Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wonderful You

Hello! I hope you are having a Cheery Saturday!  I'm here with another card for Cheery Lynn Designs. I don’t know about you, but I like to step outside my comfort zone and push myself to try something new. I often find that the results are surprisingly fun and easier than anticipated! This week I pushed myself to create a window card.
I started by selecting the lovely Nautical Wheeler Doily which has a center cut out, saving the center diecut for the inside of my card. Before attaching the doily to the card, I found the center of the card using the window of the Silver Stacker Layer and cut a hole in the front of the of the card. After cutting the window, I attached the doily diecut.

Now I am ready to adhere the center diecut, but first I dressed it up by backing it with a Scalloped Circle, and attached a chipboard sticker. To complete the card, I added Pair of Ferns, and leaves from Stacker Flower #1 under the bow.

There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!  You can find all the info here!
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Saturday, November 19, 2011


Hello! Today I have a card to share with you. To start, I lightly stamped the background. Using my distress ink, I added subtle bits of color. Rather than adding layers, I wanted a soft look so I stitched a border. Keeping it light and soft, I layered a few of the dies starting with the Large Sunflower Doily pulled to one side. Next I placed the Border Carnivale horizontally across the card. Then, layered the Fanciful Flourish, tucking in a few leaves from the Small Leaves #2 set.  I wrapped the card with ribbon and bow. I added a few flowers I created using the Cuties #3 and Miniature Rose dies. I really love that I can make such fabulous flowers to match my projects! I topped the flowers and flourish with a butterfly from the Exotic Butterfly small #2 set.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Forever Love

Hello! Cheery Lynn Designs is releasing several new dies today!

Here is a close up of the Tangled Hearts border and the Japanese Garden Lace Oval.

Using dimensional foam adhesive, I layered the small and large heart from Two of Hearts. I just love that I can now create my own little flowers to match my layout! These flowers were created using Miniature Rose and Cuties #3. I also added some leaves cut from Small Leaves #2.

Doesn’t that Large Sunflower Doily add a lot of pizzaz?! The large flower was made using three layers from the Stacker Flower #3, topped with two layers of circles from the Scalloped Window Stackers that I slit on the scallops. To the left I adhered the small heart from Two of Hearts with dimensional foam adhesive. Notice the branches tucked in? They are from the Japanese Garden Lace Oval set. The assortment of mini flowers were created using Cuties #1, #2, #3, and Miniature Rose. They are so lovely and fun to create! Around the boquete, I’ve tucked in an assortment of leaves from Small Leaves #2 and Stacker Flowers #1. A butterfly from Exotic Butterfly small #2 set adorns the top. Along the bottom you can see lace cut from Border Carnivale and Lace Light Deco Border.

Head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs blog to see many more new dies, and the beautiful creations from my teammates! Did you see the new challenge posted yesterday?! I would love to see some of my fans participate!! The prize is AWESOME!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

to "Die"-cut for!

Hello! I’m here today bringing you another layout full of goodies using my dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I started by using the sketch for the November challenge at My Minds Eye. I cut the Anastasia Border in brown to dress up the edges of the layout and add a bit of femininity. I tucked the Mega Tea Party doily die under as my bottom layer. Isn’t that doily just beautiful! I just received the die this week and I couldn't wait to put it to work. I have to tell you, it cuts absolutely beautifully as well! 

Remember: any photo can be enlarged for a closer view by clicking on the photo

I adhered the tag with dimension foam.  Under the tag, I slipped in the Fanciful Flourish and some leaves from the Small Leaves #2 set. Resting on top, ready to take flight is a butterfly from the Small Exotic Butterfly #2 set.

Notice the small doily layered on the bottom? It is the center from the Polynesian Sails Oval. I created a flower and cut leaves from the Frangipani with Leaves set. I slipped in the top portion of a fern from Pair of Ferns set. I also tucked in a couple more leaves from the Small Leaves #2 set. Resting atop is a butterfly from the Exotic Butterfly Mini set.

The larger flower is two layers cut from Stacker Flower #5.   I staggered the layers as I adhered them.  After inserting a second flower and some leaves from the Frangipani with Leaves set,  I tucked in some leaves cut from the Stacker Flowers #1 Leaf and Small Leaves #2 set. Again I also slipped in a Fanciful Flourish and a fern from the Pair of Ferns set. At the bottom of the photo you get a nice view of the die from Border Carnivale. It creates such a beautiful lace. Definitely one of my favorites!

Pattern paper, Brads, Pearls, Diecuts, Sticker, Frame- My Minds Eye
Flowers - Petaloo, Prima
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink
Floss - DMC
Brown Cardstock, Green Cardstock - Bazzill

Lots of fun happenings at Cheery Lynn Designs!  New fun challenges will be posted on Mondays...check it out for your chance to win an Awesome prize!!! AND,  On the 15th we will be sharing inspiration for more new releases!  Yes!  More gorgeous dies!! Stop in on the 15th and take a peek at the new dies and all the beautiful things my teammates have been working on! 
Thanks for stopping and have a super scrappy day!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fun with Felt

Happy Saturday! I'm back again with a card for Cheery Lynn Designs, and another cool tip!

 I chose the Circle Scallop die for the base of my card, using the Stacker Nesting Dies to create the top layer. After cutting a border, I dressed it up by applying the Anastasia Border across the top and bottom. Flowers are everywhere and made of all types of mediums. This week I created my flower by cutting the Stacker Flower #5 from felt. I cut two flowers, staggering them as I adhered them. 
I finished the center of the flower with a Vintage setting and the Round 14 tool I just won from Epiphany Crafts. I cut apart the Stacker flower #1 Leaf and attached the leaves around the flower.  Lastly, I placed the flower on top of the Victorian Romance Flourish. Once complete, I adhered the flower to the card. 

Here is a close up of the felt flower.

Thanks for stopping!!