Birthday in a Box!

This Card-in-a-Box might be my favorite so far!

Createwithcheryl Bday BoxThe Birthday Basics DSP is perfect for this!  So bright & happy!  There are so many images to choose from.  Balloons, candles, numbers, party hats…

Createwithcheryl Bday Box 7I decided to make my cake from scratch!  Here’s the recipe:  Bottom layer 1 3/4 X 1;  middle 1 1/4 X 1;  top 7/8 X 1.  Used my corner rounder for the tops & scallop trim border punch for the frosting on the bottom layer.  I just glued them on a 1/2 X 2 1/4 scrap paper.  The candles?  From the Cupcake Punch!!  Caution:  Use as little glue as possible to avoid sticky fingers!

Createwithcheryl Bday Box 5If you can guess the punches I used to make the balloon & post the comment on my blog, I’ll send you a card!  Hint:  I used 2 punches.

Createwithcheryl Bday Box 11This punch comes from Label Love and coordinates with the Artisan Label Punch.  To make the contrast in the back, I just punched one in Summer Starfruit, cut it down the middle, & stuck it on.

Createwithcheryl Bday Box 7The banners & party hats are from Sketched Birthday.  Actually, I’m planning to make another Birthday Card-in-a-Box using more from that set!

My Paper Pumpkin offer is still good for 2 more days… sign up with me during the month of March and you’ll get 3 fun gifts:

  • set of In Color 2012-2014 markers ($14.95 value)
  • Card-in-a-Box of your choice
  • FREE Pumpkin Party each month!  Bring your box & create our kits together!  Guaranteed friends, food, & fun!!

Hurry & sign up!  And, thanks for stopping by…


You Make Me Happy!

I remember singing this song to my girls when they were little.  We did lots of singing around our house…me playing guitar while the girls & their friends danced around (I’m talking LITTLE girls).  They thought I was a rock star!  My daughter, Jenny, now asks my why I taught her all those “war songs”!  Where Have All the Flowers Gone,  Blowin’ In the Wind, etc.

But, I’m getting side tracked.  Back to my card. Happy 1

Love this card (found here) because it’s just so cheerful!

  • Colors:  Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe,Summer Starfruit
  • You only have about a week left to get this stamp set and/or banner punch!!  You get them FREE during Sale-a-bration!  One free item for every $50 purchase!  See the Sale-a-bration Catalog here! Happy 2

These colors are a little “happier”!  The first card cloud was punched from the cupcake punch.  This card cloud uses the Word Bubbles framelits.

I have a Stamp-a-Stack coming up this Tuesday, March 25, at 2pm at my place in Haiku.  RSVP.  I’d love to see you there!


Paper Pumpkin Steps Up!

I was so pleased with my Paper Pumpkin box this month!!  Stampin’ Up! has really stepped things up! PP Happy Bag

The box contained 5 heavy bags to decorate as we liked.  The letters & stamps were included and I just added punches to the bottom. PP Enjoy PP Love U Bag

The stamps (stripes & dots) were different…I think they were the polymer type.  They stick amazingly well to the clear block!!  No chance of them falling off! PP Smile Bag

Here’s my last (& favorite) one: PP Aloha Bag

Don’t you love it?!  Got the hula girl idea from Sandy Hancock.

Here’s the punches I used:

Hair:  Round Tab XL

Head:  1″ circle

Arms:  1 1/4″ circle

Skirt:  1 3/8″ circle…fringed

Flowers:  Itty Bitty Shapes & 1/4″ circle from the owl punch Hula Girl

I’ve added my bags to My Paper Pumpkin Challenge! 

If you’d like to sign up to receive Paper Pumpkin in the mail each month, SIGN UP NOW (through March 31) and get a free set of in color markers!!

Aloha!!  Have a great day!