Friday, November 17, 2017

Cheery Lynn Best Wishes


Hi everyone!  Today I planned my card around this lovely Best Wishes Sentiment Square die that I just picked up on clearance at  Cheery Lynn Designs.  I love these word dies in squares, circles and ovals.  It's so easy to build a card around them and the beautiful font creates a wonderful focal point on projects.


The square fit perfectly in many of the doilies and for this card I used the Dutch Daisy Square Doily.  I used white and blue with a creamy tan thrown in to add to the bridal theme. I used my go-to Floral Bouquet Kit for the leaves.  All of these leaves came from the same set.  The flowers are actually from the Embellishments #3 die set.  Cheery Lynn has such a wide range of flower dies but I wanted to play with something a little different and I liked the light, airy quality these created.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Make sure to check out the wonderful dies Cheery Lynn has on clearance.  The sales are great!  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Faith Hope Love


Hi everyone!  I'm back with a new card.  I love the font on the Faith Hope & Love Die.  It reminded me of the gorgeous scripts I've seen on blackboard signs so I decided to create my own blackboard look on this card.


I cut two of the Faith Hope & Love sentiments and offset one behind the other for shadowing.  The dark paper is a gray and not black to add a softer contrast.  I cut the Medium Rose out of three different pink papers for a little added interest.  The leaves are from the Mehndi Botanicals 1 Set.  They are so detailed and whimsical.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Make sure to check out the great sales going on now at Cheery Lynn on some of their dies.
Hugs, Jenny


Friday, October 27, 2017

Hello Owl


Hi Everyone!  I'm back two days in a row to share an autumnal card.  I had so much fun playing with this Whimsical Owl Die.  Because of  his detail it was really easy to cut him out of different colored card stock and then paper piece all the different elements.  Next time I use him I'm definitely going to add patterned papers.  I think he could use a little more flair.  


I added black rhinestones for his eyes and layered the scene behind him layering different colored paper and the Dutch Scallop Square.  The card needed more balance and interest so last I added the Hello form the Bohemian Word Die Set.

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Hugs, Jenny


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cheery Lynn Valentine



Hi friends,  I'm back today sharing a CAS card using some of my Valentine's dies.  I was in the mood to try something different and for me, this is.  I love the look of Clean & Simple cards but rarely make them in practice.  I love the stitched edge detail and shape of this adorable heart die.


I first cut a heart out using the Be My Valentine Heart die.  I glued a piece of patterned card stock behind the cut out and then cut the heart die  a second time using a darker pink paper.  I cut Love out of glitter paper and then added the silver string to the top.  The silver cord and glittered love added extra interest and balance.

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Hugs, Jenny

Monday, October 16, 2017

Cheery Lynn Baby It's Cold Outside Blog Hop


Hi friends,  it's Blog Hop time again! There are so many awesome projects in this Cheery Lynn Designs Hop, so make sure to click the links below to see them all.  If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track. If not, you can return to the Cheery Lynn blog HERE and start from the beginning.  


For this card I layered up.  Since I knew I would be using lots of layers I kept the theme simple. Layering two trees together added a nice 3-D effect.  I wasn't originally planning to use glitter paper for this card but it needed a little sparkle.  The tree by itself is incredibly detailed which will be so fun to decorate on a future card. 


Cheery Lynn Dies Used

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!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Witch's Laundry



Hi Everyone!  I'm so in a Halloween mood these days but here in NY it still feels like Summer.  I'd envisioned a very different card with flowers and embellishments and spiderwebs but then I was sidetracked by some new Halloween paper and my new-for-me Witch's Laundry die.  This is the result.


I used distress ink on the edge of the orange paper and then cut out the center with an oval die from the Oval Classic LG Stackers Set to show off the spiderweb paper.   Silver glitter glue was used on the brim of the hat and the neckline of the dress to add a little magic.  I also cut the stockings out of orange, cut out every other orange stripe and glued them onto the black stockings.  The little extra color added so much interest to a simple card.  The sentiment is from the Witch's Skirt Set.  It's a great size for cards and you may have noticed that I tend to use it a lot.  

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Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cheery Lynn Happy Turkey Day


Hi friends!  Jenny here today with another new tag.  I had fun playing with a number of sprays.  The colors muddied a little but I liked the subdued look.  The darker background made it really quick to just gently add a little edge color to leaves from the Fall Leaves Set without coloring the entire leaf.  Leaving the leaves white really shows off the beautiful design on the leaves.  


I've been having so much fun making tags lately.  Sometimes when I feel my mojo slipping I find that switching to another type of project and it somehow re-energizes me.  The last thing I did was add  orange string and twine, both give it a little more texture.

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Thanks for visiting today!  
Hugs, Jenny

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.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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.


Cheery Lynn Dies

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.  


Cheery Lynn Dies

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.

Cheery Lynn Dies 

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.

Cheery Lynn Dies

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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.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cheery Lynn Happy



Hi!  I'm back today with a new card featuring the 3D Peacock die.  I love all my dies but I'm always amazed by the level of detail in this one.  It's also the perfect die to use when making a quick card because of its large size.   I had so much fun coloring the peacock and I blended a number of different distress inks to get the blue shade.  I also added flat-backed rhinestones to the feathers and a black rhinestone for his eye.  


I cut the larger Happy word from the Happy die set.  The elegant script and the flexibility of mixing and matching other words makes these dies really versatile.  Last, before I glued the Peacock down I pulled up all the eyes on the feathers to add a three dimensional element.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Hugs, Jenny

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cheery Lynn Just For You


Hi Everyone!  I just love these new Cheery Lynn Vintage dies!  For this card I used the new Distressed Honeycomb die.  I colored it with distress inks and used colors from the background paper.


The Just For You die along with the other dies with different sentiments are some of my favorite dies to use on cards.  They are beautiful on their own and easy to add accents to.  I die cut the flourishes twice to get two larger flourishes.  I cut the bottom off one and added the extra flourish I'd cut off in the right hand corner.  The flowers were made using two sizes of tea rose dies.  I added pearls to the centers.  To finish off the card I added a twine bow.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting today!  There's still time to join in the Vintage blog hop if you missed it Saturday. 
Hugs, Jenny 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn Vintage Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Cheery Lynn Veriloquent Vintage Blog Hop! I'm so excited to show you a few of Cheery Lynn's brand new Vintage Dies! If you arrived from Bonnie'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.


The base is  a 5.5" white folded card.  I cut through both of the folded layers using the French Flair LG Stacker.  I was careful to make sure I didn't completely cut through the top of the card so the folded top of the card was still connected.  I then cut another piece of 5.5" cardstock with the French Flair die and glued it to the top of the folded card.  I cut design paper with a smaller French Flair stacker and then adhered a Celtic French Flair Boutique Stacker turned in the opposite direction.


I used distress inks and metallic cream pastes to color the books.  To get the worn patina look I rubbed the pastes with my finger.  I added the Dusty Miller Frame Corners behind the center Celtic French Flair Boutique Stacker.  Because of the size and positioning they look like they are part of a larger design.


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Old Leather Books B881 (NEW)
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!

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Birthday WIshes


Hi friends!  I'm back today sharing a birthday card.  Blue is one of my favorite colors and I thought I'd even match the Chrysanthemums.  The patterned card stock is double sided so I played around turning elements over to get the patterns to look best.  I really liked how the Chrysanthemums look cut from the matching patterned paper.  This is a small flower die set but it's a perfect size for cards and packs a big punch.


I used the Birthday Wishes Circle and cut a circle from the Circle Stitch and Cut Tool to add behind.  I really like the extra detailing the stitching adds on the circle.  The two larger Pierced Banners were cut using coordinating paper from the same pack.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
Hugs,  Jenny

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cheery Lynn Teacher Thanks


Hi, it's Jenny here today! I'm happy to be sharing a thank you card I created for my daughter's teachers.  Once I found the cute design paper in my stash and matched colors, this card was a snap to make.  I ended up making a few and they all came out slightly differently but I liked the colors on this one best and my daughter insisted we add the worm to her reading teacher's card.  


I cut the apple and backed it with white paper.  On this one I actually glued in the letters after but for a similar look and a faster card gluing another paper underneath gives a similar effect.  I double layered the ABC as well.  Much like the card I created in my last post I only used three dies.  The apple was adhered with foam tape for dimension.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cheery Lynn Sunflower


Hi everyone!  It's Jenny here today hosting the blog.  I've been in a summer cardmaking mood lately and I wanted to play with my sunflower die and some new-for-me rust effect paints.  I cut four of the sunflowers adhering the layers together with foam tape.  The black centers were created using a black paint pen.  


Lately I'm using more black in my cards.  I love the striking contrast when using light accent colors. I sponged the flowers with distress ink, painted the petals with a shimmery acrylic and then brushed two colors of rust effect paint on top.  The thank you circle was just cut and colored with distress inks.  

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Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Grateful


Hi crafty friends! With Memorial Day past and the 4th of July coming up I've been in the mood to create patriotic projects. The focal point of this card is the star shaker.  It's a snap to create using the Cheery Lynn Star Shaker Set. I cut pieces of foam and clear acetate that came in the set to make the shaker, added in the sequins and voila!. I love the star for it's versatility, it's great for birthdays and celebration projects.


I used the Pierced Banners Die to cut the stamped sentiment but modified the shape.  To get the fishtail edge on both sides I rolled it halfway through my Big Sister, making sure to only cut the fishtail edge side.  I then flipped the die, lining up the pierced detail and rolled it through the machine again cutting the fishtail edge on the other side. The holes make this die easy to line up and recut.  This quick modification is anther way to get more out of your die.  The solid blue stars are from the Pierced Stars Set and I used a Square Stitch & Cut Tool to get the stitched edges.  

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Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cheery Lynn Peace


 Hello everyone!  I hope you're enjoying the weekend and the extended holiday weekend if you're in the USA.  I was playing with color bursts on paper and instead of using the paper as a background I cut it with this beautiful paisley die.  


It cut so easily even though the paper was a little warped.  I use the same paper to cut the Peace die.  I thought the stitched rectangle worked well with the '60's vibe of the card.  I almost always add glitter or bling to my cards and this one was in need of a little more dimension so I glued purple rhinestones to the edge of the paisley. 

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
Hugs, Jenny