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Top New Products at CHA's Summer Show

Mostly scrapbook/paper craft products, but not all.

Staff Report (August 1, 2011)

The following are the top picks by the celebrity panel from the Innovations display.

Advantus Corp.'s Cropper Hopper-Ribbon Carousel is designed to organize and dispense up to 54 spools of craft ribbon. www.advantus.com

Beadalon's Artistic Wire Mesh is a permanently colored copper wire woven into a mesh tube with a hollow tubular design that can be stretched, strung, filled, tied, glued, etc. www.beadalon.com

Choon's Design's Twistz Bandz is an innovative kit for making continuous rubber bands.  Users are able to make rubber band links in a variety of fun shapes and sizes.

Contain Ya Crafts' Scrap N' Easel is a magnetic, portfolio-style, double scrapbooking and card-making, paper-crafting easel. www.containyacrafts.com

Crafter's Companion's The EnveloBox Creator is designed to create one-of-a-kind and dimensional envelopes.

Ecstasy Crafts' Designables are folders for embossing and cutting paper at the same time easily and quickly. www.ecstasycrafts.com

Epiphany Crafts' Shape Studio and Charms is designed to create epoxy shapes in just a few easy steps and can be used to create custom jewelry by adding epoxy shapes to the company's new charm sets. www.epiphanycrafts.com

Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft Mix & Match is a line of products focused on creating mixed-media pieces. Crafters may choose from six different mediums and a pre-selected color palette to design their mixed-media craft. www.designmemorycraft.com

Little Pink Ladybug's Ribbon Sculpture Instructional CD and Brilliant Bowmaker Bow Making System were both selected as Hot 20 Products.  The Ribbon Sculpture instructional CD showcases 10 exclusive ribbon design instructions in PDF format. The Brilliant Bowmaker Bow Making system is designed to make bow-making simple and quick, allowing crafters to mix and match templates creating a distinct bow style. www.littlepinkladybug.com

Ranger Industries' Picket Fence Distress Stain turns Distress Stains, fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces, into unique opaque olors. www.rangerink.com

ScrapBands' ScrapBands is a one-of-a-kind scrapbook accessory that eliminates slipping and sliding of scrapbook contents and provides creative ways of making, carrying, and storing unique and easy. www.scrapbands.com

STKR.it's STKR.it Stickers is designed to make audio, video, and online images part of any scrapbook. A QR-type code is on each sticker and when scanned with STKR.it's free smart phone application, allows crafters to permanently attach a digital audio memory to their scrapbooks. www.stkr.it. CraftCritique also has a video of the product HERE.

Sue's Sparklers' Sparkle-on! features iron-on designs in crystal and metal for crafters to embellish fabric, paper or wood. 

TalkingTag.com's Talking Tag Digital Labels create memory labels with a smart phone application that records and plays voice notes on scrapbooks and more. www.talkingtag.com

The C Thru Ruler Co.'s Let's Face It stencils are designed to provide a base facial shape with three different eye and lip shape stencil sets, allowing crafters to design unique faces. www.cthruruler.com

The Upholstery Studio's Making Designer Tuffets are instructions and kits for creating both oval and rectangular designs with several different covers. www.upholsterystudio.com

Uniformed Scrapbooks of America's U.S. Army Scrapbook is a removable scrapbook cover designed to recapture the essence of wearing a decorated U.S. Armed Forces uniform with customizable insignias, badges, patches and tape names. www.uniformedscrapbooksofamerica.com

Walnut Hollow's Card Keeper Box provides a safe and organized place to keep homemade cards that use an A2 envelope.  The box has five smooth surfaces ready for customized design. www.walnuthollow.com

Worldwin Papers' Paper Layerz by Megan Elizabeth is crafting paper that makes coordinating die-cut shapes and layers from any die-cutting machine faster, cheaper and easier. www.worldwinpapers.com



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