MELVILLE, N.Y., May 30, 2013 – To inspire a more creative crafting experience, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is collaborating with the crafting and do-it-yourself (DIY) blog, A Beautiful Mess. Bloggers Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman look to create various fun, stylish and simple crafting projects using Canon products, including the PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Printer, PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer and SELPHY CP900 Compact Photo Printer.
With support from Canon, Elsie and Emma hope to encourage people to craft more at home by showcasing a wide array of projects on the Canon Crafting Corner at www.usa.canon.com/crafting, such as large embroidered wall art, journal art, stickers and party invites, which can be created with select Canon PIXMA and SELPHY printers. Additionally, visitors to the Canon Crafting Corner can learn more about how to incorporate Canon's Creative Park resources to enhance their crafting projects, as well as access over 800 free tutorials such as how to make and print birthday and greeting cards, calendars, or 3D Paper Art.
"Helping to make crafting at home fun and easy is something Canon has aspired to do," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "Partnering with DIY bloggers Elsie and Emma is the next step in furthering our comprehensive crafting offerings to our consumers."
"I've been taking pictures forever and used to work in scrapbooking, so I love printed pictures! This collaboration was such a perfect fit," said Elsie Larson. "We'd actually made it one of our goals for the year to show off more projects using printed photos on the blog, so I was so excited at the idea of working with Canon," stated Emma Chapman.
For more information about the products featured on the Canon Crafting Corner, visit www.usa.canon.com/crafting.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
A Beautiful Mess is a lifestyle blog focused on creating a beautiful life. On A Beautiful Mess you'll find daily inspiration for crafts, recipes, fashion and decor. In the summer of 2007, Elsie Larson started A Beautiful Mess as a just-for-fun blog. Little by little, creating articles became her passion. In early 2010 Emma started contributing ideas and recipes. After working together for a year, Elsie invited Emma to become a co-author. Shortly after that, they got their first book deal.
† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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