On the 10th Day of Christmas…..

Hi Friends!

I am super excited and honored to be apart of the 12 designers of christmas celebration over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog! Today I will be working with the Zen Florals stamp set, The brand new Thanks die set, the Fresh Lilac sequins mix and the brand new Be Mine sequins mix! All of these items are on sale for TODAY ONLY (Saturday December 10th 2016) you can shop for these items and lots more on the honey bee stamps shop HERE

I challenged myself to make two simple cards for this project. Both cards use only one stamp from the zen florals stamp set! You can make this same type of card with any small stamp and a sentiment die cut.

The first card I stamped out the little leaf stamp all over the card base. I then colored using shades of green copic markers. It doesn’t matter what greens you choose your just going to want 3-4 markers that blend fairly well.

I colored the entire panel with my lightest color. I wasn’t too careful because I really only needed to get the leaves. After that was done I took my darkest marker and outlined each of the leaves… this took a little time but I was watching a movie with the family so it went by quick. I went around the darkest line with the next lightest marker and then filled in any gaps with the marker slightly lighter than the last.

Once the coloring was done I positioned the shadow die directly on my card base and cut it out. I adhered this piece to a heavyweight card base. I colored in some white cardstock with my matching copic marker and then die cut the “Thanks”. I glued that into the gap of the card base with some Ranger multi medium matte. I then went over the sentiment and leaves with a wink of stella clear glitter pen. I finished off the card with some sequins from the Fresh Lilac mix and some Nuvo Crystal drops. That’s it. Super simple and can be done with any stamp and die combo that you wish.

 

For the next card I die cut a heart from some masking paper and placed this over a heavy weight card base. I Blended in some Spun Sugar distress ink to the inside of the heart and darkened the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress ink. I then stamped the little floral cluster stamp over and over to make a pattern inside the heart with some versamark ink. I sprinkled on some white embossing powder (you want to make sure the distress ink is VERY dry before this step) and I heat set it all. I colored in the flowers and leaves with a couple of Zig clean color real brush markers. I added some sequins from the Be Mine sequins mix and placed a few nuvo drops like I did with the other card.

Once that was all dry I cut out the thanks shadow from some pink vellum that matched the spun sugar distress ink and I cut the “Thanks” from glossy white cardstock. I glued the two pieces together using the Ranger multi medium matte and then glued that to the card base.

These were “Almost” one layer cards. They are perfect for those who enjoy coloring! I could see making a note card set like this to give as a gift.

I hope you enjoyed my cards. I am so thankful to Honey Bee Stamps for having me apart of this event and for YOU all as well! This has been an amazing year for Honey Bee Stamps! I hope you all have a very merry christmas and a blessed new year!

Taniesa Vlasak | TheCraftyPickle.com

Lawn Fawn Frosty Fairy Friends Shaker Card for KatScrappiness.com

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I am guest designing over at the Kat Scrappiness blog and shop and I am super excited to share this fun shaker card!

Adding texture to Christmas tree die cuts | Taniesa Vlasak for KatScrappiness.com

I absolutely love Kat’s exclusive dies. The stitched tree was just perfect to have the Lawn Fawn Frosty Fairies decorate!

Adding texture to Christmas tree die cuts | Taniesa Vlasak for KatScrappiness.com

To make the shaker I used the two largest double stitched rectangle dies in the set. I just nested them together and used a bit of tape to make sure they stayed in place. I die cut my cardstock frame, the acetate, and the foam as well! Came together super quick!

Adding texture to Christmas tree die cuts | Taniesa Vlasak for KatScrappiness.com

I used several shades of blue distress ink for my background and colored the cute little fairies with copic markers. Not a lot of shading was needed because they are small. I went over their wings and other details with a glitter pen after I was done coloring.

Adding texture to Christmas tree die cuts | Taniesa Vlasak for KatScrappiness.com

To get some texture on the absolutely fabulous stitched tree I used the small pine spring in the Frosty Fairy friends set and did some second (and third) generation stamping. You can see more on that in this little quick tip video.

I added my favorite white, blue and clear sequins from Kat’s shop in the shaker, I didn’t add a lot because I didn’t want it to take away from the decorated tree.

Adding texture to Christmas tree die cuts | Taniesa Vlasak for KatScrappiness.com

This card came together in a snap and I just love how it turned out. It is easy enough to mass produce and if you wanted to skip the shaker part it could come together even faster.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I am excited to be guest designing for Kat Scrappiness and I will have more fun projects for you soon! Check out Kat’s store at http://www.katscrappiness.com and for direct links to products used today see the links below.

Have a great day!

Taniesa Vlasak | TheCraftyPickle.com

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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Tuesday Planner Love!

Hi Friends & Happy Tuesday!

It’s Lisa here today to share this week’s planner layout. Planners are on trend in the Paper crafting community. The Crafty Pickle’s shop will be opening back up soon. Be sure to check out all of the planner goodies in The Crafty Pickle’s new inventory. It’s a planner’s dream!!

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For this layout, I was inspired by the new goodies in The Craft Pickle Shop. I covered all of the lines on the page using The Crafty Pickle’s thin glitter Washi Tape. This defines the boxes and makes it fun!! The Crafty Pickle just introduced the Sticky Pickle Spot Stickers. These are so awesome to accent important appointments or to just decorate with. They come in asterisks, stars, hearts and circles.
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Adding any of the Relish Mixes to your planner gives a fun, sparkly and thin embellishment. These come in all colors, I used the Rock Candy Mix and are super easy to attach. I used a dot of Glossy Accents to attach them. Who doesn’t love sequins???!!!
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 I used the Project Life Everyday Line paper pad & cardstock stickers to accent my layout. I cut triangles & rectangles to accent the planner boxes which adds some color and texture to the pages.

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I also attached a “This Month” planner clip! The Crafty Pickle has come out with personalized clips that are adorable!! I used the planner clip to “bookmark” my week. That makes it super easy to grab my week!

Product List:

Rock Candy Relish Mix

Planner Clip

TCP Washi Rolls 

Project Life – Everyday Edition 6 x6 Paper Pad

 Project Life – Everyday Cardstock Stickers

Miscellaneous Print & Cut Sticker files from Etsy

Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the new items as soon as the store opens back up. There are so many things that are perfect for your planner!

Happy Planning!

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Get EXCITED!!! Our jar is full of some pretty awesome stuff!!!

Hey there sweet pickles!

I am so stinkin excited for today!!! I have been shopping and creating long and hard for weeks leading up to this release all with my very sweet customers in mind! Here is a little bit of what you will find in our “little” Etsy shop right now

Grand Reopening of TheCraftyPickle.etsycom

 

We have so many new things like:

Seriously, there is so much I can’t even begin to tell you all about it. Hop on over to our store and check it out!

Oh! While supplies last every one of our customers will be receiving an exclusive limited edition can’t-buy-it-anywhere gold foil flair just for placing an order! Our Wish flair is perfect for birthdays, christmas, or maybe made into a clip for your Crafty Pickle WISH list!

wish gift flair limited edition for customers of TheCraftyPickle.etsy.com

 

Happy Shopping, Friends!

xoxox

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com

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!

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Gift a candy bar!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Is your gift list a mile long? It’s always hard for me to come up with a clever gift that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Designer, Joann, has came up with a beautiful way to gift a simple candy bar! Check it out!!

Hi! Today I have fun little project to share with you today and my first ever step by step tutorial (so this is a warning that it is a LONG post, lol)!

I wanted to create some fun treat holders to give to a few friends and family some in which I could fit a snicker bar. I searched for a few ideas and came across many (pinterest of course, lol) and most of them used the envelope punch board, but I wanted to be able to make one without the punch board.

Here is what I came up with…

 

I started off with cutting some 12 x 12 Cranberry card stock from CTMH at 9 1/4 x 5 (you can get 2 treat holders out of a 12 x 12). I then placed my card stock long ways on my scoreboard (9 1/4) and scored it at 1 1/8, 2 1/8, 7, 8. I then took my card stock and rotated it (5) and scored at 3/4, 1 7/8, 3 1/8, 4 1/8.  It will look like this…
Taking my scissors I started to cut (black lines indicate where you need to cut and the “x” indicates the areas that will be removed).

You will then be left with this (I marked the 4 areas with stars for the next step below)…

 

The 4 squares with the stars (shown above) will need a small diagonal cut off of 2 sides (picture on the left). After all four squares have been cut, your treat holder should look like the picture on the right. This will help with the closure of the box.

I used my grid mat to place small dots on the top and bottom squares of my treat box (picture on the right). I took my scissors and meet the side dots to the top. You should end up with the picture on the left.
I took CTMH stamp set Snowflakes to stamp a few images for my box and turned the box on its back and placed some strong adhesive on the 3/4 side (one of the sides is slightly smaller than the other, I did it this way so when the box is closed, the closing on the back is down the middle and not to one side).
I found the easiest way to line everything up was to fold the box and carefully push down so both sides stick to the adhesive and then I opened it to run my finger inside, making sure it was secured.
I cut an image from the CTMH Artiste that coordinates with the Holiday Tags CTMH stamp set and stamped it with some Cranberry Ink and placed a TCP Flair in the center (the glitter on this flair is stunning). Punched a hole on top and ran both ends through it so I could tie a nice bow on top of the tag.
I know this was a lengthy post but once you get one done, I promise the others will be super fast. I appreciate you making it to the end and I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial.
Just a heads up…
The Crafty Pickle is in the process of opening a new shop so please stay tuned for more info or follow on facebook The Crafty Pickle.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Thanks, Joann! I can’t wait to make some of these for school office staff!
*Special Note* My Etsy store is currently down. If you need any flair for the holidays please send a email with your order to tcraftypickle@gmail.com and I can send you an invoice. A new store interface is coming SOON and will make shopping even easier!
Happy Christmas Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Bring on the Polar Bears!

Hi Everyone! 

  Today, design team member Julie has some great inspiration using the adorable Polar Bear Holiday stamp set from Close To My Heart! Take a look!

Hello!
Today had to show a series of CAS-cards that I made ​​for  The Crafty Pickle .
Next will be a lot of pictures and a little bit of English text, which gives me difficulty, still) Happy viewing and winter CAS-inspiration!
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Hello!
Today I want to show you my winter card series with the cutest polar bears!
These stamps are very good and these bears are absolutely gorgeous!
For my first card I used the bear on the sledge. I coloured the scarf with watercolor pencils, stamped the sentiment inside of the card and made a round window to see it. I love the beautiful golden stars – it’s a perfect little accent.
For the second card I made the background using the snowflake stamp from the set. Little tiny snowflake looks great! I also create the snowdrifts and embossed it. I think that the bear wearing hood is my favorite!
 And my third card has silver heat embossing. Snowflakes looks very beautiful, especially in the sunshine. Here, I coloured the bear’s sweaters using Distress Ink and water.
I hope this helps you get in a wintry holiday mood!
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That’s all for today, I hope you enjoyed my card series)
Have a nice day!
-Julie
Thanks Julie. I love those cute little polar bears and your cards are absolutely adorable!
Dont forget our blog hop is still going on now until Friday (tomorrow)! Check out the post HERE to hop along and win some prizes!
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

A Thank You card and a Project Life card using Flair

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I have teamed up with Scrap your Scraps to share some ideas using Flair buttons! I wanted to share two different ideas using some brand new Flair that I just added to The Crafty Pickle Etsy Store.

First up is a thank you gift card holder that I made using my silhouette and a flair from the Cozy Fall Set. I adore Autumn and pumpkin spice latte’s are my favorite!

Coffee Gift Card @TheCraftyPickle.com

I used some cardstock I had on hand and cut out the card design on my Silhouette using design # 29511

Coffee Gift Card @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

I die cut a tag from some cardstock scraps I had, added a little bit of decorative trim and attached it with a little clothes pin. I attached the PSL (pumpkin spice latte) button with some tombo xtreme adhesive. You could also use a button from the Starbucks flair set too, I just wanted to go for an autumn feel with this card.

Coffee Gift Card @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

The inside has room for the coffee gift card as well as a little room to write a personal message.

Coffee Gift Card @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

Once it was all finished I slipped the card into a clear envelope and tossed in some of the exclusive autumn mix sequins from The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop for a little added fun touch.

Next up I have a project life card that I am sure anyone can find use for in their album, Mine is usually inspired by one of my teenage boys dodging the camera. For this card I am using the Photo Not Available flair from the Everyday Photo #2 set

No Photo Available Project life card @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

To make this card I took a white piece of heavy cardstock that was in my scrap pile and cut out the camera design on my silhouette (Design #41015)  The design called for several shades of gray but I only had two shades on hand so I just cut everything out of the white cardstock and colored the pieces with my copic markers (N8, N6, N4, N2, Y15, and Y19) I also used my wink of stella glitter pen and my Stardust gelly roll pen by Sakura

No Photo Available Project life card @TheCraftyPickle.com

 

I attached a few sequins (that are always included in my flair packages) and attached the Photo Not Available flair with some Tombo Xtreme adhesive. The base card is a Becky Higgins Project Life grid card.

No Photo Available Project life card @TheCraftyPickle.com

As you can see above my flair has a very low profile making it ideal for page protectors of all types, especially pocket pages. It’s about the same dimension as chipboard or thickers.

If you haven’t visited The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop recently you might be surprised to find over 30 new flair sets including our new color patterned pop collection and some special limited edition sequins mixes.

Make sure you Stop by the Scrap your Scraps blog for even more flair inspiration, Not to mention a fun giveaway from The Crafty Pickle Etsy Store too!!!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle