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CHA Winter 2013 | We R Memory Keepers

In addition to six new paper collections, We R Memory Keepers introduced their Albums Made Easy system, available to stores in March. In a sea of pocket page products and accoutrements at this show, several items in particular stood out.

The 3×4 rounded corner rectangle punch helps memory keepers punch their own pocket-sized journaling cards or photos in that ever-so-familiar, rounded style. It ships to stores in June and will cost $29.

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CHA Winter 2013 | Project Life by Becky Higgins

Becky Higgins has been shaking up the industry for a while with her Project Life products, now available through American Crafts and being shown to retailers for the first time at CHA Winter 2013.

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I caught up with Becky for a few minutes and she told me how happy she is that this partnership will free up her time for designing new products. Retailers at the booth seemed equally excited for the opportunity to carry these popular products in their stores. Continue Reading →

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CHA Winter 2013 | Studio Calico

Studio Calico released four new collections at CHA Winter 2013: Here + there, Snippets, Sundrifter, and Darling Dear.

There’s definitely a few standouts among the latest Studio Calico products.

The speech bubble mask, chipboard stars and arrows in a variety of sizes (spot-on with the latest trends!), punctuation wood veneers (including a trendy geotag symbol), chalkboard-style chipboard alphabet stickers, and The Handbook — Studio Calico’s own answer to the popular Project Life way of scrapbooking – are all sure to be popular with paper crafters.

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CHA Winter 2013 | Amy Tangerine

Amy Tangerine’s colorful new “Yes, Please” release is sure to live up to its name. Here’s a few highlights:

There are plenty of Thickers in a rainbow of hues, Slick Writers in colors that coordinate with the line, and two of Amy’s personal favorite new items – a stitching kit and calendar stamp.

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First Look | Carta Bella Paper

Editor’s Note: Carta Bella Paper, sister company of Echo Park Paper, is going to be one of the most anticipated new companies showing product at CHA Summer 2012  in Chicago in a few weeks. Their debut product line has just hit stores. I asked guest writer Tami Morrison to take a look and preview the line for our readers — Nancy

Carta Bella Paper debuted recently accompanied by a lot of buzz in the scrapbook world. With the aesthetic of Creative Director Carina Gardner and the marketing mojo of Echo Park, this company is positioned to make a big splash on the scrapbooking scene.

I recently spent some time playing with their debut line, “Beautiful Moments“. The substantial, textured papers feature a vintage pink, gold, red, and black palette that inspire spring and summer layouts, and would also work great with Valentine’s Day photos.

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