Hello Chickaniddy friends! Carson here. I'm so excited to be sharing my first post with you on the Chickaniddy blog today. I'm a card-maker, project lifer and art journal fanatic and I'm thrilled to be a new member of the Chickaniddy family.
I had the absolute pleasure this month of creating a card using the very inspirational September Pin Board compiled by the lovely ladies at Chickaniddy Crafts. From the board, I chose the four pictures you see below to help me create the card you see above. I was initially drawn to that gorgeous stack of translucent circles which I was able to recreate with my circle cutter and all the vibrant colors in the Scrumptious line of patterned papers. I have a serious crush right now on these papers, there is such a great mix of versatile patterns and colors, and the colors manage to capture the spirit of fall but still be fun and fresh.
The geometric triangles inspired my use of the yellow vellum and the ricrac was my source of inspiration for the zig-zag stitching. And of course, those vibrant leaves had to be included. The leaf stickers in the Scrumptious line are some of my favorites as well, a nice departure from my star and heart addictions but just as adorable.
The Scrumptious mini sticker tags made it very easy to finish off this card with the perfect sentiment. I simply had to settle on my favorite of the bunch, pop it up with some foam tape and the card was complete.
I hope I've inspired you to go out and find your own Pinspiration this fall. With the chill in the air and the leaves already beginning to change colors here in Washington State, it just feels right to start creating with a warmer color palette and some fall themed goodies. What about you? Do you enjoy changing up your craft supplies to mirror the changing seasons?
Good day all! Pam here sharing our September sketch! We are combining the card sketch and layout sketch to make one sketch that card girls will be able to use as well! Let's see our sketch!
I created this page with the sketch.
Supply List: Scrumptious: Autumn Haze/sc14os06, Back to School/ sc14os04, Back to School/ sc14os04, Check Please/ sc14os09, Corn on the Cob/ sc14os12, Home Sweet Home/ sc14os02, New Harvest/sc14os10, Nutmeg/ sc14os07, Pumpkin Spice/ sc14os03; Scrumptious Embellishments: Alpha Sticker/ sc14eb02; Die Cut Tags/ sc14eb04, Illustration Stickers/ sc14eb01; Journal Tag/ sc14eb03; Mini Brads/ sc14eb08; Mini Sticker Banner/ sc14eb05; Mini Sticker Embellishments/ sc14eb07; Mini Sticker Tags/ sc14eb06.
On my page you can see I used the horizontal lines, but I also added, in place of some of the tags, a few circular pictures. When creating my page I like the way the circles seemed to hang on the layout! I kept some of the tags as well. One tip is located on the top left tag. I altered one of the tags slightly by hiding part of the word. It normally says, "I love this moment." On my page I hid the "ent" to create " I love this, mom" as if my son was saying it!
Scrumptious Supplies: New Harvest/ sc14os10, Autumn Haze/ sc14os06, Back to School/ sc14os04, Frolic in the Leaves/ sc14os11, Hay Ride/ sc14os05, Die-cut tags/ sc14eb04, enamel stickers - stars/ sc14eb0, mini brads/ sc14eb08, mini sticker tags/ sc14eb06.
"Description: I often follow sketches more loosely, using them strictly as a jumping off point but this particular sketch really intrigued me. I was drawn to the paper strips and wanted to embrace the sketch head on.
Adhere 8x10 paper to the bottom middle of the page. Stitch to the background cardstock paper.
Select papers with a very little pattern detail to them. The Autumn Haze paper was the logical choice and then I mixed in other subtle patterns. Cut them the same length but different widths.
Stitch them to the page.
Add a border to the top of the page to help bring it all together.
Pick your favorite frames from the die cut tags pack. Adhere pattern paper to the larger frames. Stitch them to the background so that they are slightly tucked under your photo. Add a 3rd frame to the upper right section of the page.
Add stitched layers of paper behind your photo so that it stands out from the paper strips. This is especially important if you use busy patterns for your paper strips.
Add your title and embellish with stickers, brads, enamel stars, additional framed elements, etc
I have really enjoyed guest designing for Chickaniddy Crafts this month. I hope all my projects inspired you in some way. Many thanks to Heidi and Pam for having me!"
Allie is up next with this layout inspired by the sketch!
"I (Allie) loved all the strips in this sketch and wanted to interpret it quite literally! I had a picture of an adorable Mickey pretzel from Disneyland that I was dying to use with all the cute pretzels in the Scrumptious collection. I'm normally don't stamp often, but I made an exception for the pretzel stamps so I could make a garland for my layout!
Using brown ink, I stamped the pretzels onto white paper. I cut around them with scissors, and used an X-acto knife to cut out the middles. I glued the top of the pretzels to twine, and used a Tiny Attacher to attach them to my layout! I can't wait to try this idea with other shapes. I think I might be a stamp girl after all!
There you have it! I love this sketch and I can't wait to see what YOU make with it!"
Last, but not least, Tyra is sharing a card she created with inspiration from the sketch.
"Hi it's Tyra and I'm back with my take on the September Sketch as a card! Pam created a great sketch with all sorts of tags, banners and tabs! I decided to focus on layers, a few tabs and a sentiment located to the center left, similar to the sketch, to create the following card:
Supply List: Scrumptious - 6 X 6 Collection Pad SC14PD01, Home Sweet Home SC140SO2, Back to School SC140SO4, Die-Cut Tags SC14EBO4, Enamel Stars SC14EB09
Tip: The picture location in a sketch layout works perfectly as a sentiment location for a card!
The colors, blue grid paper (love that!) and the star makes this card perfect for a back-to-school note of encouragement.
Thank so much for stopping by! Hugs, Tyra."
Thanks for stopping by today. Share your project on facebook if you create a project using this sketch!!
Hi there! Leigh here with a Halloween card to share today using some fabulous Scrumptious patterned paper and die cuts...
Supplies: Scrumptious 12x12 patterned paper (SC14OS02, SC14OS08, SC14OS12), Die Cut Tags (SC14EB04)
I started with some Pumpkin Spice patterned paper as my background -- I just love these stripes! I fussy cut the pumpkins from the Corn on the Cob patterned paper and adhered them to my card, along with a super fun slide frame die cut. I die cut the "happy" from the back of the Friends and Family patterned paper and added the "Halloween Night" strip from the Home Sweet Home patterned paper.
A little tip: I had some fun layering on my card, having some elements in front of and in back of other ones. My pumpkins are sitting behind the frame, but the stem of the taller one is in front of the frame. The "h" from my die cut word is in front of the "Halloween Night" strip, but the two "p"s are behind the strip. It adds to the visual interest on my card.
I have a huge fear of spiders in real life, but I think they can be adorable on a card! I used my Silhouette to cut out this cute little spider from black cardstock, and used google eyes in the middle, making this the perfect card for a child.
Here is a closer look at the top half of the card. I added a pinked edge border to the top of the alphabet paper, and two photo turns with glitter brads on the side. The orange and white striped paper that I used for the base of my card is probably my favorite from the whole Scrumptious line... it is so fun to work with!
After I adhered the patterned paper, cardstock, and spider, I added a cute Happy Halloween sticker from Mini Stickers - Tags and a star enamel.
I adhered the die cut spider with liquid adhesive, but he looked a little flat, so I used my bone folder to fold up the legs slightly, giving the finished card a little more dimension.
That's it for me today! I hope you have a fabulous day. Thanks for stopping by!
Hello there, Meghann here. Halloween is just around the corner and I’m excited to share a new layout with you. My grandmother made our costumes every year, and this layout records the best costume that she ever made for my brother.
One technique that I use frequently on my layouts is creating a tone-on-tone background. It adds interest without making the negative space too cluttered, allowing the photos, paper and embellishments to shine. Let me show you the difference between a plain white background and the die-cut star background that I decided to use.
The plain white background is clean, but it’s lacking any interest.
By adding the die-cut star background on top of the textured white cardstock, the tone-on-tone effect creates texture and interest without taking away from the other elements on the page.
Supplies used: Scrumptious- Autumn Haze Paper/ sc14os06, Frolic In The Leaves Paper/ sc14os11, Nutmeg Paper/ sc14os07, New Harvest Paper/ sc14os10, Journal Tags/ sc14eb03, Die-Cut Tags/ sc14eb04, Alpha Stickers/ sc14eb02, Enamel Star Stickers/ sc14eb09, Mini Sticker Banners/ sc14eb05, Mini Sticker Sentiments/ sc14eb07, Mini Alpha Clear Stamps/ sc14st01; Other supplies: Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger), Embroidery Floss (DMC), Sewing Machine (Viking-Husqvrna), Thread (Coats & Clark), Ink (Stampin' Up!).
After layering up my patterned paper photo mat with journaling elements, and a die-cut star, I finished off the layout by adding more die-cut stars, word and arrow stickers and my title, which I created with two different fonts, one being the awesome Scrumptious mini alpha stamps, that I stamped, cut out and adhered with dimensional adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you try this tone-on-tone background technique out for yourself on your next layout.
Good morning! Erin here with a fun fall card and matching pumpkin home decor piece. The Scrumptious line features beautiful fall colors, rich patterns, and versatile label stickers, which were so much fun to incorporate into my projects.
(Supplies used - Scrumptious 6x6 pad, Scrumptious Journal Tags, Scrumptious Mini Sticker Banners, Scrumptious Die Cut Tags.)
My favorite piece of paper in the Scrumptious 6x6 pad is the worn denim, and I used it as the background for my card. I layered some orange and white striped paper, a white frame, plus a yellow label sticker for my stamped sentiment.
After the base of my card was finished, now it was time to embellish! I die cut leaves from two more of the patterned papers, then added them to my card with buttons and twine. I tucked a few banners under the frame, added heart stickers (love these!), and small clear gems. Autumn is all about falling leaves and I wanted to convey that on my card, so I positioned the leaves so they are "floating" from the top of the card towards the sentiment.
I used a Silhouette cut file to create this simple pumpkin. I picked 6 patterned papers for the pumpkin base, and one for the green leaf. After I assembled the pumpkin, I tucked a piece of twine and a leaf in the top.
That's it for me today! I hope you have a fabulous day. Thanks for stopping by!
Hello crafty friends! First I would love to introduce myself! I'm Tyra and I am delighted to be a part of the Chickaniddy Craft Team! I hope my love of paper crafts shines through to the fun ideas I share with you every month!
Now let's get to my pinspiration from September's mood board. Here are a few photos that caught my attention (it was hard to choose only one!):
Looking at these photos I immediately noticed the color in the left and the circles on the right. I used this 'pinspiration' to create the following card, using the Scrumptious collection:
Supply List: Scrumptious - 6 X 6 Collection Pad SC14PD01, Friends and Family SC140S08, Die-Cut Tags SC14EB04, Mini Brads SC14EB08, Sentiments Mini Stickers, SC14EB07, vellum paper.
The paper and coordinating die cut tags and stickers from the Scrumptious collection are so easy to mix and match.
Tip: When combining different patterns add vellum to soften colors.
I added vellum to the patterned paper mat for this card. I also added a vellum square behind the "Hello Friend" sentiment and striped frame, to soften the pattern underneath and allow the sentiment to take center stage. The sentiment itself is matted with more circles, slightly offset from each other, similar to the pinspiration photo on the right. I used foam tape to add depth and interest. This card is ready for mailing!
Hey there, scrappy friends! Missy here, and I'm so excited to share a fun little Halloween layout with you today! Halloween is my favorite holiday to scrap because there is just so much you can do with it. The new Scrumptious collection has a lot of fun Halloween colors, and I love that you can mix and match and use it for general Fall layouts as well. I couldn't wait to scrap this cute photo of my little girl and our trick-or-treater dolls! The colors were a perfect fit.
I first selected the patterned papers that I thought showcased Halloween-related colors. I knew I wanted to use the black and white stars. I used some gesso to fade out parts of it, and I added yellow paint smudges to pull the yellow from the right side. I found a cute spider web cut file in the Silhouette store and made that the focal point for my photo.
I love these pumpkin stickers! They layer very nicely. I added some lines with a brown and gold marker. I absolutely LOVE the alpha stamps in this collection! Check out the amazing shadowing...and the blank space allows you to color them to match! I used some green watercolors. So fun and easy!
This collection has a lot of fun labels and sentiment stickers, which are fantastic for layering and adding to a cluster. All the different styles and colors were perfect for this cluster at the bottom of my page.
Here you can see the layers really well. I love that each piece of patterned paper is easily coordinated with the next one...everything just goes so well together. I used a few of the adorable enamel stars...they are SO cute!
Supplies Used: Scrumptious: SC140S07 Nutmeg, SC140S12 Corn on the Cob, SC140S04 Back to School, SC140S03 Pumpkin Spice, SC140S11 Frolic in the Leaves, SC140S06 Autumn Haze, SC14EB02 Sticker Sheet, SC14EB03 Journal Tags, SC14EB04 Die Cut Tags, SC14EB06 Mini Sticker Tags, SC14EB07 Mini Sticker Sentiments, SC14EB09 Enamel Stars, SC14ST01 Alpha Stamps
I hope this gets you in the Halloween spirit! This collection is perfect for scrapping those Halloween snapshots!
Hello there! My name is Meghann Andrew and I am so excited to be a new Chickaniddy Crafts team member. Today I’d love to share a fall layout that I created using the Scrumptious collection.
Scrumptious- Check Please Paper/sc14os09, Hay Ride Paper/sc14os05, New Harvest Paper/sc14os10, Friends & Family Paper/sc14os08, Die Cut Tags/sc14eb04, Mini Illustrated Clear Stamps/sc14st02, Mini Brads/sc14eb08 Other materials- Ink & Twine (Stampin’ Up!), Paint (Martha Stewart Crafts), Spray Mist (Heidi Swapp), Glossy Medium (Ranger), Pens (UniBall), Marker (Stampin’ Up!)
I used a few different techniques to incorporate texture on the layers of my layout including dry-brushing with metallic paint, sewing, ruffling ribbon and one of my favorites, looping twine, which is quick and easy and adds a whimsical feel to any project. Here’s how I did it.
After getting an overall idea of where I want my looped twine trail to go, I put a dot of liquid adhesive where I want the twine to start and push it down for a few seconds with a bone folder. I then begin to lay the twine out, adding loops where I think they belong and reinforce with a dot of glue every ½” or so. Once I get to the end, my trail is fixed to my project and I just cut the twine.
To finish up my layout, I splattered some mist around my die-cut leaves and adhered a few die-cut colored dots from the Scrumptious die-cut tags pack to my page. I topped them with Glossy Accents, which makes them almost like an enamel dot!
Thanks for stopping by and have fun adding texture to your projects!
Hey there friends Elizabeth Hellum here to share my first layout with you creating with Chickaniddy! The layout I am sharing and talking about is contrasting colors. This is a trademark of mine if you will, that I like to do when creating projects. I like to use many colors, but I also like to use a contrasting color such as I did here with this project.
Using the color wheel you can see the contrasting colors I used and how it fits on the color wheel. I used yellows and browns and the contrasting pop of colors I used is the orange/red and the turquoise papers that I pulled out from the Scrumptious Collection.
This worked really well using these colors to create a fall layout that I really love with pops of colors I love using too! Don't ever be afraid to put a pop of color onto your layout whether it be a color that is in the same scheme or not! Go bold!!!
Hello! Tessa Buys here. There is a little nip in the air in the mornings where I live, which means fall isn't very far off. We've already set the date for our traditional visit to the pumpkin patch and I can't wait to go! In fact, I am so ready for the pumpkin patch that I decided to use the Scrumptious line to scrapbook a photo of my son Jaxon from last year's visit:
Supplies used: Autumn Haze paper (SC14OS06), Fall Bouquet paper (SC14OS01), Illustrated Stickers (SC14EB01), Mini Illustrated Clear Stamps (SC14ST02), Die Cut Tags ( SC14EB04), Alpha Stickers (DN14EB01).
I have to tell you, those are the most kissable chubby cheeks in the whole world! I'm going to be sad when he finally grows out of them. I decided to make that cute face the center of my layout and build out from there. I used this gorgeous Autumn Haze patterned paper because it had all the same colors as my photo.
To fancy it up a bit, I used a watermark ink pad and the Scrumptious illustrated stamps to stamp leaves around my photo, title and journaling.
I absolutely love the illustrations stickers and used the cute pumpkins to anchor my title cluster.
Okay, October, hurry up and get here! I need to make more pumpkin patch memories! And Scrumptious will be the perfect line to scrapbook them. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hi everyone! Allie here, and I am so happy to be sharing a layout with you today! I can't believe it's nearly Fall already! Here in Oregon, we have the most beautiful Autumns. I take tons of pictures during this time of year, and I can't wait to use Scrumptious to scrap them all!
Supply List: Scrumptious: Autumn Haze/sc14os06, Back to School/ sc14os04, Check Please/ sc14os09, Fall Bouquet/ sc14os01, Family and Friends/ sc14os08, Hay ride/ sc14os05, Nutmeg/ sc14os07, Pumpkin Spice/ sc14os03; Scrumptious Embellishments: Journal Tag/ sc14eb03; Mini Brads/ sc14eb08; Mini Banner Stickers/ sc14eb05; Mini Sitcker Embellishments/ sc14eb07; Mini Sticker Tags/ sc14eb06
I created this fun layout using a photo from last year's trip to the pumpkin patch. I love all the new Scrumptious patterns, and couldn't decide which ones to use, so I used nearly all of them!
I used a square punch to create a grid pattern. I added the new Scumptious brads where the squares met. I then cut out a leaf using my Silhouette cut file, and stitched around it. A few layers, some adorable pumpkin stickers, and a title completed the layout!
I'd like to challenge you to use a grid on a fall layout, whether it be with photos, layers, or a background! Thanks for letting me share with you today!