Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs "Crossover™"

Have you heard the news?  Cheery Lynn Designs is introducing The "Crossover™"; a quilt, fabric and paper die cutting machine available May 2014.  The "Crossover™" is packaged in a handy carrying case with handles, shoulder straps and velcro strips that can be attached to a mobile cart. This sleek machine is designed for heavy use with a metal frame, heavy duty metal gears, fold up handle and an easy to use adjustment mechanism.

Check out the above video with Mike from Cheery Lynn discussing the basics of the new machine.  In addition to The "Crossover™" are new Deep Dish dies that will cut 40 pt chipboard as well as multiple layers of paper, felt and fabric.

For more information, check out these videos....

There is still time to join this week's Mother's Day challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Survivor Tag with a Steampunk Twist

Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here with a Survivor tag Steampunk Style. I used the fabulous new steampunk corners along with the Survivor Bra set. The swirled overlays chalked with copper pan pastel looked steampunk-y to me! For this tag I die cut all elements in black card stock [some textured, some smooth] and dusted with metallic shades of pan pastel. I love the subtle metal tones this technique gives. White penwork highlights the die cuts and finishes off my tag!

Cheery Lynn Dies used
Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #129 is Mother's Day There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy, Happy, Happy with Rhonda

Happy Monday crafty friends! Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

Today's card features the Pretty Pretty Bows (Set of 2) dies along with the Tags 2 for my sentiment.

"Happy, Happy, Happy" (4x8 Card)

The base of my card is an 8x8 piece of pattern paper, folded in half. I then cut a layer of vellum at 3.75 x 7.75 and adhered in the center. Next, I added a bit of cheesecloth and trimmed to fit the layers.

I trimmed a piece of pattern paper to fit under my Butterflies Flying Among the Vines Mesh Border, then attached by touching some Glossy Accents on the butterflies to secure, then I tacked down the border with a small amount in random areas.

The Francesca border strips were adhered on either side of the Butterflies Border Strip, then trimmed to fit. I used foam squares for some dimension of my center panel.

You could add gems to really dress this up or leave as is for a more gender neutral card.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

I hope you'll join in on our new challenge 129 this week "Mother's Day"! You could win a $20 gift certificate to shop in the online store just for playing along!

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Rhonda

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 129 - Mother's Day

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

Mother's Day
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 based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. 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:

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

Pretty in Purple Challenge Winner

What wonderful entries we had last week. The winner of our Pretty in Purple Challenge is
Congratulations, Katie.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Mother's Day Challenge.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thistle Embellishment Tutorial by Julie Lavalette

Happy Easter to Everyone. It's Julie Lavalette here today hosting the blog and I can’t believe how fast this month is going in as Guest Designer. I love sharing my crafty ideas with you all and today I thought I would show you how to make a Thistle from Embellishment#1, when I first saw this die I thought it would make a perfect Thistle. Isn't it wonderful how we can all look at a die and see something different in it.

I noticed wooden breadboards in our local Bargain Shop and just thought this was begging to be altered. After giving it a Shabby paint effect I cut out the Chicken Wire Frame from white cardstock and then pressed some areas into my embossing ink and used silver embossing powder on to it to give a metallic effect. With the areas left not embossed I dragged the paper through some distress stain to give it a rusty effect.

Now for the magic of Cheery Lynn dies - to make My Thistle.

Step 1 – Paint a cocktail stick green.

Step 2 – Using Embellishment#1 and cardstock, cut out 6 large & 2 medium in purple/lillac and 1 large & 1 medium in green and emboss all pieces in the centre so the paper curls up.

Step 3 -  Glue medium green one onto base of large one and then glue both onto cocktail stick. Gradually gluing and layering on other pieces until you have 3 large left. With these ones crush at the base and glue together. Let the glue dry

Step 4 – Now we want to join the 2 pieces together. Onto the crushed piece that is not on your stick, you want to place glue at the base and a third of the way up this piece.  Now place into the centre of the stick and gather all the paper up and hold together until the glue grips. Try to be patient at this stage until your glue has thoroughly dried.

Step 5 – Start to curl your edges with tweezers on you green parts and the medium die layer of purple you had placed in. This all helps give texture.

Step 6 – You now want to ruffle the top part of your Thistle so placing a couple of fingers around the middle to support it, bend your papers back and forward.

Step 7 – Cut out green cardstock using your flourish leaf strip and glue a few leaves into place. The  B216 Wreath Strip would also look fab as leaves on this.

Well I hope you all managed to follow my tutorial and have fun making a Thistle. As you can see this die is fantastically versatile, as if you look at my small purple flowers they are made from the same die and they also look great in the centre of larger flowers.

        Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

Hope you all have a creative weekend and I’ll see you next week Saturday for my final Guest spot.

Julie x

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thinking of you Card!

Hello Everyone! Corina here and thank you for joining me today! This week I made a card with a little Steampunk influence.

I used my Clocks Embossing Plate, assorted Gear Dies, and the NEW Horizon Fishtail Banners  - which I am loving!!

I inked my Embossing Plate with black dye ink and then ran it through my ebosser. The black ink went into the de-bossed area, giving the cardstock a printing press effect!
Tip: Remember to clean your Embossing Plate right after!

I sprayed the Gears around the card with homemade shimmer spray in silver and added silver Pearl Pen to highlight areas of the die cuts. Absolutely nothing is complete without a Cheery Lynn Flower!

I hope you enjoyed my card this week. Happy Easter Everyone! (Vrolijk Pasen, Joyeuses Pâques, Frohe Ostern, Selamat Paskah, Boa Páscoa!, ਈਸਟਰ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ (īsṭar khuśyāṅvālā hove) ¡Felices Pascuas!).

Dies used:
Clocks Embossing Plate - E171
Black Eyed Susan Strip - B338
Gears (Set of 9) - B340
Gears Butterfly - B367
Horizon Fishtail Banners (3 Dies) - DL278
Fancy Corner Cuts #3 - B430
Coved Rectangle - XM-10

Take care,

Corina Finley
Remember to Live, Laugh & Create

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring 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 card:

 Some close-ups:
I used different layers od die-cuts to create some volume
 After all the layers were combined together I decided to highlight the butterfly with resin and pearls.
Dies used:
Beautiful Bell Doily DL277
Horizon Banner Stacker DL278
Polynesian Sails Oval - DL153
Fiona’s Magic Mirror - FRM140
Stackers Nesting Dies XL-11
Exotic Butterfly Medium #3 - DL116

And 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, April 16, 2014

Elegant Lighthouse card

We have another wonderful card from Jean Bronaugh featuring the beautiful Lighthouse die from the Nautical series.  Jean loves to sew little bead work onto her cards, which she has done around the edges of the gorgeous Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker Frames.  It gives such a elegant look to them.  Thank you, Jean for helping us out today.

Be sure to check out this week's Pretty in Purple challenge.  Join in the fun for a chance to win a $20 credit at the Cheery Lynn Designs store. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 2014 New Release

Today is new release day here at Cheery Lynn Designs.  The team has been working hard to bring you some amazing samples with the new dies.  Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs website to see all of the new release.  To see more details of each project, click on the team members name to go to their blogs.


Rhonda Van Ginkel
8 x 8 Layout

Sandy Hulsart
New dies used:
Bird Bath, Tea Rose Medium, Tea Rose Small, Dandelions
Sweet Christine, Horizon Fishtail Banners, Add a Flourish

Now hurry on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs website and see all the new dies and start your shopping!  And don't forget to enter this week's Pretty in Purple challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.