We thought it might be fun to start posting some of our show layouts so you can see the new product in action! It is so much fun using new product and trying to come up with cool ways to use it. So, take a look and let us know what you think!
We are exactly one month away from the CHA Summer show in Chicago! Are you getting as excited as we are?
Even though the hard work of designing the new products is over, it doesn’t mean we’ve taken a break. Everyone is still plugging along putting together the catalog for the show and creating samples to share. It’s been so much fun having new products arrive to our office almost daily.
Our summer release will also start shipping to customers one month from today! We wanted to share a few sneaks peeks of what we’ve got in store for you. See if you can spot the fun new products used on these snapshots of our samples. Keep checking back for more peeks as we get closer to CHA!
That's a lot of responses!! Glad to hear the love for the Minimarks! And also glad to introduce Minimarks to some of you. We're going to close that up and pick a winner later today--check back later to see who won!
First off, a huge thanks to everyone who posted here! It's fun to see who is out there in blogland. Also, we're looking into finding out what other stores are currently carrying the new gift wrap so as soon as we do, we'll most likely post something on here about that. On to the regular posting...
This week's product spotlight is...drumroll...Minimarks!! Kinda gave that away in the post title. But it's still super exciting!
A few years ago we came out with our first line of rub-on transfers called Trademarks (we thought the name was pretty clever). We also came up with a super cool system for the rub-ons because we wanted it to be more user friendly as well as an efficient way to store them which is why they are available in easy to use books. While we loved (and still love) the Trademarks, we decided that it would be cool to do a set that was half the size of our Trademarks books and call them, appropriately, Minimarks. We also decided that it would be a good idea to include more than just letters and thus the Accents and Sidekicks books were born.
Making the Minimarks is always a lot of fun. Finding or creating new fonts, making cool pictures and phrases and designing new Accents is something we've all taken part in. We have some incredible artists on our team and they've created the coolest stuff. And don't think we're stopping there...we're coming out with new editions of the Minimarks that will knock your socks off. They'll be available at the CHA Summer 2007 show.
So, what's your favorite Minimark? Leave a comment and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some of our favorite Minimarks books!!
In case you didn't know, American Crafts now does gift wrap!! It seemed like a good fit to apply our patterned paper and design style to themed gift wrap, bows, ribbon, gift boxes, take out boxes, tissue, cards, bags, tags and labels. The new line is appropriately called Gift and it's currently sold at AC Moore stores but we thought we'd give you all a preview so you can start asking your local stores when they're going to carry it! Because really, every store should carry it.
Check out the whole catalog in pdf form here. We had a lot of fun designing this line and it's been cool to hear people's reaction to it. So, let us know what you think!