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Chickaniddy Crafts 365 You And Me Card by Carson RiuttaHello again my Chickaniddy friends! I'm back today with another card made using the stunning 365 collection. I love love love this collection and if you are into bold patterns, super vibrant colors and lots of contrast, then you will too.

Here is how I put this stunner together.

1. I cut the black and white polka dot paper to A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 in)
2, I cut the floral paper to a smaller size, which I eyeballed
3. I machine stitched the two papers together along the edge of the top piece using stitch #9
4. I chose the yellow label and created my title using the enamel letters from the months sheet
5. I stamped the star in black ink.

Chickaniddy Crafts 365 You And Me Card Closeup 1 by Carson Riutta

6. I then chose the pink label and repeatedly stamped the xo in black along its length
7. I cut out the tab sentiment and layered it with the other two labels which were all offset on the card. I then trimmed the pieces that were hanging off the edge of the card.
8. I diecut two sizes of butterfly from the black and white and yellow horse paper and layered them.
9. I stitched down the middle and reversed to get the antennae look and adhered the bottom butterfly with foam tape.
10. I then adhered the whole thing to a card base.

Chickaniddy Crafts 365 You And Me Card Closeup 2 by Carson Riutta

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

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Chickaniddy Crafts 365 Hello Card by Carson Riutta

Hello lovely readers! I was very lucky to be able to play with the 365 collection this month and I made quite a few cards with it. This card is a bit of a die cut explosion, but I just loved all the bold colors and graphics in the collection that I tried to get as many as I could on this little beauty. Besides all the wonderful papers, my favorite element of the collection turned out to be the stamp set. It has some great sayings and graphics, just look at that sketchy circle!

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Here is how I put this card together using the new 365 collection.

1. I cut the background paper to A2 size (4.25 x 5.5)
 
2. I then drew a faint pencil line along the horizontal axis of the paper as a guide for my stitch line.
3. I then stitched along the line for texture and as a guide for my arrows.
 
4. I punched the Hello Circle from a piece of the 6x6 patterned paper and pop it up with foam tape.
 
5. I then started to layer the elements around the page.
 

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6. In black ink I stamped the arrows from the stamp set and layered the enamel triangles on top.

7. Also in black ink, I stamped the sketchy circle onto white cardstock and cut around the shape.

8. I then used a neon pigment ink to stamp the heart in the center and then layered it with a stamped in black xo.

 

 

Chickaniddy Crafts 365 Hello Card Closeup 2 by Carson Riutta

 

9. When all the elements were adhered in place I filled in some space with the other two stamped sentiments.

 
10. I finished the card by adding some machine stitching to the top and bottom of the design.
 
11. I then adhered the paper to the card base.

 

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I hope this card inspires you to get bright and graphic with your next project, and to pick up this collection. I'm planning to use all these amazing papers and elements in my planner for the remainder of the year. There are just so many possibilities!

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Hello, it’s Tyra and I here playing with Chickaniddy’s Yippee Collection and sharing a few of my tips for easy card making.  Use these guidelines to create beautiful cards!

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1. Cut a card base to 4.25 x 5.5 inches*.

2. Cut card layers to various sizes, including 4 x 5, 3.5 x 4.5 and 3 x 3 inches.

3. Layer panels on top of card base.  Consider adding interest by using foam adhesive to "pop up" panels or tilting panels slightly to the left or right to add movement.

4. Add embellishments and ready made sentiments from the Yippee collection to complete your card. 

*all sizes shown are width x height

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Consider the size guidelines as a good starting point to jumpstart your card making.  Now go and create something beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

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Hello, it's Amy here sharing a card using Spring Colors!  I'm smitten with the color green, I love to use it crafting and I have quite a bit in my wardrobe too.   I love to combine green with pink, it is such a happy color combo, don't you agree?
 
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Crafts spring card
 
TIP:  Challenge yourself to use holiday collections for other occasion projects.
 
Bonus points for using the holiday collection, Jolly Good, for a spring time card!
 
Deck the halls
Jolly Good - Deck the Halls
 
I'm a huge fan of craft foam.  I've been using it quite often on my projects.  It's versatile to use as a backing or to use alone.  I die cut white craft foam with a polaroid shape and added some floral print paper to the interior.  The craft foam makes a great frame for the paper.

 

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The sentiment strip is from the the Scrumptious collection: 
 
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Scrumptious - New Harvest

Isn't it great that it matches with the Jolly Good collection.  That's the sheer genius of the Chickaniddy Crafts Collections, they mix 'n match easily!


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So what are your favorite spring time color combos?
 
supply list:  Jolly Good/Deck the Halls/jg14os06, Scrumptious/New Harvest/sc14os10
 
 

 

 Hi there! Leigh here today to share a card that I was inspired to make
after seeing this photo on Pinterest:

 
I love the beautiful pink blooms, which got me thinking about
the pretty shades of pink in the Chickaniddy Crafts Twirly Girly Collection.
So, I grabbed my Mighty Oak coverplate and some Goldie Lox foil
and  Twirly Girly patterned paper and made this card:
 
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1. I diecut the coverplate from white cardstock and removed all of the leaves and the trunk.
I adhered this to a folded piece of white cardstock that became my card base.
2. I diecut the Goldie Lox foil using the coverplate and inserted the trunk and some of the leaves 
into the empty spaces on my card.
3. I diecut the solid pink and berry leaves from the 12x12 Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper, and the patterned leaves from Piggy Tales, Birthday Girl and one sheet of the Twirly Girly 6x6 paper pad.
 
The Goldie Lox foil diecuts like a dream and looks fabulous on my card!
 
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4. For my banner, I diecut another piece of 12x12 Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper
and stamped on it twice using the sentiment from the Twirly Girly Clear Stamp set.
All I did was curve the sentiment slightly before stamping it.
I adhered it to my card, using regular adhesive, but placing a piece of foam adhesive near the trunk
to add a little dimension.

Thanks for looking!
 
 

Hi Friends! I'm back with a few cards I created with Spring on my mind using the beautifully colored Twirly Girly collection along with a little bit of Date Night sprinkled in! First, my supply list:

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Supply list: Twirly Girly -A Girl's Generation/TG14OS09, Keepsakes/TG14OS04, This and That/TG14OS07, Enamel Hearts/TG14EB07. Date Night - Plaid is Rad/DN14OS12, Backwoods Lovin/DN14OS10.

Here is the first card I created:

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I created this card by layering shades of pink and peach, adding a touch of green peeking from behind the sentiment panel. This card is inspired by the lovely Mercedes Calla lily plant.

My second card is all about outdoor parties which often begin in Spring. Banners and strung lights are both signs of a good time to be had by all!

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Tip: Take a closer look and notice that both cards start with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel, followed by two 3 x 4 inch panels and a few embellishments. All of Chickaniddy's collections feature at least one 12 x 12 sheet of paper full of 3 x 4 designs - great for easy card making!

I hope I have inspired you to not only create something beautiful, but to also get outside and enjoy all of the colors of the season! xo, Tyra.

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Hello, it's Amy here with a card that focuses on flowers!  I'm like most crafters and love working with blooms.  They are perfect for any season, especially for spring time cards! 
 
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TIP:  Incorporate the contrasting borders of 12x12 paper
 
As a cardmaker, I tend to gravitate towards the 6x6 paper pads, but do love 12x12 sheets too.  I work to get more out of a sheet of paper by using the border trim that 12x12's have.  Who doesn't love polka dots?!
 
Even though the base panel has a subtle pattern to it, I decided to add a bit more texture to my card by using a stencil and light modeling paste.
 
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Date Night - Spiffy Tags
 
I love the large print of 12x12 paper.  It makes it a snap to fussy cut shapes, like these blooms:
 
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Date Night - Awesome Blossom
 
The center bloom has been adhered to the card using foam adhesive giving the design a bit of interest.
 
To add a bit of rustic charm to my card, I added some twine.

 

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TIP:  By hole punching semi-circles to your card, it will help anchor twine.
 
I used a sentiment strip as a tag and threaded the twine through the top.
 
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Twirly Girly - This and That
I think that the twine is a nice touch with the picnic basket.

 

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So, what about you?  Are you a flower fan?
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
supply list:  Date Night/Spiffy Tags/DN14OS07, Twirly Girly/This and That/TG14OS07, Date Night Awesome Blossom/DN14OS01 Embellishments:  Date Night/Illustration Stickers

 

Heyyie dear friends! Here's sharing my take on a card inspired by the spring colours and blooms!:D 

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts Spring Flower Card 

Supplies: Twirly Girly Collection- Patterned Papers: Party Dress (TG14OS06), Piggy Tails (TG14OS12), Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02), Date Night Collection- Illustration Stickers (DN14EB02)

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Firstly, I created the background using the technique of random ink splatters, distress stains and adding confetti to the card. 

Secondly, to create the flower bouquet, I used a small piece of kraft wrapping paper and netting to create the bouquet effect, then layered the flowers from the Twirly Girly and Date Night collection sticker sheet.

Thirdly, finishing it up with a small twine at the bottom of the bouquet and adding embellishments to it.

Hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed making this card!

Come join us and share your creations on our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram! Thanks so much for dropping by and sending some love! Hope you liked it! Till my next update, take care and God Bless!:D

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Hi Crafty Friends! This is Tyra and I'm here to share with you a card where I used flowers to the max! First, here is my supply list, all from Chickaniddy's Twirly Girly Collection:

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Supply List: Twirly Girly - Tea Party/TG14OS03, Party Dress/TG14OS06, Alpha Stickers/TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02

My process for pulling this card together included:

  1. Cutting a card stock base to 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  2. Cutting a striped patterned paper panel to 4.25 by 5.5 inches to cover the card stock base
  3. Cutting two smaller panels and layering. I used foam adhesive to "pop up" the last panel.
  4. Add enamel and sticker embellishments.
  5. Enjoy!

Tip: The key to layering different patterned papers and achieving a cohesive effect involves sticking to a similar color palette. It's the main reason I love playing with collections! Chickaniddy's collections are all extensive, each offering patterned paper in 12x12 and 6x6 sizes, stickers, and enamel embellishments.

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I hope I have inspired you today! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! Have a beautiful day! xo, Tyra

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Chickaniddy Crafts Best Ever Flower Card by Carson RiuttaHello again fellow Chickaniddy fans. It's Carson here today to share a spring floral card with you. Not only is this card "springy" because of its flowers, but it's also because I assembled this card while doing a little "spring" cleaning in my craft room. You may remember that watercolor background from a card I posted last month, and the vellum on those flower brads was left over from some experiments I conducted for last months vellum post. Don't worry, I didn't disassemble last month's watercolor card, I had made two backgrounds and only used one. I just love sitting down to a messy desk and creating something beautiful from the mess.

Chickaniddy Crafts Best Ever Flower Card Closeup by Carson Riutta The assembly of this card was pretty straightforward and needs little explanation, (if you're interested in recreating the watercolor background you can find the tutorial here). It came together pretty quickly using all the lovely Twirly Girly supplies pictured below.

Chickaniddy Crafts Best Ever Flower Card Chickaniddy Supplies by Carson RiuttaChickaniddy Supplies: TG14EB02 - Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet, TG14EB04 - Twirly Girly Mini Sticker Tags, TG14EB06 - Twirly Girly Brads, jg14st01 - Jolly Good Mini Countdown Clear Stamps

However, I do want to show you how to assemble the flower brads I used for embellishment. With the right supplies, these are quick and easy and such a great way to add dimension to your cards. You'll need some variation of everything you see below. Instead of the vellum, you could use any coordinating paper and instead of the heart punch, you could use a flower, leaf or balloon punch.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Flower Brads Supplies by Carson Riutta

1. Punch enough hearts from your vellum and begin applying them to your foam dot in a circular pattern.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Flower Brads Step 1 by Carson Riutta

2. If you would like to make a fuller flower with more petals, you can always apply a dab of glue at this point and repeat step one, adding another layer of petals.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Flower Brads Step 2 by Carson Riutta

3. Prep your brad by clipping off the fasteners from the back with a decent tool. This is not a job for your scissors.

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4. Apply a good amount of glue to the top of the flower.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Flower Brads Step 4 by Carson Riutta

5. Affix your brad on top of the glue and let it dry.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Flower Brads Step 5 by Carson RiuttaThere you have it, a quick and easy embellishment to add a touch of spring to all your crafting endeavors. Take care.

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Hey, it's Pam sharing a Spotlight Sunday with you!! I just have to say that we, here at Chickaniddy Crafts, feel incredibly lucky to be able to see so many wonderful pages, projects and more on the internet. We feel very lucky to do these spotlight Sundays. A few weeks ago I spotted a great project (the planner) on instagram and I knew I wanted to feature it. Carolee agreed and now we have some fabulous projects to share!! So exciting! Let's get to know our artist in the spotlight.
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"Hi everyone! I’m Carolee, a geeky girl living in Los Angeles with her game developer hubby and two corgi fur babies that keep me very busy.

I found my way into paper crafting about two years ago when I stumbled upon Project Life and from there, an obsession was born. I come from a crafty family but scrapbooking was something that we never did! Since finding Project Life, I’ve branched out into card making, traditional 12x12 pages and even decorating planners, my newest favorite.

I currently blog at caroleeflatley.com but you can find me most often on Instagram (www.instagram.com/caroleeflatley) Check me out there to see what I’m working on along with pictures of my dogs, my latest trip to Disneyland or my wacky finds!"

CARD:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Card

"This card, which I made for my husband on our anniversary, uses Date Night and a few pieces I had in my stash. The base is the back side of Together is Better. I cut Dance Party on my Silhouette Cameo to make the top layer. The flower and tile stickers are from the Illustration Stickers."

 

PLANNER PAGES:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Planner

"I’m obsessed with planning (despite having not all that much to track!) and I love decorating out my pages. This week in November of last year uses a lot of the Scrumptious collection. At the top left, I layered a cut from the front of New Harvest with some of the Journal Tags and Mini Sentiments. I used the Journal Tags again to remind me I was only a week away from having to feed 10 people and then added some of the Illustration stickers in the bottom right to balance everything out."

 

PROJECT LIFE LAYOUT:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Page

"I love using my regular scrapbooking supplies in my Project Life pages and the 6x6 pads make it really easy. This page relies almost entirely on the Date Night 6x6 pad. That, along with a few dies and the Illustration and Alpha stickers, makes this style of pocket scrapbooking a snap!"

 

Thanks, Carolee for letting us feature your projects today!!

Hey there, it's Tyra and I LOVE Gray! Gray is a wonderful neutral that practically goes with everything! I'm contemplating painting our home in the upcoming months and I think I have fallen in love with everything gray (Hello Benji Moore Gray Owl). Enough of my color crush! I'm here to try out pairing gray with a minty shade of green. Let's get to my supply list!

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Jolly Good: Sugar Cookies/ jg14os02, Sweater Weather/jg14os04. Date Night: Illustration Stickers/DN14EB02, Cutest Couple/DN14OS05

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Technique:

  1. Cut card stock mat to 4 by 5.25 inches
  2. Adhere flower stickers to cardstock.
  3. Cut smaller card stock mat to 3.5 by 4.5 inches. Cut circles using electronic die cutter and layer onto larger card stock piece using foam tape.
  4. Cut sentiment from "Cutest Couple" card stock and adhere to card.
  5. Add a few embellishments to add "balance" to the card.
  6. Adhere panel to a white card stock base.

Let's take a look at the finished card!

Chickaniddy Happy Anniversary Card Tyra Babington

 That's my take on the fab gray + greeen trend! Take care and have a wonderful day! xo, Tyra

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