Flowers

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! 
 
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Crafts Cards W/Flowers
 
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.
 
this and that
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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 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.

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Here's my card:
 
Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Stamped Flower Card
 
1. I started by trimming some white cardstock to 4x5.25" and stamping my flowers in sweet blush,and berry sorbet inks.
2. I stamped the flowers onto some post-it notes, trimmed them out with some scissors and used them as masks to stamp the coral flower and the leaves.
 
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3. I stamped the leaves near the bottom of my panel as well. 
4. I diecut a piece of the 12x12 Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper & the  Mini Sticker Tag with a banner diecut and adhered them to my card. 
5. I stamped two flowers onto another piece of white cardstock and trimmed them  out by hand before adding them to my card.
 
 
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6. I adhered my card to a piece of the 12x12 Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper  that I trimmed to 4.25x5.5."
 
Thanks for looking!
 

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.

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Flower Brads Step 3 by Carson Riutta

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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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.

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Sticker Trend
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.

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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I hope you've found some ideas for working with the word stickers. Enjoy mixing them into your journaling. Have a great day!

 

Crafter Spotlight

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!

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"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."

My blog : http://kennedygracecreations.blogspot.com/

“Wonderful things”
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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.  

 

“Hoppy Birthday”
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"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. "

 

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"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!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here with you today.  I hope you're enjoying our month full of scrapbooking trends!  This week we continue with using shapes on your projects.  I'm featuring triangles today.  This is really simple to put together...all you need is your paper and a square punch.

I chose to scrap this cute photo of my husband and daughter about to go for a 4-wheeler ride.  I like the brown and pink in the photo, so I chose various papers from Twirly Girly, Date Night and Scrumptious.  I love how they all look so pretty up next to one another.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Triangles

Supplies Used:  Twirly Girly--Alpha Stickers TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet TG14EB02, Tea Party TG140S03, Itty Bitty Ballerina TG140S08, Paper Posies TG140S05 Grandma's Quilt TG140S10, Never Grow Up TG140S11, Piggy Tails TG140S12, Sentiment Mini Stickers TG14EB05; Date Night--Brads DN14EB06, Sentiment Mini Stickers DN14EB05, Tags Mini Stickers DN13EB04, Plaid is Rad DN140S12, Cutest Couple DN140S05, Awesome Blossom DN140S01, Sticker Sheet DN14EB02; Scrumptious--Frolic in the Leaves SC140S11, Fall Bouquet SC140S01, Autumn Haze SC140S06, Check Please SC140S09; Other--cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Coats Thread, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Heidi Swapp Archival Ink, October Afternoon Date Stamp

Here's a look at how I created those triangles:

1.  I took a 2-inch square punch (but any size will work) and punched a bunch of squares out of all the patterned papers I chose.  Then, I used scissors to cut them in half diagonally.  Easy!

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Triangles technique

 

2.  Next, I just started arranging them onto my page in no particular pattern.  I just made sure the lines matched up and turned them this way and that way until I was happy with the large design of all the triangles together.  I then glued them all down.

3.  The rest was easy...adding a few layers of papers under the photo and adding stickers and embellishments where I wanted them.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Triangles close-up

 

4.  I added stickers and fussy cut some flowers from this sheet (Awesome Blossom):

Date Night Awesome Blossom

 

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One more look...I really didn't need to add a whole lot more to this with all the different colors and patterns going on.  I did add a few mist splatters to finish it off.

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I hope you'll give this a try!  It's really fun, and it's an awesome technique if you don't have a die cutting machine or just don't feel like using it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday, Pam here,  and time for our March Guest Designer. We are so lucky today to have the talented Lilith Eeckles with us sharing a layout. I have found myself drawn to her clean and classic style and I just love the way she scrapbooks! Today she shares how she used the Date Night Collection. Let's get to know our March Guest Designer better!

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"Hi. I'm Lilith. I was born in Leuven, Belgium on 26th January 1979. As a child I grew up in South Africa and my parents moved back to Europe when I was a teenager and settled in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. I now live in the South of Belgium in the Ardennes. I am a mother to four marvellous but mischievous boys (Damien, Noé (11), Robin (7) and Elouan (5)) and have been married to the most wonderful man for 14 years. I'm a  foreign language teacher. I teach Dutch and English to French speaking students and I LOVE it. Besides my passion for languages and teaching, there is also music, photography and on the top of my list SCRAPBOOKING. I started just after getting married as I wanted to make a wedding album. I really got hooked when my two eldest boys were born in 2003 and I haven't stopped since. It helps me unwind from my hectic days being a mum and teaching teenagers. Scrapbooking has made me realise that I can be creative and I love documenting my family's life. It has made me become more confident and willing to have a go."

blog: http://lilithandscrap.blogspot.com

instagram: https://instagram.com/lilitheeckels/

twitter: https://twitter.com/LilithEeckels

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilithscrapbookingventure

Lilith Eeckles Chickaniddy Crafts Guest Designer LayoutLilith Eeckles Chickaniddy Crafts Guest Designer Layout close-up 1 "I am over the moon to be guesting here for Chickaniddy. I fell in love with the collections I was sent and was immediately drawn to the woodgrain Backwoods Lovin patterned paper in the Date Night collection. I wanted to work with a more vertical design and cut out a 4*6  piece from the Spiffy Tags paper and layered a slightly longer and thinner paper on top. Then I picked some flowers and butterflies from the sticker sheet as embellishments. I opted for circular photos for a more rounded and softer look. A couple of enamel hearts create a visual triangle. I loved how easily this layout came together."

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Check back later in the month for another fabulous layout by Lilith! I can't wait!

Hello from sunny Singapore!:D Have you been following thescrapbook trends lately? Any particular ones you feel inspired to create? 

For this layout, I decided to play with large photos and love the effect of it! Trust me, it's way easier and faster to scrap hehe!

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts Trend Large photo

 

1.I printed a large A4 sized photo and a smaller A3 using my photo printer. When choosing photos, it would be great to get those with only one focal point against a simple background so that it won't appear too cluttered.

2.Then, I chose a simple grey background to bring out my photos.

3.Decorate accordingly and have fun! 

 

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts Trend Large photo close-up

 

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 Supplies: Date Night patterned papers- Dance School (DN14OS02), Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01),  Cutest Couple (DN14OS05), Plaid is Rad (DN14OS12), Date Night Illustration Stickers (DN14EB02), Date Night Alpha  Stickers (DN14EB01)

 

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 there! Leigh here today with a card using a popular trend in card making: white space.
Now, white space is something I've always been a huge fan of -- it allows the eye to rest
and draws more attention to the elements on your project.To make my card, I used some Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious products.
 
I paired a diecut from the Scrumptious Diecut Tags with some stickers from the Scrumptious Illustration Stickers.

Scrumptious Die Cut Tags Scrumptious Stickers
Here's my card:
 
Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Trends White Space
1. I started with some white cardstock that I layered over a piece of Scrumptious Friends and Family patterned paper that I trimmed to 4.25x5.5".
2. I cut a piece of Scrumptious Check Please patterned paper to 1x4" and adhered it to the top of the white cardstock and stitched it in place with a zig zag stitch.
3. I diecut a banner from the back of the Scrumptious Check Please patterned paper and layered it on 
my card with the diecut from the Scrumptious Diecut Tags (on this, I stamped the sentiment from Twirly Girly Clear Stamps.)
4. The diecut I used already had a flower at the top, so I added a couple more from the Scrumptious Illustration Stickers.
5. I wanted to add a couple more leaves, so I used a leaf diecut from my collection and diecut the green stalks from the corn stickers on the sheet -- this worked perfectly!
 
Here's a close-up:
Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Trends White Space close-up
 
 
How about you?
Do you like including white space on your cards?
 
Thanks for looking!

Good day to my dearest Chickaniddy Crafts friends!:D So excited to share a Pinterest inspired card today!

 

Inspiration piece

Image courtesy of Paper & Lace, Decor8Blog

 I was really inspired by handmade flowers recently and so decided to create a flower as the centrepiece of my card. 

 
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Here's how this card was created:

 1.Measuring 4x6", I first layered them with the Twirly Girly Collection.

2. Then I created a small pocket using vellum and hid it behind the doily.

3. Lastly, I alternated the flower centrepiece with doily and crepe paper to create more dimension. To learn how to create this handmade flower, you may drop by the tutorial on my blog!

 

SuppliesTwirly Girly Collection -Grandma's Quilt(TG14OS10), PiggyTails(TG14OS12),Paper  Posies(TG14OS05)

Thanks so much for dropping by and sending somelove! Come join us and share your creations on our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram! Hope you liked it!

Till my next update, take care and God Bless!:D

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