SSINKFF3 Picture Perfect Shaker Card

Shaker Cards!!  I’ve paired 2 fun stamp sets to make this card for the SSINKFF3 Challenge.  Picture Perfect Birthday and Painter’s Palette.

Here’s some simple directions for you to make a Shaker Card:

If you’d like to make this card, join me at class the end of the month at the Cards, Etc. Class.  I have 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, Feb. 24th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, Feb. 26th at 10 am
  • $15 or FREE with your $25 order that day
  • We’ll make 3-4 projects

To see more Shaker Cards, head over to the SSINK Page!

Sure Do Love You February

It might be cold & wet where you are, but February is actually a wonderful month!

Reasons to love February:

  • Valentine’s Day!  Love.
  • Super Bowl Sunday!
  • Whale season.  Maui, I know.  Come visit!
  • Sale-a-Bration!
  • Chocolates.  You just might get some.  You really should give some.
  • The start of Lent.  Strive to be better, more giving, less complaining.

Back to my calendar.  This pretty heart is from Sure Do Love You, in the Occasions Catalog, & it just happens to have a set of framelits that bundle with it!

See the way the sentiment is darker on the outside?  That’s called the “kissing technique”.  Very appropriate for February, don’t you think?!  It’s very simple to do.  Just stamp the image in Melon Mambo then roll the edge of the stamp in a darker color (I used Berry Burst).

Tell me what you LOVE about February!!  Come on!  I know you can find something…

Time to check out Crystal & Anne’s calendars for February.  Here’s a photo of the three of us, surrounding some special guests:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Sterling and Shelli visit Maui

From the left:  Crystal, Sterling, Shelli, Anne, & me

Cake Soiree Favorite Designer Series Paper for SSINK

I want to show you a card I made that really shows off my favorite Designer Series Paper, Sweet Soiree.  Just in time for the wedding of one of my former Girl Scouts!  You might see some evidence of a tea party we just had for her in the background.

That paper is so gorgeous, it doesn’t need much else!  This card is called a Double Gate Fold Card- a great way to show off DSP!

Here’s how it looks when you open it:

One thing I love is a good sentiment stamp.  This sweet saying is from Special Celebrations.  You can find all supplies with a link to my store at the bottom of my post.

The cake on the front is from Cake Soiree Bundle.  I embossed it in silver to go with this elegant card.

INDULGE IN THE ART OF STAMPING & SAVE!  The Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit is the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle.  Get $125 in products for $99 (that’s $26 in free products) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  Enjoy 20 – 25% off Stampin’ Up! products on subsequent orders from the day you purchase the kit and join the Stampin’ Up! family through at least July 31, 2018.  There’s no risk and no penalty to drop!

BONUS!  CHOOSE TWO FREE STAMP SETS DURING SALE-A-BRATION!  January 3 – March 31.  Add 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) to the $99 Starter kit as a bonus during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion!  That’s an added value of up to $101!  Exclusive Host & Sale-A-Bration stamp sets excluded.

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS who purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! thru me.  You’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Maui Big Shots! Team  (Facebook Group, prizes, resources, recognition, retreats, friendship, and always fun)!

Have a question?  I’m here to help!  Please email me at createwithcheryl808@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure & stop by the SSINK Page where you’re sure to find lots of ideas on ways to use your designer series paper!

Cake Soiree Gable Box for Alaska Achiever’s Blog Hop

Welcome to the Alaska Achievers Blog Hop where demonstrators around the world who earned the Alaska incentive trip will share fun projects using current Stampin’ Up! products. My name is Cheryl Hamilton and I live on the beautiful island of Maui.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or orders.  I’d love to be your demonstrator!

Today we’ll be sharing our favorite items from the Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs.  I just LOVE the new Silver Mini Gable Boxes!  Simple to assemble, yet so stunning with that shiny silver!  I’ve added a 12 x 1 1/2″ strip of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used Fast Fuse, which I used to hate!  In fact, I threw it away!  A few months later I watched a video showing how you need to press down very lightly, or it will get gummed up.  Now I absolutely LOVE IT!  It’s strong & fast to use!

Fun tip:  Stampin’ Up! even has Ready Shreddie for us to match!

For the tag, I used the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies to cut out this beautiful tag.  The flowers on top are from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  Talk about fast & gorgeous!  Perfect if you need to make 150 wedding favors!  I needed these a year ago when my daughter #1 got married!

Thanks for joining us today. You are currently visiting Create With Cheryl with Cheryl Hamilton. Make sure you click through all the links, there are so many inspiring projects!

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop Bird Banter

Aloha & welcome to another Alaska Achievers Monthly Blog Hop.  I’m so excited to be a part of this group of hard working & talented demonstrators who have all earned the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Alaska!!  Follow along the hop and you’re sure to find many wonderful & creative new ideas!

The star of my blog post today is this charming little bird from Bird Banter!  The birds in this set all have different personalities.  Just love them!  Found the idea for this card on Pinterest, made by Carolynn Saunder.  And this was perfect for my Stampin’ Blends class!  We had fun coloring those birds.

Here’s the details to make my card:

  • Stamps:  Bird Banter
  • Ink:  Momento, Real Red & Night of
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White(5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4), Real Red (5 3/8 x 4 1/8), Night of Navy (5 1/4 x 2), Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper -FREE Sale-a-Bration item! (5 1/4 X 2), Real Red & Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon, Enamel Shapes, Layering Ovals Thinlits Dies, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends
  • Tips:  Cut the scallop circle out of the Real Red background!  They’ll never know…

One more reason I love this stamp set…

I try so hard to be organized, but I’m always running behind!!  So this is perfect for all those late birthday cards.

Be sure & continue on the Alaska Achievers Blog Hop, where you’ll find lots of great ideas!

RemARKable Ink Big Blog Hop Bloomin’ Love

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for January 2018. This month our theme is Valentines!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Cheryl Hamilton- Create With Cheryl or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Valentine`s Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending cards, second only to Christmas. There are approximately 1 billion Valentine`s Day cards exchanged every year in the U.S. alone.  I prefer handmade cards where you can see all the love that’s put into making them.

For my valentines, I’ve made a little bag.  Fill it with candy or make a little pull-out note like shown above.

Love this bright, fun paper that’s a FREE SALE-A-BRATON ITEM.  For every $50 you spend choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  CLICK HERE to browse the catalog.

Decided to give candy to my team at our meeting yesterday instead of a note.  They already know I love them!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Cheryl Hamilton @ Create With Cheryl, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.

Favorite Occasions Catalog Item for Kylie’s International Blog Hop

I’m excited to be a part of Kylie’s International Blog Highlight today, where you’ll be seeing lots of favorites from the Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs!    Here’s the Designer Series Paper I can’t get enough of…Painted With Love.  It’s just gorgeous!  Shiny with beautiful textures throughout!

I’ve decided to try a new Fun Fold, called a Wiper Card.  It’s actually pretty simple- there’s just a flap inside that pops up when the card is opened.  Cute!  The first time I saw this card was when I swapped at On Stage in Salt Lake City with Audra Monk, who’s on my Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hoppin’ Team.  Thanks Audra!

I used Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the square.  Did you notice the pretty vellum leaves?  That’s from Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  All products listed at the bottom of this post, and it’s a great time to shop!  Sale-a-Bration Time!  That means you get a FREE item for every $50 you spend!

I would love if you could take the time to vote for my card at Kylie Bertucci’s host page for this blog highlight.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project (#6)!   To vote, click on the button below, go to the gallery, then hover over the picture of the card until the little heart turns red.  You can vote by clicking on the icon below:

 Vote for Me!

If you live in the US and don’t already have a demonstrator I would love to become yours!  And if you need a copy of the Occasions Catalog, email me at createwithcheryl808@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please subscribe to my blog (see email address & subscribe on the right) so that you don’t miss any of my posts.  If you’d like directions for this Wiper Card just leave it in the comment section below including your email.

Why not turn something you love into so much more… by joining my team and getting the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for $99, you get to choose $125 worth of ANY current Stampin’ Up! product.  And because it’s Sale-a-Bration now through March 31st, you  also get to choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets!  That’s up to a $101 value!  I would love to welcome you to my team, The Maui Big Shots!  JOIN NOW!

Stampin’ Blends Club

Say hello to a world of colorful creativity with Stampin’ Up!s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends!  These high quality, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and dark shade.  Not an artist?  You are now!  These markers make it so easy to blend colors and create lovely works of art.

Due to popular demand, I’ll be offering a Stampin’ Blends Club during the first 3 months of 2018!  This just happens to coincide with Sale-a-Bration!  Perfect!

For just $59/month, you’ll go home with the whole Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the Color Lifter).  You’ll also get the Color Me Happy Project Kit and coordinating Stamp Set, perfect for your blends!  And, because this is happening during Sale-a-Bration, you’ll get to choose a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM EACH MONTH!

The classes will give you ideas to use these products in different ways.  We’ll make cards along with some 3-D items.

I’m offering this class in the mail, too!  I’ll mail everything in 1 big box and email you PDF instructions for the projects.  Please add $13.60 for shipping.

I’ll also throw in (FREE) a Momento Ink Pad because that’s the recommended ink to be used with the Stampin’ Blends.

I’ll have classes on Wednesday mornings at my house in Haiku- or you can attend on Monday evenings in Kahului at the Fabmac office above Bistro Casanova’s.

Maui Class Details:

  • Wednesday classes at 10 am in Haiku (Jan 17, Feb 7, March 7) or
  • Monday evenings at 5:30 in Kahului Fabmac Office (Jan 22, Feb 12, March 12)
  • $59/month or just $10/class if you’re a Maui Big Shot! (my downline) and bring your own Stampin’ Blends)
  • Please bring your own adhesives to class
  • Let me know which Sale-a-Bration items you want!

Classes By Mail:

  • $177 + $13.60 postage (190.60 total)
  • I’ll send the whole set together along with your Sale-a-Bration items!
  • PDF instructions will be provided so that you can make the projects
  • Let me know which Sale-a-Bration items you want!

What everyone gets:

  • Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
  • Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • Color Me Happy Stamp Set
  • Momento Ink Pad
  • Sale-a-Bration Items!!
  • Lots of ideas & fun!
  • Stampin’ Blends container!  Found plastic containers that are the PERFECT SIZE to hold your blends!  Another gift I’m giving to my Stampin’ Blends Club members!

Thank you so much for being a customer of mine!  This is a pretty fun job I have and I appreciate all of you so much!

SSINK Case the Design Team Member: Tobe Buffenbarger

 

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is CASE-ing our team member, Tobe Buffenbarger.  Tobe makes beautiful cards and here’s her card that I chose to CASE:

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I liked this card, mainly because of the Washi Tape!  And just the whole layout.  Here’s what I came up with:

This is the new Specialty Printed With Love Designer Series Paper!  So shiny & beautiful!  And I love how easy it is to coordinate all the Stampin’ Up! products!  Did you notice that sparkly Calypso Coral ribbon?  You can get that FREE with Sale-a-Bration when you spend just $50.  It’s actually a set of 3 different ribbons! Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, & Calypso Coral, all shimmery.

Head over to the SSINK Design Page to see some other ideas CASED from Tobe!

ICS Blog Hop: A Recipe for Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti

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Today is the official Sale-a-Bration Kick off Day and I’m excited to be a part of this huge Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop!  Sale-a-Bration seems to get better every year, and this year is no exception!!  They’ve even added a couple of amazing products that are free with any $100 order.

First I should explain what Sale-a-Bration is… from January 3 – March 31, 2018, you can earn FREE PRODUCTS for every $50 you spend from Stampin’ Up!  CLICK HERE and look for the Sale-a-Bration Catalog to see all the products you can get for FREE!

Finally, I’ve come up with a cute project you can make using $50 in supplies, which would earn you a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  

I’ll list the items here to make this cute set of notecards:

  • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti 6X6 Designer Series Paper  $10
  • Fruit Basket Stamp Set  $16
  • Tutti-Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots  $9
  • Tutti-Frutti Washi Tape  $8

Total for this project = $51 = 1 FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

So, I was thinking about ways to make this into a DELUXE project using $100 in supplies & earning you a FREE DELUXE Sale-a-Bration item!

I’ll list the items here to make this cute DELUXE set of notecards:

  • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti 6X6 Designer Series Paper  $10
  • Fruit Basket Bundle (Fruit Basket Stamp Set & Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack)  $35
  • Tutti-Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots  $9
  • Tutti-Frutti Washi Tape  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins  $7
  • 2 1/4″ Circle Punch $18 (perfect for lining your envelopes!)
  • Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon  $8

Total for this project = $103 = 2 FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS OR 1 DELUXE ITEM!

Here’s a few close up’s:

Notice the sequins, the itty bitty punches!!!, the washi, & the lined envelopes!  These are just so darn cute!

If you’d like to make this cute set, all you need to do is attend my New Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Launch Party on Sunday, January 14th, noon – 3pm and bring a friend who hasn’t stamped with me in 6 months!  You both will get to make this Tutti-Frutti DELUXE notecard set for FREE!

Be watching for my blog post tomorrow for all the details & instructions on how to sign up for this exciting event!  Or you can look for it in Classes & Events at the top of my blog.

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Be sure & continue on the ICS Blog Hop to see more great ideas for Sale-a-Bration! Anastasia Radloff is next & she’ll be showing us the Myths & Magic Suite!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I’d love to hear what you think about the Tutti-Frutti Suite!