Breast Cancer Warrior

It’s PINKtober!  I love that every year we all rally together in October and celebrate the survivors of breast cancer and support those still fighting.  I love that it has become so common place to see pink everywhere, even on the NFL!  One of my favorite websites and campaigns is the Ford Warriors in Pink line of clothes.  The website is well done and the clothes are cool and gorgeous.  Plus, 100% of the proceeds are donated to help breast cancer charities.  Check it out!

I’ve always been a fan of spreading PINKtober year round.  Check out my PINK duct tape wallets.  I donate 50% of all PINK sales to breast cancer research.

We are more powerful in numbers… I know we will see the cure for cancer in our lifetime… we just have to!

I’d love to hear your Warriors in Pink stories, share them here.

I also love custom orders and would love to donate PINK duct tape items for your charity events.

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Duct Tape Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year… breakout the superhero masks!  I recently made this fun and easy duct tape craft for my kids.  They were attending a birthday party and had to dress as superheros.  The best way to find the perfectly matching mask is to make one yourself.  Stay tuned for more kids masks patterns, coming soon!  I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Superhero Arm Bands

Checkout another idea for Superhero Arm Bands.  My friend Lisa made these sparkling cool wrist cuffs for her little Superhero Easton using toilet paper rolls wrapped in shiny gold duct tape.  She also added elastic for adjustable easy on and off.

Whether it’s duct tape masks or duct tape arm band, these are the perfect durable duct tape crafts for dress up, duct tape Halloween costumes, and all kinds of kids fun!


Contact me here for a free pattern and instructions on how to make these duct tape masks.  If you’re short on time, visit my etsy shop (duct-tape-halloween-costume-mask) to custom order the perfect mask for your little superhero, just in time for Halloween.



Scallop Circle Die Cuts in Duct Tape


Dies are HERE!!  I’m so excited to now be offering die cuts in DUCT TAPE!  Now YOU can takeover the crafting and tap into your creativity!

These DUCT TAPE scallop circle die cuts are machine cut with clean edges.  They come in any color, any pattern, and you can stick them to anything!  In fact, I’m challenging myself to come up with 101 DUCT TAPE CRAFTS for Scallop Circle die cuts in DUCT TAPE DIE CUTS!  Stay tuned to see what I come up with!  And I challenge YOU to share your ideas with me!  I can’t wait to see what we discover!

Tell me, how do you use your regular paper die cuts and can we make it into something more permanent and durable with duct tape??!!

Contact me here and tell me your DUCT TAPE Scallop Circle DIE CUTs ideas!!


Martha Stewart American Made Nominee

I’m so honored to be a nominee in the latest Martha Stewart craft competition!

Vote for me here!

What’s more hand-crafted American than Martha Stewart and DUCT TAPE!  I love this competition and love to browse the other American crafters.  Check them all out and vote!  You can vote up to 6 times per day!  What a fun experience!

Thanks for your help and enjoy the handcrafted ride!!

Tell me what American Crafters you love!  I’d love to hear from you!

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Don’t Forget the Groomsmen Gifts!

I love the idea of giving uniquely personalized GROOMSMEN gifts!  And not just with an initial for their name.  Why not highlight their heritage or support their favorite sports team?  I can do flags, NFL teams, College teams, or any color or pattern you wish (maybe one with a moustache or even bacon on the front!).  They have come up with all kinds of great new duct tape and I’m happy to design one that is as unique as each of your groomsmen.

I’d love to hear what other people have given for their grooms or groomsmen gifts.  I gave my husband a helicopter ornament for our wedding.  He said he wanted to learn how to fly and I told him it was the most dangerous thing ever… but that I would support his dreams no matter what.  Needless to say, he has never taken flying lessons!

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How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet


I love to craft!!!  And I know other people love to craft!  I decided to share one of my patterns for the men’s style bifold duct tape wallets so that other crafters could learn how to make a duct tape wallet too.  The best part of crafting is adding your own personalized touches to each project.  That’s what I love most!  This is a clean cut design that helps minimize sticky edges.  In this downloadable PDF, I share my tried and true tips and tricks I have acquired over the years in making this design.  I use scissors only because I have little ones in my house and I don’t like the idea of using razor blades or exact o knives.

Check back in for additional patterns I will be adding soon for my women’s wallets and business card holders.  As always, I love custom orders and would love to dissect any duct tape project and break it down into a pattern for all to enjoy.


What do you like to make out of duct tap?  I’d love to hear from you!

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Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts


I love everything WEDDING!!  I had so much fun planning my own wedding and I was always looking for the best uniquely beautiful touches to add in all the details.  Here’s my latest BRIDESMAIDS GIFT DUCT TAPE WALLETS.  These are perfectly designed to match any color scheme and coordinate with the personality of any bridesmaid.  Check it out!  I LOVE custom orders and would love to hear from you about your ideas for the perfect duct tape gift that will last a lifetime!!

What has been your favorite gift given to you from a bride?  As a bridesmaid or as a guest to the wedding?  I’d love to hear from you!

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