Monday, October 31, 2016

Celebrate Fall Step Card: Guest Designer Kathy Clement

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Hello Friends!  Kathy Clement here with my final guest design project for Cheery Lynn.  I have had such a good time playing with these wonderful dies this month, and thank you all making me feel so welcome.

I have always wanted to make a step card, and have watched a ton of online videos to learn how to do so.  But it was so much measuring and cutting and folding.  So, when I found a die that would cut and score my paper for me in one simple pass through my die cutting machine you can guess how fast the Step Card Bundle Set made its way into my shopping basket!



You can use the die to cut center step cards or side step cards.  I chose to make this cute side step design.  I used heavy kraft cardstock for the base, and it cut and scored it beautifully!  The Step Card Bundle comes with a bunch of cute flower blossom and leaf dies.  These were used to decorate the card.  My tiny plaid tags are made with the Tags 1 set.  I also used the Wheat Head die  on this card.

Once again, I used Carta Bella Fall Blessings paper collection to make this card.  My bows are brown micro gingham and natural burlap string. I love the way this card stands up for display.  I think I might just have to add it to my fall mantelpiece.

Thanks again for inviting me to play with beautiful Cheery Lynn Designs dies!  I've had the BEST time!

Cheerio,
kathy

Sunday, October 30, 2016

December Presents Greeting Card by Ginny Nemchak

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Hey there Peeps! I am all up in the holiday flower making and having sooo much fun.   This card mixes a few blooms from Floral Bouquet and a few Sweet Christine accented with blingy centers and glitter glues.
I utilized the centers from the Sweet Christine and finished them off with silver embossing powder to create a star effect.

~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies~
Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Welcome to our NEW Cheery Lynn Design Team Members

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This is the second post of the day.  Once you meet our new design team members, be sure to scroll down so you don't miss the great project that Christina is sharing today.

Today I am pleased to introduce you to two new design team members joining the Cheery Lynn family.  Please help me to welcome them.

Maggi Harding
Hi, I'm Maggi Harding and I am thrilled to be a new designer for Cheery Lynn Designs!  I am loving these dies and having a blast creating with them.

My husband and I are retired and share our home in eastern North Carolina with our two standard poodles, Nika and Tisha.  We love to travel and do so mostly in our RV so that our sweet furbabies can be with us.   We have been from Key West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and from the Pacific shores of California to the Atlantic shores of North Carolina in our well travelled motorhome!

My style is all over the board as I do a little bit of everything, but two things I really love, are vintage styling and bright bold colors layered up, of course, with pretty diecut frames and shapes.  Paper art is an artistic adventure for me; I always ask myself, what can I create, how can I make this piece of paper come to life?   I love the challenge of combining beautiful patterns with my photos to create a cohesive art piece.  Scrapbooking has awakened my “inner artist” and  satisfies the creative side of my brain that was long neglected during my career as a CPA.  These days I am a happy  retired, stay at home, crazy, paper loving scrap artist.

Cheryl Walker
Hi, I'm Cheryl Walker and I'm so excited to be a new part of the Cheery Lynn design team.  I was born and raised in California and I have lived in Utah for the past 10 years.  I am married and have been for 26 years. We have 3 grown kids, 1 cat, and 2 dogs. I have been crafting since 1986 (covering albums, wall decorations, and things for home).  In 1995 I started scrapbooking and then in 2006 I started card making due to my neighbor and StampinUp!...hehehehe.  I've been hooked ever since with card making and papercrafting!  I spend most of my time crafting, cooking, and taking care of our home. I LOVE crafting, it's a hobby and a passion of mine. I enjoy making cards, mini albums, tags, treat bags, calendars, mini post-its, and altered art/ floral. Currently I would have to say my LOVE is for creating beautiful glass flowers that I have been making. I love trying different products on them to give a different look to each one. I am super excited to be part of the Cheery Lynn DT!! :)

The girls will start posting in November and I can't wait to see what they create.  I hope you'll stop by and offer your encouragement.



A Little Shab & a Little Chic by Chrissy Mac

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Hello beautiful people!  Chrissy Mac here with a "Well Wishes" custom card in a style I have dubbed "A Little Shabby and a Little Chic."  This one is full of yummy textures with knitted lace, corrugated paper, dyed twine and regular card stock.


I used Cheery Lynn Design's french flair which is such a great building shape as it has a nice outside shape that is decorative, but clean at the same time.  I wanted to play with some lace edging.  I staged it under my already cut circles and I knew instantly that I had to use it.  This drove some later design decisions such as using the corrugated paper (an unlikely candidate normally) for building a dimensional flower and creating a flower center through repeatedly knotting the purple twine.

Another technique I used to help give it that shabby chic vintage like styling is using a die cut using the Cheery Lynn Square Deutschland Doily and carefully flipped it and removed only some of the outer most cutouts so it had a rougher more imperfect look when layered over the grey french flair.  Perhaps others will like the end result.  I almost want to just frame it as it is so layered and has a sturdier look than the average card, but someone should receive these well wishes! 

  
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies I Used:


Thank you for joining me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  Come on my starting November first for an inspirational journey through 10 design blogs all featuring the new Cheery Lynn Designs Shaker Card Maker Kits and Accessories.  They are so cool!!

Happy days to you!
~ Chrissy Mac ~

Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy Halloween by Jenny Alia

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Hi, it's Jenny here today with another Halloween card.  I just love playing with these new Cheery Lynn Halloween dies!  This card was simple to put together but the glitter paper on some of the die cuts really adds a beautiful glitzy touch.  I started with a 5.5" square card base.  I layered black and patterned card stock on top.  Then I cut the largest square out of Square Frames Set in black.  The inside is lined with a smaller purple square to pick up some of the purple color from the patterned card stock.  I cut the Skeleton's accessories out of other fun papers.  I don't know if it's visable in the photos but his bow and the tombstone are super sparkly!


The one die I changed a bit is the Horizon Fishtail Banner die.  I ran half of it through my die cut machine and then stopped before finishing.  I then moved the die down, being careful to line up the little scallops and then ran the flag side of the banner through to create a smaller than normal banner shape that would fit my card better.  The Happy Halloween sentiment is from the Witch's Skirt die set.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for looking and make sure to join in the current challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #241 - Thank You Theme

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

Our new bi-weekly challenge theme is

Thank You

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 November 9th at 15:00 Eastern time.  We will also showcase the Top 3 picks from our Design Team.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #240 Halloween Theme Challenge Winners!

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

 Our randomly selected winner is:
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Here is your random number:
9

VA's Creative Clutter
Congratulations VA's Creative Clutter. 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 #240 in no particular order are:

ionabunny

Crafts & Beyond

Nancy Hill
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 Thank You Themed challenge.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

With Love by Julie Lavalette

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Hi everyone, it's JULIE here today and I am sharing some inspiration for an Autumnal card.


I started by die cutting out my stacker dies, tattering some at the edges with the blade of my scissors and layering up with foam strips.


My Sunflower Doily I layered two colours, offsetting and gluing only in the middle so my layers were not lying too flat.


I added a Winter bouquet of foliage and a Sunflower, apt for this time of year. My berries have Glossy accents added onto them. 


My Sunflower was shaded with Distress inks adding Flower Soft and Micro Beads to the centre.


I finished off my card with bling around my sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and good luck to everyone entering our Bi-Weekly challenge.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Christmas Angels by Debbie Brownmiller

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A warm hello to you. It's Debbie from Debbie's Time Out. Sometimes we just need a quick card so today I want to share  a simple and quick card using only two dies.



I have used a pretty Christmas paper for the background and matted the angels with the verse from another patterned paper.


Next I layered the beautifully shaped and detailed Holly Leaf  cut from a pattern paper.


From the Christmas Bell set I layered the branches , the bow and holly berries. I have put some glitter on the branches and used glossy accents on the berries. So if you are ever limited to time to get a card created quickly you can do something quick and simple like this one and still give a homemade card created with love.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have time to join our bi-weekly challenge
@ http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/search/label/challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I always enjoys seeing  all the  projects that get entered. Have a wonderful day.

Dies Used
Christmas Bell 7 Piece Die Set - B846
Holly Leaf 4 Piece Die Set - B837



Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy Halloween With Lisa Blastick

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Hi! Welcome back to another Halloween card for Cheery Lynn Designs
I was on a super roll making cards earlier in the month and it has been slowing down a bit since my daughter's wedding is just around the corner! Busy busy busy! 
Meanwhile, I was stumped on what I was planning to make? I knew I wanted to make flowers using the "black eyed susan strip" The centers of the flowers are gorgeous! 


The "cuties 3" I placed on the top and the bottom of the card. Reminds me of a ribbon. I stamped the sentiment on the "horizon fishtail banner" I do have to say it is one of my favorite go to die cuts. The "spiderweb" is in the background and the spiders are from "spider nest" Lastly, I added the cat from "witch's brew"  I just love the cat....meow! 


A closer view....



Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out this week's challenge Halloween!
for your chance to win $20 at the Cheery Lynn Designs store!
Have a great day! 
Hugs Lisa 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

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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!
Cheerio,
kathy

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Holiday Merry Wishes Christmas Tag by Ginny Nemchak

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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

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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

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and make sure to join in the current Halloween challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheer Lynn Designs.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holiday Peace Card by Chrissy Mac

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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

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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

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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
@ http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/search/label/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




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