CIJ Etsy Craft Party 2015 – Recycled Magazine Paper Phone Stand

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Tutorial for Recycled Magazine Paper Phone Stand” by Megha Silvano of byTheArtBug

This is not only Easy to make but also utilizes almost free materials and on top of that it is a very useful and unisex item.

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Materials:

  • Old Magazine Paper
  • Cardboard 5″ by 5″ Piece
  • Craft Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • Cut a 3″ by 3″ piece from the cardboard(You can measure the width of your phone and cut the size accordingly, keeping it about 1.5 cm extra).
  • Take Magazine Paper and cut it into 1.5 cm (0.590551 inch) wide strips. you will need about 6-7 strips.
  • Glue the strips randomly to the cardboard piece slightly. overlapping, see the picture, cut off the strips leaving about 1.5″ extra from the edge of the cardboard.
  • Fold the strips on the reverse side and glue.
  • Your base is now ready.

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  • Now take the magazine paper sheet and start rolling it tightly (diagonally) to make paper Sticks like this.
  • After rolling a bit keep spreading glue in between so later when you cut the strip it won’t open up,make 5-6 rolls.
  • Let the Sticks dry completely before moving onto the next step.

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  • Now cut off the extreme ends of the strips as these are a bit fragile (about 2-2.5″).
  • You will have to follow this with every paper stick you use.
  • Cut four small pieces from this to make the sides of the base, remember two sticks that go in between will be slightly shorter in length. For this you will have to use hot glue.

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  • For the back take a long stick,cut the ends and fold it in half making V shape.you can also determine the height according to your liking.
  • Trim the ends of the V to make diagonal cuts to glue it more securely, this will also keep the back slightly slant.
  • Using hot glue stick this at one side of your base which you want to be the back of your stand.

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  • Now cut three pieces as in the picture to give a bit more style to your stand, glue these to the back.
  • You can add one more V to the back. Don’t forget to diagonally trim the ends for this too.

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  • You are now done! To further preserve and make it water-resistant you can coat your Phone Stand with paper varnish.

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CIJ #Craftparty Prize Sponsors

Good morning everyone – Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts to share with you all of the wonderful prizes donated by members of the Etsy CIJ team for our #CraftParty! You can enter to win them via our main Craft Party post. In no particular order:

The Nassa shells in these earrings are so sweet. The seashells and coconut beads are hand tied to waxed linen in a butterscotch color. Each shell is spaced expressly to mirror the opposite earring. Given the unique nature of shells no two earrings are identical which is part of their charm. The shells swing gracefully and make a lovely sound that is ever so soft. These lightweight earrings are 2 1/4

Nassa Shell Earrings from Bungalow42

The Nassa shells in these earrings are so sweet. The seashells and coconut beads are hand tied to waxed linen in a butterscotch color. Each shell is spaced expressly to mirror the opposite earring. Given the unique nature of shells no two earrings are identical which is part of their charm. The shells swing gracefully and make a lovely sound that is ever so soft. These lightweight earrings are 2 1/4″ long. All findings are sterling silver.

Leather Rose Pendent by MiracoliSpB

Leather Rose Pendent by MiracoliSpB

Small rose of leather pink. Rosette in metallic form. Small rose of leather three shades of pink that have been all handmade and designed by me. The picture you see is the picture of the exact item that you will receive.

Mystery Box by Rhodyart

Mystery Box by Rhodyart

A selection of items from Rhodyart, home of fun and quirky collage art cards and gifts, to be chosen by shop owner (but trust me, it’ll be good stuff lol)

8x10 Coffee Printable from bytheartbug

8×10 Coffee Printable from bytheartbug

Kitchen Art 8X10 “Start Your Day with Coffee” Printable (There will be NO watermark on the printable that you will receive).

Set of  (2) hot pads from timetalentjewels

Set of (2) hot pads from timetalentjewels

Cinnamon Treats Wool Felted Hot Pads

Set of (4) fox cards from StinsonPaperCrafts

Set of (4) fox cards from StinsonPaperCrafts

Set of 4 blank note cards featuring a fox which has been reproduced from an 18th century illustration. Includes white envelopes. The inside has a blank white writing area defined by two line separators. Cards are topped off with shiny black satin ribbon. Each A2 card is made of orange card stock and measures 5-1/2″ by 4-1/8″ folded. Envelopes measure 5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″.

Ferris Wheel Print from SummerStarsMasonJars

Ferris Wheel Print from SummerStarsMasonJars

Ferris Wheel at Sunset || DETAILS || • Printed at a professional photo lab in a high quality format. • Archival-quality photo paper and inks. • Auto-optimize contrast, color & brightness • Superior quality, matte-finish paper, fade resistant. • Matte finish creates rich color and a finger-print free surface. • Unmatted, unframed photo. • Packaged in a cellophane sleeve and shipped in a sturdy photo mailer through USPS.

Crooked Houses Blank Art Card - leeart

Crooked Houses Blank Art Card – leeart

One (1) card printed on card stock with Epson pigment ink. This ink will last 99 years. This card is from my original painting. Measures 4.5 X 6 inches approx. White card and envelope included in cello bag. Blank inside.

1920s Style Altered Hat - SSFDesigns

1920s Style Altered Hat – SSFDesigns

Altered straw hat 1920s style.

Personalized Christmas Stocking from Quilterbell

Personalized Christmas Stocking from Quilterbell

It is hand sewn and machine quilted to make sure you can use if for many years to come. It is also lined. It measures,16″ X 6.5 ” ( 40 cm X 18 cm) Please note that shipping costs are not included in the prize. Shipping from Dublin, Ireland. Shipping cost approximately $10 depends on location. {Editor’s note: If your name is selected and you do not wish to pay for shipping, another name will be drawn.}

New York City print by CartoCreative

New York City print by CartoCreative

8″x10″ New York City map art print in a light moss green color. Shipping included.

Remember, you have until midnight CDT TONIGHT to enter! Thank you to all of our prize sponsors – everything is so beautiful. All right, now back to the party!

Welcome to the CIJ Etsy Craft Party!

Contributor post by Megha of bytheartbug

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Hey Everyone!

Welcome to Team CIJ’s Online #CraftParty 2015. This day will be filled with lots of activities, DIYs, Giveaways and Coupons to grab along with the online Swag Bags and freebies!

This year’s Etsy Craft Party theme is Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape.  Kaleidoscopes represent many individual pieces coming together to create something beautiful — much like the dynamic shops that make up Etsy.

Classes

We will be having Crafty classes all day long! Here’s the schedule (all times in Eastern Standard Time) :

9am – Magazine Paper Phone Stand
10am- DIY Necklace
11am – Fabric YO-YO
12pm- Paper Weaving
1pm – Decorative Pinwheels
2pm – Quick Oil Facial Cleanser
3pm – Manly Cupcake
4pm – Spiral Ear Cuff
5pm –  13 Projects of Etsy

Swag Bags

A party is no fun without the “Goody Bags”, don’t worry we have one for you even in this Virtual Party! This bag is filled with downloadable projects and tutorials for you to print and make!

Click here for the Downloadable  Projects

Click here for the Tutorials

Grab the % Off Coupon and Go Shopping!

The Coupon code is the same for everyone (the % discounts may differ)- cijparty2015

The following shops are participating:

AliciasFindings – 15% off Store-wide, Valid 6/5/15 – 6/8/15

EviesToolEmporium – 20% off Store-wide, Valid  6/5/15 – 6/7/15

Quilterbell – 15% off Store-wide, Valid 6/5/15 – 6/8/15

DeeDeeDeesigns – 10% off Store-wide, Valid 6/5/15 – 6/7/15

KleanKristi – 15% off Store-wide, Valid 6/5/15

CartoCreative – Free standard shipping and 15% off minimum purchase of $20.00USD, Valid 6/5/15 – 6/7/15

byTheArtBug – 10%off Store-wide, Valid 6/5/15 – 6/7/15

Tell Everyone!

Don’t forget to share the love!If you are crafting with us, be sure to tweet, Instagram, and/or Facebook us your projects. Also share the CIJ Craft party DIYs on social media!

The official hashtag is #craftparty

Enter to the Giveaway for a chance to Win

Last but not the least! It’s the 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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Now, LET THE  PARTY BEGIN!

CIJ Etsy Craft Party – This Coming Friday On June 5th

Contributor post by Megha of bytheartbug

Our party is Online so you can join in from anywhere in the world, how exciting is that!!

Come and join Team CIJ for Etsy’s Annual Craft Party event, a global celebration of meeting and making. This year’s party is even more special as 2015 marks Etsy’s tenth anniversary.

CIJ Craft Party 2015 – June 5th Fri: 9:00am–2:00pm

No. of Guests – Unlimited!

The official tag is : #CraftParty

Register here:

#EtsyCIJ #CraftParty

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Click here to see last year’s fun and activities at CIJ Craft Party–

Christmas In July Craft Party 2014

CIJ’s Online Craft Party 2015 is taking place on Friday June 5th, there would be lots of activities, DIYs, Giveaways, and Coupons to grab along with the online goodies and freebies!

Here is a Sneak Peak…

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This year’s Etsy Craft Party theme is Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape.  Kaleidoscopes represent many individual pieces coming together to create something beautiful — much like the dynamic shops that make up Etsy.

We do need our members help to make this a wonderful event for all, so if you wish to donate a prize (could even be a gift certificate) or submit a tutorial please do so here (Please do so before 3rd June Midnight):

Craft Party 2015: Donate A Prize

Craft Party 2015: Submit A Tutorial

So come join the fun, invite your friends and family!

CIJ Etsy Craft Party – In Just 1 Week!!

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

We are getting excited for Our 2nd Annual Craft Party! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we are going to hold a virtual #CraftParty right here on our blog!

Register here for the #CraftParty and to be elegible to win prizes!

Christmas in July #CraftParty 2015

Friday – June 5th 2015 – please join us here on the CIJ blog for classes, swag bags and giveaways during the day!

As a member of the CIJ team there are several ways for you to get involved today before the fun begins one week from now. Please go to the CIJ forums and there is a thread that explains all the specifics! We want to include as many of our talented team members as possible!

If you are not a member of the team please feel free to join the team today! Otherwise you will have to wait to see what we have planned!

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We’ll have virtual classes and so much more all day long. A schedule of the tutorials and special features will be available on Friday morning. There will also be swag bags for attending and giveaways throughout the day.

Want a sneak peek of one of the tutorials? byTheArtBug is doing a tutorial. Thank you!

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So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to get ready to party #CraftParty style!

CIJ Etsy Craft Party – In Just About 2 Weeks!

Contributor post by Megha of bytheartbug

Come and join Team CIJ for Etsy’s Annual Craft Party event, a global celebration of meeting and making. This year’s party is even more special as 2015 marks Etsy’s tenth anniversary.

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Since our party is online it doesn’t matter where you are based just sign up here to join the fun!

Christmas In July Craft Party

In 2014, more than 8,500 people took part in Etsy’s Annual Craft Party, including hundreds of party hosts.

See all the fun from last year’s party over the world!

Etsy Craft Party Gallery

Click here for a look at last years event for CIJ –

Christmas In July Craft Party 2014

CIJ’s Online Craft Party 2015 is taking place on June 5th, there would be lots of activities, DIYs, Giveaways, and Coupons to grab along with the online goodies and freebies!

This year’s Etsy Craft Party theme is Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape.  Kaleidoscopes represent many individual pieces coming together to create something beautiful — much like the dynamic shops that make up Etsy.

We do need our members help to make this a wonderful event for all, so if you wish to donate a prize (could even be a gift certificate) or submit a tutorial please do so here:

Craft Party 2015: Donate A Prize

Craft Party 2015: Submit A Tutorial

So come join the fun, invite your friends/family!

The official tag is : #CraftParty

CIJ Craft Party 2015 – June 5th Fri: 9:00am–2:00pm

No. of Guests – Unlimited!

CIJ Etsy Craft Party – Save The Date

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Hello all!

Every year Etsy holds a Craft Party day around the globe, inviting people to meet and make.

We at Christmas In July are once again participating in this amazing event here on the CIJ blog! Make sure and celebrate with us on June 5th, 2015!

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2015 marks Etsy’s tenth anniversary of connecting people around the world to make, sell and buy unique goods. This year’s Etsy Craft Party theme, Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape, goes great with this anniversary, since Etsy is all about shops coming together selling beautiful individual items.

If you wish to donate a prize or submit a tutorial please do so here:

Craft Party 2015: Donate A Prize

Craft Party 2015: Submit A Tutorial

Check back for more details!