Thanks a Latte Paper Pumpkin

This month’s Paper Pumpkin is very cute & easy!  And you know I LOVE the coffee theme!

Create With Cheryl Latte PP


Even the envelopes are super cute!

Here’s what came in the kit!  The best part for all of you who hate tying bows… the bows are already DONE for you!!

Create With Cheryl Latte PP (2)


If you would like to receive a fun new kit each month, just go to and sign up.  Be sure to select me as Demonstrator and let me know you’ve signed up and I’ll send you a little extra thank you from me!

Thank you for looking in today.

Happy crafting!


Paper Pumpkin from June

Last night I felt like making some cards, but didn’t want to use my brain.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!  The kits have everything cut out & scored.  June Paper PumpkinI love the flower stamp that came with it!!!  I used it in this next card.  Got a little more creative after I got started.

June Paper Pumpkin (2)


I’ve entered this card on the fun creative challenge called My Pumpkin Challenge!  The creators of this challenge are especially nice and encouraging and complimentary and I always find some great ideas there.  Thanks Jessica!!  🙂

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The kits come with these bright envelope liners, too!  You can see it on the right side.  I sent this one to a friend and forgot to put tissue over the button.  I have to call her to see how it arrived…

Here’s more from the kit:

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June Paper Pumpkin (5)


These would make a great summer project to do with your kids!!  To try it out, SIGN UP HERE!  It’s just $19.95/month and the kit arrives in your mailbox ready to go!

CLICK HERE to see what I’ve made in past Paper Pumpkin kits!


Paper Pumpkin Accordian Card

Well, they’ve done it again!  My Paper Pumpkin has come up with the cutest idea this month!!  An Accordion Fold Card!IMG_8184Isn’t this so cute?!!  Notice the yellow stamp under the H… that’s me putting my photopolymer stamp on upside down!  Sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve done that.  I still like it!IMG_8182They even have boxes to go with the cards! (8 cards & boxes included!)

IMG_8179I added this flower stamp from the Hostess Set called Bloom With Hope then colored it using Blendabilities.

If you’d like to try My Paper Pumpkin, now’s the perfect time!!  Sign up for 3 months and get a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

Here’s another idea to change up the Paper Pumpkin Card this month:

IMG_8186This month we’re getting together at Marylou’s office in Kahului around 5pm on Thursday, Feb. 26.  Stop in if you want to share in the fun!  I’ll have some extras you can make!




Cheerful Critters Meet Paper Pumpkin!

I had some leftovers from last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, & decided to make another shaker card!  I had fun making several cards with these Cheerful Critters holding Shaker Signs!

Cheerful Critters Meet Paper Pumpkin

I’ve entered this card on My Pumpkin Challenge!

Here’s the original Paper Pumpkin card:

Paper Pumpkin Shaker CardNow’s a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin!  Just order a 3 month subscription and you’ll get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  Contact me for more information!

A Real Hero

One of my patients, a member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, received the French Legion of Honor last week, France’s highest decoration!! What a fine man he is!! Wish I could share details about him, but you know, confidentiality & all that…

I dug through my Paper Pumpkin stuff & came up with the perfect card for him!

Isn’t this perfect? IMG_8007
The sentiment comes from Starburst Sayings. Here’s what it said on the inside:
A Big Thank You to all our military!!! We’re so proud & grateful to all of you for your many sacrifices!

Shakin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

We have our monthly Paper Pumpkin Party this Thursday where PP Subscribers get together to make our kits. I always like to try to come up with some different ways to make the cards.IMG_8028

I love the shaker card, don’t you?! And they’ve prepped everything for us to make it so simple!

I came up with this next card by following Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.mojo381
I’ve used Washi Tape in the background. The Happy Birthday stamp was part of the Paper Pumpkin Kit. I’m entering these 2 cards in the Paper Pumpkin Challenge!

We’d love to have you join us at our Paper Pumpkin Party! We’re meeting Thursday, January 29 after work (~5pm) in Wailuku. Let me know if you want to check it out & I’ll bring some extras!

Santa Box for Paper Pumpkin

Tonight we have our monthly get-together to make our Paper Pumpkin kits!  I always try to come up with some creative ideas for the group.

The October kit comes with some sturdy triangle boxes, so I turned one into a Santa!

IMG_6597Isn’t he cute?!!  I had to scramble around to find someone to borrow the mustache from (Kim who lives next door!  Thanks, Kim!).  Now I guess I’ll have to buy it!  Found the original Santa idea on Pinterest (made by Sondra Jumper, but couldn’t find her blog).

By the way, see the beautiful doily under Santa?!  A very talented SU demonstrator from Arizona, Sherry Beeson, made that for me, & I haven’t even met her!  You meet the nicest people through Stampin’ Up!

If you’re interested in seeing what we’re doing tonight, feel free to drop by!  We meet in Kahului, so just email me for directions.  5pm – 7pm.  We’d love to have you join our Paper Pumpkin group!!  Sign up here!!

I’ve entered my box in My Pumpkin Challenge!

I was surprised to find out I was chosen as an “Awesome Pick”! for October’s Paper Pumpkin Challenge!!  Thanks so much!!

Grab button for My Pumpkin Challenge

Paper Pumpkin Treat Bags!

This is my favorite Paper Pumpkin kit so far!!


I changed this one up a bit to use at my Thanksgiving table!  Found the idea on Glenda Calkin’s blog.  Then I added a button closure so that all the goodies won’t fall out!

IMG_6467I also made a few cards with the kit.  Found this idea on Katy McGloin’s blog.  Only thing I changed was to use my new Note Tag Punch.

IMG_6469I loved this card by Michelle Quinno, but didn’t have the Dots & Stripes Mask.  So, guess where my polka dots came from?!  There’s this leftover circle in the Chalk Talk Stamp Set!  I knew I’d find a use for it!


Last, but not least, I love this card made by Connie Babbert!  So I made my own version here:

IMG_6470My Paper Pumpkin group is meeting tomorrow night at Marylou’s office in Kahului.  Stop by if you want to see us in action!  Just email me for details…

If you’d like to order this wonderful Paper Pumpkin kit for yourself, it’s ON SALE NOW for just $7.95 plus tax, S/H.  Let me know how many kits you’d like (6 bags, tags, sequins, stickers included).

I’m participating in the Sweets & Treats Challenge!

Paper Pumpkin Night

Last Thursday my Paper Pumpkin Group got together & had lots of fun putting together the July kits!  Here they are busy creating…IMG_6281IMG_6219We made lots of cards, gift cards, & boxes, & had lots leftover.

Here’s a cute idea Loretta came up with:

IMG_6282Then Yvette had the brilliant idea to curve the words (you can do this with the Photopolymer sets!).  See how the “Thanks” is curved?!IMG_6288

Our Maui boxes apparently went on a wild goose chase & took forever to arrive!  But the good news is that we all received 2 July Paper Pumpkin boxes!  Then a day later, our August boxes arrived!!  I asked everyone if they wanted to wait to month to meet again (silly me!).  No way!  We plan to get together with our August boxes next Thursday night again.  I spent this morning putting mine together.  They’re really cute just as they are!

IMG_6283IMG_6284IMG_6285It comes with regular sized cards, little gift cards, and these adorable envelopes!!  And Strawberry Slush Sequins!IMG_6287It’s a perfect time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin!  50% off the next 2 months!


Paper Pumpkin Night

Thursday, August 28, 5pm at St. Anthony’s

Bring your PP Box, glue & stuff, G Block (labeled), Strawberry Slush, Mellow Moss, & Hello Honey Ink Pads, if you want, & a pupu to share.

Feel free to stop by after work & see what all the excitement is about!!

Paper Pumpkin

This month our Paper Pumpkin box contained 6 little boxes, ribbon, and stamps/stickers to make several cute cards.  We’ll be meeting on Thursday afternoon, August 21th at 5pm at St. Anthony’s to make our projects.  I have an extra kit if anyone would like to join us…cost is $20.IMG_6219

I got this idea from convention.  Cut off the top of one of the boxes and cut cards in half to make a cute gift set of cards!

IMG_6220Found pompom idea from Heather.

I’ll show you some of the gift cards we’ll be making:

IMG_6225IMG_6226This stamp set is called “Tape It” & I think I’ll be using it a lot…looks just like Washi Tape!


And, finally, here’s a regular sized card.  Found the candle idea from Susan.  I used the leftover card as a stencil!

IMG_6221Let me know if you want to try it out.  Stampin’ Up! has a special deal the next 2 months…Get Paper Pumpkin 1/2 price (ONLY $10/MONTH!).  CLICK HERE and enter the promo code “HALFOFF2” in the promo box!   PP 50

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming next month…IMG_7627September Paper Pumpkin