Update | Core’dinations, Tim Holtz, Miniatures, Jobs, and More!

The holidays are over…and that means that trade show season is upon us! January will bring us both the brand new Creativation show from CHA, and the Creativeworld tradeshow in Frankfurt. Of course, trade show time brings lots of news too…and even though the month has just begun, the news wires are already starting to heat up! Let’s get started!

Nancy Nally

Endings. Tim Holtz has announced on his blog that he will no longer be doing the immensely popular “12 tags” series. The series has been running for an astounding ten years. The first five years it was “The 12 Tags of Christmas”, and then in 2012 it was reinvented as a monthly series. The tag has become Tim’s signature piece in trade show demonstrations. (Pictured above: me with my special “grunge free” tag that Tim made for me at CHA.)

Exhibits. Miniatures are getting hot in the crafts industry! If you are interested in seeing handmade, artisan miniatures, the Houston Center for Contemporary Art has an exhibit called “Pocket Museum” opening on January 20th. Running through March 18th, the exhibit features the work of miniature artists Jon Almeda, Althea Crome, Sean Donlon, Nash Quinn, and Marco Terenzi. Miniatures created in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, and wood will be on display.

Acquisitons. American Crafts has announced that it has acquired cardstock company Core’dinations, which was previously owned by Darice. In February 2016, Darice became a subsidiary of Michaels Stores when Darice’s parent company Lamrite West was purchased by Michaels. American Crafts already has multiple cardstock brands under its umbrella, having acquired Bazzill in 2014 and also selling cardstock under its American Crafts brand. The company will continue to use the Core’dinations brand after the acquisition but as part of the transition many of the brand’s products have been discontinued, including the Tim Holtz branded Kraft Core line.

Teams. A new year means new creative teams at many companies, and the announcements are rolling in! Becky Higgins has announced new paper and digital teams, Neat & Tangled has also announced a new design team for 2017, an Instagram team, as well as a video team.

Jobs. Does your New Year’s Resolution include a new job? The following industry jobs are currently listed as available:

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8 Responses to Update | Core’dinations, Tim Holtz, Miniatures, Jobs, and More!

  1. Rhonda H January 4, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    Ha! I guess the question is “What does AC NOT own now?”

    • Nancy Nally January 4, 2017 at 11:41 am #

      It sure does seem that way, doesn’t it? LOL

  2. Lindy January 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    I know! They’re becoming a regular monopoly. What’s sort of troubling is, if they start to have problems, what happens to all of their departments? I’m not trying to be pessimistic, but things happpen.

    • Kimberly Wainwright January 5, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

      I think that’s why we crafters/scrapbookers subconsciously prepare for the zombie apocalypse by “stocking up” on loved items, otherwise known as hoarding. Guilty!

      • Lindy January 11, 2017 at 2:20 am #

        LOL!!! That’s an excellent point, Kimberly! Thanks for enbling me!

  3. Gabrielle McCann January 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    I wonder what Tim’s new project will be

    • Nancy Nally January 5, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

      Well, he still has his Ranger line, his stamp line, his Sizzix line, his idea-ology line, his Tonic tools line, his fabric line…man’s only human, now. He does have to sleep…unless he’s secretly robo-Tim and Starbucks is his fuel? Hmmm… 🙂

  4. V Yee January 13, 2017 at 12:36 am #

    I would like to live in his mind for just one week to see how he comes up with all his ideas. I loved the tags!

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