Jillibean Soup

17th January, 2009 at 4:12 pm (Uncategorized)

Thought we would give you some information on Jillibean Soup and their collections…

This is what Jill has to say on her about pages:

So why do you scrap?  I’ve asked myself this question several times and my only explanation is that I love it. I’m completely obsessed. Not only is it a creative outlet but it gives me great joy when I’m crafting. Also, I get to buy some oh-so very cute, yummy, scrumptious papers and embellishments. Yes, I’m a collector of scrapbook stuff. Plain and simple, I have way too much and keep buying more. Like you, I LOVE this hobby. I’ve never had so much passion for anything in my life – with the exception of my family.

After numerous discussions with my hubby, lots of research and lots of prayer, I decided I had the guts and gusto to try out my own line of scrapbooking materials. With the recent return of kraft paper into the craft industry I decided that my first line would be designed and printed on kraft paper and I love it. It’s different, it’s fun, and it can be used for all types of paper crafting! It was difficult to find kraft paper that is acid free and lignin free in a folio size, so we custom manufactured our kraft paper – it’s one of a kind and it’s made from 100% recycled stock.

So why “Jillibean Soup”? “Jillibean” was a nickname that a childhood neighbor called me. “Soup” just sounded good with Jillibean. It has allowed me to do some creative naming of products, packaging, and original marketing.

Jillibean Soup products are manufactured with close attention to color, detail and design. Jillibean Soup offers you fresh, innovative products of the best quality. We pride ourselves in finding the best ingredients and creating fun designs you can use forever. We hope you love them as much as we do!

Jill Yegerlehner, founder and owner of Jillibean Soup

When we first spotted JBS papers, we absolutely fell in love with the first of Jill’s ‘white paper’ collections.  Previously Jill has focussed on Kraft ranges, something which I haven’t seen to be that big over here in the UK.  I did order a couple of packs of the Kraft papers, once that would go with anything and be ideal for journalling spots, as I wasn’t 100% sure about it.  However, I have to say, it isn’t what I imagined Kraft to be.  It’s smooth, very well printed, and looks amazing whether used for a small journal spot, or on the whole page (as you can see with Carla’s designs in the Kit Gallery
Jill is now taking her collections to CHA Anaheim next weekend, and we are sure that she will do very well.  We are patiently (!) waiting for the new ranges to go online, as they look to be just as scrummy as the Cream of Mushroom, if not more so as they are now double sided! so we can get them ordered, and let you all get your hands on them.

Make sure you check out Jill’s blog – there are loads of creations made with the JBS collections, plenty of inspiration, and a gorgeous piccie of Jill, her hubby and her beautiful three girls.

Have a look at the new ranges, and leave us your opinions.  Have a look at the Kraft ranges, and let us know what you like.

S x

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2 Comments

  1. ally bright said,

    mmm love the new papers 🙂

  2. Julie Westlake said,

    Good luck with your new venture, love the new papers,

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