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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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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A QUICK FIX: cupcake flags

Last night, I was invited last minute to a friend’s house for dinner. I couldn’t arrive empty handed so I quickly whipped up something sweet: cupcakes topped with these summer fun Platypus Designer Duct Tape name flags. What a quick fix! These super cute name flags took about 5 minutes to make out of wooden skewers […]

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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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ON A BUDGET: Whip up a bright and playful table for a summer soiree

Platypus Designer Duct Tape is the perfect creative tool for up-leveling your party with unique and colorful decorations. The seamless nature of each of our tape designs makes it super-easy to transform everyday items (these herb pots used to be dog food cans!). The smooth matte finish of Platypus tape does not look like regular […]

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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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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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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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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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Behind the Scenes: a piece of “cupcake”

We thought y’all might enjoy a behind the scenes peek at our recent “Bridal Luncheon” photo shoot. (Platypus People Rob and Louise really got down to business fabulously crafting!) While we can’t reveal all the photos yet, we couldn’t resist sharing this heart cupcake topper shaped out of Denim+ this cupcake wrapper made out of Blue […]

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