Welcome to the CIJ Etsy Craft Party!






Contributor post by Jennifer of CaffeinatedPapercuts

Good morning everyone! Welcome to the CIJ #craftparty here on the CIJ blog! We wanted a way to party with all of our team mates and followers around the globe, so we took this party virtual. Besides, what better way to attend classes, get swag bags, and win prizes than from the comfort of your couch?

This year’s theme is Recapture Your Photographs, so that’s what we’re going to do; get them off your camera, hard drive, phone, wherever you have them stashed and out where people can see them!


We’ll be having new classes posted all day for your crafting convenience and excitement! Here’s the schedule (all times in Eastern Standard Time) :

9am – Making a Patchwork Paper Shadowbox by Jennifer from CaffeinatedPapercuts

11am – Adding Crochet to your Photographs by Jessica from CrochetNature

1pm – Handmade Coasters by Jennifer from CaffeinatedPapercuts

3pm – Decorate Your Tree with Photo Ornaments by Ida from HerterCrochetDesigns

5pm – Altered Picture Frame by Jennifer from CaffeinatedPapercuts

Swag Bags

Let’s face it, besides the food and the friends, the best part of the party is the goodie bag! We’ve pulled together a fun download bundle of projects and printables as a ‘thank you’ for stopping by today. Click here for your Swag Bag!

Tell Your Friends!

The official hashtag for this year’s party is #craftparty and if you’re partying with us today, we’d love to see! Be sure to tweet, Instagram, and/or Facebook us your projects. Go on, show off your crafty self!

Go Shopping

Many of our Christmas in July members are partying along with us by offering some sweet sales. Think of this as our version of hitting the snack bar!  The participating shops are listed below with the discount being offered and the expiration date. To keep it simple, we’re all using the same coupon code – CIJPARTY14

Evie’s Tool Emporium – 20% off store-wide, valid 6/6 – 6/8/14

Alicia’s Findings – 15% off all orders of $5 or more, valid 6/6 – 6/13/14

MyTaylorMade – Get (3) Sewing Patterns for only $14, valid 6/6 – 7/31/14

La Fiaba Russa – 10% off store-wide, valid 6/6 – 6/10/14

DinDon – 10% off store-wide, valid 6/6 – 6/10/14

Crochet Nature – 20% off store-wide, valid 6/6 – 6/10/14

Caffeinated Papercuts – 15% off store-wide, valid 6/6 – 6/9/14

Little Me Bling – 25% off store-wide, valid 6/6 – 6/8/14

Carto Creative – 20% off store-wide, valid 6/6 – 6/8/14

Enter to Win

Still with me? All right, one last piece to this party; prizes! Toss your name into the hat below for your chance to win one of prizes offered up by our fabulous sponsors. Contest ends at midnight EST and the winner will be announced Monday on the blog!


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