Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cheery Lynn Let it Snow


Hello!  I'm back with a card using some Cheery Lynn dies from the latest release.  I just love this new Aspen Forest background die and I think it would be perfect for making quick but detailed Christmas cards.  


 As soon as I saw the new background I wanted to pair it with these deer.  I have a number of deer dies but the Fancy Deer Set is so fun with the whimsical pattern and antlers.  I used the same brown paper for the antlers, background layer and the back of the deer.  The bigger deer is popped up with foam tape for dimension.  Last I double layered the Let It Snow and then added glitter glue for sparkle.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Make sure to pick up some Cheery Lynn Designs goodies while the sale is still going on and check out the blog hop and comment on the Cheery Lynn Blog for a chance to win $20 of dies.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Sale!


Hi friends! Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Giving Thanks Blog Hop. There are so many awesome projects in this hop, so make sure to click the links below to see them all.  Cheery Lynn Designs is also running a 15% off store wide sale now through September 22nd!  Make sure to stock up now on those wish-list items! 


 If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track. If not, you can return to Cheery Lynn's blog HERE and start from the beginning.  

For this tag I used Cheery Lynn's new Acorns & Leaves die.  It's a great size.  It's a large size so cards and this tag didn't need much else.  Both the leaves and acorns are beautifully detailed and coloring them with distress inks really helped show off that detail.


I also colored the top of the tag with distress ink because my background paper didn't cover it all the way.  This Notes #1 die is new for me but I can see it quickly becoming one of my most-used dies.  It cuts beautifully and can be added to so many things.  I may need to find some good song lyrics to pair it with in the future.


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Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop! Your next stop is Amy's Blog. Don't forget to leave a comment on the main Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for a chance to win $20 towards Cheery Lynn Designs goodies!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy Halloween!


Hi friends!  I'm back today with a new Halloween card.  I've ignored the start of the school year (probably because I also have to return to work) and jumped straight to Halloween with my card making.  I love everything about Halloween time and I really enjoy spooky decorations.


This year I'm thinking about making candle jars using tissue paper and jars and Cheery Lynn Halloween die cuts.  Hopefully I'll have some to share with you soon if I can get what's in my head into an actual project.  In the meantime I've been card making.  I thought these Jack-o-Lanterns would be extra spooky done in black and I like the result.  It's difficult to see but the yellow-orange faces are actually quite sparkly.  I just glued paper sprayed with a glittery spray behind the Jacks.  

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Cheery Lynn Fall & WInter New Release Blog Hop!



Hi and welcome to the Cheery Lynn Fall& Winter New Release Blog Hop! I'm so excited to show you one of Cheery Lynn's adorable new Winter dies! If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track. If not, you can return to Cheery Lynn's blog HERE and start from the beginning. Make sure to answer the questions on the Cheery Lynn Blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.


These elves are probably my favorite die from this new release.  They can be used as Santas, elves or a mixture.  They feel folk-artish to me and remind me of a santa gnome I bought last Christmas.  They were so much fun to cut with different patterned papers.  They'd be cute in an ornament with fake snow and because of their shape they'd probably be easy to bend and slip into a glass ball. I may try that next.


 I used the circle dies to layer colors on the inside mat.  The Happy Winter sentiment was the right size and the right font.  Last I added rhinestones to belts and bows and Snow-tex to the big elf's beard.  I wasn't sure I'd like the look and had a second beard left over so I added the dimensional paste and then glued the beard.  


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Santa & Elf (NEW)
Winter Holiday Word Set B834
Circle Stitch & Cut Tool LG LSC4
Circle Classic LG Stackers Nesting Set XL4

Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop! Your next stop is Amy's Blog. Don't forget to leave a comment on the main Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for a chance to win $20 towards Cheery Lynn Designs goodies!

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cheery Lynn Hello


Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing a card I created after looking through my bin of leftover die cuts.  I've been doing some cleaning and I thought the best way to clean out is to use saved items.  The Wagon WheelChrysanthemum flowers and Dutch Daisy Border  were all previously cut and colored.  I cut the Ivy Strip out of patterned card stock.


The Hello is from the Bohemian Word Die Set .  I tend to use this set a lot, I just love the large hello and the font is both elegant and modern.  I cut the word twice to get the white shadow.  The center of the wagon wheel is a metal brad.  Last I added the butterfly because I thought the corner of the card looked a little too bare.

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I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Make sure to check back on the 28th to join in the Cheery Lynn Blog hop to check out all the new Fall & Winter dies!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cheery Lynn The Little Things Steampunk



Hi Everyone!  I've been itching to use the new patina paints I picked up last week and the first thing I wanted to paint with them is these gears.  The new Cheery Lynn Vintage Hot Air Balloon has been calling to me too.  I use the smaller hot air balloons a lot and this one is different enough both in size and style that it needed a place in my die collection.


I love how the background of the balloon is a perfect fit behind so it's easy to add additional colors.  I'm looking forward to cutting and paper piecing different colors inside the balloon to create a different look. 

I painted the Gears and embossed both the Vintage Hot Air Balloon and the heart lock from the Whimsical Lock and Key set.  I adhered the front of the balloon to the background with a tinted glaze.  I found the sentiment in a paper pack and thought it was the right size to add to the card. Last I added the black rhinestones and the gold thread to the lock.

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Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cheery Lynn Magic


Hi Everyone!  The new Cheery Lynn Vintage Hot Air Balloon has been calling to me.  I use the smaller hot air balloons a lot and this one is different enough both in size and style that it needed a place in my die collection.


The die is a two piece set and I love having the backing for the balloon.   It is so easy to cut various papers to create different looks.


I started with the dark blue Vintage Hot Air Balloon and then cut the sparkly background.  I was originally planning a more complicated card but once the back was in place I thought the balloon could carry the design of the card on its own.  I ended up using a scallop die to add the white background layer.  The scallops reminded me of clouds and it added some needed interest.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny