About


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Our Heritage

Canvas Corp Brands, based out of Springdale, Arkansas, is led by Randy and Christine Meier and operated by a team of amazing artisans, creatives and amazing people.  Canvas Corp Brands manufactures and distributes a wide range of products designed for makers, designers, gift brands, craft store, creative shops, DIY bars, craft retreats, premium makers, bloggers, retail packaging, scrapbooking stores, manufacturers and more.  Our products retail under the brands Canvas Home Basics (Canvas Corp), 7gypsies and Tattered Angels.  You will also find our products in retailers and with makers around the world featuring their amazing art and designs.  We love to be the products behind your design and we love working with a wide range of different customers, bringing your creative ideas to life.  We offer a wide range of custom items, as well as, basic creative products that help bring your creative ideas to market. 

Established in 2006, Canvas Corp made its entry into the market with a focus on products that offer basic solutions for the craft and home decor markets with the Canvas Home Basics brand. Joining the Canvas Corp Brands umbrella was BagWorks in 2011, 7gypsies in 2011 and Tattered Angels in 2012. To visit each of the brand websites click on the logos below.

Our Products

We work with a range of materials including burlap, canvas, denim and ticking to create a wide variety of blank surfaces that are perfect for crafts, makers, screen printers, educators and DIY’ers. Each piece we made is designed and manufactured in our facility.

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cc_150x150Canvas Corp – fabrics, papers and embellishments all added to the collection based on their quality and style. Each piece designed added to the line as a surface perfect for any design style, a functional embellishment or simply classic in design. Perfect for makers, crafters, DIY’ers, Scrapbookers, Mixed Media Artists and more.  The classic style of the canvas corp basics let’s you individual design style shine through from modern and trendy to vintage and shabby chic and everywhere in-between.  The basic pieces of the canvas cop line are perfect for a wide range of applications including screen printing, monogramming, mixed media, crafts, premium items, wedding decor, party decor, etc.

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7gypsies-van-logo-copy7gypsies – a collection of papers, wooden pieces and embellishments that lend themselves to vintage inspired projects for the creative market.  A wide selection of items to add to your vintage market goods as is our transform them with just a touch of this and that.  Each piece is designed in house with a collective goal to keep a vintage look with a touch of gypsy quirkiness.

7gypsies junk journalTattered Angels – a system of DIY paints and faux finishes that lend themselves to DIY, restoration, repurposing, vintage redo’s, flea market finds, mixed media and other craft and maker applications.  Each paint brings a clever solution to today’s DIY needs including painting on raw wood, finished wood, fabric, paper, Styrofoam, cork, peg wall, silk, vintage wood, plastic, acrylic, terra-cotta, concrete, stone, brick, glass, ceramic and more.  There is also a full selection of faux finish kits that are imply amazing.  Making the paints perfect for refinishing furniture, accessories, creating DIY projects, crafts, mixed media and much more.

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To see our full selection of products visit our the Canvas Corp Brands Shop where you will find products by brand, category, collection or you can use the search box to locate items by item number, color or description.  If you would like to sign up for a wholesale account fill out this wholesale application and we will get you set up to order online or you can order direct with one of our in-house sales team members or one of our field reps.

Made in the USA

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While we strive to make all of our products in the USA, we currently manufacture over 75% in our Springdale facility where our designers, sewers and assembly team work together to produce the majority of our products. We source what we do not do in-house locally such as our printing, paper and all raw materials made in the USA.

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For those items not available in the USA we source world-wide to find the best quality, cost effective and suitable for our production needs including some of our fabrics, wooden items and embellishments.

Our Mission

“To enhance people’s lives by making products that create a perfect canvas in the home, to respect the environment and simplify everyday living.”

Our Environment

We strive to make environmentally smart decisions whenever possible. Our papers are all made from recycled materials, including our Kraft which is 100% recycled and we print with soy inks. We focus on natural resources that are renewable and do not leave a carbon footprint. We design our products with minimum packaging or reusable packaging. We also do our best to use all of our raw materials and thus the creation of one of best selling products, the Canvas Corp Burlap and Canvas Flowers. Each one is handmade and no two are alike and we love that. If we all do a little bit, then together we can make a big difference.

_MG_4944.1Thank you for getting to know a bit about us, we would love to get to know you better. If you would like to view or purchase any of our products stop by our shop. If you would like to open a wholesale account please fill out this application and let us know if you would like to order online or work with one of our in-house or field sales team members.  Email us at info@canvascorp.com or call 866.376.9961

7Gypsies New Release: American Vintage (February ’15)

Introducing American Vintage

Our gypsy adventures have taken us home where we were inspired to create our newest collection American Vintage. Inspired by our travels and the travels we want to take, American Vintage captures a little heart and a little soul of the Americas. Our gypsy journeys take us by road, by sea, by rail and by air to the many places of this great nation. If by air we can miss the journey, but arrive quickly to magical places and if by road we can take our gypsy time and explore nooks and crannies.

The American Vintage (AV) 12×12 Papers capture North, South, East and West as they stop along the way to point out what the USA has comet to call its own from the Golden Gate Bridge to Miss Liberty. Maps, license plates, street signs, old postcard and vintage prints and art from the past all come together to crate a this collection that is meant to be mixed and matched to create mixed media projects, scrapbook layouts, beautiful cards, travel journals, photo crates and capture the memories. Each paper is printed in full color on 80# cardstock which makes it perfect for creating books, boxes, cards, journals, Artist Trading Cards and just about anything crafty.

8×8 Paper Pad

The American Vintage 8×8 Paper Pad is filled with reduced images of the AV collection that are printed on a beautiful text weight that lends itself to lots of laying, card making, decoupage, Scrapbooking layouts and more. Six two-sided papers with 8 pieces of each per pad for a total of 48 sheets.

File Folders

American Vintage File Folders are the perfect way to organize, classify, document, categorize or display your travel, holiday or everyday photos. Designed to hold 4”x6” items it is the perfect place to store photos, postcards, small travel documents, old passports and note cards. Add your file folders to our Vintage Photo Crates, wrap them with twine as a gift, layer them together to make a book or seal them away in an envelope to cherish and keep.

Black & White Vintage Photos

American Vintage Black & White Vintage Photos are a collection of 14 photos from the past printed in black and white and ready to be tinted, misted, distressed or left as they are and added to your craft projects. Each photo has a distressed edge to represent those amazing photos of the past. To create a slight shine as old photos do, simply add a clear coat of our Glam and allow them to dry. To tint pour a little glimmer mist or simply sheer into a cup after shaking and apply with a brush for a fine water color look. You will be amazed how beautiful they are.

Vintage Postcards

The Vintage Postcards are 10 4”x6” cards printed on both sides to represent a true postcard of the past. You get 10 of the same design with a vintage green stamp to one side. You can layer, stamp, distress or draw what you want to say, add a stamp and send it on its way. Perfect surface for simple vintage invitations, thank you notes, bound tougher to make a book, notes a day along a trip or to send from each stop along the way.

Mini Ephemera

American Vintage Mini Ephemera packs include 15 beautiful vintage images that will take you to and fro across the nation with touches of red, white and blue but more focused on all that makes the USA true.

Journal Pages

American Vintage Journal Pages are 5”x7” two-sided cards with beautiful designs with lots of space to jot down your gypsy moments along the journey. Those moments can be the simplest of events that catches the eye or the highlight of your travels. Add words, photos, quotes, facts, dates and times to keep the memories alive. Bind the journal pages between two 7gypsies Book Covers or add them to the pages our our new Dungaree Journals.

Dungaree Journals

Dungaree Journals come in three sizes and are screaming to travel across the lands. Filled with 10 clear protectors that are ready to hold photos, postcards, journal pages, ephemera or items picked up align the way. The journals are covered with denim that is stitched like a pair of faithful blue jeans adorning two metal rings ready to be opened and filled complete. Available in three sizes 5”x7”, 4”x6” and 6”x4” to house just what you need.

Stained Wood Photo Box

Our Stained Wood Photo Box is coming along soon, this box has 6 slots that are ready to hold your travel loot. Each section is just over 6” wide and room to store photos, file folders, postcards, journal pages, recipes alike. Not quite ready to be had these will arrive in April. If you must have you can pre-order and you will have.

Valentine’s 2015

Love is in the Air

We can’t wait to share our fun new Love Collection. Trendy new papers and embellishments with a sophisticated flare. We wanted to design new papers that were perfect for making Count Down to Valentine’s Day, DIY Valentines, Love cards, Valentine Mini Books and other fun paper craft projects. Our favorite new items are the Sending Love papers that have tons of great love sayings and words that make saying what you need to say fun and easy. With so much to say and not wanting to have to write it down, these new papers are so fun to work with.

CCP2839 Paris Hearts on Ivory

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CCP2840 Sending Love Words on Ivory

CCP2754 Stache Lips On White

CCP2841 Sending Love Words on White

CCP2651 Red and White Mini Hearts

CCP2838 Pink and Ivory Toile

CCP2655 Black and Ivory Love Script Reverse

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CCP2839 Paris Hearts on Ivory v2 (smaller hearts)

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CCP2793 Red & Ivory Toile REVISED

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CCP2651 Red & White Mini Hearts OTL

CCP2655 Black & Ivory Love Script Reverse

Order Information

If you are a current wholesaler interested in placing an order for the Valentine Collection please email us at sales@canvascorp.com. To speak to a representative, call 866-376-9961. For new wholesale accounts, please fill out a wholesale application form and we will be in touch with next steps!

For consumer orders, visit our online shop at shop.canvascorpbrands.com.

Canvas Corp Brands Sponsors Renegade Craft Fair

Canvas Corp Brands, a US manufacturer of craft supplies, is excited to announce their sponsorship of the 2014 Winter Renegade Craft Fair. The Renegade Craft Fair began as a place to host and highlight independent artisans and craft businesses and has since blossomed into the nation’s largest DIY/craft fair.

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Burlap flowers are among the many products that are hand-sewn in our factory located in Springdale, Arkansas.

“We chose to sponsor RCF because we believe in their mission of advancing independent artisans,” says Christine Meier, owner of Canvas Corp Brands. “We also found a commonality among our company and RCF makers–a commitment to quality, handmade products. Many people don’t know, but the majority of the products that we produce are handmade right here in our USA factory.”

Despite having a commonality, however, Canvas Crop Brands also serves as an affordable resource for makers and independent artisans. “My husband and I started Canvas Corp Brands nearly 7 years ago, so we understand the financial burden of running your own business. We want to be a reliable resource for these independent business owners when it comes to packaging, marketing, booth display, product development etc. We have a breadth of products that are not only available at an affordable cost but also are made with high attention to detail. It is our hope that RCF makers turn to Canvas Corp Brands for items such as tags, cards, canvas and burlap blanks, etc.”

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Vendors at the Renegade Craft fair (Photo from Renegade Craft)

Canvas Corp Brands will be sponsoring the makers and indie artrepreneurs in this years winter fair. They’ve custom designed a burlap and canvas tote bag that will be given to each vendor in all participating US Cities. The bag was designed by Meier and is sized 16″ x 18″ with one side containing ivory burlap and the other 14 oz. canvas and is further customized with the RCF logo.

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Contact Renegade Craft for purchase details.

“I designed a two-toned bag because it’s unique, similar to how the items sold at these fairs are unique to their maker,” says Meier. “We are excited to see where this event takes us and are happy to be working with such an amazing group of makers.”

Canvas Corp Brands is the manufacturer of craft supplies based out of Springdale, Arkansas. The company sells both wholesale and retail and can be contacted atwww.canvascorpbrands.com, via email at hello@canvascorp.com, or at 866-376-9961. For more information on how Canvas Corp Brands is participating in the Maker Movement, visit www.canvascorpbrands.com/makers.

 

 

 

Maker Spotlight: Sally by the Sea

Located on a little island off the coast of Washington, you’ll find a sweet, caring and incredibly talented individual, Sally Moore. Sally is the owner and creative brain behind Sally by the Sea, an Etsy shop dedicated to handcrafted tea towels, pillows and more. We spoke with Sally to hear more about her business and were pleasantly surprised to hear about her journey.

Q: Why did you begin Sally by the Sea?

A: In 2009, I left my day job and was looking for something unique to do on the island, but I didn’t have a lot of talent. I wanted to combine something I loved with something that I was good at, and that something was painting. One Saturday I attended a local farmer’s market and got the idea to make hand-painted tea towels, and the rest is history.

il_570xN.415339293_chrgQ: How has your business expanded since you began?

A: My business has grown so much since I first started. On the island, plastic bags are not given out in stores so I expanded to hand-painted totes. My line now includes wine bags, tote bags, pillows, and tea towels.

Q: What inspires the designs on your products?

A: My surroundings inspire the designs. I have quite the view when I wake up and look out my window, it’s rather spectacular. Most of my designs are related to Lopez Island where I live and things that make me smile.

Q: Since you’ve grown, do you still do everything by hand?

A: I’ve outgrown my living room, so I moved to my backyard and created an office where I now have my own screen-printing studio. The designs are still hand painted and then screen-printed onto the items. However, the handmade aspect is very important to me, so I make sure that every piece is still hand-painted. After they’re screen-printed I paint over the artwork to ensure that each item is different.

Q: What has been the highlight of running your own business with handmade products?

A: Running my own business is great because it makes me excited to get up every day. I know I’m doing something for me and I’m doing something for the economy.

il_570xN.272943674Q: How has Canvas Corp Brands helped you grow?

A: They’ve definitely been a huge help. If it weren’t for Canvas Corp I’d still be printing on tea towels. If anything, they’ve given me many more ideas on items to screen-print on and have expanded my product line.

Q: Where can we get your amazing products?

A: I sell through many retail stores on my island but I also have an Etsy shop and a Facebook page where consumers can purchase.

Thank you Sally, for telling us about your inspiring journey. We are so glad we could be apart of the process! If you’re a maker who is interested in creating your own line of products, we’d love to help! Send us an email today to see how we can work together!

Merchandising Ideas from Canvas Corp Brands

Creative Merchandising Ideas for the Craft/DIY Retailer

Retailing today is not just about the products you buy, it is about the way you display it, what you display together and how you inspire your customers.  Our eclectic mix of products challenges us to come up with creative ways to display our goods and we wanted to share some of these ideas with you.  The consumer is changing and that is driving us to be more creative, more visual and more inspiring.

Here are 10 simple ideas you might want to try:

1.  Find Your Voice

Many store fixtures and display units are very commercial and have little personality.  There are many trends in the market including rustic vintage, colorful vintage, industrial, casual beach, repurposed, all white, all black, bohemian, minimalist, etc. Choosing a style will make creative merchandising easier and more fun.  If your retail space requires the use of the fixtures, don’t shun them. Rather, embrace them in the new style. How? Faux paint them, paint them all one color or color each one a bright and fun color and change the dynamics of the space. Adding display tables, signage and other small details will allow you to start bringing your style to life.

2. “Un-dress” Products

Consider displaying products out of their original packaging, creating a more one of a kind, handmade look.  Tie them with ribbon or jute that represents your style and add a handmade price tag.  If the retail package offers valuable information, make a sign or print a small card that is added to the tied product.

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This display features cards from our “Gypsy Moments” collection. They’re taken out of packaging and displayed in grey jute.
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Another option to displaying product out of packaging.

3. Use Found Items as Displays

Display goods in unusual containers such as old crates, boxes, tin cans and other found or vintage pieces. You can leave them as they are or paint them. These can be displayed on entry tables.

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We found this vintage tray at a flea market for $1! It was the perfect fit for an assortment of 7Gypsies metals, embellishments and ephemera.
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Use vintage wooden crates to neatly display product.

4. Make Space

If space for products is limited or if you have run out of room on your fixtures, feature items on unusual objects such as windows, shutters or even an old screen door. Simply add nails or thumb tacks and your are ready to hang products.

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You can make your own, or purchase shutter displays off of Etsy.

5. Pack on the Paper

Paper is a hot selling item. For stores that are not traditional scrapbooking stores loaded with great fixtures to hold 12×12 papers, there is a dilemma on how to display them. Before investing in large paper rack fixtures, consider the following ideas:

  • Hang one of each paper from a banner of jute and clothespins, keeping the rest of the inventory in a box.
  • Display them in a crate or box that holds 12×12 or larger, separating them with paper dividers or 12×12 file folders. Customers can shop like they would a record album back in the day.
  • Display them on vintage hangers and hang
  • Purchase stackable 12×12 paper holders that are easy to move around, add to display tables and you can adjust the number of trays in the stack.
  • 12×12 paper is not just for scrapbooking anymore, it is an essential part of the new DIY trend, so finding fun ways to display in your store is essential!
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For our Maritime collection, we purchased stackable 12×12 paper holders that are easy to move around and added them to display tables.

6.  Adopt a Unique Selling Strategy

Consider selling your products by the piece versus by the pack.  Find a vintage box or crate with separate compartments and begin filling them with loose products such as cards, tags, charms, crystals and sell them by the individual piece. When you sell by the piece you can generally get more retail dollars per item and it allows you customers the freedom to buy just what they need. As many of the items are small, we suggest you put this display on the counter or in an open space.  Include small paper or clear bags that they can fill with their goodies.

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Our Farmhouse Kitchen line has an assortment of items that we display in old tin cans, kitchenware, etc.

7. Diversify your Selection

Bring fabric into your store, no we are not suggesting bolts of fabric and fabric tables, but a few rolls or folds of burlap and canvas will add warmth to your store.  Natural fabrics are very popular in many markets right now and having a good selection of both fabrics, ribbons, ropes and cords that you can sell as they are or by the foot or yard will give you something unique to offer your customers. Rolls of fabric can easily be dispalyed in a corner or smaller pieces can be cut and stacked on shelves or in crates and sold. Taking the fabrics out of the packaging will also add textures and dimension to your display. If you are considering adding rolled fabric, locate long poles or paper cores that are approx. 60″ in length and purchase your goods folded and roll them onto your poles when it arrives, saving freight and costs in shipping, but allowing you to display.

8. DIY Peg Board Displays

Make your own peg board boxes or displays to feature smaller programs that get lost on big fixtures or if you are out of space.  You can purchase peg board at your local hardware store in 4’x8′ pieces.  Many stores will cut the pegboard and wood for you to make it easier to handle.  You can frame your custom size peg board with a simple wood frame or you can add detailed frames to give them a more ornate look. Faux paint them, distress them or paint them any color and they are ready to hang on the wall, become part of a table display or even by the front counter. You can make them bit bigger and add an easel stand and set them anywhere in the store. These fun little fixtures allow you to add more personality and style in various places around the store. You can buy various size peg hooks to hold bulky items to tiny items, the choice is yours.  You can also spray paint your peg hooks fun colors or distress them as well.

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This painted pegboard display acts as a wall, but is very functional in displaying product.

9.  Funky Furniture

Bring in old furniture like old dressers, chairs and tables to display goods…paint them in your style and add them throughout your space. If you can find dressers with drawers that hold 12×12 paper or fabric this is another great way to display both. Chairs also make great shelves, cut them in 1/2 and hang them on the wall for eclectic shelves, child-size and adult-size can be mixed and matched and you get two shelves as you cut the chairs in half.

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This creative display uses a vintage card catalog to display ribbons.

10.  Display on Doors

Old doors make great screens, places to hang models, tack up project ideas or even hang product.  Hinge 2 or more together and they stand anywhere you want them and you can use both sides.  If you find screen doors you can use the screen or replace with chicken wire or even peg board for more display space.  Add nails, tacks or hooks anywhere and create your display.

A fun shopping environment filled with inspiration, a diverse product selection and creative displays will draw customers to your store. Word of mouth can be your best asset and the more you offer what your customers are looking for in and outside of your current market the more you store takes on a new personality. The retail lines are no longer cut and dry– customers expect to find what they are seeing on pinterest, instagram and their favorite blogs. If they are ready to create they want to be able to walk in and buy everything they need to make it. You cannot be everything to everyone, but adding a little bit of fabric, hardware, crafts, gifts, vintage pieces, furniture (to sell), scrapbooking, ribbon, ropes, knobs, old doors & windows (to sell), craft tools and die cut machines, notions, sewing machines, screen, chicken wire, nails, tacks, glue gun, drill, craft glues, DIY paints, craft paints, paint supplies…ok the list can go on and on, but the fun part is displaying all of these items in unique ways that tell the story and inspire your customers.

Farmhouse Kitchen

Canvas Home Basics has added to their ever expanding line of product with an exciting new collection inspired by culinary designs of the past, Farmhouse Kitchen. What started as a tag for a homemade gift has grown into a new collection that embodies all that is Farmhouse– rustic decor, the country kitchen, vintage cookware and bakeware, etc. Our inspiration came from the idea of simple gifts and food that comes from a place of warmth and love– the kitchen. This inspiration enabled us to design a product line that captures the essence of creating and gift-giving, whether that be homemade goods or handmade gifts.

This collections steps us away from many of our traditional releases with many new products that take you beyond scrapbooking, card making and paper crafts and into a broader spectrum of creativity.

Card Stock Papers

The card stock papers are printed on kraft and ivory base papers and mix and match beautifully. They’ll also coordinate with any color palette and allow you to add color to the artwork (of course we suggest Tattered Angels Paints).

Cards and More

For the first time, we’ve included specialty items such as panel cards, thank you cards, recipe cards and our favorite, a printed canvas panel. We wanted to be sure to include all the elements needed to host a party, give gifts, store recipes and more.

Tags

We’ve introduced a line of tags that focus on gift giving with 10 of the same tags per pack so that you can create your homemade items with the tag of your choice.

File Folders & Recipe Crates