Elf Mini Album with Kristin

Hi again crafty friends!
  Today designer, Kristin, is showing off her elf on the shelf mini album and it is so adorable! Take a look!
So so so in love with this flat flair From The Crafty Pickle …this is some of the different flair I am going to be using in my “Elf on a Shelf” album!!!

For documenting in my album I will be using the Whimsical December “Real” glitter flair HERE for the different days of the week of the photos… but first I wanted to add a see through page with some fun embellishments along the side ..I punched some snow flakes from my leftover Pathfinders Collection from CTMH, added some Christmas Holiday Sequins from the etsy shop, and for sure the personalized Elf button flair to the front pocket!!!
Then on the first page I used the CTMH “Heartstrings” paper pack paper, mini calendar stamp,whimsical december glitter flair, and the star stamp from artiste set.
On the third page I made a little pocket with the clear envelope from the stamp set and added Christmas Holiday sequins and a deer, Then on the top I added on of my “Elf on the shelf” personalized flair …so cute!!!
I also added to this page the Red pattern color pop flair and some more of the wonderful sequins!!

Thanks for looking at my album!!!

Is that not too cute! Great job Kristin. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Happy Crafting, 

The Crafty Pickle

Shake it up!

Hi Crafty Friends!!

 Shaker cards are so hot right now, I love how fun they are to make and to give. Designer, Joanne, is sharing one of her shaker creations today using the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Collection and some moonshine sequins (That gets packed free with all flair orders from TCP Etsy shop). Take a look at her beautiful card!

Hi! Today I am sharing a cool shaker card. But before I get started, have you check out the new and fabulous products in the TCP Etsy shop? If not, PLEASE stop by, there’s some really great stuff!

I recently purchased the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Collection and let me tell you, I absolutely LOVE this cartridge! It’s geared towards making mini-albums and layouts easier and faster, but you could totally use this awesome cartridge in so many ways.

So here is what I made…

I used some AC red foil specialty paper and cut an image that was meant for a mini-album page (Artbooking Handbook pg. 56) and made it into a shaker card! I used my gypsy to hide the ring holes (you could also use Cricut Craft Room) and sized it to where it would be a bit smaller than a standard A2 card. I took the “Merry Christmas” cut (from pg. 75) and used it as my sentiment for the front of my card.

As for my awesome sequins… did you know that when you place an order with TCP Etsy shop, it will come packaged with some fun sequins and what can you make with that awesome sequins you ask… A SHAKER CARD!!!

I hope you are leaving feeling inspired! It was super fun taking an image that was meant for something else and making it work in a whole new way.

Hope you enjoyed this card and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Moonshine sequins (Included with Flair orders from TCP Etsy Shop)
Thank you so much for sharing, Joann. Such a beautiful card!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Shop update!

Hi Friends,

A quick little post to let you know that our Etsy store just had a huge update!

The Crafty Pickle @Etsy

Lots of personalized items, new sets, single flair options, create your own pendants, and more!

Happy Shopping!

The Crafty Pickle

December Days Mini Album with Carrie!

Hi Crafty Friends!
  Today, designer Carrie Bryant, is showing off her December mini album. Totally adorable! Check it out!

Today I am going to share with you the start of my December Days album.  This year I have decided to document December Weekly instead of daily.  I am a bit behind…. go figure.

This is my album cover.  I covered a 6×8 Snap binder from Simple Stories
with some paper from Heidi Swapp’s Believe collection.  I love this
paper line, I bought a lot of it last year so I chose to use it for most
of this album.  I also sprayed a Heidi wood veneer word “together” with
some gold Color Shine.

Using my custom flair from TheCraftyPickle really helps to make this a special keepsake.

 Week 1 – My husband Bill and I spent a 4 day weekend in
NYC.  We had a wonderful time, just the two of us. The city really was
all dressed up for Christmas. 
To document each Week, again I used some custom CraftyPickle flair.   I also used the great Arrow set   and some Holiday sequins to embellish my pages.

  Week 2 – We went to Wickerd Farms to pick a fresh Christmas Tree.  More pages to follow soon….

I really love that Taniesa will create any design just for You!
Thanks for stopping by today.  
Merry Christmas to you and yours. 
Happy Scrappin’ 
I love everything about this, Carrie!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Merry and Bright by Stephanie

Hi Crafty Friends!

 Designer, Stephanie, is on the blog today with her christmas layout using the Merry and Bright flair as well as the winter sequins mix! Too cute… and will you look at that santa photo, totally ADORABLE!

I love looking back on pictures from Christmases past and my project today shares a photo of the kids with Santa in 2009. They were just babies!! And this is my favorite picture with Santa, ever!

I have used the Winter Sequins Mix from The Crafty pickle, along with their Merry & Bright flair button from the December set. These are the perfect compliment to any layout, be it Christmas-themed or not!

I punched the snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch & the deer head is a new punch from EK Success. The black paper & the “Enjoy every day” journal card are from 7Dots Studio.

I used one of my favorite date stamps from Dear Lizzy to stamp the “I Love This” sentiment. And the fun pink polka dot paper is from Elle’s Studio.

Be sure to stop by The Crafty Pickle shop to browse all of the great products that are offered!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thanks Stephanie! I love how you used non traditional colors with this layout too!

Happy Crafting, 

The Crafty Pickle

Do you want to build a Snowman….. with Cathy?

Hi Crafty Friends, 

  Designer, Cathy, is back today sharing a fab snowman layout! Take a look!

If there’s one thing my kids love, it’s building snowmen, and getting to build one in November calls for a layout.  For this layout I thought what better products to use then Crafty Pickle flair and sequins.  I used the Winter Mix sequins as well as two flair badges from the January flair set.  The royal blues were a perfect compliment to my photos and I love the pop of pink and red.  For my layout I dug deep, and I mean DEEP into my stash, there are items on this layout that I bought back around 2009-2010 that I had all about given up on ever using!  There are quite a few items that I would have purged if I had actually ever gotten around to purging, but getting to use up very old stash items just makes me feel accomplished!



I love how colorful this is and the layering is just beautiful. Great job Cathy!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Ornaments with Flair!

 Two posts in one day? Yep! I couldn’t wait to share designer, Carrie’s, Ornaments she created with some TCP Custom glitter flair. Take a look!!
Today I wanted to share with you a project I created for my Bunco Group. 
I started with some unfinished laser cut star ornaments. Next I sprayed them with my Tinsel Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.  This gave them a pretty silver metal finish. I then attached my custom flair from TheCraftyPickle and finished them off with some beautiful red ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by today.  If you would like to order some custom flairs it’s super easy, contact Taniesa from TheCraftyPickle and she will make you something beautiful.
Happy Scrappin’
I am sure they are going to be a big hit, Carrie. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

You Make Me So HAPPY!

Hi Crafty Friends!

   Today we have the talented, Elodie, back up on the blog with another beautiful mixed media layout. I LOVE her style! Take a look.

Hello friends!

Today I want to show you another layout made with TCP button flair. For this page I used soft colors. I used some die cuts that I made with my die cutting machine, and as always I used stencils with modeling paste and inks.





Supplies used:

CTMH All the details

Vintage Camera Button Flair 

Everyday button flair

Everyday Photo button #2

Thanks for looking!


Thanks so much for sharing with us, Elodie. You definitely have me inspired to pull out my modeling paste and create!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Project Life with Mona

Hi Project Life Friends!!

  Today we have a Project life layout from designer, Mona! Take a look and be inspired by her creative details.


Today I want to show you another PL page made using The Crafty Pickle badges and CTMH stamps.

I’m trying be up to date with my pages till the end of the year, so I will be showing  lots of its here.

used flairs:

days of the week
speech bubbles


Thanks so much for sharing with us Mona, LOVE your project life layouts!

Happy Crafting, 

The Crafty Pickle