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CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

At CHA’s Create-n-Connect show in Las Vegas,  American Crafts introduced several new lines including new ones from Amy Tangerine and Elizabeth Kartchner called “Cut & Paste” and “Polka Dot Party”, respectively.

The “Cut & Paste” line from Amy Tangerine impressed me with new embroidery stencil kit designs – Hello (with fun shapes) and Right Now (with lowercase and uppercase alpha).

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

Some other great products in this line are Wood Veneer Cards, specialty die cut paper (there are two designs – File & Fold and Love Letters), the all new die cut tags with punched icons and words which can be embroidered, left as is or even used as a template/stencil.

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

The “Polka Dot Party” line from Elizabeth Kartchner was a huge hit as well!

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

I was happy to see new types of products added to the collection, such as wooden rubber stamps and wooden die cut pieces.

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

Unfortunately the two patterned brayers (you can see prototype images of those on the photo above on the left) that the company originally had in the line’s catalog did not make it to the show and won’t be a part of this line. However there are plenty of other fun products in the “Polka Dot Party” collection to satisfy our paper crafting needs!

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

The new Christmas collection from American Crafts this year is called “Peppermint Express”. Among the usual products, the collection also features new intricate wooden embellishments wrapped in decorative gold thread and also a set of Christmas Bingo cards.

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

 CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

Paper lines were not the only new items introduced by American Crafts. The new bright-colored punches also attracted lots of attention. There are several fun designs to choose from, and some come in several different sizes too!

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

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Yana Smakula is a newlywed from Ukraine (which is in southeastern Europe) with no kids but two black cats. She loves to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with her new husband she’s been to a few places in Europe (Poland, Check Republic and UK), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Israel), Asia (China and Sri Lanka) and USA. Their next dream destination is Madagascar, because they hear the nature there is simply breathtaking! Yana fell in love with the U.S. while living here (in Las Vegas, NV) as a high school foreign exchange student when she was a teen. She enjoys scrapbooking, mostly about her travels. Her other passion is cardmaking – she enjoys trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. She’s also very much into stamping (although she didn’t realize it until she took a close look at her cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps!). To learn more about Yana, visit her website.

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2 Responses to CHA Summer 2013 | American Crafts

  1. Elaine Allen July 31, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    Thanks for sharing with us Yana. Too bad the brayers from Polka Dot Party won’t be available – but I see lots of other goodies!!

    Elaine Allen

  2. C.darwin July 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Love those punches! And anything in the Amy Tangerine line.