Steve and Alma Mitchell founded American Crafts in 1994 with their sons. Together, they quickly built the company into a business catering to the general crafting market. Initially specializing in pen manufacturing, American Crafts produced a variety of gel and ink pens and markers — customer favorites that are still part of the company’s lineup today.


American Crafts has been expanding further into new and trending markets, including food crafting, mixed media and more. Exciting partnerships were formed with Megan Snyder of 1canoe2, as well as with food crafters Callye Alvarado of Sweet Sugarbelle and Megan Faulkner Brown of The Sweet Tooth Fairy. American Crafts has also formed partnership with the talented mixed media artist Vicki Boutin.


Since then, American Crafts has steadily increased its range of products, becoming a trendsetter along the way. Over the past 8 years, American Crafts has acquired many brands including, Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp, Kelly Creates, We R Memory Keepers, and Bazzill Basics Paper to offer an even wider variety of products to scrapbookers around the world.