Sending Good Thoughts

July 26, 2022

“Seas” the day and set sail across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit is beautifully designed with nautical imagery, a fun message-in-a-bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please.

The Sending Good Thoughts Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards—three each of three daring designs—and nine coordinating envelopes. You can create heart-warming cards that will have your loved ones feeling sand-tastic!

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KIT FEATURES

Each Sending Good Thoughts kit includes 9 printed card bases, 9 printed envelopes, printed die cuts, printed die-cut labels, embossed printed die cuts, linen thread, adhesive dots, and dimensionals. And don’t forget the exclusive Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer Stamp Set and a Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot!

ALTERNATE USES

Looking for more ways to use the Sending Good Thoughts kit? Read below how our talented concept artists came up with a few fun takes on the pieces included in this kit and created new masterpieces!

New technique: this month, learn how to create a distressed look. Watch the short video now.

Whether you choose to recreate their designs or come up with your own colorful creation, we’d love to see your creative talents on display. Share your remixed Sending Good Thoughts projects on social media using #PaperPumpkin. We’d LOVE to see your take on the message in a bottle!

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

Thinking of You Card

Make an underwater masterpiece with this bold card! To begin, cut out a textured blue card base to 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" (8.9 x 8.9 cm), keeping the embossed waves texture. Adhere the Poppy Parade coral die cut behind the textured square piece with Mini Glue Dots so that the end peaks out. Adhere to a Fresh Freesia card base with dimensionals. Flip a coral die cut piece around so that the white is showing and adhere it to the front of the textured square with Mini Glue Dots.

Using the Bermuda Bay Classic’ Ink Spot, stamp the following: the sentiment on the flag banner, the texture on the blue star, and the rolled letter on the bottle. Wrap the linen thread around the neck of the bottle and tie a bow. Layer and adhere all stamped pieces with dimensionals to the front of the card. Finally, adhere a Poppy Parade seahorse to finish of your card!

Supplies: Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Wishing You All the Best Card

To make this card inspired by adventures on the sea, you’ll need to start by trimming down a Bermuda Bay card base to 4-1/4" x 2" (10.8 x 5.1 cm) and another Bermuda Bay card base to 4" x 4" (10.2 x 10.2 cm). Emboss the square Bermuda Bay piece with the Into the Clouds Embossing Folder and distress with Paper Snips Scissors by running a sharp edge across the paper until white parts start to show, creating a unique, rustic texture.

Stamp a sentiment onto the printed bottle die-cut piece with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Use the Vintage Bottle Punch to create two bottles out of the striped piece and two bottles out of Pool Party Cardstock. Stamp texture onto the bottles in Pool Party ink. Layer and adhere bottles to card base with dimensionals. Wrap the Sweet Sorbet baker’s twine around the card and tie a bow with knotted ends.

Create a two-toned ship by stamping the ship image twice on Basic White cardstock, one in Basic Gray ink and one in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Fussy cut both images but trim the sails off the black image, leaving just the hull of the ship. Glue the stamped pieces together, creating a black ship with gray sails. Adhere the ship to the front of the card with dimensionals and you’re done!

Supplies: Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit (included); Basic White and Pool Party cardstock; Basic Gray and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; 2022–2024 In Color Baker’s Twine Pack; Vintage Bottle Punch; Into the Clouds Embossing Folder; Paper Snips Scissors; Stampin’ Seal+ and dimensionals (included).

Sending Good Thoughts Frame

Create a gorgeous art piece by putting a creative spin on this Paper Pumpkin kit and coordinating products! You’ll also need a wooden frame to adhere your art piece to.

Start by taking the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin box and cutting a flat cardboard piece to 5" x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm), then trim a Gray Granite print from the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper to the same size and stick together. Adhere this piece to the center of your wooden frame with Adhesive Foam Strips.

Cut an envelope to 5-1/8" x 2-7/8" (13 x 7.3 cm) and stamp it with the wave image from the Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay ink. Take a blue textured card base and cut out a wave using the Waves Dies. Layer these two pieces and adhere together. Then attach to the to the center of the wooden frame using dimensionals.

Stamp a sentiment in Night of Navy ink to Basic White Cardstock and trim into a label shape. Stamp the post image in Soft Suede ink onto Basic White Cardstock and use a Blender Pen to blend the ink to add dimension. Die cut the post and trim off the pelican. Replace the pelican with the seagull die cut from the kit and adhere together. Die cut the clouds from Basic White Cardstock and die cut the label piece out of Bermuda Bay Cardstock. Layer all pieces together, including twine behind the post, and adhere to the wooden frame using Mini Glue Dots and dimensionals. Finish off your artwork by embellishing with Faux Sea Glass Shapes to the bottom of the post piece. Hang your frame on your wall or gift it to a friend!

Supplies: Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit (included); Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set; Basic White and Bermuda Bay cardstock; Sun Prints Designer Series Paper; Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin box (included); Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads; Silver Threaded Twine; Faux Sea Glass Shapes; Waves Dies; Blender Pen; Stampin’ Seal+, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Glue Dots (included), and dimensionals (included).

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.

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Sending Good Thoughts Refill

Stock up on more “seas and greetings” with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Refill Kit! The gorgeous dry embossed cards and nautical designs are an appealing pair for everyone. Create multiples of your favorite card or use the extra materials to play around with adventurous alternate designs! Make more of these daring crowd pleasers and get your refill kit! Creates 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs.

Stock up on supplies before they’re gone!

Change is Beautiful Past Kit

Celebrate moments of growth and new beginnings with the Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Past Kit! Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each or 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes, perfectly themed to commemorate a loved one’s journey through life changes like graduation, moving, career changes, and more. Your family and friends are sure to appreciate your love and support when they receive a Change is Beautiful card!

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Coming Next Month

Get ready for softly serene watercolor sunflowers in a sophisticated and stylish color palette with the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit is filled with special techniques, printed die-cut pieces, fun embellishments, TWO Classic Stampin’ Ink Spots, and a FREE gift! You will not want to miss out on this creative masterpiece. Make sure you’re subscribed to Paper Pumpkin by 10 August to get yours!

The subscription period for August’s kit is between 11 July – 10 August. Click here to subscribe!

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 and thoughts on this month’s Sending Good Thoughts kit!

Vy Tran

Sue Scheets

Dawn Stock

Jennifer Merle-Hamscher

Tracy Elsom

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