Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy Halloween with Jenny Alia

Hi, it's Jenny posting today with a Halloween card inspired by this week's challenge.  I've been having so much fun with all the new Cheery Lynn Halloween dies from the July release!  To make this card I began by cutting three large squares out of white and purple card stock.  I colored the smallest piece orange with distress ink.  After the distress ink dried I cut a circle out of the card stock with one of the small circles from the  Circle Classic Silver Stackers.  I then used the Square Stitching Tool to cut the stitches into the largest and smallest square for added texture.

I then got to work on the fun elements.  I cut the Home Sweet Home haunted house out of a dark gray card stock and backed it with purple for a spooky light inside.  I think this would be really neat to do with neon green behind too.  Then I glued the house down and then glued two Ornamental Gates side by side.  I cut the bottoms of them so they wouldn't be as tall.  

I sponged a little gray ink over a piece of white card stock and then glued it behind the orange layer.  The two bats from the Bat Family die were popped up with dimensional foam adhesive.  Last I added the cauldron from the Crafty Ann Halloween Set 2 and glued the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath die set.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you can join us for this week's Halloween challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Death & Taxes With Lisa Blastick

Hi, It's Lisa back this week with a new card for Cheery Lynn Designs! Recently, I received this "Scytheman" from Cheery Lynn Designs that purchased Crafty Ann. OMGosh! Talk about a creepy figure right? Love Halloween and this die cut is perfect for it and....also for Tax Day! lol This week's challenge is "Halloween", but I thought I would show you that this die cut could be great for April 15  too! As the quote reads "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except...Death & Taxes".

I wanted to used the "Castle Edge Square" I die cut it once in gray and then I die cut it again with the green patterned paper. I layered some white paper between and chalked the edges.  The white "Grass Border 2" was layered twice. I printed the "Death & Taxes" on my computer and printed it on grey then die cut it out using the "Tomb Stone". I added the "Raven" from the "Tomb Stone" dies. 

I love pop dots, so there are several underneath the "Scytheman", "Raven" and the "Tomb Stone"
This card is great for your favorite accountant!

Cheery Lynn Designs Die Cuts Used:

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading all your comments!  Be sure to check out this week's challenge "Halloween" for your chance to win $20 at the Cheery Lynn Designs Store! 


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Shasta Daisy Video Tutorial with Bonnie Garby

Hi everyone.  I'm Bonnie from Make Time to Craft and I'm so excited to be the newest member of the Cheery Lynn Designs design team.  I've been creating with Cheery Lynn Dies for a while now and it was a dream come true to be invited to join these talented ladies!
I love to get a lot of use from all my dies so I'm always looking for new ideas.  The Royal Scandinavian Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs is one of my favorites and it has two pieces.  I've used the outer piece many times and this card uses the inner square to create a beautiful lacy overlay.  The card is embellished with some pretty Shasta Daisy flowers which I'll show you how to make below and a cute little double bow made with Shimmer Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Below is a quick photo tutorial on how I made the lacy overlay.  The first thing I do is apply Stick It! adhesive to the back of the paper I am cutting whenever I use an intricate die.  This is the best adhesive I've found for intricate die cuts because there is a little 'play' time for you to get everything where you want it before it's permanently affixed.  Once you have the die cut placed where you want it, you simply press it down with your fingers or a small brayer.
For this technique I cut my white cardstock to the desired size for my card and then I draw very faint guidelines for the placement of the die.  I made the lines quite dark for you to see for this tutorial, but make them as light as possible since you will have to erase them when you are done.  Then just run the die through your machine and move to the next position using the guide lines for placement.
Once you have the whole piece cut you will peel the backing from the Stick It! or apply your adhesive of choice and adhere it to the base.  Now that you have stabilized the lacy overlay, you can carefully erase your registration marks.  I love the look of the kraft background and the white lacy overlay.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE making handmade paper flowers??  

Well I do!  The Shasta Daisy flower is a quick and easy flower and by changing the colors, you can make it work for just about any holiday or season.

I hope you enjoy my Shasta Daisy video tutorial below.

Cheery Lynn Dies/Supplies Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy Crafting!

~ Bonnie ~

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Halloween by Eva Dobilas

Hello there, it's Eva today here with a Halloween card.  We have some super cute dies, so my card is pretty cute I might say.

To create my card base I die cut two Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frames out of black card stock.  Next I die cut a square using Square Stitch and Cut Tool out of patterned paper.  Than I die cut  another patterned paper using Horizon Fishtail Banners.  Next I die cut a Horrible Cat out of black card stock and added yellow card stock on the face for the eyes and nose and added it on top of the banner.  

Next I die cut the three Jack-O-Lanterns out of orange patterned paper and placed yellow card stock underneath to contrast the eyes, nose and mouth.  I placed them on the card front.  Than I die cut a Witch Hat using purple card stock and added black underneath to show the design and added it to the biggest pumpkin.  Finally I die cut the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath die and added it to the banner.

Here is the list of Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used to create this card with:

Thanks for stopping by today and Good Luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 205 - Halloween

As always, the entries we had last week for our Anything Goes 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

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 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.

Anything Goes Challenge Winner

What wonderful entries we had last week. Using, the winner of our Anything Goes challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2015-10-04 01:24:08 UTC
#12 - Lesia Cook

Congratulations, Lesia. 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 Halloween challenge.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Forever Friends by Julie Lavalette

Hi Cheery Lynn friends, it's JULIE here today. This week I thought I would showcase the versatility of our Stacker dies and how by turning them round and cutting in to the die cut shapes with another stacker you are able to achieve lots of different shapes.

You will see on these photos how I cut out my shapes and inserted in to each other for my base layer.

This photo shows my next layers and how I turned the same stacker as on the first layer around 90 degrees to give a different look.

My Butterfly was heat embossed and a pearl added.

My roses were cut out in White Cardstock and shaded with 2 colours of Distress Ink.

My words were double layered for a shadow effect and the "S" was taken from my word set Happy Christmas. Finally adding some pearls, Stickles and a Leaf Flourish to finish.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used-

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

Julie x

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cheers Card by Corina Finley

Hello & Welcome!

Corina here with you hosting the blog for today's Card Inspiration!

Fall is in the air & Christmas is right around the corner! Also right around the corner is the Cheery Lynn October New Release. Mark your calendar and make sure to check back for this New Release will be on October 15th with card designs from the whole Design Team.

For todays card, I was given the folded Christmas Pattern card base from a friend to create with.  I cut the Joy to the World Wreath die three times, twice from brown cardstock and once in green. I layered them on to a Kraft cardstock circle and added three Poinsettia (create from the strip die) and greenery using the Pine Branches & Holly Leaves

I cut a Horizon Fishtail Banner for my wooden Cheers sentiment and added the wooden '25' to the lower corner of my card.

I decorated the inside of the card simply. I stamped on a Tags 4 diecut and added the holly leaves with rhinestones. I also added a matted A2 Rectangular Scalloped Frame.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

Poinsettia Strip - B324

I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs ChallengeYou 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 1, 2015

Big Day with Jenny Alia

Hi, it's Jenny posting today with a new card I made using a few dies that are new to me.  I love how delicate and intricate this Dutch Daisy Doily Square die is and couldn't wait to play with it.

I first cut the Dutch Daisy Doily Square out of a blue-green paper.  I then cut three layers using the French Flair Classic Stackers.  I used the largest to cut the kraft card base and then a smaller one to back the phrase created by the On YourDream Big and Day words that were cut with the same blue paper used for the Dutch Daisy Doily.  

The Sweet Williams Strip flowers were cut out of a cream patterned paper.  The edges were colored with blue distress ink and then they were molded using a stylus and molding mat.  I stacked and glued them together and then used double sided tape to adhere them to the card front.  Last, I tucked in some Olive Branches and my go-to foliage, Flourish Leaf Strip die cuts and glued pearl centers on the flowers.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:

Thanks for visiting today and make sure to join in this week's Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate towards shopping at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

If The Shoe Fits....with Lisa Blastick

Hi.  It's Lisa back today sharing a new card for Cheery Lynn Designs!  I really had NO idea what I wanted to do this week since the challenge is "Anything Goes".  However, I recently received the "Dainty Dutch Deco Frame" and I wanted to use it soon.  I actually wasn't going to make a Halloween card even though it is really right around the corner....but then I received the beautiful "Women's Shoe" and thought of making it red. Hence the title"If The Shoe Fits".  I printed up the sentiment and then die-cut it out with "Royal Scandinavian Tag 2".  I die-cut it out again in black and placed it behind the white for a shadow. 

The background paper has bats with red eyes. So I thought why not red bats with black eyes? The bats are part of the "Bat Family" I die-cut three to balance the red of the elegant high heel shoe. I then found this witch online with height heels on her feet and fussy cut her out. 

A closer view with some pop dots under the shoe, witch, sentiment and bats.

List of Cheery Lynn Designs dies Used:

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