It’s *NEW* Release day at Honey Bee Stamps!

Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps November Release Honey Hop!!!

All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new embellishments, stamp sets and dies! Well, here they all are! Everything will be available for purchase today in our shop HERE.

Honey Bee Stamps New Release for November!

 For my project today I am using the “Little Pickup” stamp set and the “Sending You” Sentiment set along with their coordinating die sets.

I just love this cute little truck! I knew that I wanted this cute stamp to be center stage so I gathered some scene building dies (Mountain range & stitched hills) and started assembling!

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You might have seen this lil sneak on instagram when I was putting my “Little Pickup” together.

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Now you don’t have to cut out all the pieces you see in this photo but it sure makes it fun. I love that the die set includes the tires and the window dies so you can make layered and interactive cards with this set. I fussy cut the fenders and popped them up with a bit of foam tape. I covered the wheels in glossy accents after die cutting them from another truck stamped image.

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I had this Daniel Smith watercolor I have been wanting to use for a long time called Autumn Mystery Duochrome. I thought it gave the truck a rusty type of look while still looking oh so sparkly and pretty, The color changes slightly depending on the angle you are looking at it from.

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Neat, Huh?!?!

After I got my truck assembled I glued the tree to the bed of the truck and added just a bit of the new Honey Bee Stamps exclusive glitter glass. I thought it gave the perfect icy-snowy texture. I also added the same glitter glass to the top of the mountains, and all the snowy hills. I used some Ranger Multi Medium in the Matte finish to glue on the glitter and gently pushed the glitter into the glue so it would stick very well. Once it was all dry I dusted off the excess.

I attached the truck to my scene with some foam tape. I stamped and die cut the sentiment on the front hill and attached that below the truck with a double layer of foam tape.

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To finish it off I added some dots of glue and sprinkled on some glitter glass that I hand-dyed a soft blue color. *Video Coming Soon on embellishment dyeing process*

Sending you ... Little Pickup Christmas Card| Created for Honey Bee Stamps by Taniesa Vlasak

This was SO much fun to piece together. You all are going to love playing with this stamp set and all of the wonderful new releases from Honey Bee Stamps.

What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? One winner will win a gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.
All you have to do to win is comment here (on my blog), on the Honey Bee Stamps blog, and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, November 13th. Winner will be announced on Monday, November 14th at Noon PST.

I am the last stop on this blog hop… but if you started with me you can just hop to the beginning, which starts with the lovely and Oh-So-Stinkin’ Talented Laura Bassin right       —>HERE <—

Thank you so much for Honey Hoppin’ to my blog! I hope I inspired you to buzz on over to your crafty workspace and create something sweet! Check back on Tuesday when I will have some AH-MAZE-ING inspiration using Honey Bee Stamps with Essentials By Ellen products!

Have a BEEutiful day!

Taniesa Vlasak | TheCraftyPickle.com

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 🙂

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

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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“Oh Happy Day” CTMH Cricut Artiste Collection

Hi friends! Joann here today on The Crafty Pickle blog, thank you so much for stopping by!

As you may know, I own 4 out of 5 of the Cricut Collections that Close to My Heart offers. I absolutely love them. So with that being said I took one of the stamp sets from the Cricut Artiste Collection to create my card!

I started out with stamping and masking some balloons onto my front panel using CTMH Inks in colors Lagoon, Cotton Candy, and Honey and stamped the balloon strings using the same stamp set with some CTMH Black Ink.

Using the same stamp set from the Cricut Artiste Collection, I took one of the sentiments and stamped it with some Honey Ink and used my scissors to cut it out, there is an image on this cartridge that will cut this banner.

Before gluing my top panel to the base of my card, I took an older CTMH stamp set One Way Border and stamped one of the images multiple times with Black Ink to create a background. I finished it off by gluing my top panel down and gluing some TCP Relish Mix to my card.

Hope you enjoyed and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

Supplies used

Cricut Artiste Collection

CTMH Inks LagoonCotton CandyHoneyBlack

CTMH stamp set One Way Border

TCP Relish Mix

Scary Halloween to you!

Hi there Crafty friends, it’s Lisa here today to show you a card I created for The Crafty Pickle.

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For this card I used the Close To My Heart Thriller set. To obtain the “grunge” look for the background, I used Ranger’s Alcohol Ink and the Alcohol Blending solution. I mixed these together on a blending sponge and made quick dabs all over the cardstock. Once the cardstock was covered in color, I added the blending solution to the sponge and made quick dabs all over the cardstock. This blended all of the ink and made the colors look more cohesive. Once I achieved the look I was aiming for, I then sprayed the cardstock with the Black Soot Distress Spray to darken up the background a bit.

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I stamped the sentiment “scary Halloween to you” on cardstock that I distressed with the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. To finish the card up, I added a few sequins to the sentiment and the background from the Crafty Pickle Relish Mix.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my card, as soon as the Crafty Pickle shop reopens, be sure to take a peek at all the awesome Relish Mixes and Flairs to add fun to your projects.

Happy Monday!

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Sweet Birthday Card

Hey Crafty friends! It’s Stephanie here today to share my latest card using The Crafty Pickle flair.

My sweet friend from high school (yep, we’ve been friends a LONG time!) had a birthday a week ago and I made her this card:

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It’s a pretty simple card, using scrap papers from  my stash, some rumpled ribbon, foam alphas and this very cute elephant flair button! She adores elephants and when I first saw this button, she came to mind!

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Isn’t the flair button the cutest?! I just love it and hope she enjoys this sweet card as well.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope it’s a crafty one for you!

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I love you more than doughnuts!

Hello, Carrie here with a sneak peek at some New items coming soon to TheCraftyPickle shop this Friday. 

Doughnuts are a big thing around our house with the teenagers.  I recently purchased this adorable stamp from CTMH ( Close To My Heart ) Its called “Treats of Friendship”  

 I created this adorable card,  embellishing it with one of the new release flairs.  Notice the sweet sprinkle washi tape? This too will be available as part of the new release.  We are adding a ton of washi and New design flairs to the shop so be sure to pop in on Friday.

 Here is a close up look at my card. I added some glossy accents to my frosting on the doughnut for some dimension and shine.  And of course a few pickle relish sequins to finish off my card.

 See you Friday for the BIG release and Grand Re-Opening of the Pickle Shop

Here is a little sneak photo for you showing the doughnut flair and a few other yummy new flair too!

 Flair Sneak @thecraftypickle.com

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Bookmark/Card

Hi TCP friends!! It’s Stephanie from Bits & Pieces (& Scraps) here today to share my latest project using The Crafty Pickle flair & CTMH products. I made a card that could be given for many different occasions-birthday, congratulations, thank you, etc.

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I used the “I Love Books” flair button, some washi tape and self-adhesive sequins, all from The Crafty Pickle shop.

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I love to read! Unfortunately, my kids do not love it that much and I am constantly trying to entice them into reading. I thought this card might do the trick!

I slipped in a little bookmark that can be pulled out of the top of the card & used when reading. I also thought it would be nice to give the card with a bookstore gift card inside!

Products used:

CTMH Boardwalk washi tape

I Love Books TCP flair

Thanks for visiting!

stephanie 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.

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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