Pick Of The Crop

June 21, 2022

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. It’s time to express your love, gratitude, and style with summer’s hottest trends in crafting.

Plus, this month you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season! Shop here while supplies last.

Check out the unboxing video link here. 

KIT FEATURES

The Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit includes 9 patterned card bases—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating patterned envelopes; 1 sheet of vellum die-cut pieces; 9 sheets of die-cut images and labels; 1 Calypso Coral Stampin’ Spot; 1 spool of twine; 1 sheet of adhesive dots; and 1 sheet of dimensionals. This month’s kit also includes a Mini Shopping Bag that you can use as a creative envelope alternative.

And if you love the bag you can purchase more with the Mini Shopping Bag Add-On. Check here for availability.

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent

ALTERNATE USES

Let the summer season and these handmade alternates created by our concept artists inspire your own crafts. Check out these ideas on how you can mix & match the pieces from the kit to make even more cards & crafts.

For more inspiration, make your way to our Pinterest profile to see more projects!

YOU ARE THE SWEETEST

Let someone know you’re thinking of them with this cute card.

In the center of the ombre card base from the kit, stamp the long stem flowers (from the Pick of the Crop Photopolymer Stamp Set) in Calypso Coral. Make sure to position them high enough so they peek through!

Adhere four Blackberry Bliss die-cut flowers over the stamped images to create a flower bunch. Fussy cut the top of the market wagon so you only have the green piece left. Then flip that upside down and use as a flower pot; adhere using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral on the die-cut label with a long stem. Take the Stampin’ Spot and gently brush along the outside of the die-cut label to add color. Then use a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere, placing the label so it sticks out of your flower pot. Tie a twine bow around the stem of the label for a final touch!

Supplies: Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit

YOU’RE THE PICK OF THE CROP

Create a card bursting with fresh flavor and creativity!

Cut a piece of Basic White Cardstock to 7" x 6" (17.8 x 15.2 cm) and fold to form a card front that is 3-1/2" x 6" (8.9 x 15.2 cm). Then cut out a piece that is slightly smaller, insert into the Gingham Embossing Folder, and pass through the Stampin’ Cut & Embossing Machine. Using a Blending Brush and Pool Party ink, lightly brush the color onto the embossed piece. Make a gradient but using more ink on the lower right section of your paper.

On the embossed piece, stamp a few clusters of blueberries (from the Pick of the Crop Photopolymer Stamp Set) in Night of Navy. Layer with two strawberry and blueberry die-cut pieces from the kit to create a cute fruit bunch.

Cut a 4" (10.2 cm) piece of Petal Pink Soft Polyester Ribbon and adhere over the die-cut pieces. On the reverse side of the long die-cut label from the kit, stamp the sentiment in Garden Green. Adhere so the middle of the label aligns with the ribbon.

Add a smattering of Fun Flower Resin Shapes in Calypso Coral. Finally, adhere your beautiful embossed piece onto the front of your card.

Supplies: Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit (included); Basic White Cardstock;  Garden Green, Night of Navy, and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad; Petal Pink 3/8" (1 cm) Soft Polyester Ribbon; Fun Flowers Resin Shapes; Blending Brushes; Gingham Embossing Folder; Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

THINKING OF YOU GIFT BAG

Think outside the gift box with this festive twist on gift and card packaging!

Stamp the long stem flowers (from the Pick of the Crop Photopolymer Stamp Set) in Shaded Spruce along the bottom of the Mini Shopping Bag from the kit.

Cut a 2-1/2" x 4" (6.4 x 10.2 cm) piece from the Teacup Boutique Designer Series Paper (green floral pattern). Trim the edges to create a gift

tag shape. Punch a hole in the top using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

Cut out the red gingham square from the Paper Pumpkin Kit card base. Adhere to the green floral tag using Stampin’ Dimenionals. (Place at an angle for a cute asymmetrical touch.)

Cut a 1" x 1/2" (2.5 x 1.3 cm) piece from Shaded Spruce Cardstock. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the sentiment then cover in white Embossing Powder. Remove the excess powder and emboss using the Heat Tool. Trim the right side edge to create a ribbon-style shape. Adhere to gingham square in the upper left corner.

Cut out a teacup and teapot image from the Teacup Boutique Designer Series Paper. Use a couple of the bread loaf die-cut images from the kit. Arrange together to create a picturesque picnic scene and adhere to the gingham square. Add a few glittery sequins to your tag for a fun pop.

Cut an 11" (29.7 cm) piece of Starry Sky and Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon. Tie both pieces around the right handle on the mini canvas bag. Then thread through the hole punch in the tag and tie a bow. Secure the tag to the bag with a dimensional.

Supplies: Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit; Shaded Spruce Cardstock; Teacup Boutique 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2) Designer Series Paper; Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pad; VersaMark Pad; Starry Sky and Parakeet Party 1/8" (3.2 mm) Metallic Woven Ribbon; For Everything Fancy Sequins; Basic Embossing Powders (white); Heat Tool; Label Me Fancy Punch.

COORDINATING PRODUCTS

We’ve selected a handful of products that coordinate perfectly with this month’s kit! They align beautifully with the project samples shown above and can easily be found in our online store—all in one place.

Click here to shop our coordinating products! For Canada, click here.

PICK OF THE CROP REFILLS

Give your card collection a reFRESH with the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Refill Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. This month’s kit is inspired by open markets, summer produce, and community. Make the most of this sensational kit with a refill on your favorite cards and pieces.

Stock up on supplies before they’re gone!

BEYOND THE HORIZON PAST KIT

Elevate your creativity with the Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Past Kit! Marvel in the magnificent beauty of hand-crafted watercolour prints and designs straight from the heart of our in-house artists. (And don’t forget about the additional FREE stamp set inside!) This kit contains the supplies for nine gorgeous cards with coordinating envelopes. We’re so excited to see what you will create!

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PAST KITS AND REFILLS ON SALE

Discounted products are available to current subscribers only and are while supplies last – don’t miss out!

Shop Past Kits and Refills

COMING NEXT MONTH

Set sail across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

The subscription period for July’s kit is between 11 June and 10 July.

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MONTHLY STAMP SET CASE INSERT

Did you know that we provide a printable stamp set case insert each month to help you store and organize your Paper Pumpkin stamp set and leftover supplies?

Click here to download and print!

DEMONSTRATOR ALTERNATE USES

In addition to the alternate projects created by our Stampin’ Up! concept artists, each month we showcase a few projects from independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Keep reading to see their alternate projects for this month’s Pick of the Crop kit!

MONIKA DAVIS

JENNIFER MERLE-HAMSCHER

TRACY ELSOM

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