Proverbs 8:17
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Personalized Lollipop Treats *Giveaway*

Hi, thanks for stopping by!

Today I am sharing some fun treats! These will be great for classmates, students, and even coworkers. I received some personalized flair with the names of my kids from TCP etsy shop and used them to personalized some treats for Valentines.

Here are the steps:
  • Start with a 3 1/2 x 4 piece of White Daisy cardstock
  • On the 3 1/2 inch side score at 1/2 and 3
  • Rotate clockwise and on the 4 inch side score at 7/8
  • After you have scored everything place your piece of cardstock where the 3 1/2 inch side is horizontal and the 4 inch side is vertical.
  • There will be two rectangles at the bottom left and right corner, take some scissors and remove those two sections.
  • I took my corner rounder and rounded the top corners and the bottom corner (the part that will fold up)
I took a background stamp and stamped the image to create my background and took the little heart from the CTMH Countdown stamp set to add in random places. I punched (2) 1 3/8 circles from some Cranberry and Cotton Candy cardstock, (2) 1 1/4 circles from White Daisy cardstock and stamped an image using the CTMH Perfect Fit- Dad stamp set with some Cranberry and Cotton Candy Ink onto the White Daisy circles.

I layered them and added my beautiful personalized flair. Finishing them off by cutting some gold pieces of cardstock into banners and a cherry lollipop!

I hope you enjoyed today's mini project. Thanks for stopping by!

*Giveaway* Leave a comment on The Crafty Pickle blog to win a Close To My Heart stamp set and goodies out of The Crafty Pickle prize bin. Winner will be chosen Monday,Feb. 2 2015! Good Luck!!! 

Supplies used
CTMH Inks- Cranberry, Cotton Candy
CTMH Stamp Sets - Perfect Fit- DadCountdown

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mini Lunch Box Notes "Giveaway Alert"

Hi, today I'm sharing a quick and easy little project.

I came across this cute stamp set in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog. I know there are tons of little critters/cute monster stamps out there, but I just loved this one and for only $9.95, I had to get them!

Aren't they cute?!?! I made 3x3 notecards, perfect for those lunch box notes and even for Valentines mini cards. My son doesn't start school until fall, but when he saw me making these he asked me if they were for him, lol, so I definitely know the kids will love them. I glued some googly eyes on them to make them a bit more fun.

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by!

Visit TCP Blog and leave a comment to win Close To My Heart stamp set and goodies out of The Crafty Pickle prize bin. Winner will be chosen Monday,Feb. 2 2015! Good Luck!!! 

Supplies used:
CTMH Stamp Set- Love Ya Silly
CTMH Ink- Gypsy, Lagoon, Hollyhock, Black

Friday, January 16, 2015

Valentine Treats #1 (My First Giveaway)

Hi and thanks for stopping by!

With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought that it would be a great idea to get a head start and share with you some fun and inexpensive treat gift ideas. I'm turning this into a mini series, so stay tuned for some fun and cute ideas!

Here is my creation...

I cut these adorable pillow boxes using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge out of transparency sheets (image on pg 28) at 5 inches. I scored all the areas that needed to be scored and placed scor tape to close my box. I also used the CTMH Artiste and CTMH Artbooking Cartridges to cut my labels. I used the coordinating stamp set that came with the Artbooking collection for the base of my labels and Holiday Tags Occasions stamp set for the center and sentiments.

Finally, I filled them up with Hershey Chocolate Kisses and wrapped then tied some ribbon to secure the pillow box closed. I used a glue dot to place my labels on the treats, finishing them off with some bling.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and as I stated, I'm having my first giveaway! I'm super stoked with having a little over 40 likes on my FB page, so thank you to everyone that has liked my page and to those special crafters who follow me on my blog! I am giving away 6 of these awesome pillow box treats, more details below.

**To enter into the giveaway please be a follower of my blog and/or facebook page and comment here to let me know you follow. You will get an additional entry if you are a follower of both my blog and FB Page and a 3rd one if you invited friends to check out my page and like it. I will choose the winner on Monday! Good luck and thanks again!**

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Crafty Goodies

Hi, crafty friends! I just wanted to stop by and let you know about a few things.

In case you missed it yesterday, The Crafty Pickle etsy shop was stocked with some awesome new sequins! Here is a look at the new sequins!

Aren't they stunning!?!?!? I absolutely love them and can't wait to get my hands on them! Not only is there sequins stunning, but their flair is absolutely wonderful! There are tons of great designs and custom orders are also available! And their packaging, oh my, even includes some sequins. Here's a look at how they'll come when you place your order...just plain gorgeous!

The last thing that I would like to share is that I recently created a facebook page for my blog, I would love for you to be a follower there and also here :) Stay tuned as I'm working on a few Valentine's project that I should have up by the end of this week! 

Thanks for stopping by, I truly appreciate it!

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Card

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 than taking some water and a brush to pick up the color and adding it to my images creating an 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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