Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Heart Cosmo Cricket... and a GIVEAWAY!

One of my very favorite things about paper crafting is using beautiful and lush patterned paper in my projects. I have a few favorite companies that I find I go to over and over again for my paper fix, one of those is Cosmo Cricket. I have a ton of their paper and have even been fortunate enough to win paper and supplies from a few give aways on their blog; I thought I would share a few of my favorite cards that I have made using Cosmo Cricket papers with you today.

"Welcome Little One" using paper from Cosmo Cricket's Dutch Girl collection

I think what it is that really attracts me to Cosmo Cricket is their use of quirky color combos and bold patterns. I also love the eccentric design elements that they incorporate into their collections; for example one of my favorite collections is Mr. Campy and I just love the assortment of characters they came up with for their My Campy Adhesive Dye Cuts. Or another great example of their unique design sensibilities are the elements from the Early Bird Collection; the use of primary colors and the images of vintage toasters and other kitschy kitchen utensils is just superb.

"Sweetest Day Ever" made with papers from Cosmo Cricket's Hello Sunshine Collection

There is just something about Cosmo Cricket's paper products that really appeals to my sense of humor. I'm sure if I ever had the chance to meet the Comstocks or Lindsay we would enjoy a few good laughs together. Not to say that it's all just fun and games, because this is definitely graphic design at it's best and quality product to boot.

"Purple Hearts" and "My Love" Valentines cards made with papers and dye cuts from Cosmo Crickets Love Notes Collection

I'm also a big fan of their Haunted paper collection. I just love Halloween and the patterns and colors of this collection just grabbed me. I finally busted it out to make a Halloween card, OK it's a bit early but I just couldn't wait any longer. It was so much fun finally getting to create with it.

"Batty About You" made with papers from Cosmo Cricket's Haunted Collection

In keeping on the theme of all things Cosmo Cricket I thought I would offer my very first blog giveaway. As I mentioned earlier I have been fortunate enough to win some free product from Cosmo Cricket's blog giveaways, so why not pay it forward. Up for grabs is one brand new Jack's World acrylic stamp set.

In order to qualify for this giveaway you must complete two things; first please leave me a comment letting me know what you love about Cosmo Cricket or what your favorite paper collection from them is. If you just heard of Cosmo Cricket just let me know, that's OK too. Second, please sign up as a follower of my blog. I will then enter your name into a random drawing and will announce the winner on Monday July6th. Good luck!

I hope you enjoy,



Nita said...

oh its so hard to choose only one, but I really LOVE Early Bird line, I have made so much stuff with those beautiful papers and chipboard. Really enjoy looking around your blog and signed up to follow it.
Benita Lundgren

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful creations with the Cosmo Cricket papers! I love all of their lines. Right now my favorite line is their Honey Pie line. I just picked up some yummy Early Bird papers yesterday at my LSS.

I am now a follower of your wonderful blog!

Have a great day!
Tara Prince

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! I just love your creative and inspiring style. I seen so many projects made with Cosmo Criket, but I don't have any..YET. Maybe this will be the lucky post to be able to play with it. I just love the stamp set. Thanks so much for a chance.

I also signed up to be a follwer.

Pink Little Cake said...

Not fair..only for paper lovers!!

Unknown said...

Hi, I love the cards you've made, I've seen Cosmos Cricket used on other blogs and think their papers look gorgeous, some fab colours combo's as you said. The stamp set is very sweet too & would love to win.

Am a follower of your fab blog too.


Jan x

Anonymous said...

How awesome!!! I love love love cosmo cricket because their lines are just phenomenal and you can do soooo much with it- I especially love that they now have fabric- cannot wait to get my hands on some of it :)

I am now a follower of your wonderful blog!


Diana Fisher said...

Hi! I love CC!! My fave is Lil Man. And I can't wait to get some Early Bird. My LSS still doesn't have it. Thanks for the chance to win!