The California sunshine was a welcome surprise to the Prime Publishing team at this year’s winter CHA Trade Show. We left the cold Chicago snow behind and headed out west to Anaheim for a week filled with all kinds of crafting classes and seminars, as well as several networking events and a sneak peeks of upcoming releases and craft products. We’re excited to share all the fun stuff we learned with you over the coming week, so let’s get things started with some popular trends!
One trend that took CHA by storm this year was nautical craft supplies. From anchors to sail boats, seashells to seahorses, everything and anything under (and above) the sea found its way through the doors of CHA. Here were a few of my fave’s!
This adorable card from Lawn Fawn was made using their new stamp set, “Float My Boat” (available soon!). Great for Valentine’s Day or just any time you want to tell someone how much they mean to you, this card is a fun and easy one to make!
This cute card trio from Ranger Ink is great for those who are looking for a fun and easy way to send a friendly greeting. I love all those cute little shells and they would look adorable framed hanging in a beach-themed bathroom!
Stamp fans might also love this classic sea-inspired stamp collection from Inkadinkado. With iconic images like whales, seashells, anchors, and sea plants, this collection is a must have for those who love ocean life.
Our friends over at Graphic 45 were also inspired by the sea, with this nautical collection of paper products. I think they did a great job finding new uses for scrapbook paper and they definitely made me want to take a day off and head out to the beach!
Finally, Authentique Paper had some really sweet nautical paper patterns that would be great for a seaside scrapbook or card collection.
Are you ready for a beach vacation yet? I know I am! If you’re still in the mood for sun and sand, be sure to check out some of these nautical-inspired patterns: