Did you miss the summer CHA show this year? No worries! We have all the coverage you could want to know all the hot ticket items that will be hitting craft stores near you very soon.
On today’s report, I’ve got the hot technology trends that were on display this year at the Craft and Hobby Trade Show. This one is easy because there was only one thing that stood out above and beyond and at multiple booths: QR Codes!
There were all sorts of ways you could incorporate QR codes into all your crafts. My favorite were the fabric QR code patches from stkr.it. You simply sew on the little fabric patch and add video, audio, or photos to it with your smart phone. Once it’s set you can give your handmade quilt or purse with a super special personalized message sewn right to it! It makes it easier than ever to include personal messages and photos into the items you love making for loved ones.
Sizzix also makes these cute little “talking tags” for all of your scrapbook QR code needs! If QR codes make sense anywhere, it’s in a scrap book. You can upload full videos to go along with your scrapbook pages!
So if you thought the QR codes were over and done, you were wrong! They are bigger than ever in the crafting world, at least they were at CHA Summer 2012, and for the most of us who love preserving memories, they’re the perfect thing to bring back old videos or photos from your computer that can’t all necessarily fit on one page!
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.