Monday, January 10, 2011

A little "Gift" preview . . .


As I briefly mentioned, we decided this past fall to take the plunge and attend the Atlanta Gift Market. It begins this weekend and runs through mid next week.

Sometimes I think we must be crazy. Two big shows in one month? And to top it off, we have a brand new booth and the largest CHA release ever, including new double sided heavy stock papers (yes, I caved. Those who know me well know that I prefer a thinner paper, but alas, I am in the minority and I have to listen to my customers! We are still running the mini papers on thinner stock - perfect for rosette making, decoupage, etc.)

While we are taking mostly products to Gift that exist in our line already (but only those that make a good crossover into stationary, gift giving or package embellishment) we did create a couple of things specifically for this market, such as one of the Bingo Placecard sets you see above (this is the "Whimsy" set). They are scored at the top and fold over like a "t-pee". The label looks like one of our stickers but it is actually built into the artwork. They come 6 to a pack. We have this set, a "Classic" set that just says "Guest" and a Xmas and Thanksgiving set.

And speaking of Atlanta, they got hit with a snowstorm, worse than what we got here (we got about 2-3"). We are still hoping to make it out on Wednesday. You just never know what January is going to bring you in the South! It could be snow or it could be 60 degrees. Mother nature always keeps us guessing.

More peeks coming soon!

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12 comments:

nonnie said...

these are adorable - and i can even see using them in a mini-book - folded over the top of a chipboard page so the card is on both sides but sticks up or out like an index piece. cannot wait to see the rest of the line!

Larissa Heskett said...

THESE ARE SO FUN!! =) I can't wait to see more!! I am so EXCITED about what is to come!! =)
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE PEEK and I can't wait to see more!! HAVE A FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lola said...

Have fun at the Gift Market. It is great! Atlanta is awful with ice. I think the 2nd time I went to the gift show they had ice and you could not even stand up on the sidewalks.

Geralyn Gray said...

These are very cool.....at first I thought they were for weddings.......not a bad idea.......they would be a fun table number marker too....

Terena said...

Geralyn - I believe her idea is for the "classic" set to be used for weddings or formal dinner settings. This peek is just the fun one. I will say they are VERY cute in person and I can't wait to get my hands on some of them myself.

Terena
JBS

Meghann said...

Yay for heavy stock paper!

Keshet said...

Can't wait to see the new stuff!

Cathy said...

yay for heavier paper! Can't wait!

SusanK said...

These are really clever! I am always making placecards for my friends and me when we take classes - these would be perfect!

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute. Can't wait to see what all you come out with at CHA. I hope the ice melts and lets up for a while. I'm about over snow. We got about 4 inches and it is amazing how the city stops with such little snow. Even the University of Tennessee was closed yesterday due to the weather. Love the days off, but not so much of the mess when it starts melting away.

Have a fun safe trip!!

Louise

Connie said...

I'm like you ~I like the thinner paper also but "I will adjust"!!! The bingo cards are adorable, too!!!

Tiff said...

I am soooo looking forward to your new products! I anticipate your new line year after year!