Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2016 Fall & Winter Holiday Release - Part Two: Halloween with Chrissy Mac

Hi everyone!  Chrissy Mac here with a card project featuring Cheery Lynn Design's new Fall & Winter dies from Part Two of the four part release...and one of the funnest fall holidays for getting crafty...Halloween  There are 14 fun die Halloween themed die sets in this part of the release. 
My main focal die cuts are from one of the cutest Halloween die sets I have ever had the pleasure of using.  It is called the Whimsical Halloween Cat 4 Piece Die Set (B850).  I just had to use this die set!  I used 4 solid color heavier cardstock papers and one lovely thinner patterned paper to build this card.  The other dies from the new Halloween release that I used are the B841 Ultimate Halloween 5 Piece Die Set, the B829 Happy Halloween 4 Piece Die Set and the B833 Walking Zombie 4 Piece Die Set.  

Here is a spooky number 13 step breakdown of the various layers starting with the bottom up to the furthest out layer:

  1. Black Card Stock used for base card
  2. Medium grey card stock with canvas-like texture die cut with CLD LPC-16 Rectangle Stitch and Cut Tool (4.75 x 6.25")
  3. Burnt orange card stock with die cut pattern paper (cut with CLD Card maker Rectangle Scalloped CM-2) overlayed on top and then cut with CLD FRM115 Lattice 2 Die.
  4. Black card stock die cut with CLD Pair of Ferns B118 Die Set and the bat from CLD B829 Happy Halloween 4 Piece Die Set.
  5. Grey Grass and Burnt Orange grass die cut with CLD CAFLRS-15 Grass Die. 
  6. Tombstone cut out of white card stock using CLD B833 Walking Zombie 4 Piece Die Set and colored with distress ink pad and colored pencils.
  7. Pumpkin cut out of burnt orange card stock using CLD B841 Ultimate Halloween 5 Piece Die Set and colored with distress ink pad and colored pencils.
  8. Bottom Reverse Cut Black Grass was made using the remnant left behind after cutting the black grass (using CAFLRS-15) seen at the top of card.
  9. Happy Catoween Whimsical Halloween Cat was made using white, black and burnt orange.  The black was cut out of a very heavy black chipboard.  I layered the spider in burnt orange and the bow in burnt orange.  The catoween sentiment was cut out of white card stock and inked with a dark mauve inking pad.
  10. The rectangle behind "Happy Catoween" was die cut using the CLD LPC-16 Rectangle Stitch and Cut Tool (one of the smaller rectangles).
  11. Finally...I just had to add flowers...well that was just because any cute cat, even a spooky one loves a garden frolic among flowers.  I used the patterned paper and the burnt orange paper to make these dimensional flowers that were die cut with the CLD B434 Sweet Christine flower die.
  12. Oh and of course I added some lovely gem and bead embellishments for the center of the flowers and on that cute spooky little cat's bow.
  13. I used an acrylic glossy finishing spray over the whole card after all was done and dry which created saturation on all of the colors.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment today and each day between July 22nd and August 3rd. One lucky person that leaves a comment on the selected day will win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs. 

And don't forget that for the next four days when you buy any two of the fall and winter new release dies (Winter, Christmas and Halloween) you will get a free Sweet Candy Cane die.  

Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

For questions or comments, please add your comment.  Thank you so very much for joining me today.  Wishing you the very best.  Time to get crafty!

Chrissy Mac Designs

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
I hope everyone has enjoyed our five days of New Release Fall & Winter Dies:  Part One Christmas & Winter.  Today is the last day to buy two new release dies and get a free Pumpkin Swag die.  Promotion ends tonight at midnight!

Tomorrow we will be featuring Part Two:  Halloween.  For the next four days (July 27th - 30th), join us for some spooky fun where we feature projects using the new Halloween dies.

Happy Crafting!

Cheery Lynn Designs

2016 Fall and Winter Holiday Release Part One - Winter and Christmas with Julie Lavalette.

Hi everyone, it's JULIE here hosting the blog and today I am showcasing our fabulous Fun Santa Set in our current mini series. This is part one of our Fall and Winter Release.

As you can see the Fun Santa Set comes with a great collection of dies and on my card I have used 5 of the dies out of this set.

Santa has been shaded with Copics. I layer his body twice for extra dimension adding some silicone glue in between my layers. His belt and head were also layered on twice. I highlighted his beard, hair and coat with a Snow Writer pen, adding on some Glamour dust for extra sparkle.

My window I layered a polka dot paper and a Reindeer behind to give the illusion of snow falling and looking outside. My curtains were made my spraying a length of paper with water to dampen, adding my concertina folds and drying with my heat gun.

My tree I added decorations, coloured with Copics and touches of Stickles. My Christmas lights I added some Glossy Accents onto the bulbs. Tucking in my Christmas parcels at the base of the tree. The bows and Christmas sentiment I added Red Tinsel Embossing Powder for lots more sparkle.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment today and each day between July 22nd and August 3rd. One lucky person that leaves a comment on the selected day will win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Remember to also join our Current Challenge - Christmas in July  with a chance to win another $20 spending spree here at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x 

Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 Fall & Winter Holiday Release Part 1 - Winter & Christmas with Debbie Brownmiller

A warm hello to you. It's Debbie from Debbie's Time Out hosting the blog today.

Cheery Lynn Designs has just release some wonderful new Christmas dies. I am featuring this new Fancy Reindeer 7 Piece Die Set  which is one of them . They are so nicely detailed.

My base is a Bendi Fold which really enables you to get a lot of layers and dimension. I layered the Oval - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies and Polynesian Sails Oval and added it to the top of the card for more shape and background. I embossed all the card pieces  with the Snowflake Flurries  before assembling it.

Here you can see all the detail on the Fancy Reindeer . I layered the Icicles Border along the curved part of the card. The trees are from the Camping Die Set . They make awesome winter/ Christmas trees too. The Happy Winter sentiment is from the new Winter Holiday Word 6 Piece Die Set. I cut up one of the  Dancing Snow Flurries into pieces and layered it here and there.

The reindeer head was layered to the center of the oval piece. And the Snowflake Set 2 where layered together and layered onto the top.

I invite you now to come join our current Christmas in July challenge for you chance to win a $20.00 store certificate. I would love to see your creations.

Thanks for visiting today.  Be sure to leave a comment today and every day between July 22nd and August 3rd.  One lucky person that leaves a comment on the selected day will win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Have a crafty day.
Dies Used

Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 Fall & Winter Holiday Release - Part I Winter & Christmas with Jenny Alia

Hi friends, it's Jenny here today!  I'm sharing a Christmas card showcasing two new dies from Cheery Lynn's New Fall and Winter Release. Be sure to join us every day on the Cheery Lynn BLOG from July 22nd to August 3rd to see all the wonderful July Holiday new release dies.  One random commenter during the promotion will win a $20 gift certificate so comment each day for the best chance to win.

For this card I cut two Christmas Wreaths out of white card stock.  I colored it green with a sponge makeup applicator and distress ink.  I used red stickles to create berries.  Once the glitter glue dried I molded the leaves with a stylus tool.  The bow was also cut twice and molded the same way.  The bells were covered in gold embossing powder and then I drew a glitter line along the accent on each bell.

I glued the two wreath layers down to a card face cut using the Royal Scandinavian A2 Card Facer.  The bells were adhered with foam adhesive and I glued in the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Winter Holiday Word Set.  The back of the card facer was layered with a green rectangle and then an A2 sized rectangle behind so the interior of the card is nicely finished.

Cheery Lynn Dies
Christmas Wreath B839 (New)
Winter Holiday Word Set B834 (New)
Royal Scandinavian A2 Card Facer

Thanks for joining me here today.  Don't forget to stop back  on the Cheery Lynn Blog tomorrow and leave a comment  daily from July 22nd to August 3rd for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  Stop over each day and comment for the best chance to win! Also join in the current Christmas in July challenge.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

2016 Fall & Winter Holiday Release Part 1 - Winter & Christmas with Lisa Blastick

Hi everyone! Welcome back! Today, I'm sharing with you our new release with Cheery Lynn Designs! It is called 2016 Fall and Winter Holiday Release and it is in 4 part series. This is Part 1 Winter and Christmas. 

This box card is 2 x 3 inches and it's a nice small size to mail off for the holidays. The main colors are white, red, green and teal. On the "St. Nick" and "trees" from the "camping set" I placed some liquid appliqué to give it the appearance of fluffy snow.

There are 3 inserts.  I placed the trees in the back, and then one more tree on the first insert, the "St.Nick" on the middle insert and then "Presents" from "whimsical Christmas" on the front insert. 

The two sets of the smallest "poinsettia strip" were used with a pearl in the center. The holly leaves are part of the new release "feliz navidad".  On the top are "icicles" to finish of this box card. 

Cheery Lynn Designs New Dies Used:

Cheery Lynn DesignsOlder Dies Used:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out more fun new release from our design team! 
Also don't forget this week's challenge for your chance to win $ at the Cheery Lynn Designs store! 

Be sure to leave a comment today and every day between July 22nd and August 3rd.  One lucky person that leaves a comment on the selected day will win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Have a great day! 
Hugs Lisa 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs 2016 Fall and Winter Holiday Release Party - Christmas and Winter Holiday Die Kick-off

Hello friends.  Bonnie here today from Make Time to Craft to kick off the Cheery Lynn Designs 2016 Fall and Winter New Release Celebration.
We will be sharing projects featuring dies from the Fall and Winter new release from now through August 3rd in four parts.  I hope you'll join us each day.  We will be beginning with Christmas and Winter dies and then showcasing Halloween, Fall & Thanksgiving and then we will finish off with a new die for a New Year!

Be sure to stop by and leave a comment each day.  At the end of the celebration, we will select a random post and one lucky person who leaves a comment on the post on that day will win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Be sure to head over to the Cheery Lynn Designs website to view all the new Christmas themed dies.  They are FANTASTIC!

I have to admit that I always have a hard time making Christmas cards in July when it's 95 degrees outside!  I decided to ease my way into things by starting with a non-traditional color scheme.

This Whimsical Christmas die set made me think of Dr. Seuss, so I thought the non-traditional colors would be perfect and I really like the way this turned out.
I cut all of my dies in multiple colors and I was very careful to retain all of the pieces (positive and negative) when I removed the paper from the die.  I started with a silver base for my stockings and then carefully pieced each one together with the colors I wanted.  I then added it to my background square which was created by cutting a white Lattice piece and adhering it to white cardstock.  I thought a solid white background was too plain, so the white on white lattice was just right.

For the presents, I also cut the die in multiple colors.  I pieced each present individually in the colors I wanted and then lined them up along the bottom of the card panel, slightly overlapping them.

I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment in pink and purple and layered the pieces,  slightly offsetting to allow for a shadow effect.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made with two ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also added a layer of white mulberry paper under the main panel.  I love the soft feathery feel you get when you add mulberry paper to a project.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget, we have a Christmas in July challenge going on.  We'd love to have you enter for another chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.  It'll sure come in handy once you see all the gorgeous new holiday dies!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #234 - Christmas In July Theme and a July New Release Sneak Peek!

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

Our new bi-weekly challenge theme is

Christmas in July

Tomorrow, July 22nd we will kick off our Cheery Lynn Designs July 2016 New Release Party featuring dies for the holidays.  
We will be posting projects here on the Cheery Lynn Blog each day through August 3rd showcasing the fabulous new release holiday dies.  Stop by each day and leave a comment.   One lucky person who leaves a comment on the selected day will win a $20 Cheery Lynn Designs gift certificate!

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 August 3rd at 15:00 Eastern time.  We will also showcase the Top 3 picks from our Design Team on August 4th.

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).

** July New Release Sneak Peek Project **

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:

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

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #233 - Anything Goes Challenge Winners

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

 Our randomly selected winner is:
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Here is your random number:

Congratulations Eileen. 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 #233 in no particular order are:


Simply Handmade

Graciellie Design
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 Christmas in July themed challenge.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yellow Rose Greeting Card by Ginny Nemchak

Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a card I created with the fabby Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, layered patterned papers and a little mixed media. This card starts with an A2 sized card base with a generous amount of texture paste embossing. Then the layering begins....lots of patterns separated by solids, additional dies for texture, Stickles, vintage buttons and trim.

This lovely flower is created with the Rose and Leaves Die. A little bending and pulling and it took a nice shape then I filled in some of the gaps with Mercury Glass Stickles.  There's more glitter on the leaves as well.
In the very background I've added a Mirror Mirror Doily Frame cut from white cardstock. For the focal section there's a French Pastry Doily cut from the patterned paper. I love the script. This doily was too wide for where I wanted to put it so I clipped a small bit of the side off....and flipped around the extra little piece and layered  it on as well. You can never have enough layers!
Adding the Fanciful Flourish Left die cut from white helps to fill the space and create the illusion of a larger flower arrangement.
I created a little more texture for the background with the Lattice Die glued down to the patterned paper and trimmed to size.
I'm not going to go as far as saying this card is monochromatic....but it's low contrast makes it seem very vintagy and dreamy.

~Cheery Lynn Design Supplies~
Okay that's all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G