Monday, September 30, 2013

Best Wishes with Rhonda

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Happy Monday to you!  It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

My project for today is a soft and pretty card featuring our "Best Wishes" phrase die along with some sweet little tags, bits of flourish, doily, miniature rose, greenery and of course lace. The papers here are by Pion Design.

"Best Wishes" A2 Size Card
A bit of Ankara Lace Border is tucked under my sentiment block.


I cut a few hearts from the Sophia's Heart Border apart, then layered them together and used a bit of Glossy Accents to create a pretty little embellishment in the sentiment block.  

The dies are so pretty, I love to look for different ways to use scraps and pieces from them. 

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
French Flair Silver - L12
Ankara Lace Border - B332
Best Wishes Phrase - B244
Mini Fanciful Flourish - B117S
Sophie's Heart Mini Doily - DL238
Sophia's Heart Border - B333
Tags 2 - B261
Ivy Strip - B304
Mini Rose - B152

Be sure to join us and play along with our "Lace" challenge this week, we would love to see your  creations. Remember, you could win a $20 shopping trip to the Cheery Lynn Designs store!

Check out all of the challenge details here.
~ Rhonda

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #100 - Lace

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What wonderful entries we had last week for our Die Cut Flowers challenge.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Lace(real or faux)

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 Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today and a warm welcome to our newest challenge team member, Karen Maldonado.....

 Dies used:

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

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Christmas already? {noooo, just the cards}

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Good morning everybody, it's Amy here and it's my turn again to post what I created with the amazing Cheery Lynn Design dies!
I still have to pinch myself when I look in my huge box of Cheery Lynn dies.
Thanks again Bj for choosing me to be part of the team.
For this post I created two Christmas cards, I know it's only September but time flies when you are having fun.

Merry Christmas

I layered three sheets of jummy "Twelve Days of Christmas" collection by Graphic 45 and stitched the last one before I glued it on top the other two.
Then I did some fussy cutting, the bird and leaves!
Then I used the Lace Rose and Flourishes die and cut it in half. So I could make a corner flourish.


Cheery Lynn Design dies used:

 And now for my second card:

Love Peace & Happiness

 I love making a brick wall it's so much fun! This card is a simple card for me it took me 20 minutes to make. The name of that doily die makes me want to dance such a pretty die I really like to use it.


Cheery Lynn Design dies used:


So this is my post for today! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope that I have got you inspired to make some Christmas cards.
You still have some time left to enter our wonderful challenge # 99
I've seen some amazing work already I hope you will join us too.
have a wonderful weekend!
Hope to see you again next Saturday.

Love

Friday, September 27, 2013

Steampunk Card

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Hi and Good Morning! :)  Alison here today sharing a card made inspired some of the amazing Cheery Lynn Designs Steampunk Dies! 

I used a 6 x 6 inch blank card base and layered black bazzil card and MME paper, inking the edges slightly with DI.

I then cut the stunning Steampunk Clock die in metallic black and stainless steel card, and shadowed it for effect.  The image is a Kenny K digi stamp and she was coloured in PM's and backed with Steampunk Wings.  I matted and layered onto Circle Stacker and Scalloped circle stacker.

The Gears were also cut in a mix of silver and black and layered and fastened together with silver brads for a finishing touch.

All dies used on this card are:

B357 - Clock with Angel Wing - Steampunk
B340 - Gears
B359 - Steampunk Wings
XL-5 - Scalloped circle stackers
L-4 - Circle Stackers

Thanks so much for visiting our blog today, and I look forward to visiting your entries in our challenge this week!

Have a smashing day,



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shabby card with Irina Gerschuk

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Hi my dear friends!
Irina Gerschuk is here with you today.
And I'm super excited to share with you my new shabby card!
As I'm a fan of flourish projects I started to create my card from the gorgeous Large Rose die. Than I added some different leaves to the composition. And at leased I though: "What shabby card without doily or lace?" - so I added Ambergris Doily and Tiffany Border die-cuts.

Some close-ups:



CLD dies used:

And please come and join our challenge! the theme is so versatile, and the price is really yummy)))

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!
Irina

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Simple Birthday Cards by Susan Longman

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Hi, Susan Longman here… today, for my first post on Cheery Lynn, I have put together a couple of fresh, simple birthday cards for you. When it comes to mailing your cards I have to consider their size so sometimes a nice simple, flat design is the way to go.

Susan Longman18_1
Close up of one of the cards…

Susan Longman18_2

Cheery Lynn Design dies used:
Oval - Inverted Scallop LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-9 
Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker Frames – DL252
Small Exotic Butterflies #2 w/Angel Wings – DL113AB
Other Products Used:
Teresa Collins Family Stories
White Cardstock
Button, Twine, Kaisercraft Sentiments Stamp, Stampin’ Up Ink.
…have fun creating Susan

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cheery Cards Using the Shasta Daisy Strip!

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Hi everyone, it's me Gabrielle here today sharing with you my final projects as guest designer this month for Cheery Lynn Designs.  It's been such an enjoyable month creating with all these beautiful die cuts!  For my final projects I thought I would play a little more with the Shasta Daisy Flower strip!  I thought I would change things up a bit and use the strip on two types of paper, regular card stock and some vellum, so that I could make a bloom with layers that you could see through. 

To make this flower I cut 2 of the largest blooms on the strip out of pink vellum, and 2 of the same size from a soft pink card stock.  I used a good white gel pen (my favourite is the Signo Unibal pen, it works very well on vellum) to make little dots fading out from the center of the bloom (you only need to add the dots on the top 2 sheer layers).  And finally added an adhesive pearl center to finish the bloom.  I used a couple of cuts from the Tropical Flourish coming out from behind the bloom cluster to add a little dramatic flourish to the finished card.
 
Cheery Lynn Supplies:
 

For my second card I again used the Shasta Daisy Strip and combined it with Manon's Wedding Garland die cut.  This die cut has a pretty lacy oval design and a couple of pretty floral cuts in it as well.....here is what the die cut looks like...
I love that you don't end up wasting paper when you use this die cut, ...you get the lacy oval design and you get the extra floral bloom accents as well!
 
To make the daisy's above I just cut out 2 large and 2 of the next size down....I tinted the centers of the medium size blooms with some green chalk ink and finished with a gem accent.  For the smallest daisy I used 3 of the smallest cuts layered.
 
Cheery Lynn Supplies:
 
It's been such a pleasure being guest designer for the month of September, I hope you've enjoyed my projects as much as I've enjoyed creating them!  I want to thank BJ for her kind generosity and thank Lori Williams for her patient help in getting me organized for the month! xo
 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Thankful with Rhonda

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Happy Monday to you!  It's Rhonda here to host the blog for you today.

Did you have a moment to see our latest challenge?  It's "Die Cut Flowers" and I am all about making my own flowers, in fact it's one of my favorite things to do!  I was so inspired I decided to play along with our theme for this post.  I chose the pretty fall papers from the Autumn Song collection by BoBunny.

"Thankful" (5.5" x 5.5" card)

To create my card, I used the largest French Flair Scalloped for the base, then I layered a French Flair Silver on top. The Fall Leaf Doily with Angel Wings is the anchor focal point of the card. The size worked nicely for my sentiment sticker.  I added a bit of diamond stickles to my design for interest.


The larger orange flower to the left I used the Cheery Blossom for my base and the Miniature Rose as the center.  The pattern paper used was chevron and I found it interesting to layer.  The Lace Corner Deco I cut apart and used on the top and the bottom of my card along with some coordinating pearls for interest.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
French Flair Scalloped - XL13
French Flair Silver - L12
Fall Leaf Doily with Angel Wings - DL249
Chrysanthemum Strip - B311
Daisy Strip - B259
Darling Daisies - A196
Olive Branches - B147
Fanciful Flourish - B117
Ankara Lace Border - B332
Miniature Rose - B152
Build a Flower Embellishment 2 - B187
Cherry Blossom - B129
Lace Corner Deco D - B164

Happy Fall to you!  I really hope you can join us and play along with our challenge this week, we would love to see your Die Cut Flower creations.  You could win a $20 shopping trip in the store! Check out all the challenge details here.

Rhonda

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 99 - Die Cut Flowers

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

Die Cut Flowers

 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 Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today......

 Dies used:

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

Things with Wings Challenge winner

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Well Bj had a hard time picking the winner of this week's Things with Wings challenge, so she decided to award two winners...



Congratulations, Ladies.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Die Cut Flowers challenge.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

My box of little secrets { small CLD dies }

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Happy Saturday everybody, it's Amy here to share my Cheery Lynn Designs die box.
I bought a really ugly box for just one euro and thought I will fix it up and put my small dies in in there.
I think it turned out great.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
  
Side of the box

Front of the box

Top of the box
I really enjoyed using the gorgeous Gardenia Strip it makes such great flowers. You only have to distress them and use any centre you want.
For Miniature Rose I made them look like a daisy. Oe la la  I had so much fun playing.
I hope I got you inspired to make something amazing.

Oh and don't forget you still have time to join our challenge.
Challenge #98
There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at the Cheery Lynn Designs store.

Have a great crafty weekend,

Love

Friday, September 20, 2013

Glittery Wings and Layered Halloween Things

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Happy Friday everyone!! I am leslierahye--one of the new additions to the Cheery Lynn Design Team! It is an extreme honor to share with you my love of these fantastic dies! For my post today, I have created a fun Halloween tag with several dies in the last new release.

Cheery Lynn Dies used



I made the base of my tag by layering Dylusions Mists. Next I diecut the Spiderweb die to use as a mask and misted with the White Dylusions Mist allowing the Mask to produce the dark positive outline of the "mask." 


The Pumpkin die was layered with foam squares in between to create a dimensional element for the tag. Wink of Stella in clear provided just the hint of glittery glistening to highlight the phrase and the web on the tag.


The twig on the Embellishments #2 makes great little bare trees for the "Neighborhood Scene"--I removed the evergreens and put yellow/green paper behind the windows--leaving squares solid in some to give the distressed worn look for the Halloween spooky scene.  Bats and a "moon" cut from the center of the Doily Stacker Circles were added and made dimensional on the tag with foam squares! A swipe of Wink of Stella added a hint of glitter!  I finished off the tag with some fun pompom ribbon and a black sheer ribbon! I hope you enjoyed my festive tag!

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 Remember there is still time to join the challenge!!! Challenge #98 is Things with Wings! There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Emphasize your Dies with Rhonda

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"Always" 12x12 Page

Happy Thursday crafty friends! It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

Today I have a page to share featuring a few of my favorite Cheery Lynn Designs dies along with some new Quick Quotes papers from the September Club Q kit.  I love how the pretty details of the die cuts are emphasized against the black card stock background here.  They also mimic the pattern and feel of the papers that were used. 



I did a bit of cutwork in the pattern of the papers and used that as my designs foundation along with the stamped coffee marks. The large doily is the Sophia's Heart Doily and anchors my framed photo with a bit of cheesecloth layered underneath to further emphasize my stamped design. To build on the circular emphasis, I pierced in a few circle patterns in the background.


To accent my chipboard I layered a Sophie's Heart Mini doily underneath.  I also tucked in the Sophia's Heart Border above the larger grey banner.  A bit of flourish bling, enamel dots and a few sequins and flair round out the page. I love the big impact that these pretty dies make on a page!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Don't forget there is still some time to play along and enter the "Things with Wings" challenge. There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today to the blog! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Birthday Gift

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Hi and Good Morning everyone, Alison here again today! :)  Well in my part of the world, the summer has ended, and autumn fast approaches with a change in colours as well as the weather.  So todays card is a little more subtle in its hues, and uses some lovely Cheery Lynn Designs Dies.
 
I started off with a 6 x 6 inch blank card base and layered MME papers and white american crafts cardstock.  All dies were cut with this card too.
 
I cut the Tiny Bubbles border and stuck on the apricot top layer panel and also used the gorgeous Cape Cod Doily behind my image.  This is so delicate and beautiful, but cuts like a dream!  My image is matted and layered onto Square Stackers, Scalloped squares and the delighful  Horizon Square Stacker
 
I used Alisons Ribbons along the bubble border, and added a small strip of ric-rac ribbon on top.  The flower was made from the quick and easy Shasta Daisy strip, held together with a pearl brad, and for a finishing touch I added a dragonfly and some pearls.
 
All dies used on this card are
 
 
Thanks so much for visiting our blog today, and I hope you find time to enter our challenge this week where our theme is Things with Wings.
 
Have a smashing day!
 


 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sweet Williams Flower Strip {2 Ways}

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Hi everyone, it's me Gabrielle here with you today with some cards I made as guest designer this month for Cheery Lynn Designs.  I thought I would play a little bit with the Sweet Williams Flower strip.  It's so easy to use For the card above I used a misting technique, moistening the flower petals and giving them a little crinkle. 
For these blooms I used the smallest petal cuts for the center and 2 of the largest (for the large blooms) and I used the 2 of the medium petal cuts forthe medium blooms.  I used some Honey distress ink in the centers of the blooms so that the color would fade out (note: I did the tinting step before I did the water/wrinkling technique).  Here is a close-up view of the blooms..... 
Cheery Lynn Dies used for this project:

I don't know about you but personally I like to get all I can out of a die, so I thought I would try using the Sweet Williams petals the way I would prep a rose bloom.  I thought the results were very close to a rose bloom.
I basically used the curling techniqued I showed you all on the video I posted last Tuesday.  Just gently curling back the petals to create a softer rounder bloom.  I used 2 of the smallest petal cuts for the 'bud' center of the flower.  Then I used 1 of the next size up and 2 of the next size up after that (this makes up the smaller roses on this card).  To make the large rose just add two of the largest petal cuts. 
Here is another close up view of the blooms.  I just left the paper as is, no extra tinting on this one.  I find the flower centers curled tightly together create their own depth of color.

I finished the card using more of the beautiful Fanciful Flourish cuts and little pieces of the Ivy Corner Flourish, as well as the intricate and beautiful Celtic Heart.

Cheery Lynn Products used for this project:

I hope you enjoyed my projects today and hope that I've inspired you to play with your dies a little and see what different ways you can put them to use!

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