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4.11.2011

Crate Paper Neighborhood Collection and a give away!
















{Reported by Paula Gilarde}





The Neighborhood Collection from Crate Paper is one of their new lines that was announced at CHA in January (2011). It's a fun Spring collection with adorable birds, flowers, banner and house motifs. The colors are bright and cheery, with a variety of blues, greens, pinks and lots of yellow, making it very suitable for all kinds of Spring and Summer layouts. The collection includes: 8 double-sided papers,12x12 self-adhesive chipboard accents, trim, eclectic buttons, layered chipboard, brads, border stickers, phrase stickers, alphas, a kit that includes the papers, stickers and diecuts that match the chipboard and finally a 6x6 paper pad with mini versions of 8 paper designs. Whew!

What I liked:
1. I loved (LOVED) the colors. I'm particularly happy that the color scheme includes multiple shades of both blue and pink together. I have a boy and a girl and this will work when scrapping either of them, separately or together.
2. The patterns in this kit are so versatile. Even though it's Springy themed, there's enough variety to be able to use these papers to scrap pretty much anything. And the patterns are so HAPPY. It made me happy just looking at them!
3. Did I mention that the collection is CUTE? I did? Ok. I love the 6x6 paper pack. I know it's not unique to Crate Paper but I think it's a great idea and I'm glad they jumped on the bandwagon. Oh and the buttons are adorable too!

What I disliked:
There's not a lot I didn't like about this entire collection. There's one paper that I wasn't wild about but because it's double-sided it doesn't matter, I can always use the other side! One minor nit-pick regarding the alpha stickers. I found the small ones hard to remove from the backing.

What I made:
Easter card: This uses the 6x6 pad. The reduced size prints are perfect for card-making. The chipboard elements are a fun addition to cards too.

Eggsperts layout: I went along with the Springy/Easter theme in this one - the embellishments are just too cute! I used the die-cut banner (which is also available in chipboard).


Welcome home card: Again using the 6x6 paper pack. The banner sticker sheet has the cutest fence strip.


Where and How Much:
Product Name: Neighborhood Collection
Manufacturer: Crate Paper
MSRP: $0.89-$15.99
Available at: scrapbook.com, 2peas.com and Live2Scrapbook.com*


What do you think?  Is this something you like or not really your style?  Let us know!  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win a prize pack from Crate Paper!  

65 comments:

Vicky said...

Fun colors and patterns - I'm not too sure if I'd use all the imagery, but I usually get very far with my kits if I think outside the box a little...

~amy~ said...

Huge fan of Crate paper..love your cards and layout!

Veronica said...

Love this line! Love the layouts!

Amanda Johnson said...

Great projects!! I love Crate paper!!!

Patchi said...

I love Crate Paper - and this new collection is sure not to disappoint! Your projects really showcased the collection's potential!

Hillary said...

I love Crate Paper. This line is a win.

Lisa C. said...

Crate Paper is awesome!! I love this cheerful collectiion!

Celeste said...

great projects as always paula! lvoe this line!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I love Crate!!!

I might have to steal your eggsperts title... so cute!

Jill said...

Crate Paper is heading to the top of my favs list. This particular collection is just darling. CP has fabulous chip elements.

Kelly Massman said...

I love Crate Paper and this does not disappoint! Cute projects by you!!! :-) Thanks for a chance to win!

Linh C. said...

I've always like Crate Paper and I currently LOVE all the cute neighborhood and park themes, so yes, I love this line. :)

pegg said...

Really loving their latest releases - I esp love this collection and Emma's Shoppe. Really so many fun little elements!

terrief said...

I always like how Crate Paper coordinates their line so well - give lots of options

ScrapMomOf2 said...

What you created is so CUTE!! What I really love about all Crate Paper is that they design their double-sided papers so well! I know that if one side isn't especially appealing to me, the other side will knock my socks off! I love the colors that they used in this collection! They work for so many different subjects! Hooray for Crate Paper! They're one of my favorites!

~~Mia~~ said...

love what you did!! this is one of my favourite cha releases this year, tooooo much fun!!!

TinaM said...

Very cute.

Anja said...

lovely projects.
this collection is so cute.

Ellie A. said...

You can NOT go wrong w/Crate Paper.. you just can't!. It would be so much fun to play w/this collection. Thanks for the chance.

Danielle said...

love this collection!! cute, funky, versatile!!! perfect for my house! Thanks for the chance!

daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

http://piperloo.blogspot.com/

Abbey said...

Such a fan of Crate Paper!

kismet art said...

I love how you used this line for Easter photos, so often companies only use ultra bright colors, I've always loved the somewhat softly washed tones of Crate Paper, this one is great!

julie.schellin said...

very cute! thanks for a chance to win it!

Donmarie said...

I love this one by Crate Paper...the colors are the best :)

Gail said...

Love the colors! Great one from Crate Paper.

Shawninaz said...

I'm thrilled that they're now offering the 6x6 pads, love them! This collection is so bright and cheerful, I truly love everything about it. Great card and layout it really showed off the spring colors.

Lisa said...

I love everything Crate brings out and this is no exception! totally adore this one - so versatile!

Melissa said...

I'm loving all of Crate Paper's new lines! This one is so cute!

Anke said...

Love your layout, I will scraplift this idea!
I like the sunny colors of this collection! Will be great for spring and summer pictures and for tons of cards.

connie said...

love your LO! I think this would be perfect for Spring/Easter LO's.

Erica Hettwer said...

I think it's a super adorable spring line! Love Crate!

AngMomof3 said...

I NEED this line of papers! Thanks for the chance to win.

ArlaMo said...

CRate is always a winner for me. I love the colors!

Irit Shalom said...

Very cute collection- I love the houses a lot and the colors are fantastic

Scrapamum said...

I love anything and everything from Crate Paper! This line is super fun and cute!

Laura said...

I LOVE this collection! I am stuck on little houses and banner stamps, stickers and patterns! If I don't win...I will have to at least purchase the paper packs! :)

csparky61 said...

I love all the birdies! Too cute.

Kim M said...

I wasn't really a fan of this line until I saw it in person at CKC, once I saw it in person, I fell in love with it.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wow! Love this layout and the banner is so cute!

smahrty said...

oh, I love crate paper! Thanks for the chance and thanks for the info.

okscrappinmama/Donya said...

I love Crate Paper! This is something I would and could use! Love the colors, the houses and 6x6 pads. Great projects done showing it!

Donya Okscrappinmama@ gmaildotcom

Anne Thompson said...

Love Crate Paper and this collection! Thanks for the chance to win! Anne, yourmainestamper

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE Crate Paper! And what great projects shared today--LOVE that Eggsperts LO!! SO FUN! I would love to use these papers on my cards and LOs too! FUN FUN FUN:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

amytangerine said...

super fun- they have such colorful stuff!

Marilyn said...

Nice collection as usual from Crate Paper. I love the stickers, the banners and birds! Too cute!

Ruth said...

I love this release from crate paper, i really think they are going from strength to strength!

Arjanne said...

This collection is ubercute!

HeatherH said...

I think that this collection is really cute. I love Crate Paper and I think they did a great job with all their collections this time.

Yvonne said...

I like Crate Paper, this line seems like it would be fun to work with. Thanks for the chance!

Dale Tiernan said...

I love Crate Paper. Very much. It's all very attractive to me.

Angie said...

This line looks like it would be great for those Easter projects. I'm not sure about some of the patterns, but that is why double sided paper rocks!

GLOANN said...

I think it's wonderful! Love those colors and I believe I could use every piece of paper and embellishment in there. Thanks for the chance to win some.

Deanne said...

wow I love crate paper!! and this line does not disappoint!!!

Valerie Bishop said...

I LOVE all the new lines by Crate!! Their paper just feels so lovely and the colors of the neighborhood line is so pretty!! LOVE the layered chipboard pieces too!

Yaritza said...

Super cute! We just bought our first home so this would be cute to scrapbook it. thanks for the chance to win.

Nitasha said...

Supercute projects! I adore Crate Paper...the texture, designs, and the creative vibe of the company is amazing!

Melanie said...

Oh I Love all of Crate Paper's releases! This new one makes me excited for spring!

Diana said...

I LOVE this. I love every Crate Paper and this is no exception.

janet said...

Really love the colors on this collection and I REALLY love your layout. So adorable, clean, fun and whimsical. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Ang said...

Absolutely love it. One of my favs from CHA Winter 2011

Ann Cicilie said...

Lovely line, I really love what Crate Paper has come up with the last couple of CHA shows :) Love what you made with it :)

marla said...

This looks like a fun set that I would find useful!!

Natalie said...

SOOO SWEET!!!! I love the Easter egg banner! I'm totally "jacking" that idea! I really love the colors of this line. Very nice. : )

isabel scrap said...

so beautiful, love this inspiration

Vitoria B said...

Crate Paper is really my favorite, love this collection so so much