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.
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:
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:
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!
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.
Hello there and welcome! Spring is definitely in the air and it makes me want to document soft, pretty pages in spring colors. Today I have a page to share with you that documents a recent trip to a local farm- a perfect springtime activity!
When I saw the Backwood's Lovin' paper, I immediately thought of a shutter bulletin board, and based my design around this inspiration piece.
To complete the layout, I used a mixture of the Date Night and Twirly Girly collections, along with the super versatile alphabet stamps from Scrumptious.
Supplies: Date Night Collection- Backwoods Lovin' paper/DN14OS10, Plaid is Rad paper/DN14OS12, Illustration stickers/DN14EB02, Enamel Hearts/DN14EB07; Twirly Girly Collection- Piggy Tales paper/TG14OS12, Paper Posies paper/TG14OS05, Party Dress paper/TG14OS06, This and That paper/TG14OS07, Alpha Stickers/TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02, Enamel Hearts/TG14EB07, Brads/TG14EB06, Sentiments Mini Stickers/TG14EB05; Scrumptious Collection- Mini Alpha Clear Stamps/SC14ST01
To create this simple, quick layout, here are the steps I took:
1) Adhere an 8"x12" piece of the Plaid is Rad paper on the left side of a 12"x12" piece of white cardstock. Along the right hand bottom corner of the paper, stamp 'farm' with the Scrumptious alpha stamps and add 'girl' from the Twirly Girly sticker sheet to create the title.
2) Using a craft knife and a ruler, cut slits in the Backwood's Lovin' paper and insert photos, small pieces of patterned paper and journaling cards, tied with twine. To add more interest, using the edge of your scissors, scuff up and tear the edges of the papers and journaling cards.
3) Embellish around the photos with butterfly and flower stickers, popped up with dimensional adhesive, brads and enamel hearts. Finish with a few drops of ink.
Inspiration can be found almost anywhere, if you look for it. Enjoy your spring activities and documenting!
Hi Chickaniddy friends, Allie here today and I am just loving SPRING! I love the reprieve from winter weather, the flowers blooming, the new beginnings, and the sunshine! We had a particularly lovely day and I had to take some selfies to document the sunshine (and my good hair day). I decided to turn it into a spring-themed layout!
I wanted this special layout to have a special title, so I used the fabulous silver foil specialty paper. It is STUNNING in person!
I gathered my favorite papers from Twirly Girly, Date Night, and Scrumptious, and got busy creating this fun page!
1. I traced a petal onto a piece of scratch paper. I cut it out and used it as a template to cut petals from several different patterned papers. To make this process go faster, I cut three petals out at a time.
2. Once I had my petals, I covered the center of a doily with adhesive, then used it as the base of my flowers. I made sure to mix up the patterns on each flower. Once each flower was complete, I placed a sticker in the middle as a part of the flower.
3. Once I had three flowers, I placed them, along with another doily in a grid pattern on my background sheet. I added my photo, layers, and some stickers! I love the stickers from the Date Night collection!
4. Finally, I cut my title out from the silver foil using my die cutting machine. I used the "offset" tool to create a border around it with a patterned paper.
I love how happy and spring-like this layout is! Happy Spring to you!
Hello again lovelies! I'm back today to share with you my monthly planner makeover. Each month, in my planner, I create a spread for my month at a glance calendar. This is the first page I will turn to every time I open my planner and it's so fun to be greeted by such an explosion of texture and color. It certainly makes the mundane task of scheduling that much more enjoyable.
I wanted this month to mirror all the goodness that was happening around me in nature, lots of color and florals. With that in mind, I took these steps to complete this vibrant spread.
1. I started by trimming some mixed media paper to the right size for my A5 planner (8.5 x 5.5 inches).
2. I chose my colors and watercolored the background with abandon. There are no rules here, just play and have fun.
3. I chose a floral cut file from my growing collection, resized it in the Silhouette software and then cut it twice from the Chickaniddy "Together is Better" paper.
4. I ran the page through my sewing machine and stitched just the leaves to the background paper.
5. At this point I thought the page needed a little more peachy pink so I grabbed some coral spray and started flicking some color into the corners.
6. Now that the background was complete, the fun of embellishing the page began. I used all the gorgeous Chickaniddy supplies pictured below and really went to town, stamping and layering. You may have seen those flower brads on my last post, I just couldn't stop making them!
7. Because the left side of the spread was so vibrant, I thought I would keep the calendar side uncluttered and ready to work. I used letter stickers from both the Twirly Girly and Date Night collections as well as the countdown stamp set from the Jolly Good collection to complete my calendar.
8. No planner is complete without a bookmark and I decided to make mine for the month from a Date Night journaling card. You can see how I repeatedly stamped with the HAPPY stamp from Jolly Good to create my own patterned background.
And that's exactly how this spread makes me feel every time I open my planner, just plain happy!
I hope your month is happy and productive as well!
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
Hi there! Leigh here to share a card that I made using one of my very favourite elements to include on a card: flowers. And my favourite way to add flowers to my cards is to stamp them. So I pulled out my Chickaniddy Crafts Date Night Clear Stamps and used the fabulous blooms and leaf images that are featured in this set.
My process for pulling this card together included:
Cutting a card stock base to 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Cutting a striped patterned paper panel to 4.25 by 5.5 inches to cover the card stock base
Cutting two smaller panels and layering. I used foam adhesive to "pop up" the last panel.
Add enamel and sticker embellishments.
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.
I hope I have inspired you today! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! Have a beautiful day! xo, Tyra
Hello 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.
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.
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.
1. Punch enough hearts from your vellum and begin applying them to your foam dot in a circular pattern.
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.
3. Prep your brad by clipping off the fasteners from the back with a decent tool. This is not a job for your scissors.
4. Apply a good amount of glue to the top of the flower.
5. Affix your brad on top of the glue and let it dry.
There you have it, a quick and easy embellishment to add a touch of spring to all your crafting endeavors. Take care.
Hello and Happy Easter! Allie here today, sharing an Easter layout about the Easter Bunny, or should I say, the Easter Pup! I couldn't resist sticking bunny ears on my dog and snapping a picture. He makes the cutest Easter bunny!
Morning friends! It's time for another layout by our March Guest designer Lilith Eeckels. This her second layout she is sharing with us and this time she also made a video! So cool. You can learn more about her, here, and also see her first layout. I think you will love this video, so get ready for some craft inspiration.
"For my last project I wanted to use the Twirly Girly collection. The colours were a perfect fit for a couple of photos of me I had lying around of a several months. At home I am the only girl as I have 4 sons so the collection was a perfect fit to scrapbook me.
I went with a favourite design princple which is layering and the I added a horizontal flow element. I love the pink colours but it isn't too pink with the greys and yellows.
Thanks to Chickaniddy for having me as guest designer. I enjoyed working with the collections which are fabulous and make scrapbooking so easy."
Thank you sooo much, Lilith for making March so great with you guest designing! We really appreciate it!!
Hello! Are you a word nerd? Do you love letters? Tessa Buys here, and if your answer is yes, I'm with you! I love the look of text, especially when it jazzes up my journaling on a layout. Today I am going to show you how to have some fun with your journaling while using up those darling word stickers that come in the Chickaniddy Crafts collections.
Twirly Girly - Mini Sticker Sentiments (TG14EB05), Mini Sticker Tags (TG14EB04), Brads (TG14EB06), Rosy Posy paper (TG14OS01), A Girl's Generation paper (TG14OS09), Birthday Girl (TG14OS02)
1. First of all, figure out what it is that you want to say. Take a look at the sticker sheet and choose several words that you would like to use.
2. Write out your journaling on a separate piece of paper. You don't want to make a mistake directly on your layout. In place of a sticker, draw a rectangle about the same size as the sticker.
3. When you like the look of your journaling, transfer it to your layout, sticking as close as possible to your rough draft.
When I journal this way, it helps me to keep a few things in mind.
1. Don't be afraid to cut phrases apart. I did just that with "eat cake". The original saying on the sticker is "let them eat cake". That didn't quite fit into my journaling, so I used my scissors to take care of that.
2. If your handwriting isn't the same size as the sticker, consider allowing stickers to overlap so that your lines are consistent. Also, don't hesitate to allow a sticker to overlap your handwriting from line to line. For example, if a sticker covers up the lower part of a "y" or a "g", it usually doesn't affect the legibility of your handwriting.
3. Don't be afraid to mix colors of stickers, but be wary of how many fonts you use. I love that the Chickaniddy Crafts word stickers are easy to read and easy to mix in with my handwriting.
I hope you've found some ideas for working with the word stickers. Enjoy mixing them into your journaling. Have a great day!