Vivian here, welcoming you to Part III of the CHA trends report. Today we're going to take a closer look at trends in the types of products offered. (If you missed Monday's and Tuesday's posts, Monday's focus was on pattern and motif trends, and Tuesday's focus was on theme trends.) A reminder that I'm not aiming to be comprehensive in these posts; instead, I've chosen to comment on a few big trends to give you a taste of what's being released at this show. Today I'm going to focus on just two trends.
Our first product trend is one that I thought had already reached its apex, but I have clearly been proven wrong. Banners, flags, pennants, and garlands are everywhere! As I've done the last two days, I am going to share with you where I'm seeing the unique takes on this popular trend.
Bella Blvd's new flag embellishments, which come in a huge variety of themes, are another fun take on this trend:
If you are interested in decorating your own flags, Maya Road's Kraft Flag Pins offer a great blank canvas option:
Another twist on this trend is the ready-to-go garland, like these two from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line:
One more for this trend that I feel compelled to share...pennant buttons from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart collections (look at the bottom row of buttons in each set):
On to the second trend for today: washi tape. Wow. There's a lot of it out there. A lot.
Let's start with Queen & Co's six different sets of Trendy Tape, which I feel safe in saying offers something for everyone:
Aly sent me a photo showing the fun way these tapes were displayed in the Queen & Co booth:
Bella Blvd's Designer Tape comes in two different widths:
October Afternoon is also offering washi tape, like these tapes that are part of the 9 to 5 collection:
I could go on and on here, as there's lots more washi tape out there, but hopefully the images above give you a good sense of the variety of tape that's being released at this show.
What do you think of these product trends? What other product trends are you noticing? Leave a comment and let us know.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for our weekly give.away.day. I'll be back with you on Friday to share write. click. scrapbook. team members' "must haves" from the CHA show.