Monthly Archives: July 2013

With the Tip of my Hat…

Good Morning!

Today I am going to share with you not 1, not 2, but 3 projects to get your creative mojo going, so hang onto your hat!  You will see what I mean by that in a moment… I will warn you though, I went a little photo crazy with this post!

To start today’s inspiration off I wanted to share with you this pretty table-top decoration that holds a battery operated votive candle.

CLD90---Luminair

a closer look at the detail on the front.  The inside was lined with clear vellum so I could attach the gorgeous Wedding Vows frame.  I think this would make a lovely centerpiece if you were hosting a special anniversary party or any gathering for that matter by simply just substituting the sentiment.

CLD90-Closeup

and here is a closer look at the Roses.

CLD90-Top

Finally, I tried to get a picture to show you how it looked with the lights dimmed.

CLD90-Glowing

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

B147 – Olive Branches
B151 – Cuties 3
B152 – Miniature Rose
B178 – Flourish Leaf Strip
B179 – Iris Leaves
B226 – Happy (Set of 2)
B243 – Anniversary Mix and Match Words
B332 – Ankara Lace Border
B333 – Sophia’s Heart Border
B335 – Allison’s Ribbons
C184 – Judy’s Blooms (leaves only)
DL260 – Priscilla Doily (on the inside)
FRM138 – Wedding Vows
SF-1 – Leaf

For my second project, how about some “His and Hers” Steampunk Hats?

Steampunk-Pair

here is a closer look at my “his” version and of course, I had to add a couple of funky flowers LOL!

Male-Hat

Male-Hat-Closeup

and finally here is a closer view of  my very “girlie” Steampunk hat.

Female-Hat

Female-Hat-Closeup

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

B255 – Cutie Fringe I
B307 – Sweet Williams Strip
B316 – Stork
B321 – Going Batty Border
B322 – Spider Web Mesh Border
B340 – Gears (Set of 9)
B350 – Lock and Keys (Set of 3)
B358 – Chain Mesh Border (Steampunk Series)
B362 – Pocket Watch w/Angel Wing (Steampunk Series)
DL259 – Celtic Square Boutique Stacker Frames
DL261 – Infinity Doily w/Angel Wing
FRM144 – Chicken Wire

And now for my final project today…I was thinking about the lovely summer weather we have been enjoying and since I am on the “hat” theme I wanted to create my version of an elegant Garden Party Hat.  I hope you like it : )  It is one of my favs thus far!  The hat is actually quite tiny measuring just shy of about 6 inches.

CLD91-Summer-Hat1

CLD91-Summer-Hat-Side

and best of all…. the flowers, look at these beauties!

CLD91-Flower

CLD91-Flower1

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

B119 – Tropical Leaves
B122 – Ribbon Eyelet Border w/Piercing
B147 – Olive Branches
B297 – Mesh Hearts (Horizontal) Borders
B339 – Gardenia Strip
DL238 – Sophie’s Heart Mini

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
joann sig 2

Pink Zinnias and a Fancy Fold

Hi there and Welcome Back!  I hope that everyone has enjoyed the Blog Blitz featuring Cheery Lynn Designs New Release : )

Today I want to show you a different twist on a card I did a while ago called a Pop-up Book Card.  I struggled with a name to call this but I am thinking I will call it a Multi-Framed Pop Out Fold and I think you will be surprised just how easy it is to create it.  I will provide some instructions at the bottom of this post but first, here’s a bit of eye candy!

MFPC

with a closer look at the detail:

MFPC-Closeup

and the best part, here is the inside : )  Included are a couple of tags so you have a place where you can write your own personalized message.  These are great to use as bookmarks as well.

MFPC-Inside

and once again, a closer look at some of the detail:

MFPC-Closeup-Inside

To create this card simply follow the steps below (I based this on a pop-out card so here are the dimensions I used):

1.  Cut a piece of DP 11.5 x 6 for the front.
2.  Cut another piece of DP 11.25 x 5.75 for the inside.
3.  For the Pink Frames on the inside I took the 2 smallest XL-10 – Coved Rectangle-Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies and placed them inside one another to cut my frame.  (Tip – Use a tiny piece Blue Tack which is a pressure sensitive adhesive between the dies to keep the 2 dies positioned the way you want them).  I cut this 8 times.
4.  Next using the largest of the 2 dies you used in step 3, cut 4 pieces of White for the centers.
5.  Glue 1 frame to each of the White pieces for a total of 4.
6.  Now for the fun part, I cut small strips of paper and scored them so I could make the pop-out portion.  I took 2 of the White framed pieces and between them attached 2 empty frames.
7.  Behind the 2 White framed pieces I attached another frame but cut the top off first so that I could use them as pockets to hold the tag inserts.
8.  Center and attach the piece you created to the card and simply attach the other 2 White framed pieces to the pop-out piece in the center of the card.

Here’s a quick peek at the dies used to create the inside pieces before they were assembled.

die-cuts

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

B261 – Tags 2
B332 – Ankara Lace Border
B333 – Sophia’s Heart Border
D138 – Mini Dimensional Butterflies w Angel Wings
DL250 – Cape Cod w/Angel Wing
DL251 – Horizon Coved Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames
XL-6 – Circle – Inverted Scallop LG Stackers Nesting Dies
XL-10 – Coved Rectangle-Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies

Be sure to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Beautiful Borders.  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

Cheery Lynn Designs July 2013 New Release – Matchbox Vanity

Hello there everyone and welcome to the last day of the New Release Blog Blitz!

For today’s inspiration, I wanted to focus on the new Matchbox Dies.  They come in 3 sizes, Small, Medium and Large so you  can pick the size you desire and as I did mix them up and use a few different sizes.

CLD89-Vanity

I must say that I love making stuff with Matchboxes but I always found it so much work.  Now thanks to Cheery Lynn Designs it is fast and very easy!  Not to mention, the new matchbox dies give you the ability to cut as many as you want without the worry of getting them exactly the same size!  Of course, I’ve included some of my favorite previously released dies as well.

Here is a bit of a closer look at the top so you can see the detail.

CLD89-Vanity-Closeup

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

B265 – Embellishments # 3
B306 – Vase (Set of 4)
B328 – Matchbox Small
B330 – Matchbox Large
DL252 – Horizion Oval Doily Stacker
FRM125 – Arabian Night Rectangle Frame
FRM135 – Swedish Spring Oval Frame
L-12 – French Flair Classic – Silver Stackers

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Beautiful Borders.  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

Cheery Lynn Designs July 2013 New Release

Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs New Release!

I had so much fun with the Christmas in July posting that I decided to do another Christmas card for you today to showcase some of the beautiful Christmas dies that we have in our new release.

If you are a fan of Step Cards we also have a treat for you, we have a die that makes this card in a jiffy!  It even cuts out all the DP pieces so you can make it in a snap.  How great is that!

CLD89--Sidestep-Card

Here is a closer look at the tree, of course I had to 3D it!

CLD89-Closeup

and finally the inside

CLD89-Inside

Finally I wanted to show you what it looks like open

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

B148 – Holly Lace Flourish
B183 – Holly Leaves
B185 – Happy Holidays Set
B216 – Wreath Strip
B324 – Poinsettia Strip
B331 – Christmas Nick Knacks
B335 – Allison’s Ribbons
B348 – Step Card #1
DL247 – Christmas Star Tree
DL251 – Horizion Coved Doily Stacker

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

Don’t forget to check out all the other DT creations here.  Also Cheery Lynn Designs has created 2 new videos for this release.  You can always find all the videos here but I thought that I would also share you the links.

Cheery Lynn Designs – Boutique Stacker Frames – 2013
Cheery Lynn Designs – Christmas In July – New Release 2013

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

“Sew” Organized!

Good morning everyone and welcome to your Cheery Lynn Designs “Thursday” inspiration!

The challenge theme this week is In Stitches (real or faux) so like most everyone else I thought, “Get out my sewing machine to make my stitches”.

Well, it’s been said that I tend to think a bit “outside the box” so I thought that instead of doing the obvious, how about a sewing basket to hold all your stitching supplies!

I made my own template for the sewing basket and found a SVG file on-line that I used for the scissors.

CLD88-closed

I wanted to include a pin cushion on the top so I cut a small piece of sponge and wrapped it in the Japanese Lace Pattern Die.

CLD88-Top

Finally, I wanted to show you what it looks like open – lots of room inside to hold your sewing supplies.

CLD88-Open

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

B122 – Ribbon Eyelet Border w/Piercing
B307 – Sweet Williams Strip
DL134 – Dancing Doily Lace Border
DL241 – Ambergris Doily w/ Angel Wing
FRM120 – Japanese Lace Pattern
L-10 – Coved Rectangle Classic – LG Silver Stackers
SF-1 – Leaf
SF-6 – Stacker Flower 6

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is In Stitches (real or faux).  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

Oh Frosty!

Hi Everyone and Merry Christmas in July!

Ok, that is a little early but I had to say it.  LOL!

I want to show you a fun little project today with the happiest Snowman on the planet!  No matter what time of year he is happy in his little home.

I got the idea when looking at some cards in one of my local card stores and did some searching and found this site with a template.

CLD87-Snowglobe

Here is a closer look at the globe which I thought was the perfect home to showcase Cheery Lynn’s sweet Frosty the Snowman die.  I just love this die and can see so many cool projects you can create with adorable die.  Who would want to see this little guy on their Christmas card?

CLD87-Globe

and here is a closer look at the base where I added some beautiful snowflakes and the Christmas Sleigh Border on the bottom.

CLD87-Base

and finally, this folds flat for mailing, how cool is that!

CLD87-Folded

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

B140 – Christmas Sleigh Border
C140 – Frosty the Snowman
C146 – Snowflakes
DL157 – Mega Polynesian Sails Doily

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Christmas in July.  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

Scor-Pal Keepsake Box

Hello again everyone,

It’s Joann here again with something that I hope you will like.  Unfortunately this is my last post as a GD for Scor-pal.  I have had a blast creating fun projects for all of you and hopefully we will cross paths out there in blog land some time soon.

Now, on to the fun stuff, today I am going to show you how to make a Keepsake Box.

Keepsake-Box

I used the drawer from my Scor-Pal Card with Gift Post and added a box on the top for 2 levels.

To make this Keepsake Box follow these simple instructions:

1.  Build the drawer and sleve from the Scor-Pal Card with Gift Post.

2.  Take a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and scor on the 1 ½, 3 ½, 8 ½ and 10 ½ marks on both sides and then discard the portions marked with the X.

Step-1

3.  Using another piece of card stock 9 x 5 inches, place the card stock with the 9 inch side up and scor on the 2 and 7 inch marks.  This will be your lid.  To make the design for the flap I found a die that I liked and traced out the shape and fussy cut it out.

4.  Form the top box and when complete attach the top box to the bottom sleve.

5.  To hide the gap between the 2 pieces, I wrapped the sides with DP and them attach the lid.  I used magnets to keep the lid closed.  If you would like to do the same, glue the magnets in place before covering with DP so that the magnet is hidden.

6.  To finish off the top and bottom I used the 2 largest dies from the Cheery Lynn XL-3 – Square Inverted Scalloped and layered them.

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

joann sig

%d bloggers like this: