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Introducing Cheryl Stapleton — Marjorie Towers

Introducing Cheryl Stapleton

May 16, 2013

in Card Ideas, Cheryl, Design Team, home decor

Cheryl, along with Mary Ruth, is one of our Design Team members who lives over in Grants Pass.  I think I will call them the “valley girls”.  Actually, I was pretty excited that someones outside of our local community was interested in making the commitment to drive over to the coast every month just to be part of the store’s Design Team.  It was very honoring. Cheryl has a lot of experience doing booth demos and teaching classes at CHA.  Maybe we can even get her to come to the store and do a class here. She loves Graphic 45 and you will see their influence on a couple of her projects.

Here is one of her challenge projects using the Prima Marketing Hello Pastel

pink card

Isn’t that just a lovely lacey look? Here are the instructions:

  1. Cut pink cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 11″
  2. Score center to create a 5 1/2 ” square card.
  3. Cut paper doily (Spellbinders Gold Elements), adhere under each side of a 5″ x 5″ piece of printed paper
  4. With fold on top, adhere a 5″ x 5″ piece of printed cardstock in center
  5. Cut out floral decor and adhere to the center of the printed cardstock
  6. Die cut four corner pieces and adhere to each corner with foam tape
  7. Add floral embellishments and brad to left side of lattice-like window
  8. Punch decorative corner on a 5″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock, adhere inside.

envelope card

This card has an envelope look. I love the gray tones.

  1. Cut two pieces of contrasting card stock 11 3/4″ x 6 1/4″
  2. Score at 3 1/4″ and another score at 7 1/2″
  3. Cut angled corners on the 3 1/4″ piece to form the flap
  4. Cut two 5″ border strips from Spellbinders Floral Doily Accent
  5. Adhere between the two pieces of patterned paper on each side of the flap.
  6. Die cut the flap overlay from Spellbinders Gold Elements One from a soft tone of blue-tone cardstock
  7. Cut out additional pieces for the inside from the same sets, layer for dimension.
  8. Add flowers and brad elements to the front flap.


This is a picture of the notebook she submitted as a favorite project.  Here’s what it looks like when you open it up:

notebook open

notebook open

She also submitted this wall hanging that uses last year’s Graphic 45 summer line (sadly all sold out):

wall hanging

But you could certainly use another beachy line and perhaps add a photo or two for a personal look. Love the corrugated cardboard for the background.  I’m sure you are as excited as I am to see what Cheryl will be contributing to our blog this year.


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