SSINK Halloween Fun Tags & Trimmings

Happy Halloween!!  Have you ever purchased a whole bundle ($53) just to get one stamp?!!  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s done this…

That’s what happened when I saw this sentiment:  “It’s what’s INSIDE that counts”!  Had to have it!  Here’s the bundle called Tags & Trimmings:

I’m sure you’ll see more projects on my blog in the next couple of months where I use this bundle!

These little bags (Mini Treat Bag Thinlits) are one of my favorite things and they’re so cute & simple to make!!

Here’s a picture of a class I had recently!  The items for the pencil holders are retired, but the rest are current Stampin’ Up! products.  You can find all supplies at the bottom of the post.

Hope you had a fun time making a few things for Halloween!!  I sure did!  Head over to the SSINK Blog Page to see more Halloween Fun Ideas!

October Calendar

These cute images are from Cookie-Cutter Halloween!  Love that set!  The holiday season is officially here!  I’m determined to stay on top of things this year!!  We’ll see what happens.

I have lots of fun classes scheduled in the next few months!  You can always see what events I’m having by clicking on CLASSES & EVENTS on the top of my blog.  Try to join us at some of the classes this month!

Be sure to head over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their October calendars!

#SSINKTC48: Ink on Embossing Folders

We have a fun Technique Challenge for you today for the SSINK Team… Ink on Embossing Folders!

This is my first time trying out this technique & I just love it!!  It’s simple & fast with great results!  Here’s my card:

Just used my brayer to spread some ink on the Brick Wall Embossing Folder!  I really like the way it turned out & can’t wait to ink up my other Embossing Folders!

Today’s Tutorial:

  • Stamps:  Spooky Cat
  • Inks:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 11, score at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4) and inky embossed pieces (4 X 2 1/2- cut 2), Basic Black (2 5/8 X 4 1/8- cut 2), Spooky Night DSP
  • Accessories:  Cat Punch, Black Rhinestone Jewels
  • Notes:  The Spooky Night DSP has a page made to cut 3″ squares containing the tree with the moon behind it.  I cut those squares 2 7/8 so that they’d fit onto the biggest scalloped square from Layering Squares Framelits.

 

I can’t wait to see what other projects the SSINK Team has come up with!  Why don’t you give it a try?!!  ENTER OUR CHALLENGE HERE!

Haunted House 3-D

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Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring 3-D items!  I selected this page from Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper for the house because it’s a heavier weight of paper- and because it’s so cute with a shiny spider web!

Just so you know, Stampin’ Up! has Designer Series Papers (which happen to be on a special sale this month only!  Buy 3, get 1 FREE!).  These cost $11.00 for a pack.

“Specialty” Designer Series Papers cost $13 for a pack.  They always have 2 sheets of special- shiny- bling-y paper that’s especially pretty!  So now you know.

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I just love it!!  I’d like to make 100 little houses & hang them all around!

Supplies Used:

  • Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Home Sweet Home Thinlits Die
  • Sweet Home Stamp Set
  • Paisley Framelits Dies (back window with ghost peeking out)
  • Orange & Silver Glitter Paper
  • Enamel Shapes
  • Skull & Crossbones is a sticker from an old Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Be sure & head on over to see what the other SSINK Team Gals have come up with for their 3-D ideas!

 

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:

Cookie Cutter Mummy Create With Cheryl

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Isn’t he a cutie?!!

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

Petite Gift Bag Create With Cheryl

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!

Cookie Cutter Halloween

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…

Cookie Cutter Halloween Create With Cheryl 3The skeleton was hidden behind the mummy!

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!!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO!

Paper Pumpkin has a great offer for anyone who hasn’t tried it!

BUY ONE MONTH, GET THE NEXT MONTH FREE!

Every month you get an orange box in your mailbox!  You never know what’s inside!  Here’s what I found in my mailbox last week…

I’m having a PAPER PUMPKIN NIGHT at my house on Friday, September 30, from 7 pm – 9 pm!  Come see samples from the older kits and make a couple of projects to try it out!  Bring a friend!  This is a great idea as a way to spend time with your children or grandkids!  Also a fun idea to give as a gift!

  • Friday, September 30
  • 7 pm
  • 1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI
  • RSVP:  chamilton.maui@gmail.com

Card for FMS210

I’ve been waiting for a card sketch that would challenge me to use the little left-over pieces from the Hearth & Home Thinlits.  I found it this week at Freshly Made Sketch #210!

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I have a pile of these little squares left over from cutting out windows, and I knew I would find some use for them.

  • Colors:  Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • DSP:  Into the Woods
  • Stamp Set:  Lighthearted Leaves
  • Accessories:  Into the Woods Elements & Cotton Ribbon

Here’s a few examples of my “Window Cards”:Joy Window Card

Halloween Window Card

Merry Wishes Window Card

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kits for Sale!

I have made up some kits that you can purchase for quick & easy gifts for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

Cheryl's Sept Workshop

Here’s the Halloween treat! In the kit, you’ll find items to make 10 treats…$10.  Just add Hershey’s candies.

Halloween treat kit

For Thanksgiving I’ve used the Pillow Box Framelit to make these.  You could either make a candy holder or a place-setting for your table.

Thanksgiving pocket boxes

Here’s the kit that you can purchase.  $10 for items prepped to make 6 boxes.

Thanksgiving kit

I’m having a FREE MAKE & TAKE tonight at Fabmac Homes on Wakea Ave. in Kahului on Maui.  There’s room for more!!  Come & make this Thanksgiving kit, along with 2 more beautiful gifts!  Just reply to this post to let me know you’ll be coming.

Have a great day & thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl

September Club

Ready or not…the holidays are upon us!  This month at club we’ll focus on Halloween.  I’ve come up with 2 cards to choose from, both using the Hearth & Home Framelits Dies.

Halloween Window Card

I LOVE the new window framelits!!  The ideas are endless!  But I cased this card from Brian’s blog. Thanks, Brian!

Here’s a second card, so you’ll have a choice.

Halloween Window Card (2)

You’ll want to purchase the set called Happy Scenes to go with your Hearth & Home Framelits.  They come as a bundle!  Perfect!

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Hope you can join us this month!  We have 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, Sept. 12, 2-4pm at my house in Haiku or
  • Sunday, Sept. 13, 1-3pm at Marylou’s house in Kula

Guests welcome.  You just need to place a $25 order that day.