Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Christmas papers and bootiful candy

I'm having a break today from all the challenges. I've decided to clean up my corner, because it's such a mess! Papers allover the desks (yes, I've invaded my fiancées desk too), cuttlebug dies on the floor (not nice to step at, so foamy side down, better the floor than my feet) and craftitems pretty much everywhere. Time for a clean slate...

So with this new time on my hands I thought I would surf around a bit looking for Christmaspapers. With the enormous selection of papers I'm surprised that I can't find what I want in my local shops. I don't know where you get your papers, but my local scrapshop just had a few papers of Basic Greys "fa la la" collection. No Christmastrees, decorations, gifts, no nothing! And even though I won't be getting any papers for my Christmas cards this year I'm curious about what's out there. There are a lot of papers out there that could work for Christmascards, but I want to look at those specifically made for Christmas/winter.

While bloghopping I found this amazing set from K&co. Not so traditional, but a wonderful set with all the neccessary designs for both Christmas and winter: gloves, bells, trees and modern snowflakes. The even better part is that there are matching stickers and chipboards. I love the colors of this set, fresh and contemporary. It would definately be my top choice of paperstack.

image taken from kandcompany.com

American traditional has some traditional (duh!) colored sets:
Holiday Cheer collection:

Dear Santa collection:

Another company that has quite a lot of different Christmas papers is SEI. I didn't find any paper stacks, but they have the papers sold seperately. I've taken images of stickers etc. to show you the style and color scheme. I think this is my new favorite paperline. I fell inlove with some of the non-Christmas lines!
Glitzmas line:

Holly lane line:

Doodley doo holiday:

For those of you who like the "dirty" look, Basic Grey is the perfect choice. Here's their new Wassail line:

Figgy pudding:

Fancy pants has a similar style to Basic Grey, but a little more colorful and vibrant. It's called Happy holidays:

Daisy D is having a more subtle collection that can be used for other occasions too. Perfect for those of you who want your papers to be used for other type of projects aswell. It's called Snowflakes & holly. I actually have some of these papers that I'm glueing on a chipboardbook. They look amazing. Traditional, but modern at the same time.

GCD studios is a company I haven't heard of and their papers are very different from anything I've seen before. They have a lot of old-style patterns, but made modern. The holliday collection is called Scent of Christmas:

All images except the top one are taken from franticstamper homepage Fran has an amazing website where you can find pretty much anything! If you haven't visited her yet, do it now.

Phew, I think that will have to do. I have found that there is an amazing selection out there. Too bad that my scrapshops haven't gotten any of them and that the shipping for papers is a killer. I'm sure I haven't even mentioned a fraction of what's out there. So out of these papercollections, which is your favourite?

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