Bookmark/Card

Hi TCP friends!! It’s Stephanie from Bits & Pieces (& Scraps) here today to share my latest project using The Crafty Pickle flair & CTMH products. I made a card that could be given for many different occasions-birthday, congratulations, thank you, etc.

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I used the “I Love Books” flair button, some washi tape and self-adhesive sequins, all from The Crafty Pickle shop.

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I love to read! Unfortunately, my kids do not love it that much and I am constantly trying to entice them into reading. I thought this card might do the trick!

I slipped in a little bookmark that can be pulled out of the top of the card & used when reading. I also thought it would be nice to give the card with a bookstore gift card inside!

Products used:

CTMH Boardwalk washi tape

I Love Books TCP flair

Thanks for visiting!

stephanie for ThecraftyPickle.com

Summer Fun Days!!!

Happy Monday to everyone!!!

We love summer time down here in Texas…especially now that I have a pool in the backyard!!!  This flair just goes so perfectly with the look of the scrapbook page that i wanted to create and the sequin just keeps coming and coming out of that little package …it is just so awesome with all the stars!!!

Product used:
Blue & Green Pop of flair
Relish Mix

Summer Time Flair

CTMH Washi tape pack Boardwalk

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And then here are my close-ups …come and visit the store in a couple of weeks when the big new reveal comes up!!

Be sure to select the notify button so that you can be notified when the shop opens back up!!! Check it out right .HERE

Say hello to our friend, Melissa!

Hi Crafty friends!

I would like to introduce you to a dear friend and fellow small business owner, Melissa Hewitt. Melissa owns a fabulous stamp company called Honey Bee Scraps. You might of saw her little company grow when it started on Kickstarter.

Melissa created a few beautiful handmade project life cards using her stamps and some Crafty Pickle Flair. These are stamps using her last release.

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And these ones show some of the new stamps just released TODAY!

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Not only does she have stamps but she has some great digital files as well as digital sets that match her stamp sets.

Personally I am in love with her newest Alpha stamp and I love that it includes upper and lower case! The others are just as gorgeous.

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Make sure you stop by HoneyBeeScraps.com today and check out the new release. Follow Honey Bee Scraps on Facebook to keep updated on all upcoming releases!

Thank you Melissa, for sharing your talent and your beautiful stamps with us!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com

 

Kids and Project Life

Hi there, its Treasa here today and I wanted to share how I get my granddaughter involved in my Project Life album. Of course I have tons of photos of her and memorabilia from places and events but I wanted to have her add a personal touch to my album. So I have her draw me a picture or write me a note on a PL card. I think it will be a great way to look back on and remember that time.

Today I gave her a plain 4×6 piece of heavy weight cardstock and asked her to draw me a picture of her and I and this is what she came up with:Art by KayleeI just added a star for the flair to sit on and added the date to the card. In case you can’t tell that is her and me sitting by the pool.

Art by Kaylee2I love how I can get custom flair from The Crafty Pickle to help make my PL album more personalized. The Art by flair is also available in several different colors and you can also get it as a magnet and display your little ones art on the refrigerator.

Art by Kaylee3So grab some blank PL cards and hand your kids some crayons, markers, pencils and let them help make your PL album more personal and special.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!!

Treasa for ThecraftyPickle.com

From Simple to Fabulous… Just add Flair

Happy Hump Day!  Here is a little crafty inspiration to get you through the week. 

  I am part of a group on facebook that creates and swaps handmade Project life style cards and embellishments. You can find us here – Projectlifecardswaps.com   Our own Taniesa is one of the hostess in our group.  She hosts a new swap every month called JAF – Just Add Flair.  For this swap we are to create a 3×4 or 4×6 PL card with a spot for the receiver to add a flair button. 

Here is the card I created for this round of swaps.  The red flower is where the receiver can add their own flair button or embellishment to personalize their card.

So This is my card that I personalized using a custom flair from TheCraftyPickle shop

This is a special flair button that Taniesa sent me as a sample of the beautiful gold foil flairs that will soon be released in several amazing designs in TheCraftyPickle shop around August 14th. You can say you saw it here first. A special Sneak Peek just for you!  These are really beautiful in person.  So be sure to check back and see the entire New release on August 14th. 

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All-Star Card

Hey TCP friends! It’s Stephanie here today from Bits & Pieces (& Scraps).

I have a card to share that I made for my son who was selected to play on our Little League’s All Star team. He was at practice yesterday & fractured his finger when a ball popped up & hit his finger. I figured this card was perfect to give him some encouragement & support right now!

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I punched stars from my card with my Fiskars craft punch. I then used leftover acetate from an old package to place on the inside of my card. Once the top piece of acetate was strongly secured to the card, I filled it with the Star Spangled Relish Mix sequins from the shop. After I had the desired amount of sequins inside, I secured the other side of the acetate with redline tape.

I then added some twine, one of my punched stars & some self-adhesive sequin dots.

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I hope this helps my little guy feel a bit better!

Thanks for stopping by! Make it a crafty day!

stephanie for ThecraftyPickle.com

“Celebrate” Birthday Card

Joann here today, thank you so much for stopping by!

Today, I am sharing a a fun birthday card that I made using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge and some fabulous TCP Relish Mix.

I cut the card image on pg. 71 of the Art Philosophy handbook twice. I cut one of them in half, I did this because I wanted to sandwich the acetate piece in between to help hide the glue in the inside of the card. I took some mini glue dots, TCP Something Shiny Relish Mix, TCP Winter Relish Mix and placed them to create my icing and the cupcake liner to the cupcake image.  I didn’t mind that the mini dots showed on the inner side, it actually looked really cool and clean.

I cut my sentiment out 4 times from the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge (pg. 65 in the handbook) then stacked them one on top of the other to help add some great dimension.  To finish off the card I scattered a few stars from TCP Cinema Relish Mix.

That’s all for today and thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies used

CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge

CTMH Artbooking Cartridge

TCP Something Shiny Relish Mix

TCP Cinema Relish Mi

Organizing FlairTastic Friday!!!

Happy Friday Y’all!!!

This is the last in our series in FlairTastic Friday!!  It is all about organization organization organization!!! Let us see what you got in the order of organization…

This is what Taniesa has for you:

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.com

Organize your Flair buttons! More @TheCraftyPickle.com

In 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.

This is from Joann:

She sent me this idea that she found on the internet- Clipboard at a glance -love this idea..check out the link!!!

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Here is a link to her post:

http://studiombymarian.blogspot.com/2015/01/flair-button-embellishment-organization.html

This is some great ideas that I found out on Pinterest:

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Use an old letterpress drawer or curio shelf to organize embellishments….

Here is a link to her blog to see how she used this letter press to organize here project life embellishments

And then one last one I had to share…. Here   

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Thus looks so awesome and you can for sure see all your fair in one place!!!

Stop by The Crafty Pickle Etsy Shop if you haven’t been by recently. We will be releasing a few little things between now and our next big release. We will also be having a big TCP Birthday celebration in August with giveaways and a brand new exclusive foil flair!

Dont forget to use the hashtag #FlairTasticFriday to play along with us!

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Flair On A Layout

Hey TCP friends! It’s Stephanie from Bits & Pieces (& Scraps) here today to share my latest layout with you. I created a Fourth of July page using the All American flair set.

I have to admit, I don’t create many patriotic pages! They intimidate me, but these flair buttons make the process fun and exciting!! I used three of the six in the set. be free

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I hand cut several banners to accent the top corner and have one laying on top of my photo. I love how this takes away some of the blank space of my photo. I added a chipboard arrow & the “Happy Birthday America” flair. LOVE this one!

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More hand cut banners under my photo act as a matt. I then mounted the “July 4″ flair onto a punched scalloped circle. The paint here acts as my journal block.

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A pre-printed banner at the bottom & “the Land of the Free Because of the Brave” flair finish off the bottom of my page.

I kept my layout pretty simple and love the dimension the flair buttons add to my page! I could have used them all but wanted to save the remaining three for another page (or maybe cards)!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the day!

stephanie for ThecraftyPickle.com

Meet the NEW CraftyPickle Designers!

Hi Friends!!

I am so very excited to announce the new team for the rest of 2015. We are blessed to have five of our designers returning, and another five new talented ladies that I know you will all LOVE! So, Here they are!

Meet the new Crafty Pickle Designers @ TheCraftyPickle.com

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Kristin

Kristin is not only one of our returning designers, she is also the Design Team manager this term. She is my right hand girl and I am so blessed to have her help as well as her talent. While I am busy filling orders and creating new product, Kristin is also working hard by making sure our designers are organized and the blog runs smoothly.   Peek at her blog HERE.

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Carrie

Carrie is also a return designer and has been with me from the very beginning of The Crafty Pickle. She is definitely my cheerleader and she also is my Social Media Manager. Chances are if you are chatting us up on Instagram or Facebook she will be the one to beat me in responding! I don’t know what I would do without her! Make sure to check out Carrie’s blog HERE.

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Stephanie

Stephanie, also a returning designer is so sweet and talented. I have loved watching her grow as a designer not only for TCP but for others as well. If you haven’t had a chance, grab a cup of coffee or tea and browse her blog HERE. So much inspiration in one little spot on the web!

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Treasa

Treasa is a returning designer and an amazing person. She truly is one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet. She not only designs for TCP but she runs a super awesome and successful swap group for Project Life. You can search for “Project Life Card Swap” on Facebook or go to projectlifecardswaps.com to see some pretty amazing handmade cards. Make sure you also check out her blog HERE.

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Joann

Joann… How can I express how lucky I am to have Joann as a designer, and my friend. She creates the most beautiful projects both on the page and off as well. She works with CTMH product in ways I never thought of. Seriously, if you haven’t already, check this beautiful girls blog out right HERE.

Now for our new Designers…. I have been so excited to share our new talented girls with you!!! Some are new friends and some are old friends, but all of them are so sweet and so talented. Please help me give them an extra special Crafty Pickle Welcome!

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Tabitha

Say Hi to Tabitha! This sweet girl has a definite talent for papercrafting but it was her beautiful Pocket letters that caught my eye, I knew I had to have her on our team. I think you will be seeing some fun pocket letter ideas (and maybe some Tabitha inspired pocket letter flair <wink>) Take a peek at this lovely lady’s blog HERE.

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Paula

Give a big warm greeting to Paula. She is a girl of MANY talents! Project Life, Scrapbooking, Planning, Mixed media, just to name a few. The girl has it all going on and lucky for us we get to watch her though the process! Although she isn’t a blogger she produces some great informational videos that I know you will all love. Kick back and relax while you check out her YouTube Channel HERE. Don’t forget to subscribe, you won’t want to miss her new TCP video tutorials!

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Marisa

Reach out and give a very big cyber hug to our new designer, Marisa! Marisa has been my friend for a few years and I have always admired her bubbly personality and quick wit. This girl is incredibly strong and I admire her even outside of the crafting world. Though she is not a blogger she is definitely a consistant Vlogger and you will CRACK up at some of the videos she has on her channel. Take a look at her YouTube channel HERE and again, don’t forget to subscribe! She also will have some fab tutorials coming soon! I just know you will just fall in love with her too!

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Theresa

Most of you probably already know her, and you might not even realize it. Theresa has been such a huge inspiration for me for years. She is the reason I had to have a traveler’s notebook. Theresa is a Stampin’ Up consultant, serves on many other big design teams, is a guest teacher for some great Studio Calico classes currently, and all this while raising a family too. I don’t know how she does it all (and does it all so very well) but I am truly honored to have her apart of our design team. If you haven’t seen her Instagram feed you have to check it out HERE. Want everyday inspiration? Definitely click Follow on Theresa’s Instagram.

TheCraftyPickle.com Designer, Lisa

Last but definitely not least, meet my new sweet & talented friend, Lisa! Lisa is not only talented, but has so many creative ideas that I am amazed she just doesn’t walk around with a light bulb over her head! Some of the new TCP releases coming up were inspired by the creative juices from this incredible woman. Please visit her blog HERE

Well there you have it, a whole HUGE JAR OF TALENT in this 10 member design team! I hope you will join in and follow along as they share their talent and creative passions with us.

Till then…

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com