Thank You For Coming To #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus here on the Christmas In July blog! It was a really fun day!

It was a party in the streets of our blog! The streets were shut down and their tents were up and ready to showcase their unique items for you.

We had a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops were here for you and they are loved interacting with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus was individually introduced so please look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Narelle / FELTBYNARELLE / Australia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Dawn / DeeDeeSupplies / Australia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Vaishali / NVillustration / India / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Jovita / alabatis / Lithuania / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5.  Przemila / CanisArtStudio / Poland / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Luiza / MinkuLUL / Poland / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Veronika / TapsikDesign / Slovakia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Anne Irene Angelshaug / Angelshaug / Norway / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. RosesWorkshop /RosesWorkshop / United Kingdom / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. Diana / DianaSianCrafts / United Kingdom / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Judith / FabriArts / Canada / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. CartoCreativeCartoCreative / Canada / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

 

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2017 – International Focus!

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#CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus: TapsikDesign

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 Shop – Veronika from TapsikDesign

TapsikDesign

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop is called TapsikDesign. Often i am inspired by some small things i see around me. And i am starting to think how can i put it inside my own creations.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

I started to make small grapevine wreaths with flowers, next were deco mesh wreaths, yarn and tulle wreaths. I learned how to make felt flowers to put onto yarn and tulle wreaths. Next were lantern swags and other home decor such as table centerpieces. Nowadays I make many of my wreaths embellishments myself. So i can give my customers an unique, original peace. Also started to make chocolate flower bouquets.

3. What do you love most about your work?

Loving the change. Today i make summer wreath but tomorrow it can be fall, Christmas. Always thinking how i can improve myself or make something new. Giving myself challenges to create something different and new.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

Well, I don´t listen to music during my work. I watch old Czech and Slovak movies, shows on Youtube.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I like romantic novels. Right now re-reading everything from Celeste Bradley.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: TapsikDesign

Instagram: TapsikDesign

Pinterest: TapsikDesign

Twitter: TapsikDesign

Welcome To #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are thrilled about our third annual #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus! A party in the streets of our blog! The streets are shut down and your tents are up and ready to showcase your unique items for you.

We have a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops are here for you and they are looking to interact with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus will be individually introduced so please check in throughout the day to look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Narelle / FELTBYNARELLE / Australia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Dawn / DeeDeeSupplies / Australia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Vaishali / NVillustration / India / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Jovita / alabatis / Lithuania / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5.  Przemila / CanisArtStudio / Poland / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Luiza / MinkuLUL / Poland / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Veronika / TapsikDesign / Slovakia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Anne Irene Angelshaug / Angelshaug / Norway / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. RosesWorkshop /RosesWorkshop / United Kingdom / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. Diana / DianaSianCrafts / United Kingdom / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Judith / FabriArts / Canada / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. CartoCreativeCartoCreative / Canada / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media as you visit all the fabulous shops today!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus!

What’s The One App/Tool/Platform You Can’t Live Without?

Contributor Post by Sheila of BeadyEyedBird

We asked our great Etsy entrepreneur friends from the Christmas In July team:

What is the one app or tool or platform you CANNOT live without in running your online business?

Here’s what they told us!

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit said:

The pen is mightier! Technology is continually evolving and the personal computer has replaced the need for so many of the items that once filled our homes and offices. The modern pen represents an evolution from the crude objects used to develop the first written languages to more elegant forms of penmanship and the beautification of writing in more recent history. The pen was certainly being employed in the creation of the technology which has lessened our dependence on the pen. Yet still the pen is with us!

No matter how much technology you have in your homes or office, occasionally you should just turn them off. Grab a pen and a piece of paper and let your imagination take you where it wanders instead of going where your search engine tells you to go.

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Personalized Rosewood Pen Set with Engraved Pen Case and Personalized Pen or Pencil with Your Choice of Font From Our Selection

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Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese said:

I am one of those people who loves to write down lists the good old-fashioned way with pen and paper, of what I need to get done. This to do list is great for that purpose, keeping me organised for new items and any orders!
It can be put on the fridge, on a cork board or fit into an A5 planner. Tick off your tasks as you complete them.

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to do list printable, daily planner, digital, instant download, planner accessory, A5, planner inserts

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Veronika Škalákovárom from TapsikDesign said:

For me since I make wreaths and other decor it is a professional glue gun. And finally I have found a good one.

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Ladybug wreath, Crochet Ladybug, Spring, Summer Wreath, All Season Wreath, Home Decor, Wall Decor, Ladybug Décor

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Jerry and Opal from ApronStringsOwlLady said:

The one tool I could not and do not want to be without is the Etsy App on my phone. I cannot imagine life without the ease and convenience of logging into both Etsy shops on the go and also hearing the ‘cha’chings that ring from the app.

The app makes managing listings very easy, from photo’s to content. You can snap a new photo, add it and you’re done.

An item from my shop that continually gets hits and likes (and I hear the activity on my phone) are my owl shop items.

Here is an owl bulletin board that would help even the busiest Etsy seller or buyer between home life and business – stay very owl’ganized!

 

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Back to School Owl, Owls, Blue Owl, Owl Bulletin Board, Adorable Owls, Owl Decor, Home Decor, Dorm & College Gifts and Décor

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willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage said:

I just purchased the Unfav/favALL app–and it is a huge time saver!

Plus, my wrist really appreciates the break from hours of clicking.

chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/etsy-unfav-fav/mibldfepmchoiladoa…

It’s much easier to participate on Team threads and Blitz activities now.

Well worth the $15 a year to use–one click Favs or ReFavs an entire page!

I’m always checking the clock to see if I can have items ready to ship before the PO pick-up, so a reliable clock is a must.

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Grandfather Clock Dollhouse Furniture 60s Ideal Miniature Faux Marble Decor Ivory and Gold Romantic Garden Scene Vintage Art Gift

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Thanks to All who participated!

Until Next Time,

Sheila

 

 

 

Welcome New Team Members For June – Part One

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns
The team had many new members join during June in anticipation of the annual Christmas in July event.Please join us in welcoming them to our fantastic team! Visit their shop, fave some items, maybe even share some shops/items on your social media channels!!
And here are some of our new members for June!

I joined with the intention of participating the Christmas In July promo.
I am a self-taught woodworker/furniture maker who has spent a fair amount of time and effort refining a design for a folding stool/table. In time it will be available in three heights and will be available with a matching table.
What makes it special? While it has the appearance of simplicity, the accuracy required while making put it more in the reals of engineered rather than just made. The versatility of the item is one of its stand out features. A seat, a table, a bedside, this can be all these things and more. As you can gather, I’m quite proud of the design

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Folding stool or side table

I sell all sorts of vintage retro items. I love vintage jewellery and brooches in particular – they remind me of a time when things were more stylish and elegant. That’s why this pretty Aqua coloured brooch is so special to me!

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Vintage gold and aqua rhinestone brooch

Maryann from gojjell says

Hi everyone! I joined the Team to participate in the Christmas in July promotion.
I love working with fine silver (amongst other mediums) and these earrings really appealed to me with their texture and patina.

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Fine silver teardrop earrings

Hello,
I joined the team to take part in Christmas in July 2016, I am not sure how yet.
I sell vintage kokeshi doll, a subject that I am passionate about! I hunt them through antique markets, thrift stores etc in Japan, where I live.

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kokeshi doll

Kira from TrellisLaneVintage says

Hi Team,
I  joined to participant in this year’s CIJ.
My shop is filled with great mid-century, Retro and Vintage finds that add glamour and style of yesteryear to your home.

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Vintage brass oval vanity tray

Hello, I am looking forward to sharing like-minded people’s chat.
I am an established Potter / Ceramicist, I mainly throw on the wheel, and I produce one-off functional stoneware items.
I am glad to be a part of the team.

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Hand painted wheel thrown stoneware bowl

Hi everyone,
I’m not really new. My original shop Roses Workshop is still open, but I’ve opened a new shop just for my felt creations. I intend to add lots more items over the next week, and concentrate my CIJ promotion on this new shop.
Here’s a little taster:

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Pink felt rosebud brooch

Hello! I’m planning on adding more vintage items, including Holiday and Winter items, to my shop soon. So I’m happy to be part of this team! Thanks

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Set of 2 Repro Christmas postcards

Hi! I’ve just discovered and joined this team to be involved in the Winter .. Christmas in July Sale.
I create mostly ceramic pendants, also buttons, spoons, cups and bowls.
The aim of my shop to help people connect more with the earth by wearing jewellery made from the earth, eating from spoons and bowls handmade made from the earth. There is really something very nurturing about these things.

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Small porcelain spoon

Hi I am a mixed media artist who lives in Kentucky. I’ve just started creating Christmas items for my shop and would love to participate in Christmas in July. This is a simple Christmas tree that makes me happy and I hope will make someone else happy, too.

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Rustic Christmas Tree Mixed media sign

Hello! I’m new to selling on Easy, and just joined the team today! My shop is filled with handmade goods, including holiday and party decorations, all made from repurposed materials. I am excited to be a new member of this community!
The ornaments I make are crafted from old greeting cards. I like taking materials that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill and turning it into something new and beautiful.

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Bright pink spherical upcycled greeting cards Christmas ornaments

Hi, I’m Gillian and I’ve just joined the team! I have a vintage shop and already have quite a few Christmas items which I will be adding to the shop over the next few days in preparation for putting them on sale on July 1st.
First item is these beautiful vintage shiny plastic baubles from the former East Germany, still in their original box:

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Rare Vintage Christmas Tree Ornaments

Lydia Stonely from PollyHadADolly says

Hello, I’m a doll maker from the UK, making Waldorf inspired natural fibre dolls for Christmas. I am currently developing some new dolls for Christmas which I hope to have ready for July but here is my best seller so far.
Looking forward to being part of your team and joining in.
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Waldorf baby doll

Hello!
I joined to take part in the Christmas in July event.
I sell fandom inspired jewellery at affordable prices. Like this expandable mermaid bangle. I’m in love with it. The resin fish scale cabochon (choose from 9 different colours) changes colour as light hits it and the crystal glass bead (choose from 16 colours) adds a touch of sparkle. Besides, who doesn’t love mermaids?!

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Mermaid bangle bracelet

Hello, I’m new to Christmas in July.
I make different kinds of wreaths and right now this is my favorite. Even if I cannot decide which one.

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Watermelon wreath

Hello,
Only just discovered this team! We are two sisters who are also complementary therapists and beading is our creative passion. We make jewellery using semi-precious gemstones that are believed to have a beneficial effect on both body and mind.
Looking forward to getting involved!

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Aquamarine bracelet

Aimee from SugarLaneShoppe says

 

I’ve been on Etsy since 2010, but am getting back into the promotional side of things (which I’ve not spent nearly enough time on lately). With the exception 2015, I’ve always participated in the CIJ sale – usually with great success!
I create pendant necklaces from recycled Scrabble tiles and have added glass dome pendants to my shoppe this year as well. Hoping to develop a following for the new style in order to have a great holiday season later this year!
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Star Spangled Spirit Necklace

HI! Carolyn from forpawsandhome creating mainly unique cat toys

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Animal toys

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage says

My daughter and I opened our vintage shop in September, so this will be our first CIJ experience!We sell collectible toys and home decor, and have met so many wonderful people through Etsy!
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Deer Candle Gurley Fawn

Hi, I am Flora. Though I have had my Etsy shop for over a year now, the whole ‘team’ idea is very new to me. I feel like I’m living under a rock sometimes.  This is also my first year of offering discount. I feel both excited and little bit of panic.
I sell handmade jewelry. Most of my inspiration comes from nature. Here is one of my latest creations. Peacock inspired earrings with genuine malachite beads.

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Peacock Earrings , Azure-Malachite

Thank You For Coming To #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 here on the Christmas In July blog! It was a really fun day!

It was a party in the streets of our blog! The streets were shut down and their tents were up and ready to showcase their unique items for you.

We had a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops were here for you and they are loved interacting with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 was individually introduced so please look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

 

1. Linda B / lindab142 / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Ethicalinfant / Ethicalinfant#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Karen / ChocolateDogStudio#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Lola / LOLADOGdesigns#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. briellasoul1 / BriellaSoulKids#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Gillian / PrettyHappyVintage#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Lydia / PollyHadADolly#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Veronika / TapsikDesign#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Candy / WickedlyCreative#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. patontheback / patontheback#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Susan-SharonMsPDesignsUSA#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. Rosalia and Linda / Doublemuse#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2!

#CIJPopUpMarket #2 – TapsikDesign

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

#CIJPopUpMarket #2 Shop – Veronika from TapsikDesign

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TapsikDesign

1. What is the name of your shop and what is unique about your shop?

It is called TapsikDesign. Taps was my late dog so i decided to name the shop after him. I know there are many wreaths makers out there but I think I am most likely the only one to use deco mesh here in Europe, Slovakia.

2. What is your favorite July activity where you live?

Living in Slovakia it is mostly sun, vacations and spending more time with family.

3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

One day I would love to go to Hawaii. Love the nature of there.

4. Who do you most admire in life?

My dad cause nothing is stopping him to follow his dream even by the age of 67.

5. What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

Love to learn how to make your own birthday cards or any cards.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Moje-vence-995508700482994

Instagram:
www.instagram.com/tapsikdesign/

Pinterest:
sk.pinterest.com/nika9901/

Two of my pin boards:
sk.pinterest.com/nika9901/christmas-in-slovakia-2015/
sk.pinterest.com/nika9901/my-crafts-moje-v%C3%BDtvory/