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CHA Summer 2011 | Ranger, Stampers Anonymous, and Sizzix

You’d better sit back and relax for this post, because I’ve got more than a hundred photos from the Ranger, Stampers Anonymous, and Sizzix booths to share with you!

Ranger is well-known and respected in the industry for their huge assortment of inks, stains, embossing powders, and a host of other color mediums. Distress inks and embossing powders are a huge favorite amongst all kinds of paper crafters and mixed media artists.

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Stickles, whether regular, Distress, or Ice, and Perfect Pearls are available in every color of the rainbow (and then some).

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Distress Crackle and Distress Ink re-inkers give crafters an even wider variety of mediums to choose from.

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And then there’s Distress Stain! It’s been generating a huge amount of buzz for CHA Summer 2011 since Ranger announced that it was being released in the full line of the Distress Ink colors, completing the limited set that debuted at CHA Winter 2011.

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Ranger showed off a few new shades of Stickles, as well.

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Jenni Bowlin’s line of inks and paint by Ranger have been very popular, and for this show they expanded her line to include three new colors – Weather Vane, Lavender Sachet, and Speckled Egg.

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Tim Holtz’s products from his Advantus District Market and idea-ology lines were also on display in the Ranger booth…

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…including new Kraft Resist pads in Halloween and Christmas themes!

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Tim also has new Halloween and Christmas dies in his Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix collection (more on those in this post when we get to the Sizzix booth).

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Fans of the now-retired Suze Weinberg will be happy to know that a series of stamps by Ranger senior educator Dyan Reaveley is now being produced by Stamper’s Anonymous and distributed by Ranger.

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I absolutely love these banner stamps!!

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Here’s a glimpse at Wendy Vecchi’s Art Parts line by Stamper’s Anonymous. I’ll share more photos of these along with some stunning projects at the Stamper’s Anonymous booth a little later in this post.

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Tim Holtz released several new additions to his cling mount stamp line from Stamper’s Anonymous.

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Ranger is one of the companies adopting QR codes on their packaging to link customers to further information about their products.

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And of course you can’t stop by the Ranger booth without taking some time to browse through the dozens of beautiful sample projects on display.

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Tim Holtz himself stopped by the booth while I was there to give a demo of some of the new products, and he brought along one of his new storage boxes! It is designed to hold all of the Distress mediums.

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This smaller version is the Trinkets box, and it has lots of small compartments to hold all your tiny treasures.

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Tim asked the crowd what they’d like to see demonstrated first, and when nobody spoke up for a few seconds, I chimed in, “Kraft Resist!”

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Not only does Tim have Kraft Resist paper, but there’s a set of Kraft Resist letters, as well!

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Here’s Tim giving a demo of distress stains on Halloween Kraft Resist.

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And then he broke out the Picket Fence Distress Stain to show that it’s very opaque when first applied but quickly becomes more transparent as it dries and soaks into the paper.

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Picket Fence Distress Stain also softens the look of Distress Inks that are applied on top of it.

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Tim also demonstrated a marbling technique using Picket Fence Distress Stain.

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And then he showed how ribbon could be recolored with any shade of Distress Stain.

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Let’s continue our Tour de Tim at the Stampers Anonymous booth with a close look at his new Halloween and Reflections stamps.

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Stampers Anonymous is another booth that’s full of gorgeous projects.

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Dyan Reaveley’s “Dylusions” stamp line was well represented by projects in the Stampers Anonymous booth, as well.

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Art Gone Wild has a set of circle stamps in their collection that are unlike any designs I’ve seen before.

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Inky Antics had some adorable images in their section of the Stampers Anonymous booth, including a cute penguin!

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I also found the honeycomb paper packs fascinating – these could be used to make so many cute projects!

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Wendy Vecchi’s Art Parts line by Stamper’s Anonymous is a huge favorite among collage artists, as are the accompanying Studio 490 stamps.

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And, of course, Stampers Anonymous had a generous number of sample projects for this line on hand, as well!

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Sizzix is our last stop for this post, and they had some great new products debuting at this CHA!

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Framelits are Sizzix’s new collection of nested dies, available in a variety of shapes.

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They’re also introducing eight new Eclips cartridges, two of which are pictured below.

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Sizzix manufactures Tim Holtz’s “Alterations” lines of dies and embossing folders, and there are several new items on tap for consumers this time around.

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This damask pattern is gorgeous, and also a huge trend in the industry right now.

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Several popular previous shapes are being released now as smaller “mover and shaper” dies, like the bestselling flower and the jalopy design:
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And, of course, there were many, many sample projects on hand. The Sizzix booth was literally a wonderland of crafting ideas!

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I personally loved these bright, colorful examples of what could be created with distressing and aging products.

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There were so many walls like this one in the Sizzix booth – a complete treasure trove of inspiration!

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Here I found another corner stuffed full of Tim Holtz’s Alterations dies, including several new items.

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Everywhere you look, there is more sample project eye candy!

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Sizzix has also started producing letterpress plates that are compatible with the Big Shot and Big Kick die cutting machines. Keep an eye on Scrapbook Update in the next couple of months as I review these in-depth along with other home letterpress options!

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This was perhaps the most gorgeous piece in the whole booth – the entire surface of the table is tiled in embossed (using Sizzing embossing folders) metal sheets!

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If this post isn’t enough to satisfy your collage and mixed media craving, Scrapbook Update will be bringing you another roundup of similar booths sometime in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

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19 Responses to CHA Summer 2011 | Ranger, Stampers Anonymous, and Sizzix

  1. May July 23, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Great post!!! Thanks for all the pictures – you do a great job!

    One question: did you see the Sizzix dies that are coming out that coordinate with Hero Arts Stamps? I’m curious if you saw those in action/if you liked them.

    • Melissa Stinson July 23, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

      I did see them, but they were over at the Hero Arts booth and I haven’t edited those photos yet. We got there near the end of the last day, so I didn’t get to see them in action. They look super cool, though. I know I love the Papertrey dies that coordinate with stamps.

  2. Gab July 24, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    Thanks for taking the time to post all those photos! Love them all (except maybe the one with the doll’s head … kind of reminded me of that awful boy in Toy Story!)

  3. Kathy H July 24, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Oh my! I am not believing my eyes!! So much good stuff…my Christmas list is ever growing. Love Tim’s new products and want that storage case!!! Oh and that table is gorgeous!

  4. Teri July 24, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Gets my thinking cap going! Now I have to go through my stuff, make my list, and go SHOPPING!!!! Looooove Tim Holtz’s products and everything he does…
    Oh, great job and thank you for bringing all this fantastic information and pictures to us!

  5. lyneen July 24, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    WOW… all of these products and ideas are awesome… THANKS so much for sharing them!!!!

  6. Donna July 24, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Absolutely amazing pictures of so-o many goodies! And Thanks for taking the time to get such great individual shots of all the samples (especially Tim’s Tags!) Can’t wait to scraplift a whole bunch!

  7. Rose July 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    OMG… awesome photos… you captured everything… like I was walking along with you! SO much gorgeous stuff! Thanks for being so generous and sharing all that eye candy =)

  8. Louise July 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Well, CHA was litterally ten minutes from me — but I wasn’t there. Now that I’ve read this
    post I feel as if I was. Thanks so much!

  9. Belinda Basson July 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Thanks for all the close ups and detail. I loved this blog post.

  10. Sara G. July 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Great coverage of CHA!

  11. shirley July 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    WOW! So much eye candy!

  12. Judy Webb July 24, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    For those of us in rural America, you preform a great service!! Loved the tour!

  13. Bev Leeson July 25, 2011 at 3:20 am #

    WOW! This post was amazing. I am a TIM ADDICT and your Photo’s of all these Tim Goodies were Fantastic. What a huge Job you have ahead of you if you still have Photos waiting to be Edited to show us even MORE CHA I can’t wait to see them, it’s almost like you took me with you. Thank You so Much for that great Tour.
    Kind Regards,
    Beverley…….

  14. sandi July 25, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    Oh the Tim Holtz stuff ~~~~~ I fainted~~~~~~

  15. Cynthia July 25, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Holy . . . . ! My eyes are tired just from looking at the pictures! Wow, Wow, WOW! Thanks for showing these. I’m getting inspired just by the color combinations.

  16. Vicki J July 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    This may be a silly question buy I own a Sizzix sidekick– do they still make dies for it? was there anything new? I haven’t pulled mine out in a while but maybe I need to?

  17. Crista July 27, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Thank you ladies for all of your hard work to bring us CHA info-you are THE source I come to for all of the latest info-and the pictures are just the icing on the cake. :)

  18. Helen July 28, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    WOW what an absolutely amazing blog post – thank you for taking such time and trouble to share this with us, I am so glad I found it. Wonderful wonderful photos and so many gorgeous samples – needless to say, I want all of the new products…… oh dear!!
    Thanks again.

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