A Thank You card and a Project Life card using Flair

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I have teamed up with Scrap your Scraps to share some ideas using Flair buttons! I wanted to share two different ideas using some brand new Flair that I just added to The Crafty Pickle Etsy Store.

First up is a thank you gift card holder that I made using my silhouette and a flair from the Cozy Fall Set. I adore Autumn and pumpkin spice latte’s are my favorite!

Coffee Gift Card @TheCraftyPickle.com

I used some cardstock I had on hand and cut out the card design on my Silhouette using design # 29511

Coffee Gift Card @TheCraftyPickle.com


I die cut a tag from some cardstock scraps I had, added a little bit of decorative trim and attached it with a little clothes pin. I attached the PSL (pumpkin spice latte) button with some tombo xtreme adhesive. You could also use a button from the Starbucks flair set too, I just wanted to go for an autumn feel with this card.

Coffee Gift Card @TheCraftyPickle.com


The inside has room for the coffee gift card as well as a little room to write a personal message.

Coffee Gift Card @TheCraftyPickle.com


Once it was all finished I slipped the card into a clear envelope and tossed in some of the exclusive autumn mix sequins from The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop for a little added fun touch.

Next up I have a project life card that I am sure anyone can find use for in their album, Mine is usually inspired by one of my teenage boys dodging the camera. For this card I am using the Photo Not Available flair from the Everyday Photo #2 set

No Photo Available Project life card @TheCraftyPickle.com


To make this card I took a white piece of heavy cardstock that was in my scrap pile and cut out the camera design on my silhouette (Design #41015)  The design called for several shades of gray but I only had two shades on hand so I just cut everything out of the white cardstock and colored the pieces with my copic markers (N8, N6, N4, N2, Y15, and Y19) I also used my wink of stella glitter pen and my Stardust gelly roll pen by Sakura

No Photo Available Project life card @TheCraftyPickle.com


I attached a few sequins (that are always included in my flair packages) and attached the Photo Not Available flair with some Tombo Xtreme adhesive. The base card is a Becky Higgins Project Life grid card.

No Photo Available Project life card @TheCraftyPickle.com

As you can see above my flair has a very low profile making it ideal for page protectors of all types, especially pocket pages. It’s about the same dimension as chipboard or thickers.

If you haven’t visited The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop recently you might be surprised to find over 30 new flair sets including our new color patterned pop collection and some special limited edition sequins mixes.

Make sure you Stop by the Scrap your Scraps blog for even more flair inspiration, Not to mention a fun giveaway from The Crafty Pickle Etsy Store too!!!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Meet the all new Crafty Pickle Design Team!

I am so excited to finally announce the FIRST Crafty Pickle Design Team!

The Crafty Pickle design team

I cannot wait to share with you the amazing talent these ladies possess. Stay tuned for some beautiful inspiration coming your way this November, including a special blog hop with lots of prizes!

Have you checked out TheCraftyPickle Etsy shop lately? we have added over 35 new sets, A new color POP pattern series and three seasonal limited edition sequins mixes! Make sure you hop over and check it out!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

The Crafty Pickle’s FIRST Design Team Call!

Be apart of The Crafty Pickle Design Team!


Hi Everyone!

I am excited to announce that I am hosting my first ever design team call for TheCraftyPickle! Design team members will work with TheCraftyPickle Flair buttons, Close to my heart stamps and supplies, and other shop items as they become available.

I am looking for a variety of crafters, Cardmakers, Scrapbookers, Project lifers, Special DIY project makers.

As a design team member you will receive:

  • Free Flair and accessories from my Etsy shop to work with.
  • A discount on all Close To My Heart products, Plus free bonus product as available.
  • Your creative work featured on The Crafty Pickle blog, Etsy example photos, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media.
  • Support and creative connections with our design team in a private facebook group.

What we are expecting of our Designers:

  • Two to three projects per month using Flair and or Current Close To My Heart Products, and to share them on your personal social media (Blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc..
  • An active blog and active presence in other social media such as instagram, facebook, Pinterest, etc…
  • High quality project photography.
  • Participation in Blog hops and group events.
  • Participation in at least one detailed tutorial (text/photos or Video) that will be on The Crafty Pickle blog per month. (this counts as one of your projects)
  • Promote and share The Crafty Pickle products and blog whenever possible using social media.
  • A Three month commitment (starting November) with the option to continue longer if mutually agreed.

This call is open to all crafters, even international.

Sound like fun? Here is what you need to do to apply to be apart of the TCP Design team.

Email the following application to TCraftyPickle@Gmail.com with the subject Design Team Call.

  1. Your name, location, and a short bio of yourself.
  2. Links to your Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and any other social media sites you actively use. Link any craft type forms you are apart of and would post to as well.
  3. List any past or present design team experience (experience is NOT necessary).
  4. Submit at least three projects showcasing your talents especially in the area of using flair buttons and stamping. Using TCP Flair and CTMH stamps are a plus but definitely not a requirement.
  5. Do you own an electronic die cutting machine?
  6. Attach a photo of yourself that could be used on the blog if chosen for the design team.

I am beyond excited to see your projects and form a fantastic team. Due date for your application is October 17th at 11:59pm PST. Every applicant will be notified by October 24th. Followed by an announcement on The Crafty Pickle blog  the following week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Join the Close To My Heart Hostess club!

Join a CTMH Hostess club with TheCraftyPickle.com








The new idea book is here and it’s full of beautiful new stamps and accessories that I know you will all love!

I am going to try something new to celebrate the new product releases. A CTMH hostess club! What is a hostess club? Well, here are the details!

* The hostess club will consist of 6 members committing on spending $25 per month for 6 months. Your orders will go through directly on my CTMH website though a hostess link so that you may order any time within that month.

*Each member will receive the new Close To My Heart catalog/idea book free of charge.

*During the 6 months each member will have a chance to be hostess of the month, allowing them to receive hostess only benefits as well as exclusive product.

Here are two of many new Hostess only stamp sets available:

hostess 1Join a CTMH Hostess club with TheCraftyPickle.com














*During your hostess month you can also ask people to order online though your party web link for even more hostess credit!

*If your hostess month totals over $300 you will receive an additional gift from me.

*If you decide that at any point in the hostess club, you would like to be a consultant and sign up with me, that month’s order will go toward your first consultant order with CTMH and you earn the commission.

Here are the two new consultant kits!

This is the Scrapbooker’s new consultant kit:

Become a new CTMH Consultant with this NEW Scrapbooker's starter kit!







This is the Cardmaker’s new consultant kit:

Become a new CTMH Consultant with this NEW card makers starter kit!







In addition to all of the above you will have access to my facebook group just for my hostess club where I will share ideas, and where you will be notified of special promotions first!

If this sounds like something you would love to be apart of or you have any additional questions, please send me an email to TaniesaCTMH@gmail.com

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle



HUGE Etsy Shop update!

Hi Friends!

I just finished with a HUGE Etsy shop update this week. Lots of new flair sets and a couple of fun things like Ponytail holders and bookmarks perfect for project life, scrapbooking, or your organizers/filofaxes!

Here is a peek:

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!All Button flair is flat so it adds less bulk to your page protectors.

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!

Flair paper clips!

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!

Ponytail holders made with ANY of the buttons in the shop!

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!

Monthly flair sets including this one for July. The flag flair is made with real glitter!

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!My little girl is obsessed with My Little Pony right now and this is a set I created for her… maybe some of you have little fans out there too.

TheCraftyPickle.com Etsy Update!

My addiction ;)

To see all of the 22 NEW listings check out my Etsy shop HERE.

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle


Everything you would like to know about CTMH organization?

Questions about CTMH Organizers? Ask and WIN!

Hi Friends,

I am prepping some new blog posts and videos and I would love your input! I have received a lot of questions regarding the Close To My Heart Organizers for all types of supply organization. I know that there are more unanswered questions out there so I was hoping you could leave a comment with any and all questions you have regarding the organizers (Small, Medium, Large, and the My Acrylix cube organizer)

As an incentive for helping me out with this project of mine, I will be randomly drawing three winners from the group of people who leave questions in this post. Winners will receive a Close To My Heart Stamp and a few Flair buttons from my etsy shop as well.

Thanks so much for your questions and input!

Happy Organizing!

The Crafty Pickle

More Embellishment Organization!

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while but I am back to share an idea of how to organize and store your flair buttons/badges.

I actually struggled with this one and searched for a solution everywhere. At first I had all of mine in a jar but that was a pain to sift though.

I saw ideas of putting them flat in CD cases. Putting them in packaging inside a basket and flipping though them, even putting them in coin page protectors and placing in a binder. All very clever ideas but none of which I thought would work for me.

I knew that they needed to be organized by color. If you have seen my previous posts you know that I organize nearly everything by color. I also knew that I needed something that would have room to add more than my current collection. I didn’t want to have to have multiple cases for one type of embellishment (except washi tape and PL cards, those don’t count ).

While I was at Michaels in the beading section I came across a fantastic sectioned organizer (for bead organization) and it was really reasonable ($5.99) It had more space than a embroidery floss organizer box ($2.99) and I figured it just might work. Here is my little button collection.

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.comIn addition to organizing by color I have 4 sections dedicated to seasonal buttons. Spring, summer, fall, and winter. There is also multi-colored button sections and spaces for specific themed flair.

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

I think this little case would also be perfect for shaped paperclips, buttons, and wood veneer as well! If you have a larger collection or want a bit more portability I would suggest the Close to my heart small organizer with the foam insert and small craft boxes. I store my wood veneer in those and it works out really well for me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Now is a GREAT time to join!

Hi Friends!

Just a quick stop in to tell you about a fantastic opportunity going on right now!

Join CTMH with TheCraftyPickle.com

Join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant April 1–30, 2014, and receive your favorite “art-full” Close To My Heart Cricut® collection FREE! Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 and comes packed with nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies to help you succeed. Plus, when you qualify for the Straight To The Top program, you will be refunded the price of your New Consultant Kit. Select your FREE Cricut® collection—retail priced at $99—when you order your New Consultant Kit and watch your new business soar!

Dates: Offer valid April 1–30, 2014.

 Only a week left to start your business with this sweet bonus! Please contact me at TaniesaVlasak@gmail.com or call 209-834-7092 if you have any questions. If you are ready to just jump in you can sign up HERE.

Happy Stampin!

The Crafty Pickle