FREE Card Kit w/ Nothing Better than Bundle

Do you order stamp bundles/sets and then get stuck not knowing what to do with them? Well I have a fantastic deal for you! I have created 3 designs using the Love You More Than bundle and I have prepared a PDF for you to keep! BUT- the BEST part is, I have a Zoom class scheduled for the first 8 people to order this bundle where we make these cards together!

You will need to be pre-order through my website (or through emailing/messaging me).  That will come directly from Stampin’ Up! when you use the host code: 3JUV6S9J at check out (if you are local-I can have it ship to my house too). I will mail you the consumable parts for FREE (2 of each of the 3 designs-so 6 cards)! 
We will make 6 total cards using your own featured set and/or bundle. You can use your paper/inks/products or order the suggested items along with your featured set and/or bundle. Plus you get a PDF so you can make more cards! 

Optional items & Colors Used: Pool Party ink (147107) , Mint Macaron Ink (147106), Early Espresso ink (147114) , Soft Suede ink (147115), Crumb Cake ink (147116), Basic Rhinestones (144220), Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim (152472), Pool Party Sheer Ribbon (152462)

This will be a new way to add to your stamping experience and stay safe at the same time!  Plus, if you are not local-we can connect and create!! I LOVE meeting new Stampin’ Friends!

Stampin’ Hugs!



NEW! Monthly Virtual Class-Whale Done

I have been brainstorming ideas that can satisfy our creative outlet without risking getting too many people together. I tailored this class from my Zoom Mystery Classes that have been a hit! And a more simplified club type of class that I usually hold here in my home.

My goal was to have you choose if you want to use your papers/inks/embellishments OR add some items to your bundle order. I was keeping the cost factor in mind as well. I will make a power point and a PDF on how to make the cards.

During our class, I will share the screen so everyone can see the instructions. Plus I will be right there to help out as well!

Class size is limited to 8 on Zoom (I can always add another date)

August Bundle: Whale Done (154053, $31.50)

Optional items: 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon Pool Party (152462, $6.00); Whale of a Time 6×6 DSP (152460, $11.50); Seabed 3D Folder (152700, $10.00) 

Colors Used: Pool Party ink pad/paper, Balmy Blue Paper, Blackberry Bliss ink pad/paper, Granny Apple Green ink pad, Calypso Coral ink pad, Pretty Peacock ink pad, Just Jade ink pad/paper, Pacific Point paper, Vellum cardstock, and Whisper White paper.

Other Suggested tools: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched So Sweetly dies (or any small rectangle), Stitched Labels dies (or any 1 3/4″ or 2″ circle punch), Lovely Label Punch or any vertical die/punch you have on hand. Bling of your choice!! I used Basic Jewels.

This Month’s Zoom class will focus on the featured set, Whale Done Bundle, that will need to be pre-purchased through my website by August 18th to ensure you get the goodies shipped from Stampin’ Up! (if you are local, you can order through emailing/messaging me).  
We will make 3 cards using the featured set and/or bundle. You can use your paper/inks/products or order the suggested items along with your featured set and/or bundle. 
Order $50 or more and I will mail you the consumable parts for FREE (2 of each design-so 6 cards)!  A PDF will be available for all orders of $30 or more as well! (plus a thank you gift!)
This will be a new way to add to your stamping experience and stay safe at the same time!  Plus, if you are not local-we can connect and create!! 

Just use this host code at checkout & I will email the details & Zoom ID! August 28th 8PM CST

I appreciate you stopping by and checking this out! It would mean the world to me if you tried this out!


Below are the optional products and their codes:

Product List
Whale Done Bundle (English)
Whale Done Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Whale Of A Time 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Lovely Labels Pick A Punch
Whale Builder Punch
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Seabed 3D Embossing Folder
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stitched Shapes Dies
Stitched So Sweetly Dies

May Just Add Stamps

May 29th Tuesday Just Add Stamps Order Deadline: Dressed to Impress Stamp set 151666 & 151319 Best Dressed 6×6 DSP $29.50 plus tax & shipping.

I will have a PDF and video for you to create 3 cards with the purchase of the Dressed to Impress stamp set and Best Dressed DSP. For an additional $15 (1st class shipping $4 extra), I can mail you the consumable parts for the 3 designs (but you will get enough for 6 cards, 2 of each design) You will have the DSP to use with the cards, so that will not be included. I wear gloves to cut and package so you can feel safe receiving the packets!  We are hunkered down and healthy! Order by the deadline and consumable kits have limited supplies-order quickly! Use host code: T7BN9PGF

Order at Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website

See the list below of items to have handy or you can add them to your order. As always, thank you for choosing me for your paper crafting needs!

Product List
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
All Dressed Up Dies
Dressed To Impress Bundle (English)
Best Dressed 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Bone Folder
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
Paper Snips
Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

Just Add Stamps Kit

Are you ready for a card tutorial that goes with adorable Under My Umbrella Bundle? I have just the boredom busting treat for you! I will have a PDF and video for you to create 3 cards with the purchase of the Under My Umbrella Bundle 153786 $30.50.

For an additional $15 (includes 1st class shipping), I can mail you the consumable parts for the 3 cards (but you will get enough for 6 cards, 2 of each design) I wear gloves to cut and package so you can feel safe receiving the packets!  We are hunkered down and healthy!  Order deadline is April 30th! Use Host Code 2GD9RANM (be sure not to click “no contact”)

It always tickles me to see an email come across that someone has placed an online order! I take it as a compliment that you chose me! It does make me sad that some choose to check “no contact”. Please know that I just like to spoil my customers, keep them informed a few times a month (not 12 times a day-annoying), and send thank you perks! I promise I am not the pushy type!

Here is the list of items to have on hand to make the cards. You can always improvise or change it up too!

If choose to cut the consumables yourself-here are the supplies. I will have dimensions in the PDF.

Feel free to share this with your friends that love to stamp, card making, or craft! I reward for referrals too!

Stay safe and healthy! Laura


Just Add Stamps!

So, how are we doing in your neck of the woods? We have been busy actually! I think we have the e-Learning down for my 4th grader and that takes up half of the day! Then we try to go outside between pollen swaths and rain! We have a track close to the house and I go out and walk with my music! BUT being in my craft room is the most therapeutic thing I do for myself!

So, that got me thinking that some of you would LOVE a creative break! Grab a glass of wine (or your favorite beverage) and lock yourself in a peaceful room and create! These kits are all pre-cut and include everything but the stamps! You can choose your sentiments from what you have at home!

I used gloves to cut and package them too! I can mail them for an additional $4 in the United States. Local pick up available too! I have 4 kits left-I already sold 7! But, I can order supplies and have them ready in a week! I am typing up a tip sheet to email to you as well!

Kit contents: supplies to make 4 cards, 2 of each design! An emailed tip sheet and all packaged while wearing gloves! Just $10 each set! PayPal me to place your order!

It is also the LAST few days of Sale-a-Bration! That means the FREE items you earn with each $50 increment are almost GONE! You can shop on my site (I’m soooooo close {like any small to medium order could do it}to my SAB goal too!)-I have a special treat for the person who pushes me to that!) Just click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and use HOST CODE 3JJGXQM9 at check out! It will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!

***updated****I’m $121 shy of my goal! I have a special gift for the one who pushes me to my goal!

IF you love a discount on your craft supplies-I HIGHLY encourage you to sign up! Even if its for a discount! Sign up by March 31st (that’s this Tuesday-oh and it’s Saturday today in case you need to know). For just $99 plus local tax you get: your choice of up to $125 in current product (pre-order too), PLUS a mini-paper trimmer, a sampler of 6×6 DSP, and a stamp set of your choice! That is a BARGAIN! SIGN UP HERE!

You get a 20% discount on all purchases/sales with the ability to get to 25%! To stay active you just meet the minimum of $300 a quarter (that’s before your discount too). We are fun and active group that have local/virtual quarterly gatherings and a private FB for our team! We share creations, accomplishments, and any new promotions! And if it isn’t for you, no penalties!

Stay safe and healthy!

Product List
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set

All Inclusive Kits to the Rescue!

So, how is everyone holding up? We have finally adapted to this new norm somehow. Homeschooling was a challenge the first couple of days, but I feel more confident about next week! Are you needing a break? Studies show that being productive and creating arts/crafts can be stress reliving!

How great would it be to get a kit for you or a family member? It can be a great distraction for kids 8 years and up! I will post pictures below to show you the contents of these great kits! I love the Notes of Kindness and Lots of Happy kits! AND they make great Random Acts of Kindness notes! Keep a few in your purse/car and you can give them to people that you want to recognize for their service!

Lots of Happy Kit $35 146388

This is a great kit! I love the watercolor pencils and how smooth they color! Just add a bit of water to an Aqua Painter or use a Blender Pen, and you can shade your images!

* Makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs, using the included Lots of Happy Stamp Set
* Folded card sizes: 2″ x 3-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, 4″ x 3-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (5.1 x 8.9 cm, 6.4 x 11.4 cm, 10.2 x 8.9 cm, 10.8 x 14 cm)
* Includes set of 7 photopolymer stamps
* clear stamp block
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating envelopes
* giftable kraft box
* printed, gold foil, white, and vellum die-cut accents
* white/gold foil labels
* Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot
* full-size Watercolor Pencils in Flirty Flamingo, green, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry
* Stampin’ Dimensionals

Notes of Kindness Kit 148266 $35

* Makes 20 cards: 5 each of 4 designs
* Folded card size: 3.5″ x 5″ (8.9 x 12.7 cm)

Kit Includes:
* Set of 6 photopolymer stamps
* Clear stamp block
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut stickers and accents
* Archival Basic Black Ink Stampin’ Spot
* Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive-backed pearls

149651 Keep Looking Up Kit $27

Create beautiful all-occasion cards in minutes using the Looking Up Card Kit. Perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go. Makes 15 cards; folded card size: 4” x 6” (10.2 x 15.2 cm). Kit includes the Looking Up Stamp Set. Complete using your choice of adhesive. Also available in French.

Kit includes:
* Set of 7 photopolymer stamps and a clear acrylic block
* 15 card bases: 3 each of 5 designs
* 15 printed envelopes
* Ink spot and embellishments

151304 Three Cheers Kit $27

This kit is perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go. It’s one of our all-inclusive project kits, so everything you need is inside the box! This fun DIY card kit makes a great gift for crafters or aspiring crafters. This kit is also available in French. Glue dots included.

* Kit includes the Three Cheers for You Stamp Set
* Makes 12 cards: 3 each of 4 designs
* Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
* Includes 6″ x 4-3/4″ x 1-13/16″ (15.2 x 12.1 x 4.6 cm) printed designer box

To order: go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website; Log in or create an account; add your kit(s) and/or other items (it is Sale-a-bration, FREE items with increments of $50); when you are at check out be sure to enter the host code 3JJGXQM9 to save on shipping.

If you happen to order more than $150-reep the host rewards and create your own order! (or join our team)

Please be safe when getting out and about for necessary items! And thank you for supporting a self-employed person at the same time you are getting some creative therapy! God Bless!

Kits · paper pumpkin · Promotions

FLASH sale!!! Hurry Ends 10/10!


  • Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set that they can use over and over!
  • At least one Classic Stampin’ Spot arrives with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, making it easy to build a collection of colorful ink spots.
  • New subscribers receive a Paper Pumpkin clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and use throughout their subscription.
  • Paper Pumpkin is an incredible value! In addition to sending you an exclusive stamp set and ink spot(s), we include everything you need to make awesome projects like cards, home décor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!
  • It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.
  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Heading out of town? Grab a kit to put together during your downtime. Each monthly project fits in one little box so you can take it anywhere!
  • You get a surprise in your mailbox every month. (Who doesn’t love happy mail?)
  • Every month, we share a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit so that you can pass it along to your subscribers. Just go to to link to our YouTube channel.
  • Create the monthly project by following the instructions included with the kit, or if you’re feeling the urge to get a little creative, head on over to our Pinterest page and get inspired by our subscribers’ brilliant monthly projects.
  • Every subscriber has exclusive access to our selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink). It’s also a great way for you to show your customers the types of kits they can get with a subscription. Click here ( US | CA ) to see our current selection of past kits, available while supplies last.
  • Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards on prepaid subscriptions, and you’ll earn commissions on the full price of the subscription (excluding the additional shipping calculated at checkout).
  • You’ll love the kits! That’s our promise to you. If you’re not satisfied, call us at 1-800-STAMP UP and we’ll take care of you.

Now, what are you waiting for??  Subscribe on my Paper Pumpkin Site now!

Stampin’ Hugs!

Stay tuned!  I am editing a new VIDEO to share this week!


All projects · Kits · simple cards · Techniques

Black Ice Technique


Every month I hold stamp club where the girls get to make 3 projects, with one card that is a technique.  I was blessed to have completed all my techniques for the rest of this year!  This month I found this awesome and popular Black Ice technique!

It’s so simple to make too!  Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Stamp your image onto Silver Foil paper with StazOn Black.
  2. Take the StazOn and then drag up and down, and side to side. You just want some random streaks of black. The StazOn works best to prevent smearing.
  3. Let it dry for a minute or two.  Then take VersaMark and drag up and down & side to side.
  4. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on the whole thing and tap off excess.
  5. Heat set the whole piece.  It takes a little longer than the metallic embossing powders.  The image will appear very crisp and deep black.  Plus the Silver will really pop!

We used the hostess set Very Vintage for this card.  We randomly stamped the vintage doily with Smoky Slate for a background.  Then we ran the Basic Gray piece through the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder.  Finished it with a sentiment and some ribbon in the back.


I hope you enjoyed this technique as much as we did! I may make one with the Beautiful Blizzard set next!

Be sure to order you items to get your FREE Creative Class to Go!  Refer a friend and you both will receive a FREE gift from me!\

Here is a sneak peek of the cards that were designed for the kit!  You get the consumables to make 2 of each for a total of 6!  Just purchase the items for this month-follow the link above for more info!




Kits · Techniques · Thank you

Country Copper


As you can see, the Country Home stamp set if a true favorite!  We are slowly changing our house to the farmhouse style.  So, when I saw this set, I had to have it!  And the Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder is a wonderful compliment to this set!  It creates texture to the background of the card.  To add more whimsy to the card I ran some Copper Foil through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder!

To color the pitcher, I used both of the Night of Navy blends and went over that with the color lifter to add highlights.  Then I used Mango Medley, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Shaded Spruce, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I did use a Color Lifter as well to add some depth to the focal point.


I created the sentiment by stamping the “thanks” from this set with StazOn on to Copper Foil and cut it out. Next, I wrapped some Linen Thread around a few times and tied a knot.

I love how it turned out!  If you love this set-which I knowyou do-then you need to order Country Home today! (It’s the featured set for my card kit-purchase the items listed in September Creative Kit to Go and get the supplies to make 6 cards FREE)


Cute cards · Kits · Techniques

Country Home FREE card kit!


sept free kit 2018

It’s been a fun week!  I just returned from our team’s annual Labor Day craft retreat!  It feels so good to be back ahead of the game!  I have all my September classes finished AND all my techniques for club done for the rest of the year!

I have fallen in love with this Country Home Stamp Set!  There are so many possibilities to watercolor, use the Stampin’ Blends, and much more!  This kit can be colored using a Blender Pen and ink OR Stampin’ Blends!

To get this great card kit for FREE: 

Purchase the selected products that are featured for this months designs and you get the card kit for FREE! (consumable items and instructions for making 6 cards! 3 designs, 2 of each) It’s like a class to go and you have 3 designs for this stamp set already! Win! Win!

You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  All packaged in a stamp case for easy access!

Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate PayPal for out of town)

Prepaid bundles/sets vary each month depending on the set:

*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code DBD2NF34 at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.
Country Home stamp set 147678 $21, Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder 147906 $10, & 3/16” Braided Linen Trim 147808 $8 (Total of $39) 

If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code.  You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order!

* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.

Creative Kit Order due no later than September 23rd. PayPal invoice for $7 priority shipping.  You can also add additional items that you may need.
I will mail class packets the last week of September.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $9.95)

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.

Watch the slideshow to see what the FREE kit contains!

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator