HOW TO: personalize a party, down to the tiniest Designer Duct Tape detail

As mentioned in a previous post, the Platypus People have been super busy planning a wedding…. Well, okay, it was a bridal luncheon and it wasn’t real but it should have been! (Louise even made organic buttercream frosting for the cupcakes with the adorable, handcrafted heart-shaped treat topper. Talk about the devil being in the details! […]

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Thank you, Fab 5. Actually, Fab 8!

Dear Fab 8: Rob, Louise, Lissa, Anne, John and (not pictured) Bobby, Thomas + Shane, Thank you for your creativity, your dedication during all those late nights, your big hearts and most especially your fortitude. The new trade show booth is smashing! We were proud to reveal it at National Stationery Show this week in […]

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THE BIG REVEAL! New booth at National Stationery Show

ff TA-DA! Here’s the big reveal of Fortis Design’s new trade show booth at the National Stationery Show in New York City this week. It definitely stood out from the crowd given its circus-esque vibe, use of bold color, bright lights + well-styled displays. Each detail of this booth was deeply considered. After all, it […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: building the new trade show booth for Fortis Design

A bit of behind the scenes today: snaps of the “under construction” trade show booth for Fortis Design, parent of Platypus. A big thank goodness for this redo. And an even bigger WHOO HOO! What a total labor of love by all. (Quick backstory: after chatting with Rob back in September about his hopes, dreams […]

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SNEAK PEEK: Azuline wall art personalized with Houndstooth Platy

Next week, Fortis Design leaves for the National Stationery Show in New York City. While there, all of Rob’s fabulous, unexpectedly fun products will be displayed including Platypus Designer Duct Tape, Magwear, The Wally Bottle Openers, Cocktail Napkins, Magnetic Dart Games…And – BIG NEWS – he is going to be introducing a brand new line […]

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HOW TO: super cute headband made out of Platypus, makers of the original Pink Polka Dot….

  It’s about time for another “How To” post. So how about a super cute Pink Polka Dot headband for the cutest Carolina girl ever? Here’s how: ~ Buy a plain headband at your local dime store. ~ Cut a wide piece of Platypus Designer Duct Tape in your pattern of choice. And place this strip over […]

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Santa will soon be here….

Santa will be here soon…. Shhhhh…..not a creature is stirring. Not even a mouse! Merry Christmas! P.S. Fashionably wrapping it up with Real Leopard, Wicker, Snowflake and Diamond Plate patterns from none other than Platypus Designer Duct Tape. Gingerbread, white ornament and holly leaf cards and circle punch from Paper Source. Happy April Fool’s Day!

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HOW TO: Budget-friendly “Skateboarding” Birthday Party Ideas

My son Charlie recently turned six. As an uber busy working mama, it was a mad scramble for me to throw together Skateboard-themed party decor. My party planning mission: craft elements by hand in a flash with flair AND on a budget. (The “Martha” in me insisted on some specials handmade touches…). So…with a little […]

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QUICK FIX: I heart “dishwasher” art

Quick Fix: This rainy afternoon, my son and I discovered that Summer Grass Designer Duct Tape makes a great impromptu frame! I heart “dishwasher” art.  platypus designer duct tape

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Clutch this: “Modern Houndstooth” bag craft

Isn’t this fancy fashionista houndstooth clutch super cool? (Not to mention that amazing stack of bracelets….crave those! Because I have been wearing a wrist full of bracelets myself for many, many years…Ever since I bit the Madonna bug as a kid in the ’80s. Ha!). Well, you ladies can craft one for yourself – AFFORDABLY […]

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