Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cheery Lynn and Prickley Pear – A Winning Combination!

Hi Everyone,

It’s Joann with you today and I have a fun little project to share using my Cheery Lynn dies and some of the lovely Prickley Pear stamps and coordinating dies.  Yes, it’s a folding purse!  You can find more info on it here.

CLD82-Closed

As you know, this week we have been enjoying this lovely joint venture with Prickly Pear.  I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful creations made by both DT’s and we have provided you with some inspiration.  If you haven’t done so already, do pop over to the Prickly Pear Blog to see what their DT has created for you.  You will be so glad you did!

Also don’t forget to comment on  Tamara’s Sunday post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store and also the Prickley Pear Blog for other lovely prizes.

Here are a few more pictures of my purse:

CLD82-Closeup

and here it is what it looks like open.  I really love that you can use a variety DP’s to decorate.

CLD82-Open

I really do love the way this little purse came together however,  I do have a suggestion for you…  If you are planning to make this, I suggest you make the top flap an 1/2 inch longer and score a 1/2 flat piece at the top so that you have somewhere to attach the handle.  I think this might make it easier to close : )

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

B152 – Miniature Rose
B154 – Medium Rose
B155 – Large Rose
B309 – Sweethearts Edger
DL129 – Border Carnivale
DL241 – Ambergris Doily w/ Angel Wing
Prickly Pear – D015 Blobby Flowers
Prickly Pear – Blobby Flowers Clear Stamps Set
Prickly Pear – D013 Scalloped Circle
Prickly Pear – Dragonflies Clear Stamps Set

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Roses!  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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Anchors Away!

Hi Everyone,

The theme this week is Make it Manly so I thought that this would be a good time to make a Fathers Day Card.

I used the Mayflower and added the waves from the At The Beach set to make the ship look like it is sailing.  For the base I colored the Sailing Ship / Compass Embossing Plate with distressed ink before I embossed it and finished it off with a Sand Dollar from the Sand Dollar and Starfish set.

CLD81---Full-Card

here is a closeup

CLD81---Closeup

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

B226 – Happy (Set of 2)
B236 – Day (Set of 2)
B246 – Fathers Mix and Match Words
B276 – Mayflower
B279 – Sand Dollar and Starfish
C143 – At The Beach (waves only)
E121 – Sailing Ship / Compass Embossing Plate

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Make it Manly!  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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Scor-Pal Card with Gift

Hello again everyone,

It’s Joann here again with another fun project for you.  Today I would like to show you a card idea that also incorporates a slide-out drawer for a gift.

The idea came from a card that I recently did that held 4 tea lights.  You can see it here.  I wanted to create something to hold more than 4 tea lights but you can customize it to hold whatever you desire by simply altering the size of the drawer.

Here is my finished project:

Front-View

And here is what it looks like open

Open

And as a bonus there is a surprise inside

Inside

To make this card follow these simple instructions:

1.  Start with a piece of 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ cardstock and with the card stock placed on the Right side of your Scor-Pal (I like to score from the right side, I find it easier) scor on the 10 ½ and 11 ¼ marks on all 4 sides and then discard the shaded portions.

Step-1

2.  Using another piece of card stock 6 5/8 x 12 inches, place the card stock with the sort side up and scor on the 7/8 and 1 ¾ marks.  Next rotate the card stock and scor on the 4 7/8, 5 ¾, 10 5/8 and 11 ½ marks and then discard the shaded portions.  Since some of the scor marks are not on the Scor-Pal you will have to move your paper so that where you want to scor matches up with one of the channels.

Step-2

3.  To form the drawer, simply fold on the scor lines to make the sides and glue the tabs to the adjacent side for the box.  I like to make an extra flap that I fold down so that the edges of the box is 2 layers thick for extra strength.

4.  Next to form the sleeve,  I designed it so that only one side was open.  Simply fold on the shorter scor lines to make the sleeve and glue the end with the extra flaps shut.  This way your drawer will not fall out by accident.  In order for the drawer to slide in and out easily I added 1/8 inches to each section so as long as you add a little more for the sleeve you can customize this for anything that you want.

5.  To make the card portion I cut my die twice.  Then cut a strip of paper 4 ¾ x 2 ¾ inches and scor it on the short side at 1 and then 1¾ marks.  This will allow the card top and bottom to wrap around the drawer.  Placed the drawer so that you have to open the card to open the drawer so it does not open by accident.

I also decided to make this an easel card for a little more punch but this is totally up to you : )  Whatever you decide, have fun with it!

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

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Love is the flower

Hi Everyone,

Today I want to show you some of the fantastic Cheery Lynn Designs Embossing Plates.  I have made a rather clean and simple card that I hope helps to show you just how lovely they are.  If you have not tried them before you really should!  Not only are they more durable than the plastic embossing folders, they are more flexible and Cheery Lynn Designs has some very unique designs that will provide another level of texture to your project.

CLD80---Card

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

B311 – Chrysanthemum Strip
CM-3 – A6 Metric Rectangle-Classic Card Stackers
CM-4 – A6 Metric Rectangle-Scalloped Card Stackers
E123 – Eccentric Circles Embossing Plate
E141 – Dotted Swiss Embossing Plate
E151 – Damask Embossing Plate
Verve Stamps – Love`s Flowers

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Dry Embossing!  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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Flower Cart

Hi Everyone,

The last time I was away on vacation I spied a gorgeous little cart where locals were selling fresh flowers on the side of the road.  I was really taken with how lovely it was and so I thought that this might make for some lovely inspiration for this week’s theme “Lots of Layers”.

Flower-Cart

The Daisy Lace Frame made the perfect roof for my miniature “cart on wheels” which I lined with some green vellum paper that I have been holding on to forever just waiting for the perfect project to use it.  This was it!

I am just in love with the tiny vases and can see that I will definitely be using these a lot!  I would love to hear your ideas on how you would use these little beauties.  For this project I wanted them to have some dimension but they are just as gorgeous when you use them as a single die cut : )

Here is a closer look

Flower-Cart-Closeup

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

B151 – Cuties 3
B188 – Embellishment #2
B265 – Embellishment #3
B303 – Baby Carriage (Handle Only)
B306 – Vase (Set of 4)
B308 – City Girl Edger
B315 – Ivy Corner Flourish
DL241 – Ambergris Doily
FRM118 – Daisy Lace Frame

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Lots of Layers!  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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Scor-Pal Basket

Hello again everyone,

Joann with you again to show you how to make a fun little basket.

I got the idea from a little paper game I use to play with as a child.  It is called Paper Fortune Teller.   I found one in an old box of stuff and when I looked at it upside down, it was perfect for a basket.

Full-Basket

and here it is with another angle

Full-Basket1

To make this fun little box follow these simple steps:

Cut a piece of cardstock 8 ½ inches x 8 ½ inches

Score at 2 1/8, 4 ¼ and 6 ½

Step-1

Flip and score the other side the same 2 1/8, 4 ¼ and 6 ½

Place your Scor-Envi on your Scor-Pal and score at the 9 mark on all 4 sides

Step-2

To fold the basket do the following:

  1.  Turn the cardstock so it looks like a Diamond
  2. Fold the 4 points into the middle so you are left with a square
  3. Flip the card stock over and fold the 4 points onto the middle again
  4. Fold the card stock in half and then fold in half again on the other side
  5. To make the basket simply place the folder card stock so that the top looks like a W and push in on the 4 corners.
  6. Glue the basket to a doily
  7. To make the handle I used a strip of paper 1 ½ x 10 ½ and punched the edge with a Martha Steward edge punch

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

joann sig

A Die for a Sketch Challenge and Blog Hop

Good morning,

Today I am thrilled to help celebrate the first anniversary of A Die for a Sketch Challenge.  My friend Judy who is one of the design team members was asked by Dunja the owner of the challenge if I would be a guest designer for this week to help them celebrate.  Well it took me about 2 seconds to say yes.  I am just thrilled and honored that they would even ask me.

For their challenge the rules are very simple, follow a Sketch that they provide for inspiration and use at lease one die cut.

Here is the sketch for this week

May 1st Birthday Challenge_No12

Here is my take on the sketch:

Front-View

And here is what it looks like open

Open

And as a bonus there is a surprise inside

Inside

Since this is their first anniversary they have lots of lovely sponsors:

Cards und More
http://www.cards-und-more.de
10 € Gift Voucher
Kathryne – Stamp Art Design
http://stampartdesignbykathryne.blogspot.ca
 
Cards etc Shop
http://www.cards-etc-shop.com
 
Milk Coffee
http://milkcoffee.etsy.com
As an added bonus there is also a blog hop.
First STOP: DT Dunja
Special Guest Alberto
NEW DT Fleur
Special Guest Alison
DT Gaby
DT Ilonka
Special Guest Joann – You are Here!
DT Judy
DT Kelly
Special Guest Vicky B.
DT Marjolein
NEW DT Marjoleine
Special Guest Ruby
NEW DT Miranda
DT Nancy
Special Guest Teresa
DT Tamy Louise
DT Willie
Special Guest Vicky P.  
Last STOP: A DIE FOR A SKETCH CHALLENGE BLOG  – LEAVE A ENTRY IN THE LINKY TOOL
This hop is independent of the challenge.  In order to win the blog hop, simply leave comments on the blogs above one lucky winner will win a Voucher of 10 € from Cards und More.  The Hop ends on the 19th of May and the winners will be published a.s.a.p. on the Challengeblog.
10 € Gift Voucher
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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