Friday, May 31, 2013

A Perfect Pair with Cheery Lynn and Prickley Pear

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I know you've had to have enjoyed this weeks perfect pairing with Cheery Lynn Dies and Prickley Pear Stamps.  It's been so much fun for the designers to really get to get inky.   Today I created this butterfly card.  Of course my flowers are created with Cheery Lynn dies along with the lace border, but the stamp/cut butterfly is courtesy of Prickley Pear along with the lovely sentiment.  


Here is a complete list of Cheery Lynn Dies Used: 

and here are all the Prickley Pear goodies I used


See you next week. 

Hugs Lori 





Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cheery Lynn and Prickley Pear - A Winning Combination!

3:30 AM 12 Comments
Hi Everyone,

It's Joann with you today and I have a fun little project to share using my Cheery Lynn dies and some of the lovely Prickley Pear stamps and co-ordinating dies.  Yes, it's a folding purse!  You can find more info on it here.



As you know, this week we have been enjoying this lovely joint venture with Prickly Pear.  I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful creations made by both DT's and we have provided you with some inspiration.  If you haven't done so already, do pop over to the Prickly Pear Blog to see what their DT has created for you.  You will be so glad you did!

Also don't forget to comment on  Tamara's Sunday post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store and also the Prickley Pear Blog for other lovely prizes.

Here are a few more pictures of my purse:


and here it is what it looks like open.  I really love that you can use a variety DP's to decorate.


I really do love the way this little purse came together however,  I do have a suggestion for you...  If you are planning to make this, I suggest you make the top flap an 1/2 inch longer and score a 1/2 flat piece at the top so that you have somewhere to attach the handle.  I think this might make it easier to close : )

Here's a list of the dies used for this project:


I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Roses!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Have a Cheery Day!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cheery Lynn And Prickley Pear Week Continues

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Hi, it's Gini back again today, filling in for Alison.  So I get to share another fun card created using Prickley Pear stamps/dies along with Cheery Lynn Designs.

This is a rather simple card, but the sentiment really gets highlighted by layering the Prickley Pear Scalloped Oval die over the French Flair Doily Stacker.  The flower was created with the Sweet Williams Strip and the leaves are from the BAF1 Embellishments.

Remember to leave a comment on Sunday's post for a chance to win a $20 store credit, and play along with this week's Roses challenge, as one entry will be chosen to win a store credit.  Stop by the Prickley Pear Blog to see what their designers are creating this week along with CLD. 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

May Arts Ribbon Striped Chevron Twill
Bazzill Basics Patterned Paper/Cardstock
Want2Scrap Pearls
Xyron Mega Runner

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Joint Venture Project - Altered Ribbon Spool

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Good Morning Cheery Lynn fans, Donna here with my project for the joint venture with Prickley Pear

I've created a large Ribbon spool by using a toilet roll and a couple circle stacker dies.
We're doing a joint venture with Prickley Pear all week long, you can see what their team has created here
I covered the toilet roll with black cardstock to make it sturdier then covered it using Graphic 45 papers. I also added some lace to the bottom and the top of the roll. I cut out a couple circles using the Stackers circle dies to create the top and bottom reels, and glued them to the centre roll using a hot glue gun. I used the Cutie 2 to create a nice border all along the top.

 On the bottom base I added some Shabby Rose Frantage and then created some flowers using the Daisy Strip, and some Flourish Leaf Strip. Behind the flowers are some hearts  which are from Prickley Pear. I stamped them onto some of the papers, then cut them out, the largest heart was cut out using the Matching die for the stamp set. I also used Sophie's Heart to create a lovely base for it all to sit onto.
For the top I used the Gears Stamp set and matching die to decorate. A couple of the gears I used Frantage embossing powder on them. Each of the gears was stamped using both brown and black ink. The flowers are all the Sweet Williams, where I used both the Sweet Williams die as well as the Sweet Williams strip die. Sentiment is from the same Heart key Crown stamp set.

A complete list of dies and other products is listed below.
Cheery Lynn Dies

Prickley Pear Products

Don't forget to leave a comment on Tamara's Sunday post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs shop. And visit the Prickley Pear blog for a chance at other prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day



Monday, May 27, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 82 - Roses

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What amazing entries we had last week for our Make it Manly challenge.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Roses

 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 based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 18:00 Eastern time.

 And now to our inspiration for today......






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

Cheery Lynn and Prickley Pear Week

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This week the designers for Cheery Lynn Designs and Prickley Pear have teamed up to bring you some inspiring projects - and a prize package!  Leave a comment on Tamara's Sunday post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store or head to the Prickley Pear Blog for other prizes.

For my project I paired up Prickley Pear's CLR023 Mini Butterflies and Mini Butterflies Die PPRS_D023 with our gorgeous Cheery Lynn Designs dies to create this any occasion card.

If you want another chance to win some CLD goodness, please be sure to play along with our challenge - this week Roses.  One winner will be selected to receive a  $20 store credit.

Cheery Lynn Designs 
Prickely Pear
Other
Authentique Patterned Papers
Want2Scrap Pearls
May Arts Ribbon
Clearsnap Ink 
Xyron Mega Runner, Creatopia

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cheery Lynn and Prickly Pear Joint Venture Day One

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Good morning folks, Tamara Here. Hope you are having a great and relaxing weekend.  Today will be my last post for Cheery Lynn )0: I have so enjoyed my time working for this great and fabulous company.

This week we are joining forces with Prickly Pear and will be showing you great makes over the following week.  It starts today and ends on Saturday with Sandy, so make sure you visit everyday.
Pop by the Prickly Pear blog too, to check out lots more inspiration and for a chance to win some Prickly Pear goodies.

 Also Cheery Lynn will be giving a $20 store credit to a random person who leaves a comment on this post. 

Prickly Pear Products Used
Cheery Lynn Products 

Don't forget to check back everyday for more inspiration.   And be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog for a new challenge starting tomorrow.

Hugs 
Tamara xx

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Work Hard, Play Harder - Guest Designer

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It's my last project for my Guest Spot in May and I thought I'd end with a manly card as it may inspire you to enter this week's challenge.
I sometimes find it difficult to incorporate fancy dies into my masculine projects but with the scalloped edges on the rectangles it made it easy.


Cheery Lynn Dies - Card Maker Scalloped Rectangles (3 sizes), Grass Border and Cuties 2 (used as a border)

I used 3 sizes of the rectangles, 2 for the back panels and the smallest one as a mat for the sentiment.
I added a little ink to the edges to emphasise the scallops.


I kept the inside simple as it is a card for a boy but used the same ribbon as on the front.


I layered the grass to give a little more depth and I think it worked well with this outdoors images.


Finally I used the Cuties 2 die again as a border, I love how well the size of the "beads" on the border match up with the scallops on the largest rectangle.
Well that is it for me, it has been wonderful guesting here at Cheery Lynn Designs and I hope you have enjoyed my projects.
Katie

Friday, May 24, 2013

Poppy in more ways than one

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Today I'm sharing a great box with you that I created for Cheery Lynn.  I've also worked up a little tutorial for you so you'll be able to make one of these fun Explosion/Poppy Boxes yourself.  Have fun!!!  






Step 1: Cut two 9 inch card stock squares, cut one 5 1/8" square card stock. Cut four 2 7/8" square designer paper, cut 8 2 3/4 square designer papers for interior.  


Step 2: Score one of your 9 inch squares at 3" and 6 ", turn your paper 90 degrees and score again at 3 " and 9". This will create a grid. You'll want to do this on both of your 9 inch card stock squares.


Step 3: Score each of your corner squares diagonally and fold. Fold inward as this is going to help create your box. TIP: I find using the 6" mark on my S
cor-pal makes this easy as there is a marking at the bottom of your Scor-Pal that will help ensure you have it lined up correctly. 

Step 4: Using strong tape
 apply your outside squares ( 2 7/8" ) to the base box.

Step 5: Cut four of your 2 3/4 squares in half and tape to inside of your explosion box along the ridges.


Step 6: On your second 9 inch square cardstock cut the outer corner squares off as shown above. Fold and crease.

Step 7: Tape your remaining square card stock pieces to the just cut cross/9 inch piece. You can also decorate the base center with designer card too.

Step 8: Score your 5 1/8" square at 1 inch on all sides. Cut a slit in where all the black marks are shown above. Fold and crease.


Step 9: Tape your flaps to the inside of the box top creating your top. Now the really fun part decorate as desired.

I created the lovely poppies using my Cheery Lynn Dies of course.  Here is a complete list of dies used on this box. 




Have a wonder, safe and blessed Memorial Day weekend and I'll see you next week.

Hugs, Lori 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Anchors Away!

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Hi Everyone,

The theme this week is Make it Manly so I thought that this would be a good time to make a Fathers Day Card.

I used the Mayflower and added the waves from the At The Beach set to make the ship look like it is sailing.  For the base I colored the Sailing Ship / Compass Embossing Plate with distressed ink before I embossed it and finished it off with a Sand Dollar from the Sand Dollar and Starfish set.


here is a closeup


Here's a list of the dies used for this project:


I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Make it Manly!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Have a Cheery Day!








Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Manly Birthday Wishes

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Sandy with you today, Alison is a bit under the weather.  She will be back with you next week.  The Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week is Make It Manly.  Guy cards can be a challenge but this was a pretty quick card that I think would work great for a guy.  Using my Royal Coved Rectangle Mega Reflections dies, I created the overlay on the card base and the center panel of my tent card.  These dies are so versatile, you can create almost any size you need.  I hand trimmed the card base and the patterned paper pieces using the dies as templates.


Rather than using flowers, I have added a mix of leaves, pines and an acorn to make this manly embellishment.  I used some Distress ink to age the paper a bit.  Finished size is 5.5 inches square.  The paper is from the Paper Loft; the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's Make It Manly challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fairy Butterfly Wings

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Good Morning Donna here with my latest DT card for Cheery Lynn Designs, I've used a Willow image from Tickled Pink stamps, and mounted her onto the Exotic butterfly, which I covered with Shabby Blue frantage embossing powder, it looks gorgeous IRL. I then mounted this onto the Notre Dame Cathedral Doily and that was mounted onto the Mexican Tile Pattern Frame. I've used one of the Lace Deco Corners Set C for the corners and the burlap border die behind some blue cardstock. I've also used one of the Butterflies from Set #1(which I also sprinkled frantage embossing powder on) and finally to finish it all off, I've used the mini Fanciful flourish and the reverse of it as well on either side.
and Voila, a very simple and easy card for anyone to make using a combination of dies.

Complete Listing of Dies Used

Don't forget to enter our weekly challenge, this week it's Make It Manly, you have the chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day


Monday, May 20, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 81- Make it Manly

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What amazing entries we had last week for our Dry Embossing challenge.  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 based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 18:00 Eastern time.

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

Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope

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I love spring, when all of the flowers are blooming everywhere you look!  So even if your aren't much of a gardener, you can still enjoy the season with your own handmade flowers, using dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.




The flowers were made using the Medium Rose and the Shasta Daisy Strip. So they were super easy to put together.  I also really love the new Rum Punch Doily - it's so elegant!

Please join us this week for our Make it Manly challenge - and you could win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs store.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Other Supplies:
Basic Grey Patterned Paper - Mint Julep
WorldWin Cardstock - Kraft
Want2Scrap Pearls 
Clearsnap Ink

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Vintage Canvas

3:30 AM 2 Comments
Hello everybody, hope you're having a relaxing Sunday, Tamara here with today's inspiration and I've had another go at a canvas this one is 10"x 8".  I have painted the canvas with Eco Green Friendly acrylics in Ocean I used a doily die which I sealed with Mod Podge. Then came the fun part of painting over with distress crackle to create that wonderful crackled finish..  
The flowers have been dipped into melted beeswax, it gave my papers that wonderful dark brown. 
I painted the tiny flowers in copper but forgot to add the tiny pearls to the centre and only realised after I had photographed it.. 
The stamped images I added glass fronts to using glossy accents. 

The chipboard squares I've used treasure gold over using the brush bath to create a liquid instead of a wax,  I then stamped an image with staz on then over the top I used a creative expression wax - pearl moon. 
 

Here's a picture of a close up of the crackle and the frantage embossing powder. Why not join us over on Cheery Lynn Challenge Blog for our weekly challenges.  A new challenge starts tomorrow (Monday)
for a chance to win a $20 coupon to spend in the Cheery Lynn Store.


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