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!

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!

Carried Away with Valentine’s Day!

Fun projects today!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be focusing on Valentine 3-D items!  I want to show you a pretty way to give out some Hershey Nuggets.

Hershey Nugget Bag Details:

  • Stamps:  Lift Me Up
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Paper:  Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 X 3 1/4, cut 5), Watermelon Wonder & Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Smokey Slate 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Heart from Baker’s Box Thinlits, Up & Away Thinlits, 2″ X 8″ Cellophane Bags

If you’d like to make this and get together with some Maui Big Shots! (my downline team), come to a FREE MAKE ‘N TAKE on Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 33 Lono Ave., Suite 310 in Kahului, Maui (above Central Pacific Bank).  We’ll be making this plus 2 other projects.  Just our way of “spreading our love” of stamping!

Here’s the same project, but a little different:

Can’t wait to see what other 3-D ideas the SSINK Team has come up with!

 

Bloomin’ Love for February

February is here!  It’s a great month for making Valentine cards & gifts.  This pretty stamp set is called Bloomin’ Love & the colors are Blushing Bride & Real Red.

Spread the love around this month by sending cards to your friends!  That’s one of my big goals this year…SEND MORE CARDS!  It’s always a happy surprise to open my mailbox & find a card there!

Now hop on over to see what Crystal & Anne have for their February calendars!

Love Card for #SSINK

I really love the sentiment in this card (and the font!)!  Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Valentine or LOVE Cards!  Instead of the typical Valentine paper, I’ve used Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper for this card.  I love the way Stampin’ Up! makes all these products that go together!!  Washi Tape.  Sprinkles Embellishments. Ink/Paper.  And Designer Series Paper.

Here’s the Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love, Falling for You
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder & Crumb Cake
  • Paper:  Whisper White (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Tasty Treats Specialty DSP (1 1/4 X 5 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Sprinkles Embellishments, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Copper Metallic Thread, Tags & Labels Framelits Dies

Here’s what you’ll find on the inside:

Hope you enjoyed my Love Card today!  Be sure & take a look at more ideas from the SSINK TEAM!

 

 

Announcing: Cards, Etc. Classes!

I LOVE making cards!  Everyone who knows me knows me knows that my favorite place is my craft room (AKA:  Creation Station).  I usually make cards, and when I’m done coming up with something new, there tends to be an explosion of paper, ribbon, & embellishments.

What I enjoy making even more is something 3-D!  Boxes & bags are so much fun to make & to give away!  So, this year in place of my monthly card classes, I’ll offer Cards, Etc. Classes!  Starting this weekend!  We’ll be making 3 cards with matching envelopes, plus a 3-D item!

Here’s my 3-D for January:

I’m hoping everyone will love making these!  Simple to make!  Fun to give!

January Cards, Etc. Classes will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2pm or Monday, Jan 30 at 10am.  Cost is $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

Watercolor Cuteness!

Don’t you just love him?!!  He looks just like my puppy, Swiffer!  I colored him using the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.  So fun & simple to use!  You can use Blender Pens or Aquapainters to blend the colors.  There’s really not a wrong way to use them so it’s fun to play around with them to see the different results.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Bella & Friends, Designer Tin of Cards
  • Ink:  Stazon Black Ink
  • Paper:  Smokey Slate (5 1/2 X 11), Sweet Sugarplum (3 X 5 1/4), Soft Sky (1 X 5 1/4), Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Enamel Dots, Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, Layering Circles Framelits

Here’s Swiffer.  He doesn’t look amused at my playing with his ears.

Be sure & head over to see the rest of the SSINK Designer’s Watercoloring!  I’m sure you’ll get some great ideas!

Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Yesterday I finally opened my January My Paper Pumpkin Kit and made tons of valentines!! I used the heart framelit and cut out a large heart for each of them and made them into pockets.

My Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Now is a great time to order your 3 month subscription to My Paper Pumpkin!  It’s on sale now for just $55!  And you’ll also get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

My Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Happy Valentines Day!

Bloomin’ Love

Here’s a pretty Valentine Card with a simple, but fancy fold:

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This is a great way to use up some of those scraps of DSP!

Directions:

  • Crumb Cake Base (4 1/4 X 11.  Score at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4).  The sides should fold in & meet in the middle.
  • Glue panels to each flap front:  Love Blossoms DSP Stack (cut 2 pieces:  2 1/2 X 4)
  • Middle piece is Blushing Bride (3 1/4 X 2 1/2) and Whisper White (3 X 2 1/4)
  • Stamp heart from Bloomin’ Love onto the Whisper White using Blushing Bride ink.  Tip:  Place Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath your card stock when using Photopolymer stamps to help them ink better!!
  • Embellished with Wink of Stella, sequins from Love blossoms Embellishment Kit, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Inside is 3 X 4 Whisper White stamped with another pretty stamp from Bloomin’ Love.

I think I’m going to make tons of cards using this fold!  This is one of the cards we’ll be making in our January Card Class this afternoon!

Here it is again…in Rose Red:

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Hope you find some time to stamp this weekend!!