The July 2022 Paper Pumpkin didn’t grab my attention right away! Maybe it is because I live in the midwest but I don’t gravitate towards beachy stuff – boats, lighthouses, sea life, etc. I have seen amazing projects with these images but it’s just not me. But then I created this kit and really enjoyed it because it gave me a chance to play with these images/looks with a small investment. I also stamped outside the box and that was fun!
The color scheme for these cards is amazing! I LOVE Bermuda Bay and Pool Party so much! This card above was my favorite! The greeting is great to have on hand to reach out to someone anytime! I stamped the envelope a little too! Eeeee I love it!
I myself wouldn’t use purples and reds together because it just doesn’t feel right but look at this card. It totally works! The collage of items together is super fun. Also for the twine around the bottle neck, I simply cut a piece and folded it in half. Then I wrapped it around and through the loop. Next I secured it on the back with adhesive. No knot or bow at all. The rustic look is just perfect!
This card was my least favorite but then I left the twine bow off and I liked it better. I don’t know but it just wasn’t fitting for me! There is nothing wrong with changing up the kit and doing your own thing!
I really enjoyed making these cards and can’t wait to send them out. In fact, I think I only have 2 or 3 left to send out. It’s always good to stamp different from your normal style.
There are so many different ways to create a card at any level! Whether you are new to stamping or have stamped for many years….whether you have tons of supplies or just a handful of items, you can create a beautiful card made with love. Which one are you – Simple, Moderate, or Stepped Up?!?! I’m all 3 but probably moderate the majority of the time!
I used Note Cards and Envelopes for these cards which are fun and easy because they come pre-scored and ready to go! They are also a notecard size (5″ x 3-1/2″) so it isn’t as big and daunting if you are just starting out! Note Cards & Envelopes come in a pack of 20 and there is a white or vanilla option!
For this simple card, I took a piece of Basic White (4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) to do all of the stamping on. This made it less intimating for making mistakes. If I made a mistake on the card front, that’s the entire card. This way it’s a fun layer to add texture to the card while also making it “safer”. LOL I just randomly stamped the grass in Parakeet Party Ink and then added the flowers on top. Some of the flowers are stamped with the big flower in the upper left and some in the lower center. This gives the field of flowers a random look where each flower isn’t the same! The flowers were stamped in Sweet Sorbet Ink and Orchid Oasis! Then I added a greeting and it was all set!
Step It Up!
To step up the card a bit, I simply added a layer of Sweet Sorbet cardstock to make it POP more! The Sweet Sorbet cardstock measures 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ and then the Basic White measures 3″ x 4-1/2″. To mix it up even more I created this card in landscape rather than portrait. There are so many fun ways to create this card! To step it up even more, you can punch out the greeting with your favorite label punch (or die cut) and add a little ribbon behind it or jewels! So many ways to decorate this card!
Which card style do you prefer – simple, moderate, or stepped up?!? It’s okay to be all 3 too!!! If you would like to recreate these cards, check out the supplies listed below! Don’t forget that it is Sale-A-Bration time right now so you can earn FREE goodies when you order $50!!! Woot Woot!
WHAT?!?!?!?! I am so not ready for Christmas but that is why this is called Christmas IN JULY! It’s never to early to get started on your holiday cards after all! The July-December Mini Catalog launched this month and my Online Stamp Class is Christmas in July – Lights Aglow!
This stunning cards uses products from the Lights Aglow Suite! It is one of the 5 cards that I will be making in the July Online Card Class! This class takes place on Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m. CT on Facebook and YouTube Live! Anyone can watch for FREE! In fact, you can check out past Online Card Classes here! Share with all of your friends because I love chatting and stamping with everyone as if we were all in the same room together!
If you would like to stamp along with me there are 2 options for you to pick from! You can purchase the PDF Tutorial for instant download and cut the cardstock and supplies yourself OR you can purchase a card kit and I will mail it all out to you! No die cut/punched images or stamped images will be provided. You will need the Lights Aglow Bundle or stamp set of your choice! Click here for all of the details and to get registered!
The In Person Class for this one has filled up fast so I’m super excited to do it online with all of you as well! Save the Date for the Christmas in July – Lights Aglow Online Stamp Class on June 22nd at 7:30 p.m. CT!
Stampin’ Up also has their greatest promotion ever going on now through the end of August! Sale-A-Bration is amazing for customers, hostesses, and even those who would like to join Stampin’ Up! Stock up on your favorites from the July-December Mini Catalog and earn FREE PRODUCT!!! Woot Woot!
July 2022 News continued!
The Free Designer Series Paper of the Month for July is the Metallic & Shimmer Specialty Paper from the NEW Mini Catalog!!!! All orders of $75 or more (before shipping and tax) will get this paper pack from me for FREE! This is an exclusive offer through me, Laura Borchert! Click here to shop and earn!
Stampin’ Up! is offering Free Shipping TODAY only on orders of $75 or more!!! Spend more on craft supplies rather than shipping! Today is the day to stock up! Click here to shop!
If you would prefer to call/text/email me with your order, I am perfectly happy to place your order for you! Don’t hesistate at all on dong that! Also, don’t forget that you will also earn the Free Designer Series Paper of the Month – Tea Boutique with your order! That is an exclusive offer through me each month for a Free Paper Pack with a $75 or more order (before tax and shipping)! So it’s a double bonus day!!!
There are a few other specials going on this month as well! Be sure to get the items from the January to June Mini Catalog before they are gone. Some items are already sold out and some are even up to 50% off! (Psst You can stack all of these deals!). Another fabulous offer this month is the BOGO 50% off with the Kits Collection!!!
Here are a few things I am getting today with the Free Shipping offer: ~Basic White Envelopes (always good to stock up! *2 more Kits because it’s a great deal! ~Simply Fabulous Stamp Set….I love the greetings! *More Tea Boutique Designer Paper to ship out to all of you! ~Check my cardstock stash to prepare for Holiday Cards!
Father’s Day is this coming Sunday so let’s be sure to spoil all of the men in our lives as we honor them for their love, guidance, and support! This card is awesome for any designer paper you might have. It also works for many different occasions too!
Isn’t this the perfect look for a Father’s Day card?!? Even a birthday or retirment card! The strips of Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper measure 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ and there are endless options with double sided paper! You could use 2 different sheets of paper from the pack or 4 different sheets. This is also the perfect card for when you love both sides of the paper and just can’t decide which one to use! Just use both sides!
I stamped off for the leaves in Pear Pizzazz Ink and used Evening Evergreen Ink for the greeting so it would POP! I did the same on the inside with some leaves in the corner and Happy Father’s Day in the center! You could always flip flop the greetings if you wanted to!
Check out the supplies listed below if you would like to recreate these cards! This video tutorial has all of the details and measurements so be sure to check that out as well! Also, another big shout out of Happy Father’s Day to all the men this weekend! Enjoy your day and know that you are appreciated!
Stampin’ Up!’s Kit Collection is one sale this month with Buy 1, Get 1 at 50% off! This is perfect to get 2 kits so you can share with a friend or family member. Also, it’s PERFECT for this week because here in the midwest it is HOT! It was real feel of 107 this morning at 10 a.m. One of the kit options is this Light the Candles All Inclusive Card Kit!
I send out LOTS of birthday cards each month so I’ll never turn down a birthday card kit! This one is also super fun for kids and adults alike. I love the bright colors, cool pop up look, and fun stamps. The kit comes with everything you need to create it – stamps, ink, pre-cut/die cut cardstock and envelopes. There are detailed instructions on how to make the cards as well. It is perfect for stamping at all ages!
I decorated the inside for even more birthday fun! Also, don’t worry about the greetings because Stampin’ Up provides extras in case there is a mistake or just so you can create more fun cards with the leftovers! Either way it puts me at ease. I feel like when there is an exact amount, I’m bound mess at least 1 up. If I have plenty, I seem to nail each one! It’s probably a mental thing!
All Inclusive Card Kits!
With the special going on this month, I actually got 2 more of these Light The Candles kits. I can’t decide who I want to create this kit with! Who would you love to stamp together with – in person or even from afar?!?!
Check out all of the kits on sale here! There are card kits but also craft kits like treat boxes, decorative notebooks and more! Snag a few kits for yourself (I won’t tell) or get a few to share with friend and family!
It’s a new month and that means lots of new specials and classes!!! Here is a snapshot of everything going on this month! Let’s jump into June!!!
This month is the perfect time to try out Stampin’ Up’s Kit Collection. These are all inclusive kits for anyone!!! Beginner stampers, bored kids, avid crafters, on the go families, family reunion activities, wine night with the girls…..so many different reasons to grab 2 kits and enjoy! Get 2 of the same kit or mix and match. The most expensive kit will be the 1/2 price one!!! Woot Woot! There are card kits and craft kits (treat boxes, magnet board, memory notebook, etc). There are so many options! Click here to check them out and BOGO 50% off!!!
The Free Designer Series Paper of the Month for June is the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper!!! All orders of $75 or more (before shipping and tax) will get this paper pack from me for FREE! This is an exclusive offer through me, Laura Borchert! Click here to shop and earn!
The May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit featured all 5 of the new In Colors and I love it! The pop of color and then gold foil accents are just stunning!! Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments below!
It is so hard for me to pick a favorite because I really do love these cards. I’m going with Tahitian Tide as my first pick because I love the splatters in the background and the greeting is super fabulous!!! The monochromatic dots are my favorite here as well!
This card is perfect for #Happymail and will be great to send to my niece who is in college. Anyone getting a new job, moving, starting a sport, etc would love this uplifting card for sure! For some reason, on this card I actually like the multicolored dots better than monochromatic!
2022-2024 Stampin’ Up In Colors
This card is great because the greeting is very generic. I also love the color variations for some reason! Monochromatic all the way with this card. How crazy is it that I love monochromatic on some and others I prefer multi-colored?!?! Ehhh I’m crazy so I shouldn’t be surprised!
For this card, I love the bright green – Parakeet Party! It’s so bright and cheery. The greeting is kinda meh. I would prefer just a Happy Birthday or something. Although there are plenty of people I could send this card too so looks like I just need to branch out and embrace it. That is one thing I love about Paper Pumpkin…..it pushes me! It makes me try color combinations I wouldn’t have thought of. I used greetings, images, and techniques that maybe aren’t my favorite. This is a good thing and I need the push!
This is another greeting that I struggle with a lot. Best Wishes is a hard greeting for me to use. I mean sure I could use it for wedding, anniversary, new job, a move, etc but I also look at the greeting and think “IDK.” Do you use Best Wishes a lot?!?! What occasion?!?
Be sure to sign up for the June Paper Pumpkin before Friday so you can enjoy the fun of card making and ease of it all prepped for you! Also, it’s okay if it pushes you out of your comfort zone! It’s a good thing! 🙂
Happy…..Feels like Monday, Tuesday!!! Since we are all going to be off this week with the holiday on Monday, I thought I would just do a reminder post today! It is the last day of May which means the last day to get the In Color Starter Kit too!!
This In Color Starter Kit is AMAZING! If you love the launch of the new In Colors and want them, this offer is perfect for you. You can join Stampin’ Up this month for $99 and get $125 in any product you would like PLUS the 5 In Color Ink Pads, Designer Series Paper Pack, Cardstock Pack, and In Color Grid Paper! It’s perfect!! As a demostrator, you get early access to the upcoming Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promotion coming in July. Pre-order for these begins on June 1st! How amazing is that?!?! Click here to join now and get this offer!