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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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!

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: Wedding Wishes

It’s been almost a year since my daughter, Jenny & Vitalis were married!  Time flies, doesn’t it?  I haven’t seen them since the wedding and I’m really missing them!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Weddings!  I’ll tell you how I came up with today’s card…

When my team of demonstrators (The Maui Big Shots!) gets together, we usually have a card challenge.  Our July Challenge was to make something using these items:

Here’s the card I made!

I chose Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper as the background to go with that diamond overlay and made this into a square card.  This would be fun for an engagement card!  Here’s the inside:

Before I go I want to show you a couple of the challenge results!

Marylou made this gorgeous card!  Can you find the bow??  She took it apart!!  Talk about resourceful!  Love your card, Marylou!!

This is Helen.  She always comes up with the unexpected!!

Please be sure & comment on our challenge!!  I know Marylou & Helen would be thrilled to hear from you!

Time to go check out what the SSINK Team has come up with for Wedding Wishes!

#SSINKCS41 Doilies & Lace

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a Card Sketch Challenge!  Hope you play along!

For this challenge, I dove into my new box of items and used some from the New Occasions Catalog as well as Sale-A-Bration!

This card has so many of my favorites!  Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand.  The font on this new stamp set, Falling For You. Lace from a FREE Sale-A-Bration set, Delicate Details.  Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.  And new Lace Doilies that are Very Vanilla.

Here’s the inside:

We’ll be making this card at our January Clubs.  Join us if you want to see what club is about!  Just place a $25 order at club.  If you want to join, you get to be hostess when your turn comes around!  That means lots of FREE STUFF!

This card’s a little different.  Can you find the differences?!!

If you’d like to get the pretty lace stamp set that you see on the banner, you just place a $50 order & it’s yours for FREE!

Be sure & check out what the other SSINK Designers have made using this sketch.  Better yet, play along & show us your own card!

 

Project Life!

I’m excited to show you two ideas for Project Life!  Please bear with me because it’s difficult to capture these pages in photos.  Trust me!  They’re really fun, cute, & super quick to put together!!

The first is to give a Project Life Kit as a Christmas Gift to someone who might enjoy using it to collect their memories!  Last night I started a kit for my nephew, Abe.  He’s really into making cards using My Paper Pumpkin, and I think he’ll love Project Life!

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Some of you will remember… Abe & I were featured in Stampin’ Success Magazine this past October.  I printed off the article for the adjacent page.

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Abe has been in Special Olympics for many, many years & even went to Greece to participate!  He was King at his Senior Prom.  He’s been on a real billboard.  He’s been on the news for his Random Acts of Kindness that he does every year on his birthday.  Basically, Abe’s AMAZING!

I’ll just mail Abe the album with some extra insert sheets, the Project Life Card Kit, some Project Life pens & some Washi Tape.  He can do the rest!

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The next thing I want to show you is what I’m putting together for my daughter, Jenny, who was married October 29th.  She was lucky to have 2 showers:  one in Texas, where she’s living and one on Maui, where she grew up.  Both showers had a tea party theme and I asked people to bring their favorite recipes.  So her Project Life Album will be a very special Recipe Book!

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I used the front page for the invitation.  This paper and tea kettle is now retired (unfortunately!) but I wanted to show you.

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Here you can see how I put the recipe from her high school friend, Debbie next to their picture.  I used a cake photo from the shower & stamp set & thinlits.  The background papers are from the Love Story Project Life Kit.  There’s also Washi Tape on there.  Fun to put together & very simple.  In fact, I think it looks a little better if you don’t embellish too much, or it will look “busy”.

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Here you can see where I used one of the cards she received (the umbrella).  The possibilities are endless!

Hope you’re inspired to purchase a kit!  Now go check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has put together for Project Life!

Ridiculous Happiness for SSINKCS39

Today the SSINK Team will be making cards using this Card Sketch:

I love doing these sketches!  They force me to come up with something all my own.  I wanted to use this cute Moroccan Washi Tape, so that’s what I started with.  That Moroccan DSP has some gorgeous colors!  Especially that Emerald Envy paired with Delightful Dijon & Early Espresso!

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Cottage Greetings
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Emerald Envy (4 X 3 1/4), Moroccan DSP (3 3/4 X 3),
  • Accessories:  Moroccan Designer Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim, Emerald Envy Thick Baker’s Twine, Layering Squares Framelits

This would be a nice birthday card, but I’m thinking I need to send it to the newlyweds (Jenny & Vitalis…married 2 whole weeks now!)

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Here’s my 2 daughters- Jenny & Malia, & my new son, Vitalis!

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Now be sure & check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration gals have done with this sketch!

Bokeh Technique for Club

I’m home from a fun, fun week of wedding planning!!  Jenny found the perfect dress!!!IMG_2539  Found the bridesmaids dresses, my dress, had a fabulous Tea Bridal Shower for Jen.  And spent the week with daughter #2, Malia, & Diana (Mother-in-Law to be).  I’ll show you a few photos of the shower.

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Everyone brought Jenny a recipe, so I have a perfect Project Life Idea!!  Stay tuned…

Ok.  Back to what I started with!  I’m planning May’s club projects and so far this is what I’ve come up with.

Bokeh Technique Create With Cheryl This card starts by stamping leaves in Stazon Ink, masking off the center & sponging with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, & Pear Pizzazz.  Then I made a template using the window sheets that I punched circles in & sponged with Whisper White Craft Ink.  It’s really fun to do & surprising how cool they turn out!

May Club dates are May 15 & 21st.  Click here for details!

Wedding Card for Mojo Monday

For the Mojo Monday Challenge  

I went straight to my new Wedding Stamp Set called “On Your Perfect Day”.

 

IMG_8529I especially LOVE the font on this set!!  It stamps so clearly with a pretty style!

Here are the details:

  • Paper:  Lost Lagoon (8 1/2 X 5 1/2 & 2 5/8 X 3 3/8), Sahara Sand (5 1/4 X 4), Something Borrowed DSP (2 1/2 X 1 1/2)
  • Ink:  Soft Suede & Lost Lagoon
  • Stamp Set:  On Your Perfect Day
  • Embellishments:  2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Circles Framelits, Linen Thread, Happy Heart Embossing Folder

IMG_8531No weddings for us for awhile… my oldest daughter, Jenny, just accepted a job at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, TX…her first real job as an RN!!  So proud of you, Jenny!!

Here’s your thought for the day:
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Love is Kindness

Here’s another card we’ll be making at club this weekend!

IMG_8489I just LOVE this DSP called Something Borrowed!  And the lace!!  It’s in the Occasions Catalog.  Sahara Sand Lace Trim.  It’s perfect for a Wedding Card!

We’ll be getting out the Aqua Painters to do a little watercoloring.  You’ll be amazed at how artistic you are!!  They’re very simple & fun to use.

Supplies Used:

  • Paper:  Sahara Sand  (8 1/2 X 5 1/2 & 2 7/8 X 4 1/8), Basic Black (4 X 5 1/4 & 2 5/8 X 3 7/8), Whisper White (2 1/2 X 3 3/4), Something Borrowed DSP (3 7/8 X 5 1/8)
  • Stamp Set:  Love is Kindness
  • Ink:  Momento Ink, Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride
  • Accessories:  Sahara Sand Lace Trim (love!)

And I fussy-cut the newspaper after stamping it on a scrap of Sahara Sand.  Found the beautiful card HERE!

Thanks for taking a look and please leave a comment!