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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Birthday & Thank you cards




These are for a swap I am in. I dont make cards as you can tell. I used SU punches, cuttlebug embossing folders and various papers.
Enjoy,
Cheri




New things on my other blog

Here is the updated news on my other blog: www.createwithcheri@blogspot.com

New webisodes added:

WRITE IT WED- ALL ABOUT JOURNALING
STAMP IT SAT- STAMPING BASICS & PROJECTS
3D THURS- ANYTHING FROM BOXES TO BAGS
TRY A LAYOUT TUES- UNIQUE LAYOUT IDEAS

Go on over and bookmark the site!

Enjoy,
Cheri

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Making Swaps



Above is my first altered playing card. I am so not creative! I made the backgroun paper, as I saw paper like this at scrapjazz, but didnt have anything like it. So what's better than making it yourself :) I stamped the word Queen on it and made the center embellishment. And to finish it off, I distressed it with brown ink. LOVE DISTRESSING!



Here are two different Father Day altered paperclips. It's really hard to decorate a paperclip! Especially the smaller ones.
Going to grad some pasta and then back to my projects!
Thanks for looking!
Cheri

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Recipe Cards




I made these cards for a game themed swap. I chose Candyland and the recipe is Chocolate dipped oreo pops. I scanned a picture of the Candyland game, stamped dice on it, heat embossed the dice in white and filled the dots in with black marker. Then I stamped a pawn, cut it out, embossed it with ultra thick embossing powder and pop dotted it on the card. The hardest part was cutting everything out. The paper is 6x12 and folded in half so I had 4 sides to work on. They took awhile to make, but I think they came out ok. I am also including a cute recipe for a Candyland game sheet cake. I will include the recipe here for you.



Here is a picture of the Candyland cake.

And here is the recipe:
INGREDIENTS
2 packages (18-1/4 ounces each) cake mix of your choice
Vanilla and chocolate frosting
Green mist food color spray, optional
Assorted decorations: Starburst candies, red Fruit Roll-Up, red coarse sugar, Dots, regular and miniature peanut butter cups, chocolate jimmies, large and small gumdrops, Dum Dum Pops, miniature candy canes, clear and blue rock candy, cake and waffle ice cream cones, multicolored sprinkles, green colored sugar, miniature marshmallows, round peppermints and conversation hearts

DIRECTIONS
Line two 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper. Prepare cake batter; pour into prepared pans. Bake according to package directions. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely; remove waxed paper.Level tops of cakes; place side by side on a covered board. Frost top and sides of cake with vanilla frosting; mist with food color spray if desired.With Candy Land game board as your guide, form a path using Starburst candies. With vanilla frosting, pipe "Happy Birthday" on candies. With chocolate frosting, make an arrow; pipe "Start" on the arrow with vanilla frosting.For the Mountain/Gumdrop pass, use a red Fruit Roll-Up, red coarse sugar and Dots.For forests, add peanut butter cups topped with piped chocolate frosting, chocolate jimmies, gumdrops, Dum Dum Pops, candy canes and rock candy.For castle, pipe vanilla frosting into ice cream cones. Garnish with Dots and sprinkles.Between the pathways, add green colored sugar, sprinkles, miniature marshmallows, peppermints and conversation hearts. Pipe additional frosting to fill in spaces; top with sprinkles.Pipe vanilla frosting around base of cake; place peppermints around top edge of cake. Yield: 30-40 servings.
Note: This cake is best eaten the day it's prepared. Do not refrigerate
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

EASTER EXPLOSION CARD

THOUGHT I WOULD POST A VIDEO TODAY. I AM SO SICK BUT YET I AM SO BORED, SO I MADE MY WAY TO THE COMPUTER TO UPLOAD THIS FOR YOU :) I DO MAKE A FEW VIDEOS AT A TIME AND KEEP THEM ON MY COMPUTER FOR A RAINY OR SICK DAY :)

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!
CHERI


video

Homemade Business Card holder

Homemade Business Card holder
I made this for my daughter for a Christmas gift- The cards were for her new phone line- a very special gift.

Business card holder back

Business card holder back

Altered Planner with bookmark & pen

Altered Planner with bookmark & pen
For French teacher.