Winter Blues with Petal Palette

Here’s a card that’s sure to cure your Winter Blues!

I just loved the way this turned out!  The paper is Petal Passion DSP that has been colored using my Stampin’ Blends.  There’s really no right or wrong way to use the Blends- just experiment!

This card is a Fun Fold called a Gate Card.  Very simple to make.  Give it a try!  For the card base, start with cardstock cut at 4 1/4 X 11 and score each end at 2 3/4″.  Then fold each side in towards the middle.

Take a look at the back of the paper after I colored it!  I almost like this as much as the front!!  What do you think?

Gave this card to my sweet husband for Valentine’s Day.  He’s been in the hospital in Arizona for 2 weeks- came back to Maui & had 1 nice day at home then had to go back to Maui Memorial ICU with more complications.  Hopefully he’ll be coming home today!

Thank you to everyone for your kindness and prayers during this difficult time.  My stampin’ friends are so wonderful- love you all!!  I’ve had people help prep my classes for me, mow my lawn, bring food, & loads of people praying & encouraging us.  We are truly blessed!

Don’t miss more Winter Blues Cards at the SSINK Design Team Page!

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.

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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!

Stampin’ Blends Showcase

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.  There’s something so relaxing and fun about coloring!  I’m offering a Stampin’ Blends Club that I posted about HERE.  Let me know if you’re interested!

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration FREE set), Cake Soiree
  • Ink:  Momento & Always Artichoke
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Base (8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4), Always Artichoke (4 1/8 X 5 3/8), Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP (3 X 3 7/8), Whisper White (2 X 3 7/8), Calypso Coral
  • Accessories:  Layering Ovals Thinlits, Stampin’ Blends

Look at the 2 cards.  Do you see anything different?  I stamped the 2nd one with Always Artichoke, instead of Momento Ink!  And I think it looks great!  They recommend Momento, but I’m excited to experiment with other inks!

Which one do you like best?  Momento or Always Artichoke?  I can’t decide…

Let me know if you’d like to join the Stampin’ Blends Club!  I have one you can do my mail, and I’ll send you all the supplies & directions.  We’ll be making this card on Monday, Jan 22nd in Kahului after work, so maybe you can join us!

Be sure & check out the SSINK Page where you’ll find more ideas for using Stampin’ Blends!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

SSINK Sparkle & Shine Happy Wishes

The theme for today’s Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is Sparkle & Shine!  I’ve been waiting for an idea to use Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit and chose it because of the shine in these cute tassles!  Added a little bling & silver embossing & it totally Sparkles & Shines!  And that paper is perfect:  Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.

If you’re on Maui this Sunday, please come to my New Catalog Launch Party from noon – 3pm where we’ll be making 4 beautiful projects & you’ll see demonstrations & have lots of chances to win prizes!  ALL DETAILS HERE! 

Thanks for stopping by & be sure & go to the SSINK PAGE to see more Sparkle & Shine!

SSINK $50 project = FREE Sale-a-Bration!

Today I’ve made a Fun Fold Card I’m calling Both Sides Fun Fold- it has flaps on both sides of the card that open!

First you open the top flap…

then the right side flap opens for you to write your message.  Isn’t this paper pretty?!  It’s called Picture Perfect Birthday and the stack is full of beautiful designs, cut 6 X 6.

It’s Sale-a-Bration Time so you get a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM with every $50 you spend now through March 31st!

Here’s my $50 recipe for this card:

  • Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set- $17
  • Picture Perfect Birthday DSP- $10
  • 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon- $7
  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Sequins- $7
  • Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots- $9
  • TOTAL = $50 = FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you get a chance to attend my New Catalog Launch Party on Sunday!  Lots of fun projects & prizes!!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS…

Be sure & stop by the SSINK PAGE to see more ideas for $50 projects!

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!

#SSINKCC49 Color Challenge

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We’ve got a fun Color Challenge for you today at SSINK!  Sale-a-Bration’s almost here (2 more days!!) so I’m using a pretty stamp that you can get FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!  It’s called Heartfelt Blooms and has a very realistic look- very pretty!

I just love the shimmer ribbon!  And the embossing folders!  This one is called Garden Trellis.

This is a simple fun fold card.  Take a look when it’s opened…

I love color challenges because they make me try something I wouldn’t normally have done.  Give it a try & post the link to your card on our SSINK Page!  You’ll also find more ideas from the team using these pretty colors!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Get ready for Sale-a-Bration!!

#SSINK Doilies & Lace

Good morning!  I love Fridays because the weekend is almost here.  This weekend I look forward to New Years and plan to spend lots of time decorating my beautiful Love Today Planner Kit!  Washi Tape, colored pens, and brainstorming about my goals for 2018!  You can order one HERE & get yourself organized with this inspiring journal!

Today I’m showing you a card using doilies & lace!  It’s fun to browse around Pinterest looking for ideas for Vintage cards, but I’m not sure this qualifies as “Vintage” with these bright colors.   What do you think?

I LOVE the colors in this card!  Lemon Lime Twist & Pool Party.  And the more I use the Quilted Christmas Bundle, the more I like it!!  The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.  I colored the Rhinestone using Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s card:

 

 

SSINK Winter Wonderland Carols of Christmas

Merry Christmas!!  After all the rushing around & busyness, it’s here.  A day to pause and reflect on the greatest gift the world has been given.  A day to be grateful.  A day to share.

I’m sharing some 3 X 3 cards with you today for our theme:  Winter Wonderland.  I love all the little details in these cards:  glitter on the trees, a tiny deer, and that cute silver mini sequins. The colors used are Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, and Whisper White.

And we’ve got snowed on a couple of weeks ago!- not at my house, but on my mountain- Haleakala!  Photo courtesy Aki'Ra

Although it may sound strange, snowfall in Hawaii is not rare. It snows here every year, but only at the summits of the highest volcanoes on the Big Island – Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea – which are at an elevation above 13,000 feet, as well as Haleakala on the island of Maui, which is at an elevation of just over 10,000 feet.

As you can see, a stack of 3 X 3 cards fits perfectly in the pizza box.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!!

Oh… before you go, be sure & stop by the SSINK PAGE for more Winter Wonderland ideas!

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SSINK 3 X 3 Cards in a Quilted Christmas Pizza Box

Aloha and welcome to another Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration post!  Today we’ll be showing you our ideas for 3 X 3 gift cards.  3 X 3 cards are simple and very useful.  I participated in a 3 X 3 swap at On Stage in November and got tons of great ideas!!  Here’s what I came up with using the Quilted Christmas Suite:

I started with the Pizza Box!  No surprise there!!  Perfect size for the 3 X 3 cards.

Open it up…

Isn’t that fun & inviting?!  It’s filled with 3 X 3 cards with matching envelopes.

I’ve had so much fun with this Suite!  There’s so much you can do with it.

You might be searching around for that star in the middle.  That’s from Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  All ingredients listed below.

Time to head over to the SSINK PAGE for more 3 X 3 ideas!