Creating Keepsakes’ Summer CHA 2012 Product Picks

Members of the Creating Keepsakes editorial staff attended the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show in Chicago earlier this month. We were so inspired by the amazing scrapbooking products we saw! Take a look at our top ten product picks from the show, listed here in no particular order.

Maya Road‘s natural fiber trim can add so much depth and texture to your layout. With a whole host of rich colors to choose from, Maya Road really delivered.

Prima‘s Poppies & Peonies mini album.This fun album allows you to color and customize it with ink, markers, spray mist, stamps, accents, and more for a unique look every time. Talk about fantastic!

Kaisercraft‘s Sears & Sons line. We all know how hard it is to find a great product for scrapbooking the men in our lives. But with its fashionable young men, bowler hats, quotes, and fantastic patterns, this line will have you happily scrapping your guys in no time.

Crate Paper‘s darling, unique embellishments for the On Trend line. From glittered bitty clothespins to stitched vellum banners to fun fabric flowers, these creative cuties will add stylish flair to any layout.

Xyron‘s triangular glue stick. Its shape is perfect for fitting corners—and staying put on your workspace. Genius!

Fancy Pants Designs fun frames are to die for! Whether you want to display a picture or an entire layout, Fancy Pants Design has created these beautiful and unique frames perfect for setting off your home. And the best part? You can order them pre-covered or choose a blank canvas to decorate to your heart’s desire.

FarmHouse Paper Company mini albums. This is a new company on the scrapbooking horizon, but you will definitely want to check them out! We absolutely loved their mini-album books. Perfect for shorter projects or your own “Project Life” idea, these books come in a variety of sizes and are complete with ready-to-decorate covers and convenient pockets. Love them!

I Love to Create‘s Aleene’s True Snow. Perfect for a mixed media scrapbooker, this cool textured paste comes in both matte and glitter finishes, and can be left white or colored. What a great way to add a bit of texture to your mixed media projects!

SEI’s cool new paper embraced the mixed media craze with its new papers made of fabric, canvas, crepe paper, and foil. You’ll find at least one of these cool new paper types in each of S.E.I.’s new lines (canvas and crepe paper shown).

Heidi Swapp‘s Trimming Destinations trim is made from a Tyvek-type material, giving a unique look and texture the can be sewn or glued, but that won’t rip. And best of all, you can heat it with a heat gun to curl it, just like they did in this fun flower from their booth.

There you have it: our favorites from the show. Which of these do you like the best? Leave us a comment and let us know.

All of these products are either available now or will be in the coming months. Ask your local scrapbook store to stock up so you can use them on your layouts!


—The CK Team

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14 Responses to Creating Keepsakes’ Summer CHA 2012 Product Picks

  1. Brenda B says:

    Thanks for sharing the highlights of CHA. I appreciate seeing all the lovely products!

  2. Ally says:

    If I were to choose from this list, the Maya Rd trim wins by a triple sized landslide!

  3. Candy says:

    I like anything I can use for the men in my life! And I’ve been using burlap for a long time.

  4. Miriam Prantner says:

    Loving the idea of a triangular glue stick and also those great Farmhouse minis!

  5. Sheri K says:

    I love the Maya road trim, the masculine papers, mixed media papers and triangular glue stick–all very cool!

  6. thearthurz says:

    Love the Crate Paper trims! The colors and patterns are divine!

  7. Karen Lingel says:

    Triangular glue, that’s genius!

  8. Love the tyvek trims. I wonder if they are recycled?

  9. Dale Tiernan says:

    Totally love male ranges so I’m going with Sears & Sons from KC.

  10. Erika Hayes says:

    BIG thanks from me… but my hubby sighed when I said…OHHH LOOK the CK editor’s picks from CHA-S are up.. LOL he knows… he knows.. :)

  11. ShellyJ says:

    i cant wait to see Crate in the stores!

  12. Dorina D says:

    All great products, but if I have to pick today, it’s be the True Snow or Glitter Snow. Something new and fun to try on Cards and layouts.

  13. Cheryl Sue says:

    Looks like some amazing new products coming out soon. Can’t wait to try some of them! Especially the Maya Road burlap ribbon and the mixed media paper.

  14. Leslie Kiley says:

    I love the mixed media papers by SEI! Can’t wait to play with them!

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