Friday, October 28, 2016

Cheery Lynn Happy Halloween

Hi, today I'm sharing 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.

Cheery Lynn Dies

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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.

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Cheery Lynn For Someone Special

Hi, it's Jenny posting today with a card I created after being inspired by a piece of patterned paper.  I layered a piece of blue card stock behind the patterned paper and then glued them to an A2 card.  I created the central flower using the Black Eyed Susan Strip die.  The die comes with a center that you roll with a quilling tool or maybe around a stylus or toothpick.  The center of the flower adds interest and texture.  

The white flowers are from the Sweet Christine die and all of the foliage is from the Floral Bouquet Kit.  It's one of my new favorite foliage dies.  I really like the leaf shapes and the variety that is included.  It's perfect for any floral cluster.  Last I double layered the Whimsical For Someone Special sentiment.  I added the white card stock offset behind so the blue would stand out more.  The background paper was overpowering the words without the extra white behind.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cheery Lynn Happy Cat-o-ween

Hi, today I'm sharing a Halloween card featuring one of the new Cheery Lynn Halloween dies from the new Fall and Winter release.  This cat is perfect for Halloween but would be really cute on an all occasion or birthday card too.  It has a little spider dangling from it's tail but it's so simple to snip that off.  

I used a die that normally makes  flower centers to create the black flowers.  They are from the Embellishment #1 die and I love how light and airy they are.  The yellow-green flowers are small Tea Roses that have been embellished with green glitter glue and the black centers are from the Embellishment #2 die set.  The white flowers are Dandelions, I added them in for a pop of color and I like the texture.  I used them instead of adding leaves.

I cut the doily once out of black card stock and then the center of the doily out of whit paper.  I cut it out with a Classic Circle die from the L4 set.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Dies R Us Leaves Challenge

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog!  Life has gotten busy with school again and I need to focus more time on academics and my kiddies.  I've made the difficult decision to step down from my very first DT position at Dies R Us. I'm very sad to leave but today's post will be my last.  There is some amazingly wonderful talent and heart in the design team.  I will miss the challenge blog and will be visiting regularly.  I hope you will do as well.

Today's card was inspired by the new Dies R Us Leaves in the Trees Challenge that begins today.  For this card I used three Cheery Lynn dies.  

Dies R Us Dies
Cheery Lynn Winter Holiday Words
Cheery Lynn Classic Circles L4 

I cut a large circle and stamped it with a wood grain stamp.  The card is A2 sized.  The really cool thing about this card is the Blessings die.  It's part of the Cheery Lynn Designs Winter Holiday Words set and I don't have anything else like it in my die collection.  I love how it just almost embossed-cut out the word.  It's a very simple, graphic die.  Love it!

These leaves cut the same way, there are really interesting swirls cut into them.  They were cut out of white card stock and then colored with distress ink.  

Make sure to stop by the Dies R Us Challenge blog for more inspiration from my awesome teammates and join in the current Leaves in the Trees challenge!