2017 Occasions Catalog Falling in Love

Today is the final day of the Stylin’ Stampin INKspiration 2017 Occasions Catalog Countdown.  It’s also the first day of Sale-A-Bration!!  3 months of great deals through Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item for every $50 you spend!

Featuring Falling In Love Suite…

I needed a Retirement Card and as I thumbed through my new Falling In Love Designer Series Paper, I noticed many beautiful papers that could be used for any occasion.  Don’t you just love the colors?!!

This is one of my favorite folds & you’ll see it again & again on my blog.  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

Stampin’ Up! has the perfect Retirement Stamp Set!  Wild About Flowers.  Here’s a close up:

That’s 2-Step Stampin’!  One stamp for the stems (Sahara Sand).  Another for the flowers (Sweet Sugarplum).  Easy!  And notice the Gold Wink of Stella!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MY PINTEREST CARD USING WILD ABOUT FLOWERS,THAT’S HAD THE MOST RE-PINS!

Originally I had planned to use the other side of the paper with the butterflies, but I changed my mind.  Here’s a picture of the butterfly side.

Which paper do you like best?  I keep going back & forth.

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to host a party!  Get some friends together and I’ll bring the projects!!  Always a fun time!!  And as hostess, you’ll earn free items!  It would be fun to have a Valentine’s Day Theme!  Contact me ASAP to reserve your date!

Be sure & hop over to the SSINK Team Site to see what they’ve done with this beautiful suite!  I had only pre-ordered the paper, but I see a stamp set called Falling For You, doilies, embellishments, and a beautiful embossing folder that are part of this set.  Maybe the design team will show us some of those goodies!

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!!!

Fun Fold for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today, like most of you, I’m busy getting ready for the big day.  Along with working.  We have a new kitchen!  Just got the sink & dishwasher a few days ago…never been so excited to do dishes!

I’ve been playing around with this Fun Fold Card lately- called a Pop Up Panel Card.  It’s so much fun to make & really a surprise when opened!  I made a Thanksgiving Card using Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  The colors are gorgeous and remind me of fall.

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I used a 1 1/2″ belly band to close this card & love the way the Layering Circles Framelits cut out this medallion.  Here’s the inside:

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Acorny Thank You, Suite Seasons
  • Ink:  Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon
  • Paper:  Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Moroccan DSP
  • Accessories:  Acorn Builder Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Balloon Framelits, Enamel Shapes

Hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow.  We’ve all been so blessed and I love that we have a day that focuses on that!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is focusing on Thanksgiving today!  Be sure to check out what they’ve created by clicking HERE!

Favorite Designer Series Paper

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Stampin’ Up! has a great sale this month on Designer Series Paper!   Buy 3, get 1 FREE!  Today the SSINK Team is focusing on their favorite DSP.  I have to admit I change my mind about this weekly, but I really love the colors in the paper, Blooms & Bliss!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Build a Birthday
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
  • Paper:  Blushing Bride Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Blooms & Bliss DSP (5 1/2 X 4,  then make a cut at 2 3/4″ that’s 1 1/2″ long- I just use my cutter & place the paper at the 2 3/4″ mark & move the blade down to 1 1/2″ then cut up from there), Rich Razzleberry & Sahara Sand scraps
  • Accessories:  Botanical Builder Framelits, Rhinestones

 

Buy 3 Get 1 Free

Be sure and check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration girls have chosen for their favorite Designer Series Paper!

Scarecrows & Mummies for Fall

Today I want to show off the projects we made in our September Clubs!  The theme today for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration group is FALL, and these projects “fall” right into that category.Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Create With Cheryl

This fold is a Collar Fold Card.  I’ll give you all the details here, so that you can make it at home.

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Halloween, Paisleys & Posies
  • Inks:  Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper:  Pumpkin Pie Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Halloween Night Specialty DSP (5 1/2 X 4,  then make a cut at 2 3/4″ that’s 1 1/2″ long- I just use my cutter & place the paper at the 2 3/4″ mark & move the blade down to 1 1/2″ then cut up from there), Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Stampin’ Up! Markers

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Here’s a Halloween version of the Collar Fold Card:

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Isn’t he a cutie?!!

We also decorated Petite Cafe Gift Bag.  These bags are very good quality & food safe.

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Can you guess what I used to punch out the flower?  The balloon punch!  And I have to say I LOVE those gold binder clips!!  Very sturdy & shiny & cute!!Petite Gift Bag Create With Cheryl 2

Hope you enjoyed my projects today!  Let me know if you’re interested in trying out CLUB!  We meet once a month & you can come on either Saturday or Sunday.  I’m also thinking about starting a Monday Club if I get enough interest…

Basically, CLUB is FREE.  You just commit to placing a $25 order each month, and when it’s your turn, you get to be the hostess & get extra products that month!

Now, be sure & check out what cute cards the other SSINK gals have come up with!

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Made this fun card for a swap I participated in with the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team.Cookie Cutter Halloween Create With Cheryl

  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP
  • Sweet Home
  • Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

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Here’s what happens when you open the card…

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Hope you enjoyed this fun card!  If you want to make some fun Halloween things, Marylou & Beth (2 of my downline) are hosting a $5 Make & Take on October 5th in Kahului, Maui!  Contact me if you’re interested.  I know they’ll have some great projects!!

Jar Full of Thanks

Last weekend my downline, the Maui Big Shots!, put on their first ever BIG EVENT… #imbringingbirthdaysback.  They worked so hard & spent many hours planning, prepping, & decorating and the day was a huge success!!  I need to send out a lot of Thank You’s and here’s one I came up with for today’s SSINK Challenge:

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I had a little paper left over from the bags we made (shown off here…)

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This beautiful paper is Floral Boutique DSP.

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Jar of Love
  • Inks:  Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo
  • Paper:  Night of Navy (4 1/4 X 11 card base, scored at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4), Flirty Flamingo (2 1/2 X 4…cut 2), Floral Boutique DSP (3 3/4 X 2 1/4…cut 2), Whisper White for inside (5 1/4 X 4)
  • Accessories:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Basic Pearls

Here’s a few pictures from the event:

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Here’s some of my helpers…Beth, Yvette, Ramona, me, & Marylou

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Yes!  We had PRIZE PATROL every 30 minutes!!  Accompanied by the Beatles Birthday Song & Disco Ball.  Led by our Party Princess…Yvette!!!

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I didn’t even get a photo of all the projects, but here’s most of them.

Here’s a cute gift I gave each of them (found somewhere on Amazon)

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You too can be a Maui Big Shot!!  It just costs $99 (and you’ll receive $125 worth of product) and it includes many opportunities for fun & friendship!

Back to my Thank You Card.  Here’s a Candy Jar one!

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Found these candies in Sweet Home.  Look closely for some Wink of Stella Sparkle…

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Be sure & check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration gals have created today!

Fancy Fold Friday

Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration we’re playing around with Fancy Folds!  I wanted to make this card for a friend who just loves elephants! Elephant Love 4

This Gate Fold Card is so simple to make, but it’s extra special because of the way it opens.

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The stamp is from the host set, Love You Lots.

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Check out that shiny Enamel heart!!

Here’s the details:

  • Stamp Set:  Love You Lots
  • Colors/paper:  Mint Macaron base (11 X 4 1/4, scored at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4), Blooms & Bliss DSP (4 X 2 1/2…cut 2), Island Indigo (3 3/4  X 3), Whisper White (3 1/2 X 2 3/4), Black Stazon, Smokey Slate, & Island Indigo ink pads
  • Accessories:  Enamel Shapes, Duet Banner Punch, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

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I think my girlfriend’s going to love this card!  If you’d like some other ideas for Fancy Folds, check out the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Full Pleated Card

We learned how to do this Fancy Fold in our Maui Big Shots! meeting last weekend.  It’s called a Full Pleated Card and I got excellent directions from Linda Bouwin.  Thanks, Linda!

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  • Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blooms
  • Colors/Paper:  Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, It’s My Party DSP
  • Accessories:  Botanical Builder Framelits

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Here’s the one we made using products from the New Catalog!

  • Stamp Sets:  Circle of Spring
  • Colors/Papers:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Vellum
  • Accessories:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

If you’d like to get a NEW CATALOG, see samples and make a FREE CARD, come to my OPEN HOUSE!  Sunday, June 12 from noon to 2pm.  This is also my annual RETIRING STAMP SALE!!  Great deals.  Stay tuned for more details…

My Downline May Projects

A downline is someone who has signed up under me (the upline) to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Most do this just to get a 20% off discount on everything!  You don’t have to have classes to be a demo.

Our group is called the Maui Big Shots! and they are a fun & creative group!  Today I want to show off the swaps they made.

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Yvette made these adorable Graduation Party Favors using the Curvy Keepsake Box.  She put ring pops inside (class rings…) and they were a huge hit!  She didn’t think this qualified as a swap (it TOTALLY DID!) so she make a cute 3X3 card also:

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So cute!!  I think she used the Bird Punch and itty bitty punch pack.

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Ramona made this beautiful card and I love the colors!  Tip Top Taupe & Calypso Coral.  I love that little flower.  Not sure what set she used.

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Aimee went all out & made a pop up card!  Here’s the inside:

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Love it!

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Claudine’s pretty card is from one of the kits!  Love, love, love it!

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I recognize this DSP as one of my favorites from the past… I really like the layout Beth used!  Great layout to use with any Designer Series Papers!

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Linda had all different cards we got to choose from.  Love this layout!

Last, but not least, Francine made a Fancy Fold Card for us:

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I love this tea set & will be sad to see it go!

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Isn’t that the coolest fold?!!  I’ve asked Francine to teach us how at our next meeting.

Please comment if you can tell us more information about your card!  Tell us what you like best about being a Maui Big Shot!

If you’d like to be a Maui Big Shot!, it costs $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products.  If you sign up during the month of June, you also get 2 FREE STAMP SETS…ANY VALUE!  Click on the photo below for more information.

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I’d love to have you be a part of the team!