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Fri 03

I'm Sorta in a Pickle
by Anne

My new IN A PICKLE clear stamp set CL5174 and coordinating dies set 32174 arrived just in time!   A few days ago I planted this year's seeds for two varieties of cucumbers in seedling trays in my greenhouse.  I really didn't expect that all 100 or so would germinate.  But they are sprouting up like crazy!  As much as I loved making pickles last year for the first time from just a few plants, I can't imagine how I'd cope with 100 or more cucumber plants in my garden!  

I can definitely imagine sharing the bounty with friends, however.  And I made the cutest tags to attach to each six-pack of seedlings!





  • IN A PICKLE images stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine ink (This ink is perfect for use with watercolors.)
  • watercolor paints (I used Kuretake watercolors) on watercolor paper
  • Memento Markers in New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe, and Pear Tart for added details once the paint was dry and for the images stamped on Key Lime Distressed Dot Paper 
  • Faber Castell Pitt pen in Silver for painting the jar covers
  • TAG YOU'RE IT SQUARES dies 30025, the medium and large sizes cut from Key Lime Distressed Dot Paper or white cardstock
  • STUDIO SQUARE LAYERS dies 30021...I used the two sizes (out of the 8 in the set) that fit perfectly with each tag size, cut from white cardstock or Key Lime Distressed Dots Paper
  • glue pen; tape runner
  • ribbon from my ribbon basket



Next on my list will be to make a set of recipe cards to go with the seedlings--more stamped, painted, and die cut images from the IN A PICKLE sets along with my favorite recipes from last summer for Bread and Butter refrigerator pickles and a simple recipe for freezer pickles.

And I couldn't resist creating a tag for a Father's Day gift for a friend who is "a really big dill"!


Just took out the last jar of freezer pickles from last summer to share with friends.  I'm actually looking forward, sorta, to being IN A PICKLE  later this summer!  Think I'm going to need a lot more tags to attach to pickle jars!!!

Now I want to hear from you!  Because this is the last post on our Blog Blitz, I'm reminding you to leave a comment, not just on this post but on all of them from the design team this week.  Every comment will enter you into a drawing to win one of the new stamp sets; and, if you win, you get to choose the stamp set you want.  How cool is that!!!  You have until midnight tonight to leave us comments.  On Saturday, June 4th, we will draw five random winners from the comments to win whatever new stamp set they each choose.  Good luck!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


This is a great set for fun cards as well as for vegetable growers!

A hundred cucumber plants! Yikes! You'll have to have a roadside stand. LOL Great idea to use the stamp set for jar tags and plant stakes. If you laminate the plant stakes you could probably use them out in the garden too.

Wonderful to share your pickle seeds. We grew cucumbers, they flowered & are still flowering but the cucumbers are not developing into anything substantial. Our tomatoes are doing great. Have a Bee-utiful day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

What a clever idea! My sis would love these darling tags, (And the plants!!)
Very cute!

Very cute tags and a great idea for sharing along with the seedlings !

such darling card, love the Memory box images...to cute...great watercoloring!

These are the cutest cards and stamps!

So very cute! I love it and it's not FLORAL!

Like your cards, Anne, and it does seem as though these stamps and dies www made just for you and your "bumper crop!"

Hi Anne, congratulations on your ultra green thumbs! How nice of you to share the excess plants, your little tags are a very cute and creative way to share a giggle with the pun. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for the inspiration... Megan

What a lot of cucumbers....I would love to grow them! Your tags are sooo sweet.This is such a fab new release and you have all showcased them brilliantly this week x

What a fab friend you are pickles, recipes and seedlings too my kinda friend as there is nothing more satisfying than growing your own ingredients and making to the final product and then sharing that with friends too. I'm sure your friends will enjoy both the seedlings ,idea and especially your fun tags and recipe cards too thanks for sharing.

How super cute and clever - love it!

Fun! Can't imagine that many pickles!

OH ANNE, I am SO SAD I missed my chance to win THIS set of yours! We are a HUGE gardening/pickling family and I would absolutely LOVE a chance to win your stamp set!!!! :( :( :(
I make SO many pickles each year of every kind and give A LOT away so this would be something I would be able to use for years!
Oh my goodness your tags are adorable!

SUPER FUN Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Idea!! Your FRIENDS will LOVE the Tag and the Seedlings!! Hope you have another FUN Year of canning ahead of you!! =) We like to make Red Hot Cinnamon Pickles too!! Not sure if you've ever tried them, but if you're looking for something different to use up some of your Cucumber's besides just regular Pickles this might be an idea!!?? THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Love your photos and the pickle tags for sharing with your friends!
Happy gardening.

I hope I'm lucky... Thanks for the chance to win!
Take care!
Monika :-)

What a lovely use of this stamp set, Anne :)
I hope you don't get in too much of a pickle dealing with your bumper crop of pickles!!!

so fun, never tought about cards with vegetables, but the last days I had to change my mind! Love those you've made!

Oh, what cute tags. Love them and so clever

Cute tags to give someone with a gift from your garden.

How cute--would love to receive this a a gift!

Fun for all those pickle lovers!
Amy Cooley

Good luck with getting rid of your extra seedlings. Love this idea for tagging my veggies. Hugz

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