Cheery Lynn Designs 2016 Fall and Winter Holiday Release Party - Christmas and Winter Holiday Die Kick-off

Hello friends.  Bonnie here today from Make Time to Craft to kick off the Cheery Lynn Designs 2016 Fall and Winter New Release Celebration.
We will be sharing projects featuring dies from the Fall and Winter new release from now through August 3rd in four parts.  I hope you'll join us each day.  We will be beginning with Christmas and Winter dies and then showcasing Halloween, Fall & Thanksgiving and then we will finish off with a new die for a New Year!


Be sure to stop by and leave a comment each day.  At the end of the celebration, we will select a random post and one lucky person who leaves a comment on the post on that day will win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Be sure to head over to the Cheery Lynn Designs website to view all the new Christmas themed dies.  They are FANTASTIC!

I have to admit that I always have a hard time making Christmas cards in July when it's 95 degrees outside!  I decided to ease my way into things by starting with a non-traditional color scheme.

This Whimsical Christmas die set made me think of Dr. Seuss, so I thought the non-traditional colors would be perfect and I really like the way this turned out.
I cut all of my dies in multiple colors and I was very careful to retain all of the pieces (positive and negative) when I removed the paper from the die.  I started with a silver base for my stockings and then carefully pieced each one together with the colors I wanted.  I then added it to my background square which was created by cutting a white Lattice piece and adhering it to white cardstock.  I thought a solid white background was too plain, so the white on white lattice was just right.

For the presents, I also cut the die in multiple colors.  I pieced each present individually in the colors I wanted and then lined them up along the bottom of the card panel, slightly overlapping them.

I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment in pink and purple and layered the pieces,  slightly offsetting to allow for a shadow effect.

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My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made with two ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also added a layer of white mulberry paper under the main panel.  I love the soft feathery feel you get when you add mulberry paper to a project.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget, we have a Christmas in July challenge going on.  We'd love to have you enter for another chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.  It'll sure come in handy once you see all the gorgeous new holiday dies!

23 comments:

  1. Hi Bonnie. Love your non-traditional colour scheme. The stocking die is really fun and the presents make a lovely border. Hugz

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  2. Hello Bonnie, this card is the cutest ever love the non-traditional colors. this will definitely be a project I will be making. love! love! love! God Bless

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  3. Hi Bonnie,
    WOW, I love this card. When you look at this card it just makes you smile! The colors are great together. The stocking dies would make a cute Halloween card. You're so creative.

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  4. Love the festive colors and whimsical design of the dies!

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  5. Bonnie,

    This card stepped right out of the Dr. Seuss how the grinch stole Christmas movie! I love the colors and I would never have thought to use all those negative pieces. I have to try making this card! I love it! I want this new die! You are so talented.

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  6. I just love this card it is so cute. I am going to buy these dies to make this card just like you did. Great idea using the positive and negative pieces. I would of never thought of that. I am going to use that idea for other dies I have. I would love to see a video on how you did the double bow it's so cute...Thanks so much for the great ideas.

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  7. Oh wow Dr Seuss indeed..great card and new dies x

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  8. You're right Bonnie, these new dies are kind of like a Dr. Seuss imagined card. Love how you incorporated the fun ribbon challenge into the project also. Super fun card. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Fabulous card. Love the fun and different styles of sock - it cracks me up. It has a Dr. Suess look to it.

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  10. Love the fun presents and stockings! So many delightful possibilities! Awesome card with great colors and details!

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  11. Wow! What a fun creation in all non traditional colors! Love the new stocking dies with all little details in this cutest creation!

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  12. So FUN! Love the non-traditional, bright happy colors! The whimsical stocking dies are adorable!

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  13. I love your card. Great colors used too!

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  14. This is such a great and fun card! Love the colors!!!

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  15. The Whimsical Christmas die set did made me think of Dr. Seuss. Oh, how I loved his work in my younger years. I think the colors, while non-traditional are very delightful. That is what makes it so special.

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  16. The Whimsical Christmas die set did made me think of Dr. Seuss. Oh, how I loved his work in my younger years. I think the colors, while non-traditional are very delightful. That is what makes it so special.

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  17. Fabulous card! Love the stocking & present dies! Love the non-traditional colors also!

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  18. OMG--THIS! I love the non-traditional holiday colors - the bright pinks and lime greens! The colors fit the whimsical designs of the stockings perfectly! LOVE this!

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  19. Love, love, love! Your non-traditional colours are gorgeous! So many beautiful dies here - love this Christmas scene! Your new release is AWESOME!

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