Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Leaves, Garden Gate and Chrysanthemums Card: Guest Designer, Kathy Clement

Hello, Friends!

Kathy Clement here with another guest designer project for Cheery Lynn. I am having so much fun playing with my Cheery Lynn dies!  Today I have another colorful fall card to share with you featuring Fall Leaves, the Garden Gate and Chrysanthemum Strip Die.

I had some fun experimenting with the dies this time around.  The Fall Leaves were die cut from corrugate, then sprayed with various mica sprays.  I love the texture this added, and I was thrilled so see how well the dies cut through the corrugate material.  The flourishes on either side of the sentiment panel are from the Pumpkin Patch die set. 

The Chrysanthemum Strip die is a joy to work with!  I love how quick and easy it is to die cut loads of pretty flower layers.  I die cut these from Carta Bella's Fall Blessing paper collection, then shaped and layered them, adding a gem to the center of each blossom.

The garden fence was die cut from Tim Holtz woodgrain watercolor paper.  I love the wonderful texture this added to the die cut.  To give the fence an aged appearance, I blended a little Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo Distress Ink randomly onto the surface, then spritzed with water.

I hope you found some inspiration in this project.  It's wonderful to work with dies that cut so easily and make such pretty embellishments!

Thanks for joining me!

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Holiday Merry Wishes Christmas Tag by Ginny Nemchak

Hey there Peeps. Ginny here to share a very festive Christmas Tag I created with many of my favorite Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and some fun patterned papers and embellishments.
I created the base for this tag with the Coved Rectangle Stitch and Cut die using the middle size to cut 1 from 110lb cardstock and 1 from red cardstock. I adhered these together to make a sturdy layer to add the rest of the sections.
Using the next size down in the set of Coved Rectangles I cut a layer from red checked paper and attached it with spacers between.
To add texture and detail I tucked in a section of Gauze Border that I snipped to fit and dovetailed.  It's held on with glue and a funky giant paper clip.
Christmas flowers are the funnest to make and these were a (slightly messy) blast.  I created the Poinsettia with matching red cardstock and accented the tips with Sugar Glitter Paste before assembling. The center is  pieces clipped from a berry pick and given a light coat of alcohol ink to color it to coordinate. The white flower is the  Gardenia cut with crisp white.  Every flower arrangement needs leaves so why not use Holly shaped leaves with a little inking on the edge and Stickles to make it extra festive?
A few last details like this Tiny Kaleidoscope  Doily , chipboard sentiment and pearly accents are perfect for this tag and finished off with some snappy red and white stitched ribbon.
~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used~
Okay that's all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Christmas Shaker by Jenny Alia

Hello!  It's Jenny here today sharing a Christmas shaker card. I had an idea that I wanted to use the Inverted Scallop Oval Stackers and this card developed from there.  

I started by cutting a Inverted Scallop Oval  into a white A2 top-fold card.  I then cut a piece of red card stock with a smaller oval from the Classic Silver Large Oval set so the red would show through behind the white.  I then glued a piece of Clear Acetate from the new kits and put foam tape behind it.  I trapped sparkly snowflakes in the oval window before sealing the back with tan patterned paper.

The white card front seemed too plain so I trimmed red patterned card stock to 1/4 inch smaller than the A2 card front and cut the center out with a large oval.  The card front is decorated with a tree from the Build a Christmas Tree set and presents from the Whimsical Christmas set.

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holiday Peace Card by Chrissy Mac

Hello all!  It's Christmas Theme Week on the Cheery Lynn Design blog and today I am sharing a project using my favorite Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas and Winter die designs.

It's that time of year again that always seems to just fly by, but is filled with fun, friends and family.  I personally have always loved this time of year and although some years are easier than others to get in the holiday spirit, I have to admit I love all that the end of the year holidays bring...baked treats, pumpkin yummies, festive lights, sparkle, the smell of pine and cinnamon and spending quality time with the ones I love.  Time to really get our craft on...right?!  Us artsy craftsy people will be busy making special cards, gifts, themed baskets, special memory books, party and holiday decorations and more.  Today I am sharing a festive card spreading that oh so important message of peace.

We could all use some more peace along with joy and plenty of love!

I like the elegance and simplicity of this color scheme which is a dark matte metallic silver and gold.  Throw in the lovely Cheery Lynn die cuts and some glitter and voila...we have ourselves a merry and festive creation that can be used for either Christmas or New Year's.

Me and dimensional flowers have become BFF's of late so I just had to use this lovely Cheery Lynn Designs Poinsettia die.

 Here is a list of the Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used:

Cheery Lynn Designs has a wide variety of Christmas dies to choose from.  These are just a few of my favorites.  Head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs and take a look at the Christmas Section to see all the fabulous dies that are available.  I hope I have helped even if just a little tiny bit to inspire you with some ideas for a holiday card or other holiday themed project.

Thank you so very much for joining me!  It means so much that you stopped by.  Please feel free to ask any questions you would like and as always your comments, thoughts and ideas inspire me to keep on crafting so by all means share in the comments section.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Merry Christmas by Julie Lavalette

Hi everyone, it's JULIE here and today I am showcasing some of the fabulous Christmas dies on my Festive Vintage styled card.

I started by layering up several of my stacker dies with foam strips between some layers and glued flat on others. My gold edging was created by rubbing my die cut on my Versamark ink pad and heat setting Gold Embossing Powder.

My Holly Flourish and Sentiment were also heat embossed, adding some red bling to look like berries. I love the size of this sentiment as it makes a great feature on your card.

My Poinsettias were cut out in cream cardstock inking at the edges and adding Gold Flowersoft to the centres. I mounted onto my card with some foliage.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you feel inspired to start making your Christmas Cards. Good luck to everyone entering our Bi-Weekly Challenge.

Craft Hugs,
Julie x

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Christmas Mini Album by Debbie Brownmiller

Hello to all. It's Debbie from Debbie's Time out. Thanks for joining me today for our themed week of Christmas projects. I am showcasing two of the new Gift Envelopes that were released not long ago. They are the Merry Christmas and Winter Fun sets and have the cutest tiny festive dies for making mini albums.

I  use the Mini Book Hearts and Ribbons  , the Gift Envelopes and Page Tabs to create the cutest little mini album. I made a hidden hinge binding to attach all the envelopes to thus creating a few pages for my album. . You can see the Mini Book Hearts and Ribbons  binding I have used along the edge  of the book.

This is the inside cover and page one. I have cut the top flaps off the envelopes so I could insert a stitched page to put a photo on both sides of .  The page inserts are cut from the Square Stitch and Cut tool .  I have staggered little tabs to the envelope edges  using the Page Tabs  .

 I have also put a photo matt on the back of each envelope for adding a photo. The dies used on the right are from the Merry Christmas Gift Envelope

The tiny die cuts I have used here are from the Winter Fun Gift Envelope . They work great for Christmas projects as well.

This is the last page.

Here is the back cover with a nice view of the binding and tabs. This is the cutest little Christmas mini album that will hold a total of nine photos. It would make the cutest little gift for that someone special.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to get a few Christmas projects done ahead so you are not rushing at the last minute. I love working with dies and Cheery Lynn Designs has a huge selection of Christmas dies that you should check out..

I invite you to come join our weekly challenge
@ so your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I would love to see your creations.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Dies Used
Mini Book Hearts and Ribbons 2 Piece Die Set - BE101S
Merry Christmas Gift Envelope 14 Piece Die Set - B858
Winter Fun Gift Envelope 11 Piece Die Set - B859
Page Tabs 8 Piece Die Set - B567
Square Stitch and Cut tool - LG Silver Stitch tool 6 Piece Die Set - LSC1

Monday, October 17, 2016

Christmas Gatefold Card with Lisa Blastick

Hi! Welcome back to another card for Cheery Lynn Designs!This week we are featuring all Christmas cards....enjoy! 
I wanted to make a card with doors, so I used the "Screen Door With Dog" I reversed the dog and door for the opposite side by flipping over the cardstock. There are magnets between the papers so you can close the doors or keep them open. 

The sentiment is from "Winter Holiday Word". The "Wreath Strip" was cut a couple times and layered throughout the door with tiny red pearls. I also added them to the collars on the dogs.

Inside I used the "lace christmas tree".  I did cut the bottom off a tad so it fit in the gatefold. 

Here is one side...
The snow is liquid appliqué in white. 

Here is the other side....

Be sure to check out this week's challenge for your chance to win 
 $20 at the Cheery Lynn Designs store.
Thanks of stopping by today! 
Hugs Lisa

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Carolers Christmas Greeting Card by Ginny Nemchak

Hey there Paper Peeps! Happy Sunday to you. It's my day to share some Christmas inspiration and I've created a sweet little greeting card with carolers, snowflakes and blingy embellishments. I've started with an A2 sized card base and layered on patterned papers.  The Oval Stitched die cut makes the perfect frame for the vintage image.
I've got several dies cut in crisp white for a wintry scene. The Neighborhood Border  creates a base with the Icicles nestled underneath.  To complete the arrangement there's Snowflowers topped off with blingy accents and glitter for a frosty finish.
The Southern Charm Valance had a fabulous edge border that was easy to fussy cut and helps to balance the arrangement on the bottom.  A simple bow with pearly center is a nice finishing touch and hides where the die cut was joined in the center.
~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies~
Ribbon trims and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Okay that's all for me. Wishing all  of you a happy and productive day. : ) G

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Christmas Crafting Inspiration with Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today from Make Time to Craft to share a beautiful Christmas card featuring one of my favorite dies from the July Cheery Lynn Designs release.  I'm kicking off a week full of Christmas ideas, so let's get started.

It's mid-October, so you know what that means....  
Time to get those Christmas cards and projects going so you are not scrambling last minute (like last year, right??).  This week the Design Team from Cheery Lynn Designs is going to showcase all of their favorite Christmas themed dies to get you motivated to get started with your own projects.  Head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs and take a look at the Christmas section to see all the fabulous dies that are available.
This card showcases the beautiful Christmas Wreath die set

My card is a 5-1/2" square card and I do have several layers including a pretty white mulberry paper layer at the bottom.  The inner white square that I placed the wreath on measures 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".  That is layered on red and I trimmed a small border.  Below that you can see the Square Frame die in green which is mounted on a 4-1/8" square of white cardstock.
I cut the wreath in emerald, dark green, and gold cardstock and then layered them all for added dimension.  I then cut some berries from red cardstock and added them throughout the wreath.  I topped it off with a pretty gold jingle bell and bow.  The corners are adorned with holly in red and green.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
I topped my card off with a pretty bi-color bow made with ribbons and an embellishment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Be sure to stop back each day through October 21st for more Christmas inspiration from the design team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Don't forget, we have a great Halloween themed challenge going on. We'd love to have you enter for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Someone Special by Jenny Alia

Hi, it's Jenny posting today with a card I created after being inspired by a piece of patterned paper.  I layered a piece of blue card stock behind the patterned paper and then glued them to an A2 card.  I created the central flower using the Black Eyed Susan Strip die.  The die comes with a center that you roll with a quilling tool or maybe around a stylus or toothpick.  The center of the flower adds interest and texture.  

The white flowers are from the Sweet Christine die and all of the foliage is from the Floral Bouquet Kit.  It's one of my new favorite foliage dies.  I really like the leaf shapes and the variety that is included.  It's perfect for any floral cluster.  Last I double layered the Whimsical For Someone Special sentiment.  I added the white card stock offset behind so the blue would stand out more.  The background paper was overpowering the words without the extra white behind.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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