Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas!

Hi friends!  I have a Christmas card to share today.  I was inspired by this beautiful Merry Christmas die.  It's large and needed a large card to show it off well.  I used a classic red and green color scheme and cut the Poinsettias out of a patterned paper from an old Christmas stack.  

I began by layering another patterned paper on top of a 5.5" white card base.  Then I added a white mat before gluing the Merry ChristmasHolly Lace Flourish  dies and Poinsettias.  I cut the poinsettia strip die twice to get enough for the arrangement I wanted.  The Holly die was also cut twice out of a dark green textured card stock.  

Last I added pearl centers to the flowers and a glitter paste.  I also sprinkled dry glitter over the paste while it was still wet because it's a new supply for me and I wasn't sure it would be sparkly or white enough.  As one of my DT sisters recently said it's the season of glitter and I don't think you can go overboard during the holidays.  I sprinkled some white Frantage embossing powder in the corners for a little extra interest.  

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Cheery Lynn Best Wishes

Hi everyone!  If you are in the US I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I needed a baptism card last week and made a card similar to this, I thought the white on white would work well for a wedding or shower card too.  It's difficult to see in the photo but the cream colored card stock has a beautiful metallic shimmer that adds an elegant touch.  

 I began with a 5.5" card base and then layered a square of white card stock cut with the Circle Pierce & Cut Tool.  I then added a shimmery layer cut with the Square Scalloped LG Stacker die.   Last I added the Quadrafoil Square Doilyand the Best Wishes also cut with shiimmery cream card stock.  

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cheery Lynn Christmas Arrangement

Hi, today I'm sharing a Christmas card I created with some new-for-me dies.  I saw a card online that inspired me and I knew I needed to find a candle die so I could make a Christmas floral arrangement.  Cheery Lynn had the perfect candle die!

I cut the candle three times using white paper.  I used a combination of yellow and orange glitter glue to create the glittery flames.  The frame is a new die for me too.  It comes in a set and makes such a delicate addition to this card.  I wanted the card to feel as though the flowers were almost popping through a picture frame, bringing a Christmas painting to life.  I'm not sure I managed that look exactly but I think I'll be using this frame die often in future projects. 

 I created the flowers using the poinsettia die.  The holly leaves came from the Holly Leaves die and the pine branches are the larger two branches from the Pine Branches die set.  

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cheery Lynn Cool Dude Shaker

Hello!  I'm sharing a masculine clean and simple style card using the new Cheery Lynn Shaker Dies.  I used the Star Shaker for this card and the Pierced Star dies.  The points on the pierced stars are less rounded but the neon green color unites them visually.

The shaker pieces inside are from the Mini Happy Birthday and Mini Confetti sets.  They work really well together. The Confetti shakers are made up of circles, squiggles, squares and triangle shapes.  I couldn't find my beads (it's always when I need something I can't seem to find it!) but along with the confetti and Happy Birthday I would have also liked to incorporate some beads into the shaker.  

These shakers are so simple to create with the layered dies and they really create an extra wow factor on a project.  My kids just LOVE them.   

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cheery Lynn November Shaker Blog Hop!

Hi crafty peeps!  Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs November Shaker Blog Hop!   I am so excited to show you one of Cheery Lynn's fun and versatile new Shaker Dies.  Check out my teammates blogs along the hop so you can see more in action!  If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track.  If not, you can head back to the main blog HERE to start from the beginning.  Make sure to stop back at the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and comment there for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 

For this card I created the shaker first using this tuturial .  I've made shakers before but having the dies to cut a perfect foam backing makes this so neat and easy.  I've never seen anything like the shaker pieces either.  They are so cool!  They are a shiny thin metal and they are tiny (perfect for shakers) but they have so much detail.  I used both the Shaker Mini Happy Birthday and the Shaker Mini Confetti die that came in the kit.  I have enough left over for at least one more shaker, if not two.

I used an A2 card, cut a piece of patterned paper using the A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped set, and then built the card from there.  I layered the You Are Awesome sentiment four times.  I needed contrast between the patterned papers and layering it also added another dimensional element to the card.  To finish the card I added som yellow glitter glue to the candle flames.

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Cheery Lynn Birthday Cake Shaker Card Kit K104K
A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped CM6
Whimsical You Are Awesome B806

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Cheery Lynn Happy Halloween

Hi, it's Jenny here today with another Halloween card.  I just love playing with these new Cheery Lynn Halloween dies!  This card was simple to put together but the glitter paper on some of the die cuts really adds a beautiful glitzy touch.  I started with a 5.5" square card base.  I layered black and patterned card stock on top.  Then I cut the largest square out of Square Frames Set in black.  The inside is lined with a smaller purple square to pick up some of the purple color from the patterned card stock.  I cut the Skeleton's accessories out of other fun papers.  I don't know if it's visable in the photos but his bow and the tombstone are super sparkly!

The one die I changed a bit is the Horizon Fishtail Banner die.  I ran half of it through my die cut machine and then stopped before finishing.  I then moved the die down, being careful to line up the little scallops and then ran the flag side of the banner through to create a smaller than normal banner shape that would fit my card better.  The Happy Halloween sentiment is from the Witch's Skirt die set.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cheery Lynn Christmas Shaker

Hello!  It's Jenny here today sharing a Christmas shaker card. I had an idea that I wanted to use the Inverted Scallop Oval Stackers and this card developed from there.  

I started by cutting a Inverted Scallop Oval  into a white A2 top-fold card.  I then cut a piece of red card stock with a smaller oval from the Classic Silver Large Oval set so the red would show through behind the white.  I then glued a piece of Clear Acetate from the new kits and put foam tape behind it.  I trapped sparkly snowflakes in the oval window before sealing the back with tan patterned paper.

The white card front seemed too plain so I trimmed red patterned card stock to 1/4 inch smaller than the A2 card front and cut the center out with a large oval.  The card front is decorated with a tree from the Build a Christmas Tree set and presents from the Whimsical Christmas set.

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