February 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The February 2020 Paper Pumpkin – A Lovely Day was just that. I had a wonderful time making these 9 cards that are just amazing!

February 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set of cards is my favorite!!! I love the pretty flowers and polka dot background. The other cool thing about this set is that the stripes have a little tab and slides into the polka dot side for a fun opening. It is super cute!!! The envelopes with the stripes and rounded end opening are fabulous too!

Lovely Birthday, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This set of cards is the tricky ones. First I stamped the flower on the front and it lines up very well. Then I stamped the greeting on the label…no problem. When I went to assemble, my greeting was stamped to wear the lovely covered it up some. I ended up cutting the stamped label apart in order to make this work. My tip is to place the lovely down as a guide to see where you need to stamp the greetings.

This is the last set and while I love the fun cake, I almost wish I would have stuck with blues and greens for a set of masculine cards rather than adding in the Rococo Rose. They are still super cute though. The cake actually peeks through that die cut out hole!

Which set is your favorite from the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit?? Let me know in the comments below! Want to get signed up for the March Kit, click here. The sneak peak for March is that it will be Spring, Weather, Rain Boots, AND it will include 2 stamp sets to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s 7th Birthday!!!! Click here to check out past kits!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


January 2020 Paper Pumpkin!

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I’m BACK!!! I actually got my Paper Pumpkin complete in the month! I think it’s been like 2-3 months since I’ve gotten it done like that. So without further ado….here is the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

January 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of these goodies! This kit was for a sure a nice haul! There are 20 little treat bags with tags AND 10 mini cards and envelopes. I still had leftover goodies too. I love the colors because I think they go well for Valentine’s Day but also Spring. Those pastels are fabulous!

Let's Bee Friends, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think that these bags are super fabulous because the mint print on them is actually shiny foil AND it’s on the front and back. It’s a super fabulous touch and again perfect from now till Spring! The little tags were super easy to assemble. I would say tying them on was probably the hardest!

Mini Heart Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These mini cards are super cute and I even stamped on the envelopes with some Highland Heather Ink. It’s the perfect finishing touch! Another tip is that I used the Stampin’ Pierce Mat for the background image on the cards. This gives a nice smooth stamped image each time with such a large stamp. Stay tuned tomorrow to see this in action! I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of mini cards but I’ll use them around Valentine’s Day or drop them in an order or something. You could always cut them up and place it on a full sized card base too! There are lots of possibilities with the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Join in the fun and get the February Paper Pumpkin Kit with me. It will be 9 full sized cards and it coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set which is a cake. I like cake so I’m excited! Click here to join now! You can cancel at any time or skip a month at any time. You can also purchase PrePaid Subscriptions and earn Sale-A-Bration Freebies! Click below to get those!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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December 2019 Paper Pumpkin!

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This was my favorite Paper Pumpkin kit in awhile. I loved the colors and patterns. The best part of all was that the December 2019 Paper Pumpkin included 12 cards for all occasions! I was able to stock up on the ones I need the most.

December 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these amazing??? There are 4 of each of these cards and the adorable little envelopes too! You have florals (YIPPEEE), and masculine stripes, and polka dots. It’s like there is something for everyone! I love it. Did I mention the stamp set that came in the kit has 14 images. FOURTEEN! Paper Pumpkin is so fabulous! Click here to sign up and not miss another month of this fun!

Hey Friend, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So of course my favorite card is this floral one. You all know I love floral prints. The foil images were stickers which made this kit quick and simple. No crazy adhesive or glue needed. Just stick and go! This time of year, it was perfect to just create and get something done fast!

Birthday Cards For All Year, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I struggle with masculine cards so I had to make these all birthday ones so I could bulk up my stash for the year. Haha These will last a month, maybe 2 with my big family. 🙂 Again, quick and simple with the stickers and yet a stunning look with that foil shine!

From the Bottom of My Heart, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one was probably the “hardest” if you want to call it that. Getting the spacing of the flowers correct so that the greeting fit in the middle was maybe a bit tricky. You can see each card has different spacing. You really have to look to see it though. This kit was just so much fun and quick!

I can’t wait to see the January kit so I can do my Valentine treats with it. Always shooting for Auntie of the year with my nieces and nephews! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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September 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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Happy Monday!!! The September 2019 Paper Pumpkin saves the day! I was able to put these together so quickly for Halloween treats. Still shooting for Auntie of the year with treats for my nieces and nephews! 🙂

September 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love that these boxes are big enough to hold regular candy but small enough not to break the bank! Candy is so expensive it seems. After assembling the boxes, I added the little tags. I didn’t stamp on the background like the instructions said because I thought that wasn’t necessary! They are still super cute!

Skeleton Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I did go super simple for the kid’s treat boxes because after all we know they just want the treats! Using the die cut skeletons from the kit, I added one so the side of the box.

There are so many extras in the September 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit to create the treat boxes, cards, and so much more! I love that Paper Pumpkin makes holidays simple and I have plenty of goodies for other projects too!

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin and have it save you for your next holiday or project, click here to sign up now! If you want to see past kits, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


August 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I actually got my August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit complete and almost all used up! The day after it arrived I completed 3 gift bags to use right away!!! Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!

August 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Aren’t these amazing?!?!?! I’m loving them so much! They are big enough to hold a small treat but not so big that you have to buy 3 bags of candy just to fill them. I put 6 Lindt Truffles in there and it was perfect! PS: Lindt truffles are sooooo amazing. I tried out Butter Pecan, Sea Salt, and Fudge Swirl and they are all heavenly!

The tags were super easy to put together and I love the greetings. I actually forgot the gold sequins on the first 3 bags so I have LOTS leftover. In fact, I have tons of goodie left over to make more tags for bags or to add to a card front. Look at all of this leftover goodie!

Paper Pumpkin leftovers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The first gift bag went to a friend of mine who let me crash on her couch one night while I was attending a Stamp Event! Then I took in 2 bags for Claire’s teachers at the program she is attending 2 days a week. They loved it so much and the one teacher almost cried when I handed them over. That melted my heart and is exactly why I do what I do. Not that I want people to cry but I want to bring joy to others with my cards, gift bags, and homemade goodies. I have 3 left and lots of events coming up that I need a little thank you gift for!

Thankful for Family Like You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am not sure whether I need this for a friend or family member but I made a few tags for each. When it comes time to use it, all I have to do is pop off the Stampin’ Dimensional backs and stick it on. It’s perfect! I am just loving the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

If you love Halloween, you NEED to sign up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! It’s a spooky one! Click here to get signed up before the 10th of the month!!! If you would like to check out the September Kit from last year, click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


July 2019 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I just can’t seem to get my Paper Pumpkin kits done before the 10th of the next month! But I still got it completed and now I’m sharing! Here is the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!! Don’t start Red Box Pile Up and get your kit out now!!!

July 2019 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was super quick and simple to create as it is just layering the pieces on! For the Linen Thread, I just wrapped it around my fingers 2 times and then placed it over the dimensionals on the greeting! A tip for adding the dimensional adhesive piece on the wheel is to peel off the backing and place the wheel on. For the first one, I took the circle adhesive foam off and it lost it’s shape a bit. It was much harder doing it that way.

Applying adhesive, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just peel it off and place the wheel over the top and then pull it back out to put on your card!

You've been on my mind, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the color combination in these cards. It’s soft colors but they also POP! It’s perfect! Also, my favorite part is those amazing sequins which come with adhesive backs! Woot Woot!

You're The Best, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the final card set in the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit! The texture on these card fronts is amazing! I love it. I added a bit of adhesive to the card and then pressed the leaves into it. Then I added the greeting over the top! It was super easy!

If you want to see past Paper Pumpkin Kits, click here! The August Kit is already on it’s way so you can’t get that one. The September Kit will be Halloween themed so if you love Halloween, click here to subscribe and get that kit. You can enjoy it for 1 month or more. It is all up to you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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I’m a little bit behind on getting my June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit completed but it is done now! This kit wasn’t my favorite as I don’t have a huge need for mini cards that can’t be mailed. I still always complete the kits even if they aren’t my favorite because it gives me a reason to give out the cards. I will give one to the person at the Post Office, Dentist, neighbor, etc. Who wouldn’t love to get a little note to brighten their day! Another option might be that I put some cards in the little box and give it as a gift!

June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am excited to have a beach themed stamp set in my craft room. I don’t normally buy beach themed stuff because I’m in Illinois and I don’t feel like it applies. You just never know when you might need an image like this though for that perfect someone.

One of the tips I would give for this kit is to not worry about securing the vellum, leaves, and sand dollars as much. For those items, I put a dab of adhesive down or a glue dot and stick the piece on it. Then I made sure the greeting went over it to super secure it. Don’t stress about trying to get that little bit image so secure. Another thing that I did differently is using the linen thread. I added little bows to one set and I tied some around the card on another set. The 2 sets with palm trees don’t have any linen thread.

Beach Themed Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The little coordinating envelopes is super cute too! I love them!!! Did you like the June 2109 Paper Pumpkin Kit?? Let me know in the comments.

Unfortunately, I am posting this after the July date so I hope you got signed up for that already. If you aren’t signed up, be sure to do it now so you don’t miss the August Kit! Click here to try out Paper Pumpkin. You can try it out for 1 month or more! Cancel at any time. Be sure to follow me on YouTube so you can catch the unboxing and reveal!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


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