Monday, September 29, 2014

Get Paid to Blog for Blitsy!


Are you the crafty one in your group of friends? Do you love trying new DIY’s and getting your hands dirty with glitter, paint, and glue? Are you up on all of the trends and losing track of time Pinning endless ideas?

We’re looking for paper crafters, knitters, jewelry makers, and all-around crafty people to contribute to our Blog and YouTube Channel. The best part: we’ll pay you for each post and you'll get a lot of exposure!

This is a part-time freelance position open to crafters everywhere.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Come up with original project ideas and content to feature on the Blitsy Blog
  • Prepare Blog posts, including concise copy, step-by-step tutorials, and high quality images
  • Submit at least 2 projects per month
  • Optional: produce short videos supporting your project to be published on YouTube
  • Follow submission guidelines and approval processes before submitting projects

EXPECTATIONS
  • Use products commonly found on Blitsy.com to create fun and inspiring content
  • Actively promote Blitsy and your posts via Social Media
  • Meet deadlines and work well independently

If you feel you would be a good fit, please follow this link to fill out an application. If you are chosen for a phone interview we will be in touch very soon!

DIY 'Jeweled' Earrings

Easy DIY jeweled earrings using viva decor pearl pens

Brightly colored jewels and rhinestones attached to clear acrylic has become super popular. This jewelry trend is actually very easy to do yourself. You CAN make your own faux jewels!

To get the look of real jewels, I enlisted the help of my Viva Decor Pearl Pens. Yep, I actually used these to create faux, vibrant looking stones. Pearl Pens are seriously AMAZING! Since the paint is thick, it has great dimension which was perfect for this project! 

When I decided to do this project, I wasn't sure what I was going to use as my clear background. Then, it hit me! I knew we had some extra Paper Accents Clear Boxes in our craftroom. I grabbed these and they worked like a charm! Since these earring are made out of plastic and paint, they are super light-weight. They won't weigh your ears down! 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Inside Blitsy: Autumn Inspired Crafternoon


Pinterest Tip: Earn Free Crafts just by Pinning!

Hey there, Blitsy Crafters!
I've got an inside tip for you. Did you know that you can earn Blitsy credits just by pinning your favorite items from the site? I'm here to show you how.




All you have to do is browse Blitsy.com and pin the sale events and products that you love! When you do that, your pin will automatically have your referral code attached to it. ANYBODY who sees your pin, clicks on it, and makes their first purchase will earn you $10 automatically! A perfect stranger who loves crafting could be supporting your habit!

Here are some examples

Share the whole sale event


Or share individual products

As you can see there is also a Facebook option. Yep, you can earn $$ for sharing on Facebook, too!  As long as you use the buttons provided on Blitsy.com anytime you share it will be associated with your referral number!

You can also find your referral number by signing into Blitsy > scroll over "My Account" in the upper right hand corner > choose "Referrals" and your link will be right there. Tweet it, Facebook it, email it, YouTube it, spread the word! You could support your crafting habit pretty easily ;)

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below. Happy Pinning!



Halloween Craft Challenge: Time to Vote!



Pretty Little Halloween Treat Boxes

Pretty Little Studios vintage Halloween treat boxes

I am so excited about the new arrival of the Pretty Little Studio on Blitsy! All of their elements have a charming and vintage vibe to them. I am officially in love!

I paired different elements from Pretty Little Studio together with Paper Accents Crystal Clear Boxes to create Halloween treat boxes. I then topped off my boxes with a double loop ribbon with some help from my Zutter Bow-It-All! The Paper Accents Crystal Clear Boxes are the perfect size for sweets, cupcakes, and other Halloween treats. If you plan on having a Halloween party this year, you NEED to make these treat boxes for your guests! Just think how cute they would look on display when your guests arrive!

How would you use the elements from this collection? Would you add them to a frame, do a spooky layout, or use the journaling cards to add vintage charm to your albums?

Here's what you'll need:
- Tissue Paper
- Ribbon
- Glue
- Scissors

Pretty Little Studios vintage Halloween treat boxes

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Open up your clear box and find the front of it. Once you find the front, collapse your box again (this will make it easier to attach your papers).

Step 2: Put glue on the back of your black lined Bookmark Tag. Glue it to the center of your box.

Step 3: Glue your witch die cut on top of your banner.

Step 4: Cut out and add your 'Happy Halloween' Word Flag Cut-out below your witch.

Step 5: Cut a square piece of black tissue paper that is 6x6 inches and place inside of your box.

Step 6: Tie a double loop ribbon (I used my Zutter Bow-It-All for my ribbon!) and glue it to the bottom of your box. 

Step 7: Add a tag that says "Enjoy" under your ribbon.


 Pretty Little Studios vintage Halloween treat boxes

 Pretty Little Studios vintage Halloween treat boxes

 Pretty Little Studios vintage Halloween treat boxes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Project Formula: Long Pendant Necklace

You don't have to be a master jewelry maker to create this DIY long petal pendant using the below supplies!

All you need to do is attach the Sweet Beads Clasp to the ends of the Sweet Beads Chain. To finish the necklace, just open the clasp attached to the Laliberi Scarf Pendant and clip it to the center of your chain. You can pick-up multiple Laliberi Scarf Pendants and swap them out for multiple looks! So easy and stylish!

Quick and easy DIY long pendant necklace

Get the full Project Formula here:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

$50 Giveaway to Spend on Craft Supplies


Giveaway! Win $50 to spend on craft supplies at Blitsy!


It's that time again! This week we are leaving the prize up to you. What would you buy from Blitsy if you had an extra $50 to spend? Would it be some new stamps? Some jewelry supplies, extra adhesive? Or something else? Let us know in the comments and get your entries in below!

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DIY Black and Glittery Gold Ampersand


Ampersands have become super popular lately. I've seen them as wedding decor and even as props in engagement photos. I wanted to take this popular symbol and turn it into a fun home decor piece!

To glitz up my wooden ampersand, I added the American Crafts Glitter Ribbon. The look of the gold glitter over the black paint really looks sharp. You can create this home decor piece to add some punch to a side table, shelf, or mantle!

Feeling inspired? You can can grab the Walnut Hollow Wooden Ampersand at Blitsy!

Here's what you'll need: 

- American Crafts Dear Lizzy Gold Ribbon
- Mod Podge Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Scissors
- Cutting Mat
- Xacto Knife
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush

Lets's get crafty!



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

3 Ways: Kandi Korp Screwback Spikes

If your accessories are looking a little boring as we transition from Summer to Fall, you NEED Kandi Corp. Screwback Spikes!

These spikes give a unique look to your clothes, purses, shoes, leather work and more! Kandi Corp. Screwback Spike embellishments are easy to use: simply unscrew the bottom screw, poke a small hole, and screw the spike back together! 

Below are 3 ways you can use Kandi Corp. Screwback Spikes:
1. Clutch Via Say Yes
2. Spiked Braided T-Shirt Bracelet via Pink Stripy Socks
3. Spiked Ballet Flats via Stars For Streetlights

Shop all of our spikes HERE!






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!

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!

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!



Monday, September 15, 2014

A New Use for Chicken Wire!


When I first saw the Paper Accents Wire Mesh run last year, my initial thought was to use it in a picture frame to organize earrings. This is what I saw ALL over Pinterest. I love this idea, but I wanted to see if there could be another crafty way to this metal product.

After staring at my wire mesh for quite some time, I found myself being drawn to the diamond shape the little honeycombs formed. So, I cut out this shape and placed it on my wrist. A light bulb when off! I was going to use my chicken wire to make a bracelet! Yep, this happened!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Inside Blitsy: A Spooky Week




DIY Halloween Pinwheel Flowers


If you are having a Halloween party this year, you need these 'flowers' that won't die. Make them now and they will last until Halloween!

When I saw we were running the Frankie and Friends Collection from Simple Stories, I was ALL over it! Man, this collection is too cute for words! I wanted to use as many elements as I could since I knew I would not be able to choose just one. I ended up making these double layered pinwheel flowers using the Frankie and Friends papers. I topped them with elements from this collection and could not be happier with how my pinwheel flowers turned out!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

6 Ways to Use Rit Dye This Halloween Season



When most people think of Rit Dye, they associate it with dying fabrics, clothing and creating tie-dye. Well, I scoured the Internet to find a few other ways to use this vibrant colored dye. Not only did I find AMAZING projects, but the projects I found are all Halloween themed! 

We are going to have a great selection Rit Dye starting tomorrow! Jot down your favorite project(s),  make a list of the Rit Dye you need from Blitsy, and shop our sale tomorrow!

Did you know you can use Rit Dye on wood? This is such a nice alternative to paint!

Blisty Craft Challenge: Halloween Crafts


Are you ready for another craft challenge? Since we are celebrating Halloween this week here at Blitsy, it only makes sense to have a Halloween Craft Challenge

If you haven't started your Halloween decorating, now is the time! Just think, if you enter our craft challenge, you will be ahead of your crafting game! 

You have until September 25th at 5:00pm CST to create and upload your Halloween project. After the submission period ends, we will then open up voting. The project that receives the most votes will receive $20 in Blitsy Credits! 

To add your project just click on 'Add your link'. Good luck everyone and we can't wait to see all of your spooky projects!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's...


... Super _________ (insert your child's name here)!

Super heroes are very popular with kids these days. I mean, we all wanted to be a super hero at some point in our lives, right? You can take an old t-shirt you have and turn it into a personalized cape for the little super hero in your life. I made this cape for our Blitsy baby, Miles. It's a little big for him now, but he will grow into it!

With Halloween on the horizon, it's time to whip up this no-sew (easy-on-the-wallet) costume for your little one to wear! Trust me, once Halloween comes as goes, your little super hero will live on FOREVER! I have a feeling this DIY cape will make an appearance MANY more times.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Halloween Giveaway

Have you noticed a theme this week at Blitsy? We're featuring some of our favorite Halloween Craft Supplies all week! We even made Halloween it's own category on the site. You can check out all of the amazing Halloween craft deals right here.

We're also giving a bunch of our favorites away! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to get your entries in. We'll announce the winner here on our blog within 48 hours of the giveaway completion.
Click on the links below to see all of the items we're giving away. One lucky winner will get them all! If you just can't wait or are afraid they'll sell out then make sure to pick up your goodies here.

What will you be crafting this Halloween?


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Tipsy Tuesday: Preserve Your Pumpkins


Do you have any tips for pumpkin carving? Let us know!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Halloween Week!

In case you missed it, September has quickly made its way onto our calendars again. This means Halloween prep is underway from party planning to finding the perfect costume.  To get everyone ahead of the game this year, we have decided to dedicate this entire week to all things Halloween from our sales, to DIY projects and holiday inspirations!

We are kicking off Halloween Week with a quick (and functional!) DIY home decor project. Paper Accents Chenille Stems are on sale on our site today.  You can use these fuzzy sticks to transform a mini pumpkin into a spider that can hold a votive candle! Who said Halloween decor has to be complicated? This DIY will get you holiday ready, even if you end up waiting until the last minute!

You can add a few of these spider candle holders to a mantle, or run a bunch of them down the center of your table for a major impact!

You can see the full tutorial HERE.
You can check out all of the Paper Accents Chenille Stems HERE!
Have you already started your Halloween decorating? What project(s) are you working on?


(Photo Source: Good Housekeeping)