Let’s get this out in the open: I love owls. And when I say that I love owls, I mean that I’m well on my way to becoming a crazy cat lady – just replace the cats with owl things! Needless to say, when I set foot on the show floor of the 2012 Craft & Hobby Association Summer Show in Rosemont, Illinois, I couldn’t wait to see if owls were still making their mark in the crafting world. I’m happy to report that they are! I saw so many adorable owls this year that I thought it would be fun to feature a nice little round up for you all. Make sure to read until the end; I’ll also be including information about our exciting Swag Bag Giveaway! Want to see more trend posts? Read about all the other trends our team spotted at CHA right here!
Cosmo Cricket Owls – This adorable owl print is part of a new collection from Cosmo Cricket called S’more Love. Pair this owl shape with their Life’s a Hoot stamp and you’ve got the perfect Thinking of You Card!
Stampendous Steampunk and Halloween Owls – With steampunk and vintage crafts being so hot right now, it was only a matter of time before monocles, old gears and goggles found their way onto our feathery friends. In some new designs by Stampendous, owls meets steampunk meets Halloween and it’s … stupendous! Even if you’re not a fan of the steampunk trends, you had to admit that owls in top hats and bow ties look surprisingly sophisticated. Don’t you think?
Silhouette Owl – Even Silhouette is hopping on the owl bandwagon. This wide-eyed little guy is hard not to love; you could even say he’s hypnotic. For more insanely cute ideas from Silhouette, check out this baby shower card. Spoiler: it includes cute owls.
Hero Arts Owl Stamp: In case you thought owls were only for Halloween or steampunk enthusiasts, think again! This festive stamp is perfect for all your Christmas crafting this year. Even if you don’t enjoy making your own cards, just throw this owl stamp on the back (or front) of your card envelopes for an added touch of cuteness.
Don’t forget to check out our complete coverage of this summer’s CHA show.
You’d didn’t think we’d go to CHA Summer 2012 and not bring back something for all of our lovely readers did you? We went to the Craft and Hobby Trade Show like we do every year and collected all the swag we could into a large CHA Swag Bag Giveaway! We picked up some awesome prizes from Mod Podge, 3M, October Afternoon, and so much more! So don’t hesitate! Enter today by answering the question below in the comments section.
- Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
- One comment/entry per person per blog post.
- Contest closes Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
- Please comment on any of the Summer CHA 2012 blog posts to enter.
- Winners will be posted on FaveCraftsBlog.com and notified by email.