Tuesday, May 31, 2016

God Bless America Card and Welcome to a New Design Team Member

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Hi friends.  It's Bonnie from Make Time to Craft here with you today.  We just celebrated Memorial Day yesterday here in the US and I couldn't resist just one more Patriotic themed card featuring fabulous dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I'm also thrilled to introduce you to a new design team member here at Cheery Lynn Designs.  
Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio will be joining us in June.  I know you are going to love her style and I hope you'll join me in welcoming her.  She will be on with her first post on June 10th.  Welcome Ginny!

For my card, I printed out my digital sentiment and cut it with the smallest of the the Oval Stitch & Cut Lge Silver Stitch Dies.  I then layered it on red and blue leaving a small border on each layer.  I backed a piece of red cardstock with Stick It Adhesive and cut with the Chicken Wire Frame.  I then adhered that to a piece of white cardstock and trimmed it down to the desired size.  I then layered that on to red cardstock, then white cardstock and adhered it to my A2 size card base.
I kept my design very clean this time, meaning no fuzzy mulberry paper layers, no inking of flower petals or edges and just three bold colors.  Okay, I did sneak a little green in for the leaves, but I'm not counting that!  I love red, white and blue cards because the bold colors just make them POP.  This card could easily be a birthday or other occasion  card as well by switching out the sentiment.

My beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8" Red and Electric Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also ran a piece of the blue across the middle topped with some 3/8" White Diamond Satin Ribbon.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

I love all the different looks you can create with the Shasta Daisy die just by altering petal colors and inking (or not) some of the layers.  I will include a video tutorial below on how I made these fabulous flowers.

Cheery Lynn Designs Shasta Daisy Flower Tutorial
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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget, there is still time to enter our current 'Lots of Layers' themed challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Thank You by Eva Dobilas

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Hi there, this is Eva and I have a fun card to share with you today.  I created this with our new dies, which I love.  Here is how I made it.

To start out my card I cut an A2 sized card base out of white card stock.  Next I die cut a Chevron A2 Frame out of a card stock base and painted it in with water colors and adhered it to the card base.  After that I die cut the Thank You Circle out of black card stock, and also die cut one of the Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies to back up the sentiment die and adhered it to the card front.  Than I die cut my flowers and leaves from the Floral Bouquet Kit Die Set and created my floral bouquet and added it to my card.

Hope you like this happy little card and here are the dies I used to create it with:

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see your cards in our newest challenge.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Thinking of You by Jenny Alia

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Hi friends, Jenny here today sharing a card I made using new May Release dies.  I used two of the dies from the Royal Scandinavian A2 Card Facer set to cut the design into the card front.  The card face is backed with a light blue patterned paper from Prima.   I cut the Thinking of You Sentiment Square and glued a blue Pierced Square behind it.  The sentiment was covered in glitter glue for sparkle.

The flowers were made using the Cherry Blossom Branch die.  I cut it twice to double layer the flowers.  Adding an extra flower created so much extra dimension.  The flower on the left is the complete flower.  For visual balance I added a part of the flower to the right side of the card as well.  The flowers are colored with distress ink.  I crinkled the edges by pinching them with my fingers and pulled the stamens up toward the center to get a more natural and three dimensional look.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by today.  I had so much fun seeing this card evolve by double layering the flowers and I hope this inspired you to try it.  Make sure to check out our current Lots of Layers challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher to Cheery Lynn Designs!  

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Vintage Kisses by Julie Lavalette

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Hi everyone, it's JULIE here today. Our challenge at present is Lots of Layers and I thought it would be fun to join in with some inspiration using the new Lords and Commons A2 die Facer set.
I decided to use my die set for an Easel styled card, using negative parts of the die and some of the corner shapes as well as the Facer.

You will see I tattered all my layers as I started to layer adding some stitching to the top layer, along with some Frantage and the little hearts that fall out of the negative space of the die, topping with a Pearl.

My flowers were inked in the centre along with some Flowersoft.  I scattered some Frantage onto my leaves.

I used the corner accent that comes in the Facer set and my Tiny Doily to add some more detail and layered behind my stacker frames at the image.

My flower to hold the Easel in place was mounted onto my Lords and Commons tiny Doily. 

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a lovely creative weekend. Look forward to seeing you in our Bi - Weekly Challenge for a chance to win a $20 spending spree here at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Sky is the Limit by Debbie Brownmiller

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Nice to see you here. It's Debbie from Debbie's Time Out hosting the blog today. It is that time of year again for graduations. Cheery Lynn has a awesome Graduation die set as well as the sentiment "Graduation" so thought I would play with these dies to make a graduation card .
I started this card by embossing the base with the Clocks Embossing Plate  .
I then layered the Burlap Border  near the bottom. That gave me the base I wanted to build on.
Along the left side I have cut the Pierced Banners (Set of 3)  out of map paper and matted it with black cardstock. Because of the printed sentiment "The Sky is the Limit"  I thought the plane from the new Fun Travel Die Set would be perfect to layer on the banner and make it a great guy card.
The burlap border made a nice background to layer the grad hat and diploma on from the Graduation Set (Set of 2. I used gold paper for the tassle and ribbon as well as for the Graduation sentiment. I used some gold outline sticker along the top.
I used the two of the dies from the Say What? (Set of 16  for the  clouds in the sky and to print the sentiments on.
This is a front view of the card. All die cuts are popped up for added dimension. The banner I glued just along the top of the card and let it stick out at the bottom for even more dimension. I was quite pleased with the way the Graduation Set and the NEW Fun Travel Die Set  pair so well together to create this card.

Want to see another graduation card? Well one of my beautiful granddaughters graduates today and I have designed a card  especially for her with love. If you check out my blog @ Debbie's Time Out you will get to have a peek at it. It was created using more Cheery Lynn Design dies.

Don't forget we have a new Bi-Weekly Challenge started for you to join for a chance to win a $20.00 store certificate. I would love to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have a crafty week my friends.

Dies Used

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #230 - Lots of Layers Theme

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

Our new bi-weekly challenge theme is
Lots of Layers

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 June 8th 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).

Bonnie Garby
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:

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

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #229 Red, White and Blue Challenge Winners

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What wonderful entries we had last week for our Red, White and Blue themed challenge.

 Our randomly selected winner is:
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Here is your random number:

Judy Woodland
Congratulations Judy. Please contact Judy at Cheery Lynn 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 #229 in no particular order are:


Donna Phelan

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 this week's 'Lots of Layers' challenge.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This Hope...with Lisa Blastick

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Hi everyone! Are you ready for a new card inspired by this week's challenge with Cheery Lynn Designs? This week's challenge Red White and Blue is right up with my favorite upcoming holiday, The Fourth of July! You may have noticed that I'm still on beach mode and well, I suppose nautical is close enough. LOL This card can be used for that favorite man in your life too! 
This shaker card was super fast to make today! The papers did most of the work for me. I added 2 "ship's anchors" and "wave border" to the bottom half of the card. The chain on the anchor I colored with a white signo pen. 

The shaker in the center was cut using "circle silver stackers" I used the 2nd and 3rd smallest. together for the top and again with white foam. I then used the 3rd largest "circle" in acetate and white cardstock for the background with sentiment. Layer them together and I added some red beads, but you can add whatever you want in your center for the shaker part. Last but not least,  I added silver stickers on the top of the circle to give it the appearance of a window on a ship. 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Be sure to check out this week's challenge and your chance to win $20 from the Cheery Lynn Designs Store! See you next week! 
Hugs Lisa

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Caring Thoughts Card with Bonnie Garby

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Hi everyone, it's Bonnie again from Make Time to Craft.  Today I'm filling in for Amy and I'm showcasing some more of the wonderful May New Release Dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I'm really loving the new frame and flower dies.  This card features the Sakura Flower die which was a favorite from our Blog Hop.  I cut the die twice - once using green cardstock which I used as the base and a second time using a piece of watercolor paper colored with Ken Oliver Colorburst pigments.  I snipped the flower portions off from this die cut and glued them to the green base.
I chose to make a white on white muted background by cutting the Quatrefoil frame from white and layering it on a white background.  I love the subtle look this creates.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

The Sakura flower is mounted on the Pierced Stacker #2 which is layered over coordinating ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The small sentiment was cut out using the Nesting Doll Tag and trimmed with some baker's twine and burlap string.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget, there is still time to enter our current 'Red, White and Blue' themed challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Thank You Card by Bonnie Garby

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Hi everyone.  Bonnie from Make Time to Craft here today with a fun summery card featuring several of the May New Release dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I am super LOVING this new Chevron A2 Frame die.  I love the design and I also love the fact that it's a 2-piece die so you can either cut the chevron and then cut it out in A2 card size to use it on a card base or you can use just the chevron part to cut the actual front panel and have the 'peek-a-boo' effect on the front.  I'll share a card done like that soon.

For my Cheery Blossom flower cluster I cut out three layers.  The base is green and then I cut the flowers and buds from red and the flower centers from white.  I layered all the colors and attached the flower cluster to the bottom of my card. 
Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

The beautiful bow was created using ribbons from the May Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The Ribbon Club theme for May is Patriotic colors.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget, there is still time to enter our current 'Red, White and Blue' themed challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

You're the Best by Jenny Alia

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Hi, it's Jenny posting today with some quick cards I made using the new May Release dies.  Thank you so much for leaving all the lovely comments on my blog during the hop last week.  I also enjoyed reading the comments on the Cheery Lynn Blog about everyone's favorite die.  I thought I'd share some of my new favorites with you: the Chevron A2 Frame and the new sentiments dies.

This card was made using only three dies and it's so easy to replicate in different ways.  I cut the chevron background die in white and mounted it to an A2 top fold card.  I then colored another piece of card stock with red and pink inks and cut that with the chevron die.  I glued the colored strips into the negative areas and glitter was sprinkled on the white areas.  Below are some other examples of cards using many of the same dies. These were made for my son's teacher and assistant teachers.  The chevron can be used with or without the negative pieces.  The card on the right uses pieces from the center and left cards to create the blue and black pattern.

My eight year old daughter and I made these Birthday cards for friends.  She made the butterfly card. I helped add the glitter glue to the butterfly wings but she did the rest on her own.  The card on the left is the Chevron background from the pink strips I used on the first example card at the top of this post.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you're having as much fun with these new dies as I am. Remember to join in the Cheery Lynn Red, White & Blue Challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher for shopping at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Just for You by Julie Lavalette

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Hi everyone, it's JULIE here today. Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments during our blog hop both here at Cheery Lynn and on my own blog, I so enjoyed reading them. Today I am showcasing the new - Just For You die.

I started by using White Cardstock along with my IOE plates and Embossing folder to make my background. I inked my card with Milled Lavender to highlight the embossed areas, tattered the edges of my card and added a sprinkle of Frantage for a shabby feel.

My Just For You was heat set with Milled Lavender Distress Powder and layered onto my Oval and mounted onto my Quadrafoil Doily with a little cheesecloth for extra detail.

My flowers and leaves are all cut out in White Cardstock. I shaded my Dandelions with Bundled Sage Distress ink at the stems and added Milled Lavender Distress Glitter onto the flowers. The centre of my Chrysanthemums is Micro Beads and a little Distress Glitter into the centre of my Sweet Christine flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and good luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Have a lovely weekend.
Happy Crafting,

Julie x

Friday, May 20, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs May Blog Hop Winner

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This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Debbie has shared with us today.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 15th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Don't you just LOVE the wonderful variety of dies in the May release??!!

I hope you loved all the samples showcased by the design team.  Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback for the new release. I encourage you to hurry over to Cheery Lynn Designs NOW and order your favorites so you can get creating!

Now, on to our winner who will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

 Our randomly selected winner is:
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Here is your random number:
Judy Holbrook

Congratulations Judy. Please contact Judy by clicking here for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  

Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Best Wishes by Debbie Brownmiller

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A warm Hello to you today. It's Debbie from Debbie's Time Out hosting the blog today.  I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop last Sunday with the design team showcasing some of the new releases. If not you can check them out on the blog by scrolling down to the Sunday post.
For my card this week I wanted to showcase two more of the newly released dies. The Dutch Daisy A2 Card Facer Die Set is so elegant and is a set of three frames plus a few accent dies with it. The  Best Wishes Sentiment Square Die is just one of several  sentiment dies that Cheery Lynn Designs released with shapes around the sentiment. So this card was created using just the two dies.  This card has three layers all popped up and layered on top of the last layer. For the base I used white cardstock and placed the two largest frames from the Dutch Daisy A2 Card Facer Die Set on to the cardstock and cut them. I then mounted it onto a green card base.
Next I cut the smallest frame in aqua and popped and layered it on top of the white base.
Last I layered the Best Wishes Sentiment Square Die onto a square piece of green card stock. I popped and layered that on top of the aqua.  Goes to show you can make a beautiful card using just two dies.

Please come join the  bi-weekly challenge
@ http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/search/label/challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. You can enter a card once each week.

Have a crafty week my friends.

Dies Used
Dutch Daisy A2 Card Facer Die Set

Best Wishes Sentiment Square Die

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Give Flight to Your Dreams by Corina Finley

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Today, I have a card to share with you using the fab Cheery Lynn Design dies. I love creating cards with this colour combination, it works for so many different occasions. Also using the frame dies like the Chicken Wire on the base of a card easily gives depth to your card.
I used the Sweet ChristineTea Rose Medium and the Judy's Blooms with a center from the Embellishment #2 set. Added pearls to the centers and tucked in the Olive Branches and Wheat Heads for foliage. 

The stamped image was cut with the Circles Shape, layer on top of the Scalloped Circle and then on to the Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frame. The Horizon Circle was inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and highlighted with a glitter pen.
The Butterfly was die cut from white cardstock and I used a blue Glimmer Mist Spray to add colour. I backed the Butterfly with a light Kraft sprayed cardstock. Layered up onto the Horizon Fishtail Banner and the stamped label trimmed from the Paris Signs 4 die. I added small pearls to the die cuts.
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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.

Thank you for joining me today!
Take care,
Live, Laugh & Create

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