Special Card for Abe's Graduation!

I’m so proud of my nephew, Abe, who is graduating from college today!!!  His whole family moved to Roswell, NM for the year to support him- what great parents!  He’s worked very hard for this achievement! 

Here’s a picture of Abe relaxing with his buddy in the dorm!

1477972_743202732375334_1409851151_nAbe with alien on couch

I can’t be there, so I’m sending him my favorite card…a CARD IN A BOX!!IMG_6102  IMG_6104  IMG_6106

Isn’t that owl a hoot?!!! Ha ha ha!

I sent Abe a 3 month subscription of My Paper Pumpkin & this is what he wrote on Facebook:  “I just finish my finals and I came home and was just going to go to bed and then I get this Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail from my Auntie Cheryl.
Now I am going to make stuff. It is so great and I am feeling crafty. hahahaaa”

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“Auntie Cheryl”


Happy Mother's Day!

I’ve been blessed with a wonderful, supportive, loving mother!  What’s the best card I could give her for Mother’s Day?  You guessed it!  A Card-in-a-Box with family photos!!


I think she’ll love this!

  • Stamps: Delightful Dozen
  • Accessories: Watercolor Wonder DSP, Secret Garden Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Hearts Collection Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch







Here’s me with my mom.  I can still remember that dress I loved so much that Mom made for me! IMG_4849

Here’s the grandchildren (my two are the girls), with my brother, Gary, in the upper corner.  Now I need to make one for my mother-in-law…but I’m going to have a lot bigger garden growing inside that box!!


Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Easter!

Here’s what we made in our March club:

Createwithcheryl Easter Bunny

This sweet card was CASED totally from Mary Fish.  Love the muted colors, and the Starburst Framelit.


  • Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular
  • Colors:  Whisper White, Smokey Slate (4 X 3 3/4), Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories: Watercolor Wonder DSP (3 3/4 X 3 1/2), Circle Framelits (#4 & #5), Starburst Framelits Dies (#3), Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Ribbon Seam Binding, Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Createwithcheryl Easter Bunny2

We did have to cut out bunny, but that wasn’t so bad.  She’s popped up using a dimensional.

One more project:

Createwithcheryl purple bucket

Found these cute little buckets on Pick Your Plum, & I couldn’t resist!  Perfect for holding all your essentials for your craft table!  And, after months of protesting, I pulled out my Sizzlits S Pinwheel Die & found it simple to put together!

Createwithcheryl purple bucket2

Now for this week’s assignment:  MAKE SOMETHING!

And, don’t forget, tomorrow Stampin’ Up! puts up the Clearance Rack List and offers FREE SHIPPING APRIL 21-25!  Shop early as supplies will disappear quickly!

Have a Happy Easter!!


Sketch Frenzy Friday Challenge

I was stuck without an idea in my head yesterday, so I looked for a challenge & found this one:  Sketch Frenzy Friday!

It gave me the idea to get started, and I was pleased with the outcome.

IMG_4567The colors are very cheerful & I love the image from Sketched Birthday!


  • Stamps: Sketched Birthday, Remembering Your Birthday
  • Colors:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight (4 1/8 X 5 3/8), Crushed Curry, Island Indigo
  • Accessories: Watercolor Wonder DSP (3 X 3 – cut diagonally), Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, #5 Circle Framelit, Modern Label XL Punch, markers
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I’m not sure what flavor cake this is, but it looks good to me!  How about guava cake with lilikoi butter frosting!!

Here’s the inside:


I’ve been asked to have a class this Saturday, April 19, from 10am – noon, and this will be one of the cards featured.  4 cards (with matching envelopes) for $10 or FREE with $25 order placed that day.  I can’t seem to narrow down the cards to make, so I’ll have 5 choices & you can choose 4.

Please RSVP in reply box at bottom of post if you’d like to attend!

Tomorrow I’ll post another card we’ll be making, so stay tuned…

Thanks for stopping by,



Tea for Two

My daughters and I have many fond memories of having tea together.  2463

Here’s my daughter, Jenny, at tea when we were visiting York.DSC05333

And here’s Malia, adding a little tea to her cup of milk & honey.

My friend, Julie, wanted me to make a Card-in-a-Box with a “Tea” theme.  Here’s what I came up with:


Createwithcheryl.me Tea in a Box 1



I tend to load up these boxes with as many images as I can.  See the doily behind the big tea cup? 


Createwithcheryl.me Tea in a Box 2

These stamp sets are retired (Tea Shoppe & Morning Cup), but I couldn’t resist using them!  Createwithcheryl.me Tea in a Box 4

l’ll be having a Card-in-a-Box GIVE AWAY in the next day or so!  Stay tuned for details!

If you’d like to learn how to make a Card-in-a-Box, there’s still space left in our class this Sunday, March 30!  I’d love to have you there!


March Stamp-a-Stack

Over the next few days, I’ll post a few of the cards we’ll be making in our March Stamp-a-Stack.

Createwithcheryl.me Stained Glass 1


The card I’m posting today reminds me of a stained glass window!  Found the idea for this card from Stampin with Georgia.

Createwithcheryl.me Stained Glass 2

I’ve dusted off my Lattice Bigz Die for this card.  And the Watercolor Wonder DSP is perfect for the stained glass effect.

  • Stamps: Petite Petals, Apothecary Art
  • Colors:  Island Indigo, Whisper White (5 3/8 X 4 1/8)
  • Accessories:  Watercolor Wonder DSP (4 X 4), Window Frames Framelits #4, Petite Petals Punch

This would also make a beautiful Easter Card!

Class details:

Sunday, March 23 (1-3pm) or Tuesday, March 25 (2-4pm).  We’ll make 4 cards with matching envelopes.

Cost:  $12 or FREE with $25 order placed that day.  RSVP!!

Thanks for looking & have a great day!

Chicks in a Box!

Createwithcheryl.me Chicks in a Box 1 (1)

I’m going a little wild with this Card in a Box idea!  So much fun!

Createwithcheryl.me Chicks in a Box 1 (2)Made these little chicks using Small Oval Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, and the Bird Punch.  The Easter Eggs are also made using the Small Oval Punch.

Createwithcheryl.me Chicks in a Box 1 (3)

If you’re wondering how to make some of the punches stick up, I used 1/2″ strips cut from Window Sheets (#114323).

Click Here for information about our Step Into Spring Class where we’ll be making a Card in a Box!

Thanks for stopping by…

Step Into Spring

I have been seeing this Card in a Box idea all over Pinterest and just love it!!  Anne and I have come up with a class for you, so that you can make one too!

Maui Stamper Step into Spring Projects

  • Sunday, March 30, 2014   1 to 4:30pm
  • Maui Lodge, 190 W. Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului
  • Cost:  $20 paid by March 15; $23 if paid after that date
  • Includes:  Everything you need to make all 3 projects including your very own full box of Glue Dots!  Chocolate egg is included; shreddies and plastic eggs are not 🙂  DSP is Watercolor Wonder from the Occasions catalog but patterns will vary.

We’re really excited about these projects – and we think you will be too!  Hurry and sign up to reserve your spot in class…space is limited!

Maui Stamper Step into Spring Projects You’ll have your choice of this floral option or a bunny version:

Maui Stamper Step into Spring Projects

So much fun, and every one comes out a little differently.  You’ll also be making a Tag-a-Bag-Box with the Spiral Flower.

Maui Stamper Step into Spring Projects Your box will be fully embellished, but we will leave it up to you to fill it.

Maui Stamper Step into Spring Projects Our last project features the new Scallop Tag Topper punch from the Occasions catalog.

This is guaranteed to be a great afternoon, and I hope you’ll join us!