Flowering Rain Boots

Stampin Up Flowering Rain Boots

Flowering Rain Boots is a bundle that is in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog and I think it is just adorable.  The stamp set includes the rain boots and tulip images I used along with a watering can, flower pot, some daisies and sentiments.  The stamp set has coordinating dies called Rain Boots Dies and you can save 10% if you purchase them in a bundle.  The sad part is this bundle is going to retire at the end of this catalog period.  Right now retiring products are only available while supplies last so if you like this bundle or any other products that will be retiring, you should order soon.

To make this card, I first cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (also retiring).  Then I cut this piece at an angle so it looked like the photo below.

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After this, I flipped the bottom piece over, lay it underneath the top piece and adhered it to a Basic White card base.

Stampin Up Flowering Rain Boots

Next I took some 1/4″ Gray Granite Simmer Ribbon and adhered it on the bottom of each piece.  I stamped the tulips, stems and rain boots in Fresh Freesia, Old Olive and Misty Moonlight ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I adhered these to the card using Dimensionals.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment from  the Sweet As A Peach stamp set (also retiring) in Basic Gray Ink.

Surgery Update:  It has been a few days since my surgery and I am getting a little better everyday.  I have not been able to get the hang of crutches (those things are deadly!) but my knee scooter works well.  Thank you for all the well wishes!  I truly appreciate all of them.  One of the fun things I have been able to do is spend a lot of time looking at the new catalog that starts on May 3rd.  Here is a copy of the cover.  It is full of wonderful products that you are all going to love!



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One of my favorite things about moving to Nashville (being near my grandchildren is #1!) is the weather.  It is now the beginning of March and there are flowering trees and daffodils in bloom already.  When I lived in Northern New York that might happen in May but it has also been known to snow in May.  We used to say “there are two seasons in Northern New York:  Winter and July.”.  It was not an exaggeration.  Last year when we moved to the cottage the week before Memorial Day, it was so cold Rob and I had a fire going in the fireplace and the heat on.  I don’t think it warmed up until mid to late June!  It was mighty cold!

Flowering Rain Boots is a new stamp set in the 2022 January – June MIni Catalog.  It has a set of coordinating dies called Rain Boots.  You can save 10% if you purchase them in a Bundle.  Normally, whenever a new bundle of dies and stamps is introduced by Stampin’ Up!® , they offer a bundle discount.  If the bundle is carried over into the next Annual Catalog, the bundle discount goes away.  I say “normally” because it is what usually happens but not always.  Some bundle discounts do carry over but we don’t know which ones will.  My point is, if you like this bundle or any other bundle in the Mini Catalog, you should purchase it before the catalog expires so you can save some money.

Anyway, all these blooming flowers made me want to make a spring card with spring colors.  In this case, I used Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.  The first thing I did to make this card is to cut the diamond background die in Blushing Bride card stock three times.  Then I adhered it to a 5.5″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock using Multipurpose Glue.   I stamped three pots in Calypso Coral ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  Then I stamped the tulips in Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight ink and cut them out using a die.  I decided I wanted to mix up the colors of the tulips in each pot so I  hand cut them all part in sections of two and three flowers.  I stamped the stems in Granny Apple Green and cut them out using the dies.  The stems ended up being too wide for the pots so I cut a piece off of each of them.  There is actually a separation of the stems in the stamp so it was easy to cut them apart.  I adhered all of the tulips, stems and pots using Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Many Messages.  Many messages is one large stamp and has a coordinating die that cuts out all the sentiments at once.  I stamped it in Memento Black ink and cut them out.  Now I have a bunch of other sentiments all cut out to use at a later time.

Today is my middle son, Sam’s birthday.  Sam is an amazing man and I am very proud of him.  Happy birthday, Sam.  Love you.

 


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Stampin Up Flowering Rain Boots

This has been such a crazy winter weather-wise.  It has been cold everywhere in the United States with lots of rain, snow and ice.  As you know, we are in Florida right now.  We have been here for 2 weeks and it has mostly been in the 50’s and 60’s.  I understand that the Northeast has temperatures below zero and some places it is in the 20’s and 30’s but when you go to Florida for a winter vacation you hope for warm, sunny weather.  I am not really whining (well maybe just a bit) but I wish it was just a tad warmer!  Luckily is has not rained much so I haven’t needed my rain boots.

Flowering Rain Boots is a stamp set in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog.  It has coordinating dies called Rain Boots and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle.  This set is so cute with rain boots (of course), flower pots, watering cans, flowers and stems and a few nice sentiments.  Plus the dies include a couple of different shapes that can be used on their own.

To make this card, I first decided I wanted to use the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper which is available for FREE in the Sale-a-bration catalog with a qualifying order.  I love this paper because it is so different.  It reminds me of swirling water so I thought it would fit perfectly with the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle.  I cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of it and adhered it to a Basic White card base.  Then I stamped the boots in Highland Heather ink, the flower pots in Cinnamon Cider ink, the stamps in Shaded Spruce ink and the flowers in Daffodil Delight ink and then cut them out using the Rain Boots dies.  I used a Sale-a-bration stamp set called Special Moments for the sentiment and cut it out using a die from the set called Sweet Heart.

There are still a few weeks left for Sale-a-bration.  If you placed a qualifying order you could get the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper and the Special Moments Stamp Set.  There are also a lot of other products to choose from.  It all ends February 28th so you will need to order soon!

 

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