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

 

Super Sweet Wedding Card!!!

Happy Tuesday!
Joann here today sharing a wedding card that I made using the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge!
When this cartridge came out I fell in love with it. It has so many great cuts, which include tons of 3D items, boxes, labels, cards with envelopes, phrases and much more (check out the handbook here).  I cut the frame (pg. 60) and the phrase (pg. 61) from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge.
I cut both images twice, once out of black and once out of a light grey cardstock to help add a little shadow. I also cut a few stripes of pattern paper to add to the left side of the card and a stripe of CTMH Cotton Candy cardstock to help add some color.
I finished my card by adding a heart flair from TCP Watercolor Hearts and some TCP Something Shiny sequins.
That is my card for today, thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to stop by the shop to take a look and pick up some goodies!
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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

CTMH Lifting Spirits: One Stamp Set. Two Looks.

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today we have something special for you. Design team member, Carrie Bryant, and myself have teamed up to bring you two looks with the CTMH stamp set “Lifting Spirits”.

Here is a photo of the stamp set:

Lifting Spirits by CTMH @thecraftypickle.com

I had a lot of fun creating with this stamp set. It is one of my favorites ever since it showed up as a seasonal set last year. It is now in our annual expressions catalog for $13.95. Not only can you use the sentiments included in the set but there are other sentiments like “Happy Birthday” for example, that would look great in the banner as well.

I wanted to create a one layer card but still show some dimension as well. I chose to use alcohol markers as my main medium and used a bit of ink on the edges.

Here is my finished card

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

I started by stamping out the images and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the clouds, airplane, banner, and background all with alcohol markers. I used the CTMH Touch Twin markers and for extra shading used a few Copic markers as well.

Once everything was dry I took a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen and a Sakura Gelly roll clear glitter pen and added glitter accents. I used the Sakura pen where I wanted a high amount of shine (around the lines mostly) and the Wink of Stella as a filler.

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

For the final touch I used CTMH Liquid Glass to cover the body of the airplane to make it all shiny. Once completely dry, I mounted the panel on printed paper and then on a note card. You can kind of see the shiny on the airplane in the photo above.

CTMH Lifting Spirits card by Taniesa@TheCraftyPickle.com

I had a lot of fun making this card. I think this is one of my most favorite CTMH sets so far.

Here is a little peek at Carrie’s card, you will need to visit her blog HERE to see more photos as well as a walk-though on  how she created her card.

CTMH Lifting Spirits by Carrie Bryant for TheCraftyPickle.com

I love the dimensional look she achieved with her card!

I hope you enjoyed our One Stamp Set – Two Looks special feature. Let us know if you would like to see more of these kinds of posts in the future by leaving a comment below. There is some wonderful new stamp sets coming out in April!

Also, don’t forget about our Blog Hop giveaway that closes this Wednesday 2/25. Click HERE to get to the first post in the blog hop.

Have a “Uplifting” week!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Hi Crafty Friends!

 Today designer, Joann is sharing an adorable birthday card she made for her mom. Check it out!

Hi! I’m so happy that you have stopped by!

Today I am sharing a birthday card with you…

As I mentioned in one of my previous post, I recently purchased the CTMH Artbooking Cricut collection and one of the many reasons was the overlay images.  I love stencils and modeling paste and thought that it would be fun to be able to create some of my own stencils and size them to whichever size I wanted.

Here is a look at how the image on page 53 turned out when I took some transparency and cut the image at 5 inches creating my own stencil…

I just placed my stencil on my card base and applied the modeling paste right on top. It was so easy and I was really happy with the results and the best thing is that I can reuse my stencil…woohoo! There are so many great images on this cartridge, I’m telling you, it’s a must have.

I took some watercolor paper and used my cricut and the Artbooking cartridge to cut the circle swirl image from pg 55, the tag from pg 83, and the happy birthday image from pg 86.  I stamped a butterfly image using the CTMH Sweet Moments stamp set on my tag with some white embossing powder. I then used CTMH Inks Lagoon and Cotton Candy, to water-color my images by adding some ink on a clear block and then taking some water and a brush to pick up the color and adding it to my images creating a ombre look.

To finish off my card I added a beautiful flair from the Family Themed Flair. These are so nice and could be used to personalize any card or project for your loved one.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks again for stopping by and as always don’t forget to check out TCP Etsy shop to pick up some awesome flair. There are tons of great new items in the store!

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Thanks Joann! I love the texture the modeling paste gives to the card and a great use of flair too! 
Happy Crafting, 
The Crafty Pickle

Thinking about Valentine’s yet?

Hi Crafty friends!

  Designer, Elodie is already in the Valentines Day spirit and has made a lovely Valentine’s shaker card along with an adorable everyday card too! Check it out!

Hi Crafty Friends! Elodie here. Today I would like to  show you 2 Valentine’s day card that I made with TCP button’s flairs.

For the first I made a shaker card.

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Supplies used:

– Pink Patterned Color Pop Flair set

– Winter Sequins Mix

– Christmas Holiday Sequins

I changed the style for the second card for having a fun card.

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Supplies used:

– Everyday Photo button #2 flair

– Colorful Star button flair set 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Elodie

Thanks, Elodie. I just love how you took your Christmas and winter sequin mixes and made a valentine mix that works for your shaker card. Absolutely beautiful!

Speaking of Valentine’s sequins. We have a new mix coming to the shop soon (also some new fun sprinkles in your flair packages too!)

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

The Crafty Pickle

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

The BEST Crafting Tote EVER!

Hi Friends!

I wanted to announce that I have found the perfect tote for your crafting supplies! Now it is easier than ever to stay organized and transport your things to classes and crops!

rolling tote CTMH @ thecraftypickle.com

Check out this video!

Some of you already organize with the wonderful stackable organizers from CTMH, now you just pop them in your CTMH Rolling tote and go! To see how I have used my organizers click HERE, HERE, and HERE.

They also have a matching shoulder Tote that is perfect for holding paper and other items.

CTMH Tote @ TheCraftyPickle.com

I couldn’t announce these beauties without running a little promo so ……

CTMH Tote promo @ Thecraftypickle.com

Make sure when you place your order you choose to order under “Taniesa’s Online Gathering Party” (chosen at checkout). Every order placed for a rolling tote is entered into the raffle. Additionally if you purchase the shoulder tote as well you will get another entry into the raffle for the medium organizer. Winner will be announced by January 9th 2015

By ordering a tote, you will also be eligible to purchase the Stamp of the month for only $5 AND the “Deal of the Decade” promotion where you can buy as many C or D size stamps for only $10 each (reg $13.95 – $17.95)

You will also receive a free catalog and free seasonal expressions catalog with your order. Whew, that’s a lot of great promotions in one order!

If you have any questions please email me at TaniesaCTMH@gmail.com.

Happy Shopping!
The Crafty Pickle

Cyber Monday SALE!!!

Hi Crafty Friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Today there are two great sales I wanted to tell you about. First is for The Crafty Pickle etsy shop!

cyber monday sale at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftyPickle

The next is a Close To My Heart sale on all Cricut cartridge kits… this is huge, $20 off each kit!

http://thecraftypickle.ctmh.com
Also for the month of December you can get an awesome deal on stamp sets!

http://huge ctmh sale!!  thecraftypickle.ctmh.com/

Dont forget, you can also get the December stamp of the month for only $5

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This month is the first annual expressions catalog from CTMH. Such adorable stuff. If you haven’t checked it out be sure to click on the link HERE.

new seasonal catalogWhew, that’s a lot of fun sales in one day! Let me know if you need any help with ordering or have questions!
Happy Shopping!
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