Noteworthy | 10.23.2012 – New Releases!

There’s lots of new mid-releases being announced, as we hit that magical time between shows where CHA releases are so “yesterday” already! Here’s a look around the industry at what will be coming to a scrapbook store near you soon:

BasicGrey has two new collections that will be available starting in November exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “Fact & Fiction” is full of very usable vintage gorgeousness that will be sure to be a hit for the two companies.

Basic Grey Fact

Basic Grey Fiction

In addition to the two paper pads, Fact & Fiction also includes a wide array of embellishments: stickers, chipboard, woven labels, stitched brads, epoxy brads, fabric flowers, and many others.

Bella Blvd is already looking past the Christmas holidays at the new year – and Valentine’s Day! Their bright, happy line called Kiss Me is versatile and will work for plenty of other occasions besides the holiday of love. It also has one especially unique element that I’m pretty certain has never been seen in a Valentine’s Day line: moustaches!

Kiss Me Moustaches

Bella Blvd Kiss Me

“Kiss Me” has a huge selection of Bella coordinates: alphabets, tape, buttons and stickers. No word on when it will be shipping, but watch for it soon!

Doing exclusive lines for big box stores is all the rage! Target is debuting a line this week called “Decorate It” by Hero Arts that features 14 exclusive sets that will appear in Target’s scrapbooking aisle.

Hero Arts Target

The products are gradually being stocked in Target stores across the country all this week, so keep your eye out for them in a store near you! (If you are an online shopper, the new line will be available at in a few weeks.)

Studio Calico has a new mid-release line called Darling Dear that will be available in stores in mid-November. They describe it as being the style of Old Hollywood, so I guess that makes me “old” because the line is very much in the 1970’s style that is so trendy at the moment.

Studio Calico Darling Dear

In addition to the patterned papers, the line also includes two specialty papers, Mr Huey’s mists, Thickers, letter stickers, wood veneer, gems, and a variety of sticker and paper elements – including journaling cards perfect for Project Life or Studio Calico’s own Handbook system.

American Crafts is joining the flood of companies who want to turn the page on the calendar and celebrate the holiday of love in 2013 already. Their new Valentine’s Day line is called XOXO:

American Crafts XOXO

The line comes with all the usual American Crafts accessories: stamps, Thickers, dimensional stickers and die cuts.

For fans of American Crafts’ popular D-ring albums, the announcement of five new 12×12 designs will be very welcome! The mid-release from American Crafts features albums in two woodgrain patterns, white lace, pink ombre and a woodblock letter patterned design.


American Crafts is also adding scissors to their growing line of tools. Cutup Crafting Scissors with fine points and pink handles will be available in 5″, 6″, and 7″ sizes in various package configurations.

Cutups by American Crafts

Crate Paper also has a new Valentine’s Day line to offer, called Fourteen. The line is in Crate’s classic vintage style. While many of the accessories are heavy on Valentine’s or love themes, the patterned papers are very versatile, featuring feminine banners & florals, maps, ledger, and graphic designs in addition to hearts and Valentines.


Forget Valentine’s Day…it’s already spring on Pebbles’ calendar! Their new line Family Ties is done in trendy blue and yellow, and includes the increasing return of family history to scrapbooking.


The line will include a dozen double-sided patterned papers, as well as corrugated letter stickers, stamps, journaling cards, and more. Especially noteworthy is that Pebbles is bringing back their printed chipboard embellishments, called Chips, with this line.

Provo Craft has announced an updated version of the Cricut Mini. They are touting the machine’s updated design software (Cricut Craft Room) and improved cutting mats. The new Cricut Mini has an MSRP of $129, but several retailers, including Walmart and, are currently selling it for $99.

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3 Responses to Noteworthy | 10.23.2012 – New Releases!

  1. L Squared October 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Thanks for the great info – I’ll be hitting up Target soon.

  2. cathi October 24, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Thank you for the informatins. The BG Papers looks great.

  3. Gab October 25, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Oh wow, there is some great stuff coming out!

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