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

December Daily update with Treasa!

Hi Crafty Friends!
  Treasa has been working on her December Daily and it is ADORABLE! Check out her progress!
Hi there, today I wanted to share a few cards I made for my December  Daily. First up I wanted to share how I was documenting my days of the month in my album.
As soon as I seen these flair in The Crafty Pickle shop I  knew I had to use them in my album. I love the silver glitter and the fun font. These Elegant December flair add the perfect touch to my pages even with some sparkle.

 

I also made some cards to add in my album using more of the fabulous flair found in The Crafty Pickle. First up is the card I made to document the return of our Elf on the Shelf Elvis Parsley.  The Personalized Elf flairs are perfect and I love how you can get them personalized with your elf’s name.
Up next is a card that was inspired by my album that I am suing for my December Daily. I totally fell in love with the burlap and rustic look of it. So I decided to make a card using burlap and one of the flair badges from the December button flair set.
And lastly, I had to make a card to document my love of Starbucks red cups. These red cup flair buttons was a special request and I think they turned out fabulous.
I have to say that I am loving all the flair buttons that I have received from The Crafty Pickle  and  how I can personalize my album and cards. It makes this album so much more special. Please visit The Crafty Pickle and remember that Taniesa takes special orders, so if you don’t see it in the store, send her a message.
Don’t forget to stop by The Crafty Pickle for me fabulous and creative ideas.
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Thanks Treasa! I love everything about your album so far and look forward to seeing the finished project!!!Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Elf on the Shelf

Hi Crafty Friends!
 Do you take part in the Elf on the Shelf tradition each year? Designer, Kristin, has a great idea for a Elf on the Shelf Album that is totally adorable. Check it out!
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I am doing some prep work for my “Elf on a Shelf” album for my little one this year!!!
We just bought him so this is going to be fun this year with this cute little elf …who knows what he is going to get into!!
I used an album that had red in it for the cute Elf and I used on this wooden piece Ranger silver super fine embossing powder ,next I added cork to the circle and with Black Stazon I used the star in the Artiste stamp set in the background. Next, I made a snowflake with the Pathfinder paper from Close to my Heart, backed the “Elf on the Shelf” flair with red cardstock that you can get in the store.
I started to make some fun cards to put in the “Elf” book and made this cute tree with the camera, red and elf on the shelf flair from the store. I also used Cricut Artbooking Collection stamps,some more of the Pathfinder Collection, the Christmas sequins, and then clear sequins that comes in the packaging!!! Here is a link to her CTMH Store

 

All these fun products were so fun to play with!!!

Thanks, Kristin. I LOVE your album. This is a great idea to do in conjunction with or instead of December Daily. I can’t wait to see the finished album!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

December Daily: Days 1 to 6

Happy Holidays!

I hope all of you are enjoying the season so far and have been keeping up with your December Daily albums or Journals. I wanted to share a little bit of my album today. I have up to day# 5 complete. (warning this post is kind of photo-heavy). For my 2013 December Daily I am using the Merry and Bright Kit from Whimsical Twist. I am also using items I have collected from this year and previous years as well as die cuts from my Silhouette. If you have any questions on products used please let me know.

December Daily 2013 Title page TheCraftyPickle.com

For my title page I did it in three separate page protector layers.  For the First layer I printed a title using Ali Edwards digital brushes on a transparency and placed that in the page protector

DD Title page 1st Layer | TheCraftyPickle.com

For the second layer I took a transparency and two silhouette die cuts (out of the silhouette printable gold foil) and adhered them on the transparency back to back. After sliding that into the page protector I sprinkled sequins on either side and sewed the protector closed.

Title page layer #2  | TheCraftyPickle.com

Title page layer 2  | TheCraftyPickle.com

For the Third and final layer of the Title page(s) I cut a piece of American Crafts POW glitter paper and slid that in the protector, On top of that was another transparency that I printed on the bottom.

December Daily title page layer 3  | TheCraftyPickle.com

The next page I kept really simple.

December Daily calender page.  | TheCraftyPickle.com

Day one:

December Daily Day one  | TheCraftyPickle.com

December Daily Day One  | TheCraftyPickle.com

For the card on the bottom left, I stamped in white ink and then I went over the stamped areas with a white chalk pencil to give it a better chalkboard effect.

December Daily Day one  | TheCraftyPickle.com

Day Two:

December Daily Day 2  | TheCraftyPickle.com

December Daily Day Two  | TheCraftyPickle.com

For the middle layer  I used a 6×8 page protector  and sewed the bottom portion shut with sequins, glitter, and heat embossed wood veneer stars (Studio Calico Printshop stars) Then I slipped the two photos back to back on the top.

Advent Pocket in December Daily Album  | TheCraftyPickle.com

This year I decided to incorporate our advent Calender within our December Daily album. You will see these pockets throughout my album. The little circles are special chalkboard paper. I stamped the number in white prima Chalk ink. (the Advent Kit that I used can be found HERE)

December Daily Advent pocket + Tag  | TheCraftyPickle.com

I printed our advent activities on a piece of shimmer cardstock and then sewed them to the tag that I had cut down to fit the bag. I also did some heat embossing on the tags as well.

Day Three & Four:

December Daily Day 3 and 4  | TheCraftyPickle.com

Day Three:

December Daily day 3  | TheCraftyPickle.com

Day Four:

December Daily day 4  | TheCraftyPickle.com

Day Five:

December Daily Day 5  | TheCraftyPickle.com

I had a lot of fun working on Day 5. Lots of digital stamping on the photos using files from Ali Edwards @ Designer Digitals, Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday Stamps, and the Pine Wreath Die from Die-Namites Dies.

December Daily Day 5  | TheCraftyPickle.com

For the Tree embellishment I used the Pine Wreath die from Die-Namites dies which you can find HERE. I made 12 cuts of the die and one tree base out of the same card stock. I cut off all of the pine branches from the die cut shapes and made a pile. Then I took some clear liquid adhesive and squeezed a bit out on a scrap piece of card stock. I dipped the bottom part of the pine branch in the glue and started layering from the outside of the tree base inward. After everything was completely dry I added some clear and white gems (Michael’s brand and Studio Calico) To see more photos of this embellishment visit the Die-Namites blog HERE.

December Daily day 5  | TheCraftyPickle.com

December Daily day 5  | TheCraftyPickle.com

Day Six:

For day 6 I kept things super simple. I took cards that were included in the Merry & Bright Kit and embellished the tree card with some sequins and glitter pen accents. Sticker letters are also from the kit. There are a handful of kits still available and you can find them HERE on sale for $35!

December Daily Day 6  | TheCraftyPickle.com

December Daily Day 6  | TheCraftyPickle.com

That wraps up this round of December Daily Pages. I should be back next week to share another handful of pages.

Happy Holiday Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Happy December and Welcome home, Cupcake!

Hi Friends,

It’s been crazy around here which has not left me much time for crafting (or blogging) as much as I would like. I am excited for December and all the fun festive things going on this month though, and am hoping to have a bit more time to document and enjoy the season.

Today I wanted to share with you our Elf On The Shelf’s homecoming and first three days of silly elf antics.

When our elf, cupcake, was “discovered” this season she had a little slip of paper with our street address on it tucked in the waistband of her skirt. My then 6-year-old daughter must have slipped it in so that Cupcake could find her way home (too sweet, right?) so Cupcake attached that to a wood skewer like a flag and attached it to the remote control helicopter that is my sons for her grand entrance. When my little girl came home from her dad’s house she was SO excited and spent the rest of the evening talking to her elf and wearing the bell that Cupcake brought back for her. (You can find these at the dollar store or craft stores like Michaels)

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Day Two. I knew that my Daughter had her big dentist appointment this day and I reallllly needed to get rid of the Halloween candy in the house. Well its no fun if mom just throws it out. Our elf eating it all is another story 😉

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Day Three. ok, this was a last-minute thought and I was exhausted so in looking around the kitchen I spied a bunch of fruit I got earlier that day for the kids. Inspired by a conversation between my daughter and Niece about mario kart I thought cupcake fruit-karting sounded like a good idea. It was a HUGE hit around here let me tell you. My 7-year-old woke up my 17-year-old at 3 am to see what Cupcake did! Poor Lexie, She was a good sport though and shared her sister’s excitement.

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For more elf on the shelf ideas follow Taniesa on instagram!

Happy “Elfing”

The Crafty Pickle