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6.21.2010

Pebbles- "Treehouse Collection"








{Reported by: Shelley Haganman}







I am here today to review an adorable line by a company named "Pebbles" This company was founded in 2001 and was most recently purchased in 2009 by American Crafts! You can't go wrong there! I have always loved the colors and lines of Pebbles products. I was not disappointed! I had the pleasure of playing with the "Treehouse" line and as you can see for yourself the colors and patterns are so fun and colorful! Pebbles offers a main website, a blog, an up-to-date email newsletter, and a creative gallery!


Ease of use: I simply loved this paper. Nice and thick but very easy to work with! The pages are double sided...another detail I love!! More bang for you buck!! The patterns and colors are just adorable and would work great for cards as well as layouts!!


Usefulness: Are you kidding me! I loved all the prints and patterns! (that doesn't happen very often) I really loved the page that is actually 3x3 square punch-outs that could be used on a card as well as a layout or project. Very versatile colors that could be used for a variety of themes. This line does come with coordinating epoxy brads (adorable), flower brads, rub-ons, stickers, and chipboard elements.


Cost effectiveness: Prices of the stickers and brads seem comparable to other companies but I found the paper to be a bit high. It is thicker, heavier, and high quality but a bit costly! ***Please note that it has been brought to my attention that the information is wrong. So the price for paper is on target with other companies as well.


What I liked: I loved the colors, the patterns, and all the coordinating elements. I love the quality of the paper and it's ability to be used for projects, layouts, and cards! I appreciate paper that has versatility in it's uses and it's ability to be used for all kinds of themes!


What I didn't like: Not much to be quite honest. At $1.60 a page for the paper I don't know that I would purchase it in bulk! Overall, however I found the other elements very comparable to other companies. ****Please note: This should read $.80 a sheet. On the site it reads $1.60 for qty of 2.

What I made:

A re-purposed plastic Ipod case=mini album!



I used some of the great rub-ons on the plastic cover and created a small mini album that fits inside the re-purposed Ipod package!





Pebbles: Treehouse collection, Ipod package, Creative Imagination ribbon, Zutter Bind-it-all




Pebbles "Treehouse" collection

Mini album:




Pebbles: "Treehouse collection", velcro



Where and how much:

"Treehouse" collection by Pebbles (an American Crafts company)

Paper: $.80/page

Stickers: $.99-1.49

Chipboard elements: $3.99

Flowers: $2.99

Brads: $2.99




I really enjoyed working with products from this fabulous company! After looking at their other lines I am even more in love! Great company...great products!! I highly recommend this line to the scrapbookers/cardmakers alike!


What do you think? Have you worked with Pebbles products before? Have you had a chance to use any of their new lines? Please let us know what you think! Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win a prize pack from Pebbles!





70 comments:

Jenny McGee said...

I have used Pebbles products before and loved them. This line is no exception. I love it. Thanks for a chance to win.

Noelle said...

I've never used Pebbles products before, but I'd love to try them!

Lisa G. said...

I'll have to look for this line...love it!!!

Ibis said...

SuPer cute line!

NanaBeth said...

Adorable-bright, happy and looks to be extremely versatile. I'd love to play with some of this.

Kimberly S. said...

I love the colors and prints! So cute!

julie.schellin said...

I love this line - that yellow cloud paper is calling my name!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fab line--I really like yellow, green, and brown! And I love your projects---love that dog photo and LO! Super cute:)

Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

rebecca_geile said...

I have worked with Pebbles products before. I agree with everything you said. I didn't know they were charging so much per page now, though.

RAP said...

I've used Pebbles but it has been many, many new years. Thanks for reintroducing me to them.

Gisèle said...

oh, this looks like so much fun!!! I love the size of the embellies:-))

Stephanie Zito said...

I haven't used any Pebbles papers yet but I do love my chalks and stencils! This line looks lovely and I adore the samples! I agree that the price seems high but I would have to see and feel the paper for quality before making a decision on price! I'd love to try this line!

Kelly Massman said...

Great paper--I've got some! Your projects are a lot of fun!

Vicki Morris said...

Great projects, thanks for the review. I agree, the papers are a bit high in price but I'm sure after getting to see and feel them in person, I'd have to buy some, lol. I think it's a great line.

Catherine said...

I have been lucky enough to have tried a package of their chipboard elements that came in one of my kits...really like them. Very clever designs and colors.

Would enjoy trying more....lol
Catherine

Gabi said...

I have some paper from this line that my mom gave to me, and I love it. I do love the paper because it is THICK and very easy to work with. I love all of the designs, they are simple, clean, and cute. The colors are this line work well for boys and girl, and when I see this line and use these papers I think FUN in the SUN, a little bit of outdoors, and a little bit of splash I really love this line!

I'm so glad that Pebbles teamed up with AC, I love them so much. Clean, fun and simple and AC has been good to me since I first discovered them last summer!

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Erica Hettwer said...

I haven't used Pebbles recently but this line looks adorable!

Nitasha said...

Another wonderful and helpful review. I received a couple of Pebbles papers in a kit club sub and I liked them! Those clouds are just so cute and versatile!

Donna said...

I have used their chipboard pieces before and loved them...this line is really cute :)

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I agree with you about the cost of the paper but I have bought and used their chipboard items and loved them. This package of chipboard is also very cute!

Heather said...

I haven't used any Pebbles products before but these look really cute. I'd love the chance to try some-thanks for the chance to win!

Diana said...

I'm not that familiar with Pebbles but that yellow and white cloud pp was the sole reason I ordered one of the add-ons for the SC June kit!

Kim M said...

I love Pebbles products, have used them for a long time and am never dissapointed. I have a few pieces of the Tree house line and would love to get my hands on some more, it is divine!

Kristyn G said...

I used the cloud paper on my last layout! love it! thanks for the chance to win!

ArlaMo said...

Love Pebbles products! That cloud paper is divine!

LinnieBell said...

the price for the paper on the pebbles inc and pebbles in my pocket sites quote the price for *two* sheets of the same paper for $1.60, so it's really only $0.80 per sheet :)

*Suzy* said...

To be honest I don't know if I've used this line ... until 3 years ago I never paid attention to product/company names. After reading your review I'd like to try the 12x12 that has the 3x3 squares ... makes card making easier for me. Thanks for the great review!

Angela Fehr said...

I've never heard of Pebbles but they have the bright quirky style that I am all over right now!

Emily said...

This collection looks really cute. It looks a little more whimsical to me than American Crafts lines typically do, and I like that. Nice that they've picked up Pebbles and kept it a little bit different.

Scrapamum said...

I've never had the chance to try Pebbles. Now I really want to! Love the fab patterns and colors!!!

Jingle said...

This stuff is so cute!!!

Arjanne said...

Looks great!

Samantha T. said...

I love the colors used in this collection! Very lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

Christine said...

I don't think I have had a chance to use any Pebbles but I love the projects! Simply stunning!!!

Blessings,
Christine

lenore said...

Such cute products and I love your project!

jill marie barrett said...

very cute

Penny Smith said...

Great reveiw and creations Shelley!!
I have that piece of yellow cloud paper and I have been HOARDING it! lol! If I win, then maybe I would scrap with it! :)

Leah the Orange said...

OOOHHH, the mini-album you made is just ADORABLE! should i buy my son a new ipod just so i can keep the case? :)

love the colours in this line - brown is my absolute fave colour for paper crafting. the pooch page is FANTASTIC! i'm also a big fan of the Pebbles chips, so i would definitely use those!

vegetablog said...

I love pretty much everything about this line-- that cloud paper is so fantastic! The colors look very versatile, and the patterns are so cute and fun!

Etta said...

I ADORE this collection! It has all my favorite colors, and while Pebbles was good before, American Crafts has made it even better IMHO. :) Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Shelly said...

I really loved creating a card class using this adorable line of papers! I couldn't stop myself and ended up with 12 4x4 cards using only a few sheets of the 12x12 paper and stickers.

Scrapenabler said...

I have always loved Pebbles paper and this line seems to be just another great one by them. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Miwa said...

Ooh, I love Pebbles! This line is quite adorable, too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rebecca said...

I love Pebbles (especially their ribbon) and this line is just fabulous! thanks for the chance to win!

:) Rebecca Keppel

beverlyd said...

I have not ever heard of the pebbles products or seen them, but I am going to check it out now...thank you for the links, and the opportunity to win!!

bumblesnbees said...

These look awesome! I have heard of this company, but not seen it in the store...

Cynthia B. said...

Honestly, I don't think I've ever worked with Pebbles products before. I've seen plenty of projects in blogland that make me think I should go find some to work with, though - including the ones on this post! Thanks for highlighting this cute new line from them!

HeatherC said...

I have not gotten to use their latest line... but this fits right in with my personal aesthetic!! So adorable!

Steff said...

I absolutely love the colors in this line and have been a long time fan of Pebbles. Love the projects you created with it! TFS

Yaritza said...

Awesome product line and awesome projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I have used Pebbles products but not this line...though it looks really nice, especialy the print paper and the page of squares.

Kathy R

Brenda in Sunny SoCal. said...

Such a lovely line I love that chips box and that paper with the cluds tons of ideas dancing in my head!

Joli said...

.80 a sheet is much better than $1.60!!! I have never tried Pebbles before, will have to look for it now, love those designs!

serena said...

I have used pebbles papers before and love them. I love the bright happy patterns - they are superb for card making too. I haven't tried any of their new lines yet. Love your repurposed ipod packaging - genius!

Heidi Y said...

Love this line! I'm on the lookout for these pretty pp's!

hannie said...

This line is soooo cute! I can use it over and over again.

Kate Anne said...

I've played with the So Tweet Collection... I love that their collection are versatile, and have fun prints!!

cbk said...

I love the colors in this line!

Anonymous said...

This is a new line to me but I love what you have shown and think I will have to have some, EJ

TeenaBugg38 said...

this is new to me but oh so adorable!!! I will be on the hunt now :)

Jennifer said...

I've used Pebbles before and have always liked them! Thanks for the chance to win.

Joni Parker said...

I really like Pebbles stuff...and I've had my eye on this line for a while, but haven't picked it up yet. Great review & your projects are awesome!!

Janette said...

I love Pebbles products, but haven't picked this line up yet.

Dalovely Damanda said...

oh, I really like this line! The browns & reds are so pretty! I would love to play with this collection!

smahrty said...

It looks pretty cute, I will need to check it out in person.

Rebecca said...

I have seen them at my LSS. I need to look a little more, I think! Great projects, I got some good ideas from this post!

Deanne said...

I have never used them and sure would love to give them a try :)

Erica in Ohio said...

I like the fresh patterns and colors. The scale of many of the papers are great for cards too. I can't wait to get my hands on these!

Victoria S. said...

Have not used Pebbles before but i do like this line alot -love the colors combined...

Johanna said...

I have not tried it before but I think I just ordered some of their chipboard this morning.
I love the yellow cloudpaper above.