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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
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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.  

Chickaniddy Crafts is on Facebook!  Post your Chickaniddy projects!  We love to see what you create!
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Living in Indonesia where only has two seasons, summer and rain. Doesn’t mean I can’t create any ‘Spring’ theme projects (layout). Today I wanna share how I can create ‘Spring’ layout using wonderful collection Twirly Girly.
Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Layout
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Before I start create a layout for my scrapbook, I start to choose  my colors combo which can match to spring theme. I choose bright colors such as yellow, green, pink and peach. Just wanna share with you how I choose my color combo is according to my photo that I will use. So its easier for me to choose perfect colors that will match with the photo. After you find the perfect combo, start gather your supplies and have fun!
 
I wanna create a bright layout but and don't want to forget the feminine side of the spring season, so I use my leave punchers and paste some butterflies.
 
Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Layout close-up2
To makes this layout more dynamic, I use mist the gold one and the peach in the top and bottom of the page. I also make my own tittle using brush script that I know these day this technique is trendy. I use bamboo brush and yellow mist to make the script and do the fussy cut so it will looks like a die cut.
Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Layout close-up3
Have fun to create Spring layout and don’t forget to try new techniques.
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Hi everyone. Pam with you again sharing the April Color Scheme challenge. We had so much fun doing that last month, it's time to share that again! This time three different craft girls will be sharing the projects based on this color scheme below.

April Color Scheme

This color scheme is just so pleasing to the eye! With the pinks, oranges, and grey get ready for some great projects. First up is Danielle Flanders, our Guest Designer for the month. She created TWO projects for this challenge!

 
"I love all of Chickaniddy's Twirly Girly patterned papers, so I wanted to use lots of pattern on my cards this week! On the first card, I created a chevron pattern by punching lots of the patterned papers with a 1 3/4" square punch and trimming them in half on the diagonal. Then I lined the triangles up to form a chevron pattern (just offset them slightly) and added a tiny bit of machine stitching across the rows. A sticker label holds the sentiment and is popped up for dimension. Another sticker that says, "Thank You" was added over the top, a great way to add a sentiment to the card.
Danielle Flanders Chickaniddy Guest Designer color scheme cards

Danielle Flanders Chickaniddy Guest Designer color scheme card

 
Thank You card supplies: Twirly Girly papers - Tea Party (14OS03), Piggy Tales (TG14OS12), Itty Bitty Ballerina (TG14OS08), A Girl's Generation (TG14OS09), Grandma's Quilt, Party Dress (TG14OS10), Paper Posie (TG14)S05)s, Keepsakes (TG14OS04). Twirly Girly - Tags Stickers (TG14EB04), Twirly Girly - Sentiments Stickers (TG14EB05). Other: machine stitching, Royal Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, Extra Large Butterfly punch by Stampin' Up!, white cardstock, thread, 1 3/4" square punch by Marvy Uchida.
On the second card, I went butterfly crazy and punched many butterflies from the patterned papers. To coordinate with the other card, I used a label sticker again with a sentiment sticker, "Party Girl". This one is one of those really quick cards you can make when you are on your way out the door to a birthday party and need a card in a hurry! Punches are often forgotten these days, but are a great way to use up those patterned papers you have and add so much color and pattern to your projects!
Danielle Flanders Chickaniddy Guest Designer color scheme card 1
 
Party Girl card supplies: Twirly Girly papers - Itty Bitty Ballerina (TG14OS08), Paper Posies (TG14OS05), Party Dress (TG14OS06), Grandma's Quilt (TG14OS10). Twirly Girly Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07), Twirly Girly Sentiment Stickers (TG14EB07), Twirly Girly Alpha Stickers (TG14EB01). Other: white cardstock, thread."

 

Up next is Laurie. Let's see what she created with the scheme.

 "When I first saw this color challenge, I immediately thought of the color blocked paper included in the Twirly Girly 6 x 6 Collection Pad!  I cut out the Happy Birthday focal image (also from the 6 x 6 Collection Pad) and popped it up.  I used the circle stickers from the Alpha Stickers sheet and turned them into balloons by adding string under them.  For the finishing touch, I added two Enamel Hearts.

Laurie Shmidlin Chickaniddy Twirly Girly color scheme card1

Laurie Shmidlin Chickaniddy Twirly Girly color scheme card close-up

Supplies:  Twirly Girly Collection - 6 x 6 Collection Pad TG14PD01, Tags Mini Stickers TG14EB04, Alpha Stickers TG4EB01, Enamel Hearts TG14EB07"

Lastly we have a project by Allie. :)

 "Lately I've been in the habit of including pops of black in my layouts. I love the look it gives, especially with splatters of black mist! I was super excited to see this color challenge. The mist didn't go on as nicely as I like it to, but I love that it's a surprise how it turns out every time! I love my family so much and was so excited to use the 3"x4" cut out from the Keepsakes paper as my title! Brads and sentiment stickers helped create a visual triangle. I also loved cutting out the flowers from Rosy Posy paper and mounting them on foam dots. So fun and a great and inexpensive way to embellish your projects!"

Allie Stewart Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Color Scheme layout
Chickaniddy Supplies: Paper (TG140S12, TG140S04, TG140S06, TG140S01, TG14S10, TG01S03), Stickers (TG14EB02, TG14EB04), Brads (TG14EB06), Enamel Hearts (TG14EBO7); Other Supplies:Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist in Black, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Black Staz On Ink
Allie Stewart Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Color Scheme layout close-up

 

 

I feel inspired by these three projects! Use our color scheme with Chickaniddy and post your pages on our facebook page.  We would love to see em!

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Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share my first layout with the Twirly Girly collection. I love everything about it...beautiful colors, fun prints and lots of girly prints too!

Diane Payne Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Layout 

I added several paper layers for the base of my photo, each one edged with gold ink. I stitched the layers down and distressed the edges.Diane Payne Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Layout close-up

I created some circle embellishments using the gold foil paper and welded the word twirl to the circle to add to the theme of the adorable vintage photo of my mother-in-law when she was a little girl, playing ballerina.Diane Payne Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Layout close-up 2 

Some of the pocket cards have great sayings that can be used as titles.Diane Payne Chickaniddy Twirly Girly papers 

I cut the "happy girls are the prettiest" apart, inked the edges with gold and stitched each one down.Diane Payne Twirly Girly close-up 3 

Supplies: Paper: Birthday Girl (TG140S02), Keepsakes (TG140S04), Party Dress (TG140S06), Itty Bitty Ballerina (TG140S08), Grandma's Quilt (TG140S10); Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02); Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07); Brads (TG14EB06); Gold Foil Paper (CN14SP001)

Thanks so much for visiting. Have a great day!Diane Payne Signature

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Hello Chickaniddy friends!  I'm Wendy Sue, and I am super excited to be taking over the blog today so I can share a little secret with you.  Are you ready to hear my Twirly Girl secret?  Here goes: Twirly Girl isn't only for girls!  Gasp!  I know - what a concept, right?!?  Seriously, if you omit some of the more feminine images, you can totally create a BOY layout with Twirly Girl!  Check it out:

Wendy Sue Anderson Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Boy Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead of focusing on the flowers and shades of pink, I pulled out everything with gray and yellow. My son was wearing a yellow shirt in these photos and I thought they worked together perfectly!

Wendy Sue Anderson Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Boy Layout 2
One of my favorite techniques is adding machine stitching to my layouts - I love when I have the perfect shade of thread to coordinate with a page!
Wendy Sue Anderson Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Boy Layout close-up
Using simple shapes such as stars and circles (the gold foil circles added a fun bit of interest) is an easy way to make a layout a little more masculine.
Wendy Sue Anderson Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Boy Layout close-up 2
Supplies: Paper (TG140S03, TG140207, TG140S08, TG140S11, TG140S12), Gold Foil Paper (CN14SP001); Stickers (TG14EB01, TG14EB02, TG14EB03); Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07); Brads (TG14EB06); Gray Cardstock, Gray Letter Stickers, Yellow Thread, Circle Punch, Black Pen)

So the next time you're tempted to dismiss a collection that seems to be geared toward boys or girls specifically, take a closer look - you might be surprised how versatile it really is!

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Hey there! I'm excited to be back on the Chickaniddy blog with today's project... I had so much fun putting this one together, using the beautiful papers and embellishments from the Twirly Girly line!


The colours in this collection are some of my favourites - cheery and bright, with some chocolate to bring it to life. Perfection.

Meredith Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Close Up 1
I went through all the papers, and picked all the ones I wanted to use, then chose a journalling card to set it all off. It's so easy when you want to add lots of different details with these papers, because everything coordinates so perfectly. I love that!

Meredith MacRitche Chickniddy Twirly Girly Card

Something I really like to do when I'm combining a lot of patterns is to sand down the edges of my papers a bit. I think it helps to soften the edges, which can eliminate the risk of a card feeling busy with so many different elements.

I generally use one of two methods to sand my paper, depending on the look I am going for. The first way uses something you probably already have laying around your house!
Meredith Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Spring Card Technique1
I just use a nail file! I like a medium grit file - around 180. It is coarse enough to take a decent amount of paper off, but not so coarse as to ruin your project. With this technique, I actually usually hold the paper in my other hand and scrape the edges of it with the file (for the sake of photographing without my tripod, I set it down on my table).

Here's a close up of the look you get from the nail file:

Meredith MacRitche Chickniddy Twirly Girly Card Tutorial2


The other tool I have, I inherited, though I really do like using it quite a lot - even if I wouldn't have paid for it myself! Now that I've used it, I can see the benefits to buying one...

Meredith MacRitche Chickniddy Twirly Girly Card Tutorial 3

This is a sanding block from Making Memories. What I like about this one is that there are a few different grits, as each side of the block has something different. With this one, I just lay the paper down on my work surface (one I don't care about getting scratched), and scrape the surface. Easy peasy!

And here's a close up of what the sanding looks like when you use the sanding block:

Meredith MacRitche Chickniddy Twirly Girly Card Tutorial 4


And here is a better look at what the sanding looks like on the card I created for today's post:

Meredith MacRitche Chickniddy Twirly Girly Card Close-up 2


For my card, I chose to use the sanding block. You can see the effect better on the pink edge of the journalling card, but I did sand the heart paper as well. I just love the softness it adds!

I hope you're inspired to try this technique out for yourself, and experiment with a couple of different tools to see which look you like best!

Supplies: Paper: TG14OS12, TG14OS11, TG14OS07
Embellishments: Brads: TG14EB06, Stickers: TG14EB02, TG14EB05

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Hey all. It's Pam and I am sharing two pages which are completely different but use the same collection.  I really like the versatile patterns and color in the Twirly Girly collection. The possibilities are endless!  You will see below how different my pages look.

Ps- Wait until you see a boy page by Wendy Sue Anderson on April 7th and you will see a very masculine page using Twirly Girly!!

My first page is of my friend's little girl. When I saw these photos I took, I envisioned butterflies and fun banners. Thus I created this page. I used a technique which I use often on  my pages which is having a slight space between shape and the paper it is near. Check my layout below to see what I am talking about.

Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Layout

Here is how I achieved this look!

First, I cut out my strips of paper like this.

Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Tutorial 1

Next, I put the butterfly over my papers. I traced in pencil the outline but with a bit of space like shown below.

Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Tutorial 2

The last step is to cut out and adhere to page! You will see that it looks like the butterfly is floating.

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I hope you get a chance to use this on your pages!

Products: Twirly Girly Paper: Birthday Girl (TG140S02), Paper Posies (TG140S05), A Girl's Generation (TG140S09), Grandma's Quilt (TG140S10), This and That (TG140S07), Itty Bitty Ballerina (TG140S08), Piggy Tails (TG140S012); Mini Sticker Banners (TG14EB03); Mini Tag Stickers (TG14EB04); Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07); Brads (TG14EB06); Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02)

On my next page, I scrapped this page of my son (you could also use a photo of a girl for this page). He has such a vibrant personality that I wanted to capture these photos with a burst of sun! I chose mainly four of the Chickaniddy colors for my page: pale yellow, grey, orange, white and a touch of pink. I absolutely love how many grey patterns there are in this collection. That gave me the idea for clouds! I used a piece of patterned grey, yellow, and white to make the sun bursts. I used pop dots on some of the clouds and outlined others with a white pen.

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Products: Twirly Girly Paper: Paper Posies (TG140S05), This and That (TG140S07), Never Grow Up (TG140S011), Piggy Tails (TG140S012); Mini Sticker Banners (TG14EB03); Brads (TG14EB06); Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02); Alpha Stickers (TG14EB01)

What kinds of pages can you create with Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Collection? We would love to see!!!

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