Thursday, January 31, 2013

cha winter 2013 : the crafters workshop

Today I've got a double dose of CHA Winter 2013 coverage to share with you! This morning we'll kick things off with a look at new releases by The Crafter's Workshop, and later this evening I'll be back with another booth tour!

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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer just happened to be hosting a make-and-take demonstration in the booth when I stopped by to check out all of the new stencils that The Crafter's Workshop debuted at the show, so let's start off this little tour with a look at the new stencils in her signature line!

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I'm loving the triangle stencil in the photo above!

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And the photo below shows another cool take on the triangle trend.

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Julie is an avid Project Life-er, and a few of her stencils were geared toward scrapping the everyday with useful elements such as numbers and months.

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The Crafter's Workshop also has several of their own in-house designs (and a few mixed in these photos from another signature designer that we'll look at in just a little bit), including one a few photos down that's a fun take on the confetti/bokeh trend that's currently making its way through the industry.

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Ronda Palazzari also designed a set of signature stencils for The Crafter's Workshop this season, and there are so many that I must have! The subway map, pie chart, cameras, quatrefoil, and hexagons definitely suit my style!

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New to The Crafter's Workshop lineup this year is a selection of thin metal dies that are compatible with just about any manual die cutting machine on the market. There's a definite Project Life influence here, as well, since most of the dies are sized at either 3x4 or 4x6, with just a few smaller phrase dies that are perfect for cards.

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You can find the current range of stencils from The Crafter's Workshop here on Scrapbook.com. New items should be shipping soon!