September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights!!!

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I’m ready for Halloween this year thanks to Paper Pumpkin!!!  The September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights is super cute and easy to wipe up in no time at all! Check out all of the goodies in the unboxing of the kit here!

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Frights & Delights, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these little things adorable? I purchased a random bag of candy – M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix and they all fit in there perfectly. You will notice some I put down in there and then one of the M&Ms I just left standing tall (far right). So for that one, I didn’t fold the bag down but just added the tag over the top!

Spooky Boo Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are lots of options to mix and match for these treats. There are 3 styles of bags – spiders, cobwebs, and orange stripes. Then there are 3 options for the tags – orange with white border, white with orange border, and white with a purple border. I like the purple the best I think! 🙂 The 3 greetings are Eeeek, Boo, and Spooky. For the decorations, there is a bat, ghost, and pumpkin!

Eeeek Spooky Treat Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’ve never been good at following directions so mine are a little different than the samples in the kit. I placed the sticker greeting around the middle and then stamped the greeting below. Then I realized that my decoration (pumpkin, bat, ghost) didn’t fit on the tag. No worries, I just added it below the tag onto the bag or not at all like the one above!

Halloween Candy Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another tip that I did differently than the instructions was how I adhered the labels to the bags. I actually added some Tear & Tape to the label and then pressed it over the bag. I found this worked really well at holding tight! I love them and since there were 24 in the box, I have plenty for my nieces and nephews and trick or treaters. That’s right…..24 treat bags in this box. How amazing is that?!?!

Sign up TODAY for the October Kit! Today is the last day to get it on it! Click here for this fabulous box kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It’s always great to start off the week with a fun special – Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!!

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited number of October Paper Pumpkin Kits for just $5.00 to new subscribers. Just enter the code: FLASH1018  This offer is only valid while supplies last or until October 10th which is the last day to get signed up for the October Kit. 

Click here to get signed up with this special offer! Already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Pass this special off on to a friend and then you can create your kits together!!! Stamping is always more fun with a friend. Of course, you always get a special card for me each month as well! 🙂

Also, now is a great time to be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber because the November kit will be holiday-themed and I’ve been told it’s going to come in a specially designed box. I love the cool printed boxes because it just makes getting the mail even more special. Who doesn’t want to open their mailbox and see that fabulous box in there??? It is so much better than bills! I like to call it Happy Mail!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Blissful Blooms!

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Happy Monday!!! Starting off the week simple with the August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Blissful Blooms. I can honestly say I finished this kit in 30 minutes.  It was super simple and I LOVE IT! It’s got flowers on it after all! Click here to get signed up for September! 

August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Blissful Blooms

This is just half of the kit. There are a total of 10 cards. Five of them have a large floral piece with a smaller greeting and the other five have a floral with an open center for a bigger greeting. Also, check out those gorgeous silver trim envelopes with the speckled inside. LOVE IT!!!

You make me so happy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is the other set of five cards and these envelopes have pink speckles. The greetings in the stamp set are just amazing too! Check out the greeting I put on the inside in the photo below!

Love Left Behind, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The kit was made for me with this greeting. I just feel like it says so much when you don’t know what else to say. I love it!

Vellum Florals, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So for this card, I added adhesive to the back of the greeting, placed the vellum pieces down and then added the twine. I secured the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the top. The twine starts on one end and goes to the other end in a loop, back to the other side to loop and then the end on the other side. I hope that makes sense. There is a loop and an end on each side. I will say that you need to be careful how far out your vellum and ribbon goes so it doesn’t hang off the card.

August Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I created loops in the twine and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Simple and fabulous to create 10 cards so quickly! I love it!

If you love Halloween, you need to sign up for the September Kit!! Click here to get signed up for September! It’s going to be Spooky!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


July 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Picnic Paradise!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! We enjoyed family time, my high school reunion, and relaxing. That’s the perfect weekend for sure!!! Today, I’m sharing with you the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Picnic Paradise!!! This one is supper summer-y and adorable!!!

July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Picnic Paradise, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of that goodie. I am still blown away with how much product/projects come in the Paper Pumpkin Box each month. All of this with leftover supplies, stamps, and ink for just $19.95 plus tax, free shipping. That is a steal!!! I can’t figure out whether I want to put the cards in the baskets and give them as a gift or use the cards and add some food treats to the baskets as a gift. What would you rather get…food or cards? Let me know in the comments below!

Strawberries, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The strawberries are my favorite I think. First thing, was to stamp the stitched border on all of the card bases. The stamp doesn’t actually go all the way across but don’t panic. Lining the stamped image up isn’t that hard since it is photopolymer and if it’s not straight, you can’t tell. I messed up a few or felt it looked super crooked and once the cards were complete, I can’t find the messed up ones. Next, add the vellum which I only put adhesive in the center so it didn’t show through on the edges.

Blueberries, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the fruit, I put it down first and then tied the twine around. I didn’t want the Baker’s Twine to be lumpy under my fruit. The greetings I popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals so I didn’t have to worry about those being lumpy over the twine. I did adhere the striped label to the greeting first.

Apples, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Do these not scream teacher and back to school??? Claire isn’t going to school this August (lol) but I do think they would make great back to school notes/gifts for a teacher!

Paper Pumpkin Tutorial, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here I wanted to show that I stamped the stripes all the way across the paper and then popped out the labels. That was much easier than popping them out and trying to hit that small individual label with the inked up image. Then for the basket assembly. These were super simple since the basket pieces were labeled. The instructions mentioned cutting off a little piece if you would like and I wasn’t sure what they were talking about. After making one, I realized it was the handle. That little piece of the handle that goes lower than the basket trim can be cut off flush with the trim if you would like. I cut all of mine. Also, I didn’t think I would use the short basket trim pieces but then I put one on and loved it. So I ended up using the short pieces for that nice clean trim look around the basket. I only stuffed 2 pieces of the check paper into the baskets and there is tons leftover. I love it!!!

If you would like to see all of the goodies in the kit, check out my reveal video here!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin even for just 1 month to see what it’s all about, click here to sign up. Use the Promo Code: BLOOM0818 (zero eight, one eight) and you will get 50% off the August Kit. You can cancel at any time so give it a try! For $9.98 plus tax, you can’t beat it. Stamps, ink, all the supplies, AND a clear block for that price is amazing! Click here to sign up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


June 2018 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit was super fun and easy even though it took me like 3 days to put it together between baby snuggles, feedings, and napping! 🙂 It seems everything takes longer to do now that Baby Claire is here! It was still great to enjoy some crafting time where I didn’t have to think of the idea or haul out a mess of products.

June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I always need Birthday Cards and I love these colors together as well! The cake with the strawberries on it is super cute!!!

Broadway Star, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The first set of 4 cards have these fun greetings with cakes as the decoration. The one thing that I found odd was that the black and white layer that the greeting is on is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then the Hooray sticker goes on top and it hangs off. This is kind of odd because then the sticky is floating out there or dropping down and sticking. I think I would have put it all flat and just popped up the cake if I hadn’t put the dimensionals on first. Also, this photo doesn’t show it but each of the dots around the greeting gets a pearl on it and wowza does that make it POP! I love it!!! There were extra cakes and candles so I added those to the envelopes and insides of the cards!

You Did It, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this one, the banner with the stars was stamped. I tried to do this is a nice pattern but that was hard. For the most part I stamped down the banner and then did the next row. This was a bit all over but after assembling the cards, you can’t really see the pattern or any mistakes so it’s all good. I had leftover balloons so I added them to the envelopes! The little gold sequins all around make for a fun pop of bling that I like!

Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below!

Blooming Summer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Want to try out Paper Pumpkin? Get your first month at half price (regular $19.95) and see what its all about! After all your first kit comes with a clear block!!! If you love it, keep going! If not, you can cancel or suspend your account at any time. Everything always needs to be done by the 10th of the month! So this offer lasts till August 10th! Click here to get started and be sure to enter the Promo Code: BLOOM0818 (that’s zero eight, one eight).

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I thought I would share the amazing May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Manly Moments! This kit has me covered for Father’s Day! Thank you, Paper Pumpkin!!!! I was wondering what I could whip up quickly before Ziggy arrived and this came in the mail in May at the perfect time!

May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards are very basic and were easy to assemble. I love the fun fold with it. They aren’t just a regular card but instead the plaid part folds down and then top part folds up. That’s super fun and makes them different. I found that I really liked the starburst image below the greeting. It really makes it stand out and look cool. Do you prefer that or putting “To You” or another greeting like Dad, Son, Brother?? Let me know in the comments below!

Birthday Badge, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is an up closer photo of this style. I placed the banner across the badge for stamping placement. I felt this was better than winging it and hoping I got it in the right spot. Some of the bursts are up higher than others but that’s okay! 🙂 Also, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the entire back of the badge and added the banner to the badge with just Snail Adhesive in the middle. The instructions said to put the banner on with dimensionals as well. I thought that might be too high and this way the swag of the banner falls on either side with that dimensional holding it up.

Mountain Masculine Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are my absolute favorite. I love that mountain scene and those trees. I will say the bottom of the card is rather thick with all of the layers but it’s amazing! Super easy to assemble since those pieces were all stickers. I did the greetings the same as the cards above!

Happy Father's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t that texture and dimension of the card just amazing? I love it!!!! Now I am all set for Father’s Day and don’t have to scramble! I love Paper Pumpkin for that. It always sets you up for future holidays/events!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, click here to sign up for the June Kit before the 10th! You can try it for a month and cancel or enjoy it for many months. It’s all up to you. Either way, I think $20 for stamps, ink, supplies, and a clear block is TOTALLY worth a try! Also, the June Kit will coordinate with the Broadway Bound Suite in the New Catalog so that’s even more fun!!! Who doesn’t love black and white with a pop of color?!?!?!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April 2018 Paper Pumpkin – You Are My Anchor!!!

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The April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – You Are My Anchor is so amazing! To be honest, I first opened it and thought…..ehh small gift cards…..ehhhh beach theme and I live in Illinois. Then I started creating it and my mind went crazy!!! I thought about the greetings (you are my anchor, you are my lifesaver, etc) and how amazing and powerful they are! These cards are perfect for me to use on the treats for the Doctors and Nurses during my weekly baby appointments and to take to delivery. They would be great to take to the local Fire Department or Police. Teacher Appreciation Week is at the beginning of May and these would be perfect. If you gave your teacher a beach towel and sunscreen on the last day of school, this tag would fit perfectly! So many amazing ideas!

You Are My Anchor, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of this!!! There are a total of 20 cards and 4 gift boxes. It is just so much goodie and I had a TON leftover as well! This is just another reason I love Paper Pumpkin because you get SO MUCH! You can even try out Paper Pumpkin for half price for 2 months with the Promo Code: SAVEFIFTY0418 if you sign up before May 10th! Click here to sign up now!

April 2018 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These little cards were super simple to stamp and assemble. I have always found that stamping with all of the pieces still in the sheet is easier than popping them out first. Also, I used lots of twine to tie those anchors in the lower left corner and I still had tons leftover. I added a lot more gold hearts to the cards and even to the boxes because there were plenty. Be careful when stamping the birds (upper right) next to the lighthouse. The birds needs to be stamped on the white card part because it will smear off on the gold foil. For the two lighthouse cards, I added the greeting with a Stampin’ Dimensional on either end (far end) and not in the middle. This is so that it is smooth over the popped up lighthouse.

April 2018 Leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are all of the leftovers after I finished the kit. There are 2 full sheets of the labels and hearts and a few extras. I had a ton of the twine left and a few die cuts. There is just so much goodie! You can see all of the supplies when I unboxed the kit here!

Don’t forget that you can try out Paper Pumpkin for 2 months at half price (normally $19.95). Try it out and see if you like it. If anything you will get a clear block, 2 ink spots, and 2 sets of stamps! That’s a lot plus you get all of the supplies for the projects! Amazing!!! Click here to try it out!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March Paper Pumpkin – May Good Things Grow!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today, I’m sharing all the details on the March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – May Good Things Grow!!! Don’t forget that if you want to try out Paper Pumpkin, you can for half price for TWO MONTHS!!!! Click here to try it out and use the Promo Code: SAVEFIFTY0418

May Good Things Grow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set of cards is my favorite by far! I love the color combination and that detailed corner stamp and flowers!!! I will be using that detailed corner stamp on future projects for sure! 🙂 If you notice the two cards on the right I stamped on the vanilla side for the greeting and the left on the white side. I honestly don’t know which side was supposed to be used but I did notice the stamped image came out more bold on the white.

Seed Packet Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the envelopes for the amazing cards or you could add a little note card to these stunning envelopes and use Whisper White envelopes for the stunning cards! These envelopes were already printed and stunning so just adding the little accents make it perfect!

March 2018 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The second set of cards have lots of layers and details. A few tips on this one is to go through the greeting with about 6-8 inches of Baker’s Twine on one end. Then wrap the twine around twice, going back through the greeting each time around and then tying the knot on the right side. Also, I added the greenery flat and using dimensionals on the just the greeting!

Birthday Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the stunning envelopes for the second set of cards. I honestly feel like these envelopes are so fabulous, I’ll stamp a little on some Whisper White piece of cardstock. I’ll use those for these envelopes rather that to use on these detailed cards! This way I’m getting 16 fabulous projects rather than just 8! Woot Woot!

I really loved this kit and it came with wooden elements as a FREE gift for Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Birthday! I will be using those for another project. If you want to see those and all the pieces, check out my unboxing and reveal video here!

Don’t forget to try out Paper Pumpkin in April and May for half price with the Promo Code: SAVEFIFTY0418  Be sure to sign up before the end of the day tomorrow, April 10th! Click here to join now!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


February 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Wildflower Wishes!

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Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today, I’m sharing the fabulous February 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Wildflower Wishes! This kit was super fun because I love flowers so much and there was SO MUCH GOODIE in the kit!!! Check out all the cards below!

Celebrate Wildflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There were 3 “Celebrate” cards and I loved how the stamps included “your awesomeness” because I don’t really send out a ton of celebrate cards but these are cool! Super fun!!! These greetings were super long so I many of them I put at an angle so the bow and flowers peaked out nicely!

Thank You Wildflowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Thank you notes are always my favorite to create from these kits because I always need them! The little greeting “big time” is super cute too!!!

Friend Wildflower, www.LaurasStampPad.comThese are cards are super cute and will be perfect for my #40DayChallenge cards to random friends and family just because! I love it!!!

February 2018 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are a few tips I wanted to share while making these cards. I placed all 3 flower stamps on the clear block and stamped them all at the same time. This helped with few times back and forth! Also, I found that adding the centers of the greetings…..like the center of the “A” and “B”. You can see how they both look in the center photo! Then for the adhering of the vellum flowers, I just placed a Glue Dot on top of the stem and left it just like that. I didn’t even peel the paper off the top since the greeting over the top was popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals so it didn’t matter anyway!

Wildflower Wishes Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.comSo because you peel off the outline image of the greeting for the 9 main card, all of the greeting letters are left over. I was able to create another 9 cards with the leftover flower stickers and greetings. There was plenty of Linen Thread left over as well! So I got a total of 18 cards from this kit!!! That’s amazing!!!

Feb Paper Pumpkin Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are my decorated envelopes and leftover pieces after all of these cards. There is just so much goodie in this kit. If you want to see all of the content and reveal of this kit, check out this video!

5th Birthday Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating their 5th birthday in March!!!! The March Kit comes with a free gift and in a fun box! I can’t wait to see what it is!!! If you would like to get this kit, be sure to subscribe before March 10th! Click here to get the kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


January 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Heartfelt Love Notes!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I love how Paper Pumpkin always has me covered each year! Check out last year’s here! Here is the January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit which is called Heartfelt Love Notes!!!! Check out the unboxing video here!

Sending Hugs & Kisses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the little foil hearts and black and white with a pop of pink and purple! The foil is almost a rose gold color and it’s just stunning!!! I stamped all of the greeting labels with the Rich Razzleberry Ink Spot that came in the kit! Then I layered the banner, vellum and labels onto the front of each pocket card base!

January 2018 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I stamped all of the envelopes with the little heart that says, “To” and I stamped all the card inserts with the envelope and greeting. Woot Woot for not having to write out Valentine’s a million times! 🙂

Valentine's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I made treats for all of my nieces and nephews so I didn’t tie bows on the card with the ribbon. This allowed me to use the ribbon to tie the candy bags as well!

Hugs & Kisses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are all my treats and Valentine’s! I tired out these new kisses which are Cupcake flavored and Caramel filled! Both are amazing and I highly recommend them! Yum!

If you would like to sign up and get the February Paper Pumpkin Kit, click here to join in the fun!!! You can also purchase a pre-paid subscription now during Sale-A-Bration and earn freebies too!! Click here to check out the subscriptions! With Paper Pumpkin, you can pay as your go or purchase the pre-paid subscriptions. You can skip a month or cancel at any time! It’s a fun little surprise in the mailbox each month including stamps, ink, and everything you need except scissors! I have really enjoyed these little kits that are quick and simple to put together.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura