First of all I just need to say wow. I am very impressed with the response to the Blue Goo post (I didn't even realize that that many people followed this blog!). Thanks to all of those who voted, I still need to tally the votes and then I'll post the results.
So anyway here we are, back after a long week at CHA and I can finally talk about our new products! As usual, CHA was a big release for us so here's a recap of some of our newest products along with shipping dates.
First things first. We now have a new version of the Silhouette (the Silhouette SD) that is portable. It's very similiar to the original, but with the option to take and cut while away from a computer. I mentioned in the newsletter that we are also releasing updated software that's included with the SD and will be available for download on our website for all existing Silhouette users. I neglected to mention that we won't be releasing the new software until mid February when the tool ships. I apologize for not mentioning that. After demoing the tool at CHA and playing around with the new software, especially the word and shape welding functions, I can tell you that both are REALLY cool and extremely easy to use.
Secondly, we released our new embossing folders at the show. I also got to demo these at CHA and I loved them. These plastic embossing folders are $4.99 each and come in three sizes: 2x2, A2 and 12-inch borders (2x2s come in a set of four). This is a great option for embossing lots of gorgeous designs for an affordable price. Expect these in stores in April.
One of the most exciting things we released at CHA was our new adhesive-backed sheets. I think I even heard someone say they were the best thing they saw at the show. Try them out and see for yourself, and look for our ad in Creating Keepsakes magazine. These should be in stores at the beginning of March.
I also want to mention our new 3D shapes. These were designed specifically to jump right off the page, giving your projects more dimension and variety than ever before. I love the way these look particularly on cards but they also work great for layouts, too. Just add some thick foam behind the part of the shape you want to pop to keep them looking three-dimensional.
What from this release were you most excited about? Which of the 3D shapes is your favorite and why? Leave me a comment and you may just get what you wish for!
Check back next week for photos and good stories from CHA as well as the winning projects from the Deck the Halls contest. Have a great weekend!