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10.02.2012

Crate Paper Acorn Avenue



{Reported by: Becky Williams}

Good morning!

For today's review I got to work with the brand new Acorn Avenue collection from Crate Paper. I loved this collection when I saw the sneaks before Summer CHA and getting to play with it was so much fun. It is hip, trendy and whimsical and SO cute!


What I liked:
-EVERYTHING!
-the ecclectic mix of patterns; so fun to mix together.
-super-cute embellishments
-thickness of the patterned paper
-LOVED the woodgrain Thickers

What I didn't like:
-since it's so close after CHA not all of the embellishments were ready yet.

What I made:


Supplies: Crate Paper Acorn Avenue Collection, Pick Your Plum twine.



Supplies: Crate Paper Acorn Avenue collection


Supplies: Crate Paper Acorn Avenue collection, Silhouette Cameo.


I wanted to feature as many of the cute patterned papers as I could so I used some to fill in the circles of my die-cut. 

Bottom Line: Super-cute collection that is a fun mix of colors and patterns. LOVE it.

Product: Acorn Avenue Collection
Manufacturer:  Crate Paper
MSRP:  $0.99-19.99
Available Online: cratepaper.com, stopandscrap.com (pre-order)


What do you think? Is this your thing?  Is fall coming on full force where you're at?  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Wednesday to win a prize from Crate Paper!  U.S. residents only and please leave a way to contact you if you win!

43 comments:

Emily Todd said...

Fall is definitely here. Leaves everywhere!
emt85_04(at)hotmaildotcom

Jean said...

The trees are orange and yellow and I am starting to crunch leaves as I walk. Love this time of year.

Great layouts with wonderful papers!

vegetablog said...

I love the fresh, bright color palette in this collection for fall. It fits the way fall is here in MD-- just starting, but still with hints of summer (thankfully! :))
~Natalie

Cynthia B. said...

Crate Paper never disappoints! Love that this line has a fall feel, but I think it's versatile for a variety of projects.
Fall is my favorite season, and this week, we're finally starting to feel it! I live in S. Texas, so the drop in temps and humidity is something I look forward to every year...I didn't even have to use the AC in my car yesterday morning. :) We never get a true change of seasons, but whenever I can take a walk and be comfortable, that change is most welcome!

Miriam Prantner said...

This was my favorite Crate release from the last CHA. I love the colors and the range of patterns, such a fun line! I love fall because it's such a welcome change after a hot muggy summer. I love the change in scenery, crisp clear mornings, and that the holidays are right around the corner.

PamSpradlin said...

I love the name of this line...Acorn Avenue. Perfect for fall.

mspradlin@cox.net

Cari said...

Lovely paper. Fall is fully here. The trees are at full color. This my favorite time of year in the north woods.
Craboin at chartermi dot net

Jennifer Cowan said...

I have always loved Crate...this collection is awesome...love the colors!

Laura C said...

Colors are starting to turn here in Mid-Michigan. I love the cooler weather after all the heat of this past summer. I love Crate Paper and again, they didn't disappoint!

Linh C. said...

Today, there's a little coolness in the air. Can't wait for full autumn colors and weather in AL.

Carol L said...

Your layouts are adorable and I especially like the hexagons and trendy designs! I adore how you added the journaling on your babycakes page! Thanks for a great use and review of this Acorn Avenue!
c b acres at comcast dot com

Gabrielle said...

OMG > Another CP line that I won't be able to live without! Ugh, I wish they'd stop coming out with such great lines! LOL
-Gabi from Denton, TX

I really love you layouts BTW, the first one especially such a great job of layering patterns!

Robin B. said...

I like the mix of colors and patterns in this collection.

Cyndee K. said...

Such a fun collection with great fall colors! Fall is in full swing here in the Midwest!

Court said...

It's always so much better after you see things made with it! Fabulous job! LOVE those woodgrain thickers!

ShoppingTamii said...

yes, this is my thing...I love the muted, yet bold, colors! No fall here yet, just hot!!!

Kristine in WA said...

Ohhh I love this paper! I am gearing up for a big trip to the apple orchards and pumpkin patches. I may have just found the perfect paper! Cute layouts!

Lisa said...

cute, cute layouts. And I love the flower on the card and how it pops up. I love this line. The fall colors are gorgeous and not too bright. Fall is beautiful here so far. We are just getting to the crisp mornings and chilly nights. The days are in the 70's. My favorite time of the year.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What an ADORABLE collection! I have to admit I have been drooling over it already! And fall is definitely here in high mountain Wyoming...in fact, it is almost over - and winter is about ready to begin! YIKES!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

JULIANA said...

What a cute collection and I love what Becky created with it!!!

Yaritza said...

Love the colors. Perfect for pumpkin picking layouts. Thanks for the chance.

Moongirl said...

I am a HUGE Crate Paper fan! This does not disappoint.

mooneys441atgmaildotcom

Melissa said...

Love the designs in this collection!

melissahuie at gmail dot com

Jojorenee said...

Wow that's a totally different avenue for Crate Paper which is one of my top 5! The papers are sporadic patterns like me and that's what I like! mekepooh1@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

Love this collection!
Fall is starting now...the leaves are turning colors, which is beautiful!

Melinda said...

I'm not ready for fall (it just means that winter's around the corner!) but its definitely here! Love your layouts and great collection.

jcinokc said...

Fall is not really here in my area yet. We are still having 80 degree temps. Looks like a great collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very unique. I love the stamped dates! Rebeccacell at gmail.com

Renee said...

Really pretty LO's and cards here! Love these papers, they're all so different, lots of versatility!!

Kelly Massman said...

gorgeous--unexpected but beautiful colors!!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

kimberly a. said...

I love it when companies use unexpected colors instead of traditional- tried and true- this is a great combo!

Funky Finds said...

I love this collection! Definitely my style. :) It's feeling a little fall-ish around here...not 100+ degrees anymore!!!!

Jessica Dougherty
jessica(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

~Miriam said...

what beautiful colors and fun patterns!

SHartl said...

Love these fun colors and patterns!!

cutiephinphin said...

Love the patterns on the papers...

Fall is just starting where I'm at.

rlovew said...

Such a gorgeous collection. I adore the flowers on your hi card. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

{VICKI} said...

It's still summer time in Georgia

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love these papers--I must have them immediately!! It doesn't really feel like Fall here--we are still having temps in the 90s and nothing changes colors here!

THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love these papers--I must have them immediately!! It doesn't really feel like Fall here--we are still having temps in the 90s and nothing changes colors here!

THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Erica Hettwer said...

I adore this line and fall is coming on right now! The leaves are just starting to fall, it's such a great time of year!

Kim H said...

Autumn has come to central PA, most of the trees have started to change or in full blown fall beauty. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maureen Hayes said...

Never had the chance to work with Crate paper so this would be a cool win. Thanks for the review, I always learn so much from you guys!

Margie said...

Crate Paper knocks it out of the park every time!! I love this unique twist on a fall collection, and I have been dying to get my hands on it! It is definitely fall where I am, and I LOVE it!