Hot Off The Press (www.hotp.com) expanded its line of shaped brads for embellishing scrapbook pages with the addition of 19 new styles. The brads come in a range of shapes, including paw prints and dog bones, butterflies, bats, flowers, bows, stars, and more. Each individual style of brad is packaged separately; many come in bright or pastel colors.
Daisy d's (www.daisydspaper.com) introduces its latest collections at the summer CHA show this month. Included in the new additions are photo-themed stickers and rub-ons.
Great as an embellishment to a scrapbook album or photo album page, the new products include cardstock sticker photo corners in cool retro colors and styles; cardstock stickers with photo-themed sayings such as "snapshots," picture," and "caught on film"; and rub-on transfers that feature photo-themed sayings and words such as "smile," "this photo…," and "a priceless photo."
Lucidiom's (www.lucidiom.com) Luci Connect system—designed for scrapbook retailers—includes an online ordering system and printer that enables retailers to print customers' digital scrapbook pages, pre-designed Luci layouts, and print-and-cut sheets right in their store. The Luci Connect system utilizes a retailer's custom Photo Finale website, Lab 50, and Canon Pixma Pro9000 printer.
Scrapworks (www.scrapworks.com) offers its Anthologie albums in a range of colors, in leather and fabric. The fabric Anthologie albums come in a variety of shades of blue, pink, red, and black in a range of sizes. The leather albums come in black, brown, green, red, and white, also in a range of sizes. They feature three rings and come with assorted Anthologie page protectors. They're ideal for displaying photographs or scrapbook pages.
Provo Craft (www.provocraft.com) is introducing the Cricut Expression 24" at the CHA show this month. Cricut is Provo Craft's personal electronic cutter that can output letters, shapes, and numbers, as well as words and phrases up to 23.5" tall. Provo Craft is also releasing Cricut Color inks. These ink markers come in two coordinating color sets and can be used in any Cricut machine.
Karen Foster Design's (www.karenfosterdesign.com) Scraparatus tool is now available. Scraparatus performs the functions of a number of paper crafting gadgets, including die-cutting, punching holes, setting eyelets, and more. Karen Foster Design's Scraparatus was first announced at the winter CHA show in January and was awarded a CHA Innovations Award at that show. A Scraparatus Starter Set has everything scrapbookers need to get started, and additional Scraparatus die sets are available separately.
Making Memories (www.makingmemories.com) offers its Funky Vintage Flocked Mini Books, featuring a decorative flock-designed binding. The Mini Books come in a range of colors, and each package contains one Mini Book and 10 inner-stitched sheet protectors. The books are archival-safe. Making Memories also offers larger 12x12 Funky Vintage Embossed Albums. These albums feature the company's faux-leather look, but with intricate embossing. Colors available are brown, pink, red, and black. Each comes with a protective cover, 10 inner-stitched sheet protectors with cardstock, and album posts. These albums are archival-safe as well.