Monthly Archives: June 2013

Keepsake Box

Hello again everyone,

For my project this week, I have designed a neat little keepsake box.  I thought this might be a nice idea that a Bride and Groom could use to store some of their memories from their special day.

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I started by making a traditional box where the top of the box opened and thought that it needed just a little more flair so I also added a drawer for some extra storage.   I used a magnet which I sandwiched between the layers of paper to keep the top of the box closed and the drawer is based on a match box but just bigger.  Once I  had both made I glued them together and then wrapped DP around both the hide the seam.

Here is a closer look at the top which I decorated using some of my favorite Cheery Lynn dies.  A full list of what was used can be found below.  The rose was created using the Build A Flower #3 die.  I thought the distressing on the DP made the rose look so elegant for this special keepsake box : )

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Here are the list of dies used:

B143 – Tangled Hearts
B193 – Hummingbird
B227 – Love (Set of 2)
B235 – You (Set of 2)
B238 – Love You More
B241 – Rose Leaf Strip
B264 – Build a Flower # 3
B294 – Always (Set of 2)
XL-3 – Square Inverted Scalloped

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

joann sig

Song Birds

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a fun fold to share with you.  My inspiration came from a very lovely and talented lady.  Her name is Judy and she calls this fold a Horizontal Multifold.   As you will see, it is pretty simple to make but gives you a bit of a different twist for the times you want to add  that little something extra.

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Here is a little closer look at the front.  I used Sweet Williams Strip and crepe paper to make the flowers.  With crepe paper you can make the flowers as full as you want because the paper is so thin you can layer many more die cuts to achieve your desired shape and fullness.

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here is the inside

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

B188 – Embellishment #2
B198 – Bird Cage
B266 – Tiny Things with Wings
B307 – Sweet Williams Strip
B308 – City Girl Edger
B312 – Burlap Border
B315 – Ivy Corner Flourish
L-10 – Coved Rectangle Classic – LG Silver Stackers

I hope you have an opportunity to play along with the challenge this week and put in your entry.   The theme is Keep it Krafty (use kraft paper)!  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!
joann sig 2

Tissue Anyone?

Hi Everyone,  Hope you are having a wonderful week : )

Today I wanted to share something I have not done before.  I purchased a wooden box from my local dollar store and decorated it.   This was just so much fun and I was surprised how easy it was.  There are so many ways to decorate with all of your gorgeous Cheery Lynn dies.  The sky’s the limit!

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This is what I stated with

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here is a closeup of the finished project:

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I hope you feel inspired to give this a try.

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

B137 – Tiffany Border
B174 – Lace Corner Deco I
B310 – Shasta Daisy Strip
B315 – Ivy Corner Flourish
SF-1 – Leaf

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Creative Corners (must have a corner embellishment)!  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!
joann sig 2
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