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11.01.2010

"Crate Paper-Restoration" and a giveaway!








{Reported by: Shelley Haganman}






Hello there and welcome to my review of Crate Paper's Restoration Collection line! I fell in love with this line when I first saw it's release for CHA. I loved it's shabby chic, flea-market look. I was not disappointed upon seeing it in person. Crate Paper is a great company offering a super blog with a lot of great eye candy and tutorials using their incredible products. Their Design team is a real who's who of scrapping. There is bound to be something to inspire you! I love their fresh look, color palettes, and shabby vintage style!


Ease of use: I really loved all the mix of patterns and types of graphics on these papers. The muted pastels work great with vintage themed photos and yet also work well with everyday photos too. The paper is subdued and yet so graphically stunning that it pulls you right in!


Construction/Durability: This product is well made! I loved the feel of the papers and they were easily manipulated (I used my distrezz-it-all to "shabby-up" the greeting card I made) when altering. The chipboard pieces were a real dream! I loved that they had adhesive backs to them! The sticker borders were gorgeous and easy to apply onto my projects!


Usefulness: I love this line and could see in uses in potentially any project you might have. I love the shabby chic look but it is not limited to that theme. The colors are more muted pastels making it perfect for black and white or colored photos.


Cost effectiveness: You get a lot for your money with this product! Lots of different elements for you to mix and match!


What I liked:

  • I loved the beautiful patterns and themes to this line. The colors are gorgeous and muted.
  • I loved that the papers also came in smaller (6x6)versions as well.
  • I really loved the sticker and chipboard elements that went so beautifully with the papers.

What I didn't like:

  • I wasn't really excited about many of the chipboard elements for layouts or projects but I did see a really use for them on cards! Very cute but I personally may have trouble using some of them. I did like the vintage look of them though!

What I made:



$1 wooden frame altered with Restoration paper line and chipboard elements






2011 calendar made with Restoration line paper and chipboard elements




Greeting card made with Restoration line paper and chipboard elements


Where and how much:
Manufacturer: Crate Paper
MRSP: 84 cents to $5.50

Crate Paper provides a listing of all the stores that carry their products!


I would highly recommend this line to all scrappers and card makers! You will love the beauty of the colors, prints, graphics of this line. The chipboard, stickers, rub-ons, and brads all coordinate so wonderfully with the paper. You are sure to create some gorgeous work with these products!!


What do you think? Have you tried Crate Paper products before? Would you recommend them. What did you create using Crate Paper Restoration Line? Let us know! We want to hear from you! Leave a comment by midnight EST Tuesday to be entered to win a Crate Paper prize pack!

68 comments:

Ann Cicilie said...

Hi there :)

I actually got my hands on a couple of the Restoration sheets yesterday at a crop, and I just have to say that they are as beautiful live as on the pictures!!!

The papers are just so versatile, perfect for using as they are or to cut out elements and use. I used them together with products from the newest Glitz lines and some Webster's Pages goodies, and they just worked perfectly together :)

Love the projects you've made, especially that wonderful wooden frame.

Have a great, creative week :)

Kelly Massman said...

I've always loved Crate Paper, and I really love this collection! Thanks for a chance to win!

Anja said...

I love the crate paper collections since i got my first piece of them..the quality of the papers are very good and the designs and colors are always very harmonic.

the restoration line is also amazing, i love the vintage colors and all the differnt but matching pattern.

Vicky said...

Love the playing card paper - although I'll have to think hard for something to use it for :-)

Rebecca Geile said...

I have used some of this line. Its great!

HeatherH said...

I really like Crate Paper, but don't have any of the Restoration line. Thanks for the chance to win some.

Cindy d said...

I haven't used Restoration yet, but I am in love with Crate Paper's Lemongrass. Thanks for the chance to win!

jan said...

Hoarding my little goodies from Restoration, have the border strips and few sheets of cardstock......LOVE it!

PamS said...

Crate Paper has a wonder feel to it. I love the subtle colors of this line.

ArlaMo said...

I love this line. CP is always a favorite!

vegetablog said...

I've never had the chance to use Crate Paper products, but this line looks beautiful. I love the colors and the doily themes :)
~natalie

JJ Sobey said...

I haven't managed to get my hands on Restoration (yet!) - but I would really like to. I've recently worked with their 'Snow Day' collection, and I loved it. I really like the texture of the papers.

Laura in CT said...

This looks like a gorgeous line!

Jill said...

I haven't seen this in a store, but it is coming soon in a kit. It looks like something I would love for an older (grands, and great grands) family album that is currently in the "thinking" stage :)

Scrapycandy said...

I don't know much about Crate Paper so this was a good introduction. Thanks for the info.

Diana said...

I love Crate Paper's pp. They're beautiful. And this line is no exception.

Erica Hettwer said...

I love Crate Paper! Their texture is awesome!

Sandra said...

I have never tried Crate Paper before - I have always admired it.
Thanks for the preview!
Sandra

Catherine said...

I have not had the opportunity to use any of this line. Looks adorable and would luv to be the lucky winner.
Catherine

CuddlyBunny said...

This line of scrap stuff is new to me: And I'm suddenly sure that I've been missing out!

Your creations with these products are beautiful!

Arjanne said...

I love this line!

Anonymous said...

Love Crate papers borders elements of the punch out sheet. The feel of their paper is great! Makes you want to do something with it. Love the vintage feel of this design. Definately one of my favs!

Tdwatts2010@yahoo.com

Erika M. said...

I actually love the 6 X 6 pad for cardmaking - it's an awesome line!

Fifi said...

love the finish on crate papers, almost like orange skin... the restoration line is lovely but not my favorite collection from them... that has to be the quirky orbit line

Jennifer said...

I've used Crate Paper and really liked it.

Lisa said...

I love Crate Paper - every sheet I see is great and this line looks just as good. Love what you did with it.

Amy said...

This is the first time I have seen this line and it is beautiful.

Martine Labelle said...

oooh! I've loved this line ever since I first saw it! I would love to get my hands on it! thanks for the chance to win!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I don't remember using Crate Paper before but I have seen this line and it is gorgeous! I was waiting for a little moo-lah from hubby but it would be great if I could win this!

Abbey said...

I've only tried one of their collections, but I loved it and used very bit!

Joni Parker said...

This line is sooo pretty. It's a little different than my "normal style", so I've hesitated buying it so far. I guess I'll have to "get outside my box" and give it a whirl -- I probably need that mojo lift anyway...you never know when inspiration strikes, but for me it's usually "outside my box" anyway!! Thanks for the great review.

Linh C. said...

Crate Paper has always been one of my favorite companies. Like you, I like their muted colors and the designs can go with a lot of themes. I'd love to try out the Restoration collection.

Scrapamum said...

Crate Paper is one of my favourite manufacturers. I have always loved their products. Restoration has got to be the most gorgeous line I have seen. Unfortunately neither of my LSS were able to bring it in so I was very disappointed to not be able to buy it.

Irit Shalom said...

Not very familiar with this products- but just love these papers and all other items that match
Would gladly use them on my pages

Vanessa said...

I ccompletely LOVE this line!! and it works so well with loads of different other lines

Lydia said...

I have not used the Restoration line but have used several lines from them the past couple of years. I love the texturity on their pattern papers. The feel, weight and the colors are amazing and fun to play with.

julie.schellin said...

this line is lovely, I really like the colors and vintage flair

*Suzy* said...

Crate Paper is at the top of my list for best scrappy products. Liking the muted colors of this line.

Laurel said...

I haven't used this line of paper before but would love the opportunity to try. I love the designs from this set. And from what I am reading, it is highly recommended.

connie said...

Crate Paper has been one of my favorites. Thanks for a chance to win.

Julia C said...

I love the texture of Crate Paper, and I found the lines I've used to be very versatile.

AngMomof3 said...

This line is intriguing! I'd love to get my creative juices flowing using this line.

sandra m. said...

I havent used Crate paper yet, but have really liked what i have seen on line. thanks for the info!

Cynthia B. said...

I've only admired Crate Paper from afar. And I have to say- this is the prettiest collection I've seen from them yet! Thanks for the chance...I'd love to play with these products!

Anonymous said...

Haven't used Crate Paper products as of yet, if I win it would be awesome! Thanks for a chance to win!

Hee Jin R. said...

Haven't used Crate Paper products as of yet, if I win it it would be awesome! Thanks for a chance to win!

Kim said...

I have been a huge fan of Crate for a long time. I love the texture that their papers has always had and their designs are fab. I haven't gotten my hands on any of this new line yet but I have seen on their blog with their dt has done with it and it has been amazing!

Shawninaz said...

I have been yearning for this line but haven't picked it up yet. Luv it! What I like about Crate Paper is their style/design, vintage and clean. I like that they don't go crazy with a lot of embellishments but honestly I'd like to see them carry a bit more to go with their collections.

Angela Fehr said...

I love this line! I am a shabby chic retro kind of girl so this line would be perfect for me!!

serena said...

I love crate paper! I have used many of their lines. this restoration line looks fabulous! I can see using it for many different projects. a nice mini book with some sweet summer photos comes to mind

~~Mia~~ said...

this line is awesome!!! i love the way it looks all distressed! great work!!

Theresa said...

I love the Crate Paper Restoration collection - the colors, designs, and overall style are right up my alley! Would love to win some of this collection!

Gardeningal2003 said...

The colors in this line are just beautiful! I've used Crate Paper before, but don't have this one - and would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Lisa C. said...

I think this is my all time favorite collection!! I love everything about it and would love to win:)

Victoria S. said...

Restoration line is on my list of crate papers that i really want! i dont have them yet, but have admired them for a while! Grogeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Super cute album--and that frame is fab with that banner! I love what your wrote for this review;) THANKS!!

Yvonne said...

Believe it or not I have not actually used any Crate Paper line! I've admired them from afar, my LSS does not carry them and I've never gotten around to ordering them on line. This line is really pretty and would love to get my hands on it.

Anonymous said...

Love the quality of Crate Paper and this line is beautiful. I've seen it used in lots of the monthly kits and would love to try it.

Kathy R

2hounds said...

I love the weight and feel of Crate papers - I haven't seen this line yet - but I'll be on the look out for it!

Jingle said...

I love Crate Paper!

Rebecca said...

I normally dont use the vintage looking papers well but I love everything about Restoration!

Nitasha said...

I absolutely adore Crate Paper. Restoration and School Spirit are my favorite CP lines. Thank you for the review and awesome projects!

Kimberly said...

Love crate paper..would love to try this line..

Janette said...

I have always loved Crate Paper. Beautiful colors and graphics in every collection.

Robin W. said...

I have been looking at this line--I love the colors!!

Dina said...

I've never used Crate Paper before. This looks beautiful!

Casey Lu said...

I received this line in a kit a few months ago. I love the vivid colors with black. I don't care for the card page or the die page but will find a use for them. Overall this is a beautiful line that will go with pretty much anything! Looking forward to getting my hands on the Snow Day line from them!

Natalie said...

Oh I love this line - the rich earthy colours really grab me.