Friday, May 25, 2007

Meet Prism Papers (Prizes and another contest)

It's time to introduce another one of our card contest sponsors. Today's highlight is Prism Papers.

With their lines of products including the Prismatics line, Metallics line and orders that are shipped within 48 hours Prism Papers provides card stock backed my top notch customer service.

Prism's primary product focus is their popular Prismatics line. Prism Prismatics were chosen as a favorite product in the 2006 "Top Ten" issue published by Creating Keepsakes. This Prismatics line comes in 81 luscious colors. It has a watercolor paper texture on one side and is smooth on the back. (Some also refer to this texture as an "orange peel" texture). Prismatics cardstock is ideal for stamping. It has a nice weight and the texture is subtle enough that takes the ink well. By being smooth on the back it is very versatile for those who like to mix things up a bit. Prismatics are sold both by the sheet as well as in Prismatics Packs which are monochromatic sets of 12 sheets of paper (4 each of 3 colors). Prism now also offers accent packs which are made to be complementary colors of the Prismatics Packs. These packs are great used alone as well because they are in 6x12 sheets making them a perfect size for cards. (Prism also offers a 6.5" square envelope which just the right size for these cards)

Yet another popular product among Prism fans is the expanded Metallics line. These papers have the shimmer we have all came to know and love in this "glitz and glimmer" phase of paper crafting. One very exciting feature in the Metallics line is the smooth texture. This makes them once again perfect for stamping, as well as being a product that adheres better than those with are textured.

In addition to the Prismatics and Metallics lines, Prism also offers a variety of other papers including their Exclusives line in a 27 color variety (only available through Prism), popular colors such as Kraft and Paperbag and a high gloss cardstock which is popular among stampers. Prism swatch books are available for both the exclusives and the Prismatics line. The books usually retail between 5 and 8 dollars each, making that a very affordable investment in which to choose and order your favorite colors.

You can see Prism Papers featured in many of the designs here at CPS as well as in some of the designer's published work. Prism is also the chosen card stock for two of out other sponsors: Cosmo Cricket and Karen Foster Design.

Prism has offered two great prize packs for the CPS card design contest. The winners will receive a three prismatics packs, three coordinating accent packs and some of their 6x6 envelopes which are perfect for the card makers out there.

We would like to thank Prism for sponsoring this contest and hope you will as well.

Also, if you are already familar with Prism (or would like to get some), you might be interested in the new card contest they have going between now and June 4. The following contest details were just recently released:

Prism is thrilled to announce a contest for World Card Making Day! We are hoping you can help us by creating cards that will "WOW" the world! Let your creativity run wild and show us cards for every occasion ( i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine's Day, etc.) made with Prism Papers.

REQUIREMENTS: The cards can be any size you choose. You are allowed to use tools of your choice...such as punches, die cut machines, stamps, computer printing etc. You can use generic embellishments such as ribbon, mini brads, simple rub ons etc. But if embellishments are used, they should be used in very limited amounts only to accent the card stock. We ask that each card uses Prism Cardstock only (no printed paper). Our goal is for each card to be 99% Prism Cardstock.

Card images must be emailed to by 11:59pm MST on June 4 th along with a product supply list. Product supply list must contain: your first and last name, phone number, and specific names of all cardstock colors used as well as any other accents used. Winners will be announced on our website on June 11th.

The PRIZE for winning cards will be a collection of our wonderful Prismatics valued at over $100.

We hope you are as excited about this contest as we are! We can't wait to be amazed by your incredible talent!

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