Window Box Peek-a-Boo Birthday Card

It’s birthday time for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!  This card features the new In Colors in a big way!

CASEed this beautiful card from Mary Alice Bellis, who makes some gorgeous cards, by the way!  This card was just what I was looking for to add to my In Color Club samples for June!

I just used my sponge daubers to add some color behind the cut out part.  Each card is unique & so pretty!

There’s still time to join my In Color Club!  $40/month & you’ll receive all the In Color supplies for that month plus 4 cards to give you lots of ideas!  I’d love to have you join even if you’re not on Maui!  I’ll send you a different set of colors each month.  I’ll have you pay postage please (around $7).  The club lasts just 5 months… 1 month for each In Color.

Be sure & check out what other BIRTHDAY IDEAS the other SSINK gals have for you!

ICS Blog Hop: It’s a Guy Thing!

Today’s theme for the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is “It’s a Guy Thing”.  Last week when I was sorting through my retired stamps, I was happy to see that Hardwood is still current!  That set has just been sitting there for some reason & I’m determined to get a lot of use out of it!

I just love these 2 colors together:  Soft Suede & Soft Sky!  The large Happy Birthday needed something in the background.  Gorgeous Grunge may be retired, but we still have Timeless Textures!  There are some beautiful patterns in there!

Is the torn edge out of style?  I don’t see it much, but I think it fits with this card.

I’m also linking this card to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #102!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure and follow along with the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for more masculine card ideas!  Next up is Audra Monk, the Crafty Yogi!

Lovely As a Tree Masculine Birthday

When the retiring list came out, I was so relieved to see that Lovely As a Tree is still with us!  Such a beautiful & versatile stamp set!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Masculine Cards today, and I reached for this set to make my card.

I used our new In Color, Tranquil Tide, for this card & I stamped off the background image first to make it a bit lighter.  This is supposed to be a masculine card, but I pulled the sentiment from Beautiful You, a very girly stamp set.  I think it works just fine.

Here’s a similar card without the stamping off.

Which one do you like best?  I can’t decide.  But I do know I love that tree!

Only 3 more days & we have a new catalog!!

Now go check out the other Masculine Cards the SSINK Team has made!

 

May Cards, Etc. Class

Time to sign up for my May Cards, Etc. Class!  I’ve got 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 am
  • We’ll make 3 different cards with matching envelopes and a 3-D item
  • Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

My 3-D item is the Popcorn Box!  It’s smaller than I thought it would be… about 3 handfuls of popcorn.  Very cute for gift giving!

You’ll practice some different techniques in this class:  Black Magic, watercoloring, masking.  Hope you can find the time to attend!  Please RSVP.

And…mark your calendars for 2 special events in June!!

  • Sunday, June 4th, 1-3pm at my house in Haiku… CATALOG LAUNCH PARTY!
    • New catalogs FREE to all who attend
    • FREE Make & Takes
    • Displays…door prizes…ice cream!
  • Sunday, June 25th, 12noon – 2pm… RETIRED STAMP SALE!!
    • HUGE discounts on retired stamps, paper, punches, etc!
    • 10+ demonstrators selling their products
    • Door prizes…cards for sale…and food, of course!

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope to see you soon!  Cheryl

Beautiful You with the Daisy Skirt!

Wanted to show you this cute card we’ll be making at the May Cards, Etc. Class!  Beautiful You with a pretty skirt made with the new Daisy Punch!

Isn’t that fun?!!  And you’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make!

May Cards, Etc. Class

2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 am

We’ll make 3 cards with matching envelopes and something else… maybe a small 3-D item.

Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order (you just might need to have this new Daisy Punch!)

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

Trendy Tassles & Label Me Pretty

I was in Honolulu last weekend for a wedding and managed to squeeze in some shopping at Ala Moana with my BFF Susie.  We noticed tassles were everywhere!!  Dresses, jeans, purses, shoes, & jewelry!  How does Stampin’ Up! know this stuff??

Today I’m making a birthday card for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team where the focus is on…you guessed it!  Birthdays!

I’ll also be playing along with a Sketch Challenge from Global Design Project 086!

Here’s my card:

Can you tell I just opened my box of goodies from the brand new 2017-2018 Catalog?!!!  I noticed the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Me Pretty set.  The best thing is that there’s a punch to match!!!  Love my punches!  Quick & easy!!

I think I like this one even better because of the Tranquil Tide Tassle from the Mini Tassles Assortment Set.  The main colors in this card are Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, & Emerald Envy & I really like how they go together!

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to pre-order new catalog items & play around with them before everyone else!!   These will be available to everyone when the new catalog goes live on June 1st!

Which card do you like best?  And who needs a new catalog?!!  Let me know & I’ll set one aside for you!

Now be sure & go see what else the SSINK Team has come up with for birthdays!

April Cards, Etc. Classes

My April Cards, Etc. Classes are right around the corner!  We’ll be making 4 projects, including these 2 cards:

This is a Double Gate Fold Card & it’s a great way to show off your Designer Series Paper!!  I’ll include detailed directions for you so that hopefully you can go home & make lots of these!  CLICK HERE to see directions to make this fun fold!

Here’s a simple, but beautiful card we’ll also be making:

I really like how these colors worked together!!  Wisteria Wonder & Pool Party.  For the sentiment I used Elegant Eggplant.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases & Better Together
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant
  • Paper:  Wisteria Wonder (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4),  Pool Party (5 1/2 X 2 3/4), Very Vanilla (5 1/2 X 2 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Information on classes:

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24 at 10am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2pm
  • You’ll make 4 projects
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order
  • RSVP to hold your spot in class

Thanks for stopping by… hope to see you at class!

SSINK Telescoping Cool Treats

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is featuring “Unusual Shaped Cards”.  I’ve made a Telescoping Birthday Card!

Isn’t that fun?!  I just love the whole Cool Treats Suite!  There’s a cute stamp set, Designer Series Paper, Framelits Dies, Sprinkes, & Washi Tape!  Take a close look at this paper:

See the shiny embossed popsicles?  This is what makes it a “Specialty Designer Series Paper”.  When the paper says specialty, the pack includes 2 very special sheets of paper in the pack that are shiny, embossed, & really pretty!  That’s why those Designer Series Papers cost $13 instead of $11.  Now you know!

Just for fun (and some great ideas!) check out what the other SSINK Team members have come up with for Unusual Shaped Cards!  

SSINK Birthday Balloons

I want to show you a birthday card I just came up with using colors I love together:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach.

I love all the fun embellishments in this card!  Here’s all the details:

  • Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:   Peekaboo Peach Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 3/4 X 5 1/8…FREE during Sale-A-Bration)
  • Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Balloon Framelits Dies

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring Birthday Cards!  Be sure and CLICK HERE to see more great ideas!!

SSINKTC#42 Stained Glass Technique

This is the first time I’ve tried this technique & it’s so simple & fun!  It was difficult to capture in a photo!  Here’s what I came up with:

The Fairy Celebration was perfect for this technique because there’s a lot you can color!  You just emboss on vellum, then turn it over & color with markers.  I attached the vellum to a Whisper White piece the same size (3 X 4) and attached it with glue dots under the coloring or the sequins, so that you can’t see the dots.

The FREE silver ribbon from Sale-A-Bration went with it nicely!

Here’s a close up so that you can see the Stained Glass Technique a little better:

Be sure & check out the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team ideas!  And, just for fun, give it a try & enter our challenge!