CIJ Etsy Craft Party – Follow Up

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Etsy invites everyone to arrange a local party and craft the day away. This year the #craftparty (official hashtag of 2014!) was held on Friday, June 6th.


The theme was Recapture Photographs! What can you make when you take photos and alter them in some way? Lots of very crafty ideas apparently!

Team Christmas in July decided to do a virtual party via the CIJ blog and boy was it fun!!

Jennifer of CaffeinatedPapercuts made a few tutorials:

The first was a Patchwork Paper Shadowbox that was  a way of showcasing your photos around other objects.

She then showed us to make handmade coasters that I want to try!

Lastly she made a Altered Photo frame that was very shabby chic!


Jennifer also posted Ida of  HerterCrochetDesigns tutorial:

Decorating your tree with photo ornaments! It is super fun involving photos, glue, jar lids and lots of creativity!


Jessica of CrochetNature did a tutorial on:

How we can crochet an edge on paper. It has a lot to do with slip stitching and concentrating! Looked so lovely and fun!


We had swag bags made of all types of printable goodies! One of our little thank you’s for being there!

We had posts galore on all types of social media ranging from facebook, twitter, pinterest, google + and more!

Some of our members even had a Craft Party sale using the Code CIJPARTY14!

Finally we also had some members donate prizes to some lucky winners who entered our Rafflecopter Giveaway!

I want to thank everyone who participated in this especially CIJ captain Michelle and my co-chair Jennifer!

This was an amazing event and one I want to try again!



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