Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cheery Lynn Thinking of You

Today I'm sharing a card I made using new May Release dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I used two of the dies from the Royal Scandinavian A2 Card Facer set to cut the design into the card front.  The card face is backed with a light blue patterned paper from Prima.   I cut the Thinking of You Sentiment Square and glued a blue Pierced Square behind it.  The sentiment was covered in glitter glue for sparkle.

The flowers were made using the Cherry Blossom Branch die.  I cut it twice to double layer the flowers.  The one on the left is the complete flower and the one on the right is just a piece of a flower, the card seemed to require a little more yellow for visual balance.  They were colored with distress ink and I crinkled the edges by pinching them with my fingers and pulled the stamens up toward the center.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you like the card, I had a lot of fun seeing the card evolve and change by double layering the flowers.  Make sure to check out our current challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher to Cheery Lynn Designs!  

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cheery Lynn You're The Best!

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm sharing some quick cards using the new Cheery Lynn May Release dies.  Thank you so much for leaving all the lovely comments on my blog during the hop last week.  I also enjoyed reading the comments on the Cheery Lynn Blog about everyone's favorite die.  I thought I'd share some of my new favorites with you, the Chevron A2 Frame and the new sentiments dies.


This card was made using only three dies and it's so easy to replicate in different ways.  I cut the chevron background die in white and mounted it to an A2 top fold card.  I then colored another piece of card stock with red and pink inks and cut that with the chevron die.  I then glued the colored strips into the negative areas and added glitter to the white areas.  Below are some other examples of cards I've made recently using the same dies. These were made for my son's teacher and teacher aides.  You can use the chevron with the negative pieces out or in.  The card on the right uses pieces from the middle and left cards to create the color pattern.


My eight year old daughter and I made these Birthday cards for friends.  She made the butterfly card. I helped add the glitter glue (I'm a little possessive with my toys) to the wings but she did the rest on her own.  You can see I used the card on the left is the Chevron background that matches the pink strips I used on the first example card at the top of this post.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you're having as much fun with these new dies as I am. Remember to join in the Cheery Lynn Red, White & Blue Challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher for shopping at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cheery Lynn May Release Blog Hop!

Hi friends!  Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs May Blog Hop featuring today's new release! 

I am so excited to show you some of the fabulous new dies.  Check out my teammates blogs along the hop so you can see all the new dies 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 leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  

This card was inspired by the new 3D Marigold die.  This die only partially cuts out the back flower layer so you can get a wonderful pop-up effect (check out Bonnie's Card for a better visual of how the two new 3D dies can work).  I snipped around the petals of the largest flower, freeing my die from the paper instead.  It was quick and simple to do.  The marigold comes with two smaller dies for layering or making smaller flowers which was is useful in assembling flowers.

I added clear glaze to the largest flower and a flat-backed gem to the center.  Metal button brads finished off the centers of the smaller flowers.  The leaves and Lollipop flowrs were cut out of patterned paper.  

I used the new floral bouquet kit to create the berries/buds in the upper left corner.  They were also covered with a clear glaze for the shiny effect.  Between the black and white layers I used cheese cloth for more weathered texture.  

Flourish Leaf Strip B178
Deutschland Square Doily DL315
Small Lollipop Cutie Fringe B390

Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop!  Your next stop is Eva'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!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Cheery Lynn Happy Mother's Day!

Hello and Happy Mother's Day!  I'm happy to share a new card this morning.  I envisioned it as a CAS (clean and simple) design with just the Japanese Garden Lace Oval and butterflies.  Sometimes the reality comes out very differently and I thought the card needed more.  I added a piece of designer card stock cut with the A2 Rectangular Scalloped Frames behind the oval and then built the card.  The butterflies were colored with distress ink and a cosmetic wedge sponge.

I glued the Happy Mother's Day to the center, positioned the butterflies and then glued their centers down, letting their wings fly freely.  I used white card stock to make the Sweet Christine flowers in the corner and added in the pink flowers that were made with the Embellishments #3 die.  The leaves are from the Ivy Strip.  They were cut out of the background paper and then colored with some brown distress ink.  I wanted them darker than the background for contrast but I wanted to add some more interest by using patterned card stock.

Cheery Lynn Dies
Day B236
Japanese Garden Lace Oval DL136AB
Small Exotic Butterflies 2 DL113AB
Small Exotic Butterflies 1 DL112AB
Ivy Strip B304
Embellishments #3 B265
A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped CM6

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cheery Lynn You're Super!

Hi, I'm back today with another superhero card.  I used a number of the same dies and image from my last one, but switched up a few things.  I began by layering design papers with red, white and blue card stock.  I stamped and colored the Kraftin' Kimmie image with copics before cutting it out with the Circle Stitch and Cut die.  The stitching adds such great detail.

I popped up the background from the Action Words die and added letters from the Varsity 3/4" Tall Uppercase Alphabet.  I also adhered the Pennant with foam adhesive for extra dimension. To add the blue to the center of the pennant, I just cut the centers out of another pennant I had cut.  I really liked the contrast of adding another layer to the pennant.  Last I added a few adhesive gems to the pennant.  
Cheery Lynn Dies

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Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dies R Us Happy Golden Anniversary

Hi, I'm back today posting with a card for the new Dies R Us Challenge.  The background paper that was cut with the Horizon Boutique Stacker is a shimmery gold.  The shimmer isn't showing up well and unfortunately looks almost dull in the photo.  The Happy Anniversary and floral flourish from the Cheery Lynn Step Card set were all covered in frantage embossing powder.

Dies R Us Dies
Cheery Lynn Horizon Boutique Stackers Square (out of stock)
Cheery Lynn Step Card Bundle #4 (out of stock)

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to join in the new Dies R Us Anniversary Challenge for a chance to win a gift card to the Dies R Us store.  There will be two prizes this time around and there's some gorgeous inspiration from my teammates on the blog too!