Saturday, December 10, 2016

Joy to the World Card

Greetings Cheery Lynn friends, I bet you're as busy as I am decorating, creating, baking and all those fun things that go along with this wonderful time of the year.   However, no matter how busy I am, I have to stop and have some me time, and that usually involves creating in my studio!

Today I'm sharing a card with you that is 6 x 6".  To make this card, first cut a rectangle 6 x 12" and score on the 6" line.  Then cut a patterned layer 5 1/2" square and notched the corners. (I used Authentique's Retro Christmas 6 x 6 pad).

Now cut a mat from Pierced Stacker 3 (the 2nd largest) and adhere  that in the center of the card. Next cut a wreath and sentiment using the Joy To The World Wreath 3 Die Set and adhere over the Pierced Stacker.  To give the wreath some dimesion and fullness I also used the Wreath Strip 7 Piece Die Set.  I cut the little circles off the foliage pieces and glued just the ends all around the wreath.  I also added some Lindy's Ponderosa Pines mist to the foliage pieces and dried with my heat gun.  That made the pieces curl up so when I glued the ends, the foliage naturally popped up a little bit.  I applied some stickles here and there to resemble holly berries and I think the wreath looks really nice!

Of course every wreath needs flowers and a bow so I tied up some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and glued that down to the top of my wreath.  I made a pretty flower for the center from the Black Eyed Susan Strip 5 Piece Die Set and two small roses using the Medium- Rose 7 Piece Die Set.  Then I got out my favorite die, (at least for this month 😉) the  Holly Corner Die  and tucked in some holly around the blooms.  I love how this card came together!

Cheery Lynn Products Used:

Other Products:
Authentique Retro Christmas collection 6 x 6 pad
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Sheer Iridescent Red
Red cardstock
Christmas Red Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today, we all appreciate your visits and comments.
Maggi Harding

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Wishes Candy Pocket Tags with Cheryl Walker

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday to you all! Today I wanted to share 5 of 14 tags I created using the BEAUTIFUL Cheery Lynn Designs Dies. I had a blast making these, and created them to bring to our Doll Club Christmas Party, and everyone LOVED them!!! :)
Of course I had to use the Beautiful Christmas Poinsettia Strip die from Cheery Lynn to create my gorgeous flowers. They were cut using a striped metallic and regular design paper print. I also did my favorite Glass Flower technique on these, as it makes them sturdy and beautiful :)  I love using the wreath strip die, as it cuts the perfect amount for each pocket tag, and that was 7.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
Cheery Lynn Mirror CABD-74

To create my tags I started with Cheery Lynn's Pierced Stacker 3 XL21 using the largest die in this set for the main tag and design paper. If you are creating 5 tags you would need to cut 8 greens to give you 5 entire pieces, and then cut the others in half to create the pocket, leaving 1 half leftover. Design paper pieces were cut using the same die.  Be sure to add your design paper before adding your pocket.

Next I cut my tag, oval , poinsettias , holly, and wreath branches and had them all prepped and ready to decorated my pocket.  You can also use ric rac, or trip or whatever to border the pocket.  Then add ribbon to embellish with a bow. I did add some half backed pearls to my flowers too. For these 5 Pocket tags I did add some vintage ric rac to the pocket. On the Oval Classic, it was cut in white, stamped sentiment in black, and then added some red dots around the edges.

I really had a lot of fun decorating these up, and adding some fun Christmas candy to each one. The pockets were easy and came together quickly. Love using Cheery Lynn dies as they make for some beautiful crafts!!!

 I hope you enjoyed my post for today, as I truly enjoyed sharing! Thank you so much for looking!!!

I hope you enjoyed my post for today!
Hugs to all,

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #244 - Red and Green Theme

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

Our new bi-weekly challenge theme is

Red & Green

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 December 21st at 15:00 Eastern time.  We will also showcase the Top 3 picks from our Design Team.

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

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #243 - Sparkle and Shine Theme Winners

What wonderful entries we had last week for our Sparkle and Shine themed challenge.

 Our randomly selected winner is:
Random Integer Generator
Here is your random number:

Dorothy S
Congratulations Dorothy. 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 #243 in no particular order are:

Pretty Paper Pearls

VA's Creative Clutter


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 Red & Green challenge.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tiny Envelope Candy Holder Gift Tag by Ginny

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share that I have finally created the perfect combination of crafts and candy! Also....wouldn't this make a fabby advent calendar? Or gift tags for the tree with little notes to Santa?
I started by creating mini envelopes and lining them with candy striped paper. Using foam spacers I adhered them to the tag base which I cut with the Rectangle Stitch and Cut.  There's a metal eyelet on the top of the envelope flap with gold twine looped through and adhered on the back.
A little tinsel trim and poinsettias with holly leaves are added to the tag being careful not to block the opening of the envelope.
Smaller poinsettias are added to the top and finished off with glitter glue, pearly accents and shaved ice embellishment.
To finish off the tags I added a loop of twine, poofy bows and a vintage button. 

~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used~
Okay that's all for me. wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Merry Christmas by Jenny Alia

Hi friends, it's Jenny her with you today sharing a Christmas card.  I was inspired by this beautiful Merry Christmas die.  It's large and I wanted to use it on a a larger card to really let it shine.  I used a classic red and green color scheme and cut the Poinsettias out of a patterned paper from an older Bo Bunny Christmas stack.  

I began by layering patterned paper on top of a 5.5" white card base.  I added a white square before gluing the Merry ChristmasHolly Lace Flourish  and Poinsettia dies.  I cut the Poinsettia Strip twice to get enough blooms for the arrangement I wanted.  The flowers were all double layered for fullness.  The Holly Lace Flourish was also cut twice out of a dark green textured card stock.  

For the extra finishing touches I glued pearl centers on the flowers and spread glitter paste on the petal edges.  I sprinkled dry glitter over the paste while it was still wet.  This paste is a new supply for me and I wasn't sure it would be sparkly or white enough for how I'd envisioned it.  As one of my DT sisters recently said it's the season of glitter and I don't think you can go overboard during the holidays.  For extra interest I added white Frantage embossing powder in the corners and heated with a heat tool from underneath.

Cheery Lynn Dies

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

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hello Card by Amy Voorthuis

Good morning lovelies. 
Today it's my turn again on this lovely blog and this time I would like to share another card with you  all! The flowers on my card are really easy but really time consuming because you have to cut out at least 20 flower petals from the B187 - Build a Flower #2 but they give such a great affect on your card. You can make them as large as you wish you only have to cute out more flowers petals to do so. 

I cut out the flower petals out of mulberry papers and colored them with some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.  This time I chose a darker purple and a bright pink one. I wish I had more mulberry or mixed media papers.  Then I would have been making flowers all day long because it's so much fun.  

I think I am kind of hooked on that gorgeous B465 - Double Scalloped Border - hehe it's such a great addition to your work! For my card I used the pretty "Vintage Autumn Basics" collection by Maja Design 

Cheery Lynn Design dies used:
B465 - Double Scalloped Border
B187 - Build a Flower #2
B777 - Floral Bouquet Kit
B434 - Sweet Christine
B129 - Cherry Blossom
B453 - Dandelions
CAFLRS-14 - Flourish #14 {set of 2}
B390 - Small Lollipop Fringe Cutie
CABD-74 - Mirror
CARA-8 - Hello

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. If you love the Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used, you could always enter our bi-weekly challenge to win a $20 shopping spree.
This time it's challenge #243 "Sparkle & Shine Theme" I can't wait to see your work! I always enjoy looking at your works have a great week everyone.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lady Steampunk by Julie Lavalette

Hi everyone, it's JULIE here today and I do hope you are having a lovely weekend preparing for the forthcoming Festivities. I thought it would be nice to share a card using the fantastic Steampunk dies that Cheery Lynn make.  I love the versatility of these dies and have fun making them look grungy, masculine or giving them a feminine shabby look. So let me take you through the details on my card.

My Steampunk corners, cogs and butterfly wings were all heat embossed with Frantage powders, tucking accents of cogs behind my paper layers with touches of lace and cheesecloth.

My corset was mounted onto patterned paper and trimmed around the edges. I repeated this process cutting out the bust area only and glued in place on top of the corset with silicone glue to add dimension. The belt was made using the Hinges die adding a little thread. I finished my corset with lace edges and some bling then mounted onto my Butterfly.

My roses and leaves were cut in coordinating paper to compliment the roses on my paper.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to make a Steampunk card or layout.  Good luck to everyone entering our Bi-Weekly Challenge .

Crafty Hugs,

Julie x

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Birthday Wishes by Debbie Brownmiller

A warm hello to you. It's Debbie hosting the blog today from Debbie's Time Out. Today I have created a card using some beautiful roses that I had previously made that were in my stash. This is a birthday card for all who have a birthday in December when things get hectic. We want to make sure we celebrate those birthdays too.  So here is a birthday card for you before I post more Christmas cards.

I started with a grey marbled piece of paper matted onto black cardstock. I then layered the Quatrefoil A2 Frame in the center. For the two corners I layered the Ornament #9 .  The Birthday Wishes Circle  was layered on to the lower corner of the card. This gave me a nice base to start building my flower arrangement .
Here is a close up of the flower arrangement. I started by layering the Mini Fanciful Flourish , Rose Leaf Strip , Floral Bouquet Kit , Mini Flourish One Die as filler to place the roses on. I then layered the Large Rose  and the medium- Rose on top. With a red feather tucked in behind it all it finished the card off nicely. I hope I have inspired you to play with some flowers. Cheery Lynn Designs has a huge selection of flowers, leaves and flourishes to choose from. Mixing and matching them together makes for  beautiful flower arrangements.

I invite you to come join our bi-weekly challenge
@ for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree.

Thanks you so much for visiting the blog today and for the comments you leave they are always appreciated. Have a wonderful day.

Dies Used
Quatrefoil A2 Frame 2 Die - FRM154
Large Rose 7 Piece Die Set - B155
medium- Rose 7 Piece Die Set - B154
Rose Leaf Strip 6 Piece Die Set - B241
Ornament #9 Die - CABD46
Birthday Wishes Circle Die - B783
Mini Fanciful Flourish Right Die - B291
Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set - B777
Mini Flourish One Die - B170

Friday, December 2, 2016

Baking Holiday Treats with Lisa Blastick

Hi and welcome back to another fun Holiday card for Cheery Lynn Designs! I was inspired this week  to make a cookie card because I'm planning to go to my annual cookie party next weekend! So much fun to see friends that we only get together this time of the year. So this card is all about COOKIES! 

The chocolate chip cookies were made using the smallest "circle stitch" and then I used my hole punch in brown for the chips. The gingerbread man is part of the "gingerbread family" that I just colored the tips of the hands and feet with a white marker. 

Love the "french doily" - it is a must have in your collection as well as the "horizon fishtail banners". 
Here you can see I added a bit of snow to the Santa hat with some cute wiggly eyes.
A few pearls along a few edges and this card is ready to be eaten! Just Kidding! LOL 

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoyed! 
be sure to check out this week's challenge for your chance to win $20 at the Cheery Lynn Designs store! Perfect for an extra Holiday present!
Hugs Lisa