Cheer Up Press

Alaina Cherup. Based in Columbus.

  • 56 awards won
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Awards

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  • editor pick 33

About Cheer Up Press

I have been happily designing paper goods for weddings and events for almost six years, and I'm enjoying every minute. As a gardener and aspiring urban farmer, I gain a lot of inspiration from the natural world that's right in my backyard.

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Aspacia Kusulas on Feb 15 2014
Aspacia Kusulas
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I just saw your comment for my flapper dress art prints. Thank you so much, you are so sweet : ) i love your work!

Chryssi Tsoupanarias on Feb 02 2014
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Aww thanks for your extremely sweet comment on Baby Sloth, means a lot!! I'm a bit sad too to be honest... this little sloth is 0/2 now (not picked for the stationery gifts challenge either). I've tried to use it one last time in the baby announcement challenge... though I think it's a long shot, fingers still crossed for some sloth love :) !

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 18 2013
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Love the backer on your Shalom card!!!

Fig and Cotton Paperie on Sep 24 2013
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Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my state stamp save the date! You made my morning!

Hooray Creative on Aug 26 2013
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Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my minibooks, Alaina. Made my day! : )

Chris Griffith on Aug 26 2013
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Thanks so much Alaina! Love your work!

Phrosné Ras on Aug 11 2013
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thnks so much Alaina, I really appreciate you taking the time to msg me :)

Jessica Williams on Jun 11 2013
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I finally see the other Bold Buzz option (internet issues!). LOVE the green. But I do like the ones w/ the texture. VERY unique.

aticnomar on May 22 2013
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Thanks so much Alaina for the wonderful comment.

Design Corral on May 11 2013
Design Corral
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Thanks so much for the screenshot tip- that is way easier. I'll try it next time!

Design Corral on May 10 2013
Design Corral
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Thanks for commenting on my holly berry pop design. I think I saved the jpg incorrectly because all the designs I submitted look a bit pixelated. I followed the instructions and tried doing it from illustrator and Indesign and they still ended up all pixelated. Any tips? Thanks

guess what? on Apr 29 2013
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Hey Alaina! Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my inspiration board! LOVE your new profile pic!! :)

Tanya on Apr 19 2013
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Alaina, Thanks so much for your sweet comment :)

Anupama on Mar 27 2013
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Hi Alaina, thanks for your sweet note on my frosty stripes ...that font is Jacques and Gilles ..and I am glad that you like it ..:)

Four Wet Feet Design on Mar 26 2013
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Hi Alaina, Thank you for your sweet comment. I've been trying to come up with something new for my designs. I am glad that you like them!

Carol Fazio on Mar 26 2013
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hi Alaina, thanks for your thoughtful comments on my mix and mingle design. I will give your suggestions more thought for the corporate challenge or upcoming photo challenge. Thanks much, Carol

Monica Schafer on Mar 19 2013
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hey Alaina, Just realized our designs have some similarities - just the gingham/plaid - but not too similar? I love yours. Here's mine... http://www.minted.com/design-rating/84937 :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 10 2013
Kim Dietrich Elam
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hey, Alaina! I just sent you a facebook message and wanted to make sure you read it tonight. I don't always notice new facebook messages, but get email notifications of messages here, so I thought I'd message you here, too! Have a great night!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 09 2013
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Just noticed that you are the highest rated active designer for the year so far - congrats, Alaina!! It was so nice to meet you today. And while I do picture your apple-on-head image when I think of you, I wanted to add that I love your design work - too many great designs to think of at once! ;)

Laura Condouris on Jan 30 2013
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Thank you, Alaina, and congrats to you, too! I've been staring at your winning design for so long now, since it was a permanent feature at the top of the leaderboard! :)

Chris Griffith on Jan 08 2013
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Thank you Alaina. I so appreciate your help. Chris

Chris Griffith on Dec 31 2012
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Thank you so much for the comment about kerning Herman. I will work on changing this and resubmit. Chris Griffith

Betty Hatchett on Dec 19 2012
Betty Hatchett
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Alaina, Thank you so much for your note. It was especially meaningful because I was just admiring YOUR new site yesterday too! I've loved your work for quite a while and it's so good to see in such a classy context, styled so beautifully (very nice touch on the moss :) And yay for Ohio! (except of course, when it's election year) Would love to meet up sometime!

Frooted Design on Oct 12 2012
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Alaina, seriously, right back at you. Your work for this challenge is gorgeous and right in line with all your other amazing work! THANKS :)

Trista Sydloski-Tesch on Oct 10 2012
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Thanks for the sweet words! It encourages my newb-ness to keep going! Good luck to you too!

Snow and Ivy on Oct 08 2012
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Hey Alaina! Thanks for your super-sweet comment - I couldn't let you get away with it though!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I admire your work - it's so effortlessly creative, unique and strong. Your work could NEVER be put to shame!! You even top yourself constantly ;)

Phrosné Ras on Oct 08 2012
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Hi Alaina! thanks so much for your lovely comment on my Elegance Illustrated invite! such a compliment from you! phrosné

Marabou Design on Sep 14 2012
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Congratulations Alaina! Christmas Dingbats, is one of my favorite designs of the 2012 holiday challenge! It's a festive masterpiece! x Brandy

Phrosné Ras on Aug 13 2012
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I love your work sooo much!

Stacey Meacham on Jul 28 2012
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Hey Alaina, thanks so much for your input on my fruitstripe design. I took your advise and removed the monogram and kept just the name. I think it is much stronger now.

Stacey Meacham on Jul 25 2012
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Hey Alaina, Thanks for your feedback. I uploaded a couple other options for my fruitstripe design and would love your feedback. Thanks.

Lesa Abney on Jun 22 2012
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Thank you so much Alaina for you sweet words on my Holidoodle design. I love seeing all your submissions. You always create such amazing work. Thanks again!

kelli hall on Jun 18 2012
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Alaina! Your submissions are always simply incredible! Your recent holiday designs are no exception--I love them all

Christina Novak on Jun 18 2012
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yes that does help, I had an idea but not sure I executed it well, but yeah maybe I should have left out the green. Thanks again for your feedback!

Carol Fazio on Jun 07 2012
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Congrats on your party win, Alaina! Beautiful work as always!

Lala Watkins on Apr 13 2012
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I love all your designs, congrats to your wins! Keep up the good work and thanks for being motivation to do inspiring fun work like yours. :)

Serenity Avenue on Apr 01 2012
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Thanks for the comment! It means a lot. :)

Lori Wemple on Mar 12 2012
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wow - your work is really amazing!!

Heather Francisco on Mar 09 2012
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Congrats on your moving wins! so lovely :)

Mayel on Jan 29 2012
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great work! good job!

Susie Allen on Jan 18 2012
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Hi Alaina! I'm a big fan of your work and was so excited to see your 3(!!!) top-20 wins. Congrats!

cadence paige design on Jan 18 2012
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Congrats on all your much deserved wins!!!

Sandra Picco Design on Jan 18 2012
Sandra Picco Design
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Alaina! Way to go!! You rocked this challenge. Congratulations on THREE wins.

Stacey Meacham on Jan 18 2012
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Congrats on your 3 TOP TWENTY! You killed it.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 17 2012
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WOW - 3 in the top twenty!! You rock! Congrats!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 17 2012
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Thanks back at ya, Alaina! Hope to meet ya someday...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 15 2012
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"such beautiful" - I think Minted needs spellcheck...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 15 2012
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Hi, Alaina! Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful holiday card - great design and colors! It was so nice getting suh beutiful cards in the mail this past holiday season. Best of luck to you in 2012 - looks like you've got some winners to me!

guess what? on Jan 08 2012
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Hi Alaina! Sorry this is so belated! I just wanted to thank you for your gorgeous holiday card! Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season, and I hope this New Year finds you all happy, healthy + blessed! Hopefully, I'll get to meet you in person, one day, but until then - see ya around Minted! Can't wait to see what gorgeous designs you come up with next! :)

Carol Fazio on Jan 04 2012
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Thanks so much for your sweet comment on Black Tied- made my day!

Carol Fazio on Jan 03 2012
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Hi Alaina, your work is so beautiful, you certainly don't need any help from me, but glad you thought my comments gave you a nudge. Please feel free to comment on any of my designs. You start second guessing every stroke when no one says anything. Thanks so much.

chocomocacino on Dec 25 2011
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Alaina.. thanks for your card.. It was beautiful! Sorry I wasnt able to send you card this year.. But next year for sure!! => Please do wait.. And have a wonderful holiday celebration to you and your family...

Sandy Pons on Dec 21 2011
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Alaina- Thanks so much for your wonderful card. Gorgeous!

Ana Gonzalez on Dec 20 2011
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Congrats on your award!!! Amazing card. love that tape!!!!

Sandra Picco Design on Dec 20 2011
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Congrats on the special prize, Alaina! "Love Mix" is great!

Sandra Picco Design on Dec 19 2011
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Thanks, Alaina! I appreciate your kind words. And you'll be happy to know that I didn't include black and red on my Vegas invite alternate colorways either! ;)

Susan Asbill on Dec 19 2011
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I got your card in the mail today and love it! It's got such a great retro vibe and I'm a sucker for the square shape. Thanks for sending and happy holidays!

Laura Bolter Design on Nov 03 2011
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Thanks so much for your comments on my design! It means so much to me coming from a great designer whose work I admire!

Sandra Picco Design on Oct 21 2011
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Thanks for the chuckle on my Vegas invite! Black and red definitely dominates that category :)

Erin Pescetto on Oct 18 2011
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Thanks for the sweet comment on Clover. I pretty much worship all your submissions in this challenge, I can't even pick a fav because they are all fantastic. I won't even wish you good luck because you don't need it! :)

Citrus Press Co. on Oct 18 2011
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Thank you so much for your comment. I think the design still needs work - ie, not sure if the gray should be flat, and if the pinstripes should be there. I love your work, so I'm totally flattered by your comment, thanks :)

Ling on Oct 18 2011
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Thanks for your comment on my bilingual invite! I admire all your work so your feedback means a lot! I actually did three bilingual invites so hopefully those show up in your voting: I would love to hear what you think of those. I struggled a lot with the text layout so that's why you'll see it used twice: because it cost me a lot of brain cells! I just have to say, though, that I love love love your "Glam Burst" invite. I'm not sure I've seen any invite that is art-deco inspired (only literal takes on the style) and you certainly put a very fresh modern spin on it. Cheers!

Snow and Ivy on Oct 18 2011
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Hey Alaina!! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my invite designs. I am a big fan of your work - your feedback means a lot! I actually meant to tell you... I was voting, and every time I came across one of your designs - they just immediately stood out - you have so many awesome entries!! Also, on my dragonflies design... I knew it felt like something familiar... and that's exactly it: Little Mermaid!!

emily elizabeth stationery on Aug 24 2011
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I love the color palettes that you choose :)

wendy fessler on Jun 02 2011
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Hi Alaina, thanks so much for your nice comment about my merry wishes on wood grain - coming from such a super designer, it really made my day! :)

campbell and co. on Jun 01 2011
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thx so much alaina for your comment on all the stops -- we really appreciate your positive feedback! :)

nocciola design on May 26 2011
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Hi Alaina, your work is great. I always look forward to seeing it! About "beaming," the bottom bar is showing up more gray for me, although it's a warm gray. I would cool it down, but am on vacation now, on a slow computer without my files or illustrator, so i'm powerless!

Sandy Pons on May 26 2011
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Hi Alaina- Thanks for your comment! I embroidered it & scanned it. Did you have a booth at the NSS? If so, I should have stopped in and introduced myself!

Kayte Studer on Apr 11 2011
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Thank you! :) You're such an amazing designer! You've certainly inspired me to follow my passion. I made the connection between you and your sister just the other day and was like oh geeze I've seen Alaina's stuff before! Too funny how small of a world it is! Thanks again :) -kayte

Kristen Smith on Mar 12 2011
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Congratulations on your two wins! I really love your design style and always enjoy seeing your submissions!

Sandy Pons on Feb 24 2011
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Alaina- Thanks so much for your your comment on my design and for pointing out that I missed the time. Ooops! Love your work and your blog!

Lea Delaveris on Feb 23 2011
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Just wanted to say hi to a fellow Columbus designer! Love your work!

freshead creative on Feb 23 2011
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Hi Alaina, Thanks for the checking out the design and commment!

Gakemi Art+Design on Feb 23 2011
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Hi Alaina, Thanks for the comment! I'm in love with Memoriam - it's playful and elegant at the same time, hope Minted will accept this font choice. BTW you got an amazing collection in this challenge, best of luck!

Marabou Design on Nov 05 2010
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Congratulations Alaina!

Heidi Stock Design on Sep 08 2010
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hello! i really love your design style!!

cadence paige design on Sep 02 2010
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Hello neighbor! :) I'm trying to organize an OH mintie meet-up, possibly Oct. 3rd but still TBD. Feel free to email me at paige.rothhaar@gmail.com or you can post in the forum if you're interested. I thought it would be fun to get together with other stationery fanatics and talk shop. :) Love your etsy shop and blog by the way! You do great work!