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Fun with Cheery Lynn Designs New Easter Dies

9 Mar
We are getting ready to have our new release party soon, but thought you might like to see what is in store for you.
I am using a TON of dies today.
I am also using a sketch from Mojo Monday.
You can go and check out the EASTER NEW RELEASE dies HERE.
I have used the following NEW EASTER DIES:
 Even though these are EASTER dies, look what you can make…a hot air balloon!
 I used the FRENCH PASTRY DOILY & ANGEL WING to go along with our current challenge which is DOILIES.  You can read about the challenge here.
Other dies I used are:
LACE CORNER DECO F – for the leaves on my flowers on the basket.
DANCING DOILY LACE BORDER – the white paper lace.
DOTTIES RIC RAC – the lighter brown ric rac piece.
FLOWER CHAIN BORDER – flowers on the basket and on the yellow border chain with flowers.
BLACK EYED SUSANS – the embossing plate for the brown background paper.
I am pretty sure that is all the dies used.  I have used ECHO PARK’S paper called THIS & THAT, such a gorgeous line!
By now you should know that I love thinking of unusual things to do with shapes meant for other things.  The reason I do this?  I love to show you just how much you can do with dies and supplies if you just think…outside the “Easter basket!”
I hope you have enjoyed my post today..I had a ton of fun making this!
Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel A Tins Child’s Card Kit

8 Mar

I have such a fun project and a story to share today!

Be prepared…LOT OF PICTURES!!

I am using the set called ELEPHANT GARDEN (ahem, again?  Yes, I LOVE THIS SET!)

I am using this tin I had left over from something.  I am also using some mini cards and envelopes.

To begin, I had gotten this sweet not from a friends little one and I was so touched and impressed by the thoughtfulness of the note.

There is no way they could have known my slight obsession with Mr. ROY G BIV, so that made this thank you note even more special.

It occurred to me that this sweet little one must do this often, sending notes or appreciation etc, and I thought I could make her a little card kit of her own.

Hence, today’s project!

To start I needed to make a SAMPLE for her to follow so I used some of the ELEPHANT GARDEN STAMPS and created a random background on my card front.

Since I am making a rainbow themed card kit, I will make each card with the colors of the rainbow, you’ll understand in a few more pictures.

Here is the completed sample card.

Inside each card I have placed this lined paper so she can write a little note.

Here are all the cards for her to make with the pieces she will need.

I tried to keep it all real simple and everything already has the adhesive attached.

I added a little place for her to sign the backs of her cards too.

Each card has an envelope, they are all done in black so she does not need to fuss about matching those up with the right card.

Now for the tin, I am using some chipboard and this wonderful paper ribbon.  The ribbon is from PAPER JACKS and you can find them here.

I stamped the background and painted and inked the chipboard pieces.

Then I took the paper ribbon and the chipboard letter and embossed them with black images.

Here is the completed tin, now to get everything stuffed in the tin.

Here is what it looks like when opened.

Here is the tin is all complete, all cards and sample are tucked safely inside.

The tin was a little too fat to stay closed, so I just added the ribbon but as the cards are used and given away, the tin will be able to stay closed on its own.

One last look, what do you think…will she like it??

Well, that is it for me today!  Again…head on over to Gel a Tins and that is where you can purchase this set for yourself.

Be sure to head on over to Gel A Tins Blog and see what other things our Design Team ladies have made with all the fun Gel A Tins stamps.

 Thanks for stopping by today.

This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Authentique Paper is at Scrapbook Steals today!!!

5 Mar

I have been so extremely blessed to work with Authentique Paper products for the past months.

If you have not gotten a chance to play around with their products then you need to get on over and take part in the Scrapbook Steals, steal today.

THE JOURNEY COLLECTION

To add to the excitement, Scrapbook Steals has a sketch up for MONDAY CARD MADNESS.

Here is the sketch:

Since Scrapbook Steals is featuring the JOURNEY COLLECTION today, I have made a card with this sketch to show you how gorgeous the JOURNEY COLLECTION is.

Here is what I came up with:

 The blues and browns in this collection are so versatile.

I hope you get on over to Scrapbook Steals and get in on this steal!

 When we first got the sketch assignment, I thought we were supposed to use the GENUINE COLLECTION and I made this card for the sketch challenge.

 I ADORE this line, I would say it is my favorite, but truth be told, all the Collections are my favorite!

So, there you have it, you get 2 inspirational cards from me to tempt you into joining in on the challenge over at the Scrapbook Steals Blog.

I invite you to visit the Scrapbook Steals Blog and see what the other DT members came up with for this sketch!  We have such a crazy talented team, I promise you will get some great inspiration over there.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!

Go and have yourself a GREAT week!

New Dies From Cheery Lynn Designs **FAINT**

24 Feb
Today I am using the LACE OVAL REFLECTIONS die to make a unique banner.
To start out I cut a lot of ovals from the largest die in the LACE OVAL set.
I use the Sizzix Big Shot and I can still use the largest die, by folding my paper in half and cutting the shape.  I will have a fold line down the center, but for this project, that doesn’t matter.
Here you can my folded ovals, cut, still in half, and then I scored the ovals at 1/2″ increments.
Here are the same papers, opened up at their full size.
Can you believe how big those are and that I cut something that big from a Big Shot?
Once again, here the oval has just been cut, the paper in folded down the middle…
…voilà, here the same paper from above has been opened to it’s full size, it’s like magic!!
I am making 2 different shapes for my banner.  To make the flower shaped base, I need 3 of the largest ovals.
Here they are cut, and scored at 1/2″ increments.
Here the same ovals are, folded accordion style on the scored lines.
Fold the accordion folded ovals in half.
Hot glue the centers of each oval.
Then hot glue the 3 ovals together, they will look something like this.
Fan the outer edges open to meet each other on the other side and hot glue the remaining edges to form the flower shape.
The other banner shape I created is a butterfly shape.  For the butterfly you will need 2 ovals, folded, scored and glued in the same manner as the flower shapes.
Because we I only have 2 ovals, when I flair the ovals around to glue, the ovals create this butterfly shape instead of the flower shape.
To string all the shapes, I cut a paper towel tube up and glued them to the back of each shape.
After embellishing the fronts, I strung 2 layers of tulle through all the shapes to create the SPRING banner.
To embellish the fronts, I used the SWEDISH SPRING OVAL in the centers of each shape.
I had some large letters that I used to spell the word SPRING and then added lots of Cheery Lynn Designs flowers from The Floral Shop.
All the bright and Cheery paper is from Momenta.
Here you can see the letters more close up.
I just love all the colors and patterns!
Here is one last look!
I hope you have enjoyed this post today.
Hopefully you can see just how versatile the REFLECTIONS dies are.
You can just do anything with these dies, at least it seems like that to me!
Have you checked out or current challenge?
The theme is FRAME IT.
You can read all about it HERE.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Floral Beauty with Authentique Paper and Cheery Lynn Designs

17 Feb
Today I am using more of the New Release dies.
I have made this colorful floral card.
I am so in love with the paper!
I am using my Scalloped Oval Reflections dies today.
I love using the reflections dies that I have for cards.
I used the Reflections Scalloped Oval to create the background.
 After I cut out 2 different sizes of the oval, only using the die as a 1/2 cut, I ran them through my Big Shot using the Wittle Wicker to emboss the 1/2 oval shapes.
I then cut some of the Mini Flourish Ones out in black and made my own rolled flowers with Judy’s Blooms as my flower base and some Scalloped Oval Stackers for my rolled flowers.
I added some Lace Corner Deco B‘s as the final touch.
If you have not seen all our new release dies, be sure to check them all out here.
Also be sure to check out our current Challenge, PRETTY IN PINK.
By participating, you have the chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!
Hope you have enjoyed my post today, this has been Jeannie, have a great day.

Gel a tins Animal Magnetism

16 Feb

This card is just a fun, innocent card!

I just couldn’t help wanting to make this ANIMAL card, when I started working with this sweet little set.

The set is called:

Pet Shop

What I did was cut all my papers to size first.  I took the sheet of stamps and randomly out the whole set(minus the hearts) on one acrylic block.

I then stamped and embossed my background paper and added the hearts back in, in 2 different embossed colors.

Then a made my phrase in PSE and printed it out and put the card altogether.

Here is the inside of the card.

I just love how whimsical this came out.

Have you tried using multiple stamps from a set to create your own unique background paper?

I will be looking carefully at all my sets to see which ones I can use this same technique with.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!

Head on over to Gel a tins Stamps blog and see what some of the other designers are up to!  While you are there let them know Jeannie sent you!

Have a great rest of your week, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

New Dies From Cheery Lynn Designs **FAINT**

15 Feb

I have to say, I am so lucky to have the opportunity to play around with the new release of Cheery Lynn Designs dies.

The February 2012 release is a one of a kind idea that you are going to love.

You can get a look at all the new dies here.

For this project I am using the dies that are called REFLECTIONS dies.

I am using all the dies in this set, but I am only using 1/2 of their potential size.

This is a card I made for my hubby yesterday.

I decided I loved the way the dies all looked cut and stacked on top of each other, I would make a card based on many layers.

I took an old song by Bobby Vinton and created this card based on the song.

I have always loved this song and if I were to have a song dedicated to me…this would make it into my top 10, easily!

I have also used some of the cut outs from my Heartland America die,

Heart within My Heart Die, the new Lace Corner Deco B and Optimistic Font dies.

I have been saving these vintage looking Pooh Bear stickers for a special project, and my hubby made the cut!

The card made him smile, so I guess it was a hit?  Here is a side view so you can see how beautiful all the layers stack together.

One last look, I just adore this paper I used by Crate Paper.

I only used a handful of the dies that Cherry Lynn Designs has released, so be sure to visit the website to see the complete collection.

Also, stop by our blog to check out the fantastic things the rest of the design team has made with their issues of the new release dies.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!

An Authentique Paper Never Ending Card

13 Feb
I am excited to share a tutorial with you today. I made a card like this on my blog last week and had a lot of positive feedback, so I thought today I’d share with you how you can make your own.
I have named this card “The Never Ending Card.”
The original pattern for this came out of a book called Very Mary Stationary.
To start you will need 4 pieces of paper.
3 pieces all cut from the same paper will form the base.  The dimensions of those papers are:
4 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
1 1/4″ x 1 3/8″
1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
The other paper you will cut from Decorative Paper and the dimensions are:
4″ x 4″
Take the longest piece and from the left short edge score lines at
1) 1″
2) 1 3/8″
3) 5 7/8″
6 1/4″
Fold along the score lines and you are creating a box.  Put adhesive on the outer edge of the 1st scored section create the box shape.(see next picture)

 

Here is what it looks like, I like to decorate the front before assembling, I find it easiest to do it in this order.
For the tabs you will take the shorter pieces of paper and score them at these increments.
The 3 3/8 paper, score from the left at the 1 1/2″ mark and the 1 7/8″ mark.  Fold on the score lines and adhere to the card middle left.  This just acts a barrier so the inside card does not fall out.
For the 3 1/2″ paper score from the left at the 1″ mark and the 1 3/8 mark.  Fold on the lines and adhere the longer end to the inside center right.  To make the tab open or close, either use adhesive velcro or some sort of reusable adhesive.

 

For the card enclosure you will need on piece of paper that is 4″ x 10 3/4″.  Score this paper at the 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ marks.  Fold the shorter panel up to create an pocket and then fold the other score line to create the card.  Embellish as desired.
Here is the completed card front.  You can see that I used a Card Candi for my tab and underneath I used the Tack it Over and Over glue.
 Here is a close up of the card front.  Don’t you love the Celebrate Papers?
Here is the card enclosure.
The card enclosure opens up to reveal a pocket inside..
…inside the pocket is a matching gift card holder.
Here is a close up of the gift card holder.  I just love the floral print on the enjoyment paper.
Here are the different pieces side by side.
Isn’t this a great card?
It really is easy to make, if you have any questions regarding how to make this..feel free to ask me.
I have been enjoying working with the Celebrate line and I hope you enjoyed my card today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Supplies used:

Zany One of a Kind Cheery Lynn Designs Card

10 Feb
The reason I have called this a One of a Kind card is that if I tried to recreate it exactly like this, I couldn’t.
While at CHA this year, with Cheery Lynn Designs, we were across from a company that had all these fantastic ideas that I wanted to try!  So, sorry gals, you are my guinea pigs, so to speak.
I am trying my ideas out here!
I created this card from the die called Folding Fan.
Behind the fan I have pleated the paper that the fan sits on.  I was able to do this very easily using the
Easi Score from Diamond Card Craft.  It comes with an idea book and pleating the paper was one of the ideas in the book.
I have tried to take a picture in full sun to show off the pleats.
I am using Authentique Paper’s Splendid line.  I thought it was perfect for the overall feeling I was trying to create.
I used each fan piece as it’s own canvas and drew a different design on each panel.
On the inside I used lots of fun things, starting with the Embossing Plate I used on the blue paper called Black Eyed Susans. I love using paper with white core, it just looks so lovely when it is sanded.
I also used the Lace Edger and the Zig Zag Ric Rac dies. The small fan on the inside I made with a small Scalloped Circle.
I love the layers and dimension on this, I hope you have enjoyed this too.
I wanted to make sure you knew about our current challenge.
Our theme right now is Red & White.
You can read all the details HERE.
Every week there is a new winner and that winner gets a $20.00 gift cert. to Cheery Lynn Designs, so be sure to join in!
Thanks for the visit today, this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Authentique Paper’s February Challenge

4 Feb

It’s a new month.  Authentique Paper is back from the convention in Anaheim and had a wonderful reception and I gained many new fans in the process.  I have been a devoted fan since day one and can’t wait to get my hands on some of the new lines that have been released.

I am especially excited about the new line called:

DELIGHTFUL

But today I am here to remind you…that it is the 1st Saturday of the month and that means it is sketch challenge time on the Authentique Paper blog.

Click HERE to read all the details and how you can join and be in the running for winning an Authentique Paper prize pack.

Here are the sketches.  If you are a card maker or a scrapbooker, you can join we love both!

Layout Sketch

Card Sketch

Here are the  things I have made.  I am using papers and embellishments from the new line called

CELEBRATE

Here is my layout:

A close up of my paper rolled “candles.”

Here is my card.

The fun thing about this card is that it is only 3″ x 3″.

I made a matching envelope to go along with it.

I just love the combo of red and blue together!

Now you have seen what I did..I would love for you to go on over…look at the sketches and take the plunge with us!

 Remember you have the chance at winning some very wonderful paper so get on over there and link up with us!

I hope you have a great weekend, I am off to try to get ahead of the game and get some things made today!

Agh..wish me luck:)

Have a great day!