Friday, July 15, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs July Blog Hop Featuring the NEW Birthday Oval IOE Embossing Folder

Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs July Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Ginny’s Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

Be sure to hop all the way through all the stop and when you are done, leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn Blog answering our questions of the month to be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

This fabulous IOE Birthday Oval Embossing Folder is a generous 5″ x 7″ in size, but it’s set up in a way where you can easily use parts of it on an A2 (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) card which is what I have done today.  What fabulous designing!

I decided to go ahead and create my card with the layering that I always love.  
By eliminating the outer dot border, I was easily able to use all the other parts of the embossing folder on my A2 size card. I just love all the texture the embossing folder adds to this card.
I may possibly have gone a little overboard with the flower embellishments, but I like the subtle look of the embossing as it peeks out around the oval and in the corners.  The flower embellishments are made with the Floral Bouquet Kit Die set from Cheery Lynn Designs.
The beautiful ribbons running across the middle of the card under the sentiment and also in the pretty bi-color double-loop bow came from the Pink and Purple Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment.
I decided to ink the embossing on my card to really make it stand out.  I love white on white embossing as well, but my card today has some bold colors, so I felt that I wanted the words and other embossed parts to really ‘pop’.  I inked the embossing by masking as much as I could around each feature with Post-it Notes and then I used the small brayer attachment on my Zutter Tool-it-All to add the ink.  I inked the corner embellishments with pink ink, the center sentiment with grape ink and the Happy Birthday in the oval was inked with white pigment ink.  I heated this ink to set it since it was a pigment ink.  I really like the look of the inked embossing.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and Embossing Folder used:
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
As You Like it Challenge – Your Trademark style and why – My trademark is lots of layers, flowers and a beautiful bow.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Debbie’s blog. Then hop back here for the link to Jenny’s fabulous blog which is next after Debbie.

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

Supplies Used:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see die list above)
Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly, Angel Pink; Colorbox Frost White
Adhesive – Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool (I used the brayer attachment)
Post-it Notes for masking
various size flat back embellishment for flower centers

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Cheryl’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 beautiful collection of pinks and purples. 
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This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Members receive a new color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon each month.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
I created a lovely feminine birthday card mixing ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment with some beautiful mulberry flowers.  Have you seen all the wonderful Mulberry Flower styles available at Really Reasonable Ribbon?  Head on over and take a look!
I created a beautiful bi-color double-loop bow on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using the two colors of Lattice Print Satin included in the July Ribbon Club assortment.  I just love this ribbon!  
For a video tutorial on how to create this bow, please click HERE.
I ran a strip of the Hyacinth Lattice Print Satin ribbon across the center of the card and I topped it with a strip of Wildflower Print Grosgrain Ribbon.  Then I added several sizes of Mulberry Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts around the bottom of the sentiment.  I love having a good selection of these flowers on hand to quickly add to any project.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a HUGE offering of different styles of Mulberry Flowers.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Now for my headband of the month…
This headband was created on a 1/2″ Plastic Headband base using two of the ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club assortment.
For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.
The fabby flower that I attached to this headband is a basic Kanzashi flower.  
I just created a video tutorial for this flower which I will include below.  I will be back soon with a new Kanzashi petal variation.
Kanzashi Flower Petal Video Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

If you like my video, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the video above 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.

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:
Stamps – Inspired by Stamping Big Wishes II set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives: Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper –

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Love the Here and Now

Hi there everyone.  Today I’m sharing a card I made featuring the wonderful Chevron A2 Frame and the Floral Bouquet Die Kit from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I just LOVE a pink, white and kraft color combo, don’t you?

I started with an A6 (4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″) card base.  Then I cut a piece of white and a piece of kraft cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  I added Stick-It Adhesive to the back of each piece and then cut both pieces with the Chevron A2 Frame die.  I then paper pieced the chevron stripes together and trimmed to 3-3/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Then I layered that onto kraft, dark pink, lt pink, and dark pink cardstock trimming a small border on each layer.  Then I ran a piece of hot pink delicate stitched satin across the middle securing on the back of this panel.  I then added a layer of white mulberry paper.  I wet the edges and tore it to create a feathery edge.  Then I adhered this panel to the card base.
I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock and die cut with an oval die.  I layered that on dark pink and kraft cardstock and white mulberry paper on the bottom – each with a small border.  For my butterfly, I adhered a piece of Stick It Adhesive to the front side of the pink cardstock and die cut the butterfly.  Then I peeled the protective covering and applied White Glitter and finished the center with flat back pearls.
My flowers were created using the Floral Bouquet Kit.  The flower petals were shaped with a large stylus tool and I created a base with several of the foliage dies.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
My bi-color bow was created using my Bow-ti-All V3.0 Tool with Pearl Pink and Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bi-color double-loop bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #184 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #238/239 – Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenge – Make Your Own Background
Dragonfly Dreams – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #37 – Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #266 – Anything Goes with Elements of Nature
Penny Black July Challenge – Anything Goes with a Stamp
The Ribbon Girl –  Anything Goes Card
Crafty Friends Challenge #35 – Use Pink, Green and White
C4C344 – Cards of Encouragement
Sweet Stampin’ – Sentiment as Focus
Crafting with Friends #24 – Anything Goes
Cut it Up #100 – Anything Goes
ScrapyLand Challenge #45 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #146 – Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #52 – Outdoor Fun
Craft Rocket Challenges #19 – Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #17 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #22 – Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #159 – Things with Wings
In the Pink #98 – All or Nothing – Fussy and Fancy or CAS
Moving Along with the Times – No designer Paper
Time Out Challenges #61 – Inspired by Words

Stamp:  MFT Chalkboard Greetings
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Glitter:  Art Glitter #711 Winter White
White Mulberry Paper:
Assorted Gemstones and flat back pearls