This year the Craft and Hobby Association show was held in Anaheim. The show was a little quieter than usual, but that made it much easier to maneuver through the booths. I felt I could see more and talk to more vendors. There was even time to try several make and-take projects. The photos below show some of the crafts or products that I found especially beautiful/interesting.
At one booth I made a very simple card which had strips of scrap papers glued onto a rounded corner vertically opening base. (left photo) While I thought the card was a really great one for using up all those small but too-good-to-discard strips of printed cardstock, my husband suggested that they looked like washi tape paper strips. Aha! What a good idea! I used washi tape (purchased from BFC and Celebrations) to decorate a card made from a piece of Sn@p cardstock (corners altered with a corner clipping tool). Washi tape works well for this card because it can be repositioned until you are satisfied with the look of the card. I also used some of the new glitter tapes from Ben Franklin Crafts. The smudged printed heart image was made with a Hero Arts stamp and the acrylic heart bling is from a pack of two sheets found in the wedding department of BFC. What do you think of my Valentine version of the CHA show card?