Good Morning! I received my July 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sending Good Thoughts last weekend and I put together some of the pretty cards. This kit makes 9 cards – three of each design and they are perfect for summer with ocean and message in a bottle themes. I did something different with this month’s kit – I didn’t make any of them according to directions! I used the basic items, but then I brought out other stamp bundles and inks from my stash and added other seaside stamps and die cuts to make the cards my own. So be sure to watch the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video if you want to make the cards according to the instructions!
Here’s the July 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit unboxing video from the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel showing how to make each card.
Here is my first card with the ship in the bottle. I added the small palms from the Paradise Palms bundle stamped in Garden Green and Old Olive and the Bermuda Bay die cut palm frond. I stamped the little seagulls from the Mountain Air stamp set in Basic Gray and added some sea glass embellishments too!
And on the inside, I repeated the ship and palm trees theme in a corner.
Here’s my second card, where I stamped more of the stamps in the kit on the bottle. I used the Poppy Parade, Fresh Freesia and Pear Pizzazz ink pads from my stash and the little school of fish from the Whale of a Time stamp set in addition to the sea horse and starfish stamps from the kit. I also added a Pool Party shell from the Chic dies and more sea glass embellishments.
And on an inside corner, I repeated the little scene I stamped inside the bottle.
And here’s my last card where I added Poppy Parade starfish to the background Pool Party banner. I stamped and die cut the starfish from the Friends are Like Seashells bundle and added a Fresh Freesia die cut shell from the Chic dies. And of course, more sea glass embellishments!
And on the inside I stamped the little coral from the Whale of a Time stamp set in Fresh Freesia and Pacific Point and the school of fish in Bermuda Bay in a corner.
Here’s the stamp set included in the kit:
There are so many nautical and tropical stamp and die sets, both current and retired, that would go well with this Paper Pumpkin kit. The printed and embossed panels for the card fronts are very nice and the sentiments are sweet. This is a great kit for summer cards whether you make them according to the instructions or come up with alternative designs, adding items from your own stash!
Next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is Sweet Sunflowers and it has a few surprises in addition to the pretty sunflowers!
The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sweet Sunflowers!
The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit includes elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! artists to take your crafting to the next level! Try out the Twist technique with a sunflower stamp that you can stamp, twist, and stamp again, perfect for a fuller and more detailed floral image. And the kit includes Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add a bee-utiful golden touch to your projects!
The August Kit includes:
- Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
- Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
- Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
- 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.
- FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets
Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.
Sign up deadline for the August 2022 kit is August 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
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