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1.28.2013

The Maggie Holmes Collection by Crate Paper





















{Reported by Ashley Harris}




While at CHA the big buzz was the new Maggie Holmes Collection by Crate Paper.  Now I must say that I was one to jump on the Must-Have-It band wagon.  For good reason!!  Let's get to it.


What I liked:
-Love the colors in it.  Very hip and fresh.
-Love Love Love the fabric frames.  So fun to work with!
-The ribbon bows were super cute and just fabulous!
-The foam thickers.  I LOVE THEM!  The glitter is fun and stays on the letters.  I need more of them!

What I didn't like:
-The adhesive backed chipboard.   The images are fantastic, but the chipboard separates from the adhesive while you are trying to punch it out.   If it doesn't come off then, it comes off while trying to peel the backing off the adhesive.  Now this wasn't a big deal for me because I just put my own adhesive on it.  However, if you are going to make it with adhesive backing, you should make sure that the adhesive stays on the chipboard.


What I made:
















Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Kraft; Pearls: Doodlebug Design; All other Products:  Maggie Holmes Collection by Crate Paper



Where and How Much:
Product: Maggie Holmes Collection
Manufacturer:  Crate Paper
MSRP: --
Available Online:  Not available online just yet.



Bottom Line:  I love this collection.  Faulty chipboard aside, it was just a pleasure to work with!  This one I would definitely want in my stash if I were you!


What do you think?  Was this collection on your must have list from CHA?  Well you are in luck!  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win some Maggie Holmes goodnes!!  U.S. residents only and please leave a way you can be contacted if you win!

47 comments:

Margie said...

I loved, loved, loved Maggie's collection-one of my top 3 favorites from CHA!

Yaritza said...

The collection is absolutely beautiful.

Houses Built of Cards said...

I have been in love with this collection from the moment I saw it! LOVE the colors and patterns - and Crate Paper always makes me happy with the texture of their papers!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I think this collection is just gorgeous!! I especially love those gold Thickers!

melissahuie at gmail dot com

Jennifer Cowan said...

What a great pick to review first!!!! One of my must haves from CHA too! I love your mini.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this new collection, and wow, you really made a lot with it, especially love the mini. I love the glitter thickets and the bows and the papers are so pretty!

mprantner at gmail dot com

April said...

Your projects look amazing! I am SO in love with this collection and can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the chance to win. :)
- April W (april121499(AT)yahoo(DOT)com)

Tessa Buys said...

Yes, this is definitely on my must-have list, especially after seeing it in person at CHA. I want to wallpaper my house in that bird print! I'd love to win - thank you so much for the chance!

precociouspaper (at) yahoo (dot) com

Court said...

This is definitely one of my top favorite releases from CHA. Your work is beautiful and I would love to win it

ShoppingTamii said...

oh yes! I do LOVE this one! That flip book you made is amazing!

Lisa P said...

At first glance I didn't think the colors would fit my likes but after seeing how you used it I can see how I could incorporate it in smaller doses and really use it well. I like now.

Moongirl said...

Crate Paper is just one of my all time faves! I love your flip mini.

Anna said...

I see great potential in the musical note paper and the blue bird paper. Can't wait to see it!

Coco and Roo said...

My favorite item is the glitter alphabet. Beautiful!

Linh C. said...

Cute! Love the music paper.

{VICKI} said...

I love the colors in this collection.
I would probably agree with you on the chipboard---I find that problem with lots of chipboard though

Kelly Massman said...

This collection is gorgeouS! I love that it is fun, too!! Thanks for a chance to win--I'd be thrilled! kmassman gmail

Giavanna Lau said...

I am a huge fan of Maggie Holmes. When I saw this in the CHA reveals on the CP website one paper caught my eye - the bokeh. This was like a little appetizer leading me to explore the whole line. I think I have watched EVERY you tube video, and found every Pinterest pin, and have pronounced on FB that this line is my absolute favorite of ALL the 2013 Winter lines. I was excited to see your review today. And would be honored and grateful if you pick me.

Funky Finds said...

I think this is a beautiful line! I love the vintage romantic feel!!! Jessica D.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore this gorgeous collection from Maggie Holmes! Great review and love what the reviewer did with the line! Lisa Risser can be reached at Rcadiebug@charter.net

debbie myers said...

i love this crate paper collection. thanks for the chance. mailme58@aol.com

The Perks said...

I have been in love with this collection since the moment I saw it, I am pretty sure Maggie designed it just for me!!
Way to kick booty with all the darling projects

The Perks said...

eeperkins6@gmail.com

Cynthia B. said...

I always always love Crate's collections, and I've admired Maggie Holmes's work for a long time...so naturally, this line is one of my CHA faves. Pretty colors, the ribbon bows look super-cute, and I'm so glad to hear your review that the glitter actually stays ON those Thickers!

Jingle said...

I absolutely love this collection! It's gorgeous!

Scrapenabler said...

Beautiful collection and love what you did with it.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this collection. Maggie is a wonderful designer and I'm so happy for her. Rebeccacell@gmail.com

c.darwin said...

Love the whole collection, but those gold Thickers really grabbed my attention!

SHartl said...

Oh I love the projects you made with this collection! the chipboard pieces are just beautiful, but I would share your frustration with the adhesive backing coming off too. Thanks for the chance to win goodies!

Torrie said...

The little ribbon bows are to die for! I love your mini album too.

jcinokc said...

Great projects. I had never heard of the company before but it looks like some fun products. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristine in WA said...

Ohhhh this is definitely one at the top of my list from CHA. I cant wait to see it in person. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

csparky61 said...

Very pretty colors. My list of must haves form CHA includes just about everything, this collection included!

Jean said...

Gorgeous projects! These are papers I know I could put to good use!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love the new mini album design. Super cool!!!

Shirley said...

Cute little CHA mini album! Is that clipboard-type back part of the collection too?

Pam said...

I love Crate Paper and I super love this collection! I like everything you did with it!

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Donna said...

so adored this collection - probably my top must have from cha. Bummed to read about the adhesive, but thats why we have glue, right! Your album is adorable - love the base you used.
donnabd12@gmail.com

Lisa C. said...

Wow - your projects are so beautiful! I love this collection! Crate Paper is always a favorite for me. I love the fabric frames and all the pretty papers!! Thanks for the giveaway.
lacree2 aol

Amy E said...

What a GORGEOUS collection!! I loved the little album you made with it! The fabric frames are adorable; awesome layouts too. I think this one might have to go on my must-have list too!

amyis300@hotmail.com
scrapthissavethatblogspot.com

Liana S. said...

I love the new collection. Those frames are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

tripletmomliana@gmail.com

Nitasha said...

Maggie's collection is one of my absolute favorites from CHA! Maggie + Crate Paper = A win, win situation!!! I also like the new Heidi Swapp, the sneaks that October Afternoon shared on Facebook, and Simple Stories! Thank you for this fab review!

smahrty said...

This is a beautiful new collection and i would love to win some. So happy she teamed up with Crate Paper.

Janet said...

I LOVE it!!!!

Melissa said...

This collection is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

lynda said...

I like this collection too - the small flower prints, the dark blue, the doily paper!

Robin B. said...

I love the colors and patterns in this collection.