September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today, I wanted to show you the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit and some alternatives I created!

September 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at those stunning fall leaves. I just fell in love with this kit because I loved how simple the leaves were individually but then all together they are stunning! Be sure to stamp the large leaf before popping the die cut out. I find it is much easier to stamp that way!

I created the 8 little mini cards as intended. They were fairly simple to create and I loved the embossed card front….even though the leaves cover most of it.

Fall Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then the rest of the kit was these cute treat boxes. I think they are adorable but I just don’t think I will need lots of treat boxes within the next few weeks so I only made 2. Then I took the rest of the boxes and cut off the ends and cut the sides to create 2 rectangle embossed pieces of kraft paper. Using those pieces I create all of these cards!!!

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I ripped one end of the kraft piece and then added it like a banner to the card base. I used Old Olive and Crushed Curry cardstock for the card bases. Then I simply added the leaves the same way as the mini cards. I wrapped the Baker’s Twine around the spine and added the greeting! The greetings in this set is just fabulous! Then I ran of out of the Baker’s Twine and most of the leaves so I made the 2 in the lower right corner. I love them! I always need cards to send out, especially Thank Yous so these are perfect! If you don’t need treat boxes, I hope these inspire you!

Don’t forget to sign up for the October Paper Pumpkin before tomorrow! Click here to get your kit! 

Season of Style, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Sneak peak…..these are the boxes for October and November. Stampin’ Up says these kits coordinate together but you don’t need them both to create the kit! That’s got me super excited and I can’t wait to see it!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


August 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings!!!

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You all know I just love Paper Pumpkin because it’s so fun and different!!! The August 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings is just that. Look at that amazing color combination!!!

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit made 8 cards with decorated envelopes, 6 tags, and included a fabulous gift box!!!! The greetings in the set included Thanks, Sympathy, and Congrats. Sympathy is something I always like to have on hand but I’ll be honest, it’s not one I remember to make. The stamp set included an inside greeting as well. BONUS!

Floral Tags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These tags are super cute and simple! I have already used a few to decorate some prizes I gave out to some fabulous stampers!!!

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are the cards individually with their decorated coordinating envelopes. There was also so much goodie decoration that I added some to the inside of the cards as well. You can see the coordinated greetings on these too!

Card Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the adorable card box! This would make an amazing gift for someone but I like the cards so much, I don’t want to gift them! Maybe I’ll buy a refill kit for this one and gift that. Did you know that you can purchase Paper Pumpkin Refill kits? Click here to check them out!

August Leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Even after all of that fabulous-ness and extra decorating, I still had all of this left over! Of course the ribbon goes around the gift box but look at all of this goodie! I love how the Paper Pumpkin kits always come with so much stuff! It is a great value!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, you totally should! September is the perfect month to do so because it’s half price for new subscribers. Sign up with the Promo Code: HALFOFF0917 (zero nine one seven). Click here to get started. There is nothing to lose when you pay $10 and get a clear block, stamps, at least one ink spot and all the supplies to make the project. It’s always a surprise and I can’t wait to see what the September Kit will be. Get signed up before the 10th!!!

If you would like to check out past Paper Pumpkin Kit, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Vacation Stamping School Recap!!!

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Happy Friday!!! Last weekend, I added Vacation Stamping School which is a fabulous event for demonstrators in our group! I look forward to this event each year because I get to chat with friends, stamp, and learn new techniques and ideas! It was super fabulous!

Vacation Stamp School, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Here are just a few photos I took of the displays, amazing people, prizes, and techniques! The ladies in these photos are so inspirational and amazing. I couldn’t be happier to have been asked to join Stampin’ Up! by Meg! It’s been the best decision ever! I love meeting new people and gathering with friends. The creative outlet and escape from the craziness of life is always a plus too! I still have moments when I create something and I’m just blown away that I DID IT!!! It is so rewarding!

You might notice some NEW products in these photos as well. They are coming out in the Holiday Mini Catalog on September 1st. If you just can’t wait till then, join Stampin’ Up! this month and pick those items for your Starter Kit. You get to pick out $125 in product and just pay $99 plus tax! Shipping it always free! 🙂 If you have any questions, just comment below or reach out. I’m happy to answer any of them!

Share Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Would you like pre-cut cards ready to make? Would you like stamps and ink each month? Do you like unwrapping presents? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions then you need to try out Paper Pumpkin!!! Get the September Kit at 50% off if you would like to try it out!!! It’s just $9.98 for stamps, ink, a clear block and the supplies to make the project inside! Click here to get signed up by September 10th! Of course, you get a free gift from me each month you get a kit too! 🙂

Need Mittens in Alaska, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget you can get the Smitten Mittens Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order placed before August 31st!!! Click here for more details!

Have a fabulous weekend! Happy Stampin’

~Laura


July 2017 Paper Pumpkin~Positively Picturesque!!!

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Happy Monday!!! Today I’m sharing with you the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Positively Picturesque!!! I love the soft colors and the nature scenes of this kit! Also, I was super surprised with a name like this I was thinking it would be a photo frame or album. I prefer cards so I was excited!

July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Positively Picturesque, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these cards just fabulous? There are a total if 8 cards in the kit with adorable lined envelopes. Of course I had tons of Washi Tape left over as well as the stamps and TWO ink spots. Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide were the ink colors this month!

 

You're The Best, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know I love flowers so this one is my favorite. I love how the little scene of flowers peaks through the heart cut out. Also, the heart cut out is used in the other cards. I love when you can use up all of the pieces to create multiple styles of cards. Notice in the card in back, I trimmed my grass to be different heights for a cool look. 🙂

Love You Hearts, www.LaurasStampPad.comWith the heart cut outs, I added some washi tape and the wooden accents to make these two cards. Perfect!

Hello Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The next set has a die cut circle for this amazing mountain scene! Those little clouds in the background are adorable. I didn’t put my mountains down far enough on the one card but that’s okay! The bottom has a strip of Washi Tape to coordinate together and give that front piece a little design.

Washi Circle, www.LaurasStampPad.comThe punched out circles were used for these cards! Do you see them? They are covered in Washi Tape and back the greeting so perfectly. I loved the idea of placing Washi Tape all over the circle to create a whole new look. Love it!

Cut Out Scenes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 Here’s another photo of those cut out pieces showing a scene through the hole. Isn’t that just fabulous?!?! I love it!

I am super excited about the August Kit because I just don’t know what it might be. Also, it’s my birthday month so I’m hoping its something with flowers and bling! 🙂 Be sure to get signed up before August 10th so you can have fun with me! Click here to sign up! Try it out for a month. Enjoy it for a few months. You can cancel at any time or even place a hold on getting it if you know you have a busy month or just don’t want it one month. My favorite part is the surprise and how it feels like a present each month! I also love doing a product for fun and just stamping rather than having to come up with the idea. Can’t wait for the August Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


June 2017 Paper Pumpkin-One in a Melon!!!

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The June 2017 Paper Pumpkin – One in a Melon is super adorable and I loved making it!! The colors Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy are a beautiful combination! I super love the stamp images as well!!! Check out all the goodies!

June 2017 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these goodies! I thought I was going to create other cards with one of the gift bags but I loved them too much to cut one up. I plan on using them for giveaways or Hostess Gifts! 🙂

Watermelon Bag, www.LaurasStampPad.com  These bags are just AMAZING! The fact that the bag is like the rind and the tissue paper has seeds on it. I just love it so very much. The stamps have these cute greetings and watermelon images. I actually omitted the sweet on the scroll-y greeting since I used the sweet watermelon greeting. Just precious!

Hooray Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stampin’ Up always gives so much product in their kits so I decided to use the Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine more than the instructions say. I wrapped it around the cards and tied it into bows. Some of the cards were created horizontally instead of vertical. I really had fun with these. You can check out my Facebook Live Video that I did while creating these here! It was so much fun crafting with you all that afternoon!

Watermelon Envelopes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so when I first saw this greeting, I thought I would never use it. I don’t normally have my treats delivered. Then I realized I could stamp that right above the address on an envelope and I got super excited! How fun is that?!?!? Next I added a little watermelon in the corner!

A little something sweet, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course there were leftovers from the kit. I had these 2 tags and some sticker leaves left over. The stamps and ink are always an added bonus to keep as well!

Paper Pumpkin is just so much fun! My favorite part is opening it up and seeing what it is each month. I love the surprise of it and you can tell in my unboxing video here! What is your favorite part about Paper Pumpkin? Let me know in the comments below! If you aren’t a subscriber, you totally should try it out for a month or two. It is super fun and after all you will end up with a clear block, at least 2 ink spots, and 2 sets of stamps even if you don’t like the projects. Trust me you will love them and there are always alternative ways to use the kit too! Click here to sign up for the July Kit and join in the fun! Paper Pumpkin is a great gift as well. My nieces got it for their birthdays and they are loving it. Check out Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!!!!

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Stampin’ Up! is having a Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale TODAY only!!! New subscribers can try out Paper Pumpkin for just $5.00!!!!

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you have been wondering what Paper Pumpkin is all about or would like to get started, TODAY is the day!!! It’s just $5.00 for your first month! That is a major steal because your first kit comes with a clear block to use on all future kits or any clear mount or photopolymer stamp set. It comes with stamps, ink, and supplies for the project inside. That’s a lot of goodie for just $5.00!!! Click here to get signed up!

You can cancel at any time or continue getting the kits each month afterwards! It is normally $19.95 (plus tax) each month! Of course, you also get a card from me each month as well! 🙂 Remember it is today only! Also, send this to a friend if you think they would be interested. Let me know about your referral and when the friend signs up, you will both get a gift from me!!! 🙂

Have a wonderful Friday!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


Fabulous Friday!!!

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Happy Friday everyone! It is a Fabulous Friday because it is a holiday weekend!!! Before jumping into the weekend and end of the month, I wanted to share some reminders with all of you!!!

25% Off Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m starting with my favorite and most exciting one which is this amazing deal for Paper Pumpkin! I just love Paper Pumpkin because of the surprise, the wrapped up like a present, and ALL THE GOODIES it contains. There is always so much product and stuff in each box. It is totally worth it at the normal price but now at 25% off. Anyone who hasn’t tried it, totally should for at least these 3 months. It is normally $19.95 plus tax which ends up being just over $20. With the Promo Code: STARTHERE, it’s only $14.95 plus tax! You get a clear block to use on all of your clear stamps, stamps, ink, and supplies! How fabulous!?!?!? Click here to get signed up! Or course you also get a card from me each month as well! Who doesn’t love happy mail!?!?!

Fabulous Friday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the last Fabulous Friday that you can purchase the Eastern Palace Suite in a Bundle! The Sneak Peak Promotion Bundles will no longer be available after May 31st! In June, all of these items will be sold individually and you will not get the free gift! There are 2 options of bundles – the Starter Bundle & the Premier Bundle! You can see samples using these products here, here, and here!

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 Next Wednesday is the last day to get the items that are Retiring. You can see the complete list of retiring items here! Many of the items have sold out already so be sure to shop from here to see what is left and what is on sale!!! Some items are 50% off!!! Great chance to get some goodies at a steal!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I would like to thank all of the men and women for their great sacrifice and all they do and have done! THANK YOU!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


May 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Sprinkled With Love!!!

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The May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Sprinkled With Love, is super cute and fun with it’s donut theme! I was able to make so many cards with this kit and all the leftovers. I love that about these kits. There is always so much product in each one!!! Sign up now with the Promo Code: STARTHERE and you can get June, July, & August at 25% off which makes it even more fabulous! Click here to get signed up!

Sprinkled With Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

LOOK AT ALL OF THESE!!!! I created 17 Cards and 9 Treat Bags with this kit!!! It technically states that it makes 9 cards and 9 treat bags but with all of the leftovers, I added a little bit of my own cardstock to create even more!!! Let’s look at it all!

Donut Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So here are the original 9 cards that the kit creates! There are actually enough donut pieces (top and bottom cards) to make all the cards in the same style but I did 3 and 3 and then used the leftovers for my other cards! These cards were super simple to make and I just love the greetings. They are perfect for any occasion and super cute! Since my husband loves donuts, I got him to help me put this kit together. He did all of the pearl and sprinkle placement…….and then we went out to the local bakery for a donut! 🙂

Donut Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I stamped all of the little greeting stickers so they will be ready when I am! The treat bags are the perfect size for a little something sweet and even have a nice score line to fold the top flap over! The gold twine adds a little extra bling to the treat! I did put one of the extra donuts on a treat bag for decoration. I thought this would be perfect to drop a Starbucks Gift Card into as a gift. Super cute and great to have on hand for a hostess gift or pick-me-up gift! I just love it!

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These are all of the extra cards I created with the leftovers. I used Very Vanilla and Whisper White for my card bases. I added in some Pink Pirouette and So Saffron for a little bit of color! Then I just added the leftover pieces and tied some of the Gold Twine around it. I have 1 pearl and more twine to use on the treat bags left over. Oh, you can’t forget the Soft Suede Ink Pad and fabulous stamp set too!

Do you all love Paper Pumpkin as much as me??? You can see the unboxing and reveal of this kit here. My favorite part is the surprise of it each month. I also love that it is all wrapped up like a present. After all, we all deserve a present each month, don’t we?!?!?!

If you haven’t tried out Paper Pumpkin, what are you waiting for????? Sign up now with the Promo Code: STARTHERE and you can get the June, July, & August Kits at 25% off which makes it even more fabulous! That makes it like $15 for stamps, ink, a clear block, and all the goodies!!! Click here to get signed up today!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Sara Thing!!!

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I love the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Sara Thing because I love watercolor pencils and black & which with a pop of color!!!! It was super fun to put this kit together! Look at all of the goodies. You can see the complete unboxing of this kit here!

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit - A Sara Thing, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the little mini Colored Pencils and I can always use these for future projects as well! To be honest, I actually used an Aqua Painter rather than a cup of water and the provided brush! Less mess and I tend to make lots of them! 🙂 Here are all of the cards completed!!!

A Sara Thing Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of that beautiful color! This picture just makes me so happy and look at all of those cards from one kit! Amazing! Now let’s focus on each card set!

Diamond Watercolor, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so did you also notice that the envelope have that fabulous label and each set has a different inside pattern! How fabulous?!?!? So this set I had a little problem with it….can you guess? I stamped the greetings on the white panels and didn’t realize it needs to be placed low or high so the diamond doesn’t cover it. Oops! The lower right corner one is a little covered but I think it will be okay! I simply scribbled over each diamond with the pencils and then blended the colors together with the Aqua Painter! Next, I wiped off the top with a napkin to get any excess ink off the embossed portion. The flowers are a little chunky but I loved how they accented the card so I added them on!

Acrylic Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This pattern was super fun to color with. My favorite one is the lower left corner. I just love it! The Black and White Washi Tape is the perfect accent on the bottom of the watercolor paper! Love it! The flowers add a little bling and texture too!

Watercolor Wash Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These were the most fun and my favorite set because it’s so easy to just swish back and forth to watercolor. Blending the blue and yellow to make green was super fun too! I love the little random dot stamp too! Another tip is that there are few greetings that fit on the banner because the “You” doesn’t fit. I just stamped the “You” onto the watercolor paper! It turned  out perfectly!

Leftover April Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another reason I love Paper Pumpkin is because look at all of these leftovers I have to use on other projects!! I forgot to put the little paint brush in the photo as well! I just love Paper Pumpkin!!!

Which card set is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you get Paper Pumpkin, what is your favorite part of it? I can’t wait to see what you say!

If you would like to join in the fun, be sure to sign up for your Paper Pumpkin Kit before May 10th! Click here to get started! For just $19.95 (plus tax), you get a complete kit with stamps, ink and supplies. Your first kit comes with a clear block! I think it’s worth every penny!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Bunny Buddies!!!

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You all know I LOVE Paper Pumpkin because of the fun surprise each month. The March 2017 Kit – Bunny Buddies is soooo amazing! Even more than I originally thought…..look at everything I made!!! Don’t forget today is the last day to sign up for the April Kit! There is a free gift in there to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 4th Birthday! I can’t wait to see what it is!!! Click here to sign up TODAY to get the April kit!

Bunny Buddies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The kit came with all these amazing goodies to make 9 treat bags and 9 mini cards with envelopes. Bunnies are the theme which is perfect for Easter and Spring. The stamp set had lots of fun greetings so you could mix it up. Check out the reveal of the kit here! I made the 9 little bags for my nieces and nephews with candy inside! I didn’t add the little clothespin and greeting because I figured they wouldn’t care or even notice.

Easter Bunny Treat Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how adorable these are!!! TIP: Press lightly with the stamp in the ink pad and onto the canvas bag or you will end up with a little extra gray than you anticipated! 🙂

Paper Pumpkin Desk Mess, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then because I bought the biggest bag of candy possible and couldn’t resist wanting to eat it all, I thought I would make more treat bags using others I had on hand!

Bunny Bags, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I used the small Gusseted Cellophane Bags, added some candy and stamped the bunny face! I used up the clothespins with some of the Baker’s Twine tied around it and when I ran out of those I used some Playful Palette Washi Tape. These were so simple and quick to create! I love them!

Glassine Bunny Treats, www.LaurasStampPad.com

When I ran out of the gusseted bags, I used a few of the Glassine Gift Bags I had. I just stamped right onto the bag and used some leftover bunny ear stickers!

Spring Bunny Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay, I almost forgot the 9 cards from this kit as well! Now you know why I am blown away with everything I got out of this kit!! Aren’t these little cards adorable! I created the folded over bunny ear by stamping it on the sticker and cutting it out! Just like this…

HowToCutBunnyEars, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The March Kit is my favorite one of the year so far; love it!!! I can’t believe how much I was able to create with the products in this kit and the stamp set! I love how Paper Pumpkin comes with enough to complete the kit as well as extras to use on other projects! Don’t forget today is the last day to sign up for the April Kit! It is going to a fabulous one since Sara Douglas, Stampin’ Up CEO created it AND there is a free gift in there to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 4th Birthday! WOOT WOOT! Click here to sign up TODAY to get the April kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Don’t forget that Thursday is the last day to get in the Ink Pad Giveaway!!! Click here to learn more and click here to start shopping with the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF. I can’t wait to draw the winners name on Friday!!! I’m so excited!!