Saturday, August 12, 2017

You Have Me In Stitches

 I am  featuring some of the new vintage release dies on this card that were just release by Cheery Lynn Designs. If you have not seen this new vintage release you must check it out. It is a amazing release.

I started with a beautiful pattern paper for my base and matted it in black as I wanted to give a chalk board look to my card. By cutting all the dies in black and using the oxide inks for the sentiments I think I accomplished the chalkboard look very well. A few buttons were added for embellishments to go with the theme.

Well I just love this new dress form set. Antique Dress Forms . You get three different dress forms in the set and this was my favorite of the three so chose this one for my project today. You can see the beautiful detail in it and all I did was add a flower and some silver outline stickers.

This is the Flourish Frame . I cut it in black and then used oxide inks to stamp the sentiment and flowers and to also ink the flourish areas around the edge.

This is one of a set of three of the new  Weathered Scrolls   that I stamped the sentiment onto.

I hope I have inspired you to play with some vintage dies. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the comments you leave.

Dies Used
B882 Antique Dress Forms - 3 Piece Die Set
B888 Flourish Frame - 2 Piece Die Set
B890 Weathered Scrolls - 3 Piece Die Set

Sunday, July 2, 2017

By The Sea

A warm hello to you.  Today I am going with a sea theme. 

I was digging through my stash and found this 6x6 paper in a sea theme. Then I started thinking of the Seahorse Family 3 die set I had bought awhile back and never used yet.  I was thinking they would be perfect to ink them to match this paper. I love how they turned out. 

For this bigger sea horse I inked some with white paper in a few colors to match the background paper. I then cut the sea horse from white and layered it onto the paper I just inked. I fussy cut around it and then inked the edges. He turned out very kool. I layered the Ship's Compass  to the top left corner after inking it up.

The smaller sea horse is inked up in a few colors and then also inked around the edges. I layer the Sand dollar & Starfish   to the bottom corner after inking them up. Even though I have been designing for Cheery Lynn Designs for quite awhile now their die still amaze me with all the detail that they have and in turn it makes them so easy to work with and to ink a little and make them look awesome. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today and for all the nice comments you leave. I always enjoy reading them. Have a crafty day my friends. 

Dies Used
Sand dollar & Starfish 2 Piece Die Set - B279
Seahorse Family 3 Piece Die Set - B267
Ship's Compass Die - B395

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Just For You

Hello   Today I am doing a quick and simple card for you. 

For a quick card it helps to used a pretty paper for the background to build on. In this case it gave me come beautiful flowers and color to perch the bird on. 

Here I have just cut a bigger oval from the background and then cut a smaller oval from the  Oval Stitch and Cut tool set. I really like the difference the stitching makes around the oval. Then the sentiment Just For You Oval  fit perfectly in the center.

The bird perched in the flowers and on the sentiment are from the Birds of Earth and Sky  set. The butterfly is from the  Tiny Things with Wings  set. So when you need a card quickly this type of card is quick and easy to create. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today and for all the comments you leave. They are always appreciated. Have a crafty day my friends. 

Dies Used
Oval Stitch and Cut tool - LG Silver Stitch tool 6 Piece Die Set - LSC7
Just For You Oval Die - B784
Birds of Earth and Sky 7 Piece Die Set - B349
Tiny Things with Wings 9 Piece Die Set - B266

Monday, June 12, 2017

It's a Boy

A warm hello to you.  I am sharing a card  I created using some of the dies from Cheery Lynn Designs last release which was the "Bohemian Collection".

Now isn't this a fabulous sun and moon perfect for a baby card. And such detail.  And all the pieces that lift out to give them added dimension. Got to love these ones.

I cut the Bohemian Sun  from some speckled paper and inked it up a bit. As simple as that and it was ready to layer onto the card. Along the bottom I layered the  Anastasia Border  which gives it a nice lacey look.

This moon is one of the dies from the  Hippie Heroine  set. Again just a little ink and it is done ready to layer. Notice the leaves on this one and the sun that pop out for the added dimension

Here I have used the Pierced Banners  to layer the  It's a Boy  onto. This die set also comes with the sentiment Girl to so you can change it to "It's a Girl". 

Well that is it for this time. Be sure the check out the Bohemian Collection @ . There are some unique dies in this collection.  Have a crafty day my friends. 

Dies Used
Bohemian Collection - Hippie Heroine - 5 Die Set - B868
Bohemian Collection - Bohemian Sun Die - B869
Anastasia Border Die - B136
Pierced Banners 3 Piece Die Set - DL303
It's a Boy Girl 2 Piece Die Set - B250

Friday, June 2, 2017


With graduations just around the corner I thought I would be a good opportunity to share a graduation card with you .

To start I matted this black and white graduation paper onto white cardstock for my base. Being photos are such a huge part of graduation I used the Film Strip Border Die at a angle across the card front.

The Graduation Set 2 Piece Die Set  is a beautiful and perfect die set for grad cards. I cut them in white and burgundy for I could make part of the tassel and the ribbon in a different color. I then layered them onto the film strip.  What awesome detail this set has and the distress ink really make the details stand out.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog today and for the comments you leave. I always enjoy hearing what you have to say. I have two grandchildren graduating this month so is a exiting month for me. I hope all who are celebrating graduations enjoy celebrating. Have a crafty day.

Dies Used
Graduation Set 2 Piece Die Set - B556
Film Strip Border Die - B677

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Happy Fathers Day

A warm Hello to you.  Today I am sharing a Father's Day card with you.

For the base I embossed a foil paper with the Do it yourself Embossing Plate .  This is a very cool embossing plate to use on men and boy cards.

I then cut and layered the Frame Die  onto the embossed base.

The Frame Die   has these tools, nut, bolts and chain that cut out of the center of the frame. I cut the screwdriver in black and silver so I could layer the black handle part over the silver handle to give it a realistic look. I placed the Sentiment Tag 3 to print the sentiment on and layer the tools on. There is such great detail in all these die cuts which Cheery Lynn is so known for.

Thanks you for visiting my blog today and for all the comments you leave. I always enjoy hearing what you have to say. Have a crafty day my friends.

Dies Used
Do it yourself Embossing Plate - E137
Frame Die - CAFR18
Sentiment Tag 3 3 Piece Die Set - B426

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 2017 Summer Theme Blog Hop

Glad to see you here for the "Summer Theme" blog hop.  If you just came from visiting Bonnie @ "Make Time To Craft"   You are on the right track. If not then head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs blog @ and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects  from our design team.  Cheery Lynn Designs will be giving a $20.00 prize to one random commenter on the Cheery Lynn Blog Hop Post. You can check out the selection of summer dies here.

This is the card I created using the Beach Set   and the Whimsical "Life is Good".  I started with a paper with sand on it and layered most the elements from the beach set. Aren't they cool and so detailed. Then I layered the "Life is Good" sentiment in the center. I cut the flip flops, book and hand bag from the paper with the sand on it. This card really makes me want to head to the beach. Hope I have inspired you do make a few summer themed cards as they are a lot of fun to make.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and for the comments you leave. They are so appreciated. 

Keep checking out the other projects from out design team for more inspiration.  
Your next visit on the Blog Hop is with Jenny @ "Jens Paper Obsession"
Have a wonderful day my crafty friends.

Dies Used:
Beach Set 6 Piece Die Set - B785
Whimsical "Life is Good" Die - B803

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

A warm Hello to you.  I want to wish all you Mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow.  So here is a Mother's Day card that I am sharing with you.

I made a fancy fold card from black cardstock for my base. The back piece I covered with polka dot paper and the front layer of the base I covered with a pattern paper with dress forms on it.

I used the Mirror Die  as a background for my sentiment to be printed on. I then added the corner from the Quadrafoil Tag  under the sentiment. The Dragonfly   was layered onto the top corner.

The flower arrangement was created using the Floral Bouquet Kit Black Eyed Susan Strip  ,Judy's Blooms  and the Embellishment #1 .

Well that is it for this time. Thank You for visiting my blog and for the comments you leave. They are sop appreciated. Have a crafty day my friends.

Dies Used
Mirror Die - CABD74
Floral Bouquet Kit 8 Piece Die Set - B777
Black Eyed Susan Strip 5 Piece Die Set - B338
Dragonfly small- w/ Angel Wing Die - DL152
Judy's Blooms Die - C184
Embellishment #1 8 Piece Die Set - B181A
Quadrafoil Tag 2 Piece Die Set - B682

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Penny the Piggy

A warm Hello to you. For this  card I have gone country. I think Penny the Pig   is so cute so wanted it to be my focal point. But after creating this card I think the gate is as much the focal point as the pig. But they look awesome together.

For the gate I just cut strips of wood grain paper,curved the tops of the slats and layered  them onto black cardstock to create a gate. The Hinges  really finished the gate off to make it so realistic.

The Happy  and Birthday  sentiments fit along the boards perfectly.

Now isn't Penny the Pig   just too cute. I cut the pig from a pattern pink paper and inked the edges. I placed black CS behind the eyes, nose and the word Laugh.  It always makes me smile to see this pig on a card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and for all the comments you leave. I hope I have inspired you to try creating a country card. Have a crafty day my friends.

Dies Used
Penny the Pig Die - B601
Hinges 8 Piece Die Set - B399
Happy 2 Piece Die Set - B226
Birthday 2 Piece Die Set - B231

Friday, April 21, 2017

Just For You

Glad to see you here. Today I am sharing a card with flowers. To me flowers always make for a beautiful card to give to that someone special.

I started the base of this card by embossing it with the Hearts and Rose Leaves Embossing Plate .
It is always nice to have that extra texture on the base of your cards.

I then layered the Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily  to one side of the card and the Southern Charm Valance Die   at the top and bottom of the card.

The Mini Flourish One  was used as a background for the flowers and leaves.  The flowers are the Chrysanthemum Strip inked up with distress inks for color. The leaves were cut from the Build a Flower #2  and tucked in behind the flowers. A pearl was place in the center of each flower to finish them off .

I cut the sentiment "Just For You" from the Just For You Oval Die  . I then trace the outer edge of the die onto the purple paper and fussy cut it out to place behind the sentiment. The XOXOXO were placed along the bottom of the sentiment.

I would like to Thank You for visiting my blog today and for the comments you leave. I hope I have inspired you to play with some of Cheery Lynn Designs flowers. They have a huge variety of flower dies to choose from.

Dies Used
Hearts and Rose Leaves Embossing Plate - E134
Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily 2 Piece Die Set - DL307
Southern Charm Valance Die - B454
XOXOXO 2 Piece Die Set - B375
Just For You Oval Die - B784
Mini Flourish One Die - B170
Chrysanthemum Strip 6 Piece Die Set - B311
Build a Flower #2 27 Piece Die Set - B187