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!!


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great embellishment. TFS

Kiwi The Kreator said...

LOVE that simple yet blinged out grad card!!!

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