Stampin’ Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Do you KNOW what day it is?!?

Well – yes – it IS HAWWWMP DAY!  But…it is ALSO the last day to catch those last minute Last Chance goodies you’re wanting!  Don’t let them slip away, okay??

But wait!  There’s MORE – and it’s not a set of GINSU knives.  Nope – this day marks us as LESS than 24-HOURS before the launch of…the Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog AND the Best Time of the Year…Sale-a-Bration!  With it’s freebies and exclusive Host Set.  AND an amazing three-tiered joining special!  You’ll get all the deets tomorrow so…if you’re even SORT of thinking that being a demonstrator would be a great plan (it is – trust me on this!) – then NOW it’s an even GREATER plan!  And – I’d love to have you be a Critter! 😉  That’s a GOOD thing! 😂😂

Okay – on to the card – I know that’s why you’re really here.  And to see Finn – but…that’s another story entirely!  Today I pulled the new Playing in the Rain bundle and coordinating Rain or Shine Specialty DSP to make a sweet little card based on a sample in the new catalog.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

I started by embossing a full card-front size piece of Sahara Sand in the new Raindrops Embossing Folder and adhering it to the front of a Sahara Sand card base with Liquid Glue.Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

The frame, from the Fabulous Frames Die set – is cut from an adorable piece of Rain or Shine Specialty DSP.  I adhered the frame to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, I slid the negative piece into the “hole” and adhered it back in place with Liquid Glue.  That’s the BACK of the Mango Melody gingham paper that the frame was cut from!

I used the die in the Playing in the Rain die set to cut out a Basic White bridge – and adhered it to the front of the card with Liquid Glue on each end.Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

I fussy cut the ADORABLE turtle from one of the pieces of the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP.  Then I slipped him “onto” the bridge and adhered him in place with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Soft Suede “stump” and some grasses from Old Olive (three) and Mossy Meadow (two) using the dies in the set.  I popped the stump in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the grasses in with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

The sentiment, from Playing in the Rain, is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Balmy Blue and cut with the largest Stylish Shapes banner.  I measured to find how long I wanted and cut the end of the banner off – it happened to be at 2 1/4″! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

I adhered it in place with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On Basic White cardstock, I stamped the cute Playing in the Rain clouds – there’s three on a single stamp – in Smoky Slate. I colored them with the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil and used my Water Painter to smooth out the swirls.  Then I cut them with the Playing in the Rain die and adhered them with Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

I added some Loose Daisy Embellishments with little dabs of Liquid Glue and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the little Playing in the Rain flowers in Mossy Meadow – and colored them with the Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil.  I added some “rain” in Balmy Blue and the clouds in Smoky Slate (and colored them with the Watercolor Pencil and Water Painter!).

Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into the Sahara Sand card base – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the little rainy day scene on the front…

Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

…and a little more of the so-pretty Rain or Shine Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

Et Voila!  I love love love this Rain or Shine Suite!  The DSP is so stinkin’ pretty and the coordinating Playing in the Rain bundle is adorable (and…it cuts out so many of the cute images on the DSP – something I really appreciate!).  I also love embossing folders and this Raindrops EF is the coolest!  And.  Daisies.  Loose Daisies Embellishments.  Awww – my fave!

Stampin' Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

Be sure to check out my Special Bundle #7 – the Springtime Special bundle!  You’ll get this bundle, plus a TON of other beautiful goodies – the Raindrops EF is the FREE gift with this bundle!  And – you’ll earn Sale-a-Bration freebies while you’re at it! 😉

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

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!






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Three Tiered Joining Special?  STILL no obligation?  An EXTRA $50 in free goodies!  The choice to get a new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in white or NEW Boho Blue!?  And – the 20% discount.  UH….yup.  I’ll take that for a $1000, Alex!  Tomorrow!


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 Janury Tutorial features the brand new Country Bouquet Bundle!  

Today is the LAST DAY to snag those last minute goodies!!

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 Ends: 4 January 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

Here’s a link to my Online Store and the Last Chance Sale!  Happy shopping & Saving! 😎😎😎

Get Your January – April 2023 Mini Catalog Special Bundles!!

Do you have a long list of things you really need to have from the amazing new Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog!?  I know I did!

So, to give you a hand, I’ve gathered up some products from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

AND – since it’ll be Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three – and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) – and you’ll receive the gorgeous Scenic Garden stamp set FREE!  I think you can come up with some wonderful projects using it, don’t you??

If you’d like to take a look at the bundles – plus see the free goodies you can  score –  head over to my Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and use the form there to get signed up!  The more you buy the more you save and the more Sale-A-Bration goodies you’ll get!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and then I’ll get them ordered on 5 January 2023 and on the way directly to you!

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses.  Thanks for your understanding!

These bundles will only be available from me at these great discounts until 19 January 2023 – so…don’t hesitate!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  You’ll also want the Playing in the Rain Bundle, Rain or Shine Specialty DSP, Loose Daisy Embellishments and Raindrops Embossing Folder when they’re available on 5 Jan 23! 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Sahara Sand Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Mango Melody Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Balmy Blue Cardstock: Largest Stylish Shapes banner die (cut down to 2 1/4″ – sentiment)

Old Olive Cardstock: Playing in the Rain die cut grasses (x3)

Mossy Meadow Cardstock:  Playing in the Rain die cut grasses (x2)

Soft Suede Cardstock: Playing in the Rain die cut stump

Basic White Cardstock: Playing in the Rain die cut bridge; Playing in the Rain stamped and die cut clouds (x4); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Rain or Shine Specialty DSP:  Fabulous Frames die cut frame; Fabulous Frames inside of die cut frame; Fussy Cut turtle; 2 1/4″ 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!

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Finn Fan Fix 


We’re used to the Velcro-boy bringing sticks and leaves and burrs and stickers and sand and grass and water and….well, you get the picture…into the house with him!

But THIS is the biggest one I’ve ever seen him drag in!

It was as big as my hand!

He’s headed to the groomer today – hopefully he’ll be a little less….velcro-y….. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️




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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Turtle on a Bridge Playing in the Rain Sneak Peek

  1. Oh my goodness, that’s way too cute!! Love the fun images and the colors are perfect! Poor Finn…things jump up and get on him all of the time. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – yes, they do. From just out of NOWHERE! 😳😳😳 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. I absolutely love, love, love this card! I’m CASing this card!

    Finn is getting handsome today…well, more handsome! Our dogs bring in all kinds of stuff on their fur, too! Since they are low to the ground, they even pick up stuff on their bellies! It’s a constant battle to keep the floors clean. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – between all that and the hair! Oyyyyy! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Thank you so much, Carol! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    oh that is just the cutest card….and suite…..I can’t wait to get it to play with…..I especially love the raindrops embossing folder, but everything in the set is so cute.
    I’ll bet Finn comes home looking gorgeous…..and deserving of lots of treats!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Wait till you see his picture! He got a red plaid bow tie for his collar! 🥰🥰 Thank you, Faith – can’t wait to see what you create with this set! 🙂

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