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.

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!

Bloomin’ Love

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



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


  • 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:


Hope you find some time to stamp this weekend!!

Valentine for GDP016

I’ve been anxious to dive into my box of fun things from the New Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  I created 2 cards for the Global Design Project Challenge.

Here’s the first one:


Stamp Sets:  Bloomin’ Love

Colors:  Whisper White & Pool Party

Accessories:  Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit,  & Love is from a retired thinlit, & Wink of Stella Glitter Brush


See the little specks of glitter?  Those are made with the new Stella Glitter Brush.

Here’s card #2:


Stamp Sets:  Bloomin’ Love

Colors:  Whisper White & Pool Party

Accessories:  Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (this stuff’s GORGEOUS!)

Thanks for stopping by…time to get back to Christmas now!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!