Monday, December 12, 2011

Paper Arts and Crafts


After years of thinking about it, mapping it out in our heads and dreaming up all sorts of creative inspiration...we have finally designed our first paper arts line!


Filled with all of the old bits and pieces from another time, our first collection, with EK Success for Jolee's Boutique, will be available in all the best craft stores, including Michael's, in the Spring of 2012.


Although this line is perfect for people who love to scrapbook, I hope that it translates to all other sorts of paper crafts - packaging, collaging and decorating your favorite inspiration boards.


All of our favorite old textiles and patterns have been reproduced onto beautiful card stock as well as textured adhesive backed paper.


And of course there are lots of tags, notions and old French paper bits - with twine, ribbon and lace included to make sure everything feels authentic and very French General.


We've worked hard on this collection to make sure everything layers and mixes well - and hopefully you will enjoy crafting with it, as much as we enjoyed designing it!

36 comments:

Jane W. said...

I'm so excited to see this in person--the preview looks lovely!

somepinkflowers said...

oh


my heart is swooning
over here...


truly

Amy Jepson said...

Can't wait!

Joanna said...

This would be so perfect for finally scrapbooking my three years in Europe . . . maybe it will motivate me!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

This is absolutely wonderful news! What a wonderful way to start off a new year. Congrats to all involved.

fancylinda said...

Oh, wow! I'm so excited for this!

cocoquilts said...

Oh my goodness! Absolutely perfect! I can hardly wait until spring! I can just imagine all kinds of ways to use these papers & labels! Thanks!

Charmingdesigns said...

How exciting. Everything is so lovely
I cant wait to get my hands on some of these goodies

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I am so excited to see your new designs. I live in Butte, Montana and have been hoping to find your creations somewhere local! Cannot wait!

Heidi J.

oldgreymare said...

I am thrilled to hear this. I will spend this week in my newly "tented" garage playing with papers and enjoying every minute. These will be right up my alley.

I will anxiously await this new line, and let us know if we can purchase early in any way?
xxx
z

Anonymous said...

WOW! These are fantastic. Can't wait to see them in the paper.

Penny

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

Be still my beating heart...Susan

Kathy Hatz said...

OOH LA LA! I can't wait! Paper crafting and scrap booking have taken a backseat to other hobbies, but may need to be revived. It's beautiful. Congratulations on a job well done!

Lorrie said...

oooh, j'adore ├ža! I will be watching for the paper line.

Judy said...

I love this! It would be so fun to post pictures of my grandchildren on this paper, especially Paris my grandaughter. I look forward to buying this.

becky up the hill said...

This is wonderful news. I so look forward to this line~! Two of your books are on my coffee table. I've had them for a few years. Timeless books. As trends change, the style of French General will stay fresh and timeless.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

OH MY GOSH! I can hardly wait. Can we pre-order one of everything?

Robin Thomas said...

It's beautiful Kaari!

Looking forward to using it!

Laura G said...

Very charming!

Diane said...

It is on the calendar to start looking for it in the spring. Beautiful. An early Christmas gift. Thank you.

CaraQuilts said...

Gorgeous!! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Christine said...

they look beautiful...

Julie said...

Congrats, Kaari! So excited for you!

Jillayne said...

Congratulations Kaari - it looks wonderful!!

Nancy Wethington said...

Kaari, I am so excited about this I can't wait to see it in person! French General on paper - yippee!

Denise said...

CONGRATULATIONS, KAARI!!!!!!!!!!
xoxo-Denise

molly said...

wow, kar, you and jon boy have really done it this time. it's gorgeous. cannot wait to use it in the art of craft classes! JUICY!!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

WOWEE looks fabulous!

Babsarella said...

*love*

Cathee said...

LOVE IT!!!

Anonymous said...

so do tell.... where are these items going to be available? my quit store sure will NOT be getting them.... and I would love to add some of the items to my paper supply.

michelle ward said...

omg, gorgeous! can't wait. thanks for the heads up...will be watching for it all. CONGRATS!!!

Gretchen said...

ooh la la!

Everything looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

This is so wonderful! I love the preview! I really hope this will come to Canada! Does anyone know?

Benice Basson said...

I really hope you bring some of it to France in June...

Janet Conn said...

This collection is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to buy it.