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.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Simplistic Elegance with Rhonda

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

Today I have a shaped card to share with you featuring one of my favorite stacker dies, the Coved Rectangles shape. I layered them to create a frame with a pretty scalloped edge for contrast.

The focal point for my card is the lovely Exotic Butterfly Large #1 which is attached with dimensional foam squares. Beneath it is the Heartland America Large heart shaped doily die with the relief pieces removed. This framed in my sentiment. 

Some details...

I typically like to use a strong variety of dies on my projects, but today I wanted to share a more simple design that is still very elegant, yet easy to put together.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
Coved Rectangle Classic- XL-10
Scalloped Coved Rectangle - XL-11
Coved Rectangle Classic Silver Stackers - L10
Exotic Butterfly Large #1 - DL117
Heartland America Large - DL110

Please join us this week for our all new challenge "Pretty In Purple", you can find all of the details here. We love to see your beautiful creations and can't wait to see what you do with our theme this week!

Thanks for stopping on over for a visit today!
~ Rhonda

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 128 - Pretty in Purple

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

Pretty In Purple
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:
Mini Fanciful Flourish Right and Left, Small Exotic Butterflies #1

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

Anything Goes Challenge Winners

What wonderful entries we had last week. The winners of our Anything Goes Challenge chosen by Bj Dywan, owner of Cheery Lynn Designs are
#8 Ann
Congratulations, Ladies.  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 Pretty in Purple challenge.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sew Simple by Julie Lavalette

Hello, it's Julie Lavalette here again today. It was so lovely to read all your comments on my Keepsake Box last week. I appreciated each and every one of them, thank you for taking the time to leave them for me. Well I think Spring is finally starting to show itself here in Scotland at long last. We have had a couple of sunny days this week. The Daffodils are all in full bloom, Lambs are in the fields huddled next to their mums and to my delight we have a Blackbird starting to make a nest in the bushes of our garden.

I decided this week it would be nice to show you a technique on a card. I had been watching a demonstration on the TV and Sheena mentioned using a mix of water and glycerine for a faux leather technique, and talked about how it made the paper more pliable and didn’t cause the fibres to break down into the usual flimsy manner. Thinking cap on I thought I would use this spritz mix in another way with my die cuts.

First of all, using a spritz bottle, mix 6 parts water to 1 part Glycerine (available at chemist/drugstore) and give it a shake before placing spritz lid on, otherwise the glycerine can clog your spritz top. I die cut my Anastasia Border out with white cardstock and inked the edges with distress. My Sweet Williams strip I distressed edges on both sides and stamped an alphabet image with Archival ink. On the reverse side of both die cuts I started to spray some of the spritz mix to dampen the paper leaving it for about 20 seconds to seep through the fibres. I then resprayed a little more to the front and the back of the paper this time. I then started to fold and crush the paper into a tight ball. Next step carefully unravel and spritz a little bit more of the mix on and repeat this process crushing the paper and unraveling. I used my heat gun to dry the unraveled paper. You will notice it starts to shrink and curl a little more at this point, be careful not to burn your paper. Applying the heat makes it dry firmer but with the Glycerine being used the paper is not brittle. Just remember the secret is to not over-soak your paper. Build it up gradually, adding the mix until your paper is wet and pliable enough to crush. As you can see this now gives your die cuts a lovely shabby vintage feel. 

With the flowers I did the same, but folded and crushed the paper from the edges towards the centre as the paper is a little more fragile here. Just before the paper was dry I placed my embossing tool into the centre to curve the middle then carried on drying. I then built my flowers up and placed some little white washed snap on’s into the centres.

The reason I called my card Sew Simple ...... I took a pen and drew little lines on my paper to give a faux stitch effect.

Cheery Lynn Dies used 

I do hope you feel inspired to give this a go and there is still time to enter our Challenge this week – Anything Goes. 

Hope you all have a creative weekend and see you all next Saturday.

Julie x

Friday, April 11, 2014

With Love Card

Hello! Corina here, joining you with this weeks Friday post. I can not believe that it is already April 11 - almost the middle of the month! Do you know what is exciting for the middle of the month - April 15? Cheery Lynn Designs NEW RELEASE! Yes, it is!
I changed up my routine by cutting out my dies with black cardstock. This was different for me, because colouring & inking option was out! I decided to use flat black card stock, textured black cardstock, black feathers and homemade shimmer spray to give my die cuts - depth and elegance! I love the soft look of the card overall, even though I used black as a main colour.
Above is a close up of my floral arrangement. I used the background pattern paper for the Gardenia and Large Rose and cut the Medium Rose out in flat black cardstock for contrast. The Mini Fanciful Flourish and Olive Branches anchor the arrangement perfectly!
Dies used:

Remember to stay posted - great designs and wonderful inspiration is here to be found on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog!
Take care,

Corina Finley
Remember to Live, Laugh & Create

Thursday, April 10, 2014

All occasion 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 lot's of layers of die-cuts to create some volume

A used the tag die-cut to highlight the sentiment

Dies used:
Dimensional Large Leaves #1 - D135
Lilith Doily w/ Angel Wing - DL263
Sentiment Tag 1 (Set of 3) - B424
Honeycomb - FRM145
Polynesian Sails Oval - DL153

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 9, 2014

Happy Anniversary


Sandy here with you today for Cheery Lynn Designs with an anniversary card I created.  Using my Scalloped Square Stackers and match Silver Square Stackers I created my card base.  Then I die cut the beautiful Lilith Doily w/Angel Wing and the matching Lilith Doily Edger.  The doily is so pretty, I hesitated to cover the center with my sentiment.  There is a Fancy Corner Cuts #1 which also matches these dies but I had my background adhered to my card base and it was too late to use them.  So I added a few Lace Deco Corner pieces.

The last step was a Black Eyed Susan (don't you love that center) and some leaves created with Judy's Blooms.  Finished size is 5 5/8" square. 

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

Don't forget to check out this week's Anything Goes challenge.  Enter for a chance to win a $20 store credit at Cheery Lynn Designs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Anything goes with a Matchbox!

Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here with a fun a project for the Anything Goes Challenge. I 'm using the medium match box die to create a box for a mini book that I created with the French Flair die! I LOVE these little boxes! I can't wait to make more!

Cheery Lynn Dies used
Tiny Flower Kit (Set of 3) - B376
Mini Fanciful Flourish - B117S
French Flair - Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-12
French Flair - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-13
Alison's Ribbons - B335
Miniature Rose - B152
Medium Rose - B154
Flourish Leaf Strip - B178
Matchbox Medium (Set of 2) - B329

To created the mini book I die cut out a scalloped French Flair out of watercolor paper that was half as wide as the matchbox. That way when it is folded in half it it will fit I then . I cut pages for the book from copy weight paper. The small French Flairs were folded and trimmed and glued together on the cut edge and placed in the covers. The cover was watercolored using Derwent pencils.

all elements of the box and flowers were created with the water color paper. I love the effects you get by watercoloring one side of the paper and dabbing the back side for a hint of color. Dew Drops and watercolor completed the center. All surfaces were hand colored with Derwent and water.

The mini book in this matchbook is perfect for your wee notes , secrets, passwords...whatever small item you need to keep up with!

 Thank you for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy my card!

Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #127 is Anything Goes There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!