Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fishing in Minnesota with Laurie Schmidt


Hi Laurie here with a Minnesota card to share today!

 My friends and I have really been into making Cheery Lynn state cards lately. They are SO fun to make and to give. People love to receive them, and the possibilities for each state are endless. From state sports...like MN Vikings and Twins, to favorite vacation spots like Disney World in Florida....we have made a ton of them! It's so fun to add footballs, or Mickey Mouse ears, the state flowers and colors....you can see how it goes on and on! There are lots of ideas for whatever state you live in....you can find yours here.

I was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes. There are lakes everywhere, and of course fishing is a HUGE deal in our area. Locals and tourists are always out on the lakes fishing...right now..... on the ice..... in fish houses! Brrrrrr! It IS lots of fun though.

 For this card, I used a bunch of CL fishing dies. I started out with some fish patterned paper cut out with the rectangle stitch and cut tool, and added the canoe and  fishing pole. 




Then I adhered the state, and added the sentiment with some cute bobbers and oars:


I also tucked in a few pine branches....we have a ton of those around here too!


Cheery Lynn dies used:

Minnesota B727







As you can probably tell by this post, I REALLY like making state cards...especially from Minnesota!

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Birthday Wishes Card


 Hello Cheery Lynn Peeps!  Got another card for you today using several fantastic dies.  I created a fun birthday card.....perfect for a New Year birthday.  I used Birthday Wishes circle die for my sentiment and layered it on top of both the Birthday Cake shaker die set and the clock (steampunk)series set,
 I added ribbons and mini gold sequins that I randomly placed here and there inside the cake die.
 I just love all that dimension you get when you add foam adhesive and layer several of your dies up.
For a bit more interest I used the Quatrofoil A2 frame 2 die as my background paper. 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Rome by Jenny Alia


Hi friends!  Jenny  here sharing a card using a few travel dies.  I don't often scrapbook but these dies would make an awesome layout.  I knew I would use these three dies and combine them with a map or vintage paper background but the additional textures and mixed media elements evolved as I worked.


I found a piece of corrugated cardboard (that my daughter had left from opening a box) and used it to create an interesting texture on the card.  It was colored with distress ink and glued to the card front. I painted a crackle glaze on the Italy die and covered the Colosseum and World Atlas dies with white and gold Frantage embossing powders.


I always like adding glitz but I thought rhinestones and glitter would look too new on this vintage card.  After distressing with both ink and a distress tool, I dabbed gold texture paste on the edges of the patterned card stock.  I backed the World Atlas with the same blue-gray card stock behind the patterned paper.  It helps tie the color into the piece and helps the detailed globe stand out against the background. The main card is a 5.5" square base.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

I hope you enjoyed my attempt at mixed media and thanks for stopping by today! 
Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Valentine's Teddy Bear Card with Bonnie Garby

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today from Make Time to Craft.  Today I have a sweet card to share that will be perfect for the one you love.  Cheery Lynn Designs has so many wonderful Valentine themed dies to choose from.  Be sure to head over and take a look at all the options.
My card base is a brown 5-1/2" square.  I cut the fancy Square Frame in cream cardstock and then adhered it to brown, pink, brown, mint and brown layers, leaving a thin border for each.  I then backed that with natural mulberry paper and attached it to the card base.

Then I cut the smaller Square Frame and layered it up again much the same as the base.  Then this was centered on point and adhered to the base layers.
I cut my Teddy Bear in brown and shaded with distress inks.  I added pink to the ears and paws and black for the nose and eyes.  I cut it again in pink so I could have the heart in pink and adhered this to the bear.  I also shaped the bear a bit with a stylus and foam pad for a little dimension.  I adhered the bear on foam tape for added dimension.

I cut the XOXOXO die in brown and adhered it to cream cardstock and then brown leaving a small border on each.  I then adhered that below the bear.  I also added a couple of the Sweetheart Candies shaded with distress ink on each side of the sentiment.

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I finished my card off with a pretty bi-color bow using Pearl Pink and Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's the perfect addition to balance the card and add a little interest.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy crafting!

~ Bonnie ~

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Life is Good Card by Amy Voorthuis

Good morning everyone.
It's my turn again on this lovely blog and today I'd like to show you another card I created with some amazing dies. It's a black & white shaker card and I not only added shaker pieces but also cut out gears. I also made some fun flower sprays on this card.  They are so much fun to make.  Hopefully I will get the time to show you how I made them soon. 

Life is Good: 
Since I make many layouts, I also have a bunch of leftover papers.  This card was also made with leftovers. First I layered a piece of black with white dots paper on my 15.5 by 15.5 cm base card that is made with just white thick card stock. 

 Then I cut my frame out of the leftover white card stock.  Then I took another piece of the same dotted paper of 14.5 by 14.5 to cut out a part that is just a little smaller then the frame so I could stick my lattice frame on the back of that particular piece.  

Then I added my shaker pieces like the metal daisies shaker parts, mini art stones, gears and beads to fill up my card! On the phrase I made some stripes on the outer sides of the letters to make it pop up a little more that is what I also did with the outside of the card. 


Cheery Lynn Design dies used:

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today!
I hope you enjoyed my post and I have inspired you to use your Cheery Lynn Designs dies.
Have a lovely weekend.....
  

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Birthday Recipe by Julie Lavalette


Hi everyone, it's JULIE here today and I'm sharing some Birthday inspiration with you in a vintage style.


I have added some pearls and cheesecloth to my stars and Sister word with a drop shadow effect.


My sentiment was stamped and a little Stickles added to the edges mounting onto my die cut layers with foam strips and another touch of cheesecloth.


My flowers were cut out in white cardstock inking the centres with a soft pink shade and  moulding on my embossing mat to shape the petals and finishing with a pearl centre.

Crafty Hugs,
Julie x

Thursday, January 12, 2017

You Are Awesome by Debbie Brownmiller

Hi everyone.
Debbie here from Debbie's Time Out. Today I am going to share a card with you featuring  some of Cheery Lynn Designs flowers. Flowers are always a good way to give your card some added dimension.


I started with a pretty pattern paper matted in black.  I layered the Lords & Commons Doily  in the center of the card to build on.


The pretty flowers were created using the Black Eyed Susan Strip , Chrysanthemum Strip , Cuties 4 and Build a Flower #1 . The Branch were used for filler behind the flowers.


The sentiment "Whimsical You Are Awesome" was layered on the bottom. This it a great sentiment and easy to place because it is all one piece. I hope I have inspired you too make a special card for a special person. Have a crafty week my friends.

Dies Used
Lords & Commons Doily 2 Piece Die Set - DL283
Branch 2 Piece Die Set - B466
Whimsical "You Are Awesome" Die - B806
Black Eyed Susan Strip 5 Piece Die Set - B338
Build a Flower #1 19 Piece Die Set - B181
Chrysanthemum Strip 6 Piece Die Set - B311
Cuties 4 Die - B156



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Valentine Shaker Card with Lisa Blastick


Hi! How is everyone's New Year going? Well, this past weekend I've been busy with my household being ill from that icky flu going around. Me, I felt a little icky one day, but I've been loading up with vitamins and lots of sleep to avoid it...so far so good!  Meanwhile, I was a little behind in making some cards for a bit. I was able to quickly make this fun Valentine card for the next holiday for Cheery Lynn Designs. 


I used some soft creams, kraft and pinks for the colors. The "heart shaker" is the focus of the card. I added "miniature roses" in 3 different pinks along the edge with pink sequins in the center of the heart. The sentiment was stamped in brown ink and fussy cut the flag edges. 


Behind the heart is the lovely "french pastry doily" with real lace behind it. It was leftover lace from my daughter's wedding innovations that I made over 6 months ago. Inside the shaker I used some pink sequins. 


Thanks for stopping by today! 
Hope you enjoyed! 
Have a great day
Hugs Lisa 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Time to Start Thinking about Valentines!

What could be prettier than a tag all dressed in roses?  I've layered up Graphic 45's Mon Amour papers to create a gorgeous romantic tag.

I use so many layers that sometimes they're hard to see!  Starting at the bottom is the tag base layer, the one with the tiny pink roses on it.  On top of that I add a black print diecut using Horizon Coved Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames Die.  Next is a pink print layer just peeking out around the corners cut with  the A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped 7 Piece Die Set .  On top of that is a floral layer cut with Pierced Stacker 3 6 Piece Die Set - XL21, topped with an oval cut using the Mirror Mirror Doily Frame 3 Piece Die Set.

Then I added that pretty sentiment tag.  I ruffled that up and put a double layer of foam tape on the back to pop it up in the center and curled opposing corner edges.  Next I made two sizes of roses using the Large Rose 7 Piece Die Set  and the  Medium- Rose 7 Piece Die Set.  I embellished those with pretty flourishes using the Flourish #11 Die  and leaves from the Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set.  Top it off with a pretty tied bow and you've got a sweet romantic tag to put with a nice gift of chocolate or champagne.  Whatever your sweetie loves!

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Thanks for visiting us today!


Monday, January 9, 2017

So Glad Card with Cheryl Walker


Hello everyone, and Happy Monday to all!
Today I have a super fun card to share with you all, using the BEAUTIFUL Cheery Lynn Dies. For this card here I wanted something with Spring colors, as its been so COLD here in Utah :) hehehe so this worked perfect and the Cheery Lynn dies are so fun to work with, I truly enjoy using them on all my projects!
 
I started with the Cheery Lynn Nesting Doll die, cut it out in pink, and white, and then stamped my sentiment on it. Next I cut out the sweet B155 Large Rose die strip from Cheery Lynn, in coordinating design paper. I did do the Glass Flower technique, and have tutorials on my blog here.  The green branches were cut using my favorite branch die, its actually a Wreath Strip, but I love using it for branches and fillers.
 
Underneath my main sentiment layer, is a border layer using the Cheery Lynn Butterfly Border die. I cu it in white, an layered it on the design paper in blue. You cant see it too well, as I covered it with my sentiment layer, by accident...hehehe I should have moved it all up some, and left the border lower. Next time!
 
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To embellish I used some Polka Dot Yellow Satin ribbon for a bow, that I stuck underneath my flowers and branches.
 
I hope you enjoyed my card for today, as I had a lot of fun creating it.
Thank you for looking and have a super awesome week!!
hugs to all,
Cheryl