I hope you were able to spend some time in your craft space this weekend. It was a busy weekend for me. I did make time to complete some projects I started, and now I have to schedule some organizational time in my space.

My card is a Paper Pumpkin alternative card. I used some of the supplies from the January Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit, and added a few Perennial Postage die cut layers, and a sentiment from the Perennial Postage Stamp Set.

  • I enjoy receiving this little “surprise” in my mail box each month. I see exactly what you see before I receive the Kit… a few snippets of the project designs and colors.
  • When I open the Kit, I enjoy creating one or two of the projects as designed, but then I usually create other projects using the supplies in the Kit. The Kit is that versatile.
  • I put together the tag in the photo above according to the Kit instructions.
  • I decided to go my own way when I sat down to make the cards from the Kit instructions.
  • There’s always a new stamp set, a new ink color, and some form of adhesive or embellishment in the Kit. What I don’t use on the projects gets added to my supplies to be used on something else.
  • It’s a monthly “refresh” for me.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Basic White cardstock card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, and scored it at 4 1/4″ on the long side.
  • The Crumb Cake polka dot layer is one of the cards in the Paper Pumpkin Kit. I cut it in half and cut a layer 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Each of the patterned paper layers is die cut from card fronts in the Kit. I used the Perennial Postage Dies.
  • I stamped the white die cut layer with a stamp from the Kit and Lost Lagoon ink.
  • The Lost Lagoon leaves and the lavender stem are die cuts from the Kit.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Gorgeous Grape ink, fussy cut it, glued it to a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock, then fussy cut it again.
  • I adhered all of the die cut elements to the card front with glue.
  • I attached the Linen Thread bow with a glue dot and adhered the sentiment layer on top of it with Dimensionals.

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Sweet Springtime February Paper Pumpkin Kit – Celebrate Easter and Spring with adorable cards and treat boxes.

  • Subscription Deadline: February 10th
  • The Kit makes 9 projects – 3 each of 3 designs.
  • Projects include printed cards, coordinating envelopes, and gift boxes.
  • Also included are precut paper pieces, baker’s twine, and embellishments.
  • Coordinating colors: Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, and an Early Espresso Stampin’ Spot.

So, get yourself a Paper Pumpkin Kit, follow the instructions, make a few cards, then let your creativity take over and make projects that are yours, alone. You’ll have everything you need to do it.