Using the CTMH Artiste cartridge

Hi, Joann here. Thanks for stopping by! Today I have a quick and easy thank you card using the CTMH Artiste Cartridge.

I cut several of the diamond image (pg. 49) out of some different colored card stock and clear embossed a few of them using the Honeycomb Flair to add some texture. I randomly placed them to create a fun background for my card. I then cut “Thanks” (pg. 65) for my sentiment, 4 times and stacked them on top of one another to add dimension and placed it on top of  the banner (pg. 35) in which was cut from vellum.

I finished off my card by adding a few adhesive pearls. That’s it, hope you liked it and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Don’t forget to check out TCP Close to My Heart page!

Supplies used:

30 Day Color Challenge: Day 1 (officially)

Hi Crafty Friends!

Yesterday I posted that I was taking TheDailyMarker’s 30 day color challenge to complete 30 handmade project life cards. Well I guess I was a little excited and the official start date is TODAY…. so I will end up doing 31 cards during this challenge.

30 day marker challenge from TheDailyMarker.com

For today’s Project life card I am using two different Close To My Heart stamp sets. The first is the CTMH Stamp of the month : Choose Happy, the second set is Your own kind of wonderful. I was so excited to use the new SOTM that this was a perfect time to break it out. This design would work fantastic on a card as well and you could put pretty much anything in the frames.

choose happyyourownkindofwonderfulHere is the PL card that I created.

PL card using CTMH March SOTM: Choose Happy @Thecraftypickle.com

I stamped the frame with Memento black ink and then masked off the frame leaving the center open to stamp the butterflies. I used Copic markers to color in the large butterfly and then covered with CTMH Liquid Glass. Once everything was dry, I cut out the frame and used foam adhesive to pop it up on top of another framed stamped image on a 3×4 card.

PL card using CTMH March SOTM: Choose Happy @Thecraftypickle.com

Now I have a fun spring filler card for my Project Life album.

Thanks so much for visiting. See you back tomorrow for day #2 of the color challenge!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Worlds Greatest Brother

Hi Crafty Friends!

  Today we have a card for you by our fabulous DT member, Joann! She has a great card using both CTMH product and TCP flair! Take a look.

Hi, thanks for stopping by today! I am sharing with you another masculine card. A quick tip that I found was, pick your color combo out first and you’ll find out that the card will come together quite quickly.

I started off with a dotted stencil and some CTMH Lagoon ink to created a faded corner background. I cut the label using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped the image with a coordinating stamp set Perfect fit- Frames Flair with some CTMH Slate Ink,
I also used the stamp set Perfect fit- Dad Holiday to stamp the “World’s Greatest” on some vellum, finished the card off by cutting a few banner shape pieces, some yellow orange twine and of course some TCP Family Themed Flair!
Hope you enjoyed today’s card and as always thanks for stopping by!!
Supplies used
CTMH Inks:  LagoonSlate
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, Joann. This has to be one of my favorite cards!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

CTMH Lifting Spirits: One Stamp Set. Two Looks.

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today we have something special for you. Design team member, Carrie Bryant, and myself have teamed up to bring you two looks with the CTMH stamp set “Lifting Spirits”.

Here is a photo of the stamp set:

Lifting Spirits by CTMH @thecraftypickle.com

I had a lot of fun creating with this stamp set. It is one of my favorites ever since it showed up as a seasonal set last year. It is now in our annual expressions catalog for $13.95. Not only can you use the sentiments included in the set but there are other sentiments like “Happy Birthday” for example, that would look great in the banner as well.

I wanted to create a one layer card but still show some dimension as well. I chose to use alcohol markers as my main medium and used a bit of ink on the edges.

Here is my finished card

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

I started by stamping out the images and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the clouds, airplane, banner, and background all with alcohol markers. I used the CTMH Touch Twin markers and for extra shading used a few Copic markers as well.

Once everything was dry I took a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen and a Sakura Gelly roll clear glitter pen and added glitter accents. I used the Sakura pen where I wanted a high amount of shine (around the lines mostly) and the Wink of Stella as a filler.

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

For the final touch I used CTMH Liquid Glass to cover the body of the airplane to make it all shiny. Once completely dry, I mounted the panel on printed paper and then on a note card. You can kind of see the shiny on the airplane in the photo above.

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

I had a lot of fun making this card. I think this is one of my most favorite CTMH sets so far.

Here is a little peek at Carrie’s card, you will need to visit her blog HERE to see more photos as well as a walk-though on  how she created her card.

CTMH Lifting Spirits by Carrie Bryant for TheCraftyPickle.com

I love the dimensional look she achieved with her card!

I hope you enjoyed our One Stamp Set – Two Looks special feature. Let us know if you would like to see more of these kinds of posts in the future by leaving a comment below. There is some wonderful new stamp sets coming out in April!

Also, don’t forget about our Blog Hop giveaway that closes this Wednesday 2/25. Click HERE to get to the first post in the blog hop.

Have a “Uplifting” week!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Birthday Card by Joann

Hi Crafty Friends!

  Today Joann is sharing a sweet birthday card that anyone would love receiving. She is using some fantastic Close To My Heart products. Take a look!

Hi, and thanks for stopping by!

I hope you’re not tired of my birthday cards…lol, I’m in the process of building my birthday card stash!!

I used CTMH-Honeycomb stamp set to stamp out my images with colors  LagoonSlate, and Honey. I than stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment with VersaMark and used Ranger White Embossing Powder to emboss it on vellum.  Finally, I took some brads to hold my sentiment piece in place.
That is all for today, hope you leave inspired and thank you for taking the time to stop by!
Stop by TCP CTMH page and pick up some goodies!
Supplies used:
CTMH Inks- Lagoon, Slate, Honey
 
Simple yet stunning! Thank you so much for sharing Joann!
 
Don’t forget that we have our blog hop and challenge going on right now. Click HERE for that post.
 
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

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

Hearts Everywhere!

Hi Crafty Friends!
  Today, designer, Kristin has a great layout to show you to get you in the valentine/hearts everywhere spirit! Check it out.
Here is some new flair to start off the new year for me and some new paper to play with from Close to my Heart out of the new catalog December 2014- March 2015 Seasonal Expressions 1!!!
This was so much fun to use the “Picture my Life” Hopscotch Scrapbooking Program on a scrapbooking page and layer it up with the “Heartstring” paper pack also from Close to my Heart to use the red and the fun turquoise in the collection …both of these collections looks so wonderful together!!!

Here is my page that I completed:

And then in the close-up you can see that I added Red Color “Pop” Flair , the star from the Artiste stamp set from Close to my Heart, Stuck on you Puffies and fun Winter sequin mix with a little Christmas Holiday Sequins

And then in the other close-up:
I added three different flair from the shop- Red Patterned Color Pop, Arrow Flair and Adoption  …you can go check them out right HERE

Thanks for looking at my work!!!

Thanks Kristin. I love how you take a project life style to this scrapbook page!
Have a great weekend everyone!Happy Crafting,

The Crafty Pickle

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Hi Crafty Friends!

 Today designer, Joann is sharing an adorable birthday card she made for her mom. Check it out!

Hi! I’m so happy that you have stopped by!

Today I am sharing a birthday card with you…

As I mentioned in one of my previous post, I recently purchased the CTMH Artbooking Cricut collection and one of the many reasons was the overlay images.  I love stencils and modeling paste and thought that it would be fun to be able to create some of my own stencils and size them to whichever size I wanted.

Here is a look at how the image on page 53 turned out when I took some transparency and cut the image at 5 inches creating my own stencil…

I just placed my stencil on my card base and applied the modeling paste right on top. It was so easy and I was really happy with the results and the best thing is that I can reuse my stencil…woohoo! There are so many great images on this cartridge, I’m telling you, it’s a must have.

I took some watercolor paper and used my cricut and the Artbooking cartridge to cut the circle swirl image from pg 55, the tag from pg 83, and the happy birthday image from pg 86.  I stamped a butterfly image using the CTMH Sweet Moments stamp set on my tag with some white embossing powder. I then used CTMH Inks Lagoon and Cotton Candy, to water-color my images by adding some ink on a clear block and then taking some water and a brush to pick up the color and adding it to my images creating a ombre look.

To finish off my card I added a beautiful flair from the Family Themed Flair. These are so nice and could be used to personalize any card or project for your loved one.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks again for stopping by and as always don’t forget to check out TCP Etsy shop to pick up some awesome flair. There are tons of great new items in the store!

                                                                      Supplies used:
Thanks Joann! I love the texture the modeling paste gives to the card and a great use of flair too! 
Happy Crafting, 
The Crafty Pickle

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