Monday, January 19, 2015

CHA15 is History (part 2)

The Anaheim Convention Center glows every night as you leave the CHA show
So, as this three-day weekend wraps up, I guess I'd better wrap up my post-CHA wrap-up. :-)

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!

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