Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flowers galore!

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Hello! Liz here with another layout using the fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs . I actually used 13 CLD dies on this ONE layout!! LOL! I was having way too much fun. I decided that tucking the English Tea Party doily die behind my photo would be cute so I cut the inside of the doily out using the circle little stackers nesting dies shown below. Here's how my layout turned out... I love the flower dies! They are so easy and fun to mix and match. Here is my complete list of dies used: circle little stackers nesting dies, English Tea Party doily die, French Flair Nesting dies, Embossed Hearts Scalloped border, Butterfly, Floral Heart, Tropical Flower, Poinsettias 2 , Bird on a Branch, Flourish, Pretty Petal, Never Ending Love Hearts, Basic Optimistic Font , Alphabet Dies

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Card Maker Stackers dies

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If you are layer challenged when making your cards, the Card Maker Stackers are the dies for you.  They come in Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle.  I only have the Scalloped set so that is what I used on my card for today.

I picked my card stock and 3 sheets of paper from My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Mabel 6x6 collection.  Then it was just a matter of cutting out some panels.  For the background of my card I used the largest Scalloped Square XL Stackers Nesting die and a fourth patterned paper from the same collection.  Usually I put the scallops on the outside but I like this look.  An easy way to get the rectangle around the scalloped panel is to lay the die flat on the paper and trace around it.  Then trim it out and you have a perfect card stock panel to mount your scalloped pattern piece.  Now the fun part, move the panels around on the card until you get a look you like. 

I decided to use the plaid panel for my image, it was the perfect size, adding a ribbon for her to sit on.  I stamped Magnolia's Tilda with Puppy onto Cryogen paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and trimmed her out.  Copics used:
Tilda - E000,. E00, R20, white Glaze pen
Hair - YR21, YR24
Bibs - BG000, BG72
Heart - E08
Top - YR12, YR18
Shoes - E43, E44
Puppy - YR21

I airbrushed the flowers from my stash to match as well as the gems.  I used my Scalloped Circle Little Stackers Nesting die to create the sentiment panel, again tracing the die for the panel behind it.  The words are from Hero Arts.  The last step was the leaves, die cut using my Dimensional Large Leaves set.  I added some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the edges for some accents.  Finished size is 6" square.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy long day - and happy crafting with Cheery Lynn Designs

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This new wedding page is not so usual one :I decided to scrap the moment of a rest, and cropped the photo just to show you hands and  legs of the young couple...
So to make it more fancy I used some of Cheery Lynn Designs fabulous dies and here is a result.
The huge Oriental Butterfly Doily was hand cut around the die for the basic shape and then die cut from another paper and embellished with some blings.
All circles were cut with Small Nesting Stackers Circles and I trimmed my photo by hand around  the big stackers circle- as the only set I have is inverted scallops- but you still can use it from the back side as a template too. I also embellished some of the small circles, distressed them and inked a bit.
4 strips on the right side were cut with Scalloped Diamond border die and layered one over another.
 So go to our shop and put some of those great dies into  your cart!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fun With Cards

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Every once in a while, I like to take a break from creating layouts and bust out a card or two. I've wanted to use Cheery Lynn Designs' Going Batty die for the longest time, but didn't have any ideas outside of Halloween...that is until now! I layered one of the classic nested circle dies and 2 different doilies dies to serve as the back drop for the bats.

I used the Large Rectangle Stitcher Plate and the Embossing Pad to emboss the Core'dinations Cardstock card base and then sanded so the pattern and color would shine through.

here's a close up

I created this next card for a friend who's due to have a baby girl any day now! I used this technique for stretching the larger french flair die cut.

There's lots of texture on this card, but I added even more by embossing using the Large Rectangle Pierce Plate.

Here's a list of the supplies used on these 2 cards--just click on each item to find in in the store!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Be sure to stop by daily to see what the rest of the design team is up to!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

embossed shabby card - Kianel

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Kianel here with you today, presenting a shabby embossed card. I used colore core paper for that background cause they are so perfect till CLD embossing plates. Just sand them and the embossing appears! great!
For this card i used the following products:
Italian Flourish Doily Large Embossing Pad Kit Dotted swiss

I hope you will like this card, and don't forget to pop by everyday to see the beautiful creations of my DT mates, love from France, Kianel.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wish BIG with Cheery Lynn Designs and Core'dinations Cardstock

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I simply adore how beautifully the new Silver Stackers dies (silver in color) combine with Cheery Lynn Designs Stackers Nesting dies (purple in color) to create perfectly spaced layers for papercraft projects.  They make creating cards so fun and easy and today, I'm going to show you how to use Cheery Lynn Designs Classic Circles to create this clean and simple masculine card.

For this project I used both the Circle Classic Large Stackers Nesting Dies and the Silver Stackers Circles to create the large circle for the middle of this 5 x 5 sqaure Birthday card and the Small Classic Circles Nesting Dies and Silver Stackers to create the small layer circle under the button.

  1. Create a 5 x 5 cardbase with Core'dinations Whitewash Collection cardstock.
  2. Sand edges of cardbase with Sand It Gadget
  3. Cut 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 square of patterned paper (I used Cosmo Cricut's new patterned paper from the Salt Air collection) and adhere to cardbase.
  4. Die cut Core'dinations cardstock from the second largest Classic Circles Large Nesting Dies and sand edges.
  5. Die cut patterned paper from the second largest Silver Stackers Classic Circles dies and adhere to larger circle and then cardbase.
  6. Cut piece of Core'dinations cardstock to fit front of card and emboss with XL Damask Embossing Plate. Sand embossed image with Sand It Gadget.
  7. Stamp sentiment and adhere to card front as shown.
  8. Die cut Core'dinations cardstock from second largest Small Classic Circles Nesting dies.
  9. Die cut white cardstock using Small Silver Stackers Classic Circles Nesting dies (2nd largest die in set) and adhere to larger circle with Pop Dots and card front with adhesive tape.
  10. Stamp wreath onto white circle.
  11. Tie button with twine and adhere to circle.
  12. Attach Imaginisce Hot Rocks with I-Rock tool.
 Note: Stamps are from Papertrey Ink

Thanks for stopping by the Cheery Lynn Designs blog today!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Some projects for Spring?

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It is a wet and rainy Friday here in "Sunny" California. We thought Spring was here, but I guess Mother Nature has a bone to pick with us or something.

I have some springtime projects to share, thinking that Spring will be here...soon?

See the hand in the picture below? That is my 6 year old sons hand.

He gets jealous I always use his sister as my model, so today he is the star.

His hands are small and so is my little spring project he is holding.

I started making this cone with the largest Scalloped Circle in the Large Circle Stackers.

I am using the Core' dinations Whitewash Collection in this project.

I embossed the paper with the BANDANA embossing plate.

I then lightly sanded to reveal the core. I think it looks like my cone is dusted with powdered sugar.

I used the Daisy Chain Border to wrap around the cone and also to create the handle.
These are so tiny, they would hold a couple of pieces of chocolate.
Perfect size for a little love.

I know this might sound silly, but because this was such a small piece, I felt like I needed to show another project I just finished.

This was a little time consuming and required lots of patience but the final result was well worth it!

I started cutting the paper from the Wittle Weaver Die.

I then attached them all, forming one continuous strip and then I created the lantern.

Mono-filament thread, crystals, pearls and butterfly's dangle from the bottom to add to the eye appeal and fun.
Of course I used the BUTTERFLY BUNDLES DIES for my butterflies.

Now that the weekend is here, have I inspired you to go an make something for Spring?
I hope so. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Friday and I will be back next week.
Ta ta for now - Jeannie.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Button, Button...Who's Got the button?

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Happy Thursday, blog readers! I splurged and bought many of the fun new releases that so many paper manufacturers came out with this year. While playing with them, I realized just how perfect Cheery Lynn Designs dies coordinates with ALL of them!

This fun paper collection needed some extra elements and the dies I used fit so nicely.

The button dies are so realistic-looking and they work great as checkers playing pieces. The best part is that you can make many of the exact color you need from your paper stash when more than a few are needed. Try doing that with real buttons.

Here is my complete list of dies used:
Buttons 3 dies
Never Ending Love Heart dies
Mantel Decorations (flourish) die
Micro Mini Alphabet dies
Basic Optimistic font Alphabet dies
Embossed Hearts Scalloped Border

Have a fantastic day!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Egg-stra Special Easter

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For my project today, I used a new XL embossing plate from Cheery Lynn Designs called Easter Bunny Eggs.  I embossed my card stock then used a shade darker ink to emphasize the raised areas.  I created my easel card base as well as the card front using my Scallop French Flair XL Stacker die.  Then using my Silver French Flair Stacker and my Classic French Flair Stacker I created the layers for the card front.  I layered a Circle XL Stacker die onto a Scallop Circle XL Stacker die to created the round frame to which I added Lattice 2.

For the base I used my Fanciful Flowers XL embossing plate, again accenting the raised area with darker ink.  For the border piece, I cut 3 strips of card stock, purple, gold and yellow, adding texture to the yellow piece with my Rectangle Stitcher plate.  Then I placed them on my French Flair die, lining them up across the points and cut all 3 layers at one time.  The flowers are from my stash but I used Dimensional Small Leaves 2 and Bird of a Branch 2 for the flourish. The sentiment is from Sweet Stamps.

The adorable images are from Magnolia Stamps; Bunny Tilda and one of Edwin's chicks, stamped with Memento Tuxedo black onto Cryogen paper.  Copics used:
Tilda - E000, E00, R20
Bunny suit - BV000, BV01, R20
Basket - E21, E33
Eggs - R21, Y35, B21, BV01
Shadow - C1
Chick - Y11, Y35, YR12
I added clear Gelly Roll pen to her wings and to the dots on her belly, ears and feet.  I added some pearl accents with my Viva Decor Pearl pens and then airbrushed some gems to match with BV17 and added them to the front panel.  Finished size is 5 5/8" square.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Imagine - you are here too - but we are not...

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After a few weeks of altered projects, mini albums and cards I am back with a scrapbooking new page, made with lots of Cheery Lynn Designs fantastic die sets.
This is a vacation bright and primary colors page and here are some  close- ups of the clusters with Cheey Lynn Designs Dies

This  huge  round embellishment was made with this gorgeous  Italian Flourish Doily, than I just added some hand cut paper and 2 really recycled  items.
 On this right  corner of the page I used Pretty Petal 4''*4'' die  and Pretty petal 2''*3'' die, Index card- twice for my hand writing journaling, Arrow 1  set, one layered and one just a lower arrow for some more journaling,and the Scalloped Diamond Border die - cut twice, can be seen here too.
I also used  4 of 6 dies from Little stackers Nesting Dies Circles for all my circles over this page.
So if you want to build your own embellishments, as I did, all you need are a few sets of Cheery Lynn Designs best ever dies.
 So what are you waiting for? The on- line shop is just here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Crazy Hat Day

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It must be Monday again because it's my turn to post here on the blog!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I sure did! I spent it with my long time friends for a much needed girls' getaway weekend. We ditched the hubbies, the kiddos and the diets, hit the spa and hung out. We always have so much FUN together!

Speaking of fun...

My son's school sure knows how to keep school fun! For instance, every March, they have several theme days for the students (i.e. Crazy Hat Day, Crazy Sock Day, and Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day). Donovan gets so excited about these days! Last year, he wore the really tall St. Patrick's Day hat seen here for Crazy Hat Day and this year he donned a cowboy hat.

I wanted to keep this layout simple so that the focus stayed on the photos. The shamrock border on the hat inspired me to use Cheery Lynn Designs dies to create my own borders.

I used the smallest French Flair die to create a border that highlighted my journaling strip. After cutting the die 3 times, I cut each in half and then embossed using the Dots/Lines embossing folder to add texture.

I used the smallest 2 dies in the XL Circle Nesting Stackers to create a border for part of my title and then finished it off using the School Days font.

Below are the supplies used to create this layout. Click on each to find it in the store.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have a great week!


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