I’ve got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day…. Honey Bee Stamps and Ellen Hutson BLOG HOP!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps and Ellen Hutson SUNSHINE blog hop! You should have arrived here from the blog of the lovely, Nichol. If you are starting the hop on my blog be sure to go to the Honey Bee Stamps blog or Ellen Hutson Classroom to hop along from the beginning!

Make sure you read all the way through for details on how you could win one of two $30 gift certificates to Ellen Hutson!

I have absolutely fallen in love with the Sending Sunshine stamp and die set designed by Honey Bee Stamps for Ellen Hutson, as well as some coordinating items from Honey Bee stamps! I created quite a few cards using this new release in no time at all. Let me show you a few.

First is a fun ” You are my sunshine” this card features a shaker sun center using the Honey Bee Stamps Partly Cloudy die set and the new Sunny Day sequins mix. The small frame around the sun circle made this shaker come together quickly. (Affiliate links used where available at no cost to you, thank you for supporting this blog)

The fun thing about this card is that the sun rays actually spin!

I assembled the layers using a paper fastener (aka brad) which allows the top two layers to spin around. My daughter who loves her fidget spinner, loved playing with this card and I think it would be great for any tween or teen!

Stamps are from Sending Sunshine stamp set as well as the Ray of sunshine stamp.

Next card is a simple ink blended rainbow for an inspirational ray of sunshine!

First, I created a shaker card using foam and the a-2 sunburst cover plate die. I added my Sunny day sequins to the center and then covered with acetate. I cut the A-2 cover plate from glitter and white cardstock. For the white piece I taped off sections and used my distress inks to build a rainbow from the center of the sun. once that was done I layered that over the shaker foam layer and then pieced in the glitter rays. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Ray of sunshine stamp set. I did some simple die cut inlay for the “sunshine” word. both from glitter cardstock. To finish it off I added some Bokeh lights confetti with my Silver Moondust Nuvo glitter drops. I love how you can see a bit of sparkle though the confetti.

The last card I have for you is one that takes a bit of time but can be well worth the time spent. This is a pop up box card with a little handmade gift included too!

To make the box I followed THIS tutorial which was super easy! I covered the front flap with strips of colored cardstock and then trimmed away any excess. I took some Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste and spread a thin layer over all the cardstock strips and let try. Once the glitter was dry I cut a cloud border using the Honey Bee Stamps cloud border dies and glued to the bottom of the rainbow. I cut this from white glitter cardstock and I also cut pieces to go around the outside of the box. the inside of the box has 4 layers and in between the front flap and the first layer I attached a bit of cotton to give a fluffy cloud look.

The back panel of the box card is the sunburst cover plate die cut pieces together and glued on that back piece. This gave the box extra stability too. I set the almost finished box aside and went to work on some cute planner clips for a friend who loves to decorate in her planner.

I cut felt pieces from the partly cloudy die set… the sun as well as the largest cloud in the set. I cut three pieces of each. I glued the ribbon on one layer and then once dry I sandwiched the other two pieces around the ribbon covered pieces and hand stitched them together. I am not the best when it comes to stitching and sewing but it was a lot of fun to make. I did sew the large paper clip to the middle layers before stitching all the way closed.

I added a row of sequins along the bottom of the cloud, each by hand, from the Honey Bee Stamps cloudy day sequins mix.
once finished I clipped these both into the layers of the box card.

Because this can be quite bulky I thought about making a band of sorts to go around the closed box for mailing. I took a piece of 12×12 cardstock and wrapped it around the box to make sure it fit ok and then using a heavy-duty tape I glued the two ends together.

To decorate the band I stamped a sentiment using the Sending Sunshine stamp set, Ray of sunshine stamp, The happiness stamp set and the simple sentiments stamp set. I also cut a cloud using the stitched cloud border dies and The sun is just from a circle die cut.

It was a really fun gift to put together. I am already thinking of more things I can do with the box card idea not to mention more fun felt paper clips!

That is all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by to view my projects. I hope you found them inspiring. To win one of two $30 gift certificates to Ellen Hutson, simply just comment below on this post and the other designers in the blog hop as well. I am the last stop in the blog hop but if you missed anyone don’t worry, you can head HERE to the honey bee stamps blog and get the entire line up.

If you missed my video highlighting all of the great new Sending Sunshine products you can check out that post HERE and watch my video showing all the products mentioned today and more.

Supplies used are listed below (affiliate links where available at no cost to you)

Shop All the products mentioned in this post at:

Honey Bee Stamps or Ellen Hutson LLC

Sending Sunshine Stamp set


Ray of Sunshine


Sunburst A-2 Coverplate die and Stencils


Stitched Cloud Border dies and Partly Cloudy die set


NEW Buzz word dies (Sparkle, Ampersand, Shine, and Bright)


Honey Bee Stamps SUNSHINE bundle

Ellen Hutson exclusive bundle only

Sunny Day and Cloudy Day sequin mix

HBS exclusive only

Other Supplies:

Paper clips
Foam Sheets
Foam Tape

Super Cute Planner Love!!

Hi Friends!
It’s Paula here to share my planner layout for this week with you.
I am using my MAMBI Happy Planner to plan out my week for my video, design team, and IG postings so I wanted to share how I am using some of the awesome planner items in The Crafty Pickle shop!
I want my planner to be functional first and foremost but I also want it to be pretty and fun! First off I am loving the large planner clip to mark my page. It is so cute and functional! For this week’s layout I used the gold glitter washi to add some glitz and glam. I used some of the Fruity Pebbles Relish Mix and Amy Tangerine vellum hearts which go perfect with the colors for September in the planner. I also used some of the Sticky Pickle Spots as bullet points for my posting reminders. And finally I used some Close To My Heart stamps to make the layout fun!
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planner love

Supplies Used:
Gold Glitter Washi Tape
Large Personalized Planner Clip
Heart Sticky Pickle Spots
Circle Sticky Pickle Spots
Fruity Pebbles Relish Mix
Amy Tangerine Vellum Heart Shapes
Close To My Heart Stamps
Paula Sig

Planner Time and Video!!!

Hi Friends!
It’s Paula here to share my planner layout for this week with you. I am loving my traveler’s notebook so I wanted to share how I am using some of the awesome planner items in The Crafty Pickle shop!
First off I am loving the Pickle Planner Midori/Fauxdori Planner Interchangeable Charm. It is so awesome and cute! I love that I can change out the magnetic charm as often as I want…what a great idea! For this week’s layout I used the Rainbow Doodle Cameras washi to add some fun and whimsy to the notes page. Since I will be celebrating my friend’s birthday with her this week I used some of the Fruity Pebbles Relish Mix to make that day festive!
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I used some of the Sticky Pickle Spots as bullet points for my errands and appointments and some of the sticky notes and page flags in the shop to make lists for tasks I need to accomplish this week and to make things pop on the page. And finally one of my favorite planning items is the customized flair bookmark…it takes me right to my current week!
Supplies Used:
Rainbow Doodle Cameras Washi Tape
Pickle Planner Midori/Fauxdori Planner Interchangeable Charm
Heart Sticky Pickle Spots
Asterisk Sticky Pickle Spots
Fruity Pebbles Relish Mix
Pickle Planner Patterned Page Flags
123 Sticky Note Pack
Personalized Planner Clip
Paula Sig

Hi Crafty Friends.

Due to the huge amount of orders we have received we are closing the shop temporarily. We will be opening back up soon. Make sure you hit the notification button to receive an email when we are back open!

Thank you!

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