Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wedding/Celebration Stationery by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today. With the Wedding Season fast approaching I thought it would be nice to share some Invitations with you today, that could easily be adapted for any other celebration/occasion. 

Here is a close up photograph of my Wedding Invitation. In the aligning up of the dies Sandy shows how to do this in a Tutorial HERE, so I won't go into details. 

My words were stamped using Archival Ink and a little Stickles was added for sparkle, along with some gems. I attached my ribbon using extra strong tape tucking in the edges before matting onto my card.

My Evening Invitation compliments the Wedding one. I stamped directly onto my card with Archival Ink adding on my mats and layers, Stickles and a few gems. I kept this card simple, so several could be made should you have a lot of invitations to make.

My Place Settings were made be cutting out the scalloped rectangle, scoring down the middle and adding my die cut layer. Bride and Groom were handwritten on. You could also computer generate your names and cut out before layering on.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

For the Wedding Invitation

For the Evening Invitation

For Place Cards

Hope you have enjoyed my post. Good Luck to everyone entering our weekly challenge.
Have a great weekend,

Julie x

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Thoughts Card by Corina Finley

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Hello....Happy thoughts coming your way....from me to you!

Corina here with you today, to share my Spring inspired card!

The vibrant floral pattern paper, sentiment word paper and white cardstock was the starting point. I die cut these papers with the French Flair Stacker die set.

I then added the Polynesian Sails Oval Doily on top of the French Flair Stacker. I stamped my sentiment on a white Coved Rectangle Stacker die cut and matted it on a Scalloped Coved Rectangle Stacker die cut. I then placed it in the center but slipped it under the left side of the Polynesian Sails Oval Doily.

I cut the Mega Fanciful Flourish from white cardstock and inked with Evergreen Bough Distress ink and sprayed with Goosebumps clear texture spray. I created two Chrysanthemum Strip flowers and used Spun Sugar Distress ink on one and worn lipstick ink on the other.

My new favourite "filler" flower is the dandelions die. I tuck a few here and there as a "Baby's Breath" style of flower.

I could not resist adding beading to the inner circle of the Polynesian Sails Oval Doily. I thing that this touch adds elegance to the card.

Dies used:

Dandelions (Set of 2) - B453

I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 173 - Anything GoesYou could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design Store.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Corina Finley
Live, Laugh & Create

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Layered Doily Dies with Rhonda

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Happy Thursday crafty friends!  It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you. My project today is a square card.

"Hello" (5x5 card)

I love the pretty layers of our doily dies and how they add such a delicate touch to your project. Here I'm showcasing a few of our newer dies, the Royal Scandinavian Doily and the Florence Filigree Doily. The steps that I used to create this card are:
  • To start I used a 5x5 card base in white card stock. 
  • Next I added the square scalloped layer.
  • This was followed by the Royal Scandinavian Doily in light pink card stock. 
  • Then I added the Florence Filigree Doily with foam adhesive for dimension. 
  • I cut a layer using the Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker medium die.
  • The Bird Cage was added on top.

  • Cut the Daisy Strip, misted lightly with water, shaped and formed the layers and adhered.
  • Add the Princess Tree and arrange under the Daisy.
  • Hummingbird was cut next, then cut the wing a second time and attach to behind the bird. Ink edges and attach with foam adhesive for dimension.
  • Final step is to cut the smallest Horizon Fishtail Banner and trim to fit. Add sentiment by stamping or using a rub-on. Shape and attach by tucking under the Daisy.
  • Finishing touches were to add a pearl for an eye on the Hummingbird and gems in the corners of the Royal Scandinavian Doily.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Please be sure to join us this week for our challenge, the theme is "Anything Goes".  You can find all of the details right here.

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Daisy Heart Card

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Sandy, here with you today.  I have created a romantic card using my Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frame.  I love the delicate edge of this die.  I began my card with a brown 5 3/4" square card base.  To this I added a peach DP panel 5 1/2" square and then the largest die from the boutique set die cut from brown card stock.  Using more DP, I added a 4 5/8" DP panel to the boutique panel. Next came the border panel created using my Lady Kate Edger and brown card stock and more DP.  Lots of layers on this card, now we come to the Heart to Heart Doily.  This is a great die as you get three lace hearts each with solid backers.  Lots of possible combinations with this die.  I used the middle die of the set and added the solid DP heart to the center.

Using my Shasta Daisy and Embellishments #3, I created 6 flowers.  This flower die is great as you get 3 sizes, 2 of each with just one pass through your die cut machine.  I curled the edges of the petals and pressed down on the center of the flowers to shape them.  Lastly I added some greenery using the Rose Leaf Strip and added some gem accents.

Be sure to check out this week's Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  And we are also looking for some new DT members

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dream Big Springtime Tag

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Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here sharing a spring tag! I love the colors purple and green together and with watercolor it has a wonderful spring feel. I used the Dutch Daisy Borders, Boutique stackers and doilies to complete this tag! All pieces started out as file folder and were hand water colored with greens and purples. 

I began by cutting the border dies out of the bottom of the tag. I used the border edger and the negative space die from Border Set #2. The base was then watercolored with greens and spotted. The center of the Dutch Daisy Doily was used as a stencil to apply watercolor and ink in the corner. 

Next a ½" strip of folder was colored green and placed the ribbon-like strip from the Border Set #1 on top--it was also cut from file folder and painter purple.  The sentiment square was colored green and the negative shape of the Dutch Daisy Doily was stenciled on there as well. The doily and the sentiment square were layered on the tag. Crystal Bling was added above the cut daisies and a dot for the "i" in  the word "big". 

 Cheery Lynn Dies used

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project!
Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge 173 is anything goes There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Daisy Card by Cohenna

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Hello there, it's Monika. Today I wanted to show you a layered card. 
Preparing the card is very simple. Check it out.

I trimmed the edge of the frame to make it thinner

On violet base I glued a smaller square. It's slanted and popped up.
Then I glued the frame but again on an angle.
I glued only in the middle - around the diamond which is in the center. 
There is no need to attach more. This will be done when we add flowers.

See the great dimension of the layers.

Now it is time for the flowers and leaves. I did daisies in orange and 
yellow ink. You can arrange them in many positions

Have fun with your own creation.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:

Be sure to check out this week's Anything Goes for a chance
to win a Cherry Lynn Designs $20 store credit.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 173 - Anything Goes

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As always, the entries we had last week for our Shaped Card Challenge were wonderful.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

 Anything Goes

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 this challenge in your blog post or on your gallery post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

Dies used:
Dies used:

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

Shaped Card Challenge Winner

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What amazing entries we had last week. Using, the winner of our Shaped Card  challenge is

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Congratulations, Kathy.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Anything Goes challenge.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Easter Chicks Tutorial by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, it's Julie here today and I thought it would be nice to share an Easter card with Spring colours and these three gorgeous little Chicks from our recent CHA release.

Here are the steps on how to make it, this first photo shows the reverse side. 

Using the French Flair Scalloped die cut the largest die in Orange and Green cardstock. Cut the Orange layer in half, down the middle and attach with adhesive onto the back of your Green layer for a shadow effect around the edges.

Repeat this process using the second largest French Flair Scalloped die and Yellow and Striped Pattern Paper.

Die cut Happy Easter in Orange, Yellow and Green cardstock offsetting and adhering each layer together.

Die cut your Easter Chicks in Orange and Yellow cardstock again slightly offsetting. Lift the Yellow layer of wing slightly up. On the reverse of your Chick lightly press the point of a Black Pen into the centre of the eye. This now defines the eye area.

Die cut your Heart Oval in White Cardstock and mount Yellow card in the coordinating die cut from the Classic Ovals.

Cut out your Shasta Daisy Strip in White Cardstock and using your Craft Dauber or a small ball of cotton wool begin tapping some Scattered Straw ink into all the centres.

Once dry shape petals on a foam mat with a stylus tool. Assemble layers up to desired effect with adhesive. Finally adding a layer of Flower Soft into the Centres with adhesive.
Die cut the Leaf Strip in Green and shape leaves on a foam mat with stylus tool.

Using a square card 5"7/8 by 5"7/8 start to adhere you layers onto your card as in photograph. Adhere Happy Easter with glue onto the Oval Centre and then layer onto the card with foam pads.
Finally arranging and adhering on the Chicks, Leaves and Flowers to the card to finish.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to enter in to our Weekly Challenge and if you are a winner you will receive a $20 spending spree here at Cheery Lynn Designs.

See you all next week.

Julie x

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friends Card with Corina Finley

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Corina here, to host the blog today and to share my card. 

This weeks card highlights the A2 Frames Rectangular Classic set and the Deutschland Boutique Stacker A2 Frames.

I used a medium grey cardstock to cut the Deutschland Boutique layers and black cardstock for the A2 Frames Rectangular Classic set.

The Exotic Butterfly Medium #3 is cut out of light cardstock and clear acetate. The butterfly is layered, first layer is acetate, the top layer is cardstock and glued only in the middle.

The floral arrangement was created using the Cherry Blossom, Ivy Corner, and Olive Branches. I used a glitter pen on the black cardstock and added clear rhinestones.

Dies Used:

Cherry Blossom - B129

A2 Frames Rectangular Classic (Set of 7) - CM5

I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Shaped Card anything but Square. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design Store.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Corina Finley
Live, Laugh & Create

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I Like You with Rhonda Van Ginkel

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Thursday greetings to you and welcome to the blog today!  It's Rhonda here to share a project with you.

Right now where I live, we are in the midst of a super sub zero arctic deep freeze. To brighten my spirits I decided to create a card with some cheerful colors and a hint of Spring to it.

"I Like You" (A2 Card)

I recently received a few new dies, one of which is the Dutch Doily Rectangle Frame and I wanted to use it. I layered it on top of a pretty cards tock base that had a floral design in the bottom right corner.

Next, I pierced the scallop interior holes in the Doily Frame for texture. I cut the Alpine Doily Flourish from a scrap piece of vellum and layered it in the middle of the frame.

Next, I cut several varieties of florals using the Sunflower, Embellishments #3, Sweet Williams Strip, Dandelions and Tea Rose Medium. I also cut a pair of Wheat Heads. I mixed up my Sunflower layers for fun. The Sweet Williams Strip florals were lightly misted, scrunched up and inked, then glued together.

I layered in the Bird on a Branch and then completed the card with a few crystals and pearls along with the sentiment frame at the top. A tiny bit of gold string added a little texture to the floral composition.

I hope you liked my card today!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
Dutch Doily Rectangle Frame - DL130
Alpine Flourish Doily - (Set of 2) - DL282
Bird On A Branch - A167
Wheat Heads (Set of 2) - B388
Dandelion (Set of 2) - B453
Rose Leaf Strip - B241
Sweet Williams Strip - B307
Sunflower - DL121
Embellishments #3 - B265
Tea Rose Medium - B436
Sentiment Frame #1 - B189

Please join us for our challenge this week here on the blog, the theme is "Shaped Cards" and you can check out all of the details here.  You can win a $20 gift certificate to the online store just for playing along!

We also have a Design Team Call going on.  If you haven't had a chance to see the details, you can find all about it right here.

Have a super day and a creative week!
~ Rhonda

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


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Hello to all,
It's Wednesday today and that means it is Cheery Lynn time. Today I bring to you a favourite card shape that I make quite often ...Stepper card. I love this shape as it gives me enough scope to incorporate various layers at different level giving it a 3D look. Plus , since there are no cuts in this card, i.e,  I can make this in any measurements without racking my brains as to how to adjust measurements. I have used a beautiful doily -Sophia's Heart and on that I have made daisies made from the Daisy strip die . The paper is from stash and I have scored thin lines on it on my scoreboard and distressed it with Brushed corduroy distress ink to add some texture. The rest of the materials used are listed below.

The materials used are as follows

Sophia's Heart Doily-DL184
Dancing Doily Lace Border DL 134
Daisy strip B259
Rose leaf strip B241
Leaves from Build a Flower#3=B264
Miniature Rose B152

Do check the challenge at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog--It is all about Shaped card i.e you have to share a card that is of any shape other than a sqaure. There is fabulous shopping spree of 20$ as prize. Plus we have a DT call going on. So do try your luck.
So see you all next wednesday with more Cheery Lynn goodness. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Spring Hugs

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Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here sharing a spring card complete with garden fence, flowers and a butterfly. I love the A2 stackers and how great they are for making layers on your card. This card uses 4 of the rectangles to create layers....the focal piece that I water-colored is a much larger stamp and I simply cut with an inner rectangle the portion I wanted to show on my card. The mini doily is inked around the edges to enhance the laceyness of the doily. A mini flourish, mini butterfly and tiny flowers complete the look of the card. I'm ready for spring! only four more weeks!

 Cheery Lynn Dies used
Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge 172 is Shaped Card There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Card in a box by Cohenna

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Monika here today,I love the winter when there is snow, 
but when the mud is outside the window,  I miss Spring. 
That's why today I am thinking Spring and made 
an Easter card in a box.

I die cut DL211 Lace Egg 5 and DL213 Lace Egg 7I glued them to card

 stock and hand trimmed the edge.

Using hot glue, I added plastic tabs to attach the flowers.

My flowers were created using  B259 Daisy Strip 
  Using green card stock, I added B126 Grass Border, B304 Ivy Strip

I finished my card with two butterflies from the D130 discontinued
 set and some pearl accents.
In spite of large amount of the flowers, my card in a box can be 
folded without destroying them.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
  D130 Butterfly Bundles

Be sure to check out this week's Shaped Card Challenge for a chance
to win a Cherry Lynn Designs $20 store credit.

Have a nice day.

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