|The Anaheim Convention Center glows every night as you leave the CHA show
Here are 5 more good things from CHA (continued from my earlier post)...
I spotted acetate overlays and other opaque types of "sheer" items in several booths. This makes me happy because it was a sad day indeed when Hambly stopped making them.
|Die cut overlays at Bella Blvd.
|Clear overlays at Bella Blvd.
|Pinwheels from the overlays in the Bella booth
|Vellum from Webster's Pages
Calligraphy style writing is still going strong and often in gold or other color foils. This is another one of those products that crosses over so perfectly to home decor.
|Spied in the Simple Stories booth
|From Heidi Swapp
|Cute tags by Maggie Holmes
Thin wafer dies have been around for awhile now, but it seems there are more and more of them to choose from. In addition, many die sets have matching stamp sets allowing you to easily cut your stamped shape (rather than fussy cutting). Not only is this a big timesaver, but the cuts are uniform with every item!
|From Dear Lizzie
|Spellbinders - A Gilded Life
|More from Spellbinders
|Lawn Fawn's die & stamp sets are always adorable
9. ENAMEL Accents
This is another of those products that wasn't new to the show floor, but that seemed more abundant (at least to me) with lots of fresh options.
|A variety of enamel in the Bella Blvd. booth
|Enamel dots in Simple Stories
|Enamel dots in the "Jill" side of Echo Park's Jack & Jill Collection
|Queen & Co. "Headliners" titles
I'm happy to say that ephemera and ephemera type stickers are still going strong which is a big plus for me because I love them SOooooo much! Here are some of the ones that caught my eye:
|Shimelle's new True Stories line
|Craft Paper's Journey line
|Ephemera from Pink Paislee's "Citrus Bliss" colleciton on display
|Crate Paper's "Craft Market" die cut sheet of ephemera is fab
Well, that's it for this year. My photos don't really capture what my eyes did, but at least they give you a hint of what's to come.
By the way, there are LOTS of CHA reviews out there to get more perspective on what's trending and happening in the craft industry. Try googling "cha2015 recap" and see what comes up. And enjoy!