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Friday, 15 April 2016

North American Release - Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop


Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by today and welcome to our latest blog hop at Cheery Lynn Designs. We are all excited to be sharing with you the latest North American Release of dies. There is 63 dies in this latest collection, where you can find every state and region of the U.S and Canada.

I am first on the blog hop roll, so please just click on Lisa's name at the end of my post to continue hopping.


I decided to make a home decor item as inspiration with my dies of choice Texas, Maine and California. So let me show you how I made this.


I started off by cutting a piece of Greyboard to approx 12 x 4. Next I cut coffee stirrer sticks in half and trimmed the angled end off them. I glued in place across my greyboard and weighed it down until dry. I gave this board a whitewash of paint and a layer of DecoArt varnish to seal.


You will see on this photo I glued two papers together onto white cardstock to resemble the American flag and placed my dies on to cut out.


My lady was cut out from the Maine die using Tim Holtz Family pack. All my State Letters, Stars and Explore were heat embossed with Red Tinsel embossing powder for an added sparkle.


My Red Roses are to represent the national flower of the United States, adding some leaves and Baby's Breath for added detail.


I added some metal screw brads to the corners.


These dies are fantastic for scrapbooking, memorabilia projects, cards, home decor and lots more. You will see lots of inspiration from my fellow Teamies as you visit their blogs.


Another look at my finished project.

I'd love if you leave a comment to let me know you stopped by on our BLOG HOP and be sure to head over to LISA'S blog next.

Once you have finished hopping be sure to leave a comment at Cheery Lynn Designs to be in with a chance to win a $20 prize for one random commenter.

Have fun and Happy Crafting,

Julie x

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34 comments:

  1. Fabulous Julie! Your coffee stir stick background is genius, what a great backdrop for your bright reds and blues! hugs :)

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  2. Fun project. What a great idea to cut the photo. Very inspirational. Hugz

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  3. This is really great. Love the "wood" effect behind it.

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  4. This is so pretty, I love the patriotic colors used with the new dies.

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  5. What a fabulous and creative make Julie! Love the vintage photo you used for one of the cutouts, great touch!
    Thank you for the inspiration and have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  6. Great project, & great instructions too.

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  7. admire your imagination and the use of these dies for home decor. Love this project

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  8. What a fun project - and so great with the patriotic colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Fabulous, love your idea for your wall hanging..
    so Creative...
    hugs

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  10. Hello Julie,
    What a great work love de wood effect .This is so Pretty.
    Greetings Doris

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  11. This is fantastic, Julie! The details are amazing.

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  12. What a wonderful idea to pull all your states together with stir sticks!

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  13. Julie - your wall hanging is simply fabulous! Perfect in every way. How very creative and would be a wonderful addition to any home. Love it!

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  14. FANTASTIC home décor! If I made one for the states I have lived in it would be sooooo boring and lonely.....only Massachusetts :) TFS!!!

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  15. Love your wall hanging how creative to use stir sticks for the background it looks awesome.

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  16. If I would live in America I would buy these for sure. It looks great.
    Next time: Holland??!!
    Lia xx

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  17. Very creative. I would never have thought to do this. Grandchildren would be a great subject for me.

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  18. Love how you have created our flag using two different papers!

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  19. What a beautiful way to use an object in ways other than what it was designed for...so patriotic as well!

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  20. What a cool project! Love how you combined the two papers to cut out the states. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  21. Love the red, white and blue!! I make dollhouse miniatures as well as card making.....I have laid a miniature floor with coffee stirrers!! It is a wonderful effect! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Julie, this is AMAZING! I love how you created the back board with the coffee stirrers, it looks fabulous and cutting the elements out to look like the American flag is just the cleverest thing - I love this - your attention to detail is always exceptional! Hugs, Anne xx

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  23. This is so cool and who would have thought coffee sticks! TFS and have a great weekend.

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  24. This is awesome, Julie. You really rocked this new release in such a fun way. Thanks for being part of this fun and inspiring blog hop. Cheery Lynn Designs has done it again.
    Fabulous!
    Karen Letchworth

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  25. Very creative and fun and a great way to showcase those dies!!

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  26. Red, white and blue...patriotic! My favorite color!
    So wonderful!

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  27. I love it. Both coasts and the center.

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  28. Really great idea! I have a family reunion coming up and we can use the basic idea to locate each families home state. Good inspection. Love the USA colors also

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  29. Just adore that coffee stirrer background, and what a clever way to use those dies. Love the flag ones, and especially the woman in the middle of Maine!
    Alison x

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  30. Wow this is stunning! So creative and a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Very creative background! Love the texture!

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  32. Wow, looks like such a fun hop! The way you've used these dies melts my heart. We lived in TX for 6 years. Oh my heart remains there!!! I could just snatch this piece right up from you. Hee hee, hugs, Autumn

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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