Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cherry Lynn Designs Daisy Heart Card

 
For Cheery Lynn Designs, I have created a romantic card using my Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frame.  I love the delicate edge of this die.  I began my card with a brown 5 3/4" square card base.  To this I added a peach DP panel 5 1/2" square and then the largest die from the boutique set die cut from brown card stock.  Using more DP, I added a 4 5/8" DP panel to the boutique panel. Next came the border panel created using my Lady Kate Edger and brown card stock and more DP.  Lots of layers on this card, now we come to the Heart to Heart Doily.  This is a great die as you get three lace hearts each with solid backers.  Lots of possible combinations with this die.  I used the middle die of the set and added the solid DP heart to the center.


Using my Shasta Daisy and Embellishments #3, I created 6 flowers.  This flower die is great as you get 3 sizes, 2 of each with just one pass through your die cut machine.  I curled the edges of the petals and pressed down on the center of the flowers to shape them.  Lastly I added some greenery using the Rose Leaf Strip and added some gem accents.

Be sure to check out this week's Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  And we are also looking for some new DT members

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Sweethearts Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Sweethearts.  I wanted to play with the new borders that Cheery Lynn released this month.  There are 3 dies in each set: an edger, one that inserts a pattern in your paper and a border.  Starting with a white folded A2 card base, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, I cut a matching piece of red card stock.  Using the new Deutschland Border set, I used the edger along the bottom, the insert pattern above it and then added a border piece in white above both of those.  Next I cut a piece of card stock 4 x 3.75 and used my Big Wicker die to add the embossed lines.   Using red card stock, I die cut the new Be my Valentine Heart and then added a hand trimmed white backing piece.


  The rectangle red panel behind the heart was created with the Deutschland Boutique Stacker A2 Frame set.  Using the matching A2 Frames Rectangle Classic set, I trimmed out the Deutschland pattern and added a white panel behind it.  The last step was to add some red gems. 

Dies used:

Monday, December 29, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs One Free Wish


As I was sorting through my Cheery Lynn Designs dies with the idea of making a white on white card, I noticed that the pattern in the moon of the One Free Wish die coordinates well with the new Historic Barcelona Square Boutique Stacker Frame.  So I gave it a go.  I began with a card base 5 5/8" square.  Using the largest die in my Historic Barcelona Square Boutique Stacker Frame set, I die cut the fancy panel and using spray adhesive adhered it to the card base.  Using the middle die in my Historic Barcelona Square Boutique Stacker Frame set, I die cut another fancy panel and adhered that to a 4 1/8" square panel.  Using dimensional foam, I popped this panel up on the center of my card. 


I die cut a panel 3" square and dry embossed it with my Dotted Swiss Embossing plate.  I centered and mounted this on the previous panel again using dimensional foam.  I die cut my One Free Wish and glued this down to the embossed panel. 

Be sure to check out this week's Thank You challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  And we are looking for some guest designers as well as a few new team members. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas Gift Tags


Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.  I wanted to share some gift tags that I made using Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  For the tag base, I started with my Scalloped Coved Rectangle die and card stock.  I cut a background piece with my matching Silver Coved Rectangle die using text weight paper for easy embossing.


I will list the dies used for each tag:







Be sure to check out this week's Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  And we are looking for some guest designers as well as a few new team members. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Frosty Merry Christmas


Today I decided to use one of the older dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, Frosty the Snowman.  This is a fun die to use, you get all these parts that you can color and add to your snowman.  It comes with buttons, eyes and a mouth but I chose to use Stickles, can never have enough sparkle!  I die cut my snowman from Cryogen Metallic paper and then colored each piece with my Copic markers.  Isn't he a cutie!  I just realized I left off his arms but I never added arms to my snowmen so he is what he is, lol.  There are great branches that come in the die set.


My card base is 5 inches square.  I die cut the Joy to the World Wreath twice, once out of green card stock and again out of a soft green DP.  I layered them on top of each other staggering the pine a bit.  I bent a lot of the lighter green pine pieces up for some dimension.  I used dimensional Glue Dots to adhere my snowman to the wreath.  Die cutting Merry Christmas from green card stock, I trimmed off the snowflakes and used  Double-sided Adhesive Sheets to attach it to the card.

Be sure to check out this week's Sparkle and Shine challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Pine and Poinsettia


For my Cheery Lynn Designs post today, I tried to get a bit artsy with my floral embellishment on this card.  But first, I started with a 5 x 7 inch green card stock base, adding a red patterned paper background.  To this I added a Musical Staff Mesh Border piece backed with more patterned paper and green card stock.  For my cute little Drummer Boy from Mo Manning, I used the center die from the new Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames, adding more patterned paper (all from Bo Bunny)

 

Now for my floral embellishment, I started with my Medium Lollipop Fringe Cutie winding it around wooden skewers.  Check out this tutorial post from Irina showing you how to do it.  Next I die cut some Cattails and Wheat Heads.  I doubled the paper on these so they would be thicker.  I added a bit of color with my Copic markers.  The last step was my flower created with my Poinsettia Strip; I used 2 large, 1 medium and 1 small petal folding the petals down the center score for some dimension.

Be sure to check out this week's Sparkle and Shine challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs My Heart led me to You


My Cheery Lynn Designs card today it is all about hearts!  Starting with a red card base 5.5 inches square, I added a white panel cut out with the Heart Square Boutique Stacker Frames; love those hearts around the edge.  Next came another white panel that I embossed with the Petite Hearts Embossing Plate


Using the largest die from the Vienna Waltz Circle Boutique Stackers Frame set, I die cut the red panel.  Using the middle die from the Lords & Commons Doily set, I die cut the white panel.  Using spray adhesive, I layered them and then centered them on the card.


Using red card stock and the smallest die from the Lords & Commons Doily set,  I die cut the pattern and then used my Scalloped Circle Little Stackers to cut it out.  Again using spray adhesive, I centered it onto the previous layers on the card.


Lastly I created a computer generated sentiment on white card stock and die cut it out with the smallest die from the Horizon Fishtail Banners set.  I added a hand trimmed red panel.

Be sure to check out this week's Red and Green challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Deutchland Doily Tutorial


The new doilies that Cheery Lynn Designs released in October are two part dies.  The outer die and an inner die that only cuts a pattern, not a complete shape.  For my card today, I am using the new Deutchland Doily.  I wanted to create dimension on my card but to do that, I must be able to layer the two pieces of the doily.


I cut each die from green card stock.  As you can see, the smaller die only cuts the opening, not the outer edge.  Since the larger doily has a solid center, how would we line up a die to cut out the center of our doily?


I have the original Little Stackers that have a solid back rather than the see through backs of the new sets.  Using my Circle Little Stackers, I die cut the matching circle from white card stock.


Take the white die cut circle from the previous step, center it and using two sided adhesive stick it down to your doily.


Now take the matching die, line it up on top of the white circle and tape it down.  It will snap right down onto the card stock, and Cheery Lynn dies have no trouble cutting through two layers of card stock.


And here you have a perfectly centered cut out on our doily.  


Now let's move on to the smaller die, how can we perfectly line up our matching Scalloped Circle Little Stacker?  Even though I can see through this die, it is still tricky to line the die up.  So using white card stock, cut out the scalloped circle.  This time we will be using the cast off as a mask.


Center the white mask over the green die cut and tape it down.


Take the die and fit it back into the mask.  It should pop right in, tape it down and then die cut it out.


And now we have a wonderful scalloped edge around the center die cut.


Using my Circle Little Stackers, I added a tan backing to the smaller die cut.  Using my Circle Stackers, I added a tan backing to my larger doily die cut.  I added two pieces of Double Scalloped Border to my striped DP.  Lastly I added this beautiful Poinsettia 2.  I dry embossed the back of the petals then popped each layer up adding some gems for the center. Finished size is 5" square.
 
Be sure to check out this week's 'Tis the Season challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Tangled Tinsel


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is to use non-traditional Christmas colors.  I think this card fits that bill.  I began with an aqua card base 5 x 7 inches.  My designer paper came from a 6x6 inch pack so I trimmed the top row of penguins off; placed them at the top and the rest of the paper at the bottom.  That left me a gap of about an inch to fill in.  


To create the border piece, I began with a 1 inch pink strip and added a 3/4 inch aqua strip.  Using the largest die from the new Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frame and a pink piece of card stock 1/2 inches wide, I cut a border piece.  You can see in the photo above, that I just taped my card stock piece to the die and then ran it through my machine.  Using spray adhesive, I attached it to the aqua piece then trimmed the ends to size and added it to my card base.  


Using the largest die from the fabulous new Mirror Mirror Doily, I die cut it from pink card stock.  Using the smallest die, I cut it from aqua card stock and then used the plain oval from the set to trim out the smaller frame.   I layered them and then popped it up on my card base, popping up my cute little penguin as well.


 set and aqua card stock, I started my sentiment panel.  I trimmed a pink piece of card stock as a backer, then stamped my sentiment and trimmed it to fit. 
 
Be sure to check out this week's Non-traditional Christmas Colors challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Penguin Snowflake Tag

Over at Cheery Lynn Designs, the challenge this week is to create a Tag.  I love making tags, they can have lots of elements and yet still be fairly quick to make.  My tag today is all about snow! I began with a blue tag base, 3.25 x 6.25 inches.  I cut the top corners off at an angle.  Next came a white layer, 3 x 6 inches embossed with my Snowflake Flurries Embossing plate.  I die cut my Snowflake Mesh border from white card stock.  I used spray adhesive to adhere it to blue card stock then layered it on the bottom edge of the tag.  I added this adorable penguin, Willie from Scrappers Delights, popping him up for some dimension. 


Next came my snowflakes, what fun I had mixing and matching them until I found a combination I liked.  Cheery Lynn has fabulous snowflakes.  To create mine, I started with Laced Pine Snowflake in blue on the bottom, Snowflake #2 in white in the middle, then Snowflake #4 on top in blue.  The little white star in the center of the top snowflake is the drop out from the center of the Laced Pine Snowflake.  I used pop dots between the layers for more dimension.  Lastly I used my Add a Flourish die set, I thought these mimic'd the embossing pretty well.

Be sure to check out this week's Tag You're It challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.