Friday, January 15, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs January 2015 New Release

Today is the day that Cheery Lynn Designs reveals their new designs for January 2016 and boy what a fabulous display of new dies! 

You must hop right over and see which ones you want NEED to have for your collection!

My card today features the brand new and gorgeous Fleur de Lis A2 Card Facer.  This die can be used on a single layer of cardstock for a lacy card front, or if you LOVE layers like I do, you can use the pieces individually in different colors and stack them for added color and depth.

I also added a beautiful and shimmery white Monarch Butterfly to the bottom left corner.  You can’t ever have enough butterfly dies in your stash!
The card is topped off with a lovely bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool with two shades of Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how to create this bow, please click HERE.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Dies – Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Digital Sentiment – Create with TLC Thank You X 10
Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Candi Foam Fix pads, E6000
6 and 8mm half pearls
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR January 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 a great mix for Valentines Day and beyond.  Great for a baby girl card, or any feminine card or whatever your ‘heart’ desires! 
Not a member yet?  Why not JOIN TODAY and begin with this fun assortment.  
What a great way to build your ribbon stash and try out different ribbon styles.
I just love pink – always have.  When I was a little girl I had a bedroom with pink carpet and paneling (it was the 1970’s, so yes – pink paneling!).  Creating cards for Valentine’s Day in shades of pink makes my heart happy.
I also love making paper flowers and I love this new Cuties 1 flower die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  What beautiful dimension.
My card is topped off with a fabulous bi-color double-loop bow which my regular blog visitors know if my favorite bow of all.  I used two of the ribbons from the January Ribbon Club assortment and made the bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0.
I also ran a strip of the white checkerboard satin topped with the quatrefoil print on hot pink satin ribbon also from assortment across the middle of the card under the sentiment panel for added interest.
For a video tutorial on how to create this bow, please click HERE.

Since I’m getting lots of questions again about the mulberry paper (the ‘fuzzy’ white paper layer), you can view a video tutorial on how I did that HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Now for my Headband of the Month.
This headband is again just the basic woven ribbon headband created with two ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment on a 1/2″ white plastic headband base.  The difference in design is created by using three pieces of the quatrefoil on hot pink satin and one piece of white double-faced satin.  (Sorry the white satin on the headband weave looks pink in my photo.)  The white will be positioned in the upper left position when starting the headband weave.  The bow I attached is a simple double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I added a pretty 20mm pink Open Rose to the center.
For a video tutorial on how to create this 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:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon JanuaryRibbon Club Assortment
Stamps – JRS Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Circle Pierce & Cut Tool  LPC-4, Pierce Plate Large Parallel Rectangle PS101, City Girl Edger B308, Cuties 1  B149, Large Rose B155 (for the base leaves), Mini Fanciful Flourish Right & Left  B387
Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Scor-Tape, E6000
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud
Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry paper

1/2″ white plastic headband
20mm Pink Open Rose
50mm Alligator Clip (the bow is mounted on this clip)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Happy Birthday to You Rainbow Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a fun and colorful card to share.  We’ve had some really dreary weather in my area for a few weeks and I needed some color in my life so I went bold today with fun die cuts from Cheery Lynn Designs and gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon..

I started out with scraps of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple card stock about 1-1/2″ x 5″.  I applied Stick It adhesive to the backs of all the pieces and then die cut each with the Border #3 die.  I then adhered all my pieces on to a panel of white card stock and then mounted that on an A2 sized top fold black card base.
Stick It adhesive is a wonderful adhesive for intricate die cuts.  You simply apply it to the back of your cardstock, die cut, peel off the backing and adhere it to your project.  Perfect for effortless, all-over adhesion.  The best part is that it doesn’t ‘grab’ immediately, so there is a little time to make sure your die cut is exactly where you want it.  I use it on all my projects.
For the sentiment, I used the Rectangular Pierce & Cut Tool Lge Silver Pierce die.  If you don’t have the size you need, you can often create one by partially cutting, flipping the die and line up the holes and cut the other half.  This really adds to the value of these sets!  
I then added some dimensional butterflies using the Small Exotic Butterlies #1 set.

My finishing touch is my very favorite bi-color double-loop bow.  I created the bow with daffodil and tangerine Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  If you don’t already own this tool, YOU NEED IT!  I use it almost every day.  

For a video on how to create this fabulous bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Stamps:  MFT Birthday Greetings set
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive, Scotch ATG, Foam Squares, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Half pears and teardrop shape pearls