CHA 2014 Trends: Flowers, Mixed Media and Paper Quilling

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Hey, paper crafters! After a marvelous excursion to the winter 2014 CHA Show, we at AllFreePaperCrafts are back with the latest scoop in beautiful paper crafting. While DIY paper flowers, mixed media crafts, and paper quilling patterns are endlessly popular with the average paper crafter, we have great new snapshots of inspiration for you! Catch the latest trends in flower making, mixed media, and even paper quilling. Get gorgeous with glitter, craft dies and more when you make paper flowers. Go vintage with your fabulous mixed media projects. Go wild—literally!—with your paper quilling. The inspiration might even last you until CHA 2015, when we’ll be back with more trends and more ideas.

DIY Paper Flowers

While paper flowers are always a go-to paper craft embellishment, the abundance of blooms could not have been more prominent during this winter CHA show! Check out these marvelous creations from the design team at Heartfelt Creations. Can you count the number of flowers?

Heartfelt Creations DIY Paper Flowers

Meanwhile, say hello to this gorgeous doily with a floral print. How can you create this beautiful floral design? Using a new die from Prima Marketing Inc!

Prima International Doily Flower Dies

Even these winter cards from Ecstasy Crafts embrace floral elements. Can you say snow flowers?

Ecstasy Crafts Card Display

Mixed Media Art

Prima had an utterly marvelous collection of mixed media products and artwork. Take a look at these new products and the finished creations. The altered bike frame is particularly fabulous, and the floral journal cover adds a touch of steampunk to a dimensional paper project.

Prima Mixed Media Display

These gorgeous frames, also from Prima, caught my eye. Travel papers and embellishments were hot hot HOT at CHA this year! Whether you’re already planning your spring break vacation or you still need to document a fabulous European excursion from the previous summer, these vintage travel themed products were popular across the show.

Prima Mixed Media Frames

This gorgeous pet shop project by Laura Denison was spotted at the Bo Bunny booth. Gorgeous architecture and beautiful handiwork, this would make a great piece of home decor for any pet lover.

Pet Shop Craft at Bobunny

Meanwhile, these products alone from DCWV should inspire any mixed media crafter, adding elements like cork, cardboard and fabric to your newest paper projects:

Mixed Media Materials from DCWV

Paper Quilling Ideas

Speaking of DCWV, these gorgeous displays were spotted outside their booth. Would you have the patience to make this paper quilling display? While many paper crafters find quilling to be a challenging technique, most paper crafters agree that the results are absolutely gorgeous. Many of these flowers were made from just a few basic shapes. Amaze your loved ones when you too create fabulous paper quilling projects.

Paper Quilling at DCWV

Though this large DCWV display wasn’t made with quilling paper, how fun would it be to make a miniature version with standard-width quilling strips? This tiger might even be easier to create because no coils are involved. How about this for a beginner project?

Tiger Display seen at DCWV

If you love some of the paper quilling ideas you’ve just seen, be sure to check out Tina from Quilled Creations as she demos the beehive technique:


Paper Quilling: love it or hate it?




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  1. Sandra says

    That is so cool! I’ve been trying to find a all pattern of a seahorse. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. elaine simmons says

    Years ago when I belonged to a neighborhood craft circle, we did quilling. I thought it was such a fun thing to do!

  3. Noma says

    I taught myself some quilling things and truly enjoy as I make cards and the quilling just adds so much.

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