CHA 2010: Demos of New Tools Released

I’m always on the lookout for tools that help complete tasks in easier, quicker ways. That’s why I love all the tools released at CHA each year. This year’s tools did not disappoint. I checked out the latest releases and recorded several tool demos for you to enjoy.

The Imagepac Stampmaker from Photocentric allows you to create your own stamps, stencils, or embossing templates.


The Distrezz-it-All from Zutter Innovative Products is fabulous for distressing edges in a jiffy. I love that you can distress the edges of a small mini book all at once—it means the edges of all the pages will line up precisely for great presentation.


The Zutter Kutter from Zutter Innovative Products provides an incredibly clean cut through thick materials like book board.


The Brad Setting Tool from We R Memory Keepers simplifies the process for setting brads. I love that brad prongs won’t catch the skin under my fingers anymore.


The Cinch from We R Memory Keepers makes it easy to bind your own mini albums or mini books.


The Presto Punch from Spellbinders is also a fun tool for cutting shapes from paper or cardstock. Unfortunately, the sound quality on my video wasn’t the greatest. To check out the tool in another video on YouTube, click here.

The Chip Art tools by Melody Ross for GCD Studios let you create design impressions in chipboard. In this video, you’ll see how the tool is used to make an impression in a GCD Studios jewelry pendant kit to create a custom necklace. You can also use the tools to alter any chipboard products you have at home.


CHA Product Giveaway

Let me know which tool you’re most excited about by leaving  a comment on this blog post by February 1, 2010. One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a kit of new product released for CHA.

—Brittany Beattie, online senior editor

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325 Responses to CHA 2010: Demos of New Tools Released

  1. Peggy says:

    The Cinch is absolutely cool. I have the bind it all and constantly fight with getting the holes past the first six straight. The zutter cutter is also very cool. I have spent a lot of $ on paper cutters because cutting chip board is so hard on blades.
    I could never attend a CHA show because of my legs but love seeing all the videos so I can be knowledgeable when I go shopping! Thanks so much

  2. LANA says:

    wow cool stuff have to make the stamps

  3. The brad setter cracks me up. I would use it, but not a necessity.

  4. Christy Gale says:

    I love the cinch.

  5. Lou says:

    Absolutely loooove all of them! Fantastic inovation and design! Love the chip art tool …. can think of so many applications for this!
    It is so great to see these clips…. especially when you have to buy these items sight unseen … due to remote location.. so thanks! this was a great post!

  6. Dawn Wade says:

    I love them all but I am REALLY excited about the We R Memory Keepers Brad Setting tool. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve accidentally shoved a brad into my fingernail while setting it!! OUCH!!! This will TOTALLY save my hands the hurt!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some amazing new products!!

  7. Heather says:

    Love the cinch. WOuld be great to have for so many projects!

  8. Cynthia says:

    Okay, the Cinch gets my vote. A versatile tool indeed! I love how she explained that it chomps through stuff like the crop-a-dile does. I wish THAT was the prize drawing! Coolness indeed!

  9. JayKaye says:

    Love the Cinch! I would make more mini albums if I had one of those.

  10. kadebug says:

    The winner in my book is the CINCH!!

  11. Kasondra F says:

    Love the Brad Setting Tool. I’m only now getting into brads and this looks awesome.

  12. Sara Wise says:

    TOTALLY loving the CINCH and the brad setting tool! HOW cool!

  13. Judith -Overland Park, KS says:

    I love the stampmaker. There are so many designs that I could create. It is especially hard to find Native American verses and images. This would be a dream come true.

  14. Kelly McBride says:

    I would like to try the Cinch. I could use this for many projects!

  15. Victoria S. says:

    I love the brad setting tool
    – how simple but so helpful!

  16. Kristin says:

    I love using brads but hate breaking my nails separating the prongs – so I’m thinking the brad setting too – so simple and so practical is one I know I will be adding to my tool kit.
    Thanks for sharing all these new products!
    -Kristin B.

  17. Patricia Franco says:

    The Cinch really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing these wonderful products.

  18. Amy P. says:

    I love the Cinch, looks so easy!!!! Gotta have one of those!

  19. MelanieJ says:

    Love the distressing tool by Zutter–how cool to have it all done at once. The Cinch looks really neat as well. Thanks for sharing!

  20. MelanieJ says:

    Love the distressing tool by Zutter–how cool to have it all done at once. The Cinch looks really neat as well. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Misty Murphy says:

    I’ve been considering getting a binding machine and the cinch looks really easy to use!

  22. ginnye says:

    I love the brad setting tool!!! I am a nail biter and my fingers are always sore. This tool is great and I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

  23. The Cinch looks wonderful! I want to come back and spend more time reviewing these cool tools! Thanks for making it so easy to view!!

  24. CanadianKristin says:

    Oooooh. The Distress-it-all is my MUST HAVE item this year! I cannot call a project of page ‘complete’ until there is some distressing, and this tool will save my scissors for what they were made for: cutting! I’m also excited to not wear all that paper snow that flies each time I distress the edges of my papers and chipboard!!!! GREAT tool for sure!!!

  25. Christina says:

    I love my Cinch. I bought it from and got it quickly at a great price. I’m going to be using it lots and lots and lots.

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