by Myra B
We promised a closer look at some of the paper lines that caught our eyes. First, Graphic 45 introduced two fabulous new paper lines (one of which we had the super sneak peek on here). These paper lines are superb and will capture your imagination and provide inspiration! Their first new line is Curtain Call. Just look at this cute display of design team projects using this fabulous new line.
The second is Le Cirque. The awesome samples at their booth are being raffled as prizes at the conference.
We also had to stop by WebsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Pages, which introduced four new paper lines (Country Estate, Yacht Club, Ladies and Gents, and Trendsetter); but the hottest new products are their embellishments that compliment these lines. They have pins, ribbon/fabric trim, transparencies and more whimsies!
October Afternoon continued their popular Modern Homemaker line & School Houselines, but also debuted their new 5 & Dime collection. More importantly, they had a sneek preview of a new line coming soon. Hmmm…is it travel related?
Jenni Bowlin debuted some hot new embellishments and three cute mini-album kits called Hodge Podge. For those of you who love the vintage look but donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know quite how to put together all the vintage ephemera you have collected, these little kits are a great starting point. Check out the slide show below for some of her adorable new embellishments.
Echo Park, the new kids on the block, debuted last year and already have almost a dozen paper lines! Their newest lines are Springtime, For the Record and Summer Days. One of their representatives informed us that they release a new line each month! Echo ParkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goal is to continuously create a variety of economical paper lines so that scrapbook stores can afford to keep them stocked. Us cost-conscious paper crafters can appreciate that!
We also wanted to check out some new companies that are breaking in on the paper crafting scene. The first weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to highlight is Eastern Arts Connection this lovely specialty paper is exquisite and looks more like silk. The company makes this silk looking paper, cork paper, bamboo paper, and origami papers. They also have beautiful fabric ribbon. Their paper is available in 12×12 size and they are just crossing over to scrapbooking territory so it will be interesting to see what else they come up with. Until then, these papers are gorgeous for layouts, cards and especially altered art objects. Also, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re into book arts (book binding, altered books, etc.) this paper is perfect!
Next we visited Zva Creative, which caught our eyes because the booth walls were top to bottm bling and gorgeous flowers! This company could give Prima a run for their money. They had a huge variety of bling and flower goodies!