And we are back with a bang with a great review by Val
Kaisercraft provided us with items from the Be Merry Collection to review.
Be Merry is a festive Christmas-themed collection. The 6 x 6 pad includes 24 sheets of designer paper, including 10 specialty sheets featuring glitter, spot varnish, flocking and several sheets of die cuts. The journal tag pad features 24 tags – 4 each of 6 designs that coordinate with the paper pad. Available worldwide, the 6 x 6 pad retails for $8.99 , and the journal tags for $1.39.
The papers are cardstock weight. The colors are traditional but not bright. They mix easily with current trends like kraft cardstock, twine and stitching.
The smaller scale of 6 x 6 pads make them ideal for cardmaking, although the combo of materials in this pad make it useful for a whole host of projects. I used the pad & tags to make cards:
This decorative banner was made primarily with the journaling tags. The letters were cut from the paper in the pad with a die cut machine:
…and even for gift wrapping:
This pad could easily be used for smaller scrapbook layouts and the die cut sheets would be extremely useful in making a holiday-themed mini album.
Kaisercraft is an Australian-based, family-owned company. Founded as a wood joinery business about 20 years ago, the company evolved first into small wood items, then officially their craft line in 2005. Sales from their outlet store in Geelong, Australia fund outreach projects that support children in Southeast Asia. (For every $10 spent in the outlet, $9 goes to help disadvantaged children!)
The versatility of this mini paper collection along with the tags make it an excellent value for the price! . (The Be Merry line also includes acrylic stamps, rub ons, chipboard and 12 x 12 die cut sheets & papers. ) I think these products are ideal for paper crafters.
This review has been sponsored by Kaisercraft specialist supplier: