Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Anything Goes.  I have used some more of this month's new release dies.  Everyone knows I love making Halloween cards and this one came together very nicely.  Other than the fence, I die cut everything from Curious Cryogen metallic paper and colored them with Copic markers.  I added a wonderful piece of starry sky paper to my 6" square black card base.  Next using green card stock, I created a rolling hill for my haunted house.  I die cut my fabulous Home Sweet Home and colored it up with spooky shades of blue/violet.  I added yellow card stock to the back to look like lights are on.  Next came my Victorian Picket Fence die cut from black card stock.  In front of this I added two of the pumpkins from the Jack-O'-Lanterns set of 3.  I used black card stock on the back of these.  My Horrible Cat was next, I used green card stock for his eyes and pink for his nose.  I colored him a dark gray so he would show up against the fence.  Using my Circle Stackers I die cut a moon and then embossed it with my Cheetah Grunge Embossing Plate.  Doesn't it look like craters on the moon?  I added some purple shading with my Copic pens.  Next came the new Trick or Treat, love this big drippy font!  Again, colored with Copic markers.  And as a last embellishment, I added a couple of bats from the new Bat Family die.  I am really pleased with the way this turned out.  I hope you like it as well.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and join us this week for the Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree. 

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Silver and Gold Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Silver and/or Gold.  You can use one or both.  I have used silver mirror card and gold beads.  I began with a red card base 5 inches square.  To that I added a white panel 4 13/16 inches square.  (Yes, I used 1/16 inch increments; 1/4 is too large, 1/8 is too small and 3/16 is just right for a border)  Next I cut my gorgeous Snowflake Wonder Doily from white card stock.  I used only the outer die of this 2 piece set.  Next I used the newly released Doily Companion Square die set to cut a red backer for my doily as well as a perfectly sized red square for the center of my doily.  

 
Using silver mirror card, I die cut the new 3-D Poinsettia and mounted it into the center of my doily.  Just look at all that beautiful detail.  I bent the inner petals up for the 3D effect.  Then I added some gold embellishments to the center of my poinsettia.  Using my silver mirror card, which is adhesive backed, I die cut some strips using the medium ones on my Expandable Quilling Strip Die.  I miter cut the corners for a clean look.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and join us this week for the Silver and/or Gold challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree. 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs July 2015 New Release


Today is new release day at Cheery Lynn Designs.  The design team has come up with some wonderful projects using the new dies.  I have created a card using two new sets:


I began with a card base 6 inches square and added some holiday paper.  I trimmed the green panel on the bottom to create a hill for my house to sit on.  I die cut everything from Cryogen Metallic paper and colored with my Copic Markers.  I added accents to the Gingerbread House using Piccolo 3D Enamel Gels.  They have a wonderful shiny finish.  


For my Gingerbread kids, I used my Sakura White Glaze pen for the icing accents on their arms and legs and Sparkly Fluff for the hats.  I added my Victorian Picket Fence behind the kids.  Lastly I used my Paris Signs #3, trimming off only the sign and then stamping Sweet Stamps Happy Holidays.  The sign and the Gingerbread Kids were popped up with dimensional foam. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration with the new dies.  And join us this week for the White on White challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs White on White Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is White on White.  You can use color on an image, but not on the actual card.  I love making WOW cards; they are very quick especially if you use Cheery Lynn Stackers and Doilies.  I began with the largest die from my Heart Edge Square die set, then cut a card base that was 5 1/8" square and mounted it to the back.  I wanted the hearts around the edge to show.  Using the next die down in my Heart Edge set, I cut another panel and popped this one up with dimensional form.  I centered my gorgeous Dutch Daisy Square Doily on this panel, adhering it with spray adhesive.


I cut a 2 1/8" square and embossed it with my Dotted Swiss Embossing plate and then popped that up on my square doily with dimensional foam.  Lastly, I cut my Thank You #2 twice, glued them together and then added it to my center panel.  

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs In Stitches Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is In Stitches (real or faux).  I have used the beautiful Lords & Common dies which work wonderful with embroidery floss.  I only added a few cross stitches, but you can add lots should you desire.  I began with an A2 card base; 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I added 3 layers from the Lords & Commons Boutique Stacker A2 Frames using dimensional foam between layers.  I added the center from the coordinating Lords & Commons Doily as my center focal point.  I used 3 strands of embroidery thread to add my cross stitches.  I popped this center circle up as well.


I added two of the smallest flowers from my Poinsettia Strip and two small Holly Leaves.  And lastly added some red Stickles accents.
Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas in July Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Christmas in July.  I still had my Kraft card stock out so I decided to make a Krafty Christmas card.  I think the red and Kraft is a nice combination.  I began with a Kraft card base, 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  To this I added the largest die from my Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker set, die cut from Kraft card stock.  Using my coordinating Scalloped Rectangle A2 Frame die set, I cut a red panel to fit the center of my Dutch Daisy frame.  Next came the beautiful Lords & Commons Oval Doily, again cut from Kraft card stock.  For the center of this panel, I used my Silver Oval Stackers to cut a coordinating red oval panel. 

 
To create my flowers, I die cut my Poinsettia Strip in both Kraft and red card stock, alternating the colors as I layered the petals.  To shape them, I simple pinched the petals together, easy peasy!  The last step was to add Merry Christmas, this die comes with a tree above the "T" but I trimmed that off.  I used dimensional foam between the card stock base and the rectangle frame and also between the oval frame and the red rectangle.  

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Daisies and Butterfly


I filled in for Eva today over at Cheery Lynn Designs.  I have another floral card for you, this time showcasing my Daisy Strip die.  I die cut the Daisies twice out of white card stock and then added color with my Copic markers. Next, using a Stylus tool, I shaped the petals from the back side.  I layered 2 large and 2 small for the center flower and then 2 medium and 1 small for the other two flowers.  I added a bit of Spiced Marmalade Stickles to the center of each. 


I began with a 5 x 7 inch green card stock base, adding a DP panel 4.75 x 6.75 inches.  Using green card stock, I die cut my Tiny Bubbles border as well as two Double Scalloped Borders.  I used Spray Adhesive to attach them to my card.  I used my Rose Leaf Strip and both of the Mini Fanciful Flourishes for some greenery.  Using one of the butterflies from my Small Exotic Butterflies #2 w/ Angel Wings set, I created this beautiful butterfly.  I used white card stock and added color to the butterfly as well as the leaves.  

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.
 
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes Challenge


The challenge today at Cheery Lynn Designs is Anything Goes.  My card begins with my Chicken Wire Frame die cut from white and mounted on a blue card stock base.  Next I die cut my Mirror Mirror Doily, adding a purple panel behind the inside row of die cut dots.  Then I added the smaller of the Celebrate die set.


 I used my Chrysanthemum Strip to create the flowers.  I added the newly released Leafy Flourish, layering some small floral centers from my Tiny Flower Kit.  I added some green Stickles to the center of the flowers.  Everything was cut from white card stock and color was added with Copic markers. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Keep It Krafty



The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is to use Kraft paper.  I began with a Kraft card base 5.5 inches square.  I dry embossed a 5.25 inch square Kraft panel with my Daisy Garden embossing plate.  I used Frayed Burlap Distress ink to accent the embossed areas.  Next came the largest of the new Pierced Stacker #3 set.  To the center of that, I added an Ambergris Doily.  Behind the Thank You, I layered a Silver Circle Stacker on top, then an Inverted Scalloped Stacker and a matching Circle Stacker on the bottom.   


I die cut my Margarita Border from Kraft paper and layered that onto a Blue Kraft card stock.  I paired my Sweet Williams die with tiny flower centers from my Tiny Flower Kit to created the flowers.  And then added Thank You, cut twice from Kraft, one was distressed and then layered. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Creative Corners


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Creative Corners, you must add a corner embellishment.  I began my card with a white card stock base 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  Using my Curved Border set, I die cut the bottom of the front of the card. Next I added a green panel just a bit shorter also die cut with the same two Curved Border dies.  Above this I added a fancy cut out using my Royal Scandinavian Border Set.  I used one of the dies from my Fancy Corner Cuts #2 in the upper right corner.


I used my Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily as a backdrop for my flowers, leaves and sentiment.  I die cut Thank You #2 twice, out of light and dark green, layering them just a tad offset.  The flowers are from my Shasty Daisy Strip and I added some leaves from my Flourish Leaf Strip.  Finally I added some gems for a sparkly finish.
  
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