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
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs October 2015 New Release

Today is new release day at Cheery Lynn Designs
The design team has come up with some fantastic projects to showcase the new dies.  My card uses two gorgeous new doily sets.
I started with a 5-1/2″ square base.  I made a light line down the center both ways in pencil and then two additional lines on each side 1-1/4″ from the center line.  I then used the small domino shaped dies from the Scandinavian Boutique Stacker die to create the lacy background.  I placed the die next to my lines in each of the 8 rectangles one at a time and ran it though my machine.  The result is a beautiful lacy background.  I added a piece of 5-3/8″ square white cardstock to the back so the design really pops.
I then cut some circle layers using Circle Classic Large Stacker XL4 and Circle Pierce and Cut Large LPC-4 and topped them off with the new and gorgeous Scandinavian Circle Doily.  I used my flower from my Shasta Daisy Flower video tutorial in the center.  The sentiment is mounted on the smallest Pierced Banners die DL303 and I dove tailed both ends.  The final embellishment is a pretty double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using White Glitz Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for more inspiration and to see the full line-up of new dies.
Ink:  Memento Summer Sky, Danube Blue
Adhesive:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
White Mulberry Paper
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Glitter Embellishment from Recollections
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome to the RRR October 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 Christmas. I just love a great traditional Christmas color ribbon collection, don’t you??!

I’ve used four of the ribbon styles from the RRR October Ribbon Club assortment on my card today.  The pretty Emerald Checkerboard Satin topped with the Christmas Fun Flower Satin runs across my card under the sentiment panel.  To avoid extra bulk, I dove-tailed the ends of each piece.  I topped off the card with a beautiful bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For a video tutorial on how this bow was made, please click HERE.

My card features lots of wonderful dies from Cheery Lynn Designs including the fabulous Poinsettia Strip die for those gorgeous flowers.  All the dies used are listed on the supply list at the bottom of this post.  Cheery Lynn Designs has a wide selection of dies to help you create stunning holiday cards.
May card is being entered in the following challenges:

Here is my ‘Headband of the Month’.  I will say this – you should definitely experiment with printed ribbons because sometimes even the most unlikely combinations end up giving you fabulous results!  For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.  Different arrangement of the ribbons in the starting position create different looks on the finished piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.

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

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
Ink – Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Adhesive – Stick it!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper with Silver Tinsel
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio
white half pearls