Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paper Pumpkin for July 2014

Here is a quick video for our July 2014 Paper Pumpkin:

I love this whole idea!  Now until September 10th, 2014 your first two months are 50% off!  Yea!  If you are interested in joining this craft kit just click on the paper pumpkin on the right hand side. If you would be so kind and put my name, Cherie Criswell, as your demonstrator.  Thank you.     :-)

I wonder what August will be.  Hmmmmmmm........

Q: When do I need to sign up in order to get my Paper Pumpkin for a specific month?
A: You need to sign up by the 10th of the month in order to receive your Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you sign up after the 10th―no worries! You will get your first kit the following month. You'll know your Paper Pumpkin is on its way when you receive your shipment confirmation e-mail.
Q: Is my subscription on auto renew?
A: Yes, your subscription is on auto renew. However, you can skip a month or cancel at any time. Simply log on to your account and click "manage my account" on or before the 10th of the month in order to skip the Paper Pumpkin for that month or cancel completely.

Q: When Will I Be Billed?
A: Your credit card will be charged as soon as your Paper Pumpkin ships. You will get an e-mail notifying you that your card has been charged.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


I am sure by now you have heard about Stampin Up! Blendabilities.  (Stampin Up! version of Copic markers)  I have made some cards using these Blendabilities, but not to color.  In the picture below I used them for a background.

I got this idea from Stamp with Jodi

You can see where I messed up on the embossing on the lower right of the card.  Some of the stem is missing.  I figure that would be a great place to add a sentiment.  All is good.


After I shaded the background with Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities; I embossed the stamp in black.  Very vibrant colors!

Now another way to use these blendabilities:

First I must say I cased this from Brandys Cards, except I added the happy face to the sun.

I did this with my Crystal Effects, let it dry over night and then colored it with Daffodil Delight blendabilitie.  Then I put the happy face on.  Good thing I have stamps, because an artist I am not!  :-)

Below are the supplies I used:

The wait is over! We've officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin' Blendabilities Markers! These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. We recommend using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of our cardstocks will add a unique look to your project.

Available Products to customers starting July 1:
  • Cherry Cobbler   (Item #130995 - $11.95)
  • Coastal Cabana  (Item #131000 - $11.95)
  • Daffodil Delight   (Item #130998 - $11.95)
  • Old Olive   (Item #130999 - $11.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie  (Item #130997 - $11.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry  (Item #131003 - $11.95)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 - $22.95)
  • Memento Ink Pad (Item 132708 - $5.95 )
  • Memento Ink Refill (Item 133456 - $4.95 )
  • Color Lifter  (Item 129369 - $4.95 )
Happy Stampin!     :-)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paper Pumpkin!

Wow, I just got my first Paper Pumpkin and I love it!!  You will have to understand that I am mostly a card crafter only.  Never say never!  I love this.  I still have one more bag to use & you can be sure I will.  I followed the directions for this just added the background of the stars and hearts.  I used the Starts and Hearts Decorative Mask (I used the ghost technique sponging originally with crumb cake ink then I just offset it and re-sponged with very vanilla)  Love the result of this!  5 to 6 letters work best, but I have a grandson-to-be (due to arrive in early December) that has eight letters.  A little bit of a challenge, but I think it worked out pretty well.

This is so fun and perfect for the person who says I don't have the money or time to invest in a stamping hobby.  The cost is $19.95 (which includes shipping) a month and you get all the supplies except adhesive.  Everything is cut for you.  You receive with every kit a ink stampin' spot (a small ink pad) and stamps (photopolymer stamps) card stock or in this case-bags, and embellishments.

You can quit at any time or even skip a month.  How great is that?!!  It is a fun surprise every month what you will receive in your paper pumpkin.

This Paper Pumpkin is Stampin Up! February kit.  Along with this I got two circle stamps with two different designs - stripes and dots.  Next is a card I made with this:

Don't forget the inside of your card or your envelope.  I also used this stamp on the heart on the front of the card.  I popped it up with dimensionals.  Do you see the shadow it created?  I thought that was pretty cool.

Another picture:

All this with one kit.  Of course I did add to these projects with a few items of my own. Now I have the stamps and ink to use with future projects.  The blue tissue paper on Benjamin's bag is from my paper pumpkin.  It was wrapped in this inside the orange box in the background.  I just used the fringe scissors and voila!

For the extras in this project I used:

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!
Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

If you are interested in joining Paper Pumpkin just click on it on the upper right hand side.  When you put in a demonstrator I would appreciate you putting in my name, Cherie Criswell. Thank you and I hope you join me.

Happy Stampin!        :-)