Card Front for a Simple Stamping card made by stamping several turtles and flowers on a Basic White background to create a design. Turtles and flowers are colored in with Stampin Blends®. Ribbon is wrapped around card front with a sentiment "Oh Happy Day" centered over ribbon.
Front of Card
Inside of card stamped with a turtle in the bottom right hand corner that is colored in with Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent for the top of the shell and body and Crumb Cake for the bottom of the shell.  Sentiment stamped in upper center sections "Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays"
Inside of Card

The Playing in the Rain stamp set by Stampin Up® is another great set to do some simple stamping! For this card I wanted to create my own background so i used the turtle stamp and the flowers to create a look that I liked.

The great thing about simple stamping is all you need is card stock, stamps and ink not to mention it allows you to make great cards on a tight budget. For this card I did throw in some ribbon to show you how you can add a little bling if you’d like to to step it up just a bit. If you don’t have any ribbon then you could just as easily use a strip of card stock for that section.

I have included a link to supplies, step by step instructions as well as a link to a video that I did with this card, a Casual card and an Avid card all using this same set.

Simple Stamping Supplies needed for this card!

SUPPLIES: (Click to go to my store)                            

Playing In The Rain (160542 Charming Sentiments (159985)

Real Red & Burlap Ribbon Combo (160386)

Stampin Blends: Evening Evergreen (retired), Soft Succulent (retired), Fresh Freesia, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Crumb Cake

Ink: Black Memento Ink

(Note: Stampin Up® periodically retires items so all the items may not be available when you are viewing this. I have already noted some of the card stock and stampin blends that have been retired but not to worry you can replace them with other colors that are similar and you will get a new fun look!)

Card Cuts


Evening Evergreen – 5 ½ x 8 ½ Scored at 4 ¼  (retired)

FRONT:                                DSP = Designer Series Paper

Card stock: Crumb Cake – 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜; Basic White – 4 x 5 ¼; 1 ½ x 2 (sentiment); Evening Evergreen (retired) – 1 ½ x 2 (sentiment mat)


Basic White –  4 x 5 ¼; Crumb Cake – 4 ⅛ x 5 3/8



  1. Using Black Memento ink stamp: (Playing In the Rain stamp set)
    1. Several Turtles onto the 4 x 5 ¼ Basic White piece leaving space in between to stamp flowers.
    2. Stamp flowers between the turtles
    3. Stamp the sentiment onto the 1 ½ x 2 Basic White piece 
    4. On the 4 x 5 ¼ Basic White piece stamp a turtle in the bottom right hand corner
    5. Then using the Charming Sentiments stamp set, stamp the sentiment onto the top section centering. 
  2. Using the Stamping Blends color in the turtles and flowers on both 4 x 5 ¼ pieces.


  1. Fussy cut around the sentiment on the 1 ½ x 2 Basic White piece
  2. Adhere it to the 1 ½ x 3 Evening Evergreen piece and fussy cut around both. 


  1. Wrap ribbon around stamped Basic White piece about 1 ½” from bottom edge.
  2. Adhere the 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜ crumb cakes pieces – One to the card front and one to the inside of the card.
  3. Adhere the piece with ribbon to the card front onto the Crumb Cake piece. 
  4. Using Dimensionals adhere the fussy cut sentiment label as shown onto the card front.
  5. Adhere the other 4 x 5 ¼ Basic White piece to the inside of the card. 

Click here for PDF download:

Trio of Cards with Playing in the Rain Bundle by Stampin Up®

Click on the video to follow along as I make this card and two others! You can find downloading PDF”s in the comments on the video! Hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to subscribe to my You Tube channel to be notified when I upload new video’s!

Simple, Casual and Avid Cards using the Rain or Shine Suite (160556)

Don’t forget to leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of this card. Especially if you make it I’d love to hear how it worked out for you! Check out some of my other Simple Stamping Designs here (Click)

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