Month: February 2020

Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Bundle and Birthday Jubilee Bundle

February 28, 2020

I combined two bundles in the Mini Catalog to make this card. I love the mix of neutral colors with the pop of pink and green. The great background lattice and the flowers/leaves come from the Birthday Jubilee Bundle.

There is also another lattice design in the die set that has an opening in the middle.

The other images in the Birthday Jubilee are so sweet, too.
I love the coordinating single flower and the flower spray:)

The sentiment and the labels come from the So Sentimental Bundle.
I love white embossing on black paper, don’t you?

I did cut down my card base to be 4-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ instead of 5-1/2″, and also cut my Basic Black panel down to 4″ x  4-7/8″. This just seemed to work well:)

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…


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Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine with Cup of Cheer Dies

February 26, 2020

Oh, I just love this fund fold! I think it is called a Cascade Fun Fold.

Not hard to do at all…just watch this video:

The Rise and Shine Stamp Set will be available March 3 as a Sale-a-bration Gift with $100 purchase!

I made one card with the coffee drinker in mind.
(dang, why do I have a tea bag on the front, then? OMGosh!)

Now, close your eyes and imagine the cup without the tea bag (says Cindy laughing.)

But then, I am known to start with one and go to the other…
so maybe that’s what I was thinking?!?

I made another card with a tea bag inside a 3″ x 3″ envelope for the tea drinker.
Now, this is totally a tea card:)

How exciting that Sale-a-bration is in full swing…and NEW items are coming on March 3!



Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 12″ cut as shown in video
From the Heart DSP: 3-3/4″ x 8″ cut as shown in video
Whisper White inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scraps for Cup, tea bag tag, and Circles on front


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2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker

Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker

February 2020 Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project

February 24, 2020

My daughter and I got our February 2020 Paper Pumpkins!!! It is just darling!
Take a look at this video showing the kit:


Although the February 2020 Lovely Day Kit has INSTANT gratification with its contents, I made an alternative project made with items in the kit…a Spinner Card! And yes, I adhered the spinner circle to a stronger fishing line FIRST and THEN adhered the fishing line with the circle attached to the top and bottom of the opening with Tear & Tape under the fishing line and on top of the fishing line- held really well!

Last Wednesday’s video shows how to make a Spinner Card. On this card, since it already had an opening, I just placed a layering circle die (1-7/8″) that fit inside it so I knew how big to make my spinning circle- Photo 1. Then I placed the template on my card base front and traced the inside of the circle- Photo 1.  Then I put a larger circle (2-5/8″ ) that was bigger than the opening and smaller than the template on the right side- Photo 2. Then I removed the template and die cut the front of the card base- Photo 2. Then the template fits right in place and notice how the scallops show through on the back just perfectly in the photo above:)

Photo 1

Photo 2



The March 2020 Paper Pumpkin


is a SUPER special one!

You won’t want to miss it! 


About the March Kit

Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors:
Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove,
Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

Cheers to Seven Years!

This March, Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank our subscribers, an EXTRA additional stamp is in every March kit!!  EVERY  March subscriber will receive two stamp sets in the kit!

About the EXTRA Stamp Set:

The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design;
however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
The additional stamp set is 4×6 , which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets,
and is designed to be used on a variety of crafting projects.

Subscription Information:

Subscribe for the March kit at from February 11–March 10.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

You can subscribe with me HERE.

Maybe you are asking yourself…

What is a Paper Pumpkin?

for just $22/month (shipping included)

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE.


With a monthly Paper Pumpkin craft subscription box, you’ll save time and money . . .
and eventually build a collection of versatile Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies.


Your first kit comes with a FREE, clear stamping block. The box you receive each month contains all the materials you need to craft with ease, from adhesive to precut paper. All you need to do is follow the crafting instructions and assemble the pieces to create a Stampin’ Up! project ranging from cards, gift packaging, and even home decor. Feel free to let your creativity flow and personalize your Paper Pumpkin craft!


Our CRAFT subscription box also doubles as a STAMP subscription box. Every month, as part of your subscription, you’ll receive a unique, decorative stamp set and at least one ink spot. Our stamp sets are ideal for all types of crafting projects. Plus, we don’t repeat an ink color in a 12-month period, so you’ll quickly collect a variety of reusable stamps and ink spots.


We know you’ll find something to love about crafting with Paper Pumpkin. You no longer have to wonder about what to make or how to make it. We have everything prepared for you. And every kit is guaranteed. So don’t worry! If you experience any problems with your monthly crafting subscription just contact us at 1-800-STAMP UP or for the answers you need.

Interested? Need more information?

Give me a call at 724-323-2296 or email me at

If you did a Prepaid Subscription, you will get an email with a CODE  – save it so you can open your account and redeem your kit! There is a one time shipping fee on the first kit with a prepaid subscription.  If you do a month to month subscription, your shipping is included, you just create your account with a valid credit card, and you are good to go! You can opt out any month or cancel at any time. As long as you have your card on file, you subscription continues month after month. Again, if you want to opt out that month, sign into your account by the tenth of that month, and opt out. But I think you won’t want to miss any of the kits! 

 Join my  BEE Creative Paper Pumpkin Club when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through ME.

My Club includes NEW subscribers along with EXISTING subscribers.

Active members who receive their monthly kit will be mailed an alternate card/project made by me with the exclusive stamp set in that month’s kit! They will be mailed by the end of the month.

Subscribe with me HERE.

Why not do a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription?
A 3 month subscription qualifies as a Sale-a-bration order just by itself.
Or you can test drive  a 1 month subscription along with other items to add up to $50 and get a FREE Sale-a-bration gift.

Hey, just one idea…sign up for a test drive in March with the EXTRA stamp set as a gift, add the Birthday Dies up to $50 and get the Happy Birthday to You Sale-a-bration stamp for FREE!! So many ways to get the benefits of the FREE Sale-a-bration gift! The March Kit has to be ordered by MARCH 10! 

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…



Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Bundle with Lasting Elegance Dies

February 21, 2020

I love gray and white together! I used the Lasting Elegance Dies along with the So Sentimental Bundle to create this simple elegant card. My intention was to make a wedding card for my stash but ended up with a friendship card:) I love that the Lasting Elegance Dies has that versatility.

I used a corner die on the inside which adds such a lovely touch.

The Last a Lifetime Stamp Set that is bundled with the Lasting Elegance Dies is just beautiful. Take a look:

But as you can see, the dies work well with any stamp set like I used on this card:)


Thanks for buzzing by, friends…


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Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter Spinner Card Video Tutorial

February 19, 2020

My friend Wendy is going to be a grandma again in August!!
I think I have to change the color to pink but I know this will be a winner…
or should I say “spinner?”

Here is a video on how easy it is to make…minus my fumbling around with the fishing line…I think I need a stronger line and should attach the blue circles to the fishing line FIRST and then attach the fishing line to the card on the top and bottom. I am saying this since I was too frazzled to do another video showing that! Remember that you can learn what not to do as much as what to do when you learn a new technique…lol.



Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ on the 11″ side
Whisper White inside and outside border: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Upper Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4″ x 4″
Lower Designer Series Paper: 1″ x 3-3/4″
Whisper White Circle Scallops around opening: (2) 3-1/2″ squares


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