Handmade Valentine Treats with Joann.

Hi Crafty Friends!

  Classroom moms, This one is totally for you!!! Our designer Joann has such a fantastic idea for some valentine’s she has created from some personalized flair. Completely adorable!!! Check it out!!

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Hi, thanks for stopping by!

Today I am sharing some fun treats! These will be great for classmates, students, and even coworkers. I received some personalized flair with the names of my kids from TCP etsy shop and used them to personalized some treats for Valentines.

Create amazing Valentine's using custom flair from TheCraftyPickle.com
Here are the steps:
  • Start with a 3 1/2 x 4 piece of White Daisy cardstock
  • On the 3 1/2 inch side score at 1/2 and 3
  • Rotate clockwise and on the 4 inch side score at 7/8
  • After you have scored everything place your piece of cardstock where the 3 1/2 inch side is horizontal and the 4 inch side is vertical.
  • There will be two rectangles at the bottom left and right corner, take some scissors and remove those two sections.
  • I took my corner rounder and rounded the top corners and the bottom corner (the part that will fold up)

I took a background stamp and stamped the image to create my background and took the little heart from the CTMH Countdown stamp set to add in random places. I punched (2) 1 3/8 circles from someCranberry and Cotton Candy cardstock, (2) 1 1/4 circles from White Daisy cardstock and stamped an image using the CTMH Perfect Fit- Dad stamp set with some Cranberry and Cotton Candy Ink onto the White Daisy circles.

I layered them and added my beautiful personalized flair. Finishing them off by cutting some gold pieces of cardstock into banners and a cherry lollipop!
I hope you enjoyed today’s mini project. Thanks for stopping by!
*Giveaway* Leave a comment on The Crafty Pickle blog to win a Close To My Heart stamp set and goodies out of The Crafty Pickle prize bin. Winner will be chosen Monday,Feb. 2 2015! Good Luck!!! 
Supplies used
CTMH Stamp Sets – Perfect Fit- DadCountdown
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What an amazing idea, Right?!?!? Did you know you could get personalized flair like this for your child’s classroom that is reasonably priced? We can even make them into Pin back buttons, Magnets, or bookmark paperclips! Just click the “request custom order” in TCP’s Etsy shop. Thanks for sharing your amazing idea, Joann!!
Happy Crafting!!!
The Crafty Pickle

Handmade Greetings with Carrie Bryant

Hi Crafty Friends!!!

Today our designer, Carrie Bryant, has some beautiful cards she has created with just one Close To My Heart stamp set. Take a look!!!

Hello! Today I am sharing with you a few Handmade Greeting Cards that I created using my new “Your Own Kind of Wonderful” CTMH Acrylix stamp set  
 As you can see there are six different sayings along with six different sized butterflies.  Making this a great value with twelve different stamps in one set.
I love this set for it’s versatility in creating cards for several different occasions.  I like to make up several cards at one time so I always have a handmade card on hand for any special occasion. After all who want to pay $5.00 or more for a store bought card? Any everyone loves a handmade card better anyway.
 I used some pre-made chalkboard style cards for my base, I then pulled out my watercolors and painted the background for my stamped image.  I really like the bold outline of the butterflies and when I painted the inside with my watercolors they really pop off my cards. CTMH Arcylix stamps are some of the highest quality stamps I have worked with.  They stamp a clean image every time. They peel off the backing and are super adhesive to the stamping block, they also clean up really easy.
 I used the same butterflies on this card. After I painted them in I fussy cut them out and used some 3D pop dots to mount them to my card base.  I then created a watercolor banner that I stamped my sentiment on.  I used some sequins to embellish my cards too.  You can find this pretty Fruity Pebbles sequin mix in TheCraftyPickle Etsy shop. 
This one is my favorite. I just love this sentiment. I plan on giving this one to my daughter for her Graduation this year. 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Scrappin’
Carrie

I just love that stamp set and what you did with it too, Carrie. Thank you for sharing with us! What is your favorite Close To My Heart stamp set or product? Leave a comment below to win a Close To My Heart stamp set and goodies out of The Crafty Pickle prize bin. Winner will be chosen Monday,Feb. 2 2015! Good Luck!!! 

Happy Crafting!

TheCraftyPickle.com

ALL the snuggles!!!

Hi Crafty Friends!

 We have Cathy up on the blog today sharing a snuggly little layout that is just adorable! Check it out!

It’s time again for another layout for The Crafty Pickle!  This time I grabbed some of the Cozy Fall flair set available in the shop and set to work.  There’s just something I love about having all my embellishments work together to paint a larger picture and I think that definitely happened here.  There is a light and airy feel to the layout and the dark flair badge helps bring out the browns in the photo.  I also grabbed a big ‘ol handful of various sequins from The Crafty Pickle.  I had some Christmas, Fall, and Winter sequins so I mixed them all together and created a huge pocket for them with gold striped vellum.  I love the peekaboo colours just hinted at behind the gold!  Hope you enjoy and have a crafty week!

Thanks Cathy!! I love all of the layering!
Hope you all have a fantastic day!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Love is in the air

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today our designer, Alicia, has a couple of great cards to share with you. Are you in the valentine spirit yet? Take a look!

Hi!

Alicia here I  been  very  busy  with  family but  I had some time to play with TCP flair!   I’m getting ready for Valentine’s Day next month, here are two cards that I made, I hope they inspire you to create your own Valentine or love themed cards using the adorable flair in The Crafty Pickle shop!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftyPickle

Here they are! I hope you like them!

This is the inside of the card.
Before i gone be sure to visit our various Social Media sites, we have giveaways and inspiration all the time! (Links to Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube are on the right hand side bar)
Be sure to check out the Etsy shop HERE for all the flair used in today’s projects!

Alicia

Thanks so much, Alicia. I love the sweet touch that the flair added. Also that you used fall/seasonal flair to make a valentine! Great versatility! 

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Sweet card by Kristin

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!!!

  Today our designer, Kristin, has a sweet little card for you. She used some TCP Flair, sequins, and some CTMH product as well!! Take a look!

I had so much fun playing with my Crafty Pickle supplies to make this sweet card!!! This Heartstrings paper is just perfect for making Valentines Day cards this year and the flair with the CTMH stamps just put it over the top!!! This went together really really fast!!! So cute!!!

Here are some Close-ups:

Here is a list of the products that I used on this card:
Watercolor Heart Button Flair
Bubble Flat Sequins Mix
Heartstrings Paper Pack
CTMH Artbooking Collection
Sequins that comes in the packaging
Twine

Beautiful work, Kristin! I love all of the layering she did, don’t you?
Don’t forget to head over to Treasa’s Blog and comment for the giveaway that ends tomorrow!
Have a great weekend & happy crafting!!!
The Crafty Pickle

Cute camera accent greeting card

Hi fellow crafters!

  Today we have designer, Julie, up on the blog with this adorable card she made. Accented with some TCP camera flair. Take a look!

Hi!
Here is my Card for The Crafty Pickle Today!
 The colours are neutral and the golden stars add some joyfulness to this card.
This card is absolutely universal, you can give it as a present to the boy or to the girl)
The title says “For you ..” that’s why this card is for any holiday!
Here is the flair that I used for this card.
 There are 4 different beautiful cameras in the Set!) I love it, I think I have used it all yet.
The Camera in this card can symbolize the hobby or the profession of the person, so it can be a perfect present for the photographers!
Thank you for stopping by, I hope my card inspired you!
Have a good day!
Thanks Julie!!! Love the foil accents too!
Happy Crafting!
TheCraftyPickle.com

What’s your word for 2015?

Hi Crafty Friends, 

  Designer, Treasa, is up on the blog today sharing how she is incorporating her one little word into her project life album. Take a look!

Hi there, today I wanted to share my word that I had chosen for this new year. This year I chose the word simplify. I chose this word for numerous reasons but most of all to just make my life easier. I always like to document my word for the year in my first page in my PL album. This year I wanted to really have my word stand out and make it special, so I added some custom flair badges from The Crafty Pickle. I even designed the simplify badge and Taniesa was awesome to create it for me. And I have to say I love how it turned out.  Below are the two cards I created to spotlight my word Simplify for the year 2015. With the first card I added the Simplify flair badge and wanted that to be the focal point of the card. In the second card I added the 2015 flair badge to emphasize the year, then I added my journaling on why I chose my word.

So whats your word for the year 2015? I would love to hear how you came to choose your word and how you plan on documenting it. How would you like to win your own word flair badge along with a 2015 flair badge. All you need to do is leave me a comment on my blog HERE by Saturday Jan 25th at 10:00 pm. I will then draw a winner on Sunday Jan 26th. Also during this time, Taniesa is offering 15% off purchase of $10 or more using coupon code TCP2015 now through Sunday! Good luck and I can’t wait to hear your 2015 word.

Until  next time,
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Thank you Treasa, I love your PL cards!!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Layout share with Elodie

Hi Crafty Friends

 Today, designer, Elodie is up with an adorable layout using TCP Flair! Check it out!

Hello friends! Today I want to show you another layout made with TCP button flair. I used funny photos of my little boy and much colors.

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Supplies used:

Vintage Camera Button Flair 

Everyday Photo button #2 

Colorful Star button flair

Aqua Patterned Color Pop Flair

Thanks for stopping by !

Elodie

Thanks for sharing, Elodie. Adorable layout!

Happy Crafting!

TheCraftyPickle.com

Gift Layout: Smile

Happy Monday Everyone!
  Today designer, Julie, has a gift layout she made for her friend, up on the blog. Take a look!
Hi!
Today I want to Show my LO for The Crafty Pickle
I made it as a present to one girl and I think it will look pretty cool in wooden frame on the wall.

I USED One Flair from the everyday photo button Flair set
I think this set is gorgeout and it is amazingly universal and usefull!
You CAN Match it with the paper and embelishments of Any Colour and Theme!

Here are the close-ups:
Thank you and good luck!))
Thanks, Julie. I love the idea of gifting a framed layout to a friend. What a great valentine gift this would make too!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Shake it off with Treasa

Happy Sunday everyone!

  Treasa has a special Sunday post for you all. Check out the awesome handmade project life cards she made for a swap she is in.

I totally love this catchy song from Taylor Swift ,so much in fact that I created a PL card using it as my inspiration. I created the card in my Silhouette software then I printed it out and used the print and cut feature to cut the card out for me. I then backed it with some black card stock and added the music note flair from The Crafty Pickle as a final touch. I love how it gives it some bling with the silver glitter.

So remember to keep on cruising and don’t stop grooving….
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Thanks Treasa, I think this is one of my favorite cards you have made yet!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle