Spring Rain – Spring Clean

True to the quote from Time Out (#234), today “the sun shines hot, and the wind blows cold” and those winds are blowing in more rain…

My inspiration for “Spring Rain”: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#598) for the sketch and optional theme with the cool color palette suggested by Color Hues (#60).

My choice of materials used for the “Spring Clean”: Stampin’ Up! Only (#322) and Use Your Stuff (#479) to take a look at the “bits and bobs” that remain from previously created projects.

Let’s play! Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Bermuda Bay cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Coastal Cabana cardstock and scrap strips of patterned paper from the Sale-a-bration Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper pack.
    • An assortment of Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana patterned strips were adhered diagonally to the panel.
  • Polaroid Frame: (3” x 3½”) Coastal Cabana cardstock scrap.
    • The Polaroid Frame was die-cut using the (3” x 4⅜”) Stitched Rectangle die shortened to (3½”) from the Stitched Rectangles Dies set and the (2⅛” x 2⅛”) Stitched Square die from the retired Stitched Shapes Dies set.
    • The sentiment, Rainy days are better with you, from the Playing in the Rain stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with retired Pewter Embossing Powder.
  • Frame Inset: (3” x 3”) Raindrop patterned piece of paper from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Focal Image – Pooch wearing Rain Slicker: Animal patterned piece of paper also from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.
    • The Pooch with Pink Umbrella was fussy-cut with Paper Snips.
    • The “pink” umbrella was colored over with the Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend Marker making it more of a “gray” color.

All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  A few blue-toned Iridescent Pastel Gems were added above the Polaroid Frame and the Pooch was popped up with Dimensionals.

Loving the mix of patterns from the strips of patterned paper.  Always fun to raid the stash bins… 

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

10 thoughts on “Spring Rain – Spring Clean

  1. Cute, CUTE card Jolanda, and I love all the coordinated dsp that matches with our challenge so perfectly! Such a fun stamp set too…I’ve had a blast playing with it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Color Hues Challenge! Marcia (DT)

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  2. I am seeing this adorable stamp set everywhere and it’s just as cute as can be. Love what you did with your leftover scraps! Awesome card, Jolanda! Thanks for being in our gallery at Color Hues!

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  3. Jolanda, what a beautiful card and sentiment! Love your strip technique you used for your background!! The stitched “Polaroid Frame” is just perfect, and really focuses the eye on the bunny hoping through the rain. Thank you so much for sharing your creative talents once again with us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!!! -Donna

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  4. I love your striped background and choice of patterned papers, Jolanda. It’s such a cute card with that little dog on it. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Time Out.

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  5. I am in love with your combination of papers!!! This is just darling Jolanda. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Color Hues Challenge Blog!

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  6. Brilliant use of those gorgeous papers! Love how you framed the cute image. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday.

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