Spring Bunny Card | Designed for Kat Scrappiness

Greetings, Friends!

Today I have a Spring card to share with you all, although you could easily adapt this to use for easter. The stamp set I will be using is Bunny Hop from Newton’s Nook and the dies I will be using is the double stitched rectangle and the Stitched Scallop nesting dies both from Kat Scrappiness.

To start my card I took my watercolors and my watercolor powders (I used brusho) and painted a simple rectangle to resemble grass and sky. Instead of adding water to my paint I used a bit of shimmer spray.

While the background was drying, I painted my little bunny with some Daniel Smith watercolors. I did three layers of color on the terra-cotta pot to add shading and depth.

Once everything was dry, I fussy cut the image and went over the image with a black marker. This hides any imperfections I had when cutting.

I cut out the watercolor background paper with the second largest of the Stitched Scallop nesting dies and assembled my little bunny scene. I added some suggested flowers here and there as I felt it needed just a bit more “something” and this felt like it completed the scene.

I cut the largest rectangle with my Double Stitched rectangle dies out of Easter Express 6×6 paper from Doodlebug. I chose a tone on tone print so that it didn’t compete with the focal image.

So I will be honest, I couldn’t find my stamping press in my craft room (I think it’s time for some crafty spring cleaning) So I dug out my old stamp positioner. Remember those? It worked great for stamping my sentiment in the corner of the card.

Then I took a .35 drawing pen and drew a border around my panel. on the inside of the stitching. I attached the tag to the printed panel with some foam tape  and then glued the finished panel to a top fold card base. As a final touch I added some Clear sequins and some 6mm Heart confetti with Glossy Accents with up from my sequins and gem pick up tool.

Check out the Spring/Easter section at Kat Scrappiness for even more product inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you were inspired to create something Spring-y! As always the supplies I used are listed below.

Supply List (Affiliate links are used, where applicable, at no cost to you. Thanks!)

You Color My World

Hi Sweet Friends!!!

I am excited to share with you my first official design team project for Honey Bee Stamps. I have had the pleasure of doing some guest work for HBS in the past, but I am so excited to be apart of what is an extremely talented team!

Today I will be working with the Color My World stamp set. It’s an adorable 4×4 stamp set that just reminds me of the current coloring book craze.

Colormyworld by HoneyBeeStamps.com

What spoke to me when I saw this stamp set is a card I knew I wanted to make for my daughter. Every birthday and christmas, for as long as I can remember, I have given her a coloring book. Far before the amazing coloring books that are available currently.  I would search and search for the perfect one ( in the past I would buy her a lot of coloring books from Dover) With her birthday coming up I knew this would be the perfect card to go with the new coloring book that I got for her.

I decided to go with a non traditional card size. I picked up these cute envelopes from my LSS that are 3 1/2 x 6 1/2. My card panel measures 3×6 and my card is 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 unfolded. The card base is Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and the panel is Strathmore Bristol 300 series. This size envelope is perfect for making cards from a 6×6 paper pad!

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First I stamped all of the images using Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I love this ink because it gives a crisp bold black line and it is waterproof. I did a little masking but not too much. I first stamped the sentiment and then the florals and leaves. I tried to stamp using a visual triangle to balance the card.  After I had everything stamped, I measured out a 1/4 inch border around the entire card.

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I sketched the border lightly in pencil so that I could erase easily. Sometimes I am just not careful enough. While I was doing all the inking, I got some smudges and inky fingerprints on my card (sad face).

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Now when something like this happened before I would more than likely start all over, but I found an amazing eraser that cannot live without now!

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The Tombow MONO Sand Eraser is a magic wand!! You just lightly rub the mistake/smudge with the eraser, and if you rub off some of your inked up image you just go over it with a waterproof pen/marker. I used my trusty Sakura Pigma Micron pen (I used the .05 here but you can match up your stamp line width to the different size micron pens available).

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I thought I would break out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers for this project. They haven’t been getting enough love lately and I love using them on the bristol cardstock. I used a light, medium, and dark shade of all the rainbow colors (Some color groups had 4 shades because I couldn’t decide) but any color combo would look lovely. The technique I used for this card is called “spotlight coloring”. The 1/4 border that I made around the edge will be colored with shades of gray and the inside will be the vibrant color. This really pops the color in the center of the card and emphasizes the sentiment of “Coloring my world”.

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With the border, I colored and shaded the images with all gray markers. I shaded these just like I would with the different shades of colored markers. Even if you don’t have a wide range of the brush markers I would recommend picking up at least one Gray Clean Color Real Brush marker as it is perfect for adding a shadow to stamped images and text. Now on to the fun part!

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I colored in all of the florals and leaves with the markers and chose a very light shade of blue for the inner rectangle background. I left the border background white. It was at this point that I felt that my sentiment didn’t pop out enough. I decided to take a darker shade of blue and color around the sentiment area making that more of a focal point.

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I also added some glitter using my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen in clear. It is hard to see in the photo but it really made the word COLOR super sparkly! I added some faux stitched outline on my card base and popped up my panel with some fun foam so it is slightly raised. I used the full panel of fun foam as it will be going through the mail and I didn’t want it to get smooshed.

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I think it’s the little details that really make a handmade card something really special. I took the smallest floral stamp in the set, and stamped the lower right and the upper left corners with a cluster of just the flower, then I outlined them with a grey marker to give a shadowed effect.  I was on a roll and couldn’t stop there so why not dress up the back of the card and the envelope too!

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The same idea as the inside of the card. I took  the medium size floral and stamped the corners of the envelope and outlined in gray. I decided to leave these just black and white because I wanted the card to be the center stage of color. I will position the postage just to the left of the floral cluster and I think it will add a great touch when it is all addressed and ready to go.

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The handmade stamp was a custom stamp (Coming to The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop SOON) and I added the small daisy and leaf stamp from the set to tie it into the card design. This one I did color. I felt it added the perfect final touch.

Here is a look at my final card.

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I hope you enjoyed my first Honey Bee Stamps DT Project, and even more I hope my daughter loves this card! I can’t wait to give it to her (Lexi if you read this blog post just act surprised LOL)

Listed below (and within my blog post) are the links to the products I have used for this project. Affiliate links may be used, this means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I really appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog.

Color My World Stamp Set: Honey Bee Stamps
Slim Envelopes at ImpressCardsandCrafts.com
Bazzill Basics Paper Card Shoppe Heavy Weight Cardstock, 25 Sheets, 8.5 by 11-Inch, Marshmallow
Strathmore Smooth Bristol 300 Series
Tsukineko Full-Size VersaFine Instant Dry Pigment Ink, Onyx Black
Tombow MONO Sand Eraser
Sakura 8-Piece Pigma Micron Pen Set, Black
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Set
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker, Cool Gray
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen Clear Overlay, 3 Piece

I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful weekend!

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa Vlasak for Honey Bee Stamps

Spring Cleaning!

Hi Friends!

Are you starting to get some nice spring weather where you are? The sun is shining in Seattle and I am pumped to get my house more organized! We are having a city-wide garage sale that I am excited about (need to purge so much) and I am re evaluating my craft space.

I find that it can be lots of fun going through things that haven’t been gone though in a while. It is like shopping all over again! <wink>

In May I will be bringing a new crafty organization series to the blog (and I might just have some discount codes to share with you all) so stay tuned!

Organization week @ TheCraftyPickle.com

In the meantime there is a great spring cleaning challenge happening now over on the Scrapbook/Craft Organization group in Facebook. You can get to the event page directly by clicking HERE.

Scrapbook/Craft Organization Facebook Group Spring Cleaning event!

Several companies have donated many items as giveaways (Motivation people, Motivation!) as well as some sales during the event.


A huge thanks to the sponsors, they will be highlighted in more detail during the May Organization Series right here on TheCraftyPickle.com

Stamp-N-Storage
Totally Tiffany
Organize More
Close To My Heart
and more!

See you soon!

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Snowy Pocket page with flair

Hi Carrie here.  Today I am sharing with you a pocket page that I created for my dear friend’s Birthday. 

With the last name of Snow and a December birthday I thought this page would be perfect for her. 

I used the Doodlebug designs Frosty Friends collection for this project.

Of course I had to add some CraftyPickle flair  and Pickle relish sequins when embellishing some of the cards. 

The Winter set is perfect for this snowy page.

I pray that you and your family have a happy and warm winter. 

Happy Scrappin’

Carrie

The Jar is OPEN!

Hi Friends!!!

I am excited to announce our store is back open. Thank you all for being incredibly patient while we relocated to Washington state. We added a few new items to the store so make sure you check it out 🙂

TheCraftyPickle.Etsy.com

We wish those of you in the states the happiest Thanksgiving holidays!

Happy Crafting!
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Celebrating with Flair

Hi crafty friends! It’s Stephanie here today from Bits & Pieces (& Scraps) to share my latest crafty projects.

I know the holiday season is upon us, but in the midst of all the seasonal chaos, we have a daughter who celebrates a birthday (two weeks before Christmas)! So in preparation for her big day, I made two birthday projects. The first is a birthday layout featuring the new gold foil flair button:

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I adore these foil buttons oh so much!

My next project is a small gift bag:

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I use the hearts flair button here to adorn the fabric rosette and I love the way the gift bag turned out! It’s perfect for holding a gift card, nail polish or any other treasures a 13 year old girl would cherish!!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Make it a crafty one!!

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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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Getting Ready….

December is right around the corner ….and I am so getting ready for December Daily and I am pulling out all my fun flair and pickle relish that I can add to my album this year….

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Here are some pictures from my album last year …I did an “Elf on a Shelf” last year with all of Steven’s fun adventures around the house …my son loves the album …this year I will be mixing in Steven and daily prompts from The idea Room with a daily calendar …this should be fun!!!

We will see how this goes …in the mean time …here are a few pages from last years album that are my favorites…thanks for looking!!!

Thanks for looking at my work!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful time during this holiday season and gives many thanks to the loved ones you get to see!!!

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Fall Fun Scrapbook Layout

Hi, Carrie here to share with you my latest scrapbook layout.  This is my favorite time of the year.  I love to see the leaves turning into beautiful fall colors.  Where I live in Southern California there is not a lot of fall color.  But only 90 minutes away in Bear Bear Mountain the colors change and it really feels like fall.   The weather is cooler and it’s a great place to visit with family and friends.   This month I spent a girls scrapbook weekend in Big Bear.  I was super excited to create a Scrapbook Layout to document all the beauty of Fall and the time spent with great friends.

My favorite CTMH stamp set is “Fallen Leaves”  This is the perfect set for stamping onto patterned paper and fussy cutting out the leaves. I also inked all the edges with Distress Ink.

I added a couple of TCP flairs to embellish my project. These cute little buttons are the perfect touch!

The leaves are falling, it’s time to be Thankful for family and friends. Get out there and document your fall fun adventures.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Scrappin’ 

Carrie for ThecraftyPickle.com

A Favorite Memory

Hey there crafty friends! It’s Stephanie here today to share my latest layout.

I am trying my hardest to get caught up on older photos that need to be scrapped and getting my kids’ albums organized! It’s a big undertaking but I love making scrapbook pages & revisiting old memories. This one is one of my favorites!

puddles & rainbootsMy son loved his red rain boots when he was three and in them he discovered the love of jumping in puddles! I will never forget how happy he was when we returned home from an errand & he was able to splash in the puddles!

IMG_1190This flair button is the perfect compliment to my page!! It is the “Favorite Memory” button from the  I added it on top of a chipboard circle which was placed on top of a cork circle for added dimension. I love adding thread on my page to lend some texture.

IMG_1191IMG_1192   A few more fun embellishments and another page & memory are scrapped & ready to go in the album!

Thanks for visiting! Make it a crafty day!!

TCP products used:

“A Favorite Memory” flair button

blue baker’s twine

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