Hi everyone! Pam here today sharing our February sketch and projects that were inspired from it. I created this with sending love notes in mind. As you will see, I used a postage stamp image and lots of fun hearts! Here is the sketch.
Our first project is by Carson, let's see how the sketch inspired her!
"Hello fellow Chickaniddy fans, Carson here. I hope you all had a great valentine's day or at least had fun crafting for it. I see no reason to stop just because the day has passed. There is always a reason to send a love note. Truth be told, I make valentines year round, and because I make so many love cards, sometimes I find myself stuck in my comfort zone, doing the same thing, with the same supplies, over and over again. That's where a sketch can swoop in and save the day! It gives you a new set of guidelines which can push you out of your comfort zone and into new ways of creating.
For me, card sketches can often seem too literal. It's such a small space that it's easy for me to copy exactly what was sketched and not put my own twist on the design. For this reason, I love working with scrapbook sketches and editing them down to their essence in order to create a beautiful card.
Here's how I do it:
1. Choose the 2 or 3 elements of the sketch that speak to you most. In Pam's gorgeous sketch for the month, I loved the stamp border, the hearts, and that overlapping strip.
2. Focus on the 1st element and decide how you are going to make it your own. I don't have an easy way to make a stamp border, so I found my notebook edge punch, something I haven't used in years, and used that as my substitute.
3. Repeat for the remaining elements. I stayed true to the cascade of hearts, don't mess with a great thing, and the overlapping strip became my sub-title, clean and simple yet with a bit of interest.
4. Edit, edit, edit! Without all that space, you simply can't do everything the sketch suggests. So for me, four borders became one, The hearts multiplied, but shrank in size, and the journaling strips went from three to one. The layering concept stayed but the number of elements was cut dramatically.
4. Dig around in your stash for the perfect finishing touches. Now is the time to make it your own unique work of art. Find your color scheme, the right sentiment, embellish as little or as much as you like until your card is perfectly you.
I decided to use a mix of the Date Night and Twirly Girly collections as they are both so well suited for Valentine's day. As you can see, I've almost used all my enamel hearts, they are my go-to embellishment, and I think those daisy brads are just the sweetest.
I hope you'll give this technique a try. In fact, I urge you to try it with this month's sketch which is just so appropriate for the season. If you do create based on the sketch, please post a link to your project in the comments. We would love to see how you interpret it in your own unique and beautiful way."
We also have Cassandra with this layout inspired by the sketch.
"Good day to all! Cassandra here! So excited to share my take on Chickaniddy Craft February Sketch!:D Here's what I did:
Come join us and share your creations on our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram! Thanks somuch for dropping by and sending some love! Hope you liked it! Till my next update, take care and God Bless!:D"
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are inspired by this sketch!
Good day all! We are excited to have a bunch of people to put in the spotlight in the next month or so! Today, we are featuring Jana Mccarty and her three creative projects. As you will see, her style works really well with Chickaniddy products!! Check out how she used the Scrumptious cat cutouts on her second page, so cute.
This layout is about me and my oldest son. we´re having some teenage related problems and sometimes it´s hard for me to see him growing way to fast. but on the other side it is just awesome... life as a mom! i created this layout to let him know that i am here for him, always!
I made this layout with some cute photos from our new furry baby. we found him under some trees, lonely and homeless... we took him with us and now we´re so happy to have him! he´s a little red devil, he loves to fight and to play... but he also loves to snuggle! he loves to sleep on my breast, like a baby! just cute!
Tag Mini Album
I am a big autumn fan! i love the colorfull leaves, the crisp air and i really love pumpkins... i made this album with my favorite photos from the last years. "scrumptious" was the perfect collection for this project!!"
The Yippee Collection is an everyday celebration collection. With happy and bright colors throughout, it's perfect for all of your birthday, family, friends, and day to day memories. The colors lend well to Spring, Summer, and everything in between. We hope you enjoy this reveal.
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.
Last December, while we were planning our Christmas, my daughter got very sick and was in the ICU for much of the month. I have not looked at the photos that I took from that experience all year, but when I saw the angel in the beautiful Jolly Good collection, I knew that this was the moment I should document- the day she started playing again, and the day I knew she was going to be alright.
Most of this layout is created with patterned paper and the amazing starburst cut file which we are giving away.
Supplies: Jolly Good- Holiday paper/jg14os08, Making Spirits Bright paper/jg14os07, Tis The Season paper/jg14os11, Caroling paper/jg14os03, Snow Play paper/jg14os09, Illustration Stickers/jg14eb01, Journal Tags/jg14eb03, Alpha Stickers/jg14eb02, Mini Sticker Banners/jg14eb05, Mini Sticker Sentiments/jg14eb07, Die Cut Tags/jg14eb04, Enamel Sticker Stars/jg14eb09, Mini Countdown Clear Stamps/jg14st01
Here is a preview and the link to the files in .svg and .studio (Silhouette) for this cut file I used on my page.
1) Size the cut file at 12"x12" and cut from silver glitter paper.
2) In your Silhouette Studio software, 'release the compound path' of the cut file so that all of the individual pieces are separate. Open a new blank file and copy and paste an individual shape into your new file. Choose which paper you want to cut out of that shape and cut.
If you've never separated a cut file before, I've created a quick video to show you the process:
Do this a total of ten times until all of the interior shapes are filled in. Adhere the background outline and patterned paper pieces to a piece of blank cardstock.
3) Using dimensional adhesive, adhere the star from the die cut tags with the white back facing up in the center of the glitter background star. Top with an enamel sticker star.
4) Cut 'believe' from the backside of the Caroling patterned paper and adhere below the star. Add a journal tag sticker to the right and top with alpha stickers. Cut a larger title from your die-cutting machine and adhere with dimensional adhesive below. Adhere the angel sticker from the illustration stickers with dimensional adhesive above your title.
5) Print your photo at 4"x6". Before adhering with dimensional adhesive, layer die-cut tag frames and banners, chipboard frames and other embellishment around the photos. Emboss 'I believe' in silver embossing powder using the Mini Countdown clear stamps onto a label sticker. Group with a banner sticker and tie both with bakers twine.
6) Journal on a card from the Making Spirits Bright paper, trim and tuck behind your photo. Add three additional enamel stars.
Creating this layout and journaling about this moment was a therapeutic exercise for me and I am so glad that I can now look back on a hard time in our lives and remember a beautiful moment that gave me hope.
Hi friends. It is Pam again with another page by our December Guest Designer, Paige Evans. If you haven't had a chance to check out her first layout, please follow this link! We are lucky to have her up on the blog again today with a really neat paper tearing technique!
JOLLY GOOD by Paige Evans
Description: It's been awhile since I've done the "torn paper" technique so I thought I'd give it a whirl here!
Journaling says: Every night in December we read a Christmas story and then eat a piece of chocolate from an advent calendar - it makes every night so fun!
How to: Tear patterned paper strips and adhere them across the top and bottom of a robin's egg blue cardstock base. Write with a white pen along the paper edge. Add a few epoxy stars over the paper strips. Place three photos in between the paper strips and embellish with stickers and die cuts. Splatter white paint around the page and stamp "merry christmas" with white paint above one of the photos.
Supplies: Patterned paper, epoxy stars, stickers, die cuts: Chickaniddy Crafts; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Pen: Uniball Signo; Paint: Americana
Thanks for being our guest designer this month, Paige!
Good Morning everyone and hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Pam here sharing two things today, a layout and a giveaway. First up, I am sharing a few layouts that I have been creating for the lovely Jolly Good collection. I just love this awesome Christmas collection because it gives me a lot of inspiration. From the rich colors to those awesome illustrations, the inspiration is limitless! First I am sharing three pages!
This first page was inspired by a die cut from the die cut pack. It is a beautiful star that I knew would work perfectly on my page!
I designed my page all around this star! As you can see I used lots of patterned papers to lead your eyes right to that shining star! Want to hear something cool: I have turned this into a cut file and the talented Meghann Andrew will be sharing her page and a link to the die cut file in December!
After I created my design it was all about accenting, but not accenting too much. I saw this idea in an old CK magazine where they layered the circles of the same pattern over a patterned paper. I decided to add this to my page!
Supplies used: Chickaniddy Crafts Jolly Good papers: Caroling/ jg14os03, Christmas Eve/ jg14os01, Happy New Year/ jg14os12, Holiday/ jg14os08, Holly Jolly/ jg14os05, Making Spirits Bright/ jg14os07, Sugar Cookies/ jg14os02. Chickaniddy Embellishments: Die Cut Tags/ jg14eb04, Journal Tags/ jg14eb03, Mini Sticker Tags/ jg14eb06.
On my next page, I had fun manipulating text around a circle in Photoshop Elements. HINT: You can do this without that program. Simply print off different sized sentences on white cardstock and place as rays around a circle. I think this is a neat way to tell the story, almost like a clock.
My last page was inspired simply from a wrapped package. I just love the way packages look under the tree, so I mimicked that look with some banners strips to look like ribbon. So basically the box has a green top, a white (with a little pattern) bottom and some pretty ribbon. The patterned paper outside of that white patterned paper pulls it all together.
Supplies used: Chickaniddy Crafts Jolly Good papers: Caroling/ jg14os03, Christmas Eve/ jg14os01, Deck the Halls/ jg14os06, Holiday, jg14os08, Making Spirits Bright/ jg14os07, Sugar Cookies/ jg14os02, Sweather Weather/ jg14os04. Chickaniddy Embellishments: Illustration Stickers/ jg14eb01, Journal Tags/ jg14eb03, Mini Brads/ jg14eb08, Mini Sticker Tags/ jg14eb06.
On to the giveaway!!!
To be in the running for the giveaway, leave a comment in the comment section about what you like best about the Jolly Good Collection! One person will win this!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you got some layout ideas today from my pages!
Good morning! Erin here with two cards showcasing this month's gorgeous color challenge.
My first card features a fun watercolored background that I created using die inks, a craft mat, a cup of water, and a watercolor paint brush.
(Supplies - Scrumptious 6 x 6 pad sc14pd01. Scrumptious die cut tags sc14eb04. Scrumptious journal tags sc14eb03. Scrumptious mini brads sc14eb08.)
1. To create the water colored background, I swiped a die ink pad onto my craft mat, leaving a good amount of ink.
2. Dip your paint brush in water, then pick up some of the ink from the craft mat. If you want saturated ink spots, use less water. For a more watery look, use more water.
3. Gently tap the end of the paint brush over your paper. The result is a random and fun water color background!
When I was creating my card, some areas didn't get enough ink, so I held the paint brush over that area and let the water/ink fall onto the paper while shaking my wrist up and down slightly. You will never have 100% control over where the paint lands, but you can help it along if you want ink in a specific place.
Here are the steps to create my card from start to finish:
1. Trim flower paper and adhere to card base. Adhere (dried) water colored paper to flower paper.
2. Layer label sticker and frame die cut onto water colored paper.
3. Add mini gems to the center of flowers on die cut. Add brad to the center. Adhere tag to the card with foam tape.
4. Poke holes in the side of the card with paper piercer and add brads.
My second card uses a piece of paper from the Scrumptious line called Friends & Family. This paper has a faux water colored/bleach look and works great if you are short on time and can't create your own.
(Supplies - Scrumptious Corn on the Cob paper sc14os12. Scrumptious Friends and Family paper sc14os08. Scrumptious 6 x 6 pad sc14pd01. Scrumptious journal tags sc14eb03. Date night enamel hearts DN14EB07.)
Here's how to create this card:
1. Adhere orange paper to card base.
2. Trim yellow polka dot paper into a banner and adhere to card. Layer scalloped border and blue tag over polka dot banner.
3. Add mini gems to the center of the flowers on the "hello" sticker. Use foam adhesive to adhere sticker to blue label.
4. Add blue enamel heart to card.
That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.
Hi It's Tyra and I'm excited to share my take on this month's Color Challenge using the Scrumptious Collection:
First, here is my supplies list:
Supply List: Scrumptious - Frolic In The Leaves/sc14os11, Nutmeg/sc14os07, Home Sweet Home/sc14os02; New Harvest/sc14os10, Mini Sticker Sentiments/sc14eb07, Illustration Stickers/sc14eb01, Enamel Stickers - Stars/sc14eb09
Using this beautiful collection I created a card (and matching gift box), perfect for putting a smile on a friend's face:
Creating this terrific card and gift box combo meant a lot of cuts here and there:
I had to cut my gift box from that Home Sweet Home paper again! I couldn't resist! The pillow box was simply folded and fastened close with double sided tape. I used some remaining paper scraps to create a second tag for the gift box and added the yummy sentiment and a little star for good measure!
I finally cut my card base and mat to 4.25 x 5.5. I cut the smaller mat to 4 x 5. I added a beautiful leaf from the Illustration Stickers set and my card was complete! I popped out the "Smile sentiment with double stacked foam squares.
The set is ready for giving. I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Good morning! Erin here with my very first Pinspiration post. The October Chickaniddy pin board has so many beautiful images... it was hard to choose just one to work with! So I picked two. 🙂
For my first card, I picked this very retro image. I was drawn to the diagonal lines (retro, yet trendy!), and a fantastic color scheme. I also challenged myself to create a CAS (clean and simple) card and a more intricate card. This image is perfect for my CAS card.
The colors in the Scrumptious collection match perfectly to the inspiration image, and this card came together in no time!
(Supplies - Scrumptious 6x6 pad sc14pd01. Scrumptious die cut tags sc14eb04. Date Night enamel hearts DN14EB07.)
1. First, trim three pieces of patterned paper into strips and arrange diagonally on your card base. I trimmed the light blue and brown cardstock to 6 inches by 6 inches, and the burnt orange paper to 1/4 inch by 6 inches.
2. After I lined up the paper, I trimmed the excess paper from the card base with large scissors, cutting as close to the background paper as possible.
3. Layer and adhere the Hello Friend die cut over the yellow and white slide frame and adhere both pieces to your card with foam tape.
4. To finish my card I added a small blue enamel heart from the Date Night collection.
For my second card, I created a layered and detailed card inspired by this image:
Ombre is so "in" right now, and this folded paper image was calling my name! It translated easily onto a card.
(Supplies - Scrumptious 6x6 pad sc14pd01. Scrumptious journal tags sc14eb03. Scrumptious mini sticker sentiments sc14eb07. Scrumptious illustration stickers sc14eb01.)
1. To create the tiled background, I cut strips of paper from the Scrumptious 6x6 pad into 1 x 1 inch squares.
2. Adhere the squares to a piece of white cardstock, leaving a small border between each square. I only placed adhesive in the center of each square so I could easily bend the corners of select squares.
3. Bend the corners of several squares, exposing the backside of the patterned paper.
4. Adhere three leaves, from the Scrumptious illustration stickers sheet, cascading down the front of the card. Add buttons and twine to the bottom two leaves.
4. Adhere a "thank you" sticker to a label sticker, and adhere layered sticker over leaf with foam adhesive.
5. Tie twine around finished card.
Make sure to check out the October Chickaniddy Pinterest page for more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
It's time for another crafter in the spotlight. We are having so much fun featuring people on the blog! Today, it's time to feature another talented scrapbooker, Celia Smoot! We are delighted how she used the two Chickaniddy collections, Date Night and Twirly Girly, in a such a creative way! First we will get to know Celia and then I will share her projects! Celia is sharing two projects: a fun layout and a shiny, creative carrier.
Celia is a scrapbooker with a camera shy husband, two wonderful fur babies and serious wanderlust. Celia started scrapbooking in January 2009. After buying her very first piece of patterned paper to cutting on her Cricut, she was just addicted to the creative outlet. During the day Celia lives in a very left brain world as a lawyer for a nonprofit bank. But by night, she shakes off the corporate dust and let’s her inner crafter come out to play.
"I am a sucker for floral patterned papers. The Date Night collection had beautiful floral motifs throughout in a versatile color palette that works for spring to fall. I choose a repeating floral pattern as my background and added plaid and polka dots as additional supporting patterns to balance the design. I built the focus of the layout on yellow vellum to soften the backdrop and make the yellows in the papers pop. I also can never resist using the fabulous foil papers so built a frame for my main elements out of the gold. As usual when building embellishment clusters, I take cues from the patterned papers so I die cut and stamp florals in coordinating colors. The leaves are probably my favorite thing ever, I die cut them from patterned paper in the 6x6 paper pad and then layered adhesive on the tips and dipped them in gold glitter to match the gold elements in the layout."
Supplies: Foil Paper- Goldie Lox, Date Night- Awesome Blossom, A Girl’s Best Friend, Backwoods Lovin, Wallflower, Together is Better, Plaid is Rad, 6x6 paper pad- Alpha Stickers.
Cure for the Mondays
"As an avid coffee drinker and a hater of Mondays, I probably need this gift more than most. I die cut the K-Cup coffee holder (#59068) from a cut file in the Silhouette Online Store with cardstock and layered on the adorable coffee cup patterned paper (Tea Party) from the Twirly Girly collection. I also die cut a coffee pot (#50029) with the silver foil paper and Backwoods paper from Date Night. Added a cute coffee cup cut from cardstock---note the Kraft paper on the inside and steam cut from vellum. With flower stickers from the Illustration sticker sheet of Date Night the cuteness of the coffee cup was just kicked up an extra notch. Typed on a tag from the Date Night Alpha sheet, manually die cut a fishtail flag with DieNamics dies to layer on my Title. I used a wood veneer sad face emoticon from Freckled Fawn with American Crafts Thickers and this perfect little cure for Mondays was done."
Supplies: Foil Paper- Silver Surfer, Date Night- Backwoods Lovin, Downtown, Enamel Dots, Illustration Stickers, Alpha Stickers, Twirly Girl-6x6 Paper Pad (Tea Party, Never Grow Up)
Thanks Celia for letting us feature you 🙂 . Now it's your (the reader's) turn. Do you want to be in the spotlight? If so upload your projects to our facebook page for a chance to be spotted and featured.