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8.30.2010

Togetherness in the Cosmo(s)








{reported by Noel Culbertson}

I always love CHA seasons. It never ceases to amaze me seeing the vast unending creativity of people in the scrapbooking industry. There are so many new color combinations and patterns, it boggles the mind to think they could possibly come up with more. As usual, Cosmo Cricket pulled out the stops with their new Togetherness line. The super cute caricature animals and sweet patterns were easy to work with and brought perfectly cute finishing touches along the way.


Ease of use:
The double-sided papers were had fantastic versatile options generally with smaller prints on one side and bigger prints on the other. The muted, yet colorful, patterns made it easy to layer a lot of papers on a layout without it feeling overly busy.

What I liked:
1. The colors and patterns. I'm a sucker for turquoise and yellows in pattern papers right now. In combination with the super cute patterns, it made for the perfect pair.
2. The Tiny Type alphabets are the best ever!
3. The double-sided Elements paper had great title elements for both cards and layouts, as well as journaling spots.

What I didn't like:
1. I found the chipboard Wackadoo alphabet hard to use, being a little too kitschy for me.
2. On the 6x6 paper pad a few of the colors didn't match in tone with the 12x12 sheets.


What I made:

i believe in you

i believe in you {detail}

i believe in you {detail}

i believe in you {detail}


friends & family

friends & family {detail}

friends & family {detail}

friends & family {detail}


sugar & spice

sugar & spice {detail}

sugar & spice {detail}

sugar & spice {detail}


Where and how much:
Product: Togetherness line
Manufaturer: Cosmo Cricket
MSRP: $0.79 - $14.99
Available Online: Cosmo Cricket, scrapbook.com, twopeasinabucket.com

What do you think? What project types would you use this line on? Are you digging the caricature animals? Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win a prize pack from Cosmo Cricket!

52 comments:

Diana said...

I would use this on everything! Though everything for me is mainly LOs of my children...

Kelly Massman said...

This is my favorite new line from Cosmo Cricket! I would love to win it!!!! I would use it on cards and scrapbook pages!
Your projects are all adorable!! Love the banner and the heart!

Kim M said...

I love everything CC but this was my favorite release at CHA. It would make great layouts. I love Julie and Eric over at CC, I think I enjoy their blog almost as much as I enjoy their papers.

Angela Fehr said...

I'm a Cosmo fan and I like Togetherness but overall I like some of their older lines better. Their product is great for the way I scrapbook my kids - I love fresh and fun!

~~Mia~~ said...

i am so in love with this new line by cc, so gorgeous!!

Ann Cicilie said...

Hi there, thanks for a new gorgeous review!

I've recently discoverd how wonderful the Cosmo Cricket chipboards are, they are really the perfect finish for any project.

I love the colors in Togetherness, I imagine using the papers with some darker colors to give a look that would be perfect for my style.

The projects you've created are so cute, I especially love that first one, with all its layers and the banner.

Thank you so much for a chance to win, and have a wonderful week :)

Jill said...

I don't know that I would find a use for squirrels, but this is my fav. CC release of this round. I'm crazy about CC and love the mini chip and paper concept for cards. Disappointed about the fact that some minis don't match, however.

rebecca_geile said...

I am a cosmo cricket fan in general. I have not seen this line in person, but I am looking forward to doing so.

Sandra said...

I love cosmo cricket - fun stuff!
Sandra

Erica Hettwer said...

This is one of those lines that I'll have to see in person before I bite. :)

abbeyviolet said...

I really like it! The colors blend well together.

mustangkayla said...

Oh yes, I am LOVING this new line by CC!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

This is a very cute new line by Cosmo. I would use it for some layouts of my cousins at my grandmother's house.

hannie said...

Such a cute line. I have never try the crafting kit. I've used their 6x6 packs, they are awesome for making cards.

Joni Parker said...

I like the pinwheel & butterfly patterns on this line. And the colors are cute! That rabbit is cute too...just need to figure out how to use him... love what you did!!!

connie said...

I am a big Cosmo Cricket fan. I love this one and think it would be great for the grandkids.

jamie said...

I LOVE togetherness!

Patchi said...

This is one of my favorites from CHA summer 2010! It will be perfect for scrapping last year's thanksgiving pictures and other fall family outings!

PamS said...

I love this line from Cosmo Cricket. I think it would be a great line for family reunion pictures.

RAP said...

Love this paper. It is so fun. It would be wonderful for cards or to scrap summer activities.

Erika M. said...

I'm just dying to give this line a try - it's just so cutesy and I'm thinking lots of altered products for my friend's children!

Holly Denghel said...

This is my favorite line from their new releases. Interesting that the mini pad colors didn't quite match the regular sized papers. I don't think I've ever combined mini and regular papers before, so I've never compared them.

Jingle said...

This looks like a really fun collection to play with! I am looking forward to using it!

kimberly a. said...

We just spent a few days on a family vacation with my in-laws, I could see using the Togetherness line to complete a mini-book for them as a thank-you.
Love the colors and prints of this new CC line!

Rebecca said...

Love the layouts and I love everything Cosmo Cricket :) Rebecca Keppel

MaryBeth said...

I love everything about this line, the colors, the animals, everything! I would use the paper for cardmaking and L/O's. Crossing my fingers that I win! Thanks!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors of this line. Plus it's cute but not babyish so it has a lot more uses.

Kathy R

Cindy d said...

Fun line with such great color! Thanks for the chance to win.

Irit Shalom said...

Nice line- great for kids mostly.. Love the colors

Julie Batta said...

LOVE this line. I could really see using this on some of my late summer photos. I would even go beyond that because this line would be great for a lot of things.

sophiemily said...

This is truly a great collection. I especially love the colors and patterns of the papers. I also think that the chip board shapes would be great for embellishments.

charmi said...

Love this line!! I would use it to make pages for my daughter or just for some summer journaling !

Janette said...

I love everything Cosmo Cricket! Togetherness is exceptional. Love this line!

Joy Pearcy said...

Love this line! I do love the animals and would love to use them for kid pages. Great LOs Noel, as always!!

Yaritza said...

What can you really say. It's Cosmo everything they do is beautiful. Love the fact that they have teamed up with Unity to make stamps for their lines. Perfection.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE these LOs---so pretty! Each one!! And different;) LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) Thanks for the chance to win!!

Joli said...

I would use this line on some fun pages of my little girl. Ever since Mr. Campy Cosmo has been one of my favorites!!!

Shawninaz said...

I would definitely create some layouts using fun and bright photos of my daughter, probably something outdoors. Inspired by your layouts luv this color pallette.

julie.schellin said...

Love Cosmo, and the colors and elements in this line are great.

Cynthia B. said...

I agree on the Tiny Type letters - Cosmo has the best colors! I know I could use this line on layouts about my daughter and her girl cousins, plus cards for her little friends and my nieces. Thanks for the chance to win!!

serena said...

I love this line. the colors are fantastic. I agree that turquoise and yellow are so very pretty together. I think the line is pretty versatile and could probably be used for any project. I would use it for my daughters recent birthday for starters.

Steff said...

Love this line and love what Noel has done with it! The patterns look very versatile and I love the bright colors. Would love to create some of my own scrappy goodies with this!

Linda E said...

Love everything about this line. Then again, I love everything about Cosmo Cricket. Fabulous layouts, Noel! Thanks for the chance.

Christine said...

I love Cosmo Cricket. I would love to use the line to make some fun cards for the kids in my sis' Sunday School class! So much fun!!!

Victoria S. said...

I really love Cosmo Cricket - just about anything they create i love... i REALLY love Delovely but this Togetherness is very cute and i would be grateful to win it!

Arjanne said...

I think Togetherness is the best collection from them from last CHA. Very cute!

HeatherH said...

This is my favourite CC line from this CHA. I don't know that I would use all the animals but I do really like the colours in this line.

Anke said...

I like your projects.
I should use this line for summer lay outs and for cardmaking. I don't know if I should use all animals, but the birds I should use!

Cathryn67 said...

Love this paper, the colors and patterns are gorgeous!
cathryn67@yahoo.com

jan said...

Cosmo togetherness for baby cards!

Theresa said...

Cosmo Cricket is always one of my favorite manufacturers! They do a wonderful job of combining great colors, fresh patterns, and cute embellies into a total look! Their lines always have such broad appeal, and aren't limited to just one type of use. And personally, I LOVE animals in my paper crafts, so I have absolutely no qualms about going for this line!

sandra m. said...

I do like this line from Cosmo Cricket. I would use it to make cards.