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Put the Kettle On

Hello and Happy New Year!  Today I am sharing my very first project for Pumpkin Spice. I am so excited to be joining this talented team. I was literally dancing around the kitchen when I read the email inviting me to join.

2013-01-02 PSS Keep Calm WM

When looking at craft blogs, magazines and Pinterest, you see “Keep Calm and ….” projects everywhere. The saying is so trendy and fun. Best of all it can be adapted to every occasion. When I saw my new stamps from Pumpkin Spice, I was excited to see this stamp. I thought it was the perfect sentiment now that the holidays are over and we are getting back to our normal schedules.
When making my card, I used lots of goodies from the Pumpkin Spice store - BasicGrey PB&J 6x6 paper pad, Kraft Bazzill cardstock, and Cup of Tea stamps by Darcie’s Heart & Home.   If you haven’t visited the Pumpkin Spice store, go check it out.   I was a customer before I applied for the DT because of the great pricing, fast shipping, and wonderful customer service. 
Wishing you a Happy and Creative 2013!

  • Stamps:  Cup of Tea (rubber stamp) by Darcie’s Heart & Home from Shop Pumpkin Spice
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest Solar White CS, Bazzill Basics kraft CS (from Pumpkin Spice), BasicGrey PB&J paper pad (from Pumpkin Spice)
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Stampin’Up edge punch
  • Embellishments:  Kaiser Craft pearls, Papertrey baker’s twine, misc. button


Lady Anne said…
Hello Cheryl, Happy New Year. You have created a beautifully bright happy card her and I just love that sentiment *smile* Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again. Merry Christmas
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
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Sue - bearhouse said…
Congrats again on your new DT place Cheryl and very well deserved too!
Your card is fabulous, such a great image/sentiment and I love the cheerful colours
Hugs Sue
Linda said…
Oh how true this sentiment is. Nothing calms me down like a hot cup of tea. (Except a cold glass of wine) I like the way you layered this and left the stamped design peeking out at the top. Eye Catching.
Karin said…
Such a sweet card with the button and pearl embellishments. I love the mix of papers too! Congrats on making the team!
Jan Hennings said…
This is fantastic and love the message! Wishing you a happy 2013!!
BEAUTIFUL job!!! LOVE the colors and your beautiful stitching!!!
This is lovely, Cheryl! I love the these beautiful papers! ~Hugs, Saundra :)
Missy said…
This is great! Really pretty papes and stitching, and what a good sentiment!!
Annette said…
wow this is so the design and your stitching is always so perfect...
Heather said…
OH WHAT FUN!!! LOVE the happy bright yellows and the sweet designer papers. The keep calm sentiment is perfect!!!
gorgeous as always!
Lisa said…
Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the papers and colors!! And your stitching is fabulous!! Happy Wednesday :)

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Cheryl: This is beyond gorgeous - so bright and creative. Thanks for joining the Something New challenge this week!
The Kraft Journal
Great first post!!!!!! Yes - the "Keep Calm" is all over the place!!

Ive got such a chill - I might need to put the kettle on!!!!!!!

Great mix of papers as usual too Cheryl!!
Natalie Shrives said…
Love this card!! Gorgeous bright colours and love the stitching detail as well!! Fabulous and very true sentiment as well hehe!!
Came over from MIM
Nat -x-
This is so pretty, love the dp and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!
xiumaiyuki said…
first off, congrats on making the DT! what an awesome way to start off the new year. Secondly, love this card! everything about it is so serene and calm... which is perfect for me right now after all the chaos of this holiday season. Happy New Year to you and yours!
Danni said…
Congrats on the DT!! Beautiful card!
Karen B. said…
Ooh, I love all that bright yellow! I hope you are staying warm...
Athina said…
Congrats on your new adventure! I love the colors you have chosen, they are perfect calm colors! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!
Jinny Newlin said…
What a gorgeous debut! So bold, bright, and happy! LOVE it!
Tonya said…
This is so beautiful. I love the colors and the layout is fabulous.
Davi said…
Congrats Cheryl! I love the dps you chose to go with the stamp, perfect and fun ;)
Sonia said…
Simply wonderful dearest Cheryl^_^
Have a sweet day^_^
A beautiful creation hun! Thanks for joining in this week at PTW! xxx
Anita said…
Beautiful card Cheryl. I love those papers and the sentiment is just perfect for this time of year.
cotnob said…
This is a fabulous card Cheryl, I love your colour choices and great attention to detail.
Laura Love said…
This is adorable! Love the cherry colors you used! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!
Pat (mspfd) said…
Bright, vibrant colors and a perfect mix of patterns really makes this image pop. Great layout and design, Cheryl. This card will definitely bring sunshine to whomever receives it.
Tracy said…
Lots of fun papers and great layering Cheryl. Yep, that phrase is definitely "trending" right now. hee hee Hugs!
1CardCreator said…
Congrats on the new DT Cheryl, gorgeous card too! ~Diane
Audrey Pettit said…
Adorable sentiment and fabulous card, Cheryl! Love the combo of bright papers with the kraft base. Such a happy mix!
Nightowl said…
G'day Cheryl, your first card for the year is bursting with fun and looks stunning. I've seen the sentiment everywhere but not with the put the kettle on ending. Your stitching has pulled the pretty papers altogether wonderfully.
Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's and good luck with the draw. I hope we see you again next challenge.
*Hugs* ~ Nana Vic
Paula said…
Love It!! Great sentiment for everyday living!
Marjorie said…
This is so lovely Cheryl... gorgeous papers and sentiment..
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Shari Nelson said…
Cute card. I would love to get some of the "Keep Calm and..." stamps. This one is so cute! Thanks for visiting my blog.
Sue from Oregon said…
This would be a perfect stamp for me tea drinking friends! Cute!
This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..
i wish you a happy new year and all the best 2013....

Hugs Judith
Gini said…
Lovely card, white, no sugar please:-)
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei!
Gini xx
Darlene Lyons said…
Great Card! Words to live by, at least in my house they are! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

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