Good morning and happy Friday! Have you had a good week? Are you ready for a weekend. Are you ready for…Christmas?? I’d love to tell you that we are – that our tree is up – that all the baking is done and boxes mailed. But – I don’t like to lie to y’all so….🤷♀️🤷♀️
My card today features one of the coolest – cutest – more adorable-est – suite in the new Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog – the Rain or Shine Suite! The Playing in the Rain stamp set and bundled dies are just wonderful and the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP. Well – IT is simply gorgeous! Fortunately – I made a cool Accordion Fold fun fold card that really lets that paper shine. Take a look-see:
So cute, right??
I created the accordion fold starting with a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock that I scored at 4″, 5 3/4″, 7 1/2″ and 9 1/4″ on the long side using my Simply Scored Score Tool.
I folded the 4″ line as a valley – and then folded each subsequent fold in the opposite direction.
I selected some rainy – and beautiful! – paper from the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP and matted four strips on Balmy Blue – then adhered them to the four accordion panels with Liquid Glue.
For the pop-out mechanism, I scored a 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock at 3″ as a “mountain” fold. Then I matted two pieces of flower-strewn Rain or Shine DSP on Balmy Blue and adhered them to the two panel with Liquid Glue.
I love it when Stampin’ Up! gives us beautiful designer paper that has images that can be cut with DIES!! And that’s exactly what this suite features! I used dies in the Playing in the Rain die set to cut out the adorable turtle, six clouds and a bunny from the paper!
I folded a length of new Balmy Blue & White 1/2″ Variegated Ribbon (coming in the new catalog on 5 Jan) in half and tied a piece of Garden Green twine from the new Three Twine Combo Pack (also in the new catalog). Then I adhered it to the left panel of the pop-out with Stampin’ Seal and a Glue Dot.
I adhered a small strip of Rain or Shine Specialty DSP over that with some more Stampin’ Seal.
I stamped the Playing in the Rain sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on a piece of Basic White cardstock and cut it out with the next-to-smallest Stylish Shapes circle die. I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue – then added the turtle with more of the Liquid Glue.
I adhered the six clouds – three on each panel – with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To adhered the pop out mechanism, I added a thin line of Liquid Glue on each end of the 4 1/2″ x 6″ panel. I flattened the card base and then set the pop-out in place. I centered it on the four panels – making sure that the 3″ score line was centered over the middle fold (the 7 1/2″ fold). If that’s confusing – and I can see how it would be! – be sure to check the video down below!
For the back panel, I adhered a Balmy Blue-matted piece of Rain or Shine DSP to the back. Then, on a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Sentimental Park sentiment in Flirty Flamingo. I added the Playing in the Rain flowers in Old Olive – then colored them with my Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and then onto the back panel. Tip – the panel is pretty much centered but…you want to be sure it’s not visible when the card is closed! 🙂
I adhered the Playing in the Rain die cut Rain or Shine DSP bunny with Liquid Glue.
Then – using tiny dabs of Liquid Glue – and the putty-end of my Take-Your-Pick Tool – I adhered some sweet little Loose Daisy Embellishments on the sentiment and on the back panel – and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Playing in the Rain flowers on the front – stamped in Old Olive and colored with the Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers…
…and more Rain or Shine Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Isn’t this Accordion Fun Fold so cool? I love how much “real estate” it gives you to show off beautiful paper like the beautimous Rain or Shine Specialty DSP!!
And the coordinating Playing in the Rain bundle – with it fun images and sentiments – and dies that cut out SO many cool images right from the DSP…
I used the pretty Sentimental Park stamp set (also new and also coming on 5 Jan!) for the inside sentiment! It’s a great set and I can’t wait to work with it as the Star of the Show!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below! This is also the card I made on my Facebook Live yesterday! So – if you’d like to see it – for the first time or again – here ’tis on YouTube!
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:
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January – April 202 Mini Catalog Shares Are Open!
What’s a catalog share?? Well – a catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new papers in a catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies! Kind of like…a cruise ship buffet!
For this catalog, I’m once again only offering paper shares, but one of my team members is hosting full Mini Catalog Shares with paper, ribbon and embellishments! Stop over to see Tara Carpenter’s product shares at her blog: tarabethstamps.com! If you’re interested in joining Tara’s shares, feel free to reach out to her directly to ask questions or join in!
Here are your Options with me!
Stamps-N-Lingers Single DSP Share – $28 – Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking
You’ll get 95 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and fun new Specialty Papers, too! To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you about $170 – plus shipping!
- By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty DSP – 12 sheets
- Country Floral Lan DSP – 6 sheets
- Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
- Delicate Desert DSP – 6 sheets
- Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP – 2 sheets
- Enjoy The Journey DSP – 6 sheets
- Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
- Like an Animal Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
- Rain or Shine Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
- Ready to Ride Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
- Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
- Fine Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
- Textured Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
- Vellum Basics Specialty Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 designs
Want More?!? Get a DOUBLE Share! $56- Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking
With a Double Share – you’ll get 190 sheets of DSP and specialty paper! 🙂 I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except 6″ x 6″ papers – you’ll get double sheets of those. These are the By the Bay, Country Gingham, Fancy Flora and Regency Park DSPs)
PLUS! Get a FREE Gift From Me! – All share participants will get a sampling of some of the fun papers from the Jan – Feb 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog! Everyone who orders one of my shares will get a sampler of papers from the Dainty Flowers DSP, On the Farm DSP, Favored Flowers DSP and Dandy Designs DSP! YEAH!
You can get the rest of the details and a handy form to use to get signed up for your Share right here at my Jan – Apr 2023 Shares page!
The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good!
Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies now thru 4 Jan 2023 – and ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST…so order early as retiring items are already selling out!
Last Chance Sale Details:
- Not all products on the Retiring List are on sale.
- All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
- Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
- Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
- Sale Starts: 1 December 2022 at 12:00 AM (MT)
- Sale Ends: 4 January 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)
CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE
Stampin’ Up! has added NEW ITEMS to our Clearance Rack, including the dies that were offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! Whoo-hoo!!
With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with still-available stamp sets at a great price!
This is an amazing chance to pick up the Perfect Partners dies and Clearance Rack products (available while supplies last!!) – and…
…don’t forget the coordinating stamps!
Here’s a link to my Online Store and the Last Chance Sale! Happy shopping & Saving! 😎😎😎
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: You’ll also want the Playing in the Rain Bundle, Rain or Shine Specialty DSP, Balmy Blue & White 1/2″ Variegated Ribbon, Three Twine Combo Pack & Loose Daisy Embellishments when they’re available in January 2023!
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4″, 5 3/4″, 7 1/2″ and 9 1/4″ on the long side); 4 1/2″ x 6″ (pop-out mechanism, scored and folded at 3″ on the long side)
Balmy Blue Cardstock: 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x4 – mats for accordion panels); 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (x2 – mats for pop-out mechanism panels); 3″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for back sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for back panel)
Basic White Cardstock: 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (back sentiment panel); Second from smallest Stylish Shapes Die cut circle (front sentiment)
Rain or Shine Specialty DSP: 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (x4 – accordion panels); 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ (strip under turtle on front); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ (x2 – pop-out mechanism panels); 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (back panel); Playing in the Rain die cut figures and clouds; 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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