BACK ON THE BOARD: Sidelined with Maggie

We want to send our best vibes and well-wishes to Maggie who is undergoing surgery today. She’s an avid snowboarder who injured her hip several times while ripping it up and now has to have surgery to repair it. She hated the idea of limping around on boring old unfashionable crutches and decided to uplevel […]

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HOW TO: Throw a Circus Party fit for a clown

It’s birthday time again! Last year’s theme:  skateboarding. This year: the Big Top. And big it was….Charlie recently turned Lucky 7! After attending circus school and hurling himself off of a trapeze platform, this little clown and his friends ventured back home, greeted with Platypus Designer Duct Tape crafts + lots of other treats. Inspired by […]

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Music Mondays: Getting Happy with GROUPLOVE

    Today the weather here in North Carolina is changing from a gorgeous unseasonably warm weekend into a gray, chilly, damp week. It’s not motivational Monday weather. I walked into my office this morning (which is in the middle of a renovation) and stuff was piled and discarded everywhere. No flat service was visible. […]

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HOLY BAT-O-RANG: Meet Charlie, Super-crafter.

                              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 […]

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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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Fabulous Fridays: The Lumineers

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 […]

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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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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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