When Creativity Knocks recently held Crafting Under the Big Top make and take take sessions and taped two special episodes at the Craftwell booth at Winter CHA. Complete with a portable big top, an adorable ringmaster costume and hat made by Ana Araujo for our host Megan Araujo (Megan was not impressed with the hat….but we sure did have some fun with it!), and custom made aprons for those of us manning the make & take booth, we were right on TREND!
My first recollection of the circus theme entering the creative world was when TaDa Creative Studios participated in our first WCK Great Crafter’s Paper Cut in 2010 with their Big Top Collection. TaDa also graciously donated their Under the Big Top Collection for the Craftwell Crafting Under the Big Top make and takes and the Elmer's Cards for the Troops make and takes - THANK YOU TADA CREATIVE STUDIOS! www.tadacreativestudios.com. I wonder if they knew they were at the beginning of an upcoming trend?! Fast forward to CHA Winter 2011, and we see the Studio Calico State Fair collection www.studiocalico.com Graphic 45 brings us Le Cirque www.g45papers.com. GCD Studios offers Fun House http://www.gcdstudios.com/ , while Imaginesce's Animal Crackers collection features such fun papers as "Under the Big Top". www.imaginisce.com/.
|GCD Studio's Fun House - A peak at their line!|
|"Midway" from Studio Calico's State Fair Collection|
|TaDa Creative Studios' Big Top Mini Mes gives a peak at |
their colorful collection, only in mini!
|"Under the Big Top" from Imaginesce|