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CHA Summer 2011 | KaiserCraft, Nikki Sivils, and Maya Road

Are you starting to get an idea of just how huge the CHA show floor is?! The summer show is traditionally much smaller than winter, and the Scrapbook Update team still managed to visit enough booths and take enough photos to keep bringing you new goodies for more than a week! Today we’re continuing our booth tours with visits to see what KaiserCraft, Nikki Sivils, and Maya Road have in store for this release.

Australian company KaiserCraft debuted several new lines at the show. As a member of the sales staff said while we were in the booth, their new “13th Hour” collection doesn’t “scream Halloween,” but with its deep purples and golden oranges it could be used for both Halloween or general Fall photos alike.

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In contrast, KaiserCraft’s new “Bonjour” line is filled with soft pastels and sports a Parisian garden theme.

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The “Miss Nelly” line is filled with bright floral prints in punchy colors.

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KaiserCraft is another company that elected to release two Christmas lines this year. “December 25th” is their more traditional offering and is filled with vintage-style holiday imagery.

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“Silly Season” (I absolutely love that name) is the brighter of the two Christmas lines and features snappy pinks, reds, and greens.

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Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker unveiled five new collections featuring Nikki’s darling illustrations. “School is Cool” is Nikki’s back-to-school line, and it contains all the fun primary colors associated with the season.

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“My Little Monster” has some of the cutest little scary guys you could ever hope to meet! It’s great for everyday photos and could be used for Halloween, as well.

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How cute are these corduroy brads and burlap buttons? I just love embellishments like these that are so versatile.

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“Gingerbread Lane,” with its sweet blue and pink color palette and small army of gingerbread men, is Nikki Sivils’ Christmas release.

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Nikki has partnered with Unity Stamps to produce coordinating rubber stamps for many of her lines.

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“Get Well Soon” was the most popular item in Nikki’s booth this CHA. It was the only “get well” themed release that I spotted at the show and fills a niche that’s quite empty in the industry right now.

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Nikki Sivils’ last release, “You’re a Hoot,” features a family of adorable owls.

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Maya Road, known for innovative embellishments and chipboard products, had a strong offering at the CHA Summer 2011 show. Those little chipboard banner ribbons (called “Wavy Layerable Banners”) were on my pre-show picks list, and a member of the booth staff told me that “Home Tweet Home” and “When Skies Are Grey” were popular items, as well.

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Maya Road introduced several new chipboard albums at this show including “Film Strip”, “Wellies Boot”, “Soar” (the butterfly), and a new tab book.

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Wood embellishments are a hot item at this CHA show, and Maya Road debuted several new items in this category including wood doilies, snowflakes, and spools.

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They also introduced two new sizes of bottle caps and several new shades of Maya Mists.

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May Road’s new trims are simply spectacular – so frilly and lush!

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Maya Road made several additions to their kraft line, as well. Clocks, mini tags, mini tickets, snowflakes, and a 2012 calendar set are all new with this release.

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Transparent mini tickets, snowflakes, and ledgers are also new for Summer 2011.

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Maya Road also debuted several new styles of their popular clear stamps.

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And of course, there are new canvas embellishments and albums as well – one of the hottest items in the booth according to their sales staff!

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Maya Road’s design team did a spectacular job with all the booth samples, so we’ll round out this portion of our CHA tour with a closer look at some of them.

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Stay tuned to Scrapbook Update – we have more CHA Summer 2011 booth coverage yet to come!

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13 Responses to CHA Summer 2011 | KaiserCraft, Nikki Sivils, and Maya Road

  1. Joanne H. August 3, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    Melissa,
    Wonderful clear pictures of the booths! You make me feel like I had been there.
    Now all of the product lines look great, but my favorite is the ” Bonjour ” line from KaiserCraft. There are only a few companies doing true “shabby chic” papers and I scoop them up when I see them.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Sharon August 3, 2011 at 6:54 am #

    I want them all! Oooo, how to choose…thanks for another great tour!

  3. Tammy Davis August 3, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    I think it is a good thing that I can’t go to these things! I would come home pennyless!

  4. Karen Osborn August 3, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    The manufacturers keep coming out with more great stuff!!! Thanks for the show!

  5. Cynthia August 3, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Okay, I wasn’t going to look at this post. Seriously, I already have a list way too long of things I must have! All of it is too wonderful. The Paris themed papers – too beautiful. So glad that everyone’s still in love with that trend.

  6. Donna C August 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Great job..again! I must say I generally don’t care much for Kaisercraft, but this new release is a big improvement from previous lines. The halloween themed line is really lush with the mustard/purple combo, and their paris line is gorgeous!
    I’m not a fan of the Nikki Sivils style, but I do think the school line would be really cute for elementary school pages, projects, or mini’s. She is sweet as sugar from the interviews i’ve heard, and her stuff fills a niche for that style of sbing.
    NOw…Maya Road-that’s another story! UNBELIEVABLE how they nail it EVERY SINGLE TIME! I never tire of what they release, it’s always top quality, and the DT work is stunning! The trims alone will break the bank!

  7. lyneen August 4, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    WOW another great post… one of my all time favs MR and they did not disappoint me!!!!
    THANKS for all the wonderful picS!!!

  8. Gab August 4, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    Really loving all the Nikki Sivlis lines

  9. Rose August 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Love love love May road! I soooooo have to have the dress forms and the butterflies! yippppeee

  10. julie Tucker-Wolek August 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    Loveeeeee all the photos of the booths! Thanks for sharing Nikki Sivils! :):):):)

  11. kristi parker van doren August 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Love the review! GREAT companies that I was also VERY impressed with and motivated to make stuff! Great job in the review!

  12. Nannie of 3 August 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Thank you for sharing all of that luscious goodness! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  13. Crystal Williams August 8, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Melissa, you and the rest of the staff here are absolutely awesome! Thank you so much for all your info and pictures. I don’t live anywhere near any kind of scrapbook supply store, so all of your updates help me to see what is being put out there in a timely manner. Once again, thank you!

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