Special Card for Abe's Graduation!

I’m so proud of my nephew, Abe, who is graduating from college today!!!  His whole family moved to Roswell, NM for the year to support him- what great parents!  He’s worked very hard for this achievement! 

Here’s a picture of Abe relaxing with his buddy in the dorm!

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I can’t be there, so I’m sending him my favorite card…a CARD IN A BOX!!IMG_6102  IMG_6104  IMG_6106

Isn’t that owl a hoot?!!! Ha ha ha!

I sent Abe a 3 month subscription of My Paper Pumpkin & this is what he wrote on Facebook:  “I just finish my finals and I came home and was just going to go to bed and then I get this Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail from my Auntie Cheryl.
Now I am going to make stuff. It is so great and I am feeling crafty. hahahaaa”

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“Auntie Cheryl”


Wedding Card-in-a-Box

I’m excited to show you my latest Card-in-a-Box!!  A very special wedding card…

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This box is just bursting with LOVE!!

Createwithcheryl Wedding Box

The colors are gray & pink, so I did some silver embossing.


  • Stamps: One in a Million, Perfect Couple, Celebrate With Us, This Day Forward, Love You to the Moon, Word Play (retired)
  • Colors:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette,
  • Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Eastern Elegance DSP, lots of bling!

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Wouldn’t this be fun made as centerpieces?!  Or, better yet, make one for each guest!!!  Ha!!!  Better get started!

To order any of these sets, go to my Stampin’ Up! site! and click on Shop Now!


Happy Mother's Day!

I’ve been blessed with a wonderful, supportive, loving mother!  What’s the best card I could give her for Mother’s Day?  You guessed it!  A Card-in-a-Box with family photos!!


I think she’ll love this!

  • Stamps: Delightful Dozen
  • Accessories: Watercolor Wonder DSP, Secret Garden Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Hearts Collection Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch







Here’s me with my mom.  I can still remember that dress I loved so much that Mom made for me! IMG_4849

Here’s the grandchildren (my two are the girls), with my brother, Gary, in the upper corner.  Now I need to make one for my mother-in-law…but I’m going to have a lot bigger garden growing inside that box!!


Happy Mother’s Day!!

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My final Graduation Card-in-a-Box!

Createwithcheryl Owl Grad

Don’t you just love the little owl?  The hat fits him perfectly!!

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  • Stamps: Pomp & Circumstance, Word Play (retired), Itty Bitty Banners, Starburst Sayings, Spread the Joy
  • Accessories: Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits Dies, Word Bubbles Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies

Thanks for looking!  Leave a comment & let me know which Graduation Card was your favorite!

Grad Box #2

I’m still on my Card-in-a-Box kick, as you’ll see this next week!

Here’s my 2nd Graduation Card-in-a-Box:

Createwithcheryl Grad Box

The brain may be a little much, but I had to try it!  I like the fun DSP & the cameras.

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  • Stamps: Pomp & Circumstance, Word Play (retired)
  • Accessories: I Am Me DSP, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits Dies, Oval Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies

Stay tuned to see the final one tomorrow…


Graduation Card-in-a-Box

Graduation is such a special day, and it requires a special card!  I thought a Card-in-a-Box would be perfect for this occasion!

Createwithcheryl Happy Grad Box

This card came out very festive!  I really like the flying graduation caps!  And the happy sayings…

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  • Stamps: Pomp & Circumstance, Spread the Joy, Starburst Sayings, Banner Greetings
  • Accessories: Epic Day This and That DSP, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits Dies, Oval Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies
  • Createwithcheryl Happy Grad Box 4I made 2 more graduation cards that I’ll show you in the next couple of days.  Found the instructions on Split Coast Stampers.


Massive Creativity!

Yesterday Anne and I held our Step Into Spring Class.  I think everyone had lots of fun!


Every box turned out a little differently and they were all beautiful!


Here’s a little crafting chaos!  We used tons of punches!!


Thanks so much for everyone who attended!!  We had so much fun with you!  For those of you who could not attend, I’m sure to have another Card-in-a-Box class soon!!

Finally, I have to mention…today’s the last day of Sale-a-bration, so place your $50 order today to receive a FREE stampin’ item!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE AN ORDER!  Same thing for the My Paper Pumpkin Promotion!  Today is the last day… FREE markers, FREE Card-in-a-Box, and Free Monthly Class!!  Don’t miss out!

Birthday in a Box!

This Card-in-a-Box might be my favorite so far!

Createwithcheryl Bday BoxThe Birthday Basics DSP is perfect for this!  So bright & happy!  There are so many images to choose from.  Balloons, candles, numbers, party hats…

Createwithcheryl Bday Box 7I decided to make my cake from scratch!  Here’s the recipe:  Bottom layer 1 3/4 X 1;  middle 1 1/4 X 1;  top 7/8 X 1.  Used my corner rounder for the tops & scallop trim border punch for the frosting on the bottom layer.  I just glued them on a 1/2 X 2 1/4 scrap paper.  The candles?  From the Cupcake Punch!!  Caution:  Use as little glue as possible to avoid sticky fingers!

Createwithcheryl Bday Box 5If you can guess the punches I used to make the balloon & post the comment on my blog, I’ll send you a card!  Hint:  I used 2 punches.

Createwithcheryl Bday Box 11This punch comes from Label Love and coordinates with the Artisan Label Punch.  To make the contrast in the back, I just punched one in Summer Starfruit, cut it down the middle, & stuck it on.

Createwithcheryl Bday Box 7The banners & party hats are from Sketched Birthday.  Actually, I’m planning to make another Birthday Card-in-a-Box using more from that set!

My Paper Pumpkin offer is still good for 2 more days… sign up with me during the month of March and you’ll get 3 fun gifts:

  • set of In Color 2012-2014 markers ($14.95 value)
  • Card-in-a-Box of your choice
  • FREE Pumpkin Party each month!  Bring your box & create our kits together!  Guaranteed friends, food, & fun!!

Hurry & sign up!  And, thanks for stopping by…


Tea for Two

My daughters and I have many fond memories of having tea together.  2463

Here’s my daughter, Jenny, at tea when we were visiting York.DSC05333

And here’s Malia, adding a little tea to her cup of milk & honey.

My friend, Julie, wanted me to make a Card-in-a-Box with a “Tea” theme.  Here’s what I came up with:


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I tend to load up these boxes with as many images as I can.  See the doily behind the big tea cup? 


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These stamp sets are retired (Tea Shoppe & Morning Cup), but I couldn’t resist using them!  Createwithcheryl.me Tea in a Box 4

l’ll be having a Card-in-a-Box GIVE AWAY in the next day or so!  Stay tuned for details!

If you’d like to learn how to make a Card-in-a-Box, there’s still space left in our class this Sunday, March 30!  I’d love to have you there!


Happy in a Box!

Another card in a box to share with you today!  I decided to take my card from yesterday a step further…

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It started with that big sun you see in the back and “You make me happy…”.

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Added a few birds, clouds, some bread & jam…

createwithcheryl.me happy box 3And I used a new stamp set,  Starburst Sayings, and the framelits for the little spirals!

  • Stamps: See Ya Later, Spread the Joy, Starburst Sayings, Yippee Skippee
  • Colors:  Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories:  This and That Epic Day DSP, Bird Punch, Banner Blast Punch, Starburst Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits, Window Frames Framelits

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If you’d like to make a Card-in-a-Box, Anne & I are having a class next weekend!

  • Sunday, March 30 from 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Maui Masonic Lodge, 190 West Kam Ave. in Kahului
  • Cost:  $23
  • You’ll make a Card-in-a-Box, a Tag-a-Bag Box, and a Chocolate Egg treat holder.
  • All supplies are provided including your own full box of Glue Dots.


RSVP soon to hold your spot in this fun class!!