Monday, October 12, 2015

Trick or Treat Halloween Card with Cheery Lynn Designs

I’m still having fun playing with the fabulous ribbons from the September Ribbon Club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I’m totally in love with the Black Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon.  Isn’t it fabby?

I made a fun Halloween themed card with lots of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and embellished with a couple of the styles from the assortment.  The poofy double bow was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 and it’s just a basic double bow.  You can view a video tutorial for a basic bow made on the Bow-it-All Tool HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Build a Flower 2  B187 (for the leaves)
If you missed the September Ribbon Club Assortment, you can JOIN TODAY and begin with the September and October Assortments for a special price.  HURRY because this offer ends on October 16th.
I just love the vivid contast of orange and black paired together.  It really makes you sit up and take notice, right?
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Supplies
Digital Stamp:  AiFactory on Etsy
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo
Wax paper
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Black Mulberry Paper
Spider embellishment from Recollections
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Shasta Daisy Video Tutorial

Hi everyone.  I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been asked to join the Cheery Lynn Designs team.  I’ve been creating with Cheery Lynn Dies for a while now and it was a dream come true to be invited to join these talented ladies!

I love to get a lot of use from all my dies so I’m always looking for new ideas.  The Royal Scandinavian Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs is one of my favorites and it has two pieces.  I’ve used the outer piece many times and this card uses the inner square to create a beautiful lacy overlay.  The card is embellished with some pretty Shasta Daisy flowers which I’ll show you how to make below and a cute little double bow made with Rust Shimmer Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Below is a quick photo tutorial on how I made the lacy overlay.  The first thing I do is apply Stick It! adhesive to the back of the paper I am cutting whenever I use an intricate die.  This is the best adhesive I’ve found for intricate die cuts because there is a little ‘play’ time for you to get everything where you want it before it’s permanently affixed.  Once you have the die cut placed where you want it, you simply press it down with your fingers or a small brayer.
For this technique I cut my white cardstock to the desired size for my card and then I draw very faint guidelines for the placement of the die.  I made the lines quite dark for you to see for this tutorial, but make them as light as possible since you will have to erase them when you are done.  Then just run the die through your machine and move to the next position using the guide lines for placement.

Once you have the whole piece cut you will peel the backing from the Stick It! or apply your adhesive of choice and adhere it to the base.  Now that you have stabilized the lacy overlay, you can carefully erase your registration marks.  I love the look of the kraft background and the white lacy overlay.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE making handmade paper flowers??  

Well I do!  The Shasta Daisy flower is a quick and easy flower and by changing the colors, you can make it work for just about any holiday or season.



I hope you enjoy my Shasta Daisy video tutorial below.


If you like my video, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom left of the video and head to YouTube and give me a thumbs up.  I’d love for you to subscribe to my channel and leave a comment as well.

Cheery Lynn Dies/Supplies Used:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy Crafting!
Supplies Used:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers Caring Thoughts Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (listed above)
Ink:  Versafine Crimson Red
White Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury 80lb layering weight; colors Recollections
Adhesive:  Stick it!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Other:  Judikins Speckles Espresso

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We Don’t Know How Strong We Are…

Hi friends.  Today I have another ‘WOW’ bow to share made with fantastic ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This pretty bow was made using Regal Purple and Delphinium Diamond Satin Ribbon and tied up on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I have a video tutorial for this bow which you can find on YouTube HERE.
I’ve been resisting pulling out the sewing machine because I knew it was going to open a whole can of worms with me wanting to get back to quilting, but I did it anyway.  I did a simple zig zag stitch around the perimeter of the design paper just to get warmed back up.  
I created the beautiful roses in two sizes for a little added pizzazz at the bottom.  I use an old script stamp I got back in the 1990’s just to add a little look of texture to the petals and I inked the edges before assembly.  
I continued the stitching theme on the inside of the card as well.  I really like the look.  I think you will continue to see stitching on my cards….
The background doily die I used is actually a square.  Yup, it’s a square.  I just measured and cut 1-1/2″ from each side and joined it together.  The bow and the flowers cover the seam, but you would likely hardly notice even if it wasn’t covered.
I like to purchase dies that I can get a lot of use out of and I’m not opposed to cutting the die cuts down and reshaping them.  Why not get double or triple-duty from them!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
LTSCB #57 – Triple Play (I have 3 flowers)

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinaviam Doily, Tea Rose Small and Medium
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Grape Jelly
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Sewing Machine and thread
Bow-it-All V2.0
Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool

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