Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cheery Lynn Designs New Doily Dies

These are amazing new dies I had to try.....I found a link on SCS and jumped over to Cheery Lynn Designs to check them out. The order followed within minutes. Only two mind you, I didn't go crazy. You know how new products can be. One never knows if they are a flop or a diamond. Definite diamonds here.


The order came in super fast and my hands got busy in a hurry. I couldn't wait to try them out. With one or two practice sheets I found out the Big Shot way of getting the job done. First, the directions clearly say to run them back and forth through your machine several times.

They mean it.

Not a bad thing, just do it. Sandwich with all tabs down, clear acrylic plate, die cut, paper, clear plate. I ran them through about 6 or 7 times so be sure to tape your die to the paper and one little piece of regular scotch tape did the job for all twelve cut outs, I just reused it. After running through several times, when I could feel the tension reduced to almost nothing, I added the sheet of card stock scrap to the top plate and ran through about 5 or more times. This added just a little more cutting pressure and when I took it out, just running my finger nail across the doilies popped out all the cut outs. No toothpicks needed for each little hole. Wonderful die cuts, not a single goof up and the results were stunning.


My stamp club has a birthday card swap coming up so I had to give them a whirl. Here is the start of what I came up with..........

Brocade blue and Rich Razzleberry (yes I still mourn the passing of Brocade Blue!) make a wonderful combination for cards and scrapping. Somehow they are just what I grabbed when I started playing. Truth is, I thought as an in color, no way would Rich Razzleberry be coming back, loved it so much I bought more packages than I could use in a lifetime so I grabbed that to "experiment" with the new dies. Little did I know I would soon be building a whole swap around these beautiful die cuts!



Now I know alot of folks are into the new Sew Easy stuff but I've had this Bazzill stitch stuff around for a year probably and never popped it open. No time like the now to bring out more of the old as you will soon see! : )

My new die cuts needed some stitching.....


then an old favorite SU set, Carte Postale which I found on eBay just after they retired the set!



A little while later.......


Things are laid out, the design is coming together and the prototype is more than done....just down to cutting and finishing the stitching to complete 12 cards for the swap. I love my monthly SU stamp club! : )



What great fun. Give them a try and see what wonderful, dainty creations are waiting. I have some other ideas in mind......but I haven't even started on them yet.

We have a crop coming up at the end of the month to make butterflies for the Houston Holocaust Museum and I think somehow these doilies are about to take flight............

4 comments:

Jennipher Lowery said...

Those doily dies are incredible. thanks for sharing. Also, that color combination is incredible. Your cards are gorgeous. Love Carte Postale!

Cass said...

Wow, Leslie those are beautiful!

Sarah said...

Doilies- don't you just love them?! Thanks for sharing some great dies I had not seen before.
Your color combo is awesome. Beautiful work! And I agree with Jennipher- Carte Postale is is one of my fave SU! sets :-)

~Laurie said...

These are gorgeous! I love the bright colors and layers! The doilies are perfect! Great job!!

Also, I have a surprise for you on my blog: http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2011/03/awards-awards.html