Hurricane Stampin'

Well…it all started with our club swaps last month.  Marylou made this beautiful card using the Starburst Technique, that I’d wanted to try but hadn’t gotten around to.

IMG_6196So this morning I dug through my tutorials and came up with a couple of cards.

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I’ll be the first to admit this is a strange mixture of colors!  But I like to step out of my comfort zone once in a while & I think it’s happy & it works!  This was one of the free “Prize Patrol” items I won at convention:  Flowerpot DSP!

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  • Stamp Sets:  Trust God, Bordering Blooms
  • Colors:  Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Pink Pirouette (5 3/8 X 4 1/8)
  • Accessories:  Flowerpot DSP, Starburst Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

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Now, this one I really like!!  I’d like to say that I meant to make the bottom crooked, but well, I was stampin’ in a hurricane.  That’s my excuse!  That’s another wonderful thing about my “hobby”… you can totally stamp, cut, & glue without electricity!!  IMG_6213The flower is made by punching 3 flowers with my Pansy Punch, making 5 cuts down the middle of the petals, sticking a brad with a candy dot in the middle, then scrunching it up a little.

We’ll be making this card at club this weekend…assuming we have club!  It’s all depending on these 2 hurricanes…I’ll keep you all posted.

Gotta hurry & post this before the lights shut off again!

Big News for the Hamiltons!

Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!!  Baby Ryan is here & adorable!!!

Ryan baby!!Isn’t she precious?!  She lives in Texas, so I sent her a ruffled muumuu from her Auntie!

Here’s the card to go with it:

IMG_6184The idea for this card comes from Brian King.  Thanks, Brian!

  • Stamp Sets:  Big News, Just Sayin’
  • Colors:  Pink Pirouette, Basic Black (4 1/4 X 2 1/4 & 3 5/8 X 3 1/8), Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 2)
  • Accessories:  Blendabilities, Typeset Specialty DSP (3 1/2 X 3), Project Life Corner Punch, Word Bubbles Framelits

IMG_6187I used the pointy end of the light Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to color in the letters.  Love the way there’s no streaking!!

Blendabilities are now available for purchase!!  10425469_735542466484183_3149604949007519941_n Blendabilities!Click here to see a video or to buy some!!

One last picture of the happy family!10474028_10152266343260784_5589634376546072779_n Andrea's family!!

 

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!

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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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Thanks!

“Auntie Cheryl”

 

May Stamp-a-Stack

My May Stamp-a-Stack Class is coming up!!  2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, May 17 (10am – noon) or

Tuesday, May 20 (2pm – 4)

You’ll make 4 cards…no, actually 3 cards & 1 fun candy purse!

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This is so cute & so easy to make!  You don’t even need a Big Shot (although, everyone really DOES need a Big Shot!)!  It’s made using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.IMG_4858

Side peak view…

IMG_4859And, here’s the chocolate!!  Email me for directions!  You can buy the Topper Punch here!

Cards. ‘ Tis the season for graduation cards!  This was the first one I made…trying out the new In Colors!  I really like them!  IMG_4838

But someone already requested a Baldwin HS card…so I’ve changed the colors for her.IMG_4856

Here’s the Baldwin Card.  If you’re coming to class, let me know the school colors you want to help me prep.  We aim to please!IMG_4855

The inside left has a slot for slipping in a gift card or some cash!IMG_4854

The sentiments are brand new, and you’ll see them in the new catalog (which I’ll have for my customers any day now!!)  It’s called Bravo, and has 13 cute stamps.

I’ve already shown you another card we’ll be making, but I’ll show you again:

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Beautiful Blendabilities!!

I’ll come up with a simple, speedy card to go along with these.

Hope you can join us!  Let me know!

Cheryl

 

Grad Card #3

My final Graduation Card-in-a-Box!

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Don’t you just love the little owl?  The hat fits him perfectly!!

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  • Stamps: Pomp & Circumstance, Word Play (retired), Itty Bitty Banners, Starburst Sayings, Spread the Joy
  • Accessories: Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits Dies, Word Bubbles Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies

Thanks for looking!  Leave a comment & let me know which Graduation Card was your favorite!

Grad Box #2

I’m still on my Card-in-a-Box kick, as you’ll see this next week!

Here’s my 2nd Graduation Card-in-a-Box:

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The brain may be a little much, but I had to try it!  I like the fun DSP & the cameras.

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  • Stamps: Pomp & Circumstance, Word Play (retired)
  • Accessories: I Am Me DSP, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits Dies, Oval Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies

Stay tuned to see the final one tomorrow…

 

Paper Pumpkin Give-Away! FREE Card-in-a-Box plus Markers!

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin and you’ll receive a surprise box in the mail each month!  Everything you need is in the kit!  Here’s what I found in my box this month…

Createwithcheryl.me Paper Pumpkin  Mar 2014 2The paper was this pretty blue design and was nice & thick.  It came with 8 envelopes and these shiny liners.  There was enough so that I could cut off the bottom of each liner to use the extra on my card fronts!

Createwithcheryl.me Paper Pumpkin  Mar 2014 1There were 4 wooden Thank You’s and 4 Congrats.

Createwithcheryl.me Paper Pumpkin  Mar 2014 3I always like to get creative with these, so I added a doily, butterfly, and some twine.

Createwithcheryl.me Paper Pumpkin  Mar 2014 4Createwithcheryl.me Paper Pumpkin  Mar 2014 5My daughter, Jenny used markers to color the thank you. The kit also contained a stack of those gold sparkly dots you see.Createwithcheryl.me Paper Pumpkin  Mar 2014 6I like this one!  I used  Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Gold Baker’s Twine, and punched stars from the shiny envelope liner.

Createwithcheryl.me Paper Pumpkin  Mar 2014 7When I was almost finished, I discovered they had given me an extra card to embellish!

Ok.  Here’s the offer (only good through March 31st!).  Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin (with me as your demo) and you will receive a free set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers.  Plus, I’ll send you a FREE CARD-IN-A-BOX!  You choose the theme!

Select from these samples, or I’ll create a special one just for you!Createwithcheryl.me Chicks in a Box 1 (1)Createwithcheryl.me Tea in a Box 4Createwithcheryl.me Flower Boxcreatewithcheryl.me happy box 1Give it a try!  You can cancel at any time.  But I’m pretty sure you’ll find yourself looking forward to that bright orange box you’ll find in your mailbox every month!

 

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:

 

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

 

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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!

 

Stamp a Stack Samples

I’m having a Stamp-a-Stack class this Tuesday, March 25th at 2pm at my house in Haiku and I’d love for you to join me!

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This is what I have so far… I’m trying to decide on a 5th card, because there are just so many cute ideas out there!!

  • Tuesday, March 25th
  • 2pm – 4:30pm
  • Cost:  $12 or FREE with your $25 order placed that day
  • We’ll make 5 cards with envelopes to match.  (Originally 4 cards, but make 5 if you have the time!)
  • RSVP today or Monday morning, so that I have time to prep

If you’d like to attend my Stamp-a-Stack classes, but aren’t available during the times I have them, please let me know when you’d like to have them & I’ll try to accommodate you.  If you’re coming to class, feel free to suggest the type of card you’d like!  I’m thinking I need a “manly” card or kid’s birthday.  What do you think?

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Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl

Happy in a Box!

Another card in a box to share with you today!  I decided to take my card from yesterday a step further…

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It started with that big sun you see in the back and “You make me happy…”.

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Added a few birds, clouds, some bread & jam…

createwithcheryl.me happy box 3And I used a new stamp set,  Starburst Sayings, and the framelits for the little spirals!

  • Stamps: See Ya Later, Spread the Joy, Starburst Sayings, Yippee Skippee
  • Colors:  Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories:  This and That Epic Day DSP, Bird Punch, Banner Blast Punch, Starburst Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits, Window Frames Framelits

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If you’d like to make a Card-in-a-Box, Anne & I are having a class next weekend!

  • Sunday, March 30 from 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Maui Masonic Lodge, 190 West Kam Ave. in Kahului
  • Cost:  $23
  • You’ll make a Card-in-a-Box, a Tag-a-Bag Box, and a Chocolate Egg treat holder.
  • All supplies are provided including your own full box of Glue Dots.

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RSVP soon to hold your spot in this fun class!!