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Carta Bella All Hallow's Eve

{Reported by Paula Gilarde}

Carta Bella is a new paper product company for the crafting and srapbooking industries, it's a sister-company to Echo Park Paper. All of their papers are textured. They were at CHA Summer in Chicago this year and one of their new releases was this line - All Hallow's Eve. It's a grungy, spooky, grown-up Halloween line in a muted color palette.

I'm going to preface this whole review by saying I'm not a fan of Halloween, especially the spooky aspect so I wasn't really looking forward to working with this product. That said, I was pretty happy with what I ended up with.

What I liked:
The papers were good quality, heavy textured card stock, and were double sided.
I liked the variety of sticker shapes - there were lots of different options to work with.

What I didn't like:
This is personal preference but I'm not a fan of the creepy Halloween imagery, skeletons etc but I can see how it would appeal to people scrapping teens or adults.
I found the color palette a little too muted for my taste, again just a personal preference.

What I made:

In my layout I used the patterned papers, element stickers and alphabet stickers. 

Next I created some spooky poison decor using some stickers and empty bottles - that was pretty fun!
Finally I made a patchwork spiderweb using all the different papers - I cut out the spiderweb using my Silhouette machine.

Where and how much: 
Product: All Hallow's Eve Collection
Manufacturer: Carta Bella
MSRP: $1.00- 15.00
Available Online: Stop & Scrap*, Frantic Stamper, A Cherry on Top

What do YOU think? What did you think of this line? Does the spooky motif appeal to you?  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win a prize pack from Carta Bella Paper!  US residents only, and PLEASE leave a way to contact you if you win!  


Kelly Massman said...

very cool!
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Emily Todd said...

I love Halloween and its scrapbook paper. That said, I'm glad even though you don't you were still able to have fun and create some fun things with this line!

smahrty said...

Awesome projects! I actually love the muted colors in this line, would love to win some.

Melissa said...

Love the vintage feel! Your bottles are so fun!

Beatrice Lawson said...

It's actually a very nice change from garish oranges and poison green, really like this!

serena said...

love your spooky poison bottles! great decorations.

Linda E said...

Maybe a pop of color would be nice but I think the muted colors will mix well with some of my older stash to give them an updated look! Thanks for the chance.

wahoolady said...

I love the muted colors in this and your bottles came out so great!
wahoolady (at) aol (dot) com

lynda said...

I love to scrap Halloween. I never want to forget how cute my kids have looked in their costumes throughout the years. I like how muted the line is because it's different.

Yaritza said...

I really love the images and color scheme. Such a cool line.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I'm not a spooky type person either but there are some awesome papers and labels in the collection.
melinda at sbmsystems dot com

Robin B. said...

I love Halloween and I think Carta Bella did a great job on this collection. I love the colors and patterns.