Monday, July 24, 2023


This week all cards will feature the Playing in the Rain stamp set and coordinating Dies.  This is such a fun, happy stamp set.  It's hard not to smile when you see these little guys.

It's Simply Monday and today's card is quick and easy to put together.  Whenever I want a quick card, I reach for designer series paper and who doesn't love a great gingham.  

Today's card features the Glorious Gingham Designer Series Paper.   What drew me to this paper was not just the gingham pattern, but also the colors that are in the collection.  All the included colors are either returning colors or new colors.  I used two of the returning colors, Berry Burst and Blueberry Bushel and both of the gingham patterns, a medium size diagonal gingham and a tiny gingham.  Check out the Product List below to see all the colors.

Mr. Rabbit told me in no uncertain terms that he wanted a Blueberry Bushel raincoat as he danced among the Berry Burst Flowers.  I didn't want any arguments, so that is what I pieced together for him.  As long as you have nice sharp paper snips, paper piecing is quick and easy.  Just stamp the image on the designer series paper you want to use and then cut it out.  Paper Piecing is an excellent way to use up those tiny scraps!

If you are not familiar with the Paper Piecing Technique you can watch this video that I made some time ago, and you will see just how easy it is.

After I finished coloring Mr. Rabbit with my Stampin' Blends, I just put his gingham Blueberry Bushel raincoat on him, and he was ready to dance in the rain.  

To keep the card simple and quick I did minimal coloring on Mr. Rabbit.  Using Stampin' Blends I gave him some Light Bubble Bath ears, nose and cheek and used Light Smokey Slate to add some gray shadowing.  I used the Color Lifter for blending all the shadows, so the edges of the shadows were well blended and not too distinct.

For more information on the steps to make this card and the colors I used, you can download a free tutorial at this link.  The tutorial includes all those details.

The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of the Berry Burst diagonal Gingham.  It adds a bit of pizzaz but is simple and quick.

For a complete list of the supplies I used, please refer to the Product List below.  To learn more about any items, just click on the image and you will be taken to my Stampin' Up! store.

I hope today's card made you smile.  Mr. Rabbit is such a happy little guy who loves to dance in the flowers -- even when it is raining!

Product List

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