Thursday, May 5, 2016

Live, Dream, Love Card with Corina Finley


Thank you for joining me today, Corina, for today's post on the Cheery Lynn Blog. I have created a simple vintage card that could be used for a variety of occasions.

I used the A2 Frames Rectangular for the base and top layer. I cut two rectangles from Kraft cardstock. The third layer edge is paper distressed and the second layer was embossed using the Burlap Embossing Plate.

I layered two of the Coved Rectangle die cuts. I cut the largest out of black patterned paper and added detail using the Coved Rectangle Stitch die. I stamped my sentiment on the Coved Rectangle cut one size smaller and heat embossed in black.

For my border along the top, I cut strips of pattern paper, layered them and added the Anastasia Border to the top and bottom. Wrapped twine around it and tied in a bow.

Dies used:
I hope you will play along in our Cheery Lynn Designs ChallengeYou could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store.

Thank you for joining me today!
Take care,
Live, Laugh & Create

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

You're Super by Jenny Alia

Hi, it's Jenny here today with another superhero card.  I used some of the same dies and image from my last card, but switched up a few things.  I began by layering design papers with red, white and blue card stock.  I stamped and colored the Kraftin' Kimmie image with copics before cutting it out with the Circle Stitch and Cut die.  The stitching adds such great detail.

I popped up the background from the Action Words die and added letters from the Varsity 3/4" Tall Uppercase Alphabet.  I also adhered the Pennant with foam adhesive for extra dimension. To add the blue to the center of the pennant, I cut the edges off a second pennant.  I really liked the contrast of adding another layer to the pennant.  Last, I added a few adhesive gems to the pennant for sparkle.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting and make sure to join in the current Cheery Lynn Mother's Day Challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. You still have another week to enter.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stop Awesome Dude Tag by Amy Voorthuis

Good morning lovelies. 
Today it's my day again on this wonderful blog and this time I'd like to show you something masculine again. Yes, I am sorry but at the moment I love not making flowers but grungy stuff.  Well it's just a phase that I need to go through "I guess" lol!

Stop Awesome Dude!: 
For this tag I used the 6x6 "Edge of Town"paper pad by Scrapberry's where I was a guest designer last month. The tag I used is packaging from the Graphic 45 staples collection which I always used when making tags because I love the big eyelet one top. 

For the centers of my gears I used a bunch of screw brads that I have in my stash.  It always makes your projects so much more alive if you use metal pieces on them. 

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used: 
B693 - Cool Dude
B676 - Action Words

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today!
And for the lovely comments you always leave on my posts I just love to read them ;-) I hope you enjoyed my post and I have inspired you to use your Cheery Lynn Designs dies you don't use that often. If you love the Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used, you could always enter our bi-weekly challenge to win a $20 shopping spree.
This time it's challenge #228 "Mother's Day Theme" I can't wait to see your work, there are a couple of amazing entries already enjoy creating!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Best Wishes by Eva Dobilas

Hi there, this is Eva and today I have a pretty doily card to share with you.  I love to add gold elements to my card so that's what you'll see on this.

To create this card I have cut an A2 size card base out of turquoise card stock.  Next I cut down a Heidi Swapp resist paper and sprayed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. Than I die cut Alpine Flourish Doily out of gold mirror card stock and placed it on the card front.  Next I die cut a Mirror out of cream card stock and stamped my sentiment and the outline on it and added it to my gold doily.

Next I die cut a Small Exotic Butterflies #2 w/Angel Wings, using patterned paper for the intricate cut and watercolor card stock for the wing, which I sprayed with the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and glued them together and placed it on the doily to finish up my card.

Hope you like this little card and here is the list of the dies I used to create it with.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see your cards in our current challenge!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mother's Day Easel Card with Lisa Blastick

Hi everyone! It's just around the corner from Mother's Day and so I thought I would make a Mother's Day Easel Card using Cheery Lynn Designs dies. It is also this week's challenge too, so check it out. This easel card base was made using the second largest "scalloped circle" It is about 5 inches which is the size I typically like to use, but if you like a bigger card you can use the biggest "scalloped circle" which is around 6 inches around. I then cut the "scalloped circle" the 3rd largest in a lighter purple. It is about the same size as the "Florence Filigree Doily". I die cut the doily out in white twice and saved all the pieces inside for later. 

The "sweet williams strip  flowers" were cut twice and all the centers were inked with dark distressing purple. There are different size pearls in the centers. Each flower of the same size was layered on top of each other which will give you 4 flowers sizes per die cut run. The inside pieces of the "florence filigree" were originally white and I just inked both sides in green distressed ink.  The sentiment was from Microsoft Word and printed  in purple on white cardstock. The die cut is the third smallest "pierced stacker #4".  Afterwards, I fussy cut around the die in a dark purple cardstock to enhance it a bit more. Place pop dots under the sentiment because this will be how the card will stand up later. 

Here is a closer view of the flowers and "flourish #17" leaves. They were die cut and then placed through the embossing machine to show the leaves lines. The "dandelions" were cut in white and then inked purple on the flower ends. 

I added a purple double looped bow on top and you can see it folds flat for mailing or placing in an envelope. Lots of occasions you can use this card for...Birthdays, Thank You, Wedding, Thinking Of You....and of course Mother's Day! 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out this week's challenge Mother's Day for your chance to win $20 at the Cheery Lynn Designs Store. 
See you next week! 
Hugs Lisa 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Vintage Corset by Julie Lavalette

Hi everyone, it's JULIE here today hosting. I am sharing a card with you this week with quite a lot of techniques on it. So let me take you through all my stages.

Layering my die cut corners behind my layer of card gives a different look to our corner dies.

I used my stitched rectangle as a guideline, counting the stitches, to die cut out my patterned strip evenly, holding down with a little tape. I worked from the outside on both sides towards the centre. This way I new my card would have even spacing.

I measured in between my gaps and added strips of paper with foam tape which I tattered at the edges. My centre strip was ever so slightly wider than the rest so I balanced this by adding my cream Anastasia border.

I cut my Nautical Wheeler doily in half and offset onto my stamped image which had also been tattered at the edges and a scattering of Frantage added.

My corset was cut out 3 times in different patterned paper and reinserted in to the negative spaces. I curved the edges at the top and bottom to give my corset a 3D effect adding my angel wing lace finishings and a few sparkly gems.

Adding some splashes of paint and some shabby flowers to finish. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to join in our Current Challenge which is Mothers Day. We all look forward to seeing your beautiful entries.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Crafty Hugs,

Julie x

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thank You by Debbie Brownmiller

A warm Hello to you today. It's Debbie from Debbie's Time Out hosting the blog .  I had a couple of  flowers in my stash that I had previously made using the Chrysanthemum Strip.  So I used them and created this card around them.

I started with a beautiful gold pattern paper to match the flowers. I layered the Lattice Heart & Vines  to the center and then layered the two chrysanthemums flowers made from the Chrysanthemum Strip. A few of the  Flourish #13 leaves were tucked behind the flowers. The sentiment thank you from the  Thank You #2 was layered along the bottom. A simple yet elegant card.

I thank you for visiting the blog and for the comments you leave. They are appreciated. Please come join our challenge @ for your chance to win a $20.00 store certificate. I would love to see what you create.

Have a wonderful crafty week.

Dies Used
Lattice Heart & Vines - B368
Chrysanthemum Strip - B311
Flourish #13 (Set of 2) - CAFLRS-13
Thank You #2 - B540

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #228 - Mother's Day Theme

As always, the entries we had for our Flowers themed challenge were fabulous.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  

Our new bi-weekly challenge theme 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 for a total of 2 entries per bi-weekly challenge.
  • 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 Wednesday afternoon x/xx at 15:00 Eastern time.  We will also showcase the Top 3 picks from our Design Team.

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).

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:

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

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #227 Flowers Theme Challenge Winners

What wonderful entries we had last week for our Flowers themed challenge.

 Our randomly selected winner is:
Random Integer Generator
Here is your random number:

Donna Phelan
Congratulations Donna. Please contact Judy by clicking here 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.  

Our Top 3 Picks for Challenge #227 in no particular order are:



VA's Creative Clutter
Great job!  Be sure to grab our Top 3 badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Mother's Day challenge.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It's A Dry Heat! with Lisa Blastick

Hi everyone! I'm back today sharing a new card for Cheery Lynn Designs using their New Release North America and Canadian Provinces. I live here in Arizona, so I had to share the popular "It's A Dry Heat" card. This card was inspired by a postcard here in AZ. I placed the "Arizona State" in the middle of the card. The State was cut 3 times in each color and then I fussy cut the white cardstock behind it. It really makes it pop out a bit more. In the center is a star from "100 stars" 

The "scalloped frame" was cut in light purple and kraft and then placed together. The cactus was made using "surfer's up set" surf boards and I embossed them to look like cacti. I also used the small bushes in kraft since it is hot in the summer and everything turns a bit brown. 

The sun was made using a "sunflower" and the font is Microsoft Word Bleeding Cowboys. The little skeleton is a stamp that I fussy cut out. Lots of pop dots behind, but you could also leave it flat for mailing out.

Hope you enjoyed! 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

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