Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sending Good Thoughts

I anxiously await delivery of my Paper Pumpkin Kit each month and I was especially looking forward to receiving the July kit. Waiting for your Paper Pumpkin kit is like waiting for Christmas morning. You know you’re going to get a really great gift, but you don’t know what’s inside! That’s what it’s like when Paper Pumpkin arrives!

My kit arrived…but, it had not been handled very nicely during shipping! I was so disappointed. The only thing salvageable in the kit were the stamps. All of the paper elements, cards and envelopes were badly creased, and the ink spot had been crushed and ink was everywhere! I phoned Stampin’ Up! Support and the representative said they would send me a new kit right away. They even shipped the kit Priority Mail, and I received the replacement kit within a few days. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and your kit arrives damaged, you can rest easy in knowing that Stampin’ Up! will make things right!

I finally got to sit down and assemble the cards in the kit. I’m just in love with the sea images on these cards…they are so pretty! Once I had the cards assembled, I took a few minutes to write a personal message in each card and sealed the cards in their envelopes. The nine completed cards are on their way to a local hospital for chronically ill patients along with some other cards that I made. The messages on the cards are so uplifting and I hope it brings a smile to the recipient’s faces.

Below are the three cards included in the kit and the kit contained enough supplies to make a total of 9 cards – 3 of each style. You can click on any image to see a larger image.

If you don’t subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, I highly recommend that you do. Everything you need to complete the kit project is included, along with instructions on how to complete the cards or project. And the contents change each month! Like I mentioned earlier, it’s like receiving a gift each month…you never know what you’re going to receive! Well, Stampin’ Up! gives us a peek of what will be included but actually putting your hands on the kit contents is awesome!

AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT – SWEET SUNFLOWERS

While we’re on the subject of Paper Pumpkin, the August Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sweet Sunflowers looks amazing! If you would like to receive the August Paper Pumpkin kit, be sure to subscribe no later than August 10!

The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card to create bee-utiful projects! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. The subscriptions are for month-to-month, 3-months, 6-months or 12-months and you can start, pause or stop your subscription at any time. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

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SALE-A-BRATION IS IN FULL SWING!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

Stampin’ Up! Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit and Upcoming Kit for July

Happy Friday! I can’t believe another week has flown by!

I received my June 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit – Pick of the Crop – and wanted to share it with you. It is adorable! I took about an hour to assemble the cards in the kit – 9 total of 3 different designs. If you’re a new crafter, or an experienced crafter, Paper Pumpkin is such a great option.

If you’re not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, here are some great reasons why you should subscribe:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved!
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!
Check out the July Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sending Good Thoughts!

“Seas” the day and set sail across the ocean! The Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, July’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 daring designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. The July Paper Pumpkin kit will have your loved ones feeling sand-tastic!

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! All active subscribers are eligible to win the prize! Subscribe before July 10 to receive the Sending Good Thoughts kit!

Play the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz and share it with your friends! Good luck!

Ready to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? Click on the photo below to sign up!

ONE WEEK LEFT FOR THE KIT COLLECTION BOGO 50% OFF PROMOTION!

There is only one week left to take advantage of the Kits Collection BOGO (Buy One, Get One) 50% Off Sale. This is the perfect time to stock up on a variety of kits for yourself or share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection by visiting my online store here. There are a wide variety of kits so be sure to check them out!

Here are the promotion details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.
  • For customers, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

Click here to download a flyer for the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! LAST CHANCE & RETIRING PRODUCTS

Time is quickly running out if you would like to purchase any of the Last Chance & Retiring products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. Many of the items will be retiring at the end of June, 2022.

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go in effect now through June 30, 2022. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the Last Chance & Retiring list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.  
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale.  Happy shopping!

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Stampin’ Up! Hippest Hippo Friendship Card – Splish Splash!

I polled friends on Facebook to ask which sneak peek they would like to see – Splish Splash, or At Sea. Splish Splash won and here he is in all of his water-loving glory!

You can earn the adorable Hippest Hippos stamp set and the coordinating Hippo Dies during Sale-A-Bration which starts July 1, 2022 and runs through August 31, 2022.  Spend $50 on your Stampin’ Up! order during this time period to earn one or the other – the stamps or dies, or spend $100 and earn both the stamps and the dies!  Check back tomorrow for another sneak peek of this adventurous hippo! 

I used a piece of Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper for the background of the card front in a pretty Tahitian Tide polka dot pattern. The Fabulous Frames Dies were used to cut out a frame in Night of Navy. I stamped the hippo in Memento ink and colored him in using Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink and Gray Granite. The water droplets and wave were die cut using Tahitian Tide cardstock, and his snorkel and goggles were die cut using Gray Granite cardstock. I added a sentiment and a few Opal Rounds were added because they look just like water droplets!

But wait, there’s more! I have our friendly, adorable Hippo peeking around the corner on the inside of the card! He’s also peeking around the edge of the envelope front (not shown).

The Hippest Hippos and coordinating Hippo Dies has to be the most adorable set I’ve ever seen! Additional die elements are included in this set to accessorize this adorable little guy!

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

July Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sending Good Thoughts

“Seas” the day and set sail across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 daring designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit will have your loved ones feeling sand-tastic! Enough with the play on words…on to the details…

This kit includes:

  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Twine
  • Mini glue dots
  • Dimensionals
  • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

The July Paper Pumpkin kit must be ordered no later than July 10. Don’t wait to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin as supplies may start running low the closer we get to the cut off date for ordering/subscribing. Click here for the July Paper Pumpkin kit flyer.

At the end of May I posted my top 10 reasons why you should subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. In case you missed it, here it is again.

Here are my top 10 reasons why you should subscribe to Paper Pumpkin:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

Stampin’ Up! PACKAGING CHANGE

Starting in mid-June, you may see a change in your Stampin’ Up! packaging for small product orders. This change is part of a new shipping system that Stampin’ Up! is implementing in North America to streamline order fulfillment. 

In the new system, items are sealed between two layers of Bubble Wrap® and lined with opaque white plastic to keep the contents of your package confidential during shipping. To open your package without damaging items inside, do not try to separate the Bubble Wrap® (it’s hard to do—we’ve tried); instead, peel away the white outer layer from the Bubble Wrap® to see the products inside before deciding where to cut into the package.

This packaging can be recycled. It is made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which is recycling code 4. This puts it in the same class as plastic grocery sacks and can be recycled similarly. Check your local recycling programs and resources for more information.

Products that are available now that were used to create this card are included below. You can earn the Hippest Hippos and Hippo Dies during Sale-A-Bration which begins July 1, 2022.

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin / Last Chance & Retiring Products Coming Up!

top 10 reasons why you should subscribe to paper pumpkin

I don’t have a Friday Fun Day project for you today per se (check back on Monday), rather I thought I would share the May Paper Pumpkin kit with you…still completely FUN and it is Friday! My kit arrived last week, and I took about an hour to assemble the kit contents. May’s kit highlights the new In Colors…so beautiful! And, can I say that Paper Pumpkin kits contain quality materials! Awesome!

Here are my top 10 reasons why you should subscribe to Paper Pumpkin:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

In case you’re curious, below is a photo of the May Paper Pumpkin kit contents.

Last Chance & Retiring Products Coming Up!

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But I’m looking forward to all the new products on their way—and I hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go into effect on June 1, 2022, but feel free to browse the list now. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.  
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale. Remember, discounts don’t go into effect until June 1, 2022, though. Happy shopping!

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Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend. As we gather for get-togethers and BBQ’s this Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember to honor the men and women who died while serving our country. Much respect and love to those who gave their all!