Friday, March 22, 2013

Sunflower Tutorial

Happy Friday Cheery Lynn Lovers.  Today I'm going to share a simple tutorial on how to make these stunning sunflowers.  It's really simple, take a look.

Step 1: Cut three sunflowers from the Sunflower Die.  Ink all the edges of the petal with distress ink.  I use vintage photo for most of my brown distressing.

Step 2 : Crease each petal.  As you can see I use a pair of tweezers and pinch up around with my fingers making a nice crease.

Step 3: Stack two of the flowers together and glue.  On the third cut the center out of the flower.  

Step 4: Fold and pleat the interior of the flower petal.  This will take in the diameter so the center petals are shorter and more realistic. You'll finish off the flower with the die cut cetner that comes with your die.  

Here are more photos of my easel card I creating using my sunflowers.  

Need to get your hands on all the dies I used, no is a complete list. 
Thank Die 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Garden Filled with Flowers

Today's post is of a mini album I created using the Secret Garden Collection from Graphic 45.  I found the bird house at our local Good Will Thrift Store and repurposed it by covering with paper and handmade flowers.  I ran my paper through my Creation Station 900 for easy application and then sanded/filed the edges for a clean finish. 

The flowers were all made by hand using Cheery Lynn Dies.  I think they blend in perfect with the paper.

The book was all made by hand using a cardboard box.  Again I used my Creation Station for the base coat of adhesive. I love the way my detailed die cuts go on by making them a sticker background.

Here are all the interior pocket/pages of the mini album. 

 Interior Tags

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

Warning: This is a long post, but one chocked full of creative inspiration.  I was thrilled to see the announcement for Graphic 45's design team.  I only try out for design teams that I adore and Graphic 45 is certainly one I love.  Heck I buy everyone of their collections when they come out so that must say something.  So here is my hat officially thrown in the ring...I hope you enjoy my projects, they are a mix of collections, times and pieces.

1. Mini Book with Bird House Holder from The Secret Garden Collection.  All of the flowers are either handmade from paper or fussy cut from Graphic 45.

Here are all the interior pocket/pages of the mini album

 Interior Tags

2.  Baby Card from the Collection Little Darlings

3. Layout using the collection Secret Garden 

4. Bird Song Card

5. French County Easel Card

6. Layout using the Tropical Travelogue Collection 

7. Birthday Card 

8. Joy Fold Card 

9. Card Using An ABC Primer Collection 

Whew...that's it.  I hope that you saw things that tweaked your interest.  Wish me luck on going out for the team and I'll see you tomorrow with a great flower tutorial.