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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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Decide What To Be and GO BE IT

He everyone.  Today I have a fun new card featuring a jaw-dropping double-layer, double-loop bow with Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Love, love. love me a great poofy bow, don’t you?

This sentiment is so empowering.  I’ve kinda decided what I want to be (at the ripe old age of 29 + alot!), but I haven’t quite figured out how to be it just yet.  I’ll get there though…..

My double-loop double-layer bow was made with Red Delicate Stitched Satin on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating.  This ribbon style performs wonderfully for these beautiful loopy bows.  If you want to see how I made this bow, please view my YouTube video HERE.
I went with this gorgeous color combination so I could play along with the weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge with a theme of Keep it Krafty where you have to use kraft color paper.  I think the addition of red can black really makes it pop.  I created all my lovely roses using the small and medium tea rose dies and I used the chicken wire frame die for the background.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says – Favorite Product or Technique (mine is paper flower making)
Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on the other products used on this card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.
Supplies:
Stamp:  MFT CB Greetings Too
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Small and Medium Tea Rose, Chicken Wire Frame
MFT Die – Pierced Rectangle Stax
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
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