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A Sampling of CHA

Reported by Donna Lannerd

One of the things about loving crafts so much and going to CHA is total visual overload but I’ve found a few things that really stood out to me. I hope that you will be just as excited.

First I would like to show you what I loved at Sizzix. They have Hello Kitty! I love this version of the Big Kick and they have several dies of the adorable feline and some of her friends.

This tank top shows how the dies can be used with fabrics to embellish clothing.


Duncan Enterprises has a new line from the Crafty Chica. The line is full of several items but I have my eye on these fabric markers and after crafting with the Chica herself at CHA I’m in love with her glitter.


I’m always looking for items to embellish clothes and other craft projects. I found this cute trim from Expo International. It’s one of their newest items and I got to embellish my name tag with it (the first one) and everyone was always commenting on it.

I found a couple of brand new companies offering unique products. The first one is Fancy That who brings us decorative packing tape. What a cool idea! The tape with the exception of the Christmas line is designed to allow the color of your package or project to show through so you can get several different looks.



Another new company is World Piece. You may know about Fair Trade Coffee where the coffee is purchased with a fair price. Now we have Fair Trade Batiks. The designs are by Amanda L. Sage and hand batiked in Cape Coast, Ghana. Batiks are one of my fabric fabrics and I can’t wait to get my hands on some. These are the first such batiks that are offered by the bolt to retail stores. Her first orders from her first show have just been sent so you won’t find them out there yet and once she shows at Houston in the fall I expect this to be a big hit.



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7 Responses to A Sampling of CHA

  1. Jennifer Love July 20, 2008 at 10:45 am #

    **THUD** That was me passing out at the CUTENESS of the Hello Kitty stuff. I don’t care if I already have a die cut machine, I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED the Hello Kitty one..and the dies! hehe

  2. Anonymous July 20, 2008 at 2:59 pm #

    Thank you for showing some Sizzix pictures. They always seem to do such a good job on their booth and I can’t wait to see what they have but noone seems to post pictures of it.
    Wendy

  3. java diva July 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm #

    Fair Trade Batiks?! So cool!! I got to get some Crafty Chica glitter!!

  4. Gwen July 20, 2008 at 9:18 pm #

    thanks for sharing!!! you are so so lucky!!! I love that packing tape!

  5. Tami Bayer July 20, 2008 at 11:59 pm #

    I am so glad you went to CHA, Donna. The button trim and the batiks…I’m swooning. Thanks for bringing us some non-paper goodness.

  6. ashley July 21, 2008 at 11:58 am #

    OHMYGOODNESS! there are hello kitty dies. i need them! NEED THEM!
    hopefully they’ll work in my cuttlebug.

  7. Yaaaay, I love seeing Craft Chica’s products!