Craft & Hobby Association Product Trends

Spotting trends is one of our CHA show highlights. We love seeing commonalities between different booths, products, and projects, as well as fresh looks that are just emerging here and there. Whether you enjoy trend spotting or are just interested in seeing a few inspiring ideas, you’re in for a treat with this post, which explores some of the latest and greatest looks to be found at CHA Summer 2010.

Trend #1: Accordion-Folded Flowers

These happy treats were in bloom all over the show floor. How fun it was to see so many different applications. Here are a few of the delights we spotted:

* Jumbo accordion-folded flowers from Glitz Design.

* Awesome folded flower accents from Studio Calico.

* Super-sized folded flowers drew the eye to The Girls’ Paperie booth. How stunning!

* These premade flower accents with folded flair are from American Crafts.

Trend #2: Big Bling
When it comes to scrapbooking, bling is nothing new, but the big bling is definitely on the rise. These fabulous accents are sure to make a mega impact on any of your pretty projects!

* Teresa Collins came out with an entire blinged assortment!

* Glitz Design does big bling well with these massive rhinestones.

* Maya Road has an impressive assortment of gems.

* Pink Paislee paired up with House of Three for this release. This stunning bling is just one of the happy things to come from that delightful partnership.

Trend #3: Alice & Wonderland
Talk about a fun twist on Halloween and whimsy. Inspired by the popular book and movies of Alice & Wonderland, this trend is full of magical fun!

* Graphic 45’s “Halloween in Wonderland” line is frightfully fun!

* Look at this lovely Alice rendition put together by Die Cuts with a View. It’s “Street Lace,” and it’s completely striking!

* American Crafts got in on the Alice action with their “Enchanted” line. Aren’t the teacups adorable?

What do you think? Are these looks you can see yourself incorporating into your pages? Do you have a favorite of the three trends highlighted? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this trendy talk. Leave a comment here before Friday, August 6, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. for your chance to win a CHA prize package!

Megan Hoeppner, CK creative editor

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120 Responses to Craft & Hobby Association Product Trends

  1. rebecca keppel says:

    I love the accordion flowers–especially those by Studio Calico and could see adding them to everything!!

  2. Janet Sisk says:

    I love all the wonderful folded flowers embellishments out there. So many companies are jumping on that band wagon! Yay for us!

  3. Linda B. says:

    Gosh! I could see incorporating any of these into so many different projects. The companies are sure nailing it with things to tickle our fancy with.

  4. Karr says:

    Looks like there will be some AWESOME GOODIES coming out soon. Can’t wait! I am loving the Wonderland themes. :)

  5. Wendy says:

    The accordian flowers are really cool. I’ll have to make some to put on my cards. I also like the big bling. Again, I’m not sure that it is something that I would put in my scrapbooking, but definitely cardmaking.

  6. kismet art says:

    Really love the accordian shapes that are popping up so many places, I could see using those on holiday decor.

  7. Madelyn says:

    I’m loving the pleated flowers, especially the ones from American Crafts. They look like 1930’s quilt fabric patterns.

  8. Lesley F says:

    Love the accordian flowers! Can only imagine the fun I would have with them!!

  9. Katie Meeker says:

    Love the accordion flowers, especially the larger ones at the Glitz display. Would love to incorporate some of those into my scrapbooking/crop room!!

  10. Donna VW says:

    I have been loving the accordian folded flowers and lollies!

  11. You had me at Alice! LOVE the Wonderland trend!

  12. Cathy Damico says:

    I love the accordian flowers by American Crafts with the cute buttons in the middle!

  13. Carol W says:

    I love the accordian flowers!

  14. Tina Hicks says:

    I love the accordian flowers… they are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

  15. Vicky says:

    Wow! The Alice in Wonderland themes are gorgeous! So inspiring!

  16. Sherri Hollis says:

    Love Wonderland, it’s just great!

  17. Denise Bryant says:

    I love all the paper flowers.

  18. Kimberly Ann says:

    Loving the trends! I think my favorite is the Alice in Wonderland, but I would use all three.

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