8 Inspirational Creators We Love
Inclusion opens minds and hearts to new ways of thinking (and more creativity)! Welcoming everyone to the craft table expands creative ideas, creates conversation, and supports diverse projects. In celebration of Black History month, we’re showcasing 8 stunning creators who inspire us!
You may know her from NBC’s Making It (2018), but did you know Amber was a child psychologist before becoming a full-time crafter?! Now, with her company Damask Love, she spreads creativity and lots of bright colors to crafters everywhere. Brighten up any space with her DIY Paper Monstera Plant or an adorable Pom Pom Daisy Tote!
Ms. Barber creates fiber art to visually represent what it means to be a Black woman in America. From the joy, the struggles, and everything in between — she shares her art to establish community and celebration with others. Check out her prints, stickers, and embroidery on her site, Bantu Knot Embroidery, or on her Instagram page!
The creator of the Diary of Belle Rose blog is as bright and cheery as the projects she creates, including these Gnome Garden Party Favors (we’re obsessed)! Ms. Dean focuses mostly on card crafts and her YouTube channel will guide you on all kinds of themes. Which one is your favorite?
The owner of Got Joy Creations is an expert in all things paper, stencils, and stamps! Dana’s YouTube channel is a library of engaging tutorials along with greeting card tips and tricks. Find your next paper project with a little inspiration from Dana!
Looking for your next sewing project? KreativeKymona is home for all kinds of fabrics, quilting, and sewing crafts! Check out her Instagram page for updates on her latest projects — or head to her blog archives to flip through a bunch of fabric-related crafts, like this fabulous fabric glasses case!
Featured on Good Morning America, USA Today, and the New York Times, Jonah takes crocheting to the next level! He uses his talent to propel his philanthropic spirit and encourage others to find passion in creation. Follow his adventures on Instagram and learn more about his books and kits on his website.
Lydia over at Clever Girl Craft is all about resin art! Her videos on YouTube will teach you how to carefully craft with all kinds of resin art material (safety tips included). She’ll also show you techniques on how to make your projects extra colorful and sparkly!
From restorations, upcycling, and DIY-ing Grillo Designs brings the perfect combination of modern chic and easy for everyone. Want to learn to make festive wreaths or leaf-shaped cork coasters? These simple crafts with take less than 10 minutes with the help of Ms. Grillo!
There’s always an open seat at our craft table! Are you interested in becoming a guest contributor or Craft-fluencer for CPI? Head to our Creators We Love page to learn how to join our crafting family.