Wednesday, August 5, 2009

CHA Photos and Vintage Postcard Kits Online!

Hi Everyone,

I'm back from a crazy week at the CHA Trade Show and the Craft Super Show in Florida! Both shows were a big success, although the trade show floor was much smaller than usual it was busy and we met lots of new stores who placed orders and met many current retailers for the first time. The retail show that followed was a huge surprise because it was SO BUSY!!! Seriously - it was crazy - but in a good way!

Now, for all of you asking about the new Vintage Postcard Kits, we have some available in our Shopatron Store HERE tomorrow, Aug 6/09 and they will start shipping to stores next week! Ask your favorite store to order the Vintage Postcard Kits in for you!
Here is a photo of the logo sign we had at the show. The postcard kits were a huge hit and there will be 4 new kits next month

Here is a photo of our booth and little sales order table. I wasn't able to take all my big fancy vintage display frames to this show (boo-hoo) but it all worked out okay thanks to Lisa Zappa and Vicki Chrisman from our design team who worked so hard to help set up, demo, sell and take down the booth.
We made a trellis from metal gridwall to go over the front of the booth to hang samples

Everyone loves our cushy hardwood foam floor. It feels so good on your feet I could make a hefty commission selling it! But after a week our feet did get sore.

Here's a little Halloween display and all of our Halloween theme products were a hit, including Halloween Stickers, the Vintage Creative Scraps, the Cuts, the Image & Journal Notes Booklets, Homespun Cotton Scraps and Halloween Clear Art Stamps!

After the wholesale show finished our booth ended up being in the very last aisle at the retail show facing a curtain and even with a lousy spot our booth was busy and crowded

I'm so lucky to have such a talented Design Team of ladies who have created so many inspiring samples. Everyone was in awe of all the great ideas and beautiful projects!

Here is Lisa Zappa running the Make-n-Take table. Lisa and Vicki took turns and did a fantastic job teaching everyone lots of little tips and tricks for adding vintage charm and getting to take a sample vintage postcard or card home. We charged $1.00 for the make-n-takes at the retail show and raised almost $200.00 for charity!
Here are some more great Vintage Postcard samples. These Christmas ones were from the Make-n-take. I love the little pom pom ear muffs Lisa added to the snowman.

Here are 2 postcards created from the Story Time Vintage Postcard Kit

Here is a pretty postcard our graphic designer Cindy van Koll made using pink satin ribbon and pretty glass beads and charms she tied on the bottom.

Here is the back of Cindy's Baby Postcard which she stamped with some of the stamps from the little Clear Art stamp set included with the kit. TIP - To stamp the postmark stamp, first stamp on your postcard and then stamp on the corner of one of the images you glue on one of the little chipboard faux stamps. This adds a great 3D look to the postcard.

Okay, that's all for now. I will post more photos from CHA once Vicki gets her computer back up and running. She has all the good photos but lost her internet while she was away.
Wishing you joy & creativity!
Sandy Redburn
Crafty Secrets - Heartwarming Vintage Co.
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Julie Campbell said...

Can't wait for tomorrow! So excited to order the postcard sets--they're just amazing, Sandy!

Thanks for all the CHA photos--so wish I could have gone--looks like so much fun! (Lots of work for all of you, though!)

Darlene said...

Welcome back! Looks like it was AWESOME ... I'm so glad your company is getting more exposure on the east coast!!

I'm anxious to check out these new postcard sets ... what fun!!

Debbie K. said...

Sandy, looks like you gals had a GREAT time at CHA. Wish I could have been there. Thanks soooo much for sharing!

Samantha said...

The postcards are just fabulous and I love all the examples by your talented team.

Terri said...

Love, Love, Love the vintage Halloween, I can't wait to get my hands on the set!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing! and the blog candy - yummy!! Thanks for sharing
Erin M.