Cake Soiree Gable Box for Alaska Achiever’s Blog Hop

Welcome to the Alaska Achievers Blog Hop where demonstrators around the world who earned the Alaska incentive trip will share fun projects using current Stampin’ Up! products. My name is Cheryl Hamilton and I live on the beautiful island of Maui.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or orders.  I’d love to be your demonstrator!

Today we’ll be sharing our favorite items from the Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs.  I just LOVE the new Silver Mini Gable Boxes!  Simple to assemble, yet so stunning with that shiny silver!  I’ve added a 12 x 1 1/2″ strip of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used Fast Fuse, which I used to hate!  In fact, I threw it away!  A few months later I watched a video showing how you need to press down very lightly, or it will get gummed up.  Now I absolutely LOVE IT!  It’s strong & fast to use!

Fun tip:  Stampin’ Up! even has Ready Shreddie for us to match!

For the tag, I used the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies to cut out this beautiful tag.  The flowers on top are from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  Talk about fast & gorgeous!  Perfect if you need to make 150 wedding favors!  I needed these a year ago when my daughter #1 got married!

Thanks for joining us today. You are currently visiting Create With Cheryl with Cheryl Hamilton. Make sure you click through all the links, there are so many inspiring projects!

SSINK 3 X 3 Cards in a Quilted Christmas Pizza Box

Aloha and welcome to another Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration post!  Today we’ll be showing you our ideas for 3 X 3 gift cards.  3 X 3 cards are simple and very useful.  I participated in a 3 X 3 swap at On Stage in November and got tons of great ideas!!  Here’s what I came up with using the Quilted Christmas Suite:

I started with the Pizza Box!  No surprise there!!  Perfect size for the 3 X 3 cards.

Open it up…

Isn’t that fun & inviting?!  It’s filled with 3 X 3 cards with matching envelopes.

I’ve had so much fun with this Suite!  There’s so much you can do with it.

You might be searching around for that star in the middle.  That’s from Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  All ingredients listed below.

Time to head over to the SSINK PAGE for more 3 X 3 ideas!

 

ICS Blog Hop Merry Little Labels

Thank you for joining us at our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for December!  Our theme today is “A December to Remember” and you’re sure to find some great ideas as you hop along!

I have a fun little box to show you today that starts with our Pizza Boxes that are retiring!!  Waaaa!  I love these!  Make sure you GRAB SOME HERE before they’re gone!!  The box is decorated with Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape (my favorite colors!), Mini Sequin Trim, and Labels to Love punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  Quick & simple to make!  In fact, we’ll be making these in my final December Class next Monday, Dec. 11th at either 10 am or at 5:30 pm.  2 spots left!!  Email me for details.

I just happened to have these Dove Chocolates to go inside!  Aren’t they so cute?!!  Tasty, too!

Thanks so much for joining us today- we are so happy that you’re taking part in our Blog Hop & would love your comments!!

Next up is Deb Naylor, the Flying Stamper!  You won’t want to miss what she’s come up with!

September Cards, Etc Class


Please join me for my Cards, Etc Class for September!

  • Monday, Sept. 25th at 10 am or
  • Saturday, Sept. 30th at 2pm
  • $10 or FREE with your $20 order
  • We’re making 3 cute cards & a Pizza Box!
  • RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

I’ve added TONS OF CLASSES for the next 3 months!  

Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page to see all my classes!

 If you click on the class title, you should be able to see photos!

RSVP SOON as these classes will fill up quickly!

 

SSINK Anything But a Card!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team won’t be making cards.  In fact, we’ll be focusing on ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

I’m excited to show you a project that will help you organize your life!  My birthdays are all over the place… my computer, calendar, on scraps of paper.  Now I have a system to remember birthdays as well as a place to tuck the cards away that are perfect for a special person!

This project was CASED from 2 people:  Vicki Wizniuk, who has the calendar inserts on her blog, and Erika Cerwin who came up with this great idea!!  They each have tons of great ideas!!

So each month has a pocket for the calendar inserts.  Turn the group over & you have the last 6 months of the year!

I’m offering 2 classes next month so that you can make your own Birthday Boxes!

  • Sunday, August 20 at 3 pm or
  • Monday, August 21 at 10 am
  • Cost is $20 or FREE with your $40 order placed that day
  • Different colors will be offered for your project
  • Class size will be limited, so RSVP ASAP!

Can’t wait to see the other Non-Card Ideas from the SSINK Team!!

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

Sparkle and Shine Tiffany Bag!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring “Sparkle and Shine!”

Look at what you can make with the Window Box Thinlits Dies!!  A Tiffany Purse!

Don’t you just love it?!!  We made these at my downline meeting last weekend.  Got this cute idea from Connie Babbert… thanks, Connie!

It gets even better when you open it!

Told you!

Go check out what the other SSINK girls have made that sparkles and shines!

 

February Cards, Etc. Class

I want to show you the projects we’ll be making in the February Cards, Etc. Classes.

Quite a variety!  A Masculine Card, Sympathy, All Occasion, and a gorgeous new box that I want you to try out.

The box is called Window Box and it’s the size of a large cupcake.  So pretty!!  There are so many ways you can embellish it and I’ll let you decide how you want to decorate it.  You’ll have different colors to choose from and a variety of ribbon.

There are 2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 pm or

Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 am

Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order.

My house:  1194 W. Kuiaha Road in Haiku, Maui

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

Favorite Embellishments!

I was so excited when I saw the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!  I ordered it right away, but wasn’t sure what to do with it!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is featuring Friday Favorites:  Occasions Accessories!  I pulled out my Embellishment Kit & this is what I came up with:

I just love it!!  The tassels!!  The little bows!!

Here’s the ingredients:

  • Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies
  • Craft Paper
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack
  • Carousel Birthday Stamp Set
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit
  • Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
  • Calypso Coral Marker
  • Sprinkles Embellishments

Don’t forget…it’s Sale-A-Bration Time!!  Woohoo!  Get something FREE with every $50 you spend!

The Baker’s Box is the perfect size for a stack of cookies or a cupcake or handful of chocolate (my favorite!)

I just love this sentiment & think I’ll use it a lot!  It’s meant to be used on the inside of a card, I think, because it actually starts with the word “because”.  First I inked up my stamp & tried to erase it using a blender pen.  I still saw a shadow when I stamped it, so I had better luck just inking the stamp using my marker.

Hope you are inspired to get some of those Embellishments!  They’re so much fun to work with!

Be sure and check out what the other gals on the SSINK Design Team have created!  You’re sure to get some great ideas!!

 

 

3-D Projects are My Favorite!

Today’s post at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is all about 3-D!!  Cards are wonderful, but I especially love creating 3-D items!

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I started with 3 items that I gave to my downline, The Maui Big Shots!, for their September challenge:  Halloween Night Specialty DSP, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, and orange sequins left over from My Paper Pumpkin.  Everyone is supposed to create something using these items (& whatever else they want to add).  Here’s what I came up with:

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A Baker’s Box!  I plan to fill this with something very special for my newest recruit, Helen!  She’s just the sweetest person and enthusiastic & full of ideas!  You’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to see what the others did for this challenge.

In the meantime, be sure & take a look at what the SSINK Team has come up with!  I’m always inspired by their creativity!