Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin Peek and…My Retired Products Store has been Updated!

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well!

So – to start with – I wanted to let you know that I have – FINALLY! – gotten my Retired Products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and some miscellaneous here’s and there’s – all up in my Retired Products Store!  It’s a GREAT opportunity to get some of your faves – gently used! – at great prices (like…half off!).  So be sure to head over there and snag your goodies. 🙂

Now – let’s talk Paper Pumpkin!  I got my July Paper Pumpkin the other day – all three copies!  It’s called the Sending Good Thoughts Kit and I was pretty excited its seaside theme!  So out it came and I put together the 9 pretty cards in just about an hour!

Inside the box, there was a Bermuda Bay Ink Spot and a cute – exclusive! – stamp set.

I took a picture of the rest of the things you’ll find in the box…

…but Stampin’ Up! gave us a WAY better picture on the included instructional insert.

I LOVE the die cuts – starfish, seahorses, coral and sea birds!  And all the card fronts are dry-embossed – with waves or clouds or watery ripples!

Now.  I’m going to confess something.  I…borked two out of three of the designs in this kit.  Yes.  It’s true.  I did NOT adequately look at the which-parts-go-where picture…which is to say that I didn’t look at it AT ALL.

Look at the picture in your box.  Make sure, for example – that you’re stamping the right bottle die cut with the correct stamp meant for the card you’re working on.   And – be sure you select the right card base, too.  But – I think the cards turned out great ANYWAY – so…feel free to let your creative juices flow!

This first card design is so pretty – I wouldn’t have thought of pairing Fresh Freesia with Poppy Parade, would you?  But those smart SU designers did and it totally works!

All the envelopes are the same – so I did a little decorating on them (AND on the inside of the cards!) to coordinate them with “their” card!  How cute is that little stamped seahorse?!?

It’s a message-in-a-bottle for the next design – and I really like the pretty coral die cut on this one!  I added a little Balmy Blue for the inside and envelope. 🙂

Finally – this is the ONLY ship-in-a-bottle that I’ve seen where I KNOW how that boat got there!  And I love the die-cut seagulls swooping around!

I was really tickled with this kit, y’all – love all of the designs – and there are plenty of layers and collage-y elements, too!

If you’re wanting to see how it goes together – check it out!

Okay – so now that you’ve seen how wunnermus the July kit was (and…yes, I have ONE extra kit if anyone wants it!) – let’s take a look at…. the August “Sweet Sunflowers” Paper Pumpkin Kit….

Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our 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 or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create!

Here’s a little look at the process our artists used to create this gorgeous kit – yes, it’s all hand-painted!

Man oh man – I cannot WAIT to get this kit – how about you?!?

What you’ll find inside the box!

– 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″

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Just note – you have to be signed up for Paper Pumpkin by 10 August in order to get THIS kit!  Sign up on the 11th ….and you’ll get the  September kit.  Which is probably awesome – but…it’s not THIS one!

NOTE!  Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – There are two ways to sign up – check it!

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.

OR…do a Prepaid Subscription!  And – during Sale-A-Bration you’ll get even MORE with your Pre-Paid subscription!

When you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12-month prepaid subscription you’re going to automatically earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products.  With that 12-month subscription, you can earn up to 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration products!  A good deal got even better!

To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Happy crafting, y’all! 🙂






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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The July Tutorial features the Hello Harvest Bundle!  

Arkansas sales tax holiday starts Saturday; Computers, phones added to list of eligible items | KARK

For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays in the next few weeks!  HINT: Floridians – take a quick look – YOU’RE up next – 22 Jul – 8 August!!

And – even better –  it turns out that SOME items in our Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed below (click on the image to open up a full-size printable document):


Just a caveat: you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! DURING the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  Also, keep in mind this is a STATE sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you live in one of those states, whoo-hoo for you!  Have fun shopping tax free during your holiday!


Sale-A-Bration means you’ll be earning free fun things when you place orders over $50 (before shipping & tax) from 1 Jul – 31 Aug!!

As is the case with ALL our Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Brations, the July – August Sale-a-bration event has a SHOP, HOST and JOIN promotion!  You can get all the deets right here on my Stampin’ Up! promotions page!

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix 

Most days, the Dad has at least a LITTLE sumpin-sumpin on his plate after he’s done eating lunch.

Yesterday…he was UNNATURALLY tidy.


This is his “I’m Very Disappointed in this turn of events” look.



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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin Peek and…My Retired Products Store has been Updated!

  1. Oh, that look! I was able to take two items off your hands for gals in my card group! Love how you set up your retired sales. It was a piece of cake to order.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – I’m glad you were able to pick up some goodies! 🙂

  2. Love that kit! The colors and beach theme are perfect for summer. 🙂 Poor Finn…that is a very sad face.

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?!? The disappointment! 😉 Thanks, Amy – I do love this kit! 🙂

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