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10.17.2011

Crate Paper-Random













{reported by Amy Tan}




From the moment I laid eyes on Crate Paper's whimsical Random collection, I was in love. The extensive color pallet, the random mix of designs and all the fun elements working together in fabulous fashion. Oh and don't even get me started on that bike. So many wonderful bits and colors, I really couldn't wait to play with it. And in case you haven't already heard, American Crafts has acquired Crate Paper and Lisa will continue to be creative director to oversee product development and to maintain the brand's signature style. Really looking forward to this creative collaboration, as you may already know that I am a huge fan of American Crafts.


What I liked:

- I liked the patterned papers. Loved that some of them had a lot of colors and some were very basic.

- I liked the stickers, brads and trims. So unique and added such a fun dimension.

- I especially like the overall randomness of the entire collection. The fun colors, the icons, and especially those little letter stickers.

What I disliked: 
-I liked almost everything about this line, I just wanted more of all of it.

- This isn't really a criticism, just what I noticed: At first the random eclectic mix seemed a bit overwhelming, I just stared at it for a while. I decided to dive right in and started with papers that had less going on. I find that in lieu of cardstock, these work as great base pages.

- I would have loved to have had some dimensional alphabet stickers, but with American Crafts now I am sure some really cool Thickers will be in Crate Papers near future.

What I made:




Supplies: all Crate Paper except for MOO title is Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. Also I used the Silhouette SD to cut the doily, camera and "memories".

Where and How Much
Product Name: Random Collection
Manufacturer: Crate Paper
MSRP: $18.99 for the kit
Available at: scrapbook.com, *2peas.com and BlueMoonScrapbooking.com (Must include 3 sites. Each of these sites should be linked directly to the product page. The cheapest resource to purchase product should be marked with an asterisk.)

So happy with this collection. In addition to the collection kit, I would recommend the 6X6 paper pad as well as the fun embellishments. It's a whimsical collection which can be used for everyday occasions.

What do YOU think? Is it too random for you, or is that what you love about it?

21 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I absolutely love this kit more than I thought I would. I purchased it last month, and I began playing with it officially on Saturday. I USED ALL of my scraps from two sheets of paper, so YOU KNOW I loved this line :)
-Gabrielle

Jill said...

Hard to find a CP collection I don't like. I hope their standsrds stay exceptionally high with the move. Random means you can find something to go with about any subject--that's not a bad thing :)

Andrea said...

That is totally what i love about it! This CP collection really struck me because all of the fun colors, especially that teal blue and brightish pink! LOVE IT!

April said...

Just fabulous!! I love me some Crate Paper for sure. :)
- April W

Lisa C. said...

The more I see this collection, the more I love it!! The colors are beautiful and I like the range of possibilities! Crate Paper is amazing!!

janet said...

I recently just got the 6x6 pad and LOVE it that I think I really will order the collection pack. My fav thing about this collection is using snippets of all the papers together. Just love the way they look are side by side...LOVE this line!

Angela Nebinger said...

Really loving the looks of this collection.. and Amy did a great job with it.. adore her layouts!!

ShoppingTamii said...

I think these colors are gorgeous!

AmyBug said...

ooohhhh, aahhhh! Love this awesome collection. One of my top 3 from CHA this year for sure! Love the examples from it. I sure wish I had a LSS around here to buy this stuff up! :)

Veronica said...

I like the versatility of these papers. Being so random allows them to be useful for lots of projects :-D

Rachel said...

this is definitely one of my favorites from CHA-great projects!!

scrapcrazd said...

I love it :)

Lisa P said...

I love it. You did a fabulous job on the layouts!

Shawninaz said...

I am not good at mixing so this collection wouldmgive me that look without a lot of thought. Great idea abou the thickers, hoe they've thought of that too!

marla said...

I have never heard of this paper company before but I love the colors and patterns.

Gab said...

It is very random but I like that about it - so much will go with it

cindy said...

I believe the randomness of this kit is the beauty of it. I love all of it so colorful.

Lalo said...

This is not too random for me!!!
HAY I love all things random :)

Renee VanEpps said...

Love everything from CP so far, the colors and patterns are so versatile!

crate said...

Thank-You Amy for the great review of Crate's latest collection, Random. The ultimate benefit of it's vast range, is that there's something for everyone! It covers a multitude of bases - it's literally "color neutral". Though, if you prefer to play with the collection by itself, that works just as well! :)

Dale Tiernan said...

I love Crate Paper and Random will work for me. I love the bike too. So cool.