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Safety eBook: Everything Your Shop Needs to Know
As a company, some of the most frequent questions we receive revolve around the topic of safety.  Check out our incredible new blog post with all sorts of safety details to help you craft with compliance!
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Camping & Vacation Hacks

This summer we can't WAIT to get out and do some camping! We've gathered up a few of our tried and true camping hacks in today's blog: everything from life jacket safety tags, rainy weather games, even some step by step instructions on making your own shower lanyards! If you have any camping hacks you can't live without, be sure to drop them in the comments!

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3 Unique Wristlet Designs
Everyone loves the popular round bead Wristlet using our 19mm beads, but you know we always like to shake things up! We've got three different wristlet designs in today's blog to get your creative wheels turning!!
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Shop Talk: Fibre + Knots

Today's ShopTalk features the lovely Tara from Fibre + Knots!! Tara is an amazing local Fibre Artist who creates the most beautiful wall hangings and macrame products! We're so thrilled to feature her shop today! Settle in with a hot coffee and be inspired by her small business journey!

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DIY Sensory Bins for Play Based Learning
Sensory bins are a fantastic way to develop fine motor skills and stimulate imaginative play in your little one! So today's blog post includes a plethora of ideas to create your own at home using items you may already have and others that can easily be found at your local dollar or craft store!
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Tutorial: Macrame Pacifier Clip

We are SO pumped to supply you with another crafting option --- MACRAME! This launch has been a long time in the making and we couldn't love this product and the gorgeous color options more! 

Our blog post today includes a sweet tutorial for an easy, first time macrame project - let's get crafting!

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DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts
If you have a child in school, you know the heroes our teachers have been through all the pandemic changes. They’ve constantly pivoted to make learning accessible, often thinking out of the box (like FAR out of the box) to...
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Shop Talk: Olive Eve & Co

You know we're all about showing LOVE to our fellow mompreneurs, and today we're delighted to showcase the amazing Danniella from Olive Eve & Co., a fabulous shop that specializes in colourful chewelry and super fun sensory play items!

She's chatting to us about her experience of running a growing small business, so settle in with your morning (hot?) coffee and be inspired by her passion, resourcefulness and wit! ;)

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CaraPLUS Launch
Our goal has always been to support you along every stage of your crafting journey! A lot of us started with a simple DIY crafting project that soon took on a life of its own: before we knew it, that initial craft project had turned into an unexpected surprise – a new business opportunity!! 
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Email Marketing 101 with Kara-Lynne
Did you know that Email Marketing statistically gets better views than your social media posts and orders tend to be 3x higher in value? Learn to create a deeper relationship with your customers while also boosting your order numbers and sales! Read along as our Marketing Director, Kara-Lynne, give us step-by-step instructions on how to get started!
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Organizing Your Shop Supplies
When we first started Cara Supply, we were a small basement shop with bags and bags of product filling up every spare corner and crawl space.  You better believe we learned REALLY quickly how to store, organize and move everything! If you're just starting a handmade shop and need some tips, we can help -  today's blogpost is all about how to organize loose items and focus on the fun stuff! Read on and be inspired!
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Autism: A Family Journey

April is Autism Awareness month, so we wanted to share Cara's personal experience of how autism has impacted their family. Find out how acceptance and support from family, friends and local children's centres have helped them immensely - let's settle in and hear their 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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DIY Corner Chew Bib Tutorial
You've been asking and we've listened! Today on our blog we've got a detailed tutorial on how to sew our corner chews onto a bib. So find your cutest fabric, one of our silicone corner chews and set up your sewing machine - let's do this!
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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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Inspiration for Your Virtual or Small Baby Shower

One of the most beautiful things we’ve been taught this past in particular, is how important community is to us all! 

In today's blog, we're showing you guys some awesome ideas for how to shower an expectant mom with love, whether in a small intimate setting or virtually! 

Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, babies - they’re part of the fabric of our lives, and some of them happen regardless of what may or may not be going on. So settle in and get inspired

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Shop Talk: Grace + Parker
We L O V E spotlighting small shops and today we have a treat for you! We asked the lovely Krystin from Grace & Parker to chat about her experience of building a business and a brand! So find a comfy chair, sit down and soak up all her wisdom on navigating the challenges of this past year, and on how to set BIG goals for your business!
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6 Easy DIY Valentine's Craft Ideas

If Valentine’s isn’t the most acceptable time to send cheesy card lines we don’t know when is ;)

So plug in that glue gun, get some scissors and tape and let's get ready to send some smiles to your loved ones ;) 

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Tutorial: Mitten Clips

The snow has started to accumulate and snow suits, boots, hats and mitts are just part of your,  and your kids day-to-day outside routine. 

We didn’t want you feeling like the Mom of the three little kittens who lost their mittens; frustrated all winter long with misplaced winter gear! So cue today’s tutorial...... MITTEN CLIPS! 

may the days of lost mittens be a thing of the past! ;) 

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NEW Valentine's Craft Kits!
All the LOVE is here!  Valentine’s is just around the corner and we can’t wait to celebrate and make it a special time for our kids! We’ve found that taking the time to focus on a fun craft, holiday, or project with our kids has been such a rewarding experience.
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7 Cheap Storage Hacks from the Dollar Store
FEAR NOT.  Beautiful and functional storage doesn’t have to cost you a mint. Your handcrafting business is growing, and you LOVE having all those supplies at your fingertips, but how to organize them?!  We’ve been there, done that, and have figured out some budget-friendly storage hacks. The best part?  It’s all. at. THE DOLLAR STORE.
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