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


Donut Love!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! I thought I would share my Valentine’s Day that I created for Brad and Claire!!! Brad LOVES donuts. In fact, he recently camped out on Kohl’s website waiting for a donut blankie to go on sale. He was so excited when it finally happened and now we have a fun donut blanket in our living room! I used all of this as my inspiration!

Donut Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So Brad’s card didn’t turn out as well as I had envisioned but it also turned out just perfect. He loves chocolate icing on donuts but I didn’t want to just make a chocolate donut. I cut a donut using the Layering Circles Framelits and then added Fine Tip Glue all over the top. About half way through the drying, I tested it with my thumb (see bottom left). The funny thing is that I would totally stick my thumb into his donut to steal a taste or on accident while picking it up to bring it to him. He also knows I don’t have patients so of course I tested it too early. To get the brown color, I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker!

I love sprinkles so I had to make the second donut with sprinkles to represent me! 🙂 I used the stamps from the May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit which were perfect!!! The greetings and sprinkles came from that set! I love having all the past Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets on hand for greetings and images! On the inside of the card, I put …Husband, Friend, and Daddy! He really is the best!!!

We Love You A Hole Bunch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is Claire’s card and it turned out just precious! Of course her donuts are smaller so I used punches! I created a little plate in the corner with the rounded part done half way freehand and half way with the larger donut guide. To make it look a little more like a plate, I took a Sponge Dauber to the edge of it for shading. For the greeting, it stated “I” but I wanted it to be from both Brad and I so I created the “We” with the Make A Difference Stamp Set.

I think she loved it!!! 🙂 Also, I took it back away before she could rip it to shreds so into the keepsake box it goes!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is still going on and there is also the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Items! Click here to start shopping!

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


Spooky Kitty!!!

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I love kitty cats and think they are just precious and fun. I don’t really feel like black cats are spooky unless it’s Halloween! Do you think this is a spooky kitty??

Spooky Kitty, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Today, I’m going to share some tips on how I can create fun Halloween cards without buying lots of Halloween goodies. First of all, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween but that doesn’t mean I can’t make a few cards to send out! Therefore, I like to purchase minimal Halloween products but still create fabulous projects. Do you like to send out Halloween Cards?

For this card, I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base. Next, I took a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and added some Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper to the bottom (4″ x 3″). Using the Black Glittered Ribbon, I tied it into a knot around the top of the designer paper because  it smooths out the transition from designer paper to cardstock. Next, I stamped the greeting which is from a past September Paper Pumpkin kit which was Halloween themed. Paper Pumpkin always has perfect holiday stuff in it that can be used over and over. I love it!!! The greeting was stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink so it pops out on the purple.

Hat & A Cat, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Finally for the decorations, I used the Cat Punch and more Toil & Trouble Designer Paper. The spooky hat was fussy cut from one of the sheets. This was quick and it’s super cool to add an accent like this to your card even if you don’t like fussy cutting like me! The cat was added to the card front with Snail Adhesive and the hat was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals for texture.

So for this adorable card, I only purchase the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper. The Paper Pumpkin subscription stamps and the Cat Punch were items I had on hand already. If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get fun holiday stamps for every occasion, click here!!!

I hope you enjoyed this simple and fun card!!! Hope you enjoyed this card and it gives you inspiration for your Halloween Cards this year! Click the supplies below to get yours created!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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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