Friday, December 19, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Frosty Merry Christmas


Today I decided to use one of the older dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, Frosty the Snowman.  This is a fun die to use, you get all these parts that you can color and add to your snowman.  It comes with buttons, eyes and a mouth but I chose to use Stickles, can never have enough sparkle!  I die cut my snowman from Cryogen Metallic paper and then colored each piece with my Copic markers.  Isn't he a cutie!  I just realized I left off his arms but I never added arms to my snowmen so he is what he is, lol.  There are great branches that come in the die set.


My card base is 5 inches square.  I die cut the Joy to the World Wreath twice, once out of green card stock and again out of a soft green DP.  I layered them on top of each other staggering the pine a bit.  I bent a lot of the lighter green pine pieces up for some dimension.  I used dimensional Glue Dots to adhere my snowman to the wreath.  Die cutting Merry Christmas from green card stock, I trimmed off the snowflakes and used  Double-sided Adhesive Sheets to attach it to the card.

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Pine and Poinsettia


For my Cheery Lynn Designs post today, I tried to get a bit artsy with my floral embellishment on this card.  But first, I started with a 5 x 7 inch green card stock base, adding a red patterned paper background.  To this I added a Musical Staff Mesh Border piece backed with more patterned paper and green card stock.  For my cute little Drummer Boy from Mo Manning, I used the center die from the new Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames, adding more patterned paper (all from Bo Bunny)

 

Now for my floral embellishment, I started with my Medium Lollipop Fringe Cutie winding it around wooden skewers.  Check out this tutorial post from Irina showing you how to do it.  Next I die cut some Cattails and Wheat Heads.  I doubled the paper on these so they would be thicker.  I added a bit of color with my Copic markers.  The last step was my flower created with my Poinsettia Strip; I used 2 large, 1 medium and 1 small petal folding the petals down the center score for some dimension.

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs My Heart led me to You


My Cheery Lynn Designs card today it is all about hearts!  Starting with a red card base 5.5 inches square, I added a white panel cut out with the Heart Square Boutique Stacker Frames; love those hearts around the edge.  Next came another white panel that I embossed with the Petite Hearts Embossing Plate


Using the largest die from the Vienna Waltz Circle Boutique Stackers Frame set, I die cut the red panel.  Using the middle die from the Lords & Commons Doily set, I die cut the white panel.  Using spray adhesive, I layered them and then centered them on the card.


Using red card stock and the smallest die from the Lords & Commons Doily set,  I die cut the pattern and then used my Scalloped Circle Little Stackers to cut it out.  Again using spray adhesive, I centered it onto the previous layers on the card.


Lastly I created a computer generated sentiment on white card stock and die cut it out with the smallest die from the Horizon Fishtail Banners set.  I added a hand trimmed red panel.

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Deutchland Doily Tutorial


The new doilies that Cheery Lynn Designs released in October are two part dies.  The outer die and an inner die that only cuts a pattern, not a complete shape.  For my card today, I am using the new Deutchland Doily.  I wanted to create dimension on my card but to do that, I must be able to layer the two pieces of the doily.


I cut each die from green card stock.  As you can see, the smaller die only cuts the opening, not the outer edge.  Since the larger doily has a solid center, how would we line up a die to cut out the center of our doily?


I have the original Little Stackers that have a solid back rather than the see through backs of the new sets.  Using my Circle Little Stackers, I die cut the matching circle from white card stock.


Take the white die cut circle from the previous step, center it and using two sided adhesive stick it down to your doily.


Now take the matching die, line it up on top of the white circle and tape it down.  It will snap right down onto the card stock, and Cheery Lynn dies have no trouble cutting through two layers of card stock.


And here you have a perfectly centered cut out on our doily.  


Now let's move on to the smaller die, how can we perfectly line up our matching Scalloped Circle Little Stacker?  Even though I can see through this die, it is still tricky to line the die up.  So using white card stock, cut out the scalloped circle.  This time we will be using the cast off as a mask.


Center the white mask over the green die cut and tape it down.


Take the die and fit it back into the mask.  It should pop right in, tape it down and then die cut it out.


And now we have a wonderful scalloped edge around the center die cut.


Using my Circle Little Stackers, I added a tan backing to the smaller die cut.  Using my Circle Stackers, I added a tan backing to my larger doily die cut.  I added two pieces of Double Scalloped Border to my striped DP.  Lastly I added this beautiful Poinsettia 2.  I dry embossed the back of the petals then popped each layer up adding some gems for the center. Finished size is 5" square.
 
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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.