Friday, August 29, 2014

Inside Blitsy: Follow Us and We'll Follow YOU!



DIY Gesso Stamped Quote Plaque


Can you believe I have never used Golden Gesso before? Yeah, neither could I! I decided it was about time I give this product a try! 

I knew I wanted to use Gesso with a stamp, so I grabbed my Hampton Arts Everything Flowers Stamps. After thinking about my next plan of attack, I saw we we had the Walnut Hallow Hinged Plaque. I thought the plaque would be perfect since it could totally use some texture! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This To That: Golden Molding Paste

Golden Molding Paste dries to a hard and durable, yet flexible, semi-gloss opaque film. Its consistency is similar to that of Golden Gels, but is slightly more rigid because of its higher density. Golden's Molding Paste holds stiff peaks to create highly textured surfaces.  It is  perfect for building surfaces creating texture, altering sheen, and changing body!

Sara from Sara Things created a tag that is a mini work of art! Man, I am LOVING all of the texture! Gold Molding Paste is pretty amazing. See her full tutorial here.

You can get your Golden Molding Paste HERE! and your Paper Accent Tags HERE!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ahoy There! Nautical Themed Party

Hey Blitsy Crafters!
Today I wanted to share with you a nautical themed party inspired by the Ahoy There Collection from Carta Bella. Miles, aka "The Blitsy Baby," turned ONE this month! I knew I wanted to give his first birthday party a personal touch and I thought the Nautical theme was just perfect for a summer party.



I honestly had SO many more projects I wanted to get done, but between working full time and everything else, I was only able to get some of it accomplished. But hey, something is better than nothing, right?!'

I really wanted to do DIY invitations, but I procrastinated too long and truly didn't have the time. That's ok, though. Evite to the rescue! They had a really cute nautical themed party invite that worked just great. I deleted some of the details for obvious reasons, but you get the idea ;) 

DIY Vial Necklace


If you have been trying to find a way to use the shells you collected from your trip to the ocean, your dried flowers from your wedding, or even a pearl from your grandmother's necklace; this project is for you!

This project allows you to house your most treasured trinkets in a vial that you can wear everyday as jewelry! To make the actual necklace is pretty easy. The hardest part will be deciding WHAT to put into your vial. Let's face it, it's hard to make decisions like this. Don't worry, the Tim Holtz Corked Vials comes with multiple vials so you can make a bunch for yourself, or for a friend! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blitsy 3 Ways: Tsukineko - Fabrico Markers

It's time to channel your inner child and get crafty with markers! Grab the Tsukineko Fabrico Markers and turn any fabric project into your very own coloring book!

Fabrico Markers can be used on a variety of surfaces such as fabric, paper, wood, leather, unglazed ceramic, paper mache and shrink plastic! The markers feature both a brush and bullet tip, specifically designed for smooth ink flow. Perfect for adding details, lettering and coloring in!

Below are 3 Ways you can use Tsukineko Fabrico Markers: 
1. Watercolor lampshade from Mad In Crafts
2. Transformed Sneakers from The Thrifty Ginger
3. Patterned Cloth Markers from The Sweetest Occasion


Monday, August 25, 2014

Create Your Own Stamped Envelope Liners

I remember when I was getting married, I was focused on all of the details of the wedding. I designed and printed my own invitations in order to get exactly what I wanted (and to stay within my budget). My mom was a huge help during all of my wedding prep (i.e. the 100+ DIY projects I took on!).

I remember my mom coming to me and asking if I was going to do envelope liners for my invitations. My reaction (at first) was "Are you crazy?!". After I had done a little research on envelope liners and saw how they really added to an envelope, I ended up lining all of my wedding invitations. I figured since my entire wedding was on a tight budget, if I could make my invitations little a nicer without investing a ton of money I was game!

Make sure you check out the Paper Accents Envelopes and the Basic Grey Raindrop Background Stamp at Blitsy!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Inside Blitsy: Aprons Galore!




DIY: Round Circle Basket


Did you know that you can turn a circe into a basket? Well, you can!  

All you need to do is grab the Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter and some Crate Paper - Oh Girlie paper and get crafting! This project is super quick and is perfect for a party or wedding. You can toss some candies, cookies, or other favors into these little baskets. To finish them, add some baker's twine, embellishments, and tissue paper and you have an easy peasy paper basket!

Head on over to Blitsy to grab your Martha Stewart Large Cutter and Crate Paper so you can make a collection of paper baskets!

Here's what you'll need:
- Large Cutting Mat
- Ruler
- Scissors
- Glue
- Pencil

Let's get crafty!




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giveaway Time

It's no secret we LOVE to do giveaways at Blitsy. It's our small way of thanking you for hanging out with us online! We do a ton of fun giveaways over on Facebook (like this one going on right now), so if you aren't following us there yet - what are you waiting for?!

We wanted to do another fun giveaway in celebration of our recent updates on Blitsy.com. So, just for the heck of it here is another chance to win some Blitsy credits :)

Enter the giveaway here and make sure to check below for our most recent winner as well!
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Congrats to Shari Robinson Harrison!

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