Saturday, February 25, 2012

Winter Sunshine

Hello!  How’s the weather in your area? Being from Minnesota, I can say we have had an exceptionally warm, snow-free winter! However, the days have been a bit cloudy and dreary lately so I thought I would bring you some Winter Sunshine!   

The base of the card was created by layering the largest Stacker Nesting Die-Square Scallop and Silver Stacker Square Classic. Next, the Dutch Scallop Square Frame cut from a sunshiney yellow!

The details on this lacy frame are just pronominal! Again, layers from the Stacker Nesting Die- Square Scallop and Silver Stacker Square Classic using a middle size die are stacked atop. Don’t you just love the dainty doily in the center? It is the center cut of the Dutch Scallop Square Frame….two gorgeous doily cuts in one die! Framing my sentiment is the smallest die from each set of Stacker Nesting Die Circle Scallop and Silver Stacker Circle classic

Dressing up the corner of the frame is a flower created from the new Cuties 1 with foliage from Stacker Flower #1 and Pine Branches.
There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win a $20 gift card to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store! Details Here

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gift Card Holder

Hello!  I'm  here today with a fun gift card holder I created for Cheery Lynn Designs. 

My card is based around the Italian Flourish Doily Angel Wing
I determined the size of the card by cutting the base the width of my angle wing, length = 11 inches long. 
To shape the end of the card, I placed the  scallop of the angel wing to the tip of the cardstock, cutting the die ...don't fold or score yet!  TIP:  It helps to tape the die in place preventing it from shifting and altering your cut.  I like to use blue painters tape as the adhesive is more forgiving on your paper and your die. Also, once removed from the paper and die, just attach it to you machine and you can use it again for your next cut! 
Once cut, I trimmed ¼ inch from each edge up to the diecut to achieve more of a rounded top. I proceeded to score the card at the edge of the cut, fold the rest of the card in half and score again.
Time to decorate. On the outside, I folded the Italian Flourish Doily in half decorating both front and back. I also added an Exotic Butterfly Mini.

On the inside layers of the Stackers Nesting Die Square-Scalloped and Silver Stacker Square-Classic hold my sentiment. 
To create the pocket, I cut my piece 2 ½ x 3 ½. Using a Scallop Window Stacker, I cut a notch into the piece. Add adhesive only around the outer edges of three sides of the piece and attach to create the pocket.
There is still time to enter this weeks Challenge - Pretty in Pink.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Releases

Hello! Time for Cheery Lynn Designs February release! Several new dies, and dies with a new concept! How exciting!! 

The Mega Flourish Two is so dainty and beautiful!

I used it as the base for my cluster.

The Mega Fanciful Flourish, even more details than the smaller version!

The Scalloped Circle Mega Doily and the Circle Lace Mega Doily.  I cut out the center of the Circle Lace Doily leaving me with just the fine details!

Other dies used:
 Large Rose (which I used to create my rose buds)

Stop by Cheery Lynn Designs Blog to see all the new releases and the lovely examples created by the rest of the team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Shaping Up

Hello! I'm here today, switching things up a bit with a mixture of shapes for Cheery Lynn Designs!

I started by cutting layers of Stackers Nesting Dies - Coved Rectangle Classic and Silver Stacker Coved Rectangle Classic out of Core’dinations cardstock….love that stuff! By choosing a Black/yellow combo cardstock, and lightly sanding the edges before adhering the layers, I was able to create a more distressed masculine feel to the card. After cutting the ducks with layers of Stackers Nesting Dies - French Flair-Scalloped and Silver Stacker Layers French Flair Classic, I backed them with the Dutch Scallop Square Frame. Although the frame is has a lacy cut, by cutting it in the brown it makes the duck layers pop and doesn’t feel feminine at all, don’t you think?!

For a little extra fun and texture, I embossed the top 2/3 of the tag with the Burble/Cheese Cloth Embossing Plate. I left the sentiment portion of the tag flat.

Dies used:

There are more fun, gorgeous new releases coming this week! Watch for our posting on the 15th with special projects from the design team! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Heart Flutters for You

Hello!  I'm here today with a card for Cheery Lynn Designs,  inspired by this weeks challenge, Red and White.

I created the sentiment block using Nesting Dies-Scallop Square layered with the Silver Stacker Square Classic. A butterfly from Exotic Butterfly Mini rests nicely under my sentiment.

Using a butterfly from Exotic Butterfly Small #2 as my focal point, I layered it atop the largest heart from Two of Hearts. Olive Branches creates great foliage around the butterflies as well as flowers!

I added the Fanciful Flourish as well…one of my favorites! Three Miniature Roses adorn the flourish.

There is still time to enter this weeks challege for your chance to win a gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Store!  Details Here

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sweet Banner

Hello!  Toda I want to share a banner I created for the Cheery Lynn Designs booth at CHA.  To make sure that you are able to see all the details as well as the dies used, there are a few photos.  If you bare with me, I promise it will be worth your while! Remember, you can click on any photo to enlarge it.

The base of each section was created by cutting the English Tea Party Doily in half and covering the center of the doily with a scallop circle from the Stackers Nesting Dies-Circles Scalloped.

I began the “S” section, by adhering the large heart from Two of Hearts using foam adhesive. A Large Rose along with leaves from Small Dimensional Leaves #2 and Stackers Flowers #1 adorn the heart. To the side I added Olive Branches, embossing the leaves.

The “W” is backed with Stackers Nesting Dies Circle Scallop, atop the center part of the Nautical Wheeler Doily…two gorgeous doilies in one die! An Exotic Butterfly Mini garnishes the lot. Notice the little rose buds?! I created them by using only two or three diecuts from the Miniature Rose.

For the first “E,” I used the center of the Polynesian Sails Oval (again, two beautiful dies in one!) topped with a scalloped circle. Another butterfly from Exotic Butterfly Mini embellishes the grouping, but this one is embossed with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing ink and Distress Embossing Powder to give it a different look and unique, aged texture. The flower was created using two staggered layers of Cuties #2.
Again, I adhered a large heart as the backgound for the second “E.” To create the key, I cut Heart Key out of cardboard from a cereal box. Yes! The dies will easily cut through the box!! Custom made chipboard…cheap and effective! You gotta love that!! I brushed a combination of Ranger Distress Paints across the key. Once dried, I rubbed it with Distress Ink to bring out the crackle and give more of an antique feel.   The flower is from Miniature Rose.

And finally, the “T” is backed with the center of the Polynesian Sails Oval and a scalloped circle propped atop a section of the Victorian Picket Fence.  I used two staggered layers of Cuties #3 to create the flower The bud was created using two layers of diecuts from the Miniature Rose.  Leaves from Large Dimensional Leaves #2, as well as Stacker Flower #1, and Olive Branches provide foliage.

That concludes our journey along the banner! Thank you for sticking with me today and have a super SWEET week!!