With so much focus on mixed media, altered art and DIY we don’t ever want to forget what lead to all the great papers in the market, the amazing designs and the preservation of memories. Some have built many a scrapbook while others have never made a layout, but somehow there is a love of paper that does not seem to slow down. We laugh when the Creative Crew shares their paper stack measurements.
We thought it would be fun to highlight some of our favourite Crew Layouts and let you see how versatile our papers are, while we do put them in “collections” we love that they work so well with each other and with other paper brands. Unlike many papers, we maintain our papers over time, only removing those papers across the brands that are just not performing. We think that is better for our stores, our consumers and for us!!!! We kind of get attached.
Make Your Own Collections: Looking for a specialized theme and cannot find it, mix and match to make it your own. This fun layout includes the 7gypsies American Vintage papers mixed with some Canvas Corp papers… Achieving a cool American West feel that just works. Love it! Canvas Corp offers simple red and kraft stripes, assorted stars and even features that all come together to make your own collection. Check out the full post here: https://csantossite.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/rock-n-roll/
What makes Canvas Corp Brands papers unique and perfect for Scrapbooking is they are all printed on cardstock weight paper. By the way the paper is of course acid and lignin free, but it is also made with recycled materials, the kraft has the most, then ivory and finally white, but they all can boast recycled. They are also all made & printed in the USA as well. We actually design each paper in our studio and print them locally so we can keep an eye on the color and the printing. We get to specify the color on all Canvas Corp papers and even use a soy based ink. Pretty cool that our papers are environmentally friendly. 7gypsies papers are also printed with soy based inks, we just use a different process to get the vintage feel.
While we can talk paper all day long, today we really want to highlight how great it is for scrapbooking. It’s heavy weight & thickness makes it a great base paper, you can die cut the papers or punch them to add dimension. Rip and distress them. Paint and ink them. They are ready to take a beating or keep them clean and simple if that is your style/preference.
Here are some hints and how papers from Canvas Corp Brands might lend a hand in your scrapbooking adventures: http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/lets-talk-scrapbooking/
We hope that these layouts and tips inspire you to try something new and explore your scrapbooking world to take a new chance.