Happy Wednesday. Today I am sharing the color scheme for July.  It combines two tones of pink, a navy blue, and grey. What a fun color scheme. Let's see what the guest designer and two of the craft girls create with this!

July color Scheme

 

Up first is our guest designer, Janna Werner. Today will be the last day for her projects. :( We have so enjoyed having her as a guest designer with us! Take a look at her awesome projects she created today!

"The color scheme reminded me of parties, summer, sun and happiness. Therefore I created a card that can be used as invitation, a small envelope that could be used to hide a small present or a voucher and a paper bonbon that could also be used for small gifts or sweets. I like that the color scheme - although it includes pink - can be used for feminine, but also masculine projects or even baby themed projects."

Janna Werner bonbon for Chickaniddy CraftsJanna Werner card for Chickaniddy Crafts-2Janna Werner scrapbooking envelope for Chickaniddy Crafts Janna Werner scrapbooking projects for Chickaniddy Crafts

 

Next up is Shellye with this project using the color scheme.

 

"Hello, everyone...Shellye bringing you an easy crafting project using this month's Color Scheme and a standard plastic badge holder.  You can find vertical or horizontal badge holders/luggage tags at office supply stores, etc.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts July Color Scheme project

Today I am sharing a cute identification tag that I made for my daughter's dance bag.  Not only does it add some cuteness to an ordinary bag, but it can also lend information as to whom the owner is and save a trip to the lost & found :)

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts July Color Scheme project 1

Because the plastic holders are so inexpensive, they're ideal to make for craft bazaars or as party favors.  I've found that the vertical holders (like above) are a bit roomier than some of the horizontal versions.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts July Color Scheme project 2

I cut the navy striped tag to size and then stitched on the matted floral print and ballerina card.  You can add the child's name here, or use a simple sticker as I did followed by matching enamel hearts.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts July Color Scheme project 3

For the back, I cut a matching sized card from one of the 6X6 squares and then embellished with label stickers, a monogram letter and the initials of the dance studio.  Use stickers or your own handwritting to further personalize the tag.  And of course, the sweet crown brad was a must-have!

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts July Color Scheme project 4

There are several ways that you can tie the tag to a bag, but I chose to use a large ring that I tied a bow onto.  You can also find snaps that fit through the opening, or use a strand of ribbon.

With school starting next month for many kids, make a tag in school colors for their backpack or gym bag!  Thank you for letting me share this project with you today at Chickaniddy Crafts!

Chickaniddy Products: Date Night Collection-Plaid Is Rad Paper DN140S12; Alpha Stickers DN14EB01; Mini Sticker Sentiments DN14EB05; Twirly Girl Collection-Itty Bitty Ballerina Paper TG140S08; This And That Paper TG140S07; Alpha Stickers TG14EB01; Enamel Hearts TB14EB07; Brads TG14EB06"

 

Laurie is up last with a card using the color scheme.

 

Laurie Shmidlin Chickaniddy Crafts Color Scheme card

"I think the color challenges are some of my favorites!  There are some fabulous color combos that I might not have tried on my own but am so glad that I did!  I mostly used papers and embellishments from the Twirly Girly collection with the exception of the blue paper (which is from the Date Night collection)!  I also had to sneak in some Silver Surfer foil paper (love that stuff)!"

 

I hope you have enjoyed all of these projects with the color scheme. Give it a try yourself ;)

Pam

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Happy Summer!  Shellye here to share a sweet treat idea for your little pool goers this Summer.  It all starts with a simple bag die (I've used this Box W/ Handle Die) and a collection of assorted "Date Night" Papers and "Twirly Girl" Stickers.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts Swimming Party Treats

I die-cut the bag shape from the "A Girl's Best Friend" Paper...stripes just remind me of a beach towel, so I thought the design was the best representative of my idea.  The bag goes together with a bit of glue to the side and then notches together at the bottom. 

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts Swimming Party Treats close-up 

I used a 2" scallop punch to cut the white cardstock base.  For the fish, I used a combination of a 1.5" oval punch and a 1" star punch that I trimmed into a tail.  The fin was made with a 1" circle that was punched about 1/4" of the way through the paper. 

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts Swimming Party Treats close-up2

After piecing the fish together, I added him onto the scallop tag with foam adhesive.  A brown enamel dot and a round sticker from the Twirly Girl Alphabet Stickers completes the face.

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts Swimming Party Treats close-up3

To the top handle, I used a sentiment sticker from the Twirly Girl Collection.  To the side of it:  a flower sticker from Date Night and hand-cut leaves that I found on the "Awesome Blossom" paper! 

Shellye McDaniel Chickaniddy Crafts Swimming Party Treats close-up4

Fill the inside with Goldfish crackers or other fun Summery Treats!

You can find all sorts shapes by putting together various punched pieces...it's may favorite way to paper-piece :)  I hope you've enjoyed!

 

 

Chickaniddy Products: Date Night Collection- Awesome Blossom Paper DN140S01; A Girl's Best Friend Paper DN140S06; Plaid is Rad Paper DN140S12; Sticker Sheet DN14EB02; Twirly Girl Collection- Alphabet Stickers TG14EB01; Mini Sticker Sentiments TG14EB05

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Now that summer is well under way, strawberry season is in full swing.  Yum!  Bring some summer sweetness indoors with a sweet strawberry gift basket.  Use as a piece of decor or fill with small treats and give as a gift.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts July Project

These little strawberries are easy to die cut and come together quickly.  Die cut a basket out of kraft cardstock to add a bit of a farmer's market feel.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts July Project close-up

Embellish each strawberry by placing a flower shaped brad on top of the leaves.  This little flower adds an extra sweet touch to an already sweet strawberry.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts July Project tutorial

After you have die cut the strawberry boxes, close each strawberry box by threading a piece of twine (about 10" long) through the holes in the top of the box.  Draw the box closed by tying a knot in the two pieces of twine.  The small opening will be covered up by the leaves.  Just make sure you put your goodies in first!

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts July Project close-up2

Tie the leaves on top of the strawberry box by inserting the twine through the holes in the leaves and then tie in a bow.

Amanda Coleman Chickaniddy Crafts July Project close-up3

Insert the flower brad through one of the holes in the leaves and secure underneath.  Place your strawberries in a basket for a sweet handmade gift.

Happy gifting!

 

 

 

Supplies: From Twirly Girly--Birthday Girl TG14OS02; Itty Bitty Ballerina TG14OS08; Brads TG14EB06. From the Date Night collection--Brads DN14EB06. 

PS Don't forget to checkout our newest collections and the giveaways. SCRUMPTIOUS GIVEAWAY  &  JOLLY GOOD GIVEAWAY 

And here is the link to our OPEN CRAFT TEAM CALL

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Crate Team Call

Are you interested in being considered for our new team? If so, please check out the details below. We are excited to have you apply.  Our craft team call goes from July 18th - Aug 17th.

What we are looking for:

  • Highly motivated and positive people with a defined style
  • New talent is always welcomed
  • GREAT photography of projects (this is very important to us)
  • Layout, card, and altered items designers
  • Designers with social media accounts such as blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. (you do not need all of them, but you must have a blog and FB account)

How to apply:

Please send an email to craftteamcall@gmail.com containing the following information:

  • Your name and contact information, including resume
  • Links to your gallery, blog, Facebook, Instagram accounts, and other social media that applies
  • Between 5 -7 examples of your projects such as layouts, cards, and altered items (please make images are no larger than 400 KB JPEG files)
  • What design teams you are currently on

How the team will work:

  • Create two projects a month for the blog with write-ups
  • Create additional CHA projects as needed
  • Post your projects on your social media accounts
  • Submit your projects for publications
  • Term is for 1 year long (Sept 2014 - Aug 2015)
  • Call is open to USA and Internationals

Benefits of working with Chickaniddy Crafts

  • Paid projects for CHA work
  • Payments for publications
  • Rewards (such as gift cards). Once a month "Best project of the month".
  • Exposure of projects on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other media

Questions?  Please send to Pam Callaghan at cncraftteam@gmail.com

And remember, don't forget to enter into our new collection giveaways. 

Scrumptious & Jolly Good

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I wanted to share some Pocket Journaling cards that I made for my Summer pocket album,
using some Chickaniddy Crafts Date Night & Twirly Girly products.

Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Pocket Journaling Cards

Supplies: Date Night paper (DN14OS03, DN14OS12) Date Night Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02), Date Night Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Date Night Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07),  Twirly Girly Alpha Stickers (TG14EB01), Twirly Girly Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07)

Each card measures just under 3x4" (I used some of my dies to die cut them).
These were so much fun to make! Here's a close up of each one:

Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Pocket Journaling Card 1

For this card, I die cut a piece of the sky from the Downtown patterned paper (from Date Night) and added the sweet hot air balloon sticker and the banner sentiment sticker.

Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Pocket Journaling Card 2

I die cut this card with a scalloped edge die. The card (from the Date Night Plaid is Rad patterned paper) originally said "hello love", but I covered up the "love" with a die cut banner and adhered some Twirly Girly Alphabet stickers on it to spell out my favourite season. A couple of enamel hearts (from Date Night & Twirly Girly) finishes it off.

Leigh Penner Chickaniddy Crafts Pocket Journaling Card 3

And lastly, I stared with some white card stock that I impressed with a book print impression plate as my background. To this, I added the Date Night butterfly stickers and sentiment.

Tip: Don't be afraid to cut up stickers to make them work for you. The banners I used on my first and third cards were too long to use, so I trimmed them to make them both fit and suit my cards.

Thanks for looking!

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Jolly Good Logo Chickaniddy Crafts (Large)

Here's a little "Heidi Secret".  When I first started this collection I was having a hard time getting into it, so I decided to play a Christmas song or two and in that very moment the magic started to flow. So many ideas popped into my head and everything fell into place. It's amazing how Christmas music can bring such joy to me and people all around the world. I love Jolly Good so much and it's probably the happiest collection I've made to date. Its theme covers Christmas, winter weather, New Year's Eve. holiday shopping, family fun and dancing in the rain. Basically all the things we love about winter, with a bright and happy color combo. There are even a few things that hint to puckering up under the mistletoe. Ooh la la!

Now take a peek and don't forget to enter into the giveaway. Just leave a comment and we'll take care of the rest.

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Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-01B-Christmas-Eve

Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-02A-Sugar-Cookies Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-02B-Sugar-Cookies

Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-03A-CarolingJolly-Good-12x12-Paper-03B-Caroling

Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-05A-Holly-Jolly Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-05B-Holly-Jolly

Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-06A-Deck-The-Halls Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-06B-Deck-The-Halls

Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-07A-Making-Spirits-Bright

Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-07B-Making-Spirits-Bright Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-08A-Holiday Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-08B-Holiday Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-09A-Snow-Play Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-09B-Snow-Play Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-10A-Rainy-Day Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-10B-Rainy-Day Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-11A-Tis-The-Season Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-11B-Tis-The-Season Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-12A-Happy-New-Year Jolly-Good-12x12-Paper-12B-Happy-New-YearJolly-Good-12x12-Collection-Pack-CoverJolly-Good-12x12-Sticker-SheetJolly-Good-Alpha-Stickers Jolly-Good-Journal-Tags

Jolly-Good-Mini-Brads Jolly-Good-Enamel-Stars

Jolly-Good-Banners Jolly-Good-Sentiments Jolly-Good-Tags

Jolly-Good-Die-Cut-Tags-in-Package Jolly-Good-Die-Cut-Tags

Jolly-Good-Clear-Alpha-Stamps Jolly-Good-Clear-Illustration-StampsOne last thing before you go.... Don't forget to visit our blog tomorrow to learn more info about our Craft Team Call

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Hello everyone, Diane here, sharing a layout made with the Date Night collection. I'm focusing on brads today. One of my favorite ways to use them is as accents for the center of flowers.

Diane Payne Chickaniddy Crafts Brads Layout

Supplies: Paper (DN140S10, DN140S12, CN14SP002), Stickers (DN14EB02, DN14EB01), Brads (DN14EB06)

The flowers on the sticker sheet are beautiful on their own but you can add a little extra detail to them with the coordinating brads.

Diane Payne Chickaniddy Crafts Brads Layout close-up

Tip: If you don't like punching a hole to place the brad through, simply fold out the prongs of the brad so it will lay flat and adhere to your project with a glue dot. I like the extra detail that it gives to the brad too.

Diane Payne Chickaniddy Crafts Brads Layout close-up2

What are some of your favorite ways to use brads?

Diane

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Scrumptious-logo

I'm so happy this day is finally here and I can share with you my newest collection. I'd like to introduce to you the Scrumptious collection. It's an everyday Fall collection that celebrates fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the everyday family life. Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the full Jolly Good Collection.

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Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-03A-Pumpkin-Spice Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-03B-Pumpkin-Spice Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-04A-Back-To-School Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-04B-Back-To-School

Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-05A-Hay-Ride Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-05B-Hay-Ride Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-06A-Autumn-Haze Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-06B-Autumn-Haze

Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-07A-Nutmeg Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-07B-Nutmeg Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-08A-Friends-and-Family Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-08B-Friends-and-Family

Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-09A-Check-Please Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-09B-Check-Please Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-10A-New-Harvest Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-10B-New-Harvest Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-11A-Frolic-In-The-Leaves

Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-11B-Frolic-In-The-Leaves Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-12A-Corn-On-The-Cob Scrumptious-12x12-Paper-12B-Corn-On-The-Cob

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Scrumptious-Alpha-Stickers Scrumptious-Journal-Tags Scrumptious-Mini-Brads Scrumptious-Enamel-Stars

Scrumptious-Banners Scrumptious-Tags Scrumptious-SentimentsScrumptious-Die-Cut-TagsScrumptious-Die-Cut-Tags-All

Scrumptious-Clear-Illustration-Stamps Scrumptious-Clear-Alpha-Stamps

Leave a comment and you could win this brand new collection before it's in stores.

~Heidi

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Hey all, it's Pam with our special guest designer for the month Janna Werner. Today once again she is sharing a wonderful layout! I really like how she used the soft colors to accent her photos and the whole design of the page. Here is what she had to say about her layout.

"I was teaching classes in Barcelona, Spain this year. We worked with glitter and in the evening, everything and everyone was at least slightly covered with glitter, even my shoes! I tried to clean them, but the glitter didn´t come off :) I thought this was very funny and scrapworthy, I will add this page to my workshop album in which I store layouts with photos from my classes."

Janna Werner scrapbooking layout for Chickaniddy Crafts-2Janna Werner scrapbooking layout for Chickaniddy Crafts

 

Supplies:Date Night Collection: Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01), Cutest Couple (DN14OS05), Together is Better (DN14OS09), Downtown (DN14OS03), Spiffy Tags (DN14OS07); Alpha Stickers (DN14UB01), Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02)

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Pam

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Hey there!  Missy here with you today.  I couldn't wait to use the bright and beautiful Twirly Girly line for a fun and bold summer layout!  I wanted to scrap this photo of my little girl in the pool, and since there is a ton of blue in it, I decided to add bits of more blue around the paper since there are no blues in it.

I started with some gesso on the background.  This is a very busy patterned paper, and I didn't want it to detract from the photo.  The gesso helps soften edges and sort of fade out colors.  Once that was dry, I used a rainbow array of watercolors.  I added splatters of blue around the page.  I added lots of background stamps and some blue thread as well.  I love that the blue works well in this, even though it was a color I added in on my own.  The layers underneath my photo all represent the rainbow and look great up next to the blue photo.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout

 

Here's a close up of the watercolor, stamping and doodling.  I love tracing around my titles to make them pop a little more.  I like that it's messy and not perfect.  I also traced around the sentiment sticker and the days of the week stickers.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout close-up

 

I just love these fun banner stickers, brads and enamel hearts!  They add such fun details to layouts.  I used them like little flags on the side of my photo.  I curved up the edges of some of the layered papers to create more depth.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout close-up 2

 

More stickers and layers!  I have more information on how I colored these cute days of the week stickers at the end of the post :)

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout close-up 3

 

I really love the alphas in this collection.  Not only are they super cute, but the thickness is really great.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout close-up 4

 

I wanted to use these stickers on my layout, but I wanted them each a different color.  I simply took some gesso and covered the orange edges a few times.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout how to

 

Once it was dry, I went over each one with a different color watercolor.  Easy!  Now I have rainbow days of the week stickers.

Missy Whidden Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout how to #2

 

I hope this inspires you to get out those summer photos and create something bright and bold!  And also to use your photo as inspiration to create something unique on your page, like I did with the blue elements.  You can make it work if you get creative!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Supplies Used: TG140S10 Grandma's Quilt, TG140S02 Birthday Girl, TG140S12 Piggy Tails, TG140S04 Keepsakes, TG140S08 Itty Bitty Ballerina, TG14EB01 Alpha Stickers, TG14EB02 Sticker Sheet, TG14EB03 Mini Sticker Tags, TG14EB05 Mini Sticker Sentiments, TG14EB06 Brads, TG14EB07 Enamel Hearts, TG14EB03 Mini Sticker Banners, DN14EB03 Mini Sticker Banners; Other--Liquitex Gesso, Watercolors, StazOn Ink, Recollections Stamps, Thread, Sharpie Black Pen, Silhouette Cameo, Cardstock, Crafter's Workshop Template, Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

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Hello Chickaniddy friends!  I'm excited to be joining you on the blog today, sharing a fun way to use all of the beautiful Chickaniddy brads that coordinate with the Date Night collection.  Sometimes ONE is enough, but sometimes, you just need a whole slew of goodness all at once - that's the case with the brads on this layout!

Wendy Sue Anderson Chickaniddy Crafts Brads Layout
I wanted to use the brads, mixed with enamel hearts and stickers, to create a confetti-look on my page.

 

Wendy Sue Anderson Chickaniddy Crafts Brads Layout close-up
I simply scattered various pieces diagonally, from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.

 

Wendy Sue Anderson Chickaniddy Crafts Brads Layout close-up 2

 

I moved them around until I was happy with their placement, and then I attached everything.  I love the look of randomness (even if it wasn't truly random) - it's fun and playful and it makes me happy!

 

Wendy Sue Anderson Chickaniddy Crafts Brads Layout close-up 3
What's your favorite way to use brads on a layout?  We'd love to see your ideas - leave a link in the comment section!  Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!
Supplies:  Date Night Patterned Papers (DN14OSO1, DN14OSO8, DN14OSO7), Alpha Stickers (DN14EBO1), Mini Sticker Banners (DN14EBO3), Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EBO4), Sticker Sheet (DN14EBO2), Enamel Hearts (DN14EBO7), Brads (DB14EBO6)

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Hi there! Here is Amélie with a new project. Today, my theme day is Summer. The principal color of my picture is yellow. So I decided to play with this color. I played with my yellow spray ink and my yellow neocolor to create a sunny background.

Amélie Mordret Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout

 

Amélie Mordret Chickaniddy Crafts Summer Layout close-up

 

 

 

 

  I added some stripes of paper but not a lot because I would leave big place to my background and to my picture.

Here are the supplies used: Twirly Girly Tea Party (TG140S03), Twirly Girly Never Grow Up (TG140S11), Twirly Girly Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02), Date Night Cutest Couple (DN140S05), Date Night Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02).

 

I hope you will enjoy this project.

See you soon,