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!
Jolly Good: Sugar Cookies/ jg14os02, Sweater Weather/jg14os04. Date Night: Illustration Stickers/DN14EB02, Cutest Couple/DN14OS05
- Cut card stock mat to 4 by 5.25 inches
- Adhere flower stickers to cardstock.
- 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.
- Cut sentiment from "Cutest Couple" card stock and adhere to card.
- Add a few embellishments to add "balance" to the card.
- Adhere panel to a white card stock base.
Let's take a look at the finished card!
That's my take on the fab gray + greeen trend! Take care and have a wonderful day! xo, Tyra
Hello! It's Meghann here with you today, and to continue our month of trends, I'm going to talk to you about layering! I created a layout which uses layering in every way, from the papers behind my photos, to embellishments and even layered color on the background paper.
To create the layers on this layout, I used a mix of Jolly Good, Scrumptious, Twirly Girly and Date Night collections.
Supplies: Twirly Girly collection- Keepsakes paper/TG14OS04, Piggy Tails paper/TG14OS12, 12x12 Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02, Brads/TG14EB06; Scrumptious collection- Home Sweet Home paper/SC14OS02, Journal Tags/SC14EB03, Die-Cut Tags/SC14EB04; Jolly Good collection- Holiday paper/JG14OS08, Journal Tags/JG14EB03, Sentiments Mini Stickers/JG14EB07, Enamel Stars/JG14EB09; Date Night collection- Illustration Stickers/DN14EB02
When creating layers, I keep a few things in mind:
- I like to be sure that the patterns in my patterned papers are contrasting in color, pattern size and design.
- To differentiate between layers, I add dimensional adhesive on some of the layers, and usually always on my photo to make it 'pop.'
- Tucking stickers and journaling tags between the edges of my patterned paper adds extra, smaller layers to the mix.
- Handmade embellishments can be another way to add more layers, as I did here with the large star.
Here's how I created this layout:
- Layer three patterned papers and a gold doily under a 4"x4" square photo and adhere to the background paper. Tuck journaling tags and stickers behind the photo, which is adhered with dimensional adhesive. Add the title to the journaling card on the right.
- Type journaling and adhere to the backside of the Scrumptious die-cut frame. Tuck behind photo and adhere. Adhere two more frames to the bottom left and upper right side of the layouts, backed with paper and embellished with stickers and enamel stars.
- Create a large embellishment by cutting the star from the Keepsakes paper and topping with the star brad, ticket sticker, baker's twine and enamel star. Adhere to the bottom left side of the photo.
- Add small bits of color to the background by watercoloring in the small stars in colors to match the patterned papers.
Good day all. It's Pam here sharing our crafter in the spotlight. I found this talented scrapper, Michelle, on Instagram when she tagged her beautiful card #Chickaniddy . I am always so happy to see people using Chickaniddy and in creative ways too. Michelle has a beautiful classic style that will inspire you to create your own cards. Can't wait to share her projects so here we go!
"My name is Michelle, and I'm the owner and creative mind behind Kennedy Grace Creations.
I have been married to my best friend, Steve, for 27 years and we have two grown children. Our daughter Danielle, lives in Kansas, and our son Kristopher, is currently serving in the Air Force. There is one more, the ruler of our house, our four legged fur baby, Pippin.
What I love the most (aside from my family - of course) is creating anything and everything. I have been crafting for just about as long as I can remember. Creation is my passion, and I love everything about it. My mind is always thinking of what I can do next.
I started out scrapbooking many years ago, creating simple layouts, but I have since moved on to doing mostly cards and mini albums. I love scrapbook paper, and you might say think I have an addiction to it. Which might be true, just ask my family! Paper, embellishments, markers, stamps, dies, sequins, buttons and so much more is in my repertoire of tools. I sell most of the cards and mini albums I make on my square store. I am so excited to be sharing with you a few cards I created with Chickaniddy."
How I created my card:
1. I used the large stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut a piece of the plaid paper from Date Night 6 x 6 pad to fit the A2 size card base.
2. Using the next size of stitched die cut another piece from the paper line as well.
3. The third layer is a water colored panel that has an image I used from Clearly Besotted that I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the image with Tombow watercolor markers but instead of using water I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen to move the color around. Making the coloring very soft to match the design paper. I cut that layer with the fem frame die from Mama Elephant. Both layers got adhered together with foam tape before getting added to the card base.
4. Sentiment is from Simon says Stamp that I heat embossed with a Champaign colored embossing powder from Recollections.
5. Lastly I added a sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh sequins and a few enamel dots.
"How I made my card:
1. I used the large stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut a piece of the flower paper from Holly Jolly 6 x 6 pad then took of the landscape border dies from Mama Elephant to cut the scalloped edge on about three quarters the way down. Leaving the rest of the room for the green stripe paper also from the Holly Jolly paper on the bottom to fill the A2 size card base.
2. I attached the green stripe first because I made the flowered layer in to a shaker panel.
3. To make the shaker part of the card I cut a scallop out of the flowered piece I already cut adhered a piece of clear acetate to enclose the shaker goodies. I cut a piece of fun foam just a little bit bigger than the scalloped opening. I colored the bunny from Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp Set using Prisma colored pencils and gamsol. I adhered to a pink layer to the card base and putting the bunny angled in the opening. Then put the fun foam down to hold all of the shaker goodies. I used some seed beads in several colors to fill the shaker.
4. Before adding the flowered layer I wrapped some white bakers twine right above the scalloped part of the flowered paper and made a loopy bow and added a button for the finishing touch. "
"How I made my card:
1. I used two different Stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says stamp it cuts stitching on both the inside and outside of the pattern paper. The pattern paper was used from the Date Night 6 x 6 pad. I cut it out and then cut just a piece of smooth white card stock. Out of the center section of the pattern paper I cut a circle using a stitched circle die from Little Inkers it also cuts both the inside and outside stitched lines as well as one from the white cardstock.
2. This allows me to use the pattern paper as the frame, the white as the next and the circle as the center layers making a very flat card with big details.
3. In the center circle I stamped a bible verse from Verve which I heat embossed using the Champaign embossing powder.
4. Lastly I added a few flowers from I Am Roses and a sprinkling of pearls surrounding the flowers."
Thanks Michelle, for sharing your creativity on the blog!
Good morning! Erin here with an "I love you" card featuring one of my favorite embellishments: sequins! I have sequins of every size and color, and I reach for them often when I'm creating cards. One of the ways I like to use sequins is to thread a brad through the small center hole to attach the sequin to the card. This eliminates the need for adhesive, and it looks super cute, too.
1. Trim Backwoods Lovin' paper to A2 card size and adhere to card base. Trim Paper Posies paper and adhere to card base.
2. Trim label from Jolly Good Making Spirits Bright paper and adhere to card. Layer sentiment sticker and sequin on top.
3. Peel butterfly stickers from backing and apply foam adhesive to each one.
4. Using a paper piercer, poke holes in the center of each butterfly. Layer sequins on top of the holes, and use brads to attach them to the butterflies. Adhere butterflies to card.
5. Adhere clear sequins to card with clear liquid glue.
Sequins are so much fun to use, and can be combined with many other embellishments to create a new look. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Hey friends, Pam here. So glad you have joined us today for another "In the Spotlight". Today Julia from Germany is joining us on the blog. I was lucky enough to spot her on instagram (which I have found myself using a lot now). I spotted the layout that is posted below and I was wowed big time. It was so creative and inspirational. I couldn't wait to feature it! She also had a couple more projects I haven't seen before. 🙂 Let's get to know Julia!
"With the Jolly Good collection from Chickaniddy Crafts I have made some cute Christmas Cracker last year to give my sisters and friends some cute christmas gifts. You can hide some candies or vouchers in it. It is a really funny idea!"
"After I have made them with the Envelope Punch Board, I found some paper scaps left over, so I thought I could use them on a cute-looking Scrapbooking layout. . I arranged them as some pretty christmas ornaments on the background and stitched them to the cardstock. I totally adore stitched elements on paper projects. :)"
"And you never can have enough greeting cards right? ;)) I love the bright colors of this collection, they are so fresh and inspiring to create some beautiful projects. The deer the cutest, right? 🙂
Hey there, friends! Missy here today. I'm so excited to be kicking off a fun month of crafty trends we all know and love. The Craft Team will be sharing a new trend each day this month, so keep checking back and see what each day has in store!
The trend I'm playing with today is Mixed Media. I absolutely love playing with inks, paints, modeling paste, gesso...anything wet and messy! With Spring coming soon, I decided to create a super bright and bold layout. I love creating my own backgrounds. To do this, I used a stencil, modeling paste, a stamp, distress inks and water. It looks complicated, but really it isn't.
Supplies Used: Twirly Girly--Sentiments Mini Stickers TG14EB05, Tags Mini Stickers TG14EB04, Enamel Hearts TG14EB07, Piggy Tails TG140S12; Scrumptious--Home Sweet Home SC140S02, New Harvest SC140S10, Autumn Haze SC140S06, Check Please SC140S09, Mini Stickers SC14EB06, Sentiments Mini Stickers SC14EB07, Journal Tags SC14EB03, Sticker Sheet SC14EB02, Die Cut Tags SC14EB04, Mini Brads SC14EB08; Jolly Good--Alpha Stickers JG14EB02, Banners Mini Stickers JG14EB05, Mini Brads JG14EB08, Snow Play JG140S09, Happy New Year JG140S12; Other--cardstock, Liquitex Gesso, Golden Modeling Paste, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Shimmerz Coloringz, Brother Sewing Machine, Coats Thread, Ranger Archival Ink, October Afternoon Date Stamp, Sharpie Pen, pop dots, washi tape
Here's how I created this background.
1. After coating my entire page with clear gesso, I used a palette knife to smudge white gesso over a triangle stencil. After letting that dry, I took the banner shaped stamp from the Scrumptious collection and used various colors of distress inks to stamp it in a rainbow color scheme.
Since distress inks react and blend with water, I knew these would be the best to use so I could create a watercolor effect.
2. After stamping the shapes, I simply dabbed my finger into some water and started smudging a little. I love that you can see some of the triangles and some of them blend in to the background. I love this look, so I kept smudging.
3. After the cardstock dried, I started going through my Chickaniddy collections to choose papers and embellishments that coordinated with all of those bright colors. I pulled items from Scrumptious, Jolly Good and Twirly Girly. I wanted to continue the rainbow effect at the bottom, so I tried to include something of each color...die cuts, brads, stickers and stitching.
4. I continued adding embellishments and choosing papers to layer under my photo. Here a few of the pieces I pulled from:
5. I punched some hearts from patterned papers and stitched through them...I love creating little clusters like this. It allows for another grouping of all the rainbow colors.
6. Finally, I added some machine stitching in the bold turquoise color. Here you can really see the bold orange and how the triangles create such great texture and interest.
I hope this inspires you to give Mixed Media a try. It's really fun, and it's always an experiment...you never know what your background is going to look like until you start playing around with different mediums. There are different types of paints and inks to play with...even gelatos!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
Hello there, friends! Missy here with you today. I am so excited to share my layout with you today! This month, a few of us got to search for our own inspiration image on Pinterest. I came across this really fun image of squares. I really loved the placement of the squares and the lines going through them. I knew I wanted to create a Valentine layout about my sweet daughter, so I recreated this design in my own style.
Here is what I came up with. When I think of Valentines, I think of red and pink and lots of love. I think it is the perfect celebration of my sweet Paige...our year-round Valentine girl. Both of our birthdays are this month 🙂 I did minimal mixed media work on this...just a tad bit of gesso on either side of the photo cluster with a little bit of watercolors and gelatos.
Supplies Used: Scrumptious - Hay Ride SC140S05, Check Please SC140S09, Autumn Haze SC140S06, New Harvest SC140S10, Home Sweet Home SC140S02, Sticker Sheet SC14EB02; Jolly Good - Deck the Halls JG140S06, Snow Play JG140S09 Happy New Year JG140S12, Christmas Eve JG140S01, Die Cut Tags JG14EB04, Journal Tags JG14EB03, Mini Sticker Banners JG14EB05, Clear Stamps JG14ST02; Twirly Girly - Birthday Girl TG140S02, Grandma's Quilt TG140S10, Sticker Sheet TG14EB02, Enamel Hearts TG14EB08, Mini Sticker Sentiments TG14EB05, Mini Sticker Banners TG14EB03, Alpha Stickers TG14EB01, Brads TG14EB06; Other - Liquitex Gesso, Artist's Loft Watercolors, Faber Castell Gelatos, Brother Sewing Machine, Coats Thread, cardstock, October Afternoon date roller stamp, Ranger Archival Ink, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Silhouette die cut, Silhouette Cameo, Uniball Signo Pen.
Here are a few steps I took in creating this page:
1. I chose one of my all-time favorite papers in all of the Chickaniddy collections...the Hay Ride patterned paper! This denim is amazing, and it makes a fabulous background. I knew all the reds and pinks would pop right off of this.
2. Next, I went through all the collections that contained red and pink elements...Twirly Girly, Scrumptious and Jolly Good. I selected several patterned papers with different shades of red and pink and used various sized square punches to make the shapes.
Here are few of the papers I used:
Grandma's Quilt from Twirly Girly
Autumn Haze from Scrumptious
Happy New Year from Jolly Good
3. Once I had all my squares punched, I arranged them in my own version of the grid. I stitched through them with my sewing machine and added my mixed media.
4. I chose more patterned papers to layer behind my photo and used pop dots to raise it up. I also searched all of the stickers, die cuts, brads and enamel dots to add in here and there.
5. Lastly, I added my title and some tangled thread. I used some of the Twirly Girly alpha stickers combined with a word cut on my Cameo.
You should definitely do a Pinterest search for design ideas. I would've probably never gotten the idea for this layout without seeing that inspiration photo first! And check all of your Chickaniddy stash for reds and pinks to create something LOVEly!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Hello and happy Valentine's Day! It's Meghann here with you, and although today is a day to share our love for other people, I want you to also remember to show a little love to the most important person in your life- YOURSELF!
I created this page to do just that, and the title serves as a special reminder.
Hello readers! Today is the last day we are featuring our January guest designer, Jennifer Ingle.
She has created such fun projects and we are appreciative that she agreed to be our guest designer! Today, she shares another wonderful card using the Jolly Good Collection. This card wows with its bright colors and great design. Let's learn more.
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