May 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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Today is the last day to sign up for the June 2019 Paper Pumpkin! Click here to sign up for that. Sneak Peak details for that kit are that there will be
16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes. But wait that isn’t all, there is also an exclusive carrying case! Of course, the exclusive stamp set and ink spot too! Now before we get too excited for June, let me share with you the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

May 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card set is probably my favorite!!! You all know I love pink and flowers so it shouldn’t be a surprise! For these cards, the instructions actually have you stamp the dots around the flowers. You can see in the far left card, I forgot to do that. Ops! For the second card, I went ahead and did it like the instructions even though rustic/dirty/worn is not really my look. I stamped it and compared the 2 and you know what, I liked it!!! It just looks fabulous! Paper Pumpkin is perfect for making me stamp outside my normal range! I love that!

Birds of a Feather, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I struggled a bit on getting things lined up but over all I think they look great and no one else would notice but me. First, I stamped all of the birds on the card base. Then I realized that I stamped the bottom right bird a bit low so I had to move my greeting. You can see in the middle card, I ended up covering up the birdie. Also, be sure to stamp your greeting high enough that the twine can run along the bottom of the greeting tag.

Eggs in a Nest, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card also has fabulous little speckles along the bottom of the card base. It really gives a fun messy look especially since my loops are fun and messy too. I stamped all the greetings on my tags before ever getting started and I think that was a bit of mistake. For this card, I feel like the greeting is a bit too high but again I am probably the only one to notice. It’s just being nit-picky!

Thank You Dear Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving the blue flowers and that twine behind them. The look is just fabulous! My tip for these cards is to make sure your velvet ribbon is lined up in the center. If it is not, when you go to place the tag down, the points are off on the velvet ribbon and then the “uncentered-ness” stands out a bit more.

Overall, I loved the Shelli Kit….and the floral box!!! So many cards that I can add to my collection and even more goodies leftover to use for another project. I love that the cards pushed me outside my normal stamping comfort zone too!

Can’t wait to see the June Kit! Today is the last day to sign up so click here to do that NOW! Check out past kits here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Ways To Store Your Paper Pumpkin Stamps!!!

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You all know I love organization!!! Today, I’m sharing with you a few ways to store your Paper Pumpkin Stamps. Believe it or not, my way is probably the least “organized” but it works for me and my space. I hope you find these useful and let me know if you store your Paper Pumpkin stamps this way!

Ways to Store Your Paper Pumpkin Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Each month, I get a little stamp set in plastic like shown above for Paper Pumpkin. These stamps are fabulous because they have a little bit of everything in there. After a year or even a few months, you have have basic greetings like Birthday, Thinking of You, etc. As time goes on you even get the holidays like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. I go back to these stamps A LOT for specific holidays because I know I have variety in there. This also helps me not have to buy another stamp set from the Annual Catalog for that holiday. This is super handy when I really only want to make 1 or 2 cards. Try out Paper Pumpkin, even for just a month or 2. Click here to try it out!

Shoe Box Stamp Set Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so back to the topic….what do you do with these little sets of stamps each month?? For me, I have a plastic shoe box that I throw them all into. Nothing fancy or super detailed. The little shoe box can be found at a big box store for less than $1. I added a label on the side and end and toss the set in each month! It works for me and I have room for it like this for now!

Paper Pumpkin Stamp Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There is a more organized, pretty way to store your stamps too!!! Each month, Stampin’ Up sends an email after Paper Pumpkin has arrived (around the 20th of the month). This email has details for buying refill kits, alternative options for using the kit pieces, AND a printable stamp set image. This can be printed a trimmed down to fit in a Clear Mount Stamp Case like the photo on the right.

It can also be dropped into a 3 ring binder sleeve with the stamps and even the color flyer from the kit. The awesome thing about this print out is that it shows the samples of the cards and the entire stamp set. Now you know if an image is missing or you can quickly see what the stamps are without having to dig through a box. You can also print it in color but I used my B&W printer.

How do you store your Paper Pumpkin Stamps?? Are you going to try out one of these 3 options?? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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I love flowers and I love Pink so the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit was one of my favorites!! It also came with a card box so you could gift the cards and they are perfect for a Mother’s Day Gift!!! Love it!! Check out the unboxing video here!

April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I actually used some of my own inks for this kit because I wanted more color!!! The kit came with Gray Granite which I used for the greetings. The kit states the coordinating colors in the directions which stated Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz. That is what I used for the flower on the cards and envelopes. Pear Pizzazz was the color I used for the leaves! I love how it turned out with more color!

Roses Are Red, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped the rose and leaves in the Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz for these cards too! They were super simple to stamp and assemble. I was done in now time at all!!

Thank You Notes with Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this one, I just had to add in the leaves as the roses were already printed on the layer! When adding the piece that the Baker’s Twine was tied to, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for a smoother look!

Card Gift Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To top it all off, there was this adorable little card box in there that makes gift giving cards even that much sweeter! I think putting a few cards in there for a Mother’s Day gift will be perfect!!! You could also give the gift of Paper Pumpkin! The May Kit will be perfect as it is a special edition Shelli Kit. She has given hints to what it will be by saying it is 12 cards, birds, Springtime, and elegance! I can’t wait to see it! Click here to sign up and try out Paper Pumpkin and get the Shelli Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!

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Oh how I feel so behind on Paper Pumpkin because I usually like to post the previous month before the 10th of the next month! Sorry!!!! Either way, you should totally try out Paper Pumpkin any time of the year. Sign up now (before May 10th) to get the May Kit!!!!

March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These pop out cards were SOOOOO CUTE!!! I went ahead and pulled out my calendar to do certain numbers for upcoming birthdays!!! I had a few left over and decided to just do Happy 21st Birthday….then on the inside I put “…Again!” That works for any age above 21! I wrote in the cards too! I’m feeling so on top of things….now to just remember I did it when that person’s birthday comes! 🙂

The front decoration was super simple and fun to mix and match the labels and greetings! I think I added dimensionals to different layers than the directions stated but that’s okay!

Pop Out Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The hardest part of the inside was probably all the folding and getting the cake to fold out while the rest folds in. Another tip when putting the pop out insert in is to place it inside the card, open one side and peel off the sticky. Close the card to have to attach. Flip over the card, open the flap, and peel off the sticky. Close the card. By doing it this way, it will close flat and position correctly. If you try to position it in there perfectly it might not close flat or it will be pushed in too far.

Another tip I have is to know that there are TONS of goodies in this kit. There are plenty of labels, numbers, and candles. I ended up tearing my candles apart for the top section and then realized there were small and large candle pieces. Silly Laura! Also, all the extra pieces can be used to make more cards! Woot Woot!

Have you tried out Paper Pumpkin??? It is so worth a try. Even if you only do it for 1 month!! You get a clear block with your first kit which is fabulous for this kit but all future stamping too! Stamp and Ink come in every box! Then there is the project which you can create just like the instructions say or you can use the pieces to create your own style. Try it out by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


February 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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My February 2019 Paper Pumpkin got delayed in the mail and I just got around to creating it. It was amazing as usual with the black and white look and fun use of plants. Quick and simple cards to put together and enjoy with a ton of supplies or time. That’s my kind of stamping sometimes!!!

Cactus, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These cards were super cute and easy to put together! I love the greetings and the rustic look with a little bit of bling. The color combination is perfect too with the greenery and then pops of Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist.

I took this kit with me the other day when I traveled to my hometown for a Stamp Class. I knew I would have have some time to kill between set-up and actual class so I put this kit together! It was perfect!

February 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My favorite card is the one on the far left with the YOU. I just love the look of it and that little bit of string and a few bling! I used the fun images in the stamp set for each of the envelopes to coordinate with the card. It turned out perfect. There are so many fun images and greetings in this stamp set!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, click here to join in the fun! You can try it out for 1 month or several. It is all up to you. Just cancel any time before the 10th of the month.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Did You Know???

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Today, I’m going to chat with you about Paper Pumpkin. Some of these things you may know but some might be new. Here we go, Did you know…

Paper Pumpkin 6th Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating their 6th Birthday in March! Woot Woot! The box is going to be super cute and that always makes me excited. I love to use the fun, pretty boxes in my craft room for storage like Stampin’ Blends, etc.

Speaking of Paper Pumpkin boxes, did you know that you can turn the box inside out, pop it back together, and use it for mailing. No need to peel off labels or anything, it’s a perfect clean box. You can even write on it with a Sharpie since it’s more cardboard like rather than slick on the inside.

Did you know that you can store Paper Pumpkin stamps in Clear Mount Stamp Cases. Click here to purchase some! Stampin’ Up also sends out a stamp case insert each month for the set. This comes in the Paper Pumpkin Email. Here is the insert for the February Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set.

The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is going to come with TWO stamp sets!!! If you haven’t tried out Paper Pumpkin, March is the month to do it. For $19.95 (plus tax, no shipping), you will get 2 stamp sets, 1 stamp spot, a clear block, and all the supplies for making the card project! We have been told it will be cards and they will “POP”. I can’t wait to see it. All of those goodies are totally worth it! Click here to give it a try! You can try it out for 1 month, 2 months, 8 months, forever! Just keep getting it as long as you enjoy it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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It’s March and it is a new month!!! I’m pumped because that means we are closer and closer to daylight savings and Spring! Bring on warmer weather and sunshine!!! Are you all tired of me hoping for Spring? I don’t care because I just do not like Winter….sorry winter lovers! Back to the task at hand….the March 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month is…..drum roll…..

March 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know I love flowers and this set has been so much fun to play with!!! I love the entire Happiness Blooms Suite! The big bold images are fun to use for card front, envelopes, and the inside of the card. There is a flower size/style for every project! Click here to start shopping and earning! Don’t forget that you will earn Sale-A-Bration goodies as well!

Paper Pumpkin's Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Paper Pumpkin is turning 6 in March. To celebrate, Stampin’ Up is putting TWO Stamp Sets in the kit!!! Stampin’ Up also let us know that the kit will contain cards and that they “POP”. I’m so excited to see what this kit will be and I CAN NOT WAIT for that confetti box! Super cute!!! If you haven’t tried out Paper Pumpkin, March is the month. For $20, you will get 2 stamp sets, 1 ink spot, a clear block, and supplies for 8 cards. Now that is a steal! You can try it out for 1 month or many months….it’s all up to you! Click here to get the March Kit!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


January 2019 Paper Pumpkin – Be My Valentine!!!

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I always love getting the January 2019 Paper Pumpkin because it always sets me up for Valentine Treats! As always I’m going for Auntie of Year and love to spoil my nieces and nephews with fun treats for the holidays! Paper Pumpkin always has me covered!!! This year it is the Be My Valentine Kit and it is CUTE!!!!

January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Are these not the cutest little things ever??? Those little chameleons melt my heart! Also, the greeting One in a Chameleon is just the best! These little pillow boxes hold just enough chocolate for a sweet treat but not so big that you are spending a fortune on candy! That’s the perfect amount right???

Once in a Chameleon, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 24 boxes in this kit which is a TON! I don’t have that many nieces and nephews so I am going to make a few to pass out to my babysitter, the person at the Post Office, my UPS driver, etc. Then I’m going to take the leftovers and make them into cards to use for kid’s birthdays! There are blue boxes and pink boxes depending on which side of the paper you use! The adhesive strips are best used where you peal off the paper and then press the adhesive onto the box label, then pull the plastic sheet off.

Be My Valentine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

TIP: When adding the circle or heart to the pillow box, only place Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center, going across. Since the pillow box is curved, the label will really only want to stick in the middle and not curve with the box. I will also say that I did not attempt to cut the kangaroo and stick the heart in. I was okay with the heart on his belly. 🙂

February Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Want a sneak peak into the February Kit??? Check out this video! Are you as excited as I am??? I’m pumped because there was a past kit with succulents and it was one of my favorites!!! Click here to join Paper Pumpkin even if just for the month of February! Try it out and see! It’s only $20 and you get an ink spot, stamps, and a clear block as a new subscriber. That’s on top of the project!!! Woot Woot! So worth it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – To You & Yours!!!

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The November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – To You & Yours was perfect for me to have a few extra cards to send out to family and friends. I’m always thinking of someone else to send a card to or have a new customer that I want to send one to so this kit was perfect!!! Plus it came in a cute plaid box!!! Check out the unboxing of this kit here!

Dreaming of a Plaid Christmas, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The plaid theme for these cards was super adorable! I loved it. The little greenery pieces were delicate but already die cut for you! Woot Woot!

Christmas Greenery, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I actually didn’t use the ribbon for this card. Oppps I noticed it was on there after I was all done and then I thought I would just leave it off because I liked  the card. Also, I didn’t use the Mini Glue Dots from the kit, I used some Snail Adhesive. While it’s super fabulous that these kits come with adhesive, I love my Snail for a quicker project. I added a little bit of snail on the wood sticker and then pressed the greenery into it. It wasn’t a super strong hold but then I added the greeting over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It was super secure then! I love it!

Plaid Christmas Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super quick and simple as well. I placed the wood circle sticker down and then added 8-10 little dabs of Snail adhesive around the circle. I pressed the greenery into a circle over the adhesive. It worked perfectly. I added the little bow with a Mini Glue Dot.

November 2108 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The cute plaid matching envelopes makes it so cute and coordinating. I was able to whip these cards together so quickly and it was awesome. To just relax and craft my Paper Pumpkin Kit is amazing. I am really looking forward to Paper Pumpkin even more lately.

Today is the last day to get signed up for the December Paper Pumpkin Kit. Click here to get signed up! I have been told that it won’t be cards but rather a project. This intrigues me and I can’t wait to see what it is. I’ll be posting the unboxing on my YouTube Channel once it arrives. Can’t wait! Paper Pumpkin also makes the perfect little gift for someone. It comes with everything you need in the kit as well as directions!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


October 2018 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I got behind and just finished my October 2018 Paper Pumpkin last week! This kit was super easy and there was SOOOOO much goodie. I even made 5 extra cards and still have more. That is just one of the awesome things about Paper Pumpkin; how much stuff comes in 1 kit! Sign up for the December Kit here!!!

October 2018 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these cards beautiful?? I love those little feathers!! The colors are stunning together too. I don’t know that I would have added  in that pop of blue and purple but it looks amazing!!! The kit made these 8 cards and the purple (top) cards actually have that delicate overlay and then it flips open! Super cool!

Orange Feather Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The envelopes for these cards are super cute too. The inside has a patterned liner that matches the greeting tag and then there is the little label on the front! I’ll be honest and say that I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for the feathers rather than adding the Mini Glue Dots provided in the kit. I thought it went a little faster…maybe?

Purple Feather Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Again, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for adding those leaves to the Cajun Craze label. Another handy dandy tool I used was the Take Your Pick Tool! It made popping those sequins on super easy. I’m loving that tool more and more each time I use it!!

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There were TONS of feathers left over so I created these 2 cards using the same concept as the ones above. All I did was create Crumb Cake card bases. Simple and super cute!

Paper Pumpkin Extras, www.LaurasStampPad.comI thought I would mix it up a bit so I created these with Whisper White card bases and a layer of Night of Navy. This way I didn’t have to add  a white piece in the middle of a Night of Navy base since it’s hard to see your writing in there. I used up all of the ribbon but still have the twine left. That makes 5 cards created from the extras but wait there’s more…..

Paper Pumpkin Leftover Feathers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I still have all of these feathers and labels left over. There are at least 5 more cards to be made there. That’s a lot of goodie in one box which makes it so worth the $20 price. Do you love Paper Pumpkin? Let me know in the comments below! Not a subscriber yet?? Try it out by clicking here. You can do one month and see if you like it and then continue on.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura