Thursday, April 24, 2014

Blitsy Project Formula: Embellished Storage Bag

Today's Blitsy Project Formula will help you get organized with flair!

The Lyle Seeyourstuff Clear Storage Bag is perfect for housing your crafting supplies. The clear material lets you see exactly what's inside. In true crafting fashion, I decided this little bag needed some customization (Duh!). You can use the Viva Decor Glass Effects Gel to decorate your bag with a pretty design, or write what supply you are storing inside. The Viva Decor Glass Effects Gel works great on plastic! To take your bag embellishing one step further, add a ribbon by American Crafts to your zipper. You can never go wrong with a ribbon zipper pull!

See all of the...
...Lyle Seeyourstuff Clear Storage Bags HERE.
...Viva Decor Glass Effect Gel Pens HERE.
...American Crafts Ribbon HERE.

Can you come up with any good formulas using the products on Blitsy.com today?





Blitsy Linky Party #8: All Craft Projects

If you need a reminder on how to party with us, click here 

Okay, Everyone. We took a little break from all of our crafty partying, but now it's time to party again.  So...

...I hope you had plenty of time to stocked up on your projects for this weeks Blitsy Linky Party! There is no theme this week, which means we want to see ALL of your crafty projects! Let's see what you've got!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DIY Stitched Flower Card



With all of our  talk about We R Memory Keepers, I thought it only made sense that I get on board with a We R Memory Keeps blog project!

I used four products from We R Memory Keepers to create my flower card. I have to say, I LOVE all of them! Since I knew I wanted to use the stitch piercer, I panicked a bit because I didn't have any green thread on-hand. My panic forced me to get super creative. Do you know what I ended up using as my "thread"??? Give up? I ended up using tulle! 

I remembered I had a ton of tulle left over from the shopper I had redone. So, I decided to give it a try. Well, what do you know? The tulle worked great as a thread alternative. Go ahead and add "tulle" to the list of materials that can be used with the Stitch Piercer!

Are you loving the glitter foam sticker? Head over to Blitsy to check it out. Also, stay tuned for our We R Memory Keepers sale this Saturday!

Here's what you'll need:
We R Memory Keepers Card Punch, Round Corners, 3" x 4" (coming on Saturday!)
- We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Paper Stitching Piercer Tool (coming on Saturday!)
- We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Template - Flourish (coming on Saturday!)
- We R Memory Keepers Piercing Tool and Piercing Mat. (coming on Saturday!)
American Crafts Stickers Flower Shoppe Glitter Foam Loraine 
- Card
- Cardstock
- Glue
- Tulle
- Needle
- Scissors
- Quote Stamp
- Ink Pad

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Place your cardstock inside your card punch and press down. You will open the window of the punch to retrieve your card.

Step 2: Place your card on top of your piercing mat. Run your stitch piercer over your paper. Start a little bit above the bottom of your card and go up about 1 and 1/4 inch.

Step 3: Cut your tulle so it is 1/4 inch wide and 6 inches long. Tie a knot at the end of your tulle. Then, thread your needle with your tulle. Start sewing at the bottom hole. You will do a back stitch to sew in all of your holes. When you get to the last hole, tie a knot, and trim your tulle.

Step 4: Take your WRMK Flourish Template and lay it over your card so one of the leaves is coming off of the center of your stem. Use your piercer to punch through the holes on the leaf template. Then, stitch in the holes.

Step 5: Once your stem is complete, place your Glitter Foam Sticker on top. Then, glue your flower card to your actual card.

Step 6: Stamp your message above your flower. I added another piece of cardstock below my flower for added detail.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This To That: Duct Tape


Duct tape is no longer simply a quick fix for repair projects. From wallets to totes, jewelry to headbands, dresses to shoes, and the list goes on! Have fun coming up with your own ideas on what to do with Duct Tape. It's sturdy, flexible, adhesive backed tape that is great for so many projects! 

Make sure you head on over to Dream a Little Bigger to see how to make this Duct Tape bead bracelet! I would have never guessed the beads in this statement bracelet were actually made out of Duct Tape.  Man, I just love Duct Tape and all of its uses! 

Check out our entire selection of Just for Laughs Duct Tape and create your own beads for your next DIY bracelet!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Turn Your Handwriting Into a Pendant!


Have you ever used Grafix Shrink Film? Admittedly, I have never used this crafty supply before and I am not sure why because it is so cool!

Grafix Shrink Film is great because it is a plastic that shrinks and thickens when it's baked! I decided to write my name on my Shrink Film and turn it in to a personalized pendant! You could also turn your favorite stamp in to a pendant. Since the Shrink Film thickens and hardens, it can be used to create your own embellishments for all of your paper crafting projects!

Make sure you grab your Grafix Shrink Film and favorite color of embroidery thread at Blitsy so you can create your own name pendant necklace!

Here's what you'll need:
- Grafix Shrink Film
- Embroidery Thread
- Jump Ring
- Sharpie
- Scissors
- Needle
- Hold Punch
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Write your name (or any message you want) on your Shrink Film.

Step 2: Cut around your letters. Make sure to leave enough room around your word(s) to punch a hole. Punch a hole in one or both corners of your Shrink Film.

Step 3: Place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of your baking sheet. Then, place your Shrink Film on top, followed by another piece of parchment paper. Bake your pendant for 3 minutes.

Step 4: Take your pendant out of the oven. Push your needle through your hole to make sure it is big enough to fit your string (the hole in your pendant will be smaller after baking). Then, run your jump ring through the hole in your pendant and close it. Cut a piece of embroidery thread, run it through your jump ring, tie a knot, and enjoy!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Winners!

Happy Easter, Blitsy Crafters!
We had so much fun hiding eggs around the site and are so happy that you all played along! We did promise the chance to win Blitsy credits, so here are the winners! Plus, we also had that marvelous Distress Glitter giveaway going on. Check the widget below to see if you were the winner!

Don't forget, we've got a giveaway EVERY DAY this week M-F - that starts tomorrow so make sure you check back in! These giveaways will be seriously awesome. Can't wait!

Also, don't miss the HUGE Martha Stewart Sale happening right now!

EGG HUNT CREDIT WINNERS: We chose winners from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram! If you see your name please email me (katy@blitsy.com) and let me know the email address associated with your Blitsy account. All credits will be added Monday, 4/21.

$5 Blitsy Credits
Tristan Robin Blakeman
Kris B
Scrappinology
Elke Parijs
Amy Childers DeHart
Cindy Dahlgren

$10 Blitsy Credits
Berina RGA



$20 Blitsy Credits

Ruth Manor

$40 Blitsy Credits
Patricia Beauchamp




a Rafflecopter giveaway
CONGRATS to karen McTyeire for winning the Distress Glitter!



Friday, April 18, 2014

Inside Blitsy: Food, Birthday Celebrating, Crafting, and MORE Food

This week at Blitsy...

 ...we launched our Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Giveaway! Katy used the shimmery glitter to decorate some Easter eggs. They looked AMAZING! Man, glitter really does make everything look better!

...we shot a couple of videos for the giveaways we will be having next week. If you have no idea what I am talking about, make sure you check out our Vlog for more details!

...we celebrated Julie's birthday with some seriously fantastic food. We had home cooked Mexican food and topped it off with some homemade mouse cups with edible chocolate cups! Yummy!!!

...we had another Crafternoon. We decorated frames and canvases. You know it was a successful Crafternoon when the room is a mess and smells of glue and paint!

Have a crafty weekend!