Saturday, March 15, 2014

Singing in the Rain!

Happy March 15th! It's dueling time with the Divas and the Dazzlers. On the 15th of every month these two teams display their cards made from kits created by their team leaders for the month.  This March the kits were provided by LJ for the Divas, my team, and Terry for the Dazzlers.  The theme they chose was "Umbrellas"!  Why umbrellas?  In LJ's words "One of the many signs of spring is rain and umbrellas, and as March is National Umbrella Month, we are going with an Umbrella theme this month."  I just had to take this theme one step further and use the title "Singing in the Rain" 'cause the theme brings to mind Gene Kelly dancing and singing in the rain with his umbrella. :-)

What a delightful kit of goodies LJ sent:
Stamps (image and sentiment): Unity Stamps
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Collections (Including journaling type cards)
Accessories: Buttons (mostly PTI and Basic Gre7y), Ribbon (SU!, American Crafts, Offray), vanilla brads (SU!), Hodgepodge clips and ribbon holder (SU), mulberry paper flowers (Prima), and 7 Gypsies Manila  Folder.

Here's my card:

I chose to use the Manila Folder for the base of  my card and layered the front with a panel of the cloud and wind  Cosmo Cricket paper mounted on a panel of black cardstock.  I snipped the words from the DSP label and attached it to the tab.  I colored that cute umbrella image with Copic markers, die cut with oval Nestability,  sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink antique linen and mounted on a scalloped  oval Nestability die cut that had each scallop punched with a small hole punch. I place the chrome brad from the kit in the center of the umbrella and embellished the spokes with a silver metallic pen. The sentiment was die cut with an oval Nestability, sponged with the same ink as the image panel and mounted on a black scalloped oval die cut. I used the clip from the kit to attached it to the card.    I threaded the orange ribbon through the medal buckle and attached to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  What do you think of my first Manila Folder card?

Please visit the rest of the Dueling Darlings starting with team Divas here:

And the Dazzlers here:




  1. Okay, where to start on listing the cute things on this card?! My goodness Judy, you did a great job!

    I like the punched sentiment and how you attached it. The buckle on the ribbon - so cute! Your snipped words for the folder tab - genius!

  2. This is too sweet! The mini file folder is a wonderful idea! I'm gonna have to get me some of them! Great colors and layout! :)

  3. Oh Judy, this is FABULOUS! Your coloring of the umbrella is brilliant! I wish I'd thought of that - will have to CASE you with my extra immie :) Love your use of the buckle and ribbon - this is just wonderful all around :) ♥

  4. Oh Judy, this is a masterpiece. I love how you used the kit for this challenge. This is absolutely AWESOME...I love how you colored the image and the layout...perfect...Handsdown and two thumbs up creation....WOW...hugs, ♥♥♥

  5. This is beautiful, Judy! I love how you've used the folder and tied in both the buckle and the clip. Great way to use the folder tab too. Another beauty, my friend!! HUGS

  6. What a great card Judy. I love that you used the file folder and that you used the name of the DSP on the tab! Great colors and wonderful layout. Nice Job!

  7. Judy, this card is LOVELY! What fun to make it like a file folder. Very creative! And cute!!!

  8. Love this Judy!! What a cute way to use the file folder and snipping the words from the DSP was such a great idea!!

    Great job this round :-)

  9. What do I think of it??? I think it's brilliant!! So cleverly embellished, whether it's all the extra touches to the umbrella, the distress ink, the ribbon slide, or the clip for the sentiment - it's all so wonderful! The fun Turn Over a New Leaf on the tab just sends it out of the ballpark! Nicely done!