Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Some Eye Candy from CreativeWorld
Many of you have asked for more photos from the trade shows in Germany. I was saving CreativeWorld for last since we spent nearly all of our time in this hall once it opened. I have some of my photos edited to share today. I hope you find them interesting and that they give you some inspiration for future projects.
The tiny flowers on this egg were made with a special tool and punch set that I think Mandy will be carrying at Scrappy-go-Lucky. The glue that you use with this system is specially formulated and can be applied to styrofoam.
"Smash" type books and systems were popular and these tiny stickers (with adhesive on only part of the back) would be fun to add to your journal.
Valentine's Day has come and gone but this very large teacup full of hearts would be cute all through the year.
In one of the "trend" areas there were lots of lampshades made by simply winding ribbon around the frames.
You might be able to see the wrapping a bit more clearly in this photo.
There were also square and rectangular light shades covered with natural style printed papers.
Here is a closer view of the simple geometric patterns.
Lots of different styles of balls and stars were on display.
This style is made from foiled paper squares and uses origami techniques.
Strips of paper in alternating colors connected with string and beads for spacing.
These could be made for any holiday or just general decoration.
The layered paper flowers also use beads as separators.
Many of these shapes were cut with Spellbinders dies.
They look very sweet "growing" in a little garden in a wooden tray.
I am not generally fond of owls but I thought this one was rather cute.
We saw lots of decorated bags.
The giraffe and the striped bag were adorable. These bags are so simple to put together and make any little gift seem extra special.
The more elaborate folded flower balls were also popular. I have seen something similar done with fabric and I am looking for good directions for making these folds.
There was a lot of jewelry making included in the show. I thought this array of beads was pretty - it goes on for several table tops in both directions.
Washi tape (Japanese tissue paper tape) was everywhere. There are so many patterns and colors. I have been using this tape for a while and the possibilities are endless.
These hearts were die cut from a piece of cardstock covered with strips of tape.
The same technique was used for these Christmas trees. Washi tape is often used for clean and simple projects in bright colors but it is very versatile.
Pete, who came from the UK to demonstrate for Sizzix, made these flags with washi tape. Do you recognize all of them?
There were many creative displays that were also practical for order taking. I particularly liked this rainbow wall of ribbon, that was a treat for the eyes.
These sorts of displays are great to photograph and can be used for interesting page backgrounds in a digital project or printed and used as paper.
That's probably enough photos for one day. I'll have another installment or two to show you some more of the things that I found interesting at the show.
I hope you had a great Valentine's Day. I made dinner at home and we had a quiet evening. I got some good news - my camera lens is ready to be picked up. After all of that searching for the original receipt, Nikon didn't end up covering the damage under warranty - oh well! I missed having my good camera on this trip to Germany and I am happy that I'll have it when I go away again next week.
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