Greeting FlairTastic Friday!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!

#FlairTastic Friday

Every Friday though the summer months we will bring you a new idea/concept using flair. Your not going to want to miss these fun posts! These ideas will come from not only our designers but also super neat flairtastic ideas we find from our customers and other talented papercrafters. Make sure that when you share any of your projects on Instagram or Facebook using flair, that you tag it #FlairTasticFriday. You just might see your own photo featured here on our blog!

This week we will be showing you some awesome greeting cards by our wonderful design team!!! Each Design Team member uses flair differently to make a fun greeting card …and with this flair it is nice and flat to fit on any card!!!

Here is Joann’s super fun FlarTastic Greeting Card I love how she used the vellum as an overlay to soften the background paper …so great!!! And how she used the Something Shiny Slightly Cupped Sequin to follow your eye down the card for interest!!! And bunching the twine behind the Orange Pop of Flair …i am so going to steal that idea!!!

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And next we have Carrie

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I am sorry but Carrie makes the prettiest cards I know …they are just so lovely anyone would love to receive a card from her!!! Carrie used Watercolor Butterflies Flair for her fun and whimsical Thank You card!!!

Here is mine Kristin

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I used this fun and fast birthday stamp, Washi tape pack from Close to my Heart     Suprise Single Flair

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How sweet is this card by Treasa with this cute big candle right on the front and the Suprise Single Flair

Next …we have Stephanie’s so sweet circle shaker box card with the red white and blue Star Spangled confetti mix

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How will you use flair on a greeting card?????

Stop by The Crafty Pickle Etsy Shop if you haven’t been by recently. We will be releasing a few little things between now and our next big release. We will also be having a big TCP Birthday celebration this month with giveaways and a brand new exclusive foil flair coming mid July!

Dont forget to use the hashtag #FlairTasticFriday to play along with us!

See you for more FlairTastic Ideas next Friday!

Till Then….

Happy Crafting!

thecraftypickle.com

Happy Mail

Hi there, today I am going to share something a little different with you. I would like to share my process for creating some PL cards for a swap at PLCS. The theme of the swap is Happy Mail and I knew that I had to use these fabulous Happy Mail flair badges from The Crafty Pickle Shop for my cards. I have to say that the font is super cute but the silver glittered words is what sold me. I hope you enjoy watching my process of creating these cards.

 

Treasa 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!!!

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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!!!

Shop update!

Hi Friends,

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

The Crafty Pickle @Etsy

Lots of personalized items, new sets, single flair options, create your own pendants, and more!

Happy Shopping!

The Crafty Pickle

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

It’s PSL season!

Hi there, its Treasa here today to share a Project Life card that I made using some of the new Autumn sequin mix in The Crafty Pickle shop and a new flair badge that Taniesa created for wonderful fall season. I must confess that I absolutely love the fall, mostly because of the beautiful trees and the cooler weather but also because its “Pumpkin Season” and I love anything pumpkin and one of my most favorites are Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. These things are fabulous and its like getting a mouthful of fall.
As soon as I received the Autumnsequin mix and thePSl flair I knew I had to create a Project Life card to document my love of PSL.

Here is a close up of that wonderful PSL flair and some of the sequins from the Autumn mix.

I also used some of the paper from the Close to my Heart Pathfinding line. This collection is so perfect for fall and coordinates so well with the Cozy Fall button flairs in the shop. You can also find the Pathfinding collection in Taniesa’s CTMH shop here.

Here’s one last look at the gorgeous Autumn sequin mix in the shop.

Thank you for stopping by and go check out The Crafty Pickle shop and blog.

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Thanks, Treasa! I loved how you used all the fun fall products to make such a beautiful card for your Project Life album!!
Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Design Team Closeup: Alicia Falu and Catherine Martin

Hi Crafty Friends

I am back today with two more of our design team members close ups to share 🙂

Alicia Falu

Alicia’s Blog can be found HERE.

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Hello! My name is Alicia Hill from Puerto Rico, but I live in Georgia, my second home, I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of TheCrafty Pickle team! I love paper, design, make boxes, scrapbooking, cardmakimg, pastel colors, did I say card making?? LOL!!, , flowers, reading, calligraphy, but most of all my husband, son and cats and the wonderful life we have together, we are very blessed I’ve been scrapbooking/cards making since I was a teenager  and absolutely love how it makes me feel! My style – bright and clean (elegant) sometime shabby chic

And why not get some mixed media on it!

 

Catherine Martin

Cathy’s Blog can be found HERE

catherine, designer for TCP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Cathy and I have been scrapping since 2009, after my son was born.  I am a graphic designer and illustrator by trade, though I am currently working as a floral designer.  I absolutely love crafting in every form and I honestly don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t creating!  I love using new and different embellishments in my scrapbooking and am always eager to expand my scrappy knowledge.  For me my scrapbook pages are ways to preserve my family memories, but they are also little mini works of art, and I use my scrapbooking to express myself artistically.

 

I can’t wait to see what creative things these two have in store for us! See you back tomorrow for two more close ups!

Happy Crafting

The Crafty Pickle

Illustrated Faith: Thankfulness

Hi Crafty Friends!

When Shanna asked me to share my journaling bible with you all I was honored (and a little nervous because I just started). I grew up thinking that you weren’t supposed to write in your bible. Not that anyone told me that, I just assumed because I never saw anyone do it before. To be completely honest I have very rarely picked up my bible in a long time. Now, I find myself wanting to dive into my bible several times throughout the day and the word really stays with me more than it did before. Using my creativity and my love for Jesus has really made this something very special to me.

Today I am sharing pages on being Thankful. Being thankful when everything is going just right is easy (for me) but it was the being thankful with times were really very hard that I had to learn. My husband was out of a job for almost a year; our marriage was rocky not to mention the 5 kids that we were raising were hard at times. We started going to church and I started thanking the lord for EVERYTHING even the hardship we were finding ourselves in, because though that I knew that he had a plan (and he definitely did). By having a thankful heart though the rough times we stop focusing on ourselves and focusing on the only one who is really in control and TRUSTING in him. My prayer for all of you today is that you have a heart full of thanksgiving not just this month but 365 days a year.

In addition to a few pictures that I will post here, I thought I would share a little video talking about a couple of my pages and what I used.

Colossians 3:17
For this page I used some die cuts out of watercolor paper, colored with distress ink and water accented with some gold paint. The sequins are some from the autumn mix in my etsy shop and just glued on with a little bit of glossy accents. I added a transparency page for the final touch. I printed the verse on the portion covering the text and the “Be Thankful” over the journaling column. In the video I show how to attach the transparency in the bible. There is also a thin strip of gold washi tape covering the glue in the center; you could easily skip this step because the glue really isn’t noticeable.

Illustrated Faith: Bible journaling @thecraftypickle.com

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
For this page I did a lot of stamping, I used the hopscotch alphabet from Close To My Heart and some stamps designed by Shanna for Butterfly Reflections Ink. I stamped everything in a permanent dye ink because I knew I would be doing some water coloring. To add color to the page I used the Neocolor II crayons. I added touches of glitter with my wink of stella pen (hard to see in the photo) It is also what I use over the verse(s) that I journaled about.

Illustrated Faith: Bible journaling @thecraftypickle.com

Here is a video sharing a bit more info.

If you haven’t already, please head over to Shanna Noel’s blog. I am giving away a NIV Note takers bible, I hope it blesses someone who needs it.

Illustrated Faith: Bible journaling @thecraftypickle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, if you haven’t checked out the WONDERFUL journaling bible community on Facebook, click HERE. We would love to have you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Journaling!

The Crafty Pickle