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!
 
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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!

 

Hello good day to all!:D Have you been following the scrapbook trends lately? Any particular ones you feel inspired to create? For this layout, I created with the text as the background and this was created with my Silhouette Cameo!

Cassandra Chen Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Text as Background

 

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1. Open the program on your Cameo (great if you have the Designer Edition).

2. Download the Stencil font.

3. Type in words accordingly as attached and have it cut:

 

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4. Find random patterned papers and attach them to the back of the layout.

5. Decorate accordingly!

 

Supplies:Date Night Patterned papers- Backwoods Lovin (DN14OS10), Cutest Couple (DN14OS05), Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01), Dance Party (DN14OS11), Plaid  is Rad (DN14OS12), Date Night Illustration Stickers (DN14EB02), Date Night Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Scrumptious – Frolic In The Leaves (sc14os11) 

 

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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Hello! Tessa Buys here with one of my favorite trends - metallics! I have loved Chickaniddy Crafts' foil paper ever since it was released in their debut collections, and I managed to hoard one last piece of Silver Surfer. When I sat down to scrapbook these photos of my daughter in a silver-foiled sweatshirt, I knew I wanted to incorporate the silver foil paper in a big way:

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Metallics
Twirly Girly - Grandma's Quilt paper (TG14OS10), Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02); Silver Surfer paper (CN14SP002)

1. To recreate this look, use a die-cut machine to make your title out of Silver Surfer paper. The bigger, the shinier.

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2. Using a craft knife, cut along the short sides of several triangles in the Grandma's Quilt patterned paper from the Twirly Girly collection. Gently roll back the triangles and secure with strong adhesive.

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3. Fill the open space from the back side with more Silver Surfer paper.

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4. For even more metallic shine, add silver sequins. I chose square sequins to mimic the squares of the patterned paper.

Whether your metallic shine peeks out from patterned paper or makes a bold statement as your title, it's sure to make an impact on your page. Thanks for visiting today!

 

Crafter Spotlight

Good day all. It's Pam here sharing our crafter in the spotlight. I found this talented scrapper, Michelle, on Instagram when she tagged her beautiful card #Chickaniddy . I am always so happy to see people using Chickaniddy and in creative ways too.  Michelle has a beautiful classic style that will inspire you to create your own cards. Can't wait to share her projects so here we go!

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"My name is Michelle, and I'm the owner and creative mind behind Kennedy Grace Creations. 

I have been married to my best friend, Steve, for 27 years and we have two grown children. Our daughter Danielle, lives in Kansas, and our son Kristopher, is currently serving in the Air Force. There is one more, the ruler of our house, our four legged fur baby, Pippin. 

What I love the most (aside from my family - of course) is creating anything and everything. I have been crafting for just about as long as I can remember. Creation is my passion, and I love everything about it. My mind is always thinking of what I can do next.

I started out scrapbooking many years ago, creating simple layouts, but I have since moved on to doing mostly cards and mini albums. I love scrapbook paper, and you might say think I have an addiction to it. Which might be true, just ask my family! Paper, embellishments, markers, stamps, dies, sequins, buttons and so much more is in my repertoire of tools. I sell most of the cards and mini albums I make on my square store.  I am so excited to be sharing with you a few cards I created with Chickaniddy."

My blog : http://kennedygracecreations.blogspot.com/

“Wonderful things”
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How I created my card:
1. I used the large stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut a piece of the plaid paper from Date Night 6 x 6 pad to fit the A2 size card base.  
2. Using the next size of stitched die cut another piece from the paper line as well.  
3. The third layer is a water colored panel that has an image I used from Clearly Besotted that I heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I colored the image with Tombow watercolor markers but instead of using water I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen to move the color around.  Making the coloring very soft to match the design paper.  I cut that layer with the fem frame die from Mama Elephant.  Both layers got adhered together with foam tape before getting added to the card base.
4. Sentiment is from Simon says Stamp that I heat embossed with a Champaign colored embossing powder from Recollections.  
5. Lastly I added a sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh sequins and a few enamel dots.  

 

“Hoppy Birthday”
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"How I made my card:
1. I used the large stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut a piece of the flower paper from Holly Jolly 6 x 6 pad then took of the landscape border dies from Mama Elephant to cut the scalloped edge on about  three quarters the way down.  Leaving the rest of the room for  the green stripe paper also from the Holly Jolly paper on the bottom to fill the A2 size card base.   
2. I attached the green stripe first because I made the flowered layer in to a shaker panel.
3. To make the shaker part of the card I cut a scallop out of the flowered piece I already cut adhered a piece of clear acetate to enclose the shaker goodies.  I cut a piece of fun foam just a little bit bigger than the scalloped opening.  I colored the bunny from Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp Set using Prisma colored pencils and gamsol.  I adhered to a pink layer to the card base and putting the bunny angled in the opening.  Then put the fun foam down to hold all of the shaker goodies.  I used some seed beads in several colors to fill the shaker.  
4. Before adding the flowered layer I wrapped some white bakers twine right above the scalloped part of the flowered paper and made a loopy bow and added a button for the finishing touch. "

 

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"How I made my card:
1. I used two different Stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says stamp it cuts stitching on both the inside and outside of the pattern paper.  The pattern paper was used from the Date Night 6 x 6 pad.  I cut it out and then cut just a piece of smooth white card stock.  Out of the center section of the pattern paper I cut a circle using a stitched circle die from Little Inkers it also cuts both the inside and outside stitched lines as well as one from the white cardstock.  
2. This allows me to use the pattern paper as the frame, the white as the next and the circle as the center layers making a very flat card with big details.  
3. In the center circle I stamped a bible verse from Verve which I heat embossed using the Champaign embossing powder.  
4. Lastly I added a few flowers from I Am Roses and a sprinkling of pearls surrounding the flowers."

 

Thanks Michelle, for sharing your creativity on the blog!

Good morning! Erin here with a fun "thanks" card using some lovely spring colors! I've also noticed a lot of repeating patterns in fashion and home decor, and I combined two Chickaniddy collections (Date Night & Twirly Girly) to create a  card with repeating squares. 


Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Squares supplies

(Supplies -  Date Night Downtown DN14OS03, Date Night Backwoods Lovin' DN14OS10, Date Night Brads DN14EB06, Date Night Love Letters DN14OS04, Twirly Girly Birthday Girl TG14OS02, Twirly Girly Tea Party TG14OS03, Twirly Girly Paper Posies TG14OS05, Twirly Girly Piggy Tails TG14OS12.)

 Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Squares

1. Gather the patterned paper you want to use on your card. Use a square punch to punch out pieces of each paper.

2. Arrange the paper squares on your card base and use a ruler (or T-square) to line them up evenly. I like to play around with the arrangement before adhering the squares down.

3. Die cut "thanks" three times from cardstock. Layer and adhere pieces together. Adhere layered sentiment to card base.

4. Poke holes in card base with paper piercer and add sequins layered with brads to the top two holes, and a larger brad to the bottom hole.

5. Tie twine around card at an angle.

Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Squares supplies close-up

Rather than trying to cut foam dots to fit behind thin sentiment die cuts, I like to die cut multiple pieces and adhere them together for dimension. I use a strong liquid adhesive and my fingers to press the die cuts together for a strong hold.

I hope my card has inspired you to create a repeating pattern card! Thanks for looking and have a great week.

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Circle Card Trio Chickaniddy Tyra Babington

Hey Crafty Peeps! It's Tyra and I'm here to share a few fun projects where I incorporate circles into my design. I have a pie chart cut file I've been wanting to use for some time now, so I used the Date Night collection of papers to create cute little wheels of love! Let's first talk supplies!

Date-Night-Sticker-Sheet-350x350-2 Date-Night-2-Dance-School-350x350 Date-Night-1-Awesome-Blossom-350x350Chickaniddy-DN-Sentiments-204x332 Date-Night-Enamel-Hearts-350x350-2

 

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Supplies: Date Night: Awesome Blossom/DN14OS01, Dance School/DN14OS02, Illustration Stickers/DN14EB02, Enamel Hearts/DN14EB07, Mini Sticker Sentiments/DN14EB05, Brads/DN14EB06

Circle Card Supplies Chickaniddy Tyra Babington

Technique:

  1. Use Silhouette's Rotating Pie Chart (Design ID #61968) and Chickaniddy paper to cut your design.
  2. Take advantage of the double-sided patterned paper to assemble the pie chart with contrasting patterns.
  3. Affix a brad to the center of the pie chart, fastening the pieces together.
  4. Embellish each "pie" within the chart with any combination of stickers, sentiments and enamel hearts. My circle pie chart cards actually rotates to reveal a different sentiment at every turn!

Let's take a closer look, shall we?

 

Circle Card Date Night Chickaniddy Tyra Babington

Our Time Circle Card Chickaniddy Tyra Babington

 

I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

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 Hello!  It's Amy with a card featuring the fun Chevron Trend!
 
The Twirly Girly Collection is filled with gorgeous colors.  I concentrated on the coral/pink combo.
 
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Chevron
 
I love to mix 'n match patterns!  How about you?
 
Although I own a Silhouette Cameo, my go to are thin metal dies.
 
1.  Gather coordinating papers, I picked 3 different patterns.
2.  Die cut chevrons.
3. Adhere chevrons to 5.5 x 4.25 inch panel, alternating patterns & sizes.
4.  Use rectangular  die with scallop edges to cut final chevron panel.
5.  Stitch around panel with white thread.
6.  Adhere finished panel to scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.
7.  Die cut butterflies with coral Twirly Girly paper and kraft cardstock.
8.  Adhere butterfly on chevron panel with large glue dot.
9.  Finish off card with Twirly Girly Sticker Sentiment.
 
TIP:  Designing with one collection makes it easy to mix up patterns!
 
I love that Chickaniddy Crafts adds solid  panels in the collections.  I used the solid coral for diecutting the butterfly. 
 

 

Twirly Girly
 
The sentiment was altered to fit on the butterfly.
 
The Mini Sentiment Stickers are perfect!
 
Twirly Girly Mini Stickers
 
I'm working on designing more birthday cards.  For some reason, I tend to gravitate towards general 'hello' cards.  
 
I love how the chevrons turned out...they don't overwhelm the design of the card.
 
Amy Tsuruta Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Chevron close-up
 
What are the go-to card occasions that you design?
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 

 

Hey there, friends!  Missy here with you today.  I hope you're enjoying our month full of scrapbooking trends!  This week we continue with using shapes on your projects.  I'm featuring triangles today.  This is really simple to put together...all you need is your paper and a square punch.

I chose to scrap this cute photo of my husband and daughter about to go for a 4-wheeler ride.  I like the brown and pink in the photo, so I chose various papers from Twirly Girly, Date Night and Scrumptious.  I love how they all look so pretty up next to one another.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Triangles

Supplies Used:  Twirly Girly--Alpha Stickers TG14EB01, Sticker Sheet TG14EB02, Tea Party TG140S03, Itty Bitty Ballerina TG140S08, Paper Posies TG140S05 Grandma's Quilt TG140S10, Never Grow Up TG140S11, Piggy Tails TG140S12, Sentiment Mini Stickers TG14EB05; Date Night--Brads DN14EB06, Sentiment Mini Stickers DN14EB05, Tags Mini Stickers DN13EB04, Plaid is Rad DN140S12, Cutest Couple DN140S05, Awesome Blossom DN140S01, Sticker Sheet DN14EB02; Scrumptious--Frolic in the Leaves SC140S11, Fall Bouquet SC140S01, Autumn Haze SC140S06, Check Please SC140S09; Other--cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Coats Thread, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Heidi Swapp Archival Ink, October Afternoon Date Stamp

Here's a look at how I created those triangles:

1.  I took a 2-inch square punch (but any size will work) and punched a bunch of squares out of all the patterned papers I chose.  Then, I used scissors to cut them in half diagonally.  Easy!

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts March Trends Triangles technique

 

2.  Next, I just started arranging them onto my page in no particular pattern.  I just made sure the lines matched up and turned them this way and that way until I was happy with the large design of all the triangles together.  I then glued them all down.

3.  The rest was easy...adding a few layers of papers under the photo and adding stickers and embellishments where I wanted them.

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4.  I added stickers and fussy cut some flowers from this sheet (Awesome Blossom):

Date Night Awesome Blossom

 

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One more look...I really didn't need to add a whole lot more to this with all the different colors and patterns going on.  I did add a few mist splatters to finish it off.

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I hope you'll give this a try!  It's really fun, and it's an awesome technique if you don't have a die cutting machine or just don't feel like using it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Chickaniddy friends! Allie with you today, and I have been so excited to share this layout! This is a special one for me because I challenged myself to use stamps, mix collections, and to NOT use pink! Those are some of my scrappy weaknesses that I wanted to defeat, and I knew the Scrumptious Mini Alpha stamps would be a perfect way to jazz up my layout.

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 Today's trend is diamonds. I love the diamond shape and don't use it often enough!

Allie Stewart Chickaniddy Crafts March Trend Diamond Layout
Chickaniddy Supplies Used: Patterned Paper (sc14os04, sc14os11, sc14eb03, TG14OS06, TG14OS04, DN14OS05, DN14OS08), Stickers (sc14eb05, sc14eb07, TG14EB03, DN14EB03, DN14EB05), Stamps (sc14st01, DN14ST01), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07)

This layout is a lot easier than it looks!

1. I used my Silhouette cameo to cut out diamonds from a sheet of the Date Night Backwoods Lovin' woodgrain paper.

2. Next, I went through my Chickaniddy stashed and grabbed green and orange patterns from the Twirly Girly, Scrumptious, and Date Night collections. I used one of the cut diamonds to trace and cut from each pattern in order to have the right size to back the background.

3. To create the background, I used washi tape to attach the diamonds on the backside of the paper. It looked pretty messy from the back!

4. Once all the diamonds were covered, I flipped it over and added my layers and photo. I placed the diamond stickers from each collection on each diamond.

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5. After everything was in place, it was time to create the title! I used the super fun Scrumptious Mini Alpha clear stamps to stamp out my title in black ink. I cut each letter out, and adhered them to my page. You could use stickers for your title to create a faster page!

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6. Finally, I added some stamps across the top and bottom of the page to tie in with the stamped title. I'm not a very experienced stamper, so I quickly eyeballed and tried to not over think it for a "messy" look.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you feel inspired to create a page using diamonds!

 

Good morning! Erin here with an "I love you" card featuring one of my favorite embellishments: sequins! I have sequins of every size and color, and I reach for them often when I'm creating cards. One of the ways I like to use sequins is to thread a brad through the small center hole to attach the sequin to the card. This eliminates the need for adhesive, and it looks super cute, too. 

Erin Taylor Chickaniddy Crafts Trends Sequins

1. Trim Backwoods Lovin' paper to A2 card size and adhere to card base. Trim Paper Posies paper and adhere to card base.

2. Trim label from Jolly Good Making Spirits Bright paper and adhere to card. Layer sentiment sticker and sequin on top.

3. Peel butterfly stickers from backing and apply foam adhesive to each one.

 

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4. Using a paper piercer, poke holes in the center of each butterfly. Layer sequins on top of the holes, and use brads to attach them to the butterflies. Adhere butterflies to card. 

5. Adhere clear sequins to card with clear liquid glue. 

 

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Sequins are so much fun to use, and can be combined with many other embellishments to create a new look. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

 
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Happy Friday, Pam here,  and time for our March Guest Designer. We are so lucky today to have the talented Lilith Eeckles with us sharing a layout. I have found myself drawn to her clean and classic style and I just love the way she scrapbooks! Today she shares how she used the Date Night Collection. Let's get to know our March Guest Designer better!

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"Hi. I'm Lilith. I was born in Leuven, Belgium on 26th January 1979. As a child I grew up in South Africa and my parents moved back to Europe when I was a teenager and settled in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. I now live in the South of Belgium in the Ardennes. I am a mother to four marvellous but mischievous boys (Damien, Noé (11), Robin (7) and Elouan (5)) and have been married to the most wonderful man for 14 years. I'm a  foreign language teacher. I teach Dutch and English to French speaking students and I LOVE it. Besides my passion for languages and teaching, there is also music, photography and on the top of my list SCRAPBOOKING. I started just after getting married as I wanted to make a wedding album. I really got hooked when my two eldest boys were born in 2003 and I haven't stopped since. It helps me unwind from my hectic days being a mum and teaching teenagers. Scrapbooking has made me realise that I can be creative and I love documenting my family's life. It has made me become more confident and willing to have a go."

blog: http://lilithandscrap.blogspot.com

instagram: https://instagram.com/lilitheeckels/

twitter: https://twitter.com/LilithEeckels

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilithscrapbookingventure

Lilith Eeckles Chickaniddy Crafts Guest Designer LayoutLilith Eeckles Chickaniddy Crafts Guest Designer Layout close-up 1 "I am over the moon to be guesting here for Chickaniddy. I fell in love with the collections I was sent and was immediately drawn to the woodgrain Backwoods Lovin patterned paper in the Date Night collection. I wanted to work with a more vertical design and cut out a 4*6  piece from the Spiffy Tags paper and layered a slightly longer and thinner paper on top. Then I picked some flowers and butterflies from the sticker sheet as embellishments. I opted for circular photos for a more rounded and softer look. A couple of enamel hearts create a visual triangle. I loved how easily this layout came together."

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Check back later in the month for another fabulous layout by Lilith! I can't wait!