Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lindsey's Guide to Christmas 2013 Paper Lines

Hello friends!
I can say, as I work in a scrapbook store, that there are a lot of cute Christmas paper this year! How do you decide which one to create with? Which one you want to craft handmade decorations and presents for loved ones with?
Well I thought I would share with you some of the ones we have around here and show you all the different styles to choose from.
Ok, so here is a good place to start. How about with my favorite.
I actually have picked out 3 that I am going to use this season and all coordinate well with each other. This first one is Silent Night by October Afternoon.
It's vintage, it's retro and it's super cute! But I have to admit, I'm a fan of anything and everything that October Afternoon makes. I love their style.
Here is a close up of a couple of my favorite patterns from this line.
It's a really cute line if you are considering doing a December Daily this year.
Lots of little extra embellishments.

My second favorite - 25th and Pine by Basic Grey.
I am so in love with this line. It's very very retro and so elegant. It just makes me happy to look at it. I also see some pink and red in there. Yay!

A close up of two awesome prints.
I adore the shiny bright, vintage style ornaments!


And to round out my top three is - Bundled Up by Crate Paper
Words just can't describe the level of cuteness in this line.
I've already started working with it and can say it's adorable!
This has also been our best Christmas seller so far, which means I'm not the only one who thinks it's too stinkin cute!
Great for kids or adults. Perfect for mixing Christmas and Winter projects together.

Just look at these adorable snowmen! Makes me so happy!

But really, no matter what your style is, there is a line to fit it.
Whether it's the new trend with lots of gold, Old World, Vintage, Chalkboard or Modern, it's available. Shown here are Bo Bunny's Silver and Gold, Echo Park's Tis The Season, Echo Park Reflection's Christmas, Carta Bella's So This Is Christmas, Pink Paislee's Snow Village, Heidi Swapp's Believe and Bella Blvd's Christmas Countdown.
How does one choose?

If you like ones that feature lot's of snow, the north pole or trees? We have it!
I do, but I really just think I like them all!
These two are Merry Little Christmas by Fancy Pants and We R Memory Keeper's North Pole.

I was not a big fan of the Heidi Swapp line but I did have to pick up this sweet Santa pattern from the line.

Kaisercraft had 4 Christmas lines this year.
Featuring modern, old world and retro themes!

My favorite being this retro themed one featuring this beautiful mint color.

Or even a tropical looking Christmas one like this
 Hello December line by Glitz Design.

Or one featuring some non traditional colors
 like this one by My Mind's Eye, called Mistletoe Magic.

Or one with glitter papers like this Vintage Christmas line by My Mind's Eye.

If you do Project Life/Pocket scrapbooking, there is also a line for you!
This one is by Simple Stories.

If you like Victorian Style, then I would recommend Graphic 45's Twelve Days of Christmas line. Very lovely!

Or if you are more into a Swedish style,
 then Authentique's Tradition would be perfect for you.

If you are embracing the big new trend of Chalkboard, then you might really like Little Yellow Bicycle's Making Merry line.

It's very cute!

Of course we can't forget the ones that are more winter themed,
 like this one by Authentique.

This particular pattern from Authentique's
Glistening line really calls my name!

Although that was quite a few, I still did not get around to every new Christmas line available this year. But I hope if you were wondering about what was out there or what you might like, that this helped a little bit.
You can purchase these lines at scrapbookgeneration.com
Have a wonderful day, Lindsey

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Scrap for Joy said...

How lucky you are to work in a scrapbook store and see all of the newest things available. I worked in the same kind of store for 1 1/2 years before it went out of business (bad business management, not lack of interest) and it was like Christmas every day that I worked. I loved talking with the crafters and teaching classes, too. Still miss it. The closest scrapbook store (not counting the Joann's and Michaels) is about 25 miles away. Maybe it's safer that it's not too close. Thanks for showing us all of the new lines. Some are new to me.
Happy Crafting! Can't wait to see what you're making.
Hugs to your Mom

Theresa said...

I know you enjoy being surrounded by the things you love! I was in our local scrapbooking store yesterday admiring ALL of the pretty papers! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!


WOW, I would NEVER have a paycheck if I worked at that shop! So MANY awesome choices!

Lynn said...

Hi, My name is Lynn Spencer. I was wondering if you knew anyone that would be interested in a trade? I purchased a Slice Die cutting machine from their infomercial during one of my hospital stays for back surgeries. Couldn't sleep, on good pain meds and debit card in my wallet!! Anyway, I forgot I had ordered it. I was in the hospital in late Nov. So, when the package was delivered at the first of Dec. My son put it in the my craft room. Well, the new 5 months I was pretty much on bed rest because for the 4th time the surgery didn't go well!! Anyway, by the time I found the box and called the company it was too late to send it back. So, it has sat in my craft room still in the original box it was shipped in. I have never opened the Slice machine. It came with different features and more images than the one you can buy at the craft stores. I would love to trade it for some of the new Christmas lines and embellishments. Please, if you know someone that would like to trade for around a 125,oo in paper and embellishments give them my email. I paid 229,99 for it so I am discounting it. Again, the machine has never been used so it is still mint in the packaging! I hope someone will take it and use it!! I have a Cricut that I use. Thanks for the help if you can help!
Lynn Spencer

Sandy McClay said...

I agree with Joyce! You get first dibs...:) So many lovely lines this year, but I am still happy with my Very Merry OA line from last year...all the choices begin to just overwhelm me...:)

ImagiMeri said...

Lots of pretty stuff girlfriend. I'm so behind in getting the latest Christmas papers, especially from October Afternoon....my all time favs. Can't wait to see what you create.


Ice Pandora said...

Looooove these papers and scrapbooks in Christmas theme c: Xx

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, my gosh! How does one choose? Dear Santa: I want one of each!