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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 | Stamp 2 Cut by Tim Holtz for Sizzix eclips

Anything with the name Tim Holtz attached to it is sure to create buzz on the CHA show floor, and the Stamp 2 Cut system for the Sizzix eclips is a perfect example of that phenomenon. The Stamp 2 Cut system consists of a set of cartridges and clear overlays for the Sizzix eclips digital cutting system that gives stampers the ability to create very detailed die cuts of images that are created using Tim Holtz’s popular Stamper’s Anonymous stamps.

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CHA Winter 2012 | Trendspotting at Authentique

Authentique introduced four new lines at the CHA Winter 2012 show: Genuine, Loyal, Delightful, and Gathering. It was Genuine that most caught my eye as an example of a new trend that we saw emerge at this show – denim!

Little hints of denim are popping up here and there in this season’s releases (the denim buttons in Indigo Bleu by Pink Paislee are another great example), and with the way trends build in this industry I expect that we’ll be seeing a lot more of it at the 2012 summer show.

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