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We are sharing Danielle Flander's last guest designer project, which is a layout based on a sketch. She created such great projects the past month, we are sad to see her month is up. For her last project, we asked her to work with our April layout sketch. Here is what she created along with a preview of the sketch. The Chickaniddy Crafts girls will be working with this next week!

April Layout Sketch

Danielle Flander Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Guest Designer Sketch Page

Danielle Flander Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Guest Designer Sketch Page close-up

Danielle Flander Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Guest Designer Sketch Page close-up 2

"I followed the April layout sketch loosely for my scrapbook page. First, I turned the sketch sideways and was inspired by the two larger sections for photos. I decided to use a tag from the Twirly Girly line and a photo together instead of two photos. To turn my photo into a tag shape, I printed a 3.5" x 3.5" photo onto a piece of 4 x 6" photo paper. This left a space under the photo to trim off the corners of the photo paper and add a punched gold paper circle and brad for the "reinforcer" on the tag. This photo was taken of all of the Flanders on Easter 2013... little did we know, it was our last Easter in New York with everyone, since we moved to Colorado shortly after that. I hung the tags on seam binding with little clothespins from my stash. The circles in the sketch were replaced with butterflies and randomly surround the photo. I used the "Family" sticker from the Twirly Girly line and incorporated it into my journaling. The journaling reads, "Now that we are in Colorado, we are certainly going to miss the holidays with the Flanders, esp. Easter when we all got together, second cousins (Lou and Laurie's family as well) for the egg hunt, pinata, etc. It's not quite the same without...FAMILY."

 
Supplies:
Chickaniddy Crafts: Twirly Girly Brads TG14EBo6, Twirly Girly Banners TG14EB03, Twirly Girly Enamel Hearts TG14EB07, Twirly Girly stamps TG14ST01, Twirly Girly Keepsakes paper TG140S04, Twirly Girly A Girl's Generation paper TG140S09, Twirly Girly Grandma's Quilt paper TG140S10, Goldie Lox Foil paper CN14SP001, Twirly Girly This and That paper TG140S07, Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet TG14EB02, Twirly Girly Piggy Tales paper.
 
Other: seam binding, chipboard stars, gray cardstock, white acrylic paint, stitching, wooden clothespins.
 
Thanks again, Danielle for creating such great projects. :)
Pam

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Hi there. Pam here sharing three different takes on our April sketch. Last week our guest designer, Danielle Flanders, shared her take on this sketch. You can see the card here. Today, we will see three more versions of the card: use it, tweak it and change it.

April Card Sketch

Up first is Kathy with her "use it" take on this sketch.

"Hi! It's Kathy back today to share a birthday card I created with the beautiful Twirly Girly collection and this fresh new sketch from Pam. When I'm limited on time one of my favorite crafty short cuts is to use a sketch as it is.
Kathy Martin Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Use it sketch
Supplies: Papers (TG140S04; TG140S05; TG140S12) Stickers (TG14EB02) Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07) Mini Sticker Tags ( TG14EB04) Gold Foil Paper (CN14SP001)
Kathy Martin Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Use it sketch close-up
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Keep in mind, when creating a project with lots of different patterned papers, choose contrasting patterns and colors so that they don't all blend together. Each paper I chose pops out from the other showing all the layers that went into the design."

 

Next we have a card by Meredith. She tweaked the card a bit.

"Hey Chickaniddy lovers! I'm excited to share my card for this month's sketch challenge, since I got to "tweak" it... my favourite way to use a sketch!

Meredith MacRitche Chickniddy Twirly Girly Tweak it sketch Card


As you can see, I rotated the sketch to suit my preferred orientation - I don't know why, but I almost *always* create vertical cards!


I had to include some of the beautiful gold foil paper cut with this filligree die - it turned out SO beautifully. I also thought it would be a good idea to layer some of the flower stickers to create a tiny flower pennant for my focal point!


Here you can see what I mean:


Meredith MacRitche Chickniddy Twirly Girly Tweak it Sketch Card close-up


And I loved that I had coordinating stamps to add a subtle leaf detail behind my flowers! I just used the leaf image from the Date Night stamp set to add some interest to my striped paper. Love the finishing touch it added!


Supplies: Papers: Foil: CN14SP001, TC14OS05, TG14OS07, TG14OS12

Embellishments: Stickers: TG14EB02, TG14EB05 Brads: TG14EB06, Enamel Hearts: TG14EB07"

Our last card is by Leigh. She changed up the card. Let's see what she created.

 
"For my card, I used the sketch but changed it up.

Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Change It Sketch Card
Supplies: Paper (TG140S12; TG140S07, TG140S08) ; Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02)

Since I prefer making tall cards over wide cards, I compressed the sketch and made it taller to accommodate my preferred card orientation.

I started with creating my background using the Piggy Tails patterned paper.
I diecut my scallops (using Reverse Confetti's Double Edge Scallop border), from the back of the Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper and layered them over each other.
My sentiment was cut from the This & That patterned paper.
I added some twine and a bow before matting my card on the back of the Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper.
I stitched a button to the stacked cups sticker and adhered it to my card using dimensional adhesive.

Tip: When using a sticker, feel free to add some dimensional adhesive to the back to give your card more dimension and interest.

Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Change It Sketch Card close-up

Thanks for looking!"

I hope you have enjoyed these cards!

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Hello!  Shellye here today with a super-sweet Spring Centerpiece using the Twirly Girly Collection, a few floral punches and cute chick cutting file.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Centerpiece

I first started out with a plain wooden planter box and a sheet of the Party Dress "Side B" paper.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Twirly Girly technique 1

After tracing the sides onto the paper and cutting the four pieces out, I placed them through the Xyron 9" Creative Station and applied a permanent adhesive.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Centerpiece technique 2

I added a piece of floral foam to the inside of the box and then covered it with green excelsior.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Centerpiece technique 3

You can find the adorable Spring Chick cutting file here.  Using my personal cutting machine, I cut the main piece of the chick's body from the yellow/white stripe diagonal portion of the Piggy Tales paper and then used a yellow contrasting cardstock as the shadow. I didn't use the part of the file containing the legs; instead I adhered two halves of bamboo skewers to the back and then inked the pieces with a Peanut Brittle ink by Imagine Crafts.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Centerpiece technique 4

I cut two small brown circles from cardstock and adhered them behind the eye area.  A small diamond shape was added for the beak.  I used pink chalk for the cheeks and also inked the edges of the chick with a Sunflower Yellow ink from Imagine Crafts. After embellishing the little chick with a layered flower, I inserted the two bamboo skewers (legs) into the floral foam.

 

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Centerpiece close-up

In finishing, I incorporated several styles of flowers that I punched from the Piggy Tales and Party Dress Papers.  I either added hand-sewn buttons or enamel hearts to the centers.  Each flower was attached around the top edge of the wooden box with a high tack adhesive dot.

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I softened the bottom edge of the box by adding some pretty crotchet trim from May Arts Ribbon.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Centerpiece close-up3

Here is one last look at the completed Happy Spring Centerpiece:

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Centerpiece 2

Twirly Girl Products: Party Dress Paper TG14OS06; This and That Paper TG14OS07; Piggy Tales Paper TG14OS12; Mini Sticker Tags TG14EB04; Enamel Hearts TG14EB07; Brads TG14EB06

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Hello, friends:)

Today I'm sharing a Chickaniddy project using the new Twirly Girl collection. These papers, embellishments, and stickers are perfect for Spring and just about any girly-girl! LOVE

I created a very simple Spring card basing my entire design around a tag that I found in the 6x6 Twirly Girl paper pad. I knew that I wanted to layer a couple of banners/tags together. I also knew I wanted to use these super cute pink polka dot alpha stickers for part of the sentiment! 

Savannah O'Gwynn Chickaniddy Twirly Girl Card Tag

 

I added a butterfly clip and hemp cord to add a bit of extra flair to the tags! I added glossy accents to the Chickaniddy alpha stickers to finish my card. I LOVE the simplicity but details on this card! LOVE!  

Savannah O'Gwynn Chickaniddy Twirly Girl Card Tag close-up

 

Chickaniddy Supplies: Paper Piggy Tails (TG140S12), This & That (TG140S07), 6x6 paper pad (TG14PD01); Stamps Date Night (DN14ST01); Stickers Twirly Girl (TG14EB01)

 

I really love using alpha stickers on my cards and creations. To make it easier to apply these letters in a straight line, I just add them using a ruler and tweezers.

Savannah O'Gwynn Chickaniddy Twirly Girl Card Tag Technique
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1. Create card base using polka dot paper.

2. Die cut banner using yellow diagonal paper.

3. Cut out tag and punch a hole.

4. Add alpha stickers (using a ruler and tweezers).

5. Stamp and emboss sentiment.

6. Add banner and tag to card using foam dots.

7. Finish card by adding hemp cord and butterfly clip.

Savannah O'Gwynn Chickaniddy Twirly Girl Card Tag 2

I hope that you will use the new Twirly Girl Chickaniddy  alpha stickers on your next project! 


Thanks
so much for stopping by! Happy SPRING!!!!!!! Be blessed:)

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Hi there, here is Amélie and today, I'm going to share with you my new layout for spring theme. To do this page, I used Twirly Girly collection.

First, I began by overlaying on my white background a piece of vellum. I love using vellum, it gives a certain softness to my creations.

Amélie Mordret Chickaniddy Twirly Girly layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love emerging nature of Spring, so I decided on this layout to create a flowers flight. I played with stickers and cut some of them on Rosy Posy paper. These flowers are really beautiful. I chose to stay in pink and green color palette.

 

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 I also added some vellums and others embellishments like brads, enamels dots... Some flowers have been sticked with foam circle stickers to give dimension to my page.

 

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 I hope you will like it! I can't wait to see your spring creations with this lovely collection!

 Supplies: Paper

(TG140S01, TG140S02, TG140S05, TG140S07, TG140S08, TG140S12),  Mini Stickers

(TG14EB04), Sticker Sheet (TG14Eb02), Brads (TG14EB06), Enamel

Hearts (TG14EB07)

 

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Hi all, Pam sharing another month of Pinspiration projects.  Before I start I wanted to let you guys know about a pinterest board called "Look Who Is Using Chickaniddy" on our pinterest board. We love pinning your projects to our board! Have you been using Chickaniddy products on your projects? Please post it to our facebook page along with a link to your blog so we have a chance to pin it! You can also post a link to your page on our comment section below.

On to three amazing pinterest inspired pages. Like last month we asked each designer to go to the pinterest board to pick out their inspiration piece. You can play along too by going to our April mood board here.

First up is Evelyn sharing her pinspiration project.

 

"Hey everyone its me again, Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf. I’m so excited to create any project according to Chickniddy April 2014 Pinterest Mood Board. This is how I interprate the picture and the colors combo.
April mood board photo
Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf Chickaniddy Twirly Girly April Pinspiration Layout
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I created my own background according to the last pic in the pinterest picture which I dividing two pattern papers pink and the grey one and paste it together. After that I choose yellow pattern papers and cut it triangle and paste it just right in the middle to pop up my photo. Because it’s a Spring layout so you will find flowers and leaves. I do the fussy cut of the flowers plus create some leaves and stack it together we call it layering and pop it up to make dimension in this layout. As a final touch I use some enamel hearts.

Papers: Rosy Posy (TG140S01), Paper Posies (TG140S05), Tea Party (TG140S03), Never Grow Up (TG140S11), Piggy Tails (TG140S12)
Mini Sticker Tags (TG14EB04)
Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02)
Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07)
 Brads (TG14EB06)"

 

Now it's time to see what Diane created.

"Hello everyone, Diane here! I don't know about you, but I love Pinterest. I pin something every single day. Chickaniddy Crafts has a beautiful mood board each month and I picked one image from their board to inspire my layout today.

april Pinspiration  

I selected this adorable rabbit. I loved the mix of black/white prints, along with the pop of the gold and pink. I also really loved the scalloped design.

Diane Payne Chickaniddy Twirly Girly April Pinspiration layout

I incorporated the colors and scallop design from the inspiration piece into my layout. I backed my photo with a piece of gold foil that I embossed with an embossing folder. I like how it looks like a burst of sun shine and ties in with the "shine" theme of my layout.

Diane Payne Chickaniddy Twirly Girly April Pinspiration layout close-up

I hand wrote my title using a paint brush and black mist. For the finishing touches I added some ink splatters and scattered some sequin around the title.
Diane Payne Chickaniddy Twirly Girly April Pinspiration layout supplies

To create a scallop, similar to the one in the inspiration piece, I cut 1 inch circles with my circle punch in a variety of colors and patterns. I laid some out in a row beginning with the bottom row first. I added two more rows, staggering each one for more visual interest. For a clean edge, I added a strip of glitter ribbon tape across the top row of circles.Diane Payne Chickaniddy Twirly Girly April Pinspiration layout close-up 2

Supplies: Paper: Tea Party (TG140S03), Keepsakes (TG140S04), Itty Bitty Ballerina (TG140S08), Piggy Tails (TG140S12); Gold Foil Paper (CN14SP001); Alpha Stickers (TG14EB01); 

Do you use Pinterst to inspire you in scrapbooking? I would love to see how you use it!"

Last up is Amy and her project! She used the same pinspiration piece as Diane but got a totally different look!!

"I picked this image as my April Pinspiration:
april Pinspiration
Working with the Twirly Girly Collection, I had so much fun putting this card together.  
I focused on the pink color in the inspiration and translated it to the raspberry color in Twirly Girly.  I couldn't wait to use the silhouette image as my focal point.

 

Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Twirly Girly April Pinspiration Card
Supplies:  Paper (TG14CP01; TG14OS017) Silver Foil Paper (CM14SP002)
I die cut a doily shape out of the Silver Foil paper and layered it with vellum leaves and the cameo silhouette.  I dipped the wooden clothespin into a Fuschia stamp pad.  I have the coordinating reinker so I squeezed a bit out onto an acrylic block, added a smidge of water and used it to watercolor onto my card base.
TIP:  Using coordinating ink colors ties the design together.
I knew I wanted to keep my design fairly clean and crisp but still bring in neutral colors.

 

Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Twirly Girly April Pinspiration Card close-up
I featured several of the gray patterns in the Twirly Girly collection.  I circle punched and lined them up on my card base then added the watercolor panel on top.
I love that this collection has the best of both worlds...plenty of girly patterns along with plenty of patterns that would be suitable for masculine layouts, cards and other projects.
If you have the Twirly Girly collection, play along with us and leave us a comment with a link to your project.  We'd love to see how you're inspired!"

 

Hope you get a chance to play along with us!

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Happy Wednesday all! Today is another card by our guest designer Danielle Flanders. If you want to learn more about her, please refer to this post.

Today Danielle has used our April Card Sketch to create her latest card. You will see next week how the craft girls used this sketch so make sure you come back for that!

Our sketch today features a scallop like bottom with a flower, banner, and some buttons. I asked Danielle to make the sketch her own. Let's see what she created with it!

April Card Sketch

 

"For my project with the Twirly Girly collection this week, I was inspired by this fun card sketch! The scalloped circles reminded me of this circle die I have. You can get the same look with a Silhouette cut if you don't have this particular die. I did change up the sketch slightly, but overall used almost all of the elements in one way or another! I loved the big blocks of colored cardstock on the back of the Twirly Girly - Itty Bitty Ballerina paper, so I used the gray in that paper to cut out the circles with my Cuttlebug machine. I just placed the circle cover plate die over the paper and ran it through my machine to cut out the circles. Then I tried different Twirly Girly papers underneath and loved how the polkadots looked from the coordinating Party Dress paper! Everything in this line coordinates so well, so there's not much thinking involved when it comes to putting little stacks and pieces and colors together! The little orange flowers peeking through the circles are so pretty. Next, I wanted a floral embellishment, just like the sketch, to be my focal point, so I found a sticker from the Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet that I loved. To add dimension, I used one of the brads from the Twirly Girly Brads that is already layered, and all I did was attach over the center of the sticker. Instead of placing a horizontal piece of paper across the card like the sketch, I trimmed a tag out of the This & That paper and placed it vertically. To add a sentiment, I used a couple of the Twirly Girly Mini Sticker Sentiments and trimmed the ends of them into little banners with my scissors. The colors in these papers make me so happy! I wanted to keep the background soft and interesting at the same time, but not too much to detract from the beautiful focal point. 
Danielle Flanders Chickaniddy Guest Designer Card Sketch supplies
Danielle Flanders Chickaniddy Guest Designer Card Sketch
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Supplies:
 
Twirly Girly - Itty Bitty Ballerina paper, Twirly Girly - Party Dress paper, Twirly Girly Brads, Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet, Twirly Girly Mini Sticker Sentiments, Twirly Girly - This & That paper. Other: Cover Plate: Circles die and twine by Papertrey Ink.
-Danielle "
Thanks again to Danielle for sharing her projects with us!

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I love flowers all year, but they are especially delightful during the spring.  Inspired by a host of light bulb flower bouquets I have seen on Pinterest, I created a paper crafted flower bouquet in a plastic light bulb I recently acquired at the craft store. 
Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts Twirly Girly Flower
I die cut three small flowers for this light bulb bud vase.  Although I used solid paper for the petals, these flowers would be just as delightful if made with patterned paper.  
Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts Twirly Girly Flower close-up
Each flower is composed of several circle die cuts.  I gently folded back each petal with a pair of tweezers to add more dimension.  I never worry about little tears in the paper as I think they make the flowers look more authentic.  
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Each flower is held together with coordinating brads.  I hand-cut a few leaves and adhered them to the back of each flower.  
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The original cap on the light bulb had a closed top so I replaced the top with a piece of crimped gold foil paper.  
Happy crafting! 
Supplies: 
Twirly Girly collection: Itty Bitty Ballerina TG14OS08; Keepsakes TG14OS04; Brads TG14EB06; Gold Foil Paper CN14SP001
Plastic light bulb
Amanda

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Just popping in today to share a card that I made using the Twirly Girly Collection Chickaniddy Crafts.

After the winter we've had, I was totally ready to create a card with a spring feel to it
and the super pretty Twirly Girly Collection was absolutely perfect for it!

Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Twirly Girly card

Supplies: Paper (TG140S01; TG140S05, TG140S08) ; Mini Sticker Tags (TG14EB0401)

To create my card, I used some Mama Elephant Femme Frame dies.
I die cut the solid berry patterned paper on the back of the Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper with the scalloped edge die. I die cut the floral portion of the Paper Posies patterned paper with the dotted edge rectangle die. I fussy cut a few flowers from the Rosy Posy patterned paper and adhered them to my card with dimensional adhesive. A mini sticker tag adds my sentiment in a quick & super sweet way.

Tip: to add some dimension to a card, fussy cut some flowers from patterned paper and
adhere to your card using dimensional adhesive.

Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Twirly Girly card close-up

Thanks for looking!

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Hello Chickaniddy fans! It's Kathy here today to share a Twirly Girl card with you. The soft pastel color palette and pretty floral print papers in this collection make it ideal for springtime projects, don't you think? 
Kathy Martin Chickaniddy Twirly Girly card
Supplies: Paper (TG140S04; TG140S06; TG140S07; TG140S12) Stickers (TG14EB02) Brads (TG14EB06) Enamel Hearts ( TG14EB07) Gold Foil Paper (CN14SP001)
The gold foil paper reminds me of the longer sun-shiny days of spring that I look forward to all winter! 
Kathy Martin Chickaniddy Twirly Girly card close-up
If you need a sentiment that's not included in the accents of a collection or you want to personalize a project, you can easily print whatever you like from your computer. 
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First, I printed my sentiment on a blank piece of paper. Then I attached a piece of low-tack double stick tape to the item I wanted to print on. To make your tape low-tack, stick it to your clothing a few times. Then I held my printed paper up to a window so I could see the sentiment through my tag and place it exactly where I wanted it to re-print. Easy!
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So many times, often a day or two after sitting with a project, I think of something I might change if I had to do it again. With this card, since the spacing of the word 'spring' looks a little awkward to me, I thought I could easily use the square Alpha Stickers (TG14EB01) instead. I like the look of a couple types of lettering for sentiments and titles. So which do you like best? 

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Hello, it's Amy here with a card that features the Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Collection!
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Twirly Girly card
Supplies:  Paper (TG14PD01) Gold Foil Paper (CN14SP001) Mini Sticker Sentiment (TG14EB05)
I love this collection!  The colors and patterns are so much fun and easy to work with.  I have a total of 4 different patterns on my card.
TIP:  Staying in the same color family makes it easy to mix and match patterns.
I used the gold foil paper with a hello die.  It consistently cuts clean and crisp.  
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Twirly Girly card close-up
The panel with the cameo silhouettes add a fabulous classic feminine touch to the overall design. 

 

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What's your favorite in the Twirly Girly collection?  I'd pick the 6x6 pad but if I could only pick one thing, let's say from the paper collections, I would go with A Girl's Generation.  

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