Hi friends! I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Chicago for CHA-Summer!
If you have never ever been to one of the Craft and Hobby Association’s big trade shows before, let me tell you what it’s like. Just imagine walking into a really big convention hall filled with crafting supplies as far as the eye can see. There are papers, stickers, stamps, and everything in between that you can make stuff with.
I like to say that it’s kind of like going to craft heaven. And believe me when I say that it is a rough life getting to go. (Wink!)
Since not all you could walk the floor with me, I wanted to share with you some of the trends I spotted over and over during last week’s show.
Talk about a trend that’s a hoot! From Halloween-themed owls to owls with Santa caps, there were a number of companies who showed off products with wise little guys.
From Hero Arts
From Some Odd Girl
Oh, la la. I love roses, and I loved seeing many companies include these beautiful flowers on the patterned papers they displayed during the show.
I spotted lots and lots of snapshots. They came on patterned papers and as die-cuts, stamps, and even stickers.
From the Sn@p! collection from Simple Stories
From Hampton Art
I’d like to point you the way of another fun trend: Arrows. This pointed little design element found its way onto patterned papers and in stamp sets.
From the Midway collection from October Afternoon
I can’t help but talk about this fun speech-inspired trend.
From Studio Calico
As fun as it was to see all these trendy products debut, I couldn’t wait to get home and make a card that uses three of the trends I mentioned (owls, snapshots, and conversation bubbles).
Woo-hoot! See you again soon!
Teri Anderson, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal