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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trends spotted at CHA

What are the new trends for 2012?  Here are some of my ideas, based on what we saw at the CHA show.

Washi Tape was everywhere. Every vendor seemed to have their own version. 

Vintage Icons were big - old rotary phone, typewriter images and cameras were in stamp lines, paper lines, dies and embellishments.

New Tim Holtz Alterations Dies

Baker's Twine now comes in just about every color of the rainbow and many vendors have it. Saw it on many samples.

Flowers are still hot, made from fabric, paper, zippers, organza, lace, ribbon, felt, coffee filters.

Prima layout

Maya Road

Stencils are making a comeback, especially with all the color mists on the market. (My favs were from The Crafter's Workshop.)

Dina Wakley stenciling demo

Chevron patterns on paper designs as well as made with paper piecing on layouts. Also stencils and


Amy Tangerine booth


Banners and flags were popular on layouts as well as decorations for booths.

Still hot:

Dies of every shape and size. The big buzz was for the E-clips die-cutting machine and the Tim Holtz cartridges that match some of his stamp sets.  We saw a demo and these cut even the most intricate images!

Tim Holtz e-clips cartridges

Color mists.  The newest ones are the Dylusions Sprays from Ranger - very concentrated and intense hues.  Tattered Angels also had three new formulations.

And, I think the newest trend is Mixed Media.  Fabric, paint, paper,  color sprays, inks, and metal are all being combined and I was surprised to see so many scrapbook layouts incorporating these.

Christy Tomlinson's new paper line with Pink Paislee - love it!

Have you noticed any of these trends yet?


Linda Hahn said...

Susan, that's a good sample of the trends. I noticed quite a few of them. can't wait to see them @ the LBH!!

Linda Manning Findley said...

great synopsis and can't wait to dig in to all this stuff ... thanks Susan for putting it all together for us ..... Linda F