Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Follow Your Dreams till they Take Wing and Fly

Hi there friends.  Today I have a pretty Spring-feel card created beautiful dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and a lovely sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design.
I was really in a Spring mood when I was working on Saturday, even though the temperature didn’t really support that.  I went with a lavender, pink and white color combination.  Beautiful roses and butterflies are a great addition to any card and I just love this new Dutch Daisy Oval Doily die for Spring themed projects.  
I stamped my beautiful sentiment from Quietfire Design on white card stock and cut that out with one of the XM7 Oval dies.  I wanted to mat that with a purple layer just a little larger and I didn’t have a die for that, so I used my Magic Matter tool from Puzzle Mates and traced around it with the 1/8″ wheel and fussy cut it out.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Then I added some Stick It adhesive to the back of a white piece of card stock and cut my Dutch Daisy Oval Doily.  I adhered that to a lavender oval cut with the Oval Classic Stacker and then I added a layer of white mulberry paper.  I wet the edges of the mulberry paper to tear it and leave the fuzzy, feathery edge.  Then I added that to another purple oval.
The dots on the white background were created with the Large Parallel Rectangle Pierce Plate and I just love the texture it gives.  I used one of the pieces from the Dutch Daisy Accents set to fill in some of the white space in the corners of the card.
My roses were made using the Medium Tea Rose die.  I cut the layers, inked them and shaped them with a stylus and then adhered them to create the pretty roses.  
The final touches were the pretty sparkly butterflies and the gorgeous bi-color double loop bow made on my Bow-it-All Tool using Grape and Sherbet 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color double-loop bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don’t forget, there is still time to enter our current Cheery Lynn Designs ‘Anything Goes’ themed challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Supply List
Stamp:  Quietfire Design:  Follow Your Dreams
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black’ Memento  Rose Bud, Grape Jelly
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper – mulberrypaperandmore.com
Magic Matter Tool from Puzzle Mates
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Guest Designing for Quietfire Designs

This is my second post of the day.  For the March Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop, please scroll down to the next post.

I’m so honored to have been invited to guest design for Quietfire Design this month.  Below is a sneak peek of my second project.  Quietfire Design just has the most beautiful calligraphed sentiment stamps.  They are a delight to work with.

I’d love to have you head over to see the entire card and leave a comment telling them I sent you over.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs March Blog Hop Featuring NEW IOE Embossing Plates

Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs March Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Corina’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.

This month the team is working with the NEW and fabulous IOE (Inside Out Embossing) Folder and Plates from TeaPaperCrafts that are now available at Cheery Lynn Designs.  
For a video tutorial on how to use these new embossing folders and plates, please click HERE.

The Frame IT Embossing Folder has several design elements.  They can all be used or specific design elements can be isolated so that those are the only ones that would emboss. This is accomplished by using the appropriate size oval plate or plates when running it through with the paper on your die cut and emboss machines.  You can get 31 different combinations using just the one embossing folder and Oval Embossing Plate Set.  That’s incredible!  AND, the oval embossing plate set can be used with any embossing folder to isolate certain areas to be embossed.  I’m loving this new product.

As you can see, I chose to emboss the larger oval that the four corner embellishments for my card.  I embellished with the beautiful Quadrafoil Tag die for the sentiment and and to accent the card corners.  I also created a lovely flower using the Shasta Daisy die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
XL-20 Pierced Stacker #2
B682 Quadrafoil Tag
B310 Shasta Daisy
B241 Rose Leaf Strip

My card was topped off with a beautiful bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool using 5/8″ Lemon and Daffodil Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also ran a piece of 5/8″ Black Diamond Satin topped with a piece of 3/8″ Yellow and Gray Confetti Dot Grosgrain across the center of the card under the sentiment.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Here is a close-up of the pretty shasta daisy flower.  
For a tutorial on how to create this flower, please click HERE.

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

Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog at the end answering the questions for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

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

Supplies Used:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Embossing Folders and Plates:  teapapercrafts
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps – Gina K Various Verses set
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Adhesive – Stick it, Scotch ATG, Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper:  mulberrypaperandmore.com
14mm Gray Gemstone:  The Paper Studio