Monday 13 March 2023

Rain or Shine Thank You Card & Blog Hop

Warm greetings, friends! I live in Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada - just across the Skutik (St Croix) River from Calais, Maine, USA. This beautiful place (on both sides of the border) is the traditional territory and home of the Passamaquoddy, and I'm grateful that they share it with us.

I'm so happy you've joined us on our blog hop across North America, Oceania, and Europe. Contributors are all members of the fabulous Demonstrator Training Program organized by Kylie & Bruno Bertucci in Australia. (Thanks, Kylie & Bruno!) 


You'll see cards made to say thank you to our wonderful customers. Blog Hop Links are at the end of this post. Just click on them to see more cards. 

My card features items from the super-cute Rain or Shine Suite. Ce jeu d'estampes est également disponible en français. I'll include a clickable photo supply list for you at the end of this post.

To make this card, I started with die cutting. Using Tailor Made Tags Dies, I cut the 2nd largest tag (the one from either set works) from Basic White Cardstock. Then I used the Playing in the Rain Dies to cut out the turtle from Rain or Shine Specialty DSP and the clouds from  Textured Shimmer Paper in White. Finally, I used the smallest of the Layering Diorama Dies to cut the puddle from Textured Shimmer Paper in Balmy Blue.  

Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set onto the tag in Basic Gray. I then knotted a small length of Balmy Blue/White Variegated Ribbon through the tag and trimmed it with Paper Snips.

To assemble, I attached two 1" x 5" strips of Rain or Shine Specialty DSP to a 3 3/4" x 5" Basic Gray Cardstock panel. I adhered the panel to a 4" x 5 1/4" Basic White Cardstock panel, then used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach them to a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Balmy Blue Cardstock card base. I layered on all the die cuts, popping up some with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Alternatives for the card: Besides the turtle, I also used other animals from the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP, cutting them out with Paper Snips scissors if there wasn't a corresponding die. When I ran out of DSP, I simply stamped the animals instead and then coloured them with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in the DSP's colours.

Friends, I hope you enjoyed my card. If you're in Canada and don't already have a demonstrator, I'd be glad to assist with your order. Do check out my Special Offers below, including my upcoming March BOGO!

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🛒 BOGO Starts March 19th!

Click here to join my private BOGO group on Facebook! Sale will be online, March 19-25, available to addresses across Canada.

🛍 Shop with Me using Host Code YZFVA3SE & receive:

  • FREE tutorial bundle featuring Playing in the Rain Bundle
  • FREE card of the month

April Online class registrations close today, March 13. Here's a Sneak Peek from the Hues of Happiness Class:

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  1. Very cute card. I love how you used the diecut clouds & puddle to add dimension to your card!

  2. Super cute! Love the shimmer clouds!

  3. Adorable card Julie! Love your design layout.

  4. Happy day indeed! These are adorable. Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month!

  5. Such a cute card, Julie! ~ Kim Kroeker

  6. So cute! Totally missed the textured shimmer paper. Great idea.


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