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!
 

 Hello there! Inspiration can be found everywhere, but one place brings it all together: Pinterest. Today I want to share a pin that caught my eye:
 
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The green colors and neutrals, the collection of little pieces of paper and photos, and the clothesline look inspired this layout.
 
Meghann Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Pinterest Inspired page
 
 
To create the layout, I used a mix of Twirly Girly, Date Night and Scrumptious collections.
 
Meghann Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts Pinterest Inspired page supplies
 
 
Supplies: Date Night Collection- Awesome Blossom paper/DN14OS01, Cutest Couple paper/DN14OS05, Alpha Stickers/DN14EB01, Mini Sticker Tags/DN14EB04, Brads/DN14EB06, Enamel Hearts/DN14EB07; Twirly Girly Collection- This and That paper/TG14OS07, A Girl's Generation paper/TG14OS09, Alpha Stickers/TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02, Enamel Hearts/TG14EB07; Scrumptious collection- Corn on the Cob paper/SC14OS12, Alpha Stickers/SC14EB02, Journal Tags/SC14EB03, Mini Sticker Banners/SC14EB05, Die-Cut Tags/SC14EB04, Mini Brads/SC14EB08, Enamel Stars/SC14EB09
 
 
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To create the layout, I started by gathering green and neutral papers, tags and stickers from the various collections. To put the layout together, here are the steps I took:
1) On a piece of 12"x12" cardstock, insert two brads equidistant from the top of the layout, 1/4" away from the sides. Wrap a piece of baker's twine around the brads on each side and tighten the brad to secure. 
2) Gather a combination of 3"x4" journaling cards, a 3"x3" photo with a die-cut frame, and tags. Group them together in three bunches and adhere the smaller pieces to the top of the larger pieces, adding dimensional adhesive at the bottom layer and adhere to the background paper, just below the baker's twine. Slide clothespins over the top of the baker's twine and the paper layers so that they appear to be hanging. 
2) Repeat the same process with the bottom 'clothes line', using a 3"x5" photo.
3) Adhere two strips of patterned paper to the bottom of the layout and stamp the date. Adhere epoxy shapes in three groups around the layout to create a visual triangle.
 
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It's awesome that anything can be interpreted into a layout, and this pin was the perfect starting point for a page that I absolutely love. How would you interpret the pin? Thanks for joining me today and happy creating!

 

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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Twirly-Girly-Alpha-Stickers

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Twirly-Girly-Enamel-Hearts-350x350-2

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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 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!

Allie Stewart Chickaniddy Crafts Easter Page
Patterned  Paper (TG14OS10, TG14OS12, TG14OS09, TG14OS02, TG14OS07, DN14OS01, DN14OS02), Stickers ( DN14EB01,TG14EB01, TG14EB04), Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07) 
Creating this layout was super easy!
 
1. I cut out 12 eggs using my Silhouette Cameo, then backed them with pastel papers from Twirly Girly and Date Night.
 
2. Next, I used the eggs to create a background, then adhered them to white cardstock.
 
3. I added lots and lots of layers to help my smaller photo stand out. I used stickers to embellish and add my title--I love stickers!
 
Allie Stewart Chickaniddy Crafts Easter Page close-up
 
 
4. The finishing touch was the enamel hearts. They are one of my all time favorite Chickaniddy products!
 
Enamel Hearts
 
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The pastel colors of the Twirly Girly and Date Night collections are perfect for Easter layouts. Thank you for joining me, happy Easter!
 
 
 

 

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.

Lilith Eeckles Chickaniddy Crafts Guest Designer Layout 2

"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.

I went with a favourite design princple which is layering and the I added a horizontal flow element. I love the pink colours but it isn't too pink with the greys and yellows.

Thanks to Chickaniddy for having me as guest designer. I enjoyed working with the collections which are fabulous and make scrapbooking so easy."

 

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Thank you sooo much, Lilith for making March so great with you guest designing! We really appreciate it!!
 

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.

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Sticker Trend close-up

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!

 

Hey, it's Pam sharing a Spotlight Sunday with you!! I just have to say that we, here at Chickaniddy Crafts, feel incredibly lucky to be able to see so many wonderful pages, projects and more on the internet. We feel very lucky to do these spotlight Sundays. A few weeks ago I spotted a great project (the planner) on instagram and I knew I wanted to feature it. Carolee agreed and now we have some fabulous projects to share!! So exciting! Let's get to know our artist in the spotlight.
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"Hi everyone! I’m Carolee, a geeky girl living in Los Angeles with her game developer hubby and two corgi fur babies that keep me very busy.

I found my way into paper crafting about two years ago when I stumbled upon Project Life and from there, an obsession was born. I come from a crafty family but scrapbooking was something that we never did! Since finding Project Life, I’ve branched out into card making, traditional 12x12 pages and even decorating planners, my newest favorite.

I currently blog at caroleeflatley.com but you can find me most often on Instagram (www.instagram.com/caroleeflatley) Check me out there to see what I’m working on along with pictures of my dogs, my latest trip to Disneyland or my wacky finds!"

CARD:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Card

"This card, which I made for my husband on our anniversary, uses Date Night and a few pieces I had in my stash. The base is the back side of Together is Better. I cut Dance Party on my Silhouette Cameo to make the top layer. The flower and tile stickers are from the Illustration Stickers."

 

PLANNER PAGES:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Planner

"I’m obsessed with planning (despite having not all that much to track!) and I love decorating out my pages. This week in November of last year uses a lot of the Scrumptious collection. At the top left, I layered a cut from the front of New Harvest with some of the Journal Tags and Mini Sentiments. I used the Journal Tags again to remind me I was only a week away from having to feed 10 people and then added some of the Illustration stickers in the bottom right to balance everything out."

 

PROJECT LIFE LAYOUT:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Page

"I love using my regular scrapbooking supplies in my Project Life pages and the 6x6 pads make it really easy. This page relies almost entirely on the Date Night 6x6 pad. That, along with a few dies and the Illustration and Alpha stickers, makes this style of pocket scrapbooking a snap!"

 

Thanks, Carolee for letting us feature your projects today!!

Hey there, it's Tyra and I LOVE Gray! Gray is a wonderful neutral that practically goes with everything! I'm contemplating painting our home in the upcoming months and I think I have fallen in love with everything gray (Hello Benji Moore Gray Owl). Enough of my color crush! I'm here to try out pairing gray with a minty shade of green. Let's get to my supply list!

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Jolly Good: Sugar Cookies/ jg14os02, Sweater Weather/jg14os04. Date Night: Illustration Stickers/DN14EB02, Cutest Couple/DN14OS05

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Technique:

  1. Cut card stock mat to 4 by 5.25 inches
  2. Adhere flower stickers to cardstock.
  3. Cut smaller card stock mat to 3.5 by 4.5 inches. Cut circles using electronic die cutter and layer onto larger card stock piece using foam tape.
  4. Cut sentiment from "Cutest Couple" card stock and adhere to card.
  5. Add a few embellishments to add "balance" to the card.
  6. Adhere panel to a white card stock base.

Let's take a look at the finished card!

Chickaniddy Happy Anniversary Card Tyra Babington

 That's my take on the fab gray + greeen trend! Take care and have a wonderful day! xo, Tyra

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Hello, it's Amy with a card featuring a color trend:
 
navy ● mint ● coral ● pink 
 
Isn't it a fun & fresh combo?!
 
 
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Crafts Color Trend
 
I'm such a fan of color...this particular combo makes me think of Spring!
 
TIP:  tilted panels add interest to card design
 
I started off my card with a navy base
 
1.  Trim the mint panel to 3.75 x 5.0 inches.  Adhere to card base.
2.  Trim alpha panel to coordinate with journal card.
3.  Add stickers.  Clip clothes pin and adhere to mint panel with glue dots.
 
The mint panel is from the Date Night Collection.
 
Date Night
 
The diagonal strip on my card is a portion of a journal card from the Cutest Couple -Date Night Collection.

 

Date Night
 
TIP:  Journal cards can be used in so many different ways!
 
I'm a bit addicted to tilted panels and wood clothespins!
 
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Crafts Color Trend close-up
 
 
 
What are your favorite techniques &/or embellishments?
 
 
 
 
Supply List:  Date Night 6x6 DN14PD01, Cutest Couple/DN14OS05  Twirly Girly Grandma's Quilt/TG14OS10  Embellishments:  Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02, Mini Sentiment Stickers/TG14EB05
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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.

Meghann Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts March Layering

To create the layers on this layout, I used a mix of Jolly Good, Scrumptious, Twirly Girly and Date Night collections.

Meghann Andrew Chickaniddy Crafts March Layering supplies

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

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add small bits of color to the background by watercoloring in the small stars in colors to match the patterned papers.
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Layering is a great technique to use to bring your projects up to the next level. Give it a go today!