It’s another sunny day in Anaheim, California, and things are heating up at the winter 2010 Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow. In today’s insider’s look at the happenings around the show floor, we’re peeking in on some of the excellent make & takes and project demonstrations going on. (‘Cause you know we love project ideas!)
There’s been a lot of buzz on the show floor about the new hands-free Slice die-cutting system that made that chandelier. Let’s see what it’s all about.
The ever-so-talented Claudine Hellmuth taught a class here at CHA on how to create a slew of different looks using her new sticky back canvas from Ranger Industries. She offered us an inside look at two of her awesome techniques.
Hambly Screen Prints
We adore rub-ons, and all the crazy ways you can use them to dress-up everything from notebooks to scrapbook pages to jewelry. Jewelry? Oh yes! Allison Abad showed us how to personalize simple wooden bangles . . . Hambly style.
Of course, half the fun at CHA is the chance we all get to hang out with friends, old and new! Here’s an insider’s look at lunch with the contributors to both Creating Keepsakes and Paper Crafts magazine.
We still have two more days of fun here in California, and many more exciting ideas to share with you. What has been your favorite product or technique so far? Leave us a comment for a chance to receive your own CHA prize package!
Have a wonderful day!
Kim Jackson, Senior Editor