Monday, January 9, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 10 - Beautiful Borders

Hello Crafty Friends,
It is time for another Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.   You can find their lovely blog with tons of inspiration and all of their challenge information: HERE   I love that the sidebar includes info about upcoming challenge themes so that you can have time to think about what you want to do and plan ahead when you have some crafty time.  That is how my project came about.  I had some time while my sweet husband was resting and checked out the blog and worked ahead on this challenge.  It is all about beautiful borders this week!  I decided to create a valentine using one of my newest Cheery Lynn Die sets called the "Heart to Heart Doily Die".  You can find it on their website:  here   I also used the miniature rose die: here and for my border the "Border Carnivale" die: here

I also embossed the pocket and back side of the card with the "Petite Hearts" XL embossing plate. You can find the embossing plate: Here

I took quite a few pictures while making this card and photographing the finished product so you may need to grab a nice hot cup of tea or coffee to help you make it through this long post.  LOL!!!!

This time I made a pocket card with a removable tag.  The smallest heart die cut from the "Heart to Heart Doily Die" set helps to "hold" the tag in place via a tied on button and a flower topper made with the miniature rose die.   I used lots of light brown "chai" ink from Papertrey Ink to help distress the papers and make them look old along with some beautiful gold sheer shimmer spritz!  Lovely!
The tag and card...

A close up of the tag.  I love the gold shimmer - it really sparkles so pretty!
The stamp used is from Papertrey Ink's "Love Lives Here" stamp set. 
It is one of my favorite stamp sets in the world!!!!  The button is topped with a miniature rose with a little heart bling on top of the brad and of course some glitter!

Here is a close up of the Border Carnivale die...isn't it pretty with all of the little heart cutouts?
These super tiny roses are from "I am Roses"Here   They were also sprayed with the gold shimmer spritz used on the card.

A full shot of the tag...excuse the camera shadow...oops!

A side view at an angle so you can see the gold shimmer spritz and the Martha Stewart Course white glitter around the edges of the large heart.  You can also see the lacy edging I attached to the back side of the card.  More on how I did this at the end of this post.

Ahhh...a sweet valentine for someone special!

The inside of the card with a sentiment stamp I have had is an old wood block one and I am not sure where I got it???

 Here is a picture of the dies that I used from Cheery Lynn Designs wonderful company.
 I am showing them to you just as they appear after I have done my die-cutting (with the Cuttlehug adapter plate in my Cuttlebug for the more intricate dies) and have tapped them against the side of my garbage can a few times to get all of the little pieces out.  You will notice that there are very few pieces left to "dig" out with my piercing tool.  Love that!

For purposes of how I made the lacey heart edging or border on the card:

I cut off the top 1/3 of the medium lace heart doily die cut and taped it to the top edge of the back of the card with the nice side facing the front of the card.

I used a total of 3 of the medium heart lace die cuts to outline the whole card body.  They overlap in several spaces which makes it look fuller and more "ruffly".  Is that a word?  You can also see the blue shimmer ink that colored the back of my card when I placed it in my "spray" box to add the gold shimmer to the front of the card...ooops...I will show you how I fixed that....

After I finished taping the lace heart doily borders to the card back I die cut one more large heart, embossed it, and inked the edges before adhering it to the back of the card to make it all nice and clean and pretty.  We have to make them look practically perfect in every way right?!  No scotch tape or stray ink showing!  LOL!

 Well that is it for me my friends.  I tried to make a you tube video of my process but the blurbs of useable video I got are laughable.  Maybe I can do a video this weekend now that my sweet husband is done with chemo and is actually feeling a little bit better.  Thanks for taking a look and let me know if you have questions about my explanation of how I made the card!  The card size is 5" x 5" approximately with the lace border.

Hugs and Happy Crafting!
: )  Jill


  1. Jill, your card is so beautifully made/created... so elegant, and pretty! I love how you used the dies to create the whole card, and your colour choice and products are 'yummy'.... thank you so much for joining in this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs... hope you'll do so again...

  2. Oh Jill, your card is simply stunning! I just love those colours too. Thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  3. Jill your card is absolutely stunning!
    Soo love the elegant touch , so clever in true simplicity!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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: ) Jill