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Where I live in Canada, we have waited a loooong time for spring & summer to arrive.  But now it is raining….and raining…..

You know the saying… If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade?  So, here is my card,  inspired by the rainy weather outside.

The raindrops are actually 3D Foam Hearts cut in half and glittered!

The paper collection I used is Simple Stories “Vintage Bliss.” 

Here is a quick video tutorial on how I designed this card and the rain drops.  You can also click HERE to watch this on YouTube and subscribe to my Channel.

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Kelly Klapstein [You are Here]




55 Comments on CardMaker Magazine with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop

  1. Jo Ann Rhodes
    June 19, 2013 at 5:27 am (10 years ago)

    What a neat idea to make raindrops! Love it!

  2. Sharyn Polesel
    June 19, 2013 at 5:57 am (10 years ago)

    Beautiful card! Love the way you made the raindrops…..very creative!

  3. nini78
    June 19, 2013 at 6:16 am (10 years ago)


    merci pour cette opportunité je participe avec plaisir



  4. mamalakis
    June 19, 2013 at 6:50 am (10 years ago)

    WOW love what you’ve done!!! Great Ideas Thank you

  5. Summer Lovin
    June 19, 2013 at 8:05 am (10 years ago)

    I love how you used the heart adhesives to make the raindrops – very creative! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sarah Biswabic
    June 19, 2013 at 8:34 am (10 years ago)

    What a cute card! I love the rain drops!

  7. Natalie
    June 19, 2013 at 8:40 am (10 years ago)

    I’m inspired!! Darling card and so creative!!!

  8. Lillian Child
    June 19, 2013 at 9:42 am (10 years ago)

    What a fun card design … LOVE the rain drops!!

  9. Cheryl W.
    June 19, 2013 at 9:55 am (10 years ago)

    I LOVE the raindrops made from hearts. What a great idea! TFS

  10. Marsha
    June 19, 2013 at 9:55 am (10 years ago)

    We have been having rain too. Frustrating. But love your card and the perspective. What a great idea for rain drops.

  11. Theresa
    June 19, 2013 at 10:45 am (10 years ago)

    What a great idea for a way to make raindrops! Thanks for sharing that with us!

  12. Brooke
    June 19, 2013 at 10:51 am (10 years ago)

    Awesome card-I LOVE the raindrops! So clever!

  13. Jan Castle
    June 19, 2013 at 10:54 am (10 years ago)

    Great card….so typical of our weather here in Salem, Oregon; however, today it is sunshine and blue sky!!! TFS your work of art!
    Paper Hugs,

  14. Ruth G
    June 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Such a great idea to cut the hearts in half and the glitter makes the raindrops so magical! I love how the photo corners and the twine frame the main card element, too! TFS!

  15. Sue D
    June 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Very cute–I like your raindrops.

  16. Carey
    June 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm (10 years ago)

    Glitter lovers can never have enough glitter – those raindrops are fun!

  17. Granny G
    June 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm (10 years ago)

    What a perfect card for today…it’s rained all morning. Cutting the hearts to make raindrops – very cute. Thanks. I love all things glittery, so that just added to the fun.

  18. Alma Dirpaul
    June 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm (10 years ago)

    DEFINITELY I will be checking out your blog. We are getting lots of rain here,too (SK)

  19. Bea Connor
    June 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm (10 years ago)

    Love the raindrops.

  20. Kitty
    June 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm (10 years ago)

    Your card is beautiful. I love your rain drops


  21. Jean Bullock
    June 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Very cute card! When I first saw the rain drops, I wondered if they were a new shape. How clever of you to cut the heart in half.

  22. TLady
    June 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm (10 years ago)

    WOW!!!!!! ANOTHER FABULOUS IDEA on HOW to use the Foam Hearts!!!!!!!! (I NEVER think of these GREAT IDEAS on my own!!!!! THANK GOODNESS for bloggers LIKE YOU!) FABULOUS CARD!!!!!! LOVE this SWEET CARD!!!!!!!! 🙂

  23. Kim
    June 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm (10 years ago)

    Now I never would have thought to cut a heart in half to make a raindrop–simply brilliant!! Spring and summer have been slow to arrive here, too, so I can really relate to your beautiful card.

  24. Lynn
    June 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm (10 years ago)

    Well what a genius idea Kelly to cut the foam dots and make rain drops!! This is such a cute card! Now.. rain rain go away!!!!

  25. Paper Therapy Ponderings
    June 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm (10 years ago)

    great idea to use the heart shapes and cut to look like rain drops. Fun card.

    Barb Housner

  26. Donna H
    June 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Love your card and your bright outlook on life.

  27. ginnye
    June 19, 2013 at 6:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Sweet card and great embellishment idea.

  28. Anna
    June 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Lovely card, its always nice after the rain!

  29. rexenesmemories
    June 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm (10 years ago)

    I am definitely going through my stash and see if I can find a card that I can do this with. I love it so much and am amazed it’s so easy. Love your video!!!!!

  30. jennyplace2
    June 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Such a lovely card and yes I do agree with you about the rain! It is so depressing! Thanks for brightening my day with your lemon card.

  31. Lynne
    June 19, 2013 at 7:29 pm (10 years ago)

    This card is so awesome. I thought it would be really hard, but didn’t realize all of the altering you can do on these simple stories paper. The heart technique is totally to die for!

  32. Patti J
    June 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Wonderful card! Those raindrops are pure genius! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Kimberly Kett
    June 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Adorable card and I love the tutorial!!

  34. Loly Borda-Towery
    June 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm (10 years ago)

    I love how you transformed that beautiful paper, very clever use of the foam hearts, thanks for the inspiration.

  35. AJ
    June 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm (10 years ago)

    what a FUN card! love it!

  36. Valerie
    June 20, 2013 at 9:36 am (10 years ago)

    I learned some neat tricks on your blog, I need to make a list so I can remember them. By now I am convinced your product is pretty good stuff.lol Hope I can find a refill as I have a empty E-Z runner but not sure where they are sold.

  37. Becky
    June 20, 2013 at 10:22 am (10 years ago)

    I am squealing with excitement! What a super fun card, and great use of products!

  38. WhoMom
    June 20, 2013 at 10:48 am (10 years ago)

    Absolutely wonderful card. We are near Seattle and it’s raining here a lot too. This card is perfect. Love the way you made the raindrops.
    Thanks for sharing such a great card.

  39. Miriam Prantner
    June 20, 2013 at 10:53 am (10 years ago)

    Wonderful! Loving all the sparkle and the twine/corner treatment too!

  40. mtscrapgal
    June 20, 2013 at 11:11 am (10 years ago)

    I like the half-heart raindrops. How clever! Very cute card. Love the paper pieced umbrella. Thanks

  41. chignon
    June 20, 2013 at 11:42 am (10 years ago)

    Adorable card, and I completely agree, the rain does make the sunshine brighter! Your video is fantastic, I really like the pace of it. 🙂

  42. Elaine Beck
    June 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm (10 years ago)

    Love your card!! Enjoyed the video. Great idea for the rain drops.

  43. Bev Gerard
    June 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm (10 years ago)

    “Half-heart raindrops”!! How charmingly clever you are! Love your entire creation!


  44. Carmen
    June 20, 2013 at 7:58 pm (10 years ago)

    What a fun card – I love the glitter raindrops

  45. Monica
    June 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm (10 years ago)

    I just love how you glitter!!! Love your card.

  46. carlies
    June 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm (10 years ago)

    love your card wonderful Tutorial thank you !!

  47. Izzy Anderson
    June 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Love your clever raindrops. You are so smart! Such a great idea. Love the whole concept of this card. Gorgeous, Kelly!

  48. Michelle
    June 29, 2013 at 4:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Sorry I missed the hop { grad events kept me too busy} . But I can see you are up to your clever ideas as usual! love the raindrop idea!

  49. Amelia Clark
    July 29, 2013 at 2:28 am (10 years ago)

    I was really searching for such a nice post and got here…Thanks for sharing such a nice information, its beneficial for me…Keep sharing more.


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