St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
Mary Engelbreit Studios and GCD Studios recently signed a licensing deal for GCD Studios to manufacture scrapbooking items such as designer papers, designer pads, embellishment, tools and scrapbooking kits using licensed Mary Engelbreit artwork. GCD will use a variety of new and existing Mary Engelbreit artwork including traditional Mary patterns and new graphic patterns. HAP Consulting, Mary Engelbreit’s licensing agency of record, brokered the deal between the two companies.
“Mary Engelbreit Studios is thrilled to offer a new line of scrapbooking and paper craft supplies because it is an ideal fit for ME fans,” said Mary Engelbreit. “This new line of products will be designed especially for our fans that love crafting and scrapbooking. We cannot wait to get started creating new products with GCD Studios since they are the premier provider in the industry.”
GCD Studios traditionally works with designers to help create one-of-a-kind scrapbooking materials. Their work is lauded by the scrapbooking trade media for being very high quality in addition to offering unique patterns, embellishments and tools.
“We consistently seek designers that offer a different perspective on traditional scrapbooking paper designs,” said Kent Chesley, CEO of GCD Studios. “Mary Engelbreit offers a whimsical, lighthearted aesthetic and her art will translate very well to the scrapbooking community. We will offer a mix of her traditional artwork with her new, graphic patterns, so all scrapbooking enthusiasts will have something to like in her upcoming collection.”
GCD Studios and Mary Engelbreit are anticipating the first line of Mary Engelbreit and GCD Studios scrapbooking paper and tools to be in stores in late 2013. GCD Studios scrapbooking and paper craft supplies are available in a wide network of independent and chain hobby and gift retailers nationally.
About GCD Studios
GCD Studios is a leader in Scrapbooking, Card Making and Papercraft innovation and product development, and manufactures and distributes all of its products. The mission of GCD Studios is to empower people to express their personal and professional creativity using our innovative products. Deliciously different. Ambitiously diverse. Remarkably distinct. That’s GCD Studios. More information can be found at http://www.gcdstudios.com
About Mary Engelbreit Studios
Founded in 1983, Mary Engelbreit Studios is an art licensing studio based in St. Louis, MO. Mary Engelbreit is the artist and CEO of the Studios and known for her distinctive illustration style, imbued with spirit wit and nostalgic warmth. The Studios license with dozens of manufactures to reproduce Mary Engelbreit original designs on gift and home décor products including calendars, greeting cards, books, best-selling children’s books, stationary, fabric, crafts, kitchen accessories, dinnerware and other gifts and home accents. Mary Engelbreit also founded Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine. For more information about Mary Engelbreit and the Studios visit http://www.maryengelbreit.com.