CHA2016 show recap: sizzix & stampers anonymous…

1today’s final show recap highlights the sizzix and stampers anonymous booths.  let’s start off with the amazing sizzix booth and a huge shout out to the talented marty (sizzix in-house design guy) for his craftsmanship in creating and building the entire sizzix booth.  his ideas and execution of ideas is truly something that i am in awe of each and every show.  every detail from the tattered barn wood walls and crafted shadowboxes to the rustic light fixtures has marty’s signature touch of perfection – thanks again marty…


of course what also makes the alterations area of the sizzix booth amazing is the talents of my friend and project manager richele christensen who demoed in the booth throughout the show.  richele’s creativity, product know-how, and witty personality makes seeing and learning about all of the new sizzix releases a must-do for the show attendees.  richele worked with the new vagabond 2 machine and all of the new dies and texture fades on a variety of surfaces.  thanks again to richele for sharing your inspiration, education, and making the launch such a success…

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i stopped by the booth an hour each day to demo and do my best to make a mess of her demo area (not really)…


i also want to give a shout out to sarah from sizzix, who really made me feel like i had my own paparazzi at the show.  we had lots of laughs and silly fun, but she really did an awesome job capturing and sharing all of the exciting show action for sizzix – click here to visit the sizzix blog…


it’s no surprise the projects in the booth were over the top amazing.  the team of talented designers really created dimensional works of art with all of the new dies and folders.  there were so many different project types from scrapbook pages to cards, and in so many different creative styles…


check out this tour of the sizzix booth as well as several sizzix demos i did – thanks again to my friends at scraptime for all the videos…

next up is a look at the stampers anonymous booth which was also scattered with a touch of vintage…


the new stamp & stencil releases were really an eclectic mix with a bit of steampunk, victorian, backgrounds, phrases, and the addition of the new mini crazy birds & things and the talk of them all – crazy cats…

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thanks again to the talented kristina werner for her mad drawing skills in creating these crazy cats.  as you can see from these cards, they work perfect with the original crazy things and crazy talk stamps (left), as well as the new mini bird crazy & things (right).  *note: a new die set for the crazy cats is also being released later next month from sizzix …


the new mini stencils were also a hit at the show.  i love the scale of these new sized stencils (if you missed my previous sneak peek blog post announcing them and showing the comparison click here).  this great display board richele made shows the layering of the three minis that come in each set – lots of creative possibilities…


well i hope you’ve enjoyed the CHA2016 recap posts.  all of the new release products start shipping over the next few weeks – be sure to contact you local or online retailers for specific dates of when they are receiving them.  it sure is a creative way to start of the new year…t!m

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77 Comments to “CHA2016 show recap: sizzix & stampers anonymous…”

  1. For the love of all things die cut and little bits and pieces … What is that little rolling tool you used to get all this tiny bits out of the cut piece? MUST have… 🙂

  2. […] sample was created for the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix booth and focused around the new texture fades plus sign embossing […]

  3. My Crazy Cats dies and stamps arrived today. I have a friend coming over tomorrow, so we can have a play! I’ve ordered the all the new distress crayons, 5 sets of the mini stencils, the new brush set and the mini medium set to try them out. I can’t wait for everything to arrive. Next on my wishlist the new large stencils and the sizzix thinlit dies which match the stencils. I’ll be poor but happy this year!!!

  4. Cathwren Warner says:

    Thanks. as usual awesome products……

  5. Ella Conner says:

    Tim while demonstrating the new crayons at CHA you explained how they can be permanent. Would you please explain to me as I’ve forgot, Also, you have your craft mat in your studio adhered to a board..what did you use to adhere the mat? Thanks a bunch!

  6. Nikki C says:

    Wow everything looks so great love the crazy cats and mini everything 🙂

  7. Diana says:

    Tim, Thanx for all the information, plus you are so darn cute.

  8. Retta says:

    Kudos to another successful CHA, folks…all of everyone’s hard work shows.

  9. […] Holtz Blog has a great update available here with videos and booth tours. In reply to all your emails, the new product from CHA will be […]

  10. Tammy says:

    I have shared these on my facebook and twitter and google+! I wish some time I could go but b/c of my health I can’t travel so watching these videos are a real treat for me! I just love all his products and looks like he has some great new items coming out this year!

  11. Thanks so much Tim for the videos!!!!! fabulous, I want all of these new products!!! What a play time I would have!!!! Thanks for everything you do!!!

  12. Cindy says:

    Crap!! I just watched my savings account dwindle down to practically nothing………….SO many things that I just MUST have!! LOL 😀

  13. Hi ! I am so inspired by the cha videos you have. Love all the vintage displays especially. The mini flip frames, the little wood boxes, even the stamps. Can’t wait to get them. So many ideas running through my mind on how I would use the items. The crazy cats are adorable as birds!

  14. Noreen says:

    Thanks for the peek at new releases and how you’ve used them. So many fun new products!

  15. SuzanD says:

    Great collection. There are 12 items in my wish list.

  16. Oh my goodness – I will need a new wing on my store for all your fabulous new products!

  17. Cathy Osborne says:

    Holy cow – what wonderful new things from Sizzix. And the stamps and stencils – loving the small stencils. All the samples are so beautiful and so inspiring. Love the tags showing the stencils, etc. Great day.

  18. Elaine Seip says:

    Now that I’ve had time to sit and all of whats new, and how it can work with what I have already, I’m so excited! Wonderful job done by all involved! Thanks for the designs, tutorials, videos, and everything you’ve done…(you and all of your friends/designers, etc) This wrap up put things together for me…(now to start making out my ‘gotta have’ list.

  19. DebbieP says:

    I love the baby birds….can’t wait to get those to go with the full size birdies!!!!

  20. Christi C says:

    I absolutely cannot WAIT to get those Crazy Cats!!!

  21. awww! So many crafty things, so little time! Enjoyed the product demos so much!

    Carmen L

  22. Linda S. says:

    I’m in major like of the new mini stencils. Can’t wait to see them in stores.

  23. Veronica says:

    It is going to be difficult waiting for all of latest products!

  24. jean marmo says:

    So many wonderful goodies!!! Love seeing all the inspriatioN!

  25. Gloria Reynolds says:

    Thanks to Kristina and Stampers Anonymous for bringing us Crazy Cats! Can’t wait to see them in person…now, how about Crazy Men and Crazy Women?????!!!!! Huge thanks to you and your entire team for bringing us lots of luscious nostalgia!

  26. Marie says:

    Wow! So many favorite! I’m really digging the dapper guy. And mini birds and and and! The little buildings. I would have fun for hours making scenes or villages. What wonderful video skills! Clear, stable, and great zoom to make your products really sharp. Thanks!

  27. Lee says:

    Hi Tim! During one of the videos above you mentioned how the dies are still hand done for the most part. Do you think a behind the scenes video of dies being made would be possible? That’s something I would love to see. Thanks for all the recaps!

  28. barb baker says:

    ever thing is just great, the videos lubricates our imaginaions

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