Hello and Happy Easter! Allie here today, sharing an Easter layout about the Easter Bunny, or should I say, the Easter Pup! I couldn't resist sticking bunny ears on my dog and snapping a picture. He makes the cutest Easter bunny!

Allie Stewart Chickaniddy Crafts Easter Page
Patterned  Paper (TG14OS10, TG14OS12, TG14OS09, TG14OS02, TG14OS07, DN14OS01, DN14OS02), Stickers ( DN14EB01,TG14EB01, TG14EB04), Enamel Hearts (TG14EB07) 
Creating this layout was super easy!
 
1. I cut out 12 eggs using my Silhouette Cameo, then backed them with pastel papers from Twirly Girly and Date Night.
 
2. Next, I used the eggs to create a background, then adhered them to white cardstock.
 
3. I added lots and lots of layers to help my smaller photo stand out. I used stickers to embellish and add my title--I love stickers!
 
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4. The finishing touch was the enamel hearts. They are one of my all time favorite Chickaniddy products!
 
Enamel Hearts
 
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The pastel colors of the Twirly Girly and Date Night collections are perfect for Easter layouts. Thank you for joining me, happy Easter!
 
 
 

 

Morning friends! It's time for another layout by our March Guest designer Lilith Eeckels. This her second layout she is sharing with us and this time she also made a video! So cool. You can learn more about her, here, and also see her first layout. I think you will love this video, so get ready for some craft inspiration.

Lilith Eeckles Chickaniddy Crafts Guest Designer Layout 2

"For my last project I wanted to use the Twirly Girly collection. The colours were a perfect fit for a couple of photos of me I had lying around of a several months. At home I am the only girl as I have 4 sons so the collection was a perfect fit to scrapbook me.

I went with a favourite design princple which is layering and the I added a horizontal flow element. I love the pink colours but it isn't too pink with the greys and yellows.

Thanks to Chickaniddy for having me as guest designer. I enjoyed working with the collections which are fabulous and make scrapbooking so easy."

 

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Thank you sooo much, Lilith for making March so great with you guest designing! We really appreciate it!!
 

Hello! Are you a word nerd? Do you love letters? Tessa Buys here, and if your answer is yes, I'm with you! I love the look of text, especially when it jazzes up my journaling on a layout. Today I am going to show you how to have some fun with your journaling while using up those darling word stickers that come in the Chickaniddy Crafts collections.

Tessa Buys Chickaniddy Crafts Sticker Trend
Twirly Girly - Mini Sticker Sentiments (TG14EB05), Mini Sticker Tags (TG14EB04), Brads (TG14EB06), Rosy Posy paper (TG14OS01), A Girl's Generation paper (TG14OS09), Birthday Girl (TG14OS02)

1. First of all, figure out what it is that you want to say. Take a look at the sticker sheet and choose several words that you would like to use.

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2. Write out your journaling on a separate piece of paper. You don't want to make a mistake directly on your layout. In place of a sticker, draw a rectangle about the same size as the sticker.

3. When you like the look of your journaling, transfer it to your layout, sticking as close as possible to your rough draft.

 
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When I journal this way, it helps me to keep a few things in mind.

1. Don't be afraid to cut phrases apart. I did just that with "eat cake". The original saying on the sticker is "let them eat cake". That didn't quite fit into my journaling, so I used my scissors to take care of that.

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2. If your handwriting isn't the same size as the sticker, consider allowing stickers to overlap so that your lines are consistent. Also, don't hesitate to allow a sticker to overlap your handwriting from line to line. For example, if a sticker covers up the lower part of a "y" or a "g", it usually doesn't affect the legibility of your handwriting.

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3. Don't be afraid to mix colors of stickers, but be wary of how many fonts you use. I love that the Chickaniddy Crafts word stickers are easy to read and easy to mix in with my handwriting.

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I hope you've found some ideas for working with the word stickers. Enjoy mixing them into your journaling. Have a great day!

 

Hey, it's Pam sharing a Spotlight Sunday with you!! I just have to say that we, here at Chickaniddy Crafts, feel incredibly lucky to be able to see so many wonderful pages, projects and more on the internet. We feel very lucky to do these spotlight Sundays. A few weeks ago I spotted a great project (the planner) on instagram and I knew I wanted to feature it. Carolee agreed and now we have some fabulous projects to share!! So exciting! Let's get to know our artist in the spotlight.
Carolee

"Hi everyone! I’m Carolee, a geeky girl living in Los Angeles with her game developer hubby and two corgi fur babies that keep me very busy.

I found my way into paper crafting about two years ago when I stumbled upon Project Life and from there, an obsession was born. I come from a crafty family but scrapbooking was something that we never did! Since finding Project Life, I’ve branched out into card making, traditional 12x12 pages and even decorating planners, my newest favorite.

I currently blog at caroleeflatley.com but you can find me most often on Instagram (www.instagram.com/caroleeflatley) Check me out there to see what I’m working on along with pictures of my dogs, my latest trip to Disneyland or my wacky finds!"

CARD:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Card

"This card, which I made for my husband on our anniversary, uses Date Night and a few pieces I had in my stash. The base is the back side of Together is Better. I cut Dance Party on my Silhouette Cameo to make the top layer. The flower and tile stickers are from the Illustration Stickers."

 

PLANNER PAGES:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Planner

"I’m obsessed with planning (despite having not all that much to track!) and I love decorating out my pages. This week in November of last year uses a lot of the Scrumptious collection. At the top left, I layered a cut from the front of New Harvest with some of the Journal Tags and Mini Sentiments. I used the Journal Tags again to remind me I was only a week away from having to feed 10 people and then added some of the Illustration stickers in the bottom right to balance everything out."

 

PROJECT LIFE LAYOUT:

Carolee Chickaniddy Crafts Spotlight Page

"I love using my regular scrapbooking supplies in my Project Life pages and the 6x6 pads make it really easy. This page relies almost entirely on the Date Night 6x6 pad. That, along with a few dies and the Illustration and Alpha stickers, makes this style of pocket scrapbooking a snap!"

 

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Hey there, it's Tyra and I LOVE Gray! Gray is a wonderful neutral that practically goes with everything! I'm contemplating painting our home in the upcoming months and I think I have fallen in love with everything gray (Hello Benji Moore Gray Owl). Enough of my color crush! I'm here to try out pairing gray with a minty shade of green. Let's get to my supply list!

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Jolly Good: Sugar Cookies/ jg14os02, Sweater Weather/jg14os04. Date Night: Illustration Stickers/DN14EB02, Cutest Couple/DN14OS05

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Technique:

  1. Cut card stock mat to 4 by 5.25 inches
  2. Adhere flower stickers to cardstock.
  3. Cut smaller card stock mat to 3.5 by 4.5 inches. Cut circles using electronic die cutter and layer onto larger card stock piece using foam tape.
  4. Cut sentiment from "Cutest Couple" card stock and adhere to card.
  5. Add a few embellishments to add "balance" to the card.
  6. Adhere panel to a white card stock base.

Let's take a look at the finished card!

Chickaniddy Happy Anniversary Card Tyra Babington

 That's my take on the fab gray + greeen trend! Take care and have a wonderful day! xo, Tyra

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Hello, it's Amy with a card featuring a color trend:
 
navy ● mint ● coral ● pink 
 
Isn't it a fun & fresh combo?!
 
 
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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.
 
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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!

Kennedy Grace Designs

"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.

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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!

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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

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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

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

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