Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Saying Thanks in a Whimsical Way {Cheery Lynn Designs Guest}

 
If you've been following my blog this month, you are probably aware that I am the guest designer over at Cheery Lynn Designs (die cuts) this month and am on my 3rd week to share projects made with their gorgeous dies.  I don't know about you but I find I am always in need of thank-you cards, I like to take the time to send a card to show my appreciation to someone.
 
 
 I was in a whimsical mood this week and wanted to get some extra use out of that cute lattice piece I got in my last CL order so I thought I'd use it like a window design on a fantasy style card featuring fairies and flowers.
 
 
For my flowers I just layered a couple of the Sweet Williams floral dies, inked the edges with a little chalk ink and glued some flower stamens to the centers.  I wanted to continue the light filligree look so I used the leaves from the Flourish Leaf strip in white and the Lace Corner Deco in white.  I used papers from Graphic 45 (The papers are some left-overs that I still had in my stash from one of my favorite local scrapstores 'Forever Scrapbooking' in Burlington Ontario....the store is no longer there but the beautiful and sweet ladies that ran the store have a new venture called 'A Scrapbook Story', where they share their ideas through themed kits, you can find them HERE), Prima and Bo Bunny.  I gave the whole thing a more tattered look by tucking in bits of muslin (cheese-cloth) here and there.
 
Cheery Lynn Products used for this project:
 
 
The funny thing is, once I get started playing with my pretty Cheery Lynn dies, I more often than not find that I can't just stop at one card!  I get a few ideas going at once and therefore ended up with an extra card this week! :)
 
 
For this card I wanted to play up the delicate gate die!  I just love the super fine design on the Ornamental gate and I thought it again played well with the Graphic 45 window design in their patterned paper. 
 
 
I used adhesive foam dots to create pocket design behing the gate, I find the shadow this creates gives a nice 3D look to the card.  I also used another one of the Lace Corner designs I used in the top card for this one.
 
 
I used one of my all time favorite CL dies, the Fanciful Flourish as a 'stem' for my floral arrangement and again used the Sweet Williams Strip for my handmade flowers but in this case I curled the petals to create more of a rose look tothe blooms.
 
Cheery Lynn products used for this project:
 
I hope you enjoyed my projects today and hope that I've inspired you to get out your Cheery Lynn dies to play today!  I look forward to sharing another project with you all next week!  P.S.....I was asked by a number of you where to find Cheery Lynn dies in my last couple of posts....You can order them directly from Cheery Lynn Designs, I've linked the dies I used to their shop (above) for your convenience.  xo

32 comments:

Gitte said...

Wow beautiful cards.

Wilma Voermans said...

The fairys are so cute, especially the second one. Wish I could life in fairyland like this :)x

pattyo said...

Oh, how I love these cards, Gabi! I love anything with sweet little faeries--so pretty! Both cards are so beautiful that I would frame them!

Amber Starr said...

My favorite scrapper Gabrielle using my favorite paper Graphic 45. Perfection. Beautiful ways you have used the Cheery Lynn dies also.

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow what a beautiful thank you cards Gabrielle. Especially the first one,sooo pretty, greetings Miranda

Elly said...

Sooooo beautiful! You really have an amazing hand creating the little details.(:o)

luv46kdz said...

Wow, lovely, lovely, lovely. Getting a card like that would be wonderful. The cuts are all gorgeous. Great work as always :D

Paula <3

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle

These cards are both so beautiful, i really love what you did with those dies.
It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.
Hugs, Danoesja

Karen Otterbacher said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! OMW!
So fanciful and beautiful~
These CL dies are enchanting as well!
We have a local SS that carries some;
(I want to look for some flower dies.)
Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas Gabi!

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning work Gabrielle.

Julie x

Romy said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards! I love the touch of magic that you added to both.

Becia f. said...

Wow! beautiful !!!

Sandra said...

These are so pretty Gaby and you're right the cheery lynn dies are amazing.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both cards are gorgeous, love them. I just spotted your blog via pinterest, glad to find it :) I'm wondering are the faeries a stamp or Graphic 45 cut out? Beautiful. TFS, Shirley

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Wow Gabi totally gorgeous cards. Love the details. Thanks for the inspiration and beauty.
xxx

Lizzyc said...

Oh these cards are so pretty, love how the white stands out for your lattice and fence, lovely use of the vine dies too.. these will definitely be a wonderful way to say thanks!!

Shylaa Shree said...

both are beautiful

Becky said...

wow & wow... these are stunning.

ania said...

Fantastyczne karteczki!!

Crea S said...

Such magical cards Gabrielle! They both look lovely and beautiful colours as wel! I'm always amazed by those fantastic details! Hugs,
http://littlecreass.blogspot.be/

annekescardart said...

Such lovely cards. I love the romantic look of it. Thanks for showing Anneke.

CountryTwinkle said...

Gorgeous cards! You can never have enough thank you cards in your stash. I love that paper from graphic 45. I still have mine and plan on using it here someday when I get the nerve to cut it. It is so pretty.

Lisa M said...

Geesh, visiting your blog is like being whisked away to a magical land of "awe and OMG that's awesome!"
Beautiful work and thank you for the never ending inspiration...

georgina said...

Beautiful cards,may I ask which fairies you used on the cards,luv Georgina x

Simona said...

Such beautiful card!!!! Wow!! I love it!

cathylynn said...

Both cards are totally gorgeous! Love those dies! Great colors and details too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Marianne said...

Your work continues to amaze me. It is absolutely stunning. I so envy your talent!

Sandi Clarkson said...

You need to pass out bibs, Gabi! These have me drooling! Such great cuts put together in a beautiful way!

Davi said...

Both cards are stunnig! I especially love the first one with the layers and distressing :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Truly beautiful cards Gabrielle!! Gorgeous colours and designs. Love the lattice and the fence dies and also the magical little fairies ... so sweet!! ox

Cửa Cổng Đẹp said...

so beautiful
I like it very much!

1jmass said...

I love to color my fairies from Crafters Companion, but I am never sure how to use them. These ideas are a beautiful starting place. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent.

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