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 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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WINNER ANNOUNCED: Blitsy Craft Challenge: DIY Frames

We have another Craft Challenge Winner! 

Heather from Heather's Creations is our DIY Frames challenge winner! 

To give her frame that AMAZING texture, she added gesso and molding paste! You can see here full Canvas Photo Frame tutorial here!

If you missed our other challenge entries, make sure you check them out here!


Blitsy Project Formula: Fancy Printed Clutch

Create a fancy printed clutch with a little help from Martha!

To create your fancy clutch, you will need a Feltworks Clutch Purse. Lay your Martha Stewart Silk Screen Damask Accents stencil on top of our clutch, positioning the pattern where you want it. Squirt some of the Martha Stewart Satin Paint in Wedding Cake onto a plate. Using your squeegee, spread paint over your stencil. Repeat these steps until you have achieved your desired look!

Get the Full Formula HERE, HERE and HERE!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Trash To Treasure: Animal Print Mirror


If you are on a tight budget, but want to do decorate your dorm room or bedroom, this DIY project is your solution. You can create this trendy mirror for less than $7.00!

There is nothing better than a DIY project that includes recycling and doesn't require much cash. Man, I love when that happens! The embroidery hoop gives this mirror dimension, which makes it look more designed (and a little more expensive!). I painted the inside of my embroidery hoop to give it more interest. I think the hint of blue really makes the mirror pop! I could have just painted the inside black, but I am happy with my decision to do something a little different. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

#blitsyhaul Win $50!

Hey Blitsy Crafters
Lots of news! First, we're gearing up to bring you a new series on our YouTube Channel! The name of the series is called "Stash Crashers" and if you've ordered from Blitsy - your stash could get crashed! That's all I'm going to tell you about that for now, but I also wanted to let you in on another cool thing we've started...

Starting TODAY if you share your Blitsy purchase on Instagram you could win $50 towards your next order! Here's how you can enter

1. Take a picture of the items you purchased from Blitsy 
(or a screenshot of your Blitsy Haul video on Youtube would also be acceptable)
2. Upload the picture to Instagram
3. Tag your picture with #blitsyhaul 




We will be on the lookout for your pictures! On the last day over EVERY month we will choose a random winner and announce it on our Instagram account. You can enter as many times as you'd like (with different pictures). Just a quick heads up, if your account is set to private we will not be able to include the entry because we won't have the ability to see it. 

How fun is that?! We've made it super easy. If you have any questions let us know in a comment below. Otherwise, we will see you on Instagram! Our first $50 winner will be announced on August 31st.







Build and Design Your Own Pen Holder!


If your marker collection has gotten out of control, you need this Kaiser Kraft Beyond The Page Marker & Pen Holder!

You get all of the raw wood pieces needed to build your very own marker holder. The storage even comes with a drawer and a cubby in the back so you can store all of your other craft supplies. Since this comes as plain wood, you can paint it, spray it, or Mod Podge it!

I painted my wood pieces a bright pink and added black and white striped paper to the outside. To finish my storage container, I cut out pretty flowers and Mod Podged them on top of my striped paper. When I was finished, I added my markers, color wash spray, washi tape, glitter, and scissors to my new storage container

Friday, August 15, 2014

Inside Blitsy: A Week of Back to School Cool



DIY Doily Stitched Banner


You can create a banner using pretty paper and doilies. Yes, doilies!

I love the look of paper doilies. The intricate design gives them a vintage and elegant feel. That's probably why doilies have made a comeback, especially as party decor. 

This banner really is quite versatile. You could use it for a birthday party, a wedding, a shower, or even a tea party!  I love the way stitched paper looks. Instead of gluing all of my papers together, I decided to stitch them to my doilies with embroidery thread! I think the stitching adds a nice pop of color and touch of texture. I wrapped my banner around the edge of my table. I think it makes it look like a cake stand!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blitsy 3 Ways: Darice Chenille Stems

I remembered as a kid loving when my art teacher would pull out the pipe cleaners for a crafty project. You knew it was going to be a good day if these soft, brightly colored sticks made an appearance!

Darice Chenille Stems are wire based stems that have a bendable core that can be twisted into dolls, animals, ornaments and more! Bend and twist together, string beads onto or combine with other crafting materials to shape unique items.

Below are 3 Ways you can use Darice Chenille Stems:
1. Glitter Foam Monsters from Crafts By Amanda
2. Pipe Cleaner Princess Crown from One Charming Party
3. Pipe Cleaner Book Cover from Spoonful

Check out all of the Darice Chenille Stems HERE!


Blitsy Craft Challenge: DIY Frames


It's time for another challenge, Blitsy Crafters! This time we want to see all of your decorated picture frames! We decorated frames at a Blitsy Crafternoon a couple of months ago. It was so MUCH fun. Now it's time to show us what you've got. Let's see your decorated picture frames!

 You have until August 20th at 5:00pm CST to create and upload your DIY Frame project. One winner will be chosen and will receive a $20 Blitsy Credit! 

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mini Moss Garden Boxes


Looking for a unique way to package small treats or gifts? These Mini Moss Garden Boxes are perfect!

What I love most about these boxes is the fact that the lid has a mini garden on top of it! The mini flowers, butterfly and moss create the perfect topper. The moss comes in sheet form, which makes it SUPER easy to cut and attach to the top of your box! I added wired flowers to the top, which made this DIY project super easy. After I added my flowers, I grabbed my Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The butterflies were the perfect size for my mini flowers. After I punched out the butterflies, I bent up their wings to make it look like they just had just landed on the flowers and moss! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blitsy Tipsy Tuesday: Fabric Stamps


>>>Grab your Rubber Stamp Tapestry Fabric Stamps HERE!<<<

15 Ways to Dominate Your Dorm Room


It's that time of year again when high school graduates gleefully pack-up all of their belongings and head off to college, while their parents quietly shed tears in the bathroom. College dorm rooms are pretty dull in the design department. This year, take that blank canvas and whip it up in to a space that is truly unique.  You  can be the coolest cat on your dorm floor with these amazing DIYs! These 15 dorm friendly projects will make your tiny space feel more like home.

Monday, August 11, 2014

10 Ultimate Shark Crafts just in time for Shark Week!

Shark week has started! What is it about shark week that everybody loves so much? It must be the intrigue of the unknown - the thought of these big, bad giants lurking under the water. Plus, they are just fascinating, aren't they? Well, in honor of Shark Week we've rounded up some of the coolest Shark Crafts around because, hey, why not?


1. DIY Shark Themed Ring: Inspired by her own shark encounter while swimming with her kids in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! (via Dollar Store Crafts)



2. Gold Dipped Sharks Tooth: Trendy and super cute. You don't need real gold to feel like a million bucks. (via MACTED)



3. Shark Cupcake Toppers: Use Shark Week as another excuse for...CUPCAKES! These cute toppers will impress your friends and neighbors. Plus, you can use the free template for other shark inspired crafts as well! (via Craftinomicon)



4. DIY Shark Sweatshirt: Who wouldn't want to rock this DIY during Shark Week? (via Cut Out + Keep)



5. Crochet Shark Pin: Pin this adorable shark on your bag for a super cute nod to Shark Week! (via Pops de Milks)



6. Freezer Paper Stenciled Shirt: This would be great in an adult size, too! All you need is some freezer paper and fabric paint! (via Domestic Bliss Squared)



7.  Shark Mouth Polymer Clay Pencil Holder: This will instantly up the cool factor on any desk! (via What I Made...)



8. Shrink Plastic Shark Necklace: Great for Shark Week or any time of the year! Just pick your favorite Shrink Plastic color and you're good to go! (via The Craftinomicon)



9. Shark Hoodie Towel: Bath time doesn't have to be boring! Check out this hoodie towel tutorial! (via Just Crafty Enough)



10. Clothespin Shark: Get the kids involved with Shark Week with this adorable Clothespin Shark! (via Kix)



Thanks for checking out our round up of Shark Crafts. Will you be doing anything cool in honor of Shark Week? Don't forget to stock up on your craft supplies at Blitsy!



DIY Wood Burned Pencils


Back-to-school time is upon us! This means stocking up on supplies from notebooks to glue, scissors, and pencils. This year, take your pencils to the next level with a little decorating. Add a cool wood burned designed! If anyone tries to snatch-up your pencils (which they will because they are so darn cute!), you will easily be able to identify the culprit! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Inside Blitsy: A Farewell

From an Image to a Stamp!


Having trouble finding the perfect stamp? Fret no more! You can make your own stamp!

With the Speedball Speedy Stamp Kit you can turn your favorite image (or handwriting!) into a stamp you can use over-and-over! I remember using the lino block back in high school, but completely forgot about how awesome it was to create your own stamp! I went with a pretty easy flower that did not require a ton of cutting away (I wanted to ease back in!).  I don't remember this be as addicting back in high school, but I have to admit I am pretty much obsessed with this now! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blitsy Project Formula: Owl Printed Napkins

Serve your guests dinner with a whimsical owl printed napkin! 

To create your napkins, first pick your Jacquard Textile Color. Then, use your Speedball Brayer to spread paint onto your Imaginisce Owl Stamp (use your acrylic block for your stamp). Finally, stamp your Stitch'em up Dinner Napkins with your owl stamp in the bottom center of your napkin. Let your paint dry and fold your napkin so your owl is smiling at your guests!

Get the full Blitsy Project Formula HERE + HERE + HERE + HERE.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cats and Plants


A few weeks ago we did a painted pot crafternoon. Everyone decorated their pots and picked their favorite succulent plant. Well, we must have miscounted because we had quite a few extra succulent plants in the office. Instead of tossing the extra plants (because we did not have any more pots to put them in), I decided to create a clay pot around the plastic one that housed the succulent!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blitsy This To That: Hero Arts - Past Times Cling Stamp

The Hero Arts Cling Stamps are repositionable stamps backed with a special material that uses static cling to stick securely to acrylic blocks for clean easy stamping, allowing for perfectly placed, crisp images every time. The Past Times collection has a nice variety of vintage inspired images to use on your cards and layouts.

Helen from Crop Circles Blog used 5 of the Hero Arts-Past Times Stamps to create her "Some roads aren't meant to be traveled alone" card. I love how she used foam squares to pop out some of the elements on her card!

Scoop up your Hero Arts Art Of The Card Cling Stamps HERE