I must admit that I wasn’t ‘struck by lightening’ when I opened my February Paper Pumpkin kit. I spent a few days just thinking about it and how I wanted to approach it. Several elements just weren’t my style. So I watched to see what alternatives others created and thought about what I could do to make my cards feel like ‘me’. I ended up pretty much just using the existing supplies with very little added that wasn’t included in the kit.
The thing that made it fun was knowing that I honestly have places to send my cards made with all three represented languages: English, French and German. Over the years we’ve hosted exchange students from Spain, Austria, France and Germany. So….I knew exactly who I’d send the French and German cards to. And then I hit the road running and finished all of my cards in about 45 minutes.
Thinking of you……jepense á toi…….ganz liebe grüße. Two French cards will actually be sent to France for birthdays, to different families in the Normandy area. The third will be sent to my daughter who teaches high school French in an International Baccalaureate school here in Boise. And as for the German greetings, I wish there were more —- at least two more. Our German ‘son’ was with us for 13 months and his family, in addition to Stephan himself, became members of our family. No, Stephan won’t be receiving a bouquet on flowers on his birthday card. His wife will though. It’s kind of funny to say that the single greeting I have left at this point is ‘thinking of you’…..in English obviously.
I’m pleased to say that I used almost all of the pieces included in February’s kit. I have the untouched spool of Mossy Meadow twine and a sheet of Dimensionals left, as well as a few odds & ends. Plus, of course, the stamp set. Not bad.
Coming in a few weeks (mailed after March 10th) will be the March 2021 kit called Here’s to You.
ABOUT THE MARCH KIT
- 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.
Subscribe to the March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between February 11th and March 10th at paperpumpkin.com!
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