Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vintage Butterfly

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Our challenge this week is Back to Nature.  Cheery Lynn has some fabulous butterfly, dragonfly, bird and various other critter dies so I thought I would play along.  I just love the new A2 frames that Cheery Lynn released; you can mix and match them with stunning results.  For my card I began with a base using the largest die from my A2 Frames Rectangle Scalloped Set of 7.  My next layer is the beautiful Fiona's Magic Mirror.  Next came the second largest die from my Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker A2 Frame set of 4. I used the matching die from the A2 Frames set to trim it out.   And the last layer is the smallest die from my Lords and Commons Boutique Stacker A2 Frame set of 4; again trimmed out with the matching A2 Frames die.  Before assembling my card, I added some color with Antique Linen Distress ink.


Lastly I added the nature element from my Small Exotic Butterflies #2 with Angel Wings set.  I added more Distress ink and then using spray adhesive, glued the angel wing to the butterfly.  After gluing it down, I bent the wings up for some added dimension.  Finished card is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  

Be sure to check out this week's Back to Nature challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thank you card by Eva Dobilas

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Hi there, this is Eva here today posting my first official post on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  It brings me the joy to share a thank you card purely made with beautiful Cheery Lynn dies.  I can never create enough thank you cards as there is always so much to be thankful for.


I really enjoyed making this card with all the pretty dies.  To create my card I cut an A2 size card base using cream card stock.  I die cut the largest Deutschland Boutique Stacker out of Prima patterned paper, and layered it on top of the card front.

Than I die cut a smaller Deutschland Boutique Stacker out of another Prima patterned paper and cut off the edges to a rectangle to fit in the middle of the larger stacker and backed it up with red patterned paper, so it can show through the pretty doily stacker.  

I die cut the larger heart out the Two of Hearts dies out of Prima patterned paper and also die cut the word Thank you out of gold foil card stock and layered it on top of the heart die.  Finally I die cut a butterfly using one of the Small Exotic Butterflies #2 and die cut it's wing to contrast with it and added an orange color pearl in the middle.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:


Thank you for stopping by to see my post today and good luck to everyone entering our Back to Nature Challenge this week

Hugs,
Eva

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 178 - Back to Nature

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As always, the entries we had last week for our Anything Goes Challenge were wonderful.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

  Back to Nature
(add a butterfly, dragonfly, hummingbird, etc)

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 randomly. 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) .....

Dies used:
Dies used:

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

Anything Goes Challenge Winner

3:25 AM 5 Comments
What fabulous entries we had last week. Using Random.org, the winner of our Anything Goes challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
21
Timestamp: 2015-03-29 00:17:23 UTC
#21 - Mary Lou

Congratulations, Mary Lou.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Back to Nature challenge.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tea Party by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today hosting the blog. When I was a little girl I loved having Tea Parties with my pet cat - Lucky, who would sit quite happily watching me. This inspired me to make this card to share with you all today.


Notice how I have mounted my corner die cuts behind my card layer to give a different look and softened the edges of my paper with Ink for a Vintage look.


My layers now together mounted onto my card which measures roughly 6.5 x 5.


My centre image was stamped in Black Archival ink and heat embossed with clear ink. I added Distress ink to age and shade my paper, placing onto the Alpine Flourish Doily with a little Silicone Glue to raise my topper slightly.


My cute little cats were also placed on with Silicone Glue. Aren't they adorable !

Cheery Lynn Dies Used :


Thanks for stopping by today to see my post and good luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge.


Julie xx

Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Butterfly Card with Corina Finley

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Hello!

Welcome back to another Friday with me, Corina, here on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog. This weeks card has a light colour palette, with a layered design. 

For the base I used Kraft cardstock and matted a piece of pattern paper which is cut 1/4" smaller. I tore the right hand side and placed a white Lilith Doily Edger die cut underneath so the scallop shape is seen.

I created my Doily layered center using the Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frames in the medium and large, the Lilith Doily and a circle die from the Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies.


I placed the largest Horizon Circle die cut down on my card base and then layered the Lilith Doily directly on top.



As you can see in the photo above, I die cut a circle out from the center of the medium Horizon Circle and pop-dotted it to the layers. I die cut my embossed butterfly image with the same circle stacker die and inset the image to the center.



For my focal flower, I used the Chrysanthemum Strip and an altered petal from the Sweet Christine die in the center. I accented using the Baby's Breath Flower set, Tiny Flower set and the Ivy Corner Flourish for foliage.

I added the Happy and Birthday sentiments to my card and add Rhinestones for a touch of bling!

Dies Used:

Lilith Doily w/ Angel Wing - DL263


I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 177 - Anything Goes. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design Store.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Give Thanks and Farewell with Rhonda

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Thursday greetings to you! It's Rhonda here to host the blog today for one last time.

I selected the theme of "Give Thanks" for my card as I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing Design Team for over two terms. These dies are so very pretty, I just love using them!

"Give Thanks" (A2 Card)

I used a white card base and layered the Lord and Commons on first. Next I stitched it down in the inside border.  After that I cut a Horizon Coved Rectangle Boutique Stacker in medium and layered the Mirror Mirror Doily Frame on top. 


I cut an Oval Classic Stacker from vellum and layered it on top of the Mirror Mirror Doily Frame, then a cut using Chicken Wire and layered between the Oval center layer on top.


I added the Princess Tree, then the Cherry Blossom, Sweet Christine and Darling Daisy florals next, mixed in with the Sentiment Frame #2. The Ivy Strip and Flourish Leaves were added behind the florals. A few gems helped finish the card.


Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
Mirror Mirror Doily Frame - DL286
Add A Flourish - B456
Cherry Blossom - B129
Darling Daisies - A196
Sweet Christine - B434
Flourish Leaf Strip - B178
Ivy Strip - B304
Princess Tree - B180
Oval Classic Stackers LG - XL-7
Chicken Wire - FRM144
Sentiment Frame #2 - B190

Please be sure to join our challenge this week, the theme is "Anything Goes", so get creative! You could win a $20 gift certificate just for playing along.

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Cheery Lynn Designs for having me and to you for all of the kind comments you leave. I have enjoyed every moment being a part of this wonderful team and company!

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Rhonda

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A FLORAL TAG BY ANITA KEJRIWAL

3:30 AM 9 Comments
Hello to everyone!!!!
Happy Wednesday to all !!! Before I begin with my work, I want to tell you that this will be my last post for Cheery Lynn designs. It has been  a happy journey at the Cheery Lynn blog. I got to know so many new friends and the oppurtunity to create lovely projects with the CLD dies. The love and appreciation that I got here cannot be measured in words. So please keep visiting my blog and continue to shower me with your good words.
Now , here as my last project, I have made a tag for you, adorned with flowers. These are mainly cornflowers and I love these blue blooms. With them are lots of pink shasta daisy buds.  I have shaded the corn flower petals with copics. The base of doily gives it a delicate effect. The complete list is given below. Do leave a comment and let me know how you like it.







The list of dies

Build a Flower #2  B 187
Shasta Daisy-B310
Flourish leaf strip B178
English tea party doily DL 101
Lords and commons doily set of 2
paper is from Prima
stamps- Justrite

The new challenge at the Cheery Lynn design blog is Anything Goes. So do send in your entries.
Once more I bid goodbye. Wishing you  all loads of happiness. And thanks for everything.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Faux Iris Folding with Cheery Lynn Dies

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Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here sharing a Faux Iris Fold Easter greeting! In Iris Folding you generally start with the negative of a cutout shape...so in the case of my egg, you would have had an egg frame or an egg cut out of a rectangle. You would build your strips from the outside to the inner space. There are lots of tutorials on the internet, simply google Iris Folding.
For my project I did a reverse iris folding technique. I began by cutting paper into 1" strips and folding them on the half-inch line. I cut out the egg shape with my Nesting Eggs Die. I then glued down a square middle-ish to the egg. I then started on two edges of the square and glued down my folded strips alternating sides as I went. When I had covered the entire egg, I trimmed it around the shape and mounted it on a larger nested egg.
To complete my card, I layered the egg between a picket fence and some grass. A bunny and the happy Easter sentiment completed my card.

Cheery Lynn Dies used

Thank you for stopping by! ~I hope you enjoyed my project!
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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge 177 is Anything Goes There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Shasta Daisies

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Sandy here with you today with a burst of Spring Shasta Daisies.  This is a pretty simple card to make using only four dies.  I began with an A2 card base, 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  Then I cut the largest die from my Lords and Commons Boutique Stacker A2 Frame set.  Using spray adhesive, I attached it to the card base.  I cut a rectangle to fit the center adding texture with my Large Rectangle Stitcher plate before attaching it.  My next layer is the smallest and next size up in the Lords and Common set.  I popped this layer up with dimensional foam.


For my flowers, I die cut my Shasta Daisy strip die twice.  I added some details to the petals as well as some Distress ink before shaping them with my embossing stylus.  I added a bit of Stickles to the centers and some Rose Leaves which I also inked with Distress ink.  

Be sure to check out this week's Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 177 - Anything Goes

3:30 AM 2 Comments
As always, the entries we had last week for our Celebrate Challenge were wonderful.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

  Anything Goes

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 randomly. 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) .....

Dies used:

Dies used:
 

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

Celebrate Challenge Winner

3:25 AM 2 Comments
What wonderful entries we had last week. Using Random.org, the winner of our Celebrate challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
6
Timestamp: 2015-03-22 02:19:49 UTC
 

Congratulations, Darlene.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Anything Goes challenge.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Daffodil / Narcisi Flower Tutorial by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today. Thanks so much to everyone for their lovely comments on my Spring Bouquet last week, I loved reading them all. I had a few people requesting a tutorial on how I made my Daffodils out of the Black- Eyed Susan Strip, so here it is just for you.


These are the products I used to make my flowers. It is important to use Watercolour card for this technique and a Dye based ink. I found the Adirondack Ink (Sunshine Yellow)  kept the vibrance on my flowers the best out of all the Dye inks I have.


Spritz the die cut flower with water to dampen the paper but do not soak as it will go too limp. I like to press the water into the paper, then fold the flower as shown.


Keeping a tight grip on your petals, press and rub into your ink pad. Next dip into the water, lift out and press to remove excess water. You will now see how the ink has travelled down your petals to colour them. If you wish a stronger colour repeat the process.


Carefully open your flower back up. Pinch the ends of the petals as shown and press against your thumb to form the shape of your Daffodil. Dry with your heat gun re-pinching the ends of your petals half way through to re-tighten. Continue until totally dry. Your paper should now feel firm.


Cut the die cut strip in half winding around a cocktail stick repeating the colouring and drying process. I like to work with Pergamano or Cosmic Shimmer glue as find it grips quickly and doesn't soak into the cardstock /paper making it limp.


Cut a petal out of your flower to give the look of a Daffodil and press in the centre with your embossing tool.


Next put a little glue at the base and around the sides of the centrepiece.


Position the petals around the centre and hold in place for a couple of minutes.


Leave until almost dry and then start to pull petals back to open your finished flower. 


The bud is made in the same way without the centre piece. Just add a little glue and crush the petals gently together. Notice how I covered the base of the bud with a leaf and a little grass for a realistic look.


Here are the flowers once again on my finished tag with the beautiful Mayan Butterfly. Should you wish to see some more close ups photos of my ongoing tag and my background please hop over HERE to my blog.


Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I look forward to seeing all your beautiful Daffodils in our future Weekly Challenges. Good Luck to everyone entering Our Challenge this week.

Also, welcome to our new talented Design Team members, Lisa, Jenny and Eva. Click HERE to read all about them. 


Julie x

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring to Follow Card by Corina Finley

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Hello Fellow Cheery Lynn Fans! 

Corina here with you today to share my Cherry Blossom Card.

I used Cheery Lynns lovely intricate dies, Cherry Blossom pattern paper, white cardstock, ink and silver embossing powder to create this card.

I first cut my card base and matte out of white cardstock. I inked the matte with pink ink and adhered it evenly on the card base. Next came the Cheery Blossom pattern paper cut to the same size as the French Lattice Small die which is glue on top.


I then cut the Polynesian Sails Oval doily from white cardstock. I trimmed an oval panel from the Cherry Blossom paper 1/8" larger than the center hole of the doily. I glued to the back of the doily center and used pop dot to raise the doily to the center of the card.

The Horizon Fishtail Banners is cut from white cardstock, stamped and embossed in silver. My sentiment was stamped closer to the right side.


I  created Cherry blossoms for this card using the Cherry Blossom die set, the stem/branch from the Embellishment #2 set, white cardstock and ink. I cut, inked, and formed my branch with blossoms. I am very happy with the way they turned out!

Dies Used:

Cherry Blossom - B129

Polynesian Sails Oval - DL153

Horizon Fishtail Banners (3 Dies) - DL278


I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 176 - Celebrate. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design Store.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nature Themed Dies with Rhonda

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Greetings and happy Thursday to you! It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

For today's project I mixed a few of our nature themed dies (Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath, Cattails and Reeds and Quill and Ink Pot) together with our pretty Lilith Edger and Dutch Daisy boutique stacker frames to mix things up a little bit. I think it takes on a soft and romantic feel.


I started with a base white A2 cardstock background, then added the Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker Frame to it. Next, I cut a Cardmaker's Rectangle Scalloped, then used the Lilith Doily Edger on one side. Next, I cut the Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath and the Horizon Fishtail Banners.


The medium Horizon Fishtail Banner is a bit long for the card, so I cut a little bit from the middle and adhered behind my pink Scalloped Rectangle and Edger cut layer. I cut the Coved Rectangle and adhered behind the pink Scalloped Rectangle. 


I used the Quills and tucked them under the banners, then the Princess Tree was layered as well and tacked down with the flowers arranged on top.  Here you can see the dimension of the Sweet Williams and Darling Daisies. The Tiny Fanciful Flourishes are tucked in under either side of the flowers.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
Quill and Ink Pot - B369
Cattails and Reeds - B389
Princess Tree - B180
Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath - B469 
Darling Daisies - A196
Ivy Strip - B304 
Horizon Fishtail Banners - DL278
Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker A2 Frame - DL293
Tags 4 - B263
Sweet Williams Strip - B307
Tiny Fanciful Flourish - B387 
Coved Rectangle Classic Stacker - XL-10 
Lilith Doily Edger - B404
Card Maker Rectangle Scalloped - CM2 

Please join us this week for our new challenge, Celebrate! You can win a gift certificate to the online Cheery Lynn Designs store just for playing along!

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today, have a super week!
~ Rhonda

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CELEBRATE WITH ANITA KEJRIWAL

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Dear friends !!!
A big hello to all !!! This week has been really very hectic. Crafting was the only stress free time that I had and I loved creating this card for the Cheery Lynn. This is one of my favourite cards as it has a very lacy look the use of the heart doily as a holder for that oval tags is really very creative. I have used lots of love quotes here so this card can be used for anniversary , or valentines day. Also lots of distressing on die cuts have been done to give it a shabby look.


The List 
stamps are from fiskars.

Do stop by the blog and take part in the current challenge..CELEBRATE. We love your entries.Thanks for stopping by. See you next week.




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Sandy here with you today, Leslierahye is having technical difficulties.  Our challenge theme this week is Celebrate and since it is St. Patrick's Day, I thought I would join in the fun.  Using my French Flair Stackers, I created a white easel card.  Using green card stock, I added a Horizon French Flair Boutique layer to both the front and the base of the card.  Next came a DP panel, cut with a coordinating Silver French Flair Stacker.  Using green card stock again, I cut a Horizon Circle Boutique layer and another DP panel using a coordinating Silver Circle Stacker.  This was the perfect backdrop for this fun Leprechaun from Karen's Doodles. To create the panel across the center of the base, I used my Horizon Rectangle Boutique die.


For my flowers I used Tea Rose Small, Tea Rose Medium and Sweet Christine flower strips.  I die cut one strip of each.  Using a black Micron pen, I added some veins to the petals and then added green Distress ink.  Using a stylus and an embossing mat, I added some shape to the flowers.  Then I stacked the Tea Rose medium and small to create the larger flowers turning them so the petals do not line up.  The single blooms are the Sweet Christine petals.  I added some green Stickles to the centers of the flowers.  The leaves are part of the tea rose dies. 


Lastly, I added Celebrate to the center panel on the base.  Finished size is 5 5/8 inches square.  Be sure to check out this week's Celebrate challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

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