With Autumn festivities and Christmas time approaching, spending more time indoors calls for creative crafting. The #EtsyCIJ team have gathered together their paper craft goodies for fun projects like scrapbooking and greeting card and gift tag making.
Do you have any kits, fancy downloadable prints, fun embellishments, or anything that could be useful for paper crafting, in you shop?
These were part of a huge stash of supplies my daughter found among gifts to her daughter when she was ill with leukemia. She was blessed with so many crafty things, many she did not use.
I’ve added digital downloads to my shop over the past few months. I have several printable recipe cards and matching gift tags that are great for Christmas cookie swaps and holiday gifts.
This fabulous Nativity set is perfect for those who might be tight on space or prefer not to have breakables with little ones around. Made of paper and cardboard, it’s already prepunched so it can be easily put together and set up in a special place of honor. Add your own embellishments, hay, glitter, etc. Make this a project to do with the kids and teach them the story of the nativity this Christmas!
I have been creating and designing things for as long as I can remember. It hasn’t been until recently that I found my passion for wood working and signs. I am a wife and mother to four kids and four dogs. To say my house is hectic, is an understatement. The entire process of creating my signs is were I find my peace, my “me” time.
I was excited when I found this group. Not only does it give me a chance to get my work out there, but I get to see al the beautiful items everyone else makes that I may not have seen otherwise.
Thanks for excepting me to the group!
My name is Patricia and I’m an Intricate Bead Artist & Street Style Knitwear Designer.
I started off by creating knitwear fashion and accessories for myself. As an Intricate Bead Artist, I have created many purses and pieces of art with thousands of tiny Japanese Beads.
Intricate Accessories was opened in March of 2017 and it really has been a positive experience. This year I hope to add some bead accessories.
I found a link to this group in the forums. I’m happy to be a part of this team.
Hi everyone! This is Gail from QuiltSewPieceful.
So, you can probably guess that I’m a quilter! I have been selling my quilts, pillow, table runners and more for 9 years. Gasp! Time really does seem to fly. My shop slogan is “Quilts for Holidays and Everyday”. I love to make items for holidays, but especially for Christmas. I seem to specialize in Christmas Tree Skirts, but also make lots of table runners, some wall hangings and a few lap quilts.
I discovered quilting over 20 years ago. I wanted a quilt for our king size bed, so I went to a quilt shop. I honestly thought that’s where you bought quilts. I was nearly speechless when I discovered I could make my own, by buying the fabric there, and they would even teach me to do it. I have been hooked ever since. Of course, it would have been a lot cheaper to buy the best quilt that I could find, than to take up quilting, but I have never regretted it!
Years later, I taught quilting classes at that same shop, and even was the shop manager for a number of years.
I sell on Etsy because I just can’t stop buying all the amazing new fabrics I find, and turning those fabrics into quilts.
Thanks for having me on your team.
This pattern is for a Christmas Tree Skirt that I designed.
Hey! I have been designing counted cross stitch designs since 1985! I have quite a few Christmas designs – especially stockings.
Here is one of my best sellers!
Hello! Although my shop says I’ve been open since 2009, I have only been actively selling for two years. There has been so much for me to learn selling on Etsy. The forums and teams are an incredible resource.
There is so much more for me to continue to learn. If I fail to successfully attach a sample listing, my apologies. One more thing to add to the LEARN TO DO list.
As I’ve gotten older, I started transitioning into making making smaller and lighter items. I enjoy the challenge of designing, sewing, and selling mini hats / fascinators.
I look forward to being part of the team. Merry Christmas!
My name is Judy and I’ve had my paper crafting shop since 2012, although I’ve been on Etsy since 2009. I previously sold jewelry for my daughter but closed that shop.
I started scrapbooking in 1998 and began selling handmade embellishments on ebay in 2001. I did that for a couple of years, then let it go when the competition started selling mass produced items.
My shop sells mostly handmade cards, but I also sell gift tags and DIY blank tags. My shop was closed from Sept. 2017 to April 1, 2018 while I underwent treatment for breast cancer. I’m healthy now and happy to be back.
Hi everyone! I’m into a little bit of everything. I started painting abstracts and then lamps from wine bottles, night lights, lighted/decorated bottles, jewelry and will be adding some pillow and other decorating accessories and home necessities, too. I mostly focus on Upcyling and Reusing to reduce my personal carbon imprint on the environment. This lamp made from a wine bottle and an acrylic skin represents me perfectly.
We all have a favorite item that we have in our shop. It could be our favorite because of the process it took to make it, its color or any other reason.
Here, the team share their favorite Holiday item from their shop and tell us why they like it so much.
Entitled Happy Collie Days this one always makes me smile. This image has been featured by The Collie Rescue Network in their calendars and on a note card they use to raise funds.
This “I love cats” handcrafted wooden plaque is my favorite shop item because it declares my love of cats … I consider it to be a customer favorite as well since I have sold several of them to other cat lovers!
I think it’s a great gift idea for the cat lover on a gift list because it’s cute and inexpensive!
I love this elegant set with 3 luxury glycerin soaps and a charm for good luck!
My favorite is this new card I created last week. I like the simple design and message. It’s warm and inviting and speaks of home.
I love owls and these whimsical owls on a Christmas stocking are one of my favorites.
I loved making these waterless snow globes.
This was hard! I love Christmas and keep several Christmas items in my shop year ’round, because I think holiday lovers shop whenever the mood hits them. Right now it was between my red-nosed reindeer (I’m also an avid animal lover) and this guy. I guess he won out because he’s a new addition, so I wanted to welcome him.
This is my favorite piece for Christmas because it reminds me of ice crystals!
This ornament is one of my favs. It reminds me so much of growing up in Iowa and going sledding on my grandparents farm with all my cousins.
I have so many favorite Christmas items in my shop but this one stands out to me especially since I choose to use the ribbon on a dog collar. We all have that pet who is both naughty and nice which makes this Christmas dog collar even more cute, funny and true to their personality.
Wow, hard to choose just one. Don’t you find that when you make something new, it is almost always the favorite – until the next one! Anyway, here is my favorite. I love winter animal pictures, and my DH love penguins. When I saw these delightful guys, I just had to buy them, and I bought lots! Just couldn’t resist. I knew right away that some would be made into pillows. The rest are waiting for inspiration, and time.
During the #EtsyCIJ 2018 event the Etsy Christmas In July team has been hosting a photo challenge.
Many team members shared their photo during day of the challenge. Please join us as we celebrate their photos!
- CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge 2018
- Emily from OrnamentationShoppe Instagram: ornamentationshoppe
- zizzybob from zizzybob Instagram: zizzybob
- Linda from LindaBrittDesign Instagram: brittdesign2
- Heather from MooseintheMint Instagram: mooseinthemint
- Cristal from DesignsbyCristal Instagram: Creativedesignsbycristal
- Alissa from PoppyAndPeonyDesigns Instagram: poppyandpeonydesigns
- Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter Twitter: TandTCrafter
- Britney from LitByBrit Instagram: litbybritmelts
- CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge 2018
- Claudia Marie from ClaudiaMarieFelt Instagram: claudiamariefelt
- Rebecca from OrnamentsbyRebecca Instagram: ornaments_by_rebecca
- Judith from FabriArts Instagram: fabriarts
- Clara from elliottsplayground Instagram: elliottsplayground
- Diana from joliefemmebydiana Instagram: joliefemmebydiana
- Peggy from christmaskeepsakes Instagram: peggyrhuff
- Mairi from mairidesign Instagram: mairidesign1
- Judy from PiecesOfMePaperCraft Instagram: piecesofmepapercrafts
Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJLovesJuly photo challenge!