Thursday, May 31, 2012

Reflection dies fairy card - Kianel

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Hello dear Cheery Lynn designs lovers,
Kianel here with you today. You know that i like to challenge myself so today my challenge was to use many layers, use reflection die to make a label/tag and to use color combo peach + sage green.
So on the card today, i played with my reflection dies to build the different layers and label and i thought i would show you how to make pretty cool newspaper rolls (?) with them too. (Click on the pictures to see them bigger).
So here is the card:


The base of the card is made using the Horizon coved rectangle mega doily (largest size) that i flipped in two to get a cool card shape. I inked a bit and then used the inside of the die to get the perfect size to cut my green patterned paper. That's it for the 1st layer.


Second layer is made using the Mini pearl circle mega doily cut in white cardstock. I didn't use the entire shape, just a little more that half of it. I then used a XL circle stackers to cut my peach patterned paper a bit smaller and sewed a piece of small lace around.


Third layer is made using 2 pieces of the Bunny and chick border that i put on each side of the blue patterned paper.


I then placed a peach ribbon in the middle a nd bowed it around a small tag i made using one of the smallest dies from the Mini pearl square mega doily die. You can give those any size you want so the possibilities are endless. (i showed you how with this tutorial if you are interested).

 

For the fourth layer, i cut a Mini pearl rectangle mega doily matching the size of my stamped image using the same technique as before.


 So here you have your 4 layers using reflection dies. Now, for the decoration, i used the darling daisies that i slightly painted with Creative Inspirations paints and Flourish leaf strip which is one of my favourite dies, also painted.


Now, for the newspapers rolls, here is an easy way to do them using the smallest size of the Mini pearl rectangle mega doily that you can shorten in both directions.  Cut out several pieces of a book page with the reflection die and try to vary the sizes.


Ink your papers and roll around a pick. Just remember to place the scalloped edge last so that the design shows.


Tie together with a trim and voilà!


All dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs, papers are Graphic 45, stamps are Magnolia and Infiniment scrap, inks are Versafine and Gistress, paints are Creative inspirations paints.
I know i received a lot of questions about how to make a flower with the corner dies so i am preparing a tutorial for you but i just need time, lol!
Take care and don't forget to go and join our super talented DT in the weekly challenge blog for a chance to win a 20$ shopping spree.
Love from France, Kianel.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

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Hi and Good Morning everyone, Alison here today sharing another card for our challenge theme this week of 'For The Grad'.  I hope you find time to join in as there is a great prize worth playing along for! :)

For my card I layered and hand-stitched cream and black card and printery papers, and chose some really elegant scrolls and flourish dies to compliment these.  The top and bottom panel has the gorgeous Mini Flourish One Scroll die teamed with small leaves and acorns, and on the middle section I used the Mini Flourish Band from the May New Releases.

I made my own scroll from ripping printed paper, inking the edges and tying a piece of thin red ribbon, and I also made my own grad hat with stitched gold embroidery thread as a tassel :)

All dies used on this project were:


You have till Sunday to join in, so lots of time to enter and I look forward to visiting and seeing some gorgeous entries.  There is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.

I hope everyone has a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting our blog today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'

Cheery Lynn Designs Floral Basket and Card

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Well, as you can see I played with my Cheery Lynn Designs Build a Flower die set to decorate this basket that I created with my Scalloped Coved Rectangle Stackers dies.  I added texture to the basket with my Large Rectangle Stitcher Plate.  Using my Oval Stackers and Scalloped Oval Stackers I die cut the brown frame to which I added my  Lattice 2 die.  I added a white panel behind this which I also textured with my Stitcher plate.  Next came the flowers.  The large flowers on the left are made with the Build a Flower petals with stamen centers.  The flowers on the right are made with the flower base as well as stamens.  I added some Flourish Leaf Strips as well as leaves from the Dimensional Leaves Large 2 set. 


Here is another card where I have paired my flowers with the Spring Flower Burst Doily.  Using my Horizon Coved Rectangle Mega Doily dies, I created the panel behind the doily as well as the center panel behind the sentiment (cut with Scalloped Circle Little Stackers dies).  Finished size is 6" square.
Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog for more inspiration and to join the For the Grad challenge. You can enter for a chance to win a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cheery Lynn Reflection Dies

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One of my favorite techniques is to create with shapes.  It makes your projects interesting and are so much more fun to make than just a square or rectangle.  Anyone who knows me knows that I use lots of different shapes for my projects.  Today I'm sharing a fun shaped card.  I created the base of the card with the Mini Pearl French Flair Die.  Its such a gorgeous shape and one of my favorites that gets used on many of my projects.   I created the flower with the new Build a Flower #1 die.  This Die has so many possibilities!  It gives you gorgeous intricate details especially for the flower centers! The flourishes and leaves are made with the new Mini Flourish and the new Iris Leaves Die.  The Leaves were made with the Frangipani with Leaves die.
 

The next time you want to create a card or layout with additional shape be sure to check out Cheery Lynns Reflecion Dies, they will make any project inspiring!

The theme for this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is For The Grad.  Be sure to play along for your chance at a $20 Gift Certificate good for shopping at  Cheery Lynn Designs Dies website!!!

Have fun creating!
Debbie

Monday, May 28, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 30 - For the Grad

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This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

For the Grad

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.

Felt Flowers Tutorial with Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

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You know making flowers is one of my favorite techniques - but they don't always have to be made from paper. Today I have a tutorial to share with you to use your Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and felt to create gorgeous blooms. And, these flowers don't have to stay just on your paper projects. Imagine these on your favorite sweater, a cute summer straw hat or purse. The ideas are endless!
So, let's get started!
Grab some felt (I used wool felt, but feel free to use the acrylic felt found at any craft store). In order to get a nice clean cut, place a piece of cardstock, then your fabric, then your die. Having the paper under the felt gives the die a little more "tooth" to cut. I used the Large, Medium and Miniature Rose dies for my flower. I also placed my die to the far left of my cutting plates, because I've found on my machine, this is the area with the most pressure.
Cut 2 Large, 2 Medium, and 1 Miniature Rose for each flower.
Instead of stitching through the whole flower stack at a time, add one layer at a time, and stitch with a cross stitch, to secure the petals adjacent to each other.
Continue adding layers, one at a time, until the stack is complete. I sewed seed beads, one at a time for my center, but you could also add French knots, or other decorative embroidery stitches.
For the bud, I just took one of the large roses, and stitched the petals together, and then added a green felt calyx around the petals.
I'd love to see your projects that you create using these techniques! The new challenge is also up - For the Grad - so get those projects in for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate!
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Patterned Paper, Crate
Cardstock, Worldwin Papers
Verve Stamps
Wow Embossing Powder
Ink, Ranger - Distress

Sunday, May 27, 2012

English Tea Party Doily

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Hello Cheery Lynn Fans, Tamara here with your Sunday Inspiration.. Today I want to show you the English Tea Party Doily teamed up with a few other Cheery Lynn Dies.. Don't forget to visit our Challenge blog to enter into our Weekly Challenges for the chance to win $20 coupon to shop in the Cheery Lynn Store

Dies used for this card
Cuties 2, Two of Hearts Doily, English Tea Party Doily, Judy's Blooms (For the leaves), Circle Window Stackers, Scalloped Square stackers (Purple series) Plain Square Stackers (Sliver series), Lace Corner Deco I, Crafters Tools
To make the cuties flowers you will need to die cut two of the cuties strips, glue them together so each petal is spaced alternate. Then all you have to do is roll together and glue the end and there's your flower.  To watch Mike's Fabbie Tutorial Click HERE.
Love the English lace doily it's just the right size and creates the most wonderful doily. 
I used the XL stacker series to create a space for journalling by matting and layering the purple and sliver dies together you get the perfect edge for layering. 
Other Craft Items 
Magnolia stamps, Lilly of the valley sentiment, Whimsy Stamps sentiment, Prima papers, Distress Inks, Copic's, Crafter's Tools, Ribbon 
Enjoy the rest of your Day 
Hugs 
Tamara


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Create a Frame

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Hello! I just love the versatility of the dies from Cheery Lynn Designs! Today's layout features the reflections and border dies combined to create a delicate frame.
Starting from top to bottom, I created the frame for my photo using Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections Boutique Mega Die, Enchanted Forest Stacker Frame, another layer of the Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections, and the beautiful Tiffany Border. The bottom layers were trimmed with the gorgeous Francesca and Queen Anne’s Lace borders.
Here is a close up of the Sweet Williams, flower center created from Build a Flower #1. Foliage from Small Leaves 2 and Flourish Leaf Strip.
I created this flower by cutting three layers of Stacker Flower #3, staggering the petals as I adhered them. Again, using parts from Build a Flower #1 to create the center. To the right of the flower is the Large Rose. Darling Daisies can be seen on the left. The leaves are from Stacker Flower #1 Leaf, Small Leaves 2, and the Princess Tree. Other dies used are the Two of Hearts, Fanciful Flourish, and Exotic Butterfly Mini.
There is still time to enter this week challenge for your chance to win the $20 gift certificate for more of these fabulous dies!! Details Here
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Doors and Windows

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Today I am here to share another Design Team project for my Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog 
This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge  is  

ADD A DOOR / WINDOW
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 Designs Challenge ; 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.
 Isn't this a great design? I just love how this card turned out, and the dies I used to create with.
 Screen Door w/Cat
 Cathedral Lace Frame
 Judy's Blooms
 Medium Rose

 I used some fun designer papers and made this layered flower, I have been loving all the floral designs my fellow design team members have been sharing.
Do you see how I used the lace frame as the screen for the door? I love how it turned out- this came by accident while I was cutting the dies.I just laid the pieces in a pile and picked these up together.
The sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set, the papers are from DCWV and my stash.
 So I have a second design with a window- this is one of the newest die that were just released
Window die
Burble / Cheese Cloth Texture Embossing Plate
 Lace Flourish Letter F
Deco Corner
 I decided to make a Fashion card design using a New York fashion lady this is a great paper design from DCWV. That beautiful rich ribbon is from really reasonable Ribbon. This is a quick card for me but such a fun one... I have had several of my  followers ask me to share a few easy designs using dies...and can be used with many type papers or a stamped design in the inside. I could also see some flowers in the window.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you play along with us this week- you could be our winner.

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Have A Blooming Good Day!

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Hi! It's Gini here today filling in for Jeannie.  She will be back next week with an awesome project. When I saw this paper (Dilly Dally from MME), it reminded me of a day in the country, surrounded by barns, flowers and fields. So, it should be no surprise that I paired this paper up with some wonderful Cheery Lynn Designs dies to create a fun and nostaligic card. I pictured an old church window, with vines and flowers trailing around it.
I used Judy's Blooms and Build A Flower One to create my Camelia. (Let me just tell you the stamens that come with the Build A Flower are going to become one of your favorite dies!) I took Fiona's Magic Window, and cut away the middle of it, to create a wonderful border.
Remember, if you would like to add a window or a door to your project, then go enter it in this week's challenge for your chance to win a $20 CLD gift certificate!
For those of you in the States, I hope you have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally
Stamp - My Favorite Things



Thursday, May 24, 2012

pink and grey card - Kianel

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Hello dear Cheery Lynn designs lovers,
Kianel here with you today to show you my last card made with Cheery Lynn designs.
This week i challenged myself again with new things for me: new shape i never tested before, new color combo (grey + pink), no character stamp, no flourish,one flower only. I like that, it's very fun to do!!
I tried to use several layers and decided to go for a self made background.
 The base of the card is made using the Oval lace Mega Doily from the Reflections Boutique. I took the biggest size of the set and flipped it in two. I then cut one layer of cardstock i inked in dark pink to place under so the design of the outside border would show off (i used the ourside of the die as a template).  Using the inside of the die as a template, i cut a piece of white paper to go inside my oval. Using two different shades of pink ink and clear embossing powder i made my background.
 The big flower is made with the Build a flower set #1. some petals are coloured with inks and paints and some are cut from grey cardstock.
 Using the Cardmakers nesting dies rectangle and the rectangle scalloped i used several layers for my main picture. I added the Anastasia border and some lace to close the card.
The cardstock i used is from Bazzill, the stamps are from Great Impressions, all dies from Cheery Lynn designs, inks from Ranger, clear embossing powder and shimmer paints from Creative Inspirations paints, lace and flower from my personnal stash.
Hope you will like it and try to challenge yourself with Cheery Lynn Designs dies, it's very fun and you have plenty of possibilities!
Don't forget to check out our weekly challenge blog to have the chance to win a 20$ shopping spree!
Lots of love from France, Kianel.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Let there be love

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Good morning :)  Alison here today, sharing my card for this weeks challenge theme of 'Add a Door or Window'

When I first saw this gorgeous window die I knew it would look stunning on a wedding card, its so elegant! There are 3 beautiful window dies in the latest new releases and perfect for so many occasions.

I hand-stitched my backing paper onto white pearl card and added one of the corners from the Lace Corner Deco I set to the top of the window.  I decorated the bottom of the window frame with a section of the Mini Flourish Band die, this is so delicate and even though its very intricate it cuts beautifully.  I then placed 3 Mini Fanciful Flourishes decorated with pearls before adding my stamped image.

All dies used on this project are:


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

I hope everyone has a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'

Cheery Lynn Designs Build a Flower

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One of the new release dies from Cheery Lynn Designs is called Build a Flower 1.  I have used it to make the flowers on my card today.  To begin, I die cut the flower petals as well as a bunch of stamens.


Before assembling my large flower, I wrapped each petal around the end of a small paint brush handle.  From the tip of the petal I rolled under; from the end with the brad hole, I rolled up.  I cut a variety of stamens; I think I used them all except one of the middle size.  I added a bit of ink to the ends of the stamens for some contrast.  Then I stacked them all on a brad being sure to stagger each layer so they did not line up.  I created the smaller flower in the corner from only the stamens as well as the flower base pieces.  I curled the bottom 2 layers down and the rest of the layers up.


As a backdrop for my large flower, I die cut a Spring Flower Burst Doily with coordinating Angel Wing.  I added some Viva Decor Pearl pen accents to tie in the flower stamen color.  I then cut the fabulous new Flourish Leaf Strip; check out the detailing on these leaves, incredible!  The really great thing about this die is you get 5 separate leaf sections.  You can use them alone or build a vine as I did.  I added some Distress ink to the edges of each leaf.  I thought the corner pieces from the Lace Corner Deco B set went quite well with the doily, just the right embellishment.  I added a sentiment panel cut from my Scallop Circle Little Stacker dies.  Finished size is 5 x 7 inches. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog for more inspiration and to join the Door or Window challenge. You can enter for a chance to win a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Recycled Packaging

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Good morning Cheery Lynn fans! Today I want to share something a little different.  Everyday I throw away plastic packaging and started thinking there has to be a way to use this.  I thought I'd experiment with my Cheery Lynn Dies and I was ecstatic to learn that they worked perfect for my little venture!
First I'll share my layout and then tell you what I did.
To start I used my Spring Flower Burst Doily on the background. Next I used my Cherry Blossom die to cut the small flowers from the plastic and Stacker Flower 2 for the background flower. (you will have to go over them a couple of times with your machine)I used my leaf die to cut the leaves from the plastic also.

Now to color the flowers and leaves I used Alcohol Inks.  I then added a brad to the center of the flowers to hold them together and adhered then to my layout.Next I took my heat gun and a skewer and heated then up a little and shaped them. I added the leaves and the Fanciful Flourishes to finish the layout.

I look at plastic packaging in a different light these days.  I've started a small stash of plastic and I now know that my Cheery Lynn Dies are perfect for cutting out a different kind of embellishment for my layouts!!

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to go to the Cheery Lynn Challenge blog and check out this weeks challenge...you could win a $20 gift certificate towards your next Cheery Lynn Dies collection!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 29 - Add a Door or Window

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Before we get to our challenge, we want to say good bye to team member Bonnie Brown.  She has decided to leave our team but we wish her all the best and thank her for the wonderful projects she made for Cheery Lynn Designs.  Now on to this week's challenge 

Add a Door and/or Window

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.

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