Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Feather Pen

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What happens when you pair a pen, feather, and glitter ribbon tape together? You get a whimsical feather pen! Because sometimes just a plain old pen won't do! 

When you see feathers, you probably think of Halloween costumes and kids crafts. Well, think again! You can take Indian feathers and turn them into fancy pens to use at a wedding, any special event that has a guestbook, or you can use it everyday! You can whip these lovely pens up in less than 10 minutes! Since I used purple glitter ribbon tape on my pens, they would be a great Halloween party favor!

Check out all of the Midwest Designs Feathers we have on sale! All of these would be perfect for your pen! 

Here's what you'll need:

- Midwest Designs Indian Feathers (I used the Black Indian Feathers)
- Pen
- Glitter Ribbon Tape
- Washi Tape
- Scissors

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Cut the bottom of your feather in half.

Step 2: Trim the bottom of your feathers down a 1/4 inch.

Step 3: Start wrapping your washi tape around the area where you cut your feathers.

Step 4: Continue wrapping your washi tape down your pen until the end of your feather is completely tapped to your pen.

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Step 5: Wrap your ribbon tape around the top part of your pen, over your washi tape.

Step 6: Continue wrapping your ribbon tape down your pen, all the way to the bottom.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Inside Blitsy: Pumpkin Crafternoon!

DIY Stenciled Dish Towel

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I have really been feeling stencils this week. I. Mean. Really! It's hard to pass up a good stencil when you see it, you know what I mean? When I saw the Handmade Charlotte Ikat stencil, I KNEW I had to use it!

I rummaged through our craftroom to see what I could stencil. I came across some white dish towels I had picked up for another project (but never ended up using). I knew these would be perfect for my stencil. I have to say, the secret to getting a perfect image with this stencil is using spray adhesive. With so many intricate cuts, the adhesive really helps adhere your stencil to your fabric so your paint won't bleed. This stenciled dish towel is the perfect addition to your Fall decor. The gold paint gives it a look of real elegance!

You can grab your Plaid Folkart Ikat Handmade Charlotte Stencil here.

Here's what you'll need:
- Plaid Folkart Ikat Handmade Charlotte Stencil
- Plain White Dish Towel
Decoart Americana Metallic Gold Paint
Loew Cornell Spong-it Value Set
- Spray Adhesive
- Paper Towel

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Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Lay your stencil face down on your paper towel and spray it with adhesive.

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Step 2: Iron your dish towel. Then, place your stencil on the bottom left hand side of your towel about an inch and a half up. Place your paper towel on the other side of your towel.

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Step 3: Dip your dauber in paint and begin painting over your stencil.

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Step 4: When you are finished, remove your stencil. Place your stencil next to your prior design. Make sure both are lined up. 

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Step 5: Use an extra paint brush to press down on your stencil, making sure it is attached to your towel. Add paint to your stencil. Continue stenciling the bottom of your towel until you get to the end.

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Step 6: Once your bottom row has dried, flip your stencil so the smaller design is on the bottom. Then, center it between the two design on the first row. Begin painting.

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Step 7:  Keep filling in the second row with your stencil design. Don't forget to fill in your the edges of your towel with your stencil!


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Project Formula: Fluffy Gold Ornament

Today's Project Formula channels the Holidays. Get out your hot glue gun and get going! All you need to do is glue the fluffy Accent Designs Pom Poms to your Plasteel foam ball. Top it off with the Pane De Velours ribbon! Start now so you can just pull these puppies out when Christmas rolls around! Just think, you will already have one item checked off of your list!

Get the full Project Formula here:

Plasteel Smoothfoam Ball

Accent Design White with Gold Gillter Pom Poms 

Panne De Velours Crushed Velvet Ribbon







Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Home Sweet Home

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Typically when I use a stencil I use paint. This time around I wanted to think outside of the box. So, I used Decoupage glue as my medium! 

As I thought longer about using glue over my "Home Sweet Home" stencil, I knew I had to use glitter. I was a little nervous about this technique, but it turned out great! The only issue I had was getting glitter all over me! If you watch our Vlog later on today, you will see I am quite sparkly.  Oh, the life of a crafter. ;)

This glittery "Home Sweet Home" sign is the perfect addition to any room in your house! You could also add a hook to the back and hang it on the wall! Head on over to Blitsy to grab your Multicraft Wall Stencil Home Sweet HomeDecoart Decoupage Glue, and Wow Gold Glitter

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

3 Ways: Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric

Did you know Tim Holtz makes fabric? Uh, his fabric is just as FABULOUS as his paper! 

These wonderfully designed and unique fabric pieces are great to use on quilts, wall hangings and other projects! I even saw someone added Tim Holtz Fabric over the top of their sneakers! So cool! Check out these 3 Ways to bring the Tim Holtz Fabric to life! 

1. Store your pencils/pens in style with this Trio of Pencil Cups via Sew 4 Home.

2. Make your memories even sweeter with this Fabric Joy Journal via Tutorials for Crafty Hands.

3. When a large purse is not needed, opt for this Mini Fabric Coin Purse via One Lucky Lady.

How will you use your Tim Holtz Eclectic Fabric?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Win $50 to Spend on Craft Supplies!

It's time for another $50 Giveaway. What Blitsy craft supplies would you spend an extra $50 on? Let us know in the comments below!
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A DIY Mini Quote Album


Whenever I am on Pinterest, I always find myself pinning different quotes. I think it's nice to have simple reminders about living your best life. Instead of just printing out quotes and placing them in a frame, I decided to create a mini album of fun quotes!

The Maya Road Mini Square Tab Album is the perfect size to put on a table, throw in your purse, or keep in a drawer at work. I kept my design pretty basic for my quote book. I used lovely papers, a doily die, and different stamps and embellishments to decorate my album. Since the Maya Road album is chipboard, you can design your quote album however you want!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Inside Blitsy: Busy, Busy, Busy!


>>> See who won our Big Shot Giveaway HERE!

DIY Breast Cancer Awareness Month Charm Bracelet

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The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The entire month is devoted to increasing awareness of the disease. It's a reminder that early detection is key. You can show your support this month (and all year round!) with this DIY Breast Cancer Awareness Charm Bracelet! Grab this along with other Breast Cancer Awareness items at Blitsy!

All you need for this project is the Jesse James Uptown Hope Bracelet Kit for this gorgeous bracelet that supports an amazing cause!

Check out the below video tutorial to see how incredibly easy it is to make your own Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet!



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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Big Shot Winner!

Sorry for the short delay in posting the winner this week. We have been buried in Blogger Applications! There is so much talent in the Blitsy Community that it is overwhelming! Please bear with us as we are still working through all of the applications. We should have some announcements on that next week.

Without further ado, the winner of the Sizzix Big Shot is.... CATHY STOUT! Congrats! Now, the decisions is....which Dies will you be needing ;)


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8 Ways to Spruce Up Your Office Chair


Office chairs aren't always the most exciting. They are typically monotone in color and look and feel very "buttoned-up". It's time to break out of the traditional mold and add some life into your office chair! These 8 office chair makeovers will take your office chair to the next level. After you see all of these amazing transformations you will want to makeover ALL of the chairs in your office (just don't tell your boss you got the idea from us!). 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

One Die Five Ways

Today we have this super cute "Thanks" Die from Paper Smooches available for $4.12. I have seen so many cute cards done using this Die, so I thought I'd share with you!

This is what the Die looks like...


and here is how it can be used...



1. We love this nod to Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Emily Leiphart's "Thanks for the Support" card. The pink glitter cardstock behind the word Die is the perfect touch!



2. We love how Jennifer McGuire used the Wink of Stella Markers to add a little glimmer to the Die!


3. This clean design from Candles in the Garden has us ready to layer! She layered six Die Cuts to get this effect. 

Tiffany & Co. Bean Inspired Necklace

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I went to go use my glue gun the other day, but realized I had a Mod Podge Mod Melt in it from a craft project I had done. I started pushing out all of the Mod Melt onto to my craft mat, so I could use my regular glue stick. When the Mod Melt dried I thought it looked like a pendant. Right then an idea was born...

I added another Mod Melt to my glue gun and started playing with different shapes. I ended up landing on a bean shape I had made. My initial thought was to Mod Podge some pretty paper onto my pendant. However, I thought the shape was very similar to the Tiffany & Co. Bean Necklace, which was silver. So, I painted my pendant with metallic paint. My version of the Tiffany & Co. Bean Necklace ended up costing Less than $5.00 to make! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This To That: Hazel and Ruby Stencil Masks

It's time to get onboard with subway style art! I love this form of art because you can add your favorite quote or even your wedding details to a canvas in a fun, fresh way. The Hazel and Ruby Stencils Masks are perfect for this DIY project. The masks are easy to use and can be used over and over again.  Simply place your design, paint and wipe clean!

Let your guests really know what you are like with this sign by Fyne Designs! To create her adorable hand-painted wooden quote sign, Fyne Designs used the Hazel and Ruby Central Park Stencil Mask and the Greetings Stencil Mask. To finish off her deisgn, she added some pink enamel dots!

Check out the entire Hazel and Ruby sale HERE

Monday, October 6, 2014

DIY Dollar Store Make-up Brush Holder

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Having just moved, my life has been a little bit in disarray. When I was in my bathroom the other day, trying to find one of my make-up brushes, I knew it was time to get some organization in my life.  

I recently took a trip to the Dollar Store and picked up a pen holder that I had planned on using for pens, markers, etc. I had not actually filled my holder with any supplies yet, and thought it would actually be perfect as a make-up brush holder! To give my holder some design, I added embroidery floss to felt triangles and then added them to my holder. It looks like I embroidered my felt onto my holder, but guess again! I actually glued the triangles to my holder! This was much easier than trying to work within a small confined space. 

Make sure you check out the Sublime Stitching Embroidery Thread at Blitsy! There are so many fun color packs to choose from!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Inside Blitsy: Meet Jimmy


DIY Alexis Bittar Inspired Jewelry


Jewelry can be really expensive. Speaking of expensive, Alexis Bittar definitely falls into this category. I love the brushed metallics he uses and how every piece is crusted in jewels. It's the perfect pairing of glam!

When I saw the Mark Richards earrings, wooden bangle, and crystal stickers I instantly channelled Alexis Bittar! To achieve my 'brushed metal' look, I used a metallic acrylic paint. This was such a quick and easy project. You could paint your jewelry gold, or any other color your heart desires. The design combinations really are endless! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

5 Clay Rings that Don't Look Like Clay at All!

Polymer clay is so versatile. I am always so amazed at all of the uses people seem to find for this crafty supply. I keep seeing people create rings out of clay that actually look like precious stones and other fun design (uh, hello, gold pineapple!). I am obsessed with all of these DIY clay rings. Number 5 is so cool! She turned her clay into a mini cross-stitch board! Just think of all of the possibilities you could do with a mini cross stitch board right there on your finger!  

Winner Announcement and another Giveaway!



Hey Big Shot  -  How would you like to win one? We have so many amazing Dies on sale at Blitsy today (including crazy low prices on Spellbinders Dies) so we thought it would be a good time to give another Sizzix Big Shot away! You need something reliable to run those dies through, right?







By the way...We have a winner for the $50 Blitsy Gift Card. Congratulations to Debbie A. Smith!! Thank you for following us on Pinterest. That was your entry that was drawn :-)  a Rafflecopter giveaway



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DIY | Valentino Inspired Flats

DIY Valentino Inspired Flats - make your own for less than $25!

The edgy pyramid studded flats by Valentino are super HOT right now. It seems like every celebrity owns a pair. The only problem is, the sticker price of these shoes is absolutely insane! Like over $800 insane! I am going to show you how to get the look  for much less without breaking the bank!

Now, I wanted these shoes, but I knew in reality that was never going to happen (not with that high price tag!). So, I figured out a way to make my own version of the shoes. All I did was glue Plaid Nailheads to my flats. My version is WAY, WAY cheaper! I think my Valentino Inspired Flats came in under $25! Such a HUGE savings!