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CHA Winter 2013: Innovations Showcase Products (Part 2)

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Maria Del Pinto

Maria Del Pinto

I have been crafting since I was a child and I love seeing what others create. I live near the beach so everything around me inspires me. I also enjoy activities where I re-purpose something old & discarded & make it into something cool. My favorite mantra is "Re-use, recycle, and re-make".

[Editor's Note: This is part two of Maria's overview of the CHA Winter 2013 Innovations Showcase. In case you missed it, you can read part one from yesterday to get the whole story.)

One highlight of the CHA Winter 2013 Innovations Showcase event was the opportunity to speak to Rachel Faucett. Rachel is the author & designer from the popular blog, Handmade Charlotte. For those who may be unfamiliar  with the Handmade Charlotte blog, Rachel blogs about a variety of subject matters that would appeal to families.  She is a mother of five kids, a blogger, and a designer for Anthropologie, as well as working on her farm.  I have loved reading her blog and have found her advice and suggestions very helpful.

Cool Wall Organizer designed and made by Handmade Charlotte

We discussed her new Handmade Charlotte line of stencils from Plaid that are great for all types of projects.  They can be used on fabric, wood, and more.  She currently has a short video on YouTube for Plaid that shows how to make an easy copper necklace.

Handmade Charlotte stencils from Plaid

Handmade Charlotte stencils from Plaid

Here is a peek at some projects made with her new line with Plaid.

Fiskars demonstrated their new Fiskars Fuse Die Cut and Letterpress that is being advertised as “more than just another die-cutting machine”.

Fiskars Fuse Die-cut & Letterpress Machine

Fiskars Fuse Die-cut & Letterpress Machine

The Fuse is a bit wider (12″ wide) than the “Big Shot” (6″ wide)and will take a variety of different size dies and plates.  The Fuse demonstrator said that it can die-cut a shape, press a textured pattern and ink the same pattern all in one easy pass through the Fuse.

Fiskars Fuse Die-cut & Letterpress Machine.

Fiskars Fuse Die-cut & Letterpress Machine.

From Krylon, there is a new sparkle spray paint called “Glitter Blast” which makes surfaces sparkle.

Krlyon Glitter Blast Spray Paint

Krlyon Glitter Blast Spray Paint

Another fun product is from Craft Attitude who was showing jewelry pieces made with their new line of printable craft film called “Jewelry Attitude”.

Craft Attitude Jewelry Attitude printable craft film.

Craft Attitude Jewelry Attitude printable craft film.

Impress Art Metal STamps had a great display of their metal stamps and hammers, along with some very fun projects featuring elements made with those supplies.

Impress Art 2013 Metal Stamps

Impress Art 2013 Metal Stamps

Metal Elements in pendant are made with the Impress Art Stamps and metal tags.

Metal Elements in pendant are made with the Impress Art Stamps and metal tags.

DMC was on hand to announce the introduction of Emma Broidery’s Memory Thread  How-To Guide.

DMC Thread Emma Broidery™ How-To Guide

DMC Thread Emma Broidery How-To Guide

It is a 5″x7″ spiral bound book that has some good information, as well as patterns in it for projects like cards, home decor and more.

Projects from the DMC Emma Broidery How-To Guide.

Projects from the DMC Emma Broidery How-To Guide.

We would love to hear what you think about this years new product line up!  Leave a comment and let us know what you are excited about!

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5 Responses to CHA Winter 2013: Innovations Showcase Products (Part 2)

  1. Faith January 19, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    I would LOVE to hear more about the Emma Broidery. That looks Interesting, Different, and Fun…. Like to get my hands on that and try it out…. I would LOVE to be able to go to CHA one day and see everything… Thanks for sharing with us…. so Glad Craft Critique is Back…..

    Faith

  2. Dawn B January 20, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Love the product updates from CHA! Really wanting to know more about the FUSE.

    • Nancy Nally January 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

      Glad to hear that you want more about the Fiskars Fuse because more will be coming to Craft Critique about it soon!

  3. Janet Castle January 22, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    Glad to have Craft Critique back!!! Sorry you missed ‘Cheery Lynn Designs’ dies this year at CHA…and last year as well. Their dies are amazing!!!!

    • Nancy Nally January 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

      Janet – we didn’t actually miss them! I am planning a report on them actually. Our coverage isn’t done. :)

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