April Cards, Etc. Classes

My April Cards, Etc. Classes are right around the corner!  We’ll be making 4 projects, including these 2 cards:

This is a Double Gate Fold Card & it’s a great way to show off your Designer Series Paper!!  I’ll include detailed directions for you so that hopefully you can go home & make lots of these!  CLICK HERE to see directions to make this fun fold!

Here’s a simple, but beautiful card we’ll also be making:

I really like how these colors worked together!!  Wisteria Wonder & Pool Party.  For the sentiment I used Elegant Eggplant.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases & Better Together
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant
  • Paper:  Wisteria Wonder (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4),  Pool Party (5 1/2 X 2 3/4), Very Vanilla (5 1/2 X 2 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Information on classes:

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24 at 10am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2pm
  • You’ll make 4 projects
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order
  • RSVP to hold your spot in class

Thanks for stopping by… hope to see you at class!

Stenciling Technique Challenge #SSINKTC40

Today we have a fun challenge for you to try… Masking or Stenciling!

I made a stencil by cutting out a tree using Perfect Pines Framelits Dies.  Using sponge daubers, I sponged the tree with Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz.  Decided it needed more color, so I reached for Rose Red.  That’s one of those colors I forget about…but I just love it!

 

Isn’t that fun?!!  I sponged the tree on This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The star is punched from Blossom Punch.  I thought it would be cute with a bird, because of the music notes!

The bird was part of the Tree Builder Punch.

Which one do you like best?  The star or the bird?

I’m soooooo behind!  Ha!  I’m afraid my friends are getting New Year’s Cards this year.  But it’s all good.  I’m just stretching out the fun.

It was fun to take a break this morning & make this card.  I can’t wait to see what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has made for this challenge!  CLICK HERE to see more ideas!

3 Panel Card for #SSINKIC40

Today we have a beautiful sketch to inspire us at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration.

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I’ve used one of my favorite stamp sets, Sheltering Tree, to come up with this 3 Panel Card:

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The 3 panels are very simple to do and I really like the finished card.  I also love Emerald Envy & Pool Party colors together!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Better Together
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Emerald Envy, Tip Top Taupe
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (3 3/4 X 3 3/4, stamp then cut at 1 1/4 to make 3 panels), Emerald Envy (1 3/8 X 3 7/8- cut 3)
  • Accessories:  Large Numbers Framelits Dies

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Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure & check out what the other gals have done for this sketch!  And please, leave your comments!

Casing the Holiday Catalog

Today I’m joining the SSINK Team to CASE the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  Specifically the cards on page 12.  I can’t seem to get the picture here, so you’ll have to turn to page 12 for a look, or just trust me!

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I decided to pull out one of my new Designer Series Papers.  This month is “Buy 3, Get 1 FREE month for Designer Series Papers!!

This one is called Festive Birthday.  The colors are gorgeous and it’s very “festive & fun”!

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Here’s another card…same idea.  I really love the little banner stamped in the corner!  That’s from Sweet Home Stamp Set.

I love being a part of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!!  They really challenge me to come up with new ideas and it keeps me very busy doing what I love…stamping!  Be sure & check out what they’ve done with page 12 of the Holiday Catalog.  Maybe they’ve been able to post a picture of that page!

SSINKcc35 Color Challenge for July

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a Color Challenge perfect for 4th of July!

I found a cute card using the Swirly Bird to make pinwheels here on Jenny Hayward’s blog & thought it was such a cute idea I had to try it out!

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The pinwheels are stamped with Real Red & Dapper Denim, with 2 of the images stamped off before stamping on the card.

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I’ve used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to make the tag.  That’s the punch I use the most right now!  And there you see those shiny Enamel Shapes again!!  They really add a special touch!

Details:

  • Stamps:  Swirly Bird, Timeless Treasures, Better Together
  • Inks:  Real Red & Dapper Denim, Marina Mist
  • Paper:  Real Red (card base), Dapper Denim (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Whisper White (5 X 3 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Sponge Daubers, Enamel Shapes, Baker’s Twine
  • Hints:  I used Marina Mist for the little splotches and to sponge around the tag.

Create With Cheryl SSINK Color Challenge July
Join our Color Combo challenge!  Be sure to mention #SSINKcc35 in your post!  You will have until noon on Sunday, July 10th to link up.

Grab our badge!

Check out the other cards in the SSINK Design Team Color Challenge for some great ideas!

Thanks for stopping by…  HAPPY 4TH!!

 

Blooms & Wishes

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I do love stamps with flowers!  This new set is called Blooms & Wishes.  There’s a coordinating Designer Series Paper, Blooms & Bliss DSP, that’s gorgeous!!

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I meant to add some to my card but got carried away with the stamping & loved the result!

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The sentiment is from Better Together.  Don’t you just love the font?!  I CASED this card from Dawn Olchefske and couldn’t help but use the same colors, Melon Mombo & Daffodil Delight.

Wish you could see how shiny those Enamel Shapes!  Very bright & beautiful!

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This will be one of the cards we’ll be making at the June Card Class.

2 classes to choose from:

Saturday, June 25 at 2pm or Tuesday, June 28 at 3pm

1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI

We’ll make 4 different cards with matching envelopes.

Cost is $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.

Hope to see you there!