Thursday, March 7, 2013

Playing with Tissue Paper Doilies for Cheery Lynn Designs...

Hello Friends,
I'm back!!!!  I have been away for a bit from my blog.  I was enjoying some warmer temperatures in Maui with most of my extended family to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary for the past couple weeks.  It was my son Tim's first airplane ride, first trip to Hawaii and our first vacation in several years.  We had a lovely time away but it is also nice to come home and back to all that is familiar - including my craft room and some card making.

Welcome to all of my new subscribers too!  So fun to have new crafty friends to share with! 

Now that I am back I am hoping to get around to everyone's blogs this week to see what everyone has been creating while I was away! 

First, however, upon my return I had an email asking if I could do a guest design spot at Cheery Lynn Designs today so this post shows what I have been putting together over the past couple days. 

You can see my cards for the guest design team post at Cheery Lynn's blog: HERE.  Or below:

As most of you know I just love Cheery Lynn Doily Dies.  They are intricate and beautiful and there are so many to choose from!  I have been wanting to experiment with tissue paper doilies so that is what I played with for my guest design project.  All of the doilies on this card are made from tissue paper that I cut after folding a couple pieces up to fit into my Vagabond.  I cut them all at one time using my metal shim and making several passes back and forth through the machine after taping the die in place. 

The butterflies are also from Cheery Lynn Designs.   The larger one is called the "Small Lace Butterfly with angel wing" die - DL156.  The smaller butterflies are called "Exotic Butterfly Mini - DL112/DL112A(angel wing).  I cut all of the butterflies from sweet blush cardstock and then used the coordinating angel wings to create a tissue paper back for each of them.  I added stickles to all of the openings on the fronts to make these beautiful glittery butterfly embellishments.  The tissue paper becomes saturated with the glitter glue and the butterflies can be seen through in the light once everything dries.  Some pearls added for the butterflies bodies finish them off nicely I think.

Same card design but in Fuschia:

And last but not least a circle doily card:

The sentiment panels are all from a newer die set called: "Sentiment Frame #1" - B189.  I cut them out of both vellum and cardstock and layered various pieces together and embellished with pearls.

Thanks for taking a look at my cards.  I hope you will visit Cheery Lynn Designs main blog as well as their challenge blog and hopefully join in this weeks Doily challenge!  There is always a lovely prize up for grabs (usually a $20.00 Cheery Lynn Designs gift certificate) so that you can get some lovely new things.  Like some Cheery Lynn Dies!  They are also looking for guest designers so throw your hat in the ring and join the fun!

These cards made me feel like spring!  I came home to a front yard full of purple and yellow crocus and mini iris reticulata!  Even my daffodils are coming up and some of the tulips are pushing their greenery up from the ground.  Spring is on its least here.  But for those of you that are buried in snow there is always virtual spring in our card-making! 

Thanks BJ and Sandy!  I enjoyed guest designing so much!!  If anyone has questions about how I put the butterfly embellishments together let me know in the comments.  I can always make a quick YouTube video to show you!

Enjoy your day!
Crafty Hugs,


  1. You always do such a nice job with these dies, Jill...I can tell you like them! Beautiful cards delicate!!! Your trip sounds wonderful! Boy, that was a long one for a 'first' for your son! Glad you made it home safe and sound!!!

  2. Gorgeous cards Jill - love the tissue paper doillies are lovely and your butterflies the perfect embellishments!

  3. oh wow, wow, wow jill.these are stunning, really beautiful and pretty :D

    xx coops xx

  4. So NICE to have you back making Pretty things for us to look at! LOVE the pinks - light and dark - and LOVE the doilies and Gorgeous butterflies! CONGRATS on the guest DT spot!

  5. I popped over and enjoyed your post! Gorgeous cards! I just love how made the butterflies and the use of the doilies! So delicate and pretty. I am glad you got to go away and celebrate your parents anniversary. Hawaii! Wow! We are getting more snow here today! UGH. What a great experience to share with your son! I have not been there yet, but maybe someday!

  6. Welcome back Jill! A big CONGRATS on getting asked to be GD , I can see why! Both of your cards are just stunning and I love just looking at all those pretty layers. I keep looking at that doily and you have inspired me to get it! I am so happy you had a nice trip , how wonderful that you could all celebrate such a milestone with your parents . You must be so proud.
    Amazing cards !!!


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: ) Jill