Wednesday, July 3, 2013

We're Moving!

Our blog has moved to a new location!
Please follow us here: http://creativeoptionscrafts.com/blog/


We hope you enjoy the new and improved Creative Options blog!
Stay tuned for more updates and posts.

Happy crafting!
the Creative Options team

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spotlight On: Fine Arts Line

Creative Options is well known for our bright color palettes and playful patterns, but we also have a less-conspicuous side. Did you know that Creative Options offers products designed for fine arts enthusiasts and art students? Our Fine Arts line is defined by a neutral and professional color palette of natural, black, and platinum, making it perfect for any artist. From utilities to travel cases to tray boxes, our products are perfect for drawing, painting, sculpting and more. Each product is carefully designed for durability and function, with practical features like lift-out trays, adjustable compartments, secure latches and molded padlock tabs. Every case protects art supplies and allows for secure transportation.
Read on for more details!
 
ADJUSTABLE UTILITIES
Adjustable utilities are ideal for storing and organizing charcoal and graphite pencils, erasers, sharpeners and blending stumps. Simply adjust the dividers to make the compartments the perfect length. Our utilities are available in three basic sizes: small (9.13 x 4.88”), medium (10.88 x 7.38”) and large (14.13 x 9.13”). We also offer deep versions of select utilities; these offer great storage options for paint tubes and brushes.


TRAY BOXES
Our tray boxes offer both adjustable compartments to sort small parts and bulk storage in the base for larger items. They are perfect for organizing a wide assortment of tools and materials. We have two-tray and three-tray versions available in the Fine Arts line. Each box features a secure brass-bailed latch and a carrying handle for easy transportation. Molded padlock tabs give added security, making these a great option for bringing supplies to studios or classrooms.

 
 
ARTIST BOXES
One of our most popular items is the 1612 Artist Travel Case. This unique case features an extra deep storage compartment in its base and is well-suited for tall items, like tubes of paint or jars of glaze. You can store additional tools and brushes in the lift-out tray or the in-lid compartment. Our Grab ‘n’ Go Box also offers a bulk storage compartment with removable tray. It also includes one removable utility that can be stored in the lid. Both artist tool boxes are portable and secure, with brass-bailed latches and molded padlock tabs.

 
THE BOTTOM LINE
Our Fine Arts line offers great storage for professional and budding artists. The professional and timeless color palette is great for anyone. Whether you’ve got a few items to store or a collection to sort, we can help organize and protect your supplies so you have more time to create your next masterpiece! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Friday!

Some of you may know that May is National Photography Month, a time to celebrate photographers and the images that they capture. The art of photography is certainly something to celebrate. Our photographs are treasures; they preserve moments that we never want to forget, from family get-togethers to weddings to birthday celebrations and first days of school.

Many of us have stacks of photo albums or shoe boxes full of unframed portraits. I recently found some old photos that I had tucked away and completely forgotten. Although the images are from different years and places, I decided I wanted to display them together. I didn't feel that a traditional collage frame would be dramatic enough, so I started looking at craft projects.

And before long, this project from Martha Stewart's website caught my attention:





http://www.marthastewart.com/269912/accordion-gallery?czone=home/diy-decorating/walls-and-windows&center=277001&gallery=275137&slide=269912

This is such a clever and creative way to display several photographs without buying a bunch of frames! I can't wait to try it!

Of course, photographs can be incorporated into many other crafts too... scrapbook pages, mixed media pieces, home-d├ęcor projects, and more. Celebrate National Photography Month by making your own craft project and show-off some of your favorite snapshots. :)

Happy crafting!
-the Creative Options team

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Creative Options website has a new look!

Hi all!

In case you didn't receive our newsletter, the Creative Options website has received a new look for 2013! We were so proud to introduce our new color palettes (that's right, two new color palettes) at the Winter CHA Show, and we're even more excited to launch our redesigned website with this fresh new look.


The new website features all the colors from our French Garden palette - magenta, apple green, avocado, and royal purple. Let us know what you think! Leave a comment below or write a post on our Facebook page. We love to hear your feedback. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Creative Options products were a big hit at the Okuma Scrapbook Retreat for military wives in Okinawa, Japan.


The Double Stitch Twins were at the CHA Craft Super Show for a book signing and workshop. Creative Options bags were given away to 4 lucky winners!