Monday, March 6, 2023


Happy Monday everyone.  It's time for a new Featured Bundle of the Week and this week I am going to be sharing cards from a super cute Bundle called Playing in the Rain.  It has some cute little critters that will be stopping by each day to introduce themselves.

But first, today is an exciting day for me because I am participating in Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights for the first time!  Kylie is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Australia and each month she hosts a Blog Highlights event with the theme of "Thank You".  I really like the Thank You theme because expressing our gratitude to others not only makes them feel good, but it also makes the giver feel happy as well!

The top ten participants who receive the most votes are invited to participate in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month.  So, if you would take a moment and vote for my card, I would really appreciate it!  The directions on how to vote are below, but first, let's look at my card.

I've named this cute little turtle, Tut, and he's thankful today because he remembered to take his umbrella as he plays in the rain.  He's also happy that it is raining and not snowing!

Tut crawled up onto the tree trunk to keep his feet dry.  But, in all honestly, Tut likes playing in the Floating Strips puddle.

Tut's puddle is made with different strips of designer paper from the Rain and Shine designer series paper (DSP) Collection.  The strips have been adhered to a window sheet which was then die cut with a Layering Circle Die and popped up over an Old Olive scalloped die cut circle.  Thus, his puddle looks like it is floating.

The raindrops on the front of the card base were made with the Raindrops Embossing folder and then Wink of Stella was used to give them a bit of watery sparkle.

In keeping with my philosophy of no naked insides or envelopes, I decorated both with the same umbrella DSP from the Rain or Shine collection.  

If you enjoyed your visit with Tut today, I hope you will vote for us.  You can click on the button below to take you to the voting booth.  Once you arrive at the voting booth website, you will be able to see the cards from all the participants.  Look for card # 8 (That's Tut and me) and click on the little heart in the upper right-hand corner of the photo.  If the heart turns red, your vote has been counted.  You can vote for up to 5 of your favorites, but Tut and I sure hope we get your vote!

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for today's card, you can download a copy using this link.

A list of the Products I used is shown below.  To learn more about any product, just click on its image.

Product List


  1. What an adorable card and design. Love the raindrops embossing. Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  2. So cute! I love the floating sentiment area! It's very pretty.

  3. This is really cute Patricia! Love the raindrop embossing in the background - it adds lovely texture. x

  4. Cute card! Love how you used the paper on the outside, inside and envelope.

  5. Very cute turtle card! Will have to use the recipe for the one.

  6. I really like all the different techniques you used with this set!!