Monday, May 22, 2017

Cheery Lynn Designs Hello Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs Hello Summer Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Cherry’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.

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I do adore summer themed cards and this is no exception.  Don’t these fresh and clean white daisies with the gray and yellow color palette just scream summer?

My card came together rather quickly and that is also a plus for summer crafting when time is short.  My card base is a 5-1/2″ square and I added some layers of yellow, white and gray to frame my sentiment.  I cut my sentiment twice, once in dark gray and once in a lighter gray polka dot design paper and layered them to create a shadow effect.  After layering the two pieces, I adhered the sentiment to the center of my card.  My flowers are simply three layers of the smallest daisy with the petals curved slightly up and layered together.  The center is a yellow 1omm resin flatback bead.  I created a bed of greenery under my sentiment and added the flowers on top of that.

For a video tutorial on how to create beautiful daisies with this Shasta Daisy die, please click HERE.


I finished off my card with a pretty plaid bi-color bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using 5/8″ Yellow and Gray Plaid Ribbon.  Plaid is a perfect ribbon for summer themed projects.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HEREI’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #197 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #282/283 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #58 – Summer Colors
Crafting with Friends #43 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #371 – Anything Goes with Twist of more than 2 layers
Creative Fingers #130 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #46 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #180 – Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafty Creations #341 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #123 – Add Flowers
Creative Moments #118 – Anything Goes
Double D Challenges – Flowers Galore
Inspiration Destination #128 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #36 – Add a Sentiment
TTCRD – Anything Goes

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

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.
Be sure to stop by the Cheery Lynn Designs website and take a look at all the fun Summer themed dies when you are finished with the hop.

Supplies Used:

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon  Plaid Ribbon
Paper – Yellow marbled design paper – The Paper Studio; Gray Polka Dot – Recollections
Adhesive – Stick it, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, Designer Dries Adhesive, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Yellow 1omm Resin Flatback Beads
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy Birthday to You

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a pretty floral birthday card using one of my favorite flower die sets from Cheery Lynn Designs along with some pretty ribbons and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I have lots of layer on this card, but I think it’s pretty easy to see from the photo how the layers were assembled.  I just love the Square Frames die for square cards.

My blue/tan background paper was made using Distress Inks spritzed with water.  I tend to make extra when I make my Distress papers and I actually created another card in this same color scheme which you can see HERE.

My flowers and foliage were created with the Floral Bouquet die set from Cheery Lynn Designs which is such a versatile flower set.  I used some of the same paper from my background for the blue flower petals along with some navy and kraft color cardstock.  The layers were also inked with an old script stamp for some additional interest.  The flowers and foliage were cut and then shaped with a stylus and foam pad.  The flowers were layered and finished off with some cool Metal Gear Embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon for a cool industrial feel.  I added a pretty butterfly to the right side of the card to balance things out.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Ivory and Capri Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how I created my pretty bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #197 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #282/283 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #21 – Special Occasions
Artistic Inspirations #179 – Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart #159 – Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas – May Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies #80 – Lots of Flowers or Mother’s Day
Crafty Calendar – May Flowers
Scrap and Craft Inspiration #3 – Handmade Flowers
Craft for the Craic – May Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #43 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #370 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #130 – Anything Goes
Making Memories #5 – Anything Goes

 

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp:  My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Ink Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Metal Gear Embellishments
Natural Mulberry Paper

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 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 fun patriotic mix of red, white and blue.

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The May Ribbon Club Assortment is a Red, White and Blue Ribbon Mix that contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

While this assortment is great for Patriotic themed cards like the one I shared in THIS POST, it’s also great for other summer occasions.  I made a great Summer Birthday Card a few days ago along with this fun summer card I’m sharing today.  This card would be a great note card or even a summer bbq invitation.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
FRM155 Chevron A2 Frame
B434 Sweet Christine Die
LPC16 Rectangle Pierce & Cut
M4 Circle Classic Small
XM4 Circle
CASO20 Nesting Doll Circle Shapes

My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the styles from the May Ribbon Club Assortment.  I embellished the center of my bow with a 13mm Pearl Star.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #197 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #282/283 – Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic – May Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #43 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #370 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #129 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #188 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #65 – Anything Goes
Making Memories #5 – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #127 – Use a digi stamp
Crafting with an Attitude #27 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #36 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #341 – Anything Goes
Double D Challenges – Red White and Blue with optional stripes
Crafty Addicts #36 – Add a Sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge #154 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #178 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #158 – Anything Goes

Now for my headband of the month:
This headband was created on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband using the two 3/8″ printed satin ribbons from the May Ribbon Club Assortment.  

For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.
To see how I created the Kanzashi Ribbon Flower, please click HERE.

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

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

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment 
Digital Image:  Cobra Graphics
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
13mm Pearl Star
White Mulberry Paper