Friday, July 19, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Center Step Card


Do you like to make center step cards but hate the measuring and cutting, especially to add the panels of DP to the card.  Well, boy, do I have a treat for you.  In July's release from Cheery Lynn Designs, there was a Center Step Card die.  It makes a 5 5/8" square center step card, but that is not all.  You get the 5 extra dies to cut the 4 panels of DP for the front of the card and the one for the inside of the card.  You must have the extended platforms for your die cut machine but it will work in all the machines, including the Cuttlebug. 


Starting with a piece of purple card stock 6 x 12, I cut the card base.  The die not only cuts the step portion, but it adds scores for ease of folding.  Using the 5 panel dies, I die cut this fabulous DP from the Doodlebug Haunted Manor 6 x 6 paper pad.  I added some bats using the new Going Batty border die; using the two extra bats as embellishments around the image.  I die cut the middle die from the new Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker set for a backing to this adorable image from Saturated Canary.  And I used the new Alison's Ribbons to create the ribbons on the vertical panels on each side.  I die cut them out of Cryogen metallic white paper and then colored the dotted ribbon to match the paper. 


You can see the DP panel for the inside of my card.  I love that you get these dies along with the card base.  It makes it so simple.  I added the new Spiderweb Mesh Border and a panel for signing the card backed with the smallest of the Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker dies.  As I said, this folds up to a 5 5/8 inch card.  You can add lots of embellishments and still have room to slide it into a 6" envelope.   Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to have fun with Cheery Lynn Designs dies.

26 comments:

Ea Christiansen said...

This looks like an awsome new die - I will keep everything crossed.
Thanks for the chance to win it.
Hugz
Ea

Kaye said...

I love this die...so nice that it also cuts the decorating pieces...one I would use a lot!!!

Pattyb said...

This die is great! Love your card! Thanks for the chance
To win the die....I can see it being used a lot!

Jan Scholl said...

Another stamped image for my wishlist. Very cute. I don't have extended platforms. I didn't think they made them for the cuttlebug.

Tracy said...

Stunning and what a great idea from Cheery Lynn
Would love a chance at getting this.. thanks Sandy
HUgs
Tracy

ednamburgess said...

Cute card and great Halloween paper. Can't wait to get my new step die to try some out. Edna

Sandy Hulsart said...

Yes, they do make an extended platform for the Cuttlebug, Jan and this die will work just fine in it.

Charlene said...

Another darling card from you - I just love your fun, creative Halloween cards! Fun, Fun, Fun!

Robin said...

Gorgeous card! I love this new die! Thanks so much for the chance to win it! Hugs, Robin

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love this win ,thanks for a chance to win it

Martha Bailey said...

Oh, I want this die, this set is fantastic. Thanks so much for the chance to win it. Your card is beautiful as usual. MKB

Bonnie Brown said...

Beautiful card to debut Cherry Lynn's new Center Step Die. Gorgeous papers and love the image!!

Lenoria said...

I have just recently made my first center step card and side step card and I am hooked!! I can't believe there is now a die for it. I would love to win this, it would definitely trim time off my cardmaking!! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Mickey said...

Sandy the card is darling. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous die. Thanks for answering my question about the die by making a card and tuitorial.

Dolores said...

Oh wow. I've avoided making these type of cards because of the work involved. I love your Halloween example and hope to win the die.

Dolores

Frann said...

I've made many step cards doing all the measuring and cutting by hand. This die would certainly save time and effort! Love all your cards! They are fantastic. The Halloween card is very cute.

Gitte said...

I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.
Beautiful card you have made.

Jenny Gropp said...

Fantastic die! Ordered a bunch for the store! Makes it so ay for the lazy crafters like me!

Carol M P Peh said...

Fantastic die! I would love to win.

Unknown said...

I love these cards! This die would make their creation a snap.

Anna Seniw said...

Wow what a great die! It was very clever of Cheery Lynn to make this kind of die. Thanks for the chance to win one!!!!

Colleen said...

The step cards are so different and really make a card stand out. Thanks for the chance to win this die. I haven't made any step cards yet; but I love the way they look. With this die, it would be easy to do.

Denise V. Moses said...

Hi: Would love to win this die. Count me in.

Mary said...

Hi Sandy,
I just love your cards and I love learning how to make new styles of cards that is why too I love your blog... Thank you for the tutorial you sent me also and my daughter bought herself and me one of these dies and then she is sending me another item that goes with them to go with it I think the shim? I don't remember anyway thanks again for your wonderful blog I didn't have to sign up for the die but my birthday is Monday the 5th and I will use this one.

Bj said...

Sandy, I am in love with this card! Every detail is perfection! From the coloring, the papers and your choice of dies, everything about this card is stellar!

ednamburgess said...

Cute, cute card. I have that die and love it. Thanks for the ideas. Edna