Sunday, November 8, 2015

New ‘Autumn Colors’ Themed Challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs

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

I really love the rich warm autumn color palette so an autumn colors challenge theme is perfect for me!  I cut my French Lattice Frame out of cream cardstock which I backed with Stick It adhesive.  I then layered it on my rust cardstock and trimmed it to the size I wanted.  I added a thin border of cream cardstock again and mounted it on my card.  I printed my sentiment out on cream cardstock, die cut it with my oval die, inked the edges a little and layered it on two more oval layers.   I added a big handmade black-eyed Susan Flower and a dainty little double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool with 5/8″ Kiwi Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how I created this bow, 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.
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLD
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Ink:  Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Natural Mulberry paper
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Little Birthday Wish for a Great Friend Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a birthday card to share featuring some great doily and flower dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and a fabby bi-color double-loop bow with ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I love to use Stick It! adhesive on all my intricate die cuts.  It’s a very thin adhesive that you apply to the back of your cardstock before cutting the die.  You just peel and stick the adhesive to the back side of your cardstock.  Then place your die on the right side of the paper and cut as usual.  When your are ready to attach the die cut to your card or project, simply peel off the backing and position the die where you want it.  The great thing is, the adhesive does not ‘grab’ immediately, so you have time to play with the positioning.  When you are satisfied, simply press down firmly with your fingers or a small brayer to permanently adhere it.
My roses were created using the Large, Medium and Miniature Rose dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. I cut the pieces from dark purple cardstock and marbled momi paper, shaped the petals and created the flowers.  The great thing about making your own flowers is they will always perfectly match your project.
I topped the card off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 with Rose Bloom and Delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  To view a video tutorial on how to create this bow, please click HERE.  
I also have a strip of Silver Glitz Ribbon topped with 3/8″ Rose Bloom Double-faced Satin Ribbon running across the center of the card under the sentiment panel.  The silver ribbon helps to pull out the pretty silver accents on the momi paper background.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge #17 – Use Your Favorite Color (which you all know if purple for me!)
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love to have you leave a comment before you go.  
Supplies used:
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs
Art Paper:  Marbled Momi Paper Pink/Purple/Silver from Mulberry Paper & More
Adhesives:  Stick it!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Monday, November 2, 2015

Have a JOLLY Holiday!

Hi friends.  Halloween is over and Christmas is rolling in at a rapid rate. Less than two months until Christmas – eek!!  Time to get working on your Christmas cards so you aren’t in a frenzy come December!  Really Reasonable Ribbon has the perfect ribbons and trims to add that extra pizzazz to your projects!

So, if you’re late to the party and have not even started thinking about your Christmas cards yet, why not consider grabbing the great Ribbon Club deal we are offering this month.
Join Ribbon Club this month and get the October and November assortments in your first shipment for a great low price.  Both assortments would be great for all your holiday cards.  Each assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to treat yourself for the holidays and build your ribbon stash.  Soon you will have the perfect ribbon for any project.  It’s also a great way to try new ribbon styles.  JOIN TODAY!!
I used two of the styles from the November Ribbon Club assortment on my card today.
The bow is made with the Old Gold Shimmer Satin.  I also ran a piece of that same ribbon across the middle of the card under the sentiment and topped it with Silver and Gold Diagonal Stripe Satin Ribbon.  To tone down the white satin, I sponged on some old paper distress ink.  This made it fit in better with the vintage feel of the card.
My perky double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  This is my very favorite tool and will help you create perfect bows every time.
For a complete list of all my Bow-it-All video tutorials, click HERE.
My card is being entered in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today..

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Sentiment: Polly’s Paper Studio

Adhesives: Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000
Ink: Distress Ink Old Paper
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Natural Mulberry Paper
Gold and pearl brad