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!

World Environment Day (WED) Is June 5th

Contributor post by Dawn of DeeDeeDeesigns

World Environment Day (WED) is June 5th, and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment, and serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment … SO I asked Christmas in July Team Members  what items they have in their shops that could help raise awareness about the environment?

Wendy Joy from wjoydesigns makes a range of environmentally friendly products such as this is a handmade item made from renewable resources – hemp, feathers and recycled metal. Using materials such as these helps our environment because they are from natural sources. It is positive that a bird did not have to be sacrificed for the feathers and we all know that hemp has so many environmental benefits (uses less water than cotton for example) and industrial applications. So the message here is to bring awareness to our consumer driven society that a beautiful creation CAN be made and ALSO not harm our environment or any animal in the making!

 

Ina from InaSudjana makes hand crafted felt cuteness such as this felt finger puppets set. This product helps raise awareness about the environment because it is made using 100% eco friendly felt derived from 100% recycled bottles.  Ina has other products in her shop also made from this material.

When purchasing this set, you’re not only getting something super cute, but you can also feel good that you’ve given something back to the environment.

 

Ildi from PitzicatVintage sells recycled and vintage clothing. She believes it is terrible how much is thrown away, and that selling this type of clothing helps to raise awareness about the environment. According to Ildi “Beautifully sewn clothing from an earlier age should be recycled. Buy vintage clothing and make a difference!”

 

As well as creating ceramic homewares and jewellery Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns makes a range of jewellery  using upcycled materials. She also uses recycled packaging to send all parcels to buyers, and states this is in her product descriptions as a means of raising environmental awareness. This set of hoop earrings was made using upcycled guitar strings and comes presented in a handmade jewellery pouch made with recycled fabric.

 

 

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 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!