Monday, September 22, 2014

Off the Page and onto a Pumpkin

When it comes to pumpkins, most people carve them. Some people actually enjoy digging into a pumpkin and getting their hands filled with all of the wet, gooey insides. If you are NOT one of these people, you will love this no carve pumpkin!

This project takes scrapbooking off the page and onto a pumpkin! Adding your favorite papers, stickers, and embellishments to a pumpkin allow you to display your work in an unexpected way! The Simple Stories Sweater Weather is a great collection to add to a pumpkin. The designs and embellishments in this collection are the perfect way to carry you through the Fall season. 

Make sure you check the entire Simple Stories Sweater Weather Collection here

Here's what you'll need:
- Pumpkin
- Mod Podge
- Scissors
- Glue
- White Acrylic Paint Spray Paint
- Paint Brush

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Paint your pumpkins. I originally went with acrylic paint (since it is all I had), but decided that was not the best idea. I put a sticker on my pumpkin and when removed it so I could reposition my sticker, the paint came off with the sticker! So, I went and got spray paint, which worked much better! Let the paint dry.

Step 2: Cut your your paper, grab your embellishments, stickers, etc. Arrange your layout.

Step 3: Glue your layout to your pumpkin using Mod Podge. Place a layer of Mod Podge over your paper to seal it. Let your Mod Podge dry.

Step 4: I added a raffia bow to my stem and put a heart brad in the center.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Evolution Advanced Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the Evolution Advanced Die Cutting/Embossing/Letterpressing Machine! This amazing Die Cutter is still available at Blitsy for a couple more days (or until they Blits/sell out)... We've got the BEST pricing around! You can't beat $83.99, that's for sure!

Congratulations to our big winner Matilda Guy-Simmers! Thank you for following us on Instagram, Matilda!

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Don't miss out. If you still need a Die Cutter now is your chance

Friday, September 19, 2014

Inside Blitsy: Decorative Pillows Galore!

DIY Pillows are my new addiction

Happy Friday, Blitsy Crafters!
Let me introduce you to my new addiction. Tulip for your Home from iLoveToCreate might just be my favorite sale event at Blitsy today. They've made this DIY so EASY!

1. First, you need a pillow case. They come in 3 sizes (18x18, 16x16, and 12x16), and a variety of colors (White, Grey, Natural, and Burlap). 

2. Then you choose your stencils. There are a variety of stencils from large backgrounds, to accent images, and letters for words and monograms. The great thing is you can use the stencils over and over again!

3. You lay the stencil on the pillowcase and roll or pounce over it with the Tulip Soft Fabric Paints. There are sooo many amazing colors to choose from! *note - you can use a spray adhesive to keep the stencil in place if you choose. Blitsy is unable to ship aerosol cans so we don't have any on hand, but it is not essential for completing your pillow. 

Take a look at the pillows we made this week here at Blitsy! There are so many ways to mix and match the colors and stencils. Layering the stencils is really easy, too. You only have to wait a couple of minutes for the first layer to dry, then you can stencil right over it. 

Here is even more inspiration. See how this could get addicting?

Don't miss the Tulip for the Home sale event at Blitsy today. We've got the best prices around! I'll like the products below for your convenience. Leave us a comment and let us know which pillows are inspiring you to create your own!

A "Cheery" Gift

When it comes to wedding showers and housewarming parties, I am always trying to give a unique gift outside of the "norm". When I saw we were selling the Decorating Your Life Vinyls, I knew these would be perfect to add to a towel. Just think how cute a decorative towel would be paired alongside wine glasses or kitchen gadgets!

Decorating Your Life Vinyls are PERFECT for adding that extra touch to a kitchen towel. The metallic gold sheen the 'Cheers' vinyl has makes it so sophisticated looking. With just a swipe of your iron, your towel is instantly transformed into a gift that now has way more punch. Oh, and you can also launder AND iron your Decorating Your Life Vinyls!

You can get the 'Cheers' iron-on here. Make sure to check out all of the designs by Decorating Your Life. Trust me, you won't be able to pick just one!

Here's what you'll need:

- Towel
- Decorate Your Life 'Cheers' Iron-on Vinyl
- Iron

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Put your iron on the setting just below cotton. Rub your iron over your towel where you want to put your iron-on to warm the surface.

Step 2: Place your the iron-on on your towel and begin to iron over your vinyl. Make sure you use enough pressure. You can stop ironing after you have gone over your vinyl a few times. You don't want to over-iron! Let your vinyl cool. Once it is completely cool, you can then gently remove the film.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pins We're Loving: 9.18.2014

This week around good ol' Pinterest, I found some truly inspiring pins. From a layout with a serious splash of color, to a quote we can all relate to. Enjoy!

Home >>> Painted Door Mat from Thistlewood Farms

Paper >>> Layout from Studio Calico

Photography >>> Pineapple Photo from Ruffled

Quote >>> Quote pillow from The Club of Odd Volumes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Evolution Advanced - Giveaway!

Before we get into the giveaway, I wanted to let you know that this will be available at Blitsy on Friday RIGHT NOW at the best price around!! $83.99 say what?! The lowest price we've seen it elsewhere is $107.99. This is HUGE! 

We hinted to a big giveaway yesterday on our Facebook page and here it is! We are in love with the new and improved Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine and think every crafter should have one. Luckily, we've got one to give away! 

The universal crafting platform for die-cutting, embossing, and letterpressing, just got even better. It’s still lightweight and works with most leading brand die-cuts and embossing folders. Now it’s easier to use with an attachable motor (sold separately) and a height adjustment gear system that automatically adjusts to fit each project. This means you no longer have to figure out which mat combinations are needed. The suction cup feet are perfect for no slip cranking and the easy fold up design and build in storage make it a perfect on-the-go tool. The Evolution Advanced kit includes a large 6x13” cutting and embossing platform, two mats, and a bonus Nesting Die (a $24.99 value). Oh yeah, we will also have it for an amazing prize at Blitsy this Friday today!

Here's a quick video showing what it's all about


Good luck, everybody! Check our Blog on Sunday to see if you're the winner!

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A Spooky Stitched Card

Halloween is still aways out, but I figured I would get started early on my Halloween cards. The main reason I created this card is because I REALLY wanted to use my Maya Road Baker's Twine. It's no secret that I love stitched paper, which is why I added a stitched 'Boo' to the front of my card.

This card is more cute than spooky (if I do say so myself!). I love that ripped pieces of paper can be turned into a mummy with a little help from Tim Holtz Distress Ink! Since the paper strips are all different, you can really see the texture of each strip by adding Distress Ink.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween Giveaway Winner

CONGRATS TO OUR LATEST WINNER! You won the Halloween Prize Pack! If you didn't win this one don't worry, we've got another (really) BIG giveaway coming this week. Keep an eye out!

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This To That: Strathmore Artist Tiles

Strathmore Artist Tiles are ideal for pattern drawing and meditative art, these affordable, pre-cut artist tiles help make the process of combining repetitive marks, circles, lines, and forms both fun and easy to learn. Strathmore Artist Tiles come in the perfect sizes and surfaces for creating small works of art using a variety of media.
The Strathmore Art Blog shows you how to turn these plain artist tiles into mini masterpieces. They used the Watercolor Tiles and Bristol Artist Tiles. See their artwork up-close HERE and check out all of our Starthmore Artist Tiles HERE!