Stampin’ Up! Sunshine, Rainbows and Kite Delight Birthday with a Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Sunday!  Did you guys eat any ice cream yesterday?  As expected, I did not. 🙁  So – I hope YOU did and maybe had an extra scoop for me!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook live – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see how to make this bright and cheerful card, here’s the link to it on YouTube!

My friend Amy Koenders did a card a week or so back with the fun little Kite Delight stamp set, and I loved it.  This was a set I had passed by a few times – I’m betting maybe you have as well – so…I had to go back and see what I’d missed.  Now that I have it – and the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (the FREE pack from Sale-A-Bration) – I am really glad I went ahead and got it – it’s so fun!  And – having the Cloud Punch in my stash was a happy thing!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

I started by adhering a piece of Basic White cardstock to a Magenta Madness cardstock mat for the card front.

I cut a piece of fun Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (get this one FREE with a $50 purchase, but…ONLY thru 28 Feb!! 😳😳😳) and set it in place on the card front.

I stamped the tail of the kite in Tuxedo Black – cutting across the seam with the image.  Then I matted the DSP on Magenta Madness and adhered it in place with Liquid Glue.  I used a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in the “gap” on the mat.

I stamped the Kite Design sentiment in Magenta Madness above the matted DSP panel.

On another piece of Basic White, I stamped the Kite Delight kite in Tuxedo Black and cut it out with my Paper Snips.  Then I colored it with my Flirty Flamingo and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Write Markers.

Using the Cloud Punch, I punched clouds from a piece of the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP – it’s printed all over with clouds and I cut them ALL out!  Tip:  you can even use the partial clouds – just tuck them under other elements – or…butt them up against an edge of the card front! 🙂

I laid out my kite and clouds and then stamped the sweet little sun image from Kite Delight in So Saffron.

I adhered the clouds with Liquid Glue and then popped the kite over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the kite tail again – twice – once on a Flirty Flamingo design and again on a Magenta Madness design – in Tuxedo Black.  I fussy cut two of each of the bows and then used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals – cut in half – to adhere them over the stamped tail on the card front.

Using a Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend, I colored five small and two large white dots from the Classic Matte Dots.  When they’d dried, I stuck a small one on each of the bows and the large one next to the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Kite Delight sentiment in Magenta Madness. In the corner, I added the kite and tail, coloring the bows with my Flirty Flamingo and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Write Markers. I added one of the small colored Classic Matte Dots to the bow on the kite tail and a large one near the sentiment.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Magenta Madness mat and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the kite on the front…

…and more of the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  See?  I TOLD you Kite Delight was cute (yes – go BACK and take a second look!)!  I love the sentiments – and there are four fun kite designs and a couple of tails to pick from!  In addition to the sun and a fun little cloud, too!  And I love how well the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP works for it, too (tip:  I stuck my extra Cloud Punch DSP clouds in the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set to use on another card!!).

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!






Connect with me!


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The February Tutorial features the Paradise Palms Bundle!  



To help on your journey to an organized craft space, we are offering a 10% OFF sale on labeling products. This includes Storage Pockets, Paper Storage Pockets, Paper Sleeves, the Paper Holder Label System, Card Dividers, and Crate Dividers. For your savings add coupon code 8WEEKS6 during the checkout process.

Storage Pockets
Paper Storage Pockets
Paper Sleeves
Paper Holder Label System
Card Dividers
Crate Dividers

Sale ends at midnight CST, February 7, 2022 – and it’s on some of my most used favorites!  I keep all my die sets on Magnet Cards, inside Storage Pockets (ON SALE!) and inside my Creative Crates!

Paper.  Inks.  Markers.  We all have them – and we all need them handy and organized and staying ready-to-go!  And, for me – Stamp-N-Storage is the best and highest quality there is!

If you want to see all the S-N-S products I use – you can check them out here on the original blog post!

Don’t forget to use the code: 8WEEKS6 when you checkout, okay??

Happy Organizing!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!



Stampin' Up! Waves Of The Ocean

Each of the world’s wide and open oceans is brimming with beauty and wonder. Marvelous marine animals, miles of submerged mountain ranges, and unique underwater plants lie thousands of feet below Earth’s dry surface, encouraging exploration and awaiting discovery.

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Promotion Details:

  • Waves Of The Ocean Product Collection available beginning March 1, 2022.
  • Ordering Deadline:  May 2, 2022; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.  The Waves of the Ocean Collection can not be selected as a half price item.
  • Waves of the Ocean items can be added to a starter kit.  So if you want to get your hands on this product early, join now and add the items to your Starter Kit!

You can see the details on this flyer (click the image to open the full size printable PDF flyer):

During the January – February Sale-a-bration event you’ll find amazing reasons to SHOP, HOST and (most importantly!!) JOIN!  Check it out!


  • There are 7 new products (4 stamp sets and 3 paper packs) that are available as free items to choose from with a Level 1 order (free with an order of $50+)
  • There are 2 new items (1 stamp set and paper BUNDLE and and an amazing Sentiment set!) that are available as free choices with a Level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).


  • There’s also a great new host exclusive stamp set called Calming Camelia that you can pick up for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+!
  • Drop me an email at if you’re interested in setting up a personal host code for you and your friends to use – when you collect orders to reach the $300 retail point then you’ll get this cool sentiment-only stamp set for FREE!  And that’s on TOP of the free Sale-A-Bration picks you’ll have!


  • There is an AWESOME joining promotion happening!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between January 4 and February 28, you’ll get to pick a TWO FREE stamp sets with your Starter Kit!!  All stamp sets except for host exclusive and Sale-a-bration stamp sets are can be picked as your free sets!!
  • When you purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable) before the end of Sale-a-bration, the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise and you’ll get TWO additional FREE stamp sets with your kit!  Yay!!  Two free stamp sets in addition to $125 in merchandise for $99, yes please!!

If you have any questions about joining, please drop me a note at, I’d love to chat with you!

You can also see additional information on my blog here:  and on my Stampin’ Up! site here:

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2”)

Magenta Madness Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for lower DSP panel)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Kite Delight kite

Sunshine & Rainbows DSP: 2″ x  3 7/8″ (lower DSP panel); Cloud Punched clouds, Fussy cut bows on kite tail; 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix 

The solitary pony guard stares pensively out thru the pasture, ruthlessly scanning for deer, rogue squirrels, the ever-elusive and deadly figment.  Nothing must get past him, he knows.  His thoughts are deep.  As he contemplates his universe, the knowledge that he, and he alone, is solely responsible for the welfare of the two blonde ponies grazing without a care…weighs heavy upon his head.

He thought back to the day in the whelping box when his mother, Bonnie, told him..son….you have been marked with the sacred broken collar and you will be a great warrior.  You will go forth in this world and find humans who will depend on you for their very lives and the lives of their cherished pets – yes, even stupid cats (humans are weird – but…they make really yummy treats so…we put up with them).  But!  You will reap the rewards of their gratitude and to whom much is given…muc….



Categories: Birthday, Happy Birthday, Jan - Feb 2022 Sale-a-Bration, Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Sale-A-Bration 2022, Special Promotions, Stamp-N-Storage Sale, Stamping Spot, Storage, Supply Organizing Solutions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Post navigation

12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sunshine, Rainbows and Kite Delight Birthday with a Video Tutorial

  1. You are so good at making cards and story telling! Have a blessed day!!

  2. Such a fun card! Love the rainbow colors, perfect for a spring birthday! Poor Finn, he’s just protecting and thinking and then he gets interrupted… 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Someone always wants something, right?!? 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Thanks so much, Amy!:)

  3. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Can I get an amen…

  4. Susan K

    Love love your card! I did fly right by that set but with yours and Amy’s cards, it’s on my list now! This is prefect for a spring birthday! I love your commentary on Finn too! Made me smile at his innocence!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Susan – I really like this set a lot! And…glad I could make you smile! 🙂

  5. Linda Callahan

    This is delightful – such a bright happy card! Glad you shared it at FMS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Linda! I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. A kite is the perfect way to use this sketch! Such a fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karren – I appreciate the kind words and you taking time to come by to leave them! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by

%d bloggers like this: