A view of the industry through the
eyes of a chain buyer.
Top New Products at
CHA's Summer Show
Mostly scrapbook/paper craft products, but not all.
Staff Report (August 1, 2011)
The following are the top picks by the
celebrity panel from the Innovations display.
Advantus Corp.'s Cropper
Hopper-Ribbon Carousel is designed to organize and dispense up
to 54 spools of craft ribbon. www.advantus.com
Beadalon's Artistic Wire Mesh is
a permanently colored copper wire woven into a mesh tube with a
hollow tubular design that can be stretched, strung, filled, tied,
Choon's Design's Twistz Bandz is
an innovative kit for making continuous rubber bands. Users are
able to make rubber band links in a variety of fun shapes and sizes.
Contain Ya Crafts' Scrap N' Easel
is a magnetic, portfolio-style, double scrapbooking and card-making,
Crafter's Companion's The EnveloBox
Creator is designed to create one-of-a-kind and dimensional
Ecstasy Crafts' Designables are
folders for embossing and cutting paper at the same time easily and
Epiphany Crafts' Shape Studio and
Charms is designed to create epoxy shapes in just a few easy
steps and can be used to create custom jewelry by adding epoxy
shapes to the company's new charm sets.
Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft
Mix & Match is a line of products focused on creating
mixed-media pieces. Crafters may choose from six different mediums
and a pre-selected color palette to design their mixed-media craft.
Little Pink Ladybug's Ribbon
Sculpture Instructional CD and Brilliant Bowmaker Bow Making
System were both selected as Hot 20 Products. The Ribbon
Sculpture instructional CD showcases 10 exclusive ribbon design
instructions in PDF format. The Brilliant Bowmaker Bow Making
system is designed to make bow-making simple and quick, allowing
crafters to mix and match templates creating a distinct bow style. www.littlepinkladybug.com
Ranger Industries' Picket Fence
Distress Stain turns Distress Stains, fluid water-based
dyes for papers and other porous surfaces, into unique opaque olors. www.rangerink.com
ScrapBands' ScrapBands is a
one-of-a-kind scrapbook accessory that eliminates slipping and
sliding of scrapbook contents and provides creative ways of making,
carrying, and storing unique and easy.
STKR.it's STKR.it Stickers is
designed to make audio, video, and online images part of any
scrapbook. A QR-type code is on each sticker and when scanned with
STKR.it's free smart phone application, allows crafters to
permanently attach a digital audio memory to their scrapbooks. www.stkr.it.
CraftCritique also has a video of the product HERE.
Sue's Sparklers' Sparkle-on!
features iron-on designs in crystal and metal for crafters to
embellish fabric, paper or wood.
TalkingTag.com's Talking Tag Digital
Labels create memory labels with a smart phone application that
records and plays voice notes on scrapbooks and more.
The C Thru Ruler Co.'s Let's Face It
stencils are designed to provide a base facial shape with three
different eye and lip shape stencil sets, allowing crafters to
design unique faces.
The Upholstery Studio's Making
Designer Tuffets are instructions and kits for creating both
oval and rectangular designs with several different covers.
Uniformed Scrapbooks of America's
U.S. Army Scrapbook is a removable scrapbook cover designed to
recapture the essence of wearing a decorated U.S. Armed Forces
uniform with customizable insignias, badges, patches and tape names.
Walnut Hollow's Card Keeper Box
provides a safe and organized place to keep homemade cards that use
an A2 envelope. The box has five smooth surfaces ready for
Worldwin Papers' Paper Layerz by
Megan Elizabeth is crafting paper that makes coordinating die-cut
shapes and layers from any die-cutting machine faster, cheaper and