Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cheery Lynn January 2017 New Release Blog Hop - Bohemian Collection!

Hi crafty friends and welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs January 2017 Blog Hop featuring the new Bohemian die collection!  I am excited to show you three of Cheery Lynn's gorgeous brand new dies in action! 

If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track.  If not, you can head back to the main Cheery Lynn blog HERE and start from the beginning.  Make sure to leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 

Out of all the new dies I was probably most curious to play with the Hippie Heroine.  She's so fun!  She has beautiful and unique details and she could work on cards for almost any occasion.  I colored her with distress inks and glued her to a piece of kraft card stock which peeks beneath the details in her hair.  She is popped up with foam tape underneath.

As much as I was thrilled with the Hippie Heroine, I'm a flower girl at heart and was over the moon to ink up these new Mehndi Botanicals.  One of the details that makes these flowers amazing is the score lines on blue-green flower.  It makes accordion-folding a breeze.  The dimension and pierced details on the petal and leaf edges are also gorgeous and whimsical.  

The yellow flower was shaped with a stylus tool.  It has so many petals which creates a very full flower.  The cute little orange flower was created by stacking two smaller dies from the flower set.  The new Indie Border die, backed with patterned paper, added just the right amount of interest and balance underneath.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop!  Your next stop is Amy's Blog.  Don't forget to leave a comment on the main Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for a chance to win $20 towards Cheery Lynn Designs goodies!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cheery Lynn Rome

Hi friends!  I'm back to share card I made using a few Cheery Lynn 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 picked up the piece of corrugated cardboard (that my daughter had left from opening a box) and thought it would create an interesting element on the card.  I colored it with distress ink and glued it to the card front. I also added a crackle glaze to the Italy die and Frantage embossing powder to the Colosseum and World Atlas dies.

I always ike adding a bit of glitz to cards whether it's in the form of rhinestones or glitter so I dabbed a bit of Gold texture paste to the edges of the patterned card stock.  I used a piece of the blue-gray background card stock to also back the World Atlas.  It helped to tie the color more into the piece and made the globe stand out better against the background which was a similar color to the embossing powder.

Cheery Lynn Dies

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

Challenges Entered
House of Cards Add a building/Color
Creative Moments Anything Goes

Friday, January 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Thank You

Hi crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a thank you card.  I never have enough thank you cards to send after the holidays.  During the summer I made a number of flowers so this card came together quickly.  If you are inspired to make flowers it's so nice to have a number on hand when you want to create a quick card.

I layered the black Royal Scandinavian Doily over a piece of patterned paper.  I then cut the Thank You and glued it to the Quadrafoil Tag using foam adhesive to glue it to the Scandinavian Doily.  The Thank You was cut after another paper in the same mat stack.  I also used it for the Flourish Leaves which I added to the floral arrangement after placing the two Daisies, the Black Eyed Susan and the orange Tea Rose  around the doily.  The flowers were colored with distress inks and I added a clear glaze to the orange tea rose.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jen's Paper Obsession: Best of 2016

Happy New Year!  In both of the past two years I've looked over my work from the year and created a "Best Of" post featuring twelve projects.  This year I'm continuing the tradition with my favs from 2016.  If you're interested it seeing my previous "Best Of" posts from 2015 and 2014 you can access them by clicking on the years.  Looking back, although the projects were created for different design teams, they all exclusively use Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  I'm so happy and grateful to be part of the Cheery Lynn Design Team and I look forward to another year of crafting with these beautifully detailed dies.  

                                                                     Joy to the World Tag

Owl Card 1 & Owl Card 2

Gone Fishing




Mixed Media Frame

I hope you liked my favorites from the year.  I'd love to see your "Best of" cards too if you have a similar post.  Please leave a link in the comments below if you do.  May your year be filled with love, laughter and wonderful crafting.  Cheers!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Classy Cards Happy New Year!

Hello, it's Jenny here today on the blog with you.  I hope you are all enjoying the holidays with family and new crafting goodies.  I've been making more step cards lately and thought with the upcoming New Year it was the perfect time to share this one with you.

The base of the card is a black step card made with the Step Card #3 die.  I cut rectangles out of white and blue-green patterned card stock to brighten up the card.  The Champagne Bottle is one of the fun new shaker dies.  I can't seem to get enough of these, they make creating shakers a breeze.  The Mini Happy New Year and Mini Champagne Bottles inside are also some of the new accessories that come in the shaker kits.

I cut the Champagne Bottle Shaker and the Happy New Year die out of silver glitter paper.  It is so sparkly in person but the photos unfortunately don't do it justice.  The Happy New Year die was matted on a piece of white paper cut with the Rectangle Scalloped A2 Set and then backed with another rectangle of card stock colored with distress ink to match the flutes from the Celebration Die.

Dies & Shakers

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cheery Lynn Joy to the World

 Hello friends!  It's that time of year again and for the first time this season there was snow on the ground this morning where I live in NY.  I planned to make a Christmas tag, but the result ended up being snowier than I'd expected. 

I began with a tag from my stash.  I glued Bo Bunny paper to the tag and then cut the edges.  The purple strip at the bottom is a coordinating paper from the same pack.  Joy to The World was cut using the same purple design paper.  The smallest snowflake from Snowflake Set 2 was cut with another design from the pad.  I wanted the Fancy Reindeer to stand out so he was cut out of metallic paper.  The edges of the large Snowflake Delight 2 were lightly colored with distress ink. I positioned the different elements and glued everything down, sprinkling rhinestones around the snowflakes and wiping on a glittery paste on the sides to resemble a dusting of snow.

Cheery Lynn Dies

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays and don't forget to join in the latest Red & Green Challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas!

Hi friends!  I have a Christmas card to share today.  I was inspired by this beautiful Merry Christmas die.  It's large and needed a large card to show it off well.  I used a classic red and green color scheme and cut the Poinsettias out of a patterned paper from an old Christmas stack.  

I began by layering another patterned paper on top of a 5.5" white card base.  Then I added a white mat before gluing the Merry ChristmasHolly Lace Flourish  dies and Poinsettias.  I cut the poinsettia strip die twice to get enough for the arrangement I wanted.  The Holly die was also cut twice out of a dark green textured card stock.  

Last I added pearl centers to the flowers and a glitter paste.  I also sprinkled dry glitter over the paste while it was still wet because it's a new supply for me and I wasn't sure it would be sparkly or white enough.  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.  I sprinkled some white Frantage embossing powder in the corners for a little extra interest.  

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.