PCL’s Featured Companies

Here you will find a list of companies (in alphabetical order) that we have featured on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog.  You can read a brief bio of the company as well as access their blogs and websites.

Avery Elle

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About Avery Elle

Avery Elle is a small corporation located in Southern California. We launched our first set of clear photopolymer stamps in June 2012. We offer fun and fresh clear stamps, custom steel dies, and premium pigment ink pads. All of our stamps and dies are proudly made right here in the USA. We have plans for some exciting new product lines in the future so stay tuned!

Blog: http://blog.averyelle.com/

Website: http://www.averyelle.com/

 

Avocado Arts

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About Avocado Arts

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Avocado Arts is a fabulous stamp company that offers high-quality, clear, photopolymer stamps that are made in the USA and coordinating digital die cuts.  Our company launched May, 2011 and we are based out of Minnesota.  We love that you can “SEE” what and where you’re stamping-that is the beautiful quality of clear stamps.  Our stamp sets are available in three different sizes: 2”x3”, 3”x4” and 4”x6”.  We have new releases every month and our super talented design team will inspire you with their creativity.   Looking for more ideas – make sure and check out our Avocado Arts Pinterest page, Facebook Page, Blog, website,

​We offer free shipping worldwide and you can shop anytime on our website www.avocadoarts.com

We also love to feature our customers and the projects they make using Avocado Arts stamps!  So make sure to share YOUR projects with us!

Blog: www.avocadoarts.blogspot.ca

Website: www.avocadoarts.com

 

Bo Bunny

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About BoBunny

The story of BoBunny Press began with a young girl named Jan Lanoy. She was raised in the Ozark area of Arkansas, then headed west to study art in college. In 1974, she married Don and packed away her paint box while she raised three sons. As the family moved from Arkansas to Texas to Taiwan and then to Utah, Jan satisfied her creative side by restoring houses. Her children claim she can do anything with a power drill and a hammer!

That old paint box wasn’t reopened until 1996 when, at the urging of her sister, Jan started designing scrapbook papers. She still vividly remember standing outside a local craft store in Layton, Utah, terrified to show off her first two designs.

Now, 17 years later, after starting with 2 designs in a single store, BoBunny products can have now been sold in at least 45 countries around the world.

Each item still carries Jan’s personal attention to detail and color, but she’s no longer doing it all on her own. Her team of graphic designers, each with different styles and expertise, help to create the variety of product lines that BoBunny is known for. Whether your taste is whimsical, elegant, classic or playful, there’s something for everyone with BoBunny.

Blog: http://www.bobunny.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://www.bobunny.com/

 

CAS-ual Fridays

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About CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Founded in 2012, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is a small company with big ideas located in beautiful Colorado. The stamps are made of the finest clear photopolymer available, and proudly made in the Heartland of America. They love ink and stamp like a dream! Our new line of Fri-Dies will coordinate with lots of our stamp sets, and are also made right here in the USA.

My designs are based on my love for Clean And Simple design, hence the CAS in our name, but will delight any stamper’s style. Whether you are a CAS enthusiast, or lover of Utterly Adorable Layers, you will have a blast getting inky with them.

New designs are released nearly every month. We’ll always start the party off with amazing sneak peeks from the Girl Fridays, and your chance to win prizes on the store blog. We’ll continue with inspirations and tips throughout the month for your oohing and aahing pleasure, so be sure to follow our blog or facebook page so you don’t miss anything. You’ll also want to follow us on Pinterest where each stamp and die set has it’s very own board filled with amazing project inspiration.

Please visit the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps website to see all the designs we have for you to ooh and aah over, and check out the list of stores where you can find them. I truly had a blast designing these stamps and dies, and I just can’t wait for you to start having fun with them!

Blog: http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://www.cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/

 

Designs By Ryn

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Designs by Ryn is the manifestation of a dream that began a long time ago for me. I have always wanted to create a lifestyle that fits me and what I want out of my life. One that would allow me to create during working hours and give me the flexibility in my schedule to travel. For the longest time I wondered if something was wrong with me for not fitting into the multitude of ready made jobs that I tried.  It wasn’t until around four years ago when I attended a seminar at the Small Business Centre in London, Ontario that I realized that many of those misfit traits of mine were what they called entrepreneurial.

I was hooked by that idea but had absolutely no working knowledge of business.  The next few months I laboured over a business plan and submitted it to a program offered at the Centre – the Self Employment Benefit Program. To my absolute joy I was accepted!

I was given a foundation of business related workshops and an advisor – Gord Evans – who went over and above to help me with my project – a business that offered high quality rubber stamp designs based on my artwork. The beginnings of Designs by Ryn.

In order to have the flexibility of location that I wanted my store would need to be online. Never mind that I was almost completely technologically challenged and didn’t own a computer! The library computers just wouldn’t cut it so I walked into Staples and many questions later walked out with a laptop, printer and… A boyfriend?! Lol. That’s another story all together 😉

He became my “tech department” helping with the many issues that came with designing, printing and cutting my catalogues and product cards from home. I also bought a scroll saw – another foreign piece of machinery to me – determined to hand cut the stamps once mounted on cling cushion. The first day I was in tears having destroyed at least half of my attempts but in time I learned.

The website went through several transformations which took a lot of time and patience. The delays forced me to focus on marketing to stores and at festivals. It wasn’t until early 2012 that at long last the new version of my site was released as a fully functioning store.

I am now thrilled to see my stamps getting international exposure. I have built a Design Team of 8 wonderfully kind and talented ladies who consistently create inspiring art using the stamps – Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries (Netherlands), Anja Hardenfels (Germany), Eileen Godwin (UK), Karin van den Broek (Netherlands), Kellie Murton (US), Miranda Degenaars (Netherlands), Shirley Deatcher (Canada) and Wendy McCarthy (UK). I also encourage customers to share their work by hosting a monthly Customer Creation Challenge on my blog. I find myself constantly delighted by what people make. The most inspiring part is that this business is allowing me to connect in a meaningful way to other creative individuals around the world.

Recently I have branched into offering Unmounted Rubber Sheets of my designs to stores (listed on my site) and have also released a new line of Stencils.

Blog: http://www.designsbyryn.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://designsbyryn.com/

 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

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About Faber-Castell

Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer in high quality crafting supplies.  2011 was a milestone year for Faber-Castell USA as we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell. We are proud of our longevity and what it represents – consistent delivery of a quality experience in all areas of business. In keeping with Lothar von Faber’s quote, “to rise to the highest rank by making the best that can be made in the whole world” Faber-Castell USA is committed to staying true to this vision of quality, tradition, and innovation now and in the future.

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The 8th generation behind Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell

Blog: http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/design-memory-craft/

Website: http://www.fabercastell.com/design-memory-craft-us

 

Fancy Pants

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About Fancy Pants Designs

Fancy Pants Designs was founded almost 10 years ago by Jared and Jodi Sanford. With Jodi’s love of scrapbooking and the support of many creative people, Fancy Pants Designs quickly grew into a must-have product line in the paper crafting industry and continues to produce fabulous designs and unique embellishments today. Jared directs the day to day business and warehouse management of the office, while Jodi directs all art and product development and marketing. She also teaches her love of scrapbooking and crafting to many dedicated scrapbookers and is honored to have been given this opportunity. They know that their business is a success because of devoted fans who use their products and hope to continue developing even more products that meet the needs of all crafters!

Blog: http://blog.fancypantsdesigns.com/

Website: http://www.fancypantsdesigns.com/

 

Freckled Fawn

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About Freckled Fawn

Freckled Fawn specializes in craft embellishments. Their mission statement is to create products that please the eye and delight the heart. In September 2013, Freckled Fawn launched their OHDEERME Embellishment Kit Club.

Blog: http://iamdoe.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://ohdeermekit.myshopify.com/

 

Graphic 45

Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.

Diane Schultz—Designer and CEO (aka mother)

“I’m passionate about being creative and eager to make it possible for others to find their creative voice. My background includes stints as a designer for, McCalls, Simplicity, Vogue/ Butterick, Mattel Toy Company and a host of other jobs that each, in some way, led me to what I do now. At 45 I went back to school and got my degree in graphic design— I named the company to celebrate that achievement.”

Aimee Filimoehala —Director of Operations

“I wear a lot of hats and love it that way. Business, marketing, operations, etc. have made me a pro at multitasking (aka juggling‑figuratively and literally). When we launched Graphic 45 in 2008 we had no idea what was in store, working together as a family has been an amazing journey that we all feel so grateful to be apart of.”

Charee Filimoehala —Director of Customer Service and Social Media Coordinator

“I joined the team in 2009 and haven’t looked back…what a life-changing experience this has been. I love working with and around creative people and products (not to mention I like my co-workers quite a bit). I spend my days working with our friendly stores and talented design team…the occasional trip somewhere warm is pretty nice too.”

Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920’s and 30’s – with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that’s both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/

Website: http://www.g45papers.com/

 

Hero Arts

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About Hero Arts

Hero Arts is a top brand in the crafting market with almost 40 years of experience making premium stamps, papers and inks. Hero Arts is a family-run, green-certified, solar-powered, manufacturing company that continues to hand-make a majority of its products here in the USA. The company is well known for its industry-leading website, high-quality products, and stylish designs.

Blog: http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/

Website: http://heroarts.com/

 

Lawn Fawn

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About Lawn Fawn

We’re a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products that are fun and lively. We began in March 2010 with the release of four stamp sets and are now proud to showcase our entire collection of over 95 sets in our little corner of the web. In 2012, we introduced paper, stickers and twine, and as of 2013 we are happy to feature new dies for some of our most popular stamp sets!

At Lawn Fawn, we love crafting products that are truly one of a kind. All of our stamps and paper feature original designs that have been created just for you; even our fonts have been customized! Our products have been seen in the pages of Paper Crafts, CARDS, Take Ten, and Creating Keepsakes magazines with many more publications to come.

Here at Lawn Fawn you will find crafting products that are cute, whimsical, and even a bit quirky, but one thing they all have in common is the ability to inspire creativity in everyone. Our products can’t wait to jump start your next craft project!

Visit us anytime to browse our latest products or simply find inspiration! And don’t forget to check out our Flickr and Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter and read our blog. We love to feature our customers and give away free stuff!

We hope our products make you smile!

Blog: http://lawnfawn.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://www.lawnfawn.com/

 

Mama Elephant

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About Mama Elephant

Mama Elephant is a small business based in NY/NJ. For childhood buddies, Kryssi and Angela, art and creating have always been our lifelong passion. We are so happy to bring the collaboration of our aesthetics to Mama Elephant! Our stamps are designed with card makers and scrapbookers in mind! All our designs are carefully curated to provide optimal versatility with a wide variety of styles – modern, trendy, bold, graphic, and fun!

Our clear stamps are made right here in the USA and manufactured from the highest quality photopolymer. While they stamp like traditional rubber stamps, clear stamps gives you the extra benefit of allowing you to see exactly where you’re stamping!

Blog: http://www.mamaelephantblog.com/

Website: http://mamaelephant.com/

 

May Arts Ribbon

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About May Arts Ribbon

May Arts Ribbon was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler.

As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts Ribbon began a long-standing tradition of quality, affordability and exceptional customer service. They are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order.

May Arts Ribbon carries a wide selection of quality ribbons to choose from; such as grosgrain, silk, satin, burlap and a variety of prints and patterns. All inventory is held in stock, so they can ship orders out right away—typically the same day.

Where to Buy May Arts Ribbons

The May Arts Ribbon website is their wholesale site for online and brick and mortar retailers. We’ve linked to it so that you can easily view their entire product line in one place. There are numerous places where you can purchase May Arts Ribbon ribbons including many local scrapbook stores as well as online stores. Two of the online stores that carry the biggest selections that we are aware of include Amazon and Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Amazon carries the complete May Arts Ribbon line (plus you can qualify for free shipping). Click on the link we provided and it will take you to our May Arts Ribbon search results. To find a particular ribbon, go to the May Arts Ribbon website, find the name of the ribbon and color and then enter that into your Amazon search results. Please note that through Amazon you’re buying by the roll. Most other online and local scrapbook stores sell May Arts Ribbon ribbons by the yard.

Blog: https://www.mayarts.com/blog/

Website: https://www.mayarts.com/

 

Maya Road

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About Maya Road

Maya Road was founded on a belief in each person’s creative ability and on the commitment to making high quality scrapbooking products available and affordable to everyone. Started by two sisters and their families in 2004, we believe that scrapbooking and memory keeping should be an everyday event.

Blog: http://mayaroad.typepad.com/dt/

Website: http://www.mayaroad.net/

 

My Favorite Things

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About My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things is thrilled to bring you the most delightful clear stamps and Die-namics dies.  Die-namics are our EXCLUSIVE, American made, line of steel dies that we are sure will be an essential ingredient in your paper crafting from THIS moment forward.

We have new cutting edge designs each month, all of which are so timely and so HOT we’re not sure which you’ll want to grab first. Well, really there’s no question, you’ll need all of them!  And with Brand Spankin’ New Releases every month, there’s always something worth coming back for.

Want to see the complete line? Visit www.mftstamps.com.  The only paper crafting company you’ll ever need.

Blog: http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/

Website: http://mftstamps.com/

 

Nunn Design

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About Nunn Design

Elements of Inspiration is the original, flagship line created by Rebecca Nunn and her team of artisans at Nunn Design. The timeless beauty of each piece is a direct reflection of Rebecca’s original inspiration, kindled during a year spent in the north of Italy as a foreign exchange student. There, she was transported by the sensory richness and artistic creations of the Old World. These enchantments left a permanent impression, and spurred several return trips to Europe, and later to Bali and Australia.

Driven by her love of crafting, art, and design, Rebecca became deeply passionate about supporting, inspiring, and nurturing the creativity of other artists. She founded Nunn Design, and began producing the products you see here, as a tangible way to manifest that passion: to help facilitate your inspired process, and to allow your unique creations to be the focus.

The artist’s path is one of great mystery — a moment-to-moment exploration of the heart, the intuitive, the inner voice. We hope to add fuel to that mystic fire. We are proud to offer you these pieces of superlative quality — each one intentionally crafted to serve your ultimate vision. And we are committed to bringing you the innovation, ease, and education you’ve come to expect from Nunn Design. We are humbled and delighted to help you follow your art.

Becky Nunn’s mission as the founder and owner of Nunn Design is; “Through collaborative relationships, Nunn Design inspires and nurtures creativity”. Becky believes that everyone is creative and that we are born with natural abilities and a desire to express ourselves in some creative form or another.

To be inspired and nurtured, visit Nunn Design.

Blog: http://www.nunndesign.com/blog/

Website: http://www.nunndesign.com

 

Paper Smooches

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About Paper Smooches

Paper Smooches stamps and dies are whimsical, happy and super fun!  We pride ourselves in creating unique products that will make your projects truly stand out!  Our products are created to stand the test of time and will never retire.  We create hand-drawn art that will surely capture your heart.

Blog: http://papersmooches.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/

 

Reverse Confetti

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About Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti opened its virtual doors in May of 2013.  That’s right, we just celebrated our first birthday!  Our product lines include original hand drawn and graphic style stamps and Confetti Cuts dies that are fun and versatile.  Whatever your paper crafting style is, Reverse Confetti has something for you!

Blog: http://reverseconfetti.com/blog/

Website: http://reverseconfetti.com/

 

Ribbon Roll Control

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About Ribbon Roll Control

As the ultimate ribbon organization and storage system, the Ribbon Roll Control allows you to organize your ribbon the way you want – by color, size, style or use! If you have rolls out of control, this is the answer!

Unlike typical ribbon organization and storage systems, the Ribbon Roll Control doesn’t use a dowel – which means you don’t have the inconvenience of removing all your ribbon rolls just to get to a specific one. The Ribbon Roll Control is also made of clear acrylic, so unlike wooden holders, you can easily see the style and quantity of all your ribbon at once. There’s even a built-in ruler for easy measuring!

Website: http://shop.ribbonrollcontrol.com/

 

Simon Says Stamp

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About Simon Says Stamp

We want to be your ONE STOP SHOP! At Simon Says Stamp, we care about our customers and pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make customers happy. Offering quality products that you want to use in your projects is our priority. Our whole team is passionate about crafting & the power of sharing stories. We want to share that passion with you by getting you inspired! Please visit our blog that is updated daily and 2 weekly challenge blogs on Monday and Wednesday! Have a “click” and stay awhile!

Blog: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

Website: http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

 

Taylored Expressions

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About Taylored Expressions

Joyful. Creative. Caring. At Taylored Expressions, our company mission goes beyond manufacturing high quality stamps and dies. Born from a passion to share the art of paper crafting with others, we strive to provide meaningful ways for people to express joy and live their lives creatively.

Based in Iowa, Taylored Expressions has proudly manufactured rubber stamps and dies in the U.S. since 2008. From coordinated kits to crafting supplies, our retail web-based store offers hand-selected products to make paper crafting simple and fun. Taylored Expressions stamps, dies, paper, and embellishments may also be found in retail stores across the globe.

Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://www.tayloredexpressions.com/

 

Unity Stamp Company

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About Unity Stamp Company

Unity Stamp Company is a small family owned business located in the heart of Minnesota. It started in 2008 with just and idea and a computer.  Since then Unity has become a branded fully functional manufacturing facility of rubber stamps that employs 12 people who make each stamp to order each week.

Unity runs NEW PROMOTIONS each week, so that people can continue to create with Unity Stamps.  Our product line includes close to 60,000 images/sentiments.   We release NEW STAMPS almost every week.  Unity has many different facets and styles to their line of stamps.  Designs are created by independent Unity artisans as well as well know designers in the creative industry such as Donna Downey, Christy Tomlinson, Melody Ross, Susan Weckesser, Phyllis Harris and AngieGIRLS by Angie Blom.

Unity also has 4 different kinds of memberships that we extend to the creative industry.  Kit of the Month is made up on mainly stellar images to be used on cards, and tags.  SMAK {scrapbooking, mixed media, altered art kit} is made up of larger images to be used in art journaling and scrapbooks.  Layers of Life is made up of elements that would be used to layer onto canvas and also used in art journaling that are more grungy and vintage.  Last we have Stamp of the Week that is a NEW IMAGE each week that lands in your mailbox.  Some cute, some vintage, some FUN, some distressed – all kinds of different images to push your creative adventure.

There is something for every designer within the Unity Line.  We are well known for our excellent quality and customer service.  We LOVE our Unity Friends and strive always to keep things FUN AND EXCITING.

Unity Stamps are sold through the website located at www.unitystampco.com, be confident to place your first order – it has been said Unity stamps are SLIGHTLY addictive.  We hope you fall in love with our line.

Best part – Unity has a community of 50,000 Facebook friends online – we post interactive ideas and posts – as well as several samples using our stamps.  It is always fun in the Facebook LAND OF UNITY!  Prizes given out all week long! Be sure to search for us on Facebook as well as view our Blog for more Unity fun!

Blog: www.theunitystampco.blogspot.ca

Website: www.unitystampco.com

 

Verve Stamps

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About Verve Stamps

Verve Stamps was started by Julee Tilman in August 2007 out of a desire to pair her passions for stamping and graphic design. Often used in the performance world, the word Verve (rhymes with curve) means “creative enthusiasm” and that’s just what we try to bring to everything we do at Verve. Our line of high quality clear stamps and coordinating steel dies feature timeless elegance, meaningful sentiments and a hint of modern whimsy. Each stamp is designed with the purpose of uplifting and encouraging others because we believe that kindness really does matter.

Blog: http://www.vervestamps.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://shopverve.com/

 

WOW Embossing

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About WOW! Embossing Powder

WOW! Embossing Powder has been established as a brand since May 2006 and has grown dramatically since then. We are rapidly becoming very well-known and respected within the craft industry. We pride ourselves on our fast and friendly customer service, and personal touch each and every one of our customers receives. We are the largest manufacturers of embossing powder in the world, therefore are very pleased and proud to offer crafters what we believe is the best product available at a great price.

WOW! Embossing Powder offer over 160 different colours of embossing powders: Embossing Glitter, Metallic, Puff and Ultra High to name a few collections. WOW! also sell embossing pens, stamps, silicone moulds and stamping accessories.

Blog: http://www.wowembossingpowder.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk/

 

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