Hello scrappy friends! Aly Dosdall here again with day 2 of CHA week. See that photo there? That's me with fellow Write.Click.Scrapbook. collective members, Angie Lucas (left) and Wendy Smedley (center), just after we arrived at the LA airport. We were so excited to get to the show and see the gorgeous new goodies and inspiring products. Speaking of which, today I'll share with you some of the team's favorite new lines and tools. Again, I could spend the entire week on this topic, but I'll just keep it down to a brief overview.
For The Record is a bright, happy, vintage inspired line filled with delicious newsprint, advertisement, typewriter, and phonograph images. It's also got some gorgeous floral patterns, basic polkas, and everything in between. There's a great mix of larger bold patterns, smaller prints, and more subtle background papers, plus some alpha and die cut stickers. Can't wait to play with this line!
More lovely vintage inspired goodness--5 & Dime. Softer colors, doilies, typewriters, florals, bikes, and vintage book page images fill this line, with plenty of generic patterns that can be used for any occasion or subject as well. This line is simply adorable.
I love their new release, Blossom Soup, with the adorable bikes, clouds, and butterflies. (Can you tell I'm ready for spring already?) They've also got new 12x12 sticker and die cut sheets with each line now. Also, I'm so excited about their new mini-alphas on kraft. I could use those on every project!
I LOVE this idea! These tubes and wands are fun, adorable, and easy gifts for sweethearts, teachers, kids, co-workers, grandparents, friends...anybody. And what's even cooler is SRM makes stickers to add to them for every occasion. They're great for all styles of scrapbookers and paper crafters--the possibilities are endless.
These frames by Basic Grey are brilliant. You can buy them finished with patterned paper and a light inking on the edges, or plain in white or black so you can do the altering yourself. A natural jump from manufacturing scrapbooking products to home decor/photo display products, Basic Grey will reach a broad market with these.
One of our favorite manufacturers, Studio Calico, has knocked it out of the park again with their new releases. I'll let Kelly Purkey, one of their talented designers, tell you all about them:
Knock Outs are a money saving tool for the border punch junkie. Instead of buying and storing 6 different border punches, you buy one base and 6 inserts (including guides). Leaves me scratching my head wondering why someone didn't think of this sooner? =)
Two new tools from them this time:d-stress (sanding/edge distressor similar to a dremel tool), and i-bond (cordless, dripless glue gun). Notice the light on the end of the glue gun? Genius! Take a look at this:
*Special thanks to the talented Liz Qualman of Imaginisce for holding the camera for this video.
This Lucky 8 punch tool basically allows you to create die cut papers without a die cutting machine. You punch each corner, then flip the paper over and punch each corner again, leaving you with one of 6 gorgeous diecut-esque designs. There are two punches in each one, an inner and an outer. You can use both, or just one or the other--more mileage out of one product.
Whew! Amazing stuff, right? Check back in tomorrow for CHA give away day.