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New Products To Be Unveiled at the CHA Show

Two parts: new exhibitors and veterans.

by Staff Report (January 18, 2010)


(Note: Part I of this series was in Jan. 4 issue which is still online. Click on "CLN Archives" in the right-hand column.)

Gary M. Burlin & Co. (#3524). Distributor of a full line of stationery, stamping, and scrapbooking supplies. www.garymburlin.com

Harmonie Loisirs Creatifs (#3501). Various scrapbooking and craft products – paper, ribbons, paper flowers, peel-offs, cardstock, clear and wood stamps, brads, pre-cut shapes, (acrylic, wood and chipboard), mosaics, acrylic 12x12 albums, embossing powder, acrylic blocks, etc. www.loisirsharmonie.ca

Imex Packaging (#3721). Offering distinctive clear packaging for various industries. Will design custom packaging. Also available: bags made of nylon mesh, or a combination of materials, in numerous shapes and sizes. www.imexpackaging.com

J.N. Zippers and Supplies (#3622). ZPRZ are paper, clear vinyl, craft, denim, lace, metallic, neon, rainbow, rhinestone, glow-in-the-dark, satin, striped, printed, transparent, velvet, water-resistant or anything crafters want them to be. They can be glued, pasted, sewn or taped and stamped, painted, embroidered, beaded, decoupaged, dyed, etc. www.zprz.com

KidsTouch (#3705). Ceramic Paints/Glazes/Finishes, Children's Activity Kits, Craft Kits, Holiday/Seasonal Supplies, Models/Hobbies/Collectibles, Original Art Work Sales, Painting: Decorative/Tole, Plastercraft & Resin Casting Supplies, Puzzles & Games www.kidstouchinc.com.

Kiki Art (#3635). Offering cardmaking/stationery supplies, digital imaging supplies, embellishments, and paper. www.kiki-art.com

Like Sew Websites (#3517). Websites for quilt, scrapbook, and craft stores. www.likesewwebsites.com

Monkey Design USA (#30). Very intriguing paper craft projects/supplies for kids who create a post card that becomes a model. www.monkeydesignusa.com

My Cute Stamps (#3724). Photo polymer clear stamps; all are designed by Holly Brooke Jones and made in the U.S. www.mycutestamps.com

my Stamp BOX (#33). Clear stamps sold in coordinating themed sets in a clear storage case. www.mystampbox.com

Nikki Silvis, Scrapbooker (#3701). (Comment: This exhibit was a huge hit at the summer show.) An eclectic collection of papers and embellishments. www.nikkisilvis.com

Nu Art (#3717). Offering delicate, handmade stickers, counter cards, place cards, etc. www.nuart-design.com

Objects and Elements (#3708). This jewelry-supply company is introducing a jeweler's grade non-toxic resin, ICE Resin, a two-part epoxy for jewelry making. Because it's clear and waterproof, there are applications for crafts, scrapbooking, and altered art. Also offering kits with easy jewelry projects for crafters and beginners designed by the well known designer/teacher Susan Lenart Kazmer. www.objectsandelements.com

Paula Radke Dichroics (#28). One of the best known names in jewelry is offering her dichroic glass beads. www.paularadke.com

Photo Basics by Westcott (#3617). Green Screen is basic software that allows the consumer to import a photo and then place the subject anywhere by choosing one of the included 100 digital-photo quality backgrounds (Holiday, Sports, Music, Birthday, etc.). Includes basic photo-editing tools. www.photobasics.net

Pretty Scrapbooks (#3528). A wide variety of cardmaking, scrapbook, and stationery supplies. www.prettyscrapbooks.com

PSA Essentials (#3620). Offering 16 Peel & Stick™ stamp collections that combine a personalized stamp with the flexibility of an art stamp. Every self-inking stamp contains new technology allowing stampers to interchange designs without the expense of another stamp body. www.psaessentials.com

Ribbon Print USA c/o Basket Thyme (#3623). Shoe-box sized desktop thermal printing machine and foils to customize ribbon and labels – used by retailers and consumers.

Scrap-O-Doodle (#3518). The Craft-N-Doodle is a lightweight, portable case for transporting and organizing supplies, featuring adjustable drawers, a removable stamping system, and hook-and-loop storage for smaller items.

Silhouette America (#1500). The Silhouette is a digital cutting tool that connects to a computer like a printer, but instead of printing designs it cuts them with a small blade. When it's a machine connected to a computer, there's access to all of the fonts on your PC and thousands of cuttable designs found on the Silhouette Online Store. www.silhouetteamerica.com

Slapitz (#1507). A new way to display stuffed animals. www.slapitz.com

Stack-On Products (#3612). Offering a wide variety of Stack-On organizers for small items – flat storage cases, drawer storage cabinets, bins, and storage boxes. www.stack-on.com

STAMPAVIE. (#3731). Presents six new collections, including the Love Nature collection by Australian artist Sarah Kay. Other brands include Gillian Roberts, Helz Cuppleditch, LeerP Aldrich, LeLo Design, Mo Manning, Penny Johnson, Rachelle Anne Miller, and Tina Wenke. All stamps are made in the U.S. from high-quality photopolymer. www.stampavie.com 

Stephanie Eddy.com (#3625). Offering the Lazee Daizee Viking Knit all-in-one wire weaving tool, sold as all-inclusive kit or separately with accessory tool kit available. Also offering bead and wire kits for jewelry making, includes all materials and "Steps-by-Steph" color instructions. Kit instructions also sold separately. www.stephanieeddy.com

Super ProEdge Blades (#3726). Craft and scrapbooking tools. www.proedgetools.com

Teresa Collins Designs (#3413). Papers, transparencies, books, and embellishments for telling stories in a beautiful way. www.teresacollinsdesigns.com

Viking Woodcrafts (#1503). Books, paint surfaces and wood for painters, particularly decorative painters. www.vikingwoodcrafts.com


3M (#3153). Introducing Post-it Craft Paper, the first Post-it product line specifically geared toward the craft market; the repositionable Post-it Craft Paper has full-adhesive backing. Sold in assorted and single color sets of six sheets. www.shop3m.com/3m-craft-paper.html

Advantus (#s 2140, 2234). Will launch a new line, The Girls' Paperie, in collaboration with designer/teacher Margie Romney-Aslett. The line includes a variety of papers, stickers, and other scrapbooking products and joins other company brands such as Cropper Hopper, Tim Holtz Ideaology, and AMM (formerly All My Memories). www.advantus.com

American Crafts (#1750). Is launching the spring-themed Dear Lizzy line by Elizabeth Kartchner, the company's first line created in conjunction with a guest designer. Kartchner is the 2007 Creating Keepsakes "Scrapbooker of the Year" and author of 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges. www.americancrafts.com

Clover Needlecraft (#4127). Heart Shape Pom-Pom Makers create perfectly shaped hearts in minutes to embellish scarves, hats, socks, scrapbooks, etc. The Oval Shape "Quick" Yo-Yo Maker enables customers to create perfectly shaped oval yo-yo's. The Knitting Needle Gauge measures needles sizes 0 to 19 in U.S./metric sizing, and includes a 3" ruler on the base. Stitch Markers Triangle (XS) for sock makers. Double Ended Tunisian Crochet Hooks made of bamboo enable customers to combine two colors of yarn and crochet in the round and provides a woven finish that maintains its shape with limited stretch. www.clover-usa.com 

Craft-N-Spin (#2733). The makers of the Painter’s Pyramid have introduced the Craft-N-Spin with 12 non-stick pyramids that allows artists and crafters to elevate and rotate craft projects. www.Craft-N-Spin.com

HHH Enterprises. (#1606). This supplier of jewelry making supplies, watch faces and resins, metal findings, and papers for creating wearable art for pendants and belt buckles, has published Photos, Fashion and Resin Jewelry. Ronda Hills will conduct a workshop, "Wear Your Photo!" at 6-8:00 pm Sun., Jan. 24. www.hhhenterprises.com

Helmar USA (#2880). Is introducing Zapdots – 3D, double-sided adhesives that allow consumers to add dimension to cards, scrapbook pages, etc. They bond to most surfaces including paper, plastic, metal, wood, foam, textiles, etc. They are acid-free and available in Clear, Black, and White in a re-sealable pack. Ready for immediate delivery. www.helmarusa.typepad and www.helmarusa.com

Hot Off The Press (#3243). Look for 70+ new releases, from fresh designs in acrylic stamps and paper engineering templates, to luxurious flocked papers, thrifty CDs packed with art, and new additions to the best-selling line of Dazzles™ (including Disney Dazzles™). www.b2b.hotp.com

Jack Dempsey Needle Art (#3804). A new catalog lists an extensive array of new needle art products. www.jdneedleart.com

Janlynn (#1901). Introducing an impressive new jewelry making line, A Bead at a Time – 144 handmade glass and metal beads that fit on any charm bracelet, including designer bracelets such as Pandora, allowing the consumer to design/make her own bracelet for much less than the leading designer brands. Watch for a Build-a-Bracelet applet on the website. www.janlynn.com

JHB Int. (#3130). In addition to the Spring 2010 Button Collection, there's the new Sassy Silkies Beads and the new Toggle Collection by Kristal Wick, and new Texture Stamps, Bezel Findings, and Polymer Clay buttons by Lisa Pavelka. There's also the new Steam Punk button collection (www.thesteampunkhome.blogspot.com) of interesting brass and watch parts. www.buttons.com (Note: An interview with Kristal Wick was published in the last issue of CLN. It's still online. To read it, visit www.clnonline.com/categoryreports.html.)

JudiKins (#2181). Introducing Clay Squishers, image sheets for PMC and polymer clay. Each flexible nonstick sheet has six designs to squish into. 10 sheets in all. This adds clay products to the company's growing line of rubber stamp, paper crafting and beading supplies. www.judikins.com 

Kalmbach (#3012). New books: Metal Clay Rings, by Irina Miech. No metal-smithing required. ... Crystal Brilliance: Making Designer Jewelry with Crystal Beads, by Anna Elizabeth Draeger. ... Perfectly Paired: Designing Jewelry with Polymer and Metal Clays, by Patricia Kimle. ... The Absolute Beginners Guide: String Beaded Jewelry (1st book in a series). www.retailers.kalmbach.com

Kreinik Mfg. (#4112) Offering holographic metallic threads in traditional braid and ribbon sizes. These iridescent threads have flecks of color which makes them look three-dimensional. Sixteen new shades, suitable for all forms of needlework. www.kreinik.com

Midwest Products.(#1616). Will raffle a free craft wood assortment with display – a $5,000 retail value. Register by 1:00 pm Tues., Jan. 26. The winner will be announced at 3:00 pm that afternoon. www.midwestproducts.com 

Plaid (#2817). Two new Bucilla® lines: the "Bucilla Heirloom Collection" is stitchery kits for advanced needlecrafters and the "Bucilla Learn to Stitch" kits feature tween art and sayings, while promising young stitchers, "If you can make an X, you can cross-stitch!" ... The Paint-by-Number series requires no blending to paint 16" x 20" artwork. ... The Hot Glue Gun Helper! allows crafters to work with hot glue while protecting fingers and the work surfaces. ... Fillables are containers for gift-giving and display – clear plastic picture frames, words, and shapes to be filled with candies or trinkets. ... Make-It Market lets crafters wrap gifts in style. ... Additional designs for the Simply Screen™ line. ... There's also a new Consumer Marketing Program featuring inspiration, activity, and interaction in electronic and traditional media, plus a comprehensive Merchandising Mart with Inspiration Centers which feature headers and how-to's on project cards to complement each custom product assortment anchored by one of Plaid's paint brands, FolkArt® or Apple Barrel® and topped by project surfaces for one-stop shopping. www.plaidonline.com

Premier Yarns (#4117). Is introducing the newest yarn for the Deborah Norville Collection, "Serenity Garden." Available in February, this machine-wash, 100% Dralon Microfiber is available in six saturated colors and unique prints. Deborah will be in the booth Sun., Jan. 24, 1-2:00 pm. She will also be at the consumer show on Saturday hosting a "Knit With Deborah" hour from 11-12:00 noon and do a book signing near the Barnes & Noble store on Saturday, 1-2:00 pm. www.premieryarns.com 

R&M West Coast Ent. (#4212). Foamfetti is a new product to that can be molded and sculpted, air-dries, and sticks to wood, paper, and cardboard. ... There will also be numerous book signings by authors Khris Cochran, Tanya Fox, Becky Meverden, Sharon Reinhart, Debbie Chialtas, Lisa Pavelka, Cathi Lilligan, Margot Potter, Sherry Stevenson, Ruth Rae, and Theresa Pulido. Check the schedule at the booth. ... Christi Freisen will conduct polymer clay demos from her new book, Steampunkery. www.wholesale-books-crafts.com

Search Press (#3231). To see the 2010 catalog and show specials, visit www.searchpressusa.com.

Simplicity Creative Group (#1917). Introducing a new Boye line of crochet hooks and notions with the new license "The Crochet Dude," Drew Emborsky. Author of numerous books and the crochet specialist on the Knit and Crochet Today tv series, Drew will conduct make-it/take-its throughout the show.

Tara Materials Inc/Fredrix® Artist Canvas (#2131). Will showcase the new Wyland Paint it Yourself Classroom Mural canvas product, which uses art to teach young people about forests and oceans, and their importance to the world. It includes an informative brochure, 5' x 10' mural canvas featuring an instructional tutorial specially designed by Wyland, exclusive links to wildlife images, educational content, lesson plans, etc. It was selected as an official creative project by FOCUS, a partnership between the U.S Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Wyland Foundation™. Wyland will be in the booth Sun., Jan. 24, 1–3:00 pm.  www.taramaterials.com/ArtistCanvas/ProductCategory.aspx?path=005023 

To see additional new scrapbook products, check Scrapbook Update's "Sneak Peak." Visit http://www.scrapbookupdate.com/cha-winter-2010-sneak-peeks.    



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