Create and Craft will be broadcasting their ‘Crafting Showcase’ live from the Craft and Hobbycraft Association Mega Show; the largest crafting trade show in the world hosted in Anaheim, California from Saturday 9th January to Monday 11th January – live from 2pm every day!
The CHA Mega Show is one of the most exciting events in the Create and Craft 2016 calendar and showcases over 400 exhibitors which enables Create and Craft to bring you the latest news and trends for 2016 from the comfort of your own home. This is the fourth time Create and Craft will broadcast live from the event, and the second time it will simultaneously broadcast alongside its sister company Create and Craft USA, giving viewers across Europe and the USA the opportunity to tune in.
Create and Craft will be launching over 200 world exclusives and introducing 2 new exciting brands; FabScraps and Momenta. FabScraps are a key player for papercrafting in 2016 and are showcasing their world exclusive new collections; Beach Bliss, Kaleidoscope and Vintage Elegance. Momenta are a brand that is showcasing their papercrafting paints which will add texture and depth to your paper projects.
Mark Hill, President of CHA USA comments on the show that is the focus of his entire year “We are excited to be celebrating the Craft & Hobby Association’s 75th Anniversary at this year’s CHA MEGA Show. As North America’s only trade show and conference for the creative products industry, we will showcase over 400 exhibitors and thousands of new products along with a conference program that features a very broad range of workshops and seminars. Thousands of buyers, designers, suppliers, and creative professionals from over 50 countries are expected to attend.”
Some of the key world launches we will see this year will come from our very own die cutting brands Tattered Lace and Create and Craft’s Couture, plus TODO; the only multi-functional crafting machine that allows you to hot foil, letterpress, die cut and emboss! Presenters and guests will be keeping viewers up to date using social media and ensuring all customers receive an access all areas experience from the comfort of their own home.
To be first in line for the new launches and to see all the behind the scenes news and gossip be sure to tune in to the channel from 2pm from Saturday 9th Jan to Monday 11th January – or use social media to keep up to date #craftingshowcase
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