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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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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Community Crafters: Back to School Binder Art with Madison

It’s that time of year again to buy new shoes, sharpen pencils, and lug snazzy backpacks. It’s also time to make new friends + reunite with the old ones too. While exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking, it will also be unpredictable. And that’s what I think is cool about school…You each will get to explore new […]

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ARTIST SERIES: Mary Carter Taub

While on vacation back in June, I made a pit stop in Raleigh, headquarters of Fortis Design, to see my fellow Platypus People. While there, my family and I found ourselves in downtown Raleigh looking for a last minute place to eat. We decided to head over to famed chef Ashley  Christensen’s “Chucks,” En route, we […]

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A QUICK FIX: Skate rat (& Tony Hawk playlist)

At six, my son Charlie is a big skate rat. He has “stickered” his board and helmet with all sorts of Platypus Designer Duct Tape patterns. And talks up the tape like crazy at the skateparks. (He’s Rob’s biggest brand advocate, that’s for sure. I’m thinking he should hand out samples or maybe vend rolls on […]

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UPLEVELED: Cork Bulletin Board

This is such a simple project and also one of the best uses for Designer Duct Tape I’ve seen. We took a bulletin board (this one is from Michael’s) and covered it with our seamless I HEART TAPE design.  We then trimmed the edge with SOUR APPLE LINEN Designer Duct Tape (which perfectly matches the […]

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ARTIST SERIES: Charles Chace, by chance

Last week, I spent one quick night out in Chapel Hill while visiting from San Francisco (UNC happens to be old stomping grounds for many of us Platypus People,  including Rob and me). While on Franklin Street with Kristin (also one of the Platypus People + former UNC grad), I randomly stumbled across this colorful, […]

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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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