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!
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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!

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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!
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