Hello there, Chickaniddy fans! It's Meghann here with you today. Have you ever scrapbooked a subject that was emotional and hard for you to revisit? I'd like to share a layout with you today that was difficult for me to create, but I am so glad that I did.
Hey there! Missy here with you today. I love getting into the Christmas spirit, and working with the beautiful and bright Jolly Good collection puts me in the holiday mood. I love that this line is fun and whimsical, and these pictures of my sweet little girl in her pink Santa shirt coordinated perfectly!
Have you seen the FREE printable tags from the Jolly Good line yet? I used four of them that I printed onto white cardstock. They are super easy to print and use!
Heidi has created an adorable poster and some fun printable tags. Here is a preview of them.
Open up these PDF files and print! Don't forget to print them on a high quality setting for your printer for great quality images.
I used two in my top right cluster and I layered two to the right of my photos.
Supplies Used: Jolly Good Printable Tags, JG140S04 Sweater Weather, JG140S09 Snow Play, JG104S08 Holiday, JG140S07 Making Spirits Bright, JG14EB05 Banners, JG14EB06 Tags, JG14EB03 Journal Tags, JG14EB01 Sticker Sheet, JG14EB08 Mini Brads, JG14EB07 Sentiments, JG14ST01 Clear Stamps, Liquitex Gesso, Artist's Loft Watercolors, Faber Castell Gelatos, Crafter's Workshop Stencil, Colorbox Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Craft Smart Ink, Prima Chalk Ink, Brother Sewing Machine, Coats Thread, Recollections Washi Tape, cord, cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Black Sharpie Pen.
Here's how I went about creating this layout:
1. I started with the Sweater Weather patterned paper. I used the back side because it was pretty neutral. I coated it with clear gesso. I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil and a blue gelato to create the blue circles. I also used watercolors and a few other gelatos to create the colorful background.
2. I sorted through the patterned papers and chose a few based on color. I cut them into long strips to give my photos a base. I added a few layers behind my photos for some separation and then adhered them.
3. Here, you can see how I next layered in the two printable tags and a few stickers from the 12x12 Sticker Sheet. I added some stitching around the edges of the tags. I decided to use the coordinating stamps as part of my title. Using chalk inks, I stamped "December," and then hand cut it out. I popped it up to give it some dimension.
Here's another angle of the layers.
4. I couldn't resist using these adorable little diamond stickers from the Banners Mini Sticker Sheet.
I lightly inked up the edges and scattered them above and below my photos. I also used the adorable little star stamp here and there.
5. I wanted to add something to my upper right corner, so I used two more of the printable tags layered on top of a few label stickers. I added a little banner sticker and a pink brad.
These cute printable tags are really fun and easy to use. They add fun pops of color to your layout, and they make great layering pieces. There are lots more to choose from, too!
I hope this inspires you to give them a try on your Christmas projects! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
For most, craft pattern paper is a passion and they have TONS of it. Today I have a fast/fun gift box to share. Around the beginning of November I love to pull out all of my really busy pattern papers to make Chinese takeout food boxes. These boxes are the perfect size for any homemade baked goods and the busy pattern paper allows the box to stand out. The shape of this box is so darling and a handle makes it easy to deliver.
The instructions are super simple and anyone can follow them
- Print out the template and cut out
- Trace the template on your pattern paper
- Cut out the box and fold the areas needed
- Punch out side holes
- insert wire for handles and shape in place
If you have a cutting machine, you can find a cut file HERE. If you want to print it out, you can download it here:
At first glance today's gift wrap doesn't seem like much, but the meaning behind it will make your little ones smile. Around the holidays I love to surprise my boys by sneaking a wrapped treat into their lunches with a little note. A simple reminder that I love them and hope their day is going perfectly. I pop some red and green candies into a baggy and seal it with cute scrapbook supplies. You could even do this for your hubby.
I think what makes this so special is that all their friends at the lunch table notice and say "I wish my mom did that"! They always come home with big smiles on their faces and even though it was a small gesture and took me very little to no time to do, they will remember it for years to come.
And here is the free printable template for the bow:
I think we all know that the most important gift under the Christmas Tree is from Good o'l Saint Nick, because the legend of him is down right amazing. A nice man magically gets into our homes and leaves us the gift we have been longing for all year long.... yes please!
When planning out this class I got to thinking. I am a BIG fan of magic and have been known to overdo it when it comes to Santa. Wanting others to make a BIG deal about Santa I thought I would share something very special. A perfectly wrapped and sealed letter by Santa.
- Start by printing out the template on a piece of cardstock and cut out the pieces you need for the envelope. SANTA CHRISTMAS ENVELOPE CHICKANIDDY CRAFTS TEMPLATE
- If you want to line the envelope like me, simply cut off the side and bottom tabs. Add a good amount of adhesive and glue in place.
- Fold in the sides, the bottom, and glue into place.
- Pick a pretty ribbon. I decided to use this flashy ribbon covered in glitter and glue it down like this. Once you have closed the envelope, grab your favorite clear stamp font, sealing wax (you can find this in MANY craft stores in their wedding sections) and a match.
You know how there are metal plates for stamping in wax? Guess what? You can use clear stamps and it works perfectly! Just follow these steps:
- Light the wax stick and let it drip onto the envelope.
- Dip on the wax
- Make sure to hold it straight. If the flame touches the wax it will burn it and cause the wax to look dirty. Notice the burn spots on the white? This is why you need to hold it straight and NOT at an angle. No worries if you have burnt spots you can just use white paint to clean it up.
- let cool for 10 seconds (DO NOT BLOW ON IT)
- Place your stamp into the wax and let it stay there for about 1 minute to make sure that the wax has set in place.
- Pull the stamp away slowly
So here it is again. Could you imagine how excited your children will be getting a wrapped and perfectly sealed letter from Santa on Christmas morning?! We have done it with our boys and they LOVED breaking open the seal. It's so fancy and cool that I guarantee they will love this! Just pop the letter into the stocking with a note telling them they have been good this year 🙂 It's such a wonderful confidence booster!
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Friday!
Do you know what tomorrow is? National scrapbook day and we have a fun giveaway, a challenge, and free die cut file (the last thing below) that we are doing a day earlier to get the party started.
On to the giveaway!!! We are honored to be giving away this AMAZING card kit by Simon Says Stamps for National Scrapbook Day. This kit features not only Chickaniddy Enamel Hearts but a great array of patterned papers, and other fun embellishments. Just leave a comment below and we will announce the winner next Friday.
On to the NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY CHALLENGE!! Your challenge, if you chose to accept it, is to create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) with the rainbow color scheme like I did below. Please provide a link in the comment section if you participate. If you follow along with the challenge you will receive another entry into the giveaway above! Here is my take on the rainbow challenge.
On to my first project. I created a rainbow background and put my elements on top of it. I cut various patterns at about 1/2 inch wide and about 10 inches long and created a rainbow which went from pinks to blue and back to pinks. I die cut my title out and placed it directly over the pattern to create a neat effect.
You know what I love about the Chickaniddy collections? At the bottom of the patterned paper, on the flip side of the product information, there is a pattern that you can cut out and use. I will try to indicate which papers I used came from what strips of paper below (they are in italics).
Here are some close-ups
Supplies used:Twirly Girly paper: Birthday Girl (TG140S02), Party Dress - bottom strip dark yellow (TG14OS06), Grandma's Quilt - pink pattern and bottom strip dark green, (TG140S10), Tea Party - Light Yellow strip (TG14OS03), This and That -bottom strip dark orange polka dot (TG14OS07), Itty Bitty Ballerina - bottom strips gray polka dot (TG14OS08), Piggy tails Yellow stripe and gray polka dot (TG14OS12); Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02); Brads (TG14EB06)
Date Night paper: Downtown (front and back pattern) (CN14OS03),Spiffy Tag (DN14OS07); Mini Sticker Banner (DN14EB03); Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02)
Other: White cardstock, Yellow cardstock, Silhoutte machine
DON'T FORGET: I have the cutting file for my next page under the product list. On my second page I am going to go into step by step on how I created this look. This layout was completed using lots of strips of paper and patterned paper cut into strips (about 1/2 inch wide) and cut into a circle. I started with cutting a ton of strips of paper from both collections and laying them out on the table. I did not use every single one, but this helped me when figuring out which ones to use. Here is a photo of that.
Next I die cut my background using a cutting file (the free cutting file) I created for my Silhouette. I did this next because I wanted to know how large to cut out my circles. I cut out slightly larger circles on my silhouette because I wanted to be able to fill the circle entirely with patterns underneath. Here is a photo of my die cut.
Next I got out all of the extra circles I created, figured out where they would go, and started to add my papers to the circles. For each circle I adhered one color line but with different colored strips to each circle. I cut off the ends so the end product would be circles with different color lines. The main colors I used were: Dark grey, grey, light grey, dark blue, light lime green, darker greens, mint (blue/green), dark yellow, orange, pink, and dark pink. Here is a photo.
You will see in the final product here I chose to add circles from the sticker sheets over some of the patterns because I thought it looked better. I also embellished my page quite a bit, and added my text and photos.
Here are close-ups.
I am going to share again in the product list the bottom strips of the paper in italic.
Supplies: Twirly Girly paper: Rosy (TG14OS01) Birthday Girl (TG140S02, Tea Party gray/ white diagonal, bottom strip light yellow (TG14OS03), Paper Posies - bottom strip orange (TG14OS05), Party Dress (TG14OS06), Keepsakes - pink w/writing, green pattern, teapots, bottom strip pink (TG14OS04), Grandma's Quilt - pink pattern and bottom strip dark green (TG14OS10); Itty Bitty Ballerina - solid orange, solid gray, solid dark pink and bottom strips gray polka dot (TG14OS08), Never Grow Up (TG140OS11), Piggy tails - pink notes, yellow stripe, gray polka dot,dark pink pattern), and bottom strip dark pink polka dot (TG14OS12); Alpha Stickers (TGEB01), Mini Banner Stickers (TG14EB03); Mini Sticker Tags (TG14EB04), Enamel Hearts (TG14EB05)
Date Night paper: Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01)Together is Better - dark and light blue pin striped and mint (TG14OS09),Backwoods Lovin' (BN14OS10), Downtown - bottom strip polka dot dark blue (CN14OS03), Spiffy Tags (14OS07), Wallflower - Orange houndstooth and bottom strip dark blue (DN14OS08), Plaid is Rad - Navy Striped, Dark Mint/blue polka dot, orange with white spots. mint with lights, Orange with hearts, gray plaid, bottom strips mint polka dot (DN14OS12); Alpha Stickers (DN14EB01), Sticker Sheet (DB14EB02), Mini Banner Sticker (DN14EB03), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07), Brads (DN14EB06)
FREE CUTTING FILES (note: they are in a different font than I used on my page)
Have a great day 😉
Hi everyone it's Pam here today sharing three pet pages with you using the brand new Chickaniddy Date Night Collection plus a free hanging heart cut file. This collection is so versatile! I am going to show you how to complete three completely different pet pages using different color combinations and papers. For each page I am going to share with you the color palette in paper form to help you get inspired.
My first page is about my dog, Gabby. She is such a loving, loyal dog. I wanted to capture in a not too girly but still in a sweet way- ya know she is a German Shepherd ;). The Date Night collection has all of the right colors to scrapbook here. I chose a little orange, with touches of mint, florals, and a great brown background.
Here is a close-up of how I did my journaling. I typed it out and put in the right amount of space so the papers and stickers would not overlap the journaling.
As for the color palette I chose, here is the color palette.
For my next page I went with a whole different color palette. I created this fun layout about my dog and snow. It RARELY snows at all here so it is a treat for a dog who grew up mostly in northern Ohio. She just loves the snow even if it is a dusting. For this color palette, you can see I chose brighter colors from the Date Night Collection like the mint green, blues, oranges, and patterned white papers. I even die cut some foil paper with the word "fun". This page was inspired by a layout by Diane Payne here on the Chickaniddy blog!
Here is my color patterned paper palette.
Paper: Cutest couple (DN140S05), Together is Better (DN140S09), Downtown, (DN140S03),
Spiffy Tags (DN140S07), Plaid is Rad (DN140S12); Mini Sticker Banner (DN14EB03);
Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04); Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07); Brads (DN14EB06); 12X12 Silver Foil Paper (CN14SP002)
other: Tangerine Colored Cardstock, Green Cardstock, Photo Corners, White Pen
For my last page, I used the softer, sweeter patterns for a page about my dear cat. Mia is 14 years old but just as beautiful as ever. Her calico fur still looks great. I wanted to include softer muted colors so I would not overpower my photos. I chose the softer oranges, mints, grays and off white patterns. SCROLL down for a free cutting file of the hanging hearts!
This is the color palette I used.
Paper: Awesome Blossom (DN140S01), Cutest couple (DN140S05), Together is
Better (DN140S09), Backwoods Lovin' (DN140S10), Downtown, (DN140S03),
Spiffy Tags (DN140S07), Wall Flower (DN140S08); Plaid is Rad (DN140S12); Alpha Stickers
(DN14EB01); Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02); Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04); Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07); Brads (DN14EB06); 12X12 Silver Foil Paper (CN14SP002)
other: White Pen
I have also included a cutting file for my page in both Silhouettte and SVG. Here is preview and then links!
I hope you are inspired to scrap your pets with the lovely Date Night collection by Chickaniddy!
Hi everyone, Diane here! I'm so excited to be sharing my first Chickaniddy Crafts project made with the Date Night Collection with you today.
The patterns in the Date Night Collection are so beautiful that I wanted to incorporate several onto my layout. I did this by creating a cut file with several sizes of circle cut outs that was divided into four sections for multiple prints.
I filled in some of the circles with contrasting circles in smaller sizes, along with some brads and enamel hearts.
I'll let you in on a little tip I use for stickers since I'm very indecisive and like to push paper and other design elements around before committing to their final placement. I always put the stickers I want to use on a layout onto plain copy paper and then cut them out. Yes, this is a little extra work, but I like knowing I can move things around plus it allows the edges to be raised a little which adds some nice dimension, like on the butterfly, date night title and flower stickers I used.
Supplies: Paper (DN140S01, DN140S02, DN140S03, DN140S04, DN140S05, DN140S06, DN140S08), Alpha Stickers (DN14EB01), Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02), Brads (DN14EB06), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07)
You can make a background like mine using the free cut file I'm sharing here. Click on the link(s) below to download the cutting file of your choice.
Thanks for stopping by!
Today I have a really fun treat for you. Our dear coordinator Pam has put together an amazingly beautiful cut file and we are sharing it on our blog for free! So let's get right to it.
"Hi there. It's Pam here sharing a heart layout and digital cutting files so you can use this template as well. When was the last time you did a layout with hearts on it? I use them quite often as they are one of my favorite shapes.
On my page below you will see a technique that I love to do on my pages. I like to make shapes pop off the page by putting a negative border around them. The Twirly Girly collection by Chickaniddy was absolutely perfect for this page. The patterns are so versatile and it was actually hard to choose which pattern would go in each heart. Below my layout you will be able to download the cutting files in JPEG, SVG, and STUDIO. Studio is for your Silhoutte. Hope you enjoy"!!
Here are the cutting files for the outline of the hearts.
Last but not least, here are the inside hearts.
Isn't Pam the coolest for sharing?! Let us know if you use this cutting file. We would love to see!
Hi there! It's Pam here with you sharing a page that I created for the CHA winter show. I also included cutting files I created that go with my page. I love SHAPES on pages. If you checked my pinterest boards you will see this along with my gallery. I love to create them and pin them. 🙂
This page was inspired by a dartboard and the focal point of it is my parents. They are such a great couple and been together for almost 50 years, wow! I currently have the Silhouette machine and I created my own template to use for my page. I will share this below. I cut out the pieces with different patterned papers. Next, I created tabs and typed out the text in Photoshop. I have included this in my templates, so if you want to print them out and write on them, that would work really well!
Here is my page to start out with!
As you can see I used a ton of paper, embellishments, stickers, and such. This was such a fun page!! I just LOVE the Chickaniddy Crafts Date Night collection!
Here is the JPEG file for the outside round template. Below are the SVG and STUDIO files links. I put the entire shape in the cutting file in case you wanted all one color. If not, just delete the ones that you don't want.
Here is the JPEG of the labels and also the middle circle.
I hope you enjoy using these files! Please don't forget to pair it with some great Chickaniddy Crafts paper ;).