Category Archives: Craft Project

Beauty In Details

Since Cardboard Safari was founded, we have always encouraged our customers to stretch their artistic legs and customize our products using paint, glitter, paper mache and more.  Ten years later we are still amazed at all the ways artists use our products as canvases.

Long time friend and collaborater, Leah Yellowbird, is no exception.  She took our Contour Droplet Panel  and, using paint, created this masterpiece!  See more images below.  The detail is astounding!

We will be sharing more of Leah’s work in the coming months.  In the meantime we encourage you to use Cardboard Safari products for your next crafting project!

Holy Unicorn!

Crafty Customers

One of the biggest problems when crafting is knowing where to begin.  You have a vision for the project but implementing it is often more complicated than you realize.

Thankfully, Merlin the Cardboard Unicorn is the perfect template for creating one-of-a-kind designs that will have your friends asking “How did you do that?!”

One of our customers recently told us about their experience using Merlin as a template and shared with us the amazing results!

“My husband, Kevin made these by adding paper mache and acrylic paint. He was commissioned to make them for a mythology themed restaurant and they turned out so well that we ordered more to make some for our house and our friends and hopefully some to sell!”

Merlin the Unicorn is one of our most popular products and a favorite amongst our crafty customers.  Be sure to check him out!

 

 

FREE Super Hero Gauntlets

Free Gauntlets

Make a Cool Super Hero Halloween Costume with these FREE printable Super Hero Gauntlets!

  • Download and print either Outline or Full-Color.

  • Customize to make your own Super Hero gauntlets!

 

Full Color Gauntlets

https://www.cardboardsafari.com/content/SuperheroGauntlets.pdf
https://www.cardboardsafari.com/content/ColorGauntlets.pdf

 

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Celebrating the Rainbow Flag!

In celebration of Equality, Love, and Magical Unicorns, we’ve released a couple of Stunning Rainbow Products.

Our Word Craft Rainbow Wall Art says it all:

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unicorn_rainbow_001The Rainbow Love Text can be displayed on Wall, Shelf, or Table. 

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It is Strong and Solid,  just like Love!

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The Rainbow Unicorn is a Friend to Young and Old alike.

His Unconditional Affection will remind Everyone that Love really does Win!

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100% American Made, These Colors Don’t Bleed!

Be Bold and Display them with Pride.

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P.S. We also have a Rainbow Love Set, at 10% off the full price.

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Slices of Pi

Attention all Lovers of Pi!

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In tribute to Pi Day, coming right up on March 14, we have a brand new kit of colorful cardboard slices for you to assemble into a delicious Pi of your very own.

This vibrant wall hanging is perfect for teachers, students, mathematicians, lovers of Pi, and anyone with a clever sense of style!

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Assemble the Pi into one of two 3D styles ~ open in the back to a white layer, or stacked in a bright solid layer.

All of our products are laser cut and packaged in our small Virginia shop.

Our new Pi wall hanging was designed by Mike Ripple, designer of most of our stunning Print Designs.

Everyone will have an eye on this Pi!

A Fresh Stew for You!

We do take customer suggestions into consideration and a Bear has been a popular request.

Our talented designer Luis Rodrigalvarez has worked up a beautiful beast named Stewart!

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Stewart is currently available in a very limited quantity before the Holidays.

If you are interested in a size Large Bear, act now as there are only 25! First come first serve, one per customer!

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But please don’t fear, there will be more Bears  available in the new year in our usual size and color spectrum.

In the mean time, please enjoy this video welcoming Stewart into the fold!

Gratitude to borg.com

We thank borg.com for their feature on Vince Skull, the Ray Gun, and the Astro Rocket! Here’s a peek!

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Please visit the blog to see so much more.

Two of borg’s  staff writers are credentialed press for San Diego Comic-Con International.  Their  staff includes an award winning fantasy author, professional writers, an actor, and communications professionals with backgrounds in journalism and entertainment writing.

Why borg.com? To summarize the statement of editor C.J. Bunce, “. . . borg is the short form of cyborg, itself a shortened combination of the term “cybernetic organism.” At its core a cybernetic organism is the juxtaposition between the present and the future—the evolved organic meets future technology, usually technology meant to enhance, improve or replace a biological function. . . The seemingly unlimited boundaries and implications of these technologies have been pursued throughout popular fiction for years. . . I hope here, too, to pull together all science fiction, fantasy, entertainment–all pop culture–in one place.”

Make sure to check out the borg Hall of Fame!

It’s an awesome blog for reviews and information on all things Comic, Fantasy, Sci Fi, and Superhero. We’re proud that a few of our products made the cut! Thanks borg.com!

My Cardboard Safari

We are continually impressed by the creative customization our friends and customers make on their Cardboard Safari products.

You can see some of these customizations on our Pinterest board, My Cardboard Safari. You can also see some of the clever ways our products are displayed on In the Wild and In the Shops.

A few fantastic photos have made their way to social media recently.

Virginia is proud to have a mermaid swimming in its waters, and Cardboard Safari is proud that Mermaid Hannah Burgess has made a Mini Tail of Finneas!

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Erik Davis is a loyal and long time customer, and has fashioned a beautiful stand for his Vince Skull.

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There are also some tutorials online from customers who have stylized their cardboard products, such as this step by step How-To on decorating Merlin the Unicorn.

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By the way, if you like the Houndstooth look, available on our website are a few Elephants sporting that pattern!

Vat19 also has a few decorating tips in this fun video.

Have you stylized your Cardboard Safari product? If so, we would love to see it and share it! Send images to social@cardboardsafari.com. Or post it to FacebookTwitter, or Instagram and tag us! You can also use the hashtag #MyCardboardSafari.

Look for the Rhino!

Last Call for Halloween!

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Have you assembled your Halloween wreath(s) yet?
The wreaths are a great project to work on with the kids. Or the whole family can gather around and take turns slotting them together.

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Boo! Or Arrrrrrrr!

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Halloween is drawing near, so jump into the season with our awesome and unique decor.

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Bring a little crafty into your creepy!

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Happy October!

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Look for the Rhino!