Saturday, November 22, 2014

Especially for You - Tag by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's Julie here hosting the blog today. I decided to join in the fun of the challenge this week and make a tag. I had full intentions of it being Festive in style, but it was such a horrible day outside I decided to think of summer days.

I cut a piece of Cardstock into a tag shape measuring 3.5 by 8 inches. I mounted my pink striped paper onto it which was distressed at the edges with my distress tool, to give a shabby feel.  I cut out my Deco Border in pink and white paper and offset one in front of the other to give added dimension.

I cut sections of my Snowflake Doily and placed on my tag for interest and texture. Next layering my fanciful flourishes on top.

My flowers were cut out in white card. I dabbed a little distress into the middle area of the flowers for shading and added flower soft for texture into the centres to finish them.

My speech bubble is from the Latest Release. The die is called Say What and has many shaped bubbles which are so much fun to use. I stamped a sentiment onto it and added distress ink around the edges.

My doll stamp was coloured with Copics and her dress was stamped on patterned paper and layered up. Finally adding a ribbon and some bling for finishing touches.

Hope you manage to join in one of our Weekly Challenges. You could win a $20 shopping spree to spend here at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Hope you have a lovely creative weekend,

Julie x

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holly Christmas Card with Corina Finley

Hello! Corina here with you today with my Holly Christmas Card. I wanted to share a technique that I use when I have pattern paper or an image that does not fit the size/die shape that I want to work with! 

I wanted to use the piece of pattern paper that you see in the picture above. I selected 2 of the 3 dies from the Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stackers Frame set and card stock to match.

I die cut one medium and two of the small Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stackers Frame. I set the medium Kraft die cut aside.

I overlapped the 2 small Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Frames to the size of my image. I marked with a pencil and then used a Craft Knife and a ruler to trim away excess/overlapped card stock.

I used a piece of the excess scrap card stock to adhere both beside each other. I did allow the very outside border to stay overlapped. It allowed me to glue them to each other and stay stable. 

Perfect sized border - it is hard to see that it started off as 2! I die cut the Christmas sentiment and embossed with vintage copper embossing powder. I finished the card off by creating Holly which I used rhinestone for berries. 

Dies used:

Holly Leaves - B183

I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 159 - Tag You're It. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design store.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas card with Irina Gerschuk

Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today. And I'd like to share with you my new Christmas card:

As a base for the die-cutter heart I used craft cardstock. To make the heart looks more interesting I decided to add a snowflake to it using Dutch Daisy Doily from the new release. Then I decided to highlight the die-cuts with some sparkling, so I added rhinestones and pearls.
Here is a closer look to the textures:
Dies used:
Dutch Daisy Doily (Set of 2)
Heart to Heart Doily - DL106
Daisy Lace Bracelet - DL135

And please don't miss our new challenge - the theme is so versatile, and the price is yummy)))))

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Hello Everyone,
I am back again with my weekly Wednesday post and today I bring to you a step by step tutorial on how to add that extra wow factor to your die cuts.
This is a picture heavy post as I have tried to show you each and every step. If I have missed anything on the way , please feel free to ask me.
 Please follow the instructions with each picture.
The list of supplies is given at the end of the post.

 These are the die cuts that we will need. I cut my die cuts in white so that I can colour and alter their look the way I want.

                       Cut the sides of the Fiona's magic mirror die cut with your scissors as shown.

 Place the daisy lace frame on the cut tag and carefully mark out the edges to cut and fit the tag we have cut earlier.

This is how it should look after  it has been trimmed. 

Now trim off that tree part from the die cut.

and using the glue, stick all the three die cuts together to give a thick look to your sentiment. This way it looks like a chipboard die cut.

Then apply versa mark on the die cut and cover it with gold embossing powder and apply heat with a heat gun .

        We get a really glittered and thick embellishment like this.

Do the same thing with snow flakes die cut and use glittered embossing powder now.

Color the ornaments with copic colours 

colour the leaves and flowers with distress inks and then spritz it with water. Dry with your heat gun . This gives a very nice sparkle to the flowers and leaves.

                               Apply foam dots at the back of the pieces that has to be popped up.

                         This is how the finished tags look like after all the elements have been placed.

Note the sparkled effect on the die cuts. I have applied a thin layer of clear glitter with my wink of stella clear glitter pen.

List of Supplies used
Distress inks-Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Fired brick and forest moss
Versamark embossing pad
Embossing powders-Rangers Enchanted Gold and Holographic glitter
Ribbon and pearl from stash

I hope you liked this. Do leave your feedback. And the challenge this week is also to MAKE A TAG !!!
So do participate to win a yummy prize.
See you next week... Goodbye!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Joyful Tag!

Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here playing along with this weeks challenge! I LOVE tags and the new Alpine Flourish Doily makes the perfect tag! I began by cutting a kraft tag to go behind my die cut. I then layered the Alpine Flourish Die onto the tag with 3 dimensional glue dots so that it would have a bit of dimension.

Next I added my poinsettias that I had created using the strip die. Once cut from red card stock, I shape them with a stylus on a foam pad. I then stack them, little one on the top and the next smallest below it. I add little yellow prills for the center. Love the look here.

I cut the Joy to the World Sentiment from the wreath set in both chocolate and red. I layer them and wipe a layer of lacquer over the top. To adhere to my tag I coat the entire solid area with lacquer and place my sentiment in the center.

The twiggies are cut from the same brown and green using the wreath strip. They are layered under the poinsettias. The flowers are attached last and trims are run through a hole I punched in the tag.

Cheery Lynn Dies used

Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #159 is Tag You're It There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Penguin Snowflake Tag

The challenge this week is to create a Tag.  I love making tags, they can have lots of elements and yet still be fairly quick to make.  My tag today is all about snow!  I began with a blue tag base, 3.25 x 6.25 inches.  I cut the top corners off at an angle.  Next came a white layer, 3 x 6 inches embossed with my Snowflake Flurries Embossing plate.  I die cut my Snowflake Mesh border from white card stock.  I used spray adhesive to adhere it to blue card stock then layered it on the bottom edge of the tag.  I added this adorable penguin, Willie from Scrappers Delights, popping him up for some dimension.

Next came my snowflakes, what fun I had mixing and matching them until I found a combination I liked.  Cheery Lynn has fabulous snowflakes.  To create mine, I started with Laced Pine Snowflake in blue on the bottom, Snowflake #2 in white in the middle, then Snowflake #4 on top in blue.  The little white star in the center of the top snowflake is the drop out from the center of the Laced Pine Snowflake.  I used pop dots between the layers for more dimension.  Lastly I used my Add a Flourish die set, I thought these mimic'd the embossing pretty well.
Be sure to check out this week's Tag You're It challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 159 - Tag You're It

What wonderful entries we had last week for our Autumn Colors challenge.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Tag You're It (make a tag)

Here are the rules:

  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to this challenge in your blog post or on your gallery post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

Dies used:

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Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.

Autumn Colors Challenge Winner

What wonderful entries we had last week. Using, the winner of our Autumn Colors challenge is

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Here are your random numbers:
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  #15 Teresa

Congratulations, Teresa.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Tag You're It challenge.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Birthday Card by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's Julie here hosting the blog today. This week I am showcasing our new release die Vienna Waltz which comes in a set of 3. I have made a card which is a simplistic design, but with the detail of the dies it gives a beautiful ornate look.

The Vienna Waltz dies are designed to inter-link with our Circle Classic dies. Should you decide to combine them together you can layer a perfect match to the front or behind, as I did on this card.

You will see I cut out plain cardstock using the circles to make my ornate details pop on the white card and also cut my floral paper nesting it neatly into the centres on the front. I cut my die in half and placed it at either side.

My centre die is using the next size down in the Vienna Waltz collection, layering coloured card behind again to show the die cut off. My Happy Birthday has been layered with 2 shades of card for a shadow effect. Stickles and a little bling added onto the centre die to finish.

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Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to everyone entering our weekly challenge.

Julie x

Friday, November 14, 2014

Merry Card with Corina Finley

Hello, Corina here with you today. 

I am sharing my first Christmas Card of the season with you all! I absolutely love traditional Holiday colours, the golds, silvers, reds and greens! 

I used three of the Scalloped Coved Rectangle stacker dies to create the base of the card. Each die was larger than the paper layer that I cut. I placed the die so that only the right side was touching the paper - so that only the right side cut. I did this on each layer.  

I cut my Felicity Doily w/ Angel Wing and cut it in half and adhered it to the left side of my card on top of my base.

I created depth and interest by layering all the foliage/greenery under my Poinsettia. Using various colours of green cardstock to distinguish each layer.

I used only the Merry from the Merry Christmas w/Tree Sentiment die. Then added red glitter glue on the die cut to make it shine!

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Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!