Sunday, July 31, 2011

Falling in love with fall and you... And my CLD dies too.

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After lots of "here and there  use" of our great Cheery Lynn Designs dies , I made a page full of dies.. This is my very first post on my new Robin's Nest DT and as they have paper and other products, but not tools- CLD dies were just perfect to make this page .

I wanted to use my title a lot of times, but never found a perfect photo of my DH and fall together-LOL.. So after this photo was made last year on our Italy fall vacation I was keeping it a bit for the perfect mood -  and then this  page was done very fast.
I made a fence with our Picket Fence die and covered it a bit with white Picket Fence paint.
Then I added those clouds using Expression Bubble #2 dies- inked a bit with Dew Drops over.
The trees were hand cut from brown embossed with Woodgrain embossing plate and the circles were die cut with Little  Inverted Scalloped Circles- 3 sizes from the set and also with Little Circles Nested Stackers and layered with 3D foam glue.
The last but not the least- those gorgeous Dimentional small  leaves  #2 were cut and layered under the photo.

Want to make a fall project? You can do it easy with our CLD dies from the shop. Buy some oldies too- they are great and  last forever!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Guest Designer, Bonnie Brown

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Today we have a guest designer, Bonnie Brown from Bon-Bon's Delights

Bonnie says....I am happily married to Larry for 38 years. We have 12 grandchildren. I have been stamping since 2001. I also scrapbook since 1999. I am lucky to have a husband who loves and supports my hobbies.

Bonnie has made us a wonderful card today.  Using a Scallop Oval XL Stackers Nesting die, she has created her card base and then decorated it beautifully.

The purple layer was die cut using the coordinating Silver Oval Stackers Nesting dies.  She used the Kiwi Oval Frame die to showcase this adorable image from Sugar Nellie.  Additional dies used:  Grass Border, Darling Daisies , Fanciful Flourish and Exotic Butterflies Small with the matching Angel Wings.  Thank you, Bonnie for sharing your talent with us this week.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ladybug Princess Friday

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Aren't these cute? I got them on sale for $1.00. It was meant to be because my princesses flip flops broke and these are their replacement.
Not fit for a princess how they are, so let me show you how to jazz them up!

I used some glitter fun foam and the WITTLE WICKER die.

By cutting the fun foam with the WITTLE WICKER die, I get perfect 1/4 inch strips.

Next I took my red and black glitter fun foam and cut ladybugs
out from the LADYBUG FRAME die.

Here the pieces are ready to assemble.

Next I took a piece of fabric and ripped it in about 1/2" wide by 5" long strips.

Here is a nice pile of strips ready for the next step.

I took them one at at time and tied them on to the flip flop straps.

Finished with the tying.
Now with my white glitter foam 1/4" strips, I accidentally bought sticky back foam, so I stuck all my strips with a matching "buddy".

After I stuck all the sticky sides together, I cut the strips in half. They are about 1 inch long here. I covered a button with fun foam as a base. I them glued all the strips in a spiral fashion on the fun foam covered button.

I then cut a yellow flower out from the SWEET WILLIAM die.

I glued the SWEET WILLIAM to the top and trimmed and cut the white fun foam until I liked the shape of the flower.

I assembled and glued on the ladybugs and added some dimensional spots with a BLACK VIVA DECOR PEARL PEN.
Here are the flip flops all done.

Awww, look at those spots!

Next, I made a matching headband.

Using the same technique and design as the flip flops, I tied some fabric onto the headband.

Here is the finished headband.

Might as well make a bracelet to go along, right?

Look at those flip flops, I love how they turned out!

Here is the full ensemble.

Now we are just showing off!

You can tell she really LOVES her new things! The whole set cost between $5 and $8 to make. Not too bad, right?
I hope you have enjoyed my set fit for a princess, this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with Friday Fun!
Dies used today:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Making Of A Sunflower

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The sunflower from Cheery Lynn Designs is one of my favorite flower dies right now. Today I am going to show you how to make the most of your dies. So let's focus on how to make them come to life and look more realistic using the sunflower die.

1. First, cut out 2 of the sunflower dies along with the center using brown cardstock.

2. Brush a little ink along the edges of each petal using a burnt sienna colored ink pad. Its got a nice orangy-brown color to it. For the flower center, you can use any dark brown ink.

3.Pinch each petal with your thumb fingernail. This is key to giving the flower dimension and realism. You only need to do this to one of the flowers.

4. Now adhere both flowers together using a foam dot or some other dimensional adhesive. Make sure the flower with the pinched petals is on top.

5. Manipulate the flower's petals to give them have some movement. Add the brown center and place inked leaves under the flower. I used the leaves from the Judy's Blooms dies for this one.

There you have it! Here is my complete layout. Isn't my nephew just the CUTEST???

Other fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs used:
Border Carnivale
Never Ending Love hearts
Pretty Petal flowers
Darling Daisies
Expressions Bubble
Micro mini Alphabets
Little Stackers circles
Japenese Lace &Flourish Frame (flourish)
French Flair Stackers
Petite Hearts Embossing Plate

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cheery Lynn Designs Stained Glass Peace

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One of the new releases from Cheery Lynn Designs this month is the Lace Peace Frame.  I wanted to see if I could make it look like stained glass.

I started by cutting out 2 of the Peace frames from black card stock.  Using spray adhesive, I added a piece of vellum to the back of one of the frames.  Using Memento dye ink markers, I colored in the back side of the frame to make it look like stained glass.  Again using spray adhesive, I added the second frame to the back of the vellum.  I trimmed the frame down to an A2 size, 4.25 x 5.5 inches, then created an easel card base.  I used the new Lace Lights Decoration Border to create the cross piece on the card, adding a Poinsettia and a sentiment backed with a Scalloped Cove Rectangle panel.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fairy bird cage - Kianel

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Kianel here with you today to show you a bird cage i made out of dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. That's right, only a few Stackers to create this! (Sorry, some pictures disappeared from my post so i am re-adding them now...)

 I used "XL scalloped oval Stackers" and "XL oval Stackers" to create the structure. I also used "XL circle Stackers" to build the top of the cage. And then "Mini Exotic Butterfly" "large dimensional leaves set # 2" to decorate the cage. The fairy stamps and leaves garland are from Magnolia. I painted my dies structure with acrylic paint and Creative inspirations paint to give it a shimmery look. Then i glued some pink tulle in the back of my structure and added some small fairies and butterfly dies to it.

 I added some flowers and leaves at the bottom of the cage and glued some butterflies on the tulle nest.

Here is a detailed picture of the top of the cage. I used the "mini exotic butterfly" die under a butterfly stamp from Artemio and added a looot of flowers and pearls, all shimmery thanks to CI paints. The title is a stamp from Unity Stamp.
Here are the dies i used to make this birdcage (click to go directly to the shop):

Oval - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies    Oval - Classic - LG Stackers Nesting Dies   Circle-Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies

Exotic Butterflies Small      Dimensional Large Leaves #2

I hope you will like this project as much as i enjoyed making it! Don't forget to pop by everyday to admire the beautiful creations of my talented DT mates! Love from France, Kianel.

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