Serengeti Mixed Media Crates

Photos from the zoo, a recent safari or petting zoo will find themselves very at home in these African inspired crates.  7gypsies offers two sizes in Vintage Photo Crates which hold 4×6 photos horizontally and even 5×7 vertically and the ATC crates which are perfect for ATC size, wallet photos or even business cards.  We have all the accessories in all the right sizes to help you prepare your crate to welcome your photos.

Here are some of the items we used to when we designed the crates.

With so many pieces and parts to the crates we thought we would show highlights of a few of the inside pieces and get the creative juices flowing.  Here is the little crate:




ink, stamp, stencil, mist, distress the various pieces to give them an old world feel.

IMG_0911Anything ATC size will fit into the crate.

IMG_0905the naked items from 7gypsies are old, world manila color and a great background for stamps, rub-ons, stencils and mini ephemera.

IMG_0907Create dividers and file folders to organize your photos by day, event or animal, your crate your way.

IMG_0909The B & W photos and tags are perfect as they are or you can color them in with your choice of Tattered Angels Mists or Glimmer Glaze.

Let’s take a look inside the 4×6 Photo Crate.



The postcards are perfect for journaling and slipping into the crate or create a few with the leftovers and mail them during your journey.



Fill folded with photos, ephemera and fun details.  We love embossing the folders or faux finished papers with an African feel embosser

IMG_0923 Design a stretched burlap to slip into the crate, the 6×6 sizes fit perfectly.


Decorate file folders, cards, envelopes and other surfaces to fill the crate with a wide range of sizes and shapes giving it personality and fun places to tuck notes, photos and journaling.

IMG_0906The options are endless no matter what your theme when working with 7gypsies Crates.

Happy Creating!!!





Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.