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!!


February 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Many Happy Birthdays!!!

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February Paper Pumpkin 2017, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How fabulous is this February 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit?!?!?!?! I love the pull tab concept and the beautiful candle look with that gold glimmer flame! Love it!!! You can see the entire reveal of this kit on my video here!

This kit came with all of the goodies shown above – 2 ink spots (bonus), stamps, 9 envelopes, adhesive, and supplies for the 9 cards. The only thing included but not pictured above is the invitation inserts. The kit included little cards that said Date, Time, Place, Etc to use these cards as birthday invitations. Since I just did all birthday cards, I have those to use on future invites or as a white card using the back side!!!

Of course the instructions came with the kit as well. TIP: READ THE INSTRUCTIONS! I did not as I am more of a visual person and I thought while I was watching a video, I would fold and assemble all of the candle bases. After this was done, I read the instructions for the rest of the card and realized I was suppose to stick the flame in each one before sealing it closed. Opps! Crisis averted when I used my Paper Snips to open the little tops and slide in the candle flame! It was easy!

Many Happy Birthdays, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I actually pulled out my Crushed Curry Ink Pad as well for some more color! I really had fun decorating each of these and the envelope flaps! Also, there are little grooves so you can add a gift card or note! Super fun!!!

Did you get the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit? Do you love it? Let me know in the comments below!

Did you know that you can get a 3 month subscription for Paper Pumpkin for $4. off AND you get to pick out a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE! Woot Woot! That means you will get 3 ink spots, 3 sets of stamps, 3 different projects and a Sale-A-Bration item all for $55! That’s 3 months of fun! Click here to purchase the subscription today and get started this month!!! Want to pay as you go with Paper Pumpkin and cancel at any time, click here to get started!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


January 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Adoring Arrows!!!

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Valentine's Treats Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I always get excited for the January Paper Pumpkin kit because it is almost always Valentine’s Day treats!!! I love Valentine’s Day because it is the perfect day to show your love to everyone around you!!! I love passing out treats to family, friends and even those I see while running my weekly errands like those at the Bank, Post Office, and Grocery Store. This kit comes with 24 little treat bags so I’ll have tons to share with everyone!!!! Eeeee Super excited!!! You can see the reveal of this kit in this video!!!

Paper Pumpkin Hearts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The stamps are precious and fun greetings for all occasions! TIP: Leave the hearts on the sheet to stamp and then pop them out! This way they stay still and are easier to line up!! Tip #2 make sure the heart is right side up! lol Yeah, the first heart I stamped was upside down. Ops!!! 🙂

Hearts & Arrows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the little arrows, you will place the hearts on the pointed tip end and the feathers on the opposite end. Be sure to press hard on both sides of the stick to really make it stick tight!

Shooting Arrow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used the little glue dots provided in the kit to help with closing the top flap since the little gold heart wasn’t enough. I placed 1 glue got to hold the top closed and then I put one on each side of the flap and folded it over. These 3 dots and the gold heart seem to work perfectly!!! If you forget to place the arrow under the flap, you can always add it to the front above the heart! Love them!!! I put 2 Hershey bars or a few kisses in each one! Yum!!!

I can’t wait to see the February Kit because it will be a super surprise since there isn’t any holidays coming up! If you would like to get the February Kit, be sure to sign up before the 10th of the month!!! Click here to get your kit! Want a steal?? You can get a 3 Month Paper Pumpkin Subscription for $4.00 off AND a Free Sale-A-Bration item!!! That means you get a clear block, at least 3 ink spots, 3 kits with all the goodies and instructions, and a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice!! Join in the fun!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Occasions Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Begin!!!

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The best promotion ever has begun – Sale-A-Bration!!! You can enjoy the benefits as a customer, hostess, and even when you join Stampin’ Up!!!

~Every $50 you spend, you can pick out a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Click here to see all of the items you can pick!

~Now is a great time to hostess as well. When your party or order reaches $250, you will earn an additional $25 in Hostess Benefits!! That means you get $50 in Free Product!! You can also use that $50 to join Stampin’ Up!

~There is a fabulous special for joining during Sale-A-Bration too! You can use your hostess benefits towards your kit or you can join without having a party! It is $99 to join and you get to pick out $125 in any product you would like PLUS 2 FREE Stamp Sets of any value! Go for the highest value sets and that’s an additional $104 in product!!! WOOT WOOT! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out! I’m always happy to chat about it! Click here for more information!

Occasions Mini, www.LaurasStampPad.com

And just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, they came out with some AMAZING new items!!! Ice Cream Cones, Balloons, Flowers, Tools, Dancing Girl, Dragonfly, Hot Air Balloons and so much more fill this Occasions Mini Catalog!! Have fun checking out all of the goodies and you can start shopping here!!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55
Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215 USD
Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn $21.50 in Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

Stay tuned as I have tons of samples and tutorials coming soon featuring these new products!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura