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Introducing American VintageOur 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) 12x12 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 PadThe American Vintage 8x8 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 FoldersAmerican 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 PhotosAmerican 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 PostcardsThe 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 EphemeraAmerican 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 PagesAmerican 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 JournalsDungaree 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 BoxOur 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. Read More...
Love is in the AirWe 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
2755 Countdown to Kisses on White
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
Order InformationIf you are a current wholesaler interested in placing an order for the Valentine Collection please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Read More...
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. "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." [caption id="attachment_7432" align="alignright" width="300" class=" "] Vendors at the Renegade Craft fair (Photo from Renegade Craft)[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_7455" align="alignleft" width="300"] Contact Renegade Craft for purchase details.[/caption] "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 email@example.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.Read More...
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. Q: 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. Q: 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!Read More...
Creative Merchandising Ideas for the Craft/DIY RetailerRetailing 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. [caption id="attachment_7350" align="alignnone" width="300"] Another option to displaying product out of packaging.[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_7347" align="alignnone" width="600"] 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.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7364" align="alignnone" width="600"] Use vintage wooden crates to neatly display product.[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_7370" align="alignnone" width="570"] You can make your own, or purchase shutter displays off of Etsy.[/caption] 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 12x12 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 12x12 or larger, separating them with paper dividers or 12x12 file folders. Customers can shop like they would a record album back in the day.
- Display them on vintage hangers and hang
- Purchase stackable 12x12 paper holders that are easy to move around, add to display tables and you can adjust the number of trays in the stack.
- 12x12 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!
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 PapersThe 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 MoreFor 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.
TagsWe'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 CratesRead More...
7gypsies is so excited to launch a new creative concept for every-day journaling, Gypsy Moments. We found ourselves seeking an instant, yet creative way to document the little moments that present themselves in the uniqueness of our one of a kind lives— points in time that make us blush, grin, smirk, tear, think, breath, dance, dream, wish, sigh and help us realize who we are. Thus, ‘Gypsy Moments’ was born. The emphasis of this collection is to incorporate a vintage theme into every-day journaling. For example, the collection includes pre-designed cards that capture how we are feeling at the moment, file folders that organize those moments and vintage crates that store the moments on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. And of course the line also includes tags, papers, naked items, charms and ephemera that can be used to embellish. Gypsy Moments are also meant to be shared and to help shape the lives of others. Fill out a Gypsy Moments card and add to a greeting card or slip it onto a co-workers desk at just the right moment to make their day. For more on the Gypsy Moments story, visit gypsymoments.sevengypsies.com.