Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall into Fall

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Good morning Cheery Lynn Fans, Tamara here again here your Sunday inspiration.. Over on our 
Challenge Blog you still have time to enter into this weeks challenge "Use Kraft on your project" the prize is a $20 coupon to spend at Cheery Lynn Designs Store.. 

Right onto my project for this week... 
Cheery Lynn Dies needed for this card
For the leaves I coloured them with Shades Dye Ink - February Gold and Rasberry inks.  I scrunched up the paper and then distressed to make the leaves look alittle more realistic.. The little acorns I distressed using DI's - Antique Linen and Vintage Photo..I used the same colours for the fence..

This is the inside view, I used Sophies Heart Doily 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stacker Nesting Die Tutorial

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Hello! Jodi here today to share a fun way to use the Stacker Nesting Dies and the Silver Stacker Layers.

Here you can see the cutting edge of the Classic Coved Rectangle Stacker Nesting Die.

To create the base of the card, I placed my folded piece of cardstock on the die with the folded edge next to NOT OVER the cutting edge. By keeping the fold inside the cutting edge I am able to keep my cardstock in one shaped piece! I avoided any shifting of the cardstock by taping the cardstock to the die.

To create the frame, I used two similar sizes of the Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker Dies. These dies have fabulous marking in the center of the die which are in incredible help in aligning the dies. Just match them up and away you go! Once I had mine aligned, I taped them to the cardstock to prevent shifting while I cut.

For fun and texture, I added the Lattice #2 to the backside of the frame and trimmed off the excess before adhering the full piece to my card. I added texture and ambiance to the card with the Petite Hearts XL Embossing Plate. The Anastasia Border added the prefect amount of elegance to dress it up. The rose and leaves were cut using the Build a Flower #2 die. Darling Daisies are the prefect accent flower. With Olive Branches and a Mini Fanciful Flourish tucked in. Also added is the smallest of the Two of Hearts, and a mini Exotic Butterfly.

There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 Shopping Spree! Details Here
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cheery Lynn, You have rocked my world!!

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Hello everyone, Jeannie here with my last post for Cheery Lynn Designs.
I have been with these guys for a couple of years and I will miss working with Mike and BJ.
Obviously this card is dedicated to them.

Cheery Lynn Designs was my first Manufacture Design Team, so I have a lot of gratitude for them helping me get my name out there. 

You can't see behind the Celtic Whimsy Band, but I've got a portion of the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody behind it.  I needed something behind it to make it stand out a little more. 
So Mike and Bj...this is it..our time is over..your crazy designer, that made things like no one else did.
Your crazy, whimsical girl!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today's post.

Fall and Kraft Design

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                                         This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is
    Kraft Paper

Today is my last post for Cheery Lynn Designs and it has been a great time playing with all the dies
Thank you to BJ & Mike, Sandy, and all the girls from the design team. 

 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 that post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to our blog in your 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 a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.  In addition, our design team members will be voting on 3 favorites who will receive a Weekly Spotlights badge to display on their blog. Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see who earned the badge.
 I used the following dies:

I decided to make a fall leaf acrylic frame using a couple wonderful dies I haven't had a chance to share yet.
I pulled a bunch of my fall colored patterned papers to die cut some leaves.
 I used some craft card stock and chose to cut a corner design and only pull a part of the design to show with patterned paper behind the design. It took me a couple times to get it right where I liked it.
Layering the different designs in several patterns and set the pattern with some solid ribbon.
 Using the same ribbon to add a bow in the corners.
One last view of the side and waiting for a picture or sentiment to be added.
Thanks again everyone...
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fairy box - Kianel

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Hi there,
Kianel here with you today for a gift box i have made using Cheery Lynn designs dies. 
You might have noticed that i love fairies and i just couldn't resist 
this little cutie from Whimsy stamps!

So here is a gift box that you can fill with pretty much whatever you want and offer to a dear one.

The box is 15x15cm. The base is made using the Ultimate pro tool and i then reinforced the structure with cardboard and printed papers from MME
 And i added a little label in each corner from the sentiment frames #1 (a label isn't always a label and those ones work as hinges too, pretty cool! I always try to see the versatility of the die with 2 or 3 different ways to use it and that's a good investment!).

The lid is decorated with Lace light deco border all around.
Lace square heart mega doily is cut out and inked with distress. On top of it, i placed a layer of brown cardstock meseared from the inside frame of the die so that it fits perfectly.
Another layer is added with printed paper cut out with Large silver square stackers and i placed a lace all around.
I then used Manon's wedding garland doily frame which is oval but that i glued all around my XL scalloped circle stackers and Large silver circle stackers to fit it.

Here is a close up of the flower ensemble

The big flower is made using the Build a Flower #2 set. Each petal is cut out in a white paper and then inked with distress "antique linen" and "tattered rose" and then gently covered with shimmer paints from Creative Inspirations.

I usually build my flower from the center, adding petals one by one  and after the 3rd layer, i glue it on my box laying on the paper and then add petals one by one with 3D pads to the side of the flower so that the flower looks complete. Here i also added a pearl in the center and then i placed some leaves coming from the same set that i inked with distress "shabby shutters" and "forest moss" to give dimension. Some of them also are mounted on 3D pads.

I also built the small flowers from Embellishment set #2. Took one flower and cut it from the border to the center hole and then worked it with my tool to give it shape around a stamen i placed there. Then just added that on another flower to give dimension.

I finished with adding some small butterflies from the mini dimensional butterflies set. And the sentiment from the Merry christmas set (smallest one fits perfectly on cards). I just cut the snowflakes out to give more autumn feeling than winter.

Hope you will like this box, really easy to do. Don't forget our weekly challenge for a chance to win a 20$ shopping spree and come and visit this blog everyday to discover amazing inspiration from my DT fellows! Love from France, Kianel.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Krafty Birthday Wishes

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Hi and Good Morning Everyone, Alison here today sharing my card inspired by this weeks challenge theme of 'Keep It Krafty' .  Kraft card is so versatile and great for autumnal colours, masculine cards and vintage, so I hope you will find time to play along. :)
I used a 6 x 6 inch Kraft Card base, and all the layers and dies were cut from one other additional card base so everything would match.  I layered Prima Papers and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I made the gorgeous bunting by using the Pennant die and cutting one layer in card and one layer from paper. 
The 'waste' from the paper sits perfectly on top of the pennant, and I still have the paper pennant to use on another project.  I coloured my image with Distress inks and a gold pen, and the background was created using the Fall Leaves embossing plate - I was really pleased with how this turned out, as its quite a subtle effect and didnt overpower the image or the rest of the design. 
I stamped my sentiment on one of the new sentiment frames as these are a perfect size for cards, and  layered 2 of Hearts, Mini Flourish, Dimensional leaves and a button,and finally added twine, card candi and a charm from my stash to finish.
All dies used on this project are:
You have until Sunday to join in, so lots of time left to enter our challenge and join in the fun, and dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.
I hope everyone has a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting our blog today.
Alison - aka 'xtglx'

Poinsettia Wreath and Team News

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Before I get to today's card, I have some design team news.  Sadly we are saying goodbye to Dawn Lotharius, Debbie Sherman and Jeannie DeGruccio.  They have been fabulous team members and have given us amazing creations week after week.  We wish them all the best and thank them for all their hard work on Cheery Lynn Designs behalf.

And now we want to welcome our new team members.  First up is Joann Jamieson, you may recognize her from all the wonderful creations she entered into our weekly challenge.

Hi everyone, my name is Joann and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada.  I am married and have one son who is in The Royal Canadian Navy and is currently stationed in Victoria, British Columbia.  I am also lucky to have a very supportive husband who understands and supports my passion for anything paper and glue!  In addition, we have a cat named Squeaker who tends to drink water with her paw and insists on having fresh ice water!  I think she is a little spoiled...  She also has a weakness for ice cream but that is another story.  I work full-time but when I am not at my day job you can find me in my craft room.  As much as I enjoy card marking, I must admit that my "obsession" is with dimensional projects.  I like to think “outside the box”.  I also have a big weakness for paper.  Every time I go into a store I see more paper that I do not have and I am running out of room to store everything.  I have already converted one room in my house into my scrapbooking studio and am now eying the next room.  I am so thrilled and excited to be a joining the talented ladies on the Cheery Lynn Design Team.  

Next we are thrilled to announce that Sandie Louise will be returning to our team.

I am thrilled to be working once more with Cheery Lynn Designs as part of their 2012/2013 design team.  My name is Sandie, and I live in Geraldton, Western Australia with my partner John, and we are older parents to a beautiful son, Jesse who is 3 in March, 2013. I am currently a stay-at-home-Mum with previous employment being law enforcement.   Creativity has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and runs in the gene's with my Mother being an Artist.  My love of paper-crafting took place two years ago, and it has been a journey of enlightenment, that has continually evolved, with many new learning paths.   I enjoy pushing boundaries in my creativity, and attempt to step out of my comfort zone here and there, with my creative style leaning towards 'vintage', but not always.  I aim to be an inspiration to others, and of course create everlasting memories for future generations.

And to fill in our team, Sheila Lygo will be joining us; she has stepped in to guest design for us and we invited her to join the team.

Hi everyone, here are a few facts about me.. My name is Sheila AKA Doubtfiresmusing  and I'm a craftaholic. My particular downfall  is dies! especially Cheery Lynn dies.  I live in a small market town called March here in the UK, alongside John, my long suffering husband of 36 years. We have two grown up daughters who in turn have given us four adorable grandsons & one beautiful grand daughter.  I've been a crafter for many years now; tried my hand at most crafts but my favourite by far is stamping & colouring with my beloved Copic markers. I feel so honoured to be asked to be a designer for Cheery Lynn Design.

The new ladies will start with us next week.  Please make them feel welcome.  And now on to my card for today.


I was originally going to make a red and white poinsettia wreath but liked the look of the all white so much I saved the red for another project.  I began by punching out 6 white card stock flowers with my Poinsettia 2 die.  Using my embossing mat and stylus tool, I dry embossed the back side of the petals to give them a bit of curl.  I used dimensionals between each of the petal layers. 

Look at how beautiful these flowers are in the closeup above.  I add some Holly Leaves and Pine Branches to fill in the wreath.  Finished size is 6" square. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's Keep It Krafty challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Farewell and Thank you!

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Good morning Cheery Lynn followers!!  Today my project is a Thank You card and it serves 2 purposes.  The first being that this is my last post for Cheery Lynn Design Team, I have had some recent things happen in my personal life that requires more of my attention so I'm off to tend to that.  Secondly this card is to say thank you to Mike, Bj and Sandy for having me on this team and sending their fabulous dies to work with!  I enjoyed my time here and will continue to visit this blog for inspiration.

For this card I used several Cheery Lynn Dies.
French Pastry Doily Die
Thank You
Mini Leaf Set
Iris Leaves
Cherry Blossom
Judy's Blooms
Celtic Whimsey

Be sure to check out the Challenge blog for the next challenge, you could win a $20 gift certificate towards your next purchase of Cheery Lynn dies!

Until we meet again,


Monday, September 24, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 47 - Keep It Krafty

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This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is to

Keep It Krafty
(use Kraft paper on your entry)

 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 our blog in your 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 a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.  And now to our inspiration for today......

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

Rock On!

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Hi! It's Gini here and I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to attend a concert by Gary Sinese and the Lt. Dan Band. It really made for a great evening and all of the proceeds go to buy medical equipment for wounded Veterens. It was really a touching evening, and just had to share it in a         12 x 12 layout.

I see tons of sketches now with a fish-tailed banner, and instead of just having straight lines, I used the negative side from one of the Lace Corner sets. It added a little extra design element. Look at the purple mat behind the main photo, and you can see I used the Foliage Embossing Plate to create a subtle design.
I love how many tons of flowers you can make by combining all of the Cheery Lynn Designs Build a Flowers (and there are more on the way!)
Can you believe the carnation and the pansy were both made from the Build a Flower 2 Set? Such great versatility! The Daisy was made with the Stacker Flower 2. I used the Embellishment 2 for the Pansy centers.

The Clematis was made with the Build a Flower 1. So many flowers and these won't wilt!
Thanks for stopping by today! If you are ready to get out your Cheery Lynn Designs dies, why don't you play along in our week's challenge of Keeping in Krafty (use Kraft paper). We would love to see what you create!
Patterned Papers: DCWV - Bouquet De Fleur
May Arts Ribbons: 1.5" Twill Stripe; Satin-Reversible
American Crafts Thickers
Webster's Pages Sparklers
Flower Soft

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Christmas is just around the Corner

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Hello fellow Cheery Lynn Fans, welcome to Sunday.  Tamara here with your Sunday inspiration.  Today I have one of my first Christmas cards of the year to show you using one of Cheery Lynn's Snowflakes.. 
Cheery Lynn Dies you will need
For the snowflakes I placed them behind my ovals to create a frame, I sprayed them with spray adhesive and coated them with diamond glitter for that Christmas Sparkle... 

The flower I wanted to make a poinsettia which I was able to do with the Build a Flower #1 and distressing inks.  I cut out 10 of the petals, distressed and shaped the leafs added a pearl brad in the middle..  
Don't forget to check out Cheery Lynn Challenge Blog we have a new challenge each Monday and inspiration all through the week.. 

Thanks for looking and visiting today.. join us again each day for more inspiration from the rest of the DT... 

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