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Have you all heard the news?  Papertrey Ink selects one customer event per year to participate in, and this summer we are coming to Chicago for the CHA Craft SuperShow!  This will be our second year (you can read about last year's event HERE) and 2010 will be even bigger and better for Papertrey Ink, along with all it's loyal customers!

When
The CHA Craft Super Show will take over a two-day period, July 30th-31st.  The hours of the dhow are 12pm-8pm on Friday (July 30th) and 10am-6pm on Saturday (July 31st).

Where
This amazing event will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, which is just outside of Chicago.

What
The CHA Craft Supershow is an amazing craft retail & educational event, which is open to the public.  Companies & stores from all facets of the craft industry attend providing shopping and workshops.  Not just paper crafting is represented, making it a wonderfully eclectic experience for everyone.  You can see a complete floor plan of the show as well as some of the other vendors that are attending HERE.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for the show HERE.  Or you can buy them at the door.

Shop-til-you-drop
Papertrey Ink specifically is just providing a retail experience.  We will not be introducing any new products, just a fun way to see & touch everything in person and even meet the team behind the scenes.

We have provided a list of what we will be bringing along to to sell in our retail booth, per customer request, so that you may plan your purchases in advance.  This list can be accessed HERE.

Free-set
For every $100 spent in our booth during this two-day event, you will earn a FREE exclusive CHA stamp set that has a retail value of $15.  This set will never be available for sale, so it is truly a special gift that you can treasure for years to come and use to make yourself pretty little things!

We are allowing proxy shopping, so if you know someone who is attending, they can make purchases on your behalf to earn you a free set.  

There are no rules or regulations as to how many free sets a person can earn.  If you spend $100, you'll get one free CHA exclusive set… $200 equals two sets… etc…

Tote-bag
With every purchase, you also receive a complimentary Papertrey tote bag to carry your purchases home in.  Not only are these bags eco-friendly, but cute & trendy too!

Free-projects
We will be hosting two FREE make n' takes each day, four different projects total over the course of the two-day event.  Both projects scheduled for a particular day will be operating ALL day, so everyone will have a chance to create all the projects.  

Inspiration
An amazing array of hundreds of projects will be on display throughout the interior AND exterior of our booth, so be sure to bring your camera!  Not only will we have some never before seen projects using the exclusive CHA stamp set, but many of the projects you have seen right here on the blogs during various countdowns will appear as well!

Who
Besides myself, Julie and Jane, the three musketeers who started this crazy ride we call Papertrey Ink, five of our team members graciously agreed to come along to help us out!  Jennifer Ellefson, everyone's favorite forum friend, will be in attendance helping Julie, Jane & I with the booth's retail area.

Team
 

Meanwhile, I'm happy to announce that these ladies will be running the make n' take portion of our booth!  

  • Debbie Olson
  • Dawn McVey
  • Michelle Wooderson
  • Heather Nichols

They will be showing you the way as you create the four FREE projects we have lined up for you throughout the two days!  And since we know you like to get personal, the make n' takes will wrap up one hour before the close of the show each night and you will have the opportunity to get autographs and take photos with the team!

As you can see, it will be a jam-packed event full of friends, fun & laughter (and of course lots of stamping).  We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 63 Comments

  • 1
    Pam says:

    Wow – this sounds like an awesome event and I will look forward to hearing about all the fun and hopefully seeing some pictures from the team. I SO WISH I COULD MAKE THIS TRIP! You have such a talented team… your blogs are the first thing I read every day when I log on to my computer! Thanks for the fantastic posts!

  • 2
    Alyssa B says:

    That sounds extraordinarily exciting, pity I cant come, but I will be looking forward to all the blog posts documenting the show.
    Much love, Alyssa.

  • 3
    LeAnn says:

    I could not be more excited!!!!!!!

  • 4
    Cassandra says:

    It’s at times like these that Australia is SOOOOOO far away. Hope everyone really enjoys time with these very talented ladies.

  • 5
    Kristin C says:

    Oh my goodness!! I can’t wait! Making a special trip just to go to the show!

  • 6
    Wahinelei says:

    I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I can’t wait!! 45 more days to go. I am so beyond excited to meet you all in person! Remember if you need help putting hang tabs on I’ll be flying in on Thursday. I’ll be more than happy to help out, hee-hee!!

  • 7
    Kary says:

    This is great news! Look forward to meet all of you and get your lovely products. I’ll be coming from far, far away (24 hours flight)… can’t wait.

  • 8
    DeAnna says:

    So close and yet so far! I’ll be in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba for a family reunion, but it’s way closer than Vancouver, BC, which is where I live ;D Wish I could be there though…

  • 9
    Lori Winters says:

    Glad to see that the team will be at the CHA and share all of their wonderful talents with everyone!!

  • 10

    I would love to come and visit your booth and meet you all, and shop off course. But the distance! Have fun anyway.
    Eveline.

  • 11
    Taheerah says:

    Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! That’s me squealing with excitement and delight, you can probably even hear it from across the Atlantic!! I’m so, *so* excited and just can’t wait to meet you all and experience the whole event!! It’s my first ever trip to the US and it’s all for PTI so I just can’t wait!!!

  • 12
    jan says:

    Awesome news….will see if I can fit this on the calendar…..just invited the neighborhood for a party on Friday night 2 days ago……would love to be at the show!

  • 13
    Amy Gutknecht says:

    Sounds like a great time! We will actually be visiting friends in Chicago that weekend – I might buy a ticket and stop by!

  • 14
    see mary stamp says:

    I’ve been planning for this since I heard the CHA Supershow was going to be in Chicago. I scheduled a personal day at work months ago for that Friday and hope to attend both days. Of course I’ll be shopping, but what I’m most excited about is meeting all of you. Thanks for the list of product. I had some idea of what I’ll be shopping for, but it will be so much fun to see all of the products in person. Woo-hoo! I can hardly wait.

  • 15
    Jo-ann says:

    Wow, the CHA sounds so exciting. Unfortunately I cannot make it. Hope everyone has a wonderful time.

  • 16
    LaurieJ says:

    Woo hoo! Can’t wait. I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw that it was going to be just down the road from me. I bought my tickets on June 1 when they went on sale and I had already scoped out your booth location. I’m so excited to meet you all – that’s the best part! See you soon.

  • 17
    Ruth Allmart says:

    I can’t wait to meet all of you and see your fabulous projects up close and in person. Sooooooo excited 🙂

  • 18
    Christine Rogus says:

    I think I am more excited to meet you all in person than to see the show!!!! You all are so inspiring and I can’t wait to Thank You!!

  • 19
    Leora Henkin says:

    Oh my! I live in NC, but I am actually going to be in Chicago that weekend, picking up my son from a summer program. Is this destiny? I hope I can work something out! I am so looking froward to meeting you and the PTI team!

  • 20
    wendalyn says:

    I am so jealous I wish I lived near Chicago I would so be there…

  • 21
    Karen says:

    I’m hoping to attend … missed getting Floral Fusion last year and I love the look of that set. Can hardly wait to see what you have in store for this year and look forward to looking at the displays.

  • 22
    Connie F. says:

    Fun! Wish Idaho were a little closer—I’d be there for sure!

  • 23
    Jennie K says:

    Yeah! I’m so excited. It will be my first CHA event. Need to start saving my pennies so I can enjoy the shopping fun!

  • 24
    Elizabeth Burke says:

    My mom and I were introduced to Papertrey at the Orlando show last year…since then my mother has spent my inheritance on Papertrey products LOL!!!

    We even made it into a picture from last year too! Well our behinds did anyway!!

    We are so sad that it is not going to be in Orlando again this year.

    We hope you have a wonderfully successful show this year…You ladies are the best!

  • 25
    Tracey McNeely says:

    I had the pleasure to go to CHA three years ago (we live in Toronto), but now my hubby doesn’t know what will hit him when he comes home tonight! Honey, were going to Chicago agsin!!!!!

  • 26
    Jenn Copeland says:

    I seem to be repeating what many others are saying…I WISH I LIVED CLOSER! Even California is too far away. Have a wonderfully blessed show! My favorites of the Design Team will be there also! BOOO HOOO!

  • 27
    Kim G says:

    I hope to be there!! Sounds like so much fun!! Would love to meet everyone!!

  • 28
    Susan T says:

    Yeah!!! I cannot wait….for CHA to meet you all in person and just for the fun of it. Looking so forward to this event. It will truely be the highlight of my year. I LOVE you guys! 🙂

  • 29
    patriciad says:

    Cannot wait!! I already have my two-day ticket in hand. I enjoyed meeting everyone in Orlando last year and am looking forward to July 30-31 in Chicago. I’ll be stalking your booth and will try not to be too scary!

  • 30
    Stephanie S. says:

    I enjoyed last year so much with you ladies and so want to come this year. May still. Living in Florida you never know!!!!!

  • 31
    Isabel Z says:

    Oh you lucky ladies who live in Chicago or can make the trip. How I would LOVE to be there to meet part of the amazing PTI team. It would be like my birthday rolled into Christmas. Sigh, I guess I will have to be satisfied with photos.

  • 32
    Laura Bargwell says:

    So awesome and exciting! I live about 3 hrs from Chicago. I might just make the trip just to meet all you gals!! Hope to see you in 6 weeks!

  • 33
    Maricris says:

    Nicole,any future plans of travelling here in the west coast for the CHA Super Craftshow??

  • 34
    Sally says:

    I added a countdown timer to my blog yesterday! I had a blast last year and look forward to seeing everyone again this year. Hopefully I won’t be so start struck by Dawn and Nicole (last year I was awe struck) and can actually hold an intelligent conversation while standing in front of them. So excited to see the booth and the make and takes! I appreciate all the hard work already.

  • 35
    nherr says:

    I would love to be able to go. I definitely need a proxy shopper!! Any Volunteers??

  • 36
    Lori Kistler says:

    hi Ladies,
    I am so excited that you and Supershow are finally in range for me. I already have my plans made.
    I also have a surprise for you. I will show you when I get there.
    Lori

  • 37
    Juanita in Ohio says:

    This is one of my “Bucket List” items. For me it is that big. The reason this show is “IT” is because it’s only six hours away by car. I can’t remember last year how you selected the customer to win a ticket. I’m thinking it’s by my enemy the “Random Number Generator”, LOL. I might as well just go ahead and purchase my ticket now. I can’t wait to meet all of you because you are the nicest people I’ve ever known, yet haven’t met. Have a blast of a weekend.

  • 38
    bonnierose says:

    I can’t make it… but I’d love to find someone to be a proxy shopper for me.. anyone?? plse email me at bonnieangel1797@gmail.com

  • 39

    I live in DeKalb IL, just an hour west of Rosemont. I am simply thrilled that I am able to attend CHA this year! I am eagerly looking forward to meeting the PTI Team, stamping and shopping, shopping, shopping! 🙂

  • 40
    Angela W says:

    So exciting! I hope I can find someone who is going to get me the special set! I would love to be able to go to one of these events and meet the wonderful ladies behind PTI!

  • 41
    Karli says:

    wish you were coming to CHA in California. Maybe one day…

  • 42
    Susie says:

    Wow I would love to go… but I was just diagnosed with lupus and my priorities and spending habits are going to have to change. Which is going to be much more painful than the lupus! LOL

    Wish I could be there to meet the ladies of PTI… my idols! I know you’ll once again be a rousing success !!

  • 43

    This is the reason that I’m coming to CHA 🙂 Thanks so much for all the info! I love that I can get myself organized & I can’t wait to see that special set 🙂

  • 44
    Beverley says:

    I’m SOOOOOO excited! I have booked my flights from the UK and also my CHA tickets! Looking forward to meeting you all!

  • 45
    Nicole V. says:

    Any chance of PTI coming to the winter CHA in Anaheim, CA? Please…pretty please?

  • 46
    Jennie K says:

    Will you have the option to pre-order and pay before and pick up at the event? Can’t Wait!

  • 47
    Farida says:

    Waooo!!! All those informations are wonderful. It will be a dream come true to go to one of this event. Hope someday go to one. Good luck to all the girls.
    Hugs,
    Farida

  • 48
    Laurie C says:

    So exciting for you all and for all of us who love your products. See you there. 🙂

  • 49
    Alex Hughes says:

    I am sooooo excited (nearly shaking with it) to be coming to CHA Summer. All the way from Australia particularly for this!! EEEEEKKKKKKK!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of your goodies!!

  • 50
    joanna says:

    Shucks…i can’t go…but can one of the PTI design ladies shop in my stead? I am so disappointed that I won’t be able to meet y’all….
    Stuck IN Palo Alto
    Jo

  • 51
    deb says:

    I’m so excited! I’ll be attending Friday and can’t wait to meet all of you! I also was able to register for a Copic class that evening at the show so I can finally learn how to really use those gorgeous markers! I’ll bring you some Chicago chocolate – Frango Mints!!

  • 52
    Katie Haymore says:

    I look back at last years photos and realize I spent most of my time at the PTI booth as I am in most of the pics = ). So wish CHA and PTI were coming back to Orlando….considering making the 20 hour drive though – just for the PTI booth!

  • 53
    Kelly says:

    A friend and I flew to Orlando from PA last year for CHA — ok, mostly for PTI — and this year we are making the 10+ hours roadtrip to Chicago! Hope to be near the front of the line again!

  • 54
    Valerie K says:

    This is so amazing! I wish you guys (Papertrey Ink) could come to the CHA in California. I would love to meet all of you and do a make and take with you all. I’ll just have to wait and read all your posts about CHA Chicago 2010. Best of luck with this show!!

  • 55
    paula e. says:

    i live in st. louis and was so excited when i found out cha would be in chicago. i thought it would be perfect opportunity to make a trip to the windy city and see all my pti idols up close and personal (i feel like i know you from reading your blogs and sharing in your creative endeavors) but, not to be… i will be moving my 84 year old mother into an assisted living facility that weekend. maybe next year!

  • 56
    Molly Randolph says:

    You just planned my stay-cation for me! Thank you so much for sharing this information. We live just outside the city, so I’ll be gathering up some dear friends and making a day of it. We will come find you. Best of luck!!!

  • 57
    Sandra says:

    We are coming too! I was in envy last year when I read about CHA but this year we are coming to Chicago to experience it too! Any tips for first time attendees would be appreciated!
    Can’t wait to meet you guys – I am always in awe of your designs and I can’t wait to meet the people behind the magic

  • 58
    Norma Leone says:

    Do you have a Papertrey gift certificate I can print for a loyal customer who wants it for her birthday – today! Please let me know – and if not, would be a nice addition. Thanks.

  • 59

    Yay… I just booked my ticket! I am going to the Super Show and really looking forward to do some shopping and meet you all. Woohoo…. 🙂

  • 60
    Sandy VanNote says:

    I think this months release will be my favorite one so far. So many possibilities. Can hardly wait for the 15th.

  • 61
    Eva says:

    Well, I am definitely coming by to check out you lovely ladies and your pretty stamps! Can’t wait!

  • 62
    wanda50 says:

    Oh boy…Oh boy…Oh boy…I’m totally excited!!!

  • 63

    I cannot wait to meet you all and make my first PTI purchase. I’ve been stalking your blog and products for a couple years now!!! I’ll be there tomorrow!!!!

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