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8.13.2012

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!  

12 comments:

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!
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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!
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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.