Choose Happiness Pop Up Card

Thanks to Helen for inspiring me to make this card!  I’m having my May Card Class this Saturday and she requested a “Pop Up Card”.  The bad news is… this Circle Card Thinlit will be retiring at the end of the month.  Good news:  You can order it at the card class!  Class is $10 or FREE with your $20 order.

Pop Up Card Create With Cheryl

Here’s what it looks like when opened:

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Saturday will be a big day beginning with Maui Big Shots! meeting from 10am – 2pm.  Class to follow.  Please RSVP.

May Card Class

Saturday, May 28 , 2pm or

Tuesday, May 31 3pm

1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI

$10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.

We’ll make 4 different cards with envelopes to match.

Hope you find the time to attend!


New In Colors!

I’ve only had time to make 2 cards since I opened my box of  items from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  I’ve been working way too much & can’t wait until the weekend when I should have a little more time to play.

Playful Palette Create With Cheryl

Don’t you love these new In Colors?!!  This is Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum.  I had a piece of Cherry Cobbler on my desk & added that.  Wasn’t sure if it would work, but I like it.

Playful Palette Create With Cheryl (2)

You’ll be seeing a lot of this pineapple!  It’s from a new stamp set called Pop of Paradise.  The new ribbon comes in all the new In Colors & is called Ruched Ribbon.  I had to look up ruched & it means “gathering or pleating”.  So now we know.  It’s kind of crinkly.

The Designer Series Paper is called Playful Palette & had beautiful colors & patterns!

Mark your calendars for the May Card Classes!

Saturday, May 28 at 2pm or Tuesday, May 31 at 3pm.

We’ll make 4 different cards with envelopes to match for $10 (or FREE with your $20 order placed that day).

Hope to see you there!

Bokeh Technique for Club

I’m home from a fun, fun week of wedding planning!!  Jenny found the perfect dress!!!IMG_2539  Found the bridesmaids dresses, my dress, had a fabulous Tea Bridal Shower for Jen.  And spent the week with daughter #2, Malia, & Diana (Mother-in-Law to be).  I’ll show you a few photos of the shower. Tea PartyIMG_2114IMG_2865

Everyone brought Jenny a recipe, so I have a perfect Project Life Idea!!  Stay tuned…

Ok.  Back to what I started with!  I’m planning May’s club projects and so far this is what I’ve come up with.

Bokeh Technique Create With Cheryl This card starts by stamping leaves in Stazon Ink, masking off the center & sponging with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, & Pear Pizzazz.  Then I made a template using the window sheets that I punched circles in & sponged with Whisper White Craft Ink.  It’s really fun to do & surprising how cool they turn out!

May Club dates are May 15 & 21st.  Click here for details!

Calendar for May


For May I’ve chosen my favorite Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree.  It’s so versatile & beautiful & comes with little images like this swing, a rake & a bicycle.

Colors used are Early Expresso, Soft Sky, & Lost Lagoon.


Speaking of friendship, I’ve made some of my closest friends through stamping.  Take a look at two of my best friend’s blogs, Anne & Crystal, to see what they’ve done for their May calendars!

The Journey Begins!

I’m off to Austin!  This is my long-awaited trip to meet up with Jenny, my oldest daughter, who’s getting married in October.  She’s invited me & her future mother-in-law to come to Austin to go wedding dress shopping!  What fun!

Her future mother-in-law, Diana, works at a VW dealership, so I’m bringing her a special box of cards:

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Aren’t these fun?!!  Wish this set wasn’t retiring.  Take a look at what’s retiring & don’t miss out!

Create With Cheryl VW (9)

Please leave a comment… which card do you like best??


Sent With Aloha

I’m always on the lookout for Hawaii Stamps and found the perfect leaf in the set Botanical Blooms!

Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Create With Cheryl Aloha

Love the colors in this card:  Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake.

To see the card layout details, click here for a previous post.

I must have found the Aloha stamp on Oahu.  It’s cut out using Flower Fair Framelits.

Flower Fair Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!

I think Stampin’ Up! needs an Aloha stamp, don’t you?!

I do see a very cute Pineapple Stamp is coming in the new catalog!!  Can’t wait!


A Woman on a Mission

I’m so proud to be friends with Janna Hoehn, a woman from Wailea who is on a quest to find photos of every soldier who fell in Vietnam.  So far she’s been featured in over 100 newspaper stories, and has found more than 1,400 photos of service members who lost their lives.

Last time I flew to Oahu, I was surprised to see an article about Janna in the Hawaiian Airlines Magazine, Hana Hou!  Her dedication and perseverance is very inspiring to me!


So I made Janna a special card!

Star Card in a Box Create With Cheryl

Here’s my patriotic Card in a Box for Janna.  She received it yesterday & said it made her day!

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Click here to see more Card in a Boxes!!

Maidenhair Fern Sympathy

My favorite fern has always been the Maidenhair Fern.  I’ve always enjoyed hiking and see many of those in the mountains of Hawaii.  Ginger is my other favorite!!  That & Plumeria are the most wonderful smelling flowers!!  Maybe Stampin’ Up! will create some ginger & plumeria stamps just for me!!

Maidenhair Fern Sympathy Create With Cheryl

This beautiful fern is from Butterfly Basics (NOT retiring!).

  • Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Bloom With Hope (retired)
  • Colors:  Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories:  Scallop Oval Punch (retiring), Butterflies Thinlits, Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim (retiring), Pearl Basic Jewels, Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (Sale-a-bration)
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Sahara Sand CS base, Pear Pizzaz (4 X 5 1/4), Whisper White (3 1/4 X 4 1/2), Crumb Cake (3 1/4 X 1 1/2, embossed), Vellum (2 1/2 X 4)

Maidenhair Fern Sympathy Create With Cheryl (2)

Thanks for stopping by…

Baby Shower Card for SUO Challenge 146

Had so much fun at my card class today & we got creative changing a Wetlands Card into a Baby Card.  I’m entering this in the SUO Challenge #146 where the theme is “Showers”.

Here’s the original:

Create With Cheryl Wetlands Watercolor

and here’s the baby card version:

Baby Shower SUO #146 Create With Cheryl


Isn’t that sweet?  See the sparkles from the shimmer paper?  The stamp set is Made With Love.

Thanks everyone who came to class today!  Lots of fun!!  I have one more Card Class this Tuesday at 3 pm and I have room for more!  Hope you can join us!

Wetlands Watercolor

I’ll be having my April Card Classes Saturday, April 16 at 2pm and again (same cards) on Tuesday, April 19 at 3pm.  We’ll be making 4 different cards.  Here’s 3 I’ve come up with so far:

Create With Cheryl Wetlands Watercolor  Oh, this one is fun to make!  I watercolored on Shimmer White Card Stock & you can see sparkles in the background if you look really closely!

Create With Cheryl Wetlands Watercolor (2)

  • Stamp Sets:  Wetlands, Timeless Treasures
  • Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Pool Party
  • Accessories:  Aquapainter, Banner Punch, Candy Dots
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White CS base, Pink Pirouette (4 1/4 X 2 3/4), Shimmer White (4 X 2 1/2)

Create With Cheryl Tree Builder  I love punch art!!  The idea for this bright card comes from Mary Fish.  I’m sure most of you have seen her blog…if not, you need to go spend some time there!

  • Stamp Sets:  Cottage Greetings
  • Colors:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Tree Builder Punch, Flower Fair Framelits Dies
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White CS base, 2015-2017 DSP Stack Cucumber Crush (5 1/4 X 2), Watermelon Wonder (3 1/4 X 4 1/4), Whisper White (3 X 4)

Create With Cheryl 2016 Grad Here’s my card for my Alma Mater…University of Hawaii!!  The idea for this card came from Connie Babbert!  Thanks, Connie!  Love all your creative cards!!

  • Stamp Sets:  BYOB, Bravo
  • Colors:  CucumberCrush, Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP left over from Christmas, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  Large Number Framelits, Banners Framelits Dies, Bear Hug Framelits Dies, Basic Black 1/8″ Ribbon
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Basic Black CS base, Cucumber Crush (4 X 5 1/4), DSP (2 X 5 1/4)

Create With Cheryl 2016 Grad (2)  Here’s a look at the inside.

Hope you get a chance to join us!  And thanks for stopping by my blog today!