Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Finesse, The Art of Womenhood

Dear Paperlovers,

Back in July this year, I started designing the Finesse Collection. With it came a lot of new features to our product line as well. That meant more design and more time to develop it all.  Very exciting times for us!

Then halfway through  I caught a serious flue of some sorts and it went away. Then it came back again ....this time much worse...and turned into laryngitis and bronchitis which in turn triggered my "under-control" asthma. Jikes, I haven't been this sick in a loooooooooong time and if I had a medical aid, I would probably have ended up in hospital. It was like God was saying: "I will make sure that you rest and take a break." He wanted my attention and I gave it. My family prayed, and made sure I was snuggling up in bed and resting. I had loads of chicken broth and honey, but in the end the asthma was so severe that I had to go to the doctor (which I hate and try to sidestep as far as possible) and she put me on antibiotics  (which I never take because it is absolutely poison and in the long-term brakes down your immunity), but my sister Surita, who also knows how bad asthma can get, was so worried that she forced me to take it. Well, in 5 days I was much better and could go back to work. She has been such a star through it all, taking the lead and doing her job as well as mine. So very thankful for her. So after weeks and weeks mostly spent in bed, we were able to finish our Finesse Collection and all the goes with it.

Without further ado, today we share our new product line with you. It is called #PaperLove and we hope that it brings you joy and loads of hours in your craft studio.

#PaperLove explained:

#Core: (160gsm, Doublesided x 6) - The Core collection in #PaperLove will always have a different name and be theme specific. In this instance the core collection is "Finesse, the Art of Womanhood"
#Mini: The core collection is also now available in minis (6"x 6" pre-cut card squares) and you can buy them in a 12 pack or 24 pack depending on your budget.
#Base: (240gsm, Doublesided x 6) - Textured and two toned solids as well as two toned wood panels in the three core colours (coral rose, jade, mulberry)
#SimplyPretty: (160gsm, Singlesided x12 plus bonus on back of cover) - This is an all new product for us. These paper packs have 12 single sided sheets and can only be ordered as a pack. You can collect these. They are simple patterns in a set of 4 designs plus stripes and dots, we added 3 sets of our signature card squares plus a large framed page. To make your scarpbooking even easier we added a full washi page and a brand new borders page that gives you doubles so you can frame your double layouts with them. We even added easy cut bunting x 2. These packs have a cover page and so we added a little bonus to these with some cut elements in 3's. From clock faces to little birdies and cute cameras, so you don't waste anything.

#CuteCuts: You may ask, what happened to the text in our paper collections or all the cut goodies and the pretty pocket cards. Well, we thought it through for you.  Our all new Cute Cuts packs are soooooooo jummy. Over 250 cuts in total. It took me all of one evening in front of the TV to fussy cut these effortlessly and they are just so cute.  These packs have 12 cards and they have a little cut line on most of them so you can even cut or fold the cards in half and travel around with them in your Planner or Bible Journal bag or pop them in your tool caddy. They take up less room, are much more user friendly and very very versatile. The elements can be used for all sorts of crafts. These packs are available in English and Afrikaans. They also include more borders that match the core collection.

#GraceLilly: This is our Bible and Prayer Journaling item. It includes a devotional booklet with a free tracing card and 6 cute cut cards. The cards include power verse cards and scripture themed elements to help you illustrate the Scripture that the Devotional is based on.  The Finesse Devotional is based on Proverbs 31. You may ask why GraceLilly? Well, remember I said that I got sick and God wanted my attention. Well, I believe He used this time so He could re-align me with what His vision for our little business is. We have decided that we will build our collections on the foundation of what God shows us we need to do and GraceLilly is that Biblical foundation that our collections will flow from. It will be the starting point from now on. #Godfirstinallwedo #English #Afrikaans

That concludes the Paperlove part of the #PaperLove Collection.

Next up is what you asked for in our collections:

#ChippieLove: These are chipboard cuts in the form of a little kit. One has a variety of text elememts and quotes, small enough to fit any collection and can even be used in your Bible or Planner. They are available in English and Afrikaans. The second kit has a variety of little element accents to match the Finesse collection, but can also be used on any other collection.

#StencilLove: We have a set of 6 stencils available. 5 Art stencils and 1 Bible Journaling/Planner stencil.

#DressUp: This is a variety of little embellishments. The usual suspects are included from sequence, buttons, diamante, beads, ribbon and twine and paper roses in three colours all colour matched to the Finesse Core collection.

#Giveitflair: All new flair buttons in 4 designs. We love these little guys. They are so friendly. Flat backed or with a pin so you can add them to your apron or tool caddy.

We would love your feedback on it, so don't hesitate to comment to this post or interact with us on Facebook.

#OrderCycle:  The order cycle for this collection will run from 19 October to 31 October 2017.  Please ensure that you place your order during this time. We will not be manufacturing more than what is ordered, so if you miss it, you miss it.

#ShippingDate: 15 November 2017

In the next couple of days we will be sharing some layouts to inspire you with this collection so keep an eye out.

Any retailers interested in this product line, can contact us via email to inquire about pricing and retail options.

Happy Paper Trails