Wednesday, April 25, 2012

# Butterflies # Corners

Creative Ways to Use Your Cheery Lynn Edger Dies

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.

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 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 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.


  1. Superbe tout ça!! Bises. Nadine

  2. OMG you are amazing! Adding that die to my wish list! Thanks for the wonderful tips!!

  3. Fantastic ideas and the cards are beautiful!!

  4. Wonderful tutorial, Donna and amazing cards. What a lot of work you put into this.

  5. Wow Donna, a stunning tutorial, easy to see whats going on and easy to follow. All your cards are just gorgeous. Well done love, hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  6. Lovely creations and some really good tips of how to use the dies. Really lovely examples. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Love n hugs

  7. Fabulous tutorial Donna. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Lots of ideas and I must have that edger die.

  8. Wow, it is so versatile! Your creations are gorgeous Donna! Laura x

  9. Such great designs and tutorials to share.
    Your so creative

  10. Wow what a lovely tutorial and great cards thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
    Fi x

  11. Donna, what a fab tutorial. I like watching the video tutorials but I prefer picture ones like this as I find it easier to understand. Fabulous. Kym xxx

  12. Fantastic - and i have so many ideas now. thank you so much

    sarah x

  13. Wow this is a fab tutorial gorgeous creations too and that Lace Edger die is beautiful i think that ones gone to the top of my list lol. luv gina xx

  14. Great ideas! Thanks for showing us. I am always looking for new ways to use the dies.


  15. Awesome work Donna!! Love the creative ideas for the edger! Beautiful projects and great tutorial!

  16. Well, you said you loved the edgers, now we see why. Great turorials and beautiful samples! Love your flowers too!

  17. Great ideas and brilliant tutorials Donna, they are so clear and easy to follow. I especially like the book card idea, I always thought my book cards looked a little plain - they won't any more.

  18. brilliant ideas on this one, seeing as so many of us love making square cards too TFS Jess

  19. Fabulous tutorial Donna and gorgeous and beautiful work
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  20. Very interesting tutorial, Donna! I love your idea of making a frame from border dies cuts! Looks fab! Hugs, Ani xx

  21. Wow, this tutorial is really lovely. Great idea and I have to try it soon. Thank you for your hard work.

    Hugs, Natascha

  22. This was a great cup of coffee :-) Thank you very much! Love, Mienokje

  23. Wowzer these are brilliant creations and fantastic tutorials, it is amazing how versatile these dies are I am off to treat myself to some. Thank you so much for such wonderful inspiration Donna.
    Lorraine x

  24. fabulous use of the die!!!! absolutely stunning projects for each and every example!!!!!

  25. You've really been busy!!! Great ways to use the edger dies and lovely creations!

  26. Superb projects and very useful tutorial Donna!
    love it love it love it!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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