The Craft & Hobby Association trade show begins in Chicago next week and many of the scrapbooking manufacturers have begun their sneak peeks and full reveals of their new lines for Summer 2012. Over the next week we will be sharing with you some, if not all, of the fourteen new collections the American Crafts family will be offering at the show. The AC family includes Crate Paper, Pebbles Inc., Studio Calico and of course, American Crafts. Below are the first two lines of five by American Crafts “Ready Set Go” and “5th and Frolic,” and “Walnut Grove” is the first of three new lines by Pebbles Inc. To view the full reveals, please visit the respective manufacturer’s websites and blogs over the next few days.
“Ready Set Go” by American Crafts (shipping to retailers in late-Aug.)
“Ready Set Go” Embellishments by American Crafts (ships to retailers in late-Aug.)
Here is a sneak peek of Amy Tan’s newest line, Amy Tangerine “Ready Set Go.” A wide array of warm autumn colors including navy blue, pink, and woodgrain to create a base for unique travel, home, and school icons: from cameras, cars, and houses, to globes, speech bubbles, and an adorable hand-drawn elephant. Along with 24 patterned papers, Amy Tangerine “Ready Set Go” has favorites like Thickers, die-cut shapes, and spriral-bound Daybooks. New to the scene are puffy mini stickers, woodgrain albums and a one-of-a-kind crafting travel kit.
“5th and Frolic” by American Crafts (shipping to retailers in late-Sept.)
“5th and Frolic” Embellishments by American Crafts (ships to retailers in late-Sept.)
Dear Lizzy’s “5th & Frolic” is a charming line that invites you to enjoy the pleasures of home. Crisp blues, pinks, greens, yellows and airy neutrals are accented with hints of gold, creating an irresistible sophisticated sweetness. You will love the unique designs, ranging from houses, keys and clipboards, to birds, trees and foxes. There are 24 papers in this line, plus Daybooks, Thickers and lots of other embellishments.
“Walnut Grove” by Pebbles (shipping to retailers in late-Aug.)
“Walnut Grove” Embellishments by Pebbles (ships to retailers in late-Aug.)
Stroll through fields of prairie flowers and wrap up in the textures of the homestead with “Walnut Grove.” Teal, blue, yellow and pinks, ranging from blush to cranberry, are accented beautifully with black, making the perfect palette for patterns inspired by textiles and nature. “Walnut Grove” features 12 papers, including a wood grain pattern, and perfectly paired embellishments, like corrugated alphas, layered tags, stickers and clothespins.
As a reminder, we will be sharing more sneak peeks from the American Crafts family over the next few days and week. During that time we ask that you share with us your thoughts on these fun new releases and we’ll pick one winner at random on Monday, July 16 to receive a sampling of some of the August releases!