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March 2021 Paper Pumkin All Inclusive Card Kit

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

The March Paper Pumpkin kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!

Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray

Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!

Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Here's a sneak peak of the kit. 

Before you order, contact me on how you can earn FREE stamp sets and fancy paper when you order by February 28, 2021.


Subscribe to the March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 February and 10 March by clicking here.

March 6th Easy Peasy Card Making Class

 March is full of anticipation for the end of winter and the welcome of warmth and new growth. Poppies are one of the earliest flowers to emerge. Join me and others on a virtual video meet to make quick and lovely Poppy themed cards using materials from Stampin' Up! Details for materials are below. 

A homemade card with NO stamping! Just using the FREE Berry Blessings Free Designer Series Paper


For week 3 of our February Monthly Dive, we will make this card that uses only the Free Berry Blessings Designer Series Paper that you can earn from the SALE-a-bration that ends on February 28th. The lighting is a bit warm because the colors look more vanilla but really is white.

Fallen in love with the Berry Blessings and Sweet Strawberry sets and want to make some cards too? No, it's not too late. Just purchase $100 of products through me and select the Berry Blessings bundle as your free SALE-a-bration gifts. I will send you all the step by step instructs on making all the cards from our February Monthly Dive. 

Browse through the mini catalogue, the annual catalogue, or the beginner's catalogue. Contact me if you are ready to order or order through my online shop link in the top menu bar.

Strawberry Treats with Berry Blessings Designer Paper

Treats for your Valentine? Treat for teachers? Friends? I created these straweberry treat containers for use with the Berry Blessings Designer Series Paper (or a lightweight cardstock). They are about 2" X 2" and are easy to assemble (all you need is tape or some form of adhesive. A Ferrero Rocher fits perfectly inside each strawberry.

This template is available for Free to my customers by clicking on this link. Just print directly and cut (works with an electronic cutting machine like a Cameo or Cricut too).

You will need:

8 1/2" X 11" heavyweight paper or lightweight cardstock.

Hole puncher or tool to make a hole.

Tape (tape runner, doublesided tape, adhesive transfer tape, glue stick).

Not  a customer yet? Purchase $50 of products from me and you can have access to this template!

Contact me (email, facebook) for information, click above to shop for supplies, or have you have issues accessing the file.

Spring Blueberries Card with the Free Berry Blessings Free Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper Card

For week Two of our February Monthly Dive, we made this blueberry theme card inspired by Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen. What a lovely card using only the free Berry Blessings Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper available during the SALE-a-bration .

Each week for the entire month of February, we meet virtually and make cards with the Sweet Strawberry and Berry Blessings themes. Want to join? No, it's not too late. Just purchase $100 of products through me and select the Berry Blessings bundle as your free SALE-a-bration gifts. I will send you all the step by step instructs on making all the cards from our February Monthly Dive. This bundle is only available through 2/28/2021.


Chickens - Who knew these would be so irresistable? "Hey Chick" and "Hey Birthday Chick" Stamps & Die Sets

 I don't know what it is about chickens, but I find them so cute! We have several friends who have chickens that lay eggs and we just love visiting them and playing with them. Recently, even my daughter made an adorable paper mache chicken in her art class.

So, when Stampin' Up! released their Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Stamp and Die sets, well, what I can say except that I ended up with a set of stamps and dies.

So, here are some cards made by the design team at Stampin' Up! I haven't had a chance to play with my set yet. Still having fun with the free Berry Blessings stamp set and designer series paper!

Here's what the stamp and die sets look like:

Click here for details on the Hey Chick Bundle

Click here for details on the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle

Raspberry Card from the Berry Blessings Collection


We had our first Sweet Strawberry & Berry Blessing Card making session yesterday. It was a nice time to connect and practice our stamping skills with both the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool and stamping blocks. I was using a thin (1 cm) acrylic block from years past and it slipped out of my fingers and marked my stamped image. Arghhh.. that's when I realized how much I would appreciate a thicker block with gripping groves like this one that Stampin' Up! offers. I did redo using my Stamparatus and managed to get this card together. The paper background and the stamped raspberries are from the free Berry Blessings SALE-a-bration free gifts promotion that is ending on February 28, 2021. If you would like to get materials to make this card, contact me. More details can be found in this post:  Sale-a-bration details.

If you'd like to join the next session, check the events calendar in the menu bar for our next making session.

Below are the measurements for making this card:

  • White thicker cardstock - cut in half - 5.5" x 8.5"
  • Raspberry designer paper - cut 4" X 5.25",  then cut again at 2 1/8" and flip one to change the design.
  • Strawberry seed designer paper - cut 0.25" X 4.25"
  • White cardstock - 2.5" X 3"
  • Garden Green cardstock - 2.25"X2.25"
  • White cardstock - 2"X2"