Monthly Archives: March 2013

Let’s Celebrate

Hi Everyone and a very Happy Easter Weekend to you!

The theme this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is “Celebrate” and with that in mind I want to show you my version of a 3D cupcake that I made.  Best of all the cupcake is fat-free!  How great is that!

For this of you who are wondering, I purchased this cut file from SVG Cuts, here is the link to the file.  They have a lot of wonderful designs and the quality of the purchased files are great.

After I received the file I changed some of the aspects of the design to suit my personal taste.  There are lots of cut files out there for purchse, or if you are good at using any sort of SVG design software, you can also easily make your own cut files.  I personally create cut files whenever I have to make a series of the same cut for both accuracy and time.

CLD73---Cupcake

As a bonus it opens to add some sweet treats just in case you would like to enjoy a little guilty pleasure! : )

CLD73---Cupcake-Open

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B122 – Ribbon Eyelet Border w/Piercing
B152 – Miniature Rose
B215 – Expandable Tiny Borders
B233 – Celebrate (Set of 2)
B242 – Special Occasions
B264 – Build a Flower # 3
FRM120 – Japanese Lace Pattern
XL-6 – Circle – Inverted Scallop LG Stackers Nesting Dies

There is still time so I hope you can visit the challenge this week and put in your entry.  As mentioned, the inspiration theme this week is Celebrate!  As always, your entry gives you the chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Love to Create Anything Goes Challenge #58 Pastel Colors
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge #12
Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes
Make it Monday #133

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I truly appreciate your comments, they just make my day!
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Is it Spring Yet?

Hi Everyone,

In keeping with our challenge theme this week “Think Spring,” I am excited to share a Spring inspired project with you!  It’s my hope that the more we envision Spring, the faster it will arrive!…lol!

CLD072-Full-Pic

Unfortunately Old Man Winter reared his head again this week blasting us with bitter cold temperatures and another snowstorm.  So needless to say I am extremely ready for winter to be over and Spring to begin.  They say, “beware  the Ides of March” for a reason I guess : )

I was enjoying some time playing with some of the Cheery Lynn flower dies including the leaves from the Frangipani flower and decided to make a Dahlia flower and that is when I got the idea to feature it on these Spring inspired watering cans.   I had such a great time making the larger one that I decided to make a matching tiny version as well : )

CLD072-Large-Can

For the tiny watering can, I used Lady Kate Edger as the trim as well as the Daisy Strip die for the larger flower and I die cut some sweet little Darling Daisies to place inside the can.  Of course, I could not resist adding some nature as well.  You can find the sweet little ladybugs, bubble bees,dragonflies and even a butterfly all packaged as a set when you purchase  Tiny Things with Wings.

CLD072-Small-Can

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

A196 – Darling Daisies
B134 – Frangipani with Leaves (I used the small leaf used for petals)
B136 – Anastasia Border
B181 – Build a Flower # 1
B259 – Daisy Strip
B261 – Tags 2
B266 – Tiny Things with Wings
B278 – Lady Kate Edger
D137 – Sweet Williams
DL226 – Snowflowers Set Two (I used this for the base of the Dahlia)
SF-1 – Leaf
SF-3 – Stacker Flower 3

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Think Spring.  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room Week #158 – Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #57 Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
Happy Crafting, until next time…
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JustRite Friday Challenge #092 – Make It Pop

Hi again everyone, it’s hard to believe but I have another card to share with you today, two postings in one day, that’s a record for me.  This time, I have a birthday card that I made for Sheri at JustRite Inspiration.  Happy Birthday to you Sheri! 

For the challenge, Sheri has asked us to use dimensional foam adhesives and make it POP which was an easy one for me as I use a lot of foam squares in all of my crafting projects.

To check out the challenge here is a link  JustRite Friday Challenge #092 – Make It Pop.

JR92-Full-Card

Here is a bit of a closer look.  It’s hard to tell from the photo but the sentiment and frame as well as the flowers are all popped out using 3D foam adhesive.  I wish you could see it but the card really does POP!

JR92-Closeup

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

JustRite Friday Challenge #092 – Make It Pop!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again very soon!

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Black and White Friendship Card

Welcome to the weekend Everyone,

I am really excited about the challenge this week at Joan’s Gardens!  Joan is trying something new and this week and the winners will be voted on by the other ladies that enter the challenge.  Here’s a link to the challenge so you can check it out for yourself : )  I just love working with Black and White so this challenge was a great one to play along with.

I recently received some JustRite stamp sets that I purchased from Joan’s Gardens and couldn’t wait to put them to use!  Here’s my entry into the challenge this week.

JG314-Full-Card

Here is a closer look

JG314-Closeup

Here are the requirements:
Make black and white card
Use an Embossing Folder
Add some flowers, pearls and lace
You must use something sold at Joan’s Gardens on your card.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Joan’s Gardens – Something New

I hope you can find time to join in on the fun at Joan’s Gardens this week!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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Easter Basket

Hi Everyone,  well, the weekend is almost upon us!  TGIF!  It’s hard to believe Easter is almost upon us as well.

With Easter fast approaching I thought I would share a fun little Easter basket with you using your Cheery Lynn Dies!

They are just so much fun and easy to create and you can put your own personal flair on it.

CLD071-Basket

To make this basket all you need is 12 cuts from the Nesting Eggs and a 6 sided Polygon for the base.

First cut 12 of whatever size die you want, I used the largest one and score them at 1 inch across the bottom.

Step-1

Next attach 1 layer of the dies to the Polygon on all sides

Step-3

I used a second smaller die with some DP to add some flair to the basket

Step-2

Once you have the first layer completed, with the basket face down simply start to glue the second layer  of die cuts in so that they are evenly spaced between the layers, then decorate as desired.

CLD071-Closeup

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B126 – Grass Border
B154 – Medium Rose
B155 – Large Rose
B278 – Lady Kate Edger
DL134 – Dancing Doily Lace Border
DL207 – Lace Egg One
DL208 – Lace Egg Two
DL209 – Lace Egg Three
DL210 – Lace Egg Four
DL212 – Lace Egg Six
XM-7 – Oval Classic
XM-18 – Nesting Eggs

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Easter.  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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Happy Birthday Card with a gift

Happy Saturday Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend so far.

This is just a quick post today to enter my card into this week’s Mojo Monday.  My card is based on a great sketch by Carole Burrage.

Mojo283Sketch

I wanted to try a different spin on a birthday card.  As I was thinking of a few ideas, I decided to light a nice scented candle to enjoy.  It was actually the candle that gave me an idea, why don’t I make a birthday card and have a few tea lights included as a little gift.  I have seen similar cards done like this but I noticed that the tealights always appeared to be glued to the card so I thought why not make a drawer so the tea lights can be removed without damaging the card.

So with all of that in mind, here is what I came up with:

MJM238-Card

MJM238-Card-Inside

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday 283
ABC19 – Anything Goes
Simon Says – A Bit O’ Green

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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Doilies Elegant Fancy Fold w/Tutorial

Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve been having a wonderful week!

For today’s project I wanted to share an Elegant Fancy Fold card with you.

CLD070--Closed

I chose to create this fun fold with lots of layers using Cheery Lynn’s Circle Doily stacker set.  This worked right in with our challenge theme this week!

Here is a photo of how it looks when open:

CLD070--Open

And here’s how you can create this fold:

1.  Cut your cardstock 7″ x 11 ¾ ”
2.  With the 11 ¾ ” side at the top of your Scor-Pal score lines at the 3 ¼, 5, 6 ¾ and 8 ½ inch marks
3.  To make the curved sides, take a 6 ½ inch circle cut in half and fussy cut the base card stock just a little bigger.
4.  Cut the large Doily 2 more times and cut 1 in half to place on the sides.
5.  Cut a smaller doily for the center of the card and vertical strips to decorate the center, if desired.

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B129 – Cherry Blossom
B147 – Olive Branches
B164 – Lace Corner Deco D
B181 – Build a Flower # 1
B188 – Embellishment #2
DL164 – Doily Stacker Circles 1, 2, 3
DL236 – Waltzing Matilda Tiny Doily
SF-1 – Leaf
XL-6 – Circle – Inverted Scallop LG Stackers Nesting Dies

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Doilies.  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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