Thursday, 22 September 2016

Weather Together

Hello, Crafters.

These are three cards I've made using the Weather Together Stamp Set and the coordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies. I don't have either of these products but this was one of the projects we were given at Team Training last Sunday. I love these cards and this bundle, but I haven't bought it because I don't think I'd use it very much.

Instead of making these three cards whilst I was at training, I spent some time stamping various umbrella variations in Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach Ink, on Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach and Crumb Cake Cardstock, so I could make them at home. Then I die cut them using the various umbrella and handle dies. I wished I'd also die cut some clouds! 

Photographs 1 and 2 - I started with a card base of Crumb Cake, then a layer of Whisper White and a top layer of Dapper Denim. Our goody bags included some sheets of the 2016 - 2018 In-Colours Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. For the first card, I used the flower design DSP as an accent.

This was the only card I die cut the raindrops and stamped the sentiment before we packed up at the end of the day - the set also includes heart dies like the raindrops, too. I'm tempted to get the set just for those two dies! LOL!

I forgot about stamping and/or die cutting the clouds to bring home with me, so I had to have a look to see what substitutes I could use. I punched my clouds out using the Tree Builder Punch and cut one of them into a different "cloud" shape rather than using two the same!

Photographs 3 and 4 - Again, I produced my layers and the clouds for this card the same way I did for my first card, but I should have swapped the top two around so the Whisper White was on top! As I had already adhered mine together before I realised this, I changed the layer the image was on to Crumb Cake instead of Dapper Denim otherwise it wouldn't have been seen very well!

For my substitute for the heart dies, I punched some out using the Confetti Heart Punch and Dapper Denim Cardstock and adhered them onto the small panel of Whisper White. I used a Peekaboo Peach umbrella but used DSP instead of stamped cardstock. I chose a sentiment from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set which I thought went well with umbrellas!

Photograph 5 and 6 - On the third card, I adhered my layers starting with a base of Crumb Cake, then Dapper Denim and Whisper White on the top. The instructions we received for this card were to use three different umbrellas.omitted the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon that was wrapped around the Peekaboo Peach DSP in the instructions, and also the bow that was on the middle umbrella handle.

As an alternative, I used three of the Dapper Denim stars from 2016 - 2018 In-Colour Enamel Shapes. I loved everything about this project - the card designs, the colour combos and the Weather Together bundle - many thanks, Natalie.

I still have some stamped and die cut umbrella images leftover, so I can make more cards if I like to.

Util tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Oh, these are all really, really delightful, Jan! I can so see you flipping that umbrella upside down and filling it with flowers too! It's a really great little set, it really is. Just got it myself, and no regrets whatsoever. The "rain" and "hearts" dies are wonderful for so many 'other possibilities' too. If it sounds like I'm doing a Sell-Job, I guess I am, aren't I?! LOL Your cards are ALL lovely though, and I bet you would just love to make more!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Yes, I can aso see the Owl and the Pussycat! I'll leave this one for you to play with and share your ideas! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.