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Sweet Stamps.com Anniversary Card

7 Jun

Today, I am so excited to show you my fun card.

It is a new week and Challenge 18 is starting.  The random winner of this challenge will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps.com.

The theme of this weeks challenge is:

WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY

The stamps and supplies I have used are:

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 977C 

LAMBKINS FOR YOU 645 

HEARTLAND AMERICA LARGE DIE DL110 

Here is what I came up with.

Now, when you look at this you might realize that I have the sheep facing one another.  I thought this would be cute for an Anniversary card.

The above image is to give you a closer look at the detail I put into the heart and the floral necklaces on the sheep.

Aren’t they so cute touching noses together?

To do this, I stamped the sheep on plain white paper, then scanned the image onto my computer.  I then turned it into a digital stamp and was able to copy the other sheep and reverse the direction of one of the sheep, so I got this effect.  

 I love the intricate cutwork on the heart I used in the center.  The Heartland America Die is a gorgeous die. 

Now, hopefully I have sparked a new idea for you.  I turned my stamp into a digi stamp, I paper pieced the sheep, I used only a PORTION of the Heartland America Die and I embellished with pearls, glitter and paper pieced flowers.  Just look at all the techniques I am teasing you with!

If you have any questions about a specific technique, be sure to ask me.  You can contact me through the CONTACT ME at the top of my blog page.

I hope yu have enjoyed this card.  It was a ton of fun to make.  Now get on over to SWEET STAMPS.COM blog and play along on our challenge, leave a comment over there making sure that you let them know Jeannie from The Polka Cabana sent you!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

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Cheery Lynn Designs, Jewelry?

20 May
You read that title right. Today I am going to show you some simple jewelry and accessories I made with my Oriental Butterfly Doily.
The first step in today’s project was to cut my butterflies out. I cut them out on, Grafix Art Black Shrink film. The film is very thick and strong. Since the doily is very detailed, I chose which holes to punch all the way out. I made sure the butterfly wings were a symmetrical pattern.
Here they are before I started punching out the holes I wanted.

Here they are after I have punched out all the openings I wanted.

With 2 of the completed and cooked butterflies, I made 2 matching hair clips.

I accented them with some rhinestones and they are nice a sparkly for the official FAIRY of the house. The “Magic Fairy Princess” really loves these.

With the remaining butterfly, I made a simple necklace.
This is a jewelry finding meant for cording or ribbon.
That triangle you see pointing up, pierces through the ribbon and holds it in place while you crimp the bead closed.

You can see that there are 2 flaps/sides to this crimping bead.
You take your ribbon and fold it over itself and center it on the sharp middle of the bead.

Once the ribbon in enveloped in the center you crimp one side closed.

Making sure that you are entirely encasing the ribbon, you crimp the other side closed.

Here I am adding some beads and jump rings to center of the necklace, the butterfly.

I attached the ribbon to the butterfly, added a clasp and here is the finished set.

These are very easy to make and a great last minute gift.

To give you an idea of how much the Shrink Film, shrunk, here is a picture of the hair clips with the Oriental Butterfly Doily die.

Here is the PRINCESS with her new bling.

The butterflies are the perfect shape for these hair clips.

The whole ensemble.

Now that I have made these, I have a ton of ideas for the future.

Earrings, bracelets, bookmarks, oh my! I can think of a ton of things I can’t wait to try!

I hope you enjoyed my “NOT PAPER” project today.
Thanks for stopping by and please join us on Sunday for our Butterfly Challenge kickoff!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with your Cheery Lynn Designs Butterfly accessories.
Items used in today’s project:

My first Challenge for Tally Scrapper, come play along!

4 May

Now, I know I have been mentioning Tally Scrapper a lot, lately.  Why?  Because they are the BEST challenge blog there is.

I have tried others before, but there is something about the ladies on Tally Scrapper, well you feel like you have found home once you are there.

I entered a challenge to be their  MAY DESIGN STAR and I made it!  I have been working with this GORGEOUS kit I received as the STAR!

Goodness, I am a star!  Here is the link to prove it:

http://www.tallyscrapper.com/blog_view.php?blog_id=794

I am sooooooooo excited!

As I am a star, I am making a card challenge for the ladies.  Here is the LINK to my CHALLENGE.

 http://www.tallyscrapper.com/scrapbook_gallery_challenge.php?challenge_id=1181

I found this wonderful card online, see HERE:

http://1cardcreator.blogspot.com/

She has a tutorial up that is HERE:

http://vintagedragonfly.blogspot.com/2011/05/pop-in-for-pop-up-card.html

Maybe I am tutorially challenged, but I needed MORE!

I thought if I need more instruction, surely one with less card making knowledge than I have, would need MORE too!

So, I have revamped the tutorial to hopefully suit any level of card making skills, that you all have out there.

These are instructions for a card that will measure 5″ wide and 7″ tall.

Start with 2 – 12 x 12 pieces of paper and cut them down to ‘

10 long and 7 inches high.

Score the paper for the CARD FRONT down the middle the 10 inch side at the half way point.

5 inches:)

Then fold.

On the paper for the inside, turn it to the WRONG SIDE and mark your middle point.

If you have a score board, line your MIDDLE POINT  up with the word CENTER on the score board.

score lightly down the center.

Now, on that card center line you just scored, mark 1 1/2′ from each edge.

Then be sure to make those marks longer lines, like this.

The reason why, once you get a punch in there, you will want the hole you punch to be horizontally straight, the line help you line the punch up easily.

You will take you punch, like this one and only cut half the length of the punch out.

When done, you folded in half paper will look like this.

Here is what it looks like open, with the wrong side facing up.

Here is what you want to do next…you want the are in-between the cut out punches to fold along the score line going in,

like you are tucking that portion of the paper in while folding in half.

Here is a side view of what is happening to that center portion.

Now, glue with a ATG gun type glue the WRONG SIDES together or your card.

Here one side is done, I am getting ready to put the adhesive on the other side. (The white paper)

The pink indicates where I have applied the adhesive.

Here are all my butterflies cut out ready to go.

I have used my CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS dies.

BUTTERFLY BUNDLES

ORIENTAL BUTTERFLY DOILY

Spray them all to make them shimmery!

Now fold about 1/2 inch on the right side of what ever image you are using.  Stamps, paper, dies what ever it is.

Here is the butterfly, wrong side up with it’d folded part showing. Put your adhesive on that folded up side.  The adhesive goes on the part of the butterfly that would be considered RIGHT SIDE.

Adhesive is on the far left side that is facing out towards the left of the picture.

Take that adhesive edge and stick it down to that CENTER PORTION that pops up.

Add another large image, here I applied a tab to help with the glue, since I am using a design with so many openings.

Now, personally I was bothered how the weight of the butterflies, and I would assume anything you use, kept flopping forward to the right side of the card.

Thus, obstructing the view of anything I might want to place there.

My solution was to fold 1/4″ strips of paper in zig zag fashion and attach them to the back of  my images and the Left side of the Card.

You can see in a couple of images down, how these work.

Finished card front, nothing magic, just decorate the front.

I am again using items from the fabulous MAY TALLY KIT.

Here is the inside of the card.

A close-up.

Here  you can see the anchors on the backs of my pop-ups.

Another view of how the whole pop up works.

Once again, the finished product.

Now for those of you who are on Tally, or want to join, I am hosting a challenge for you to use this tutorial and make one of these cards however you want to!

The winner of the challenge, (done with TALLY POINTS) will win this

toTALLY awesome BUTTERFLY SET.

Valued at $24.95

The only catch is you have to do it the TALLY way!

So, go join up on Tally Scrapper and play along!

Flower tutorial, think Spring!!

11 Mar
Last Saturday, I gave you a tutorial for making what I called a CHEERY BLOOM.  Today I am showing a different version of this same type of flower.
As a refresher, here was last weeks final product:


The main Die used on these flowers is WITTLE WICKER 1/4″ Strips.
The next flower is assembled much the same way.
Start with the strips cut from the WITTLE WICKER die.
This time I just kept them together and did not separate them.

This is my coordinating paper, the faint pink is where I have applied the adhesive in a straight line.

Next, I have folded the strips in half to seal them together with the adhesive applied as described above.

Here are all the pieces, ready for assembly.

Apply adhesive generously to the back of your base.

You can separate the individual pieces, and using the flower circle as pictured above, start forming the bloom by inserting the petals(wickers) through the center of the flower shape.

This is what the pieces will look like before you FOLD them down.  Keep adding strips until you have built a nice full base.

After you get the 1st layer done, cover up the back with a matching piece, with NO circle cut out in the center.

This makes the back of the flower look nice and neat.

For the 2nd layer, I put a big dollop of glue in the center and starting placing individual strips in the glue.

Keep placing the strips into the glue until the flower is to your liking in fulness. Next, it is time for the buttons!

Stack some buttons to create a nice center and sew them together tightly, using a heavy duty thread.

I prefer to hot glue the buttons to the center of the flower.  Here is the final product ready to go on a card.

Here I have taken a piece of Core’ dinations cardstock from the Black Magic collection.  I cut the large circle with the Large Stackers Scalloped Circle set.  Then I embossed the circle using the ECCENTRIC CIRCLES plate.

Here is the background of my card, sanded to show the magic of the Core’ dinations cardstock.

I love the way this turned out.  The WITTLE WICKERS made the creation of this flower a breeze.

Side view:

Close up:

Fridays with Cheery Lynn Designs

25 Feb
I sure do hope some have come by today to see the full project that I gave you all a teaser for last week. Remember that tiny picture I shared? Here it is again.

Well, before I share the rest of this project with you, let me share a card I have made with the little Veggies again. Do you know how versatile these dies are? With a little imagination, these dies can be use for really ANY occasion.

Here is one of the Peas decked out like a Cowboy or would that be a Cowpea?


Over on the Cheery Lynn Design Blog, we have been trying to WOW you with the Cheery Lynn Designs Embossing Plates.  I have used quite a few on this card. 

I started by cutting my card with

Circle – Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies

Then I embossed the circle with the RODEO embossing plate.

 Because I was using the Core d’ nations cardstock, I was able to lightly sand the card front for the embossing pattern to appear.

 

Do you like all the dangling tags, they are all different branding iron images.

They are from the embossing plate called RANCH BRANDS/COWBOY BOOTS & HAT.

The boots and hat on the PEA are from the same plate, other side, it is a two sided plate.

 Also, the rope the tags are dangling from are from the same plate.  A very versatile plate, if you ask me!

Other products used on this card are OPTIMISTIC 1/2 inch Font set, MOUNTAINS BORDER DIE, and the GALLOPING HORSE die.

I am not a horse person, but hey, I can make a horse person card, any ole’ day!
Now, on to where my comfort zone is!
  
Cuteness, rhinestones and my kids!

The little teaser last week was a portion of this picture.

My little one LOVES Madame Blueberry!

It was my little one’s 4th birthday not too long ago. I was at Old Navy and found this very inexpensive skirt and clearance.

 It was purple and white stripped. I immediately saw(in my head) Madame Blueberry on there and had to get it for my daughter.

I found a plain white shirt to go along with it, here is the Birthday girl modeling her outfit for you.


She just loves her new outfit! It is truly a one of a kind outfit!

Here is a close up of Madame Blueberry on the skirt.

Oh, yes, she is QUITE the princess!

I used a high grade felt for most of Madame Blueberry’s pieces. I used individual rhinestones to write the word PRINCESS above Madame Blueberry’s head.

Now, remember, if you are going to go get some stones, you have to check out Rhinestone Hues on Etsy!


My last tip is that I used a mixture of a high grade fabric glue and Heat n’ Bond to attach things to the clothing. For my machine appliqueing, I used a clear nylon thread!


Hope you have enjoyed this project, imagine all the things you can make using your dies as fabric appliques.


I am sure to have something fun to share next week, so come back and see!  I love to hear from you so please leave me a comments, especially if there is something you’d like to see or know how to do that I have not covered!

TA TA FOR NOW!! This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana.

Dreaming of a PINK CHRISTMAS

8 Dec

If you are here for the TIFFANY DOODLES BLOG HOP, click the link below to go to the post.

https://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/hooray-tiffany-doodles-blog-hop-starts-today/

Now, let’s talk PINK!!

OK, so maybe you do not think PINK when you think of CHRISTMAS, but, why not?  The cards today will have a couple of things in common,

1 – They are all Holiday Cards

2 – They are all PINK!!

First up:  TUESDAY TRIO CHALLENGE CARD

(Remember if you’d like to WIN my card, simply participate in the TUESDAY TRIO challenge, place in the top 3 or the TOP spot, and I will Mail you My Card!)

Here is our sketch for this week.  We are on Sketch 44

Here is the Card I have done for the CHALLENGE 🙂

What do you think?  PINK and BRIGHT and CHEERY and full of Christmas/Holiday wishes.

The neat thing about this card, is that it is a HYBRID card.

I am working with Creations By Julie.

She creates some really wonderful things.  I used a template from her December Sweet Cards Template for the card above.

Any of her templates can be purchased at her store over at Ginger Scraps.

Here store is CREATIONS BY JULIE.

For my TUESDAY TRIO card I manipulated the template to suit my needs.  The card below, I used the TEMPLATE pretty much, as is.

Close up.

Right now, if you visit Julie’s blog, she already has another new TEMPLATE to try free.  If you have never tried one out, this is a perfect way to see how much fun they are.  Here is the link:

http://mycrazylifeasamomandawife.blogspot.com/2010/12/life-365-week-48-has-past-week-49.html

If you go on over there, be sure to let her know that her FABULOUS team-mate, JEANNIE sent you!

You can also find her on FACEBOOK.  Here is the link to her CREATIONS BY JULIE page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-By-Julie/153273064708178?v=info

Now, how do like the paper I used in the projects ABOVE?

I used all digi papers from THE LOLLIPOP PRESS‘s new DECEMEBER  MEGA KIT called:

SANTA BABY. You can view the WHOLE KIT and the December special at the link below

http://thelollipoppress.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-december-line.html

So lastly today, let me show you my Scrappy Pages I have done with this absolutely, fantastic, wonderful SUPER FUN kit. (Can you tell this is my FAVORITE?)

 

 

 

I love how everything matches on this post.  There is a FABULOUS tutorial over on The Lollipop Press’s Blog on how to make this adorable flower.

So you can head over there and try it out.  Once again just let them know who sent you over, ME!!  JEANNIE

A big thank you to the wonderful ladies I work with.

Dailly – http://tuesdaytrio.blogspot.com/

Julie – http://mycrazylifeasamomandawife.blogspot.com

Amber – http://thelollipoppress.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!!

One picture, SO MANY OPTIONS!!

24 Nov

Another of my top 10 people who have inspired me and has had a great impact on me is Therese Travis.  Therese’s Design Team for PAPER FACES DESIGNS, was the very 1st team I wan invited(or allowed) to be on.  I am proud to say I am still with her and she will have a hard time getting rid of me:)

The other day, I shared with you the tutorial of how to create a card with a Digital stamp and Digital Papers.  Todays techniques have some same steps, but are different in many ways.  To view the tutorial on Digital Stamps with Digital Papers you can click here to view the post.

Today, I am using Therse’s Angel Miriam.  You can purchase Miriam for your own personal use here.  I will show you how to use a .svg file and also how to use Miriam as a DIGI STAMP for 3 beautiful cards.

For my.svg card, I am using a version that Therese created for me so that I can cut it out on my Cricut.

You will start with your file opened up in your cutting software.

Please note, I have warped the pattern to hopefully protect Therese’s image. 🙂  The image will open up all grouped together.

My next step is to discard what I won’t use.  Or to be safe HIDE what you do not need and at this point, I group them on my mat how I want them to cut.

I am pretty picky about trying to save paper.  So I go with the minimum of paper I can go with to cut my files.  You can see on the next image, I have divided the pieces up into what color I will cut them out on.

Next I measure my colored paper out to fit the image on my template and adhere the paper to the cutting mat. That is the next image you are seeing.

Next you will see my pieces are cut and ready to go!  Yes, I warped the picture again:)

Jeannie tip here…When working with certain files, such as Therese’s Fairies, angels, or anything with faces or cirles etc, as I am removing them from the cutting mat, I turn them over and put a small dot on the TOP so I know which is the top and the bottom.  Might sound silly, but it has really helped in my assembling process.

I have gathered all the supplies to complete this card.  In one place..it helps the picture taking process tremendously!!

It is always important to add some depth to you pieces by sponging them with a neutral color.

My next step is to emboss my background and assemble my word art on cardstock.  I sponge these with a dark color and edge with a gold stamp pad.

Here is Miriam all assembled and ready for her card.

Time for the bow.  I use an empty cup and tie a knot on the cup.

I then cut the ribbon on the opposite side of where I just tied my nice knot.

At this point I have a for tailed ribbon, take the ends that you cut and adhere them around an attach behind your card with tape.

At this point, I forgot I needed to mat Miriam with white paper, so find a scrap and “bubble cut” around her.

Next, put dimensional adhesive on the back of Miriam and the word art.

Assemble the rest of the items and that is how I use an .svg file.

Here is a comparison with a card that I did with the DIGI stamp and colored cardstock.  I love the way it looks..but with the .svg file, the CRICUT does the cutting, with the DIGI, I do the cutting.

I also tried a different techiique I can show you later if anyone is intrested.  It uses the DIGI stamp also.  Here is the final product.

Here are the TRIO.  Which do you like best?

Your favorite will be my FREEBIE today..that one lucky winner will receive.  To qualify for the freebie..here are my terms:

Please visit THERESE and if you do let her know that Jeannie sent you over!

Leave a comment and on next WEDNESDAY’s post, I will announce the winner!  Send you friend over and they mention your name..you get an EXTRA ENTRY!

  • Leave a comment = One Entry
  • Send a Friend = One Entry
  • Follow my Blog = One Entry
  • Visit THERESE and leave a comment = One Entry
  • Fiskateer’s post your Fiskateer Number in comment = One Entry
  • Co-Design Team Member of mine, on any team = One Entry  Just mention which DESIGN TEAM we are together on!

Be sure to let me know HOW MANY entries you qualify for and what card technique is your favorite.

The others will go on Etsy, and I will take special orders for these, if you need more than one.

Can you believe the art of Therese?

Lastly I leave you with a card and a scrapbook page made from another one of Therese’s lovely drawings.

CARD

SCRAPBOOK PAGE

I hope you liked this tutorial.  Let me know if there you have an intrest to see the other technique I used on the 3rd card.

I want to thank Therese Travis of http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperfacesdesigns for allowing me to use ANGEL MIRIAM  in this project.

Visit http://tuesdaytrio.blogspot.com/ to see what the sketch and challenge are for this weeks challenge.  Here is what I did with Theres’s Angel Cherie.  Let me know how you like her also.


Wow, what a post, right??