Saturday, June 30, 2012

Window Box

Hello! Today’s card was inspired by the current challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs, Wedding/Anniversary.
 My card features Window A. I started by cutting the background from the largest of the Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stackers. I wanted a subtle pattern without a lot of color so I embossed the coved rectangle with the stunning Diamonds & Starburst XL Embossing Plate. In the corners, I tucked in lacy diecuts from the Lace Corner Deco F set to add a bit of elegant flair.
To create the window box, I cut a Square Scalloped Stacker Nesting Die. I folded the top portion down to give my “box” scalloped “trim.” I then folded in the edges and bottom to create a three-dimensional box.
The flowers filling my box are Darling Daisies, Miniature Roses, Medium Rose, and Build a Flower #1.
The image is stamped on the Classic Oval Silver Stacker, layered atop the Scalloped Oval Stacker Nesting Die. Adorned with a Darling Daisy and Pine Branch
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Red, White, and Blue

Hello! Today’s 12x12 layout is inspired by this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs, Red White and Blue.
 I started by creating a border around my background paper with Lace Light Deco Border. Next, I layered the Nautical Wheeler Doily, Mega Tea Party Doily, and the center of the Polynesian Sails Oval Doily. To matte my photo, I chose to stagger to cuts from the middle size French Flair Classic Silver Stacker. Along the bottom you see the Flower Chain Border resting atop the Border Carnivale.
To create the banner, I used half of the center cut of Polynesian Sails Oval for each pennant.

 I really wanted to add a flag to my little cluster but didn’t have one. What does a crafty person do when they can find what they are looking for? Create their own! For the red piece, I cut the smallest of the Scalloped Coved Rectangle Small Stacker Nesting Dies. I handstiched some stripes and created French knots for the stars. Once complete, I wrapped the coved edge around a toothpick for the pole. It’s not politically correct but it is original! J The flower was created using the Medium Rose. Foilage is from the Olive Branch, Flourish Leaf Strip, and Small Leaves #2.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Going Tropical

Hello! I love this photo of my son and his girlfriend. I really wanted it to pop off the page so went with a white background and darker matting.
The matte was created with layers cut from the Mini Rectangle Reflections Die, Bunny and Chick, and the brown layer was embossed with the Woodgrain XL Embossing Plate for a bit of added texture.
Atop the photo, English Tea Party doily radiates in a sunny fashion…also the perfect spot to place my title with the word “kiss” cut from the Lace Script Lower Case set.
To the left of the photo the Flower Chain Border, Border Carnivale, and Tiffany Border help set a tranquil feel.
I began the cluster with the Mega Flourish Two going along the side and bottom of my photo. Next, the Victorian Picket Fence was cut from gray cardstock and lightly brushed with Ranger Distress Paints to give a weathered look. Trying to create a more tropical flower look, the larger blue flower was cut from the Frangipani. I then added one layer of Medium Rose, topped with the smallest of the Darling Daisies. The smaller blue flower was created from two layers of the Medium Rose, again the smallest of the Darling Daisies being the flower center. The orange flowers are two layers of the Darling Daisies. Tropical Leaves tucked in around the flowers completes the topical feel.
Of course I had to add some of my favorites…Exotic Butterfly small #2 and Exotic Butterfly Mini!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Paper Issues Blog Hop

Happy Sunday!
It’s time for a new theme at Paper Issues…Burlap! A huge thank you to Canvas Corp. for sponsoring us!
We are having a little hop to celebrate the new theme! You’ll definitely want to check out all the amazing projects from the other girls participating in the blog hop.

Jodi (Me)

For my project, I used fabulous canvas and banner pieces from Canvas Corp.

I’ll keep my words to a minimum today and let the photos speak for themselves!
Reminder, click on any photo to enlarge for a better view!

For a chance to win a scrappylicious prize from Paper Issues, be sure to become a follower of my blog, Paper Issues blog, and leave a comment on Paper Issues letting us know how much you enjoyed our projects!

Don’t forget to check out Paper Issues store, and use coupon code for a 20% discount! 

Next stop...Shelley

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

My Family

Hello! One of the things I love about my dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, the patterns work for ANYTHING…guys, girls, layout, card, new and funky, or old and vintage!
When I found this old photo of my husband and his siblings, I knew the Dainty Dutch Deco Frame would be perfect for matting the photo.
After inking and masking the edges of my base cardstock, I started with the Mega Tea Party Doily. I added lace touches to my first layer using Francesca. Wanting just a small dainty touch to the middle layer, I adhered Wedding Garter, leaving only a small portion of the edge sticking out. The last layer being the French Flair Classic Silver Stacker. For a little bit if fun, I added 5 portions from the Pennant Die. Resting near the title is the Small Dragonfly.
Anyone that knows me knows how I love to take my creations and dies outside the box! While playing with my dies this week, I created the larger brown flower using Stacker Flower #5 and a brown grocery bag! I was really pleased with how splendidly the paper was to manipulate! The center of the flower is from Build a Flower #1 Also, arriving on my doorstep was a wonderful package of scrap goodies wrapped in gorgeous hounds tooth tissue paper! I was as excited over the tissue paper as the goodies inside! I cut eight layers of the tissue paper using the smallest Sweet Williams die. Staggering the layers, I attached and fluffed! After adding foliage from Pair of Ferns, Flourish Leaf Strip, Stacker Flower #1 Leaf, and Small Leaves 2; I added flowers cut from the Flower Chain Border and a Medium Rose cut from vellum.
Other dies used: Heart Key, Two of Hearts

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thinking of You

Hello! Jodi here today sharing a fun way to use the Reflections Boutique dies
for sentiment blocks on your cards.
One of the great advantages of the Reflections dies is being able to adjust the length/size of your cut. Using the smallest die from the Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections set, I cut my block to fit inside of Fiona’s Magic Window. The size of the block was just perfect for stamping my sentiment yet gave me a little space to add a few embellishments.
 I created a small bouquet using the Large Rose, Miniature Rose and Flourish Leaf Strip. Using only three layers from the Miniature Rose set to create a bud, I then covered the bud with leaves from a branch from the Flourish Leaf Strip. I layered an Exotic Butterfly Mini atop an Exotic Butterfly Small #2.
 Tucked between the sentiment block and frame is the center of the Polynesian Sails Oval doily. For a little extra lacy effect, I placed a corner from Lace Corner Deco F on each edge of the frame. The base of the card was built with layers of the Oval Classic Silver Stacker( embossed with the Diamonds and Starburst XL Embossing Plate) atop the Oval Scalloped Stacker Nesting die.

There are some FUN and EXCITING things coming to Cheery Lynn Designs!!! Check back Monday for the BIG announcement! Believe me, you don’t want to miss this!!
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