Friday, May 21, 2021

Here's To You March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card


  • Paper Pumpkin Here's To You - March 2021
  • Hear about the Expressions in Color June Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Download a free copy of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

I'm still playing catch up on assembling my Pumpkin Kits from earlier this year.  I decided to play with our March 2021 Here's To You Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I watched the assembly video, and wasn't sure how I would use the mountain and trees images, which are great for masculine cards, but I also wanted to makes some feminine cards.  

In addition to the assembly video, the kit incudes written instructions with photos available to help you assemble your kit plus more ideas if you want to create alternative cards with your kits.  I have to admit that occasionally a kit simply isn't my style.  However, with so many great stampers willing to share their alternative ideas for creating cards and projects with the kits, I always find a way to use the elements in each kit.  I found a lovely card idea from Julie Gilson, from Stampin' Gala and realized that the stamp set included in the kit contained a wonderful floral image.

Floral Birthday Card using Here's To You March 2021 Papr Pumpkin Kit

The basecard for this card is Petal Pink Cardstock.  Then a Basic White layer.  Next, I cut up one of the Petal Pink basecard included in the kit,  My image layer is Calypso Coral and Basic White. 

Birthday Card using Here's To You March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the floral image 3 times.  I found that I could simply move the Stamparatus plate down one notch each time I stamped, and 3 sets of flower images stamped in perfect alignment.  The Stamparatus takes the guess work out of stamping and aligning repeat images. I inked the stamp with Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker and Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker.  The Stamparatus helped make sure that I was able to get complete ink coverage on each image.  If I missed inking a spot on the stamp set, I simply inked the stamp again and covered the missing spot.

I used the twine in this Paper Pumpkin kit to add a bow to the front of the card.  I used the Happy Birthday stamp, one of the included stamps in this kit's stamp set, and used the Calypso Coral Spot from the kit to stamp it on one of the sentiment labels included in the kit.

Stamp Case Insert and greeting card idea using Here's To You March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Don't forget to download your stamp case inserts for storing and organizing your Paper Pumpkin stamp sets and any extra kit contents from the Paper Pumpkin site each month.  

You can purchase standard blank stamp case on page 145 in the Annual Catalog.  (Item 119105, $10 for 4 cases) 

To learn more about Paper Pumpkin Monthly Craft Kits, visit the Paper Pumpkin Site.  Then read about the June Paper Pumpkin Kit below.

Learn More about Paper Pumpkin Craft Kits

Expression In Color June Paper Pumpkin Kit

Dream and discover In Color!  With the Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you'll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In colors for 2021-2023 -- and you'll find a familiar shade from our 2020-2022 In Color selection  This month's ink-credible kit includes enough elements to create nine cards -- and coordinating envelopes -- including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin' Spots!  And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

What are In Colors, anyway?  In Colors consist of a limited-edition collection of colors.  We come up with a new collection every year, and we release it around the same time as the release of our annual catalog!  In each In Color collection, we'll offer ink, paper, marker, and more.  The catch?  They're only available to purchase for a period of two years, so stock up on your favorite In Color supplies while you can.

With the Expressions In Color kit, you can explore and experiment with our 2020-2022 and 2021-2023 In Color collection.  .

Note:  Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.    Subscribe with me at

About the June Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin Kit 
  • Kit includes enough supplies to create 9 cards --3 each of 3 designs -- and coordinating envelopes.  The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
  • Envelope size:  4-1/2" X 5-3/4"
  • Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • As always, this month's kit features an exclusive stamp set.  But, this month's kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin' Spots!
  • Arrives in a cute, colorful, and collectible box
  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite (Item #155459)
  • Subscribe:  By 10 June 2021 at
These all-inclusive kits are a great way to keep your stamp stash fresh with up-to-date themes, and a way to try new techniques for not a whole lot of money.

Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchases month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  You can combine your subscription with your regular order to maximize your Stampin' Rewards on purchases over $150 USD.  Click the subscription item you want to order, below, today, or included the subscription item number with your next order.  Paper Pumpkin Kits made great gifts for birthdays or to use as a reason to get together with a crafting friend.  Think about ordering two subscriptions.  One for you.  One for a family member or friend you would like to spend a little quality time with

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin

Download a Free Copy of the Catalog

The new annual catalog launched on 4 May, and you can now shop new products in my online store.  You can also download a free copy of the catalog here.    See which of your favorites carried over to the new catalog.  Drool over the 5 new In Colors, pictured on the bookmark below.  See all of the wonderful new stamps and dies created by the talented designers at Stampin' Up!

Covers of Stampin' Up! 2021 Annual Catalog and bookmark with 5 new 2021-2023 In Colors

Want a hard copy of the catalog?  Order a copy when you place your first order on 4 May 2021.  Add item 159315 | $4.00 USD for a single copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  

  Download catalogs or visit my online store: 

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site, with over 8,000 photos, plus you'll receive project ideas and notifications of my upcoming classes. 

Quick Links:  


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 

No comments:

Post a Comment