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Christmas Time, in July?

6 Jul
It really is hard to believe we are half way through this year already.
But is you are one of those that really likes to plan ahead, we are tempting you this week over at the Cheery Lynn Challenge Blog with a Christmas July theme.
My creation today goes along with that theme.
I know I have mentioned before how I  love to use my Mary Engelbreit calendars as pieces for focal points of my cards.
What I wanted to do with this card was to somewhat mimic the scene that was going on in the Mary Engelbreit image.
You can see here the Window C, peeking from the back of the card image..
When you open up this tri-fold card you will see the small, simple scene inside the Window. I made the snow with Scalloped Circles, the stars are from the Patriotic Swag, the trees are upside down leaves from the Frangipani, and the festive colored flower is the  Frangiapni with leaves.
I also embossed the white scalloped circles with Eccentric Circles Embossing Plate to give them more dimension.
On the inside of the card, I used the Mini Pearl French Flair die for a large background piece and decorated it with the Frangiapni with leaves and Bird on Branch 2.
The white space gives a nice area for a personal note.
I love how the Franipani doubles as a “hook” to catch the corner of the image and holds this card closed.
Be sure to check out our challenge blog and we’d love for you to play along with us on our challenge for your own chance at winning a shopping spree worth $20.00 of Cheery Lynn Designs Dies.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Cheery Lynn Designs May 2012 New Release Dies

15 May

Well, it is time again to shout to the world that Cheery Lynn Designs has another set of incredibly tempting dies that are being released to the public today!

We have lace and fairies and alphabets and fish and flowers and leaves and so much more!

For the card below, I am using  the following new dies:

KOI FISH and LOWERCASE LACE SCRIPT.

I have also used ECCENTRIC CIRCLES EMBOSSING PLATE and WITTLE WEAVERS.

I used a play on the word KOI with my card.

The front reads “Let’s be KOI”

This is the inside, a quote that a friend had sent me and it worked perfectly for the inside of my card.

One last look.

For this card, I am using the fabulous new release die called: WINDOW C.

I had so much fun with this die.

My scene is peaking through the window, as you can see.

A closer look at the beach scene.

Instead of just using this as a window, I created a door/shutter effect by opening up the window down the middle.

When the front is opened it reveals the whole scene and the phrase.

I used the AT THE BEACH die for the inside of the card.

Here it is all tied up again.

This last project is made with a CHUNKY CANVAS from no other than the divine CANVAS CORP.

The new release dies I have used are: ONE FREE WISH and FLOURISH LEAF STRIP.

The other dies I used are :  WITTLE WEAVERS and MEDIUM ROSE.

I just love this.  It is not my normal color scheme, but it is one of my favorite things I have made.

As always, I drew inspiration from the little image in the bottom right by Mary Engelbreit.

I did lots of paper piecing on the ONE FREE WISH to create a truly one of a kind image.

Now I am just giving you a sampling of the new dies.  To see the whole New Release, be sure to head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs.com.

I would love for you to see what other things our Design Team has come up with, so be sure to go check out the inspiration from our blog.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by, get on over and see the fun stuff in the store and on the blog!