Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cheery Lynn Amazing

Hi, I'm here today with a new card for Cheery Lynn Designs.  I don't often make shaped cards and thought I'd give it a try, I thought the round shape nicely complimented the hot air balloon.

The bottom layer is the largest from the Circle Scalloped die set topped by the largest Circle Classic Silver Stackers and then another scalloped circle was added to that cut from design paper.  The two large bottom layers were colored with distress inks.  

I cut the balloon die, backed it with the matching angel wing and colored both with distress inks.  The compass, and barbed wire were also colored with distress ink as was the Fishtail Banner.  The sentiment is a stamp from Riley & Company.  I used foam tape to pop up the banner, balloon and compass dies and for added bling, glued flat-backed rhinestones to the compass and balloon.  

I cut the Fleur de Lis and used a frantage silver embossing powder on it for an aged look before gluing to the banner.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting and and be sure to check out this week's Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn Designs!  Hugs!

Challenges Entered
Crafters Cafe One for the Boys
Double Click Skittles Father's Day/Man
Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
Mod Squad Masculine
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Riley and Co. Travel
Kraftin Kimmie Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Classy Cards Beach Scene

Hi, I'm here today sharing a card I created for the Classy Cards 'n Such Red, White & Blue Challenge.  The inspiration photo was a bit more patriotic but I was really inspired by the flower pots and Adirondack chair.  

I started with a 5.5 card base and then cut the top layers a 1/4 inch smaller so the framed layers would be 1/8 inch smaller on all sides.  I cut the circles with Spellbinders circle dies.

Before gluing the layers together I sponged tumbled glass distress ink on the center of the main card panel with a mini ink blending tool and then cut clouds out of it using a die from my stash.  Classy Cards has a similar Memory Box Cards die in stock. I added a bird from the Impression Obsession Seat Birds die set.

I sandwiched the Impression Obsession Grass Border die between the two top layers and nestled the buckets cut from Kraft Card Stock in the grass.  The small flowers are from another die in my stash and were molded with a stylus tool from the McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit.  The top layer is popped up higher with Joy Crafts Foam Pads for dimension.

Last I glued the red Happy Birthday cut from the Impression Obsession Greeting die set.  Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed my take on this week's Red, White & Blue Challenge!

McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Challenge Entered
Poppystamps Challenge All About Her
Lil Red Wagon Red, White & Blue

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cheery Lynn Dream Card

Hi,  I'm back today with a new Cheery Lynn Designs card.  I've had a lot going on lately and I wanted to make a fun, lighthearted card.  I pulled out my alcohol ink markers (mixed copics and shin han), Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, aqua card stock and started playing.  

The bottom layer is 5 3/4 square piece of patterned paper, topped with a 5 1/2 piece of white paper that I embelished with the Silver Stitching Tool die.  I added another patterned paper on top and cut into it with the next largest size of the stitching tool.  I love the stitched edge this creates.  I then layered the new Pierced Stackers #3, a Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily, and then the top layer is a Silver Stacker from the Oval Classic set.

I cut the smaller Dream out of the Dream Big set and glued it to the Paris Signs 4.  The beautiful Whistle a Happy Tune note was cut out of gray paper and sponged with cracked pistachio distress ink.

Last I made the pink flowers using the Small Gardenia distress inks and a stylus tool to mold them.  I scrunched the flowers up while they were still wet with the ink to get a more distressed crinkly look. The blue flower was made using the Shasta Daisy die, sponging with cracked pistachio distress ink and molding with a stylus tool.  The leaves were cut from green paper using the new Leafy Flourish die. Yellow rhinestones were glued to the centers of the pink flowers and a blue pearl was added to the daisy to add sparkle.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting and and be sure to check out this week's Make it Manly challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping  at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Challenges Entered
Scrapyland - Birthday/Celebrations
Kraftin Kimmie - Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Classy Cards Hummingbird Thanks

Hi, this is the card I'm sharing today at the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.  It's for this week's Hummingbird Challenge.  Dig our your hummingbird paper, stamps and dies and play along with us for a chance to win a great prize!

I cut an A2 card, layered a piece of pink card stock and then another piece of patterned paper from the Simple Stories paper pad.  I cut two stems from Memory Box's Chloe Stem and another Memory Box die, added fine white glitter to the ends and glued them to the patterned paper.  

I colored the small hummingbird die from my stash with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some pink distress ink.  The Thanks die was cut from the Impression Obsession Greeting Set using the same pink background paper.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to join this week's Classy Cards challenge and you can get a head start on our challenges by clicking on the HERE or on the Challenge Calendar link at the CCNS Blog sidbar! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cheery Lynn Roses

Hello friends, I'm sharing a card today inspired by Cheery Lynn's Roses challenge.  I cut and and assembled the Medium Tea roses and then created everything else after.  I love the ombre elements I've seen on cards and decided to incorporate one into my card using the border die and stacking each different yellow layer lightest to darkest.

I cut the blue background layer once with the Curved Border die and then cut the patterned paper three times to get the fancy edge and the dot pattern.  The stack of Ankara Lace border's was glued to the card and then I cut the edge off the Ankara doily and tucked it under the edge of the stacked borders.  The sentiment layer was cut using the new Pierced Stacker #4 and adhered with foam tape.

I colored the the roses to match the other colors in the card using distress ink and a foam dauber.  I added some white Olive Branches and blue Add a Flourish flourishes to the floral spray and finished by adding the two butterflies from the Small Exotic Butterflies die.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out this week's Roses challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping  at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Challenges Entered
Scrapyland Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps Add a Sentiment

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Classy Cards Daisy Wishes

Hi, I'm sharing a card today inspired by the Classy Cards 'n Such Loves Me, Loves Me Not Challenge.  If you use my coupon code JENNY-10 you can save 10% on an entire order at the Classy Cards Store.

I first stamped Impression Obsession's Wooden Plank Cover a Card Stamp with Weathered Wood Distress ink on Kraft Card Stock.  I stamped over it again with another CAC stamp from my stash using Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I cut the Impression Obsession Pail die with red card stock and using the die as a stencil, colored the stripes with Festive Berries Distress Ink and my Mini Ink Blending Tool.  

The daisies were made from the Susan's Garden Mini Daisy die. The yellow edges were colored with Pan Pastels.  I added pearl centers and extra foliage cut from the impression Obsession Leafy Branch die. Birthday Wishes words were cut from the Impression Obsession Greeting Set and I used red rhinestones to dot the "I's".  

Last I framed the picture with the largest frame from Impression Obsession's Rectangles 6-in-1 Frames set and popped it up using Joy Foam Pads.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you can come join the Classy Cards Challenge this week.  You can link up below!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Classy Cards Best Friends

Hi, I'm sharing a new card today I created for the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.  If you use my coupon code JENNY-10 you can save 10% on an entire order at the Classy Cards Store.

I only used a few dies on this card because the Cheery Lynn Lattice 2 die is so prominent and it didn't need much else.  I cut the lattice out of pink card stock and glued it to the cream A2 card.  Then I created my flowers using Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms die.  The die set comes with five flower petals but I didn't use the largest because I wanted to keep my flowers a little smaller.  I colored the flowers with pink distress ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool before I shaped them using a stylus from the McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit.

After the flowers were stacked and glued I adhered them to the card with Score Tape.  I cut the Memory Box Amira Flourish with the same pink card stock I used for the lattice and popped it up with Joy Crafts Foam Pads.  The sentiment was stamped using memento tuxedo black ink and cut with a Spellbinders oval die.

The card needed a little contrast so I added gray pearls to the flower centers and gray flourishes from another die in my stash.


Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the Classy Cards 'n Such upcoming weekly Challenges for a chance to win a great prize!  New challenges begin Sundays and the rules are simple:
  • Make a papercrafting project that follows the current weekly challenge theme.
  • Use one item that is currently sold in the CCNS shop (dies, stamps, paper, embellishments, coloring & embossing tools, adhesives, etc.).
  • Make a new project (no back linking).
  • Link directly to your project, not blog.
  • Enter up to 3 times (no limit to entering other challenges). 
  • Must be a CCNS blog follower.
  • Keep it Classy and have FUN!
Only USA residents are eligible for the prize but everyone is welcome to play along.  Sometimes a Classiest Card Award badge may also be awarded.  Come join the fun!

Challenge Entered:
Allsorts Two or More Die Cuts
Stampavie & More In the Pink

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cheery Lynn Sending Love

Today I'm sharing a card with a twist on Cheery Lynn's Lots of Layers challenge.  I used the new Step Card Bundle Set-3 to create a garden scene.  

I folded and cut the center of an A2 card instead of cutting the side like in the above piture. That's one of the great things about this die, you can move it around to create the look you want and make entirely different cards.  I used the flowers that come with the set to embellish the card.  Here's a photo from above so you can see how the flowers and grasses were layered.

I cut a piece of patterned paper the same size as an A2 card front and cut it with the main step die.  I glued the patterned paper to the front of  step card and trimmed the sides a little so the patterned paper fit perfectly.  

I cut the flowers and leaves using the flower dies in the set and colored them with distress ink before adding rhinestone centers.  The Sending and Love die cuts were colored to match the roses.  

I cut multiple layers of the Grass Border for the front two layers.  For the tall grass on the back layer I used the Cattails & Reeds die.  The Faerie Mushrooms were colored with distress ink and tucked in between the grasses.  I also cut a white card stock backing to layer behind the mushroom tops.

Last I added the sweet hummingbird and dragonfly dies from the Tiny Things With Wings die and added clear stickles to the dragonfly wings and roses for sparkle.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out this week's Lots of Layers challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping  at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Challenges Entered
Double Click For a Mom or Girl
Scrapyland #17 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky May Flowers
Simon Says Stamp  Let's Get Sentimental
Shopping Our Stash #200 Big, Bold, Beautiful
ttcrd Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Cute Critters (the dragonflies and hummingbird)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Classy Cards Happy Poppies

Welcome!  Today I'm sharing a card today for Classy Cards 'n Such's new Mother's Day Challenge.  I used the colors in the inspiration photo on my card.  If you use my coupon code JENNY-10 you can save 10% off an entire order at the Classy Cards 'n Such shop.

I took an white A2 sized card and cut out the center using two of the four dies in the Sue Wilson French Collection Provence die set.  I cut and glued a piece of blue card stock behind the card front and then sponged the edges of the card with antique linen distress ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  

For the poppies I used the Memory Box Pr im Poppydie cutting it twice and coloring the flowers using distress ink and the stems using copics.  I cut four additional flower heads and popped them up with Joy Foam Pads.  I added red glitter to the top edge of the poppies for sparkle.  

Last I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to color a small piece of white card stock red. I blended abandoned coral and festive berries distress ink and cut out the word Happy with the Impression Obsession Greeting Set.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

IO Thanks

Hello!  I'm sharing a card I made for the Impression Obsession challenge.  I took a break from yard work to make this - it's always fun to blend distress inks.  My two year old thinks so too. They are now ALL over his arm and face!  Looks like it's bath time before nap today.

I used Purple and Gold my college colors (Go Danes!).   I added the butterflies because I was thinking graduation and soaring but I didn't have a good sentiment stamp to pair it with so it ended up being a thank you card for a teacher or coach.  I was inspired by Karen Amidon's gorgeous card HERE.

Distress Ink

Challenge Entered
Impression Obsession School Spirit

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dies R Us Happy Anniversary!

Happy Friday!  This month Dies R Us is celebrating their one year anniversary!  In celebration the new Anniversary Challenge will run for the entire month and there will be 5 winners!  I hope you can join in the fun.

I created the layers using three dies from Sue Wilson's New York Madison Square die set.  All of the flower dies and embellishments are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The off-white paper is a shimmery card stock and the middle lacy panel and words were cut out of a shiny chrome paper.  It's prettier in real life, the sheen didn't photograph well.

I added a silver center to the Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum flower using the Cheery Lynn Build a Flower #2 embellishments and then glued a rhinestone center.  The smaller flower is Cheery Lynn's Sweet Christine cut from a light gray textured card stock.  I glued blue pearls to the centers.  I then positioned the flowers and tucked darker gray Cheery Lynn Leafy Flourish leaves behind the flowers.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join the challenge.  You have a whole month to link up and play along!