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Product Spotlight: Jenni Bowlin Studios

Reported by Paula Gilarde:

When I think of vintage objects, flea market finds, and antique materials, the first designer that comes to mind is Jenni Bowlin. Jenni is best known for her unique kit club and product line called Jenni Bowlin Studio but she has been involved in the industry for a long time. Her products are inspired by items from the past - from books, to bingo cards, bottle caps and so on. Everything she creates has a vintage edge to it but with a fresh interpretation.

What I liked:
1. I like the elegant patterns in the papers and the fact that they are not tied to a theme.
2. I really like how the products coordinate with older lines from Jenni Bowlin.
3. The new die-cut circle label mini papers are equally useful for cardmakers and scrapbookers - a great new addition to her line!

What I disliked:

1. I'm a big fan of double-sided papers. All these papers are single-sided.
2. Apart from the die-cut papers the patterned papers are pretty lightweight
3. Umm...still trying to think of one!

What I made:

Although there isn't a specific theme in these papers, the rich reds and creams reminds me of Christmas so I decided to use them on a layout about putting up our Christmas lights. The colors of this line coordinate perfectly with the Core'dinations Core Impressions embossed cardstock. I created a collage of some of the papers and bingo cards and cut star shapes out of the collage to use as embellishments here.

supplies: Core'dinations Core Impressions cardstock, Jenni Bowlin Studios patterned papers,
mini-papers, memo book, printed tickets -Christmas, cardstock alphabet stickers,
tiny circle alpha cardstock stickers and Sizzix star die.

I also wanted to show how these sames papers could be used on a non-Christmas layout. This one about ice-cream is decidedly not-wintery! I used the older, but coordinating alphabet stickers and memo book for my title and journaling.

supplies: Core'dinations Core Impressions cardstock, Jenni Bowlin Studios die cut paper, memo book, calendar cards, cardstock alphabet stickers and digital cluster frame no. 25 by Katie Pertiet (

I mentioned how much I love the mini-papers for card-making. I needed a card quickly yesterday and whipped one up in 5 minutes using these papers! I always make 5.5x4.25 cards because I can get the envelopes easily. I also loved how the circle papers worked in my example here. I added an older Christmas bingo card to make this holiday card.

supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jenni Bowlin Studios mini patterned papers,
mini bingo cards - Christmas, mini die-cut circle label papers and Sizzix star die.

Where and How Much:
Product Name: Jenni Bowlin Studio - Red and Black Extension II Collection
Manufacturer: Jenni Bowlin Studio
MSRP: $0.60-6.49
Available at:, Two Peas in a Bucket, JBS Mercantile

What do you think?
Are you a fan of Jenni Bowlin Studio papers and embellishments? What do you think of the Red and Black Extension II Collection?


Aly Dosdall said...

i'm definitely a fan! love the products and fantastic samples paula!

Wendy said...

I love this kit, the colors are Fantastic! I could see myself making many many things with this kit!!

Anonymous said...

I love the new JB stuff! I already have the circle journal cards in my stash :)

Jewel said...

I have been a big fan of Jenni Bowlin for a while now. I especially love her embellishments - they are so versatile.

Carla said...

I absolutely love Jenni Bowlin!! You are so right, all her lines coordinate well together, new and old!

sarah said...

thanks for that review. saw it in my lss the other day, but didn't know if i should pick it up. :)


Marla said...

I love the Jenni Bowlin coredinations and her red and black products are beautiful!!

Joli said...

Jenni Bowlin can do no wrong!!! I love everything she does!! I like the lighterweight paper because its great for layering.

Joni Parker said...

Love everything Red, so I've been a Bowlin fan for a while. Can't wait to get this new stuff. Great samples...thanks!!

Allison winchester said...

Jenni Bowlin - Tick
Red - Tick
Circles - Tick
What is there not to love about Jenni Bowlin products. I have always been a huge fan and going from this kit she is yet to disappoint me with her product. YUMMMY!!!

Kate Block said...

Great review!! Red/black/white is my absolute fav color combination!! I LOVE the small tight prints. I too am a fan of double sided paper/card stock...but when the patterns/colors are this great I can overlook that issue!!

Cassi said...

i think this extension is my favorite, she continues to impress me time after time. she's such a doll too.

connie said...

I am also a fan of Jenni. Love your projects.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

oh yes! i love JB stuff. and my boys hs colors are red/black, so her red and black collection is perfect and gets used a lot!

i'm a big fan of "non-theme" papers, etc - love that she does this!

great layouts Paula!

Scrapamum said...

I love Jenni! I am waiting for my latest order to arrive any day!

Mary F said...

another fan of JB stuff-love that she's not afraid to use bold colors-red is my favorite color and she's one of the only places I can find the perfect color of red without a Chritmas theme to it!

Rhayne said...

I love all the parts of this collection, but especially the circle journal bits :o)

BethW said...

Luscious and rich-I like it- a lot!!

Vicki said...

This is a great line. I love how you showed it would work for Christmas and everyday. I think my favorite is the circles. Your projects are gorgeous.

Christine said...

I'm definitely a fan of Jenni Bowlin products! After so much debating, I ended up signing up for her kit club because it has such a wonderful mix of product. Cannot wait to see what she comes up with next!]

Honestly, I don't know why this is, but I'm not too big a fan of double-sided papers. I feel like I'm somehow wasting the other side by using it. Weird right? I do like the lighter weight of her papers, mainly because I use a heavier piece of plain cardstock sometimes as the main background and the lighter papers don't make it too heavy in the album.

BabyBokChoy said...

HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE JBS fan!! Love all her products. The only downside is that they are a bit pricey...

Unknown said...

beautiful projects Paula!!