Hello from no-longer-rainy but a-little-chilly Anaheim California!
Today is the start of the 2016 CHA Mega Show, where we officially launch new products. We've been setting up the Elizabeth Craft Designs Booth (#775) for two days now, but the real prep started months ago.
My incredible Designer Challenge Team always creates beautiful cards for the booth and this year I assigned them the extra task of taking step shots and writing instructions for one of their booth cards for me to compile into our first Pop it Ups cardmaking eBook. This was a huge project for me, especially because I had to learn a whole new program for the layout, but well worth it. I love how it turned out!
While the book is heavily focused on brand new product (every project features at least one Pop it Ups product being released at this show) we've also mixed in a lot of our favorites from previous releases so you can see just how perfectly Pop it Ups products coordinate and build to create a cohesive collection. In addition to the step-by-step instructions and full supply lists, you'll also be able to click directly from the book to any of the designers' blogs. Read their bios, see their photos, learn what inspires them (and me) to do what we do. It's a good read!
Are you a retailer or teacher looking for class ideas? You are permitted to teach the projects in this book, but please give credit where credit is due and mention the designer's name as the source of the inspiration when promoting your class on social media, etc.
You can peruse the book easily on a computer, phone or tablet at this link: Pop it Ups Cardmaking Winter 2016 If you'd like to download the book so you can print it, choose the "Share" button and then choose "Download". Issuu also has a free mobile app if you prefer.
We want to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog post and I'll choose three lucky winners to pick any Pop it Ups die used in the book as a prize! Winners will be chosen by random draw next Thursday, January 14, 2016 and contacted by e-mail for your prize choice and mailing address.
Are you on Periscope? It's a free app for your phone and my user name Karen Burniston if you want to follow me. I will be doing my very first live 'scope from the show this morning to tour the booth and show you all the team's projects up close. It's LIVE, folks! I could trip, or have a booger, or any number of embarrassing mishaps and it will all be captured and available for replay for 24 hours. Enticing, huh?
Well that's it for me this early morning. I'm a Central Timezone girl waking up in Pacific for a week. Hence . . . early mornings!