We might do things a bit differently at Canvas Corp Brands, but we kinda like it that way. We love to think outside of the box when we create products, when we design new lines, when we put a trade show booth together and most certainly how we put together our Design Team, the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew (CCBCrew or “The Crew”).
While some brands strive to find designers that are very similar in style and know just how to design and work with their products and others choose a small eclectic group, we went way outside of the box and decided a community of designers was just what we needed. With 3 amazing brands 7Gypsies, Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp we knew that with so many products to design with, so many techniques yet to discover and so many different design styles that we needed a different approach. The CCBCrew is made up of over 100 designers that span the globe.
Our crew represents 27 different countries and just about every state in the USA. We love that so many design styles and points of view are represented among the crew. We emphasis that we want each member to represent themselves, their style and follow what inspires each one of them.
To see that first hand we asked each crew member to create a mini canvas that represents them as a designer. There were no rules other than they needed to keep it small creating on a 4″x4″ Canvas Corp Stretched Canvas. Here is a showcase of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew 4×4’s. You can also view them all online with a link to each designer’s blog or social media site, get to know the designers through their art.
More 4×4’s being added so keep an eye out!!!
The CCBCrew is a community where you can get involved in many different ways including contributing projects for our blog, reviewing new products, submitting projects for Crew challenges, teaching, testing products, writing, creating videos, visiting shops local and during their travels to be our eye and ears in the market and helping us to see the creative world and markets better. We have a private Facebook page that is filled daily with inspiration, ideas, projects, words of wisdom, questions, great answers and positive reinforcement to keep doing what we all do.
CHA & NAMTA 2016
The crew contributes amazing projects that we show off at our trade shows that we attend around the country. With 3 brands and 3 distinct styles, so the diversity of the crew makes it possible for us to talk so many different creative languages.
Banners and projects that show off our whimsical side.
Painted canvas totes and other blanks that show off what can be done.
Mixed Media layouts, trays, banners, books, cards and other fun vintage inspired projects.
Party and Table Top Decor such as this adorable place setting featuring the Beans & Bags Collection – printed fabrics, printed papers, cutlery holders, fabric chargers, place cards, place mats and other items come together to create the cutest DIY settings perfect for weddings, showers, parties and other events.
Home Decor pieces such as this kitchen shadow box, wall decor and other pieces you would be proud to display in your home.
The Crew is also quick to demo a product, show off a new collection or just simply create. Heather was on hand at NAMTA to show how you can use all of the Tattered Angels paints to create this banner with stunning results.
We also have been doing a series on meeting the Crew Members with photos, favorite products, projects and some insight into what inspires them. To view the posts that we members that we have shared so far you can in our Featured Crew Member Section on the blog. We love to get to know more about where they live, work and create.
One of our Crew, Marie Johansson, suggested we create a public Facebook page that is open to all where ideas can be shared, questions can be asked, techniques can be taught, information can be gathered and inspiration can grow. The new Facebook Group will be called Canvas Corp Brands Collective.
“Welcome. This is a place created for each and every one of you. A place to share projects, ideas, tutorials or exchange tips on how to use Canvas Corp Brands products – 7Gypsies + Tattered Angels + Canvas Corp. This should be a place with a helpful atmosphere, full of encouraging comments and a friendly attitude. Please share, enjoy and make yourself at home!”
The group will be hosted by the Crew and they will share their projects, favorite products, inspiration and tutorials that will inspire you. You can ask questions, get involved, contribute to contests, be one of the first to see new products first hand and have a place to share your creations. The group is open to anyone, so don’t fear if you are not sure your work meets as standard you have set, there are no rules, this is a positive creative place. We apologize on the front end, but this is no place for negative comments and disrespect, so we will have to say bye, bye.
You can request to join the group here and we add you right away.
You can also follow our Crew closely on our branded Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook Pages – here are the links:
Shannon Green coordinates our YouTube efforts and is taking us to new places. She has saved, moved, gathered and organized all the great videos created by and with canvas corp brands products so they are in one convenient place and easy to access. Our Crew is working behind the scenes on their videos to help bring their products to life and their creative personalities to the screen. If you are an avid creative video watcher, you will want to check out what has been happening.
We have created one Canvas Corp Brands YouTube channel where you will find a wide range of videos across all the brands.
which is the umbrella company for all these terrific brands and where you can keep up with all the details, sign up for a wholesale account, end us a note and more.
The Canvas Corp Brands Blog was given the name The Creative Studio and it is filled with a wide range of creative projects that range across the entire creative spectrum.
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The Canvas Corp Brands Shop offers the complete line on Canvas Corp Brands products, as well as, other fun brands that work so well with the brands including Ken Oliver and BrustusMonroe. Be on the look out for more great products, brands and kits.
Shop – Canvas Corp Brands
We welcome new Crew Members once a year. You can apply during the month of October and the 2017 Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew will be finalized in mid-November. Follow Canvas Corp Brands on social media including Instagram and Facebook to find out when the applications go live. If you would like to be sure that you are contacted when we do the 2017 design call you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will notify you with the application links and information.
We hope you have enjoyed getting to know the team and if we are new to you welcome aboard and if you have been part of the team or followed us thank you so much. Crafting is community and our Crew is such a great example of an amazing community. Please like, share and leave comments whenever you see work you like, it means the world to each Crew Member.
We want to thank each and every Crew Member past and present for their contributions, ideas, designs, projects, techniques, humor, smiles and support. Our Crew makes us smile everyday and inspires us to do what we do. We love how small the world can be when we communicate and work with such amazing people from around the globe every single day.