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Getting ready for Autumn

Hi everyone, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted here hasn’t it?! We’ll I’ve had a bit of a crazy few weeks. After I thought I’d streamlined my processes in getting orders made in my etsy shop, I got a deluge of orders which pretty much made me throw everything out of the window. So I closed the shop to catch up with the backlog and things are back on an even keel. I’m not feeling as overwhelmed and I don’t feel as though I need to spend every waking hour making up orders. 

All work and no play made Lisa a stressed out girl!

I was still making my Papermill projects but didn’t get around to blogging them. That changes now! I have a new app on my iPad so I don’t even need to be on my computer to write these posts. Very handy, also means you’ll get to hear from me a bit more often ☺️

So back to Papermill. Have you seen the shiny new and improved website yet? You can favourite your most used and loved card colours and types and see projects from the design team by the colours that we’ve used. It’s all very clever. Check it out!

There is also a new offer this week on some colours that you will be using a lot over the next few months as you make your projects for autumn.. Those colours are Mocha Brown, Bright Orange, Daffoldil Yellow and Forest Green. Here are some gift boxes that I’ve made with these colours.

This gift bag was made with my silhouette from mocha brown card, I embellished it with jute twine and some bling and stickers from American crafts..











I have a weird confession with this gift box. I almost chickened out of making it because I have a phobia of sunflowers lol. Well not sunflowers per se. Things that are larger than my brain thinks that they should be freak me out a little. So since flowers shoukdnt be the size of a small child, my brain looks at sunflowers and goes into freak out mode. But I soldiered on because I knew that when it was made it would look fab and it does. 

You can view this offer and more over on the Papermill Direct offers page. 


Red & Green Shall Be Seen–Papermill Direct Offer

Papermill Direct offer time again and this week presents a perfect opportunity to stock up on some Christmassey staples!

You can save 15% on a box of Post Box red and Forest Green card by going over to the Papermill Direct Offers page on the website,

To whet your appetite, I have some Christmassey projects to share. Lots of pics to follow…

First up is this beautiful wreath card made using the Christmas Cheer kit from SVGCuts.



It’s such a tactile card and has tons of dimension to give your card the wow factor,

Lisa Sumpter PMD Christmas in July 6


I actually used some ruby red card to add a bit of contrast to the poinsettias which I embossed with a swiss dots embossing folder.

Lisa Sumpter PMD Christmas in July 5

and because I can’t make a Christmas card without lots of sparkle, I added some to this card in the form of a Sakura stardust glitter pen.

Next up is a Fairy Light gift box made using the Silent Night kit from SVGCuts


Lisa Sumpter PMD Christmas in July 1

Again I used Forest Green, Post Box red and Ruby red card (ruby red for the base of the light). It’s a super pretty and unusual shaped box and stands around 6 inches tall.


Lisa Sumpter PMD Christmas in July 2

and if you’d like even more Christmassy inspiration, then check out the rest of the makes from the rest of the Papermill DT


Barbara | Sandie | Ruth | Sylvia | Angela | Sharon


Christmas in July

I LOVE this time of year. It spells the run up to Christmas to me. There are already some Christmas releases coming out from UK manufacturers and soon those on the other side of the pond will be doing the same! I always say that I’m only going to get one collection but then end up with all of them… well not quite but you get the idea! :)

It’s been a long time since I properly entered a challenge or blogged on a regular basis thanks to my Etsy shop taking off a lot faster than expected but I’m hoping that now that I have streamlined my processes within an inch of their life, I will have more time to create, to just make things for fun.

So here’s my Christmas creation

Lisa Sumpter paper lantern Christmas in July 1

The paper lantern is a Silhoutte file by Amanda McGee Designs which I cut out with my Cameo. Yes you read that right, I upgraded my Portrait. I still have it and I still use it but it’s nice to be able to make the larger projects now.

I used White Linen card from Papermill Direct to construct the lantern and added cardstock weight vellum which I got for a complete bargain from eBay – 50 sheets for £5.99!

Lisa Sumpter paper lantern Christmas in July 3

I cut a snowflake from the vellum and added one of the snowflakes from the lantern to the centre and finished off with bling. That pretty reindeer clothes peg is from Fancy Pants and the twine is from Lawn Fawn.


Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – let me be clear (vellum used)

Completely Christmas - Anything Goes

Simply Create Too – Christmas in July

  • Lisa Sumpter paper lantern Christmas in July 2
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