Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Friends fill your life with Joy



Hi friends!  Happy May Day!  It is a very warm and humid day out there today but that's going to change in the next few hours.  We are supposed to get a cold front and we might wake up to temperatures in the 30's.  Wow!  Seems like the weather is getting crazier every year, huh?  It's a good thing I can stay inside to play with my stamps and papers and dies!

I saw a sketch on the Random Acts of Creativity blog and I just fell in love with it.  I decided to combine it with the Bling challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog.  So I pulled out my Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories) and cut the blue chevron paper and the floral paper and adhered them to a white card base. Next, I cut some orange paper into a small rectangle and cut a smaller piece of white paper. I stamped this beautiful sentiment from the Floral Vintage Labels 2 set (JustRite) with black ink onto the white paper.

Now here's the fun part - playing with the new Cheery Lynn Designs dies that were just released a couple weeks ago. I started by cutting some orange paper with the new City Girl Edger and I adhered it to the bottom of my sentiment piece. The blue flower was cut with the new Shasta Daisy Strip die (gorgeous!) and the orange flower was cut with the new Sweet William Strip die (love the new smaller sizes!). I fastened both flowers together with some rhinestone brads.

I added a piece of the Silver Rhinestone Swirls across the sentiment piece and up into the floral paper. The blue and orange flowers were affixed at the bottom of the rhinestone swirl. I die cut some leaves from the new Ivy Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and tucked them in around the flowers. The last thing I did was cut a piece of Chalk White seam binding, tied it into a bow, and glued it down under the leaves in the corner.

Have you ordered any of the new Cheery Lynn Designs dies from the Classy Cards 'n Such store yet? You will love playing with these new dies. I am certainly having a great time creating with them! As always, you can use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order when you go shopping.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday Sketchbook Challenge #95 - Sketch
Love to Create #63 - Punches and/or Dies
Pile it On #17 - April Showers bring May Flowers
Stampavie and More #192 - Lots of Die Cuts
Fresh Brewed Designs - Flowers
Crafts and Me #131 - Floral Frenzy

11 comments:

Beverly Sager said...

I love this card, Holly. Colors are so happy, and the mix of solid/print papers is great. Beautiful!

Sandi McLean said...

Turquoise and orange - a fav combination!

Michele said...

truly lovely! love the colors and flowers. xo

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I ADORE this colour combo. Such a wonderful card!!

Karin Trollkatta Lilleseth said...

Such an elegant card with lovely design :-)
Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More this time :-)
Hugs from Karin

Rose said...

Holly, your beautifully layered diecut flowers make fabulous accents on this colorful and very pretty card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Floral Frenzy!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Nicolchen said...

A gorgeous creation :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more ;0)

Hugs Nicole

sandra carey said...

Great card thanks for playing this week at L.T,C, Sandra dt http://careyscards.blogspot.co.uk/

coops said...

love your card holly.gorgeous colours and bling and i love your fabulous floral details.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful combination of colors! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

Debbie's Time Out said...

Holly Awesome card. Love the color scheme and your flowers and bling really dress it up. Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.