HOLIDAY HAPPINESS: Gingertape Houses

    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 […]

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UPCYCLED! Old Shoe Box to New Card Box

  At our house, we often store our cards in a ratty old shoe box. It’s been that way for years. This is a very satisfying and simple way to uplevel your old shoe boxes. We use this box for cards, but it could be storage for any items of course!

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Who made the first wallet from our World’s Best Wallet Kit?
Meet Ben.

Hey everyone, 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. […]

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Make it (Beautiful) With Tape: Fall Table Arrangement

  With the addition of the Platypus Orange linen and Saddle Leather duct tapes earlier this year, we were inspired to create a beautiful and easy Fall table. Platypus Person Louise Jordan (aka “Mom” to me), conceived of the elements. She’s a wonderful crafter, and has been a seriously capable designer (and hostess) since we […]

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Hooray Rachael Ray! And Platypus Designer Duct Tape

Hot off the press!  Platypus Designer Duct Tape is included in the “Just Spotted” edit in the October issue. Fun fact: Rob Jordan, head honcho over here at Platypus, is the originator of patterned duct tape designs (that “other” company continues to mimic him down to the detail…). His Pink Polka Dot - with its unique seamless matte finish […]

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The “Butterfly Effect”

[ TIP: for the full "Butterfly Effect" of this card, click on the photo....] Isn’t this card A-M-A-Z-I-N-G? On Monday, Rob made it for his sister Anne’s birthday. He covered card stock with “Pink Polka Dot” and then used a vinyl cutting machine to create this gorgeous winged creature out of “Sour Apple Linen.” He even […]

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HOW TO: gussy up a notebook

Following up to my recent Back To School Furniture Revamp post (cutest cubby shelf outfitted with “Picnic Gingham”!), here’s how to gussy up a simple notebook with Rob’s tape in five simple steps. This project is a nod to Levi Strauss & Co., still love this brand. I even worked at corporate for a stint. I […]

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Stars and Stripes Forever

Charlie and I crafted our own version of “Old Glory” this morning at 7:30 am, before school began. He helped with the stripes while I focused on the stars….It seemed like a respectful + loving thing to do. I was in New York City on business on September 11, 2001. So was Rob’s sister, Anne (the […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Furniture Revamp with Platypus Designer Duct Tape + more!

This Labor Day weekend, I labored. Charlie did too. But, these DIY projects were well worth it. I never felt like I was working at all! I even took a ton of photos on my iPhone…Pretty much anything can be spruced up with Platypus. It just takes colorful creativity + a bit of  roll-up-your-sleeves elbow […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: a motherlode of crafts (pun intended)

It was a busy weekend for Charlie and me. Elementary school recently started so we decided to quickly create some kid-friendly desk decor. Everything you see here was super duper easy to do – and on the cheap! We used what we had on hand + spent around $8 on other materials, not including the […]

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