Cashmere Rose – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall 2015

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2015 is Cashmere Rose.

A play on the ’60s with a twist of today, PANTONE 16-2215 Cashmere Rose is a tactile and soft pink hue that renders exactly what it promises. Cultivated in its richness, Cashmere Rose is a gentle and composed pink that is more upscale than downtown.
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Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Cashmere Rose items in their shops! Here are a few!

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

These roses have been punched from ‘cashmere rose’ paper. When I chose the colour of these I had weddings, bridal showers and anniversaries in mind. I love flowers and thought these would look lovely spread over the table as confetti.

DesignedbyAnneliese

DesignedbyAnneliese

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

This is an up cycled gift tag set… it has Cashmere rose in the pattern of colors. I make these tags out of cards that would just be thrown away with the hope of giving a product a second life instead of just throwing it away and by doing this helping the environment. I have many up cycled tags in my shop and will always be creating more. So please take a peek and often come back to see what is new.

ThisandThatCrafter

ThisandThatCrafter

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

This is one of my earlier creations. I love it to this day and have used it in making my own greeting cards and other paper crafts. It still sells once in a while in my shop, particularly before Easter I think.

ButterflyFeetDigital

ButterflyFeetDigital

Judy from BestDressedBaby says:

I created this blanket and stuffed giraffe for my cousin’s granddaughter. The colors match the baby’s nursery.

BestDressedBaby

BestDressedBaby

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says:

The subtle shade “Cashmere Rose” in this hairband shows that grown-ups can wear pink too!

I found this lovely yarn at “Woolfest” alongside other gentle muted colours, where the maker was creating a vintage palette. I find they work well with paler complexions of spring and autumn, and the pure wool yarn is deliciously soft too.

RosesWorkshop

RosesWorkshop

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Pink is not generally my “color”, being a redhead, but I like the soft muted tone of Cashmere Rose. This bracelet has the feminine colors of cashmere rose combined with edgy silver studs, and boho tassels and feathers. Something for everyone!

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

This ceramic platter is finished in only one glaze and obtains its duo colour due to the colourant ingredient in the glaze and the atmosphere inside the kiln – some chemistry magic!

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

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Biscay Bay – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall 2015

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2015 is Biscay Bay.

A lush and elegant teal, PANTONE 18-4726, Biscay Bay splashes up against more heated tones with its cool touch. Combining the serene qualities of blue with the invigorating aspects of green, the cool and confident Biscay Bay inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters, taking us to a place that is pleasant and inviting.FCRF15-Footer-PCI-Logo

Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Biscay Bay items in their shops! Here are a few!

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

I LOVE this colour – for me it about my childhood and a connection to the sea and growing up in a hot Australia with amazing blue skies!

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

I love this colour! It reminds me of the ocean, blue skies and warm weather when I can wear short sleeves and bracelets. I have a collection of beads and thought a bracelet is always a lovely thing to make!
DesignedbyAnneliese

DesignedbyAnneliese

Yvonne Azarian from VintageJoolsAndMore says:

This is an amazing ring! Hand made from genuine sterling silver, a large round Cabochon of Turquoise is set into a custom scalloped bezel adorned with rope edging and 4 tiny silver buttons. The Zuni Indians learned to silversmith from the Navajo in the early 1870s. It is not uncommon for their pieces to be unsigned as is this wonderful piece.

VintageJoolsAndMore

VintageJoolsAndMore

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

I love turquoise in any shade! This turquoise necklace has those deep blue-green colors that remind me of the ocean and Biscay Bay!

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

 

 

 

 

Launching A New Line

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Today I am happy to share with you several Christmas In July team members who launched new lines in July!

Wendy WN from WoodNotions says:

(Contributors note: Wendy had a very successful July launch! Here is the background story!)

I am introducing a 12 piece set of wood-cut ornaments. They will also be available as individual ornaments. I think it will be appropriate for CIJ because it represents the 12 days of Christmas. It is part of a Fund on Etsy pilot program and will run until July 24. Since the campaigns are time limited, We would really appreciate any followers or interest from the Etsy community. There are lots of great items being offered at reduced prices, and as with my campaign, if funded the items will be received by Christmas!

WoodNotions

WoodNotions

Pauls and Daiga from ThreadandPaintStudio says:

We started from last week to post personalized paintings for kids. This lovely small, personalized black and white cat painting among pink clovers on wood is awesome wall decor in kids or baby’s room, it is beautiful nursery art and it looks stunning in real life. This painting has cream color background and beautiful clovers and baby’s name as decoration, the colors are intense, but into same time calm.

ThreadandPaintStudio

ThreadandPaintStudio

Amath from Gomis says:

Hi I have a new line of Soapstone Cookware.

The thermal qualities of soapstone work both ways, hot or cold, which makes soapstone also great to keep what needs to stay cool, cool. Soapstone pots, pans and servers will keep savory dishes warm at the dinner table.

Gomis

Gomis

friedasophie from friedasophie says:

I am introducing my brand new Summer Line Collection here, which includes a lot of blue for that nice beach boho look.

friedasophie

friedasophie

If you are on Pinterest here is the New Lines Launched board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Summer 2015 Trend: Personalization

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

During the #CIJParty 2015 I introduced you to the Summer 2015 Trends. Over the next few days I would like to share the CIJ team member trends in more detail!

The fifth summer trend we’re going to explore is Personalization. This article is inspired by the Trend Watch Summer 2015 on the Etsy blog.

rina from RinartsAtelier says:

Last year I met an artisan bookbinder who had a hot foil press she worked with to press names and symbols in the linen of the books she made.  She printed these hearts on leather for me.

I was so enthusiastic about the results, I bought a letter-press myself, and now I can do it myself. This is one of my first personalized items, but there are many to come!

I am experimenting with personalizing some of my items on Etsy.
I wrote about my experiences on my blog:
www.rinarts.nl/blog/personalizing-handmade-items

RinartsAtelier

RinartsAtelier

Michele from chelkay says:

I have designed several personalized pieces with a vintage, antique, retro style appearance. The characters have an imperfect rubber stamp like appearance from the days of old which matches the sepia antique color of the font.

The custom lettering is ‘fused’ to the glass at a high temperature of over 1200 degrees.

chelkay

chelkay

Kristy Jo from KrystalKlarityBeads says:

I love to make custom things to support cancer awareness – I am a 4 year survivor of lung cancer – and I love to offer as many different charms/customized colors, and more! I try to keep costs down on anything related to these type of listings also, as it is my way of giving something back.

I just got started with personalizing and you will see added personalization available very soon – especially with anything cancer related, awareness in general, or inspirational.

KrystalKlarityBeads

KrystalKlarityBeads

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

A good luck charm pendant that has a birthstone option for personalization. Make a wish!

KestrelCollection

KestrelCollection

Rasa Nenart from Toyfifi says:

Big bear with big heart is so so cute! At least a lot of people say so! I hope it is true.

This bear was born in my drawing.

Firstly it was without heart and with no name on it, but I had another toy which was holding a heart in his hands, but still it had just a heart, but no name on it. One day a custom order came which said:

“I just love this bear, but I need a name on it, maybe it could be in a heart like another toy has?”

It was amazing Idea. I just loved final image of it.

Toyfifi

Toyfifi

Chinook Design from Customquiltsbyeva says:

I can personalize any item from my shop for you.

The owl pillows have the requested name on the tummy usually.
I can also embroider a name onto the quilt.

I wrote about how I create the owl pillows in my blog a little while ago. It’s not a full step by step blog, just some thoughts.
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Customquiltsbyeva

Customquiltsbyeva

Ina from InaSudjana says:

Here’s one sweet felt name banner I made for my little girl.

Whilst her diet is mainly veggies and fruits as these are what we eat at home, she is our lollipop in the house. She’s bubbly, cheery and she talks non stop – well, most of the time!

And of course she loves her ice cream!

InaSudjana

InaSudjana

I have been quilting for a long time, only last winter I decided to quilt this Christmas Stockings using the English Paper Pieced Technique, I fell in love with them immediately! These Christmas Stockings are to last forever so I thought that to personalized them would be a good idea. And here they are!

Quilterbell

Quilterbell

Amy Spock from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy says:

We offer custom embroidery on just about anything imaginable-even our customer’s own items. We created this one for a prize for a kid’s fishing tournament. We sponsor one of a very few High School Fishing Clubs in a high school in Colorado (Cyclone Anglers). We decided to list this item as a fund-raiser for our club, as we frequently take kids fishing for fun and for competition. We have taken kids to local events, state events, and to events as far away as Arizona and Arkansas.

BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says:

We love vintage Monogrammed or Initialed Handkerchiefs! Wonderful wedding gifts as well as re purposing into an ingenious craft!

shabbyshopgirls

shabbyshopgirls

Edita Mel from MONOFACES says:

We love dogs. And I believe we share this love with millions of people.

This is a personalized baby bodysuit we made for the human brother of Labrador Lilly. When baby arrives, we don’t want dogs to be forgotten! People send us photos and we create graphic image of the dog. We print them on ethnically sourced garments and use eco-friendly inks.

MONOFACES

MONOFACES

Jaclyn Machowicz from JacolinisCeramics says:

“Lets Eat” Turkey has always been a big hit at craft fairs! I tend to get orders on him to personalize the writing in his belly with the family’s last name or another Thanksgiving saying. It’s a great centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table or a gift to bring the host/hostesses of your Thanksgiving dinner.

JacolinisCeramics

JacolinisCeramics

Design’s the Limit from DesignstheLimit says:

We specialize in personalized! With our inspired design listings customers can request any ideas they have in mind and even send us a picture of the photograph they want to frame. We create a custom design just for them.

A customer recently sent us a picture of her two boys dressed up like pirates and we created a pirate themed picture frame which we will be adding to our shop soon. Let us know if you need a personalized frame to display your picture perfect moments.

DesignstheLimit

DesignstheLimit

Inga from FaufulisFashion says:

Personalized button for a baby! This greeting card can be personalized with the baby’s name or birth date on the front of button! Write in the card a greeting, a wish or a poem, sign it and enjoy the pleasure of presentation!

FaufulisFashion

FaufulisFashion

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says:

I created this bag tag as a thank you for my daughters 3rd birthday, and once I decided that I was going to create my first line of tags and cards to sell here, these were an obvious choice to include. I think having personalized tags on a party bag adds that extra personal touch, which people connect with.

ColourscapeStudios

ColourscapeStudios

Pauls and Daiga from ThreadandPaintStudio says:

This is the first personalized item from the personalized painting series, other items are coming soon. I love to make my customers happy and in the same time create something which is different, not the same like thousands of other copies, that’s why I love to also personalize my items, than I can imagine how would the new owner of the painting look like, it helps to also make the creation more intimate.

ThreadandPaintStudio

ThreadandPaintStudio

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

As a former teacher, I know they are ALWAYS prepping for school, so even though school’s out, our personalized Welcome signs might be of interest. This Welcome Kindergarten printable sign is designed to be very simple so everyone can read and recognize it, parents, teachers and our youngest learners alike!

StockLaneStudio

StockLaneStudio

Amanda Jaeger from AlphabetArtPrints says:

Everything in my shop is pretty much personalized/customized, and I love it! This in particular is one of my favorites. When my babies were born, one of my favorite things to do was to make sure they had something specific to them and their story for their rooms. I’d like to share this concept with my baby themed alphabet. Anyone can personalize any alphabet to read whatever they would like, but the baby themed alphabet is fun to write out baby’s name and include their birth date and measurements. So sweet!

AlphabetArtPrints

AlphabetArtPrints

Beth Stephens from BethStephensArt says:

Santa Bearing Gifts was painted by Beth Stephens and is offered as a personalized art print. We can add 6 or more names on the blank gift tags. You can add your children, pets, parents, friends, etc. We also can fill in the bottom three gift tags with words too.

Each print is printed on archival linen paper and is matted with a white, acid-free mat. The matted print is protected with a white foam core backing and sealed with a clear wrap bag.

BethStephensArt

BethStephensArt

If you are on Pinterest here is the Summer 2015 Trends board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Summer 2015 Trend: Luxury Materials, Contemporary Designs

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

During the #CIJParty 2015 I introduced you to the Summer 2015 Trends. Over the next few days I would like to share the CIJ team member trends in more detail!

The fourth summer trend we’re going to explore is Luxury Materials, Contempory Designs. This article is inspired by the Trend Watch Summer 2015 on the Etsy blog.

Sandra from TheFeminineTouch says:

These are some of my new unique designed summer cushions. All hand knit in either 100% luxury cotton or cotton / silk mix yarns. All uniquely designed by myself, funky , fun and summery. It took me a few months to perfect the mosaic knitting technique to be able to design my own patterns. I’m so glad I did.

TheFeminineTouch

TheFeminineTouch

Pauls and Daigafrom ThreadandPaintStudio says:

I made this thread and yarn picture, inspired from so called red planet Mars. I looked through pictures about space and this planet until I got lot of inspiration and could reflect it into my wrapped wall decor. We both with my husband love space connected themes, science fiction movies, documentary movies so it was very exciting to put this passion into artwork, creating sand storm onto Mars.

ThreadandPaintStudio

ThreadandPaintStudio

Nadine Jalem from Love2quilt says:

I created this piece in playing with fabrics, with no plan in mind, using commercial batik fabrics and some of my own hand dyed fabric. The piece evolved during the creative process.

It is machine embellished-quilted with variegated rayon threads. Perle cotton hand stitches have been added for interest. It also features a three dimensional leave ( top right corner).

The size of the piece is 9 x 10 inches.

Love2quilt

Love2quilt

Ingafrom FaufulisFashion says:

I am keen on silk painting, that’s why I am looking for the ways how to change the painted fabric into the practical things. At the moment these are silk clothes and pillow-cases. I offer the wonderful, self-made presents for different important celebrations – wedding, visiting to see the new baby, etc. Silk – it’s my passion!

FaufulisFashion

FaufulisFashion

Linda B. from lindab142 says:

I was inspired to make this item because I love working with wire. I chose to write out a short word that could be made in wire. Love is such a powerful word and so encompassing, I wanted to share it with others. I added the chains to the word to keep the necklace positioned right when you wear it.

lindab142

lindab142

Here is and example of my new designed summer collections. All are handrafted and designed by myself. Featuring geometric shaped in bold vibrant summer colors.

friedasophie

friedasophie

If you are on Pinterest here is the Summer 2015 Trends board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Summer 2015 Trend: Problem-Solving Products

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

During the #CIJParty 2015 I introduced you to the Summer 2015 Trends. Over the next few days I would like to share the CIJ team member trends in more detail!

The third summer trend we’re going to explore is Problem-Solving Products. This article is inspired by the Trend Watch Summer 2015 on the Etsy blog.

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

Many parents and caregivers have encountered the situation when they finally get their little one to sleep and ‘ding dong’ the doorbell rings and starts the whole nap-time routine in an uproar. This printed door sign makes it easy to warn visitors and family members that baby is sleeping!StockLaneStudioPSP

Pauls and Daiga from ThreadandPaintStudio says:

HI! In our vintage shop VintagePlusSoul we have many problem solving items. As person, which loves to sleep and never hear waking clock in my mobile phone, I love this retro bell clock!

It is so loud, that everybody will hear it, even after long party night! This clock has also nice sound all day long – tick, tick, tick, which do not have modern clocks and it looks stunning too! If you have problem with getting awake in the morning, this clock will be the right!

VintagePlusSoul

VintagePlusSoul

Rasa Nenart from Toyfifi says:

A lot of children, or maybe all of them have sleep toys, which help them to fall asleep. Sleep toy helps when child is afraid to sleep alone and brings sweet dreams. To say the truth I fall asleep hugging one of my own toys too. He calms me down, helps me to forget all the troubles and finally helps me to sink into a calm and deep sleep. It also can be used as a soft pillow too!

Here is one of my sleep buddies:

Toyfifi

Toyfifi

If you are on Pinterest here is the Summer 2015 Trends board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Summer 2015 Trend: Localized Pieces

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

During the #CIJParty 2015 I introduced you to the Summer 2015 Trends. Over the next few days I would like to share the CIJ team member trends in more detail!

The second summer trend we’re going to explore is Localized Pieces. This article is inspired by the Trend Watch Summer 2015 on the Etsy blog.

Michele from chelkay says:

Inspired by the nearby Fingerlakes wine region using REAL merlot leaves which burn away and leave a glass fossil like impression in the glass.

chelkay

chelkay

If you are on Pinterest here is the Summer 2015 Trends board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!