Hello friends.  Today I am kicking off the Cheery Lynn Designs 2016 Fall and Winter New Release Celebration.

We will be sharing projects featuring dies from the Fall and Winter new release on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog from now through August 3rd in four parts.  I hope you’ll join us each day.  We will be beginning with Christmas and Winter dies and then showcasing Halloween, Fall & Thanksgiving and then we will finish off with a new die for a New Year!

Be sure to stop by and leave a comment each day.  At the end of the celebration, we will select a random post and one lucky person who leaves a comment on the post on that day will win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Be sure to head over to the Cheery Lynn Designs website to view all the new Christmas themed dies.  They are FANTASTIC!

I have to admit that I always have a hard time making Christmas cards in July when it’s 95 degrees outside!  I decided to ease my way into things by starting with a non-traditional color scheme.

This Whimsical Christmas die set made me think of Dr. Seuss, so I thought the non-traditional colors would be perfect and I really like the way this turned out.

I cut all of my dies in multiple colors and I was very careful to retain all of the pieces (positive and negative) when I removed the paper from the die.  I started with a silver base for my stockings and then carefully pieced each one together with the colors I wanted.  I then added it to my background square which was created by cutting a white Lattice piece and adhering it to white cardstock.  I thought a solid white background was too plain, so the white on white lattice was just right.
For the presents, I also cut the die in multiple colors.  I pieced each present individually in the colors I wanted and then lined them up along the bottom of the card panel, slightly overlapping them.
I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment in pink and purple and layered the pieces,  slightly offsetting to allow for a shadow effect.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 with two ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also added a layer of white mulberry paper under the main panel.  I love the soft feathery feel you get when you add mulberry paper to a project.

For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs – see list above
Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
White Mulberry Paper with Silver Tinsel
Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
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