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Cheryl Horvath

Peek-a-boo Treat Pouch with Cottage Rose

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I couldn’t wait to show you how beautiful these Peekaboo treat pouches came out when I paired them with the Cottage Rose Stamp set from the new annual catalog. Swoon! I am so in love with this little gift package.

I start out with a little peek-a-book treat pouch that is currently available in the new Stampin Up annual catalog that just came out in May. These are new and I just love them. They are food safe – the insides are lined and sealed so that nothing seeps through the packaging. The ziplock style seal is very sturdy…with a double ziplock zipper that is very strong. Trust me…it took a bit of finger strength to get these babies to unlock. If you seal them up tightly after you put your treat inside, it is going to stay fresh, and contained.

Although these little treat pouches are food safe, I decided to fill mine with bath salts and give them as thank you gifts, or a just-because-you’ve-had-a-hard-week gift for a bestie or friend. These would also make GREAT party favors for baby or bridal shower. So cute!

The bath salts I used are pictured above. I got them from Amazon (less than five bucks for a 3 lb. bag) and it is a soothing Epsom salt blend for the bath, but the Eucalyptus scent is what took me away. I love a good Eucalyptus bath! I took the time to reproduce a label for the back of the package that describes how to use the salts and the ingredients. We don’t need anyone having an allergic reaction to something because they don’t know what is inside, do we?

Below is another example of how I used these treat pouches for an event I am having. These are welcome place holders for my guests – customized with their names. I filled these with the mini M&M’s which are the perfect size. I decorated the front with new designer paper in the Brights series that is also new in the annual catalog this year. So bright and cheerful! The lady bug came from the Hello Lady Bug stamp set and I fussy cut each one out but it took just a minute. No time at all.

I hope I was able to inspire you to give these little treat pouches a try. And…let’s not forget the gorgeous stamp bundle Cottage Rose and coordinating Abigail Rose Designer Paper. All of these items are available in my online store and I would love for you to give these products a try.

As always, I am available for any questions you might have…please don’t hesitate to shoot me a text or an email. Oh, and I almost forgot…I made a video! Yep…it’s been a while but I did it…and here is the link. Please watch and subscribe if you like what you see.

I also have a project sheet (link just below) for those who want to print it out to have on hand for later.

Thanks again for stopping by and hope everyone has a great weekend!
Cheers – Cheryl

Thank you Cards with the Sending Smiles Bundle

Today’s post is featuring the new stamp bundle called Sending Smiles. This wonderful stamp set comes with coordinating dies and makes creating beautiful cards so very easy. The dies themselves are awesome because you can cut out each component of the flower and build a beautiful bouquet. AND… there are two narrow sentiment strip dies that have a decorative embossed border that really adds a finished look to your sentiment. I am always looking for a nice narrow sentiment die and this bundle has two!

Another great piece from this die set is the shadow die for the word Sending. You can see in the card I made below that I stamped out the word Sending, and then I used the shadow die to cut it out and pop it up with dimensionals on the front of the card. Of course there is also a die to cut out the actual word which you can layer over the shadow die if you’d like. I love this!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE white daisies and this stamp set reminds me of those flowers. I love to stamp white ink on crumb cake…and these flowers stamp out so clean and crisp. This is a single layer card that came together so quickly…and how pretty is this?

Here are a few more of the single layer cards that I made – each one a little different. To add a final touch, I used a single strand of linen thread for a dainty bow tied at the top.

If you already own this set, I hope I was able to give you some inspiration for your creativity. If you are interested in any of the products used in these card projects, you can click here to find the full supply list of what I used in these card projects. The Sending Smiles bundle is featured in the new Annual Catalog and don’t forget you save 10% when you purchase the bundle.

Thank you for stopping by…I hope you have a crafty day!
Cheryl

Angle Fold – Mother’s Day Card

I wanted to design a really special Mother’s Day card this year and here is what I came up with. What do ya’ll think? I use several stamp sets for this card, but the primary ones used were Honeybee Home and Blessings of Home. The designer series paper that I used for the background panels came from the Heart & Home set that is currently available until the end of June in the Mini Jan-Jun Spring Catalog.

I had a ton of questions on what the measurements are for this card so I created a PDF document that you can download. (see link button below) This one page PDF outlines all the measurements and cutting/scoring instructions.

Each of the images were stamped in smokey slate ink and colored with my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I made four of these cards, so the coloring took me quite a while, but it was so worth it.

The vase I created for the flowers on this panel uses the vintage bottle punch. Then I went in with a white gel pen and created the highlight details on the bottle. The stamp set that goes with the punch has an image that can stamp out the highlights for you, but because I modified the bottle punch (made it shorter to fit on the card) I could not use the corresponding stamp. So instead I just drew in the highlights by hand. Easy peasy!

Here is what the card looks like laid out flat. I just love the bees from the Honeybee home stamp set, don’t you!?

And here is what the other side looks like. I used the double oval punch for the sentiment.

Here is the link to download the PDF for cutting and scoring instructions:

Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment and let me know how you like this card. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all of you out there. Hope you have a very special day and get spoiled rotten!

Cute Teacup Thank You Card

Hello my friends! I’m so glad you stopped by because I have this gorgeous card design to show off today. This stamp set is part of a new suite in the new 2022-23 Annual catalog which is releasing to you on May 3rd. I won’t be able to link any of the new products used in this card until the catalog launches in May.

This card is unique because I used Stampin Up Vellum for my card base. FUN! I love how this turned out. This card is also a great way to show off this really pretty Tea Boutique designer series paper.

In case you didn’t know, the Scalloped Contour die set that has all of these lovely scalloped rectangles is one of my favorite die sets and thankfully this one is NOT retiring from the 2022 catalog. The paper is really the star of the show here on this card.

So making this card was really easy! Start with a vellum card base cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – scored at 4 1/4. Then, grab two pieces of double sided designer paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. You’ll need to select another pattern of DSP that you can use to die cut with the 2nd largest of the scalloped dies and then a piece of basic white that you will die cut and use for the writing space on the inside of the card. The flowers and lemon slice were stamped in Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Crushed curry. The greenery stamps were stamped with Garden Green.

For more details on how to make this card please watch my video which I have linked below.

Some people think vellum is tricky to work with but not for these cards! The vellum base is reinforced with layers of DSP so it really becomes a sturdy card. I found that using glue dots to adhere the paper to the vellum was the best option that showed the least amount glue through to the other side of the vellum. TIP: Place you glue dot on a white or very light part of the DSP paper. Avoid the darker areas like the reds and greens because this really makes the adhesive show through much more than if you placed the glue dot on a lighter part of the paper.

I made a video showing you how to create these lovely cards and I hope you take the time to watch. At the end, I show some ideas on how to turn these into a lovely Mother’s Day card as well.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget that Thursday, April 21st, is FREE SHIPPING day for any order over $75. So, make your list and get to order on Thursday to take advantage of this awesome discount.

Adorable Easter Treat Holder

Oh my goodness…can you even believe we are almost through March? That means Easter is right around the corner, and so today I thought I would share with you a really cute treat holder for some chocolate foiled Easter eggs.

I made a video showing how easy these treat holders come together, but in case you don’t have time to watch, I also created a PDF instruction sheet that you can download.

The window is cut out from the front of this box using the Every Day Label punch and it’s just the perfect size. This is one of my most favorite go-to punches because it really is very versatile. I also use the Flowers of Friendship bundle (with the punch) to create the cute flowers that decorate the front of the box. This set is still available in the annual catalog but if you’re interested in the set, you should act fast because it’s possible that it will be retiring when the new catalog comes out.

Lastly, I use the double oval punch to create the sentiment. This punch is also a favorite and gets used a lot for smaller sentiments and having that scalloped oval shape to use as the background border just really makes all your sentiments pop.

Have fun making these adorable treat boxes. I use them as place settings at my Easter dinner table and you can even add a name tag to each one and guide your guests to their assigned seat. This design is also versatile and can be switched up. Think about a birthday party theme or even a baby shower theme – just switch out the decorative element in the bottom left corner. Have fun with it!