Tuesday Treasure: Paper Crafting for Spring

By Molly Kimball, ElephantBeads

A new shop has opened on Etsy, and its owner, Tanya Gonchar, is taking Spring by storm! This shop, SoStampingCute, features paper crafts for a variety of occasions, with great gift ideas for men, women, kids and teachers. There are some special treats for spring that are worth checking out, a few of which are featured here.  Come check out this adorable shop!

SoStampingCute Easter Bunny Treat Box

SoStampingCute Easter Card

SoStampingCute Post it note holder

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Tuesday Treasure: Bullet Jewelry

Whether you love guns and ammo, or just enjoy a great up-cycled piece of wearable art – you can find what you’re looking for at ShellsNStuff on Etsy. This shop features classy jewelry – simple, but extraordinary. This 40 Caliber Three Bullet Casing Necklace is just one of many treasures you can find at ShellsNStuff!

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40 Caliber Three Bullet Casing Necklace by ShellsNStuff

Tuesday Treasure: Adult Birthday Humor

Come to MissTanDesigns‘ shop for some hilarious adult humor! MissTanDesigns offers greeting cards and birthday cards for those of us who like a good belly laugh. What’s even better – you won’t find these cards in any store. Give your friend a true original!

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Let’s Drink Birthday Card by MissTanDesigns

Tuesday Treasure: Neon Bracelet

Visit PurpleCatShop for bright jewelry that is so yummy-looking, it looks good enough to eat! Many of the finds in this shop are handmade with polymer clay. From rainbow cake rings to chocolate chip cookie earrings, PurpleCatShop has it all! Featured here is a neon beaded bracelet that will brighten up the cloudiest Autumn day!

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Monday a la Mode: DIY Gift Ideas

MondayalaMode Sept15By M Kimball, ElephantBeads

Are you a talented crafter with a limited budget? There’s no time like the present to begin planning for your DIY holiday season. If you plan now, you can order your supplies in the next few weeks, and begin your knitting, sewing, baking and creating in the autumn months. Plenty of time for the holidays!

There are a wide variety of options to match every skill set, but four clear winners rise to the top when it comes to DIY categories of gifts people love to receive:

1) Knitted or crocheted items have never gone out of style. Here is one of our own most popular (and most Pinned) DIY projects, from our very own AddSomeStitches:

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2) Photographs can be crafted into so many different gifts – from jewelry to coasters! This great blog post from Listotic includes a number of great ideas for DIY gifts using photographs, as well as a number of other great ideas:

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35 DIY Gift Ideas

 

3) DIY soaps, candles, lip balms and other personal “cookery” are always a hit. Below is a lovely idea for DIY candles-in-a-jar, but you’ll find 38 other ideas, including infused oils, in this linked collection by BuzzFeed:

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No time to create your own gifts for this holiday season? Hop on over to Etsy’s DTeam shops and you can find an endless supply of beautiful, clever handmade items for sale.

Talk to us: What gifts do you plan to DIY this season? Share your ideas and links below!

 

Tuesday Treasure: Daisy, Daisy by McRtyCards

Today’s treasure comes from the store of Sue Davidson, McRty Cards.

Daisy, Daisy Original Multimedia Painting

Daisy, Daisy Original Multimedia Painting

Happy Christmas from the DTeam!

Thank you Miss Tan, for this lovely, all-DTeam treasury! Come celebrate Christmas with the Etsy DTeam.

‘Happy Christmas!’ by MissTanDesigns

Happy Christmas to the Dteam!


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Blue and Silver Beaded Tasse…

$20

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$47

Sky blue crocodile stitch br…

$12

Crochet Slouchy Beanie Hat S…

$25

Christmas ornament, Red and …

$12

Merry Christmas! Hand Made,…

$12

Holiday earrings – red white…

$24.5

Red & White Accented with Gr…

$6

Cheery Cherries Half-Apron a…

$20

Snowflakes ponytail holder r…

$4

O Christmas Tree Key Fob – C…

$5

Christmas Candy Cane Elf Des…

$22

Kiss from a Rose necklace, w…

$15.9

Vintage Mercury Glass Christ…

$15

Crochet Shower Scrubbie 100%…

$6

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It’s never too early…

This is the time of year when those of us who are artsy or craftsy begin hankering for the holidays. How early is TOO early to begin taking the holiday decorations out of storage? When can we begin knitting, crocheting, hammering or painting the handmade gifts we’ll be wrapping up or stuffing in stockings? The answer is different for everybody (just as the holidays we celebrate may be different), but the treasuries here may put you in the mood for Halloween or Christmas…

‘Pilfer the Pumpkins!’ by Albosinensis

A feature for pumpkins and their alter egos: jack-o-lanterns

Halloween Luminaries - WindsorHillsWL Pumpkin Poop Halloween Fall Autumn Candy Gag Gift Design - DIY Printable - ABitCreativeAMP Halloween Onesie and Flower Headband Set - CrossMyHeartStore Jack O Lantern Lighted Jar - LoveAndSparkle
Place Cards - 16 Stamped Pumpkins - Perfect for your Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving Dinner Party - oneofakindbabydesign Black and Orange Halloween Pumpkin Beaded Door Tassel - lizbethsgarden Halloween earrings - Lampwork pumpkins with green stems - ElephantBeads Pumpkin Organic Catnip filled Cat Toy - KittyCrackHouse
Halloween "Boo" Wooden block set - CreationsByEmilyD Personalized Halloween Bucket - TheQuirkyCork Spooky Black Halloween Baby Bib - BrennysBibbies Soy Candle - Pumpkin Pie - 8 oz Mason Jar - Hand Poured - SimpleScentsByKeisha

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘The Spookier Side of Things’ by Albosinensis

Vampires, Ghosts and Witches, oh my! (as well as a few zombies, pirates and skeletons)

At least they brought candy.

Vampire earrings, Gothic, Fang earrings, Chainmaille, Red and silver, Rosettes weave - DoBatsEatCats Personalized Halloween Bucket - TheQuirkyCork Hot Fiery Red Cinder and Black Wired Crochet Bracelet Crystal Matching Earrings Available - MegsCrochetJewels Red and Black Beaded Ribbon Headband - SomethingColorful
Breakaway Cat Collar - Free Shipping 3/8" - Swashbuckling Pirates - TheWhiteSchnauzer Spider Web and Bat button necklace - SassyBelleButtons Sweater Chain With Pink Goddess Zombie Cameo Resin Skull Resin - Rockabilly Lolita Vintage Style - PrettyLittleTragic Day of the Dead earrings with dancing skeletons - long silver dangle earrings on hypoallergenic earwires - ElephantBeads
Printable Halloween Witch Invitation - Wicked Good Time - SweetDStationery Halloween Greeting Card, Black Cat - MissTanDesigns Halloween "Spooky"  Wooden Block set - CreationsByEmilyD Skeleton Tribal Bracelet w/ Tribal Skulls - Yellow and Orange Beads - SoulMakes
Spooky Halloween Cross Stitch Pattern, Black with yellow accents 5" x 7" pattern - oneofakindbabydesign Halloween Candy Corn wood post handmade earrings - ThimbleManiac Halloween Spider Stamp Wood Block Mounted Rubber from Studio G for Spooky Card Making, Scrapbooking Crafts - VintageCarolina Halloween Sign - If the Shoe Fits - SparkledWhimsy

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Christmas Is Coming! the-etsy-d-listers-aka-the-dteam’ by whatsingramasdrawers

T he colors and flavor of Christmas in a Treasury list featuring members of The-Etsy-D-Listers – The D-Team.

Beaded Tassel Brooch with Love Always in Sterling Silver - lizbethsgarden Ceramic Ornament - Good Ole Santa Claus - GrapeVineCeramicsGft Amazing Vintage Gold Plated Rootbeer and Dark AmberRhinestone Brooch with Faux Pearl Accents - BlackMagicStudio Vintage Cookie Cutters Tupperware Holiday Set of 4 Red for Farmhouse Retro Kitchen & Kitsch Collectibles Midcentury Modern Plastic 60s 70s - VintageCarolina
Handmade Polymer Clay Beads Large Bulky Round Disc Rondelle Purple Pink Cream Set of 5 - TotallyToTheT Gold Brown Terracotta Earth Tones Bead & Button Necklace - LucyRoseTreasures Red Stacked Flower Hair Clip with Jewel Center and removable headband - CrossMyHeartStore Beaded Christmas Necklace - TheCraftyBlueCat
Wire crochet necklace, crocheted necklace, beaded necklace, green turquoise, peridot, red glass on red wire - ElephantBeads Lip Balm Case Keychain Crocheted Deep Red Variegated Cotton w/button closure - BittyBitsandBaubles Red and Black Beaded Ribbon Headband - SomethingColorful DELISH Kitchen Sign - SparkledWhimsy
Knitting Project Bag/Crochet Project Bag (reversible wristlet) in oranges and reds - IntrovertCreations Reindeer Food for Rudolph & Friends Santa Christmas Design - DIY Printable - ABitCreativeAMP Wire wrapped heart necklace, pearl, coral, SS - JudysDesigns Coffee Mug Cozy - Tibetan Red - CrimsonMosquito

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Thinking Far Ahead- Christmas’ by Albosinensis

A little soon, but etsy has already inspired ideas for holiday decorations and presents.

ORIGINAL Tree Landscape Painting Jewel Tones Contemporary Acrylic Canvas, 20" x 16". - TracyHallArt Soy Candle - Juniper Breeze - 8 oz Mason Jar - Hand Poured - SimpleScentsByKeisha Gold filled Christmas tree earrings, No5 - JudysDesigns Vintage Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments - Satin Finish Magenta - Set of 5 - BlackMagicEmporium
Ceramic  Ornament - Tea Cup -  Cup of Christmas Tea - GrapeVineCeramicsGft Vintage Crochet Angels for Crafts - AuntMegheysCottage Crochet Christmas Holiday Bracelet Peppermint Stripes Gold Plus SIze - MegsCrochetJewels Chainmaille Christmas ornament Ball Red and green - DoBatsEatCats
Crystal snowflake ornament: Swarovski crystal and glass in red and white - ElephantBeads Pearly White Bird 3-D Paper Ornament, Delicate, miniature Set of 12 - oneofakindbabydesign Christmas Ornament Red and White Beaded Tassel - lizbethsgarden Moustache Christmas Ornaments set of 4 made from Eco Felt - BittyBitsandBaubles
Snowman Poop Winter Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gag Gift Design - DIY Printable - ABitCreativeAMP Painted Slate: Wish Upon A Star Snowman - whatsingramasdrawers Coffee Mug Cozy - Seafoam - CrimsonMosquito Vintage Cookie Cutters Tupperware Holiday Set of 4 Red for Farmhouse Retro Kitchen & Kitsch Collectibles Midcentury Modern Plastic 60s 70s - VintageCarolina

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Take a break from the dog days…

Summer is still lingering, but the kids are back in school, and several DTeam members are hankering for fall! Perhaps it’s the unusual heat that is hitting certain areas of the globe these days. Take a little break from the heat with these late summer, early Fall and back to school treasuries…

‘Back to School!’ by BittyBitsandBaubles

Well, that time of year always seems to come around, see what the DTeam has to offer for back to school shopping.

Motivational Art Print, Life is about Possibility, 8x10 - MissTanDesigns Handmade Personalised Wooden Shabby Chic Chalkboard, Blackboard, Kitchen, Notice board. - PeachesandCreamUK Rustic bookmark in tangerine - beaded metalwork artisan made gift - ElephantBeads cross stitch clown fish bookmark. - Crystalcat1989
Ceramic Pencil Holder - Sunflower Pencil Holder - GrapeVineCeramicsGft Crochet Nerdy Anklet - brown and yellow - MegsCrochetJewels T-shirt Memory Quilt- Deposit Only - CrossMyHeartStore Feather hair extension, blue and gold parrot feathers - JudysDesigns
Multi Strand Bead and Leather Bracelet - SassyBelleWares Vintage Bookends Industrial Metal Retro Library Chic Pair Midcentury Modern Minty Aqua Green Farmhouse - VintageCarolina Crochet Slouch Beanie Hat Erika Lynn in Blue Medium - AddSomeStitches Zipper pull Chainmaille Celtic Visions star Silver and blue Aluminum - DoBatsEatCats
Highlight Reel Wooden Sign - SparkledWhimsy Scoodie Hooded Scarf - Crazy Yarn Ver 3 - CrimsonMosquito Upcycled Notebook/Recycled Notebook made from Clif Bar box (Crunchy Peanut Butter), 50 sheets/100 pages - IntrovertCreations Black Felted Turntable Laptop Sleeve - fiberpuppy

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Eager for Fall’ by Albosinensis

Inspired by the colors, views and scents of fall

Soy Candle - Apples and Maple Bourbon - 8 oz Mason Jar - Hand Poured - SimpleScentsByKeisha Landscape Photography - fine art print Aspen nature Rocky Mountains Colorado - 11x14 Photograph "Autumn Aspen Canopy" - ABitCreativeAMP Printable Wedding Invitation Set - Woodland Rustic Birch Tree - SweetDStationery Medium Gold Leaf Hair Barrette - Woodland Collection - Whimsical - Nature - Bridal - NestingPretty
Wire crochet necklace, agate necklace, crochet wire jewelry, Libra gift - ElephantBeads Bike Handlebar Handbag - Cotton & Convertible - Citrus Fall - le3sorelle Ancient Coin Bracelet with Pearls and Baltic Amber - Foret Home Decor Beaded Tassel Tiger Eye Gemstones in Brown and Yellow - lizbethsgarden
Copper leaf earrings, Women Jewelry Casual Style - DtailsULike Coffee Mug Cozy - Tibetan Red - CrimsonMosquito Apple Wedding Table Number Holders, Fall Wedding Decor - ExpressionsFloral Crochet Fruit Basket in Olive Green - AddSomeStitches
5 in 1) Shabby Orange Flower - ShabbyShine Toddler Dress, Long Sleeve, 2PC Set Fall/Winter 2012 - BebeSophie Gold Brown Terracotta Earth Tones Bead & Button Necklace - LucyRoseTreasures Mustard Yellow Flower Ring with Crystal Accents - BlackMagicStudio

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Autumn.’ by AddSomeStitches

Beautiful autumn colored items.

Agate gemstone bracelet in autumn colors - red, chocolate, honey, pink, bear brown - ElephantBeads Home Decor Beaded Tassel Tiger Eye Gemstones in Brown and Yellow - lizbethsgarden Handmade Ceramic Nested Nesting Pottery Stoneware Dishes Set Trio azul azure Blue Latte Brown - TotallyToTheT Art Deco Deeply Carved Coffee Brown Bakelite Bracelet - BlackMagicStudio
Pearl leather and copper tube accent bracelet, white pearl - JudysDesigns 1960s amber yellow glass - vintage kitchen - vintage pitcher and glasses - 24KaratOld Coffee Mug Cozy - Burnt Orange - CrimsonMosquito Brown Tiger Eye Crochet Vintage Bronze Strand Necklace Adjustable and Hypoallergenic - MegsCrochetJewels
Knitted brown and yellow pouch / dice bag - Crystalcat1989 1950's Orange Crane Vintage Kimono Medium 6 Inch Chained Kiss Lock Clutch - kaleidoscopebyerin Golden Forest Copper Gold Glitter Poinsettia Rustic Orchard Bridal Bouquet - ExpressionsFloral Reserved for Donna Shabby Chic French Arm Chair: Devon - lemonAIDER
Clearance--Eco Felt Embroidered Brown Baby Booties accented in Green and Peach - BittyBitsandBaubles Picture Jasper Doughnut Necklace - whatsingramasdrawers Halloween Sign - Now Welcoming Candy  Collectors - SparkledWhimsy

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

VOTE NOW for your favorite DTeam June Treasury!

The DTeam’s June treasury challenge netted five stunning summer-themed collections. Check them out below, and SCROLL DOWN to vote for your favorite! The vote will close on June 30th.

(NOTE: Because blackmagicstudio won last month’s challenge, she is not included in this month’s poll, but her lovely treasury is in the slideshow for your viewing pleasure.)

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