Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Blessings by Jenny Alia

Hi, it's Jenny here today wishing all of you in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving!  When deciding what kind of a card I wanted to make this week I couldn't think of making a Thanksgiving card without using Tom the Turkey.  He's wonderful to color, those details on his body just pop out when you add color.

He's standing on an assortment of leaves also colored with distress inks from the Small Dimensional Leaves #2 die.  I added a scroll detail to the kraft paper using the Curved Border Set die.  

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

I hope you like my project and don't forget to join in this week's Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree to to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Greetings with Lisa Blastick

Hi everyone! It's Lisa back this week with a new card for Cheery Lynn Designs celebrating the upcoming holiday season! I recently received "Poinsettia Strip" and "Holly Leaves" and I love them both! The poinsettias have amazing details and layer so wonderfully! I added a bit of white Gala Glitz in the centers. 

Here you can see how fluffy the flowers pop off the card. I added some pop dots behind the sentiment. 
The background "Mexican Tile Pattern" is perfect with the poinsettias. 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Thanks for stopping by this week and be sure to check out this week's challenge "Anything Goes" for your chance to win $20 from the Cheery Lynn Designs Store! 
Have a great day! 
Hugs Lisa 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Your Happy Life 8x8 Layout by Amy Voorthuis

Goodmorning sweet followers. 
Today I would like to show you a layout that is totally out of my comfort zone {without any flowers}. This time I used a picture of my stepdad's father way back in time. Because I wanted to use my new B357 - Clock w/Angel Wing from the Steampunk Series that I received last week. 
The papers I used are by Graphic 45.

Your Happy Life: 
This time I used a bunch of gesso on my background papers to later on spray it with two different green sprays.  If you look closely you will see I added some stamps and paste using a stencil. For the centers of the gears I used vintage brads. 

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used: 

Thank you so much for your visit today and I hope I have inspired you to make something out of your comfort zone ;-) 
 If you love Cheery Lynn Designs dies you could always enter the challenge #212 "Anything Goes Theme" because you could win a $20 shopping spree at the store.
I can't wait to see all your pretty works.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Bon Appetit Recipe Book by Eva Dobilas

Hi there, this is Eva here today.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner I thought I would share with you a recipe book created with one of our newest dies, the Memory Book A2 Scallops and Rings.  Can you imagine creating a recipe book with all your favorite recipes and give it as a gift to someone?  I think they would love it!

To create this recipe book I started out using the spine of the book and die cut it using the Memory Book A2 Scallops and Rings out of corrugated craft card stock.  Then I die cut my cover pages out of black card stock and my insert pages out of cream color card stock.  I die cut a smaller size of the Horizon Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames out of cream color card stock and stamped my pretty background image on it.  I die cut the Bon Appetite out of a deep red card stock and placed it on the stamped panel, which I backed up with a light turquoise card stock to make it pop.  I added a little turquoise pearl on top. 

I also die cut one of the borders from the Royal Scandinavian Border Set out black card stock and added it to my spine as a decorative touch and finally tied it all together with a red seam binding ribbon.

Here is the list of items to create this fun recipe book:

Well, hope this inspires you a little to create some recipe books to give away as a gift!  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see your creations in this week's challenge.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #212 - Anything Goes Theme

As always, the entries we had last week for our Tag, You're It challenge were fabulous.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is
Anything Goes

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.
  • Be sure to let us know which Cheery Lynn die or dies you used on your project.
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 designer's name and it will take you to their blog).

Bonnie Garby
Cheery Lynn Designs Die used:
Life's a Beach Sign  B647

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

Cheery Lynn 'Tag, You're It' Challenge winner

What wonderful entries we had last week for our Tag, You're It themed challenge.

 Our randomly selected winner is:

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Congratulations, Coco. 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 Anything Goes challenge.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Baby Book by Julie Lavalette

Hi Everyone, it's JULIE here today and I am sharing with you a decorated cover for a Baby Book using one of our fab new Memory Book dies. There are many different designs and Mike Dywan has kindly made a video to explain how you make these which you can view HERE.

I decided I wanted a semi hardback cover to my book so initially glued a sheet of paper to a lightweight GreyBoard and then die cut my spine and cover.

Next I die cut out single sheets of paper and glued to the inside of my front and back covers. The three layers together would have been too much for the die cutting machine to cut but took the two together with ease.

I rubbed ink around the edges of my die cuts before gluing together to form my book. I cut out the spine once again in white card and stamped the name Kirsty into the hearts and re- inserted them into the spine.

For my flowers I pressed a little ink onto the White Cardstock and then sprayed with a little water. I squeezed each petal into the finished shape shown and dried with my heat gun, then added a fancy pearl button to the centre.

My image was coloured with Copics and I added a little ink to the frame whilst my die was in place to leave a white border around it.

A view of the inside with blank white pages.

My Pennant die I cut out in patterned and white cardstock. I used the waste part of the White die cut to mount onto my flags for a double layer and used the little Hearts that had come out the border edge strip of my book, finishing off by stamping on the word Baby.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge.

Julie x

Friday, November 20, 2015

Vintage Christmas Tags

Hi.  It's Debbie  with you today from Debbie's Time Out. It is so nice to see you here today. I would like to take a minute to say thanks to all of our viewers who take the time to leave us comments. It is really appreciated. So thank you. Now for this weeks project. I was inspired by our weekly challenge theme "Tag You're It" and decided to follow along. It is always nice to make your own personal tags to attach to the gifts for those special people in your lives.
I love the vintage look so I created a set of three simple but elegant vintage tags using only five dies. All the bases were cut from an aqua printed paper and  paired with kraft paper. All were inked up with distress ink. I embossed here and there with the chunky metal embossing powder so that there where areas with no embossing and  then inked them areas where the embossing was missed. This gives it a dimensional look.  Without doing this, the metal embossing looking too chunky if you know what I mean.
 For this tag I used one of the Pierced Stacker #2 for the base. Don't you just love the stitching around this die.  The Merry Christmas die is from the  Crafty Ann  collection.
The base of this tag is Circle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies . I have left the wreath offset a bit so you can see the nice line edge around the scallop which gives it another dimension without layering it. The Joy to the World Wreath set I cut twice. I layered one wreath on top of the other to create more fullness. The sentiment from that set was placed in the center.
This tag was made from one die set which is the Bow and Bell . The bow cuts out as an outline so I just attached it to paper and fussy cut around it. You can get two different looks with this bow by backing it as I have done or leave it as a outline only. I embellished all three tags with aqua bling .

I hope I have inspired you today with these tags. They are so pretty that you could even hang them on your tree as a decoration year after year.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I invite you now to come join our challenge "Tag Your It"
@ for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree.

Also the other design team members have lots of inspiration  posted on the blog. Pour yourself a refreshment and just keep scrolling down to see all their beautiful designs.

Have a crafty week my friends.

Dies Used
Pierced Stacker #2 (Set of 6) - XL-20
Merry Christmas - CABD-9
Circle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-5
Joy to the World Wreath - B481
Bow and Bell - DL163

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Joy to the World by Jenny Alia

 Hi, it's Jenny hosting the blog today with a new Christmas card.  I love this adorable reindeer die and thought it was the perfect time to try it out.  The details on it are wonderful and it doesn't need a lot of embellishment to really make a statement.  This card was quick enough to make that it could probably be replicated for Christmas cards.    

I first cut the Deutschland Boutique Stacker out of white cardstock and glued it to a green A2 sized card.  I then layered the second largest of the Royal Scandinavian Boutique Stacker Frames on top that was cut with kraft card stock.  I cut the Joy to the World die a couple of times to get the wreath green and the center dies (which I didn't cut out) cut with white and red paper to layer the Joy word on top.

I double cut the Reindeer fun die so I'd have some red pieces for his nose, collar and belt.  I used a piece of white paper behind his body and a piece of black behind his eye and ears.  I wanted his body to stand out from the kraft background so I also touched him up with some distress ink for dimension.  
Cheery Lynn Dies
Royal Scandinavian Boutique Stacker A2 Frame DL232

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out this week's Tag You're It challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Cheery Lynn Store!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Tags with Lisa Blastick

Hi everyone! It's Lisa sharing some Christmas Tags I made for Cheery Lynn Designs. I was inspired by this week's challenge "Tag Your It".  Since it is already the second part of November, I figured for sure it is time to make some cute tags for your Christmas packages. These tags are really easy to make too. For the base of the three tags, I used "Pierced Stacker #2".  I layered it twice using the second and the third largest dies. Then I just played with other dies to embellish. 
Here I used "Snowflowers Set 2" and some stamped doves. I stamped the sentiment on the second smallest "Pierced Stacker #2"
Next, I used a "Gingerbread Man" from the "Gingerbread Family", I added some wiggly eyes and placed red cardstock in the back for the buttons. For the patterned paper I used "Horizon Fishtail Banner" and stamped on another "Pierced Stacker #2" for the sentiment. I also stamped and fussy cut out the bells.
Last, but not least, I stamped the sentiment on "Horizon Fishtail Banners" Die, cut out two candy canes from "Gingerbread House" and die cut out "Christmas Lights Swag".  I stamped and fussy cut out a two layered poinsettia.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out this week's challenge "Tag Your It" for your chance to win $20 at the Cheery Lynn Designs Store. 
Have a great day! 
Hugs Lisa