Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain or Shine Side-Step for the SU Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Fun Folds Blog Hop for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!  We’ve got a talented line-up and…I think you’re going to like what you see!  This is a once-a-month hop and…all our cards will be fun folds!!  How cool is that?!?

I saw a really cute side-step fun fold created by Laura Krauss and decided to do my own spin on it!  Both our cards feature the Playing in the Rain stamp set and dies, with an assist from the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP!  Take a look-see:

Cute, right?

I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8″ piece of Balmy Blue that I scored at 3″, 6″ and 7″ on the long side.  I folded the score lines as a Mountain, Valley, Mountain.

I adhered a piece of the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP on Old Olive and adhered it to the front panel of the easel using Liquid Glue.  I matted a narrow strip of a second design on Old Olive and adhered it to the narrow bottom panel of the card base.

I created the side step card from a 3 1/4″ x 9″ piece of Balmy Blue, scored and folded at 4 1/2″.

I matted a piece of the rainy design from Rain or Shine Specialty DSP on Old Olive and then adhered it to the front of the side step card.

Using a frame from the Fabulous Frames die set – I cut a Silver Foil Frame and then cut a second one from Basic White.  I kept the “inside” rectangle that resulted – and set the white frame aside for another card.

I embossed the white “inside” in the Raindrops Embossing Folder and adhered it to the small card front I’d just made using Liquid Glue.  Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Silver Foil frame in place.

I used the Playing in the Rain die to cut out a cute dancing bunny from the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP – and adhered it inside the frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the sentiment from Playing in the Rain in Old Olive ink and cut it out with the next-to-smallest square Stylish Shapes die.  I adhered it to the easel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Note – place the side step card where you want it to end up, close up the card and center the sentiment between the edge of the card base and the side step.

I matted another piece of Rain or Shine Specialty DSP on Old Olive and adhered it to the back of the easel. with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the small flowers image from Playing in the Rain set in Old Olive a couple of times on the bottom of a Basic White panel.  I colored the flower centers with my Dark Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend, a few of the flowers with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and the leaves with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and then to the back of the side step card.

Using Liquid Glue on the bottom of the front of the side step panel, I adhered the front of the side step to the front of the easel.  Then I closed the card up and used more Liquid Glue to adhere the back of the side step to the back of the easel card.

I used my Take Your Pick Tool and a little bit of Liquid Glue to adhere a few Loose Daisy Embellishments to the sentiment and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the small Playing in the Rain flowers across the front…

…and more of the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this side step card – it’s so fun!  With all the pretty spots to display our DSP – it’s a perfect platform for the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP, which is absolutely gorgeous! And the Fabulous Frames set let me spotlight that adorable Playing in the Rain dancing bunny!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down 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!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today – you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

  1. Jessica Atchison
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Rae Burnet
  4. Beth McCullough
  5. Tara Carpenter
  6. Mary Deatherage – this is me! 😎
  7. Debbie Mageed
  8. Sue Jackson

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8″ (main card base – scored and folded at 3″, 6″ and 7″); 3 1/4″ x 9″ (side step card – scored and folded at 4 1/2″)

Old Olive Cardstock:  2 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mat for easel front and easel back panel); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (x2 – mat for side step front panel and side step back panel); 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for small front strip on easel)

Silver Foil: Fabulous Frames die cut frame

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (side step back panel); Next-to-Smallest Stylish Shapes square (sentiment); Fabulous Frames inside panel (embossed panel on front)

Playing in the Rain Specialty DSP:  2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – easel front and easel back panel); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (side step front panel); 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (small front strip); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap); die cut bunny!

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain or Shine Side-Step for the SU Demos Fun Fold Blog Hop

  1. Yes, a happy dance for rain. I haven’t had any in months but I do have a well and sprinkler system! I’m very happy you filled your dance card with the hop.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – and happy that you’ve got provisioons for the lawn and flowers! 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, how cute is that?!? Love the little bunny playing in the rain! 🙂

  3. Cute, cute, cute!!! I love this adorable suite of products and missed out on it when I put it on my B list. You sure make me wish I had it in my stash! Love the faux step design of your fun fold since it showcases the focal point better. I’m so happy you joined the blog hop this month, Mary! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks for hosting us, Debbie – and for the kind words! 🙂

  4. CaroleAnn

    Hi Mary, so glad you include the PDF Tutorial for this step card. I love it and I just received this suite so it was so on time for me!!! I printed the PDF out and also saved your beautiful card into my pinterest board . Thank you so much.

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad that you liked it – and that the PDF helps! Thanks so much, CaroleAnn! 🙂

  5. My great-niece is absolutely bonkers about bunnies at Easter. I believe she will be cmgetting a fun fold card with the tiered step. TYFS! You’ve been saving me often lately!

    • stampsnlingers

      You are so welcome, Sue – happy that you like the card! Happy Easter! 🙂

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