Organizing Tip: Cling Stamps & 6×6 Paper Pads!

Good Morning!  Today I’d like to share with you one of my favorite organizational products ever!  And it just happens to be the My Acrylix Organizers from Close to My Heart!

ctmh container6As a former consultant for 5 years (and my best customer), and having been a loyal customer ever since, I have amassed quite the My Acrylix stamp collection!  I absolutely LOVE the quality and versatility of the clear cling stamps–and with the CTMH My Acrylix organizers the stamps are so easy to store and access quickly when I want to sit down and craft.  The containers are stackable, have a hinge-top lid with a handle (so you can pack up your favorite sets easily for crops!), and they retail for only $14.95 each. ctmh container1I have added to my container storage as I have added to my stamp collection and it has been well worth the investment to have a cohesive place to keep all my stamps neatly (especially since my craft room is also our family dining room). ctmh container2

Each container stores 15 CTMH stamp sets right in their envelopes!  ctmh container3

And if you have collected other brands of cling stamps, you can make them fit to flip through them and store them in the containers as well.  I ordered Avery Elle clear stamp envelopes to store my sets where the plastic packaging had ripped and they fit right in! ctmh container4

I have also recently discovered that my hoard of 6×6 paper pads will also fit inside of these handy storage boxes–which opens a whole new world of organizational possibilities!  Think about putting together little “kits” with these boxes to make pulling one down and crafting quick and easy without having to dig through your whole stash!  For example, you can put your Fall 6×6 pads, stamp sets, and a few embellishments all in one organizer!  (Each organizer comes with 2 removable dividers that create 3 sections inside.)  ctmh container5

I hope that you learned of a useful product on the market today that will help you get organized and therefore make it easier to access and use more of your stash!  I really couldn’t live without these and it’s a system that really works for me!

Happy Crafting!

~Tabitha

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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

PLAN on shopping TheCraftyPickle TOMORROW!

Hey there Sweet Pickles!

Bad pickle pun aside, we are opening up the TCP shop tomorrow afternoon and you will definitely want to stop by and see all the new pickle picks! Some of which we are showing you today!

First up is something I am so excited about. Midori’s and Fauxdori’s are all the rage right now and you know how us girls love to accessorize! We have created this cute little customizable Midori Charm to go on your bands….. but guess what? It’s interchangeable! The midori charm is magnetic which means you can add ANY of TCP’s buttons/flair designed or personalized to your midori charm! (this beautiful Fauxdori is the wide version from East And Rory , stop by, view her beautiful collection, and tell her The Crafty Pickle sent you. I love shopping small and handmade)

Midori Magnetic changeable charms @TheCraftyPickle.com

Midori interchangeable charms @thecraftypickle.commidori interchangeable charms @thecraftypickle.comNext up isn’t something terribly new (more like new and improved), you have seen the large 3 inch clips in our store before but now there are MORE planner designs than ever, we also have personalized planner flair to go on clips (or not) and more clip styles. The Crafty Pickle recently added three new very talented planner girls to our design team! You will be seeing these and a lot more pickle planner essentials in the shop tomorrow as well as their designs!  Just look at that gold foil flair on a gold clip? Swoon!

Planner clips @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Are you hyped yet? Well if not GET EXCITED because you have only seen such a small portion of what we have coming your way! I am hard at work listing everything this week. I tell ya, this pickle girl has been powered by caffeine to get all these pretty pickle things posted by tomorrow.

I want to take a moment to thank all of you, my readers and my customers for the support you have shown my little business. Without God and without all of you my store would be nothing. I am truly humbled by the growth and progress TCP has made in the last two years. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart!

See you all tomorrow for our GRAND RE-OPENING of THE CRAFTY PICKLE on Etsy!!!!

Pickle Hugs!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com

Say hello to our friend, Melissa!

Hi Crafty friends!

I would like to introduce you to a dear friend and fellow small business owner, Melissa Hewitt. Melissa owns a fabulous stamp company called Honey Bee Scraps. You might of saw her little company grow when it started on Kickstarter.

Melissa created a few beautiful handmade project life cards using her stamps and some Crafty Pickle Flair. These are stamps using her last release.

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And these ones show some of the new stamps just released TODAY!

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Not only does she have stamps but she has some great digital files as well as digital sets that match her stamp sets.

Personally I am in love with her newest Alpha stamp and I love that it includes upper and lower case! The others are just as gorgeous.

HoneyBeeScraps.com

Make sure you stop by HoneyBeeScraps.com today and check out the new release. Follow Honey Bee Scraps on Facebook to keep updated on all upcoming releases!

Thank you Melissa, for sharing your talent and your beautiful stamps with us!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com

 

Turn your art into your own custom flair embellishments!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I wanted to share with you something new and exciting in our Etsy shop! Starting today, you now have the option to create your very own flair buttons in two different ways!

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

First, you will need to download our TCP Flair template (found HERE) then print the template on your favorite paper. I used Neenah solar white 80 lb cardstock but anything 80 lb or lighter will work.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Then gather together all the supplies you would like to use to create your flair. You can use different types of coloring mediums, stamps, washi tape, anything smooth and flat will work.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Now for the FUN part! Doodle and color your heart out! Hand letter some phrases for your project life album.  Customize monograms or personalized buttons for gifts. Create cute page markers and charms for your planners. Use your favorite stamps (even digi stamps if your handy with photoshop) to create a unique embellishment! Little planner stamps work perfect for this project and most stamp sets have small images that are an inch or smaller. Make sure that you keep your artwork in the center circle, the rest will be cut off when making the flair.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Once you are finished creating your little 1 inch works of art, Cut down the sheet so that it will fit in the envelope you are using. Keeping two or more circles per cut is preferred but not required.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Go to our Etsy store listing HERE to order the amount and type of buttons you would like. If there is a different amount you are wanting than what is listed in our shop just send a custom order request and we can adjust the totals for you. Once you place your order we will send you the mailing address to send your artwork to.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Once we receive your artwork we will send you a confirmation email so you know we have it in hand. We will then cut and create your flair for you and then ship it back. Remember that if you are requesting traditional flat backed flair you will get our signature low profile flat flair style making them perfect for projects that you don’t want to add a lot of bulk.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Usual turn around time is 2-3 business days (sometime sooner) If a rush is needed please check before completing your purchase so we can make sure we can accommodate your request. 

Remember, not only can you create traditional flat backed or pin backed flair buttons, but there is other options as well!

Flair / Button options @thecraftypickle.com

I did mention that there was TWO new listings to create your own custom flair. The next option is super easy. Simply grab your favorite papers, Journaling cards, and scraps. Make sure they are NO SMALLER than 2 inches by 2 inches. Pop those papers in an envelope and once you complete your purchase though our store we will send you the mailing address to send these papers in. You can find this shop listing HERE.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

We will then turn your collection of papers, cards, and/or scraps into your made to match embellishments! This is a great way to get unique flair to match your favorite paper lines and core kits.

What do you think? Sound like fun? Download the template and give it a try, There is no cost until you actually purchase the package you want to order. It is so much fun seeing something you create yourself made into a fun embellishment or accessory.

I hope you are as excited about these new options in the store as we are! Let us know what you think and share with your friends about this fun new option and you could win a $5 gift certificate to our shop! Click on the rafflecopter giveaway for several chances to win (you can enter every day) winner announced on 6/18/15!

a Rafflecopter giveaway  ****Giveaway closed. Congrats to our winner, Tina! I have sent you an email with your Gift Certificate code to the Etsy shop. Thank you to all that entered!****

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com

Getting Caught Up!!!

Trying to get caught up on my Pocket Pages album and thought I would make these cute cards from the Easter Button Flair Set and Sequin …this is the cutes flair ever …so loving these on my pocket pages cards …here is a link to them in the store!!!

Easter Flair

Bubbles flat sequin
Spring Fling Mix
card-2 card-3 card-4 pl-cards

Added a little watercolor to the cards, then used the scraps from my kit ,and then added the awesome sequins to finish the cards off!!!

A Layout with a bit of Flair!

Hi again Crafty Friends!

 Two posts in one day means it’s a GREAT Friday! Today our designer, Cathy, is showing off one fantastic layout using TCP flair! Check it out!

Hi everyone, it’s Cathy here again with another layout for The Crafty Pickle.  One of my favourite embellishments to use on a layout is flair badges, and since I have so many awesome ones from The Crafty Pickle I figured I’d see how many I could fit on a page!  I mean, what’s better than one flair badge?  Well in this case six flair badges!   Now right now Taniesas’ wonderful shop is on a short break, but when it’s up and running again be sure to check out the awesome collections I used to create my layout!  I also used some stamps from Close To My Heart to round out my design! In order to achieve dimension with my badges I used hot glue for some and foam squares for the others so that I could layer them.  Don’t be afraid to grab some of your stash of badges and pile ’em up high!  The more the merrier!

I think this is one of my favorite’s of yours, Cathy! Thank you so much for sharing! 
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

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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You “Shine”!

Hi Crafty Friends!

   I hope your having a great week. Today our DT member, Julie, is sharing a layout all about herself! How often do we forget about documenting us because we are so busy documenting our family and friends? Take a look at her fabulous layout!

Hi! Today I’ll show you my new LO about me!) 
Not long time I found these photos in my box-with-old-photos and decided to create the Layout with kraft background. 
I added one more colour and made the LO using only brown-kraft, pink and white colours.
I hope you enjoied my project
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!
You definately “Shine” Julie! Thank you for sharing with us!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

HUGE week long INSTA-SALE craft room destash!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Quick post to let you know that starting today all the way though Friday 2/13 I will be posting items for sale on my instagram sale account @PicklePurge. Make sure you follow to see some awesome deals on new or slightly used things. I need to clear out my crafty space in a bad way.

picklepurge on Instagram

At the bottom of the feed you will find all the details you need to know for the sale but I will copy them here as well:

YAY it’s an Instagram SALE!!!! Ok so here are the details. All prices will be without shipping. Shipping will be calculated at the end of the sale and will ship the most economical way possible. If you’re local (Tracy, CA) you can arrange to pick up your item(s) from me. When invoiced you must pay within 24 hours or you forfeit that item to the next person in line. If you purchase a lot of items from my sale you will receive a bonus discount. Sale starts 2/7 and ends 2/13 (friday) at 6pm PST. In order to claim an item you comment with “me and list your PayPal email address) if you are uncomfortable leaving your PP address you pay direct message me the address but still leave a comment on the item with your name and “direct messaging PP”. I will be posting items from ‪#‎studiocalico‬ kits, ‪#‎projectlife‬ 6×6 paper, 12×12 paper, stamps, ink, markers, tools, and lots more ‪#‎scrapbooking‬ and‪#‎papercrafting‬ things. If you have any general sale questions please comment on this photo. Happy Shopping and don’t forget to repost about the sale to win a prize box of goodies!!!!‪#‎cardmaking‬ ‪#‎instasale‬

Yes, you can repost the first photo that is in the Pickle Purge feed notifying your friends of the sale and you can be entered to win a huge box of awesome papercrafting goodies including stamps, embelishments, paper, and more!

Happy Shopping and have a great weekend!

The Crafty Pickle