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Editors Choice Better Homes Gardens Washi Designs Gold Silver

Better Homes and Gardens Editor’s Choice Washi Tape Design

How exciting it was to see one of my custom designed washi tape design packs selected as "Editor's Choice" on Better Home's and Gardens website shop along side of many of the other designs I've created!   How do you like to use washi tape? I use it in my...
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Around the World with 80 Artists

Around the World with 80 Artists: A Creative Art Academy Arts and Crafts Adventure   This is an incredible collection of craft ideas from around the globe. I am honored to be a contributor and applaud Mahe Zehra Husain for her vision to unify creators around the world with a...
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92 Pages of Free Holiday Coloring!

Enjoy the Simple Things: A Holiday Coloring Book for Kids 1 to 92 is a holiday celebration coloring book designed by 70 artists who are members of ArtLicensingShow.com. Each page is unique and designed to bring the most amount of holiday cheer. Together we want to embrace the spirit of reduced stress...
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Something to Cherish Drawstring Burlap Bag

No-Sew Natural Burlap Drawstring Bags Craft

This blog hop is sponsored by BurlapFabric.com. They sent me these cute little natural burlap bag drawstring bags. I found these darling fabric and lace embellishments on wooden spools and thought they would look great on the little burlap drawstring bags. After testing out the best colors and positioning of the...
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Transform plain cupcakes into a reason to celebrate with these easy to make washi tape embellishments.

Decorate Plain Party Paper with Washi Tape

Turn plain paper into PARTY TIME with a little decorative washi tape. This month's DCC craft designer blog hop is all about parties! Over the last year our design studio, Cherished Solutions, llc  has been working to design fun washi tape designs. We have designed everything from the sports washi tape...
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Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers - DIY

Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers

Happy May. Specifically, Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today's our first Monday, monthy CHA Designer Blog Hop (see the banner to the right to keep hopping). The theme is "How does your garden grow?" My response...well, my seedlings got off to a late start so they are still sprouting up and...
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You are a blessing Banner of Hope by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish

Banner of Hope: You are a blessing.

A simple message of hope created for everyone who sees this banner "You are a blessing." I sewed and painted this 8"x12" Banner of Hope on New Year's Day as a response to an invitation to the professional Designer Members of the Craft & Hobby Association and the non-profit art program...
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Water Balloon Candle Making

Who knew water balloon candle making could be so much fun? I recently discovered this method for using water balloons on Pinterest. So, for my fall craft blog hop project, I decided to test this out for you. Start with regular water balloons filled with water, of course. The small...
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Fabric Paint Fashion Handbag

How to Fabric Paint Fashion Handbags

This summer I taught my little sister how to fabric paint fashion handbags. She spent a vacation week with me to go to art and music camp. (She is a very talented dancer, actor, and singer.) We had a very busy and fun week, but we did find a little...
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Leather Slide Bracelets

This week I made Leather Slide Bracelets as a part of a the Cousin Corp's blog hop featuring their exciting new Slide Bracelet program.
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Watercolored Paper Flowers

How to Make Watercolored Paper Flowers

How to Make Watercolored Paper Flowers: Handmade Flowers Blog Hop Up-cycle your experimental watercolor paintings and make some lovely, textural watercolored paper flowers!
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Make Photo Gifts to Cherish with Flip-Pal Scanner

Make Photo Gifts to Cherish with Flip-Pal

Christmas is just around the corner! Did you know personalized gifts are trending? Well, of course they are because in our age of cookie-cutter machine made, mass produced items, a personalized gift really is something to cherish!
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Peppermint Bath Salts: Handmade Holiday Gift

DIY Peppermint Bath Salts A quick and delightful handmade gift that just about anybody would enjoy this time of the year.
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Never Forget, You Are Loved

This is a simple card I made with handmade paper. I lined the inside with a cut of scrapbook paper and embellished it with 2 felt flowers and a ribbon. I think the way the fold is offset adds a nice element of beauty, don't you agree?
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DIY: Silk Ribbon on Vintage Perfume Bottle

Recently, I have been experimenting with hand dyed silk ribbon for crafts. I love how the colors mimic the patterns I can get in my watercolor paints. I also have enjoyed shredding the edges of the ribbon to get interesting frayed curling effects.
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“Wonderful” Handmade Paper Doily Card

Last week I shared with you how easy and fast it is to make a giftable journal out of a sheet of felt and some office paper. This week, I am continuing the "Thank You" theme with a darling little handmade paper doily card I made with paper scraps. This is perfect...
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DIY Felt Thank You Journal

A giftable felt journal that is so easy to make.
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Cherish One Another True Love Card Design

True Love Vintage Handmade Card

12 Years ago on Labor Day, my wonderful husband Benjamin took me to me to the top of Guanella Pass in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. For this month's Designer Blog Hop Challenge theme "Vintage," I am sharing a...
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Watercolored & Embroidered Notebook Craft Idea

Back-to-school crafting is in the air! For this month's designer blog hop challenge, I decided to take a plain notebook and add some artistic flair. Within a couple of hours, I sketched my idea directly to the cover, painted it in watercolor and then added my signature embroidered accents.
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Cherish Flieder Aloha Mixed Media Canvas

Aloha Mixed Media Canvas

Ahhh...Hawaii. Just the place where I want to relax and let all of my stress melt away. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go anytime soon, but I can bask in the aloha rays and waves with a little imagination and artistic creation.
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Paper Quilling

Alli Bartkowski is the most passionate quiller I have ever met. I had seen this art & craft form over the years, but for some reason I never had the opportunity to give it a try. Alli’s booth at the most recent CHA show in California was filled to the...
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Easter Egg Garden Craft

Have you ever wanted a beautiful miniature garden to celebrate easter indoors? Photographer and designer Jessica Roy from ROY JOY, put together this delightful DIY project you are sure to love. And with her kind permission I am pleased to share this with you today as you prepare for your Easter...
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Little Miss Sock Monkey - Something to Cherish - Cherish Flieder

Sock Monkey Designer Blog Hop Challenge

Here is Little Miss Sock Monkey sitting pretty for her very first picture. I just finished patching in her stuffing and attaching her adorable accessories. Check out her embroidery stitched ribbon flower for her little hat and her “Something to Cherish” designer heart flower ribbon belt from my Dala horse...
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Dala Horse Wall Hanging

A quaint little Swedish Dala Horse Wall Hanging I designed with embroidery and button accents featuring my illustrated Dala Horse Ribbons.
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Mini Button Votive Candles with Artwork by Cherish Flieder

Mini Button Ribbon Votives — Designer Crafts

DIY: Easily decorate your candles with some ribbons and pins. I don’t know about you, but the renewal of spring always brings a hectic schedule with its beautiful blossoms and buds. So, today I want to share you a great looking upcycled DIY craft that you can complete in a number...
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Dark Chocolate Almonds Wedding Favor

Dark Chocolate Almond Wedding Favor – Designer Crafts

Our Designer Crafts blog hop theme for today is "Wedding." Most everyone loves a good wedding and something else we might have in common is a love for chocolate! I decided to create a batch of dark chocolate almonds so you could see how this yummy treat could be used...
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Love Letters Are Key

Here is a charming vignette I created with watercolor paper, embroidery and  Sizzix ScoreBoard Pro Frame & Frame Back w/Stand Die by Eileen Hull. I accented the design with a lovely little key and my brand new Valentine's Love Letter embroidered ribbon by Renaissance Ribbons.
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Cherished Chocolate Cherries

Create a darling presentation for tour christmas treats with ribbons and craft tags.
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DREAM A Little Dream Card

Aloha! Today’s featured die is item number 656053 Sizzix Bigz XL Die by Brenda Pinnick as featured in the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. Her elegant die made the core shapes which I formed into an invitation for a tropical escape. I combined the cool colors of the ocean in the watercolor paper with some...
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Happy Beauty Bloom Card

It’s Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop week 3 and we all had a chance to play with the Flower, Beauty Bloom, Originals Die by Brenda Pinnick. She was kind to share with us some of her fabric samples, which I tied into my love for stitching and felt. This cute little card was the result...
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Triple Play Christmas Heart Twist Cube

Ahhh, the first snowfall of the season came this morning and its also the first time it has snowed since we moved into our new home in July. It's week two of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop bringing us to the twisty turvy design by talented pop-up artist Karen Burniston.
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Home Sweet Sweet Home

Day one, the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop has begun! For the first project, I started with the cutest little Sizzix Scoreboards Pro Die - House, 3D, designed by my talented friend Eileen Hull.
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Cherish Butterfly Bamboo Pillow Featured Design

DIY Butterfly Bamboo Pillow

Featured Designer Project This month my Something to Cherish art style is featured on the Fairfield website. I am excited to teach you how to make a whimsical and nostalgic bamboo filled pillow that you and your environment can feel good about. Repurpose pre-printed fabric with a butterfly painting and hand stitching application...
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Batik Easter Eggs

To celebrate this season of new life I decided to create a fun little "Crayon Batik Easter Eggs" decorating project. Using the Waxmelter Batik Pen from the folks over at Rainowitz Design Workshop I created a very textural set of edible Easter eggs using a minimal amount of hot wax and...
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Merry Christmas & Peaceful New Year

"Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!" ~Cherish Flieder, SomethingToCherish.com
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Easy Embroidery Printable Christmas Tags Craft Download

Embroidered Name Christmas Gift Tag & Keepsake Ornament. These darling little gift tags ornaments couldn't be easier to use! Print, cut, and add your choice of ribbon. Lastly, embroider the named of your loved ones on the tag to make it into a cherished keepsake ornament.
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