Monday, May 2, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Black Eyed Susan Flower Video Tutorial

Hi friends.  Today I have a new video tutorial for you on how to create some beautiful handmade flowers using the Black Eyed Susan Strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I love both the traditional look and also bright and modern.  You can have either one with this flower as you can see in my samples today.  I love the versatility of this flower.
The color palettes I used on my cards were inspired by the April and May Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Each assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.
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Here are three samples of flowers created with the Black Eyed Susan Strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs.
For the traditional yellow and brown flower, I inked the edges of the petals.  For the other two, I used two colors of cardstock along with white and on the white petals I inked a script background stamp using matching ink colors and created some texture that way.  I also inked the edges of the petals.
I will be demonstrating how to make the traditionally colored Black Eyed Susan in my tutorial below.

Cheery Lynn Designs Black Eyed Susan Flower Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you liked the video, I would love to have you head on over to YouTube by clicking the YouTube link in the bottom right corner of the video above, and then click thumbs up and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

Other products I used in the video are Quilled Creations Quilling Tool Set to roll the flower center, and Art Institute Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 2-Ounce.

The card below was created using the center piece only of the Black Eyed Susan.  I think it looks a little like the purple clover weeds you see growing in fields in the summer.  Always think outside the box with your dies so you can get even more use out of them!
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used

For a tutorial on how I created my beautiful bows, please click HERE.
I'm entering my card above in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'd love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Mother's Day Themed Challenge

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Mother's Day themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you'll head over and link up a project to share with us.

For this challenge I created a Mother's Day card and necklace gift set.  I sprayed the necklace flowers with a clear matte spray for protection.  I created the flowers and then adhered them to a small base of white cardstock for stability.  The chain was attached to that base piece under the flowers.
My beautiful bow was created with Sherbet and Hot Pink 5/8" Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was made on my trusty Bow-it-All Tool.

For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
I created bi-color petal layers for my roses.  On the white layers I used an old script stamp with pink ink to create some texture and I also inked all the edges.  I shaped the petals with a foam pad and stylus tool and assembled the layers to create the flowers.
This pretty gift set is a great example of what you can create with very few dies.  This stunning set only requires 3 dies and these dies are very versatile.  If you are just starting out with your die collection, these three will take you a long way.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #173 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #228/229 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #185 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #32 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Pink and Girly
A Beautiful Mess #1 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #195 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #19 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - Words
Creative Fingers #107 - Anything Goes
Cut it Up #94 - Spring Flowers
PDE Linky Party #120 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #14 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #291 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #155 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #309 - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner #8 - Anything 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
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sentiment:  Silhouette Store - Mom I Know A2 Card design 78591
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Bow-it-All Tool 
Ink:  Memento Rose Bud
White Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury 120lb
Other Cardstsock:  Recollections
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
White Mulberry Paper:  mulberrypaperandmore.com

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Things with Wings Challenge


For the Cheery Lynn Designs April Blog Hop, please scroll down or click HERE.


Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a Things with Wings Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.
My pretty butterfly image is from the wonderful Butterfly Circles Digital Collage sheet from PollysPaper.  This collage sheet has 12 fabulous butterfly circle images for a wide variety of projects.  I love having a variety of pretty digital images on hand to pull together cards rather quickly.
My bi-color double-loop bow was made using Pearl Pink and Hot Pink 5/8" Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All tool.  I finished it off with a 10mm Open Rose in the center.

For a video tutorial on how to make this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
While I do love to create my own hand-made paper flowers, sometimes you just don't have time.  A great collection of Mulberry Paper Flowers in your stash is perfect for times like this.  I love the pretty roses around the bottom of my image.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:

I hope you'll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Digital Image:  PollysPaper
Sentiment Stamp:  JustRite Stampers For All You Do Vintage Labels Three
Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Ivory Mulberry Paper:  mulberrypaperandmore.com

Friday, April 15, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs April 2016 New Release Blog Hop Featuring the North American Die Collection


Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs April 2016 Blog Hop featuring the new North American Die Collection.


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.

Due to the growing popularity of state art and map crafts, Cheery Lynn Designs had released an entire North American Die Collection which also includes dies of the Canadian Provinces.  These dies will be fun for arts and crafts projects, travel scrapbooks and more.  We hope you enjoy them!
Be sure to hop through all the stops on the blog and leave a comment answering one or more of the questions on the Cheery Lynn Blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

I created a scrapbook layout using my New Jersey die.  These dies are truly wonderful for scrapbooking.

My family has spent quite a bit of time at Long Beach Island NJ, and these are some photos from many years ago - 1991 to be exact.  I was much better at taking photos when my kids were young.
The very best thing about Cheery Lynn Designs dies is the detail you get on the dies.  It's simply amazing.  They look fabulous as is, or you can ink the edges a bit and you're good to go.  
Can you believe how much this lighthouse resembles the actual Barnegat Light Lighthouse in my photos once I colored it?  It's amazing!
Just look at how realistic these dies look with all the little detailed markings on each die.  One trip through the die cutter and you have all this amazing detail.
And this sign!  Does this not look like actual wood?!!  I cut this die twice - once in a speckled tan cardstock and once in brown.  I inked the tan wood background section and then I inlaid the letters from my brown die cut for an amazing beach themed sign.  These dies just add so much detail to a scrapbook layout.
Cheery Lynn Designs has such a wide variety of dies that you can always find the perfect die for any project.  I just love all the fun beach themed dies I was able to use on my layout.  Not too shabby for a 'non-scrapbooker'!

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
B734 New Jersey
XL4 Circle Classic Large Stacker
B279 Sand Dollar & Starfish
CABD-47  Sea
B384 Lighthouses

Of course I never consider anything 'done' until I've added some ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I wanted to keep this pretty flat to add to an album so I just ran a piece of 1-1/2" Champagne Netting under the bottom sentiment panel and a little dove-tailed piece of 5/8" Light Coral Diamond Satin Ribbon peeking out each side.

I'm entering my layout in the following challenges:


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

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 Brown Burlap String
Digital Sentiment Stamp -  Create with TLC
Design Paper -  Frances Meyer Ink (I've had this for a while so it's likely retired)
Ink:  Distress Ink Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Adhesive - Stick it, Scotch ATG, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Flower Challenge

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Flower themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you'll head over and link up a project to share with us.

Today I've created a sympathy card using a great sentiment stamp called Invisible Tears from Quietfire Design.
My card features the Quadrafoil Square Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs which is one of my favorites and some handmade tea roses. I stamped the rose petals with an old script stamp and inked the edges before shaping them and assembling the layers.  
I added a layer of white mulberry paper right above the card base to soften the look a little.  To create this effect, just cut your mulberry paper a little larger than your finished dimensions, then use a paintbrush and water to wet a line where you want to tear the paper.  When you tear, you will have a wispy, feathery edge on the paper.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
DL314 Quadrafoil Square Doily
XL-21 Pierced Stacker #3
LPC-4 Circle Pierce & Cut Tool Lge Silver
XL4 Classic Circle Lge Stacker
B435 Tea Rose Small
B436 Tea Rose Medium

Here is a close-up of my tea roses.

I've topped off my card with a gorgeous bi-color double-loop bow made from 5/8" Yellow Plaid Ribbon and 5/8" Lemon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All Tool.

For a video tutorial on how easy this bow is to make, please click HERE.

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
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp:  Quietfire Design  Invisible Tears
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Memento Dandelion, London Fog
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper - mulberrypaperandmore.com
Old Script stamp used for texture marks on flowers