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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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CHA Winter 2012 | Fancy Pants Filter Paper Embellishments (and collections)

Fancy Pants released four new lines at CHA Winter, but my favorite thing was an accessory item included in each colorway.

Filter Paper Embellishments are sort of a cross between a coffee filter, tissue paper, and a printed doily. They can be folded into yoyos, stitched, crinkled, cut, or used as is. There are so many creative and colorful possibilities!

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CHA Winter 2012 | Grant Studios

My serendipitous discovery of the new-to-me Grant Studios (who were a new exhibitor at CHA Summer 2011) began with an adorable tote bag I saw another attendee carrying.

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I looked up the booth number of the company on the bag and it lead me to a booth that was full of fabulous paper lines and card making products. The Australian company describes their range as “from fun and playful, to pretty floral styles to retro vintage designs.” Basically, there is something for everyone!

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CHA Winter 2012 | Melissa Frances

The most popular item at the CHA Show from the latest Melissa Frances release has been the darling decorative hangers. It’s such a fun way to display a photo, mixed media piece, mini album, or any number of decorative lovelies.

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Other highlights from the Melissa Frances booth include:

A vintage-style pet line

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Vellum envelopes:

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Decorative house kits:

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Ruffled trims:

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