Hello again, my Chickaniddy friends! I'm back today to share a mini album I made using a handful of pictures from our early spring and the amazing new Yippee Collection! This collection is perfect for documenting your spring and summer with all its soft color palette and nature inspired bits and bobs. I absolutely love this one!
This mini was a snap to put together and at only 6 pages in length it is definitely doable within one sitting. I envision as a perfect little gift for a faraway grandma or auntie. Here is how I assembled it.
1. I cut one 8.5x11 piece of white cardstock into four equal pieces, measuring 4.25x5.5. I used these as the base for each page.
2. I chose the woodgrain as my cover paper and cut two pieces from the 6x6 paper pack down to 4.25x5.5.
3. I chose my diecuts and labels for the cover, layed down the enamel Hello, stamped the title spring and then layered them all on the cover. I used foam tape to adhere the spring label.
4. I machine stitched along the top and bottom of the label cluster.
5. I then added and enamel butterfly and stamped 2 smaller butterflies in the same blue ink as the title.
6. I then adhered the whole piece to one piece of the white card stock.
7. I repeated these steps in much the same way for all of the remaining pages.
8. I picked my base papers and my picture, chose the labels and diecuts to layer, machine stitched, adhered my enamel elements and then added the finished piece to one side of the white cardstock.
9. Once the book was complete, I punched a hole in the appropriate corner and bound it together with a key ring.
I love documenting spring as it's my favorite season, and if you're anything like me, you will definitely want to get your hands on this collection. Thank you so much for reading today! Happy Crafting!
Hello, it's Amy here sharing a card using Spring Colors! I'm smitten with the color green, I love to use it crafting and I have quite a bit in my wardrobe too. I love to combine green with pink, it is such a happy color combo, don't you agree?
TIP: Challenge yourself to use holiday collections for other occasion projects.
Bonus points for using the holiday collection, Jolly Good, for a spring time card!
I'm a huge fan of craft foam. I've been using it quite often on my projects. It's versatile to use as a backing or to use alone. I die cut white craft foam with a polaroid shape and added some floral print paper to the interior. The craft foam makes a great frame for the paper.
The sentiment strip is from the the Scrumptious collection:
4. For my banner, I diecut another piece of 12x12 Itty Bitty Ballerina patterned paper and stamped on it twice using the sentiment from the Twirly Girly Clear Stamp set. All I did was curve the sentiment slightly before stamping it. I adhered it to my card, using regular adhesive, but placing a piece of foam adhesive near the trunk to add a little dimension.
Hi Friends! I'm back with a few cards I created with Spring on my mind using the beautifully colored Twirly Girly collection along with a little bit of Date Night sprinkled in! First, my supply list:
Supply list: Twirly Girly -A Girl's Generation/TG14OS09, Keepsakes/TG14OS04, This and That/TG14OS07, Enamel Hearts/TG14EB07. Date Night - Plaid is Rad/DN14OS12, Backwoods Lovin/DN14OS10.
Here is the first card I created:
I created this card by layering shades of pink and peach, adding a touch of green peeking from behind the sentiment panel. This card is inspired by the lovely Mercedes Calla lily plant.
My second card is all about outdoor parties which often begin in Spring. Banners and strung lights are both signs of a good time to be had by all!
Tip: Take a closer look and notice that both cards start with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel, followed by two 3 x 4 inch panels and a few embellishments. All of Chickaniddy's collections feature at least one 12 x 12 sheet of paper full of 3 x 4 designs - great for easy card making!
I hope I have inspired you to not only create something beautiful, but to also get outside and enjoy all of the colors of the season! xo, Tyra.
Hey there, friends! It's Missy here with you today. I was so excited to put together this Spring layout featuring bright and happy Spring colors! Those are my favorite...sunny, bold and fresh. Spring makes me think of all these things. I wanted to create a bright and fun background for this one, and so I incorporated some mixed media into the project. I used products from Twirly Girly, Date Night and Scrumptious for this.
Supplies Used: Date Night--Downtown DN140S03, Enamel Hearts DN14EB07; Twirly Girly--Mini Sticker Sentiments TG14EB05, Alpha Stickers TG14EB01, Enamel Hearts TG14EB07; Scrumptious--Autumn Haze SC140S06, Frolic in the Leaves SC140S11, Fall Bouquet SC140S01, Check Please SC140S09, Nutmeg SC140S07, Friends & Family SC140S08, Clear Stamps SC14ST01, Die Cut Tags SC14EB04, Journal Tags SC14EB03, Mini Sticker Tags SC14EB06, Mini Sticker Sentiments SC14EB07, Mini Brads SC14EB08; Liquitex Gesso, Brother Sewing Machine, Coats Thread, Silhouette Cameo, Recollections Washi Tape, October Afternoon Date Stamp, American Crafts Roller Stamp, pop dots, Ranger Archival Ink, Sharpie pen
Here's how I created this layout:
1. I coated my background paper with some clear gesso so that my paint would have a place to settle. Without the gesso, a lot of water can tear right through it. After that, I used a lined stencil and some modeling paste to create those subtle lines. I also used a circle stencil, an orange gelato and my finger to smudge those orange circles all over the page.
Here you can see the circles and the paste a bit closer. I love the texture it creates!
2. Next, I brought out the watercolors and dabbed lots of pink, yellow and blue around the page. There was no rhyme or reason...just painting and dabbing here and there so it would show where I wanted it to throughout the page. Here you can see it better. I also added some machine stitching in various colors. I didn't use green watercolors, so I used green thread to stitch with.
3. Next, I added my paper layers under the photo and decided what embellishments I wanted to use.
4. Lastly, I added these fun die cuts to the bottom of the page and paired them with some stickers and a cute enamel heart.
These adorable frames are in the Die Cut bag....so cute!
I hope this inspires you in some way to use some Spring colors on a project....the Chickaniddy lines are perfect for it!
Hello there and welcome! Spring is definitely in the air and it makes me want to document soft, pretty pages in spring colors. Today I have a page to share with you that documents a recent trip to a local farm- a perfect springtime activity!
When I saw the Backwood's Lovin' paper, I immediately thought of a shutter bulletin board, and based my design around this inspiration piece.
To complete the layout, I used a mixture of the Date Night and Twirly Girly collections, along with the super versatile alphabet stamps from Scrumptious.
Supplies: Date Night Collection- Backwoods Lovin' paper/DN14OS10, Plaid is Rad paper/DN14OS12, Illustration stickers/DN14EB02, Enamel Hearts/DN14EB07; Twirly Girly Collection- Piggy Tales paper/TG14OS12, Paper Posies paper/TG14OS05, Party Dress paper/TG14OS06, This and That paper/TG14OS07, Alpha Stickers/TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet/TG14EB02, Enamel Hearts/TG14EB07, Brads/TG14EB06, Sentiments Mini Stickers/TG14EB05; Scrumptious Collection- Mini Alpha Clear Stamps/SC14ST01
To create this simple, quick layout, here are the steps I took:
1) Adhere an 8"x12" piece of the Plaid is Rad paper on the left side of a 12"x12" piece of white cardstock. Along the right hand bottom corner of the paper, stamp 'farm' with the Scrumptious alpha stamps and add 'girl' from the Twirly Girly sticker sheet to create the title.
2) Using a craft knife and a ruler, cut slits in the Backwood's Lovin' paper and insert photos, small pieces of patterned paper and journaling cards, tied with twine. To add more interest, using the edge of your scissors, scuff up and tear the edges of the papers and journaling cards.
3) Embellish around the photos with butterfly and flower stickers, popped up with dimensional adhesive, brads and enamel hearts. Finish with a few drops of ink.
Inspiration can be found almost anywhere, if you look for it. Enjoy your spring activities and documenting!
Hi Chickaniddy friends, Allie here today and I am just loving SPRING! I love the reprieve from winter weather, the flowers blooming, the new beginnings, and the sunshine! We had a particularly lovely day and I had to take some selfies to document the sunshine (and my good hair day). I decided to turn it into a spring-themed layout!
I wanted this special layout to have a special title, so I used the fabulous silver foil specialty paper. It is STUNNING in person!
I gathered my favorite papers from Twirly Girly, Date Night, and Scrumptious, and got busy creating this fun page!
1. I traced a petal onto a piece of scratch paper. I cut it out and used it as a template to cut petals from several different patterned papers. To make this process go faster, I cut three petals out at a time.
2. Once I had my petals, I covered the center of a doily with adhesive, then used it as the base of my flowers. I made sure to mix up the patterns on each flower. Once each flower was complete, I placed a sticker in the middle as a part of the flower.
3. Once I had three flowers, I placed them, along with another doily in a grid pattern on my background sheet. I added my photo, layers, and some stickers! I love the stickers from the Date Night collection!
4. Finally, I cut my title out from the silver foil using my die cutting machine. I used the "offset" tool to create a border around it with a patterned paper.
I love how happy and spring-like this layout is! Happy Spring to you!
Hello again lovelies! I'm back today to share with you my monthly planner makeover. Each month, in my planner, I create a spread for my month at a glance calendar. This is the first page I will turn to every time I open my planner and it's so fun to be greeted by such an explosion of texture and color. It certainly makes the mundane task of scheduling that much more enjoyable.
I wanted this month to mirror all the goodness that was happening around me in nature, lots of color and florals. With that in mind, I took these steps to complete this vibrant spread.
1. I started by trimming some mixed media paper to the right size for my A5 planner (8.5 x 5.5 inches).
2. I chose my colors and watercolored the background with abandon. There are no rules here, just play and have fun.
3. I chose a floral cut file from my growing collection, resized it in the Silhouette software and then cut it twice from the Chickaniddy "Together is Better" paper.
4. I ran the page through my sewing machine and stitched just the leaves to the background paper.
5. At this point I thought the page needed a little more peachy pink so I grabbed some coral spray and started flicking some color into the corners.
6. Now that the background was complete, the fun of embellishing the page began. I used all the gorgeous Chickaniddy supplies pictured below and really went to town, stamping and layering. You may have seen those flower brads on my last post, I just couldn't stop making them!
7. Because the left side of the spread was so vibrant, I thought I would keep the calendar side uncluttered and ready to work. I used letter stickers from both the Twirly Girly and Date Night collections as well as the countdown stamp set from the Jolly Good collection to complete my calendar.
8. No planner is complete without a bookmark and I decided to make mine for the month from a Date Night journaling card. You can see how I repeatedly stamped with the HAPPY stamp from Jolly Good to create my own patterned background.
And that's exactly how this spread makes me feel every time I open my planner, just plain happy!
I hope your month is happy and productive as well!
Hey there! Missy here with you today. Nothing says Spring to me more than beautiful flowers. I wanted to incorporate a lot of flowers onto my page. Flowers are an embellishment I don't use a lot of, but I think they add such a pretty feel to a layout. Of course, you know I love to go bold and bright, so I went through all of my Chickaniddy products and pulled flowers from the Jolly Good and Scrumptious collections. I love the reds, pinks, yellows and oranges mixed together. I wanted to add some blue flowers, so I used the flower stamp from the Jolly Good line and some blue ink to create my own.
Supplies Used: Jolly Good--Sweater Weather JG140S04, Snow Play JG140S09, Sticker Sheet JG14EB01, Clear Stamps JG14ST01; Scrumptious--Home Sweet Home SC140S02, Check Please SC140S09, Hay Ride SC140S05, Friends & Family SC140S08, Sticker Sheet SC14EB02, Die Cut Tags SC14EB04, Alpha Stickers SC14EB02, Clear Stamps SC14ST01, Mini Brads SC14EB08; Faber Castell Gelatos, Brother Sewing Machine, Coats Thread, Silhouette Cameo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, October Afternoon Date Stamp, Ranger Archival Ink, Sharpie Pen.
Here's how I created this layout:
1. I wanted to use several of the bright patterned papers from these two collections, so I decided on a pie chart design. I cut a large pie chart on my Cameo and used the cut outs to trace around each of the patterned papers. Then I simply adhered them down and stitched around the edges.
2. I wanted to add a bit of paint, so I used a few different colors of gelatos and colored them onto a piece of plastic packaging. I spritzed it with water and then rubbed the plastic on to the paper. It leaves a messy watercolor look. Here's how I did that:
Draw some scribbles on the plastic.
Spray some water onto it (just a little bit) and smoosh the plastic together to mix it in.
Turn the plastic over and press it down onto the paper, kind of like a stamp.
Keep moving it around and pressing down on it until you get this messy watercolor look.
3. I added some vellum and paper under my photos and used pop dots to raise them up. Then I began adding the flower clusters.
4. I added some machine stitching and mixed my title with a Cameo cut, some alpha stickers and stamps.
Here's a close up of the cute paper, mixed media coloring, stitching and thread. I also outlined the pie chart pieces with a black pen to make them stand out a little more.
The flowers really pop all next to each other. I love the bright colors!
I hope this inspires you to scrap something pretty with flowers for Spring! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Pinterest is one of those places you can completely lose yourself in and not have to concentrate on what you are doing. I love nothing better than being curled up in bed and browsing through board after board of fabulous gardens, food recipes, home decor, crafts and fashion.. which is where I stumbled across this wonderful picture of a model deep-etched over the back-drop.
I also loved the faint colour-scheme of the floral arrangement which led me to use the Date Night collection as it had similar hues.
Supply List: Date Night - Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01), Cutest Couple (DN140S05), Spiffy Tags (DN14OS07), Blackwoods Lovin (DN14OS10), Alpha Stickers (DN14EB01), Illustration Stickers (DN14EB02), Mini Sticker Banners (DN14EB03), Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Mini Sticker Sentiments (DN14EB05), Brads (DN14EB06), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07).
1. First step was to deep-etch my photo... and a note to self, choose an easier subject next time.
2. I wanted to have more texture to my background than the original design so I used layers and layers of stickers and strips of patterned paper before placing my photo on top.
3. Next step was to add small clusters of flowers, brads and enamel hearts in a similar position as the Pinterest photo, using foam pop dots for added dimension.
4. I then positioned the heading and added two rows of stitching top and bottom.
5. The last step was to add my journaling and then position strips of patterned paper and a hint of embellishments at the very top and bottom to draw the eye into the centre of the layout.
Inspiration can be found in the most amazing places and sometimes you are completely unaware that you have been inspired. It could have been a shop window display, or the cover of a book, or the colours of a bedspread in a store and quite possibly a random picture on your Pinterest page. Wherever it was, it has meant something to you at the time and 'stuck' with you in your creative thought process for future use in your memory keeping.
Hello, it's Amy here with a card that focuses on flowers! I'm like most crafters and love working with blooms. They are perfect for any season, especially for spring time cards!
TIP: Incorporate the contrasting borders of 12x12 paper
As a cardmaker, I tend to gravitate towards the 6x6 paper pads, but do love 12x12 sheets too. I work to get more out of a sheet of paper by using the border trim that 12x12's have. Who doesn't love polka dots?!
Even though the base panel has a subtle pattern to it, I decided to add a bit more texture to my card by using a stencil and light modeling paste.
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!
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