Today I am showing a few of the new Flair sets in my etsy shop as well as some ideas for using flair in your Project Life albums.
I had a problem in the past with using flair inside my pocket pages because of the bulk and I really didn’t care for putting mine on the outside of the page protector as it seemed to pop off or come loose over time. Now that I am using my own flair that are flatter profile, I am less worried about bulk and have been using them lots more in my album.
Here is a look at the flatter profile from a side angle.
Here are a few ideas using TheCraftyPickle flair!
Sometimes keeping things simple is the best way to go. Although I love adding clusters of little embellishments throughout my album, sometimes keeping a simple design makes a big statement. For this card I used my silhouette to cut out a simple frame. I attached it to a Project Life pre-designed card and then added a flair piece from the everyday set.
This next one I whipped up in minutes. I took a clip art TV and positioned it on my 3×4 card in Photoshop Elements. I added a flair from the afternoon/Evening set in the center of the TV and now it is ready for a small photo or some journaling.
Background stamps are wonderful for making your own Project Life cards. For the sunshine card I stamped the background using a Studio Calico background stamp and added on a little yellow face flair (which are free with any purchase for the month of April!)
This next one uses a basic Becky Higgins grid card and a few scraps of cardstock. I cut out the shapes using some basic paper punches and added a Flair piece from the Crummy day set. To finish it off I splattered a bit of gray and black ink in the bottom corner.
This next card was made using a digital stamp from Tracy Larsen, some cloud washi tape, and a flair from the May Flair set. Right now there are January though June monthly sets in the shop and they all include one real glitter flair piece! July-December coming soon!
Same idea for a monthly marker card. Layered with a paper punch and some chalk stenciling in the background.
This sweet card was made with a silhouette cut, a label punch and a heart flair from the Watercolor Hearts flair set. The elements in this card would be great layered over a photo directly as well.
Using Flair as a “O” substitute is lots of fun. To make this card I just splattered red ink over white cardstock and added some Heidi Swapp Mistable letters to make the word JOY. The Flair piece is from my Everyday set.
I LOVE enamel dots and they are so fun to mix with flair. This one uses a piece from the Family set.
And this one uses a piece from the Disney set.
My Teenagers are very much into Minecraft lately. These three pieces come from the Minecraft set. Try making a border with three matching flair either in the center of your card or off to the side of a 4×6 card.
Finally, a card to celebrate spring. This one was made by stamping some clouds and die cutting a little tree that made a perfect spot to add the Spring flair piece from the May Flair set.
I hope those examples provided some inspiration of your own to use flair in your albums.
Here is a peek of some new flair sets that have been updated to my Etsy shop. I am also happy to do Custom orders as well, Just drop me an email or send me a custom order request though Etsy.
To see more Crafty Pickle flair sets click HERE to visit my Etsy Shop. Want even more flair inspiration for your Project Life album? The talented girls over at ProjectLifeCardSwap.com have come up with some beautiful designs using my flair, And if you hurry over before March 31st you can enter to win a Crafty Pickle Flair package.
To celebrate my shop update I would like to give away two sets (any that are in my Etsy store) to two lucky winners. For a chance to win please add your name, location, and tell me what Crafty Pickle flair set is your favorite. Winner will be announced 3/28 Friday afternoon.
Update: Congratulations to Cyndie Hart and Lynne Thomas Rudolph! You both win a CraftyPickle Flair set. Please drop me an email and let me know which set you would like.