Banner Day!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I love banners!  Colorful…inspiring sayings…fun art!

I recently made an Aloha Banner.  I chose the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper basically because I wanted to use that beautiful shiny pattern for the pineapple!

Isn’t that fun?!!  Instead of the Banners Framelits I usually use, I tried this with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I’ll show you a few photos from the ends:

I recently had a few of my downline ladies over to make banners of their choice.

Helen, Linda, & Destryee worked all day on their banners!!  I didn’t get pictures of all of them, but here’s Destryee’s Easter Banner:

Isn’t that beautiful?!  We all have a new appreciation for banners!!  It’s like making 20 different cards!  But the results are so great!

Here’s one I started on that day:

I’m pretty happy to have a Christmas Banner done!  It gets way too busy once we hit October…

I’d love to hear any comments you have!  Have any of you made a banner?

Thanks for stopping by…

Cheryl

Club Christmas Party 2016

I have the most fun & creative friends that come over & stamp (& eat!) with me each month.  Here’s some pictures from our Christmas Party.  We look forward to the gift exchange all year!

        

 

If you’d like to join club, now is the time!!  We meet once a month at my place in Haiku, Maui, and make different projects.  You commit to spending just $25/month and you get to be hostess when your month comes around- which means free stuff!!  Let me know if you’d like to join!  You can quit whenever you want… no obligation if your life gets too busy.  You can also just give it a try!  Just place a $25 order that day.

Here’s some cards from our Ugly Sweater Card Contest.  Debby is the winner of $30 in SU Products!  Her card is on the left.  Congratulations, Debby!

Stenciling Technique Challenge #SSINKTC40

Today we have a fun challenge for you to try… Masking or Stenciling!

I made a stencil by cutting out a tree using Perfect Pines Framelits Dies.  Using sponge daubers, I sponged the tree with Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz.  Decided it needed more color, so I reached for Rose Red.  That’s one of those colors I forget about…but I just love it!

 

Isn’t that fun?!!  I sponged the tree on This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The star is punched from Blossom Punch.  I thought it would be cute with a bird, because of the music notes!

The bird was part of the Tree Builder Punch.

Which one do you like best?  The star or the bird?

I’m soooooo behind!  Ha!  I’m afraid my friends are getting New Year’s Cards this year.  But it’s all good.  I’m just stretching out the fun.

It was fun to take a break this morning & make this card.  I can’t wait to see what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has made for this challenge!  CLICK HERE to see more ideas!

Gift Card Holder for Christmas!

Christmas is just 2 days away!  This is the time for Gift Cards!!  I’ll show you a very simple & quick design you can make.

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags
  • Ink:  Early Expresso
  • Paper:  Mint Macaroon Base (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 & 5 1/2), Presents & Pinecones DSP (2 X 4), Emerald Envy (3 1/4 X 4), Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry scraps
  • Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Balloon Framelits, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch

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I used a circle punch on the gift card flap & closed it using Sticky Strip on the edges.  Super easy!  Really cute!

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More Christmas Cards from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team HERE!!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Leave me a comment & tell me what you’re doing over this special holiday!  My daughter, Malia, is home for 3 whole weeks!!!

Tags, Tags, Tags

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Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing TAGS!  I’m showing off a tag that I stuck on top of some cute Mason Jars that I sold at our Maui Big Shots! Craft Fair this last weekend.  The sentiment is from Oh What Fun.  I think I’ve used that set 100 times in the past 2 months…  Along with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies!

You can see I just fussy cut the banner & popped it up using Dimensionals.

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Here’s a picture of some of my team at the Craft Fair.  I’m very blessed to have such a fun, hard-working, supportive team!!

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To see more tags, head over to the SSINK page.  I’m sure they’ll have some great ideas to share with you!

Favorite Tree Stamp!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Friday Favorite theme is “Tree Stamp Sets”.

My favorite tree stamp set?  Lovely As a Tree.  This classic stamp set has been with Stampin’ Up! since 2001.  It can be used year round & I never get tired of using it!

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Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set 127793
Price: $20.00

I decided to make a red & green card for Christmas.

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Love the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum!  The trees are very shiny & so pretty!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Lovely As a Tree, Oh What Fun
  • Ink:  Real Red, Versamark
  • Paper:  Emerald Envy Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Real Red (2 1/2 X 4 1/4), Whisper White (2 1/4 X 4 & 2 1/2 X 4 1/4), Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (2 1/2 X 4 1/4)
  • Accessories:  Duet Banner Punch, Red Foil Sheet, Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim

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Be sure & head over to the SSINK gallery to see other Tree Stamp Set ideas!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you tomorrow at the Maui Big Shots! Holiday Craft & Bake Sale!

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Tags, Tags, Tags

When I saw the Tin of Tags Project Kit in the Holiday Catalog, I fell in love with the little red polka dot tin and knew it was going on my order.

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I love the fun details on the tags!  Wooden bows, Washi Tape, Red Tassels!

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Be sure & stop by the Maui Big Shots! Craft Fair for a huge selection of different gift items!

December 3 & 4, 9am – 3pm.  67 Ka Drive in Kula, Maui

To see more tag ideas, CLICK HERE to see other examples from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!

Glitter Emboss Powder

Today the SSINK Team will be showcasing favorite Holiday Catalog Accessories!  I’ve chosen to make a card using Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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This sparkling Emboss Powder comes in both Emerald Envy & Real Red.

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Circle of Spring, Tin of Tags
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Basic Black
  • Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Presents & Pinecones DSP, Whisper White (2 1/2 X 5 1/4)
  • Accessories:  Emerald Envy Sparkle Emboss Powder, Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Markers

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Here’s a close up so that you can see the sparkle!

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Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Be sure and check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team has picked for their Friday Favorite Accessories from the Holiday Catalog!

Oh What Fun!!!

Guess what I just learned how to do?!!  Picture Collages where I can feature all my favorite “go-together” colors!!

I often have customers ask my how to pick out colors that go together to make a card.  By clicking on the category, COLORS!, on my side bar, you’ll see many beautiful color schemes to choose from.  Ok.  Today you’ll only see one.  But I’m inspired!!!  So I plan to keep adding lots & lots of these!

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Please leave me a comment if you like this feature, & I’ll be sure to keep adding more all the time.  Thanks.  I love all your comments & suggestions!  Hope you’re having a great weekend & getting some play time in.

Favorite Holiday Bundle!

You’re in for a treat today!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Members are focusing on their favorite bundles from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

The first thing I knew I was ordering was the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set & Cookie Cutter Builder Punch Bundle!  This set comes with Santa, a bear, an Eskimo, Gingerbread Man & a Reindeer…and all can be punched out with one punch!  Love it!!

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Details:

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Oh What Fun
  • Inks:  Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Real Red (5 3/8 X 2 3/4), Candy Cane Lane DSP (5 3/8 X 2 1/2)
  • Details:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Mini Jingle Bells, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

After seeing how cute this came out, I decided to decorate a box to go along with it.  To be filled with goodies!  I found these White Gift Boxes (3 X 3 X 3) in the Holiday Catalog that are sturdy & food safe & they have an acetate sleeve that slides on!  That is so cool because you can make these ahead of time & fill them later on when you’re done baking.

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Don’t you love it?!!  Perfect size for my white chocolate peppermint fudge!

Details:

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Oh What Fun
  • Inks:  Real Red, Black Stazon & Early Espresso
  • Paper:  Candy Cane Lane DSP (12 X 2 )
  • Details:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine, Fast Fuse, Tin of Tags Project Kit, Banners Framelits Dies, Metallic Foil Doilies, Gold Sequin Trim

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These are 2 of the projects we’ll be making at my Christmas Gift Class.

2 dates to choose from:

Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 3pm or

Saturday, Sept. 24th at 2pm

Classes are at my house in Haiku, Maui and cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day!

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the SSINK team has come up with for their Holiday Bundles!