Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We've MOVED!

We are so exited to have a new home for all of our creative content, inspirations, and news! You can now shop at Blitsy AND discover new projects, watch videos, and so much more all from one spot! Just click on the Blog tab on the right hand side of our main page. Come check out our new home and while you are there, drop us a note. We would love to hear from you!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

$500 thredUp|Blitsy Winner!

Are you ready to DIY your Fall fashion finds from thredUP? We had so much fun partnering with them for a cool $500 giveaway! It's a perfect match - $250 to spend on cool clothes from thredUP and $250 to spend on craft supplies from Blitsy! Check out the original  post to see how Meghan DIY'd her thredUP finds! 

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. The winner of this one is... Stacey Vandergriff! Congratulations! We'll send you an email to work out the details.

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3 Ways...Spellbinders Media Mixage Collection

You can take your paper crafting one step further with Spellbinders Media Mixtage Bezels! This Media Mixtage line has become a true favorite for paper crafters, jewelry makers and mixed media artists alike and is perfect for projects of all kinds – jewelry, paper crafts, home d├ęcor, mixed media creations, art journals and fabric and adornments! I love that you can turn your paper creations into wearable art!

Here are 3 ways to use the Spellbinders Media Mixage Collection:
1: Garden Art Fairy via Spellbinders Blog

2: Personalized Key Ring via Embellished Treasures.

3: Dream Necklace via Scrap Time

Check out the Spellbinders Media Mixage Collection here!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Quick Patterned Paper Photo Mat

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I have been wanting to make my own picture mats for what feels like FOREVER! I would think about it, then forget. This is pretty typical since I am always finding inspiration around me and forgetting what I want to make happens quite frequently!

I finally decided it was time to make some patterned paper mats since I am basically obsessed with the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection! All of the papers in this collection are insanely cute. I picked a couple of papers to turn into photo mats. One was a gorgeous floral pattern and the other one was a minty color with circles. I left my frames raw wood. Normally I would paint these, but I really loved the way the raw wood looked with my patterned paper.

Check out the entire Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard Collection here.

Here's what you'll need: 
Crate Paper -12"X12 Maggie Holmes Styleboard
- Picture Frame
- Xacto Knife
- Scissors
- Cutting Mat
- Marker/Pen
- Ruler

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Take out your glass (or cardboard) and trace it on the back side of your paper.

Step 2: Use your ruler to make marks an inch from the edge of your paper. 

Step 3: Connect your dots with your ruler.

Step 4: Add marks all the way around your paper.

Step 5: Cut out your mat from your paper.

Step 6: Use your Xacto knife to cut out the inside of your  paper. When you are finished, put your mat inside of your frame add a photo or quote and you are god to go!
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diy, diy paper mat, frame, scrapbook paper
diy, diy paper mat, frame, scrapbook paper

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

This To That: ProMag Magnets

I remember when I was in high school decorating your locker was everything. The mirror I had in my locker was very basic. When I saw this DIY Locker Mirror from Flax and Twine I wished it had been around when I was in high school! How cute is this mirror??? I love the addition of the beads around the outside of the mirror. Check out the full tutorial and grab some ProMag Magnets to get started on your own DIY Locker Mirror!

Do you love or hate the beads around the mirror?

Monday, November 3, 2014

A DIfferent Way to Washi

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How in the world did we ever manage without washi tape? I remember when I first heard about this addicting tape. It was around the time I was getting married. I was instantly hooked! I decided every DIY I project I was working on needed to be covered in washi tape. If one I my projects looked like it needed something more, I just added washi tape!

I was looking at my washi tape stash the other day and was trying to think of a quick project that was a little bit out of the box. I ended up using my washi tape as a backer to my die design.  All I did was punch out my die and then glue a strip of paper with washi tape on it to the back of my design.  My die design turned into a frame for my washi tape. It also added a subtle pattern to my card.

Make sure you check out the 3M Scotch Washi Tape and American Crafts Cardstock!

Here's what you'll need:
- Glue
- Scissors
- Die or Punch

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Lets get crafty!

Step 1: Create your card using your American Crafts Cardstock. Use your die cut or punch to the lower right hand side of your card.

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Step 2: Tape two pieces of washi tape (or more if your die or punch are larger) onto a piece of carstock.

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Step 3: Trim down your washi tape so it will fit behind your design.

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Step 4: Glue your cardstock with your washi tape to the back of our design.

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washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards
washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards
washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards
washi tape, cards, diy, easy cards

Distress Marker Winner + #blitsyhaul Winner!

Happy Monday, Blitsy Crafters!
To kick off the week on a high note we have a couple of winners to announce! First up is our Instagram #blitsyhaul winner. If you haven't heard of this monthly giveaway we do, listen up!

We want you to show us your Blitsy buys on Instagram. We're even willing to pay you $50 to do so! Here's how it works..
1. When your Blitsy order arrives at your house snap a quick pic of your goodies
2. Upload that picture to Instagram
3. Use the hashtag #blitsyhaul to tag your picture
4. You're automatically entered to win $50 to spend on your next Blitsy Craft Haul!

We usually announce the winner on Instagram on the last day of each month. We were slammed on Friday with a big Halloween party and a million other things. So, we are here to announce the October winner.

Congratulations, @sweetpeadove! Thank you for sharing your #blitsyhaul on Instagram!
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Last week we also had a fun Tim Holtz Distress Marker giveaway going on! Thanks to everyone who entered. We'll have another giveaway very soon (and tons in preparation for Black Friday, so definitely check in often this month!)

Congratulations to Laura E. Flowers for winning the Distress Markers! She RSVP'd for the Halloween Party we had last week on Facebook. Did any of you make that party? What did you think?

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