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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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.  

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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.  

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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!

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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.  

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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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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
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. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
Hugs, Jenny

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cheery Lynn Summer Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to my stop on the Cheery Lynn Summer Blog Hop! I am excited to show you some of Cheery Lynn's fun Summer 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.


For the base of this card I used a 5.5" square card. I then cut two pieces of blue card stock at smaller 1/4" intervals. The center circles were cut from two Classic Circle Sets. I glued the blue frame together and then worked to design the inside beach scene behind. I ripped kraft paper and glued it to the back of the blue circle and then added wave border die cuts behind.


Foam adhesive was used to adhere the blue mat and then I glued in the umbrella. I find it easier to add another color behind detailed die cuts instead of double cutting and paper piecing. I did this with the umbrella, beach ball and drink dies. The chair was double cut and layered offset to add more red into the scene. When creating my cards I often try to add colors or elements in threes to balance the design. 




My favorite part of this card was the drink die. It comes with all these tiny detailed elements like ice cubes, the cherry, drink umbrella and lemon wedges. It was so much fun to put together and I can't wait to use it on another card. 


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Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop! I hope this card gets you in a Summer mood. 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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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cheery Lynn Someone Special


Hi crafty peeps!  I recently bought a few sheets of glitter paper and wanted to try cutting flowers.  I used my new Big Sister machine and despite the thickness of the glitter paper the flowers and sentiment cut beautifully.


I used a few of my newer dies on this card.  I just love the pierced detail on these Mehndi Botanicals, they are so fun!  I cut the flower three times and layered it before adding the rhinestone center.  I also double layered the For Someone Special die to add more contrast so it would stand out against the Chevron background.  The Chevron frame was cut out of black paper and adhered to a white background.  I added pink behind it and then glued it to the front of a white card.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cheery Lynn Hello


Hello! Today I created a card around this beautifully detailed Cheery Lynn 3D Peacock die cut.  My four year old and I had a lot of fun playing with my spritz bottles.  It's difficult to see but the entire peacock shimmers.  We made a number of marbled looking papers with my sprays and I cut the peacock after one dried.  


The card base was covered with a black card front, layered with teal, then white and then I cut a blue mat out of the Pierced Stacker #3 die.  I added the hello from the Bohemian Word Set in black for some added contrast.  I just love the big sentiment and the script font.  I find I use it on both formal cards as well as more clean and simple designs.  


Before gluing the peacock to the card front I added a green rhinestone for his eye and pushed out his feathers from behind with a stylus tool.  I wanted to show off all the beautiful dimension and detail this die has built into it.  

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Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cheery Lynn Thank You


Hi!  Today I decided to challenge myself by creating a card using mostly scraps.  I found the pink and gray papers in my scrap bin along with these flowers and once my colors were set, the card came together.


I trimmed the pink papers and backed them with a black mat before adhering it to a 5.5" card.  The gray circle was a scrap from a Halloween card I made and was already cut using a Cheery Lynn Classic Circle die.  I popped it up with double sided foam tape.  The pin flowers were created using probably my favorite flower dies, the small and large Gardenia's.  The larger one has a fine shimmer from a glitter spray.  The edge of the yellow Tea Rose was dipped in a dark pink ink pad.  
  
To complete and complement the flowers I added white branches and black flourishes. 

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Hugs, Jenny

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn Blessings


Hi, I'm back today with a new card using some of my favorite colors.  The peach color is a little more pink in real life.  I was short on time but a beautiful background die and a good color combination can turn a simple card into a stunning one.


I started with a slightly larger than A2 pink card base and then layered the Lattice #1 die over a piece of aqua card stock.  I then cut the Cherry Blossoms Branch twice.  I was planning on cutting pink flowers to layer on top of the white stems but I decided to double layer them instead, offsetting them.  I thought the card needed more of the pink for balance.


Last I added the Blessings sentiment on the Horizon Fishtail Banner die which was popped up with foam adhesive.

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 Thanks for visiting today and for those who celebrate Happy Easter!

Hugs, Jenny