Thursday, March 2, 2006

Scenic Route

From the LM Archives

Product Feature: Let’s Take a Scenic Route
By Franny Lesniak, Design Team Member
The new Scenic Route is here! It is truly amazing that this already fabulous scrapbooking supply business has come out with two new lines that are so magnificent and unique! Included in each of these two new lines – North Shore andCharlotte – is a set of coordinating patterned papers; Scrap Strips; sheets of alphabet stickers; Monogram stickers; and Chipboard Elements. Each line contains just about everything you need to put together a perfectly embellished and coordinated scrapbooking layout or paper craft project!
The Scenic Route paper is simply the best! Certainly it is the best quality - high grade, cardstock weight. Add to that the fact that each sheet is double sided and reversible. This makes it ideal for making file folders, book pockets, matchbooks, as well as greeting cards. The color schemes of both lines, North Shore and Charlotte, traverse a spectrum of traditional as well as unusual yet compatible combinations. The colors of North Shore are rich and vivid. These hues seem very compatible with theme inspired layouts for occasions such as birthday celebrations, school or sports events, and beach trips. While this line seems suited for infinite masculine possibilities, it is also an ideal choice for many feminine themed layouts.
Scenic Route’s Charlotte line captures hues on the softer end of the spectrum. However, Charlotte’s hues and color combinations still convey a sense of life and energy, albeit with a slightly more gentle expression. This line includes a range of both warm and cool hues, all in a perfect balance. Scenic Route’s release of this line is timely, as it is utterly perfect for springtime layouts! Also, Charlotte seems perfect for those tender and dreamy inspired layouts that you have plans to create.
Always thinking, Scenic Route came up with a nifty idea and has created a fantastic solution to the problem that pattern-phobics have faced – Scrap Strips! When a whole sheet of patterned paper seems too much, or if you want just a little of this pattern and a little of that pattern, then you MUST check these out. Scrap Strips are sheets of cardstock-weight paper that includes strips of several patterns from within each line in addition to strips with themed phrases including: flower power, laugh everyday, a perfect day, smile, play hard, and a day at the beach.
Complimenting their new paper lines are the sheets of cardstock alphabet stickers. Each 8.5x11 inch sheet comes with multiples of each letter as well as numbers. The stickers are square with white or brown letters atop smaller scale patterns from each of the lines of paper. Not only do they match the patterned paper, they also perfectly coordinate with the Monogram Stickers! These sheets of adhesive backed, cardstock-weight Monograms will add flair and interest to your layout titles. After using them once, you will undoubtedly want all of the sets!! Each sheet includes a segment of the alphabet, so you will get several letters’ worth of monograms and phrases on each sheet.
What more could a scrapbooker want, you ask? Well, chipboard, of course! And Scenic Route has come through for us. These 6x12 inch sheets of Chipboard Elements come in themed sets that match the two new paper lines will spark your creative fuse! You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck with these chipboard embellishments, as all the shapes, sizes, and pieces fit together, and pop apart for any number of different uses. Run, don’t walk, and get yourself some!
Well, there you have it – that pretty much covers all the newest, latest and greatest products from Scenic Route. If you have never used Scenic Route scrapbooking products before, you really ought to try them now. After you get a chance to use these top of the line patterned papers, cardstock stickers, and chipboard embellishments, you will understand what all the hype is about. And if you have been previously acquainted with Scenic Route’s product lines, then take my word that these two new additions to the Scenic Route family, North Shore and Charlotte, will not disappoint!

Design Team Examples
To view all layout ideas and products used, please be sure to visit the Design Team Gallery: Lets Take a Scenic Route
Margaret Gayle
Madeline  Tracy
 Susan  Sonya

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