Friday, January 30, 2009

Zutterin' at CHA

I am finally back home from all the fun at CHA and wanted to post my pics here for you. Of course the best part was the Zutter booth!

I LOVE all the new Cover-Alls and the Perfect Closures. During the show I took a couple of the leather straps for the Perfect Closures to the Rit Dye booth and had some fun dying them different colors - they turned out great! There are just so many creative possibilities for using and decorating our Perfect Closures.

Our make n take for the show was designed by our very own Nan Paturzo featuring Teresa Collins papers in a 3x4 Cover-All book and closed with our Perfect Closures. I helped make-n-takers set the rivets to attach the Perfect Closures to the Cover-All and to attach a flower to the front of the book. Here is what the sample looked like:

Several men came through the make n take line and one really stood at out to me. He wanted to layer multiple flowers and attach them with the rivet. Most people were layering two or three flowers but that was not enough for him. He wouldn't let me take his picture (hehehe) but he let me take a pic of his book:

Can you believe the rivets held that many flowers!! That is just so cool!! I am totally inspired to diecut some felt flowers and try them out with the rivets - I bet they will hold those flowers down like magic! And the reason I am saying felt flowers is because I love them but they are such a pain to adhere to anything - glue dots don't stick well and wet glue takes forever to dry. I'm thinking I'll attach the flower with a rivet and then glue a button on top of the rivet or something like that. Possibilities!

Three new releases at the show were the Spinner Album Kit, Display-It-All, and the Bind It All Around the World Idea book.

The Spinner Album Kit was designed by Vicki Flinchum, a member of our Design Team and the winner of the Idea Book contest. It is an awesome alternative to the 7Gypsies ATC Carousels as it retails for $24.99 and includes the tabs, pages, base, and binding wires. I love that the base is wood because that can be decorated too!!

Here is the Spinner Album Sample:

And this is what comes in the kit:

The Display It All is a black metal stand that any album can be attached to in order to display it vertically. I have visions of calendars, vertical recipe books, family member flip albums...there are so many possiblities as far as what can be displayed on the Display-It-All. And I definitely am thinking of picking up some spray paint and rub-ons to have some fun altering the base of the stand.

Above are some samples of books mounted on the Display-It-All. Below is my fave sample that Nan made using some Prima goodies - Love it!

And finally, the Idea Book!! I of course am excited because I have FOUR projects in the book but there are so many different designers with such amazing talent in the book that you will certainly love it too. The inner pages flip out in sections to reveal even more details about each binding project that is featured. Each artist included special notes about their projects and how they created them so that anyone can take those ideas to fashion their own projects. The best part is the book is bound with the Bind-It-All AND it is housed in a Cover-All. It's like a getting a free sample project with your book!

Some of the designers were at the show, such as Donna Salazar and Nan Paturzo, so here are some pics of us with the book:

Nan Paturzo and Donna Salazar admiring some of Donna's work in the book.

Happy Nan!

And Me!


ScrapAddict said...

Ohhhh yummy goodies! I'm totally lovin' the Cover-Alls, Perfect Closures and Rivets. I've gotta have the Display It All.....hummmmmm I'm thinking Alcolhol Ink & Staz On......!!!!!!

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Scrappinology said...

Thanks Jennifer for sharing your pics with us! I LOVE the way that flower came out! (men do have good ideas SOME times *wink* lol!)

And the new products look awesome!

I cannot wait to get my hand on them!

bands321 said...

Thanks so much for the video, it really helps see the finished product and makes me realize I DO need these :)

Fortunate in Fifth Grade said...

Thanks Jennifer for sharing. I love the perfect closures and rivets. Gotta get my hands on those.

Laura K.