Hello Santa!

Hi Crafty Friends! It’s Lisa here today from Happy Paper & Ink to share a new Project Life card that I created. I am doing some preparation for my December Daily album, so that is what inspired me to create this card.

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For this card, I started with Pink Paislee Merry & Bright 6×6 paper pad. I cut a tag and a 4×6 project life card from the paper pad. I then cut strips of paper for the side border to add some interest. I cut a snowflake tag  on white and red paper using my Silhouette Cameo. I also cut the title using gold glitter vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo for the title “Hello Santa”.   I doodled around all the edges with a black 0.8 American Crafts Black Pen and inked with black Memento Ink.

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To finish off the card, I used The Crafty Pickle’s Black & White Color Pop Flair and applied it to the top of the snowflake tag. I added some sequins to the corner of the card from The Crafty Pickle. Adding any of the Relish Mixes to your layout or cards gives a fun, sparkly and thin embellishment. These come in all colors, I used the Magical Mouse mix for this card. I layered the sequins and put red glitter stickle dots on top of some of the sequins to change the look a little. And finally, I tied a bow at the top of the snowflake tag to tie it all together!

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I hope you enjoyed my Project Life card & are inspired. Look for some more blog posts showing my December Daily in the future!

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

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December Daily – The Joy of Christmas!

Hi Crafty Friends! It’s Lisa here today from Happy Paper & Ink to share a new Project Life card that I created. I am in the beginning stages of working on my December Daily album, so that is what inspired me to create this card.

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For those of you not familiar with December Daily, Ali Edwards created it to document the days of your December. Basically, you do a page for each day spotlighting the activities of the day to include your family traditions, etc. This will be my first year to do this, and I am super excited!

For this card, I started with Pink Paislee Merry & Bright 6×6 paper pad. I cut a tag and a 3×4 project life card from the paper pad. I then used The Crafter’s Workshop Positive Stencil and texture paste to create the black cross or plus signs on the paper to add some dimension and interest in the corners. I doodled around all the edges with a black 0.8 American Crafts Black Pen and inked with black Memento Ink.IMG_6987

To finish off the top of the card, I used The Crafty Pickle’s Black & White Color Pop Flair and wrapped a ribbon around it. I added some sequins from The Crafty Pickle. Adding any of the Relish Mixes to your layout or cards gives a fun, sparkly and thin embellishment. These come in all colors, I used the Magical Mouse mix for this card.

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The title on the card is made by using American Crafts cardstock stickers and American Crafts Be Merry Red Thickers Alphabet.

I hope you enjoyed my Project Life card & are inspired to start a December Daily! Look for some more blog posts showing my December Daily in the future!

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

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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

Shop update!

Hi Friends,

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

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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’ 
Carrie
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

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

Happy December!

Hi Crafty Friends!
  We’re kicking off December with a few cute ideas from designer, Carrie Bryant! Take a look!!! 
 
Happy December first….. can you believe it?  I would like to kick the
day off right by sharing my first Christmas project of the season.  I
started making a few Christmas tags.  I will add these to some Special
gifts this year.
I decided to use some of my leftover scrap goodies from last years December Daily project. I used some scrap paper to cut big tags with my Sizzix Big Shot. I Gathered some scrap ribbon and used
my extra CraftyPickle flairs from last year, these are the perfect embellishment on my tags. 

 

I also added some beautiful Holiday Sequins that are new in TheCraftyPickle shop  now

 

This was a quick and fun project to get me in the Holiday crafting mood.

 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this encourages you to start your Holiday crafting. 



Till next time. 

Happy Scrappin’

Carrie

Simply adorable, Carrie! Thanks for kicking off December with fun holiday inspiration!!!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

 

TCP’s First Blog Hop!!!

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Welcome to The Crafty Pickle blog hop!

Today our creative team will be sharing with you ideas on using Flair, Sequins, Close To My Heart stamps, and more.

Make sure you leave a comment on each blog as you hop along for extra chances at winning some fabulous prizes. You have until Friday November 21st to comment and winners will be announced on Monday November 24th!

First Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to The Crafty Pickle etsy shop

Second Prize: $15 Gift Certificate to my Close To My Heart store

Third Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to The Crafty Pickle etsy Shop

Prepare to be inspired by our awesome, creative crafty pickle team!

First up is Alicia!

If you get lost along the way here is the order of the hop.

Alicia 

Carrie 

Catherine 

Elodie

Joann 

Julia 

Kristen 

Monika 

Stephanie 

Treasa 

Then back to The Crafty Pickle blog to leave your final comment!

Happy Hopping!

The Crafty Pickle