Archive | January 19, 2013

Check out Nally Studios’ CHA Winter 2013 coverage!

Scrapbook Update isn’t the only site from Nally Studios that has been covering CHA Winter 2013. Check out the coverage on our sister sites as well! All our sites have different approaches and focuses, so even where they cover the same topic they will show you different things about it.

Craft Critique:

Card Annex:


A Pastel Birthday Celebration

Celebrate in style

This card has such an explosion of fun pattern on it, but in small pieces and from a coordinated collection, the effect is bright and happy instead of chaotic. The ribbon “bundles” the pattern pieces together and forces their visual movement to be vertical.

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The round buttons soften the hard lines of the paper strips, and lead the eye across the card and up to the sentiment as well.

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Using the white Signo Uni-ball gel pen to add stitching detail to the card’s elements is simple, and yet it is the all-important detail that pulls the card together and finishes it.

Supplies | Cardstock: Core’dinations (Pastel Lemon 12×12). Patterned Paper: DCWV (Spring Stack 4.5″ x 6.5″). Adhesive: Xyron (Mega Runner, Glue Stick). Buttons: docrafts (Capsule Collection). Sentiment: docrafts (Lucy Cromwell). Floss: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy (Bubblegum, Little Boy Blue, Granny Smith, Avalanche). Pen: Signo Uni-ball (white gel). Ribbon: May Arts (White Satin). Card Blank: 6×6 (unknown).

 Designer: Sharon Callis

Sharon Callis lives in Ireland and has been a crafter for over twenty years.  In 2011, Sharon was named ‘Cardmaker of the Year’ by Cardmaking and Papercraft/ Quick Cards made Easy’ Magazines in the UK. Sharon’s work has been featured in publications such as Creative Cardmaking, Papercraft Essential, Create and Craft TV, Cardmaking and Papercraft as well as on various craft companies Facebook pages and blogs. She currently designs for Xyron, gel-a-tins and Little Yellow Bicycle. In addition to her passion for papercrafts, Sharon also likes to do a wide variety of crafts: knit, sew, cross stitch, machine embroider, plastic canvas, costume design, woodcraft, dollshouse miniatures, sketching, home decor, model making and baking. To learn more about her,visit her blog.


CHA Winter 2013: Carta Bella

At Winter CHA 2013, Carta Bella Paper introduced several new collections including So Noted, Well Travelled and Cool Summer.

While most of their products are best suited for scrapbookers, their newly-launched 4″x6″ Card Packs really caught my eye as I think they would be a perfect place to start a quick card.

The new Card Packs will only be available as a part of the So Noted and Well Travelled collections, and will include 15 double-sided cards that measure 4″ by 6 “.

Here are a few photos of the Carta Bella Paper booth and a close up on one of the Card Packs:

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The So Noted and the Well Travelled collections will be shipping in February, while the Cool Summer will begin shipping early March.


CHA Winter 2013: Echo Park Paper

During the CHA Winter 2013 show in Anaheim, Echo Park Paper introduced several new collections. Their newest collections that are available in stores right now are Scoot and the Photo Freedom Volume I. February releases are All About A Boy, Sweet Girl, Happy-Go-Lucky (a Photo Freedom collection) and several new mini themes.

They also introduced another addition to their popular Dots and Stripes Line – baby boy and girl collections called “Bundle of Joy” that will be shipping in March. And finally their April collection is A Perfect Summer along with some other mini themes.


As a cardmaker, I was very much excited about the addition of washi tape to their new lines. Here’s a peek at the new All About A Boy washi tape set:


Washi tape will also be a part of the Sweet Girl Collection. Just a reminder – besides paper, Echo Park has matching brads, stickers and chipboard as well for most of their collections.

Here are a few of the gorgeous projects that were displayed in the booth:






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CHA Winter 2013 | Carta Bella

Carta Bella, sister company of Echo Park Paper Company, introduced four fabulous and diverse new collections at CHA Winter 2013.

“True Friends” by Carina Gardner is shipping now to retailers. It has a playful mix of spring colors with vintage childhood elements.

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CHA Winter 2013 | Echo Park

The designers at Echo Park must have been very busy bees, because this popular company debuted nine brand-new full collections, plus eight fresh Mini Themes.

Let’s start with the full collections:

Scoot by Deena Rutter, with bold primary colors and youthful transportation prints geared to little boys, is shipping to retailers now.

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