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You won’t be LEAF this!

15 Jan

Oh, I am a goofball, I love catchy titles!  Leaves, leaves are everywhere, at least in my craft room.  Cheery Lynn Designs is releasaing their DIMENSIONAL LEAVES DIES this coming Monday.  There are 4 sets, D136 Large Leaves 2, D134 Small Leaves 2, D135 large Leaves 1 and D133 Small Leaves 1. 

Head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs Blog to see what the other designers came up with for the DIMENSIONAL LEAVES debut.

Let me stop here to say a couple of words about Cheery Lynn Designs.  If you own a die cut machine, raise your hand.  Wait, that won’t work…I am going to assume most of you do.  Now, if you were to look at your dies what do you like about them?  If I were to answer this, I would have to say that I love the variety, I love the shapes and that there are lots of possibilities with dies.  What I can say about Cheery Lynn Design dies is this: My favorite thing about them is the spectacular detail these dies have.  The new leaf dies are perfect example of this.

To give you a better idea, here is a picture of 2 leaf dies I own from a different die manufacturer.  Cute?  Right?  They have a nice shape and are ok, nothing to do cartwheels about. 

But, now let me show you a Cheery Lynn die cut leaf, cut from the same green paper as the above leaves.

Need I say more?  Here is a picture of all the leaves together, no question which one is Cheery Lynn’s Designs.

 

In honor of the Dimensional Leaves Dies debut, I have made some cards to showcase the versatility of these dies.  Here is just a simple card.  The phrase on the front says: “Just droppin’ you a line”

Here is a close up of the leaves.  I always seem to finish my projects in the middle of the night.  Sorry that there is no outdoor lighting for these.

 

Next, is a Veggie Tales – Dimensional Leaf card.  This is their first collaboration together 🙂

 

Isn’t that great?  The inside says: “Is what I am of you!!”  Then I used one of the Cheery Lynn Expression Collection Embossing dies from the Excellence collection.

 

Now, are you still with me?  I want to make sure you know about 2 contests Cheery Lynn Designs is having. 

 The first is:  BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!!

We are giving away a $40 Gift Certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs store.  It is simple to enter for a chance to win

  • Become a Follower of this blog
  • Add the Blog Candy blinkie to your blog

We will announce the winner on Sunday, January 30th.   
To add the blog candy blinkie to the sidebar of your blog, you can copy/paste this picture; please sure to link it to our blog address  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.com/

 or you can copy this text into an HTML gadget. 

Click on the word TEXT and it will take you to the link to see the code.  My blog just tries to post the picture and messes the code up, so go over to Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for the code. 

 

The 2nd contest:   GUESS WHAT THE NEW DIE IS

 
 

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These are 2 great contests to get your Cheery Lynn Design fix.  So go on over and enter these contests, what are you waiting for?
  If you feel so inclined let them know that Jeannie and Bob the Tomatoe sent you.  Bob and I’d be much obliged! 
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!

If it’s Tuesday, it must be, FUN STUFF!

4 Jan

I have lots of things to share today, grab a seat and prepare to be wowed.  Tuesdays for me, mean I get to post my projects for Tuesday Trio and Cheery Lynn Designs.  For Tuesday Trio, we are on sketch # 48. Here is the sketch and the challenge was to make the project vintage.

Here is my card for sketch 48.  Vintage takes work for me.  I do not even know if one would consider this looking vintage.  Let me know what you think.

 Again, we would love to have you do the challenges with us.  Our leader lost a loved one recently and I told her all my projects would be dedicated to her dad.  So that is what I am doing, dedicating this card to his memory.  That means that I will try to make projects that are special to me.  I might wait till the last-minute to complete as assignment for Tuesday Trio, but my hope for the blog is that I will not miss a challenge and that I do my very best on all the assignments.  It is the least I can do for Tuesday Trio. 

Here is the link, if you feel so inspired to play along with our international challenge blog. 

http://tuesdaytrio.blogspot.com/

No on to Cherry Lynn Designs.  I have tried really hard to make some things that will bring a smile to your face. 

It is no secret, that I love VEGGIES TALES.  Such a good wholesome show for families.  One of the characters, Madame Blueberry sings a song about being BLUE.  She is so focused on material things that she doesn’t understand why getting things and acquiring material possessions is not bringing her happiness.  She sings her little song, “I’m so Blue, hoo, hoo…”  Poor Madame, she does learn a good lesson in the end of the story, but I am using the words from her song  for this card.

 The dies for all the Veggie Tales are so detailed.  They really make fabulous images.  I also created my own dimensional flowers out of the BUTTONS 1 set.

Here is a view of the inside of my card. 

 

Here is the pull out portion of the card. 

 

The card reads on the Front:  I’m so blue, hoo, hoo

The inside reads: Without you, hoo, hoo

Here is a close up of the dimension I tried to create on this card.

I will let you in on a design secret here:  The Blueberry on the inside is only a color copy of my original.  I did not want the image to get ruined from being taken in and out of the pocket, so I opted for a high quality copy instead.  You would not have even known, right?

 

On to my 2nd project. 

This is the same card design, flip-flopped and also smaller. 

Once again I used my own made up dimensional flowers and I also used on of the tiny buttons to create my own cherry.  It is on the phrase banner.

 To mount my dimensional flower and cupcake image on, I used one of the French Flair dies.  I then embossed the die cut paper with the Dotted Swiss Embossing Plate.  I then sanded my paper to create those polka dots.  I love the way this looks.

Here is the inside:

 

Here is the insert portion of the card:

If you head over to Cheery Lynn Designs Blog you can get in on our giveaway.  You can try some of these fabulous dies yourself.  Here is the info on the giveaway.

We are giving away a $40 Gift Certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs store.  It is simple to enter for a chance to win

  • Become a Follower of this blog
  • Add the Blog Candy blinkie to your blog

We will announce the winner on Sunday, January 30th.   
To add the blog candy blinkie to the sidebar of your blog, you can copy/paste this picture; please sure to link it to our blog address  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.com/

 

 
So get on over there and try to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!!
 
Items used in these creations:
 
French Flair, Madame Blueberry, Buttons 1, Dotted Swiss Embossing Plate and Little Stackers Scalloped Oval.
 
Thanks for visiting THE POLKA CABANA, until next time…Have a great day.
 

Do you love VEGGIE TALES?

7 Dec
If you are here for my TIFFANY DOODLES BLOG HOP, please click HERE.

Do you like to talk to Tomatoes? Does a Squash make you smile?

If so, you are going to love Cheery Lynn’s VEGGIE TALE DIES.

Today is my first post on Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.
I am Designing things with their wonderful dies.  Their dies are compatible with most of the Die Cutters out there.  I am really enjoying their products!

Here are some things I have made for you all to see.
I am using some of the dies from the Veggie Tales line.
These are the little characters from
BIG IDEA’S Veggie Tales movies.
I have made some things so you can see how versatile these dies are. They really can be used year round.
First let’s look at the set called: Jean Claude and Philippe Pea

Here are the cute little Peas!

The dies come with 2 different sizes of the Pea duo.

Here is a NEW BABY gift set I put together.
I did my own word art and cut it out with one of the SCALLOPED OVALS.

I then took a plain onsie, and embellished it with one of the larger PEAS, word art and mini buttons. To make the PEA for the onsie, I used wool and iron-on fusible adhesive. After I adhered the PEA to the onsie, I did a simple blanket stitch around the PEA to make it last and give it extra character.
For the word art, I used Iron-on transfer paper that I ran through my printer.
**Remember when you use Iron – paper for the printer, most times you need to print in MIRROR IMAGE!!!**

Next, I made a Christmas card using some of the Veggie Tales Characters and other dies.

There are those PEAS again, alongside JUNIOR ASPARAGUS.

I also used one of the Veggie Tales accessory kits called: PERFECT ANGEL.
For my little PEAS to have angel wings, I got creative and used the smallest butterfly from the BUTTERFLY BUNDLES.

Other dies used to complete this card were: SCALLOPED RECTANGLE, SCALLOPED OVAL and FRENCH FLAIR.
Are your creative wheels spinning?
Use your imagination, leave me a comment if you have an idea for the Veggies.
I can’t wait to make some more things with these dies.
Products used:

Now, go jump in and join in on the fun for the BLOG HOP that starts today!!
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