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.
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!
Chickaniddy Supplies: TG14EB02 - Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet, DN14EB02 - Date Night Illustration Stickers, DN14EB06-Date Night Brads, TG14EB06 - Twirly Girly Brads,, jg14st01 - Jolly Good Mini Countdown Clear Stamps, jg14st02 - Mini Illustrated Clear Stamps, sc14st01 - Mini Alpha Clear Stamps, jg14eb07 - Mini Sticker Sentiments, TG14EB0 - Twirly Girly Alpha Stickers, DN14EB01 - Date Night Alpha Stickers
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!
Heyyie dear friends! Here's sharing my take on a card inspired by the spring colours and blooms!:D
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
Supply List: Twirly Girly - Tea Party/TG14OS03, Party Dress/TG14OS06, Alpha Stickers/TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02
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.
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.
Thanks to Chickaniddy for having me as guest designer. I enjoyed working with the collections which are fabulous and make scrapbooking so easy."
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.
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!
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.
Hello good day to all!:D Have you been following the scrapbook trends lately? Any particular ones you feel inspired to create? For this layout, I created with the text as the background and this was created with my Silhouette Cameo!
1. Open the program on your Cameo (great if you have the Designer Edition).
2. Download the Stencil font.
3. Type in words accordingly as attached and have it cut:
4. Find random patterned papers and attach them to the back of the layout.
5. Decorate accordingly!
Supplies:Date Night Patterned papers- Backwoods Lovin (DN14OS10), Cutest Couple (DN14OS05), Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01), Dance Party (DN14OS11), Plaid is Rad (DN14OS12), Date Night Illustration Stickers (DN14EB02), Date Night Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Scrumptious – Frolic In The Leaves (sc14os11)
Hello! Tessa Buys here with one of my favorite trends - metallics! I have loved Chickaniddy Crafts' foil paper ever since it was released in their debut collections, and I managed to hoard one last piece of Silver Surfer. When I sat down to scrapbook these photos of my daughter in a silver-foiled sweatshirt, I knew I wanted to incorporate the silver foil paper in a big way:
1. To recreate this look, use a die-cut machine to make your title out of Silver Surfer paper. The bigger, the shinier.
2. Using a craft knife, cut along the short sides of several triangles in the Grandma's Quilt patterned paper from the Twirly Girly collection. Gently roll back the triangles and secure with strong adhesive.
3. Fill the open space from the back side with more Silver Surfer paper.
4. For even more metallic shine, add silver sequins. I chose square sequins to mimic the squares of the patterned paper.
Whether your metallic shine peeks out from patterned paper or makes a bold statement as your title, it's sure to make an impact on your page. Thanks for visiting today!