Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sending Love to You

Hello friends.  I’ve been loving the pink this month and today I have a romantic card with a lacy open card front.

It’s no secret that I love frame dies.  For this card I wanted a partial open card front so I created an A2 top fold card base and positioned my Honeycomb Frame die from Cheery Lynn Designs on the front of the card and ran it through my die cutter.  For this particular die, it only cuts the holes, it does not cut the rectangular outline of the die.  If you have one that does cut around the outside, you can just position your cutting plate so it does not cut that upper line where the top fold is.  To adhere your image panel, you can just adhere it to the front of the card and then cut a panel 1/8″ smaller for the backing and all the adhesive will be in between the two pieces.  
I stamped my sentiment on ivory cardstock and used the Pierced Banners dies to cut it out.  This die is dove tailed on one end and square on the other.  If you want the dove-tail on both sides, simply cut it half way, then turn the die around and position it lining up the holes along the sides and cut the other half.  
I topped off my image panel with a simple double-loop bow made with Fantasy Rose Diamond Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  Sometimes an understated bow is the perfect embellishment.  I also added to tiny bows made with Pink Burlap String on either end of my sentiment.  I love that I can make beautiful bows from 1/2″ to 9-3/4″ on this fabulous tool
To view all of my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Supplies
Ribbon and string:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Image:  Art Cult on Etsy
Sentiment:  Just Rite Stampers Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Natural Mulberry Paper
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I Believe in the Magic of Kindness

Hi friends.  I’m so excited to be guest designing this week over on the Crafting by Design Challenge Blog!

The challenge theme this week at Crafting by Designs is ‘Add a Flower’ which is perfect for me because you know I love making paper flowers!  I hope you’ll head over and join in this week.  You can add any type of flower or even a flower image or designs paper.  Head on over and show us your creativity.
My card showcases the brand new and fabulous Deutschland Square Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs and the gorgeous roses are made with their Tea Rose die.
  
I topped my card off with a bi-color double loop bow using Light Orchid and Grape Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.
For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
PS101 Pierce Plate Large Parallel Rectangle (for subtle texture on purple panel behind mulberry paper
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Head on over to Crafting by Designs and share your ‘Add a Flower’ themed project.
Supplies
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Mementto Grape Jelly
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper
Old Script Stamp used for texture on rose leaves
Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Sweetheart Themed Challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Sweetheart 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’ve used some more of the wonderful Cheery Lynn Designs new release dies today.  This gorgeous Quadrafoil Square Doily is my favorite of the new doilies.  You’ll probably be seeing it quite a lot.  I also love the fun Sweetheart Candy die cuts.  They look just like the real candy!

Quadrafoil Square Doily  DL314 *NEW*
Sweetheart Candy  B675 *NEW*

I topped the card off with a simple double-loop bow made from White Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  The white layer with a feathery edge is mulberry paper.

Please head over to my YouTube Channel for more info on both.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #159 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #217 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #23 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #12 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #307 – Word Art
PDE Linky Party #106 – Anything Goes
Cards 4 Galz #13 – Something New (my dies are all new)
Crafty Girls Creations #12 – Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #98 – Anything Goes
In the Pink #85 – Anything Pink Goes

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.
Supplies
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Ink:  Memento Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, Summer Sky, Angel Pink, Rose Bud
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Square Foam Adhesive pads, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zuter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper