Monday, February 29, 2016

Enjoy Card by Eva Dobilas

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Hi there, this is Eva here today with a sort of a Clean and Simple card.  Well as clean and simple I can create anyway...LOL.  I wanted to stretch myself and here are the results of that.

To create my card, I cut an A2 size card base out of a white card stock.  Then I took a piece of black and white patterned paper and added them just to the edges and layered another piece of white card stock, so only the edges of the patterned paper showed.  Next I die cut the the Dancing Doily Lace Border using black card stock and placed it on my card front just partially.  Then I die cut a Circle using white card stock and laid it on top of the lace border.  I die cut the Enjoy sentiment out of black card stock to add to my circle.  

Next I die cut the Chrysanthemum four times using 4 different color card stock and built my happy little flower.  I added a gold half pearl in the middle of my flower.  Then I die cut Flourish #13 out of green card stock and added it to my flower and placed all of it on top of my circle.  As a final touch I added some cute colorful sequins on my card.

Well, hope you like this little card and here is the list of the Cheery Lynn dies I used to create this one:

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you play along our current challenge.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Rainbows and Stars by Jenny Alia

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Hi, it's Jenny today with a card a bit different than my usual style.  I was inspired by Bonnie's card HERE and I thought a rainbow of colors would work well with my new stamp.  I took an assortment of plain colored card stock and cut each with a die from the Curved Border Set.  Then I stacked and glued the colors together, cut the edges and mounted it to a piece of black card stock that was then glued to a white A2 card base.

I cut the stamped sentiment with one of the smaller dies from the A2 Frames Rectangle Classic set and popped the rectangle up with foam adhesive.  Last I thought the card looked a little too plain so I added a couple of clear rhinestones for stars and then added real stars cut using the Pierced Stars die set.  I used the two smallest stars in the set and put them on a magnetic platform so they wouldn't move much when I cut one inside the other to cut the center out of the larger star.

Cheery Lynn Dies

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and make sure to join in the Add a Flourish Challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift card to Cheery Lynn Designs.   

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Vintage Sewing by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, it's JULIE here today hosting the blog. Thanks for stopping by to see my Sewing Theme inspired card.  I hope it gives you some inspiration with your dies.  Let me take you through the techniques on my card.
I started my cutting my 2 base stacker layers and highlighted the faux stitching with a black pen, layering on my doilies.

My sewing machine - I coloured the handle and base with a gold pen, highlighting the die detail with a fineliner pen and rubbing a little Black Archival ink around the edges to add age. For the centre body of the machine I used  Stampendous Aged Black embossing powder, adding a little thread onto the bobbin and machine, gluing in place. This now reminds me of my Grandmother's sewing machine.

My Tailors Dummy - I placed a little masking tape behind a piece of white cardstock to cut my mannequin out, this helped hold all the negative pieces in place. I then heat embossed with a Platinum shade. I die cut a layer in patterned paper, layering on the bodice section only, which then gives highlight to my Platinum shade underneath. Finishing off with a little net and a ribbon I gathered with a few hand sewn stitches.

My images were tattered at the edges, then added some more Platinum embossing powder to help frame them and layering onto some Cheesecloth. My die cut scissors I coloured with a Grey Copic Pen, heat setting some Clear embossing powder and adding a touch of bling. My Tea Rose was shaped on my embossing mat and I added a little snap fastener to the centre.

I finished off my card with various sewing themed embellishments in my stash.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Would love to see you joining in our current challenge -Add a Flourish, where you can win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Happy Crafting,
Julie x 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Nature's Beauty by Debbie Brownmiller

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 Hi there. It's Debbie with you today from Debbie's Time Out.  I just love cards with birds on them so I was happy when Cheery Lynn Designs released another hummingbird detailed so beautifully.  Along with the new Fleur De Lis design, it makes for a elegant card.

I made a white card base and then layered the Fleur De Lis Boutique Stacker A2 Frame  in the center and the Fleur De Lis Border Set  below that.  I layered the Rectangle Stitch and Cut Tool  in the center of the Fleur De Lis Boutique Stacker A2 Frame . I also layered some of the  Fleur De Lis Border Set  along the top of the  Rectangle Stitch and Cut Tool .

This photo shows how I used the Lace Hummingbird Flourish  by cutting out the hummingbird from the die cut  and rotating the flourish part a bit. I then added the new Humming Bird  where I cut the original hummingbird out from. This follows along with the challenge theme "Add a Flourish". Flourishes are fun and always make a card more elegant.

Here I used the Cherry Blossom  and the Embellishment #2 to create the flowers. You can see how
beautifully detailed the hummingbird is when inked up. The hummingbird is absolutely gorgeous.

The top corner shows the new Fleur De Lis Tag . The round Fleur De Lis emblem in the previous photos is part of the tag die set.

I would like to thank you for visiting the blog today and for the nice comments that you leave. I really appreciate and enjoy reading the comments. It gives me a idea of what you like to see.

I invite you to come join our bi-weekly challenge
for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. You can join once each week so you have a better chance to win. The theme is "Add a Flourish".
                                     Have a crafty week.

Dies Used
Fleur De Lis Boutique Stacker A2 Frame - DL321
Fleur De Lis Border Set - B680
Rectangle Stitch and Cut Tool - LG Silver Stitch Tool - LSC-16
Lace Hummingbird Flourish - B192
Humming Bird - B671
Cherry Blossom - B129
Embellishment #2 - B188
Fleur De Lis Tag - B681

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bird Song Card with Corina Finley

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Hello and Happy last Thursday of February!

I am here, Corina, to host the blog for the Thursday between the Challenges. This week I have noticed that the snow has started to melt and Spring is just around the corner!

I started off my card by stamping and embossing my image onto water colourpaper. I used distress inks and a water pen to colour in my image. I spritzed the background with water for a vintage distressed look. I then used a Pierced Stacker #3 die to die cut the image. 

I have added small flower centres from the Tiny Flower Kit set and a flat back pearl to each of the stamped flowers for dimension.

I cut two layers for the base using the Rectangle Stitch and Cut die set. I stamped the sentiment onto a light coloured pattern paper and heat embossed in black. I then die cut the sentiment and matte with the Oval Stitch and Cut set.

I have also added to the front of the card, three flowers and fussy cut branches -left over from the stamped image. I used a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen for a finishing touch.

Dies used:

Sweet Christine - B434

I hope you will play along in our Cheery Lynn Designs ChallengeYou could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thinking of You with Lisa Blastick

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Hi everyone, Lisa here today sharing with you another spring card made for Cheery Lynn Designs. The "fern" is a new die that I thought went so well with the papers that I chose today. I added the "bird bath" and the "garden bench" to go with the theme I was trying to make. Which it happened to be about a beautiful spring day and walking through a lush park.

I added some pop dots behind the "garden bench" and the "bird bath".  The sentiment was stamped on cardstock and fussy cut out. Behind the bench is an "ornamental fence" it has such beautiful details. Actually, all the dies are so very detailed. I fussy cut out some of the flowers from the patterned paper to blend in the background a bit more. Lastly, I added some birds from "bird bath". 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out this week's challenge "add a flourish" for your chance to win $20 from the Cheery Lynn Designs store. 
Hugs Lisa

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Just Because with Bonnie Garby

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Hi there.  Bonnie here today from Make Time to Craft with a card featuring some of the gorgeous new release dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Don't you just LOVE this gorgeous fern die?  It is absolutely beautiful.  I cut it down a little for the card, but that's the beauty.  It's nice and big if you are doing a layout, but you can also snip it down by removing some of the base fronds if you want it a little smaller.
I cut the Lotus Flower in pink card stock and I inked the edges lightly.  I then shaped the leaves with my stylus to give it some shape and I added it over the ferns with foam tape to pop it up a bit.

My card is topped off with a big double-loop bow made with Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget to head over and play along with our bi-weekly challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Cherish Card by Eva Dobilas

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Hello, this is Eva and today I have quite a spring feeling card using one of our newest dies, the 3D Rose 2.

So to start out  my card I just created an A2 size card base out of a light blue card stock.  Next I cut a patterned paper down just a little smaller than my card front and roughed up the edges and twirled the top right corner in and adhered it to my card front.

Next I worked on my flower.  I die cut two of the flowers out of light pink card stock and created the first one, but after consulting with our design team it was decided to use a second die cut to create the bottom layers to make it look fuller and that's when the flower really came alive.  I also added pearl stamens in the middle of my flower.  A little tip for this flower is to spray it with water to be able to shape it better.  I also sprayed it with shimmer spray to get the pretty color.  

Next I die cut the leaves using Flourish #14, which was perfect for this flower.  Then I die cut Ornament #9 out of light blue card stock and just to layer with.  Next I die cut one of the gorgeous frames from the Ornament #9 set, which is becoming a favorite of mine and finally the word Cherish out of light blue. As a final touch I added some pretty crystal flourish bling on my card.

Hope you like this pretty card, I sure love the way my flower turned out!

3D Rose 2 - B703

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see your creations using our newest challenge!


Sunday, February 21, 2016

You're Super! by Jenny Alia

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Hi, it's Jenny here this morning.  I wanted to try something different and use these really cute new words.  I began by stamping and coloring an image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  My son handed me the paper and I thought it was my usual card stock but I think it was coated because my alcohol markers seemed to slide on the surface.  It cut beautifully with the Circle Stitch and Cut Tool die though.

I cut the Action Words background with a red patterned paper and the Pow and Bang words with a navy blue card stock.  I cut the Pierced Banner die with the same blue card stock and then stamped and cut the sentiment out of white paper.  The blue patterned paper was cut with the Square Stitch Nesting Set.  This die set doesn't cut the surrounding square which gives you a lot of versatility because you can add multiple lines of stitching on your projects.

Dies Used
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Monarch Butterfly by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's JULIE here today and I am sharing a card using a few dies from our latest release and demonstrating that cutting accents off our dies and using the negative parts gives us many more options from a single die. So let me take you through my techniques with the dies on my card.

I started by tattering and inking the edges of my Stitched Stacker layer and tucked behind a lace die cut edging layering onto my patterned cardstock. If you look closely at the photo you will see my edging was obtained by trimming down the outer edge of the Fleur de Lis Square doily to get this effect,  the same die I used in the centre of my card. 
For the centre doily, I cut this out in both patterned and white cardstock and mounted the patterned doily onto my card. I then placed all my white cardstock Fleur de Lis Accents back into the negative spaces of my doily adding a little bling into the centres.

On the top layer you will see I mounted one of the dies from the Royal Scandinavian Accents behind my Stitched Stacker to form a frame.

I absolutely adore the detail and elegance of the new Monarch Butterfly. I die cut it out twice in white cardstock inking the edges of my base layer. My top layer was heat embossed with Silver embossing powder and I placed a little glue into the centre and four corners of my Butterfly and layered onto my base layer. You will notice this gives a shadow effect to the wings and holds the curved shape in place.

I finished my card off with a small floral arrangement that I added stamens into the centre of my flowers.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you joining in our Bi-Weekly Challenge with a chance to win a $20 shopping spree here at Cheery Lynn Designs. This fortnight the theme is Add a Flourish.

Crafty Hugs,

Julie x

Friday, February 19, 2016

Nesting BlueJay By Debbie Brownmiller

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Hi It's Debbie here from Debbie's Time Out. I am sharing with you today a card using just four die sets. Three  of them are new from the last release.

For this card I started with three square mats in the black and green followed by the Fleur De Lis Square Doily.  The edges were inked up with distress ink. The beautiful Fern Leaf was layered next. I used the Bird Nest And Eggs die set to create the birds nest. There are two nests with this set and I layered one top of the other. I cut a couple of the smallest eggs and inked them in blue and then splattered some brown specks on them with ink and a brush. The bird is from the Feathered Friends  set. There are four different birds in the set. I used the blue jay and inked it up.  I must say this bird nest set is pretty cool.

I invite you now to join our challenge @ for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree and possibly be one of our top three picks for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and for the comments you leave. They are very much appreciated.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used
Fleur De Lis Square Doily - DL318
Fern Leaf - B666
Bird Nest And Eggs - B669
Feathered Friends (Set of 4) - B557

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #223 - Add a Flourish Theme

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As always, the entries we had for our Tickled Pink challenge were fabulous.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  

Our new bi-weekly challenge theme is
Add a Flourish

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 for a total of 2 entries per bi-weekly challenge.
  • Be sure to let us know which Cheery Lynn Die or Dies you used on your project.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Wednesday afternoon, March 2nd at 15:00 Eastern time.  We will also showcase the Top 3 picks from our Design Team.

And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the designer's name and it will take you to their blog).

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

Cheery Lynn Designs Tickled Pink Challenge Winner and Top 3 Picks

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What wonderful entries we had last week for our Tickled Pink themed challenge.

 Our randomly selected prize winner is:
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Congratulations Graciellie. Please contact Judy by clicking here 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.  

Our Top 3 Picks for Challenge #222 in no particular order are:

Great job!  Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in the new bi-weekly 'Add a Flourish' challenge.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hoppin' with Lisa Blastick

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Hi everyone! It's Lisa back this week sharing a fun card for the upcoming Easter holiday with Cheery Lynn Designs. I love these "bunnies" and they pair up well with the "grass border" and some leaves from one of my favorite dies "flourish leaf strip" 

The "fin's magic mirror" has been on my wish list for a very long time and now that I have it...I'm so happy! The details are amazing... My bunnies wouldn't be complete without the google

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Thanks for Hoppin' by today! Hope you have a great day and be sure to check out the challenge "ticked pink" and a new challenge starting tomorrow for your chance to win $20 at the Cheery Lynn Designs store.
Hugs, Lisa

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentine Heart Gift Bag by Amy Voorthuis

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Good morning lovelies.
Today I would like to show you a gift bag I made for Valentine's Day {I know I am a little late but never too late for love right?} For this bag I used a retired die DL111 - Heartland America XL as the base of my bag! So the size of the bag is about 15.5cm by 15.5cm without the handle.
This was such a fun and easy project to make....and you can surprise your love with some candy inside. I used some left overs from the "Vintage Autumn Basics"collection by Maja Design.
I always hoard my leftover pieces so I can give them to my neighbor but this time I used them myself.

 Valentine Heart Gift Bag: 

First I cut out the outer die from the heartland die out of the flower sheet and on top of that I placed the rest of that die cut out of green paper. 
Then I cut out a piece of 30cm by 8cm which I scored on 15cm, on 2cm and on 6cm. Then I made little cuts all the way of the 30cm piece on both sides. 
Now I am ready for the decoration.....using the pretty C184 - Judy's Blooms as my flower piece. 
Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

 Thank you so much for visiting the blog today, and thank you so much for the sweet comments last week I really appreciate it ;-). 
If you love the Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used, you could always enter our bi-weekly challenge to win a $20 shopping spree.
 The rules changed a little because you may now enter two times.  Isn't that AWESOME.
 This bi-weekly challenge is #222 - "Tickled Pink Theme" there are some amazing entries already enjoy creating and good luck!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sending Love to You with Bonnie Garby

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Hi everyone.  It's Bonnie here today from Make Time to Craft with a card showcasing the amazing new Sunflower die from the January 2016 Cheery Lynn Designs new release.
This die is really a 'show-stopper'.  I cut the sunflower twice in dark yellow cardstock and lightly inked the petals and the flower center.  I also used a stylus tool to shape the petals.  Then I layered the pieces offsetting the petals.  I added the stem and leaves under the flower and 'planted it' in one of the nested flower pot dies.  For the flower pot I cut two pots and I cut the top rim off the second piece to layer on top to give some added dimension.  I also inked the edges and shadows on the pot.
I used the Fleur de Lis Border Set to add a little interest around the outside of my cream base.  The sentiment was stamped and then cut with the largest Pierced Banner die.  I lined up one side, cut half way and then turned the die around, lining up the holes on the side and cut the other half.  This gave me the dove tail look on both ends.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:

You know how I love to finish my cards off with big bows, but this time the sunflower wanted to take center stage.  I added a small loopy bow made with burlap string to the bottom of the card above the sentiment.  It added a nice rustic look to the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Be sure to check out our current challenge with a 'Tickled Pink' theme.  Play along for a chance to win a $20 Cheery Lynn gift certificate.

~ Bonnie ~

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