All of us at Papertrey Ink are working hard behind the scenes as we prepare for the upcoming CHA Craft SuperShow.  David & I were in charge of designing & prepping the gigantic 20×20 booth.   As we begin to put the finishing touches on everything, I thought it might be fun to do a little countdown of sorts, here on the blog, leading up to the day we set up our booth, Thursday, July 30th.  I'm preparing to take lot of photos while I'm there and post daily from the show!

I've been thinking a lot this week about how attending this show with an exhibit has always been a fantasy of mine.  After years of attending these shows, I always thought about *what I would do* if I had a booth there.  Well, I am pleased to say that it is turning out beautifully.  I''ve thought about every detail, filling it full of eye candy and keeping it shopper friendly.  I can hardly stand waiting until next week to see the entire project come together and to hear customers reactions when they set foot inside the booth for the first time!

So how about a first little peek?  This is what I did all morning today….

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Fruit made from Papertrey supplies.  Ribbon, cardstock  & buttons.  Bright citrus-y color schemes.  It's been fun thinking about how to recreate these sweet treats with paper crafting mediums.  So what do you think this might have to do with our booth?  Aren't they the cutest???

I'll have another little tidbit for you tomorrow, so stay tuned as we countdown to the CHA SuperShow~

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Latisha says:

    I’m sure the booth is going to be perfect in everyway….I hope you have huge success there!

  • 2

    So refreshing! Love the concept. Perhaps a citrus color palette display? Not sure, but I can’t wait to see it!

  • 3
    Angie Liddiard says:

    I love them!! They look good enough to eat. I love the colors. They’re so vibrant and inviting. Great job!

  • 4
    Karen says:

    Oh so cute! I figured you would be applying your creative simplicity and details to your booth. Congrats on making another one of your dreams come true! As I’m unable to be there, it will be fun to see all of your posts, pre, during, and post!! :>

  • 5
    Bernice says:

    Absolutely adorable. I wish so hard that I could be there, but I can’t. So I’ll have to wait for the pictures people might post after! (People, please post pictures!)

  • 6
    Melanie says:

    These are adorable! I wonder if the little strawberries are filled with PTI buttons and these are the gifts with purchase…some customers would get a little ribbon and others a few buttons. A girl can dream…LOL

  • 7
    Ann says:

    Aren’t these pretty! Please keep all of us who can’t get there “in the picture” Nichole, then we won’t feel so left out!

  • 8
    Christine says:

    Yummy they look good enough to eat .I live in Australia and Im very envious of all you ladies who are going to the show enjoy for me please

  • 9
    Andrea McCulley says:

    I love the fruit! I look forward to following your posts next week. Thank you for sharing with those of us who will be at home! Blessings to you for success!

  • 10
    Joan B says:

    And I imagined just a bunch of shelves filled with stamps, etc. Wow, this is going to be stunning. A cornucopia? If it would help, I’d be happy to take all of these off your hands at CHA so you don’t have to schlep them back home………………..(!!)

  • 11

    I would love to be able to be there and meet everyone and see all the new products and booths….thanks for doing previews and look forward to all the pics while you are there…


  • 12
    Aimee says:

    Is the anniversary set going to be citrus themed in honor of your visit to Florida? The strawberries and oranges are cute, I know it’s going to be a beautiful booth. I’ll be there next week, woohoo!

  • 13
    Lou says:

    Papertrey will have the best booth on display if the website and stamps are anything to go by!!


  • 14
    Serendipity says:

    aDoRaBlE!!! I wish I was going! I can’t wait to see all the pictures you post!!! As to what this has to do with the PTI booth…….perhaps some kind of hospitality/home decor kind of theme? I can only guess, but I’m sure it will be wonderful!!

  • 15
    Dana F. says:

    Yummy! It looks like the fruits are little gifts – maybe one of the make & takes? I so wish, I could be there! However, we all know your attention to even the smallest details and I’m sure your booth is going to be a huge success 🙂 Have fun at CHA!

  • 16
    Silvia Mabie says:

    ohhh these look gorgeous! can’t wait to see the full booth!

  • 17
    Debbie S says:

    Oh, I love these colors together. Your booth will be gorgeous and so bright. I am so looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the PTI ladies.

  • 18
    amber says:

    oh, i can’t wait to come see it in person! 🙂 i know it’s going to be beautiful & fun & creative all rolled up into one 20×20 booth!

  • 19
    Susan W. says:

    Those are adorable!!! I love them! I am so glad that you are going to be posting from CHA. But at the same time sad that I can’t be there in person. Good luck with everything. I know it will be a huge success!!

  • 20
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    Oh this is so sweet!! I can hardly wait to see it in person!

  • 21
    Janelle says:

    Oh, I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! If you’re doing these updates everyday now I’m going to be jumping out of my skin by the tine we leave Charlotte Thursday morning!

  • 22
    Ruth Allmart says:

    These look awesome Nichole! I can’t wait to see more 🙂 I’m so excited for you to be fullfiling a dream. Good luck!

  • 23
    Megan Lock says:

    I can’t wait to seeeeeeeeeee!! I’m so in that booth in less than ONE week!! ACKKK!

  • 24

    These are gorgeous, Nichole! I can barely contain myself, i’m so excited for CHA! To see the booth in person will be amazing. 😀

  • 25
    Karen C. says:

    i hope you post pics of the booth. i am going to live vicariously through your blog, as I can not attend the show.

    the fruit is beautiful!

  • 26

    Oooo…a countdown is a great idea. I’m already bouncing out of my seat that I’ll be there in exactly ONE WEEK (going Saturday only), and these countdown posts will just get me that much more excited. I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the booth. I know it will be absolutely gorgeous — I don’t think you know HOW to do any less. 🙂 BTW…PLEASE save some stuff for Saturday! I’m so afraid that when I get there, you’ll be out of everything! Including – gasp – the special purchase set!!!

  • 27
    Mindy says:

    Those are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing pictures for those of us that can’t attend (but would LOVE to!). You’ll do a fantastic job at the show!

  • 28
    Melissa says:

    So cute! I’m sure your booth is going to be amazing…please be sure to post lots of pics for us that can’t be there!!!

  • 29
    Dawn says:

    Great job, they’re gorgeous!

  • 30

    Beautiful! Count me as one that can’t make it. (I’ll be on a no-kid vacation on the opposite coast!) I can’t wait to see all the pictures!

  • 31
    Lola Goldberg says:

    Leave it to you to find a fun way to include all of us in the time leading up to the event! I would love to be there, but a variety of circumstances mean that it’s not possible this time. I’m so glad we’ll be able to follow you here on the blog, even if it means that we won’t be able to join in all of the fun (and shopping)! Have a wonderful time meeting some of your customers in person and getting to see your dreams materialize with the booth. I know it will be absolutely fabulous!

  • 32
    Maureen P says:

    Oh, Nicole…I was once hoping I would be able to make it all the way down there from BC, Canada, but it’s just too far this year 🙁 and our vacation plans didn’t fit it in. Will be thinking about all of you and visiting vicariously through your posts. I’m sure your booth will be the best one, you are so creative and talented 🙂

  • 33
    Renee V. says:

    I am just giddy with excitement! I can’t wait to meet everyone at CHA!
    Your “fruit” looks so cute – I can’t wait to see it IRL. I bet your booth will be the coolest one there!
    Renee V. (happystamper05)

  • 34
    Sue Lelli says:

    My parents think I’m flying to Florida to see them but little do they know I arranged this entire trip around going to the Papertrey booth at CHA!!!!! I haven’t been this excited since…I don’t know when! I am THRILLED you are realizing yet another dream. You so DESERVE it!

  • 35
    Debbie Fisher says:

    very fun and fresh! I’m thinking these show off the ribbon, buttons and pattern paper pads.

  • 36
    Jamie Greene says:

    The fruit are so adorable! I am super excited to read your daily post from sunny Florida!

  • 37
    Maria L. says:

    So wonderfully creative, Nichole. Thanks for a sneak peek from another person who’s bummed she won’t be able to see it in person. I wish you lots of luck, fun and success with the show! 🙂

    Looking forward to the rest of the peeks this week.

  • 38
    muriel says:

    Those fruits are just adorable, I love the colors…I was thinking about going to Orlando, and looking at this sneak peak I think I can’t miss to see your booth, it will be gorgeous I am sure

  • 39
    Heather says:

    Cute!! Can’t wait to see how your booth develops!!

  • 40
    Chrissy L says:

    I can’t wait to see more pictures this week and from the show! Maybe this is a display near the Fruitful stamp sets and samples?

  • 41
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Oh, Nichole these are adorable. I wish I could be there to see them in person. 🙁 I’ll be waiting to see pictures.

  • 42

    Oh, I want to be there so bad!! Well, maybe next year?! Hmmm…maybe it’s the theme of the booth? Fruitful! Please, post pictures!!

  • 43
    Shellie Hartsock says:

    Oh yum, yum yum! Thanks for sharing with us that can’t be there. Hopefully you will share the “how to” for the fruit in the future.

  • 44
    Nancy L. says:

    Nichole those are beautiful!!

  • 45
    Laurel Beard says:

    Oh, this is so cute! Do I predict a template on how to make these cuties on your blog at some point? People like me that need instruction on EVERYTHING sure would appreciate it! 🙂

  • 46
    C Burke says:

    Could they be make and takes for customers to work on when they visit your booth? Whatever they are, they’re cute!

  • 47
    ElizabethB says:

    Gorgeous! Are you going with a garden picnic setting for the booth? Or maybe a vintage inspired kitchen theme? I will just have to wait and see your photos. 🙂

  • 48
    ElizabethB says:

    Okay. I just thought of another cute way to use the ‘fruit’ theme. Preserving your memories. Cute way to use the new fruit stamps. 😉

  • 49

    I can’t wait to see all the fruit in person!
    I will be there on Sat….can’t wait to meet at the PT girls!!!

  • 50
    Kelly says:

    simply adorable! How I wish I could go!

  • 51
    Brenda says:

    These are so pretty! I wish I would be going to CHA so I could stop in at the Papertrey booth. I know you will make it look gorgeous!

  • 52
    Peggy Sue says:

    What a wonderful idea. Looks like a show stopper. Sure wish I could attend-just to see your booth!!!!!!
    Your talent always amazes me.

  • 53
    Carole says:

    I have a pattern for a paper strawberry that I got years ago at an art retreat. Very cute.

  • 54
    Helen F. says:

    This fruit you made is spectacular! I think you are going to come out with a line of citrus ‘everything’ stamps, inks, paper, ribbon, buttons…whoooo whoooo

  • 55
    Carol R says:

    How Cute! Florida is the ‘Sunshine’ state where we get lots of oranges from. And with it being summer, I love how you have shown how to make 3D items (the strawberry) using Papertrey Ink products. Love the orange with the white ended straight pins holding the button down. And what punch did you use for the leaves? Wish I could be there to experience this. Looking forward to all the pictures to come.

  • 56
    Debbi in FL says:

    These are SO CUTE! I can’t wait to see all your sneak peeks!!

  • 57
    Patriciad says:

    Oh my! I’m going to be breaking down the door on Friday and making a beeline to booth 2211!!

  • 58
    Yvette says:

    Is this one of your make and takes, I cant wait to meet u ladies

  • 59
    marla says:

    Wow you guys have been busy. Awesome fruit!!

  • 60
    Donna Garvin says:

    I love your fruit. I am so excited for you to be able to another one of your dreams come true. I so so so wish I could be there to see your booth in person but I will be home checking out your blog constantly for updates. Please take plenty of pictures so that those of us that can’t come will get to enjoy it as well. I know you will have many visitors because everyone falls in love with your product after they purchase the first item. Not only are your products wonderful but your customer service is great as well. GOOD LUCK !!!!

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