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Product Brainstorming: Soother Clips
Versatile and a baby essential, we're taking a deep dive into soother clips - different styles, looks, and a few a m a z i n g brand new design ideas for you to trial in your own shops! If you're looking to shake up your products, this is a MUST READ!
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Easy French Rope Knitting
Learn how to make your very own homemade French Knitting Tool, and the easy steps it takes to make your very own Jersey Yarn ropes! From beautiful DIY name signs, to floor rugs, and so much more - Jersey Yarn ropes are such a fun crafting supply to make!
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Craft Kits Redesigned!
Today on the blog we're breaking down our redesigned and newly released Craft Kit collections! Come check out the new kits, see what's included, and find some inspiration!
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Shop Talk: Alexis Jordan Designs
Alexis is a talented entrepreneur who has kindly shared with us her story of pregnancy & challenging health struggles that led her to discover joy and fulfillment through her business. A huge thank you to Alexis for giving us a glimpse into her life and story!
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Tutorial: Double Hole Bead Teething Toy

We love stocking products that make crafting and product development easier for your shop, and we’re sure these double hole beads are going to be a game changer for you!

Grab your supplies and let's make a fun Teething toy! 

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Tutorial: 3 Unique Soother Clip Designs

We love how diverse your shops can be, and how creative you can be with the supplies you have!

If you’re looking to shake up your products, we thought we’d get you started with a couple ideas - hopefully they’ll inspire more products and designs for your shop!

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Silicone Crafting 101
Welcome to Silicone Crafting 101! We're starting at the beginning and explaining EVERYTHING: why silicone, what products to use, safe ways to make crafts, tools to use--everything you need to get started! Familiar with silicone crafting? You're still gonna find some helpful tips and tricks to keep your skills sharp.
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Cara & Co Exclusives: Our Process
We are taking you behind the scenes to show you how we create our gorgeous exclusively designed teethers and pendants! Our team has worked hard to bring you the most beautiful, unique, and SAFE designs that your little ones will love!
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Crafting for Easter!
Bring some fresh spring air into your home with some cute and easy Easter crafts! Whether you're looking for some home décor tips or something to while away a Saturday afternoon with your littles, we've got some great ideas for you!
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Shop Talk Feature - Bee's Inspired Studio
Meet Brittany (aka Bee) from Bee’s Inspired Studio! Brittany makes a wide range of products with a special niche in sensory products & pillows for both children and adults living with Dementia & Alzheimers. She has set herself apart as a mama, small business owner and college teacher! 
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3 Simple Home Decor Crafts

Crafting isn't just for kids!! But you knew that ;) 

Show your home a little love and unleash your creativity with these three fun and easy home decor craft ideas! Read the tutorial on todays blog to make this beautiful 'ever-green' faux succulent plant.

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Product Brainstorming: Teething Rings

Don't get stuck in a product design rut!! Join us for a little brainstorming session in today's blog! We're talking teething rings!!

Far from basic, these creative twists on a 'simple' product will get you excited to start on redesigning your own!

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Endless Possibilities: Craft Kits!

We love craft kits!! They're such an easy way to explore silicone crafting - everything is all there for you! Beads (in SO many sizes!), clips, clasps, string, accent beads - the possibilities are endless!

We sat down with our NEW Limited Edition Valentine's Craft Kits and made at least 7 easy crafts (with leftover beads to spare!) Today's blog post breaks down 2 tutorials: a Lanyard Clip Wristlet and an easy Beaded Bracelet (with an assembly tip you won't want to miss out on!!). 

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Small Shop Resources: Branding

Today's blog post is all about how to develop your brand logo & supporting graphics, hone your business tone and personality, and identify your niche in the market!

Our very own Creative Director, Sarah, will walk you through branding your small business from start to finish! Tips, tricks, and everything (including budget friendly suggestions!) in between!

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Year in Review - 2021

Another year has gone by! Come share the walk down memory lane with us as we reflect on the 2021 year with all sorts of behind-the-scenes photos. It's hard to believe all of these special milestones were packed into ONE YEAR! 

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5 DIY Christmas Ornaments

Christmas = Crafting. At least over here it does ;) 

In today's blog, we're breaking down some fun new ideas for you to try at home, starting with some unique and super cute ornaments to dress up your tree! They're really easy and would make a great craft night activity with a couple of friends! Read along and be inspired!

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Christmas Crafting in Color
NEW to the blog! Christmas Crafting in Color!! We looove decorating for Christmas but sometimes the same old color schemes get a bit boring. We wanted to come up with some fun colorful inspiration for your own Christmas Decor!
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Handmade Gift Ideas for Christmas

If you're starting to think Christmas gifts, we've got your inspo all wrapped up with a bow!

Today's blog post is all about handmade gift ideas! We've gathered our top 6 handmade gifts, and YES they're for more than just babies and toddlers. There's something for everyone here! Grab that coffee and note pad and start planning out your Christmas gifts!

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Content Creation Ideas For Your Small Business

Looking to jumpstart your small shop content for the holiday season? Trust us - we get the struggle to come up with content.

We're breaking down 25 quick and easy algorithm-friendly ideas to get those creative wheels turning! Even more? How to work through creative block when you get there! 

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3 Ways to Use Dried Oranges in Your Fall Crafting

We're slicing off some zesty seasonal crafts!

There's something about the savory smell of oranges and cinnamon in the air! It brings back fond, nostalgic memories of gathering around a bustling table with family. That's why we decided that dehydrated orange slices are no longer just for your Christmas decor, but fall as well! Recreate the essence of these sweet and spicy flavors yourself with these 3 DIY tutorials on our Blog today!

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Shop Talk: Tailored Tots
We're back with another Shoptalk feature! Today we're so pleased to welcome Jenn from Tailored Tots! She's the creative genius behind the amazingly creative and unique products at Tailored Tots. We asked her a few questions about her business, creativity, family balance -- this is one you'll want to read for sure! Grab a coffee and pull up a chair!
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