Hello all! It's Pam with one of favorite days, pinspiration! I just love how the craft team finds inspiration in images. Please visit the pinspiration board here to see what they chose AND find inspiration there. Pair it with some Chickaniddy and your are ready to go!
You know what I LOVE about today's post. Three of the girls picked the same image to find inspiration from! So cool to see how many ways you can interpret it, like on a layout or a card or an art journal!
Let' see what Amelie chose and what she created!
"Hi there, here is Amélie and I choose these pictures from July Pinterest Inspiration:
The first one inspired me about the design of my layout with square forms and stitching. The second one is the color palette I used.
Now my layout, this is a layout from my Art Journal:
I hope you will like it!
Supplies lists: Date Night Awesome Blossom (DN140S01), Date Night Backwoods Lovin (DN140S10), Date Night Dance Party (DN140S11), Date Night Plaid is Rad (DN140S12), Date Night Clear Stamps (DN14ST01), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07)"
Next is Diane. She created this page using the same inspiration piece as Amelie, take a look.
"I just love a great grid design and so when I saw the grid design inspiration on the Chickaniddy Crafts July Mood Board I knew I had to use it.
I used the inspiration piece from the July Mood Board almost exactly as displayed.
Supplies: Papers (DN140S05, DN140S12, TG140S01, TG140S04, TG140S07, TG140S12, CN14SP002), Brads (DN14EB06)
I especially loved the stitching details and the ability to use several small photos from the same event.
I embellished some of the squares with brads, sequin and typed captions."
Leigh found inspiration in this piece as well, let's see what she created.
"I have a card to share today that I made with some Chickaniddy Crafts Date Night products, after being inspired by this photo on Pinterest:
I was inspired by the design and the doodled lines in between each square to create my card.
I started by selecting five different patterns from the Date Night 6x6 Collection Pad and trimming them to 3/4" squares. I adhered these to my white card stock background and, instead of doodling, stitched around and in between my rows of squares.
Then, I added my stickers and some clear sequins.
Tip: For some added interest, I adhered my sentiment banner with different layers of dimensional adhesive to give it a wavy appearance.
Thanks for looking!"
Missy is our last scrapper, here is what she created! She used the other inspiration piece that Amelie used.
"Hey there! Missy here to share my Pinterest-inspired layout for July. I was inspired by this adorable outfit. I love the color combo as well as the stripes. I pulled out goodies from both Date Night and Twirly Girly to create my layout.
I scrapped a photo from my birthday dinner of my husband and me....so both collections were a perfect mix here. I combined the cute silverware sticker from Date Night with the birthday cake sticker from Twirly Girly, as well as other stickers and brads from both lines. I started with a mint background paper and added some black striped stamping, some distress inked lines and some washi tape stripes. Behind my photo cluster I used soft pink watercolors and gelatos. I just love the soft feel of it up against the mint.
I just love these die cut stickers! Such a fun element to a birthday and/or date layout!"
Supplies Used: DN140S01 Awesome Blossom, DN140S07 Spiffy Tags, DN140S12 Plaid is Rad, DN14EB02 Sticker Sheet, DN14EB05 Mini Sticker Sentiments, DN14EB06 Brads, DN14EB04 Mini Sticker Tags, TG140S12 Piggy Tails, TG14EB01 Alpha Stickers, TG14EB02 Sticker Sheet, TG14EB05 Mini Sticker Sentiments, TG14EB04 Mini Sticker Tags, TG14EB06 Brads; Other--Stampendous Ink, Watercolors, Liquitex Gesso, Sharpie Black Pen, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Heidi Swapp Stencil Minis, Silver Cord, Silver Thread, Hampton Art Stamp
Thanks for visiting the blog today
Summer time is here, my another fav hobby is go to the cinema and watch some of summer movies and dating with my hubby. You can call me movie maniac! Drama, Action, you name it! So no wonder after I watch the movie I always keep the movie ticket, done it since senior high.
So it’s time to create a project which can pop up the tickets and story behind it. You can create a mini album and give it to the special one.
I created this mini album, my plan is save it to a box and one day when we are old (me and hubby) will open the box and try to remember the story behind every ticket. You can create a minis or if you are not minis lovers you can use it as a pocket or project life cards.
Its takes less than 30 minutes to create this. Perfect idea for birthday or anniversary gift!
Supplies: Plaid Is Red (DN140S12), Cutest Couple (DN140S05), Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02), Enamel Hearts
(DN1EB07), Brads (DN14EB06), Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04)
Hey there Chickaniddy lovers!
I have to tell you, today's project really stumped me. We were asked to create a project that focused on brads, because Chickaniddy has some really awesome brads, which the other ladies knew exactly what to do with. I don't often use them in my projects, so I was really stuck on how to put them to good use.
I sat and sat and sat trying to dream up something creative, and I just couldn't seem to find something I liked. After awhile and after moving lots of my paper scraps around over and over... it came to me!
Normally I like to share a tutorial based technique with you, but this time it's more about ideas. We all have huge stashes of patterned paper that we just can't let go of, even when they're tiny... so what better way than to put them all on one card? It's the perfect way to showcase all the patterns we love AND it also allowed me to show off the beautiful coloured brads!
I just gathered my scraps, made sure to cut two of each pattern for the sake of continuity, and then went to town with my Big Shot. All the hearts were cut with the same die, which helped minimize the 'busy' feel of so many patterns on one project. I folded them in half to add some dimension when they were attached to my embossed panel.
Because I can't help myself, I reached into my little glass jar (actually, it's a vintage parfait cup!) and grabbed some lace scraps. Yes, I really hold on to everything! I then layered a scrap of lace between my brad and scrap patterned paper, and stuck the whole thing through my base panel.
Finally, I added one of the sentiment stickers that I thought perfectly fit the theme of the card, and added some more lace trim to tie the whole project together.
So for someone who doesn't often reach for brads, I certainly managed to fit a lot of them on one card, didn't I?
I hope you've found some new inspiration for how to use your scraps (and justify keeping them all!), and get those brads out!
Hello, friends:) Savannah O'Gwynn here today! And I've created a special video for you:)
I'm sharing two cards that are perfect for the SUMMER Usually during the summer months, we would rather be outside in the sunshine or at the beach instead of in our craft rooms! So these cards are CAS and can be easily mass-produced to send sunshine to all of your friends and family!!!
Check out the video HERE: **Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching:)
These cards really are simple in design--- it's just that sometimes I forget that I can't add more details:) LOL!
I hope that you will create some super fun and CAS cards using Chickaniddy papers and products! Send some sunshine to your family and friends this summer:)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)
Happy Wednesday. Today I am sharing the color scheme for July. It combines two tones of pink, a navy blue, and grey. What a fun color scheme. Let's see what the guest designer and two of the craft girls create with this!
Up first is our guest designer, Janna Werner. Today will be the last day for her projects. We have so enjoyed having her as a guest designer with us! Take a look at her awesome projects she created today!
"The color scheme reminded me of parties, summer, sun and happiness. Therefore I created a card that can be used as invitation, a small envelope that could be used to hide a small present or a voucher and a paper bonbon that could also be used for small gifts or sweets. I like that the color scheme - although it includes pink - can be used for feminine, but also masculine projects or even baby themed projects."
Next up is Shellye with this project using the color scheme.
"Hello, everyone...Shellye bringing you an easy crafting project using this month's Color Scheme and a standard plastic badge holder. You can find vertical or horizontal badge holders/luggage tags at office supply stores, etc.
Today I am sharing a cute identification tag that I made for my daughter's dance bag. Not only does it add some cuteness to an ordinary bag, but it can also lend information as to whom the owner is and save a trip to the lost & found
Because the plastic holders are so inexpensive, they're ideal to make for craft bazaars or as party favors. I've found that the vertical holders (like above) are a bit roomier than some of the horizontal versions.
I cut the navy striped tag to size and then stitched on the matted floral print and ballerina card. You can add the child's name here, or use a simple sticker as I did followed by matching enamel hearts.
For the back, I cut a matching sized card from one of the 6X6 squares and then embellished with label stickers, a monogram letter and the initials of the dance studio. Use stickers or your own handwritting to further personalize the tag. And of course, the sweet crown brad was a must-have!
There are several ways that you can tie the tag to a bag, but I chose to use a large ring that I tied a bow onto. You can also find snaps that fit through the opening, or use a strand of ribbon.
With school starting next month for many kids, make a tag in school colors for their backpack or gym bag! Thank you for letting me share this project with you today at Chickaniddy Crafts!
Chickaniddy Products: Date Night Collection-Plaid Is Rad Paper DN140S12; Alpha Stickers DN14EB01; Mini Sticker Sentiments DN14EB05; Twirly Girl Collection-Itty Bitty Ballerina Paper TG140S08; This And That Paper TG140S07; Alpha Stickers TG14EB01; Enamel Hearts TB14EB07; Brads TG14EB06"
Laurie is up last with a card using the color scheme.
"I think the color challenges are some of my favorites! There are some fabulous color combos that I might not have tried on my own but am so glad that I did! I mostly used papers and embellishments from the Twirly Girly collection with the exception of the blue paper (which is from the Date Night collection)! I also had to sneak in some Silver Surfer foil paper (love that stuff)!"
I hope you have enjoyed all of these projects with the color scheme. Give it a try yourself
Happy Summer! Shellye here to share a sweet treat idea for your little pool goers this Summer. It all starts with a simple bag die (I've used this Box W/ Handle Die) and a collection of assorted "Date Night" Papers and "Twirly Girl" Stickers.
I die-cut the bag shape from the "A Girl's Best Friend" Paper...stripes just remind me of a beach towel, so I thought the design was the best representative of my idea. The bag goes together with a bit of glue to the side and then notches together at the bottom.
I used a 2" scallop punch to cut the white cardstock base. For the fish, I used a combination of a 1.5" oval punch and a 1" star punch that I trimmed into a tail. The fin was made with a 1" circle that was punched about 1/4" of the way through the paper.
After piecing the fish together, I added him onto the scallop tag with foam adhesive. A brown enamel dot and a round sticker from the Twirly Girl Alphabet Stickers completes the face.
To the top handle, I used a sentiment sticker from the Twirly Girl Collection. To the side of it: a flower sticker from Date Night and hand-cut leaves that I found on the "Awesome Blossom" paper!
Fill the inside with Goldfish crackers or other fun Summery Treats!
You can find all sorts shapes by putting together various punched pieces...it's may favorite way to paper-piece :) I hope you've enjoyed!
Chickaniddy Products: Date Night Collection- Awesome Blossom Paper DN140S01; A Girl's Best Friend Paper DN140S06; Plaid is Rad Paper DN140S12; Sticker Sheet DN14EB02; Twirly Girl Collection- Alphabet Stickers TG14EB01; Mini Sticker Sentiments TG14EB05
Now that summer is well under way, strawberry season is in full swing. Yum! Bring some summer sweetness indoors with a sweet strawberry gift basket. Use as a piece of decor or fill with small treats and give as a gift.
Embellish each strawberry by placing a flower shaped brad on top of the leaves. This little flower adds an extra sweet touch to an already sweet strawberry.
After you have die cut the strawberry boxes, close each strawberry box by threading a piece of twine (about 10" long) through the holes in the top of the box. Draw the box closed by tying a knot in the two pieces of twine. The small opening will be covered up by the leaves. Just make sure you put your goodies in first!
Tie the leaves on top of the strawberry box by inserting the twine through the holes in the leaves and then tie in a bow.
Insert the flower brad through one of the holes in the leaves and secure underneath. Place your strawberries in a basket for a sweet handmade gift.
Supplies: From Twirly Girly--Birthday Girl TG14OS02; Itty Bitty Ballerina TG14OS08; Brads TG14EB06. From the Date Night collection--Brads DN14EB06.
And here is the link to our OPEN CRAFT TEAM CALL
Are you interested in being considered for our new team? If so, please check out the details below. We are excited to have you apply. Our craft team call goes from July 18th - Aug 17th.
What we are looking for:
- Highly motivated and positive people with a defined style
- New talent is always welcomed
- GREAT photography of projects (this is very important to us)
- Layout, card, and altered items designers
- Designers with social media accounts such as blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. (you do not need all of them, but you must have a blog and FB account)
How to apply:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following information:
- Your name and contact information, including resume
- Links to your gallery, blog, Facebook, Instagram accounts, and other social media that applies
- Between 5 -7 examples of your projects such as layouts, cards, and altered items (please make images are no larger than 400 KB JPEG files)
- What design teams you are currently on
How the team will work:
- Create two projects a month for the blog with write-ups
- Create additional CHA projects as needed
- Post your projects on your social media accounts
- Submit your projects for publications
- Term is for 1 year long (Sept 2014 - Aug 2015)
- Call is open to USA and Internationals
Benefits of working with Chickaniddy Crafts
- Paid projects for CHA work
- Payments for publications
- Rewards (such as gift cards). Once a month "Best project of the month".
- Exposure of projects on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other media
Questions? Please send to Pam Callaghan at email@example.com
And remember, don't forget to enter into our new collection giveaways.
Supplies: Date Night paper (DN14OS03, DN14OS12) Date Night Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02), Date Night Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Date Night Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07), Twirly Girly Alpha Stickers (TG14EB01), Twirly Girly Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07)
Each card measures just under 3x4" (I used some of my dies to die cut them).
These were so much fun to make! Here's a close up of each one:
For this card, I die cut a piece of the sky from the Downtown patterned paper (from Date Night) and added the sweet hot air balloon sticker and the banner sentiment sticker.
I die cut this card with a scalloped edge die. The card (from the Date Night Plaid is Rad patterned paper) originally said "hello love", but I covered up the "love" with a die cut banner and adhered some Twirly Girly Alphabet stickers on it to spell out my favourite season. A couple of enamel hearts (from Date Night & Twirly Girly) finishes it off.
And lastly, I stared with some white card stock that I impressed with a book print impression plate as my background. To this, I added the Date Night butterfly stickers and sentiment.
Tip: Don't be afraid to cut up stickers to make them work for you. The banners I used on my first and third cards were too long to use, so I trimmed them to make them both fit and suit my cards.
Thanks for looking!
Here's a little "Heidi Secret". When I first started this collection I was having a hard time getting into it, so I decided to play a Christmas song or two and in that very moment the magic started to flow. So many ideas popped into my head and everything fell into place. It's amazing how Christmas music can bring such joy to me and people all around the world. I love Jolly Good so much and it's probably the happiest collection I've made to date. Its theme covers Christmas, winter weather, New Year's Eve. holiday shopping, family fun and dancing in the rain. Basically all the things we love about winter, with a bright and happy color combo. There are even a few things that hint to puckering up under the mistletoe. Ooh la la!
Now take a peek and don't forget to enter into the giveaway. Just leave a comment and we'll take care of the rest.
One last thing before you go.... Don't forget to visit our blog tomorrow to learn more info about our Craft Team Call