Thursday, August 30, 2012

Swinging Z-Fold Card

It's always fun play around with fancy fold cards, and today, I've made a Swinging Z-Fold Card .

From the front, you can't really tell the cool layers that are waiting to be discovered...

As you open the card, the butterfly swings out - revealing this gorgeous inside.

I used the Diamond Strips and Accents to add this dimensional border to the small panel, and used the offcuts from this to create the chevron pattern on the right (over my Fleuriste Newsprint stamp)

Doesn't this look like fun? I hope you will give it a try!
Bo Bunny: Forever Fall and Ambrosia papers
Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms - Sunset
May Arts Ribbon Solid/Diagonal Stripes 1/8" 424-18-28
Bo Bunny: Card Challenge Chevron Pattern
JustRite: More Than One Fold

Monday, August 27, 2012

Aw, Shucks

Aw, shucks! Doesn't my sweet nephew look adorable wearing his cowboy hat (he was actually watching Saturday morning cartoons - and had to have on his proper attire!) So sweet, but I can't believe how little he was here.

I wanted to show you the difference in the Cheery Lynn Designs older style roses and the one made with the new Build a Flower 2. 
The large flower is made with the Build a Flower 2.  With one pass of the die, you can cut 10 petals at a time - how awesome is that!? And did you notice the rose bud? I adore it - and it's so simple to make. The smaller rose was made with the Large and Medium Roses, but I love how this lets you have different sized flowers on the same project.  The Baby's Breath was made with the Build a Flower Accessories 2.  There are just so many flowers that we can create now, and Mike is already working on the 3rd die in this series! To see some of the possiblities that you can already create - please have a look at the Build a Flower Tutorials. We will be adding to this - so if there is any type of flower you'd like to see, let us know!

Our challenge this week is Anything Goes - so show us your projects using Cheery Lynn Designs and you could win a $20 gift certificate!

Patterned Papers: DCWV The Tradewinds Stack
Stamps: The Craft's Meow Giddy Up
May Arts Ribbons: Grosgrain and Ivory Stripes; Woven Burlap
Epiphany Crafts: Star Epoxies and Tool