Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas in July Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Christmas in July.  I still had my Kraft card stock out so I decided to make a Krafty Christmas card.  I think the red and Kraft is a nice combination.  I began with a Kraft card base, 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  To this I added the largest die from my Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker set, die cut from Kraft card stock.  Using my coordinating Scalloped Rectangle A2 Frame die set, I cut a red panel to fit the center of my Dutch Daisy frame.  Next came the beautiful Lords & Commons Oval Doily, again cut from Kraft card stock.  For the center of this panel, I used my Silver Oval Stackers to cut a coordinating red oval panel. 

 
To create my flowers, I die cut my Poinsettia Strip in both Kraft and red card stock, alternating the colors as I layered the petals.  To shape them, I simple pinched the petals together, easy peasy!  The last step was to add Merry Christmas, this die comes with a tree above the "T" but I trimmed that off.  I used dimensional foam between the card stock base and the rectangle frame and also between the oval frame and the red rectangle.  

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Daisies and Butterfly


I filled in for Eva today over at Cheery Lynn Designs.  I have another floral card for you, this time showcasing my Daisy Strip die.  I die cut the Daisies twice out of white card stock and then added color with my Copic markers. Next, using a Stylus tool, I shaped the petals from the back side.  I layered 2 large and 2 small for the center flower and then 2 medium and 1 small for the other two flowers.  I added a bit of Spiced Marmalade Stickles to the center of each. 


I began with a 5 x 7 inch green card stock base, adding a DP panel 4.75 x 6.75 inches.  Using green card stock, I die cut my Tiny Bubbles border as well as two Double Scalloped Borders.  I used Spray Adhesive to attach them to my card.  I used my Rose Leaf Strip and both of the Mini Fanciful Flourishes for some greenery.  Using one of the butterflies from my Small Exotic Butterflies #2 w/ Angel Wings set, I created this beautiful butterfly.  I used white card stock and added color to the butterfly as well as the leaves.  

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.
 
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes Challenge


The challenge today at Cheery Lynn Designs is Anything Goes.  My card begins with my Chicken Wire Frame die cut from white and mounted on a blue card stock base.  Next I die cut my Mirror Mirror Doily, adding a purple panel behind the inside row of die cut dots.  Then I added the smaller of the Celebrate die set.


 I used my Chrysanthemum Strip to create the flowers.  I added the newly released Leafy Flourish, layering some small floral centers from my Tiny Flower Kit.  I added some green Stickles to the center of the flowers.  Everything was cut from white card stock and color was added with Copic markers. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Keep It Krafty



The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is to use Kraft paper.  I began with a Kraft card base 5.5 inches square.  I dry embossed a 5.25 inch square Kraft panel with my Daisy Garden embossing plate.  I used Frayed Burlap Distress ink to accent the embossed areas.  Next came the largest of the new Pierced Stacker #3 set.  To the center of that, I added an Ambergris Doily.  Behind the Thank You, I layered a Silver Circle Stacker on top, then an Inverted Scalloped Stacker and a matching Circle Stacker on the bottom.   


I die cut my Margarita Border from Kraft paper and layered that onto a Blue Kraft card stock.  I paired my Sweet Williams die with tiny flower centers from my Tiny Flower Kit to created the flowers.  And then added Thank You, cut twice from Kraft, one was distressed and then layered. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Creative Corners


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Creative Corners, you must add a corner embellishment.  I began my card with a white card stock base 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  Using my Curved Border set, I die cut the bottom of the front of the card. Next I added a green panel just a bit shorter also die cut with the same two Curved Border dies.  Above this I added a fancy cut out using my Royal Scandinavian Border Set.  I used one of the dies from my Fancy Corner Cuts #2 in the upper right corner.


I used my Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily as a backdrop for my flowers, leaves and sentiment.  I die cut Thank You #2 twice, out of light and dark green, layering them just a tad offset.  The flowers are from my Shasty Daisy Strip and I added some leaves from my Flourish Leaf Strip.  Finally I added some gems for a sparkly finish.
  
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Red, White and Blue

 
The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Red, White and Blue.  I began my card with a white card stock base, 5 5/8 inch square.  To this I added the largest die from the new Castle Edge Square set, die cut from blue card stock.  To this I added a lovely new DP from Gina K Designs.  To create my sentiment panel I layered these dies starting from the bottom up: blue Scalloped Circle, white Vienna Waltz Circle Boutique Stacker, red Circle Stacker, white Silver Circle Stacker and finally the new Live Laugh Love from blue card stock.  I used pop dots between the Vienna Waltz and red layer and then adhered it to my card base.


I got out some of my older flower dies for this card. Judy's Blooms and Cherry  Blossom are very easy to use, simply pinch the petals together to create some dimension.  I die cut these from Cryogen metallic paper, adding color accents with my Copic markers.  To the center of these 3 larger flowers, I added two orange starbursts from the Embellishment #1 die set.  I added two red Miniature Roses as well as some green Flourish Leaves. 

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Daisy Tag


Sandy with you here today filling in for Corina over at Cheery Lynn Designs.  I began my project with a manila tag, 6 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches.  I added a background DP piece as well as a brown backer that is about 1/4 inch larger to give a nice finished look to the back.  Next I added the stunning Ambergris Doily; I love how open this die is.  Using text weight Cryogen metallic paper, I cut my Daisy Strip die two times.  I added a bit of yellow color to the petals, shaped them with my stylus and then glued the layers together alternating the petals as I went along.  I used the center from my Black Eyed Susan Strip die to create the wonderful orange centers.  I added some Rose Leaves as well as the leaves from the Tea Rose Medium die.   


To create the fancy top, I used the new Curved Border Set of 4.  I have not separated the dies yet and cut them as they come in the package.  Click on the pics above to see the great details on each of these pieces.  Lastly I added Paris Sign #2 on the bottom, I trimmed pieces of the sign off to fit better on my tag.  I added the smaller of the 2 dies in the Love Set. 

Be sure to check out the Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.
 
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes Challenge


Today's challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog is Anything Goes.  I wanted to try my hand at a cream and white card.  I started with white card stock as a base and then alternated each layer with cream.  I think it has a very elegant look to it.  This is the first time I have used my new Heart Edge Square Stacker and I love the tiny little hearts around the edge.  I used my coordinating Silver Square Stacker to cut an opening in my cream heart stacker and then added my cream French Lattice Small Frame to the back.  I popped this up on my white card stock base.


For the center I started with the middle die from my Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frames in white, then popped up my Polynesian Sails Mini Doily in cream.  Next I cut the beautiful Dripping Butterfly out of both white and cream.  I trimmed the antenna and the drips from the cream one and then layered the cream on top of the white.  I popped this up on top of my doily.  I bent the wings up for some dimension.  The last step was to add all the gems.  Finished size is 5 inches square.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Make It Manly Challenge


Today's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge is Make It Manly.  I have created a fun card using the Fire Department die set.  I cut all the dies from Cryogen Metallic paper and colored them with Copics.  This adorable image is from The Paper Shelter and is pre-colored.  As a backing for each of the elements, I used my Diamonds and Starburst embossing plate.


 You can see more of the dies from this fun set on the inside of my card.  Finished size is 6 inches square. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn. 
 
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Roses Challenge

 

The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is roses.  Cheery Lynn has some fabulous dies that make wonderful roses.  I have chosen to use three of them to make my flowers.  I created my card using the new Scalloped A2 Frames Rectangle dies then layered the gorgeous Deutschland Boutique Stacker A2 Frame on top.   Using the coordinating A2 Frames Rectangle, I created an opening in my Deutschland Boutique Frame and added my French Lattice Small Frame behind the opening.  


To create my flowers I layered two Large Rose petals, one Medium Rose petal and one Miniature Rose petal.  I die cut them from text weight Cryogen Metallic paper, added some Picked Raspberry Distress ink and then dry embossed and shaped them before gluing them together.  I added some gold Beadazzles to the flower centers.  Lastly, I die cut my Royal Scandinavian Tag 2 die adding some Distress ink before removing it from the die.  I trimmed off the fancy swirls and then mounted it onto my card using pop dots.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn. 
 
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