I was ecstatic when I came up to the Little Yellow Bicycle booth at CHA; I have grown to love this company over the years with their amazing quality patterned papers, cohesive color pallettes and coordinating embellishments.Â I have always found their paper lines in the past very versatile and I was not disappointed when I was able to pick up the, “Saturdays,” and “Paradise” collections to test and play with!
I love that the quality of LYB (Little Yellow Bicycle) papers; they have a substantial weight to them. One side has a linen texture to it while the other has a lovely, smooth finish.Â Each paper line has nine coordinating double-sided pattern papers in its collection.
The “Saturdays” collection is predominately cool blue’s with a mix of rich red’s, brown’s and cream’s.Â The patterns are a mix of plaids, blueprints and old-world florals.Â This would be great for masculine, patriotic, picnic or even romantic projects.
The “Paradise” line is absolutely lovely.Â It is a mix of browns, greens, turquoise and has splashes of cranberry red.Â There are charming polka dot patterns as well as birds and trees that are hard not to fall in love with.Â I could see this line of papers working for girls of all ages as well as vacation excursions.
Each line comes with a slew of coordinating embellishments from chipboard pieces to felt & fabrics and even adorable stick pins.Â It was great fun playing with a mini-album kit from the Paradise line.Â I took the basic pieces supplied and added some simple embellishments and cut-outs from the 12×12 papers.
I also made a card from other papers from the paradise line:
Other embellishments that were tested were the canvas tags and stickers from the Saturdays collections.Â I tried them out on a re-purposed frame that also used the papers from the same collection.
And I couldn’t help using these gorgeous papers for a scrapbook layout.Â They remindedÂ me so much of a photo I have of my father in Panama City.Â One great thing about LYB is that they are part of the C-Thru Ruler company, which Art-C is also a part of. I used my previously reviewed Art-C glitter mists to color the large “D” monogram here. Pretty snazzy!
Little Yellow Bicycle products can be purchase at many online retailers and found at local scrapbook stores.Â The double-sided patterned papers go from .69-.89 cents a sheet depending on where you purchase them.Â The embellishments range from $1.99-5.99;Â And trust me, once you fall in love with these lines you will want all of it!Â I think the products are priced appropriately and are a great value for what you’re getting.
Where do your minds take you with these products, crafters?Â Jungle excursions or Fourth of July picnics?Â Let me know; I’d love to hear what you think of these Little Yellow Bicycle Products!
Disclosure: Samples provided for review.
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