Friday, February 28, 2014

Follow Your Dreams

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Hi friends!  It's Holly posting today, and this is my last guest designer post for Cheery Lynn Designs.  I have truly enjoyed creating my projects to share with you this month, and I hope you found some inspiration from my pieces.  Many thanks to Bj and to Sandy for asking me to be a guest designer and for helping me out.  For my final project, this piece really speaks to my heart.  I was able to follow my dream this month as a guest designer, and it has been a blast.  

I used the following dies on my project:


I covered the Hinges with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain, let them dry, and then lightly sanded them for that vintage look.  I cut out the Sweet Williams flowers from white paper, rolled the edges of the petals into a peach-colored ink pad, curled the petals with tweezers and then assembled them with a small antique brass brad.  I sponged the same peach colored ink onto the Black Eyed Susan flower petals and then curled the petals with tweezers before assembling the flower.

Here's hoping you have fun following your dreams!  Thanks for visiting with me this month!



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Flourish card with Irina Gerschuk

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Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today.
And I'd like to share with you my new card:

Here are some close-ups:
I used Large Rose and Sweet Williams dies to create two big flowers and three sizes of roses to create the smaller one. Then I added some leaves to finish the composition:

Here you can better see the layers:

The feathers fit perfectly as a base to the composition:

Dies used:
Coved Rectangle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-11
Concentric Circles Mesh - B402
Large Rose - B155
Medium Rose - B154;
Miniature Rose - B152
Sweet Williams - D137
Horizon Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames - DL270
Olive Branches - B147
Lace Circle - DL188;
Mini Fanciful Flourish - B117S
Quill & Ink Pot - B369
Heart Chain Border - B115
Lilith Doily w/ Angel Wing - DL263
Priscilla Doily w/Angel Wing - DL260

And don't miss our new challenge - the theme is so versatile, and the price is yummy)))))

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!
Irina

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Summer Daisies

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Here is a bright and happy card to hopefully bring warmer weather our way.  The challenge this week is Flowers and I have used my Daisy Strip die to make some colorful flowers for my card.  I love this die as you get 6 flowers with one pass through your die cut machine.  Just shape them a bit with an embossing tool as I did, stack them and you are good to go.  As a backdrop for my image, I layered the largest of the Sentiment Tag 2 dies onto the largest of the Sentiment Tag 1 dies.  Then I layered those onto my Polynesian Sails Oval which I backed with the matching angel wing.  I added a bit of faux stitching around the edge of the Sentiment Tag 1. 


Click on the pic above for a closer look at the flowers.  Even though they are stacked four high, they keep a pretty low profile, perfect for mailing.  Finished size is 5.75" square.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

And don't forget to check out this week's Flowers challenge.  You still have time to enter for a chance to win a $20 store credit to Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lucky Shamrock card

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Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here and I'm getting ready for St. Patrick's Day. I created this festive square card by die cutting 4 each of the Two of Hearts dies and layering them to create petals on my four-leafed clover. Next I arranged them on a hex-shaped background--I placed my shapes using the frame as a gluing template. The flourish acts as a stem for my lucky four-leafed clover! I added some clear Wink of Stella to the top hearts for a bit of sparkle.

Cheery Lynn Dies used
 Thank you for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my card!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Flowers and Butterflies with Rhonda

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

I have an everyday card to share with you today.  Sometimes you need a card to just say "Hello" or "I'm Thinking of You"…  or a prompt that says "Just to Say"...

Just to Say (5"x5" card base)

After I started with my 5"x5" card size, I discovered that the Square Horizon Boutique Stacker Frame would layer perfectly behind it!  I used a 1/4" corner rounder on my corners and attached the base to give the card a soft lacy edge. 

The bird cage I cut, then I traced it onto some vellum to create a soft and pretty backer. I attached with a very fine amount of glossy accents just on the outer edge of the bird cage. This allows me to tuck in other elements if need be, like the Princess Tree or leaves.

A few details...

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

I played along with our new challenge for the week as well, "Flowers" (create using dies or punches)!  I always love how pretty the Cheery Lynn Designs dies make flowers and of course the butterflies are amazing too!

Please join us this week for the challenge, you can find all the details right here.  You could win $20 to shop in the Cheery Lynn Designs online store!

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!  Have a fabulous Monday!!!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 121 - Flowers

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

Flowers
(must be made with dies or 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 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 (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

8 x 10 Altered Frame
Dies used:
Dies used:

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

Shaped Card Challenge winner

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What a wonderful bunch of creative entries we had last week. The winner of our Shaped Card Challenge chosen by Bj Dywan, owner of Cheery Lynn Designs is
 
 
 
Congratulations, Heidi.  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 Flowers challenge.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Baby Girl 8x8 layout with Amy

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Hi everyone,
It's Amy here today with you to share a layout.
The daughter of my neighbors had her first baby, she was born about five weeks ago.
Her name is "Meddie" and she is such a little doll I love making baby layouts ;-)))

Meddie

I did a lot of mixed media on the background and I love my Pennant Die it's so cute.
For the circle I just used a plate but behind the circle I used the beautiful Wedding Garter and just bend it around the circle to give it a lacy touch then I put some organza ribbon through the cute little holes.




Cheery Lynn Design dies used:
D103 - Pennant Die

I sure hope you will play in our weekly challenge 120 Shaped Card you could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store.
I hope you all visit my blog very soon would love to read you comments.

Love

Friday, February 21, 2014

Vellum Leaves

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Hi again!  It's Holly posting today as the guest designer for February, and I've got a delicate card to share with you.  I had this idea in mind for several weeks, but I didn't want to add any greenery because it would clash with the colors I had in mind..  Then it hit me - vellum!  By cutting out all the leaves and flourishes with vellum, it gives my card a sweet and delicate look.

I've used the following Cheery Lynn Designs dies on this card:


Try using some vellum for some of your die cut pieces on a project.  It's a great way to enhance the look of your project without changing your entire color scheme.  Thanks for visiting with me today!  I hope to see you again next Friday.  :-)


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bright card with Irina Gerschuk

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Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today and Id like to share with you bright spring card:

Here are some close-ups:
 I used different Stackers and border dies to create the layers.

I used the Tropical Flower and felt to create the flower.

Dies used:
Stackers Nesting Dies XL-11
Coved Rectangle Classic - Silver Stackers - L-10
Ankara Lace Border - B332
Lilith Doily Edger - B404
Concentric Circles Mesh - B402
Tropical Flower - A160

And please come and join our new challenge - the theme is amazing and the prize is lovely)))

Than you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!
Irina

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Inspired Owl Card

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Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here to share a card inspired by my creative daughter and teammates. Last week when Fancy and I were making Valentine boxes for her teachers, she looked at the Heartland America Large die and said, "I see an owl!" I asked her to show me what she saw. She indicated that the doilies in the top of the heart were eyes, the heart in the bottom the body and she indicated that a heart on the doily was his beak! So, this week I have transformed my Heartland America die cut into this cute owl! Also, I have also been enamored by my teammates' use of the cuties dies into foliage like pine branches!! I tried my hand at this this week, as well as transforming another cutie die into pine cones! This card also serves to remind you of our current challenge : Shaped Card!

Cheery Lynn Dies used
 Thank you for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my "inspired" card!

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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #119 is Shaped CardThere is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Bit of Spring with Rhonda

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

I decided to go with a bit of a Spring theme for my project today.  The yellow reminds me of sunshine and I wanted to see the effect of some ombre papers in a few die cuts.

"Hello" (A2 sized card)

I used my Fancy Corner Cuts 4 for the pretty details on the upper corners of my yellow base layer. Next, I added the Polynesian Sails Oval doily, topped by a medium Horizon Boutique Oval Stacker Frame in a wood grain pattern paper.  This final layer was adhered with foam dimensional squares.


The Shasta Daisy and my Dainty Bows were cut from ombre paper. The Victorian Romance Flourish was cut apart and tucked under my flower, then I added a Mini Butterfly with Angel Wing on the upper right of it. A few gems and Stickles give the butterfly a little sparkle. The Tiny Fanciful Flourish is cut from a glassine bag.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

Be sure to join us for our challenge this week - Shaped Cards!  You can find all of the details here.  The winner is the lucky recipient of a $20 shopping spree in the Cheery Lynn Designs Store!  How fun is that?!!!

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!  Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 120 - Shaped Card

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

Shaped Card
(anything but square)
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 (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

Grass Border, Hello (set of 2)
Dies used:

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

Frame It Challenge Winners

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What a fabulous bunch of creative entries we had last week. The winners of our Frame It Challenge chosen by Bj Dywan, owner of Cheery Lynn Designs are
 
#9 Nela
 
 
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 Shaped Card challenge.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The day after.....Valentine card with Amy

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Hi everyone,
It's Amy here with you today!
Our son has his first real crush on a girl in his school so he asked me "mommy do you want to make a Valentine card for me to give her"?
And so I did he secretly placed it on her desk (without his name on it)....I saw her big grin and that was so cool to make someone happy with what I've created.

Love
(will you be my valentine?)

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

I hope you all enjoyed looking at my card and I would love for you to visit my blog very time soon!
I will have a little treat for you ????
You still have some time to enter our weekly challenge 119 Frame It
Good Luck and have a wonderful weekend ;-))

Love 


Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Hugs

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Hi everyone!  It's Holly, your February guest designer, posting today.  Happy Valentine's Day!  I needed a masculine Valentine's card to give to my sweetie, so I pulled out my Cheery Lynn Designs dies to see what I could come up with.  Obviously, since I wanted it to be more masculine, I didn't add a lot of frills and flowers.  I kept this card sweet and simple by using these dies:

Celtic Heart
Sophia's Heart Border
Alison's Ribbons
Hugs Mix and Match
Coved Rectangle - Classic LG Stackers

I inlaid the die cut pieces of the inside of the heart.  Because the background is so busy, I wanted the Hugs to stand out.  Look at the Hugs sentiment.  Can you see the shadowing there?  I cut it out twice - once from dark brown paper and once from vanilla paper.  I glued the vanilla Hugs on top of the dark brown Hugs, slightly offsetting the letters.  That's how you get a subtle shadow effect.  For the corners, I cut the pieces from the Sophia's Heart Border - they fit beautifully in the corners of the Coved Rectangles.

Thanks for visiting me here at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog.  Come on back next Friday - I can't wait to show you what I created!!  I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Flourish card with Irina Gerschuk + video tutorial.

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Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today. 
And today I'd like to share with you my new card and a little tutorial:

Some close-ups:
 I used two pieces of vellum and a heart-shaped die to create a pocket for sequins.

 I die-cutted the biggest tropical leaf and separated it into petals to create the leaves on the flourish composition.

And here is the closer look to all the layers.

Dies used:
Heartland America Large - DL110
Large Rose - B155
Sweet Williams - D137
Horizon Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames - DL270
Coved Rectangle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-11
Lattice Heart & Vines - B368
Tropical Leaves - B119
Concentric Circles Mesh - B402

I also prepared a step-by-step video tutorial on how to create such paper flowers:


And please come and join our new challenge - the theme is amazing and the prize is lovely)))

Than you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!
Irina

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Flower Filled Watering Can

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Here is another wonderful card from guest designer, Jean Bronaugh.  She has used the newly released Watering Can die and filled it with fabulous flowers.  How sweet is this?  She also decorated the watering can by using a piece of Sophia's Heart Border, adding wonderful little stitch lines as accents.  Her gorgeous flowers are a mix of Miniature and Medium Roses and the Tiny Flower kit.  She used Ivy Strip for the greenery.  In keeping with this week's Frame It challenge, she die cut the beautiful Scandinavian Hearts die in red to showcase it all.  The last step was the addition of the dainty butterfly from the Butterflies Flying Among the Vines Mesh Border set.  Finished size is 5 1/2" square.  Thank you, Jean for helping us out this week. 

Don't forget to check out this week's Frame It challenge.  Join us in the fun for a chance to win a $20 credit to the Cheery Lynn Designs store. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Love is Like a Box of Chocolate

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Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here! This week is Valentine's week and that means our house is really busy getting Valentines ready for the kids' classmates and teachers as well as for special people in their lives. My Fancy Pants wanted to give boxes of chocolate to all of her teachers and rather than buying them I though a Cheery Lynn crafted heart box would be even more fun! I hope you enjoy this tutorial!
Begin by die cutting the elements that you will need for the construction of your box. You will need 2 pieces of 1" cardboard 8" long, 2 pieces of Kraft card stock 1½" by 8" long, 2 cardboard Heartland America Large Angel Wing, 2 each red card stock and kraft card stock Heartland America Large Angel Wing, Heartland America Doily in Kraft card stock, Allison's ribbons in coordinating colors. For the embellishments I also cut some fringe,cuties, a flourish and the 2 of hearts dies in coordinating colors.

I glued the red angel wing to the top of the to card board and the bottom of the bottom card board. I then glued the kraft card stock to the insides to the card boards. This forms the top and bottom of my box.
Next I drew a pencil line to indicate where I would glue my card board strip. I prepared the card board strip by curling it slightly. I prepared the card stock strips by scoring them along the 1" line, folding and trimming to the fold to allow the strip to be contoured to the box bottom.

With a strong white glue I adhered one side of the card board along the line. I repeated with the second side adding glue where the seams would meet.

For the top, I measured the strips around the dried card board. I folded the strip to contour around the base card board heart. I glued the strips together so that they would close. I added a ½" wide strip of glue to the top of the heart box and holding the bottom strip into place around the top of the heart, I glued the lid into place. 

I held the box together for a brief moment to ensure the glue held on the lid. I cut a small heart to give a finished look to the inside top of the lid--covering up the fringed strip.

I finished off the box with Allison's ribbons around the edge of the box, the Heartland Doily, 2 Heart doilies and flowers on top. I hope you enjoyed my project! Happy Valentines!

Cheery Lynn Dies used

 Thank you for stopping by!!

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