Wednesday 22 February 2023

Playing in the Rain Card & Blog Hop

Hello, friends, from Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada! I'm located just across from Calais, Maine, USA, along the Skutik/Saint Croix River, in the traditional territory of the Peskotomuhkati/ Passamaquoddy people. 

A warm welcome to card-makers from around the Stampin' Up!® world for our blog hop! Today you'll see cards from Austalia, Canada, and the USA - all by talented members of the Inspirations in Ink group. I'll post the links to everyone's projects near the end of this post.

This month's blog hop - and our upcoming tutorial bundle for March - features the super-cute Playing in the Rain Bundle. Ce produit est également disponible en français. My project also includes the matching Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Loose Daisy Embellishments.

To make this card, I started by using Stylish Shapes Dies to cut the 3rd smallest circle out of Basic White Cardstock and the 4th smallest circle out of Mango Melody Cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Playing in the Rain Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink onto the white circle. I also cut out two animals from the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP. The turtle has a matching die, while the other animal I cut out with Paper Snips scissors. The DSP, which has a glossy coating that makes the raindrops look real, features whimsical animal designs, rain-themed patterns, and colourful abstracts:

Next, I cut, scored, folded, and burnished with my Bone Folder a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Old Olive Cardstock card base. I adhered a 4" x 5 1/4" Basic White Cardstock panel. Then I cut a 2 1/4" square from Mango Melody Cardstock and a 2" square from the DSP. I cut both in half diagonally, then layered them onto the card as shown in the photo.

I added the Mango Melody circle in the middle of the card, then used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the stamped white circle. I attached my two animal friends, slightly overlapping each onto the circles. As a final step, I added Loose Daisy Embellishments, securing with Mini Glue Dots. I really love these little flowers:

Thanks so much for checking out my Playing in the Rain card. If you're in Canada and don't already have a demonstrator, please check out my ordering info below. There's also a clickable photo supply list. And make sure to visit my friends' blogs for more project ideas:

Rebecca Nutley - Australia

Theresa McEntee – USA

Vicky Wright – Australia

Christy Gridley – USA

Deirdre Croal – USA

Julie Golding Page - Canada

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Order by February 28 with host code K9CUADW2 and receive:

  • With $60 order (pre-tax/shipping) - FREE embellishment pack
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  • PLUS eligible Sale-A-Bration rewards for every $60 spend!
I also have an Early Bird Offer! 
Those who place any order or sign up for a class by February 25 will receive:

  • 12 sheets of 6"x6" patterned paper
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  1. Such a great layout showcasing this Bundle & the fun paper Julie. Love it.

  2. Love the corner display of DSP what a great idea. Cute Card!

  3. Love the triangle corners with the wide band in the middle. Cute card!

  4. Fabulous Card Julie! Great layout!!


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