Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hugs & Kisses and a Fond Farewell

Hi friends.  Bonnie here again from Make Time to Craft.  This is my last post as guest designer for January and it's time to say good-bye.  It was terrific stopping in to share some projects with you this month.  I just love working with Cheery Lynn Designs dies.

I started with a 5-1/2" brown square card base for this card topped with a medium pink, light pink and brown layer - each just a little smaller than the previous one.  I love layers!  Each of my smaller squares were created with the inner die from the Royal Scandinavian Doily.  I cut a 2-1/4" square of ivory cardstock and centered the die and cut.  I then layered that on brown and pink cardstock squares and each square is topped with a pretty shasta daisy flower.  You will need four of these.

  I cut three of the larger flower layers and one of the middle size for each flower - two of the large in light pink and one large and one medium in medium pink.  I lightly inked the petal edges with a tan ink and I cupped each petal up around my needle tool before assembling.  Add a half pearl for the flower center and then attach two leaves to the back of each flower and adhere to your card.

I finished off the card with a dainty little double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using brown shimmer satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a sweet little sentiment at the bottom.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

I hope you will all play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #169 - Anything Goes theme.  One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on this card and some other great creations using Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, hop over and visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Be sure to leave a comment before you go.  I'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Hello dear friends !!!!
A warm hug to you and here is my wednesday post for all of you. I have brought for you a Thank You card made with the January New Release dies. You must browse through this section to see what a wonderful collection we have here , especially for the valentine season. My card measures 6.5 inches by 6.5 inches and I have given it a raised textured look using the French Lattice large frame die. I cut out the diecut in my diecutting machine and before loosening the square bits , I applied small foam tape pieces behind them. I removed the backing from the tape and then laid my die cut frame on the card stock , carefully lifting the border. The pieces that had tape at the back got adhered to the card. I used the die cut for adding another layer on the side as seen in the card. So you can cleverly use every bit of the die cut with just careful layering.
The flowers are made with Judy's bloom flower die. And the butterfly is so delicate and lacely, used from the new release. The border around the french lattice frame is another rectangular die, which is compatible with most of the frames and doilies.The rest of the supplies is listed below.

List of  Dies used.

A2 Frames Rectangular Classic (Set of 7) - CM5

Mayan Butterfly w/ Angel Wing - B533

The challenge this week at the Cheery Lynn blog is anything goes
So that calls for lots of wonderful projects using Cheery Lynn Dies. Not only you can win a 20$ shopping prize but there is also the chance of being chosen for our design team. So lets get going!!!
See you all next week. Bye and stay happy!!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Easter!

Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here with an Easter card using many of the new release dies from January CHA! The A2 Frames are awesome for making card bases and actual frames for your cards. I cut the dotty frame by positioning the largest frame with the 3rd largest frame on my die cut platform and making both cuts at the same time while running it through my machine. I use a magnetic platform but I've also used tape in the past to make this cut. 

Next I cut several colors of the basket so that it could be cut apart to create a decorative basket full of eggs. I layered my cuts so that the bow was the top most piece, then the basket with some eggs cut to go on top of others to give dimension. A bit of charcoal chalk was lightly colored along edges to further accentuate the dimension. The basket was layered in the grasses and my little chicks were flocked and a wee giggle eye was added for some fun! The Happy Easter sentiment was cut apart to fit on the top and bottom of the frame.

  Cheery Lynn Dies used
Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge 169 is Anything Goes There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Vintage Themed Card with Rhonda

Monday greetings to you!  It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

I have a vintage themed card to share with you today as it's one of my favorite style of card. There are several layers of our stackers as you can see, from our A2 Frames in Classic and Scalloped to the Coved Rectangles in Classic and Scalloped.

The Alpine Flourish Doily was the perfect size to layer into the design here. You can also hopefully see the subtle hint of snowflakes which are cut from vellum here.

Since the vintage image I've used includes thread spools in it, I used a tiny wooden one I had found in my local craft store. It is wrapped with a cut from one of our Tiny Expandable Borders and secured with glue.  I then used it with a stick pin for an embellishment with my florals.

Details of the floral cluster.

I finished the interior of my card simply with our new Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker, then cut it again using the A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped die to create the border. The Thank You #2 was added as the final step. 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped (Set of 7) - CM6
Coved Rectangle Scalloped LG - XL-11
Snowflakes - C146

Please be sure to join in this weeks challenge "Anything Goes!"!  It's always really fun and just so inspirational to see all of your creativity!!! You could be the lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate just for playing along too!

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today.  Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 169 - Anything Goes

Before we get to today's post, we are looking for a few guest designers and then some new members who will join us in April.  The best way to get noticed is to enter the challenges with your best work. If you are interested, please add DT after your name

As always, the entries we had last week for our Sweethearts Challenge were wonderful.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Anything Goes

Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to this challenge in your blog post or on your gallery post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

Dies used:
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Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.

Sweethearts Challenge Winner

What amazing entries we had last week. Using, the winner of our Sweethearts challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
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Congratulations, Jenny.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Anything Goes challenge.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Steampunk Valentine by Julie Lavalette

Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today. With our challenge this week  Sweethearts 'Add a Heart' and Valentines Day fast approaching I thought I would make a Valentine card with a twist of Steampunk.

You will see on this photograph how I cut my first layer in red card adding the Gear dies, layering some to the front and some behind. I cut a lot in half as I new this was the area that was only going to be seen on my card.

                                                         B523 Deutchland Border Set      

                               DL292 Lords and Commons A2 Stacker Frame

The next layer showcases two of our new dies which you can position anywhere on your card, the choice is yours.

I added my steampunk corners to the sides, layering on more Gears and adding a little Stencilling with inks onto my paper. See how the die cuts really pop mounted onto the red card.

My Stampotique figures were stamped, fussy cut and coloured with Copics.

My Hearts and Arrows were cut out in Red, Black and White Cardstock, you will see how I paper pieced the layers back together which adds dimension and a shadow effect.

My sentiment was a sticker in my stash.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used - New Release 

Other Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge and remember if you are the lucky winner you will win a $20 spending spree here at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Enjoy your Weekend, 

Julie x

Friday, January 23, 2015

Just be You Card by Corina Finley


Corina here with you today to host the blog. This week, I wanted to create a card using the New Release Rose and Leaves Set.

The Rose and Leaves comes as a set of 3. The Rose is very versatile. A few of the Designers have used it as a vocal point on their cards, created pattern paper with only the Rose or have just used the detail leaves in their floral arrangement.

Above is a closer look! This die also allows you to adhere the outline of the petals to papers and bend the petals up to give depth and dimension to your flower. 

I also used a border from the New Release Royal Scandinavian Border Set. This also comes in a set of 3. Last week I used one from the same border set and I hope to use the remaining border from this set on next weeks card!

Dies used:

Royal Scandinavian Border Set (set of 3) - B524

I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 168 - Sweethearts. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design Store.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Corina Finley
Live, Laugh & Create

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day and Sweet William Flower Tutorial

Hi friends.  Bonnie here from Make Time to Craft.  Today I have a pretty Valentine's Day heart shaped card for you featuring some fantastic dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

The Heart to Heart Lacy Doily is one of my favorites!!  Lots of different sizes included with this set and the design is fantastic.  I cut my card base with the largest solid heart die.  Remember to position the top fold so it just sits a bit below the cut lines on each side to maintain a top fold for the card.  I also trimmed the bottom flat a bit so the card would stand for photos. 

After adding some different colors and sizes of the lacy heart doily along with the sentiment, I embellished with several Sweet William flowers in different sizes.  Love these flowers!  The beautiful double-loop, double-layer bow was made with hot pink delicate stitched satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.

For all the details on how I created my Sweet William flowers for this card, please view my video below.

If you enjoyed this video, please click on the YouTube icon (below right on the video screen above) and subscribe to my YouTube channel because I'll have some more Cheery Lynn designs flower making tutorials coming up in the upcoming months.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
Build a Flower Emb #2  B188 (for green flower bases)

I hope you will all play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #168 - Sweethearts theme.  One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on this card and some other great creations using Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, hop over and visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Be sure to leave a comment before you go.  I'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Hello dear friends !!!!!
It's Anita here with my weekly wednesday post and keeping in tune with the season, I have shared here a very romantic valentine tag made with the new release dies. I simply loved these as they are so perfect for the valentine projects.I have arranged my die cuts together and have placed the Francesca lace border at the bottom  to give it a little lacy effect. Red is so much a colour of the valentine so I chose that for my project. 
Cheery Lynn has also has word dies like Hello here, that makes all projects complete without the need to hunt for sentiment stamps. 
So do have a look!!!

List of  Dies used

Be my valentine heart B531
Heart and Arrow
Hello set of 2-- B346

Have you checked the new challenge at the blog....Its says do send in your entries. And there is a wonderful prize for this. So get going. Share your sweet heart projects with us. Till then ... happy crafting.