Friday, December 31, 2010

7 days in Heaven mini album

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Still in this mini albums mood- the new mini done with Scalloped oval dies- now the cutting of a cardboard and the chipboards was easy.. Experience I think makes a difference.
Every page is about something with  a letter S:first for Seven days and then for all those things with S that we do or love:SUMMER, SEA,SISTERS,SUN, SWEET and Shopping too..
Every page has a day of the week chipboard   and a S word of the day..
My daughters loved mostly the Saturday Shopping page, as they mostly love shopping.
The photos were cut with Oval small dies- 2 sizes of them, then I also used  both arrow dies and made 3d arrows on the pages, and I also added some shells and seagulls from the sea die.
 The last one I used was this Butterfly die- and 2 sides were added with some crystal blings.
Here are the spreads of  the days of this Thailand vacation my daughters had last summer

And hereare the dies I used for this mini album:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

French Flair Keepsake Album

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I have never made a scrapbook before but I recently attended an all day crop with a friend and wanted to give it a try.  So I decided to make a book of my basset hounds. 


Using Cheery Lynn Designs French Flair XL Stackers Nesting dies for the shape of the book, I got to work.  I cut DP as well as chip board for the cover and back of my album.  Then cut individual pages, a total of 7 using the same die.  I also added a Dimensional die cut basset hound to the cover as well as a few inside pages.  Click on the picture to go to a larger version to see the details on the basset hound die cut, they are very cool.  So this is Molly's first page, she went to the Rainbow Bridge in January; I miss her every day.

and here is my handsome boy, Zeke, he is such a doofus boy!

I just love the French Flair Nesting dies, this album measures 5 5/8" square.  A perfect size for a wonderful keepsake album. 

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fairytale Magic

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Believe it or not, I am not going to share a Christmas card with you. Can you believe my Christmas tree is already down and Christmas is boxed up and put away. No, I am not trying to be a bah-humbug, but the house has been turned upside down since we brought the tree home. Also, if we kept the tree up too much longer, I am afraid our Christmas decorations would keep dwindling, thanks to my 2 little ones who just can't comprehend the "HANDS OFF" policy.

I am excited to show you my project this week. My little fairy princess, my 3 year old, was my inspiration this week. She loves princesses. She loves fairies. She loves book. She loves telling stories. I thought it would be fun to combine all these loves into one project. I have made a mini book about princesses and fairies for her. She loves to make up her own stories, so I have included fairies and princesses of all sorts so she can use her imagination and make up her own magical stories.

I hope you enjoyed this little project I have shared with you today. I know my little one does! Imagine all the possibilities with this tiny book die set.

Thank you for stopping by, I will having something new, next week.

The Cheery Lynn dies used in this project are:

Tiny Thoughts Scallops and Rings

Scalloped Square

Buttons 1

Butterfly Bundles

Monday, December 27, 2010

Wishing you Sunshine!

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You'd think that I would have thought to create a New Year card this week considering that big celebration is just around the corner now... ah, but instead all I can think about is how much I want it to be sunny and bright!  Given the fact that it is neither sunny nor bright right now in Michigan (snowy and bright... yes, SUNNY, no), I decided to create this little sunshine mini card instead using the two largest French Flair dies and believe it or not, the Poinsettia 2 die as well.  I just love that die and wondered if by simply changing the colors used if I could make a more spring-like flower rather than the traditional Christmas flower that it is. I so enjoy when it is possible to use seasonal products for times other than the actual season the product was intended, if you know what I mean.

To create this quick and easy card. I used the largest XL Stackers French Flair die and cut it out from some rustic white cardstock. I then used the next smaller die to cut my patterned paper and adhered them together and scored it in half to create the mini card. Next I cut the Poinsettia 2 die out from green, yellow and rustic white to create my "Spring" flower. I added some gems for a bit of bling and attached the sentiment on a piece of scrap cardstock. I love that Cheery Lynn Designs dies make it possible to create a quick and easy card that is so pretty too!

Enjoy the rest of your day and don't forget to come back again tomorrow for more inspiration from the Cheery Lynn Designs Design Team!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

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Kianel here with you hoping you had a wonderful christmas time!
Here's a card i made to send you all my christmas wishes using the terrific Cheery Lynn Designs dies:

For this card i used the following dies:
Scallop oval Luggage Tag
scallop oval luggage tag

Bird on a Branch-2 Buttons3
bird on a branch 2 dimensional buttons 3

Have a nice week and forget to pop by on this blog everyday to discover the fantastic creations of my DTmates! Love from France, Kianel.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

You're On My Mind Card with Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

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Merry Christmas from all of us at Cheery Lynn Designs! I hope that your day thus far has been both merry and bright!

A few days ago, having run out of holiday project mojo, I created this spring-like card using Cheery Lynn Designs dies. You can find the links for the Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post!

After creating a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base, I cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed it with the Lattice 2 die. I used both the Accessory Plate that I talked about on this post right here, as well as the large embossing pad kit you can buy from Cheery Lynn Designs right here.  For the sentiment, I cut a piece of white cardstock using one of the French Flair dies and then cut that in half to fit under the smaller strip of patterned paper that adorns the center of the cardfront.  I also used two of the butterflies from the Dimensional Butterfly Bundles and cut them from white cardstock. After cutting them (they come out of the Cuttlebug beautifully embossed without having to run it through again to emboss!), I then inked them up with some yellow ink so that you can really see the beautiful embossing the dies created on the paper. 

This close-up shot allows you an opportunity to see the beautiful embossing on both the patterned paper from the Lattice 2 die, as well as the Dimensional Butterfly die. So pretty!

You can visit the Cheery Lynn Designs online store to purchase these dies for your next papercraft project... and we'd love to see what you create so please leave us a comment with a link to your design and we'll be sure to visit!  

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Endless love mini album

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My very first mini album done with Cheery Lynn dies and I challenged myself  three times here.
The most challenging was to cut a cardboard and a thick chipboard with Cheery Lynn French scalloped  flair dies- not so easy, but done after all, and looks great.
The second challenge was to do it in this "not mine" Clean and simple style- hard, but I thing it is shabby, but clean and very simple style.
The last self challenge was to use Tim Holtz papers and items for  my future  grandson 's mom photos- so much not this  very modern girl, but she loved the result very much.
So here are the spreads- I also used the Index card 2*3  die for every single page tab here and the Never ending love  4*4 die for the back cover and my signiture on it - stamped and handwriting

And here are the dies I used on this project- great for this simple mini album creations


And before anyone asks

Those are studio photos made in Nitzan Hermony studio in Tel Aviv  and I do have  my DDIL permission to post it here and in any craft blogs - also she doesn't want them on any FB
And the last issue:those so black and so glossy photos made the photographing  of my mini- album  mission impossible

Thursday, December 23, 2010

christmas Gift Tags

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Eek...we are two days away from Christmas! Time has gone by so fast but you still have time to make a few original handmade touches to add to your gifts.
Today I want to share a few gift tags I made using beautiful Cheery Lynn Designs dies.
Cheery Lynn Designs has a wonderful assortment of beautiful Christmas dies to choose from. I love all of the intricate details in each die.

For this first one I used the dots/lines embossing plate, the french flair nesting die, the floral heart die, and the poinsettias die. I added my own ribbon and glitter to bling it up a bit.

I created this tag using the decoration 2 die, large window die and the buttons 3 die. Again I added lots of glitter and the word "dad" using the optimistic font die set.

For my last one I made this ice skate by adding a simple paper clip at the bottom to resemble the blade. I jazzed it up by threading in some "lace" and of course the beautiful poinsettias die makes it look very festive and merry.
Well, that's it for me today. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and may you have time for jolly crafting.

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