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CHA Summer 2011 | Hero Arts

Reported by Simone Collins

Hero Arts is a powerhouse when it comes to rubber stamping. Their strong designs and long standing relationship with crafters makes them a force to be reckoned with in the craft industry. Making them even stronger are the partnerships they’ve made with some paper companies. Their Basic Grey collaboration started back in January and is going strong with 20 new stamp sets released at CHA this summer. With everything from florals to holiday themes, these designs are a great accompaniment to the Basic Grey 6″x6″ paper pads.

Hero Arts also released their own designs in all the holiday themes.

And let’s not forget their new partnership with Sizzix to bring you Framelits and Stamp and Emboss sets which combine what you love about Hero and Sizzix together.
The Stamp and Emboss sets include a large background set and coordinating embossing folder.
Here’s a quick look at how they work. (click to enlarge)

And their newest partnership with Studio Calico has everyone cheering. With six new sets and two background stamps, these new designs are classy and simple, perfect for a wide array of crafts.

Are you a stamper? Love the new Hero Arts products? What kind of stamps do you prefer, wood-mounted, cling, clear?

CHA Summer 2011 | Prima

Reported by Simone Collins

Prima is a very well established company in craft and there’s a reason for it. Their products are always versatile, well made, and trendy. Not only do they produce flowers, flowers, and more flowers for all your crafting needs, but they have papers, ribbons, stamps, stencils, trinkets, and more.

Their entire booth was brand new products. Lots of flowers to see in every size, shape, and color.

Like I said, many flowers everywhere.

And if you like putting birds on things, then you are gonna love putting nests on things too, right?

Their resist canvas pieces are great for customizing with inks, sprays, or paints. And since they can be colored any way imaginable, they will match any project.

Their new Tiny Treasures metal charms are gorgeous in person. They are great for jewelry making as well as other projects. They are sold in a variety of styles.

And if they didn’t already create enough products, they now make tools! The new Comfort Craft Tools by Ingvild Bolme are ergonomic premium papercrafting tools for crafting in comfort. The new tools all feature a soft grip handle. The craft knife comes with four various blades which store right in the end of the tool, which is genius.

The new Multi-Distress Tool looks like a cheese grater or pedicure tool but it is great for detailed distressing on your projects and also includes a Rub On tip and bone folder.

The new Chalk Fluid Edger inks come in 24 colors and their ergonomic design eliminates getting ink on your fingers from the edges of your ink pad.

Also, not to be missed are their new resin and metal treasures which can be customized to your project. And now, what you all have been waiting for, the amazing sample projects from their booth:

We can’t wait to test drive the new Prima tools and bring you the results.
Are you a Prima fan? Love the new products? What would you like to see next from Prima?

CHA Summer 2011 | Lion Brand

Reported by Sarah Moore, Founding Editor

Lovers of all things Martha Stewart rejoice!  This is the year of new Martha products.  We already showed you the new paint line from Plaid… now witness: YARN and such!

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures of the new yarn colors, but trust me, they are delicious!  If you loved the Plaid paint palette you will love these colors.

I was able to snag this brochure for the new “Knit and Weave Loom Kit”.

click to enlarge

I’m a huge fan of knitting looms.  What I love about this one is that you can make virtually any shape you need by snapping the components together!  Won’t a large oval loom be wonderful for scarves?  And I can finally make an afghan by just weaving squares and stitching them together… I am seriously an impaired knitter, so I welcome any product that allows me to *look* like a real knitter!

Thanks again Martha, for thinking of me and creating products that match my life!