Monday, June 26, 2017

Cheery Lynn Teacher Thanks

Hi, it's Jenny here today! I'm happy to be sharing a thank you card I created for my daughter's teachers.  Once I found the cute design paper in my stash and matched colors, this card was a snap to make.  I ended up making a few and they all came out slightly differently but I liked the colors on this one best and my daughter insisted we add the worm to her reading teacher's card.  

I cut the apple and backed it with white paper.  On this one I actually glued in the letters after but for a similar look and a faster card gluing another paper underneath gives a similar effect.  I double layered the ABC as well.  Much like the card I created in my last post I only used three dies.  The apple was adhered with foam tape for dimension.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cheery Lynn Sunflower

Hi everyone!  It's Jenny here today hosting the blog.  I've been in a summer cardmaking mood lately and I wanted to play with my sunflower die and some new-for-me rust effect paints.  I cut four of the sunflowers adhering the layers together with foam tape.  The black centers were created using a black paint pen.  

Lately I'm using more black in my cards.  I love the striking contrast when using light accent colors. I sponged the flowers with distress ink, painted the petals with a shimmery acrylic and then brushed two colors of rust effect paint on top.  The thank you circle was just cut and colored with distress inks.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Grateful

Hi crafty friends! With Memorial Day past and the 4th of July coming up I've been in the mood to create patriotic projects. The focal point of this card is the star shaker.  It's a snap to create using the Cheery Lynn Star Shaker Set. I cut pieces of foam and clear acetate that came in the set to make the shaker, added in the sequins and voila!. I love the star for it's versatility, it's great for birthdays and celebration projects.

I used the Pierced Banners Die to cut the stamped sentiment but modified the shape.  To get the fishtail edge on both sides I rolled it halfway through my Big Sister, making sure to only cut the fishtail edge side.  I then flipped the die, lining up the pierced detail and rolled it through the machine again cutting the fishtail edge on the other side. The holes make this die easy to line up and recut.  This quick modification is anther way to get more out of your die.  The solid blue stars are from the Pierced Stars Set and I used a Square Stitch & Cut Tool to get the stitched edges.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cheery Lynn Peace

 Hello everyone!  I hope you're enjoying the weekend and the extended holiday weekend if you're in the USA.  I was playing with color bursts on paper and instead of using the paper as a background I cut it with this beautiful paisley die.  

It cut so easily even though the paper was a little warped.  I use the same paper to cut the Peace die.  I thought the stitched rectangle worked well with the '60's vibe of the card.  I almost always add glitter or bling to my cards and this one was in need of a little more dimension so I glued purple rhinestones to the edge of the paisley. 

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
Hugs, Jenny

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cheery Lynn Summer Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Cheery Lynn Summer Blog Hop! I am excited to show you some of Cheery Lynn's fun Summer dies! If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track. If not, you can return to Cheery Lynn's blog HERE and start from the beginning. Make sure to answer the questions on the Cheery Lynn Blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.

For the base of this card I used a 5.5" square card. I then cut two pieces of blue card stock at smaller 1/4" intervals. The center circles were cut from two Classic Circle Sets. I glued the blue frame together and then worked to design the inside beach scene behind. I ripped kraft paper and glued it to the back of the blue circle and then added wave border die cuts behind.

Foam adhesive was used to adhere the blue mat and then I glued in the umbrella. I find it easier to add another color behind detailed die cuts instead of double cutting and paper piecing. I did this with the umbrella, beach ball and drink dies. The chair was double cut and layered offset to add more red into the scene. When creating my cards I often try to add colors or elements in threes to balance the design. 

My favorite part of this card was the drink die. It comes with all these tiny detailed elements like ice cubes, the cherry, drink umbrella and lemon wedges. It was so much fun to put together and I can't wait to use it on another card. 

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop! I hope this card gets you in a Summer mood. 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!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cheery Lynn Someone Special

Hi crafty peeps!  I recently bought a few sheets of glitter paper and wanted to try cutting flowers.  I used my new Big Sister machine and despite the thickness of the glitter paper the flowers and sentiment cut beautifully.

I used a few of my newer dies on this card.  I just love the pierced detail on these Mehndi Botanicals, they are so fun!  I cut the flower three times and layered it before adding the rhinestone center.  I also double layered the For Someone Special die to add more contrast so it would stand out against the Chevron background.  The Chevron frame was cut out of black paper and adhered to a white background.  I added pink behind it and then glued it to the front of a white card.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  
Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cheery Lynn Hello

Hello! Today I created a card around this beautifully detailed Cheery Lynn 3D Peacock die cut.  My four year old and I had a lot of fun playing with my spritz bottles.  It's difficult to see but the entire peacock shimmers.  We made a number of marbled looking papers with my sprays and I cut the peacock after one dried.  

The card base was covered with a black card front, layered with teal, then white and then I cut a blue mat out of the Pierced Stacker #3 die.  I added the hello from the Bohemian Word Set in black for some added contrast.  I just love the big sentiment and the script font.  I find I use it on both formal cards as well as more clean and simple designs.  

Before gluing the peacock to the card front I added a green rhinestone for his eye and pushed out his feathers from behind with a stylus tool.  I wanted to show off all the beautiful dimension and detail this die has built into it.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting my blog today! 
Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cheery Lynn Thank You

Hi!  Today I decided to challenge myself by creating a card using mostly scraps.  I found the pink and gray papers in my scrap bin along with these flowers and once my colors were set, the card came together.

I trimmed the pink papers and backed them with a black mat before adhering it to a 5.5" card.  The gray circle was a scrap from a Halloween card I made and was already cut using a Cheery Lynn Classic Circle die.  I popped it up with double sided foam tape.  The pin flowers were created using probably my favorite flower dies, the small and large Gardenia's.  The larger one has a fine shimmer from a glitter spray.  The edge of the yellow Tea Rose was dipped in a dark pink ink pad.  
To complete and complement the flowers I added white branches and black flourishes. 

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn Blessings

Hi, I'm back today with a new card using some of my favorite colors.  The peach color is a little more pink in real life.  I was short on time but a beautiful background die and a good color combination can turn a simple card into a stunning one.

I started with a slightly larger than A2 pink card base and then layered the Lattice #1 die over a piece of aqua card stock.  I then cut the Cherry Blossoms Branch twice.  I was planning on cutting pink flowers to layer on top of the white stems but I decided to double layer them instead, offsetting them.  I thought the card needed more of the pink for balance.

Last I added the Blessings sentiment on the Horizon Fishtail Banner die which was popped up with foam adhesive.

Cheery Lynn Dies

 Thanks for visiting today and for those who celebrate Happy Easter!

Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Dream

Hello, today I'm sharing a window card.  I was planning a shaker card but with everything going on inside the window I decided to keep it simpler.  It does have a raised plastic window though.
 I cut a circle in the piece of designer paper and sandwiched the plastic between that circle and a piece of thin chipboard in which I cut a smaller circle.  I also cut the Dream word out of the same chipboard before painting it with some new sparks paint.  The mushrooms were backed with white paper and I cut the read tops and mounted them on mushrooms cut out of white.  I added all my elements and adhered the layers together with a strong double sided tape.

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I hope you like the result.  Thanks for dropping by the blog today.  
Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cheery Lynn Imagine

Hi, it's Jenny here on the blog today.  I've been in a vintage mood lately and this is what I came up with.  I just love the detail on the Chasing Rainbows Doily.  It cut out beautifully for me too.  I love how Cheery Lynn die cuts fall out of the dies so easily.

 I used the second largest die in the A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped Die Set  to cut the patterned paper.  I mounted it on kraft paper cut slightly smaller than the A2 card.  The kraft card stock was distressed with ink and the edges were roughed up too.  I glued the Chasing Rainbows Doily and then popped up the old car with foam adhesive after backing it with yellow patterned paper.

The wheel spokes are brown sequins with black rhinestone centers. 

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting!  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cheery Lynn Ridiculously Amazing

Hi friends!  If you didn't get to check out the Cheery Lynn Blog Hop yesterday there's still time to see all the beautiful projects and join in the fun.  Leave a comment on the hop post on the main Cheery Lynn Blog  for a chance to win $20 to the Cheery Lynn store.

I created this card by making a distress ink background using blue and green shades. After I made the rainbow of colors I sprayed blue and green shimmer spray's over the top.  It may be difficult to see in the photos but the stars really sparkle.  I cut paper to back the colored paper with and then used the Pierced Star dies to cut out the stars on the top.  The star layer is popped up with foam tape for added dimension.

After standing back to look at this I think it could be really fun with hat or shamrock dies and a good luck sentiment.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Hugs, Jen

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn March Blog Hop Featuring IOE Embossing Folders & Plates

Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Hop! I am excited to show you one of the gorgeous new IOE embossing folders in action!   If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track.  If not, you can return to Cheery Lynn's blog HERE and start from the beginning.  Make sure to answer the questions on the Cheery Lynn Blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 

 For the base of this card I used the IOE Hula Flowers  folder.  It has a gorgeous central circle design with floral corner accents and a pretty and versatile border.  I used the corners and circle design.  If you use the coordinating IOE Circle Plates with the IOE folders you can pick and choose which design elements to add or isolate.  There are hundreds of options.  You can see more about these folders in the video HERE.

I embossed the main panel and then rubbed distress ink over the embossed areas with my finger. The card and floral arrangement evolved from my choice of design papers.  I distressed the edges of the papers with ink.  The Thank You Circle is backed with  patterned paper and popped up with foam tape. It's difficult to see in the photos but the central circle design creates a nice ring around the Thank You.  

The Medium Tea Roses were cut three times to create the four roses.  I sprayed a yellow glimmer mist on them and rubbed the edges into a red ink pad.  The whispy red flower was created by stacking two dies from the Build a Flower #1 Set.  The red berries are from the Floral Bouquet Kit.  I colored the berries with distress ink and added a glaze to the berries.  Last I added netting under the Thank You Circle to add texture and glued cream-colored pearls and black rhinestones for extra interest.


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!

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Hello

Hi, it's Jenny here today with a clean and simple card I created using dies from the January Cheery Lynn release.  I just love these new Indie Bouquet flowers with the cut-out details.  I only used two of the dies but there are many more varieties included with the die.  These flowers can become lacey if layered and alternately look really bold backed with another color.    

 I left the flowers simple but embellished them with a glitter pen and rhinestone centers.  I also stacked the Hello die from the Bohemian Word Die Set.  I cut it three times in the same colors I used for the flowers.  Each time I added a layer I liked the effect more.  It also popped up the word almost as high as the circle which was backed with foam tap for added interest and dimension.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for visiting the blog today!  

Friday, February 24, 2017

Cheery Lynn Hello

Hi, I'm back today with a new card that uses only a few dies.  I used distress ink to color paper in shades of blue before cutting out the feathers and background.  The hello die from the Bohemian Word Set was covered in frantage gold embossing powder.  

This was a simple and relatively quick card to make but I waited to put it together until the ink dried.  I could have used a heat tool but I tend to cut and then color and I wasn't sure if coloring first and heating would cause the paper to warp so I let it dry naturally.

Even with the variegated color you can really see the gorgeous detail on these leaves.  The leaves were secured to the card with double sided foam tape for added dimension.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cheery Lynn Blue & Gold

Hi crafty friends!  It's Jenny here today sharing a centerpiece project I made using Cheery Lynn dies. All of my school-aged children are in scouting and the big cub scout anniversary dinner blue & gold is typically held around February in our pack.  I am helping out this year by creating centerpieces.  

The theme of this year's dinner is Western and I thought the new Mandela Doily die looked similar to designs I've seen on bandanas.  These centerpieces are essentially card toppers or simple lollipop cards.  I taped skewers to the backs of each and then finished the backs by gluing another piece of card stock, sandwiching the skewer in the middle.  I added sand to the bottoms of mason jars so the skewers would stay positioned in the direction I wanted. 

Before assembling, I used a makeup sponge and distress ink to age the edges with a little ink.  The distressing helped tie the blue and gold colors with the western theme.  After I adhered the skewers to the stars, I thought they'd be great done in pink for a girl's birthday and could double as wands.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cheery Lynn Paisley Love

Hi everyone!  Jenny here today sharing a card using dies from Cheery Lynn's latest release.  I cut the white background with the Paisley Frame and adhered a patterned paper to the back.  I then layered that onto pink card stock before affixing it to the front of an A2 sized card.  I cut the paisley backroud down a little so I had room to add the pink layer.

After the background was set, I started assembling flowers.  I used the Mehndi Botanicals #1 set and cut the flowers a few times out of both pink and yellow paper.  The highest flower was also backed by the cute Mandala Doily.  To finish the card off I added the Love  sentiment and light green rhinestones to the flower centers.

Cheery Lynn Dies
Love B227

This card was quick and simple to create but the intricate Paisley Frame really makes it stand out.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cheery Lynn Happy New Year!

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing more dies from Cheery Lynn's latest release.  I've been having so much fun designing with all the new dies.  On this card I used the new Yin Yang to create a Chinese New Year card.  

To create the different colors I cut two Yin Yangs.  I cut one in half and used the smooth half as a mask laying it down over the white side before sponging the patterned side of the Yin Yang with distress inks. The Yin Yang was layered on top of the Florence Filigree Doliy.  The Happy New Year and 2017 are both from the New Year Shaker set.  I cut the numbers out of the shaker rectangle.  They were the perfect size and I really like the classic font. 

To add a little more interest, the filigree doily is popped up with foam tape and I used a Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the colored half of the Yin Yang.  I also glued clear rhinestones to the Yin Yang to finish it off.

New Year Shaker K102

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and make sure to check out all the new beautiful Bohemian dies on the website.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cheery Lynn January 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!