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CHA Winter 2013: Simple Stories

The Simple Stories booth at CHA Winter 2013 was filled with color and fun designs!  The booth was fun, inviting and offered all sorts of fun new ideas for scrapbookers and card makers. As a card maker, I was happy to see clear stamp sets and fun 6×6 paper pads filled with fun designs.

The clear stamps, stickers, and brads all coordinated. They are in different patterns that would capture the eye of any crafter and are great for many occasions. I spoke to Amber Crowell, Founder/Owner of Simple Stories, and her great vision shows in her product. Simple Stories is more then just for scrapbook pages – it is a must-have for card makers too.

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Here’s two of Simple Stories’ new clear stamp sets. Camera icons are a hot trend in papercrafting right now.

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Simple Stories’ new Vintage Bliss collection is a delight. Its fun patterns are not as bright as the typical Simple Stories collections have been:

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CHA Winter 2013: Hero Arts

Hero Arts booth is always filled with fun new stamps sets – and we can’t forget all those fun new dies too, that coordinate with the stamps.  Hero Arts offers Wood Mounted, Poly Clear and Cling Stamps. One of the new favorites is the Hero Arts Ink pads. The collection of colors keep growing and they now come in mini’s, as well.

The Hero Arts booth at CHA Winter 2013 was filled with fun samples and many customers. As a card maker, I was very pleased with the selection of stamp sets and dies. I have my eye on a few must haves.

Here’s some standout Frame Cuts sets:

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There’s also some great Coordinating Dies with Stamp Sets:

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New Hero Arts Mini ink pads come in a pack of four, and are color coordinated:

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Another new must have is the stamp set that make old mason jars!

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For those who love the wood mounted stamps, there are fun background stamps and great sentiments.

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Here are just a few of the Hero Arts Shadow Ink Hero Hues colors, showing off the beautiful pads.

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