Gift Cards using BYOP

Made some different gift cards this week using the set BYOP (*buy your own present!).  It contains lots of clever sentiments to go along with your gift card.  CASED this idea from Beth McAlexander.



  • Stamp Sets:  BYOP, Something for Baby
  • Colors:  Bermuda Bay (4 1/4 X 5 1/2, Crushed Curry (3 7/8 X 5 1/8), Whisper White (3 5/8 X 4 7/8), Bermuda Bay strip (3 5/8 X 1), Birthday Bash Specialty DSP (3 5/8 X 3 1/4)

That gorgeous DSP is on the clearance rack for just $5.19!  Regular price $12.05.

IMG_9535Here’s the inside sentiment and there’s a slot to hold a gift card on the side.

Create With Cheryl Flower Patch



Create With Cheryl B-day


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Made with Love

This weekend I had some time to play with some new stamps.  I needed a baby card and decided to CASE my own card from here.

Here’s the card I came up with using Made With Love:

Create With Cheryl Made With Love


Love the adorable little deer and kitty!!

Create With Cheryl Made With Love (2)Which one do you like best?  There is also a cute bunny!!  I have a feeling I’ll get a lot of use out of this set!  Think I’ll stamp “Made with love” on the back!

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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!!

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


Spinning Monkeys

Yesterday I attended a Baby Shower for Crystal, who’s having twins!  The shower had a Zoo Baby Theme, so I decided to try my hand at making a “Spinner Card”.Createwithcheryl Monkey SliderThe idea is to tilt the card from side to side, and the monkeys roll around.Createwithcheryl Monkey Slider 2Createwithcheryl Monkey Slider 3

The monkeys each have 2 pennies behind them, separated by a dimensional.  They’re stuck into a small cutout made with the Word Window Punch.

You can find the directions here at Split Coast Stampers.

To tell you the truth,  the monkey’s kind of get jammed together.  I’m sure that’s how Crystal’s feeling about now!  Hang in there, Crystal!!

Zoo Animals Baby Shower Zoo Animal Train

My Up-upline, Crystal Kondo, is having twins!!  Her demos got together to have a “pamper party” for her!  Here’s the party favors I put together, using Zoo Babies. Zoo Animal Train 2

I bought animal cookies to put in the boxes, but they were a little squished, so I guess I’ll have to eat them!  The boxes are perfect for 2 Ghirardelli squares or M&M’s.

The bright colors you see are Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango. Click here to see directions for this project!

Stay tuned to see the card I made to match…

Zoo Baby Shower Ideas Zoo Babies

I’ve had a request for Zoo Baby Shower Ideas.  What a cute theme for a Baby Shower!!  We’ll be making these at my class on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 2-4pm.  We’ll also make a Birthday card & Sympathy card & something else, too.

Cost is $12 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.  RSVP.

I’m going to start posting directions  on most of my cards.  This is mainly for me, so that I can easily duplicate a card/sketch without a lot of measuring.  Hopefully you’ll make good use of my directions, too. Zoo Baby Card

Stamp Set:  Zoo Babies & Cuddles & Kisses

WW 5 1/4 X 4 & textured with stripes.

Crisp Cantaloupe 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 & WW 3 1/4 X 3. Zoo Train 1


Isn’t this so cute?!!  This little party favor box would be cute filled with some animal cookies (I have a weakness for the pink ones with sprinkles!). Zoo Train 2

Here’s the directions:

Stamp Sets/framelits:  Zoo Babies & Chalk Talk

Used 1 3/8 circle punch for the animal & #3 circle framelit for the blue circle behind that.  (I number my framelits).  Wheels are 3/4 & 1/2″ circle punches.

To make the box:  Start w/CS 2 X 6 1/2″.  Score at 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, and 5 1/2.  Turn 45 degrees & score at 3/4″.  Snip along score lines up to the long score line & cut off the small rectangle at the end (the 1″ scored end).  Use sticky strip to adhere.  Clear as mud?!  Let me know if you have any questions.

I think if I was having the shower, I’d line up the train & have different animals in each car!!  Alligator, giraffe, lion, toucan, rhino, giraffe, & monkey!!

Remember my last post? Petal Parade Doily

I had a contest to identify that little gray stamp that looks like fireworks.  The winners are… Marylou Green & Louella Awai!!  They identified the Stamp Set as Summer Silhouettes.  Congratulations!!  Cards are in the mail!