Friday, July 6, 2018

Cheery Lynn USA


Hi friends!  I hope all of you in the US had a wonderful 4th of July.  I don't make a lot of patriotic cards but being married to an Eagle Scout and having children in Scouts collect patriotic dies.  I thought it was time I put some of them to use.  I do use this star set all the time for birthdays, anniversaries, thank you and just because cards.  I love the pierced detail.


I popped the red square panel up with foam adhesive.  The  USA die cut came from the Military Dog Tags Set. I glued a blue layer over the Proud USA die and then a white layer behind to get the white stars.  

Cheery Lynn Dies
Pierced Star Set

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Jenny 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cheery Lynn Hello Paisley


I've been thinking about ways to use this paisley die.  It has amazing detail and can look delicate or fun and bold depending on the colors.   I had a lot of fun switching up the colors and cutting out the edges of the center for added color.  


The centers were adhered with foam adhesive for dimension.  I added little dots of pearl colored paint in some of the holes.  The base card is A2 and white but the main background paper is  light blue.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Cheery Lynn Chevron Seahorses


Hi friends!  I'm back today sharing a new card.  I seem to be making simpler looking cards lately with less layers and I'm always looking for a way to spice them up.  I love the way CAS cards look when done right but I struggle with them.


This card was made by using the Chevron die as a stencil.  I used different colors of ink sponging  gradually from lighter to darker. Then I mounted the frame I cut using the Rectangle Pierce & Cut die. I cut the center out of the rectangle using the next smaller die in the set.  Thank You was cut twice and glued together for a little more substance.  One of the seahorses was mounted with foam tape for dimension.  The shells were cut out of a cream cardstock.  The main design was then glued to a light blue card.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cheery Lynn Hello Tag


Hello!  I'm back today with a floral tag I made.  I've been experimenting using different colors for leave lately.  I hope you like the result.  I think the vertical stripes give the tag an elongated appearance.  I cut the flowers out of a glitter paper I made with a background stamp and embossing powder.  I used an orange polka dot paper to cut the flourishes.  The tag needed a little more interest and the polka dots complement the ones on the top of the tag.

The flowers were adhered with foam adhesive and blue rhinestones were glued to the centers.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 
Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cheery lynn Best Wishes


 Hi friends, I'm back today with a bridal shower card.  It's that time of year again.  I like doing white on white cards, or really cream on white cards for weddings.  I added in a soft blue on this card and I liked the soft look of the color comination.  


The umbrella is raised higher.  I almost always add a little dimension on cards.  Best wishes was cut out of the same blue paper used in the background layer.  The cream card stock has a shimmer to it that doesn't seem to be showing up in the photos.  It adds a little sophistication.


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Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Faith, Hope & Love



 Hi friends!  It's Jenny here with you today on the blog.  I've been inspired lately by all the beautiful spring flowers.  These black eyed susan's usally appear later in the summer but I just love this die.  It always creates a stunning flower.  The centers were rolled between my fingers and I just glued the end.  The centers are probably only half the size of the one in the die but I used a lot of scrap paper to make the flowers and wasn't rolling a whole sheet through at once.  The shorter pieces worked well too.


The base card is a white 5.5inch  square.  I cut black and then cream card stock in 1/4 inch descending intervals to get the layers. The flowers were shaped with a stylus and molding mat. 


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Hugs, Jenny

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cheery Lynn Love



I probably need to reoganize my paper stash but I have been enjoying this aqua, pink and gray combination lately.  I cut the  Lattice #2 die and adhered the white layer with foam adhesive to the gray A2 card.  The flowers are from the Bouquet Set  and I glued pink and yellow cardstock to the back to help make the details stand out.  The main flower was cut with glitter paper. 


I added rhnestone centers for interest and sparkle. I think this would be a fun card to change up with different colors.  I hope you like the result!

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Lattice #2 CAFR22

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Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cheery Lynn Rocket



Hi I'm back with another card using some of Cheery Lynn's new Retro Release dies.  I started by wanting to use this Retro Rocket die on a tag.  It's probably the die I was most excited to use from this release as it's perfect for guy cards and those are always tough for me.  But I thought I'd try something different so I switched up colors and created a more girly card using what are traditionally probably thought of as a more masculine die.


Cheery Lynn Dies

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Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cheery Lynn Happy Camper


Hi again!  I've been crafting up a storm with the new Cheery Lynn Retro Release dies. I have a girl scout, cub scout and boy scout in my house as well as another future cub. I envision  this Happy Camper die set getting a ton of use.  The lines on the camper make it easy to cut and paper piece so you can customize the color.  I also backed it with a silver metallic paper that shows through the windows.  The tire was colored with a black marker.


Cheery Lynn Dies
Happy Camper B940 (NEW)
Camping Set B779

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and make sure to check out the blog hop that began yesterday for a chance to win $20 of Cheery Lynn Designs goodies!

Hugs, Jenny

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Cheery Lynn Let's Go Retro New Release Blog Hop!



Hi crafty friends! Cheery Lynn Designs has a brand new release which means it's time for a Blog Hop! There are so many awesome projects in this 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 to start from the beginning. 



I probably love all new dies.  But these are so different and fun to play with.  They are perfect for making any project extra special.  The great thing about them is that they really are completely unique to my collection.  The Picture Perfect camera in these colors looked like a new instant cameras my daughter and her tween friends all either have or want.  The sentiment was perfect on a girl card and would be great for graduations too.  My daughter is stepping up into middle school this year and I think she inspired this card.  She even asked if we could frame it for her room.


I glued the aqua camera to a piece of black cardstock and cut around it.  This way the black elements are actually recessed.  The camera and photo were then adhered with foam adhesive for dimension.

I sponged color around the sentiment using the square die as a stencil.  The smaller hearts were cut out of glitter paper.  Sparkle was colored with a marker and glitter glue was added on top.  Last, I glued a rhinestone to the top of the letter I.  You can never have too much shimmer on a project!

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop! Your next stop is Cheryl'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
Julie
Lisa
Bonnie
Debbie
Jenny (you are here)
Cheryl
Laurie
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Cheery Lynn Awesome


Hi friends!  It's Jenny here today on the blog.  I have a clean and simple style card to share.  I didn't anticipate this card to be so simple but with the bold, graphic style of these dies and the bright colors I chose it didn't need much else.  


 I glued navy blue paper to the back of the leaves so the detail would really stand out.  Te main flower was popped up with foam adhesvive for dimension. The sentiment was cut twice and glued together offset so the shadow would stand out.  A third shadow in pink might have helped visually anchor the sentiment even more.


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Hugs, Jenny

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Cheery Lynn Happy Easter


Hi Cheery Lynn fans!  I just bought this large Easter Egg die and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to have some fun with shimmer sprays.  It's difficult to see in the photograph but the egg really shimmers.  It has such great detail, some of which I unfortunately covered with the Happy Easter sentiment.


I used the Pierced Banners die to make the double sided banner.  It was easy to run only one side of the die through my die cut machine, then flip the die (lining up the holes) before finally cutting the other end of the banner.  This way I was able to get the same detail on both ends.  It's also great because you can modify the length of this banner.  It was originally too large but I solved the problem by re-lining up the holes in both the die and die cut and then running one end through the machine again.

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Hugs, Jenny

Monday, March 26, 2018

Cheery Lynn Hello


Hi, I was inspired to use lime green and aqua together and this is the result.  The hello is photographing as black but it's actually more of a charcoal color.  I chose the colors first, the background lattice next, and then the flowers and foliage.  


This hello from the Bohemian Word set is one of my go-to Cheery Lynn dies.  I love the casual script font and the size is large enough to make a visual impact on a card.  It works well on clean-and-simple cards but is elegant enough to use on other style cards as well.  After molding the Sweet Williams flowers using a stylus and molding mat, I added a white center from the Embellishment #2 Set and glued small rhinestones to the centers.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
Hugs, Jenny


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cheery Lynn Thank You Tag


 Hi friends!  I was in a mood to make a tag.  I grabbed design paper that I never use, glued it to a tag, trimmed it and my project evolved. 


I backed the circle with a piece of black cardstock for some contrast.  The flowers were made with the Gardenia strip and Build-a-flower #2 dies.  I used two different yellow-green papers for the foliage cut using the Floral Bouquet Kit.  For sparkle I added glitter glue on the Thank You Circle and rhinestones on the flower centers.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cheery Lynn Love


Hi friends!  It's Jenny here today with a floral Love card.  I've wanted to use these Mehndi Botanical Stems since I first got them but they disappeared on me for awhile.  When they resurfaced I cut and colored them immediately.  I love the details and think they add a fun bohemian element to projects.  I paired them with the Mandala Doily and added a gardenia which just may be my favorite Cheery Lynn flower to create.


I colored all my die cuts using distress inks and foam makeup wedges and glued a silver rhinestone into the center of the Gardenia flower.  The Mandala Doily #1 was adheared using foam adhesive for dimension.

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Hugs, Jenny

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cheery Lynn Birthday Owls


Hi Cheery Lynn fans!  I'm back today with a girly birthday card.  My ten year old daughter has a friend who apparantly HAD to have an owl card for her birthday.  This is the result.


I covered the clockwork middle parts of the owl bellies with glitter paper and glued on black rhinestones for eyes.  The owls were also popped up with foam dimensional tape.

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Hugs, Jenny


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cheery Lynn Faith & Hope


Hi friends!  I'm back with a floral card.  I haven't made as many flowers lately and I've missed it.  There's something so soothing and maybe gratifying about making flowers.  I love how by changing the colors and how you bend the petals the look you can achieve is so different.


Because these flowers were so large I used the big fern leaf to complement them and added in some dandelions.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cheery Lynn Thank You


Hi crafty friends!  Welcome to the blog today.  I'm back with another card I made using only three dies.  To create this background I used the Margarita Border die.  I cut it twice out of a soft gray paper, glued it to white card stock and then cut the edges.  The light blue base card is A2 size.  For a little extra punch of color I added a layer of dark gray card stock in between.    
  

The same dark gray was used to cut out the Thank You Circle which I glued to the Mandela Doily 2.  I popped the doily up using foam tape and then added glitter glue to all the points as well as the outside of the circle.  It's difficult to see in the photos but this card really sparkles.

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I hope you like the result and thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cheey Lynn Let it Snow


 Hello!  I've been wanting to make a distress background to use with this Aspen Forest die for a while and I finally got my supplies out to play.  


 This is similar to another card I made before the holidays but by changing the deer die, colors and details, although it has the same basic layout, it looks very different.  I used silver embossing powder on the Let It Snow die cut to help it stand out.  The Fancy Reindeer was colored with two of the darkest blues I used on the background.  


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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  If you didn't get a chance to join in the latest Cheery Lynn Blog hop make sure to check it out to see the new release Pop-up dies in action.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cheery Lynn 3D Pop-Up Dies Blog Hop!



Hi friends, it's Blog Hop time again and this month we're showcasing new Pop-up dies! There are so many fun 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. 


I probably love all new dies.  But these are so different and fun to play with.  They are perfect for making any project extra special.  The great thing about them is they can be used to create a pop-up element or with some creative snipping with scissors, as stand alone elements.  I used the Pop Up Happy Birthday Word on both the inside and outside of this card.  A few of these new dies are perfect as bag toppers and place cards for special events too.  


I cut the Pop Up Happy Birthday Word three times.  I used one for the card front, one in the pop-up inside element and one in the dark gray to layer on top of the white inside pop-up for some extra color.  


Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop! Your next stop is Cheryl'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
Julie
Lisa
Cherry
Bonnie
Debbie
Jenny (you are here)
Cheryl
Laurie
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cheery Lynn Celebrate!


 Hello and Happy New Year!  It's so cold here in NY and I've been dreaming of sun.  I was planning on using these crocs to create a mardi gras card but my idea just wasn't coming together.  Instead I changed gears and made this.    


The card is an A2 size.  I stamped celebrate and cut it out using the tag die.  The tag was glued to black card stock and the black mat was hand cut.  The tag and the top light blue panel were popped up using foam adhesive to add dimension.  All the die cuts were colored using distress ink.  I added black rhinestones for eyes.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting the blog today.  
Hugs, Jenny

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! - Best of 2017

Welcome and Happy New Year!  For the past three years I've created a "Best Of" post featuring twelve projects. I'm continuing the tradition with 12 of my favorite cards and one tag from 2017. You can check out the previous "Best Of" posts from 2016,  2015 and 2014 by clicking the years. 

All these projects 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 more crafting with these gorgeous dies.















Here's my favorite non-card project from this year!


I hope you enjoyed this post and I wish you and yours a happy and healthy New Year!
Hugs, Jenny