October 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!

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The October 2020 Paper Pumpkin was STUNNING! The color combination of Cherry Cobbler and Just Jade is amazing and I never would have thought to put those colors together! I love it!

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now I have 8 more Christmas cards in my stash which is another bonus that Paper Pumpkin provides. Woot Woot! I just love these looks!

Craft Kit for Christmas Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course my favorite card is the flower one!!! I put my flowers farther apart than the photo on the flyer was showing because I love flowers and wanted to really show them off! For the loops, wrap the twine around your fingers and then slide the loops off and twist to a figure 8. Then place the figure 8 on the back of the greeting and secure it with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Here is a little video tutorial on that if you are a visual person like me!

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is beautiful but a little more tricky. I messed up the first one I did. You can see all of that fun here! If you are doing Joy to the World, make sure your joy is up high and not down low on the wreath so there is room for the label with “To The World”. Also, I suggest having fun with the ribbon and put it in different spots, just add a little bow, wrap it around multiple times, etc.

Love, Peace, & Joy Christmas Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just have fun with it!!! That’s what I like about Paper Pumpkin! It is all put together for me but yet I can also do my own thing!!! If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin for a month or more, click here! If you want to see past kits, check them out here!

Paper Pumpkin is also a great gift option. It comes with everything to create the project except scissors and it fits all ages!!! My nieces love it and they have gotten it since they were 6 and 8. Gift a Paper Pumpkin Subscription by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


September 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived and I knew I would set up perfectly for Halloween Treats!!! I always like to send them to my nieces and nephews to strive for “Auntie of the Year”! The rest of the treats will go to anyone I would like….the mailman, Claire’s teachers, the nurses and doctors I will see in October, the neighbors, anyone!!!!

Trick or Treat Halloween 2020, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m just so excited to be all set and done when October just started!! These little cracker boxes are cute and different! They fit just enough candy to enjoy but not break the bank. I fit M&M packs, Snickers, and Twix in mine!

September 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There was SOOOO MUCH goodie and decoration in this kit that I could have made a million of these. Here are a few of the different samples I created with the cat, hat, pumpkins, flowers, and leaves!!! The amount of goodie left over is INSANE too so I can make some fabulous Fall cards for those that I would like to send #HappyMail this month but not candy! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, get signed up before October 10th to enjoy the Joy to the World Holiday Kit! I love that I will have cards ready to go early for Christmas this year!!! Woot Woot!!! Click here to get signed up! You can enjoy it for a month or many months. It’s all up to you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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August 2020 Paper Pumpkin!

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The August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called World’s Greatest and that it is! I love the blue and yellow color combination and that spark of gold foil!! Check it out!

August 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my favorite. I just love the cute little stars shaking around and that blue ribbon is so pretty with the gold accents! It was really easy to put together too! I did create one of the ribbons with the blue banners too far apart and it looks a bit silly but I perfected it with the other two!

World's Greatest Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my second favorite because I’m just in awe at how real the medal looks! It is super cool! The vellum flowers/greenery give great texture and elegance to the card too! The elegance isn’t like girlie but more like a well done awards ceremony!

August 2020 Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Teachers right now are true heroes….parents are too!!! We are in a crazy time and trying to figure it all, do what is best, and juggle all the new things is just mind boggling! Here’s to them! I did 2 of them as teacher and the last one as Friend! All of the gold stars were put on with the Fine Tip Glue Pen because it was just easier than the glue dots!

Which one is your favorite from the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit? Let me know in the comments below! If you love Halloween, you need to sign up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! It will be Fall/Halloween themed cracker style boxes! Perfect for my Halloween treats for my nieces and nephews!!! #auntieoftheyear Click here to try out Paper Pumpkin and enjoy the Fall/Halloween Kit in September!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


July 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit turned out to be even better than I expected. I was excited about the colors and the little bags but check this out!!!

July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It was so hard to pick my favorite one to show off first. I went with this one because I LOVE that greeting. I added the Ferris Wheel and rides to the bottom with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it depth and look more real. Boy does it ever!!! Since I did that, I adhered the greeting flat. Simple and so much fun!!!

Lightening Bugs and Summertime, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one would be my second favorite I think! That greeting is super fabulous but I can’t stop singing the song. I did my cards a bit different (on accident) and have fireworks in the background rather than a glow for the lightening bugs! Those vellum jars with gold foil trim are amazing though!

Chinese Lanterns, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So I did the first card on the left and wasn’t a fan of leaving the ribbon/string from the lanterns just hanging off. Then I decided to adhere the strings to the back of the card and add it to a card base to hide that. I am really LOVING how that turned out. The Whisper White card base really makes the card POP and I love it!!!

There are so many extras from this kit I decided to make a few more with some Whisper White card bases and Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. LOVE IT!!! This also only used a small amount of the leftovers. I could probably make 20 more.

Fireworks & Lanterns at Summertime, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These bags are so stinking cute. So, I decided to make a few as treat bags by stamping the fireworks on the front and adding a piece of cardstock to the inside to pop through! I played with Night of Navy, Real Red, and Silver Foil Paper. I LOVE THEM!!! The kit came with more but I am saving some of the bags to use with a light in them. So many ideas and possibilities.

I hope you enjoyed the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Be sure to sign up for the August Paper Pumpkin which is medals, trophies, masculine, and everyday heros!!! I can’t wait to see it! Click here to sign up and enjoy the fun for a month or 2 months or however long you want.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Summer Nights!!!

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Have you heard about the July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit?? Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for this fabulous all inclusive project kit sent directly to your door!!!

Summer Nights, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit is themed Summer Nights. The kit includes stamps, an ink spot, and all the supplies to create 9 post card style cards with coordinating envelopes as well as 9 die cut tea light bags for decoration! I can’t wait to light up these bags on our deck or down the side walk. Who knows they will probably also end up all through out the house too! Of course the tea lights will be battery operated and not an open flame. I just can’t trust Claire to be around an open flame like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

There is also an ADD ON option that includes 24 traditional card bases and envelopes. Combine the remaining pieces from Julyโ€™s Summer Nights kit with this Add On option to create more summer fun!

Are you new to Paper Pumpkin? Don’t worry, your first kit comes with a Clear Block to use on all of your stamps from here on out. BONUS!!! You can enjoy 1 month or many months. It’s all up to you! Paper Pumpkin processes on the 10th of the month so just be sure to get signed up or cancel before then! PS: Tomorrow is the 10th!!! Click here to join in the fun of Paper Pumpkin!

Also, you can join in the fun of unboxing and creating the kit with me on Facebook Lives! Check it out! Check out last month’s Paper Pumpkin here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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June 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I know it’s July already but better late than never. Here’s the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin which was super fun!!!

June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of that bright, cheery, happiness!!! Isn’t it fabulous?? I was a bit upset that I had to cover up the solid gold foil sun in upper right hand cards but it’s okay! I love these card so much!!! Maybe not as much as last months cards but it’s close behind!

The right hand side cards and the lower left were all created as the instructions stated but the upper left were a creation all on my own! There were soooooooo many extra pieces from this kit that I just preferred to use them rather than stamp an image! I’m telling you that Paper Pumpkin is worth every penny because you get so much goodie!!! Stamps, an ink spot, and all the supplies to make 8 cards plus tons of leftover goodies. YES!!!

Lemons, Pineapples, and Sunshine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think the Lemon Cards are my favorites although I really like the Pineapples ones too! That Gold Foil just really makes the cards pop and look so fancy! Which one is your favorite???

Don’t forget to sign up for the July Paper Pumpkin before the 10th to join in the fun!!! Click here to do that now!

Also, be sure to follow me on Facebook so you can join in the unboxing and creating of the Paper Pumpkin Kits each month! I love stamping with all of you Live in a little segment I like to call Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy! It truly is therapy for all! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


May 2020 Paper Pumpkin!

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I know this is super late but I just had to share the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin because I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! It’s super fabulous!!! For sure one of my top favorites of all time. If you want to check out past kits, click here!

May 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You’re amazing and that’s a fact!!! This card is so bright and cheery and that greeting is perfect! I love this one the most! You might notice that my little Baker’s Twine bows POP more. I actually laid 2 pieces of the twine together and picked them up and tied a bow with the double strands. This really adds to it and makes it stand out more!

Rainbow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my second favorite card! You all know how much I love bright colors and these cards just make my heart happy! The other fabulous thing about these cards (and the stamps) is that they are perfect for generic #HappyMail cards. Just a simple Hey or You’re Amazing to brighten someone’s day!! Oh I also have to mention that those little asterisk/star shapes are embellishments! They are soft and bendy and totally not what I was expecting but perfect for mailing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh Happy Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Times are tough, there is no doubt in that but every day we wake up is a happy day!!! Try to refocus and find the joy in every day! Send some fabulous cards to those you love or even complete strangers to share the joy! Sending cards is good for the soul for both you and the recipient, trust me and try it out!

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit has already processed as that happens on the 10th of each month! I can’t wait to share that one with all of you! Join me on Facebook to see the unboxing of that soon! Sign up for the July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit which comes with cards AND these fabulous die-cut tealight bags! Eeeeeee Let’s have fun all summer long!!!

Summer Nights, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I can’t wait!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

PS: Thank you all for bearing with me during this crazy time. Finding a schedule to fit it ALL in has been hard. I love, miss, and appreciate all of you! I’m not going anywhere, just not always here blogging!


Tip for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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I think this is a record for me creating my Paper Pumpkin Kit in the same week it arrived! Woot Woot! Thanks to my “Daily Dose of Stampin’ Therapy” Facebook lives where I enjoy stamping and chatting with all of you! Click here to go join in the fun!! Here is the April Paper Pumpkin Kit!

April Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is the tricky card that had me stumped for a while. Finally I….or should I say with Brad’s help….figured it out!!! It is a Z fold card and originally I thought it should fold where the white and green print meet. I was wrong! The green/white panel is the card base “inside”. Then you fold that middle score line over to create a card. It will be too long and go beyond the card back. Next, fold on the far left score line back towards the front to create the Z fold! I hope that all makes sense. If not, just watch the video below! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The greeting on that back panel is AMAZING! I really had a hard time covering it up because I love it so much. It says, “Life’s greatest blessings begin and end with family. It is in families that we learn to love, teach what is most important, and grow together in love and laughter. Grateful for you, happy to be yours! <3

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the second card that is super fun with the tree! I love those leaves/flower petals! I did find that there are not enough pearls for every yellow dot on each card. BUT I found a fun solution for running out. I was able to take the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker and color some of my Pearls for the same look! PERFECT!!!

Be sure to sign up for the May Paper Pumpkin Kit to join in the fun and have a great project to do for an afternoon or evening or morning or whenever! These kits come with everything in them so anyone can do it!

Check out the video below or click here to see all of these tips in action for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and donโ€™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

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March 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit was AMAZING! I love the Spring look and the fun rain boots! It also came with an extra stamp set which is super fun too! Check out all 12 of the cards in this kit!

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love all of these cards! The coordinating striped envelopes are super cute too! I’m not 100% sure which color goes with which card but that’s okay!

Cute Rain Boots, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is so fun because of all the colorful boots. My first card was that bottom left hand card. Notice that the green boots don’t line up with the girl’s boots. Oppps! I didn’t realize that they matched up and so I just placed the boots down. ๐Ÿ™‚ No one will notice! This card has the clear raindrops on it that add just a little bit of texture and shine!

Bunnies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The bunny is adorable and makes this a fun Easter card! You can see that a I used the clear epoxy dots for this card. The photo doesn’t show it very well but there are like 3 above the flowers and 2 over by the bunny!

Waiting out the storm, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not a huge fan of storms because….well…they are scary! Seeing these beautiful flowers and cute boots just proves to me that there is still beauty during the storm. There is hope that we will get through it and we will!

Paper Pumpkin is so much fun and I love getting something new each month that is a surprise! I love getting card kits that are perfect for the time of year we are in. Join in the fun with me and get Paper Pumpkin too! Click here to sign up for 1 month or as long as you want!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


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