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CRAFT & HOBBY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2015 HOT PRODUCT NOMINEES

Jan 05, 2015

Winners in 8 Categories to be announced at CHA MEGA Show

The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) announces the nominees for its Hot Product Award in eight industry categories. The winners will be announced at the CHA Foundation Gala on January 11, 2015 during the CHA MEGA Show in Anaheim, CA, the world’s largest creative arts marketplace.

A record number of new products were submitted this year, and the celebrity and media judges selected the top nominees based on what makes the product unique; how it will improve the crafter’s overall experience; and the interest it generates in crafting for non-crafters.

The CHA 2015 Hot Product Nominees are:

BEAD & JEWELRY

Amazing Remelt by Alumilite, is an FDA compliant, completely reusable, flexible mold making material.

Artistic Wire™ 3D Bracelet Jig by Beadalon, allows the design of perfectly round, continuous, all-in-one bangles, cuff bracelets, and curved components in 3D using wire, stones, and beads.

Handwritten Style Fonts in Stylish Storage Cases by ImpressArt are whimsical new handwritten style stamp sets that are evocative of current typography trends.


CAKE & FOOD DECORATING

Amazing Remelt by Alumilite, is an FDA compliant, completely reusable, flexible mold making material.

Crystal KuBaton by CrystalNinja.com, is a limited edition multi media pickup tool, inspired by Crystal Katana, featuring twist-retractable ninjaneered design, sharpenable, and refillable tip.

Events & Celebrations Collection of Labels, Tags, and Cards by CCL Industries-Avery Products, is a crafter’s dream, offering premium material in textured & pearlized cream in cute pre-cut shapes and sizes.

FABRIC & NEEDLE CRAFTS

FABRIC ELEMENTS by Fabric Editions, Inc., features artist Rebekah Meier’s pre-cut line of fabrics for mixed media collages.  

Proggy by Craft Yourself Silly, is an innovative twist on a traditional British rug making technique that creates all sorts of textile projects with little or no sewing at all.

THREADS inkjet printable fabrics by PrintableFabrics.com, creates sharp prints with vivid colors and smooth skin tones, with no steaming or heat on washable fabrics.   

FLORAL CRAFTS

Events & Celebrations Collection of Labels, Tags, and Cards by CCL Industries- Avery Products, is a crafter’s dream, offering premium material in textured & pearlized cream in cute pre-cut shapes and sizes.

Little B Petal Packs by Little B LLC, are a revolutionary new way to create fast, easy and beautiful paper flowers.

PREMIUM Metals ROSE GOLD by DESIGN MASTER® color tool, inc.,takes a cue from the runway and delivers a touch of couture in a bright, metal plating look.

GENERAL CRAFTS

DIY Décor Tape by Hazel & Ruby, is washi tape produced in 4”, 8”, 12” & 24” rolls including solids, designed patterns, and interactive that allows consumers to add their own content.

FOLD-EASE® by Manwise Products Ltd, is a patented paper and card folding tool which prevents friction burns/paper cuts and creates a better crease line when hand folding paper and cards. 

Groove by Art-C is the first tool specifically designed for crafters to ink, sand, stencil and distress a wide variety of surfaces (wood, glass, cardstock, fabric, metal and more).

KIDS CRAFTS

Kokoru Ichi, Ichigo, Ichiro by Printindo Mega Utama, pt., is a new line of color corrugated to make 3D shapes.

Trend Books for Kids by Fox Chapel Publishing, are fun books that turn kids on to crafts and introduces them to a creative hobby that will last a lifetime. 

Twisteezwire Mask Kit by Witzend Workshop LLC., is a playful connective thinking and recycling craft.

PAINT & ART

Folk It! Series No. 1 Collection by Folk It! is 6 kits that provides all the art supplies and education for the absolute novice to learn Folk Art Painting.

Lumi Photo Printing Kit by Lumi, is a new alternative to screen-printing, using the power of the sun to print customized t-shirts and textiles.  

Tulip® ColorShot Instant Fabric Color™ by iLoveToCreate, gives fabrics an instant shot of beautiful, washable, permanent color and works wonderfully with stencils & monograms.

PAPER CRAFTS

FOLD-EASE® by Manwise Products Ltd, is a patented paper and card folding tool which prevents friction burns/paper cuts and creates a better crease line when hand folding paper and card. 

Sizzix Inksheets by Sizzix/Ellison allows crafters to easily simulate the popular metallic foil and chalkboard trends and impress permanent, stylish colors onto cardstock, craft foil, leather, magnet sheet, wood paper and more.

Stick It by Ken Oliver Crafts LLC, is an innovative adhesive that has been specially formulated for intricate die-cutting and electronic cutting machines. 

“We are excited to see which products will be named the best of the best in their highly competitive categories,” said AndrejSuskavcevic, President and CEO, Craft & Hobby Association.

The celebrity and media judges included Julie Bonnar, editor, Craft Focus; Sarah Crosland, Editor, Crafts Beautiful Magazine; David Cruz,of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker and founder & creative director of Finding Cupid; Nancy Nally, Owner, Scrapbook Update; Erin Phraner, Editor, Good Housekeeping TV; and Jen Tryon, Owner, Tryon a Homemade Life.

The CHA 2015 Hot Products represent only a glimpse of the thousands of new products that will be launched or on display at the 74th Annual CHA MEGA Show, taking place January 9-13, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.  

The CHA MEGA Show is the largest international crafting show, that brings together the entire crafts and creative industry for five days, with small and large retailers, independent chains, and vendors from across the world. For more information on the CHA MEGA Show and to register visit www.craftandhobby.org.