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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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Tomorrow is the Etsy Christmas In July Craft Party

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The last couple of weeks Jennifer from CaffeinatedPaperCuts and Alicia from AliciasFindings have been working behind the scenes for the Christmas In July version of the Etsy Craft Party! Since the CIJ team is worldwide we thought it would be fun to hold a virtual Craft Party!

Tomorrow – June 6th, 2014 – you will be able to join them  here on the CIJ blog for classes and giveaways all day long!

To join in the fun register at our Craft Party event page! You can also stop in throughout the day and see what is happening! Only those who have registered will be eligible to win so it will be worth the moment it takes to register!

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This year’s theme is Recapture: Bring new meaning to your photographs so we’ll have virtual classes all day long centered around that theme. Video tutorials, step-by-step tutorials…it’s going to be a blast. Let’s not forget the sweet swag bags for attending and the giveaways throughout the day.

Want a sneak peek? Jessica from CrochetNature is doing a tutorial!

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So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to get crafty!

Etsy Craft Party Coming June 6th to the CIJ Blog!

Contributor Post By Jennifer from CaffeinatedPaperCuts

Hi everyone! Every year Etsy holds a Craft Party day around the globe, inviting everyone to arrange a local party and craft the day away. This year the #craftparty (official hashtag of 2014!) will be held on Friday, June 6th and you’re all invited!

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What’s that? You can’t fly in that day? No worries, the Christmas In July team will be holding classes and giveaways all day long right here on the blog! To join in, just register at our event page for your ticket to fun.

This year’s theme is Recapture: Bring new meaning to your photographs so we’ll have virtual classes all day long centered around that theme. Video tutorials, step-by-step tutorials…it’s going to be a blast. Let’s not forget the sweet swag bags for attending and the giveaways throughout the day.

So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to get crafty!