriend line are not really my style but still cute! Thanks for Sharing!!

Blessings, Janine said...

Fabulous projects!

LOVE the giveaway prizes too. Thanks for the chance.

heather skye said...

LOVE-LOVE-LOvE these lines:)

Anonymous said...

Well, I have some of the papers from the boyfriend line and even though I dont have boys I have really loved this line! I used it for several layouts with my teenaged girl! Love everything Cosme Cricket brings!

Maaike said...

you made some beautiful things
I hope I am lucky to win this great paper to make some great things too

hattrikk said...

Love everything Cosmo! I'm still hoarding what's left of my Early Bird, and I think I could have the same problem with the Boyfriend line....I'll feel lost if it's gone! Your mini book is awesome! What a lucky little nephew you have :)

Mary said...

Aren't these lines from Cosmo Cricket fabulous? Love them both!

gscrapbooks said...

The Cosmo Cricket papers are gorgeous, I love The Boyfriend line!

Diana said...

Love both of these! Cosmo Cricket rocks!

Sandra said...

WOW!!! CC just keeps getting better and better!! Thanks for all the great info you all share!!

Jaime said...

I LOVE Cosmo Cricket!! That mini book is great.

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

I love the stripe especially. I got it in the Studio Calico kit and I've used it a lot on my layouts.

Emily said...

I also love Cosmo Cricket. In the last 2 years, I have just loved everything they've come out with! I did make a little mini book with The Boyfriend. Personally it's not the line I'll get the most use out of because I have no kids, but I have a couple of old school photos that I thought it would go really well with.

Katrin said...

Awesome collection!

Janette said...

Love the Boyfriend, so original and versatile.

Lisa C. said...

I love Cosmo Cricket! Their recent lines especially are great!

Kim M said...

I love everything CC, especially their lines with red in them. Something about red and CC, swoon!! I have the boyfriend papers but haven't gotten to use them yet. I almost hate to cute into them, sad, isn't it?!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Beautiful projects! :)