When it comes to trend spotting, the CHA show floor is a happenin’ hot spot of activity, with fresh trends as far as the eye can see. To wrap up our CHA Winter extravaganza, we want to share two of our favorite show-floor trends with you today. (Our Friday guest blog spots will reconvene next week.) Both looks we’re going to focus on are fashionably fabulous and sure to make any paper project shine. So trend trackers, are you ready to check them out? All right, let’s take a look at some of the hottest looks out there.
Look #1: Handmade Flowers
Spring was definitely in the air at this winter show. Handmade blooms were popping up all over place.
These pretty posies made from cardstock were on display at the Bazzill Basics Paper booth. We love how they fill in the open area in the corner of this layout.
The Melissa Frances booth took the flowers off the page and into the window with these beautiful flower balls. How sweet would these look hanging in a craft room or nursery?
Cosmo Cricket has an idea for dressing up a gift box in botanicals. They rolled paper rosettes from patterned paper for a bright dash of dimension.
The fine folks at Little Yellow Bicycle filled a vase with doily designs and paper-cut flower shapes. Any brunch gathering can be taken to the next level with these on display.
Look #2: Dress Forms
At first glance, it was easy to confuse the CHA show floor with a NYC runway. Dress forms were around every corner. What a wonderful way to display the latest and greatest paper lines!
GCD Studios knew how to welcome its booth guests with this lovely dress form on display right at their entryway.
Make a mini album for any fashionista in your life with this fantastic dress-form album from Maya Road.
Making Memories launched a new jewelry line this CHA, so it only seems appropriate to adorn that area of their booth with a stylish dress-form display. We loved how they draped the pattern around the shape.
These are just two of the many wonderful trends we spotted this show. For more of what’s hot, make sure you watch our “Hot Spot” column each issue in the magazine.
Comment to Win
So, what trend is your favorite right now, whether it’s from CHA or something else you love? Leave a comment on this blog post by February 7, 2010, and you could win this great prize package with new releases from Kiki Art.
Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor
P.S. Don’t miss Free Font Friday! To accompany our flower trend, today you can download the CK Flower Power font for free here.