Monday, April 30, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 26 - Flowers

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This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Flowers
they must be made with dies/punches

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 our blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.


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

Sunday Best

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I love looking through old photographs, and recently discovered this one of my great-grandparents, my mother and me (yes, I was the prissy little girl with the purse and gloves!) I scanned the original and created this layout using my Cheery Lynn Designs Dies.



If you are like me, and keep up with every die in their catalog, then you may be wondering about the argyle cut at the bottom of the page. No, I didn't sneak in a preview of this month's release (although, I can say that you are going to LOVE all of the new dies). This is actually the negative space that was left over from my cuts using the Lace Light Deco Border, that I used on the sides of my layout. After I finished cutting them, I noticed this wonderful pattern, that was just too pretty to throw away. I just backed it with a rectangle of paper, and tucked my picture behind some of the diamonds. So be sure to keep your eyes open to discover new ways to use these wonderful dies. I tucked the Canadian Kaleidoscope behind the picture, and added a fluttering Butterfly from the Exotic Butterflies Small #2 set, at the corner.



On the left of the page, you will see the pink and green frames that were cut with the Reflections Boutique Mini Pearl French Flair Mega Doily. This is another set that I will use all of the time!! I layered part of the French Lattice Large Frame over the French Flair, and filled each diamond with a flower created with the Miniature Rose die.

I think it is so much more fun to create layouts with all of those long forgotten photos that are stored in drawers and boxes. So start looking around - what memories do you want to revisit?

The new challenge is up - and I know it's one that you are going to want to play along with - Use your Cheery Lynn Dies to add flowers to your project. CLD has so many fantastic dies for flowers, I know this is going to be an easy one for you!

Patterned Papers, Pearls, Stamp: Kaisercraft
Cardstock: Worldwin Papers

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Second installment of Bag Album

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Hello Cheery Lynn Fan's, Tamara here. I have been creating a bag/envelope album and I want to show you the second part to it here today. 
This is the second double spread in the album and over the following weeks I shall show you the rest of the book. 
Cheery Lynn Dies needed

Below is a close up of the roses that I made with the rose dies. To create the point on the flowers I used one of the crafters tools, the one with the straight edge and pushed down from the middle of the petal. To create the colour I used walnut satin distress inks to get that lovely brown shade.  I just love this French Flair Doily as it comes in a stack of 3 different sizes and fits perfectly with
  XL - 12 and XL - 13.  



Over on Cheery Lynn Designs we are running a Birthday challenge for a chance to win a $20 coupon to spend in the Cheery Lynn Store.
Enjoy the rest of your day 
Hugs 
Tamara

Saturday, April 28, 2012

With Love

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Hello! Jodi here again, stepping outside the comfort zone with my dies…You know how I adore my dies and how I inspired I am to see what else I can create!
The bottom layer is created with the largest of the Mini Pearl Rectangle Mega Doily Reflections Die set. I just love how versatile the Reflections dies are! Next is the dainty Queen Anne’s Lace border atop the beautiful Border Carnivale. I hand stitched the heart, and then added the Dainty Dutch Deco Frame to back the photo. Under the photo is a strip outlined by the stunning Lace Light Deco Border. Tucked in on the right is the Mega Tea Party Doily.
I created my flower by cutting one layer of Flower Stacker #5 from cardboard, then dry brushed the edges with Distress Paint. I added the little lace doily from the center of the Dainty Dutch Deco Frame underneath the flower along with some pieces of the Fanciful Flourish and foliage from Olive Branches, Stacker Flower #1 leaf, and Large Leaves #2.
Using the mini Exotic Butterfly set, I cut three layers of butterfly from velum. (thanks to my good friend Rhonda for the fun tip!) She rests atop a swirl from the Fanciful Flourish, and a piece of Olive Branches.
Banners have been such a fun trend. The Pennant Die is the perfect size for both layouts and cards! Notice the detail on the Pennant?! So Cute!! I fussy cut the glitter and birds from pattern paper to adorn the top, and added a Miniature Rose to finish it off!
 
There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win a $20 shopping spree!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

For You Mom

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This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Challenge  is  

For Mom
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 CHEERY LYNN's Challenge post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to Cheery Lynn's Challenge blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.

Each week when our challenge comes up I stop and think about how to proceed with the theme. This past year I lost my mother and always find myself still wanting to make gifts for her. This is an album cover I have designed and will be putting pictures in to remember my mother. (That is the stock photo in the window)

It is a very simple design but made me so very happy when it was done.
I used the following dies:

 I started with this plain black album that i didn't know what to do with, I added some Prima paper and cut out the picture window. a great blank pallet to start with.
 I used my favorite flourish and most used die.I like to make many of these when i am cutting and always have them waiting to accent many projects. Can you tell that I shared some of the leaves? Love having dimension with my dies. I made a few different sized roses, some have many layers, some have just a few.

 
I loved how this lace border fit to use around the window and those doilies.
I cut two of the doilies then decided to use only halves-so now I have an extra one for a quick project.One last piece for the corners using the lace corners- just tucked in two corners.

I know this is a quick project but I couldn't be happier with the dies- they all look so elegant and perfect for the cover. Hope to see you join us this week, share with us a Mom project, can't wait to see what you create.


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Your So Special To Me

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 Well Happy Friday Everyone!
It is me Dawn, from the Cheery Lynn designs Challenge Blog... I am excited to be both here and on the challenge blog today- so I get to share two projects!!!

I am just filling in for the talented Jeannie today, oh my I hope I don't disappoint

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge is  For MOM


So  my second project this week I will be giving to a  Mom just to  let her know how special I know she is to me.
.Isn't this a fun idea? I am going to fill the jar with homemade bath salts that I will scent with dried flowers.
 I am trying to share a few views and I thought it would be easier with out the bath salts inside.

Let me share some of the dies I used to make this floral spray across and down my jar.
Exotic Butterflies Small #2
 Leaf
 Stacker Flower 2
 Stacker Flower 3
 Stacker Flower 5
 Medium Rose
 Large Rose
 Sweet Williams

I love to just cut lots of flowers with any designer papers that coordinate well.I never throw a piece of DP until I check to make sure none of my flower dies could be cut out. Then at night when I finally sit down to relax, I can assemble  flowers and have them ready for a project like this jar.
I love how I used those embossed  butterflies and doubled to give it some depth...can you see where I added pearls? Last I added some swirls and vintage lace from my sewing stash.


So how is this for a quick idea to share and give to  a MOM? I hope I gave you a little inspiration, and you stop over to Cheery Lynn designs Challenge Blog and see my second project.
 Are you following our challenge Blog?
Would love to have you as a follower so you don't miss any of our  challenges and projects.



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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Remember this?? - Kianel

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Hello dear Cheery Lynn Designs fans!
Kianel here with you back on my usual posting day for another creation i made using the marvellous Cheery Lynn designs dies.
Today i am finally allowed to show you the result of the tutorial i made last year to make your own background paper. This was the background i ended up with, using the exotic butterflies dies in various sizes both as stencils and stamps i made with foam:

 Never got to show you the final result though as the page had been published in a french magazine, but i now i can so here it is:

To make my background, i used the exotic butterflies small #2, Exotic butterfly extra large, and stamps and distress inks. (see the tutorial).  To decorate this lay out, i used the small exotic butterflies # 1, the tropical flourish die and the XL scalloped oval stackers combined with XL oval stackers to make my frame around the picture.  We didn't have the flower dies at that time so they are all premade.
I hope you will like this layout, i don't do so many of them because i am totally lost with this much space to "fill": what can i say, i'm a cardmaker, lol!

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And speaking of cardmaking, here is a new card i created for Cheery Lynn Designs. I love to give myself challenges from times to times so my challenge this week was to make a card using dies i've never used before. I did it and, apart from the flourish, the miniature rose and the butterflies, the other dies were brand new. Here is the result:
 For the base of my card, i used the XL square stackers. I then created an opening using one of the beautiful frames that Cheery Lynn carries. The stamp and papers are coming from Magnolia.
 When you open the card, you have this "window" created with the Dutch doily rectangle frame that is the same on both sides.
 This flower is made using one of the corner dies from Lace corner deco B that i cut out 5 times and flipped as accordeon. I then glued them on a circle of paper and added a flower in the center made using the miniature rose die which is covered with Creative Inspirations paint and the leaf that goes together with it. I ended with adding pieces of the fanciful flourish die here and there.
 Here is a close up of the small dragonfly that i just slightly inked with distress.
 Here you can see both sides of the window i created using the Dutch doily rectangle frame. I cut it once and placed it on cardstock that i cut just a few millimeters larger than the actual frame. And did the same on the other side.
 Here i used the 1st letter of the name of the person the card is dedicated to and this one is coming from the absolutely divine Flourish font.
 The sentiment stamp is coming from Whimsy stamps and is placed in the center of 3 Sunflower dies that i inked with distress and Adirondack inks. Another fanciful flourish adornates it.
 Have you noticed that Cheery Lynn Designs carries beautiful hearts in their sortiment? Well, it's worth giving it a look and hard to find the one you like the most as they are all beautiful. This one is called Celtic Heart.
And last but not least, 2 beautiful butterflies from the exotic butterflies small set are slightly inked and decorated with half pearls and placed in the inside of the card.
Well, i hope you've enjoyed those creations. Don't forget our challenge blog with a chance to win a 20$ shopping spree every week! Lots of love from France, Kianel.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

For Mum

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Good morning fellow crafters and bloggers, Alison here :) and what sweet entries we have had so far this week in our  'For Mum' challenge.  You still have plenty of time to join in, and you can just link your entry here.

Now I had a blast making this card, as it was really something different for me.  I usually have some kind of image as a focal point on my cards, but seriously these dies are so gorgeous, they can take the limelight all on their own!!  I dont think it looks like its missing anything at all, and it really was effortless to create something that just fell together so well.

I hand stitched my papers and tucked 2 contrasting layers of one of my favourite border dies - the Anastasia border - its so delicate!.   

I cut out 2 hearts in ivory pearl card - the bottom layer is one of the
DL106 - Heart to Heart Lace Doily dies,  and the top heart is the largest of the DL128 - Two of Hearts.  I thought they worked lovely together :)

I then added B117 - Fanciful Flourish, as a base to lay my flowers on which were cut from D137 - Sweet Williams, B149 - Cuties 1 and B150 - Cuties 2

Other dies used on this project are:


I hope you find time to play along with our challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some fab entries. Dont forget, there is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog

Have a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'

Creative Ways to Use Your Cheery Lynn Edger Dies

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Good Morning, Donna here to show you some fun and easy ways to use the Lace Edger Die available from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I'm afraid this post is rather photo intensive and Longggggg, so grab yourself a coffee or tea, sit back and I hope you enjoy seeing the many ways you can use this die in your papercrating.

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Step 1. Tape your edger die to the back of the cardstock, so you get the lovely design on the front.
Step 2. Run it through the diecutting machine (you may need to use a Grand Calibur or Big Shot Pro for this) so you get a good clean die cut of the design
 Step 3.  You now have a card with a fancy design at the bottom that isn't a border die added to it.
 Finished Card using the Lace Edger that gives a lovely edge to the front of your card, you can also do the inside to match.

Another way to use this Lace Edger die is to make a frame with it, as seen below
To make your frame, cut four of the edger dies out completely, then overlay them, corner to corner, you will need tape on the top and underneath to hold it together and then draw a straight line from the corner edge to the centre, and cut along that line. Do this four times and you will have a lovely frame like this to glue down onto your card.
Then decorate as you wish.
Here is my finished card....to complete my card as I didn't want to cover up the frame, I've only added a couple of the snowflake dies which I've sprinkled glamor dust onto, I've used Snowflake 5 and Snowflake 7.  Snowflake dies can be used throughout the year on cards, as they make lovely embellishments to add partially behind an image or under a flower arrangement....they aren't just for winter.  I also used the XL Scalloped Circles Nesting Die

Now for a third way to use the Edger die, use it as a border, by just cutting it out normally and placing it on your card as seen here.

And finally.......one more way of using the Edger Die is to use it to make a lovely inside to a Book Card. (As this post is rather long already, I am eliminating the step by step tutorial on how to make the book card....if you want the step by step and measurements...please visit my blog later today)

here is the finished BOOK CARD

Thanks for remaining with me till the end.........I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making all of these projects.
~hugs~
Donna

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