Playing In The Rain Give It A Whirl Interactive Card PP639

by Joanne James7. May 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for us to work with:


Claire took her 'rainy days' theme from the saying "April showers bring May flowers"; well here in the UK we have a bank holiday weekend to celebrate the King's Coronation and those showers are continuing with a vengeance, so this theme is perfectly appropriate. I decided to create a fun interactive card using some neglected dies and take the opportunity to use up some of my Rain or Shine designer paper from the Spring mini catalogue too - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I added some of the paper with shiny embossed raindrops to the base of my cardfront and onto a second piece that I diecut with the front plate of the Give It A Whirl Dies, the added a trio of animals snipped from one of the designer paper sheets to the wheel before attaching together with a small brad and adding a sentiment from the Playing In The Rain stamp set and a fox that I diecut from the paper too. The window is cut to the left of the fox so that his friend is revealed:

By rotating the wheel in the direction of the arrow just to the right of the fox's tail, a new friend appears. Here's the second rotation, featuring a pig:


 Finally the third rotation features the turtle, complete with his umbrella too: 

I decorated the inside of my card with some puddles and raindrops to complete my card. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; we have a quiet day with nothing much planned. GCSEs have already begun and will soon be followed by A Levels, so the James Juniors are busy studying. Perhaps I'll grab an umbrella and go jump in the puddles - there are many! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/7/2023 9:55:15 PM #

This is so cute!  What a clever way to use these dies! I just realized I haven't used mine in a while and I need to give them a go!  Adorable!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
5/9/2023 3:53:38 AM #

Your card is so cute and fun. You can't go wrong with those little critters and making them interactive is such a cleaver idea. well done. I hope you have a great week.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/9/2023 6:58:06 PM #

Joanne, this is adorable!!!!!!  I love the little critters in their rain gear!  Your raindrop DSP is perfect for my challenge, too!  Every detail makes me smile!  I hope you loved the Coronation!  I did watch some of it.  Magical!  Thank you for making my challenge shine!  Have a great rest of the week, My Friend!  

jaydeeUnited States
5/11/2023 11:52:10 PM #

Joanne, I missed that fabulous DSP!  I love how it shines and it is perfect for this challenge.  Your little fox is fabulous.  Only we Brits are crazy enough to stand around for hours in the rain - but it was worth it!   another wonderful card, my friend

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
5/12/2023 3:37:31 AM #

Oh, Joanne! I didn't realize until I read your description that this is an interactive card. Youza! This is so cute! Maybe if I was a fox or a turtle I would enjoy all of the rain we've been having here in southern Oregon. Maybe I just need a more festive umbrella!
Xoxo, Fran

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