Mar 17, 2018

Reverse Watercolor with Brusho - Card Two from Petal Palette Bundle

So - if you saw the last video I posted - did you notice that the 'scrap' piece of paper I was working on was actually a half sheet of Shimmery White cardstock?  Well - it makes a fabulous appearance again today.  In fact I think the scrap from card 1 makes an even prettier card 2!

If you missed the first card - you will need to scroll back one post and go see how to create the background.  As I made the pieces for my bouquet in the previous card and painted the brusho it left a wonderful reverse watercolor.  I split the half sheet in two to make the background for these two cards.

The Petal Palette is available as a bundle with the stamp set and the dies - or during the rest of March you can get the dies FREE (nearly a $40 value) with a $50 purchase as a Sale-A-Bration selection.

I also used the Perfect Pairs embossing folder (or one of the pairs!) which is also a free selection this month as part of Sale-A-Bration.

Using this technique every card will be unique.  As you color die pieces with Brusho - no need to use scrap paper, use pieces that you can keep for future background or even focal pieces.  The Brusho is such a striking medium, you will love the results it gives.

 I used it in a more traditional way to color in the bird.  Here is the video - you can watch here or on my YouTube channel (Cheri's Cards) for a better viewing experience:

The colors scream spring and summer, don't they?!  The card would be fitting for so many occasions - Weddings, Showers, Mother's Day, Birthdays - the sayings in the stamp set work well with these too!

Remember - I am out of my office for the rest of the month - BUT my Luck of the Irish contest continues...someone may win a Stamparatrus in early April!

Mar 15, 2018

Petals and More Brusho Farmhouse Card - Dies Now Available FREE

Again - Long List - SO VERY MUCH TO DO
Time....quickly running out!

I had jotted down a list of ideas I had with products on the new Sale-A-bration list, sets I was considering using for swaps for my upcoming Atlanta trip, the Sale-A-bration that have already been with us AND the many Occasion sets I still have not inked.

I got up early - hit my craft room and started with the lovely and oh so very fabulous Petals and More Thinlits Dies - because for the remainder of March - you can earn them FREE with a $100 purchase!  Let's take a second and talk about the value of this....these are worth $ shipping and tax - and you can get them FREE!  And they are so lovely.

So I started with them...and I got stuck with them.  Because, Lovely.  I ended up with a series of 3 beautiful and lovely cards.  

Watch the video here (or for a better viewing experience, head to YouTube - my channel is called Cheri's Cards - if you subscribe - you will always know when I add a video - even if I don't blog about it!)

Those of you who come to camp....we will be using the BRUSHO in April and May. So you might think about getting it now - while the purchase gets you a Sale-A-Bration freebie!

This card also features the Simple Stripes embossing Folder - which GUESS also a SAB choice til the end of March!  Here are the items that started today in addition the Sale-a-bration items that were already ongoing.  You can click here to go to my website to see the items up close.  I will give you a little **hint** if you are on my email list - you will be getting a $17 free gift from me on the 16th of March, good for just 24 hours!

And don't forget - the Luck of the Irish contest continues through this month - 
win a Free Stamparatus before they are available to the public!

Orders must be entered using the Hostess Code KEN7WNVM
for all March promotions!

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Mar 14, 2018

Quick and Easy St Patrick's Day Card, New SAB Releases and FREE Glimmer Paper

There is a LOT to cover in today's post - so I will try to be short with the words to get to it all quickly!  First - here is the super quick video for the super cute and easy card we made at camp last week:

A couple of quick points on the card:  I have been a demonstrator for almost TWENTY FIVE years... nearly all of them we have used hearts, ovals, paws....all kinds of random punches and dies to fashion shamrocks, Lephracons or pots of gold when March rolls round.  This year I saw a couple of girls use the tiny pear punch to make a 3 leaf I child I only wanted a 4, so my Goal was that. You will need to watch the video to see the stamping of the hearts on the envelope for the 3 leaf clovers.

Also in the video - you will notice my glue is green.  That is still leftover from Valentine's 2017 when we colored in the Monster cards with green glue.  It was the perfect time to use it again - and you can see it still works just fine!
This is one of the chairs in my office.  We are less than a week til we will be in Dublin.  Reminders are everywhere of just how much I have yet to get done.  This weekend I will be posting some changes to my social media.  I will need to re-route some things so my pictures get sent to personal accounts so friends and family can see our trip pictures.  #Goals - I still have our last day and half of our trip to Scotland to get posted before we leave.  I WILL get it done.  Ug.

AND BIG NEWS - here is the latest Sale-A-Bration announcement - if you have not yet found anything to fall in love with in the current Sale-a-Bration catalogs - take a look at this....
a whole new page of stuff to tempt you with!!!!  This starts tomorrow.  Just what I needed was some more things to feel the need to point out and show you - and I will do my best to get to it, but I will run out of time.  

For now - the MYTHS AND MAGIC GLIMMER PAPER is on this list!  It is used on this card today to make the Shamrock, it was used on the Basket card I posted the other day, it was on the Retro card with the Tailored Tag punch and it will be on the card which I will be posting the video to next (Thurs or Friday).  The paper is so much fun!  It ended up being a theme this past camp without me even realizing it!

AND - I have a new unopened packet of it sitting here - ready to give away as a prize in a drawing!

Place ANY order over $50 on my website between now and 2pm EST March 17
and you will be one of the lucky stampers entered into the drawing to win the the pack of the Glimmer Paper!
Orders must be entered using the Hostess Code KEN7WNVM

And don't forget - the Luck of the Irish contest continues through this month - 
win a Free Stamparatus before they are available to the public!

Mar 13, 2018

Love the Pandas! Win the Pandas!

With Sale-A-Bration 2018 winding down I am going to be highlighting a few new things - adding some one day drawings - and throwing it back to some videos and samples you may have missed that were posted around the holidays!
Of course the Party Panda set has been a favorite for so many of us!

Make sure to read all the way to the bottom - because at 2pm EST on March 14th - I will be doing a drawing to give away this set!
There are two previously featured videos in this post - remember for a better viewing experience - head over to YouTube and watch them there!

This super easy card was one I did for Valentine's - but you can use it for any occasion.  You could even make the same card just switch out the Panda holding the envelope for any of the others in the set.
The notecards and envelopes are in the Occasions catalog

The Blends color him in quickly - just a tiny bit of shading brings the image right to life!

The washi tape is a mix of the Myths and Magic (love it!) and the black basic from the Annual catalog.

This card has a bit more going on!
This time I made a standard sized card and mixed it with the Tutti Frutti designer series paper.

He is colored in with the Blends as well - because I don't think any other method will do it quite as well!  Using the slate just a small highlight swish on his inside adds a depth to the white.

There really are not any other stamps in the catalog that compare to these!  And once the 31st of March comes and goes - so will your opportunity to own this set!

Oh - and see the Sequin Embossing Folder used on the card above?  Starting on March 15th  - that is part of the THIRD WAVE of FREE SALE-A-BRATION selections!!!
Did you catch that??  Come back tomorrow for more information!!

 Place ANY order over $35 on my website between now and 2pm EST
and you will be one of the lucky stampers entered into the drawing to win the Party Panda clear mount stamp set shown above!
Orders must be entered using the Hostess Code KEN7WNVM

And don't forget - the Luck of the Irish contest continues through this month - 
win a Free Stamparatus before they are available to the public!

Mar 12, 2018

It's a Mod-Retro 50's Kind of Feeling Card Today!

Well, Stampers - we are down to t-minus...I am not thinking about it on the countdown to the numbers of days until we depart the country.  Let's just say there are far more things on my list to do than days left on the calendar on which to get them done!

I do have some things filmed, some things ready to film, emails and specials ready to post and to go out - but LOTS of stuff for the rest of the month will be heavy on the pictures and light on the words!  I do want to say - that sometimes I wake up to several emails asking for directions, measurements or more in depth instruction on projects that I have posted.  Some days I could literally spend my day answering those posts.  While I would love to have all the time in the world to do that - reality is - this is my job - so, if you are a "customer" of mine - you are much more likely to get an answer.  If you have a demonstrator that you purchase from, you are welcome to point her to my blog, I am sure she would be able to look at my projects and help you figure the projects out.  If you are in the US and don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be that for you!  The videos and posts are teasers meant to want you to come and learn more or to purchase the products and then have me help you recreate them, THAT I am VERY happy to do!

This is a project we made at camp last weekend.  You are going to see a running theme with the next few cards.  The fabulous little 6x6 pack of Myths and Magic Designer Series Paper was lying on my table and it seems to have made it's way on to so many of the camp cards this month!

One of the cards I kept to the green and yellow sequins (love them) because many of us are done with winter and most of the cards we made this month were floral.  I felt this one would be easily one you could give to any man in your life.  I know the Father's Day suite this year doesn't appeal to all - but don't skip by the Tailored Tag punch - as you can see here - it is so much fun to play with!
Here is what you will need (along with the Big Shot!) to recreate this card at home:

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The Stamparatus Giveaway continues through the end of March!  I am getting closer to the goal!

Hostess Code for March is KEN7WNVM
I know $100 is a big order for some of you - so be watching both THIS blog and your in box.  I have 4-5 days where either a $25 order or a $50 will get you into a drawing for a great prize as well.  Those will be announced on the day they happen and drawings will all occur in early April