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Fall and Winter Sale!

Hey everyone!

I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post! I have just been so busy with school work! Well I have good news for you today. I have two large sleuth kits and only one mini sleuth kit left in stock. And…. I just love November and December because they have my two favorite holidays….So, for the next two months I have decided to put them all up for a discounted price! In addition, I am going to choose a random Nancy Drew book to go along with the sleuth kit! It is a pretty good deal, so if you are interested in buying one, please contact me through the comments below and I promise to get reply to you via e-mail.

So here are the new prices:

Original Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit now $45 + S&H (was $60 +S&H)

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Mini Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit now $20 + S&H (was $30 +S&H)



For more detailed pictures you can check out the For Sale Page.

These are a perfect gift for any detective or Nancy Drew fan during holidays! Whew, I know if I got this package as a gift when I was younger I would have been busy for quite a while!

Well, to sum it all up, this offer begins today, November 1st 2013, and ends December 31st 2013.



P.S. Keep an eye out for a t-shirt infinity scarf tutorial 😉




5 Tips on Ductagami

Undoubtedly the most famous craft on my website are the duct tape sleuth kits that I make and sell. Many people ask “How do you make the sleuth kits?” Well I can’t put a step by step tutorial on how to make the Nancy Drew sleuth kits because it is a very detailed process, but I decided to give everyone a few tips to remember if they choose to make a duct tape craft of their own. Who knows, after getting the hang of things you may be able to make a sleuth kit of your own!

Tip 1: Use a cutting board

Small or medium cutting boards are easy tools to find in the kitchen that can be used for duct tape projects. They prove handy because they are easy to store and transport, and most of all they protect the surface under the duct tape from being sliced along with the tape!

Tip 2: Use an X-acto knife

Many people may use either a pair of scissors or their teeth to tear the tape. I do not recommend either of these methods for a few reasons. Personally, I don’t like using scissors because the tape tends to stick to the blades, which sometimes make it harder to cut a perfectly straight line. A second reason I do not use scissors is because the blades quickly get gummy or sticky.

An X-acto knife is my personal favorite for cutting duct tape. They can be purchased easily at a craft store or hardware store for a fairly decent price, and can last a very long time. One can place the duct tape on the cutting board, then cut it with the X-acto knife, without worrying about cutting the table underneath.

Tip 3: Find a good work space

Finding a good work space is a very important part of ductagami,  just like it is for any other art form. Make sure that you have enough room to stay organized, and also give yourself enough elbow room. You need enough room to unroll long lengths of duct tape without knocking over a tower of duct tape rolls with your elbow!

Step 4: Take your time

This doesn’t necessarily mean that every single thing must be perfect, but you don’t want to rush through a project just to see that your wallet just looks like a wrinkled piece of tape with some money inside. Especially on your first time doing a project make sure to focus, cut clean lines, and remember that it may take a little while before you get the hang of things.

Step 5: Have fun! 

It may seem cheesy, or way too obvious, but it is important to remember that ductagami is all about having fun! Sometimes hard projects can go a little rough at times, but remember to keep trying and it will get better and better! And always keep your creativity flowing! The possibilities with duct tape is endless!



Happy Holidays

Hello everyone! I hope that you had a very festive Thanksgiving! This week I do not have any crafts to share with you, but I definitely will try to blog about the baked goods I am planning to make in the next couple weeks. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some warm, gooey cookies! Christmastime is the best time of year to bake, so that we can share our tasty treats with others. 🙂 If you happen to be looking for some great Christmas recipes or dishes, I recommend getting a Pinterest account if you don’t already. Now I will warn you: Pinterest is very addictive! –But, it has some great ideas for cooking, diy, etc. The recipes or ideas I am planning to make are from Pinterest.

I also wanted to say that I am extending the Sleuth kit special offer to January 1st.  I talked about the offer a couple of posts ago.( If you would like to read more about the Nancy Drew Sleuth Kits click here. )  I just thought that I would extend the offer because the Nancy Drew Sleuth kits would make great Christmas presents, and you might as well get a free wallet to go with it! That will make one happy detective! If you are thinking about buying a Nancy Drew Kit for a very special detective, please contact me as soon as possible so that I can get it to you by Christmas.

If you have any questions please comment below; I promise to get back to you! 🙂

Have a great week-end!


Sleuth Kits For Sale Update

Well, yesterday was the first day of  November, which means only less than two months until Christmastime! It may seem a bit early, but I always get excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some people may be already planning a few gifts for family members, so I decided that I would make a little special offer for this month. For the sleuth kits on the For Sale page, I will give a free wallet with each sleuth kit that you buy. You can request a wallet that matches the bag, or you can ask for specific colors if you would like. This package will end on November 30th.  Also, if you buy a Nancy Drew sleuth kit this month, you will have no problem receiving it by Christmastime! I just wanted to make this offer if anyone is interested 🙂 . I put the pictures of the sleuth kits that are in stock below (click on a picture for more detailed photos).

And here are just a few wallets that I have made in the past(you can check out more at my Duct Tape Wallets page):

The twin zebra wallets

Spatter Paint Deluxe Wallet

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If  you have any questions or wish to contact me, please leave a comment and I promise to get back to you!


A Tasteful Gift and a Duct Tape Pumpkin

Hello  fellow crafters! For the past two days I have been working on my sister’s birthday cake. I wanted to do something simple, yet cute at the same time. It is her 18th birthday, so I didn’t want to make it too colorful, just a nice balance of fun and pretty. I decided to make a two layer vanilla cake decorated like a gift. I kept the main icing color white, and the used chocolate fondant for the bow and ribbon. I used a Wilton fondant mold to shape the ribbon, which you can buy from for  $9.99. I ran out of parchment paper(used to smooth out the cake), so I used a paper towel to smooth the cake. This actually gave the icing the design that was imprinted on the paper towels, which was a pattern of circles, and turned out looking very cute. The pattern from the paper towel made the icing look more like wrapping paper.  I am not sure if  you can see the design in the icing very well in the pictures, though. Well, here is the final result:

As for my duct tape pumpkin, I just wanted to show you what I came up with since I talked about it a couple weeks ago. If you don’t remember, I made it for the stick or treat contest. Here you go: (sorry for some of the blurry pics!)


A Few Duct Tape Projects…

I haven’t posted in a long time! Well, I had the urge to make a post today and show you what I have been up to.

My friend  loves things made of duct tape, so on her birthday I decided to surprise her with a little something made of tape. I made a lunch box that was actually inspired by my friend’s pair of  polka-dot rain boots that I thought were adorable. Instead of making the lunchbox short and wide, like the lunchbox in my tutorial, I made this lunch box on the taller side. I also put cardboard on the bottom to give it some support. And, of course, I used Velcro on the flap.

 I also wanted to tell my fellow duct tapers that there is a decorate a pumpkin contest at if anyone is interested. The  Stick or Treat contest is to decorate a pumpkin with duct tape and then enter into the contest for a chance to win first, second, or third place. First place recieves  $1,000, second recieves $500, and third recieves $250. And I don’t know about you, but I am going to give it a try! It is also a fun and different way to decorate a pumpkin and shows off your creative side.

And before I finish I wanted to remind everyone that I still have four Nancy Drew duct tape sleuth kits for sale! They would make a great holiday gifts and would start a detective with the right materials to begin an adventure. You can check them out on the for sale page.

What craft projects have you been up to? Please share in a comment below!

                Keep crafting!


Sleuth Kits For Sale!

It is finally July 1st, the day everyone (or maybe only a few) has been waiting for— the famous Nancy Drew inspired duct tape sleuth kits are for sale! For a long time I have been telling you guys about the mini sleuth kits, which will also be for sale starting today. Let’s take a quick look about each bag before we get started.

The original sleuth kit was made to prepare a detective for anything. Therefore, it comes with the essentials:  a magnifying glass, a penlight, a pen, a pencil, and a notepad (for writing down useful clues).Of course, there is also a large pocket to hold other gadgets or possible evidence. This bag is 9” tall, and 9 ¼” wide.

The mini sleuth kit was made for younger detectives (or just detectives who like to carry a lighter load), and equips them with the right gear to start their adventures: a magnifying glass, a notepad, a pencil, and a penlight. Similarly to the larger kit, the mini kits also have a large pocket to hold other sleuthing materials. The mini kit was made to be lighter than the original kits, so it is half the size. The mini kit is 7 ¾” tall, and 5 ½” wide.

Original Sleuth Kits

Mini Sleuth Kits

Every detective needs a trusted friend, so I have also made sleuth bags for 18” dolls. These bags will come for free with each original bag, and will also be sold individually. So, if you would like, you can buy a sleuth kit with a matching bag for your doll!

Before you head over to the For Sale page for more details, I just wanted to remind you that all sales are first come first serve. Be sure to contact me as soon as possible if you are interested.

Tell me which bag is your favorite in the comments below!


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