Monday, November 24, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Tangled Tinsel

The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is to use non-traditional Christmas colors.  I think this card fits that bill.  I began with an aqua card base 5 x 7 inches.  My designer paper came from a 6x6 inch pack so I trimmed the top row of penguins off; placed them at the top and the rest of the paper at the bottom.  That left me a gap of about an inch to fill in.  

To create the border piece, I began with a 1 inch pink strip and added a 3/4 inch aqua strip.  Using the largest die from the new Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frame and a pink piece of card stock 1/2 inches wide, I cut a border piece.  You can see in the photo above, that I just taped my card stock piece to the die and then ran it through my machine.  Using spray adhesive, I attached it to the aqua piece then trimmed the ends to size and added it to my card base.  

Using the largest die from the fabulous new Mirror Mirror Doily, I die cut it from pink card stock.  Using the smallest die, I cut it from aqua card stock and then used the plain oval from the set to trim out the smaller frame.   I layered them and then popped it up on my card base, popping up my cute little penguin as well.

 set and aqua card stock, I started my sentiment panel.  I trimmed a pink piece of card stock as a backer, then stamped my sentiment and trimmed it to fit. 
Be sure to check out this week's Non-traditional Christmas Colors challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Penguin Snowflake Tag

Over at Cheery Lynn Designs, the challenge this week is to create a Tag.  I love making tags, they can have lots of elements and yet still be fairly quick to make.  My tag today is all about snow! I began with a blue tag base, 3.25 x 6.25 inches.  I cut the top corners off at an angle.  Next came a white layer, 3 x 6 inches embossed with my Snowflake Flurries Embossing plate.  I die cut my Snowflake Mesh border from white card stock.  I used spray adhesive to adhere it to blue card stock then layered it on the bottom edge of the tag.  I added this adorable penguin, Willie from Scrappers Delights, popping him up for some dimension. 

Next came my snowflakes, what fun I had mixing and matching them until I found a combination I liked.  Cheery Lynn has fabulous snowflakes.  To create mine, I started with Laced Pine Snowflake in blue on the bottom, Snowflake #2 in white in the middle, then Snowflake #4 on top in blue.  The little white star in the center of the top snowflake is the drop out from the center of the Laced Pine Snowflake.  I used pop dots between the layers for more dimension.  Lastly I used my Add a Flourish die set, I thought these mimic'd the embossing pretty well.

Be sure to check out this week's Tag You're It challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Autumn Colors

The Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week is Autumn colors and I thought I would play along.  To me Autumn is orange and green as the leaves on the trees change color and fall to the ground.  I began my card with an 5.5 inch square cream embossed panel using my Foliage Embossing Plate.  I layered this onto a 5 5/8 inch square green card base.   I die cut the middle die from the new Historic Barcelona Square Boutique Stacker Frame set from green card stock and cut it from point to point.  I added 1/2 on top of the card and half on the bottom.  Next came the smallest die from the Barcelona set, die cut from cream card stock.  I added a green panel and then popped it up on the center of the card.  I took the 4 pretty drop outs from the cream frame and glued them across the top of the card and along the bottom.  Save these drop outs, they are great embellishments.  My flower was created with my Sweet Williams Strip adding a center from my Black Eyed Susan Strip.  Finally I added some Rose Leaves.

Be sure to check out this week's Autumn Colors challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  

Monday, November 3, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Manly Birthday

I thought I would share a Cheery Lynn Designs card I made for the 2014 Card Maker Calendar.  It was supposed to have a masculine theme, using limited supplies and complete, inside and out. 

1. Began with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch folded card base in green. 
2. Cut two brown card stock panels 4 x 5.25 inches.  Adhere one to the front and the other to the inside of the card.
3. Using the largest die from the Card Maker Rectangle Scalloped set, cut two background panels from cream card stock.
4.  Lightly apply Vintage Photo Distress ink to Foliage Embossing Plate and dry emboss onto the panels from step 3. 
5.  Using Fall Leaf Mesh Border, cut two pieces from green card stock.  Adhere to cream embossed panels with spray adhesive, trimming to match the scalloped edges.  Keep the left over pieces to use later.  Adhere to brown panels from step 2.
6.  Using the smallest Card Maker Rectangle Scalloped die, cut two cream card stock panels and then stamp or computer generate a sentiment with brown ink onto one of them. 
7.  Using the next size Card Maker Rectangle Scalloped die, cut two brown card stock panels.  Adhere panels from step 6 and then add to card inside and out.   
8.  Cut some leaves from the left over Fall Leaf Mesh Border, adhere to sentiment panel on front and add a twine bow.

Be sure to check out this week's Give Thanks challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Autumn Blessings

I 'Tangled' some pumpkins and decided to make them into a card.  I drew the pumpkins and then added my tangles in the pumpkin sections.  I used a Micron Pen for the sketching and dark shading then added some soft shading with a pencil and a rubbing stub.  

After I finished the pumpkins, I went in search of paper and was pleased to see I had some that mimicked my tangles.  It is from the Doodlebug Halloween Parade collection.  I added a Horizon Fishtail Banner and Blessings die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.  Finished size is 6" square.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cheery Lynn Design White on White Elegance

For my Cheery Lynn Designs card today, I have an elegant white on white card.  I used limited supplies on this card; an embossing plate, a border and the center of one of our new doilies.  I began with a card base, 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  Using my Hearts and Rose Leaves embossing plate, I dry embossed a panel 4 x 5.25 inches and centered it onto the card base. 

I cut a piece of card stock, 2.25 inches square then die cut the center from my Lords & Commons Doily die.  I added small marks on the back of my die so I could line it up straight.  These new doilies are lots of fun to play with.  In addition to the traditional outer doily, you get a removable center die.  It only cuts out the pattern, not the outer edge so you can cut windows with it, use a circle die around the outer edge or use it on your doily for a full pattern.  

You can see the beauty of the dies when combined together, quite elegant.

Lastly I added my Southern Charm Valance across the bottom of the card, adding some pearl accents.  This card has a nice low profile for mailing.

Be sure to check out this week's Borders and Edgers challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Vintage Holiday

For my Cheery Lynn Designs post today I have a cute vintage holiday card, at least my version of vintage, lol.  I started with a burgundy French Flair Stacker card base, 5 5/8 inches square. I die cut the largest die from the Horizon French Flair Boutique Stacker set from cream DP and layered that onto the card base.  Then using the next to the largest Silver French Flair Stacker, I added another layer of DP.  You can see how well these dies match up to give you perfect layers.  The same thing for my fancy oval; a burgundy panel cut from the mid size Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker with a coordinating DP panel cut from the Silver Oval Stackers.  I added a straight piece of Horizon Square Boutique Stacker for Tilda to perch. 

Using cream mulberry paper from a Touch of Grace, I die cut my Poinsettia Strip die, layering two large, one medium and one small petal.  I pinched each petal down the middle and fluffed a bit for some dimension.  Next using burgundy mulberry paper , I created two roses from my Miniature Rose die.  I dry embossed the backs to give them a rounded shape, then layered and shaped them.  I added three Holly Leaves and pieces from my Holly Lace Flourish.  

Be sure to check out this week's Vintage Challenge.  Join in the fun for a chance to win a $20 store credit at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge - For a Friend
Tildas Town - Use Dies or Punches
Midweek Magnolias - Special Celebration

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs October 2014 New Release

Today is new release day at Cheery Lynn Designs and there are some great new dies for your shopping pleasure, lol.  My cards today use the new Snowflake Wonder Doily, set of 2 dies.  

You will notice you get two dies in the doily sets now; an outer frame with a fancy insert.  You have the option of only cutting the outer frame which leaves a solid center.  Or you can take the die cut outer frame; align the insert and die cut it again for a fabulous detailed doily.

Beginning with a card base cut from my Scalloped Square Stackers, I cut the outer frame and mounted it onto a burgundy square.  Then I cut the center die out of a white square and mounted that onto burgundy card stock.  I popped it up with dimensionals.  I created a layered snowflake using Snowflowers Set One, Snowflowers Set Two, Snowflake #7, and Snowflakes adding dimensionals between the layers. Finished size is 5 5/8" square.

Another fun thing you can do with the center insert from the Snowflake Wonder Doily is create openings.  Here I die cut the insert three times to create a border.  You could also use it to cut a fancy window in your card front.

This card is 5 x 7 inches and 3 of the inserts fit perfectly.  I added the largest Horizon Fishtail Banner (Set of 3), airbrushing some color before removing the paper from the die.  Then I added Noel using a Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card stock before die cutting it out.  I added a bit of bling and I was all done.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration from the new release and then hurry on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs store with your shopping list. 

Monday, October 13, 2014


For my Cheery Lynn Designs post today, I have a cute Halloween Boo Bear!  One of my favorite die designs are the Horizon frames.  I have used both the Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frame and the Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frame.  These coordinate with the Square and Circle stackers so you can make masks or inserts.

Once I created my 5.5 inch square card base, I added both of my Horizon panels.  Then I added a Spiderweb off the edge of the card and this adorable Teddy Bo digi image which I popped up with foam dots.

My last addition was the flowers.  I love using my Poinsettia Strip for Halloween flowers.  Their spiky petals are perfect.  Be sure to check out this week's Orange and Black Challenge.  Join in the fun for a chance to win a $20 store credit at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Happy Halloween

I am filling in for Rhonda on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for the next few months.  This card is not what I intended to make but I could not find the majority of my Halloween dies.  Seems I have misplaced them, ack!  But I did find my Enchanted Flight Frame.  I die cut the frame from black card stock then centered the die onto a 5 x 7 inch orange card front and cut it again.  I inserted the black frame into the orange card adding super sticky tape to the back to hold it in.  Then I added Sugar Sand for a wonderful sparkle.  I removed the backing from the sticky tape and added vellum to the back of the frame.  Using dye ink markers, I added color to the back of the vellum. 

For a step by step tutorial, you can check out a previous post of mine.  Using Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, I die cut just the sentiment from the Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath.  Love this adhesive, it makes adhering words so easy.  Finished size is 5 x 7 inches.  

Be sure to check out this week's Halloween Challenge.  Enter for a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Cheery Lynn Designs store