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Hello Stampers and Papercrafters! and, welcome to our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!   My name is Lori Mueller and I'm part of a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world that have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the July Paper Pumpkin kit.PPHop-HeaderGraphicThis month's kit is inspired by THREE different product suites found in the Annual catalog:  Come Sail Away, Woven Threads and Garden Love.  Based on these wonderful kit projects, I couldn't tell you which one is my favorite.  Although, I will admit the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper is my ultimate favorite pack, right now.  The rustic colors and scratchy, aztech-y (totally made up that word) patterns really speak to me.

Every month, the kits include enough supplies to create the designed projects. And, that is what I primarily focus on using on my alternate projects to share with you, but this month, I was more drawn to using only the stamp set.  I loved the designed card projects in the kit that I did not want to chop up any of the card bases, envelopes, or steal the dies and embellishments to create an alternative.

I love to create the non-typical sized card.  Yes, I have to be different, but if truth be told, I had a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that was in my scrap folder measuring 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" — perfect for a square card!



I'm certain the stamp set included in the kit is going to get a lot of attention from me to create a variety of cards.  I mean, look at those lovely sentiments!  Very versatile and has "all occasion" written all over them. :)  A definite keeper, plus, a bonus from the kits — you build a small collection of stamp sets and ink spots that doesn't break the bank and will give you endless hours of creations.


The instructions sheet that comes in the kit always lists the coordinating colors that go with the included supplies.  Since the cards were featuring three different product suites, there were a lot of colors to choose from, but I managed to narrow down to Terracotta Tile, Mint Macaron, and Seaside Spray to stamp the medallion.  Someone might ask if I used the Stamparatus to stamp the medallion image so answer would be 'not this time'.  Since the stamp sets are photopolymer, I felt pretty comfortable stamping the image with my old eyeballs and a pair of 'cheater' glasses.  LOL!


On My Mind Dove Candy Holder

I'm on a mission to use up some Sahara Sand cardstock scraps, so this 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" strip was my inspiration to hold a nice piece of Dove chocolate.  I scored it at 2-1/8 and 2-5/8" and fancied up the top using the Delightful Tag Topper punch.



To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the July Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have created to share with you.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.

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What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep your crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, allowing you to check as many creative boxes as possible while keeping our projects simple—so you can explore the world of papercrafting with confidence. With this in mind, we are bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August.

Now, it’s no secret that subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you (and me!) generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.

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In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!
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Go ahead....give it a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month test drive and get in on all the FUN!!  If you end up not enjoying it (GASP!!), you can cancel your subscription.  But, I'm sure you will be very happy and excited to see what the next month will bring you.  Trust me!  I've been a subscriber for almost 5 years and I get anxious to receive my little orange box in the mail near the middle of each month.  **squeal**



Bonus Days Ends July 30th!!

Today’s the day you can start earning Bonus Days coupon codes to use in August! Grab a 3-, 6- or 12-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin—YES, you can earn $5 coupon(s) with your prepaid subscription!  YAYAYAY!!  There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list from the 2019-2020 annual catalog. Here’s the deal: For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31, 2019.

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July's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)

This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

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These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To A Wild Rose stamp set.




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What supplies do you need to create these lovely projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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