Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ornate Vintage Card by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone. Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, it's Julie here today. This week I decided to showcase the versatility of one of my latest favourite dies from our newly released Doily Collection called Alpine Flourish Doily.

This die comes as a set of 2. You have the option to have a solid centre or use the ornate centre in the middle of your doily. For my card this time, I opted to have the solid centre as I wanted to stamp and mount a verse to place on it using the card maker die, this also fits perfectly as a mount to the back of my Alpine Flourish.

You will notice the ornate sides on my card are die cut using the centrepiece from my doily. I then mounted onto my plain card stock to make my design pop forward.

My flower and leaves were shaded with distress inks and mounted onto the Italian Flourish Mini Doily. I die cut out 2 doilies and made a cut into the centre on both of them. Next folding back and forward in a concertina style, I glued them together at the edges to form the full circle again.

I added a little stickles and distress around the edge and pearls to finish.

Cheery Lynn New Release:

Other Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

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

Julie x

Friday, October 24, 2014

Army Card with Corina Finley

Hello and Happy Friday!

Corina here with you today to share my Army card that I created using some of the new Cheery Lynn Design Dies from the October 15th release!

Before I talk about the dies I used, I wanted to share a technique I used using the Gauze Border die as a stencil. 

I die cut the Gauze Border out of scrap paper. I then placed the border die cut on top of my Kraft card stock that I wanted to use on my card. I applied ink in a light colour (off white) direct to paper. Heat set and then moved the die/stencil slightly to the left and using my ink blending tool - I applied my green and brown ink tones. Remove my stencil and WOW! I absolutely love the effect it gave!

I used the New Army set - These dies are not just for the Armed forces but I will be using mine on masculine themed cards and on my scrapbook pages for my boys!

 Above is a Tank from the set which comes with four other dies. A helmet, the word Army which is shown above, a helicopter and Army Truck.

The I Spy die is going to be a great accent on nature cards. I live in Northern British Columbia, so outdoor/hunting activities are very popular here. I know that I will use this die quite a bit!

Dies Used

Gauze Border - B305

Sentiment Tag 2 (Set of 3) - B425

I hope you will play along in our weekly Challenge 155 - Vintage. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,
Corina Finley

Live, Laugh & Create!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Year 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:
Here you can closer see two of my fav dies (Holly Leaves and Cutie Fringe)
 I used Scalloped Note Box, vellum and beads to create some sort of shaker.
 I combined 2 different doilies in one to highlight the snowy motifs of the card (French Pastry Doily and Dutch Daisy Doily)
Dies used:
Dutch Daisy Doily (Set of 2)
French Pastry Doily - DL102
- B183 Holly Leaves
Cutie Fringe III - B257
- Stockholm Serenity Circle Boutique Stackers Frame (Set of 3)
Scalloped Note Box - B272
Snowflake Doily w/Angel Wing - DL279
Pennant Die - D103
Christmas Lights Swag - B131
Tags 1 - B260
100 Stars - B479

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, October 22, 2014


Hello to all!!!!

Today I bring to you a very simple card that highlights the new release doily dies.  The beauty of this card lies in the simple use of doilies with a square design. Yes!!!!! these are square shaped doilies. and it has detachable centre that can be used on paper to cut out individual mini doilies or even create a tile like pattern that I have done in my card here,

For my card , I have cut out two pieces of Royal Scandinavian Square doily and placed both together as shown. Before that , I distressed the centre of one die cut with distress inks.
For the tile pattern below, I placed the centre small square piece on a card stock, adhered it with scotch tape and cut through my die cut machine. Then I placed that same die next to this cut pattern and run through the machine again. This I repeated again to get this pattern.
Some ribbon and a simple sentiment and there you are !!! A card with such intricate cut work can be made in minutes. That is the beauty of these dies. They make simple cards look elegant.
So do have a look and enjoy the intricate details of this beautiful die.


Royal scandinavian doily (set of two )
Inverted scalloped oval XM 9
scor pal for scoring
distress inks-evergreen bough
ribbon and bead from stash.

The  new challenge is Vintage, So get going and do send in your entries to win 20 $ shopping spree.
So do thats all for today !!! Do try your hands on the new release dies. You will love them .
Do stop by and leave some words. Thanks  !!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Popup Surprise Match Boxes

 Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here sharing a fun Pop Up box with the match box dies! To create these you need the matchbox, a spring (I borrowed mine from a dried up click pen), something to "spring up", and some embellishments.

You create your matchbox and embellish with some dies or a bow and a bead pull for the drawer.

You will need to "adhere" your spring into your drawer and to your popup image. I embedded my spring into some molten emboss enamel.This worked to hold it in place. A thick bodied glue like E6000 would also work. Once the spring is in place, add the image to the spring.

To create your popup surprise, fold the spring down and position your popup in place. For added festivity, you can place glitter or confetti inside to pop out when the box is opened.

I hope you enjoyed my project! It's a fun favor for Halloween parties! 

Cheery Lynn Dies used

Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #155 is Vintage There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vintage Holiday Card

Sandy here today with a cute vintage holiday card, at least my version of vintage, lol.  I started with a burgundy French Flair Stacker card base, 5 5/8 inches square. I die cut the largest die from the Horizon French Flair Boutique Stacker set from cream DP and layered that onto the card base.  Then using the next to the largest Silver French Flair Stacker, I added another layer of DP.  You can see how well these dies match up to give you perfect layers.  The same thing for my fancy oval; a burgundy panel cut from the mid size Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker with a coordinating DP panel cut from the Silver Oval Stackers.  I added a straight piece of Horizon Square Boutique Stacker for Tilda to perch. 

Using cream mulberry paper, I die cut my Poinsettia Strip die, layering two large, one medium and one small petal.  I pinched each petal down the middle and fluffed a bit for some dimension.  Next using burgundy mulberry paper, I created two roses from my Miniature Rose die.  I dry embossed the backs to give them a rounded shape, then layered and shaped them.  I added three Holly Leaves and pieces from my Holly Lace Flourish.  

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 155 - Vintage

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


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 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 team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

Dies used:

Dies used:

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

Black and Orange challenge winner

What wonderful entries we had last week. Using, the winner of our Black and Orange challenge is

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Here are your random numbers:
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Congratulations, Bonnie.  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 Vintage challenge.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wish You Were Here by Julie Lavalette

Hi Everyone, Julie here hosting the blog today. 

Can you believe it's the weekend once again and only another week until the clocks change here in the UK and the dark winter nights are upon us.

I hope you are all loving the new release dies as much as I am. This card shows you what I have done with another couple of them. I stamped my postcard stamp, shaded it with Distress added some crackles and mounted onto the Alpine Flourish Doily die. I totally love all the detail on this die and shaded it also with distress. It gives a stunning Vintage look. The clever thing with this die is you have the option of having a solid centre to stamp on, add a sentiment to or place your centre coordinating die piece into it for a lace look.

My binoculars I die cut out in Grey and Black cardstock slightly off setting for a shadow effect. I then put some Glossy Accents onto the lens area and rubbed a little distress over to highlight.

A pretty Vintage style flower and some black gems were added to finish my Parisian themed card.

Cheery Lynn New Release Dies Used:

Other Cheery Lynn Dies used:

If you haven't checked out the new release yet please click here. Good Luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge and I will see you all next Saturday.

Julie x

Friday, October 17, 2014

'I Do' Card with Corina Finley

Hello Everyone!

Corina here with you today! Did everyone check out the New Release over at the Cheery Lynn store. They are amazing, intricate, beautiful detailed dies.

If you have not checked them out - it is a must! Also owner of Cheery Lynn Designs - Mike, has created two video to describe and show you the versatility of this New Release.

Above is a close up of some wonderful detail from the dies. Love it!

I have layered my card using the Royal Scandinavian Doily (Set of 2) and the 

Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stackers Frame. I have placed the couple - I Do in the center and covered them in a thin layer of micro fine black glitter. These three dies are from the new release. 

 Dies used:

Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stackers Frame (Set of 3)

I hope you will play along in our weekly Challenge. You could WIN a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,
Corina Finley

Live, Laugh & Create!