What I Got: CraftLabel Christmas Maker Haul!
First things first, if you follow me on social media you will have likely seen the incredibly exciting news that Trimcraft launched their brand new direct e-commerce site, rebranding as CraftLabel!
You can now buy direct from all your favourite Trimcraft brands, including First Edition paper, Dovecraft, Simply Creative, Nova and Spiin, as well as CraftLabel stocking products from other leading craft brands such as We R Memory Keepers, Cricut, Crafter's Companion and more. With free delivery over £15 and some great offers, the website is definitely going to be a firm favourite for craft supplies. At the moment shipping is UK only, but watch this space as CraftLabel has big plans to expand to international delivery in the future!
Exciting news #2 - this morning I received my CraftLabel Maker haul of Christmas goodies, and WOW, am I blown over by the products inside - talk about happy mail!
First off, we have the 12x12 'North Star' paper pad from First Edition. If you've read my previous posts you'll know that First Edition is my all-time favourite paper brand - the pads are always beautifully designed and of such high quality.
The paper pad features gorgeous blues, greys and striking navy, for a distinct wintery feel. There are cute penguin and polar bear designs, as well as trees, snowflakes and stars with silver glitter, foil and pearlescent effect papers.
I'm not a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas crafts - the reds, greens and Santa icons just aren't for me - and so this pad offers a perfect alternative, as well as being versatile enough for non-Christmas crafts - think snowy day scrapbook layouts. There are also wonderful mixed media style papers, which would make great backgrounds for any occasion.
Next, I tested out some of the Simply Creative stamps I received in my package. The stamps are clear photopolymer and best used with an acrylic stamping block and some archival ink for a crisp image. My absolute favourite is the little bear - he is so cute and could easily be coloured in to match the papers for a quick and easy Christmas card. The rest of the sentiments will also be great for card-making; I'm looking forward to using sparkly embossing powder with the larger stamps as I think it'll look fantastic.
As well as the stamps, I was also gifted with some other cute embellishments from the Simply Creative range, including metallic snowflakes, adhesive pearls, silver glitter tags and cute mini Christmas dies.
I was also lucky enough to receive most of the Dovecraft 'Winter Sparkle' collection. Another non-traditional Christmas collection, with rose gold foil and glitter, I think this will be the star of my Christmas cards this year. There are a ton of embellishments included in the collection, such as glitter tags, mini bows, frames, wooden pieces, metal snowflake charms, buttons, mini pegs and more!
My package included the Winter Sparkle decoupage pad, with 24 sheets of 8 pre-die cut designs; these will be great for layering but also for using as-is to decorate layouts and add festive sentiments to projects. I also received both the 12x12 and 6x6 paper pads, the perfect sizes for both scrapbooking and card-making. As with the 'North Star' paper pad, there are a range of designs that would be perfect for Christmas and winter, but also potentially for other occasions as well. The pad features dusty pinks, neutral greys and beautiful rose gold foiling and glitter designs, with simple, eye-catching geometric patterns that also have a slight Scandi vibe; there are stars, trees and stag motifs throughout.
I'm sure I don't need to tell you guys just how excited I am having all these new pretty things to play with, and I am so thankful to CraftLabel for being so generous with this Maker package!
I hope you enjoyed looking at what I got in my package; keep your eyes peeled for lots of projects using these collections coming to my blog soon!
Products in my haul:
All products are available direct through the CraftLabel website, and some may be available through 3rd party retailers such as Amazon too:
First Edition 'North Star' paper pad - https://www.craftlabel.com/first-edition-fsc-christmas-paper-pad-north-star.html
First Edition Deco Mache decoupage papers - https://www.craftlabel.com/brands/first-edition/deco-mache.html
Dovecraft 'Winter Sparkle' collection - https://www.craftlabel.com/elasticsearch/?q=winter+sparkle
Simply Creative Christmas clear stamps - https://www.craftlabel.com/elasticsearch/?q=simply+creative+christmas+stamp
Simply Creative adhesive star pearls - https://www.craftlabel.com/brands/simply-creative/stickers/simply-creative-basics-christmas-adhesive-star-pearls.html
Simply Creative adhesive snowflake pearls - https://www.craftlabel.com/brands/simply-creative/stickers/simply-creative-basics-adhesive-snowflake-pearls.html
Simply Creative Basics metallic silver snowflakes - https://www.craftlabel.com/simply-creative-basics-metallic-snowflakes-16-pieces.html#93=5435
Simply Creative Basics Christmas silver glitter tags - https://www.craftlabel.com/simply-creative-basics-christmas-glitter-tags-silver.html
Simply Creative Christmas dies - https://www.craftlabel.com/simply-creative-christmas-dies.html