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!


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 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! Happier Than Happy Friendship Card

How adorable is this forest scene using the Happier Than Happy Bundle and the Happy Forest Friends 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! Our little fox is wandering through the forest surrounded by trees, falling leaves and greenery.

I started with a card base of Soft Suede topped with a piece of the Happy Forest Friends DSP. I stamped the fox and tree stump and die cut them using the coordinating dies from the Happy Forest Dies set. I also die cut a number of leaves, pine trees and a little acorn using this same die set using cardstock scraps of various colors.

The sentiment for the card came from the Amazing Phrasing stamp set which is a Sale-A-Bration item which you can get for free with a qualifying order! A twill bow was added to the card front to complete this cute little card. I’ll be sending this to a friend who I don’t get to see as much anymore and I’m sure it will bring a smile to her face when she receives it!

You can grab all of the details for this card by clicking on the icon below.


The new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs are here!

The Mini Catalog, formerly known as the holiday catalog, is now open for customer orders. This catalog is jammed with amazing suites, bundles and embellishments! There is something for everyone in the new Mini, from every day stamp sets, Fall themed products and Christmas products. I’ll be highlighting items from the mini catalog over the upcoming months so be sure to tune in to get a peek.

Sale-A-Bration has also kicked off and will run through the end of August. Here are great ways to join in during Sale-A-Bration:

Place an Order During Sale-A-Bration to Earn Free Products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog: Choose a free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 order you place (before shipping and tax). There is no limit on the number of products you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Host an Event During Sale-A-Bration: Hosting an event during Sale-A-Bration is even more rewarding! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there is also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn. Plus, place any party or personal order over $300 (excluding shipping) and you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!

Join During Sale-A-Bration: Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and you can build your Starter Kit by selecting $125 in products for only $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration as a demonstrator and in addition to your starter kit products you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free! The Making Plans Collection includes a planner, notebooks and a stamp set to keep your busy life organized. It’s a really nice set!

You can view a digital copy of the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog by visiting my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page. Click here to go to the page. If you would like a copy of either of these catalogs, please visit my “Contact” page to send me an email request.

Enjoy looking at all of the great new products…and hopefully purchasing a few, or a dozen, to add to your stash! If I can be of any assistance or answer any questions about any of the products, please reach out to me. I’m happy to help!

Products used to make today’s card are included below:
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