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4.20.2011

Cosmo Cricket UPcycle












{reported by Amy Tan}




So delighted to be here with my first review! How lucky was I to get the UPcycle collection from Cosmo Cricket? Well, if you've seen the collection, then you would probably say, "SUPER LUCKY". Even the box it came in was cute. When I opened the package, I gave out a little squeal of excitement.

The cover sheet was so cute, I couldn't bear to toss it out. So I took some of my circle punches out to use up every bit of goodness possible.

What I liked:
- I love the colors. They're bright and cheery without being too bold.

- The patterns are easy to work with and the colorful mix of fashion + fun brought a big smile to my face. There's just enough simplicity + sophistication mixed in. The icons and graphics are just screaming with cuteness.

- The cardstock stickers & buttons were so fun to use.

What I disliked:
- It was hard to pick out something that I disliked. I would say that the Bling Bling were a little tricky to use, as the adhesive seemed to want to stay on the paper backing more than the rhinestone itself. I solved the problem with some liquid glue, but it would have been easier to not have to resort to that.

What I made:







Where and How Much
Product Name: UPcycle
Manufacturer: Cosmo Cricket
MSRP: $14.99 for the crafting kit
Available at: scrapbook.com, twopeas.com and *stopandscrap.com

This line was super fun and versatile. Love that I was able to use photos from various events with this fabulous line.

What do YOU think? Do you love it as much as I do?  Leave a comment by midnight EST Thursday to win a Cosmo Cricket prize pack!

77 comments:

Ruth said...

Love it, love the colours and those slighty scruffy doily flowers, and your layouts are gorgeous, thanks for the review

Kelly Massman said...

I love it!! Fun layouts!!!

Amanda Johnson said...

I love this line! Great colors!

alwayscharlie said...

Your layout makes me think this line is a 'must-have".

Shawninaz said...

Love this collection! I've also had this issue with other rhinestones in the past, very frustrating! This collection is so fresh and fun and you really showed just how versatile it is. Awesome!

Lisa said...

that looks so wonderful - thanks for the great review! I love the projects you have created with this gorgeous collection!

Ellie A. said...

1st of ANYTHING Amy would have shared I would have love..but you throw in Cosmo cricket well now if that's not a whole lot of SQUEALING I don't know what is! This collection has had me on my toes since I've seen it. I love the colors & patterns, just all of it! Thanks for the chance.

Gabi said...

Pretty much everything that Cosmo makes is amazing!! I need to get my hands on their newest 3 lines. I love them!!!

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Danielle said...

love cosmo, love the projects you made!!! fab give away!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

As the mom of two teenage girls, this collection is just perfect! It's fun, funky, playful, cool . . . I just LOVE it! Makes me happy! Cosmo Cricket NEVER disappoints! :) I ♥ there products!!

Lisa C. said...

I love Upcycle!! Cosmo is awesome :) Such great colors.

Linh C. said...

I love using the product packaging too! Love Cosmo Cricket.

Court said...

Well I have to say that as a concept of "upcycle" I loved it. But I wasn't over the moon about the papers. But after seeing you use them, they are definitely growing on me!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love Upcycle! It was easily my favorite of their releases this CHA.

connie said...

I love anything Cosmo Cricket. Love your LO's especially the Paris LO.

Donmarie said...

I am loving this bright, fun line...I usually like everything from CC anyway :)

Gracie said...

Looks so fun and bright! LOVE it all!!!!!!

Valerie Bishop said...

This is such a fun line!! The colors are fabulous and I love the designs of the pp and the stickers!! Awesome layouts!!

Jody said...

I love love love all the colors. Cosmo Cricket can do no wrong!!

charmi said...

OHHH I do so LOVE this collection & will be over themoon to win one :))!!

lori said...

the colors are fabulous and I am looking forward to creating with every detail.....

Patchi said...

Super lucky indeed! I love Cosmo Cricket's fun and colorful collections and this one is just that!

~~Mia~~ said...

omgosh, i love it!! and you totally rocked it!! gorgeous!

Mom Cheryl said...

I really like the papers. A vintage feel but still keeping it light. The embellishments looks cute too.

Stacy said...

I really like UPcycle. Bright and cheerful!

Funky Finds said...

It looks like a great line that's perfect for spring & summer fun!

Jessica D.
info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

Kimberly B. said...

Thanks for the awesome review! I love the colors in this line. It just looks like fun stuff to scrap with :)

Anonymous said...

i love the line, great colors!
-joanne
jpineda77@hotmail.com

Leigh said...

Oh, this is super cute! And I love the layouts you made with it, too!
Thanks for the chance to win!

heathyr said...

I do love it and would love to win it!

TinaM said...

I love everything about this line. Thanks for the chance to win.

Monika Wright said...

Cosmo Cricket always makes me squeal, too, Amy!

Melissa said...

Love your layouts, and I love this line! It's so fun and colorful!

Islander Girl said...

Love the LOs!!! Love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Abbey said...

Very cute!

Andrea Becker said...

Love the collection and the layouts! The colors are so bright and fun, makes me happy :)!

erinrwillis said...

There's really not much that Cosmo Cricket puts out that I don't like...... Really cute layouts, Amy!!

AmieeAya said...

Yep, love it too!

Arjanne said...

I love the bright colors!

Lynnbobscrap said...

LOVE your layouts Amy! I can't wait to play with this line, I really love the colors!

Laura said...

Wow! How adorable these supplies are! Your pages are just great too! I have to own this! :)

julie.schellin said...

You can't go wrong with Cosmo Cricket, and this line is no exception. Thanks for the giveaway!

smahrty said...

Cute layouts Amy, love the stitched heart balloon. love CC too!

Olivia said...

Absolutely LOVE this collection too!!! Pink, teal & yellow - my favorite combination & such pretty designs too. Perfect collection to make a summer journal :)

Ann said...

Love the vibrant colors in this collection! Super layouts Amy, I love you can use it with all different subject matter!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wow! I love this line and love the great layout!

Cynthia B. said...

Cute pages, Amy! Upcycle is my favorite Cosmo collection this past spring. So many possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win!

creationsbyyaritza said...

The colors are just wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

9isfine said...

Your layouts are beautiful! Everything Cosmo Cricket makes is lovely! You can't go wrong with CC!

GLOANN said...

I, too, would have a hard time finding something I didn't like about this collection!

Diana said...

Wow Amy you ROCKED it!
Love the papers and the buttons (never seen buttons come in a kit like this before) and the colours, patterns everything.
But especially I love Amy's LOs.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHH~ These are super cute LOs!! I love that gray background page--love the stitching! I would love to win some of the CC Upcycle papers! LOOOOOVE it:) Thanks for the chance to win. sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Nitasha said...

Yes Mam, I love this line as much as you do too!!! Pure cuteness!

Kim M said...

I love that line, the colors and patterns are amazing!

Hee Jin R. said...

Cute paper and colorful colorsvthat brighten my day! Love to use on my little girl!

Jenny said...

I love the bright colors! Love your pages too :)

Keshet said...

The colors are fantastic!

Anne Thompson said...

Love this line from Cosmo Cricket! Great colors and patterns. Anne, yourmainestamper

Dale Tiernan said...

Lots of interesting patterns and nice colours.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this paper! It is so chic! The colours are fabulous!

Sonya said...

I love all the fun patterns in this collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

Alexandra M said...

I think like you : every bit of paper is fantastic.

isabel scrap said...

Love all this collection, so bright and so versatile too.

Guillauma said...

thanks Amy for this review, I adore this line and the layouts are inspiring.

PamS said...

I love Cosmo Cricket! The colors, the pattern paper and the chipboard...love it all.

Lisa C. said...

Wonderful layouts!! I love these great colors in Upcycle! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

RAP said...

I love the playful feel of this line.

Anke said...

Love this line! And you made great layouts with it.
Would like to work with this papers.

Sara said...

Love Cosmo Cricket! This collection looks great. You're layouts are so fun to look at! I especially love the Paris one. :) Thanks for the chance!

Scrapamum said...

First of all, love Amy's work!!! Second, the colour in Upcycle are so fabulous!!! The bright pinks and turquoise with grey, yum! Absolutely love this line!!!

listgirl said...

What a fun colorful collection! yes please!

Carol said...

as always love your layouts amy! so excited about this collection!!

Rebecca said...

LOVE this line! My fave of all the CC releases this time around!

delliechan said...

Absolutely - I love the colours - this is a big win from Cosmo Cricket!!!

Laney said...

LOVE this collection too!

Irit Shalom said...

Fantastic work Amy!! Love the colors and the composition

Casey Lu said...

Love the colors of this line!