Monday, July 29, 2013

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Design Team Call and Another Steampunk Card

Hello, dear Cheery Lynn Designs fans! I hope I will be starting your week off great, not only with another Steampunk designed card, but also some news that will have many of you quite excited!

Now, for the BIG announcement!

Extra, Extra Read all about it… here’s the latest scoop from the creative world.
Now is the time that all Cheery Lynn Design lovers have been waiting for - It’s your golden opportunity to become one of our elite Design Team Members. Cheery Lynn Designs dies are known worldwide for their intricate detailed designs that cut clean and sharp.  From ornate doilies to realistic handmade flowers, Cheery Lynn Designs is an innovative leader in the die cut industry.  We’ve not had an open call in some time, so here’s your chance to WOW us with your most creative projects.  

DT's Swag and Perks
  • A monthly $50 wholesale (retail $100) allotment of your choosing on non-release months.
  • Release months - receive a variety of assigned dies.
  • Wholesale pricing ( 50% discount) for any additional personal die purchases.
  • Occasional product swaps with other vendors.
  • Weekly feature of design team work on blog.
  • Compensation for projects published in print magazines where Cheery Lynn Designs are the focus.
  • The company name must be mentioned in the article/supply list.
  • Bio listed on Design Team Blog.
  • Cheery Lynn Design Team Blinkie
  • Membership into private design team Facebook group where we have fun and share.
      Expectations of our Designers
  • Weekly posting of a new project with linked supply list and short write up. This is to be on the DT blog and also personal blog.
  • Participate in quarterly release.
  • Leave assigned amount of comments for our weekly challenge entries.
  • All projects are the property of Cheery Lynn Designs.  Periodically designers are asked to mail in projects and will be reimbursed for shipping charges. 
  • Be able to take clear and detailed photographs of all work.
  • Videos and tutorials are not required but are always welcomed.
  • Promote Cheery Lynn Designs via social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other sites).
  • Be creative, have fun and enjoy our team.

Eligibility Rules
  • Submit three projects featuring Cheery Lynn Dies to by August 26, 11:59 pm EST.
  • Designers from around the world are welcome to apply but please note all write ups and communication must be in English.
  • Write a short bio telling us about yourself and why you feel you would be a perfect fit for our team.
  • Design team experience is not a must but if you have a resume of prior and or current design teams please send.
  • You may not serve as design team member or guest designer for any other competing die company, unless dies are manufactured by Dies Direct. If you have questions on this please feel free to email and ask.
         Announcement of new design team will be released on the blog September 2 with the new 6 month term starting October 1, 2013.

We look forward to seeing your best projects and learning more about you.
Insiders Tips:

While we enjoy seeing scrapbook layouts and beyond the page projects occasionally, we find cards and tags are best suited for trade shows and displays. 

One way that is sure to impress is use only handmade flowers.

Make sure the dies are the star of the show.

Now on to my card....I created the background paper using our DIY Embossing plate, and spritzed it with mists to make it a little more grungy.  The flowers combined the new Gardenia strip die along with the miniature rose die for the center.  The Lock and keys aren't really a part of our Steampunk line, but I thought that they looked great with all of the gears.

The challenge this week is Hot Time in the Summer and we would love to have you play along for your chance to win a $20 store credit! 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies


  1. Thank you for showcasing another CLD embossing plate. These aren't seen so much and I was amazed at how many you have on the website. Trying to decide where to start!!!

  2. Gini, your card is awesome! Love how you used the do it yourself embossing plate with the steampunk gears. And the mini rose inside the gardenia looks fab! The lock and keys are perfect and I love that burlap ribbon!

  3. This is really fabulous! Love the design, die cuts, embossing & color palette! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Good luck to all those applying. I love Cheery Lynn dies just haven't been fortunate to afford any when they are in stock at stores I shop at!!!! Maybe next year... I love seeing what people create with these dies!!

  5. Fantastics card! U like the gears !

  6. Love the gears combined with the flowers - so cool!

  7. Man I sooooo wish I could enter the DT challenge!! I love Cheery Lynn Dies, but I guess since one of the stamp companies I work for now makes dies I'm out, darn it!! I can't wait to see the new team and all the amazing creations!!

  8. Gini this is way too cool. Love all the details and the lock and keys fits in nicely. Love that burlap bow

  9. Hello!

    I have a question about DT call.

    I have sent my application, but I haven't heard back and I am worried if the letter got to the destination.

    Are you planning to send answers smth like: 'Got your application!'?

    Thanks in advance for the answer,
    Evgenia Kovtun

  10. Yes, all entries have and will receive confirmation of their submission. If you have not received one please resend your entry. Thanks so much, Lori


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