We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the Charlottesville Ale Trail! Charlottesville Ale Trail was started as a way to promote the growing brewing industry in the City of Charlottesville. We manufactured a giant beer bottle, complete with a custom label, to celebrate their launch! Thanks to Made in Charlottesville for the connection!
If you are interested in custom work e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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!
In honor of our new Cardboard Weaponry, let’s take a trip back in time and across the globe to explore the story behind one of our most culturally significant creations: the katana.
Say hello to feudal Japan, circa 1400. The katana first appeared around this time in the Muromachi Period, and acted as the next version of the more basic tachi sword. The difference between the two began as a pretty nominal one, because some samurai prefered to carry their swords with the sharp edge facing up instead of down. Thanks to these early trendsetters, the nature of Japanese combat took a giant step forward. That simple change, which makes it easier and faster for warriors to pull out their weapons, marked the beginning of the katana’s path through history.
Swordsmiths caught on to the movement and started to design their weapons with the new style in mind. The katana’s most distinguishing characteristics are the way that it is worn (in that efficient edge-up fashion) and the placement of the maker’s signature. Because samurai carried their katanas upside-down in comparison to tachi swords, swordsmiths also switched the placement of their signatures to the opposite side of the blade so that their names would remain visible on the outside of the katana. This is probably the best way to tell what kind of sword you are looking at, since the carry method can be a bit unclear when it’s not strapped onto someone’s back.
Now, time for a real kicker: traditional katanas are not made of cardboard! Shocking, I know. Unlike our version, which is pretty fierce in its own right, true katanas are so strong because they are built from a Japanese super-steel called tamahagane. Unfortunately, Cardboard Safari didn’t quite have the resources to replicate that intense process. But hey, ours is much safer to keep in the house.
One of my personal favorites is the starburst print, available in purple, blue, and gold.
Truly a Magical Merlin.
Not into Unicorns? How about Zombies? Edgar Zombie might give your brain a boost as you assemble this clever cardboard creation.
Another great companion is Vince Skull. Micro Vince comes in brown, white, zebra, and black. There is a also a Large Vince, our very Special Edition Vince, and our Vince Wall Skulls. Gather them all around you for some inspiration!
Invite this cast of characters into your lair!
Or check out our website for more creature creations!
P.S. If you like buying more for less, check out our very cool Sets!
This year’s Awesome April Exclusive brings you Card Boards, a wearable type of technology that will feed you inspiration when needed.
Slip these sweet specs on and simply describe what you are seeking. Responsive to voice commands, Card Boards will boost your creativity.
Ask for anything from Pre-Raphaelite Paintings to Pop Art, Nature Essays to Song Lyrics, Famous Photographs to Celebrity Selfies.
Card Boards will project HD images. The soothing robotic voice will read poetry, sing opera, or step you through DIY projects.
Never again do you have to wallow in writer’s block or stare at a blank canvas.
Desperate for a beach vacation? Just say the words and Card Boards will visually land you on a Greek Island where you can watch the waves roll to shore, smell the souvlaki, and feel the sun against you skin.
Have you always wanted to bungee jump? Card Boards will simulate the experience.
Card Boards are also predictive. Dial in your weekly horoscope or your quarterly tarot reading. Simply watch your future unfold like a movie on a screen.
Card Boards may be sharp. We recommend wearing a bandaid over the bridge of your nose for protection.
A box of decorative bandaids is included with your purchase. Choose between a pattern of puppies, kitties, or zombies.