Cheery Lynn Designs Butterfly Embellished Frame

Cheery Lynn Designs has released some fabulous new butterfly dies this month, 3 styles in 4 different sizes.  All week long, the design team is showing you some of the great possibilities of these dies.  For my project today, I am using 2 of the 3 butterflies that come in the Exotic Butterflies Small Set.

I began with this wooden picture frame I had laying around.  Using Basic Grey's Capella collection of paper, I created the backing adding a picture of my sweet Molly.  (Sadly she went to the Rainbow Bridge January 2010, I miss her every day)  I used my XL Coved Rectangle Stacker Nesting dies to cut out the photo and then my XL Scalloped Coved Rectangle Stacker Nesting dies for the panel behind the photo.  Using my Pair of Ferns dies, I added 2 to each side of the photo, then a name plate created with my Little Stackers Scalloped Cove Rectangle die.

Next I cut 3 Fanciful Flourish die cuts to embellish the sides of the frame.  Before cutting them, I used spray adhesive and attached a piece of Capella paper to some coordinating card stock so it would have some strength.  One of the great things about Cheery Lynn Designs dies is their ability to cut through multiple layers of paper.  Using the same technique on the butterflies, I adhered 2 more pieces of Capella paper to card stock and die cut 2 of the butterflies.  Using glue, I added the vines and the butterflies to the frame, wrapping the vines and leaves around the side of the frame.

The last embellishment was the corner flower and leaves created using Judy's Blooms.  I found out that you can cut Grunge Paper with this die.  So I cut a set using Grunge and a set using some Capella paper.  I glued them together, shaped the leaves and petals and then glued them to the frame.  This frame measures 6 x 8 inches.

On May 22nd we will host a Butterfly challenge with two fabulous prizes.  To enter you must use a Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly.   The first place prize of a $50 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs will be voted on by the design team; the second place prize of a $25 gift certificate will be picked using


  1. Sandy, what a beautiful frame for your special girl! I love your blend of papers and embellishments! It is gorgeous!

  2. Love the frame idea and such a nice tribute to Molly. Edna

  3. This is so beautiful! Love all the details- your baby looks adorable.
    Hope you come and join my de-stash swap going on now

    blessings to you, Dawn ll

  4. What a cute dog!

    I love the way you decorated the frame!

  5. OMG... I love this FRAME!!!!!! You really have an eye for making your papercrafts look so realistic... beautiful Sandy!!!


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