Today we are so excited to shine a spotlight on a great small crafty business. Taniesa Vlasak is the owner of The Crafty Pickle Etsy Store, home of amazing flair buttons and more. Yesterday, some of our contributors got to play with flair that Taniesa was kind enough to send, so go check out that post!
She is also sponsoring a giveaway for our readers, so if you would like a $10 gift certificate to her store, just comment on this post as well as the coordinating post on her blog. The giveaway will close at midnight on October 31 and a winner will be announced here on November 1st.
Now I'm going to let her tell you a little about herself and then she's going to show off a few projects using the brand new designs she just released in her shop.
Hi crafty friends!
My name is Taniesa Vlasak (yep pronounced like the Pickle) and I am passionate about all things paper crafting as you can tell by my blog, but I am also passionate about my faith, my family, and cupcakes… mmmm cupcakes!
I am a mom to 5 awesome kids and wife to a pretty amazing Husband…. whom I might refer to as the Techie Pickle, He does all my computer and technical stuff. If you have a computer question, I got your answer guy! I am completely blessed and grateful for every day.
I have been scrapbooking since 1999, I have taught various classes at a few local scrapbook stores in the bay area along my journey. I am hoping for some pretty amazing things in 2013, new opportunities hopefully and meeting new friends!
Right now I am passionate about the project life style of scrapbooking. This has kept me mostly up to date with memory keeping right now and I used to be really bad about journaling/documenting the important things in my families lives. Sometimes you will find I keep my pages very simple and sometimes I like to be a little more artistic, You will also find other various paper crafting projects from me as well as product reviews, tutorials, and organization tips.
I wanted to share two different ideas using some brand new Flair that I just added to The Crafty Pickle Etsy Store. First up is a thank you gift card holder that I made using my silhouette and a flair from the Cozy Fall Set. I adore Autumn and pumpkin spice latte's are my favorite!
I used some cardstock I had on hand and cut out the card design on my Silhouette using design #
I die cut a tag from some cardstock scraps I had, added a little bit of decorative trim and attached it with a little clothes pin. I attached the PSL (pumpkin spice latte) button with some tombo xtreme adhesive. You could also use a button from the Starbucks flair set too, I just wanted to go for an autumn feel with this card.
The inside has room for the coffee gift card as well as a little room to write a personal message.
Once it was all finished I slipped the card into a clear envelope and tossed in some of the exclusive autumn mix sequins from The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop for a little added fun touch.
Next up I have a project life card that I am sure anyone can find use for in their album, Mine is usually inspired by one of my teenage boys dodging the camera. For this card I am using the Photo Not Available flair from the Everyday Photo #2 set.
To make this card I took a white piece of heavy cardstock that was in my scrap pile and cut out the camera design on my silhouette (Design #41015) The design called for several shades of gray but I only had two shades on hand so I just cut everything out of the white cardstock and colored the pieces with my copic markers (N8, N6, N4, N2, Y15, and Y19) I also used my wink of stella glitter pen and my Stardust gelly roll pen by Sakura
I attached a few sequins (that are always included in my flair packages) and attached the Photo Not Available flair with some Tombo Xtreme adhesive. The base card is a Becky Higgins Project Life grid card.
As you can see above my flair has a very low profile making it ideal for page protectors of all types, especially pocket pages. It's about the same dimension as chipboard or thickers.
If you haven't visited The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop recently you might be surprised to find over 30 new flair sets including our new color patterned pop collection and some special limited edition