Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Welcome to Create with Cheryl!

Here you will find my creations, as well as some trials and tribulations that I deem amusing enough to share. I hope to inspire you to create your own projects and to serve as a resource for helpful tips related to paper crafting, baking, sewing, kids projects and much more. I'll also be sure to keep you up to date on the news from Stampin' Up!

You'll find a new post from me at least twice a week, usually on Tuesday and Thursdays.

We'll start with the very first card I made once I became a demo and got my Starter Kit. I made it for my son's 17th birthday with the "On a Pedestal stamp set (#113814) and used the 2009-2010 In Colors, Bermuda Bay (retiring) and Rich Razzleberry (returning In Color - yay!). You can see that I didn't have any ribbon yet, so I cut a thin strip of whisper white card stock and tied it in a knot. I actually think I pulled it off pretty well! I did, however have my Stampin' Dimensionals and was proud as punch to raise that cute cake on a pedestal up off the card front.

Oh the lettering! What can I say, I didn't have a Stamp-a-ma-jig. Silly as the name sounds, this placement tool would have allowed my letters to be stamped straight, instead of at a weird quirky jaunty angle. Once I got my Stamp-a-ma-jig I couldn't believe how awesome it was and promptly emailed my upline, Neelam, to tell her how great it was and how I didn't understand how she could *not* have one. Neelam responded in agreement and it was only after reading her message a couple times that I realized she had taken my outrage at her not having one as sarcasm, because of course, she has one. Foolish young Jedi, you have so much to learn about using the Force (aka stamps).

1 comment:

  1. YAY for the new blog!! I kinda like the jauntiness of the letters. Whimsical, I say! But long live the Stamp-a-ma-jig!!