Today we have a quick and easy project that saved us from throwing away a scraped up ugly old waste basket. We covered it in our Picnic Gingham and for the sake of the season, added a little Christmas tree flare using our Summer Grass and Leather Designer Duct Tapes. The tree can be easily removed after the holidays. In fact, this could be a very cute basket for holding kindling or logs near the fireplace on Christmas!read more →
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Charlie, one of our biggest fans. He is an incredibly creative boy, with a penchant for designing super-duper stuff.
We encourage each of you to submit your own projects showcasing Designer Duct Tape. Who knows, you just might attain super-hero status yourself. Send us your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hold on a second, I’m sitting on my cape and it’s making it tough to type….read more →
I’ve been looking forward to sharing this project as it is another brainchild of Platypus Person Louise Jordan, aka my mom. As I’ve mentioned before, she’s an amazing crafter and a very good designer in her own right. As the holidays approached we discussed what we could do with tape that would be both fun, not too difficult, and cute. We’d both been to Michael’s recently and seen a variety of papier-mâché boxes and a little house that were all begging for a Designer Duct Tape upfit. Louise/mom had the idea of using the houses as gingerbread houses. She also noted that the roofs came off which made them contenders for teacher’s gifts. Sounded like a perfect plan!
The houses were fairly easy to do, but the dormers required a bit of finagling to get right. These gingertape houses are yet another example of a project where our stylish, seamless designs look tasteful and appropriate.
To make it even easier for you (if you decide to accept this mission), we’ve included the exact dimensions for those pieces here as a Platypus Gingertape House Template.
How stinking cute are they?! Nice work (again) mom! These are the same houses that were featured on Pizzazzerie.com yesterday. For the next few days, you can still enter a contest there to win 8 free rolls of Platypus! Thanks to Courtney + Pizzazzerie! It’s a wonderful site and you should check it out if you’re not familiar with it.
Happy holidays to you all!
PS…Mad props to my mom for thinking of using a mirror as a frozen lake! Now all we need is a little ice skater. Anyone?
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Today we want to introduce you to Ben. He is the first person to make a wallet from our new World’s Best Wallet Kit.
He even used some of the metal craft corners on this wallet. It does look like a great one. The wood grain makes for a very chic unexpected wallet. His mom told us that they were going to begin making some for Christmas presents next! There are going to be some lucky gift recipients this year.
Great work Ben!
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Today is the first day back in the office for me in over a week. John Hughes (Platypus Person) and I have been doing a lot of driving back and forth to the Southern Christmas Show where we’ve been doing a good business and getting to hang out with hundreds of our customers which is always fun. We’re really energized about Platypus after getting so much great feedback! Anyway, I’ve spent a good 15 hours on the road recently. Anyone that knows me knows that I love to listen to loud music while driving. Even my two year old boy, Rob, asks for loud music when we go anywhere. He’s a little me.
I’ve been relentlessly listening to The Lumineers across hundreds of miles of interstate. I wish I could get into a huge playlist here but I can’t. They only have one album, but it’s really doing it for me right now. It’s perfect autumn music. I’ve been blasting their rustic, heart-0n-a-sleeve album while threading down the still red, orange, and yellow tree-lined North Carolina highways. That’s me with a fast grin. In fact, I got a speeding ticket yesterday. Disclaimer: the officer wasn’t as impressed with the Lumineers as I was.
Give this self-titled album a listen on Spotify. I was excited about the first Counting Crows album (August and Everything After) and also the first Mumford & Sons (Sigh No More) in a similar way as this. Hopefully, they’ll keep producing great music for years to come.
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