29 October 2010

Kaisercraft Up Up & Away

Today I’m reviewing the Kaisercraft ‘Up, Up & Away’ 6” paper pad and coordinating Journal Tags. The pad of journal tags contains 24 sheets, 4 each of 6 designs. The paper pad consists of 40 sheets, 10 of which are specialty papers – 1 flocked, 2 foil, 3 spot varnish and 4 sheets of die cuts. Both the pad and the tags are available from Merly Impressions for £7.45 and £1.35 respectively.

This collection is full of soft, muted colours in shades of brown, green and blue. There are a few trendy balloon prints but the majority of the collection is generic and could be used for almost any occasion or theme.

In my experience, it’s unusual to find a 6x6” pad with such a variety of specialty papers. My favourite pages are the die cuts. There are 4 sheets of tags, borders and journaling spots - more than enough to complement the papers on a whole ton of cards or several scrapbook pages. I made a layout and a card and it looks like I barely used anything out of the pads. The die cuts were easy to remove from the card and didn’t tear. They are made from 160gsm card and sturdy enough to layer up with dimensional adhesive.

I’d say that this collection would appeal to most scrapbookers and card makers. The designs are versatile enough to be used in a variety of ways, and as they do not have a specific theme they are fairly timeless. The inclusion of the die cuts and specialty papers and the inexpensive option of the coordinating journal pad makes it an interesting package. There’s enough variety in these two products to not need to add lots of extra embellishments and products to make your layout or card ‘special’. I was not disappointed by this collection. In fact it offered a lot more than I originally thought it would.

This review has been sponsored by Kaisercraft specialist supplier:

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