Stampin’ Up! Flowering Rain Boots for The Card Concepts

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends. We’re halfway through the week already and on our way to the weekend. I hope you are starting to make some plans. It’s warming up here a little, hopefully to stay this time.

It’s time for another inspiration challenge for The Card Concepts. The inspiration photo is Spring Garden.  Here is my card that was inspired from the challenge photo.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Rain Boots Bundle along with the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper for my Freestyle Collage card today. I was inspired by the colors, the rain boots and the flowers.

I hope you will take a moment to visit The Card Concepts and join us for our challenge #171.  How are you inspired by this photo?

I started by adhering a panel of Hand Penned DSP to a Basic White card base. I adhered a smaller panel of Hand Penned DSP to a Garden Green mat. I adhered the layered panel the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock using the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Rain Boots Photopolymer Stamp Set, I stamped the rain boots, seed packet and flowerpot in Sahara Sand Ink. I stamped the daisy image in Balmy Blue Ink. I cut the images out using my Rain Boots Dies. I colored the bottom and strip on top of the boots using my Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend Markers. I colored the daisy centers in using my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Markers. I colored the seed packet using my Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Markers. Using my Rain Boots Dies I cut 2 of the garden mini rake from panels of Balmy Blue and Silver Foil paper. Using my Paper Snips, I snipped off the handle of the Balmy Blue die cut mini rake and adhered it to the handle of the Silver Foil mini rake.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock, using my Blending Brush, I added Sahara Sand Ink to the bottom of the panel. I adhered 2 strips of Balmy Blue cardstock on the top and bottom of the panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set in Garden Green Ink on the top of the panel. I stamped the tulip stem image from the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set in Garden Green Ink 3 times. I stamped the tulip image from the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set in Polished Pink Ink on the stems. I adhered the daisy die to the top of the flowerpot die using Glue Dots. I then adhered it to the Basic White panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the rain boots and seed packet to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the mini garden rake to the flowerpot using a tiny amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Pebbles Enamel Shapes on the bottom of the panel. I added a Bumblebee Trinket and a couple of the Brushed Brass Butterflies by the flowers.

I kept the inside simple. I stamped the sentiments from the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set in Garden Green Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the tulip stems image from the Flowering Rain Boots on the bottom of the panel and the tulips on top of the stems in Polished Pink Ink. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Garden Green mat and then to the inside of the Basic White card base.

To complete my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the tulip stems from the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set in Garden Green Ink. I stamped the tulips from the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set on top of the stems in Polished Pink Ink. I adhered a panel of the Hand Penned DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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Happy Stamping, Karen


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March 1 – March 31

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow us to introduce you.

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Savings are in Bloom Promotion Details

  • Promotion Sales Period:  March 1 – March 31, 2022
  • Promotion Ends:  March 31, 2022 at 11:50 PM MT
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • A number of select stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
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  • Products are available in all markets while supplies last. Offer may vary from market to market based on product availability. No backorders or substitutions will be allowed.
  • The stamp-and-die bundles that can be found in a current catalog will be replenished until they retire. When they do retire, the bundles will be added to the Retiring List.
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The Change is Beautiful kit contains enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change. The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature. 

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  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

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  • Waves Of The Ocean Product Collection available beginning March 1, 2022.
  • Ordering Deadline:  May 2, 2022; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
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I’m offering a little ordering bonus for all orders of $50+ place through me during the month of March!  Instead of getting only the tutorials of the month, you’ll get six sets of previous tutorials using bundles that are currently on sale plus the March Daffodil Daydream tutorials!

Here are all seven of the tutorials that you’ll get:

  • Daffodil Daydream
  • Sweet As A Peach
  • Quiet Meadow
  • Pansy Patch
  • Art Gallery*
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  • Celebrate Sunflowers*

You’ll get the tutorials from me no matter what you purchase as long as your order is $50 or greater during March 2022!

*Some of the tutorials are feature items that are now retired; however, the basic designs can be incorporated with many different designer papers and embellishments.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 2 – 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork strips), 2″ X 1 1/2″ (mini garden rake)
  • Basic White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″), 3 1/2″ x 4″ (artwork), 4 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (dies), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Garden Green Cardstock 3″ X 5″ (card front panel mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Silver Foil Paper 2″ X 1 1/2″ (mini garden rake)
  • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)


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