Friday, January 27, 2017

Cheery Lynn Happy New Year!

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing more dies from Cheery Lynn's latest release.  I've been having so much fun designing with all the new dies.  On this card I used the new Yin Yang to create a Chinese New Year card.  

To create the different colors I cut two Yin Yangs.  I cut one in half and used the smooth half as a mask laying it down over the white side before sponging the patterned side of the Yin Yang with distress inks. The Yin Yang was layered on top of the Florence Filigree Doliy.  The Happy New Year and 2017 are both from the New Year Shaker set.  I cut the numbers out of the shaker rectangle.  They were the perfect size and I really like the classic font. 

To add a little more interest, the filigree doily is popped up with foam tape and I used a Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the colored half of the Yin Yang.  I also glued clear rhinestones to the Yin Yang to finish it off.

New Year Shaker K102

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and make sure to check out all the new beautiful Bohemian dies on the website.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cheery Lynn January New Release Blog Hop - Bohemian Collection!

Hi crafty friends and welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs January 2017 Blog Hop featuring the new Bohemian die collection!  I am excited to show you three of Cheery Lynn's gorgeous brand 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 Cheery Lynn blog HERE and start from the beginning.  Make sure to leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 

Out of all the new dies I was probably most curious to play with the Hippie Heroine.  She's so fun!  She has beautiful and unique details and she could work on cards for almost any occasion.  I colored her with distress inks and glued her to a piece of kraft card stock which peeks beneath the details in her hair.  She is popped up with foam tape underneath.

As much as I was thrilled with the Hippie Heroine, I'm a flower girl at heart and was over the moon to ink up these new Mehndi Botanicals.  One of the details that makes these flowers amazing is the score lines on blue-green flower.  It makes accordion-folding a breeze.  The dimension and pierced details on the petal and leaf edges are also gorgeous and whimsical.  

The yellow flower was shaped with a stylus tool.  It has so many petals which creates a very full flower.  The cute little orange flower was created by stacking two smaller dies from the flower set.  The new Indie Border die, backed with patterned paper, added just the right amount of interest and balance underneath.

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!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cheery Lynn Rome

Hi friends!  I'm back to share card I made using a few Cheery Lynn travel dies.  I don't often scrapbook but these dies would make an awesome layout.  I knew I would use these three dies and combine them with a map or vintage paper background but the additional textures and mixed media elements evolved as I worked.

I picked up the piece of corrugated cardboard (that my daughter had left from opening a box) and thought it would create an interesting element on the card.  I colored it with distress ink and glued it to the card front. I also added a crackle glaze to the Italy die and Frantage embossing powder to the Colosseum and World Atlas dies.

I always ike adding a bit of glitz to cards whether it's in the form of rhinestones or glitter so I dabbed a bit of Gold texture paste to the edges of the patterned card stock.  I used a piece of the blue-gray background card stock to also back the World Atlas.  It helped to tie the color more into the piece and made the globe stand out better against the background which was a similar color to the embossing powder.

Cheery Lynn Dies

I hope you enjoyed my attempt at Mixed Media and thanks for stopping by today! 
Hugs, Jenny

Challenges Entered
House of Cards Add a building/Color
Creative Moments Anything Goes

Friday, January 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Thank You

Hi crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a thank you card.  I never have enough thank you cards to send after the holidays.  During the summer I made a number of flowers so this card came together quickly.  If you are inspired to make flowers it's so nice to have a number on hand when you want to create a quick card.

I layered the black Royal Scandinavian Doily over a piece of patterned paper.  I then cut the Thank You and glued it to the Quadrafoil Tag using foam adhesive to glue it to the Scandinavian Doily.  The Thank You was cut after another paper in the same mat stack.  I also used it for the Flourish Leaves which I added to the floral arrangement after placing the two Daisies, the Black Eyed Susan and the orange Tea Rose  around the doily.  The flowers were colored with distress inks and I added a clear glaze to the orange tea rose.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jen's Paper Obsession: Best of 2016

Happy New Year!  In both of the past two years I've looked over my work from the year and created a "Best Of" post featuring twelve projects.  This year I'm continuing the tradition with my favs from 2016.  If you're interested it seeing my previous "Best Of" posts from 2015 and 2014 you can access them by clicking on the years.  Looking back, although the projects were created for different design teams, they all exclusively use Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  I'm so happy and grateful to be part of the Cheery Lynn Design Team and I look forward to another year of crafting with these beautifully detailed dies.  

                                                                     Joy to the World Tag

Owl Card 1 & Owl Card 2

Gone Fishing




Mixed Media Frame

I hope you liked my favorites from the year.  I'd love to see your "Best of" cards too if you have a similar post.  Please leave a link in the comments below if you do.  May your year be filled with love, laughter and wonderful crafting.  Cheers!