Monday, August 8, 2011

Cheery Lynn Cards

Good morning blog readers, it's Tanisha here with a post for creating your own embellishment.

I'm sure we are all feeling a little tightening of the purse strings nowadays. One of the ways that I've been avoiding feeling the pinch in my scrap budget is by creating a lot of my own embellishments and Cheery Lynn Designs dies are perfect for doing just that . Not only is making your own fun, but you really get the most out of your supplies, as well.

I started by cutting a 2"x12" strip from patterned paper and then adding a border to the edge using the Scalloped Diamonds border. I scored the strip every 1/4", accordion folded it and then attached the ends to create a pleated flower. I cut a circle using the XL Classic Stackers Circles, adhered the pleated flower to the center and affixed a piece of ribbon to the center. Next, I used the Little Coved Rectangle Stackers to die cut a piece of chipboard and patterned paper. I layered the 2 for stability, inked the edges and then adhered to the center of the pleated flower. Finally, I used the Varsity Font to create my sentiment.

Once the embellishment is completed, add it to the project of choice!!

I am also excited to share this project because it was published in Paper Crafts Magazine's newly released, Card Ideas For Paper Crafters.


I embossed the front panel of the card using the Dots/Lines embossing plate. After adding patterned paper strips to the front panel, I used one of the Classic Circles Nesting dies to cut a circle which I adhered using pop dots. I die cut the Grad Hat, which is now deeply discounted in the clearance sale section, and then added it to the circle.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this post has inspired you to used Cheery Lynn Designs dies to get the most out of your scrap supplies!

Until next post...HAPPY SCRAPPING!!

2 comments:

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great embellishment. TFS

Kiwi The Kreator said...

LOVE that simple yet blinged out grad card!!!

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