Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CHA Show and Easy Valentine Card

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?





6 comments:

Annette said...

welcome home and love all those great pictures.. So glad to have met you my friend.. You are super sweet.. :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty showcasing! How exciting to have met Annette there too!

Leanne said...

Oh I am bummed that I missed you at CHA. I made the same card at the Jilly Bean booth and it would be wonderful to use up all those scraps! Your version is beautiful with the washi tape you chose. Very elegant.
Maybe we'll see each other in LV?
:)

Joy said...

I like your washi tape version! I was amazed that I only saw you once at the show, usually we keep bumping into each other.It was fun!

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting..

eunice said...

Love your take on that card...looks great with the washi take and valentine bling! Oh...and thanks for sharing some of the neat stuff at CHA...lucky you!