Thursday, February 18, 2016

New ‘Add a Flourish’ Challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog

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

This card showcases the gorgeous new Lords & Commons Square Doily.  I used the small inner square in this set and cut it four times and then adhered them to the square medium blue base for a different look.  I also handmade that gorgeous blue tea rose.  If you make your own flowers, they always match your project perfectly!
I finished my bard off with a simple double-loop bow made with Capri Blue Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.
To view all my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.
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.
Supplies
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Stamp:  Just Rite Clear Large Fancy Sentiments
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Ink:  Memento Danube Blue
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper:  Mulberry Paper and More

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Sending Love to You

Hi everyone.  I’m here today with a card showcasing the amazing new Sunflower die from the January 2016 Cheery Lynn Designs new release.

This die is really a ‘show-stopper’.  I cut the sunflower twice in dark yellow cardstock and lightly inked the petals and the flower center.  I also used a stylus tool to shape the petals.  Then I layered the pieces offsetting the petals.  I added the stem and leaves under the flower and ‘planted it’ in one of the nested flower pot dies.  For the flower pot I cut two pots and I cut the top rim off the second piece to layer on top to give some added dimension.  I also inked the edges and shadows on the pot.
I used the Fleur de Lis Border Set to add a little interest around the outside of my cream base.  The sentiment was stamped and then cut with the largest Pierced Banner die.  I lined up one side, cut half way and then turned the die around, lining up the holes on the side and cut the other half.  This gave me the dove tail look on both ends.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
You know how I love to finish my cards off with big bows, but this time the sunflower wanted to take center stage.  I added a small loopy bow made with Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon to the bottom of the card above the sentiment.  It added a nice rustic look to the card.  The Bow-it-All V2.0 can make perfect bows from 1/2″ to 9-1/2″ wide.  
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Supplies:
Ribbon/string:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint; Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear glue, E6000
Natural Mulberry Paper:  Mulberry Paper and More

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR February Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Amber’s blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is all about green. 

Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with is fabulous assortment which contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.  You’ll always have the perfect ribbon for any project.  Better yet, snap up the special deal this month and get the January and February assortments in one shipment for a SPECIAL LOW PRICE!

I mixed and matched ribbons from both the January and February assortments on my card this month.  I love a pink and green color combo.  

I’m also showcasing the brand new 40mm Tea Roses that just came in at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Aren’t they gorgeous?  I love making flowers by hand, but it’s nice to have some of these beauties on hand for when I just don’t have the time.  Really Reasonable Ribbon just got a huge shipment of new styles of mulberry flowers in, so HEAD ON OVER and take a look.
I topped my card with my favorite bi-color double loop bow made with the Hot Pink Taffeta Ribbon from the January assortment and the Emerald Plaid Ribbon from the February assortment.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.

For a video tutorial on how to create this card, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Now for my headband of the month…
This headband was created on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband Base using two of the ribbons from the February Ribbon Club assortment.  It’s the basic woven ribbon headband weave and I positioned the emerald green ribbon in the bottom positions of the starting X and the apple green were at the top.  This is what creates the diagonal striped look.
To view a video tutorial on how to create this pretty headband, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your next stop is Nancy’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Supplies Used for card:
Digital Sentiment – Bird’s Cards Blog
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs DL315 Deutschland Square Doily
Mulberry Flowers – 40mm Tea Roses Mixed Pink, White Aster Daisy Stem, 30mm Green Leaves
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000, Candi Fix Foam pads
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool

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