Make a Cheerful Handmade Card

Creating a sweet and cheerful card to send to someone who needs a pick me up is easy and fun.

It’s all rain and smiles here in the Rain or Shine Suite! With raindrops falling on the heads of the cutest little animals, you’ll have fun creating with this fresh take on springtime crafting.


Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.

Basic White

  • 5 ½” x 8 ½”  scored and folded on the long-side at 4 ¼” 
  • 5 ¼” x 4”
  • 2” x 2”  (for Die Cutting sentiment)
  • 4 ¼” x 3” (for stamping and die cutting rabbit & flowers)

Flirty Flamingo

  • 5 ⅜” x 4 ⅛”
  • 5 ¼” x ⅜”
  • 2” x 2” (for framing sentiment)

Granny Apple Green

  • 1 ½” x 2” (for die cutting grass)

Soft Suede

  • 3 ¼” x 1 ½” (for die cutting fence)

Rain Or Shine Designer Series Paper

  • 5 ¼” x 1 ¾” Flirty Flamingo Stripe
  • Small Scrap of Flirty Flamingo print for butterfly

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.  
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Using the Raindrops Embossing Folder, emboss the 5 ¼” x 4” Basic White layer.
  4. Using the Memento Black ink pad, stamp the rabbit and the grouping of flowers on the 4 ¼” x 3” Basic White.  Color these images using Stampin’ Blends and die cut using the coordinating dies.
  5. Die cut 3 sets of the grass with Granny Apple Green Cardstock, the fence using Soft Suede Cardstock and a butterfly both in Basic Black Cardstock, and flirty Flamingo DSP.  
  6. Cut the butterfly body off of the DSP butterfly and adhere the wings to the black cardstock butterfly.  
  7. Using Basic Black Memento ink pad, stamp the sentiment onto the 2” x 2” Basic White. Die cut using the hexagon shape from the Something Fancy die set.  Using this same die, die cut a hexagon shape from Flirty Flamingo Cardstock.  Cut this piece in half down the middle to create the frame around the Basic White Sentiment. Attach to each side of the sentiment.
  8. Adhere the embossed layer of Basic White Cardstock to the 5 ⅜” x 4 ⅛” flirty flamingo cardstock. Adhere the Flirty Flamingo Striped Designer Series Paper to the bottom edge of the embossed white layer.
  9. Attach the narrow strip of flirty flamingo cardstock to the upper edge of the DSP. Adhere these layers to the folded card base.
  10. Adhere the Fence to the center of the card.  Adhere the grass to both sides of the fence. 
  11. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals Adhere the Rabbit to one side of the fence and the grouping of flowers to the other side of the fence.  
  12. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the sentiment to the upper part of the card, centering side to side.  Using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional, adhere the butterfly to the upper right corner of the card.  
  13. Stamp and decorate the inside of your card and the envelope. You have a cute little turtle to send off to a friend.

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