Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Birthday Card with Corina Finley

Hello Fellow Crafters!

Corina here with you all, to host the blog and share this weeks card creation. As you may notice, my card is all about Spring! Flowers, twigs and foliage!

I used a piece of thin Cork and die cut it with the French Flair Classic Stackers and the Adaptor Plate. The Cork cut out very easily - one run thru my die cut machine!  I then cut my pattern paper with a smaller French Flair Classic Stacker from the same set.

I layered these on a piece of pattern paper, which I rounded both top and bottom right side corners.

I used the Old Barn Board as a base for my Sentiment. I added the foliage before I adhered my Sentiment to give depth by layering. I also added three pink rhinestones to draw your eye to the sentiment.

The small dragonfly from the Tiny Things with Wings set was inked with blue and only glued in the middle (body) so I could lift the wings up for dimension.

I created three large flowers, four small flowers, and two rose buds. I chose pink and blue hues to compliment the background pattern paper.

I also used the Dandelions, twigs and various foliage to fill in my floral arrangement. Rhinestones were added to the center of each flower.

Dies Used:

Birthday (Set of 2) - B231

I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 174 - DoiliesYou 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, March 5, 2015

Springtime Mix of Layered Doilies

Greetings and happy Thursday to you!  It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

I have a creation today inspired by our current challenge theme of Doilies. The color scheme here is a nod toward Spring. I've also featured one of our pretty flower dies, the Black Eyed Susan Strip.

"Thank You"
Coved Rectangle Card for Cheery Lynn Designs by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The base of my card was created using the Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker on the fold of my paper. By placing the fold of my paper just inside of the die, it created my base card shape.

Coved Rectangle Card for Cheery Lynn Designs by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The next layers are the Coved Rectangle Scalloped - LG in a woodgrain paper, followed by the Horizon Boutique Coved Rectangle which is attached with foam dimensional. On top of that, I placed the Alpine Flourish Doily in pink followed by the Coved Rectangle Classic which was also attached with foam dimensionals.

The next layer is cut from the Card Maker Rectangle Classic, with the Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker cut from the interior. On top of this you find the two layers of Horizon Fishtail Banners nested under the Scalloped Circle and Circle Classic dies.

Coved Rectangle Card for Cheery Lynn Designs by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The flower here is the Black Eyed Susan Strip and for the leaves, I chose the Flourish Leaf Strip as well as a few leaves from the Tea Rose Medium. The Sentiment Frame #1 and Add A Flourish along with a few gems completed the card. I adhered a bit of gold string under the sentiment as well.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
Coved Rectangle Classic - Silver Stackers - L-10
Horizon Coved Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames - DL251
Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker A2 Frame (set of 4) - DL293

Please be sure to join us this week for our challenge - "Doilies"!  You could win a $20 gift certificate just for playing along!!!

Thanks so much for stopping on over for a visit today.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Hello friends,
I'm so sorry for not sharing my post with you last wednesday as my Father -in-law had expired and I was in state of shock and grief. He was very dear to me and I'm still at loss of words. But responsibilties is really something that I cannot forgo so here I am with my post where I share a card with doilies. Cheery Lynn designs has some  amazing doily dies and I really love each one of them.
For this card, I have cut three panels measuring 2.5 inches by 5.75 white cardstock and rounded of the two opposite corners from the top and bottom panel. Then using the Italian Flourish Doily as a stencil , I inked some distress inks on the three panels creating a backing for the doily. Then I have cut three doilies in shade of deep pink, orange and yellow, cut them in half and placed over the inked image of the doily. The flowers are handmade and the stamp is from Justrite.

The list of Supplies
Lilith Doily W/Angel wing DL 263
Italian Flourish Doily-DL 103
Judy's Bloom -C184
Distress inks-fired brick, spiced marmalade, wild honey

The challenge this week at the Cheery Lynn designs blog is Doilies. So do share your entries to win an awesome prize.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here sharing fun background technique used in creating this card!

Bokeh is a photography aesthetic quality where out of focus parts of an image develop  a character. The look created by photographers purposefully creating a shape on the blurred background is the inspiration for this background technique.
I began with a piece of Mixed Media Paper and added watercolor pencil and applied water to activate and smear the background. I set it aside to dry and in the mean time created a stencil on acetate with the circles stackers and the blueberries dies from the deep dish dies sets.
Once dry I applied circles with Pan Pastel in White using my template.  Circles were allowed to overlap to give the impression of the photography inspiration. Once I was happy with the look, I added my sentiment "Awesome" to the front of the card and matted with a piece of black cardstock using the A2 Frames!

 Cheery Lynn Dies used

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project!
Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge 173 is Doilies There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sparkle And Shine Card by Cohenna

Hello there, it's MonikaToday I want to show you a card in green, 
gold and white.

 Tulle with gold flecks lay on the card, then added a half doily
The second layer glued by pop dots.

Created one flower from B187 - Build A Flower

In the pictures you can see see the beautiful sparkle and shine
from the tulle.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:

Be sure to check out this week's Doilies challenge for a chance
to win a Cherry Lynn Designs $20 store credit.

It was my last appearance as a Cheery Lynn guest designer.

 I'm happy to be your guestThe time I spent here was a unique 

experience for me and I will never forget itThank you :*

Have a nice day.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 174 - Doilies

As always, the entries we had last week for our Anything Goes 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


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:

Dies used:

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

Anything Goes Challenge Winner

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

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
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Congratulations, Louise.  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 Doilies challenge.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wedding/Celebration Stationery by Julie Lavalette

Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today. With the Wedding Season fast approaching I thought it would be nice to share some Invitations with you today, that could easily be adapted for any other celebration/occasion. 

Here is a close up photograph of my Wedding Invitation. In the aligning up of the dies Sandy shows how to do this in a Tutorial HERE, so I won't go into details. 

My words were stamped using Archival Ink and a little Stickles was added for sparkle, along with some gems. I attached my ribbon using extra strong tape tucking in the edges before matting onto my card.

My Evening Invitation compliments the Wedding one. I stamped directly onto my card with Archival Ink adding on my mats and layers, Stickles and a few gems. I kept this card simple, so several could be made should you have a lot of invitations to make.

My Place Settings were made be cutting out the scalloped rectangle, scoring down the middle and adding my die cut layer. Bride and Groom were handwritten on. You could also computer generate your names and cut out before layering on.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

For the Wedding Invitation

For the Evening Invitation

For Place Cards

Hope you have enjoyed my post. Good Luck to everyone entering our weekly challenge.
Have a great weekend,

Julie x

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Thoughts Card by Corina Finley

Hello....Happy thoughts coming your way....from me to you!

Corina here with you today, to share my Spring inspired card!

The vibrant floral pattern paper, sentiment word paper and white cardstock was the starting point. I die cut these papers with the French Flair Stacker die set.

I then added the Polynesian Sails Oval Doily on top of the French Flair Stacker. I stamped my sentiment on a white Coved Rectangle Stacker die cut and matted it on a Scalloped Coved Rectangle Stacker die cut. I then placed it in the center but slipped it under the left side of the Polynesian Sails Oval Doily.

I cut the Mega Fanciful Flourish from white cardstock and inked with Evergreen Bough Distress ink and sprayed with Goosebumps clear texture spray. I created two Chrysanthemum Strip flowers and used Spun Sugar Distress ink on one and worn lipstick ink on the other.

My new favourite "filler" flower is the dandelions die. I tuck a few here and there as a "Baby's Breath" style of flower.

I could not resist adding beading to the inner circle of the Polynesian Sails Oval Doily. I thing that this touch adds elegance to the card.

Dies used:

Dandelions (Set of 2) - B453

I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 173 - Anything GoesYou 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, February 26, 2015

Layered Doily Dies with Rhonda

Happy Thursday crafty friends!  It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you. My project today is a square card.

"Hello" (5x5 card)

I love the pretty layers of our doily dies and how they add such a delicate touch to your project. Here I'm showcasing a few of our newer dies, the Royal Scandinavian Doily and the Florence Filigree Doily. The steps that I used to create this card are:
  • To start I used a 5x5 card base in white card stock. 
  • Next I added the square scalloped layer.
  • This was followed by the Royal Scandinavian Doily in light pink card stock. 
  • Then I added the Florence Filigree Doily with foam adhesive for dimension. 
  • I cut a layer using the Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker medium die.
  • The Bird Cage was added on top.

  • Cut the Daisy Strip, misted lightly with water, shaped and formed the layers and adhered.
  • Add the Princess Tree and arrange under the Daisy.
  • Hummingbird was cut next, then cut the wing a second time and attach to behind the bird. Ink edges and attach with foam adhesive for dimension.
  • Final step is to cut the smallest Horizon Fishtail Banner and trim to fit. Add sentiment by stamping or using a rub-on. Shape and attach by tucking under the Daisy.
  • Finishing touches were to add a pearl for an eye on the Hummingbird and gems in the corners of the Royal Scandinavian Doily.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Please be sure to join us this week for our challenge, the theme is "Anything Goes".  You can find all of the details right here.

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!