Thursday, February 2, 2012

Paper Crafting Trends for 2012

We noticed many trends at this week's Craft and Hobby Trade Show in Anaheim. Here are a few and we'll try to bring you more in another post.
Take a look (click on photos for a bigger view) and let us know what you think!

1DECORATIVE TAPE  (Washi, Masking, and Paper ) was introduced last year and is sticking around with many new colors & patterns.  Use it just like tape, but let it show for a fun embellishment.

PENNANT BANNERS are everywhere and have expanded with garlands made from other shapes. We’re also seeing flags made of single pennants on little sticks.

 TWINE continues to wrap its way around the crafting world. It can be added to most any project for
 SMASH Books and other mini “junk” binders are fun places to collect your thoughts, photos, memories, etc. They don’t have the rules or boundaries of traditional scrapbooking and are very doable. Coming soon from Smash, Simple Stories, & Amy Tangerine.

   VINYL for die cutting is now available in many colors and in single sheets, including glass etching.  It’s great on walls, but trending to smaller projects, including cards & layouts.

ART JOURNALING with stamps, sprays, paints, & markers. (Watch for our Katie's Copic Art Journaling Class at Memory Bound.)

 RETRO designs bring nostalgia to paper crafts and give us that warm feeling of yesterday. They just make you think, "Oh, I remember that."

Other trends to watch for: home decor projects, items for parties, honeycomb, kraft paper, and they just keep on going --- bling, flowers, buttons & ribbon

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