Sunday, June 29, 2014


Hi everyone!  Sharon here today wishing you all a happy Sunday.

Because I have seen so many ways to add geometric shapes to scrapbook pages lately, I thought it would be fun to share some different ways that I used triangles on my recent layouts.

1) Hand-cut Triangles:

 I cut these triangles then machine stitched them horizontally onto my layout:

 2) Punched Triangles:

This time, my triangles were punched with an old favorite punch from my stash

and machine stitched vertically onto my page:

3) Banners and borders:

I started with very bright patterned paper as my background: 

 and added black triangles at the top in the form of a banner and the bottom as a border.

4)  Shapes:

I saw an idea in a magazine about using geometric shapes to create simple forms.

So I cut my the triangles and overlapped them to make the shape of a trees:

That's it!  All four layouts were extremely easy and fun to make with the addition of the triangles.  I cannot wait to see what you create using geometric shapes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Layout + Free Cutting Files

Hey there. This is Pam and today I am sharing my page that I created with a free cutting file. I started with an idea of overlapping half circles over one and other and realized that after I created my design, it kinda looks like mini rainbows! I repeated the design and then erased out some of the half circles. 
Here is how my layout came out. 

 date night sm
Supplies: Chickaniddy Date Night: Awesome Blossom (DN14OS01), Cutest Couple (DN14OS05), Together is Better (DN14OS09), Downtown (DN14OS03), Plaid is Rad (DN14OS12), Sticker Sheet (DN14EB02), Mini Banner Stickers (DN14EB03), Mini Sticker Tags (DN14EB04), Enamel Hearts (DN14EB07), Brads (DN14EB06); Twirly Girly: Paper Posies (TG14OS05), Tea Party (TG14OS03), Keepsakes (TG14OS040, Piggy Tails (TG14OS12); Gold Foil Paper (CN14SP001).  

You can download the background cutting file here: 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Layered Foil Paper + Sneaks of NEW Chickaniddy Products!

Good morning! This is Pam sharing two things with you this morning. First a special sneak peek of the NEW Chicknaiddy lines coming up!! Second is a project I created! Here is a teaser of the two new collections coming soon. I absolutely am so so excited about this.
Jolly Good winter collection 2014 Logo Chickaniddy Crafts (Large)

Now onto my post today...I am going to be sharing one of my favorite techniques: layering die cuts with the foil paper using Chickaniddy patterned paper and foil paper.. I created this layout using the papers that Leigh shared on her card here on the May card sketch. Hers is the second card down. I absolutely love how the patterns on her card look together! I paired those colors (minus the light pink) with some photos I took of my son. I decided to layer some die cut stars together to create my design. Here is my page.

Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Foil Star Layout

 Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Foil Star Layout close-up 1
Pam Callaghan Chickaniddy Foil Star Layout close-up 2
As you can see, I layered the stars over one another. I made my design in my Silhouette with two layers in mind, one right over the other. I created a custom design where I put a series of larger stars with smaller stars in the middle. I die cut the larger stars out of the white cardstock. I used the negative of that. Next, I die cut the smaller stars into the gold foil paper. Again I used the negative of that. I layered those pieces of cardstock together and they fit perfectly. Underneath the negative of the gold die cut paper I adhered various patterned papers. You can how I created it here.

  never grow up 2 

 I stitched over some of the gold foil stars and put stickers in a few of them. All I needed to do was to embellish my page a bit more with brads and cut out word sentiments and I was done. Supply list: Chickaniddy Twirly Girly: Paper Posies (TG14OS05), Party Dress (TG14OS06), Tea Party (TG14OS03), This and That (TG14OS07), Never Grow Up (TG14OS11), Piggy Tails (TG14OS12), Sticker Sheet (TG14EB02), Brads (TG14EB06). Have a wonderful rest of your day!!