I discovered Cheery Lynn Designs when Mandy starting carrying their products in the Scrappy-go-Lucky store. I was excited to work with these dies since I love anything with lots of details - the more intricate the cuts the better! Mandy let me know that Cheery Lynn Designs is looking for new Design Team members so I am writing this post as my "audition" for the team.
I have posted several projects made with Cheery Lynn dies on the Scrappy-go-Lucky blog - here are a few photos with links to those posts:
Oriental Butterfly Doily die, please click HERE.
Small Exotic Butterfly dies, please click HERE.
English Tea Party and French Pastry dies, please click HERE.
There are so many dies with such beautiful designs - I would love to have the opportunity to work with more of them and to continue to create projects that will inspire my readers to try using the dies in some new ways.
I thought I'd try to make some variations of the paper flowers I made in the spring (you can find that post HERE). I decided to make them "fancier" by using some of the doily cuts instead of plain scalloped circle flowers. To start you need five doily cuts - these are the "French Pastry" doilies.
First, fold the doily in half, matching the design.
Then, fold it in half again, matching the opposite sides.
Finally, fold it it half a third time. For the French Pastry doily the pattern will not match exactly on this fold but it will be easy to see that the fold is correct since it will intersect with the first two folds.
Once you have made the three folds, reverse the fold in the quarters with the extra fold, creating a fluffy flower section that looks like this. I chose to use two colors of doilies for this flower.
Apply a generous amount of adhesive to the center of the fifth, unfolded doily.
Then, simply place the folded sections on the base doily. You can add anything you like to make the center - here I used a large pearl button.
A pink flared flower from Creative Charms is the center of this variation.
Here I added a rolled flower - you can find the post with the directions for making these HERE.
Here is my favorite variation with a lovely paper flower surrounded by the lace doily.
I also made a flower using doilies cut with the English Tea Party die. I photographed these with a black background so you could see all of the details of the doily cuts.
Here you can see the relative size of the two flowers. The English Tea Party die creates quite a large flower. These would be pretty for package toppers - they may be too bulky for a card unless you are presenting it in person.
I hope I have inspired you to try something different with the doily cuts. There are many variations possible for this basic design. Double sided paper would give a different look and flowers made with plain paper and sprayed with a pearlized spray like Glimmer Mist would also be lovely!
Thank you - I have my fingers crossed!
Subscribe to Capadia Designs