Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain bundle is a sweet Spring weather themed cling stamp set with dies that have the cutest critters enjoying spring rain and flowers. The fabulous dies also cut out some of the images in the beautiful Rain or Shine specialty designer series paper. I used both the bundle and paper for the fun fold card I made in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I adhered panels of Rain or Shine specialty DSP to each section of my scored and burnished Balmy Blue card base with liquid glue. See the scoring measurements below in the Card Stock Cuts. I cut a little DSP piggy with an umbrella with the 4th largest Layering Circles dies and adhered it to an Old Olive scalloped circle cut with the 4th largest scalloped circle die. I adhered him to the back panel in the field of flowers.
I cut the kite from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain dies from Basic White. I cut the kite sections from a Flirty Flamingo section of the Rain or Shine specialty DSP and adhered it to the kite. I cut the kite bow ties from Old Olive and adhered them to the kite string with liquid glue and adhered the kite to the back panel so that just a little bit is peeking out when the card is closed.
I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with the check pattern of Rain or Shine DSP and adhered the panel to the second section of the card base. Now that the main part of the card was done, I scored the belly band and wrapped it around the card to check it. It fit snug, so I applied Stampin’ Seal to the ends to secure it and wrapped it loosely around the card again before pressing the ends together. I adhered another strip of checked Rain or Shine DSP to the belly band to cover the seam.
For the belly band decoration, I cut the cute little turtle from the Rain or Shine specialty DSP with the turtle die from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain dies. I cut another turtle from Basic White and adhered them together with liquid glue. I cut a Crushed Curry circle using the 3rd largest Layering circle die and an Old Olive scalloped circle with the 3rd largest scalloped circle. I adhered the circles together and cut a puddle from Balmy blue. I adhered the puddle to the circles and adhered the turtle with dimensionals. I used rolled up glue dots to adhere three flower embellishments to the lie cut and adhered the layered circles to the belly band with liquid glue.
This was my first belly band card and they can be tricky because you want the band to be loose enough to slide on and off easily, but not too loose to fall off unintentionally. Also, you want to make sure it fits into your envelope. Mine just barely fits, so I think I need to fiddle a little with the measurements to get a little extra room, especially with a fancy belly band with lots of dimension. But it was a fun card to make, especially with the cute critters from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain bundle and Rain or Shine specialty papers!
I saw a video by my Inkin’ Krew teammate Tara Carpenter where she made cards with this Fun Fold and I fell in love with it, so I had to make one. You can see her pretty card here. And I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain bundle because it coordinates with the upcoming February Paper Pumpkin set. I can’t wait to get it!
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Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting!
There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration. If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that! Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sunshine & Smiles!
Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!
AND for the first time ever, we’ve got a coordinating die add-on! Keep reading to learn more!
The February Kit Includes:
- Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
- Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
- A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set
- A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
- A fun peek-through window scene on each card
- Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more
Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce
The Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Stampin’ Up! Rain or Shine collection. The Sunshine and Smiles dies Coordinating Add-On consists of two dies and is only available during the subscription period while supplies last.
If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.
Sign up deadline for the February 2023 kit is February 10, 2023. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Balmy Blue – 5-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 7″ and 9 3/4″ and 1″, 1-1/4″ x 11″ belly band scored at 3-1/2″ and approx. 7-3/4″ (between 7-3/4″ and 7-7/8″), 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut puddle)
- Old Olive – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (belly band scalloped circle), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (DSP pig scalloped circle mat), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (kite tail ties)
- Crushed Curry – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (belly band die cut circle)
- Basic White – 2-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut kite), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut turtle backing)
- Rain or Shine specialty DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (flowery field back panel), 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (raindrop middle panel), two 1-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ strips (umbrella and floral skinny front panels), 1/2″ x 2-5/8″ (checked Basic White trim), 1-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (checked belly band trim), die cut turtle, circle die cut pig, die cut Flirty Flamingo kite trim