CHA Summer: Sassafras

The adorable CHA booth award always goes to Sassafras! I mean, how can you resist these monsters greeting you?


We’ve been Sassafras fans since way back when they were Sassafras Lass… you know, old-school style. Well, there’s nothing old-school about Sassafras’ new releases… except everything! We’re totally digging the retro vibe of their new papers, clear stamps, and oh my, the embellishments are simply delish!

Check out some booth pics of the new paper lines:


Sweet Marmalade

Amplify; the most unusual of the new lines, but one of our picks for Best In Show.

And these AWESOME felt embellishments, appropriately named Felties

Paper Whimsies
anyone? We love the playing card shaped embellishments especially.

Oh brads… look how cute you are all displayed in a tiny hoop! (cute display right?)

AND these super cool Layered Blossoms… maybe too cute to keep in your scrapbooks… maybe just perfect as jewelry… just sayin’.

New Clear Stamps… we love them.

Be sure to check out the Sassafras Blog for other great new product photos!

Oh… and this is Sarah’s son, page designed by Martha B. Created with the mid season release Me Likey… displayed here completely gratuitously because Sarah is editing this article at 2AM and thinks knows her son is adorable.

Today’s Sponsor is offering our readers a giveaway!! Studio Calico has generously donated a Director’s Cut Add-On valued at $34.00. Just leave a comment here between now and Saturday at Midnight and we will draw a winner on Sunday.

Click on the link at the top of the page to visit Craft Critique for comments, giveaways and more!

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Dana Vitek

Dana Vitek is a craft-‐‑supply hoarder with an obscenely understanding husband. She works full-‐‑time as a geologist, and spends her free time sort of paying attention to her two kids, reading a lot, and crafting. She's a crocheter, but not a knitter because knitting seems way too complicated. She's a card maker, but usually only 10 minutes before a birthday party. She cusses at her sewing machine. She has at least 12 different types of glue, but can never find the scissors she wants when she wants them. Dana started writing and editing for Craft Critique in 2008. She is perhaps best known for her Mother of All Black Ink Tests, and her annual April Fool's posts. She blogs extremely irregularly at Stamping Science.

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61 Responses to CHA Summer: Sassafras

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    Erika M. August 5, 2009 at 5:05 am #

    You just can’t go wrong with Sassafras Lass! I love the felties and all of the new lines that are coming out!

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    Brainybairn August 5, 2009 at 5:09 am #

    Ooo! Such lovely stuff!

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    Christine August 5, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    Such pretty fun stuff. I love the little monsters. Who knew monsters could be so cute?

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    Sandra August 5, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    lots of really cute stuff – can not wait!
    thanks for the peek.

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    Julie Camacho August 5, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    I love the stamps and the playing cards ARE a great idea!

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    Jules August 5, 2009 at 8:03 am #

    Love the colors and textures!

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    Jules August 5, 2009 at 8:04 am #

    Love the colors and textures!

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    Julie Campbell August 5, 2009 at 8:21 am #

    Ugh! I can see where the majority of my $$$ is going to go from this show! πŸ™‚ I LOVE all of Sassafras’ new goodies!

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    Chris August 5, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Love Sassafras! They have such cute stuff!

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    Claude August 5, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    Gotta love those monsters!
    And that pear!

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    Tanya August 5, 2009 at 9:31 am #

    Oh my, Sassafras Lass. Awesome little felties and the new lines are delightful. I have a couple grandsons that would love a little monster or two. Love Craft Critique, keep up the good work scouting the new stuff for us.

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    SuzanneS August 5, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    I love these new papers..can not wait to get my hands on them

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    Christina August 5, 2009 at 9:40 am #

    The Monstrosity and Felties are absolutely awesome! sooooo cute!

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    Candace H August 5, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    Love the brads and the ADORABLE way they had them displayed! SassLass rocks (and so does Studio Calico!)

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    nichole August 5, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    totally agree! i love the sassafras goodies!

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    Renee August 5, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    I love sassafras!

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    Cassi August 5, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    sassafrass is awesome. i think each release is better than the one before it.

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    Amy Coose August 5, 2009 at 10:22 am #

    Love their new release!

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    Elaine A August 5, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    I love the new release, especially those sweet adorable monsters. I mean, how can you not think they are cute?

    Elaine Allen

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    connie August 5, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    I love all the new Sassafras! Thanks for sharing.

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    Jenn August 5, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    Love sassafras and yes, your son is adorable πŸ˜€

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    Misty C August 5, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    love me some sass!! and studio calico isn’t all that bad either!!!

    pick mememememe!!

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    Mimmers49 August 5, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    I have been begging for Sassafras at my local scrapbook store! I just can’t get enough of those super cute animals!!!! I agree with the flowers..but wouldn’t a felties look cute on a handbag, binder, or jacket???

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    rush8888 August 5, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    sweet marmalade! yum! ONLY if i have to choose a favorite, of course.

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    Jennifer August 5, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    Cute stuff! The felties are my favorite.

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    Donna August 5, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    Too cute! Just love these. What fun they would be to play with!

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    StampinCarol August 5, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    Great papers! And all the new products! WOW!

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    Jan Castle August 5, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    These papers and ‘stuff’ are Grrrrrrrrrrr-great!

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    ScrapMomOf2 August 5, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    Sassafras hit a home run!! I love Monstrosity and Amplify! How fantastic!! Awesome collections!!

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    Jessica Canham August 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    I’d love to win some Studio Calico products! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Jingle August 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    I <3 Sassafrass! It's that simple!

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    Lexi E August 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    Love those felties!

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    Jen August 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    Wow, I’m just discoverying Sassafras and I LUV those felties! Your son is adorable and what a great LO! Thanks for the peek at such cute stuff!!!

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    Scrapycandy August 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    Thank you Studio Calico! And thanks for the paper/embellie reviews!

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    kkaisu August 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    Love the Amplify, and the monsters are adorable.

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    Erica Hettwer August 5, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    He is very cute…and so is all that stuff from Sassafras!

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    Cheri Howard August 5, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    Yum! Love all those papers! and the flowers are adorable!

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    Finja August 5, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    wow, what for wonderful colours and textures…

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    Jen August 5, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    who doesn’t love Sassafras? Their designs are always instantly recognisable

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    Chris C August 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    I love their stuff – the felties, the wonderful paper kits, the adorable monsters – such great eye candy.

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    Allison Romero August 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    I just love everything Sassafras puts out!

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    Heather August 5, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    Love the felties!

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    c.darwin August 5, 2009 at 9:27 pm #

    I think I fell in love with Sassafrass when they came out with hedgehog embellishments. Love all of the new designs too!

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    Lori August 5, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    Those felties could be great quick hair clips!

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    bop23 August 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    Great kits. Thanks.

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    babyjsmom August 6, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    Love those kits. Amazing.

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    Janet Z August 6, 2009 at 7:56 am #

    Oh I love everything about Sassafras too! TFS!!

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    Merrilee August 6, 2009 at 9:31 am #

    Love the bright, fun colours.

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    Hollyk August 6, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    What wonderful pretty stuff to play with.

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    Anna August 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    Just adorable!!!

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    liannallama August 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    wow fun! Love your stuff today!

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    Katarina August 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    Wow, it makes my mouth water πŸ™‚

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    Melinda AKA medialady August 6, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    The Sassafras Lass is so cute! And thanks to Studio Calico for the awesome giveaway!

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    Beth Warren August 6, 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    I love Sassafras Lass, they have such unique products.

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    Michelle (mla1111) August 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm #

    Sassafrass always has such cute, adorable, whimsical must have goodies…love it all!

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    Laurie VF August 7, 2009 at 6:29 am #

    Luv Sassafras line…..thanks for sharing….now I keep entering and commenting on many posts for many decades (feels like) and have never won………OK one of these days gotta be my turn!!!!!!
    Laurie VF

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    Phoebe August 7, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    Sassafras Lass never disappoints!! Love it it all it’s cuteness!! πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous August 7, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    I love reading all of your reviews and I just love Sassafrass. Can’t wait till all of the new stuff is out.

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    Lynn August 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    Thanks for sharing all those Sassafras goodies! I especially love those felties! Now if I only had $$$$$$. Also how nice for chance to win some goodies! Whoohoo!

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    Danielle August 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    I love the Paper Whimsy’s. Plus, I have really enjoyed the entire vintage feel to their lines. Honestly, I don’t think there is anything that I have seen that I would not absolutely love to have πŸ™‚

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    Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo August 9, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    wowie! love those new clearstamps! πŸ™‚