Challenges, problems, and triumphs
-- from a manufacturer's perspective.
CHA Show New Product Report
Hundreds (thousands?) of products, many from new
Staff Report (January 17, 2011)
(Note: Below is a list of many of the exhibitors, including
most of the new exhibitors. Each entry includes a brief description,
booth number, and link to the company's website. It's an opportunity
for buyers to do a little research while they make up their
"booths-to-visit" list. Scrapbook Update has also published a "sneak
peek" of products to be unveiled at the show. Visit
Art Night Out. (#5121) All-inclusive
art-party products in a wide range of media from collage and
cardmaking to jewelry, glass, and mosaics.
Balaji Impex. (#5110) Craft kits made of
several types of beads and jewelry making beads boxes.
Bottle Cap. (#5005) Liner-less bottle
caps for craft, jewelry, and scrapbook projects.
Bowwowmeow Ent. (#4616) Pet themed craft
kits, involving scrapbooking, shrink-art jewelry, ornaments,
collars, pet bowls, etc.
C&T Publishing (#1811). The 2010 and
early 2011 titles of the Stash Books line, new items in the
Liquitex® Surface Design Center, and a make-it/take it for
the new Lesley Riley's TAP® Transfer Artist Paper. Plus, there will
be live webcasts, new quilt titles, show discounts, and autographed
copies of various Stash Books titles auctioned off on eBay to
benefit Crops of Luv, a non-profit group that creates special
scrapbooks for critically ill children and their families.
Cal Trims. (#4808) Large variety of stretch laces, metal and
plastic buckles, trims, fringes, appliques, patches, flowers,
sequins, embroidery patches, boas, etc.
Chain Gallery. (#5117) Jewelry chain and
supplies in antique brass, antique copper, gunmetal, gold plate,
silver plate, black and stainless steel. Spool pricing available.
Creative Inserts (Cri-Kits). (#5010) Gel
pens for craft machines and magnetic gel pen holders that accept
double-ended embossing stylus.
Cousin Corp. (#823). Introducing the new
Queen of the Nile program.
Crops of Luv (#5110). A non-profit in
which volunteers help create scrapbooks for critically ill children
and their families.
Curlytails. (#5106). Seasonal and party
supplies, balloons, ribbon, etc.
Daylight. (#433) Introducing a number of
new, innovative lamps.
Delphia Consulting. (#5114) Customized
Delta Creative. (#223). An eco-friendly
decorative paint (Soy Paint) and stain (Soy Stain)
lines for household and creative projects. The non-toxic, low-VOC
lines – 24 paint colors, 4 stain colors -- offer a comparable
performance alternative to acrylic paints and household stains.
Ecstasy Crafts. (#2357). European paper
craft products, including “peel off” stickers, Pergamano
parchment paper, embroidery on paper, 3- D precut designs, etc.
DCWV (#2201) Two versions of eScrap App,
an iPhone app that is a design, editing, and sharing tool. It's
available through the iTunes store. The "lite" version is free to
download, while more advanced version can be downloaded for $1.99.
when the design process is complete, photos can be used as a phone
background page or shared via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
Earth Safe Finishes (#1912). New
VOC-free, BPA-free Eco Epoxy, and the new VOC-free Color
Theory Kit that includes a base no-VOC acrylic, three primary
colors, and a how-to booklet, Color Theory Through Green Eyes. www.earthsafefinishes.com
Eastern Arts Connection. (#5105)
Yuemei™ natural texture woven, silk brocade, designed pattern
and handmade oriental fine paper for scrap book and paper craft.
Oriental art supplies.
E-Complete. (#4817) Distributes
Ellison, Sizzix, and Xyron products, plus the company's own folding
FabScraps (4810). Is the largest
scrapbook manufacturer in Africa. This South African exhibitor's
booth may be the most unique at the show: “Zulu baskets filled with
exciting products are balanced on the heads of the carved wooden
figures of Zulu warriors and maidens, and the soft glow emanating
from the 4.5 yard 'rattan anemone' will be undeniably intriguing."
Fineline Applicators. (#5107). Unique,
non-clogging, air-tight cap/wire system keeps the most viscous
liquids flowing smoothly. Use with acrylics, inks, watercolors, oil
paints, silk dyes, stains, etc.
Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner. (#4604) Exactly what
the name implies – an Innovations winner at last summer's
Giftsland. (#4713 Handmade and
eco-friendly Lokta decorative papers, journals, stationery,
craft packs, bags, etc., from Nepal.
Grant Studios. (#4904) Australian
company offering a wide variety of party supplies. Products are
already in the U.S. for immediate delivery and the company has not
been affected by the recent floods.
Heartfelt Creations. (#4905) Red rubber
stamps on cling foam or wooden blocks.
Innova Art. (#5022) The JetMaster
display system is a quick, inexpensive way to make gallery wraps,
photo gifts, and dimensional signage using almost any printed
InStyle Stamps. (#5023) A variety of
unique, unmounted, deeply etched, natural gum rubber stamps, from
Anime to Retro designs.
Janlynn. (#1536). Offering a new
charm/jewelry line, Charmtastic, designed for tween girls.
June Tailor. (#1105) Will introduce a
new PinTastic product: an automatic pin dispenser for sewing,
quilting and crafting. A pin pops up for easy removal. Push a button
and another pin pops up automatically. www.junetailor.com
Kandi Corp. (#1817). Showing multiple
product introductions for sewing/quilting, paper crafts, and fine
arts. Rollouts include deColourant®, Hot Wax Art® and a new
tool, the Handi-Iron®.
The Knit Kit. (#5104) A variety of knit,
crochet, and quilting supplies.
La-La Land Crafts. (#4605 Sweet,
whimsical rubber stamps and backgrounds and sentiments. Home of the
Marci and Luka stamp lines.
Lawn Fawn. (#4816) Made-in-the-USA,
photopolymer-clear stamps -- whimsical, cute, fun, and sometimes a
Making Memories (#1847). Is having a
special product showing in room 304A/B on Sat., Jan. 29, 8:00
am-9:45 am, before the show floor opens.
Momenta. (#2223, 2332)) Ten new themed
scrapbook collections, three new wall déc programs, a patent-pending
sticker program – in total, 300+ new products. The company is also
giving away iPads. Drawings are at 4 pm on the second and third day
of the show. www.momenta.com
Motsenbocker's Lift Off. (#4813)
Water-based, biodegradable paint and varnish removers with low or no
VOCs. Plus, products to remove pen and ink, adhesives, grease, gum,
silicone, latex caulk, foam sealants, and Gorilla Glue.
Neil Ent. (#4811) Offering needlework,
craft, and scrapbook retailers a large line of novelties into which
consumers insert their embroidered art, graphic design, or photo.
Panstoria. (#4610) Artisan 4.0 is
a digital scrapbooking software containing all the elements of
traditional scrapbooking -- tags, stickers, word art, eyelets,
scissor cuts, framing features, and corner cutting -- in an
easy-to-use digital format.
PB Seggebruch dba EncaustiKits. (#4710)
All inclusive kits to enable consumers to paint in beeswax with
simple instructions, individualized techniques, and cost-effective
Paper Quilt Creations. (#4711)
Australian company offering products and instructions for paper
quilting, a unique craft inspired by fabric quilting, embroidery,
mosaics, fashion, collage and scrapbooking.
Petticoat Parlor. (#4611) Laser cuts and
Picture Keeper. (#4716) The
manufacturer of the original Picture Keeper, a simple,
automatic option for backing up photos, has a new Picture Keeper
Picture That Sound. (#4805). Offering a
variety of products to help consumers capture and preserve voices
and integrate them into scrapbooks. The company won a CHA
Innovation award at last year's summer show.
Plaid. (#1722). Will preview a
completely new website and Plaid Craft TV, both scheduled to launch
to consumers in March. Plaid Craft TV will be the new web-based home
to Plaid's vast array of how-to videos, including a series of
original episodes. A new episode -- composed of three, three-minute
and one, one-minute segments -- will be shown every two weeks on
PlaidOnline and Plaid's You Tube channel. The series is produced and
hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, Emmy-nominated creators
of the cable series, Creative Juice.
ReMarkable Reading Concepts. (#5115) The
DoodleMark allows kids and parents to interact with books,
whether it's practicing sight words, working on vocabulary, drawing
letters or just doodling.
SureHold, div. of Barristo. (#4707) A
variety of Super Glue adhesive products.
Silver Creek Leather. (#439) Introducing
the Realeather™ Jewelry Collection, designed by Jill Mackay.
It combines leather and suede with silver plated, interchangeable
components and findings, to make a host of earrings, necklaces and
bracelets that can be embellished with beads, charms, or pendants.
www.silvercreekleather.com. (Note: To read Jill's
predictions on jewelrymaking in 2011, read
Spellbinders (#2815). The company and
DRG released a new book, Nestabilities® Basics & Beyond.
There will be a book signing event at the booth – free signed copies
to the first 100 attendees Jan. 29, 2:00-3:30 pm. Retailers may
order the book at
www.DRGwholesale.com; there's a 15% show discount for orders
placed Jan.– Feb.1. Use code CHA11 to receive the discount.
http://spellbinderspaperarts.com and www.DRGnetwork.com.
New designs include Nestabilities®, Labels, Decorative Elements,
Grand Nestabilities®, Shapeabilities®, and the Donna Salazar
Stamping Scrapping. (#4705) Stamp and
Torginol. (#4911) Specialty colored
materials including quartz ColorGranules, metallic
ColorMicas, and vinyl ColorFlakes -- product to enhance
the aesthetic qualities of scrapbooking, home dec, school, and
Trade Marker Int./Hemptique. (#4613).
Natural fiber products from hemp, bamboo, organic cotton, linen,
jute, silk, soy, and sisal -- cords, twine, ropes, netting, webbing,
thread, yarn, canvas, paper and fabrics.
Uniformed Scrapbooks of America. (#4823)
Patented removable uniform covers with album allow for customization
and personalization with insignias, badges, patches, etc --
recapturing the essence of a decorated uniform. Officially licensed
and available for all branches of the armed forces, and police and
Upholstery Studio. (#4820) Project
plans, videos, kits, and tools for making headboard, ottomans,
cornice boards, benches, etc. Also, the DoubleRock upholstery
Your Next Stamp. (#4518) A variety of
fun, whimsical rubber-cling stamps, including the Fhiona and
Friends, Heather and Dale, and the quirky Franfou
collections. Made of quality rubber, mounted onto cling foam,
trimmed, and ready to use with any clear block.