CHA Sneak Peek

Normally, when I discover a sneak peek for a new release at CHA, it is because I stumbled across it on someone else’s blog or Facebook page. But this time, I am privileged to help break the news and share that peek with everyone!

Globecraft Memories, a Michigan-based company, has come up with one of the most innovative ideas I have seen in a while. (OK. I may be a bit biased because I absolutely LOVE this company and all of their products, but I still think you will agree that it these are cool.)

ORNAMENTS!!! Made from compressed chipboard (think thinner and stronger than the traditional stuff), they come with Piccolo pieces built-in or empty and ready for whatever photos or embellishment you want. They have a front globe and a back globe. You can leave the globes clear or you can paint them, airbrush them, cover them with paper or whatever you desire. None of the pieces are attached, so they are easy to paint, embellish or enamel before assembling them.

These are just a few of the ones I have made so far, but the snowman is flocked and I used a napkin to cover the back of the globe. The front ring (officially the retaining ring) was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then enameled in Vintage Silver by Globecraft Memories.

I attempted a new technique on the ring of this one, which didn’t work too well, but the tree was so cool, I’ve decided to keep it. The tree is flocked and then I cut up a tiny garland to create the beads. The star is enameled with 24K Gold and the little birds are Piccolo pieces (coming soon to a website near you) that I painted and then coated with Glastique (also made by Globecraft)

For this one, I covered the background with Bazzill Basics Paper that had been inked with Distress Ink. I painted Santa black and then covered him with Glastique. I printed the letters on my computer, inked them with Distress Ink and then attached them inside the globe. The frame was embossed with a Tim Holtz folder, then enameled with Vintage Copper. I added a few pieces of ribbon (the light one was dyed to match with Perfect Pearls Mists and Distress Ink to match) from my stash. He’s a bit dark, but I love him anyhow …

These are just a few of the images that will be released. There is also a lighthouse, a snowflake, a Christmas candle, a child sledding and many more. AND, there is a whole line of Halloween ones as well, which I have seen, but not played with yet.

I cannot wait until these are officially released and I can start buying them … I think they will be gifts for everyone this year!