Tag Archives: Flowers

When is a circle not a circle?

1 Jun
Do you like that title?  When is a circle not a circle?  When it is a square!!!
The reason that’s my title is because the main part of this card is made out of the
I wanted to point out a couple of things about the REFLECTIONS DIES.
They are very versatile, you can mix and match the sets, you can use them for cards, scrapbook pages and even sentiments and tags.
This card not only uses the Scalloped Circle Reflections set, but also the Mini Pearl French Flair set.
On the dark blue base you can see how elegant the Mini Pearl French Flair is.
I also used the Mini Pearl French Flair to create all my sentiment tags.
The tags were then embellished with rub-ons, Flourish Leaf Strip, Pretty Petal and mini pearls.
Here you can see how this unique card opens up.
You can see how the card is created with the 4 circles.
It is opened and closed the same way you open and close a packing type box.
Here is the inside all decorated also.
I just love this type of card!
I hope you can see just how much fun you can have with our Reflections Dies.  The possibilities are endless.  It is like buying 3 types of dies all in one shot.  Scrapbooking, card making and tag/sentiment dies all in one!
Have you been over to our challenge blog?
Our new theme is FOR THE GRAD.
Be sure to head on over there and check out the inspiration that our DT has for you.
Join in the fun for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cherry Lynn Dies.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
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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.

No ordinary card with Cheery Lynn Designs

18 Nov
I guess you could say that I have ONLY made a card today.
But, that would be quite an understatement.
I am using some of our brand new dies and I have to say, WOW, I am in love with them all.
Here is a look at my card.
What do you think of all those flowers?
I just love how elegant they all look.
The new dies I have used are:
The background I embossed with the Wittle Weavers plate.
I got a little carried away with the flower making. They all would not fit on the card, so I used them for props.  The largest flowers sitting next to the card are made from the smaller flower in the Sweet Williams dies.
What I love most about this is how elegant it all looks together.
Doesn’t it remind you of a brides dress and bouquet?
I promise you, if you love flowers like I do, these new flower dies are going to make you giddy.
I called this post “Only a Card?” because, yes this might be only a card, but I just think it could be one of my favorite creations yet!
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Have a wonderful weekend.

New Dies from Cheery Lynn Designs

15 Sep

 

Today’s post is to alert you that Cheery Lynn Designs has released another set of gorgeous Dies.

Today the NEW dies I am using are called:

Lace Rose & Flourishes

Stacker Flower #5

Stacker Leaf #1

Other dies used:

French Flair

Heartland America Large

Border Carnivale

This card posed some difficulty photographing.  I hope I have done my project justice.

Isn’t that Stacker flower just gorgeous??

To mimic the banner on the Pink Paislee paper, I used the circle’s from the Heartland America Large heart.

Here is a close up of the added fun I did on the Lace & Rose Flourish.

I filled each part of the flower and leaves with DG3 Art Gel and then added the beads and glitters.

The paper lace gather border was made with the Border Carnivale.

Here you can see how the card opens up.

You can see that this is just a treat of layers.

Be sure to head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs Blog to see the other dies that our Design Team has created things with.

 We were all given different dies, so head on over to what the others have made.

Thanks for stopping by, you are going to love this release of dies, I promise you!!

 

 

 

Friday Fun with Cheery Lynn Designs and Grafix Arts

21 Jul
Today I am going to give you a mini tutorial.
Very mini as I will show you the 1st couple of steps and
then you get to do your own thing past what I share.
I saw this done by
Rhonna Farrer, she calls them Lollipops.
Mine are called CUTE FLOWER ON A STICK!
I am so creative, I just can’t help it!
What makes mine unique is that mine are made with some really fun papers from Grafix Art called:
To start the CUTE FLOWER ON A STICK project, you will need some paper cut into 4 x 5 inches. I used 4 pieces of the SILVER METALLIC BOARD.
I also used my Wittle Weaver 1/2″ strip die with the Thin Embossing Pad.

By using the embossing pad, this embosses perfectly measures fold marks for these flowers.
First step, you guessed it, do the accordion fold with all 4 pieces of paper.

Next, fold each accordion in half.
Glue the center seam of each piece to create these fan shapes.

Next glue all four fans together and look a Jello mold!!
Now from here you can do whatever you want, however,
I do not recommend pouring Jello into it!

I used so many dies on this, where do I begin?

After I got the Silver Flower Base all formed, I started by putting a white HEARTLAND AMERICANA Heart down and then trimmed the white heart with the Polka Dot Pink paper.

After that I used the FANCIFUL FLOURISH and cut it out with the sparkly green FUNKY FILM.


I used an assortment of papers and more sparkly FUNKY FILM that is pinkish peach with the JUDY’S BLOOM die.

I got this cute little box from my local Ben Franklin Craft store. They have these bins that are full of $1.00 items and this little box (originally blue) was one of my finds in the dollar bins.

I covered the box with matching paper and FUNKY FILM flowers. I poured rice in a baggie and made some tulle puffs to disguise the rice.

I then stuck my CUTE FLOWER ON A STICK in the rice and created this adorable centerpiece.

Wouldn’t this be fantastic as a centerpiece for a little princess?
My princess thinks so!
Have a great weekend, be sure to visit us and see what the other Design Team members are up to!
This has been Jeannie with THE POLKA CABANA with your Friday Fun!
Cheery Lynn dies & products used in today’s project:

Sweet Stamps New Release Blog Hop – THINK FLOWERS!!

21 Jun
Today Sweet Stamps is hosting a blog hop to showcase new stamps from our very own Jacqueline Hill; some fabulous floral images.  
If there is one thing I just can’t seem to get enough of, it is flowers!  Flowers on paper, flower die cut and flower STAMPS.  
Imagine the pure bliss when I opened my package of the new release stamps.
FLOWERS!!
Our wonderful new release of stamps, by Jacqueline Hill, are just delightful.
I had so much fun making today’s card.
I used the following stamps and supplies:
Here is my card for you to be tempted with!  I know if you acquire some of the stamps from this releaase, you will love them.
Remember I am the paper piecer?  Goodness these stamps were so much fun to piece with!
I have them all coming out of a basket which is a die that Cheery Lynn Designs makes.
I added some dimension with foam tape and buttons.  I also made an eye appealing inside:)
How do you like those stamps?  Great aren’t they?
Now, here is your chance to win some of these!
Visit each team member’s blog and collect a letter.
  Once you get all the letters, un-scramble them to reveal a word. 
Then return to the Challenge blog and leave a comment with the answer.  
My letter for you is the letter:
We will be awarding a first place prize of your choice of 6 stamps from the new release and a second place prize of your choice of 4 stamps from the new release.
  We will also be awarding random prizes of rubber stamps chosen from the readers who comment on each member’s blog so be sure to leave some love.  
Blog Hop winners will be announced on Monday, June 27th before our next challenge. 
Start your hop with Jacqueline’s blog and continue through the team. 
And don’t forget to return to the Challenge blog and leave your answer as a comment. Good luck and happy hopping!
Challanges entered:

Challenge #63 Sponsored by AI Factory

Creative Stamp Friends – 2W – 2nd week – Birthdays

Hooked on Crafts – 2W, SIO – 2nd week – Anything goes

Make it Monday #42 – Anything goes

Sweet Stamps has a new challenge, YIPPEE!!!

22 Feb

This post will be short and sweet, in honor of Sweet Stamps. 

 We have a new challenge up, so hop on over to the BLOG and check it out. 

You will also see who was chosen from my blog as the winner of some of those fabulous wildlife stamps we debuted last week. 

I am using a stamp from that series again this week. 

 The stamps and products I have used in today card are:  Horse Portrait Oval 3003, 3D Flower Set #2 402 ,ST003 Circle XL Stackers Nesting Dies and Rodeo XL Embossing Plate.

With out further ado, here is my card. 

OH!!  WAIT!!  The challenge?  USE FLOWERS!! 

How do you think I did?

 

I went all out on this card!  Using bits and pieces of lace and fibers that I inherited from my mom’s crafting things.  There is a lot of love put into the making of this card.

Here is a side view, I just love the dimension of the flowers.

One last view, to keep you in the floral mood!

 

If you love those flowers, or if you love those flowers, just head on over to Sweet Stamps.com and let them know Jeannie from The Polka Cabana sent you!