Monday, May 2, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Black Eyed Susan Flower Video Tutorial

Hi friends.  Today I have a new video tutorial for you on how to create some beautiful handmade flowers using the Black Eyed Susan Strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I love both the traditional look and also bright and modern.  You can have either one with this flower as you can see in my samples today.  I love the versatility of this flower.
The color palettes I used on my cards were inspired by the April and May Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Each assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.
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Here are three samples of flowers created with the Black Eyed Susan Strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs.
For the traditional yellow and brown flower, I inked the edges of the petals.  For the other two, I used two colors of cardstock along with white and on the white petals I inked a script background stamp using matching ink colors and created some texture that way.  I also inked the edges of the petals.
I will be demonstrating how to make the traditionally colored Black Eyed Susan in my tutorial below.
Cheery Lynn Designs Black Eyed Susan Flower Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

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Other products I used in the video are Quilled Creations Quilling Tool Set to roll the flower center, and Art Institute Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 2-Ounce.
The card below was created using the center piece only of the Black Eyed Susan.  I think it looks a little like the purple clover weeds you see growing in fields in the summer.  Always think outside the box with your dies so you can get even more use out of them!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used
For a tutorial on how I created my beautiful bows, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card above in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love for you to leave a comment before you go.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Mother’s Day Themed Challenge

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Mother’s Day themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you’ll head over and link up a project to share with us.

For this challenge I created a Mother’s Day card and necklace gift set.  I sprayed the necklace flowers with a clear matte spray for protection.  I created the flowers and then adhered them to a small base of white cardstock for stability.  The chain was attached to that base piece under the flowers.

My beautiful bow was created with Sherbet and Hot Pink 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was made on my trusty Bow-it-All Tool.
For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
I created bi-color petal layers for my roses.  On the white layers I used an old script stamp with pink ink to create some texture and I also inked all the edges.  I shaped the petals with a foam pad and stylus tool and assembled the layers to create the flowers.
This pretty gift set is a great example of what you can create with very few dies.  This stunning set only requires 3 dies and these dies are very versatile.  If you are just starting out with your die collection, these three will take you a long way.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #173 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #228/229 – Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #185 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #32 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin – Pink and Girly
A Beautiful Mess #1 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #195 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #19 – Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge – Words
Creative Fingers #107 – Anything Goes
Cut it Up #94 – Spring Flowers
PDE Linky Party #120 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #14 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #291 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #155 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #309 – Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner #8 – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sentiment:  Silhouette Store – Mom I Know A2 Card design 78591
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Bow-it-All Tool 
Ink:  Memento Rose Bud
White Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury 120lb
Other Cardstsock:  Recollections
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
White Mulberry Paper:
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Things with Wings Challenge

For the Cheery Lynn Designs April Blog Hop, please scroll down or click HERE.

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a Things with Wings Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.
My pretty butterfly image is from the wonderful Butterfly Circles Digital Collage sheet from PollysPaper.  This collage sheet has 12 fabulous butterfly circle images for a wide variety of projects.  I love having a variety of pretty digital images on hand to pull together cards rather quickly.
My bi-color double-loop bow was made using Pearl Pink and Hot Pink 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All tool.  I finished it off with a 10mm Open Rose in the center.
For a video tutorial on how to make this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
While I do love to create my own hand-made paper flowers, sometimes you just don’t have time.  A great collection of Mulberry Paper Flowers in your stash is perfect for times like this.  I love the pretty roses around the bottom of my image.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Digital Image:  PollysPaper
Sentiment Stamp:  JustRite Stampers For All You Do Vintage Labels Three
Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Ivory Mulberry Paper: