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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Umbrella I'm Here for You Rain or Shine Card

My Sizzix BIGkick bit the dust. The handle broke off. Since I have a Tim Holtz Vagabond I went looking for the adaptor shim for thin dies like framelits that goes on top of the base that allows you to cut thin dies. Michaels, JoAnns & Hobby Lobby did not have. Considered buying a new Sizzix BIGkick at Michaels with 50% off coupon. Then I remembered seeing the words 'for framelits" on my Sizzix magnetic plate. Turns out the Sizzix magnetic plate is the proper thickness of the base + the adaptor shim. Came home and tried it out and the magnetic plate indeed cuts the thin dies. It cuts them like butter. Yeah!

Created this Umbrella Card using a sketch that you can see below which I flipped horizontally.

Used TH Vagabond to cut the Die-namics clouds. Placed the clouds on the yellow/orange layer. 

Used MISTI to stamp the raindrops moving the paper 1/2" inch for each raindrop stamping. Used MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment on the top bigger cloud.

Used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle dies to cut the blue vellum.

Used TH Vagabond to cut the Die-namics Umbrella from both recycled cereal cardboard for sturdiness and scrapbook paper that I thought had a rainy look with the white stripes in the colors. I added Glossy accents for more of a rainy look.

Popped up the umbrella at an angle on the blue vellum circles.

Supplies List 

Dienamics: die - Cloud Trio, Umbrella  stamp - Umbrella sentiments
Glossy accents: added to Umbrella
ink: Memento Bahama Blue
machine: Tim Holtz Vagabond
paper: scrapbook - the Paper Studio - Summer Stripe, Texture Yellow
   vellum - blues - scrap
   cardstock -  blue, scrap - white
recycle: cereal cardboard - for back of Umbrella for sturdiness
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Circle 
tool: MISTI - for stamping

Entering this into the following challenges:  

4/12 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Anything Goes Ch#52 UE 3/30

4/12 Die Cuttin Divas Ch#210 April Sketch 3E(#3) 4/7

4/13 Doodle Pantry 10 Days of Inspiration 1E(#) 4/11
4/14 Simon Says Stamp Wed April Showers and/or Spring Flowers  5E(#3) 4/8

4/17 Catch the Bug Earth Day - Recycle 3E(#2) 4/11
4/17 HIMCR#195 Super Scraps Sat 3E(#3) 4/11
4/17 Little Scrap Pieces Sat Linky Party 1E(#) 4/11

4/22 DL.ART Thankful Thurs Ch#154 Use the Color Orange/TY 3E(#3) no stack 4/9

4/24 Addicted to CAS Ch#61 Showers 2E(#) combtot10ch 4/11

4/25 Inky Chicks Ch#49 Stitching (real or faux)  UE 4/7

4/30 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper April 2015 Ch UE 4/1
4/30 DL.ART Apr Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 4/1 


  1. Especially love the way you layered the umbrella
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  2. I love my magnetic plate, too. It certainly also helps keeping the dies from sliding.
    cute themed card.

  3. Lucky you had a back-up! I almost freaked when I thought my Cuddlebug was broken. Brian saw how upset I was and bought me a new one so I would have a back-up. No worries now! I love your little rain scene! Your colourful umbrella looks amazing and I like how you stamped the raindrops! Great sentiment too!

  4. Glad to hear you got your die cutting sorted out. I love that sentiment and your rain and umbrella are gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  5. Darling encouragement card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!!!

  6. super cute card, luv the raindrops! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  7. I love the colours you used! hanks for joining us in our Earth Day - Recycle Challenge at Bugaboo stamps' Catch the Bug blog. I'm holding thumbs that your entry comes up drawn a winner! Please join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang

  8. Another lovely card for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

  9. How adorable! I like the colorful umbrella. Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!