ICS Blog Hop: It’s a Guy Thing!

Today’s theme for the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is “It’s a Guy Thing”.  Last week when I was sorting through my retired stamps, I was happy to see that Hardwood is still current!  That set has just been sitting there for some reason & I’m determined to get a lot of use out of it!

I just love these 2 colors together:  Soft Suede & Soft Sky!  The large Happy Birthday needed something in the background.  Gorgeous Grunge may be retired, but we still have Timeless Textures!  There are some beautiful patterns in there!

Is the torn edge out of style?  I don’t see it much, but I think it fits with this card.

I’m also linking this card to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #102!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure and follow along with the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for more masculine card ideas!  Next up is Audra Monk, the Crafty Yogi!

Lovely As a Tree Masculine Birthday

When the retiring list came out, I was so relieved to see that Lovely As a Tree is still with us!  Such a beautiful & versatile stamp set!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Masculine Cards today, and I reached for this set to make my card.

I used our new In Color, Tranquil Tide, for this card & I stamped off the background image first to make it a bit lighter.  This is supposed to be a masculine card, but I pulled the sentiment from Beautiful You, a very girly stamp set.  I think it works just fine.

Here’s a similar card without the stamping off.

Which one do you like best?  I can’t decide.  But I do know I love that tree!

Only 3 more days & we have a new catalog!!

Now go check out the other Masculine Cards the SSINK Team has made!

 

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!

Nailed It for SSINK Masculine Monday

The Urban Underground Suite is loaded with fun products that coordinate to make great projects for the men in your life!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Nailed It
  • Ink:  Crushed Curry & Basic Black
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2), Basic Gray (5 1/4 X 4), Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper (1 7/8 X 2 1/8- cut 2), Crushed Curry (1 7/8 X 2 7/8), Very Vanilla (1 7/8 X 2 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Urban Underground Embellishments, Up & Away Thinlits Dies

That Hexagon Embossing Folder is so cool!!  Here’s a closer look…

Here’s a few more cards:

I love corny sayings like that!!

Masculine Cards can be hard to come up with.  Which one do you like best?

For more ideas, check out the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team’s Masculine Monday!

#SSINKCS38: Card Sketch

This is one of my favorite Card Sketches!  

]I could have gone in so many directions with this, but reached for By the Shore Designer Series Paper to get the idea started.ssink-october-card-sketch

I used the “Rock ‘N Roll Technique to jazz up the stamped images a bit.  That’s done by inking the image in one color, then rolling the stamp edges around in another color.

Don’t you like that burlap ribbon?!  It has a tiny touch of bling.

Here’s the card details:

  • Stamps:  Seaside Shore
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake & Marina Mist
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Dapper Denim (5 1/4 X 4), By the Shore DSP (5 1/8 X 3 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim
  • ssink-october-card-sketch-2

I think this is a good masculine card.  I think I can get away with 4 sequins for a guy, don’t you?

Be sure & stop by the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team to see what they’ve done for this great card sketch!

Simple Card for SSINK

Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration, we are sharing ideas for making Simple Cards.  I actually have a hard time doing this & find myself adding more & more… But, especially for my Card Classes, participants really appreciate a cute, simple card!  Here’s what I came up with:

Createwithcheryl Simple Card for SSINK

The star of the show here is the Designer Series Paper By The Shore.  Makes a perfect Hawaii card, I must say!

By The Shore Designer Series Paper   $11.00  141640

Here’s another that would be a great masculine card:

Createwithcheryl Simple Card for SSINK2

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Seaside Shore, Suite Sayings
  • Inks:  Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Base (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2), Dapper Denim or Calypso Coral (3 3/4 X 3 3/4), DSP (3 1/2 X 3 1/2, then cut off 1″ & use reverse side)
  • Accessories:  Mint Macaron 3/8″ Linen Ribbon

This simple card will be one of the ones we make at my July Card Class.

2 dates to choose from:

Tuesday, July 26 at 3pm or

Saturday, July 30 at 2pm

Be sure & check out the other SIMPLE CARD IDEAS at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!

Createwithcheryl Simple Card for SSINK3

Wetlands Watercolor

I’ll be having my April Card Classes Saturday, April 16 at 2pm and again (same cards) on Tuesday, April 19 at 3pm.  We’ll be making 4 different cards.  Here’s 3 I’ve come up with so far:

Create With Cheryl Wetlands Watercolor  Oh, this one is fun to make!  I watercolored on Shimmer White Card Stock & you can see sparkles in the background if you look really closely!

Create With Cheryl Wetlands Watercolor (2)

  • Stamp Sets:  Wetlands, Timeless Treasures
  • Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Pool Party
  • Accessories:  Aquapainter, Banner Punch, Candy Dots
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White CS base, Pink Pirouette (4 1/4 X 2 3/4), Shimmer White (4 X 2 1/2)

Create With Cheryl Tree Builder  I love punch art!!  The idea for this bright card comes from Mary Fish.  I’m sure most of you have seen her blog…if not, you need to go spend some time there!

  • Stamp Sets:  Cottage Greetings
  • Colors:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Tree Builder Punch, Flower Fair Framelits Dies
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White CS base, 2015-2017 DSP Stack Cucumber Crush (5 1/4 X 2), Watermelon Wonder (3 1/4 X 4 1/4), Whisper White (3 X 4)

Create With Cheryl 2016 Grad Here’s my card for my Alma Mater…University of Hawaii!!  The idea for this card came from Connie Babbert!  Thanks, Connie!  Love all your creative cards!!

  • Stamp Sets:  BYOB, Bravo
  • Colors:  CucumberCrush, Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP left over from Christmas, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  Large Number Framelits, Banners Framelits Dies, Bear Hug Framelits Dies, Basic Black 1/8″ Ribbon
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Basic Black CS base, Cucumber Crush (4 X 5 1/4), DSP (2 X 5 1/4)

Create With Cheryl 2016 Grad (2)  Here’s a look at the inside.

Hope you get a chance to join us!  And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

September Card Class

My card classes for September are coming up!  We’ll make 4 cards with envelopes to match for just $10 (or FREE with your $20 order that day).

Here’s what we’ll be making:

Create With Cheryl Golden Leaf

This elegant card uses the Leaflit Framelits.  Simple card & so pretty!

Best Thoughts

Best Thoughts is a Hostess Set.  We’ll do a little watercoloring with aquapainters.  Cased this card from Elaine Schader.  Thanks, Elaine!

The Open Sea

I’m always running short on “Man Cards” and this one using The Open Sea is my favorite masculine stamp set!  Thanks to Stampin’ Georgia for the great idea!

Doggie Punch Art

When I saw this adorable card made by Susan Campfield, I had to give it a try.  It’s actually very quick to put together using the Hearts Framelits.

 

Swiffer in the lilikoi

Had to show off my puppy, Swiffer!

SEPTEMBER CARD CLASS (2 dates to choose from):

  • Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2pm or
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 3:30pm

1194 W. Kuiaha Rd., Haiku, Maui, HI

RSVP to hold your spot in class!  Space is limited.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl

Traveler

Joining card challenges always helps me come up with something new.  Today I’ve opened my brand new set called Traveler.IMG_5041 The background stamp for the is World Map… they are perfect together!! IMG_5042

Take a look at the challenges I participated in:

And, here’s one more card…almost the same.

IMG_5045IMG_5044 The “Best Dad Ever” is from And Many More.

Thanks for looking & be sure & do some stampin’ this week!

 

June Club Projects

This is a fun month for club because the new catalog has arrived!  We will be making several projects, starting with the Hamburger Box:

IMG_5002

 

This cute shape is perfect for a small gift or baked goodies!  We’ll decorate this using new In Colors and some new stamps!

 

  • Stamps: Num-Num, Project Life Point & Click
  • Colors:  Lost Lagoon
  • Accessories: Hamburger Box Bigz XL, Moonlight Series DSP Stack (2 1/2 X 2 1/4), Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Baker’s Twine

Next we’ll make a cute, summer card I found on Debbie Henderson’s blog.

IMG_5004

 

  • Stamps: Sketched Birthday
  • Colors:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Ovals Framelits (3 largest ones), Bitty Banners Framelits, Bird Punch, In Color DSP (2013 – 2015),  7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

For our last project we’ll do a little embossing!

IMG_4867

I’ve posted details about this card here…

 

I have 2 club dates to choose from & would love to have you join us!  It’s FREE for club members.  Guests need to pay a $12 fee or place a $25 order.

HATS (Hopelessly Addicted to Stampin’) CLUB meets Sunday, June 8 in Pukalani from 1-4pm.  Ramona is our hostess this month.

UPCOUNTRY STAMP CLUB meets Saturday, June 14 at my house in Haiku from 2-5pm.  Kim will be our hostess.

Please RSVP if you plan to join us!  Hope you can…it’s always fun!

Cheryl