Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 9 - Winter Blues

Hello Stamping and Crafting Friends,
Today on this cold and wet Seattle day I made a lovely warm hot chocolatey card for the "Winter Blues" challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog:  HERE

I used lots of yummy dies from Cheery Lynn Designs including the following:
the French Pastry Doily Die, Snowflakes die, and (2) of the square scalloped large stackers nesting dies.

You can find these dies to purchase on the Cheery Lynn Designs site:  HERE

They make fantastic products, have fantastic customer service plus they have great how to videos on You Tube too.  Check out their you tube channel: HERE to learn more about their dies and how to use them.

Here is my "Winter Blues" card:

The base of the card is made with the Cheery Lynn Square Scalloped Large Stackers Nesting Dies.  I made the card base from the largest one and the cream card mat from the next size down.

I then added a French Pastry Doily from a pretty patterned paper in my scrap pile and an ATC card with some background stamping left over from another project.  The "Hot Cocoa" sentiment and mug with marshmallows are from some of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets.

Here is a picture of the sentiment on the inside of the card from "My Craft Spot" stamps at

The cream colored snowflakes on the exterior and interior of the card are from a die with 21 varying size and styles of snowflake designs on it from Cheery Lynn - I LOVE THIS DIE!!!!!  It is a great die to work with.  I like to pre-cut a bunch of runs of this die in my Cuttlebug and keep them on my desk during the Holiday card making season - you will use these adorable little snowflakes on every single card and tag that you make!!!!  Here is a picture of the die itself:

I just love how many different choices of "flakes" there are!  Fun, Fun, Fun!  Variety is the spice of life right!?!

Here are a few more detailed shots of my card:

 A close-up (above) of one of the adorable snowflakes!   Isn't the detail on it charming!?!!!!

 Ahh - Martha Stewart coarse glitter - is their anything better to simulate some icy snow?
 Marshmallows and another detail shot of one of Cheery Lynn Designs snowflakes!

Other products used:  buttons, bling, twine, glue, ad tech glue dot runner, glue dots, and a papertrey ink small doily die.  I am hoping that Cheery Lynn will come out with some smaller doily dies to go with their regular and mega sized versions in the future.  I really needed one to make my cup look like it was sitting on a table or table cloth and I didn't have any Cheery Lynn dies to use for this - YET!!!!  Wouldn't a baby Italian Flourish doily be adorable?  I think I will suggest this as a must have!!!!  By the way Cheery Lynn has a brand new release coming out in January so be sure to go and take a look at their wonder-filled website at

Thanks for looking at my "Winter Blues" challenge entry!  I think I need to go make myself a cup of cocoa!  Can a woman ever have to much chocolate in her life?  Especially on a cold wet miserable rainy Seattle day?  I am so glad to be snuggled up in my craft room playing away tonight!

Blessings and Happy Crafting to you!

: )   Jill


  1. Jill your card is lovely (as was your last entry, which made me go "ohhh arrrhhh she stitched" ... I'm so pleased you joined us again for this weeks challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog ... looking forwards to seeing more of your lovely creations ...x

  2. P.S Forgot to say how "creative" your card was... it really is special, and different..

  3. Love, love, love it! How clever you are!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs. (Hope you win again!)

  4. Jill, i soo love your card! The way you combined all the dies is stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
    Good luck, love from France, Kianel.


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